This is a private home on 3 gated acres bordering Coronado National Forest Wilderness Area. This 5,000 square foot contemporary Santa Fe style home is beautifully situated on the highest and most scenic improved parcel in the northeast Catalina Foothills at the base of Mount Lemmon. 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, detached game room, and multiple porches and decks with the best views of the Tucson valley-period.
This home is nestled into a saguaro studded hillside at on elevation of 3,300’ (Downtown Tucson is about 2,350’). It is the highest estate in the northeast foothills of Tucson and the view must be seen to be believed. During the day, you can see the mountains on the Mexican border (68 miles away) and at night, the sea of lights of metro Tucson are below you. Behind the home is designated wilderness area filled with wildlife and improved hiking trails off of the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon. The daytime temperatures in the summer are about 4 degrees less than downtown because of our elevation and the nighttime temperatures in the winter run at least 5 degrees warmer because we are off of the valley floor and sitting on solid granite.
Mt. Lemmon is a rare jewel in the Arizona desert. Jutting up 9,000 feet above sea level in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of our house, this magnificent mountain peak stands amidst the pale backdrop of the sparse desert sand and cactus. From our driveway, you begin the journey into a geological time warp moving through a saguaro forest for the first 10 minutes, then into many oak and pinion pine covered mountains with spectacular rock formations. Within 35 minutes, you can be fishing for trout at Rose Canyon Lake in the ponderosa pines. If you continue on, you quickly arrive at the small village of Summerhaven and the Ski Valley lift at over 8,000’ elevation. Many trails can be found in both the lower and upper elevations for winter or summer hiking.
Even though you sense extreme privacy on the property, you are only minutes away from many activities:
Golf at Arizona National (formerly the Raven) in 10 minutes, 49ers Country Club in 10 minutes, Ventana Canyon in 25 minutes, and many more great golf courses within an hour.
Grocery shopping, restaurants, drug stores, and virtually everything you might need to purchase on a day to day basis are within 8 minutes. Park Mall is about 20-25 minutes away.
Drive time to the University of Arizona is about 35 minutes and to downtown Tucson, about 5 minutes further.
About the house:
(A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.)
Kitchen: This is a spacious gourmet kitchen with a 60” Wolf gas range, a 48” Sub Zero refrigerator, a warming drawer, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, and all mesquite cabinetry. A well stocked pantry with most of the basics and most items you might need to cook and serve a meal are provided.
Great Room: This is a 1,600 sq ft room with 16’ ceilings and wall of glass looking across the Tucson Valley. It is furnished with leather couches, a large round mesquite table and chairs that will seat 6-10, a knook table with 4 additional chairs, a built in bar and wine cooler, a gas fireplace, a guest bathroom, and a flat screen TV with an expanded satellite viewing package.
The Master Bedroom: This is furnished with a king sized mesquite bed, mesquite dressers, TV, another fireplace and more. The adjacent master bath includes separate mesquite vanities, a dual head walk in shower, and a large tub. There is also a separate office area connected to this bedroom with a futon for an extra sleeper if necessary. A covered porch that overlooks the saguaro covered mountainside and the city is accessible via an exterior door from this bedroom also.
The other downstairs bedroom: This is furnished with a King sized bed and has access to a full sized bathroom. This bathroom can be made private to the bedroom or to the great room.
Upstairs: This carpeted area has two similar, large bedrooms with each having its own full bath inside the room. Both are furnished with a queen and king sized beds and dressers. Also upstairs is a large media room furnished with a TV, a top quality full sized futon and a collection of DVDs and video games. A router upstairs provides service for your laptop throughout the house. There is an exterior door upstairs to a very large deck furnished with a table and deck chairs for enjoying the most spectacular views in the foothills.
The Game room: This is a separate 700 sq ft guest house that is currently furnished as a game room and is accessible by a very short walk across the flagstone and concrete common area that includes a built in BBQ w/sink and an outside fireplace (chimenea). The game room is equipped with a pool table, a championship 18’ shuffleboard table, a ping pong table, an electronic dart board, a bar, outside seating, a full sized futon, and a full bathroom.
