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.
- House3500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Eclectic 4000 Sq. Ft. 'Elegant Ranch' Renovated to Boho Perfection
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:00 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.
Exquisite Desert Living
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.
Lovely guests who took great care of our home... thank you.
The house is beautiful.
The property, house, pool, and rooftop view are incredible. We had a relaxing and luxurious stay!
Enjoyed Our Stay in Tucson
The home was as described and suited our needs perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to book this property again in the future.
Great house, wonderful part of Tucson
Great house, very comfortable, located in a fabulous, remote part of Tucson. I'd go again.
Christmas with the family
House met all the needs of 5 adults. Area was quiet and views beautiful. Everyone was easy to work with. Would do it again
Super comfortable for our family of nine
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.
And thank you for caring for the house during your fall visit. We love it when families enjoy the house and the setting.
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
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.