Three master bedrooms each with it's own bath and lots of room to spread out
As an artist I enjoy the beauty and serenity of my home, Casa de las Palmas. There are endless scenes for inspiration and relaxation. The desert gardens enhance the beauty with many species of wildflowers, desert trees including large native mesquite, desert shrubs and cacti. Pots are planted with colorful annuals. I enjoy tending the gardens, and though I lived in Casa de las Palmas for twenty years, we live next door now so there is plenty of opportunity to answer questions and to provide a friendly welcome and information.
Why Genii chose Catalina Foothills Estates
I love collecting antiques. The whole house had an antique feeling. I also love the desert and the mountain views. The amazing sense of seclusion is something to be cherished and protected. I have put my best into this house and now it is time to share it with others who I hope will enjoy it and return again and again.
What makes this Villa unique
The convenience of being close to a city are immense. Tucson still has the feel of a small city and has much to offer. Of course it is not New York or DC, but the outdoor experiences here abound and spectacular natural wonders like Sedona and The Grand Canyon aren't far away.
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We loved this place!! The property is set on a quiet cut-de-sac within the gorgeous Catalina foothills. The setting could not be more beautiful. The owner takes great pride in her garden and deservedly so. The facility is marvelous: lovely, inviting pool/hot tub area. The house has multiple patios both covered and otherwise. Rooms are bright and well appointed. We plan to go back soon.
This property IS an oasis, not an exaggeration. The grounds are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The home is extremely livable...a shaded veranda, eating areas, fully accoutred kitchen with high end appliances. In short this home is a wow. It will not disappoint. And the pool...oh my!
Beautiful,Spacious and Relaxing House with WONDERFUL Outdoor Areas
My family (8 adults and an 8-month-old) spent 2 wonderful weeks in February in this gorgeous, architecturally intriguing house located in the Catalina Foothills just north of Tucson. Can't say enough great things about this place - you must experience it for yourself! And the owners, Genii and Paul are very gracious and helpful hosts - it was such a pleasure for us to meet them and find out the history of the house. The house and grounds are gorgeous and beautifully decorated and landscaped. We had a fabulous time, even though the weather kept us indoors several of the days (it rained). The indoor part of the house is very spacious with several private areas for different activities, so we never felt crowded. The library was a wonderful place to work on a jigsaw puzzle on the days when the rain kept us indoors. And there is a lovely covered outdoor area with a gas fireplace that was a perfect place to sit and read while the rain came down. We also enjoyed this patio area in the evenings as we watched the sun set over Tucson (the views from the house are very nice - the mountains from the front; Tucson and far mountains from the back patio).
Finally, my family enjoys cooking and the kitchen is VERY well equipped for preparing meals. Of the 5+ VRBO houses we have stayed in, this kitchen was the best-equipped by far! But if cooking is not your thing, the house is not far from interesting and good restaurants (El Corral; Wild Garlic Grille; Union Public House to name a few) I could go on - the hot tub was wonderful and well-enjoyed by all of us. The pool was beautiful although we did not have it heated so only the adventurous men in my family were taking the plunge into it. And Tucson itself is beautiful with so many things to do and see - lots of hiking options in close proximity to the house; the Botanical Gardens; Saguaro National Park; the Gem Show!
If Tucson is your destination, I highly recommend this lovely house.
We really didn't want to leave after two weeks at this wonderful home. The views and the grounds are stunning, with magnificent mountains and striking desert landscaping to the front, and beautiful gardens around the pool patio in back. The home is private, clean, comfortable, spacious, and filled with original art and fantastic carved wooden doors. There's plenty of room to spread out, and there's a marvelous library, complete with toasty fireplace, that's perfect for a game of Clue. We all slept well in the beds. The house was well-stocked with great linens, kitchen supplies, grill accessories and patio furniture. We soaked in the spa during the lunar eclipse. The sunsets were some of the best we've ever seen, enjoyed from pool-side surrounded by saguaro and palm trees while listening to the soothing melody of the waterfall between the pools. Birds were abundant, we even saw a bobcat walking past the house, and we enjoyed the songs of the coyotes. There are several outdoor areas for relaxing -- a favorite was the comfortable ramada that offered shade on hot days as well as a good place to view morning birds. Genii and Paul were gracious, friendly, and attentive hosts, patiently showing us how everything worked, and they made themselves available throughout our stay. We can't say enough about how wonderful this home is, and we hope to return next year for a longer visit.
Tucson boasts the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum which is a world class museum of live plants and animals from the region.
Near the Desert Museum is the well known Old Tucson Movie Studios, where more than 400 films, television, and commercial productions were filmed on location.
Tucson has several cave destinations. Kartchner Caverns, only recently discovered, is 60 miles SE of Tucson has been voted Arizona's Best Attraction by USA Today is open year round. Colossal Cave Mountain Park is near Vail.
Golf and tennis abound in Tucson. The closest resort style golf courses are Ventana Canyon and El Conquistadore. Both are open to the public.
We have many miles of hiking or walking trails. Pima Canyon is the closest hiking trail. Sabino Canyon, and Catalina State Park. This park has many trails ranging from a very easy stroll to as difficult as you would want. Some meander along the flowing stream bed in monsoon season or when the mountain snow is melting.
Tucson boasts the largest gem and mineral show in the world. It is in February each year. You can shop for everything from geodes and fossils to rare gemstones and everything in between.
There are many horseback riding stables. The closest venue is at Hacienda Del Sol Resort.
For shopping close to the house La Encantada is definitely the place to go. La Encantada located at Campbell Road and Skyline Drive has more than 50 speciality stores and restaurants. The Apple store, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Tiffany's and more. AJ's, an amazing fine foods grocery store is also at La Encantada,
The restaurants include RA sushi, Blanco Tacos + Tequila, North. Vivace and Flemings Steak House are on adjacent corners at the same intersection
Tucson is also a town which loves art. There are many art galleries. The University of Arizona houses a very fine Art Museum and also the Center for Creative Photography.