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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 - 3 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 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 Casas Adobes Estates in Casas Adobes

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2185 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Secluded, Secure & Walkable 1.2 Acre Mountain View with Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.85 based on 22 reviews

Quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

House is a little older, but was clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad your family enjoyed the pool and our quiet neighborhood.
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Stevensville, MI

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, views, private, convenient, clean, comfy beds, and Colleen made it so easy! It was a good place for us to gather with our adult children for Christmas. Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We loved having you for our guests and would welcome you back anytime.
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Thanksgiving feast in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

We decided ( my three grown children and their Mom and significant other) to gather in the beautiful Tuscon area. We made a great decision after much searching of Vrbo and Airbnb! Colleen's beautiful home with warm pool had everything we needed to celebrate Thanksgiving as if we were in our own home. The home is convenient,y located to the mountains and any shopping you might wish to do. Coleen was extremely helpful in negotiating all of the details of our stay and was accessible throughout when we had minor questions. I would high,y recommend his lovely property for any gathering! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Diane for the wonderful review. I am so glad you took advantage of heating the pool, as it is so beautiful to use in the Fall. We would welcome you back anytime!
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A summer poolside haven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our teenage son stayed here in August. The house is very well situated close enough to the city and all 3 of Tucson's main shopping malls yet secluded enough for you to have peace and quiet. It is very private yet not isolated.

The house is spacious and very well equipped making it a real home from home. We stayed in August which meant summer heat but there is aircon and a huge swimming pool which we lounged in all day. There is also a very large back porch with plenty of shade when u want to escape the sun.

You have everything you need right on your doorstep.

The owners are extremely helpful and respond to any queries right away.

A great place to stay and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jenni! I am so glad you enjoyed our large pool and the loungers that are so important during the warm summer months. I would be happy to welcome you back anytime!
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Tucson staying at this wonderful home. The house was great for our vacation.

We enjoyed the quiet location of the home while being close to shopping, museums, hiking and the Sabino Canyon.

The house is house was exceptionally clean and very well stocked with everything one needs. The big pool was a great bonus especially at the very hot June temperatures. We spend a great deal of time enjoying the fabulous backyard and beautiful scenery all around the house.

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. Tucson is spectacular and we hope to return soon and would happily stay again at this wonderful home.

I can recommend this property to everyone who likes to experience Tucson at its finest!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Beatrix for the glowing review. We loved having your family experience Tucson from our home and surrounding neighborhood. We would welcome you back anytime!
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Summit, NJ

Wonderful desert experience

  • 5 of 5

Colleen’s homer in Tucson was the perfect place for us Northerners to spend our 50th anniversary at the end of February. We and our adult children loved being in the beautiful desert; we felt isolated even though we were walking distance from markets and restaurants and an easy drive to the Desert Gardens and other wonderful hiking locations. The house was clean and comfortable; the kitchen was well-stocked; there were plenty of towels. Since the weather was unusually warm for the season, we opted to pass on an opportunity to have the pool heated, but we swam laps anyway. (Next time we might opt for the heat and a less bracing swim!) We assume that by now the dove’s eggs in the sheltered patio have hatched, but there will be more to entertain the next visitors. All in all, a wonderful experience. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! We loved having your family here and are so happy you enjoyed the home and surrounding area for your 50th anniversary celebration! We will welcome you back anytime!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Casas Adobes Estates, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
13 Feb 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
16 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £403
Cleaning Fee £141
Pet Fee £201
Property Damage Protection £64
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.

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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.


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