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CENTRAL TUCSON OASIS and BIRD'S PARADISE 4 BR, 4BA, Big Pool, Jacuzzi, Garden

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Main House 3 bedrooms, 3 baths; Guest House 1 bedroom, 1 bath. (Sleeps 8 total)

This charming property in northeast central Tucson offers a private little paradise in central northeast Tucson.

This house was part of an artist's colony that was originally constructed in the early 1940's when this part of town was still completely undeveloped with virgin cactus and the lush desert oasis character that defines Tucson. As Tucson evolved, the artist's colony was subdivided, but this lot remained original to size and remains a rare and oversized almost 2/3’s acre lot that preserves a desert feel right in central Tucson!

We have kept the house spirit with antiques and art and a garden that still has a wild character to it.

The house sits on a little hill and is completely surrounded by a six foot fence, so it 'floats' somewhat above the neighbourhood and gives unobstructed views to the north and east of the nearby Catalina mountains and foothills. A truly unique experience of an 'old Tucson' gem in northeast central Tucson that gives a feeling of privacy.

Sit on the front porch and enjoy the view of the Catalina Mountains, or take a dip in the luxurious stone-decked pool. The giant saguaro cacti, and we have four jumbos, are the main attraction of the garden (and one of the main reasons we bought the house!) They are ancient and majestic, and 150 years old plus. The saguaros and mediterranean trees, orange and lemon trees and roses invite birds of all sorts to this quiet natural sanctuary, where all the best Tucson attractions are at your fingertips. Also enjoy the luxury beds inside designed for a perfect sleep.

The property has a main house and a guest house. The main house has two master bedrooms, each with a king bed and its own attached bathroom with shower. There is a smaller bedroom with a queen bed and closet without an attached bathroom. However there is a third bathroom with its own shower in the main house off the living room. Each bedroom has its own door that opens on to the front or back garden.

The guest house has a king bed, living room with its own cable tv, outside sitting area, and kitchen (refrigerator and microwave and seating area) The guest house has its own bathroom with shower.

Entirely walled, the property protects small children and dogs from wandering off the property. Access to the property is through two remote controlled/keypad operated entry gates.

The pool and oversized jacuzzi can be heated upon request and subject to weather conditions for an additional charge, see rates. In the wintertime we advise just heating the jacuzzi.

The side patio has a Weber propane grill and bar/seating area.

200 channels of Cox provided cable television, WiFi throughout the property (ethernet cable provided as well), DVD player, and a CD/tape stereo are provided, along with a decent library of CD’s. There is a large private library stocked with a variety of nonfiction and fiction titles. Not to mention a sizeable collection of Betty and Veronica and Archie comic books for the young ones.

Nest thermostat controlled heating/air conditioning in the main house via a powerful Trane HVAC unit recently installed.

There are various sitting areas around the property, including a sitting area in front of a Mexican cheminea for outside fires. Wood is provided, mesquite, eucalyptus, and white pine.

Ideally located just minutes from the University of Arizona, La Paloma and Lowes Ventana golf courses, the Tucson Tennis and Racquet Club, Refkin Tennis Center, Gem Show and Spring Training venues, it is also close to some of the city’s best restaurants and shopping places.

The house is 5-10 minutes from the Riilto Wash bike path, the longest bike path that cuts for 15 miles plus through the center of Tucson. We find biking on the streets around the house and over to the shopping/restaurants on Campbell very easy as the streets are unusually wide and have very little traffic. Its a 15-20 minute ride to the University of Arizona campus. A cyclist's paradise! Bike to the Riilto Park Saturday farmer's market or to the Roasting Sage Coffee shop.

Select grocery shopping at the Rincon Market /AJ's/Trader Joe's and the city’s best farmers’ market at St. Phillips Plaza. The new (and massive!) Whole Foods at River and Craycroft is 10 minutes from the house. Upscale dining options include Vivace, Hacienda del Sol and Acacia restaurant. And local favorite El Corral. Don't miss the antiques on Country club ..., and Sammy's Sonoran hot dog stand at Country Club and Grant.

