About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 8. City And Mtn Views. Hiking And Bike Paths
2000 sq ft home on one acre provides privacy for your vacation getaway. One queen-sized bed (first bedroom), two twin beds (second bedroom), trundle bed which can be either two twins or made into a king-sized bed (third bedroom), one full sized bed (pull out sofa in living room). Full kitchen. Two baths, one with jet tub. Washer and dryer. Two flat screen TVs with many DVDs. Wireless Internet. Phone. Property is beautifully landscaped to attract the many varieties of hummingbirds for your enjoyment. Large walled outside patio with heated hot tub and barbeque grill. Convenient to restaurants, downtown, and local attractions. Abundance of native cacti and wildlife, as well as convenient to hiking and bike paths. Located right off Gates Pass Road on the West side of Tucson. Check out our new property at listing #4590180.
Lynne and Bill
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Lynne and Bill
My husband and I have lived in Tucson since 1976 when we came for graduate work at the University of Arizona and we plan to live here the rest of our lives. We love the casual lifestyle, the friendly Arizonans, and the weather where your picnics are never rained out. My husband and I are engineers, although I have recently entered the world of real estate as a salesperson. This is our only rental property and we plan to make it our eventual retirement home.
Lynne and Bill purchased this House in 2010
Why Lynne and Bill chose Mountain Gardens Estates
We love the house; we love the neighborhood; we knew the previous owner and the builder. We love how you can sit outside in the u-shaped patio surrounded by incredible views of the city and surrounding mountains, or sit inside and feel like you're outside due to the large windows and glass doors. We love hearing the coyotes call to each other at night; we love watching the shooting stars; we love seeing the colorful hummingbirds sip nectar from flowers, watching the mule deer as they come down from the mountains in the afternoon to graze on the jojoba, and the javalina as they move in a herd through the desert. It's all right there at our doorstep. And finally, we love this property for its convenience. In minutes we can be downtown at the Convention Center, the University of Arizona, University Medical Center, some of the best restaurants in Tucson, museums, and attractions. We have the best of both worlds - desert tranquility and beauty while being within a 10 minute drive from Tucson and city life.
What makes this House unique
After searching properties for over a year, our casa, Entrada de los Montanas, was the choice. Its location offered million dollar views, and its layout made for a comfortable and relaxed living style. After a full year of working to upgrade the property, it was finally ready to offer to you, our visitors, for your vacation rental. From the new air conditioning and heating system to the carefully selected Southwestern furnishings we have tried to give visitors a WOW feeling from the time you open the front door until the day you leave. Comfort, privacy, beauty, convenience, ease and grace are words we hope our property conveys. We will strive to make your vacation the best one ever.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 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.
Wonderful house, great location, and Lynne and Bill were fantastic.
This was my first rental through VRBO and I couldn't be more pleased. The house was in fantastic condition, very comfortable and exactly as shown in the photos. The owners were fantastic and very attentive to my needs. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking to spend some time in Tucson. It's close to shopping, but gets you out in the quiet without being remote. I'll be back again to enjoy this wonderful property. FYI, the views in the early morning/evening are spectacular.
Thank you for your review. Bill and I really enjoyed meeting your bicycling group. And thanks for the fantastic review. We try very hard to make sure we meet or exceed our guests' expectations and it's nice to hear when we've succeeded. We know folks generally travel a long distance to get to Tucson and we want to do everything we can to make your trip, whether for business or pleasure, a pleasant experience. Come back soon!
Beautiful location! Excellent house!
This house had everything we needed for our all too brief southeast Arizona vacation! The property is located in a quiet neighborhood in the hills to the west of Tucson. Very close to Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park, yet also only minutes from shopping and dining. Lynne was great, meeting with us rather late at night to show everyone around the house, answer any questions we had, and provide very useful suggestions on what to do in the area. The rental had everything we needed for our stay, and we loved the layout of the house. Everyone especially loved breakfasts on the patio, and evenings in the hot tub. Centrally located, we were able to visit Tombstone, Chiricahua National Monument, Sabino Canyon, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and Saguaro National Park. Upon Lynne's suggestion, we were also able to get beautiful sunset photos at West Gates Pass. We also took advantage of a few of Lynne and Bill's excellent dining recommendations. We had a wonderful time during our stay here, and look forward to coming back and spending more time at this beautiful property!
