2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Townhome, sleeps 4+ with private pool & hot tub
About Tory Thomas
I bought this home to have a little slice of Tucson. I live most of the time in Aspen, Co where I teach skiing and sell real estate. I was so impressed with the desert, and enjoy the difference between the lush mountains of Colorado and Arizona afford me.
Why Tory Thomas chose Prince Tucson
I chose this property for it's perfect size. I love to entertain and this is all about the living area, but the Master bedroom suite and Guest bedroom offer gracious living spaces and plenty of closet space. Architecturally it's a winner with 20 foot ceilings, and large open floor plan. I like to be in the center of it all Tucson has to offer, but wanted a bit of the country as well. The Rillito River wash offers that "bit of country." I've seen owls, coyotes, 1 javelina and endless bird life. Daily you will see Morning Doves and Quail. Lots of hawks as well.
What makes this Townhome unique
If you like the outdoors or a gym or biking, this property is the perfect place for you. And it's nice to have your very own pool and jacuzzi where you can sit and relax. They're not large but they are totally private to you! You'll find the house is fully stocked. From dishware to bedding, the furnishings are beautiful! I'm sure the photos attracted you to look further. Giving good service is just my way-----making sure everything in the home is clean, in working order, and nothing but first class, so when you come for your vacation you can relax. And if anything breaks while you're there I have local staff to jump right on it and get it fixed. And if you're curious about the area or anything else you may always call me!
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - Pets with approval.Pets with approval.
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
I cannot say enough about how nice this property is. Everything is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It is stocked with everything you could possibly need. The management team treated us wonderfully. I would definitely recommend this property! The location is really centrally located, with easy access to everything in Tucson. The river behind us actually ran twice while we were there. Would definitely consider this property again.
Lovely home, soured by property manager interactions
This home is in a good location for access to groceries, biking, and a walkway, and central enough to get everywhere in reasonable timeframes. It is quiet, inviting, and has lots of nice touches in artwork from around the world.
We were pleasantly surprised by how well-stocked the kitchen is with cooking equipment; as people who like to do our own cooking, this was important. Similarly, the house had plenty of essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, extra pillows, and plenty of towels (though all towels in bathrooms were bleach-stained).
The interior temperature of the house was 60 degrees when we arrived, unpleasantly cold living and sleeping for a couple days. It would have been nice if the heat could have been turned on just prior to our arrival.
Interactions with the property manager were difficult and even distressing. We reported maintenance issues when we arrived, including a toilet that flooded the floor and one exterior door that did not close and lock. After no initial response for the first few days, we did get good response in short order after a follow-up.
At the end of our 4-week stay, we were sent a 20-item list of interior and exterior cleaning to do (some requiring cleaning on a ladder), even though we pre-paid a hefty cleaning fee and there had been no indication on VRBO, in our rental contract, or in owner's on-site book, of these requirements (e.g. cleaning toilets with pumice). When prop mgr was asked why we were obligated to all the cleaning when we had paid for it and some was impossible given departure time (e.g. washing and storing all bedding and towels), and our age and disabilities, the response was "to assure return of security deposit". After some difficulty reaching the prop mgr, an agreement was reached about a limited amount of cleaning that we would have done anyway. In the spirit of cooperation we did considerably more - all but 6 of the 20 listed items.
After departure, we were messaged we would not get our full deposit returned because the house was 'dirty' and there was a stain on the couch (which we reported earlier in our stay). Worse, the message accused me of lying when I reported the stain. A request for enumerated 'dirtiness' problems went unanswered.
It was only after my very distressed response to the accusation about lying, and an appeal to the owner, that the security deposit was returned.
Based on these interactions, I can't fully recommend what is otherwise a pleasant and lovely home.
I know sometimes people have different perspectives and I respect that. We are so glad the renter liked the house, the furnishings and appointments within. Her experience appears to be different from the rest of my guests. Everyone who rents from me , knows through our original contact that they are welcome to call me at any time. I never received a call from this renter after the reservation was made.
