Sleeps 6, Private Resort Backyard, Split Bedroom Floor Plan, Mtn/Desert Views
I have lived and worked in Tucson for many years and know a great deal about the area so ask me questions! Prior to moving to Tucson, I lived in Seattle and Minneapolis and was raised on the east coast. I have children and grandchildren who live 'up north' and often visit them. I enjoy sharing my gorgeous desert home when I travel or visit my children. It is truly my zen house. I hope you will find this peace as well.
Lael purchased this House in 2011
Why Lael chose Oro Valley
My home has a gorgeous, private backyard with pool, hot tub and waterfall feature. It is large and expansive and has several seating areas and a firepit which is especially nice for viewing the canopy of stars in the clear Tucson skies in the evening. It has a screened Arizona Room with chat set table and chairs. It also features a split bedroom floor plan for master bedroom privacy and a gas fireplace which makes it warm and cozy in the cooler winter months. Oro Valley is a beautiful area and close to many desert and mountain hiking trails. It is a golf-lover's paradise with many world class golf courses located within a 5 mile radius. The home is 25 minutes from the University of Arizona and downtown Tucson, and 15 minutes from the Catalina foothills restaurants and bars. It is also close to Miraval Resort and Spa if you wish to do a spa day or half day there.
What makes this House unique
The gorgeous private backyard has many seating areas and the home has a split bedroom floor plan.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Even better than expected
Our family of four (2 adults/2 kids) stayed here for a week and had a phenomenal time. The home was very comfortable, well stocked, and had beautiful (and huge) backyard. The screened in porch was even larger than what is depicted in the photo. It's perfect for those of us that are mosquito magnets. The bed in the master bedroom was super comfortable. Grocery stores and restaurants are close by. I loved that I could leave the house in either direction and be able to easily get on a paved trail. The unheated pool was perfect for the heat we had. Even with it as warm as it was we did end up using the hot tub. It was nice being able to go from the cool water of the pool to warm water. Lael was very accommodating and great to work with. We highly recommend her home.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and nice review. I truly appreciate it! I strive to make my home warm and comfortable so that guests can arrive and put their cares away. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come again. Thank you again!
This was everything we ecpected and more!
This was our third vrbo rental and they just keep getting better. Will come back to this one again. Loved it!
Very nice and comfortable home! Loved the location and the beautiful backyard! Everything was clean and the kitchen was well stocked. Would highly recommend staying at this home!
Lovely setting with the perfect outdoor space.
We had a great time at this beautiful home. The outdoor space is why we were interested in renting this home and it lived up to expectations. Lots of great hiking was easily accessed from this location. The owner was very responsive to our questions. My only suggestion is that the home have some kind of "welcome" binder that provides information about the house all in one spot (including checkout procedures) and maybe thoughts on what to do in the area. Most rental houses we've stayed at have something like this to reduce the number of questions we have to bug the owner with.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review! I will provide an informational guide to the house and close by restaurants, grocery stores, hiking, etc. I have had those in my home and will replenish. Thank you again for the great review, much appreciated and I hope you can visit again!
Yes, this home is like a resort. Everything you need and more!! Spectacular pool, spa, backyard patio... we couldn’t have asked for more! We utilized every part of the residence. We grilled one night and sat out in the evening with a fire. The home was spacious and more than comfortable for 6. We appreciated all the supplies and things in the home...coffee and coffee maker, blender, wonderful wine opener, plenty of towels and sheets. Easy to work with the owner and she was so helpful and relaxed. I would highly recommend this place!!
Thank you so much for your excellent review! I very much appreciate your taking the time to write it. I take pride in my home and do my best to make it very comfortable and relaxing for my guests. I am glad you enjoyed it and I do hope you can come again. Thanks Much!
Lovely Time in Tucson
It was great to stay at this house. The beds and linens and amenities were terrific; the kitchen was (mostly) very well stocked. There was plenty of room to spread out for the four of us and we could've had more very comfortably. Lael was always available and quick to respond to questions. A couple things that I felt the house needed: more silverware (we were perpetually running out) and better reading light (the main living room was really hard see one's book in--and we love kicking back and reading). It also would've been nice to have a binder outlining what was around us (in terms of nearby hikes, shops, etc). This house is a solid 25 minutes from downtown Tucson, but it seemed like everything was about the distance (so just FYI with your Tucson planning). We really enjoyed walking along the nearby wash and we saw some great birds just beyond the backyard. And two "shooting stars" from the jacuzzi! Highly recommend driving up Mt. Lemmon, touring the Sonoran Desert Museum, the mission, and driving and hiking the Eastern section of the Saguaro NP. We had a great time in Tucson!
Home is within a half mile to 4 miles of El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, Oro Valley Country Club, Crooked Tree Golf Course, The Gallery and Golf Clubs at Dove Mountain, Ritz Carlton Golf Course Dove Mountain, Stone Canyon and the Views Golf Club in Rancho Vistoso. 10 minutes to Catalina State Park hiking trails into the Catalina Mountains and Romero Pools or to the Tortolita Mountain hiking trails (Honeybee Canyon and Wild Burro Trails). Tucson Mountain hiking trails 20 to 30 minutes to trailheads. Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is a 35 minute drive through gorgeous desert scenery. 20 minutes to renowned Miraval Resort and Spa with day spa services or to Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain with excellent spa, bar and restaurants. 10 minutes to Catalina Foothills restaurants and resorts. 25 minutes to the University of Arizona and to vibrant Tucson downtown restaurants, live music and bars.