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Romantic Adobe Amid the Saguaros


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2016
Mud adobe three bedroom home on the border of Tucson Mountain Park.

Mud Adobe three bedroom two bath home with pool and hot tub on an acre in the desert 15 minutes west of downtown/UA on the border of the Tucson Mountain Park. Two beehive fireplaces, city light views, close to Desert Museum, Old Tucson, hiking and mountain biking trails. Home to coyotes, javelina, road runners, quail and deer. Fifteen minutes from Gem Show. Located in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains in a quiet saguaro-studded valley.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Pam is a family law attorney and mediator, mother to two and stepmom to two more. She loves hiking, running and the beauty of the desert. She looks forward to acquainting you with the "must-do" list during your visit to the Sonoran Desert. A booklet with restaurant recommendations, list of neighborhood and local attractions and fun day trips. We will be helpful if asked and unobtrusive if you prefer quiet.

Speaks: english

13 Reviews

based on 13 traveler reviews


A real southwestern Treasure

  • 5 of 5

It's not often that one gets to stay in a real southwestern Adobe, let alone one that offers modern conveniences. It's hard to pin down but architecturally this house is a gem where everything feels real. This is like a resort, really. Private, cool, calming, and very comfortable. The pool area is really well done, someone spent a lot of time getting this right. We stocked up on food and felt not much reason to leave - the perfect escape. Pamela was gracious when we contacted her and the whole experience felt like we were well taken care of. It was a wonderful three days that could have been a week, maybe it was - we kind of lost track to be honest. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took a long weekend away from Phoenix to unwind and relax and the Romantic Adobe home was the perfect place. The home is warm, welcoming, relaxing, and has everything you need. We highly recommend staying at the Romantic Adobe!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house amongst the cacti

  • 4 of 5

We were so glad we decided to stay here near Gate's Pass. It was a great location- near to Speedway and downtown, and also near to Desert Museum and the sunsets at Gate's Pass. The house was super clean and had everything that we needed. The pool was big, clean, and cooled us off in the hot weather. We loved the adobe style of the house and furnishings. Great place to stay and highly recommended! Pam was great at communicating from start to finish- thanks for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We booked a week in June. Was monsoon season so was rainy first couple of days but found it peaceful. The pool was really nice as was the hot tub. Pam was respective of our privacy which was nice. We really enjoyed our stay, did not want to leave. Would book again most definitely.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Adobe style house with plenty of amenities

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the house -- it was near to Saguaro National Park and everything we needed was at the house. We especially liked the local style that the house had and all of the places to relax and enjoy the view, whether it was in the porch swing, hot tub or under the ramada! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great outdoor living

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the beautiful natural setting and outdoor living.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I built this home when I was pregnant with my oldest (now in college) because of the peaceful beauty of the location. While close to town, this home is out in the unspoiled desert, surrounded by saguaros and mesquite. The solar heated pool and Coleman hot tub, hidden in an outcropping of natural rock, will be waiting for you when you get home. You can sit on the porch swing and watch the lights of downtown and the UA begin to sparkle as the sun sets. Look for wildlife of all desert varieties.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tucson International Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : JW Marriott Starr Pass at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Ten minutes west of I-10. at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lots of nearby restaurants at 5 Miles Car: necessary

On the border of Tucson Mountain Park in the Tucson Mountain Foothills. Close to Old Tucson, Desert Museum, Yetman Hiking and Mountain biking trails. Close to the gem show, downtown and the University of Arizona in a desert surrounding frequented by javelina, coyote, road runners and deer.


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From the Owner

This home has been lovingly cared for and was built to maximize city views. It was constructed with 16-inch mud adobe block, has 13 feet ceilings, dyed cement floors and viga ceilings. It is a true Santa Fe with beehive fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. There is a bonus media room for TV and Netflicks after a busy day. Tucson has been rated the best cycling city in America by Cyclist Magazine and Adobe Ranch is locate on a popular biking route and within biking distance of awe-inspiring mountain and road bike trails. The weather is hot in the summer and temperate year round. Tucson still has not lost its Old West feel. The pool is surrounded by colorful, low-water desert shrubbery such as lantana and bougainvillea. There is a ramada on the highest part of the land for an evening cocktail. You will definitely see desert wildlife, including coyote, roadrunners, javelina, quail and hawks.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a private bathroom and king-size bed. The other bedrooms have queen size beds. The large family room off the kitchen is set up as a media room, but the couch pulls out into a single bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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