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Stunning Solar Home Next to Saguaro National Park - Must See!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15-23)

Alma Del Sol is a desert retreat within a leisurely short drive to downtown Tucson. It's a one of a kind artistic living space designed to comfortably integrate visitors into the splendor of the Sonoran desert. The master bedroom portion with it's own kitchen, master bath (shown), hot tub, and patios can also be rented separately as a studio rental for those on a more limited budget who don't need all 4 bedrooms. Please see our webpage and contact us for details.

This vacation rental, located in the lushest part of the Sonoran desert, is designed to accommodate individuals, couples, families, and small groups. Alma Del Sol is a short 30 minute drive to downtown Tucson and situated on eight acres of saguaro studded property on the outskirts of the city in the foothills of the Tucson mountains. The property is uniquely adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, Pima County Park, and the BLM Wildlife Refuge.

World renown sights such as the Saguaro National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Amusement Park with its famous old west movie sets, and most other major attractions being only minutes away.

Alma Del Sol strives to be an example of environmental consciousness by utilizing eco-friendly solar energy and water recycling systems, along with architectural and landscape design to highlight the natural open space of the great American Southwest.


Four (4) night minimum at nightly rate for reservations - Non-reservations call for availability.

There is a storage area for bicycles for cyclist. There's also plenty of parking on the property.

Keywords: Home, house, 4 bedroom, great room, hot tub, sauna, 3 bath, views, desert, mountains, golf

More Details

Marshall Colley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 February, 2017

About Marshall Colley

I'm an artist and teach middle school art. I also owned a solar energy company which led to the construction of Alma Del Sol, the name being a play off English and Spanish, mean Soul of the Sun (Sol).

Marshall Colley purchased this house in 1991

Why Marshall Colley chose Arizona

I built this home myself as a reflection of my commitment to environmental concerns and issues we face and must find solutions for. This rental allows me to share both the artistic aspects and environmental design that should be the aesthetic in everyone's life, if it's not, you don't know what you are missing.

What makes this house unique

Views, views and views of Mountains and the most surreal cactus environment you will ever experience, as the home is located adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Due to it's proximity to the National Park, most of the major attractions are only minutes away.

In addition, this home is made of real mud adobe and will give you an incredible architectural experience. Despite it's 10 acres of privacy, it's only a leisure 30 minute drive from downtown Tucson.

It has modern entertainment systems, so after a fun day of running around you can relax to a movie, listen to music, and enjoy the benefits of free broadband WiFi and and on-site computers to keep you in touch with family back home.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Stunning Solar Home Next to Saguaro National Park - Must See!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed at Alma Del Sol on a girls get-away. We enjoyed the peaceful setting and the humming birds that live in the yard. We had plenty of room, and also liked the proximity to Saguaro National Park.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Alma del Sol in March 2016 with a group of 12 veterans. We needed a comfortable, private and affordable location for a week-long retreat and Alma del Sol was perfect. We used it as our base camp from which to make day trips to explore the area. Marshall and Glenda were wonderful hosts and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. We highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Marshall and Glenda were extremely accommodating. We have stayed at Alma Del Sol for a few years with a triathlon team of 20+. The surrounding area is excellent for biking and running.

The house, hot tub, and incredible surroundings made for great camps. Thanks to Marshall and Glenda for their amazing hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Kit Peak National Observatory, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Amusement Park, Saguaro national Park, Karchner Caverns, Colossal Caverns, U of A Performances, San Xavier Mission


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tucson, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season-2
7 Jan 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
28 May 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season-1
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holidays-Xmas & NY
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £161
Refundable Damage Deposit £401

A Minimum 4 days rental is usually required for reservation. Call us for daily discount and availability on less then 4 days.

Minimum Cleaning Fee: $200-Home is left clean, to include the kitchen and linens washed (except the last nights use) $300 if heavy cleaning is required. A surcharge of $20/person a night is required above the standard rental rate based on 2 per bedroom (8 persons).

Visa and Master Card are accepted. 50% deposit is required to secure reservation. Full payment due 2 weeks prior to occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tucson, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Dual shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Available with separate studio rental
  • All bathrooms have Mexican tile and multiple towels racks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Bunk Bed , Bunkbeds have Full (double bottoms) and Twin tops
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Great Room has 2 queen size sofa beds and 1 double bed in a futon couch.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • tennis
700 sq. ft. great room with 14 foot ceilings for gatherings, 12' mirror telescope.

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