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Very Private Home Backs the De Anza Trail Natural Area - Pool & Club Access Incl

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,280 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Ideally located near the charming village of Tubac and 1 minute from the Sinaloa Rim for birders. While Tubac is in the Sonoran Desert, it is adjacent to the snow capped, pine forested Santa Rita mountain range.

This well appointed custom home is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the town where 'Art meets History'. The home backs up to an active creek and beautiful mountain ranges in the distance. The famed De Anza trailhead easily accessible just behind the yard, making the location ideal for taking in's a true birder's paradise. This home has a very private back patio/yard with mature plantings to relax and get away from it all. Or, spend quiet time in the charming little interior courtyard that connects to the dining room/kitchen and guest bedroom. The home sleeps 6 comfortably and is fully equipped with everything you will need for a week's stay or longer. Many upgrades were made to this new home - custom stained concrete flooring throughout, stainless appliances, tiled bathrooms, carved wood detailing, custom window coverings, granite counters and more. New furniture with designer details will make this feel like your home away from home - in the sun!

Five minute walk to the new Plaza de Anza, with wonderful bakery cafe, art galleries, shops and world-class restaurants. Three minute bike ride or ten minute walk to center of Village, full of interesting, galleries, shops, a great bookstore, delightful restaurants and interesting culture. Just over a mile to the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa, home to an excellent 27-hole Red Lawrence course, great practice facilities, two superb restaurants and brand new full-service spa. Excellent road and mountain biking from the front door. 2 bicycles and helmets in the garage are available for use, perfect for exploring amazing Tubac Village and surrounding area!


Granite Countertops

Stainless appliances


Coffee Maker

All cookware, dishes and silverware

Living Room:

Gas traditional kiva/beehive fireplace

Original Art

Large glass door fronts room and leads to patio

LCD TV with Satellite TV and DVD player

Music player - iPhone/iPod/CD

Master Bedroom:

Incredibly comfortable king bed

Direct access to master bathroom with luxurious tiled shower and double vanity

Access to back patio and yard

Brand new 40inch LCD TV

Mountain and hillside views - very private!

2nd Bedroom:

Double Bed

Private bath with tiled tub and shower


Additional sleeping area with pull-out couch

Come stay in our home and enjoy the beautiful old Southwest from within this beautiful home in our favorite quaint village!

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More Details

Preben Martin - Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017

About Preben Martin - Owner

We are Seattle natives but now spend half of the year in Seattle in our downtown condo or in our home on Vashon Island, and in our Arizona homes (Tubac and Tucson Foothills which is available for rent). We also love Hawaii and have a condo there that can also be rented through VRBO (our downtown Seattle condo is too). Working in sports television has its perks, but after many days on the road our favorite things to do are spend relaxing days in the beautiful places we call home. While in Tubac we love to walk to dinner at some of the fabulous restaurants, take walks along the de Anza trail behind out home, go hiking, ride our bikes around visiting galleries, and of course we just relax in the sun! Tubac is one of our favorite places on Earth and we hope you are able to enjoy it as well.


Nicole and Preben Martin

Preben Martin - Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why Preben Martin - Owner chose Arizona

We LOVE Tubac! We fell in love with it on our many visits from our home in Tucson for fabulous shopping and dining. It is a magical place where time stands still, history comes alive and you can immerse yourself in the small town Southwest lifestyle.

What makes this house unique

It was important to us to have a home that did not back up to other homes. We wanted the feel of being out in the great expanse of land that extends to the mountains beyond. We were lucky enough to get that house that backs up to the De Anza walking trail and active wash. At the same time we wanted to be within walking distance of the shops and restaurants we have come to love so much. With this beautiful custom home you get it all!


Tubac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully tiled walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both feature custom tile and high send fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Property backs up to the De Anza walking trail and active wash. 2 bicycles and helmets for use!


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Very Private Home Backs the De Anza Trail Natural Area - Pool & Club Access Incl
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful house in exquisite setting!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 1/2 days at this beautiful home in Tubac AZ. The house was amazing and the setting for the property itself was beautiful. It was extremely quiet because behind the home is unspoiled land and hiking trails. There are birds to see and hear galore.

The house is so well equipped we had everything we needed and more. We have stayed at other places in Tubac but they don't come close to this charming house and property.

We read, rested, hiked, shopped a little and mainly unwound and came home relaxed and happy. We highly recommend escaping city life and heading for Tubac and this top notch vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house has it all!!

  • 5 of 5

Want to get out of the Phoenix heat, but not go too far? This is a great option for you! My husband and I spent some time at this charming house in June of this year and it was perfect! The house has everything you could possibly want from ample space, plenty of dishes, comfortable bed, TV, BBQ and an amazing outdoor area to gaze at the stars. Seriously, it is truly a treat to go outside after the sun goes down and stare at the beautiful, unobstructed view of the stars with no city lights! We spent a couple days just lounging in the comfort of the home playing board games and relaxing feeling like we were millions of miles from Phoenix. We spent a morning walking the trails that are literally right out the back door then the afternoon by the neighborhood pool. We were able to even take an excursion to Lake Patagonia to picnic and experience the cool lake water, it’s a mere 45 minutes away! Take advantage of the small town feel by hitting some of the local shops with awesome knick-knacks for your yard and there are plenty of yummy restaurants nearby too. Plus, the golf course that part of Tin Cup was filmed at has a great outdoor café that we stopped at on our way into town for a drink. Finally, the best part is if you don’t live in Arizona, but want to visit, it’s less than an hour from the Tucson Airport. The owners were super helpful and accommodating, we highly recommend this house and hope to get back sometime in the winter for a whole different experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tucson International
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: 2 Bikes provided. Health/Beauty Spa, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Tubac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder
May 1 2019 - May 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable cleaning $110
Tax Rate 8.1%

Rates subject to change, holiday rates apply. Visits less then 5 nights subject to short term fee. Always inquire about special rates as we can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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