About this listing
The Desert Moon Retreat is surrounded by the towering saguaro cacti of the Sonoran Desert but just minutes away from town. There is the main house with 2 bed/2 baths or the studio guest house to choose from. Both share the pool area.
Check in time
This award winning architectural wonder has all round rooms reminiscent of the Hopi Indian's historic Kiva. With its plan in the shape of the crescent moon, architect Alex Riley designed this residence in 1984 to contain sculptural spaces with floor to ceiling windows that capture the mountain, city and desert views. It is located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains in a quiet desert setting complete with a collection of botanical cactus, succulents and other native and near native desert plantings. The rooms are spacious, the accommodations are luxurious and guests come to rejuvenate and relax while immersing themselves in the Sonoran Desert with all of its spectacular flora and fauna. This 3.5 acre property contains many outdoor spaces perfect for enjoying the sunrise, outdoor dining or the colorful sunsets. The location is perfect for winter skiers, year round bicycling, golf, mountain hiking, and much more! The Desert Moon Retreat has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a queen size sofa-bed, full kitchen abundant with cooking utensils, large side by side refrigerator, microwave, and cappuccino maker, an outdoor grill, many outdoor sitting areas, a wonderful pool, new hot tub, two fireplaces, a dining area, breakfast nook, two offices, two large walk in closets, washer and dryer and outdoor sitting areas off of each bedroom.
Pool and spa area are shared by guests staying in the guest house.
Interaction with Guests
Owners maintain pool, spa, landscape, and trash. We try to complete work between reservations however, this isn't always possible.
The house is located on 3.3 acres and is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert.
There is no public transportation.
Check in time is 4pm or later, check out is 11am or sooner.
Smoking is NOT allowed in the house.
DOGS are permitted only with prior approval. Additional fee of $10/night per dog. NO CATS, BIRDS, ETC, SORRY.
Pool and Spa Rules:
1. NO PEOPLE THAT WEAR DIAPERS (YOUNG AND OLD) ARE ALLOWED IN POOL OR SPA.
2. NO PETS IN POOL OR SPA.
3. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED IN POOL OR SPA AREA-THIS A HEALTH DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENT AS BROKEN GLASSES REQUIRE US TO EMPTY POOL
ANYONE FOUND TO BREAK THESE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY AND WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL $1000 TO EMPTY AND REFILL POOL AND/OR SPA. NO EXCEPTIONS.
3. NO SMOKING IN HOUSES, NO FIRES, NO ILLEGAL DRUGS, NO LOUD MUSIC, NO PARTIES, NO OUTSIDE GUESTS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE, IT IS INTENDED FOR RELAXED VACATIONING ONLY.
PLEASE RESPECT THE OTHER PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA.
We collect a 6.1% sales tax for renters that stay for less than 30 days at a time. We will tack this on to your rental cost.