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Secluded, Secure & Walkable 1.2 Acre Mountain View with Private Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,185 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath mountain view home with private heated pool

Casa de Firenze is a beautiful single story ranch home set on 1.2 acres of private desert. An adobe fence encloses the backyard and large pool. The yard is newly landscaped to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Watch quail march along the rear adobe wall and rabbits scamper through the front yard. This executive red brick home was built in 1958 and still maintains that look and feel.

The large master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and 42 inch TV with a walk in closet and attached bathroom. A glass wall extends across the East wall of the bedroom providing a magnificent view of the yard, pool and Pusch Ridge. Window screens may be lowered to provide more privacy, but still maintain the views. The first bedroom has an antique brass double bed with a view of the pool and mountains as well. The 2nd bedroom/den is equipped with a double futon, 32 inch TV and xBox for the young or young at heart. It has a lovely bay window looking out on the front desert landscape. Another bathroom with tub/shower is in the hall.

The kitchen exudes charm. We've kept the original double Tappan stainless ovens and electric range and have provided all new cooking utensils, flatware, and dishes. We have even provided a roaster, mixer and baking pans for those wishing to cook a large family meal.

The living room/great room is large with views of the pool and mountains and after a long day of hiking or sightseeing you can enjoy the 55 inch cable TV in air conditioned comfort.

The dining room has an antique oak table that comfortably seats 8. The living room, dining room, first bedroom and master bedroom all have glass walls with sliding glass doors opening onto the covered patio with enclosed pool and mountain views.

The full length patio features period Mexican tile and outdoor dining table with seating for 6. We have installed a 'Protect-a-Child' fence around the perimeter of the pool to protect children and pets. The separate laundry room is equipped with a brand new large capacity washer and dryer.

As an added feature, we have installed a home security system for peace of mind. Our home is a perfect setting for families to enjoy while attending one of the many events and sightseeing in the wonderful Tucson area. Our home is quiet and secluded, but is within a short, neighborhood walk to Safeway, Walgreens and many restaurants. We would love to welcome you to our beautiful desert oasis.

More Details

Colleen Tiscornia
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Colleen Tiscornia

We recently bought Casa de Firenze for our retirement home, but aren't ready to retire yet. My husband grew up in Tucson and I in Wisconsin. We met 35 years ago here in Tucson, were married here 28 years ago and look forward to our retirement in the coming years. My husband and our daughter both graduated from the U of A and we take great pride in the Wildcats. We currently live in California and look forward to returning to the desert southwest.

Colleen Tiscornia purchased this house in 2014

Why Colleen Tiscornia chose Arizona

We love this area in the Catalina Foothills, near Casas Adobes. This home had been unoccupied for over 4 years and we saw the potential and knew it had 'good bones'. We have lovingly renovated the interior and have just installed a brand new xeriscape (natural low water) landscaping to attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is a great neighborhood to walk and bike around. We love Tucson!

What makes this house unique

We loved this home the minute we saw it. The views of the Catalina Mountains and Pusch Ridge from the master bedroom and patio are awe inspiring and the sparkling pool was an added bonus. The single story and floor plan made it very desirable. Sitting under the covered patio, watching the quail and taking a cool dip in the pool are so relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very peaceful and relaxing holiday. The house was a "cool" place to stay in the record breaking temperatures!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tucson in Pima County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2185 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly renovated attached to bedroom. Walk in shower.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New hall bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Simmons plush top king bed. 42 inch TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Antique brass bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double futon (1 adult or 2 children). Pack and play.
  • Living room has a queen sofa sleeper and twin sofa sleeper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful relaxing home in a private desert setting close to major, local attractions. FREE Netflix on all 3 new HD flat screen TVs. Laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, soap and coffee are supplied for our guests' convenience.


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Secluded, Secure & Walkable 1.2 Acre Mountain View with Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at the home, landscape was beautiful neighborhood was quite. Pool felt great Colleen was very wonderful and helpful. I Went to go to MT. Lemmon but was closed due to fire. Will come back for sure with no second guesses

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. Great location, private, quiet, beautiful mountain views, well stocked, clean and organized.

