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Your Home in the Desert - Peaceful Desert Retreat w/ Breathtaking Mountain Views

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Spanish Trails Estates - Placita Rociana

3 Bedroom/2 Bath - Beautiful & Serene setting -

This desert beauty is nestled in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains on a quiet cul-de-sac. The home is beautifully appointed and offers elegance and comfort to make for a very memorable experience. Stunning mountain views, gorgeous star filled skies and desert serenity make this home a true delight. This vacation rental is located in a quiet neighborhood which welcomes a gentle occupancy and does not allow parties or events.

The home is located in SE Tucson away from the hustle and bustle of the city but only minutes away from Saguaro National Park, hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf and an outdoor farmers market. Easy access to I-10 allows for convenience to the airport, downtown, Davis Monthan AFB, U of A, Museums, the Convention Center and so much more. Your days will be delightful with the many activities nearby. Shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and medical facilities are all nearby.

This property features a serene backyard with a large patio and sweeping views of the mountains and desert arroyos. Sip your morning coffee or evening cocktail while you watch for wild-life sightings of hawks, hummingbirds, roadrunners, coyotes and more. After a busy day of sightseeing, throw a couple of steaks on the BBQ grill and enjoy an evening of star gazing.

We have made every effort to accommodate your needs to ensure your enjoyment and convenience. The home is immaculate and offers premium bedding and linens, hair dryers, 4 flat screen HD TVs with over 100 channels and 75+ Sirius music stations, DVD blue ray player and WI-FI. The kitchen is a cook's paradise equipped with spices, bake ware and everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal or a light snack. Laundry facilities include a washer, dryer, iron/board and laundry supplies. For the fitness enthusiast, we offer weights and two mountain bikes for your outdoor adventure. We have an assortment of novels for your reading pleasure, darts and various family games to help pass the time.

Come and experience Tucson at its best ..... peace and privacy with breathtaking views !

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Kathy Ryan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Kathy Ryan

I'm originally from Chicago but grew tired of the harsh winters and brutal summers. So, in 1993, I said adios to Chicago and began my quest to start a new life out West. I visited Tucson and it was love at first sight. The natural beauty is magnificent and the weather is glorious. The people of Tucson are very friendly, helpful and pleasant. There are so many things to enjoy in Tucson ..... there is something for everyone!

Kathy Ryan purchased this house in 2009

What makes this house unique

I am a licensed real estate broker in the state of Arizona so I am familiar with the many areas of Tucson. I especially love this area of town because it is not overpopulated and there are no traffic jams to deal with. The area is surrounded by natural beauty and enhanced by wide open spaces and gorgeous scenery. The area is home to many species of wild-life and other eye-candy like rainbows that stretch across the sky, sweeping mountain views, desert flora, clean, fresh air and star-studded skies at night. The area certainly has a rural feeling to it, but is conveniently located to all sorts of amenities and necessities.

I live only minutes away from the rental home, so my guests have the extra peace of mind that any unexpected issues will be resolved immediately. My goal is to provide you with a memorable vacation experience that leaves you wanting to return again and again and again!


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Your Home in the Desert - Peaceful Desert Retreat w/ Breathtaking Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Clean, well maintained home in a quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything as described in listing and more. Well decorated with attention to detail. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen for cooking or baking if that is your desire. Plenty of linens and towels. The house is pet friendly with a fenced yard. Our dogs loved it! There are two binders. One with all the information regarding the house, all appliances, dish t.v., electronics, utilities ,anything you can imagine concerning the house. The second one was filled with information regarding tourist attractions in and around Tucson. This made our planning very easy and we saw and did so much more because of this. Kathy is a gracious host. Very easy to deal with. Was at the house when we arrived to show us around and answer any questions we had. If you encounter any problems during your stay she is available to help. Thank you for making our first trip to Tucson so enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable home, close to foothills, quiet area

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this lovely home, located in Vail at the end of a quiet residential cul de sac, in February. Nestled close to the Rincon mtn range, the view is very picturesque. There is a beautiful DelWebb golf course nearby that is open to the public and offers very reasonable rates, especially on weekdays. The home is also close to Saquaro National Park east, which has some wonderful hiking and a scenic drive through that is very popular.