Perfect for families with children. The large pool, big enough for laps, is designed to safety codes with surrounding fence and closing child-proof (5 and under) gate.

Convenient, affordable, and accessible day care options within ten minutes of the address.

Night-life at the historic Hotel Congress, Rialto Theater and Centennial Hall’s fine arts performances will keep you more than entertained. When you’re ready for adventure, take a day trip to Mt. Lemmon, Sabino Canyon or Saguaro National Park.

You will love the confort, privacy, and convenience of this wonderful Tucson vacation getaway.

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More Details

Owner
Robert
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Robert

Tucson is our escape from cold and rainy northern climates. We enjoy it all year round. Christmas, Spring, even the hot summer!

Robert purchased this house in 2008

Why Robert chose Arizona

We love the convenient central location of this property and the magic of the house and grounds, filled with peaceful spirit. The footprint of the property is almost half an acre, and to find a lot that big is rare in central Tucson. The house was part of an old artist's community built in the early 40's when literally nothing was around. The 150-200 year old saguaros which tower in the garden were there though, and the four of them on the property are rare. The property is completely fenced/walled, and sits up on a little hill from the street. From street level the top of the fence is almost 9 feet! So its very private and has the great, unobstructed mountain views.

What makes this house unique

The very large lot with mature desert landscaping make this home a relaxing private retreat. We were able to build an oversized pool area because of the large lot. The entry gates make for maximum privacy and easy exit/entry. We hope our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.

Amenities

St. Francis Cabrini House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to Master Bedroom 1
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom 2 attached to Master Bedroom 2
    Guest House Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom and shower in guest house
    Main House Extra Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main house bathroom/shower, short walk from third bedroom.
  • The two master bedrooms each have an attached bathroom/shower. The smaller “third bedroom" does not have an attached bathroom/shower. There is a separate extra bathroom shower off the living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with an attached bathroom and shower.
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom with attached bathroom and shower.
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen , Smaller bedroom with queen bed. No attached bathroom.
    Guest House - 1 king , Separate guest house with own bathroom, kitchenette, shower
  • King size beds (3) 3 King beds on property, 3 are Simmons memory foam, Queen size Beds (1) Queen memory foam, Child Beds (1) fold up baby bed Gracko, Baby Cribs (1) LINEN IS PROVIDED AS ARE ONE BATH TOWEL AND ONE HAND TOWEL PER GUEST. POOL TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Saguaros, roses, citrus, olive trees and a lot of birds in the large walled mediterranean garden, pathways throughout the garden and private outdoor seating areas. Pretty good library too! There are three resources close to the house worth mentioning. One is the Tucson Racquet Club on Country Club, less then ten minutes from the house. They have 35 courts, several pools, racquetball, gym, its open 24 hours a day/7 days a week, pro shop, racquet loaners, bar and restaurant, programs and camps/actitivities for KIDS. Its public and you can join for a day/week/month, really a great place! Second is the Jewish Community Center, the JCC. Its also less then 10 minutes from the house on River. Tennis courts, gyms, and lots of activities/camps, day care and afternoon care for kids. Also public (and you don't have to be Jewish!) Last is the Riilto Wash bike path just 10 minutes from the house, 15 miles long and paved. You can ride it to the Racquet Club or the Phillips/Riilto farmers markets.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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CENTRAL TUCSON OASIS and BIRD'S PARADISE 4 BR, 4BA, Big Pool, Jacuzzi, Garden
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
Chicago Il.
5

This is a special place. A comfortable home in a landscaped desert compound with a huge pool.

