|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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, refrigerator, 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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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
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.
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...
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!!!!
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.
Welcoming views on the rolling hills West of Tucson Arizona, finds you a pleasant piece of paradise. Our stay there, in the middle of October was perfect with a large relaxing and well stocked home to the warm surroundings. We spent most of our time on the back patio watching the sunrise and enjoying the pool and spa. Mark and Paul were very helpful in showing us where things were and how things worked. They responded to all questions we had in a timely manner. We had a wonderful time there and hope to visit again in the Spring.
Wonderful place to enjoy a vacation. The home is beautiful with a great layout with very nice accommodations and a very nice pool with BBQ area for complete family funit. The property is nicely situated for complete privacy. On our first night we sat on the back porch overlooking the twinkling lights of Tucson and listening to some sounds of the desert (Coyotes and Owls). We were there the night of the Harvest Moon and watched it rise over the Santa Catalina Mountains.
The location is excellent for making daytime excursions easy to do ( Mt. Lemmon, Sonoran Desert, Tombstone, Nogales, Organ Pipe Cactus Monument, etc.) and return in time dinner or some nightime activities in Tucson. If your into organic food we found a fantastic place on Tanque Verde Blvd called Renee's Organic Oven.
It's small so call ahead for reservations.
Mark was great to deal with and you can see his pride of ownership throughout the house.
We stayed at Casa Amapola during the graduation week for University of Arizona. We needed a place where we could totally relax. We wanted comfortable indoor/outdoor living with spectacular mountain views - a quintessential Tucson desert experience. We found all that and more. Mark is a fantastic host and made us feel like the house was truly ours for the week. We highly recommend this beautiful desert retreat.
If you are badly in need of some R & R, and would like to do that in a beautifully serene and gorgeous spot, you have found the place. The house is a mix of traditional Southwest territorial, with some wonderful updates that make it extremely comfortable. Every room has interesting and original artwork, as well as being very tastefully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. The view out of every window is spectacular. THEN you go outside to a lovely outdoor "room" above the pool where you will spend most of your time...we ate all our meals there. The plantings around the pool were in bloom when we were there which added to our enjoyment of the desert plants. We chose to heat the pool and spent a good portion of our time in the water, or lounging in the chairs provided. Although we didn't get to meet Mark, we spoke with him on the phone and found him to be delightful and very willing to be available if we needed him. We highly recommend you spend some time in this oasis in the desert.
PERFECT CELEBRATION ESCAPE - and MUCH more than we expected..!!
Wanted a home to celebrate my wife's birthday with our family and Casa Amapola was the perfect escape from our Colorado winter. An awesome immaculate comfortable home to relax and enjoy Tucson and our family. Owner Mark was very communicative and so welcoming making sure all was right with the home. Outside area: Stunning city/Mountain views - Beautiful setting on the large private lot - Zen-like desert landscaping - Well maintained pool/hot tub & outside grill area - Huge comfortable covered patio area - Relaxing front door seating area - Awesome nearby hiking trails - 5 minutes to I-10 - 10 minutes to Sprouts/COSTCO. 20 minutes to Living Desert Museum/Saguaro NP - 1 hour drive to Kartchner Carverns (don't miss this!). Inside home: All the kitchen gadgets you'd ever need - High end linens/towels - Fragrant shower soaps - Comfy mattresses - Oversized garage with frig and nice laundry room. Casa Amapola was truly a paradise that was the perfect setting that made lasting forever memories. Thank you Mark & Paul for sharing your incredible home. We hope to return someday soon.
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)
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
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 with the Second Payment. Final charges are based on gas usage and will fluctuate based on season and if the guests before you heated the pool or not. Any overage will be deducted from Damage Deposit. Likewise, if the charges are less than your deposit, the amount will be refunded along with your Damage Deposit.
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.