|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Our beautiful Italian Villa is complete with all the comforts of home and more! The gorgeous courtyard has plenty of relaxing areas to sit and just enjoy the peaceful water feature or firepit in the center of the large Palapa. You enter into the living room/kitchen with granite countertops and top of the line appliances. The bedroom is spacious with a walk-in closet, complete with bath robes. Separate laundry room with washer/dryer and folding counter. Enjoy the evening sunsets and views from the balcony rooftop. Walking distance to Saguaro National Monument East, and so many historical attractions to see in Tucson. If relaxing is tops on your to do list, look no further, you have just found the perfect property!
The Unique Benefits of this Villa: Everyone that has stayed in this home never want to leave! The vegetation that surrounds this home is spectacular. A recent guest said he couldn't believe the variety of birds he saw!
We built our main residence in 1994 on this nearly 9 acres of spectacular desert. In 2007, we added our Italian Villa, with many special touches coming from my Italian heritage and amazing Grandmother.
JoJo purchased this villa in 2007
My husband and I have come here over four different new years. We first came before we had children and since our first stay have had two babies who now also have enjoyed the villa. The owners are such wonderful people and have become friends now. We hosted a birthday party for my husband this past visit and JoJo and Howard joined our party. The outdoor space with the grill and fire pit made it perfect for our larger party to spread out. We love staying at the villa with the little ones because they can explore the outside courtyard but because it's enclosed by a wall and gate, they remain safe and we can keep an eye on them. The fruit trees produce the most delicious oranges, grapefruit and kumquats. They spoil us for the rest of the year! And Howard brings over his mom's famous chocolate chip cookies, which everyone enjoys. While you do need a car to get around, we enjoyed walking to the Saguaro Park and also to a nearby cafe right across from the Park's entrance. We can't recommend the place more highly except to tell our family and friends about how great it is. Hopefully, Jo Jo and Howard, we'll see you next New Year's!
This is our third time to stay in the villa. My husband and I have traveled all over the world and we both agree our experience here is one of our very favorite. The villa itself is very clean, the kitchen is great for cooking, and the bed is very comfortable. The walled private courtyard is another living space for grilling, sitting around the fire pit, or just relaxing. Each day we begin with breakfast and then we are off to explore, hike and soak in the Tucson weather. Upon returning we make a delicious late lunch or early dinner in the fabulous kitchen or outside grill. Afterwards, we go for an evening walk with our precious Cavalier King Charles who by the way loves the owners Howard and Jo Jo. We must hurry our evening walk in order to get back just in time to watch the sunset from the rooftop of the villa. WOW what a view and watching the lights of the city begin to sparkle is just breath taking. We end our day around the fire pit visiting. We love this place so much and we have been fortunate to stay here 10 weeks this year. We have already booked 12 weeks for next year! If you are looking for a wonderful experience in the Tucson area stop looking you have found it. In past years we have stayed here in early May and it is a great time as well as January, February, March and April. We want to try the month of July soon to experience the Monsoon season. Yes as you can see we are just crazy about the Italian Villa in the Desert. As far as the owners Howard and Jo Jo they are amazing and words cannot describe just how much they make you feel welcome. From the villa itself to the beautifully maintained grounds we know you will enjoy your stay. The only bad part is when you must say goodbye. We are never ready to leave.
The Villa in the Desert is first class. Howard and Jojo could not be more accommodating while also respecting your privacy. The vila is nice, efficient for living, the grounds are beautifully landscaped, the location is great for Saguaro National Park, other Tucson attractions. Restaurants, groceries, other shopping are a brief drive. You do need a car. We have stayed there repeatedly and recommend without hesitation.
This property is everthing it is described to be and more. What a fantastic location. The owners are great. If you are looking for piece and quiet and privacy, other than for the distant coyote and the cooing of quail, there is no sound for miles around. Don't forget the water feature outside. The view from the roof top of the city lights is a nice touch. Many shady areas to sit and read and relax. Jo Jo and Howard are fantastic owners and very personable. Howard loves to bake goodies, which he shares. We spent two weeks and did not want to leave. We have stayed at other properties and the Villa has set a new bar against which all other properties must now be compared. There is nothing inside the house that is lacking. We will be back.
My wife and I stayed here this January for a week and our first impression was WOW. After staying a week a few more adjectives were apparent - amazing, relaxing, quiet, secluded. The owners, Howard and Jojo, were very helpful, and we noticed the place is stocked with every conceiveable item from aspirin to ziplocks. We especially like coming back early in the evening, but were torn between watching the sunset from the roof, or lighting up the firepit and enjoying a glass of wine. There may be good restaurants in Tucson, but we chose to cook our own here as the kitchen and BBQ area is so nice and we hated to leave the place. We enjoyed visits by Howard around the firepit. He was most helpful in trying to find out info about the surrounding area for us. Lots to see and do in the area as well! Hard to improve on this!
I've rented many properties from VRBO over the years and this is the best one some far!! The owners don't miss a thing and have really set up this villa for people to enjoy and relax - no detail left undone. Location wise, it is fantastic with ready access to the best parts of Tucson. I will back!!
Walking Distance to Saguaro National Park East.
Other Activities: Shopping, Basketball Court, Wildlife Viewing, Spa, Racquetball, Mini Golf
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
$300 Reservation/Security Deposit - $150 is refundable within 14 days of departure
as long as there is no damage. Remaining $150.00 is used as a cleaning fee.
Pet Deposit - $150 per pet with $100 being refundable within 14 days of departure as long as there is no damage.
Half is required 60 days prior to arrival, with the remaining balance due two weeks before arrival.