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New: Large Private Studio with Balcony. FREE Discount Attraction Coupon Book

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Private Studio, with access to Full Kitchen on Private 3 Acre Desert Ranchita

Secluded, very private on three acres, fenced and gated, surrounded by mature desert trees and majestic saguaros. Private rooms in main house, with walk-in closet, double/full size bed, and beautiful bath. Front door parking, with private entrance. COME RELAX IN HOT TUB just outside the door, fully enclosed in gazebo that opens onto patio with butterfly and hummingbird garden. The VIEW FROM THE BALCONY IS SPECTACULAR. Spacious patios, fire pit, exceptional barbecue area and fountains. YOU WILL LOVE IT.

Some exceptions to 30 night minimum stay: make inquiry.

Studio is upstairs in large Mediterranean home; studio has private entrance and balcony, with access to shared fully stocked kitchen. RELAX: The main house is surrounded by beautiful patios, butterfly and hummingbird garden, and fountain. The hot tub is fully enclosed in a gazebo that opens onto the patios. To the east are the majestic Catalina Mountains and to the North the Totolita Mountains. There is no better view of the sunset from any other spot in the whole of Tucson or better place to barbecue than on the patio. The Ranchita feels like you are out in the wide open desert, but you are in town and just minutes from shopping and fine dining. COME ENJOY YOUR STAY.

GOLF AND HIKING: Tucson is known for its great weather, which accommodates every outdoor activity imaginable. FOR THE GOLFER: Golf on one of the many public or private golf courses, such as Arthur Pack Golf Courts, which is less than 10 minutes away. Tucson is home to the World Golf Accenture Match Play, which is held at Dove Mountain in February and is only 15 minutes away from the Ranchita. FOR THE HIKER: Tucson has an incredible county, state, and national parks hiking trail system, which can be reviewed on the web pages for PIma County, Arizona State Parks, and the National Parks. Call for webpages and other information.

HORSE ACCOMMODATIONS: Triangle 5 Ranchita has horse accommodations and access to many riding venues. Arrangements can be made for you and your horse.


More Details

Property Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

About Property Owner

Native of Arizona. My family were some of the first settlers and are featured in the Arizona history museum. I come from a line of real cowboys!

Why Property Owner chose Ranchitos Palos Verdes

My children are grown and moved away. I hate the idea of an empty nest. I have downsized to use only the downstairs leaving the upstairs available for visitors! Come share my little Ranchita. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.

What makes this studio unique

Horse property, quiet seclusion but still located very close to grocery stores, malls, movie theaters, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An amazing weekend getaway

thecampuslegend (tempe, az)

Review submitted: February 14, 2011 Date of arrival: February 11, 2011

I rented the property for two nights (for a valentine's day weekend getaway). I decided to go a different route than the traditional hotel. First of, the location of the property was ideal. It wasn't in the city, you could look over the balcony and see the mountains and get fresh air. Getting to downtown was about a 20 minute drive and to Mount Lemmon it was 90 minutes. The location allowed for a very romantic weekend. Additionally, the property itself is breathtaking. Everything that you would need in a room is provided...microwave, dvd/tv, wine glasses, plates/utensils, etc. The room was the perfect size. It was on the second floor, behind the main house and had a great bedroom and bathroom. The hot tub was the perfect temperature and we honestly felt secluded from the all hustle and bustle of the city. And lastly, Greer (property owner) is one of the friendliest people you will meet. Though she lives in the house, you will only see her if you try to find her. She does a great job of welcoming you and then making you feel like the place is yours. A perfect property for the perfect romantic getaway.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you Moe for the great review. I try very hard to welcome my guests, but not be intrusive so they feel like the place is theirs. It is a balancing act and good to know that for you, I struck the perfect balance. Thank you. Greer
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Ranchitos Palos Verdes in Tortolita

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large, spacious tiled ceiling to floor, and waterfall shower head.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Large Room, with walk-in closet and private balcony, with access to full Kitchen. Private entrance. SECOND PRIVATE BEDROOM AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • tennis
  • water tubing
PRIVATE ROOM in main house, with access to full kitchen. Upstairs balcony. HOT TUB, fully enclosed in gazebo. Patios are spacious, with fountains and barbecue area. Cable TV, wireless internet, paid washer/dryer in laundry room centrally located on property. Gated, secure, with Front door parking. Equestrian accommodations. SECOND ROOM AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. See HomeAway.com ad 4761126. Special arrangements may be made to reserve the Ranchita for large gatherings or reserve the bunkhouse, see HomeAway.com ad 257428.


