Beautiful home on five acres of pristine desert...Awesome views of the Catalinas and Rincon Mountains.. Lots of birds, coyotes and wildlife all around.. Home is surrounded by mesquites, cacti and agaves....Out but close to shopping, restaurants and cafes....Lots of hiking paths and bike riding close... All tile floors, high ceilings with fans in all rooms...wood burning fireplace inside and out. Huge brick patio and disappearing sliding glass doors to an incredible backyard with big mesquites and awesome views of the Catalina Mountains. Very quiet, peaceful, with huge wash and sometimes running water. Just a beautiful place to relax and get away. Pool is not heated in the winter. Home has huge windows and a disappearing sliding glass door, to bring the outside in. Huge saguaro out front, private backyard where lots of birds gather. Outside patio on the banks of the Agua Caliente wash with stone fireplace to watch the stars as they come out at night. Roadrunners, quails, hummingbirds, coyote howling, beautiful sunsets almost every night. The Agua Caliente Park just south of property with natural hot spring and wild ducks. Mt. Lemmon is just north, and only takes a half hour to reach the top, temperature drops 20 degrees, pine trees, ski lift and three restaurants. The smells of the desert after a rain is incredible. Short ride down a dirt road to this desert oasis...
Come Out And Feel The Wild, Wild West/Birder's Paradise'
Joe Klein or Barbara Powell
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 15, 2019
About Joe Klein or Barbara Powell
Hi...this home was a bank repo, completely torn apart..I added this addition in 2007...tried to leave the desert untouched. I originally came to Tucson from Annapolis Md., grew up in a harbor on the Severn River. Moved here in 1982 to get away from the cold...Love Tucson... I am a watercolor artist and the home is full of my paintings. If interested in buying any let me know.. The master bedroom has African animal art and the guest bedroom has birds from all over the world. I manage this home with my guy Joe...Joe knows how to fix everything, he is a world of knowledge and if there is a problem he knows how to fix it. We live on the property, in the main house.
Joe Klein or Barbara Powell purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Joe Klein or Barbara Powell chose Tucson
Our place is very remote but close to town. We own five acres of mostly untouched desert. The Catalina Mtns. are so close and the way the light changes the shadow every morning and night is incredible...The sunsets are the best in the world, almost every evening. Relax out back and watch as the birds come in for their breakfast and dinner and experience the sunsets. Lots of coyote sounds early mornings and late evenings. The property has a huge wash, that runs a lot, sometimes it is a raging river. Great place to hike and go up into the canyons. There is an incredible park just south of property, has a natural spring that feeds the ponds, lots of wild ducks, and birds that visit in the winter...My property is only half an hour to the top of Mt. Lemmon. Pine trees and 20 degrees cooler at the top. Awesome drive with lots of scenic spots along the way and picnic areas. My favorite spot to stI have been to Mt. Lemmon lots of times...and have found a great place to stop along the way is Box Alder , always no one there, picnic tables, bathroom, and lots of blue and black birds. This home is so quiet at night, that you can hear the water running in the wash, coyotes howl, roadrunners click, owls hoot, the wind thru the mesquites. There is a huge pool with diving board for summer fun too. We have just put in a really nice spa tub. Down Tanque Verde Rd. to the east, is some great 4 wheel driving experiences. The road turns into Reddington Road and goes on forever. Great spot for birders, quail come in twice a day to feed on the quail blocks, also roadrunner past thru, lots of cardinals, hawks, doves, woodpeckers...lots of rabbits feed around the yard...We have two acres fenced in.. We live in the main house, so we are here most of the time to fix and answer any questions that you have. Just added HBO, #500's Also, we have another rental on VRBO, the number is 612960 The unit is up a private spiral staircase...
What makes this Cottage unique
Experience complete privacy, away from the maddening world, hear no noises except the birds, coyotes and the wind. Go down to the gazebo and start a roaring fire... Listen to the sounds of the desert and watch the stars come out like you have never experienced them!!! Really great place for birders, lots of birds all around the property, we feed them so they surround the property. This property has lots and lots of big and little cacti, agaves, mesquites, palo verdes, iron wood trees. Sometimes when we get a good rain, the wash is running and it sounds wonderful, waterfront property in Arizona. The wash is a great place to explore, lots of native plants, huge trees, canyons to climb, goes on forever into the mountains. Some great day trips to Tombstone, Mt. Lemmon, Mexico (only lil over an hour away), Desert Museum, Old Tucson, lots of ghost towns around, Patagonia has a lil lake that rents boats and canoes, 3 casinos, two incredible missions, Wild Life museums, Madera Canyon, Sabino Canyon with 7 Falls, Saguaro National Monuments, Bisbee (old mining town), Kartchner Caverns, and Colossal Caves, Flandrau Planetarium, Kit Peak Planetarium, Biosphere, 4 malls for shoppers...or just relax and watch the scenery around the property, and sun bathe..almost always sunny here. We also have another property on this location...the VRBO # is 612960 We just put in a 5 person spa, we will keep it heated...and Joe keeps the chemicals just right... HBO channels too....500 on the direct tv
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I can't say much that hasn't been said already but this a perfect place to stay in Tucson area. Great hosts, great location for outdoor activities, a very eclectic home that has everything, plus close to great restaurants and numerous parks. We will be back for sure!
Spacious, beautiful, quiet, and private
We had a wonderful stay in Dorothy's Cottage. It was well equipped, private, with extensive outdoor space, views of the Catalina's, and the hosts, Barbara and Joe were great!
The pictures do not do justice to this home away from home! Comfortable, charming and luxurious. We spent a week here for our honeymoon and spent the time hiking in nearby parks and relaxing. Barbara and Joe were gracious and a great resource for navigating the Tuscon area.
Charming and secluded
Relax and enjoy the Sonoran desert from this comfortable retreat
Commune with nature in the desert.
Easy to commune with nature in the desert. Star-filled sky. Serenaded by coyotes; other visitors included javelinas, rabbits, gambel's quail, doves, song birds, lizards. Great to have owners nearby to answer questions. Wonderful decor and art inside & out plus attractive landscaping. Pool & hot tub available but not used by us. Spectacular shower plus jacuzzi. Well-stocked kitchen, bathrooms, bedroom. Nearby to restaurants, shopping needs, mountains, Saguaro Nat'l Park East, hiking, etc. Aqua Caliente Park and springs right across the road. Owners really nice & helpful but not intrusive.
Beautiful place in ideal location. Hosts were very hospitable.
Saguaro Nat'l Monument, Agua Caliente Park, Colossal Cave, Reddington Pass close....Nogales, Mexico is about 60 miles away south...Lots of shopping, just park your car US side and walk across...it is an experience. Two really old missions along the way to Mexico. The Grand Canyon is north at the top of Arizona, along the way or way back the town of Sedona is an awesome place to visit. There are three casinos close to Tucson, just ask for directions...
Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studio is an hour away.
Because of allergies, we do not take cats at our home....
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check out is 11:00 A.M. Check in is 4:00 pm, sometimes check in could be earlier, depending on when the people left before. This property is on a five acre lot, with a huge wash that runs thru the middle..sometimes it is a raging river or soft stream. Great for hiking or just sitting and admiring the untouched beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Mountain views everywhere and no manmade sounds...