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Top rated Oro Valley 3bd/2bath & Office on 3/4 Acre! Book now for 2017!

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Rancho Catalina House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 )with Mountain Views!

'Rancho' is located in the foothills of the Oro Valley Santa Catalina's at Pusch Ridge, minutes away from gyms, hiking, sites, shopping and restaurants. A 3 BEDROOM VERY PRIVATE HOME plus a den. What a rare combination, situated on nearly 3/4 acre- Huge! fully fenced backyard oasis with fire pit, horseshoes, Ramada with Hot tub, and Sauna. Green belt on one side which means privacy! Former horse property- hitching post still remains as remnant of years past. Stay for a week, a month or more...

Treat yourself to the solitude, comfort, and the views! Pusch Ridge is almost in the backyard- Fantastic mountain views and sparkling city lights, plenty of room, so you are not knocking elbows with your neighbors! (no ugly,confining block walls) ... on nearly 3/4 Ac.

Enjoy a cup of coffee while reading the morning newspaper in the Arizona room (sun room) while gazing at the mountain. You won't want to miss this fabulous fun in the sun Arizona Oasis!

Minutes to Catalina State Park- and the NEW! Market Place Mall, 3 golf courses, tons of shopping and restaurants. 2 movie theaters-Mondays are Senior discount day at Market Place theater. Jerry Bob's @ Oracle and Magee for great family breakfast/lunch. Great location for easy day trips to the Arizona-sonora desert Museum,Bisbee (historic copper-mining town), Colossal Cave, Mount Lemmon, Old Tucson Studios, Sabino Canyon, Kartchner Caverns, san Xavier Mission del Bac, Tombstone (the 'town too tough to die') Central location to everything!

Read our reviews and you will want to stay at 'Rancho.' Make your reservation for next year, as we book for the winter months very early. We would love to hear from you!

Jan/Feb/March rent from the 1st of each month for a full month. Other months rent by the week starting at $160.00 per night. Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter weeks @ $1225.00.

Keywords: Tranquil, mountain view, private, getaway, home,privacy and solitude. Greenbelt, Hot tub, sauna. Close to everything, location, private, fenced yard,foothills, mountains, Pusch Ridge, Oro Valley, Trader Joe's, Catalina State Park, ranch, horses, desert, acre, convenience.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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About Sue

My husband and I are Minnesotans. We never really thought about vacationing in Arizona until our two daughters moved to Tucson and Phoenix. We love Tucson! It has mountain ranges in all directions. We love to hike Catalina State Park or other closeby hiking trails. As real estate investors, we realized Tucson was a smart investment area.

Our home is peaceful with gorgeous views- very private, yet centrally located. We look forward to your visit to our home. We love it here and we know you will too.

We love the views from the sun room and the back yard while sitting in the sauna, hot tub, or just sitting at the patio table. There are also city lights and gorgeous sunsets to be seen! A very private setting.

We hope you decide to stay with us, because you will want to come back on your next vacation!

Sue purchased this house in 2008

Why Sue chose Arizona

All of Tucson has mountain views but this home looks like it's tucked in to the mountain. If you are looking for a vacation near Tucson sites, this home is just a few blocks over the Oro Valley line, which makes it central to everything. We love the mountain views from the living room or the sun room or office and Master bedroom. It feels as though we are in the country up here. It is extremely tranquil- hear the coyotes at night -

