About the property
- House1750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
All electric ,3 bedroom + den, 2 bathrooms
Our rental is a very clean (nonsmoking) home. It sits on 1.5 acres 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.)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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 Catalina
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful setting, fabulous views
Our third stay here and it won’t be the last. Linda and Tom are wonderful hosts. The house is comfortable, well maintained, very clean, and each year there are upgrades and improvements. The large rural property with its fabulous views of the Catalina mountains is private, peaceful and made for relaxing on the porch. The proximity to Oro Valley, and Catalina and Oracle state parks means hiking, sports activities and shopping are within easy reach.
Thanks for the great review. Tom and I look forward to your visits.
Nice quite place to relax
We immediately felt comfortable as soon as we walked in. House was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed. Nice having a great grocery store and gas station within minutes of the house. Loved sitting on the deck with our coffee in the morning watching the quails, bunnies, prairie dogs and birds in the front yard. Would come back again.
The property was lovely with lots of space and birds and a few bunnies and prairie dogs .
We arrived with no trouble . Linda provided good instructions . The place was well kept and nice , again spacious . Through our stay she provided some magazines on subjects I was interested in . Also she had placed some bird books for our use and binoculars. Overall it was very relaxing and handy to the highway for going other places , and handy to the grocery store .
Linda and Tom were very thoughtful and had provided most of whatever you could want .
Thanks for the nice review, we want our guests to have a relaxing visit. Please visit us again.
Clean, spacious, good beds, quiet and lots of cook and bake ware. We would stay there again and we recommend it highly.
Thank you for the nice review. Please come and visit again.
Comfortable base for exploring
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!
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. Please visit us again.
A very happy return visit
We love spending our vacation here, it really is a home away from home - although with rather more spectacular views than our usual ones!
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
Additional information about rental rates
"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.