The home was well furnished and up to date. There is a lovely patio in the back that we used frequently.

Kathy, the owner, was very helpful and available if we had any concerns or questions.

We would definitely recommend the home to anyone visiting Tucson!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

As this was our first experience with VRBO we weren't sure what awaited us but the house exceeded our expectations. It was well equipped, stocked with many necessities, very clean, and in a quiet location. Viewing the mountains each morning was an added bonus. Kathy was a terrific host. Can't say enough good things about her! From our first emails, she was warm, friendly and so helpful. She was there to greet us and show us around the first night even though it was well after midnight. After a long tiring day of travel this was much appreciated as we didn't have to enter a strange dark house. It was reassuring to know that she was nearby if we needed her. Kathy and her home get a rating of 5 from us. If we could give it a higher rating, we would not hesitate to do so as they certainly deserve it! Our stay in Tucson was both relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you, Kathy!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denise & Brit McPherson

  • 5 of 5

With less than 1 week before we were set to arrive for our son's wedding, we lost our previous arrangements. Kathy & Sal were very understanding and helped us over and above the call of duty. This home is spotless, well equipped and we felt at home for the 6 days we were in Tucson. While outside the city limits, the commute is less than 15-20 minutes for area attractions. Since our family wedding was the same weekend as graduation at the University, we had few options. When we met Kathy, I knew we had made the right decision. She had even planted new flowers for us. We would highly recommend this home. We plan to go back later this year! THANK YOU for making our stay in Tucson relaxing and memorable!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property is located 15 minutes east from the outskirts of Tucson. Perfect location for bicycle enthusiasts with Saguaro National Park six miles to the west and Colossal Cave Mountain park six miles to the east and light traffic in between. As Olyyy stated in a previous review, Kathy and Sal are the kindest and most helpful people you ever want to meet. They attended to all our needs. If you like the outdoors, two bikes with helmets were provided. If you wanted to picnic-a fully loaded picnic basket was available. If you wanted to barbeque--all the appropriate tools were provided. In the back yard is a patio which was great for sun bathing, but also a covered area if you dislike the sun.

Inside the kitchen was a cook's paradise. High quality equipment are the standard. Stainless steel pots and pans with copper bottoms were wonderful to cook with. Included was a food processor, a powerful blender which was perfect for making sorbets, and a top of the line mixer with all the attachments if you are interested in baking. So many tools that even a chef would be happy.

As for the men, HD TV's in all the bedrooms and living room with DVR service and three separate tuners meaning you can record three shows at the same time if need be. I didn't check but I believe there was a DVD player available for use and for sure there were a lot of recorded movies.

Mountain views located in the kitchen, living room and master bedrooms. Bathrooms were clean with no mold visible. All in all a place one could call home!

Thank you Kathy and Sal! A five star rating for you!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Kathy was very accomoding for our visit. We booked it on very short notice and she was easy to talk to and book the stay. She was more than willing to accomodate our need to have a bath chair and rails installed for handicap access. This is a great place to stay and would highly recommend staying.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Del Lago Golf Club
Montgomery's Grill & Saloon
Pima Air and Space Museum
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Saguaro National Park
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Sabino Canyon
Reid Park Zoo
Pinnacle Peak Steaks
"Lots of fun eating here. "
Old Tucson Studios
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Saguaro Corners, Hacienda del Lago
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Rancho del Lago
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hacienda del Sol, Gary Rays, Vail Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt. Lemmon
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Spanish Trails Estates, Arizona

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Admin Fee £123
Pet Fee £123
Refundable Damage Deposit £613

Why pay more ??? The rates quoted are all inclusive .... no hidden add-on fees for up to 6 guests.

Pet fees are variable and in addition to the basic rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Spanish Trails Estates in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1318 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , High profile commode. Select toiletries available.
    Master Bath - Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Executive height vanity, high profile commode.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Ceiling fan & HD TV in room for your added comfort.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Ceiling fan & HD TV in room for your added comfort.
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin XL beds - Ceiling fan & HD TV in room for added comfort
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
Picnic basket, picnic cooler and picnic supplies available.

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