|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We came back for a second year and might consider a third. The house is so great for families with children and there is so much to do. Watching the sun set from the roof terrace is a pleasure that never pales.
Three couples, one senior, two-grown children and a dog all thoroughly enjoyed staying at Two Bird Ranch for a week over the Christmas holidays. As others have wrote in their reviews, the pictures do not do justice to the house -- it is gorgeous, spacious and very comfortable. We found the extra leaf for the dining room table under the master bedroom bed and it was wonderful for all of us to be able to sit at the table for our meals. While the December weather was too cold to heat the pool and in-ground spa, the above-ground spa was ready to go when we got there and was greatly enjoyed. The fact that all the bedrooms have doors to the back patio and access to the back gate made it convenient for people to come and go without disturbing others in the house. The yard is lovely and very secure for the dog. All the facilities in the house are high-quality and were clean and in perfect working order. The housekeeper was there to let us in on the first day and show us around. Everything went smoothly with zero issues and we would certainly rent this house again the next time we are all in Tucson.
We had an 80th birthday party for my father - the house was the perfect setting!
Our team had a blast at the house and it was perfect for our 10 people. Really nice views. Thanks!
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.
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!
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.
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.