The Guest House Your pool with viewing deck in rear
Unique Guest House at Desert Moon

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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The space

The Desert Moon Retreat Guest House, on the same property as the Desert Moon Retreat, reveals spectacular mountain and desert views, abundant with ancient saguaros. The walled in landscape has been carefully planted with unique desert botanicals. A detached quest house, it faces the pool and contains many amenities, including internet access, flat screen TV with satellite dish, kitchen, full bath and a very comfortable queen size bed. The sitting area has a futon sofa that pulls out to a full size bed and lounge chair with ottoman. A charming outdoor sitting area faces the pool and is great for dining al fresco-a perfect place for morning coffee and wildlife viewing. An outdoor grill is there also. Other sitting areas on the property allow for outdoor enjoyment of the various areas of the property. A citrus grove was planted for guests who might like some fresh orange juice, grapefruit, or perhaps a squeeze of lemon in their tea. Parking is available within close proximity to the guest house and is off street. This is a great place to stay for those interested in hiking the nearby Santa Catalina Mountains, or winter skiing at Mount Lemmon. Bicycle enthusiasts will enjoy the long stretch of nearby Brad Goreman Bike-way or riding up Catalina Highway. It is also perfect for those merely wanting a relaxing getaway. This is a unique desert experience!

Guest access

Guests share pool and spa area. We do not allow parties of any kind on the property. If you host a party we will ask you to leave immediately and your rental is terminated with no refunds.

Interaction with guests

Pool, landscape, and trash are maintained by Owners. We try whenever possible to complete maintenance between guest reservations, however, that isn't always possible.

Other things to note

The house and yard are for private enjoyment by renters only. Please do not invite guests without prior approval. No outside guests allowed in pool or spa-no exception. You forfeit your security deposit.
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 driveway 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. So, should anything change please contact ahead of time.


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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $65
Security Deposit $250
Weekend Price $80 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Check in time is 4pm or later; check out time 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.
PETS are permitted only with prior approval. Additional fee of $15/night per pet.
Pool and Spa Rules:
1. NO BABIES of diaper age or PEOPLE WEARING DIAPERS 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.
HOUSE RULES:
4. NO SMOKING IN HOUSES, NO FIRES, NO ILLEGAL DRUGS, NO LOUD MUSIC, NO PARTIES, NO OUTSIDE GUESTS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL
RESPECT THE OTHER PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

68 Reviews

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Tiffany & Ryan User ProfileTiffany & Ryan is a superhost.
September 2017
We both agreed that this was the best Airbnb experience we've ever had. Desert Moon is a place like no other and what was originally intended to be an overnight quickly turned into two. If we had been able we could've easily stayed here a week or more! The guest house is charming and has everything you might need. We made a Trader Joe's run before arriving and made all of our meals in the well equipped kitchen. The grounds are just to die for and we loved waking up with coffee in bed gazing at the incredible Saguaros just outside our window. We also took a day trip up Mt Lemmon which is conveniently located just a short drive from the property. It was another perfect compliment to our getaway and we promptly returned for another dip in the AMAZING pool. I think we were in that thing 5 times on our second day. We also made use of the hot tub both nights of our stay.... so relaxing. The first night we shared the grounds with another couple that was in the main house and they were charming and friendly. The second night we had the place all to ourselves and felt like kings! Carla was a most accommodating host and we can't thank her enough for being so hospitable and opening up her amazing property to the Airbnb community. We can not recommend Carla or Desert Moon enough. Seriously, what are you waiting for? BOOK THIS PLACE :)
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Oh my goodness Tiffany! What a lovely review---thank you for taking time to write about your experience. I am so glad you enjoyed the place!!! It is my favorite of all of our rentals and could spend hours and hours in that backyard just sitting or floating and staring at the landscape/views/wildlife/(URL HIDDEN) I am happy you liked it also. I had to laugh when you wrote that you were in the pool 5 times in a day. My favorite time in the pool is at dusk when you can see the moon rise over the Rincons and you are at ground level with the botanicals. Smart of you to grocery shop before arriving as guests don't want to leave once they arrive!!! Thanks again for the thoughtful comments. We hope you can return again soon-you are welcome anytime!
September 2017

Jacob User Profile
August 2017
Carla's place is a lovely little getaway in the desert! Beautiful pool is refreshing and perfectly suited for the area
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Jacob, for the nice review. We wish you both well and hope you will return again!
August 2017

Colin User Profile
August 2017
Stylish hippy desert house. Cactus views all day. Idiosyncratic pool and house architecture. A retreat close to Saguaro East.

Thomas User Profile
August 2017
My family and I regularly take trips to Tucson to enjoy the hiking trails and wildlife, and our stay at the Desert Moon guest house was one of the best we've had in Tucson. The home itself is quirky and full of character (It has a great "Tucson" vibe), and the common grounds (shared with the main house) are gorgeous. The pool makes for a wonderful daytime activity to escape the heat, and the hot tub is perfect for evening stargazing and wildlife watching. The location is tucked away, with almost no views of neighboring properties...this, along with the abundance of wildlife (we saw Javalina, coyotes, numerous bird species, desert tortoise, and more) makes you feel like you're staying in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. On top of this, communication with Carla was quick and easy (she responded in minutes to the only inquiry I had during our stay). I can't recommend this location enough, and my wife and I are already looking forward to our next Tucson trip so we can stay here again.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thomas! Thank you for the lovely review. I am so happy to hear that you got to enjoy the entire desert experience including the wildlife sightings! I am here now cleaning the place and saw a young mule deer grazing 20 feet from the hot tub! Thank you for taking time to write and please come back anytime-we love to share this property with people like you!
August 2017

Toni User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful quiet getaway! Love the pool and hot tub! The beautiful grounds are amazing!

Mackenzie User Profile
July 2017
The pictures don't even do this place justice. So serene and beautiful. Convenient to downtown Tucson and mt Lemmon. Carla was so quick and gracious with her responses.we will definitely consider again if we are back in the area!
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Mackenzie, for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed the place and are welcome to come back anytime! Thanks again, we appreciate it.
July 2017

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
This place is even better than the photos. Much more spacious. We were close enough to hiking and all the essentials. Hope to come back to this treasure again!
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Jennifer, for taking time to write. We are glad you enjoyed the place and hope you got some good hiking in! So many places in this area to hike, and then relax in our pool, hot tub or in a lounge chair out in the various landscapes-my favorite spot is on the deck where wildlife traverse through the wash. Thanks again for staying at our place, we appreciate your business. Come back again, anytime!
July 2017

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Carla User Profile

I am an interior designer, landscape designer, and real estate agent with Canyon Group Realty llc. We work with people interested in purchasing property in Tucson and offer property management services including vacation rentals, corporate rentals, long term rentals, and even watching properties should you wish to have a second home in Tucson but not want to rent it out. You can contact us for additional information. Our vacation rentals such as these are operated under Desert Moon Vacation Rentals llc. I enjoy this career very much as I get to meet so many interesting people!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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