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Delightful casita

  • 5 of 5

Owner very accommodating and property is beautiful and was centrally located for us. Would have enjoyed having a sofa in room for evening lounging.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree, and will be adding a sofa for next year. I really enjoyed your stay and thank you for the goodbye gift. I had a glass last night, and it was very good. Hope to see you guys again some time.
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Quiet, convenient, comfy

  • 5 of 5

This suite had everything you need for a long term stay, including access to laundry facilities. Very quiet, perfect for watching sunrise and sunsets. Convenient for parks, museums, observatories, university, shopping and more. Lovely backyard patio for bbq get togethers with host and other guests. Property very clean and well taken care of. Host very personable and helpful. Would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Thank you so much for the review: the third time was the charm. By that I mean, I appreciate your efforts to get this review posted for me. The website has been recently changed so that there are all sorts of new review requirements for posting. That make your review so much more special and greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you visit again, if you return to Tucson. Greer
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Gorgeous sunsets from our private balcony.

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in Greer's upstairs rooms with private balconies and shared kitchen. The space was very clean and nicely decorated. We were with friends so sharing the kitchen was just fine. The private balconies were perfect for sharing time with friends and watching the amazing sunsets. The property has lovely shared spaces for all to use. It is close to town but feels like you are on a private little ranch. Greer is very friendly, always available if needed, but gave plenty of privacy too. The rooms are upstairs so that needs to be considered for some folks. I would highly recommend staying here and will definitely plan to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such nice comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the accommodations were to your satisfaction. I would love to have you guys back for another visit. Greer
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Outstanding Vacation Property!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about how much my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed five weeks at this Ranchita! Greer, the owner, was helpful, available, friendly, yet afforded us all the privacy of a most gracious hostess. We enjoyed the other guests on the property, as well.The home's Spanish architecture, the beautifully landscaped grounds, hot tub gazebo, upstairs private balcony with mountain view and swing, immaculate and cutely decorated accomodations made our winter an exceptional experience. Close to everything, yet secluded enough to relax at the end of the day. We used the Ranchita as a home base, exploring everything we wanted within a three-hour radius. We will definitely stay at Greer's Ranchita if we visit Tucson again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome, tranquil, picturesque retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property owner is wonderful and did everything possible to make us feel at home and comfortable. She was available and quick to assist us with all our needs.

The grounds were well beyond our expectations. We stayed for a month in the Cowgirl Room on the second floor. We shared a new kitchen with another tenant with no problems and had full access to outdoor property. We enjoyed the beautifully landscaped yards , patios with lovely furniture, fire pit and barbeque. Everything inside and outside the house was exceptionally well kept up with very high quality furnishings. From the deck on the second level we enjoyed watching sunrise and sunsets.

It was a peaceful, relaxing, cool retreat and we would recommend The Ranchita to all. It has a true Tucson feel. We also took advantage of the central location for restaurants, golf, hiking and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you- Your review was as nice as you guys. Would love to have you back sometime. Thank you.
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Great quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Triangle5Ranchita. The property is near the end of a quiet street with lots of open space desert around it. The room was a rooftop apartment that was clean and well-appointed. Thankfully, there was plenty of storage space for the two of us and the gear for many activities we planned around Tucson. Greer was very hospitable and ready to help at every turn. We even brought our labradoodle with us and while we were away during the day, a fenced enclosure kept her safe. The other tenants staying on the property were friendly and respectful. Everything was clean and maintained nicely. We enjoyed the views from our windows and the nearly new bathroom. There are steps to the rooftop and a few added steps inside the apartment so the mobility-impaired should consider that. I'd recommend this for most short-term Tucson visitors. We previously owned a vacation home in Tucson and enjoy going to the Desert Museum, restaurants (Caruso's!) and other businesses unique to Tucson.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderfully descriptive review. Thank you so much.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fox and Hound
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arthur Pack Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-10 and Cortero Farms Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Steakhouse/Mexican Food/Oriental/Pizza
Car: recommended

NW Tucson on the border of Oro Valley and Marana. In town - so shopping malls, theaters, other entertainment, and fine dining are minutes away. Easy access to freeway: 20 minutes to downtown (gem and mineral show) and University of Arizona; minutes from shopping, golf courses (public and private), fine dining and entertainment; 30 minutes to Tucson International Airport and 1.5 hours to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport; 1 or 2 hrs by freeway to surrounding rural communities of Rio Rico, Green Valley, Benson, Sonoita, Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, and Nogales, Arizona, and Mexico. Great hiking and horse venues nearby at Catalina State Park and Saguaro National Monument. Horse accommodations available on the Ranchita.

Other Activities: Hiking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Ranchitos Palos Verdes, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay
for 29 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Tax Rate 12.05%

Cleaning fee of $50 with discounted Summer rates.

You have the OPTION to rent one or both bedrooms. Each room has direct access to full kitchen. Room with double bed is $65; room with king bed is $75 per night. Two bedrooms for $150 per night. (Some exceptions to 30 day minimum stay: make inquiry.)

For second bedroom see HomeAway ad 4761126

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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