We had a wonderful time. The home we stayed in was very clean, had a lot of room and a breathtaking view. We would visit the same property again.
Very comfortable home in a beautiful area
Perfect place to stay for our visit to Tucson. Lynne came over to answer any questions and had suggestions on things to see. Home was very clean and well stocked if you wanted to cook. Truly enjoyed our time here
Terrific in every way!
We spent a wonderful two-week vacation in this house. The house was immaculate, comfortable, and accommodating for three adults and a dog. Two of of the four of us (guess which) enjoyed a daily hot tub and drinks on the patio overlooking the city of Tucson. All of us looked forward to returning "home" after day trips to the Desert Museum, or Sabino Canyon, or Mexican food at Wisdoms, just south of Tupac, or Elgin and the wine country. Bill and Lynne were wonderful hosts and did everything they could to make our stay the best ever. What a wonderful place and what great new friends we have in them! We shall return.
Late Winter Family Get Together
This was our first trip to Tucson and we were apprehensive. The property was everything we were expecting after reviewing the ad. The place was spotless when we arrived, it was comfortable, its location was wonderful for the things we wanted to do and see. So many of our friends have rented places in subdivisions where the houses were five feet apart. With this place we truly had the privacy for which we were hoping. Lynne provided information on some of the sites that were popular and she couldn't have been a better trip advisor. But even with all the favorable attributes of this property the one thing that really stuck out was that Lynne truly made us feel welcome. Thanks for that. We will definitely recommend your place in the future.....after we make our next year's reservation.
The beauty and history of the Old West - a place like no other on earth. Entrada de los Montanas (Entry to the Mountains) is situated in the foothills of Tucson's oldest mountain range, the Tucson Mountains. The 3000 foot elevation gives unobstructed city views as well as wrap-around mountain views. We are situated on the popular bike path of Gates Pass and back up to the Gates Pass County Park, a natural area studded with thousands of majestic giant Saguaro cacti and much desert wildlife, and with many hiking and bike trails. Although removed from the hustle bustle of the city, it is only a 5 to 10 minute drive to central downtown Tucson, the University of Arizona, the Tucson Convention Center, and Interstate I-10. A short 15 minute drive from our property west, across gorgeous Gates Pass will bring you to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios, the film location of many Western movies and the original Lone Ranger television series. The International Wildlife Museum is only a 3-minute drive away. Other easily accessible local attractions are Flandreau Planetarium, located on the University of Arizona campus, as is the Arizona State Museum which houses many Native American exhibits as well as ancient Western artifacts. A short hop onto I-10, about 5 minutes away, will take you east to Sabino Canyon where you can hike or ride the tram up the canyon and learn many interesting facts about desert plants and animals; the Pima Air Museum which houses many old and new aircraft and WWII memorabilia; Kartchner Caverns which has been named one of the 10 best cave networks in the world; and the historic western towns of Tombstone and Bisbee. Or travel west on I-10 to Phoenix and catch a Dbacks game. Whatever your daily activity you can return to casa Entrada de los Montanas, relax as you sit in the heated spa with a chilled glass of wine and look over the breathtaking views of the Tucson Valley; or watch hummingbirds sip nectar from the flowers in your private patio; or catch sight of the occasional roadrunner or coyote or perhaps even a bobcat or mule deer as they make their appearances in the cool of the afternoon. See the moon as it rises over the mountains or catch one of our many meteor showers. The absence of cloud cover and downtown street lights allow you to see as many as 30 meteors per second. As night falls use the telescope that we've provided to view the milky way and planets as you've never before seen them in the crystal clearness of the Arizona desert night air. We sincerely hope you will be our guests and we promise to do our utmost to make this your best vacation ever.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional pet fee of $15/day/pet. Non-smoking property.