My Tucson manager is nothing but professional. Megan upgraded the internet service without any additional charge to the renter. I was provided proof that the toilet was fixed the same day the complaint was called in. The cleaning list—apologies, my fault---that list is a list for the housekeepers that somehow got in their welcome package. It is not the tenant’s responsibility to pumice the toilets. That would be absurd. We do ask that they turn down the sheets and toss the towels on the floor so housekeeping knows they’re dirty. Having stayed in VRBO properties myself, I find this to be the norm. My manager did not call the tenant any names. She has photos from the move-in, showing the sofa (which is new) to be in immaculate condition. At move-out there were stains and candy sticking to it. We had to get the sofa professionally cleaned which I paid for. The renter still never called me. My manager did .
This is the first negative review I’ve received in all the years I’ve rented the home. Many of my renters are repeat customers. I am already booked the majority of 2020/2021. The property is well-cared for, and we have a maintanence man that lives less than 3 miles away so that we can respond quickly to any problems that come up. The problems are rare, but it is a house, and unforeseen things can happen.
When you book your stay with us, you will have my phone number to call me directly. I welcome hearing of your experience!!
Really nice townhome. The location was convenient. Nice quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed walking our dog at nearby Rillito natural park. Loved our month in Tucson!
Excellent introduction to Tucson
Our family just moved across the country to Tucson. We had the privilege of staying at Tory's home for several months while we searched for a more permanent rental. Our temporary home far surpassed our expectations. It's a beautiful, spacious and welcoming space inside and out helping to make us feel at home in a wildly different landscape! It was stocked for settling in and enjoying our time there with many thoughtful details all easing this temporary stage of our transition. We made full use of the sweet backyard enjoying the jacuzzi almost daily-- so easy to heat up in a moment or two and jump in to star gaze or dip back and forth from pool to hot tub to sipping drinks and sharing meals poolside. We also loved the quiet neighborhood, close to many amenities, groceries, cafes, restaurants, discovering, exploring and enjoying the local gems all within an easy commute in any direction. During the monsoons we watched the storms sweeping in and enjoyed seeing "the river" right behind fill up and flow wildly! and during the dryer months watching local wildlife running through the wash and the nearby desert landscape at the park-- just 2 blocks away-- a perfect destination for evening strolls to watch the breathtaking desert sunsets turning the mountains into a shining coral light display. What's more, Tory is an attentive and helpful owner who was very responsive to needs or concerns. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to land.
Someone who stays in my house is my guest! I love that my guests come back again and again!
Convenient location and wonderful amenities
Where to begin? The townhouse is located within easy drives to downtown Tucson as well as many local attractions. The Rillito Loop is directly behind the house, offering exploration opportunities for the bicyclist and hiker. The house itself offers terrific Catalina Mountain views and is well equipped. The quiet street is set off from Country Club Road, so there is no traffic noise whatsoever. The Rio Vista Nature area is an easy 2 block walk from the house. The Jacuzzi and pool offer relief from the warmer area temps.
We stayed at Borg lane for one month. Funky, unique architecture and classy appointments. Stunning Catalina views and sunsets! The location is very good, close to U of A, downtown, but also east side nature beauty. Very quiet street. The proximity to the Tennis and Raquetball club (with two nice pools) is great and do buy the $30 week or $52 month pass, much cheaper than day passes. Also direct connection to the bike trail, perfect for bicycle lovers! The spa and pool are not user friendly and one is well advised to get some personal training from Tom the pool man. Even then, we gave up on using the pool because you can't really get it to a good temperature when it needs to be heated. But that was a small problem given that everything else was first class!! Strongly recommended!
Property backs up to the Rillito River Wash , full of wildlife and beauty. The Tucson Racquet Club is less than 2 blocks away where you can play tennis, take fitness classes and yoga, get a massage or eat at their restaurant. 25 miles of paved bike trails are accessed right next to the club. St. Phillips Plaza and Trader Joe's are just over a mile away!