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You'll Love the View! 15 minutes to Town.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Spectacular views and 8 miles to downtown...

The moment you enter this unique desert home you will see the magnificent Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains through a wall of glass.

Located on the WEST side of Tucson in the Tucson Mountain foothills, the home is convenient to Downtown as well as freeway access. The nearest cross streets are El Camino del Cerro at Tortolita. You may map the intersection for an approximate location.

Built in the territorial style of adobe brick on 1.4 lush acres, this 2100-square-foot home embraces the indoor/outdoor style of desert living.

Beautifully integrated into the landscape, this special place provides an unusual degree of privacy without isolation. It is located in a quiet neighborhood very convenient to I-10 (three miles) and downtown and the University of Arizona and downtown (eight miles.) Just up the street a few miles is the El Camino del Cerro Trail Head for hiking. Several public and private golf courses are nearby. Day trips to Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Bisbee, The Sorona Desert Museum are a cinch.

The terraced and fully enclosed yard and garden feature a deep pool, spa, and covered outdoor kitchen (gas barbecue and sink), lots of native vegetation.

The three bedrooms are arranged on one side of the home. A dining room that seats six, well-equipped kitchen, and den with a 42' flat panel TV with DVD is on the other side of the home. In between the two wings is the living room with a high, pitched, and beamed ceiling, wall of glass with French doors to the patio, and wood-burning fireplace. There is original artwork throughout the rooms. Of course, there is WiFi throughout the property.

However, the 'room' that is most used is out-of-doors and is accessible through sets of French doors from the den, master bedroom, and living room. This outdoor living room - enclosed by the house on three sides and open to the view, patio, and pool on the fourth - is fully covered by the roof and lit by three skylights. You can enjoy being outside all year and take refuge from the harsh desert sun. There you will find a comfortable, deep seating lounge set and a travertine dining table that seats six. It is truly a wonderful place to relax.

As day becomes night and the suns sets behind the Tucson Mountains, you will marvel at the magnificent play of reflected light on the Catalina, Rincon, and Tortolita Mountains to the north and east. As the desert night settles in the twinkling lights of the city below will mesmerize you.

The master bedroom is adjacent to the patio and is stylishly furnished with an oh-so-comfortable upholstered leather king-size bed. The bath is attached and has a walk-in closet and tiled shower.

The guest bedrooms each have one queen-size bed and share an adjacent full bath. The beds are all made up with high quality linens and pillows. The home accommodates a maximum of six guests.

Hand-made, Mexican clay, saltillo tiles cover the floors throughout the home. There is an additional half bath adjacent to the den. The two-car garage is attached and has direct access to the kitchen as well as a washer and dryer.

We know you will enjoy your stay at our special desert home. We have tried to think of every detail possible to make your time here comfortable and memorable.

We have owned and operated Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast near the University of Arizona since 1994 so we have a long record of providing guests with a high level of hospitality.

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Mark Hall
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2018

About Mark Hall

We bought this property in 2005 and have rented it through VRBO since.

We are innkeepers and have owned and operated Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast since 1994.

Mark Hall purchased this house in 2005

Why Mark Hall chose Camino Del Oeste Estates

Our inn is in town by the University of Arizona. We love to come up to the house when it is not rented to enjoy an escape from the city. We purchased this place with the intention of living in it full time one day.

The view is amazing and the area is very quiet. The house has a very 'desert' feel to it and has an excellent layout. All our guests just love the feel of the house and often remark that they did not see as much of Tucson as they had planned as they just enjoyed hanging out and not going anywhere.

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet. Hanging out in the big, comfortable lounge furniture and enjoying the sky and mountain views.

The house does not feel like a rental as it is so comfortably furnished and has lots of original art throughout.

A full moon rising over the Catalina Mountains is especially beautiful...

