|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Set back over 500 feet from the street and accessible only on an unpaved driveway, this mid-century home sitting on a desert hilltop, can restore creativity and promote relaxation with its openness and natural lighting that fills each room. Large picture windows from the living room, dining and bedrooms offer views of the City, Catalina Mountains, Tucson Mountains and memorable sunrises and sunsets. A high ceiling wood beam living room with flagstone fireplace, offers a relaxed spacious atmosphere for family gatherings or to just sit and enjoy the views.
Enjoy outdoor meals on the east facing patio that runs the length of the house while absorbing the panoramic city and mountain views. Entry, lower and upper courtyards are available to watch the sunrise and sunsets. Nearby wildlife corridor offers frequent visits from desert creatures.
A full kitchen with new appliances, cookware and dishes allows you to decide how much or little you wish to cook. The natural light filled dining room looks out into a courtyard and patio and across the living room. A flagstone wall divider between the kitchen and dining room is the ideal height for a serving line buffet. Walking distance to nearby grocery store, restaurants and retail offer fast convenience.
A huge master bedroom with windows on three sides has a queen bed plus a convertible sofa, perfect for a quiet reading spot. Two other roomy bedrooms can accommodate 3 – 5 more persons with queen beds and a futon sofa. The east facing bedroom guests will be greeted by Tucson’s beautiful colorful sunrises peaking over the Rincon mountains.
Surrounded by 40 acres of Sonoran desert and a nearby City nature park, one can take early morning hikes thru the desert. Located less than 5 miles from downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona, nearby golf courses, tennis courts and bike/ hiking trails provide easy access for all levels of interest and ages.
Property is ideal for those who wish for a true desert experience, a relaxing get-away and still want to be close to conveniences within an urban context.
Keywords: house, home, vacation rental, secluded, urban getaway
Having moved to Tucson over 35 years ago, the environment surrounding this home has a maintained it’s wide open desert space. We can watch the changing colors of the sky, mountains and city from the privacy of the outdoor patio. With Tucson’s weather, we can enjoy many meals outdoors; open doors and windows to let in fresh air. With open desert surrounding us on all four sides, we have learned to live with the desert dust that gets tracked into the house. It's part of desert living. We cherish the quiet solitude, the relaxing open space and the energizing creativity that is generated from this hilltop.
One of our favorite activities is watching the summer monsoon storms move across the valley with the smell of anticipated desert rain. The spring brings unexpected colors of yellow, red, purple, orange and white from desert wildflowers.
We have rented this home as a long term rental for over 20 years, and recently we decided to rent it out as a short term vacation rental. We hope you enjoy this special retreat as much as others have.
Nancy Tom purchased this house in 1970
Built by two brothers in the 1950’s as winter cabins for themselves and their guests, two mirrored homes sit atop a hill at the base of the Tucson Mountain foothills surrounded by 40 acres of Sonoran desert. Since these houses were built, the city has grown around us, with a city park with sports lights and a neighborhood shopping center just across the street. Since the 1980’s this residence has been home to writers, artists, architects, professionals and their families who rented this home for long periods. In 2010 we decided to offer one of the homes as a vacation rental. We want others to experience this special place of openness, relaxation and connection to Tucson and the desert.
A private unpaved driveway contributes to the quiet solitude of the home. During the winter, a small courtyard between the two homes, yields fresh limes, lemons, grapefruit and pomegranate.
Within walking distance is a grocery store and restaurants. Within a 15 minute drive are: 3 golf courses, 2 hospitals, University of Arizona and Pima Community College, tennis courts, 3 city parks, downtown, Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson and numerous hiking trails in the Tucson Mountains and the nearby City park.
We were a family of 6 coming to Tucson to celebrate our U of A grad. The house is, as advertised, conveniently located to U of A - about 15 mins. We had plenty of space, enjoyed the beautiful view from the large picture window in the family room, especially the wildlife that came to visit. In the afternoons we were visited by a family of coyotes passing through (not a problem - in fact, kind of fun), hummingbirds, rabbits and lizards.
We did not have a chance to meet Nancy & Fe, but they were wonderful hosts, as we had everything we needed.
We were 4 adults and 3 children in this roomy, well-furnished house. It was just the right size for our group, with space for the kids to enjoy the outdoors and relaxing, open areas in the house. We had everything we needed in every room. Plenty of shopping and entertainment is close, yet it is a quiet and peaceful environment. We would definitely recommend this house and hope to go back.
Highly recommend staying at this beautiful home. The 9 days we spent inTuscon spending time with family and celebrating milestone birthdays was even better due to this home. The views and outside patios are beautiful. This home was the main gathering place for our family meal and card games. The kitchen is stocked with adequate utensils, pots, etc, to cook for a large group and the beds were very comfortable. I personally felt like I was home. Our daughter, felt very comfortable staying here with her two toddlers. Everyone in my family loved the home. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. We look forward to renting this home again on our next trip to Tucson.
We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful property for a week in December. The House is nicely secluded on a hill just west of Tucson. It is conveniently located near two main roads but set-back so as not to be in a noisy location. the home is comfortably appointed with ample kitchen utensils, towels and all the necessary accouterments. It has 3 nice bedrooms and lots of common areas (living room, dining room and patios) so no one feels like they are on top of each other! We also liked the way our hosts decorated the place with enough furniture and art work but not too much to make it feel fussy! The owners live next door, so if you need anything they are close by. But they gave us our privacy, so we didn't feel uncomfortable. We loved this home and hope to come back soon! We like to bicycle and there are both hilly bike paths and a flat bike path (near an arroyo) close by!
A really unique home on a hill in west Tucson. 1950's styling, apparently built by some tile factory owners and that makes sense because there is tile everywhere. Very clean, nice beds, workable kitchen (though we ate out a lot). Wonderful hosts, cannot imagine how they could have been nicer or more helpful. Easy to access from airport, and easy to get on/off 10/19 freeways. Three real bedrooms with two baths. We were three college friends just having a fun relaxing weekend together. Would definitely come back.
My family and I stayed at this property from Thursday to Sunday and we had an amazing time! the house was clean, comfortable and so conveniently located! across the street there is a supermarket, a bank and nearby you'll find some restaurants. one of the nights we had dinner al fresco the views from the patio are amazing!. we didn't get to meet the owners as they were out of town that weekend :(. we would definitely come back and recommend this place to our friends who now have students at U of A. thank you so much Nancy for sharing your house with us!!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Light cleaning on a biweekly basis will provided for stays greater than two weeks. Rates are subject to change until reservations are made.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.