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here for a week. The place is big enough that we never felt on top of each other. The kitchen was very well equipped and there are numerous spots to eat--a front patio, a covered side patio, poolside, or in the house. Two of the large bedrooms in the main house have en suite bathrooms and there is a bath in the little detached house. We liked that! All of the beds were extremely comfortable. There's a large gas grill on the side patio that we used nightly. It was hot outside and the air conditioning worked extremely well. The pool was clean and well kept. Tom the manager responded promptly to our calls.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, and we appreciate your mentioning our property manager Tom who tries to respond so quickly to any house problems you might encounter, e.g. like the non-functional base of the pool umbrella that needed to be replaced! Thanks for understanding and please come visit again, all best!
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5

Magnifique sejour

  • 5 of 5

Un eden aux multiples oiseaux un vrai confort la nature au coeurde la ville

Un jardin extraordinaire avec ses sahuaros et arbres fruitiers et la grande piscine pour se rafraichir

Je reviendrai

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci! A la prochaine...
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4

A home away from home

  • 4 of 5

It was wonderful to have the ability to get the family all together in one place to celebrate our daughter's graduation from the University of Arizona. The charming cactus gate opens up to two parking spaces and a very private yard with a lovely southwestern style garden. We loved waking up to the birds every morning and watching the baby quail run around with their parents was precious! Our favorite time of the day was the morning with the cooler temps and watching the sun come up over the tranquil garden with the beautiful Tucson mountains in the back ground. The pool was perfect to deal with the hotter temps in the afternoon and cool off. The covered patio/porch was a favorite gathering spot to eat, read, or just relax and watch the birds and listen to the wind chimes. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and with 4 bathrooms there were plenty of showers for every one to get ready for all of the graduation festivities:) The guest house from being all closed up had a musty smell not sure if that can be ventilated any better in between stays. And it would have been nice to have pool towels and an ironing board. Other than that we enjoyed the time together in the peaceful, desert oasis.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another happy University of Arizona commencement, I think this was our sixth consecutive year hosting U of A families! The house is a ten minute (or less) drive from the U, so convenient for students and families alike. Thanks for your feedback and please visit again.
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Berthoud Co
5

Very relaxing home in Tucson!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove through the gate we were delighted to see cactus in bloom. Even though the home is in the city you feel like you're in your own desert oasis. Sitting on the porch every morning and evening was such a pleasure. Watching many birds making their spring nests. Enjoying the pool or creating something in the funky, well stocked kitchen was a hoot too! Over all this place was just what the doctor ordered! Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven in the desert with others.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC
5

Rather unique.

  • 5 of 5

Older 1940s hacienda style home. The house is old both inside and out, but clean and fairly comfortable. I liked it, but my wife and grown daughter were a bit less enthusiastic--but then I remember places like this when growing up in Arizona and Colorado in the 1950s.

Good beds. Excellent wi-fi. Two large covered patios. The guest house is a bit drab. The great thing about the place is the wonderful yard, very large with mature desert landscaping. (Indeed some of it seems to be the original cacti rather than planted ones.). The whole place is surrounded by a solid fence that keeps most of the noise out. It is a small, peaceful oasis in the middle of northern Tucson. The other outstanding feature is a heated pool that is huge by most backyard standards.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. FYI the huge saguaros are the originals, they must be 150 plus years old. You can’t really buy those as they are protected, and they’re one of the main reasons why we bought the house! And thanks for your feedback, we learn a lot from our guests. We’re going to add a little luxury to the guest house! Please come again, all best!
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5

Large eclectic home with beautiful grounds. Beautiful pool and jacuzzi.

  • 5 of 5

This home and casita are in the NE corner of Tucson. The birds are everywhere and the home is well stocked. I can suggest this home for a large group.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
La Paloma Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Le Rendez-vous
Car: recommended

Great child day care and activities in Tucson, e.g., the Jewish Community Center takes kids from all faiths and has great facilities and ongoing vacation and after school programs.

The Tucson Racquet Club is open to the public and just a 10 minute drive from the house, they have 35 courts, youth programs, gym, massage, adult exercise classes, restaurant and bar, etc., great ressource! We have many bike and triathlon teams stay at the house, the Riilto Wash bike path is less then a ten minute ride from the house and it cuts across the entire city in both east and west directions. Great ride up to the Phillips Square weekend market!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.05%

Rental contract to follow
Damage deposit by check upon arrival : 500 $ to be returned after check out
Upon request, payable in advance, subject to weather conditions
Pool heat : $40 per day, pool heat runs for 6 hours and heats to 84 degrees.
Jacuzzi heat: $20 /day, operated by a keypad at renter's discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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