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Charming Large Guest Suite in Tanque Verde Valley

Bedrooms Studio
Space 700 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps two adults, large living, sleeping areas, very large closet and bath

Our guest suite is NOW AVAILABLE ALL YEAR LONG!! It is located on our three and a half acre property and separated from our main home for complete privacy and quiet. across the the guest suite entrance is the entrance gate to our 20,000 gallon pool. The suite is 700 square feet with 9' ceilings for the living and sleeping areas with a generously sized 3/4 bath, large walk in closet, and a large covered porch. We have free WiFi access provided by a new Netgear Nighthawk AC 1900 DST Router and DST Adaptor. (DST wifi access may operate differently depending on the portable device in use). We do not have a full kitchen, however we have a 1000 watt microwave, cuisinart toaster oven, a 5'x30" portable butcher block table for meal prep, new Charbroil gas grill on the patio (30000 btu)including utensils and steak knives, indoor and outdoor tables and chairs and covered swing for two, high quality disposable plates, glasses, and silverware and ceramic coffee cups, a 4.5 cu ft. refrigerator with frost free freezer, coffee maker and grinder with Trader Joe's French roast beans, teas, and complimentary Chardonnay and Merlot wines from northern California and 4 bottled waters.

Close by we have four fast food places, the best coffee shop for coffee and pastries and a huge gathering spot for bicyclists, an Irish pub, an Italian deli and sandwich place and three dinner restaurants.

An ideal location for visiting gem show buyers or sellers, visiting bicyclists, golfers or anyone wanting to be within a very short distance to dozens of golf courses, the top of Mount Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, the Saguaro National Park East, or any of the attractions south and east of town - Colossal Caves, Kartchner Caverns, bird watching in Patagonia, or the historic towns of Tombstone and Bisbee Arizona. A twenty minute drive puts you at Campbell and Skyline roads where you will find Gallery Row and some of the finest dining in Tucson.

More Details

thomas k sweeney
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 June, 2018

About thomas k sweeney

My wife and i have owned our property for eleven years. We built the studio/guest house in 2008. I am an oil painter and needed a large studio to do my work and the large guest suite seemed like a natural fit for visiting relatives. For several years we have used home away for our own vacations and so it dawned on us that other people might enjoy our place as much as our relatives have.

thomas k sweeney purchased this studio in 2004


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Catalina Ranch Estates in Tucson

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We don't allow induction or electric countertop appliances to be brought and used within our guest suite.
  • the toaster oven and microwave are not for cooking bacon , steaks etc.(we do have a very easy grill to work with outside.)
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
  • towels, soaps, shampoos, towels, and hair dryer provided
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king-76"x80"
  • brand new kingsdown king size bed with mattress cover and gel cover fitted sheet to maximize comfort.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
With the coffee grinder we include dark french roast beans from Trader Joes. Our main home pool is available for use on a seasonal basis and is fenced off separately and actually is closer to guest home than the main house. We have no kitchen facility, however a table and chairs for having meals are provided with many take out restaurants nearby. We clean upon request and provide garbage pick up and clean towels every third day. We will consider one small dog but it must remain with you at all times-there is no safe outdoor space to leave it because of possibility of encounters with coyotes or bobcats. We also stock 4 bottled waters and a complimentary bottle of cabernet or merlot, and a bottle of chardonnet. Check in time is 4pm check out is 11am but is flexible if there is no reservation coming in or leaving on the same day. There is no smoking allowed on site. We prefer to rent to a maximum of two adults but will consider pets upon request.


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Charming Large Guest Suite in Tanque Verde Valley
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Best place ever to enjoy Tucson

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at the "desert house" for a couple of years now......honestly we would not stay anywhere else. It is always very clean, quite, private, relaxing. On our most recent stay we had some issues with our vehicle and Tom went above and beyond to give us some assistance.

Tim & Abbie

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim and Abbie, It's been a couple of years that you have been coming here and we love it when you do! It will be great to see you next year also, and we are holding that time period you gave to us as a tentative date for your return!. Sincerely, Tom and Bonnie
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A nice desert retreat...

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful, private retreat. A great place to hang out and easy access to the Catalina Mts. Hikes, picnicing, great views and easy to get to all that Tucson has to offer. Saguaro National Park, Desert Museum, art, thrift shops etc.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie and i are very glad you enjoyed your time here. we hope to expand what we have now, so give us a look see if you plan a return trip to Tucson. sincerely Tom and Bonnie
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Marvelously quite location

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as represented. The Trader Joe coffee was great; we bought some to bring back.

Easy location to get around from, golf close buy and a trip up to MT Lemmon was great, waited for the sunset on the way down.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to have had you with us. i'm going to have to recommend driving down Mount Lemmon at sunset there are some great turnouts from which to view and photo the massive landscape of the mountain along with some terrific sunsets. Sincerely, Tom and Bonnie
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Javalina Homestead the perfect spot to make more memories.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the foothills of the Catalina Mts. Wow, the beauty all around was stunning. We loved relaxing with coffee on the back patio after a day of exploring! Our accommodations were wonderful- private, quiet, safe, comfortable, with everything we needed for our weeks visit to the desert including wildlife in the back yard. This was a great location for seeing the many sights of the Tucson area, easy access to hiking, shows, gardens, museums, historical attractions, shopping, and restaurants. We couldn't have had a more memorable anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Jennifer, we're glad you enjoyed our place. we hope you consider us for your next visit to tucson. Sincerely, TOM and Bonnie
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Very comfortable and quiet with beautiful views in all directions.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described. Thomas was a gracious host. The location was convenient to Mt. Lemmon and Sabino Canyon as well as restaurants and shopping. The privacy of the guest house allowed us to relax and enjoy the warm afternoons and colorful sunsets in peace and quiet. We intend to return to Tucson and Javelina House is where we will want to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot guys. Bonnie and i have tried to make the place like somewhere we would stay during visits we've made around the country. Sincerly, Tom and Bonnie
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Nice clean place,private good views. Limited cooking capabilities. Wash dishes in bathroom sink..poor internet. Barking dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The detractions Paul mentions are barking dogs, doing dishes in the bathroom, poor internet. The dogs are hundreds of feet from ou suite and across the road and no other guest we have had have has ever mentioned this. We take pride in the peace and quiet we have provided with double pane windows and foam insulation throughout the suite. They were neat and tidy guests but they must have missed in our property description that most of the dishes and cutlery were disposable. The internet which we detail in our website and the guest binder material has been good for some depending on their devices and our Netgear AC1900 Router and DST. We know that some visitors need good internet and we have been upgrading as soon as viable products come on line. Sincerely, Tom and Bonnie Sweeney
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Snyder Rd
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Houghton and i-10
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Mount Lemmon
Car: necessary

We are located in the far northeast corner of Tucson, in the Tanque Verde Valley at the base of Mount Lemmon. The Saguaro National Monument East is a short drive of five miles. Mount Lemmon offers hiking ,back packing, rock climbing, winter skiing, and is world renowned for bicycle riding events. Also you can find various horseback riding facilities nearby and we have a barn and large arena facilities for your use with advance notice.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £7.53
Damage Insurance £44.42

12.05% tax and $49 property insurance are additional
$15.00 off each weekend night if stay lasts minimum of 7 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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