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Property Details

Updated: Feb 27, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Unique central Tucson oasis located ten minutes from the University of Arizona. Great to relax and enjoy Tucson. See our reviews!

The property is entirely walled and has a large pool surrounded by a beautiful garden with lots of birds. You will enjoy the extensive garden including four 100 year old plus majestic saguaros, as well as orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit trees and the large porch with a great view on the Catalinas.

The house has a personalized decoration and extensive library. There are two deluxe memory foam king beds, and one memory foam queen bed and a guest house with its own full kitchen, king bed, bathroom with shower, and outdoor private sitting area.

Fully stocked kitchen with microwave, oven, dishwasher, Cuisinard, blender.

Elsewhere in the garden there are private sitting areas, and an outdoor Mexican wood burning cheminee for nights around the fire. Stone lined paths wind through the large garden.

Wifi throughout, and an ethernet cable. Cox cable television with two televisions, one in the main house and a large screen in the guest house. CD player and stereo. DVD player. Games and toys for children.

The property is entered by remote controlled entry gates, interior parking for 2 cars

The long porch which runs the length of the house faces east and north with an unobstructed view of the Catalina mountains, and precious shade during the hot days. Outdoor dining table on the porch, as well as casual seating area.

Modern and powerful central air conditioning and heat.

A birders paradise. Dove, quail, desert wrens, woodpeckers, nesting in the Saguaros.

Gas fired Weber deluxe grill for outdoor BBQ

A swimmer's pool, large and 9 feet deep in the deep end. Pool and/or jacuzzi heat available upon request, subject to weather conditions

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Central Tucson Home in Magical Garden with pool & GH
Tucson Arizona

Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5
We drove to Tucson from Austin, Texas and met our son and daughter-in-law, who had driven from the San Francisco area, for four wonderful days in Tucson. The house was just as pictured, and the yard was even better than advertised. Our kids have a dog who loved being able to roam around the yard safely. The fence provides total security. Wish we had been there a little later in the year, because the pool looked wonderful. We had a few minor issues with the house, and the property manager was very responsive as was the owner. We would definitely recommend this lovely home.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Central Tucson Home in Magical Garden with pool & GH
Tucson Arizona
Shreveport, Louisiana

Exceptional home, wonderful atmosphere, every amenity we could ask for

  • 5 of 5
The perfect getaway. The house was eclectic yet completely modern. Three bathrooms in the main house was a plus for six girls that we traveled with. The house had every amenity we could hope for. The beds were comfortable to the point of luxurious, which was a pleasant surprise. The heater was much appreciated on the cold nights. We used the gas barbecue pit to grill one night and had a feast! The jacuzzi was a definite highlight. The grounds were charming and completely enclosed so we felt like we were a world away from everyone. The groundskeeper attended to our every need and could not have been nicer. We will definitely come back the next time we are in Tucson. I am brutally honest in my critiques and I cannot think of one thing lacking in this house. Hats off to the owner.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Central Tucson Home in Magical Garden with pool & GH
Tucson Arizona
Tucson, AZ


  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay here and would definitely recommend the house for its location and charm. If we ever rent a house here again, we'll definitely return. The grounds were perfect for exploring native vegetation, but still had a grassy area for play. The porch area is a wonderful place to hang out and grill. The pool was perfect - good size, well maintained and the waterfall from one pool to the other was a fun effect. The guest house allowed my brother’s family to have their own space. The two large main bedrooms are separated, providing privacy in the house, also. The third room is next to a large one – a great place for kids to be close but have their own room. There were many toys and extras for all to play with – including two saddles to pose on and even cowboy hats to set the mood. The location is right in town close to many restaurants and stores, yet the enclosed yard and mountain views made us feel like we were in our own saguaro desert world. The owner and caretaker were always available and responsive to any need. Everything we could ever have wanted was provided for in the kitchen and in the house. If you’re looking for a convenient, central location with a desert feel and mountain views, this is the place.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Central Tucson Home in Magical Garden with pool & GH
Tucson Arizona
New Mexico

Graduation Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We could not have found a more perfect home for our family to gather in celebration of my sons' graduation. The location was perfect for what we needed, the bedrooms accommodated the 8 of us, plus a three year old comfortably, and it turned out to be the perfect place to relax and enjoy each others company.

The house is surrounded by fencing, with a coded gate as an entrance. Very private and quiet. Once you enter the property you are greeted by the sound of many birds, with rabbits sniffing about an array of incredible cactus and other desert plantings. The pictures do not do it justice! This was like having a botanical garden at your doorstep. Even more breathtaking was the fact that this "garden" provided the foreground to the mountain range surrounding Tucson. Beautiful any time of day or night! The patio stretches the length of the house, views no matter where you looked.

