About the property
- House5000 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths (Sleeps 10-12+)
This is a private home on 3 gated acres bordering Coronado National Forest Wilderness Area. This 5,000 square foot contemporary Santa Fe style home is beautifully situated on the highest and most scenic improved parcel in the northeast Catalina Foothills at the base of Mount Lemmon. 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, detached game room, and multiple porches and decks with the best views of the Tucson valley-period.
This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite.
Mt. Lemmon is a rare jewel in the Arizona desert. Jutting up 9,000 feet above sea level in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of our house, this magnificent mountain peak stands amidst the pale backdrop of the sparse desert sand and cactus. From our driveway, you begin the journey into a geological time warp moving through a saguaro forest for the first 10 minutes, then into many oak and pinion pine covered mountains with spectacular rock formations. Within 35 minutes, you can be fishing for trout at Rose Canyon Lake in the ponderosa pines. If you continue on, you quickly arrive at the small village of Summerhaven and the Ski Valley lift at over 8,000’ elevation. Many trails can be found in both the lower and upper elevations for winter or summer hiking.
Even though you sense extreme privacy on the property, you are only minutes away from many activities:
Golf at Arizona National (formerly the Raven) in 10 minutes, 49ers Country Club in 10 minutes, Ventana Canyon in 25 minutes, and many more great golf courses within an hour.
Grocery shopping, restaurants, drug stores, and virtually everything you might need to purchase on a day to day basis are within 8 minutes. Park Mall is about 20-25 minutes away.
Drive time to the University of Arizona is about 35 minutes and to downtown Tucson, about 5 minutes further.
About the house:
(A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.)
Kitchen: This is a spacious gourmet kitchen with a 60” Wolf gas range, a 48” Sub Zero refrigerator, a warming drawer, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and all mesquite cabinetry. A well stocked pantry with most of the basics and most items you might need to cook and serve a meal are provided.
Great Room: This is a 1,600 sq ft room with 16’ ceilings and wall of glass looking across the Tucson Valley. It is furnished with leather couches, a large round mesquite table and chairs that will seat 6-10, a knook table with 4 additional chairs, a built in bar and wine cooler, a gas fireplace, a guest bathroom, and a flat screen TV with an expanded satellite viewing package.
The Master Bedroom: This is furnished with a king sized mesquite bed, mesquite dressers, TV, another fireplace and more. The adjacent master bath includes separate mesquite vanities, a dual head walk in shower, and a large tub. There is also a separate office area connected to this bedroom with a futon for an extra sleeper if necessary. A covered porch that overlooks the saguaro covered mountainside and the city is accessible via an exterior door from this bedroom also.
The other downstairs bedroom: This is furnished with a King sized bed and has access to a full sized bathroom. This bathroom can be made private to the bedroom or to the great room.
Upstairs: This carpeted area has two similar, large bedrooms with each having its own full bath inside the room. Both are furnished with a queen and king sized beds and dressers. Also upstairs is a large media room furnished with a TV, a top quality full sized futon and a collection of DVDs and video games. A router upstairs provides service for your laptop throughout the house. There is an exterior door upstairs to a very large deck furnished with a table and deck chairs for enjoying the most spectacular views in the foothills.
The Game room: This is a separate 700 sq ft guest house that is currently furnished as a game room and is accessible by a very short walk across the flagstone and concrete common area that includes a built in BBQ w/sink and an outside fireplace (chimenea). The game room is equipped with a pool table, a championship 18’ shuffleboard table, a ping pong table, an electronic dart board, a bar, outside seating, a full sized futon, and a full bathroom.
A three car garage will house your vehicles and two laundry areas (one upstairs and one downstairs) are available for your convenience.
A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.
Keywords: House, game room, city views
Jack or Bonnie Simmons
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Jack or Bonnie Simmons
We're at the end of Quesada Pl behind a private gate that protects 7 other 3 acre parcels with 3 other large custom homes.
Jack or Bonnie Simmons purchased this House in 2002
Why Jack or Bonnie Simmons chose Milagrosa Hills
This is a true Sonoran desert setting in one of the most pristine saguaro forests in the world. I've been a custom home builder in southern Arizona for nearly 20 years and spent 3 years building this home for our own family, finishing in 2002. We absolutely loved living on this great property until the kids went off to college and we became free to travel more. You'll love it! A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.
What makes this House unique
This property has proven to be ideal for golfers, bicyclists, hikers and runners, housing for out of town wedding guests and family, special occasions, gourmet cooks, Canadians and everyone else who lives where it is too darn cold or wants to experience a warm Sonoran Desert experience with the best views in the Tucson Valley! A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request. If and when there are more than 20 guests on the property, there may be an added 'extra guests' impact fee. Please inquire. The Pima County Development Services Center/Zoning Enforcement Division has advised me that weddings and other events cannot be specifically scheduled on the property by the owners due to zoning restrictions.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Views and more!
Breathtaking views, beautiful home, and Jack is wonderful to work with!!
Great for large group. Beautiful view, day and night.
Comfortable, roomy. We had a family vacation, 3 generations, and there was plenty of space for all of us. Sitting/eating on the patio was amazing. Well-stocked kitchen, perfect for everyone to cook together. Great space for a party (we had a perfect barbeque/birthday party for my 27 year old son). Owner really nice and helpful. Convenient to hiking/biking Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemmon.
Loved it, place was great. Would absolutely return
This property was a trip to wonderland. Everything needed was available from washcloths to entertainment accommodations. The house is large and simply beautiful from one side to the other. The view is breathtaking, especially at night. The owner was extremely helpful to answer questions, and give a full tour of the home. Yes this luxury home is the absolute best I have ever experience so far. And I have experienced several homes prior to this one, and none has come close. Not just the house alone, but the hospitality given by the owner. I can't wait to visit this home again.
great for golf trip
We are a crew of 9 guys golfing for 4 days, who, for the first time, tried a house instead of hotel. We picked a winner here. The house is spectacular. We enjoyed the huge space, allowing small groups to sit down before and after dinner, along with the beautiful view. We just loved the place. It is centrally located, and the land lord Jack couldn't be nicer. This place is awesome.
The home was beautifully maintained and the pictures do NOT do it justice. We had a family gathering of 12 from different areas of the country and then added in town relatives for a cook-out with lots of room to spare. Jack, the owner, was extremely helpful from our first contact,on through the check-out. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful, clean home with amazing views and a feeling of luxury!!!
This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite. A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request. Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, live theater, shuffleboard, hot air ballooning Golf: There are too many great golf courses within 60 minutes of this property to mention. Arizona National and the Forty Niners country club are the two closest at about 10 minutes drive time door to door! Ski: Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is the southernmost snow skiing facility in the country. It is only 27 miles from the property! You can go from 2,800 to 9,100 feet in elevation in about 40 minutes. The lift is usually operating between mid December and the end of March-depending on snowfall and conditions, of course.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
10% discount available for returning guests, for military, and for law enforcement. Up to 40% discount for "last minute" (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) reservations If and when there are more than 20 guests on the property, there may be an added "extra guests" impact fee. Please inquire. This is not a wedding venue! The Pima County Development Services Center/Zoning Enforcement Division has advised me that weddings and other events cannot be specifically scheduled on the property by the owners due to zoning restrictions. 1 week minimum rental for Gem Show