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Relax In Comfort And Privacy On One Acre Among The Saguaros

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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Mountain Gardens Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Private off of master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared by bedrooms 2 and 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bath with jet tub and shower. TV. Door to patio.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Trundle bed - two twins or can be made into a king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double pull out sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Located one mile from a major resort with availability to Arnold Palmer golf course. Situated on a popular bicycle route over scenic Gates Pass Road. Close to hiking paths, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, and International Wildlife Museum attractions. Abundant native wildlife (birds, coyote, deer, roadrunners, javalina, etc) can be viewed from the property. Convenient to Interstate I-10, University of Arizona and downtown Tucson.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Relax In Comfort And Privacy On One Acre Among The Saguaros
average rating of 4.885714 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful house, great location, and Lynne and Bill were fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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! Lynne
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The property is very clean and spacious with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for my daughters graduation from UofA. The property is very clean and spacious with a beautiful view. Lynn was over right away to greet us and show us how to work the Jacuzzi. You felt very far away from the city when in actuality it was only 8 miles from campus. I would definitely recommend the property

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Graduations are such special events. I'm glad you had a comfortable time at our place. If your boys go to the UofA be sure to keep us in mind for future visits. Thanks again, and best of luck to your daughter on her career in MIS. Regards, Lynne
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Perfect location for a perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Statistics speak for themthelves:

cleanliness: 5 stars

communication, information and helpfulness: 5 stars

equipment and technical facilities: 5 stars

location and spaciousness: 5 stars

botanical environment and wildlife: 5 stars

views from the patio: 5 stars

anything else that might be of interest: 5 stars

overall: 5 stars (wow, couldn't be better)

Everything was perfect during our three week stay at Lynne's and Bill's property.

Thank you for the wonderful time!

R.M. with family

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque Views Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The place was just gorgeous. Very spacious. Plenty of room to do your own thing . You are far enough out to enjoy the desert experience but close to whatever you might need within a short drive . Lynne was a most gracious host . The welcoming basket was so nice . I can't wait to go back ! I couldn't recommend it more .

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We think Tucson is one of the greatest places on earth and want our guests to think so too. Please come back and see us soon. Lynne and Bill
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Super clean, lots of space and super view

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding and this property was perfect. The house is very clean and well laid out. The owners thoughtfully provided lots of local information along with some snacks and coffee in a welcome basket. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

The house has a lovely interior courtyard with an expansive view of Tucson and the distant mountains. The view is a knockout feature, we couldn't get enough of it. The kitchen is spacious and has almost everything a cook would need. The eating and sitting area has large window also with a view.The bedrooms had comfortable beds. The bathrooms were spotless and had great towels.

We entertained all of the out of town family for a casual dinner and seated 16 at various tables and chairs around the dining area and courtyard. Everyone commented on how well the house worked for our family get together.

The only caution is that the driveway is steep but after one time you get the hang of it.

Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this property. We've been coming to Tucson over 20 years and this was, by far, our favorite stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, and thanks for a wonderful review. We try our best to make our property be what we expect on our vacations. I'm so glad you enjoyed your family and the wedding. Please come back again soon Lynne
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Wonderful experience at this property.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property of Lynn and Bill's for wedding in March of 2017. It was a wonderful experience even before arriving. I was traveling with two children and had questions. Lynn was easy to reach by phone to answer all questions in preparation for the trip. We arrived very late at night and the lights were left on and they were ready for us. There was also a basket of goodies and water as we didn't have time to stop to get any groceries. The house was better than the photos. It was very well kept and clean. The view was breath taking!!! Lynn came over to greet us in the morning and gave great tips for things to do in the area, which was all close by. We had so much fun and made such great memories! Thank you so much for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you and your family had a good time and that you liked our place. It makes us happy that we helped make your stay in Tucson more enjoyable. Come back soon! Lynne
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Lynne and Bill
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This is the cleanest place we've ever stayed"
Mar 2013
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Daisy Mae's Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Starr Pass Resort, a Jack Nicholson golf course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate I-10
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Teresa's Mosaic Cafe, Mexican cuisine
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional pet fee of $15/day/pet. Non-smoking property.

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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