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Beautiful home with pool, very private yet close to downtown, U of A and arts

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 24 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Beautiful luxury home with pool and jacuzzi in a secluded backyard. Great city and mountain views from all areas. Koi pond with waterfall that attracts wildlife including many birds. Various viewing decks. Large Sante Fe fireplace. This home offers all this yet close to downtown Tucson, University of Arizona, arts district and shopping. The home is just a few minutes from the main parking lot for Tucson's New Modern Street Car! Towering Giant Saguaro cactus on property! 1.4 acres. Located at the base of the Tucson Mountains in the Western Foothills

Pets considered. (Sorry no parties allowed unless approved by owner.)

More Details

Tony Marotta
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Tony Marotta

I have lived in Tucson since 1982. Originally from southern New Jersey.

I am a handy guy, so the home is very well kept up inside and outside.

I am very available if needed with a simple text or call.

Tony Marotta purchased this house in 1985

Why Tony Marotta chose Tucson

Me and my parents bought this property in 1985 as it had a small studio

adjacent to the main home. At that time, I added on to the studio and in 2006

the main house was completely remodeled and 900 sq ft was added.

The main house is the rental home, the guest house is used for storage

and houses the wifi. There is a helpful cheat sheet to help with many of the features and instructions for pool, hot tub, etc.

What makes this house unique

Very private yet close to downtown and University area. It has many of the original "Charming Burnt Adobe" walls, where they could be left during remodeling.

Everything is modern and tiled throughout! Views are great and the Koi pond attracts all types of wildlife particularly birds and some hawks!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tucson in Pima County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • tennis
There is a 40 inch LCD Smart TV outside in the patio area with plenty of sports channels, etc.


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Beautiful home with pool, very private yet close to downtown, U of A and arts
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

This is a very special property.

  • 5 of 5

This property is quite unique. It feels quite remote yet it is only five minutes to shopping and restaurants. We had a football weekend (actually four days) and we had so much fun using the Pool and the Jacuzzi as well as the outdoor T.V. that we rarely left the house. We made full use of the kitchen and Barbeque. In doing so we saved a lot of money normally spent on eating out. The proximity to the University of Arizona campus and football stadium was terrific. The house is very well maintained and very clean upon our arrival. Couldn't have asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot For Families Visiting Tucson and U of A.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Tucson to celebrate Family Weekend at U of A with my son who is a Senior. We traveled with my wife, mother in law, my oldest daughter and her boyfriend and my younger daughter and her fiance. The home is comfortable, has great amenities (including pool, hot tub, integrated indoor and outdoor stereo system and an outside TV), provides great privacy and views, is well located (10 minutes from U of A and 10 minutes from downtown) and is a wonderful location for a family gathering. The three larger beds were comfortable but you might want to bring some egg crate/padding for the small bed if an adult is sleeping on it. Also, the dirt driveway is a bit daunting if you arrive at night but once you traverse it once it is really easy to navigate and adds to the ambiance! Overall, a great place to stay when in Tucson with family or friends!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect rental home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent all we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and location

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

This is an awesome property. The house is very nice, with all the amenities of home. The outside area is fantastic. The pool and hot tub are great. The neighborhood is nice, clean, and quiet area. You won't find a better place to rent! If I am ever in the Tucson area, I will definately stay at this property if it is available!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this property and made quick use of the very private pool upon our arrival. Mornings in the hot tub were made extra special by the hawks taking advantage of the pond out front (they were taking advantage of the water source when we arrived) and perching high on the nearby telephone pole out back to survey their domain. Kitchen was well equipped and the dining/living space was a very nice size with very comfortable furnishings. The only thing we couldn't figure out was the electronics, but we felt it wasn't worth bothering the owner about since we didn't come for the TV/stereo.

A couple of reviewers mentioned the driveway, it was not a problem at all. It is dirt/gravel and there are ruts, but we have a Prius with fairly low clearance, and it wasn't a problem at all.

For those not familiar to Tucson, Eegee's is a home grown restaurant and very close to this property (along with several other dining options). Go get an Eegee (they also have subs), I promise it's worth your while! The other place we always dine at when we go to Tucson is Mama's Hawaiian BBQ (several locations, none close to the property, but definitely worth looking for if you're interested in trying out the local establishments and don't want Mexican).

We come to Tucson a few times a year to visit family so we'll definitely be coming back to enjoy this very nice home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alydia. I was very happy to have you and so happy to see you utilize all that there is at this home. Thank you mentioning the driveway as it is quite easy and I am not a big fan of too much concrete and asphalt!! I try to keep the front and Koi pond area as nature friendly as possible. Some of the bedroom TV's are going to be updated with new digital Mini boxes offered by Cox now. They are much simpler. You left the home in great shape and I do appreciate that so much and you are always welcome here. Tony Homeowner
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Famous Sam's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Tucson
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Sunrise Park
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Puerto Penasco Mexico
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

These rate apply for at least a 3 week minimum. It is somewhat negotiable. Certainly no 1 week or 5 day requests will be approved.
This home is 2 miles from TCC and most of the smaller shows. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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