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ENJOY TUCSON Our Beautiful Hacienda with hot tub, pool and views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Marian Salzman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

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 Tucson

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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Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Master ensuite - shower
    Near Bedrooms - toilet , shower , bidet
  • All 3.5 bathrooms are brand new in 2012, and the showers are state of the art.
  • 4 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 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 (twins) - 2 twin/ single , 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.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews
Salem, Oregon

Exquisite Desert Living

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Two Bird Ranch was a perfect escape from the city, yet close enough to shopping and the sites of Tucson. The home had everything we needed for our large family, yet also gave us space when we wanted it. We found everything needed for preparing meals and enjoying family time.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely guests who took great care of our home... thank you.
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The house is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The property, house, pool, and rooftop view are incredible. We had a relaxing and luxurious stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed Our Stay in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

The home was as described and suited our needs perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to book this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, wonderful part of Tucson

  • 4 of 5

Great house, very comfortable, located in a fabulous, remote part of Tucson. I'd go again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas with the family

  • 5 of 5

House met all the needs of 5 adults. Area was quiet and views beautiful. Everyone was easy to work with. Would do it again

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super comfortable for our family of nine

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The house was clean and comfortable. The rooftop offers 360-degree views of the sunrise and sunset. The cookware was fabulous and we enjoyed all the books. We would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thank you for caring for the house during your fall visit. We love it when families enjoy the house and the setting.
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Tucson Mcgraw's Cantina
Nearest Train
14 Miles
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $99

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

  • 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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