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Trip Advisor:

Mark and Paul were perfect hosts and their home was warm and inviting and a

pleasure to be in for the two months we were there. We especially loved the

patio and pool area and the killer view of Tucson. Mark and Paul were ery

gracious and quick to respond when we had any questions or needed a visit

from them. We would definitely rent from them again. Five stars!!!!
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Camino Del Oeste Estates in Tucson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Tiled shower in the Master en Suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hall Bath shared by and adjacent to two Guest Rooms.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Powder Room by Den and Kitchen.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) King in Master Bedroom. Excellent quality mattress. Nice sheets! Great pillows..., Queen size Beds (1) One Queen in each Guest room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
Fireplace (wood provided), High Speed Wireless Internet, AM/FM Stereo/CD Player with iPod dock , Coffee Maker, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Iron and Board, Private Pool(heat fee based on gas consumption, Approximately $250-$350 per week during the coldest winter months Dec-Mar), In Ground Spa, No Smoking Indoors


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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You'll Love the View! 15 minutes to Town.
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this wonderful home, and it wasn't enough. The view from the patio was spectacular and the home delightful. It is by far the best vacation property we have ever rented. We came with another couple and they were as delighted as we were. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2007
  • Date of Stay: March 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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“Absolutely Wonderful “

  • 5 of 5

We had a spectacular and wonderful time staying at Casa Amapola. The house was beyond words, so comfortable and had spectacular views out almost every window. Plus the back outside porch was just wonderful. The views during the day and at night are breathtaking. The pool and the hot tub by far are the cleanest we have ever seen. We have stayed in several homes in Tucson and this home by far is the nicest. Also Mark and Paul are exceptional, they went above and beyond to make our stay the absolute best. Everything you need they have provided. The worst part about our stay was leaving. Thank you again Mark and Paul for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the views!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice clean property. Beautiful views of Tucson lights and mountains during the day.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for leaving the house in immaculate shape. We really appreciate it!! The mountain view is a little different at each hour of the day.
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Fantastic House and Views from patio!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time discovering Tucson and staying at Mark’s beautiful southwestern retreat! Close to Downtown, U of A, Saguaro National Park, Old Tucson Studios, and Sonora Desert Museum. Mark was a terrific host, always available to answer questions or to recommend a restaurant. A great oasis in the Sonoran desert!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much! So glad you had a great week. Thanks for leaving the house in such great shape, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again.
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Very happy

  • 4 of 5

Great location and very nice house. Owners were very helpful

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. It had everything we needed. We had a few very minor issues at the beginning of our stay which were quickly resolved. The house is a close to some great hiking. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
The Sweetwater Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Walgreen's Drugstore
Nearest Point of Interest
Albertson's Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Blockbuster Video
Nearest Point of Interest
Silverbell Public Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
El Rio Public Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Starr Pass Golf Course and Mariott Starr Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
Gates Pass
Nearest Point of Interest
The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Saguaro National Monument West
Nearest Point of Interest
The University of Arizona
Nearest Point of Interest
La Encantada Mall and A.J.'s Fine Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
Sabino Canyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Jano's and J Bar Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dish Restaurant and Rumrunner Wine Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Randolf Park Public Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Reid Park Zoo
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hotel Congress and Cup Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Fourth Avenue Shopping and Dining
Nearest Point of Interest
The B-LIne Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Catalina Park Inn Bed and Breakfast
Nearest Point of Interest
El Charro Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Temple of Music and Art
Nearest Point of Interest
Tucson Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
The Arizona Inn
Car: necessary

ON SITE, Swimming and Lounging, NEARBY, Shopping (funky Fourth Avenue, upscale La Encantada), DAY TRIPS, San Xavier Mission (ten miles), Tombstone (45 miles), Bisbee (90 miles), Kartchner Caverns (65 miles), Sonora Desert Museum (15 miles), Nogales, Mexico (65 miles), Sabino Canyon (ten miles), Kitt Peak Observatory (55 miles)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Camino Del Oeste Estates, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter High Season
24 Nov 2018 - 3 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
U of A Graduation
8 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.88
Cleaning £75.5
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.5

eCheck Option: no fee.
Pay by Credit Card: 3.5% fee on Rental Rate Domestic, 4.5 % International

Please let us know if you would like to have the pool heated. A Pool Heat Deposit of $50 per day will be required before check-in and paid directly to owner. The actual usage fee will be calculated at the end of the stay and charged against the deposit. If the charges are less than your deposit, the amount will be refunded. I used to charge the pool/spa heat fees against the Damage Deposit but VRBO no longer allows this practice.

Cancellations and Refunds:
Cancel 60 or more days before arrival to receive refund right away, less $100.
With 59 days notice or less, receive Security, Pool Deposit & Cleaning Fee right away. Rental Fees and tax will be refunded to the extent your reservation can be booked to another party, and held until such, less $200 cancel fee.

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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