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 smaller studio guest house to choose from. Both share the pool area.
Check in time is 4pm or later, check out is 11am or sooner.
Three night minimum except for holidays which have longer minimums, please ask.
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 (both with king sized beds) , two bathrooms, a futon that opens to a 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, hot tub, a dining area, breakfast nook, two offices, two large walk in closets, washer and dryer and outdoor sitting areas off of each bedroom. The floors are aggregate concrete and many area rugs cover floors in living room, dining area, master bedroom, baths. I love how the floors massage my feet, others prefer to wear flip flops, thongs,
etc. Have a look at the photos and let us know if you have any questions.
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. Please note: We don't allow group gatherings at all, other than the 1-6 people in your reservation. If you are caught hosting a group gathering, we will evict with no refunds. We will need identification from all guests staying at the house, and may ask to see it. When reserving this property, you must include the names of all people on the reservation.
Sneaking in unpaid guests is stealing and we will evict immediately with no refunds. Your paid reservation indicates you will abide by all rules and agree with the penalties. It is unfortunate that we have to post this rule, but due to the dishonesty of others, we must.
Other things to note
Dogs only, no cats -this is firm. You must tell us the breed, sex, age of the dog if bringing one.
Please note that we require a four night stay during the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and a week's stay minimum during the Christmas holidays. As the dates get closer to these holidays, and we haven't rented the place, we can adjust this policy-please ask.
We do have a camera on the front door to verify entry and to be sure the property is safe. We will count the number of guests going into the house and if you bring any pets and confirm this information with the information you provided us when you made your reservation. Other than that, we don't watch your every move as we want you to feel comfortable at this special oasis in the desert. Should anything change about your reservation please contact us ahead of time.
Check in time is 4pm or later, check out is 11am or sooner. Early check ins are possible if we have no one leaving the day of your arrival and will incur a $40 early check in fee. We cannot accommodate those wanting to check out after 11am, due to our cleaning staff's schedule.
Smoking is NOT allowed in the house.
DOGS are permitted only with prior approval. Additional fee of $15/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.
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