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Marian Salzman

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Labor Day, Day of the Dead, Halloween: Glam Hacienda on 4+ Acres

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Tucson House Rental Photos and Description

Eclectic 4000 Sq. Ft. 'Elegant Ranch' Renovated to Boho Perfection

This is our renovated dream home on the outskirts of Tucson, created in 2012 with a top design team, using antiques and art collected around the world. You enter the hacienda via a planted courtyard with a working fountain (stairs to our viewing porch: you can see the Catalinas, the Rincons, and the Downtown Lights from the porch, which is ideal for an intimate wedding service). Front door opens on enclosed Arizona room, now a breakfast room overlooking the living room. Five private bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms (one ensuite), family room/dining room complex, chef's open kitchen with brand new appliances, sunken living room featuring beehive gas fireplace, patios, terraces, and a private pool for just our compound. Magazine quality interior, but comfortable, artsy, and welcoming, with the sophistication of the world, and the comfort of southern Arizona. Stunning art and decorations; house features amazing concrete and antique tile floors and bathrooms (literally) hand crafted for respite and wellness. High-tech security system for added peace of mind. If you're looking for an escape, 'Two Bird' is your destination.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Marian Salzman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Marian Salzman

We're a PR pro and a law school professor, and this is our dream home renovated in 2012-2013. Someday it will be our primary residence. Today, it's an oasis from our life in New York City. Here is a picture of all of us in San Juan, taken a few summers ago.

Marian Salzman purchased this house in 2012

Why Marian Salzman chose Arizona

This $200,000 plus renovation injected the highest quality style into what had been a rundown property owned by the actor Gary Shandling. We renovated it back to be better than ever. It's at peace with nature, rambling over nearly 5000 sq. feet indoors (and more when you count covered terraces), yet it feels manageable and homey. The views are majestic: Catalinas on one side and the Rincons on the other. The house is cool and warm at the same time, private but close to the city and the mountains. There are up to five private bedrooms; the fifth one is a by day but we have a blow up queen sized bed.

What makes this house unique

This rural property is 8 minutes from Tanque Verde's shopping and 20 minutes from the University of Arizona, no more than 30 minutes from the Foothills (read: premium shopping). The national park is a bike ride (1 mile). But why would you ever leave the house, with a pool, trails, and views that seduce and property that rambles? You can hear horses, and the odd coyote. We promise you it is truly desert chic, in ways you have to live it to understand it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house. Very accomodating. Couldn't believe this gorgeous home is a rental. Big screen TV, leather couch, and brand new mattresses. Loved the linens.
May 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
Labor Day, Day of the Dead, Halloween: Glam Hacienda on 4+ Acres
average rating of 4.7 based on 12 reviews
5

Great Views and nice place

  • 5 of 5

Our team had a blast at the house and it was perfect for our 10 people. Really nice views. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to host you
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The house was great as advertised but the pool was not heated

  • 3 of 5

We loved the house and the rooms were great. Great view from everywhere on the property and walking trails. The disappointment was the pool was not heated on arrival. Jim did come over the next day after arrival but seemed like it was a bother. Came again the third day after calling because the spa was heating but not the pool. Again Jim seemed bothered and explained it takes days to heat the pool. If it takes days then it seems they should have turned it on before our arrival. Paid $50 per day for 4 days to heat the pool and could only use it one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ
5

This Vacation Home is Even More Amazing than the Beautiful Photos Convey!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this vacation home for my Son's wedding in Tucson at the nearby La Mariposa Resort. The home is spacious inside and out allowing family members to relax and celebrate together around the clock. Bedrooms, patio, courtyard, pool, family room and observation deck are all much larger than pictures convey. Local shopping, hiking, cycling and attractions are wonderful. Marian (owner) is friendly, flexible and easy to communicate with. We will return again someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet, private & spacious

  • 4 of 5

It was absolutely perfect, the decor and artwork were an experience in itself. We spent our mornings on the golf course and our afternoons by the pool. The patio area was a great place to enjoy the evenings, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massachusetts
5

Spacious and well appointed house in a quiet and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed many VRBO rentals over the years, but we all agreed that this house was the best we have ever rented. We especially enjoyed the fact that this house, which sleeps 8 to 10 can also seat and serve 8 to 10 people at the same table, something that most of the houses we have rented in the past did not do comfortably. The secluded location offered scenery and quietude, but good shops and services were only minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tucson family wedding party

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely enchanting from toddles to seniors a great find for vacations and events our family really enjoyed all the comforts plenty of baths for grooms dressing and all the pool was fabulous but missing being heated

Family will stay again for sure. Thank you for following up

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Tucson
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Tucson Mcgraw's Cantina
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Miles
Village Diner
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Mt. Lemmon
Car: necessary

A ten-minute drive from all the amenities and some decent local cafes and restaurants, but completely self-contained. Safeway Online will deliver! Enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor BBQ, etc. The kitchen is stocked with everything a cook needs and there is flatware and plates, etc. for a dinner party for 16. The dining room table seats eight (extra leaf to under master bed) and there is a second table for four in Arizona room. House truly houses 10-12 luxuriously, since our den is a private room and we offer a new blow up queen-sized bed and linens to make it a bedroom.

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Rates & Availability

Tucson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,500
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $75

Guests must schedule a weekly housekeeping clean up which we pay for, if they stay more than 6 nights. Checkout is 10AM unless otherwise negotiated in writing. POOL HEATER WILL BE 50 PER DAY PAID ON SITE IF YOU DECIDE TO HEAT POOL. IT CANNOT BE HEATED IF AIR TEMP IS BELOW AROUND 70 DEGREES.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Master ensuite - shower
  • All 3.5 bathrooms are brand new in 2012, and the showers are state of the art.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    There are two single sleep platforms in living room - 2 child bed , If you are 5'6 or shorter they are very comfortable
    Bedroom 3 (twins) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , We also have extra single blow up bed
  • Master has gorgeous bathroom ensuite. The second master has a private bathroom. The twins share a brand new bathroom with tub. The powder room is also very convenient to anyone sleeping in the family room or the living room sleep benches and is bathroom nearest to the den.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This is ideal for a couple, a family, a reunion of friends, and small wedding parties, also families visiting the UofA. If you want privacy and the outdoors, a luxurious but comfortable environment, Two Bird Ranch is for you. Our housekeeper comes in at our expense before and after your stay. We are happy to rent for small corporate retreats, and have welcomed groups around University of Arizona events.

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