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Stunning Mt. Views! Hike, Bike, & More! Pool/Spa, 2 private acres, Book Now!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Catalina Desert Retreat is a relaxing and luxurious desert getaway with spectacular views and easy access to the outdoors. The retreat is a beautifully appointed and environmentally-friendly home on two private acres. It has something for everyone! Mountain bikers and hikers can access world class hiking and biking trails from the house, including the 50 Year Trail and the Chutes. Golfers can drive 5 minutes to SaddleBrooke’s premiere public golf courses. Near-by Pusch Ridge Stables offers scenic horseback riding excursions through acres of beautiful desert and mountain trails for riders of all skill levels. Birdwatchers don’t need to leave the property to glimpse a variety of local and migratory species. Sit down with a cup of tea and view hummingbirds, roadrunners, cactus wrens, woodpeckers, hawks, quail, cardinals, an occasional oriole and numerous other birds from the back patio!

After enjoying the outdoors, kick back and relax in the salt-water pool or spa. End the day by throwing some dinner on the grill and taking pleasure in the spectacular display of colors at sunset.

The house is newly remodeled with solar power and a private well. The property is entirely fenced with a solar-powered gate for entry and a two-car garage. It is tastefully furnished with fabulous views, and adorned with original artwork from local artists. In addition to the spacious great room and entertainment area, there are three bedrooms, and an office with Wi-Fi available throughout. Two bedrooms have king sized beds and the third bedroom has a queen sized bed, sleeping six in total. Luxurious mattresses and bedding are all brand new. There are two large TVs with DIRECTV connection, as well as a PlayStation 3 and a small movie/video game collection.

It is an easy 15-minute drive to the internationally renowned Biosphere 2, Catalina State Park, local restaurants, shopping, farmers' markets and movies. Only a forty-minute drive to other area attractions, e.g. Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum (a must see), Old Tucson Movie Studio, Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, and downtown Tucson. Enjoy a day of spa treatments at the famous Miraval Resort & Spa just down the road. If you are here in February, don’t miss Tucson’s world famous Gem and Mineral Show.

Check out our visitors’ guide for information on restaurants, shopping, and local events. It includes suggested day trips to other Southern Arizona attractions such as Mt. Lemmon, Tombstone, Bisbee, Sonoita Vineyards, and Chiricahua National Monument. Your local hosts, Dan and Wendy, are always available to provide you with more details about hikes and other hidden treasures.

More Details

Owner
Melissa Megna
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Melissa Megna

Scott and I are originally from the Washington / Baltimore area. We moved here 13 years ago to take advantage of the wonderful weather and beautiful scenery. We have lived in this home for the last 13 years and loved every minute. Recently, we have moved to Phoenix and did not want to give up access to this amazing property. As frequent vacation-home renters ourselves, we have stayed in many beautiful homes. It is our goal to use that knowledge to offer you a relaxing, enjoyable and memorable experience.

Melissa Megna purchased this house in 2002

Why Melissa Megna chose Arizona

We bought this property because of its beautiful location and access to the outdoors. It has been a perfect place to raise children and be close to nature. We are delighted to share it with others.

What makes this house unique

Catalina Desert Retreat Offers:

• A beautifully remodeled home on two private acres with salt-water pool and spa and spectacular mountain views.

• Numerous Outdoor Activities: hiking, mountain biking, golfing, bird watching, nature hikes, horseback riding and more…

• Easy access to:

o Biosphere 2,

o Catalina State Park

o Restaurants

o Shopping

o Movies

o Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum

o Old Tucson Movie Studio

o Saguaro National Park

o Sabino Canyon

o Downtown Tucson

• Day Trips:

o Mt. Lemmon

o Tombstone

o Bisbee

o Oracle

o Sonoita Vineyards

o Chiricahua National Monument

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tucson in Pima County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly remodeled with multiple shower heads including massage
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly remodeled with skylight!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Newly remodeled with brand new high-end Simmons mattress
    Bedroom Two - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Newly remodeled with brand new high-end Simmons mattress
    Office - Large desk, Office Chairs, bright and cheery!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Newly remodeled w/ brand new Simmons mattress & bedding
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Idyllic and practical

  • 5 of 5

This house is lovely, thoughtfully designed and decorated, equipped with everything we needed for making nice meals and relaxing poolside after strenuous desert hikes nearby--the latter made possible by the property's convenient (and beautiful) location. Contact with the owner and caretakers was warm and it was clear that their emphasis was on an organized and professional welcome so that we could focus on enjoying ourselves. We're already thinking about a return trip in a couple of years!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view and property!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with great amenities

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the home! The scenery is beautiful. The home is very well equipped. We had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend grilling out by the pool!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Desert Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived it was heaven! Peaceful and quiet, simple and clean. The views of Pusch Ridge were stunning! The house is equipped with everything you could need, and we spent lots of time in the pool and hot tub. We loved watching the birds and loved having the privacy this home and yard provide. I was even able to pick a couple leaves of basil growing in the garden to make some salad dressing! We were only about 10 minutes from places to eat and shop, but it felt like we were farther away from it all. This home has influenced where we may potentially buy a home in or around Oro Valley. Thank you for a wonderful retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, just like pictures! Hosts very accommodating with check in/out time! Plan on coming back this summer!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great property plus!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, great hosts, and wonderful hiking nearby. Couldn't have been better! We will return ASAP!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Preserve at SaddleBrooke
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Ski
61 Miles
Mt Lemmon
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tucson, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2017 Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£769
for 3 nights
From
£206
£1,470
 
 
2017 Winter Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£769
for 3 nights
From
£206
£1,470
 
 
2018 GEM SHOW
3 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£794
for 3 nights
From
£214
£1,470
 
 
2018 Winter Season
12 Feb 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£769
for 3 nights
From
£206
£1,470
 
 
2018 Spring
15 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£165
£1,140
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£621
for 3 nights
From
£157
£1,140
£3,448
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £104.92
Pet Fee £58.29
Damage Insurance £45.85

Monthly Rates vary depending on holiday and winter season. Standard Monthly Rate (May through October): $4000.00; November, December, January Monthly Rate: $4500.00; February Monthly Rate: $6500.00; March: $6000.00; April Monthly Rate: $5000.00. Please call or email for further information about long-term stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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