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Enjoy golf and luxury in the serenity of Sonoran Desert sunsets

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful home with mountain views in the world class Omni Tucson Resort and Spa

"Saguaro House" is uniquely decorated with native Saguaro wood and 14-foot open timber ceilings. Experience the luxury of the 650-acre Omni National Golf Resort and Spa from this spacious and warmly appointed solar powered home.

Comforts include large flat screen HD TV; Cable with VCR/DVD; high speed wireless Internet, laundry room, fireplace, and fully appointed kitchen. The garage has storage and accommodates two cars or car/golf cart. The Master Bedroom with king bed has adjoining large bath and spacious walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms and full size second bath accommodate three additional persons. The kitchen is cheerful, modern and self-sufficient for cooking and entertaining. The views from the combined kitchen, dining and great room show sunrise and sunsets of the Catalina Mountains and this enjoyment extends out onto the covered patio with lounge chairs and gas grill. A walking trail along the Santa Cruz River is directly back of the patio. The community pool and hot tub is a short walk from your door. Linens and towels are provided. Welcome gift and cleaning fees included.

Tucson's downtown and best attractions including parks, museums, shopping and hiking/biking destinations are 15 minutes away from Saguaro House.

Golfers: As one of Golf Digest's 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America Omni Tucson National provides opportunities to play two world class golf courses and attend annual PGA and NCAA events. Two of Tucson's top restaurants are also available at the Resort.

More Details

Owner
John and Jeanne Pizzimenti
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

About John and Jeanne Pizzimenti

We are John and Jeanne, a couple just entering retirement and transitioning from our current home in Portland, Oregon to Tucson. We purchased "Saguaro House" to be our eventual full time home. For now we are eager to share the beauty and serenity of this lovely home with others who also find Tucson attractive. Beware, you might fall in love as we did.

John is retiring from a career in environmental science. Jeanne had a career in journalism, advertising and the hospitality industry. We have lived in the Midwest, the Northwest and now the Southwest and worked in the Northeast and Southeast. They all have their charm, but none can match the beauty of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

John and Jeanne Pizzimenti purchased this townhome in 2015

Why John and Jeanne Pizzimenti chose Arizona

"Saguaro House" is unique with its native Saguaro wood and open timber ceilings. It feels like a Northwest Lodge with Southwest charm. The abundant wildlife and native vegetation was the second thing that grabbed us. And the breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains from the main living, dining and covered patio areas. Finally, it is really quiet. You can hear the doves, quail and coyotes undisturbed by city noise. Just meandering around Omni Tucson's 650 acres lowers your blood pressure.

Tucson is a cycling city and miles of bike paths are connected directly behind Saguaro House.

As a former golfer, John appreciates the beauty, open space and challenge of the adjoining golf links. As an artistic gardener, Jeanne loves the special qualities of southwest architecture and native landscapes. We both love hiking and birdwatching and there are fine restaurants, museums, shopping and cultural events less than 20 minutes away.

What makes this townhome unique

We know of no other place that offers natural peace and tranquility with all the benefits of city living minutes away. We hope to share our place with folks who might be attracted here for similar reasons including:

BIRDS and WILDLIFE: Tucson is an international destination for birdwatchers: 212 species of birds have been recorded on the Tucson Annual Bird Count. Arizona has recorded 541 bird species. Native Sonoran Desert habitat begins at the edge of the patio. Hundreds of birds are visible most days from the patio. Coyotes sing you to sleep some nights.

PARKS: Tohono Chul Park, Tucson Botanical Gardens and the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum provide guided bird, plant and wildlife tours. Saguaro National Park, also a mecca for hikers, bikers and wildlife enthusiasts is 25 minutes away.

HIKING AND BIKING: Omni-Tucson is a green belt of paved hiking and biking trails among trees, ponds and the Santa Cruz Wash. Trails begin immediately behind Saguaro House and extend for miles inside and outside the resort. A hike up A-Mountain provides a beautiful view of Tucson and views of protected University of Arizona Desert research habitats. Talks in the historic library feature research projects open to the public.

ASTRONOMY: 300 days of sunshine and clear skies are not only pleasant, but create the best night sky viewing in the continental US. There are three stargazing destinations here: University of Arizona Planetarium and Telescope; Mt. Lemon Observatory, and the Kitt Peak Observatory. Kitt Peak with 24 optical and two radio telescopes has special programs which require advance reservations.

HISTORY: This region was settled in the 15th Century by the Spanish who established a series of Missions. The most famous, San Xavier del Bac is in Tucson. The final battle of the Civil War was fought at nearby Picacho Peak State Park which is also a great hiking destination. The Arizona State Museum, Old Tucson and Tombstone are other popular day-trips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely place. The rental has been great and we have enjoyed living here - everything was wonderful - thanks again.
Apr 2016
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Amenities

Tucson Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sink Vanity and lighted mirrors
  • Linens, towels provided in the large linen closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed, closet and dresser with mirror
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Enjoy the luxury and serenity of Sonoran Desert sunsets from the dining, patio and great rooms at "Saguaro House" The Great Room is unique with with its native Saguaro wood and back-lit 14-foot open timber ceilings. The rooms are decorated with native American and western art. The ambiance is solitude, and quiet natural beauty. The native plant garden and common space provide truly unique indoor/outdoor living at Omni Tucson. Yet all of excitement of Tucson is a short drive away.

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Herndon - Northern Virginia
4

Saguaro House was Lovely

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed having breakfast, looking at the striking mountain view from both the kitchen and the outside patio area. All of the quails with their babies, bunnies, birds, and other "critters" entertained us! The cooking amenities/utilities were plentiful & the bedrooms/bathrooms were clean & comfortable. We were in town to look at retirement property, and had many appointments, so this was an excellent location to get everywhere quickly. The grocery stores and restaurants were also close by. Thank you John & Jean!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable home with spectacular mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Saquero House filled all our needs for a relaxing month in Tucson. The location is near many attractions, shopping, cultural activities and hiking venues. The wash behind the property is a handy place for daily walks. We enjoyed the fireplace on cold January evenings and the private patio on warm afternoons. We appreciated access to the golf course and pool. The kitchen is well equipped so we cooked most meals in. The owners offer many CDs, DVDs and tapes that we enjoyed during our stay. Communication with John was easy and access to the property convenient.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer-Fall 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$800
$2,500
 
 
2018 Winter
Jan 1 2018 - May 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
2018 Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$900
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

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