A three car garage will house your vehicles and two laundry areas (one upstairs and one downstairs) are available for your convenience.
A link to an online video walk through of the property is available upon request.
Keywords: House, game room, city views
1 double, Access to hall powder room
Past media room
1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Queen Futon and pull out single sofa bed
1 king, Master bedroom
1 king, Down stairs with bathroom
1 queen, Upstairs with private bathroom
4 king, upstairs with private bathroom
King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Rollaway, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Full size futons
In detached Game Room
toilet, Outside off Southern covered porch
Top of the line.,
Extra freezer in garage for special events.,
60' Wolf commercial stove. Propane with 2 ovens, 6 burners, griddle, halogen lights, etc.,
Stock pots, crock pot, blender, coffee makers, top quality pots and pans, etc.,
more than one and a coffee grinder,
48' Sub Zero,
apron, flashlights, light bulbs, all staples and spices, coffee, extra garbage bags, fire extinguisher, microwave, dishes, crock pot, stock pot, skillets, pots and pans, and more.,
Dishes & Utensils
Enough for all guests.,
Gourmet with 60' Wolf range, 48' Sub Zero refrigerater, warming drawer, 2 sinks, center pantry, granite counter tops, etc.
Free local and long distance for the US and Canada with Magicjack Plus.,
For all 4 bedrooms and for extra convertable beds like the futons.,
(2) 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs,
(2) 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs,
Propane in great room.,
2 in the garage, 1 next to the garage, up to five additional on the property.,
Special events allowed up to 20 vehicles.,
2 car garage that also stores all tables and chairs for special events.,
High speed with newest router for newest devices.,
Good reception throughout the home.,
Iron & Board,
Local Activities Guide,
Local Restaurant Guide,
Parking Off Street,
Great room of approximately 1400 sq ft with 16' high ceilings. Can seat 60 for special events.,
In great room with switched control for convenience.,
Chiminea outside with mesquite firewood provided.,
Free Long Distance
Free local and long distance for the US and Canada with Magicjack Plus.
Other Amenities Internet,
Satellite or Cable,
Washer & Dryer,
Entertainment DVD Player,
High Definition 50" flat screen. VHS and DVD player in great room. 40" flat screen in media room. Flat screen in Master bedroom. Movies only TV in upper bedroom. Movies only TV in Game room.,
Satellite / Cable
Direct TV expanded package with HD,
18' championship shuffleboard, electronic darts, bar, TV, seating, ping pong, pool table, full bathroom.,
18' championship shuffleboard in game room.,
Games for Kids,
Ping Pong Table,
Dozens of DVDs and VHS tapes
Pool / SpaJacuzzi,
Secluded between home and game room.,
Outdoor Hot Tub
Seating and tables for 10+,
Outdoor Grill Gas,
Porch / Veranda,
Unscreened Porch / Veranda,
Private with a bench.,
Deck / Patio
Lanai / Gazebo
Above garage with the best views in Tucson.,
2 sets of clubs in closet
All usable areas outside are level or ramped including to detached Game Room.,
suitable for elderly or infirm,
Low Allergen Environment,
Long-term Renters Welcome
NotesSeparate game room with 18' shuffleboard, ping pong table, pool table, electronic dart board, bar, full bath, and front deck overlooking the entire Tucson Valley.
King sized beds in three bedrooms. Queen sized in one bedroom. Full sized futons in two seperate rooms.
Hair dryers provided.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
10% discount available for returning guests, for military, and for law enforcement.
Up to 40% discount for "last minute" (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) reservations
If and when there are more than 20 guests on the property, there may be an added "extra guests" impact fee. Please inquire. This is not a wedding venue! The Pima County Development Services Center/Zoning Enforcement Division has advised me that weddings and other events cannot be specifically scheduled on the property by the owners due to zoning restrictions.