The pool was beautiful with it's tile and surroundings. Large enough for laps, deep enough for diving, and safe for our 3 year old. The weather was warm, so I think all of us took advantage of the water.

The house itself is one story, lots of light, with traditional southwestern tile, and wood ceiling. Everything was in excellent condition when we arrived. We liked that the home had a lot of personal touches. Many books, and quite a collection of artwork, much of it original. We enjoyed looking at it all, each of us having our favorites. The home made us all feel very comfortable.

We chose to eat in every night, even though there are many restaurants close by. The kitchen, gas grill, scenery, and seating made it too easy to stay in and do our own cooking. Tucson has a wonderful selection of grocery and specialty food stores, all of them pretty close to this home.

The owners of the home were easy to communicate with, always responding to my inquiries quickly. I felt like they enjoy this home, take pride in it, and would like others to enjoy their stay. I have already recommended this property to friends, and will continue to do so. We hated to leave, but may visit again!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Central Tucson Home in Magical Garden with pool & GH
Tucson Arizona
Edmonds, WA United States

Our Tucson Oasis

  • 5 of 5
Four of us shared this house while we spent a week working here. Although we were unable to take in the sights of the city and the surrounding area we did not feel cheated because this delightful little property made it seem like a vacation. We especially loved spending time on the porch admiring the garden while we drank coffee in the morning or ate dinner in the evening. The house is cozy and the furnishings are eclectic and fun. It felt like we were reliving our lives when we were children in the 1950s and 60s. Tom, the property manager, was very helpful and friendly and the homeowners made us feel welcomed. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Central Tucson Home in Magical Garden with pool & GH
Tucson Arizona

Charming, great location, excellent value - great for family and friends

  • 5 of 5
How much do we enjoy this property? Let me count the ways . . .

It’s centrally located and easily accessed from all sides of town. The gated off-street entrance and high-wall fencing provide a great sense of security and privacy. This home is a single, sprawling level; the bedrooms are all very private, each with a separate entrance. The beds in every room are superbly comfortable with very nice linens. Quietly nestled behind the main house is the separate cottage with its own full kitchen.

The large grounds of the property are wonderfully landscaped with lovely paths. There are several fun and comfy seating areas. Bonus: the owners thoughtfully provide birdseed!
If you remember to put it out in the evening, you will be treated with a morning parade of quail, dove, finches and other delightful little birds, all singing and hopping about in the cactuses, paloverde and other bushes. Coffee on the patio here is breakfast and a show!

The interior of the home is tastefully decorated with art and furnishings, all very interesting and inspiring. The kitchen is loaded with all the gadgets for cooking on the gas range, or take advantage of the full size barbecue grill outside. There is a large flat screen tv in the guest cottage and another flat screen tv and entertainment system in the main house living area.

Without a doubt, the grounds and the pool area are the most remarkable aspect of this property.
The beautiful pool and jacuzzi are safely gated with a beautiful wrought iron fence, so you can enjoy your surroundings while around the pool. The pool is very clean and just the right size for swimming laps or playing. The amazing views of sunrise and sunset are wide open – huge views! Our family voted their favorite as evening swimming and soaking under the crystal clear night skies. The stars are endless!

Although we were on business, it was truly a pleasure to stay in the home with our family. The property management is very accommodating and attentive. The few issues we had were addressed promptly. We recommend this property highly and without hesitation. It is an excellent value and a memorable experience.

Tucson is paradise and this home is the best place to enjoy it!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Centrally located

5 minutes to University of arizona

Close to all Tucson shopping and restaurants, farmers markets

Ten minutes from La Paloma and Ventana golf courses, twenty minutes to Starr Pass golf resort.

Great tennis courts near by


Great day care near by


From $220 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 9 2015 - May 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
May 24 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Gem show
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
6 night minimum stay
Gem show 2016
Jan 23 2016 - Feb 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $140 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $150 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 12.05%

The house sleeps up to 8 people, 3 days minimum stay
140$ non refundable cleaning fee
Taxes (12,05% + 2 $ /night)
Pool heat set up fee : $50 + $50/day and/or Jacuzzi fee : $20/day (6 hours)
Credit cards/paypal payments accepted
Security deposit : $ 500 by check upon arrival

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Updated: Feb 27, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Outdoor Grill


  • * 3 king beds and 1 queen bed with luxury mattresses * Air conditioning or heat * Private Pool (pool heat available) * Cable tv * Wifi/ethernet * Weber grill * outdoor wood burning Mexican cheminee, wood provided * Linens, towels provided * main house full kitchen, utensils, plates, coffee machine, Cuisinard * guest house full kitchen, utensils, plates, coffee machine * phone * dishwasher * refrigerator, ice machine * washer/dryer

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