My boys loved the Xbox and watching the little critters run through the property. My favorite part was the dining room looking out to the pool, patio and mountains. My husband has a bad back and has had several back surgeries.

Comfortable beds and seating are important for him. The bed was ultra comfy and the lounge chair in the corner of the front room was his favorite spot after a long day of walking. We all loved cooling off in the pool. This was a great getaway for comfort and relaxing.

Colleen was very accommodating and easy to work with. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marilyn, wow, thank you for the glowing review. I am so happy that your whole family had a wonderful time in our home. We would welcome you back anytime!
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Very comfortable home with all the conveniences we needed. My kids loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing weekend in Tucson here. We got to watch the sun come up every morning over the mountains and listen to the birds sing us awake. It was peaceful and calm. The pool and backyard was beautiful and well maintained. Perfect for our three service dogs to run around and relax. The neighborhood was quiet within minutes of a huge Whole Foods, Safeway and several restaurants. The owner checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed and got into the home without difficulty. Very pet friendly. We definitely recommend Casa de Firenze!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth thank you for your 5 star review and we loved having your family in our home. So glad you thought it was extremely pet friendly. We want all to feel welcome.
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A lovely desert experience

  • 4 of 5

If what you are looking for is some very private pool and patio time, this is the place. Absolutely everything is provided except your food. There must be 10 restaurants, not fast food, only a few blocks away although you would never guess it from your location which is typical Tucson gracious desert living.

Since the pool was put in some years ago, the surround is beautifully done in brick and concrete (hot). It would be wise for guests to bring flip-flops to protect their feet.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed the beauty of our home and pool (even the very warm surface around it)! Thanks for that feedback and suggestion for other guests.
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Go Wildcats! A Graduation Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Santa Catalina's seen while on the expansive porch sipping our coffee, watching the sun come up! Listen to all the wildlife! The best of Tucson! I would love to stay here again, especially on a festive note like our graduation celebration with our niece (University of AZ), and all the family from all over! It was perfect for our family of five. Very nice retro-kitchen with all that you need. Very close to Safeway, a mega Whole Foods and the best restaurant for sandwiches, Beyond Bread. Thank you for opening your home to our family, Colleen.


  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lisa for your glowing review. I am so glad you had a great Wildcats graduation weekend. You are welcome to come back anytime.
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Relaxing trip

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect in every way. Close to stores, extremely clean and easy for guests! I love how the bathrooms were well stocked and so neat. We also loved the labels for all the lights and drawers as well as for the TV remotes.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Suzette for your 5 star review. We strive to make our home relaxing and easy to use for your guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we would welcome you anytime.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Quail Canyon Ranch Golf
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beyond Bread
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mount Lemmon
Car: recommended

Our home is within walking distance to many restaurants such as Beyond Bread, Sauce, Pei Wei, Chipotle, Starbucks and a local favorite Wildflower. A brand new mega Whole Foods and Casas Adobes Plaza, an upscale shopping center is right around the corner, plus a Safeway and other amenities are a short walk away. Tohono Chul, a beautiful botanical garden with a garden bistro is a must see and is less than 1 mile away. So many other attractions are very close too. The trail head of Pusch Ridge is a short drive away for beautiful hiking. Our neighborhood is flat and beautiful and biking lanes are close by. Many other major attractions are a drive away such as the Desert Museum, Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson Museum of Art, Sabino Canyon, Pima Air and Space Museum, Reid Park Zoo, just to name a few. A day trip to Bisbee and Tombstone is a step back in time. Colossal Cave Mountain Park is a jewel in the desert. Biosphere 2 is only 40 minutes north of our home. Please come and enjoy our beautiful home and take in all the treasures of the Tucson desert.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tucson, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £192.35
Property Damage Protection £60.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.7
Cleaning Fee £134.65
Tax Rate 12.05%

Rates are subject to change until Damage Deposit and 75% rent is received. Cancellations received more than 90 days prior to check-in will receive a full refund less $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received 89-30 days prior to check-in will forfeit 50% of their total deposit. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to check-in will forfeit the entire balance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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