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Spectacular Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom + den, 2 bathrooms

Our rental is a very clean (nonsmoking) home. It sits on 1.5 acresc that have been cleared, fenced and gated. We have some of the best unobstructed views of the Catalina mountains in Tucson.

Everything is furnished, bed linens, towels and anything you would need in a kitchen. We also have a full size washer and dryer. All the rooms have been tastefully decorated. The rental is split floor plan, the master is on one side with bath. The other two bedrooms and bath are on the opposite side of the home. It is a perfect floor plan.

Located 20 miles north of Tucson, Catalina began in the 1870's as the Rail N Ranch, a working cattle ranch. In 1959, Lloyd W. Golder III purchased the ranch and renamed it the Golder Ranch. In 1949, E. B. Garner and his wife bought 112 acres of the land and a year later began selling parcels which later grew into the town of Catalina, named for the surrounding Catalina Mountains. Today, this quiet hamlet is experiencing mild growth with a steady influx of families and retirees, along with the addition of new strip malls. The Catalina area is largely rural but evolving toward a more suburban setting as new developments move into the area. Local retail trade and services support the large numbers of winter residents attracted to Catalina from November through April.

The 1.5 acres are cleared ( BONUS: Plenty of room to park an RV.)

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Linda

We moved to the Oro Valley, north of Tucson, from Pittsburgh, PA. When it was retirement time we knew we wanted to leave the snow shovels behind. We have been here full time for 13 years. I feel I'm on vacation everyday.

Our home is only 8 miles from the our rental home.

Linda purchased this house in 2011

Why Linda chose Tucson

The views, location, and weather .

What makes this house unique

The views from this home are spectacular. You can sit on the deck in the afternoon and watch the mountains turn pink. What they say here in Tucson is, when the mountains turn pink it's time for a drink.

During the winter you will have days the mountains have snow.

The sky and stars are beautiful there are no lights to obstruct your star gazing.


Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please No smoking inside the house.
  • When departing please leave all beds that were used unmade. Put all used towels in the washer.
  • Enjoy your stay.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , This bath is very large. you will enjoy the big soaking tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All the bedrooms are spacious, large closets, and have compfy mattresses.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Comfortable base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

My two sons and I spent a week exploring Tucson and the surrounding areas from here. Loved the house! Very clean and well appointed. Fantastic view from the front window of the Catalinas. Bit of a drive to Tucson proper but as we were not in the area for a city-visit but for hiking and the like not a problem for us. Plenty of food options, and a nice grocery store, less than a mile from the house. Really loved staying here!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. Please visit us again.
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A very happy return visit

  • 5 of 5

We love spending our vacation here, it really is a home away from home - although with rather more spectacular views than our usual ones!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm Farmhouse Feeling

  • 5 of 5

It's quiet, semi rural location is a nice change from typical urban settings and the place is extremely well appointed with housewares, furniture etc. Lots of room for 2 or 3 couples.

When we arrived it was apparent that cleaning standards are very high and important to the owner as it was spotless.

The location is good with short drives to some fairly major shopping areas, movie theaters, golf courses and other local attractions.

If internet connectivity is something you want/need, set up your mobile carrier for roaming while you're here.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and taking such great care of our home. Your welcome back anytime.
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Tucson get away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I ( 60 something couple from Minnesota) had 15 days at the house in February 2017. We looked at the Santa Catalina Mountains from our living room or deck every chance we could get. Linda and Tom were easy to talk to, gracious hosts and answered all our questions. We used the place as a jumping off point for all there is to see/do in the Greater Tucson Area. Good break for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. If you are back in Tucson your welcome back anytime.
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As good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and we already booked for next year. Linda and Tom are friendly and excellent hosts. They go to great lengths to make sure your stay is as perfect as can be. The house is exquisitely clean, spacious, and well equipped. The property is set in a peaceful rural location with views of the Catalina mountains and is near to everything offered in Oro Valley.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Tom and I are looking forward to your stay in 2018. Coming back to stay at our home is the best compliment you could give.
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We enjoy it more and more, every time we stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit, so obviously it's a winner for us. It's supremely comfortable, and Linda and Tom are terrific, making every effort to see that their guests are happy.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and I look forward to your visits. See you next year.
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bubbs Grub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Catalina Views and Saddlebrooke courses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Carlotta's, Vitello's,Bubbs Grub, & Sunny Side Up
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Mt. Lemmon
Car: necessary

We are about 4 mile from the Oro Valley Market Place. The Market Place is home to Best Buy, Multiplex theaters, Olive Garden, Red Lobster,The Keg, Walmart Supercenter, and many other stores.

Oro Valley Hospital and Medical Center is 4 miles from our home.

Catalina is home to the world-renowned Miraval Life in Balance spa and to the Univeristy of Arizona's Biosphere 2 Center, one of the largest living Earth eco-replica laboratories in the world, located north of town. Outdoor recreation is outstanding in nearby Catalina State Park and Coronado National Forest, with camping, hiking and equestrian trails. Trails around Catalina provide easy access to the Sutherland Wash, Romero Creek and the Canada del Oro Wash.

Tucson is a wonderful historic city,so many things to do visit Historic Tucson studios, Sabino Canyon, and Pima Air Museum, just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150

"No smoking or pets.
Cancellation policies apply.
Until booking confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Maximum of 6 occupants.
Check-in time: 3:00 pm. Check-out time 11:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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