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Spectacular Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

All electric ,3 bedroom + den, 2 bathrooms

Our rental is a very clean (nonsmoking) home. It sits on 1.5 acres that have been cleared, fenced and gated. We have some of the best unobstructed views of the Catalina mountains in Tucson.

Everything is furnished, bed linens, towels and anything you would need in a kitchen. We also have a full size washer and dryer. All the rooms have been tastefully decorated. The rental is split floor plan, the master is on one side with bath. The other two bedrooms and bath are on the opposite side of the home. It is a perfect floor plan.

Located 20 miles north of Tucson, Catalina began in the 1870's as the Rail N Ranch, a working cattle ranch. In 1959, Lloyd W. Golder III purchased the ranch and renamed it the Golder Ranch. In 1949, E. B. Garner and his wife bought 112 acres of the land and a year later began selling parcels which later grew into the town of Catalina, named for the surrounding Catalina Mountains. Today, this quiet hamlet is experiencing mild growth with a steady influx of families and retirees, along with the addition of new strip malls. The Catalina area is largely rural but evolving toward a more suburban setting as new developments move into the area. Local retail trade and services support the large numbers of winter residents attracted to Catalina from November through April.

The 1.5 acres are cleared ( BONUS: Plenty of room to park an RV.)

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Linda

We moved to the Oro Valley, north of Tucson, from Pittsburgh, PA. When it was retirement time we knew we wanted to leave the snow shovels behind. We have been here full time for 13 years. I feel I'm on vacation everyday.

Our home is only 8 miles from the our rental home.

Linda purchased this house in 2011

Why Linda chose Tucson

The views, location, and weather .

What makes this house unique

The views from this home are spectacular. You can sit on the deck in the afternoon and watch the mountains turn pink. What they say here in Tucson is, when the mountains turn pink it's time for a drink.

During the winter you will have days the mountains have snow.

The sky and stars are beautiful there are no lights to obstruct your star gazing.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please No smoking inside the house.
  • When departing please leave all beds that were used unmade. Put all used towels in the washer.
  • Enjoy your stay.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This bath is very large. you will enjoy the big soaking tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All the bedrooms are spacious, large closets, and have compfy mattresses.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Peaceful setting, fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay here and it won’t be the last. Linda and Tom are wonderful hosts. The house is comfortable, well maintained, very clean, and each year there are upgrades and improvements. The large rural property with its fabulous views of the Catalina mountains is private, peaceful and made for relaxing on the porch. The proximity to Oro Valley, and Catalina and Oracle state parks means hiking, sports activities and shopping are within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Tom and I look forward to your visits.
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Nice quite place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We immediately felt comfortable as soon as we walked in. House was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed. Nice having a great grocery store and gas station within minutes of the house. Loved sitting on the deck with our coffee in the morning watching the quails, bunnies, prairie dogs and birds in the front yard. Would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was lovely with lots of space and birds and a few bunnies and prairie dogs .

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with no trouble . Linda provided good instructions . The place was well kept and nice , again spacious . Through our stay she provided some magazines on subjects I was interested in . Also she had placed some bird books for our use and binoculars. Overall it was very relaxing and handy to the highway for going other places , and handy to the grocery store .

Linda and Tom were very thoughtful and had provided most of whatever you could want .

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, we want our guests to have a relaxing visit. Please visit us again.
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, good beds, quiet and lots of cook and bake ware. We would stay there again and we recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Please come and visit again.
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Comfortable base for exploring

  • 5 of 5

My two sons and I spent a week exploring Tucson and the surrounding areas from here. Loved the house! Very clean and well appointed. Fantastic view from the front window of the Catalinas. Bit of a drive to Tucson proper but as we were not in the area for a city-visit but for hiking and the like not a problem for us. Plenty of food options, and a nice grocery store, less than a mile from the house. Really loved staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. Please visit us again.
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A very happy return visit

  • 5 of 5

We love spending our vacation here, it really is a home away from home - although with rather more spectacular views than our usual ones!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bubbs Grub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Catalina Views and Saddlebrooke courses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Carlotta's, Vitello's,Bubbs Grub, & Sunny Side Up
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Mt. Lemmon
Car: necessary

We are about 4 mile from the Oro Valley Market Place. The Market Place is home to Best Buy, Multiplex theaters, Olive Garden, Red Lobster,The Keg, Walmart Supercenter, and many other stores.

Oro Valley Hospital and Medical Center is 4 miles from our home.

Catalina is home to the world-renowned Miraval Life in Balance spa and to the Univeristy of Arizona's Biosphere 2 Center, one of the largest living Earth eco-replica laboratories in the world, located north of town. Outdoor recreation is outstanding in nearby Catalina State Park and Coronado National Forest, with camping, hiking and equestrian trails. Trails around Catalina provide easy access to the Sutherland Wash, Romero Creek and the Canada del Oro Wash.

Tucson is a wonderful historic city,so many things to do visit Historic Tucson studios, Sabino Canyon, and Pima Air Museum, just to name a few.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tucson, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £113.05
Property Damage Protection £44.47

"No smoking or pets.
Cancellation policies apply.
Until booking confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Maximum of 6 occupants.
Check-in time: 3:00 pm. Check-out time 11:00 AM.

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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