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Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Casa Feliz can be yours for a week, a month, or longer. Enjoy the amenities of city life, while living in a country-like setting in the heart of Northwest Tucson on a quiet cul de sac which is traffic free. The home is surrounded by an acre of native desert plant life and beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains. Out the back door there is a loop trail around the property for strolling. The neighborhood is friendly for walking and many neighbors take advantage of it. You will have your own private piece of the desert and no other rentals on the property..a true Tucson experience with beautiful views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Casa Feliz comfortably sleeps 4. It features a two bedroom, two bath, 2,000 square foot fully furnished home with true antiques and original art work in every room. Our home has all the amenities to make your stay comfortable, whether long or short term. While enjoying the morning sunrise, have your breakfast on the private, walled front patio and in the evening under a covered back patio you can look out over an acre of desert landscape and view stunning sunsets. One set of table and chairs is covered and another is uncovered with an umbrella.

Casa Feliz offers a music room with a Yamaha 88 key professional electric piano with built-in speakers and headphones, plus numerous instruction books and songbooks; also two djembes, acoustic and electric guitars and amp. We can provide almost any instrument for your use during your stay free of charge, just ask!

Enjoy our sun filled spacious kitchen with expansive views of your desert landscape. The kitchen has granite countertops and is fully equipped for the most discriminating chef, everything from measuring spoons/cups to a Cuisinart Food Processor, Crockpot, Vitamix Professional blender, toaster oven, five choices for making coffee,, Fiesta Ware, complete bar and much more.

Both bedrooms have queen beds, ceiling fans, flat screen TVs, Rokus and DVD players. Two white cotton robes are included in each bedroom plus a professional hand massager and plenty of coat hangers and extra pillows.

The library has a fireplace, ceiling fan, a flat screen TV and Roku, a Schwin electric stationary bike, a well- stocked library, games and DVD movies.

The house has tile floors throughout, a water filtration system for the entire home, a spacious laundry room with washer & dryer, ironing board/iron, deep sink, drying rack and folding table. There are USB receptacles throughout the home for charging all your devices. The property is pet-free and is a non-smoking home.

You are near everything you can mile away from Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Safeway, Discount Tires, Kohls, Home Goods, restaurants, Kohls and much more. . LA Fitness is a mile from the house. Tohono Chul Park (“The Gem of Tucson”), is in the neighborhood. Catalina State Park, with its choice of short or long hikes, is less than 5 miles away. Two major resorts, El Conquistador and Westward Look are close by and a good choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Casa Feliz has high speed internet, a copier/printer, an accessorized writing desk, basic cable including HBO, Netflix,

Amazon, Vudu, and Comcast On Demand.

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Member since: 2017
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
30 July, 2018

About Richard

We are retired but have lived in Tucson since 1973. I moved here from NYC where I worked for Forbes Magazine. I graduated from UA and had my own business for 28 years. We chose Tucson because of the mountains, tranquility and lifestyle.

We started coming here to visit friends and the charm of Tucson just grew on us. Life has taken some of our children and grandchildren to other places but we still love living in the desert.

Richard purchased this house in 1977

Why Richard chose Oro Valley

It is on a cul de sac and free from traffic. We also loved the view of the mountains and the peacefulness of being on an acre of desert.

What makes this house unique

It was the perfect place to start a family because of the safety of living on a cul de sac and the privacy was important to us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oro Valley in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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(5 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Our Vacation was Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for a nicer home in the desert. The house was obviously a home that someone had lived in and loved. The interior was spacious and the decor wonderful. The lot was an acre of Sonoran desert. The part of the back yard adjacent to the house was fenced in and landscaped in classic Sonoran fauna with great sitting areas. In the front there is a walled in patio on which to enjoy your morning sunrise coffee and tea watching the sunrise over the Catalinas. Bravo Richard and Miriam, and thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Marti, This review was especially meaningful for us because you touched on the things that Miriam and I like most about this property. People come to Tucson for many reasons and the magic of the the desert is one that is most special. We wanted to keep that unique quality in this property so thank you for sharing your experience. Thank you also for your additions to our kitchen utensils and for being such great guests. And finally thank you for letting us be a part of your special getaway to the Sonoran desert. Your title was truly heartwarming. Happy anniversary once again, the afterglow is still present. All the best to you both, Richard and Miriam
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Perfect place to stay in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

This lovely oasis in the desert is just as it is advertised plus more.

We have stayed in several rentals and this was by far the best equipped. Everything...from the kitchen to the bathrooms to the bedrooms was well thought out with amenities. Our daughter, who is in the hospitality industry felt that way too.

We stayed for 9 days (it was supposed to be 10, but the weather delayed us) and Richard could not have been more accommodating with our crazy changes in travel plans due do a Nor'easter cancelling our flights.

The location was private yet central to all our shopping and hiking needs. We spent several evenings dining in the backyard.....and when we felt like eating out, there was a wide variety of choices right near by. We would definitely stay at Rancho Feliz again and also recommend it to our friends. Thank you Richard and Miriam!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beth and Michael for that wonderful review. Even though the weather disrupted the beginning of your vacation, at least it cooperated while you were here. I am very pleased that we were able to make your visit to Tucson special. Thank you for being such great guests and we hope to see you again because there is always something new to discover here in the desert. Cheers, Richard and Miriam
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Very Relaxing Environment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this home for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the peacefulness that the large property gives. The home itself is very well equipped with everything we needed and more. It was quite pleasant simply resting in the back yard listening to the birds, watching the rabbits and at night listening to the coyotes that came by. We really appreciated that Richard and Miriam went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and were great at communicating with us with very prompt reply's to any questions we had. Thanks again Richard and Miriam for making this getaway possible for us. We hope to come back again. Mark and Karen from Calgary.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark and Karen, Thank you thank you, one for each of you. We are very pleased that your Tucson holiday was memorable and that you chose our property. We use VRBO when we travel and we treat every guest the way we would like to be treated. You were wonderful guests and we welcome you back any time. It was a genuine pleasure to meet you both. Fond regards, Richard and Miriam p.s. A special thanks for your suggestion. It was a detail we overlooked. We appreciate it as will our future guests.
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Lovely, clean, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this lovely, well cared for house. It was extremely clean, nicely furnished, with beautiful art everywhere. The house is very well equipped - anything we could possibly have needed was there. The outdoor space is landscaped just as beautifully with large, private front and back yards, comfortable chairs, tables, and a hammock. We recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Feliz and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. It truly made our day to receive such a positive review. Miriam and I hope you found much to love about Tucson and that we were able to be a part of your holiday.
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Well maintained and equipped house on a beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

The host was very responsive to our needs, the desert landscape was wonderful, the kitchen fully equipped, the house is very well maintained.

There is a bonus of a music room and a spacious laundry.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Miriam and I are very pleased that Casa Feliz met all your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again. Best regards, Richard and Miriam
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
El Conquistador
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mt. Lemmon
Car: necessary

This property is near everything, from shopping to restaurants to services and one of my favorite places in Tucson..Tohono Chul Park which is a little more than 1 mile from our property.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £117.2
Refundable Damage Deposit £390.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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