What makes this house unique

We love the views from the back yard or the front yard - three mountain ranges can be seen. The house is extremely comfortable- complete with an Arizona room, plus a private den/office. Inside- modern bamboo floors. Comfortable Furnishings- love the master bed- better than the one in my own home! Fully equipped kitchen with everything you will need. You will love staying here... If tranquility, nature, and mountains are what you are looking for in a place for your next vacation, then look no further. The backyard oasis is completely fenced and has two flagstone patios, a ramada complete with hot tub and infrared sauna. Grill away on the portable gas grill located just off the main patio with dining table and two chaise lounge chairs. For those evening campfires, there's a portable fire pit for your use- horseshoes for some competitive play, along with a ladderball game for more outdoor activity. If you want to see birds, merely hang a seed bell from the last Palo Verde tree by the cedar rail fence, or hang another one between the rails, and in a day or two you will be amazed at all variety of birds, including Quail, you will have attracted. Rancho is truly a wonderfully comfortable home- quiet surroundings, breathtaking mountain views with nature abounding- plus, convenient to all activities, shopping, the back way to Phoenix. Our hope is that once you stay at 'Rancho' you will want to come back again and again- whether for a family gathering for a holiday week, or great for cycling enthusiasts, or snow birds looking for a longer stay... you'll love 'Rancho' for your retreat. We do accept well behaved dogs, so you may bring your pet friend/children with you!(some restrictions may apply.) Beauty, peaceful surroundings, comfort, and location are key components to 'Rancho's' appeal. Book early so as not to be disappointed.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Thank you so much for opening 'Rancho' to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the home and in the area. It was very hard to leave! We had a wonderful time. We all loved the back yard!!! I had not realized it was fenced. It was perfect for the dogs. They had plenty of room to run, play, and explore. We enjoyed the fire pit, sauna, and hot tub, as well. The home was comfortable, beautiful, and well-appointed. Thanks again!

Happy New Year.

We plan to return by 2014!
Dec 2012
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Mundelein, IL

Wonder stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house is nicely decorated with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. It was fun using the hot tub, sauna, & fire pit. Lots of wildlife & a beautiful view of the mountains. Nice quiet neighborhood with trails & shopping close by. The owner was wonderful to deal with. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both enjoyed our home we call "Rancho." We really appreciate all the kind words, Barbara and Richard. Please stay with us again, your next trip to Tucson/Oro Valley! Best wishes, Sue and Terry
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Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

Great Location and Great Facilities

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Rancho for the second time this year. The house is comfortable and well stocked and looked after. We continue to find the property exactly as advertised and the landlords, Sue and Terry, went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our visit. The house is located on a fenced lot which is a great size and while there are neighbour's about, they are far enough away to ensure privacy. We were particularly grateful that we were able to bring our small dog with us. I have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone interested in visiting the Tucson area and we expect to return again very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you are returning guests to our home we call "Rancho", Bryan and Lee, and that you find our home comfortable and welcoming, as well as safe for your dog, Connor. We are honored that you continue to choose our home for your vacation! See you in the near future ! Sue and Terry
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Kalama, WA

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed spending the month of March 2015 in this house. It's located in a development where most homes have some open land. It's about 3 blocks from a major north-south roadway which makes for easy access to most Tuscon destinations but has minimal neighborhood traffic (and not much traffic noise). It is a great place to walk around the neighborhood when you want to get out and you're just too exhausted to do another one of the nearby hiking trails. The house is very nicely furnished and was spotless when we arrived. Unlike other VRBO's we've rented the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare our own meals. The beds were very comfortable and the owners were very attentive without being intrusive. This is the best VRBO we've stayed in, period.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place for a family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as a place for the family and kids to all travel to for Thanksgiving. It is well suited for sleeping and living, meaning that the bedrooms are on one end and the public areas are on the other end of the house so there is little noise. This worked well as we had people arriving from 6 time zones apart. The house has lots of little conversation areas so we were able to sit in small groups and enjoy each others company or be alone just to have quiet time and read a book. The back yard is fabulous. Very large and well appointed with the sauna and hottub. Very private and lovely at night under the stars. The dining room was very large but we ended up eating dinner outside most of the time. So warm and sunny. The house was very clean and well appointed and stocked with everything we needed from table ware to wine openers. Thank you Sue for having such a great property available.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return visit

  • 5 of 5

We are pleased to make Rancho our home away from home when we are in the Tucson area. Oro Valley has all the amenities and attractions we like, and this home is perfectly located and meets all of our needs. It is nestled at the base of Pusch Ridge, close to Oracle, which provides easy access to pretty much everything. Don't miss Tohono Chul Park, Macayo Mexican restaurant and Thunder Canyon Brewery. A morning ritual is to hike the Linda Vista Trail. It is a five minute drive from the house. The house is cosy and roomy. It is easy to find personal space when wanted. A special treat each night is the spectacular sunsets out the front window. Rancho is a gem, and Sue makes sure that her guests are comfortable.

