|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
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Located in Viewpoint II, a small group of town homes hidden on a no outlet street at the foot of the Catalina Mountains (elevation 2575 feet). A very safe, quiet, serene and beautiful location. Conveniently located only 7 minutes from shopping and restaurants and 20 minutes to downtown. The town home is very comfortable and warmly furnished. Spacious outdoor living areas with
bbq grill, a landscaped area with a fountain and breathtaking views.
I was raised in Tucson, but following college I left for NYC and LA, returning here in 2005 to care for my mother. It was then that I rediscovered my love for the Sonoran Desert and for Tucson. Having studied design at UCLA and having worked in design for many years I thoroughly enjoyed both renovating and furnishing the home in Viewpoint II. I live in the same community and a day does not go by that I am not grateful for having discovered this beautiful spot.
Donna Kalinske purchased this townhome in 2005
I want you to fall in love with the the Sonoran Desert and the Catalina Mountains and to have a quintessential desert experience.
I chose this home the moment I saw it and take great pleasure in sharing it and its breathtaking views with others.
The home has spectacular views. It is calming and restful and surrounded by nature. It is a haven and a retreat yet within minutes of shops, restaurants and galleries and only 20 minutes to the University of Arizona, a Tucson jewel not to be missed. It is also only 2.6 miles to Sabino Canyon, a spectacular desert oasis for walking and hiking.
The home is very nice, everything was in really good shape, with a new modern kitchen. We enjoyed the back wall of glass, with a great view of the mountains. We also spent a lot of time out on the patio, enjoying the view and the gas grill. The home was well stocked with towels, paper products and kitchen
items. It was clean and well maintained.
We would stay there again!!!
As a graduate of the University of Arizona, I was very interested
in exploring the physical and cultural landscape of Tucson
after being away for 40+ years. My wife and I were not disappointed. Tucson has a great climate in January-March
that affords a great opportunity to explore the many cultural
offerings and the numerous mountain ranges that envelope the
This townhome was a great place from which to experience
all that Tucson has to offer. Shopping and amenites are close
by; numerous hiking trails and walking opportunites are easy
drives from the townhome. This rental has a wonderful patio
that squarely faces the Catalina Mountains on Tucson's
northern edge. The wonderful view can be enjoyed at all hours
of the day with clouds, sunrises, and sunsets changing the
view minute by minute. A short walk out the front
door leads you to a viewing area looking west over the Tucson
Mountains with glorious sunsets almost on a nightly basis
The interior of the rental is very comfortable and Donna's
decorating touch made for a clean, warm and cozy place to hang out during the evenigs we were there. The rental is amply stocked with many items that, frankly, we didn't expect to find
there and meant we did not need to go shopping for anything
that we might need.
I really don't want to recommend this rental because it may
mean that it will be more difficult to rent in coming years, but
I do recommend it highly.
Thank's Donna for hospitality and your perfect home gateway!
We all had a great time in Tucson and your place help us a lot to relax specailly after a big ride of bike or running around the house!
Spetacular views and very quiet place.Close to everything and great spot for biking.
Everything was perfect for those 2 weeks like seen on the pictures!
Thank's again and can wait to be back!
What can I add to the reviews already written? Donna was a charming host and from the booking process to our arrival was helpful and easy going. The amenities she provides are over and above what other home owners do, we rent across the world and have never had so much provided for guests. The house is beautifully decorated and the bed was so comfortable after some we had used on this trip. We spent many hours in the garden watching the birds, quails and squirrels squabbling over the food and the hummingbird was a regular visitor to the water feature for his drink. The garden area is beautifully laid out with several different areas to sit, eat and relax, complete bliss. On top of all this the house is close to several shopping and dining area's making everything very accessible. It was very hard to drag ourselves away after 10 days, I could easily have stayed on for another 10 if not more it is so tranquil. Thank you Donna for allowing us the use of your lovely home, I will definitely be recommending you to friends.
This house in the Catalina foothills is perfectly situated in a quiet cul-de-sac. The huge rear patio with 3-4 different seating areas is graced with a bird feeder (quail, doves) and a water feature, both of which add to the tranquility. The well-landscaped front patio is a more intimate spot where you can catch some sun with a glass of wine, or just rest your eyes on from the kitchen. Other notable comforts, in addition to the ones well-documented in the listing description and other reviews, include a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom, lots of lamps and lighting on dimmers, skylights in the bathrooms and kitchen, a large variety of well-chosen appliances and accessories--clean, in good repair, and organized, and thoughtful touches, like kleenex in every room. There is a great set of books, brochures, listings and notes about things to do, places to go, etc. We walked/hiked almost every day of our 2-week stay, the majority of times in Sabino Canyon, but also Saguaro NP East (Rincon), Catalina State Park, and the Pima Canyon trail. We discovered the attractive U of Arizona campus and its many excellent museums, notably the Arizona State Museum. A trip north to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument was worth it. (On other trips we have gone to the night sky program at Kitt Peak, which is really worth it.) Since the house and its kitchen were so comfortable, we ate in most nights, doing a combo of simple cooking and takeout, which the wonderful new Whole Foods (not to mention Trader Joe) makes easy. A short walk (down busy Swan Rd) to Bruegger's Bagel is a nice alternative for breakfast. As others have said, Donna was always available by email or phone if we had any questions. We already have plans to return to her lovely townhouse.
We make frequent trips to Tucson, finding great places to stay through Home Away. Donna's wonderful property is definitely one of the best. Donna met us and showed us around, clearly having thought of everything to make our stay perfect. We were fascinated by the renovations she had done to create this amazing space. The unit is actually not very large but gives the feeling of spaciousness and yet the bedrooms feel very private. Donna is an interior designer and it shows in the care she has put into decorating. Her choices are excellent and are only outdone by the spectacular view. Waking up every morning to the ever-changing light on the mountains was a wonderful way to start the day. We would take our coffee on the lovely patio which is even nicer than in the photos. Most mornings we would take a walk around the complex - at the end of the street is a bench with a very nice view - or explore one of the washes. We would have to tear ourselves away to take care of business. Most days we would take the short walk to the pool and always had it to ourselves. The location is very convenient to many groceries - There is a new Whole Foods on Craycroft and River that sells beer and wine - and restaurants and shops. The hiking in the Catalinas is excellent: we recommend Sabino Canyon and Pima Canyon. A place this good is bound to be popular once word gets out, but we hope to be able to return soon.
Secluded in the foothills yet only a 20 minutes drive on Campbell Ave. to the University of Arizona. Tucson is a university town with its energy, sports, museums, theatre, Andrew Weil, and the world recognized UA College of Science. If you don't want to go into the city, everything you need is close by. A beautiful open air shopping center, art galleries and a short walk to the landmark DeGrazia Gallery. More than a dozen restaurants are nearby including North, Firebirds, Acacia, El Charro's. Walking or hiking in Sabino Canyon or on the Finger Rock Trail, or the many miles of road and off road bike trails. Experience living in the desert with the Saguaro's, the animals, the 'light', the clean air, the smell of the creosote when it rains. Enjoy the desert from your living room.
There are four resorts nearby to visit for restaurants, golf, horseback riding. Ventana Canyon Resort, Westin La Paloma Resort, Westard Look Resort and Hacienda de Sol.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2016 - May 30 2018
14 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2021 - Nov 30 2021
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|refundable deposit||$250 + Tax|
available for long term stays. $2,700 month
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.