Leon and Sandy

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandra and Leon, We are so happy you loved 'Rancho' and had returned to Oro Valley yet again. Loved your restaurant, hiking, hangout 'picks!' We look forward to your stay next time visiting Tucson/Oro Valley. Take care. Cheers, Sue
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Colorado Springs, CO

Really nice home in Oro Valley!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our 10 days at "Rancho". The home is so comfortable and nicely decorated. It had everything we needed - including an out of the way office for my husband to work - some people just don't know what VACATION means!! The location of the home is great - it is so convenient to stores (especially Trader Joes- LOVE IT!) but yet off the main drag and in such a wonderful quiet neighborhood. LOVED the large private yard and the great mountain views. Sat in the back many times just trying to soak it all in and take it back home with me!! Really enjoyed the fire pit and we were lucky enough to have a full moon while we were there. The sunsets from the front were just so beautiful. We found some new restaurants (Harvest Restaurant was the best and the Barrio Brewery if you like beer was fantastic!) We did lots of hiking and Mtn Biking (50 yr trail, Sweetwater and Fantasy Island - so much fun!!) Sue was so very responsive and easy to work with. Would not hesitate to stay here again - was everything we were looking for and more! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, and Michael, I can't tell you how much all the praise you have given our home we call 'Rancho' is appreciated. So glad you liked the convenience of the closeness to everything and the views and the comfort of our home. Please stay with us again on your next trip to Tucson. Love your 'hot spots' you found! Warmest regards, Sue
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Catalina State Park
"A great park for the whole family! Easy walks to the challenging. Only ten minutes from 'Ria..."
Oro Valley Marketplace
"This is the 'everything you need mall.' Just ten minutes north of 'Rancho.' The 'Keg' resta..."
Jerry Bob's Restaurant
"M-F Daily Breakfast specials- Great place to eat down-home cooking. Lunch served. Closes at ..."
Car: necessary

Catalina State Park, 10 minutes N; NEW! LA Fitness only 2 blocks away-Trader Joe's @(Oracle & Magee) 3 minutes S, Target, Fry's grocery store N. on Oracle 9 min. Tons of shopping and restaurants nearby. The new Marketplace Shopping Center- N. on Oracle across from Catalina Park entrance. Movie theater- Senior day on Monday-*Keg Steak House, Olive Garden, Walmart, Best Buy- full shopping center.

S on Oracle at Magee- Jerry Bob's restaurant- cheap breakfast meals M-F, & Walmart 24 Hr. grocery store. ** Three major shopping centers on Oracle. Bed Bath and Beyond, S on Oracle on Left @ Orange Grove. Swimming at new Northwest YMCA- Magee and Shannon. ***Oro Valley Hospital- Tangerine and Oracle. High end shopping at La Encantada. Sabino Canyon close by-

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Fry's Food Store

10450 North La Canada Drive Tucson, AZ 85737-7027 (520) 877-9207

Harvest Restaurant

10355 N La Canada Dr #141 Tucson, AZ 85737 (520) 731-1100

Caffe' Torino

Ristorante Italiano 10325 N La Canada Dr, Tucson, AZ (520) 219-2994


The Loop taste of Chicago Pizza

10180 N. Oracle Rd. Oro Valley AZ 85704 (520) 878-0222

Canada Del Oro Riverfront Park

Naranja Park

El Conquistador Country Club

10555 N La Canada DrTucson, AZ 85737-7000‎ (520) 544-1900

Oro Valley Country Club

300 W Greenock Dr, Oro Valley, AZ (520) 297-1121

Pusch Ridge Course

10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ (520) 544-1770

Tucson is a wonderful area for Birding.


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Rancho Catalina House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning-non refundable $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.55%

Holidays- Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter- weekly rate $1225.00 Jan. Feb. and March rent from the 1st of each month.

Weekly rates pay all in one payment at the time of reservation- monthly guests can pay in two payments. 1/2 down at the time of reservation (no refunds) and 1/2 down 45 days in advance of arrival. Canadian checks add $25.00 processing fee.

Please note that rental over 30 night are not subject to the lodging tax please confirm with owner for accurate quotes

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Rancho Catalina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1665 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 Bath
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Large Back Yard with RV Hookup/Gate, outdoor games, spa, privacy, wildlife, lots of room in the huge backyard- great ambiance with the patios and ramada.

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