About This Listing
The Desert Moon Retreat Guest House, on the same property as the Desert Moon Retreat, reveals spectacular mountain and desert views. 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 sofa that pulls out to a full size bed. 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!
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.
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.
Complete quiet and surrounded by the Desert.
No public transportation.
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.
Smoking is NOT allowed in the house.
PETS are permitted only with prior approval. Additional fee of $10/night per pet.
Pool and Spa Rules:
1. NO 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.
3. 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.
Leider habe ich unsere Gastgeberin nicht persönlich kennengelernt. Das winzige Häuschen liegt in einer wunderschönen Umgebung ausserhalb von Tucson. Die aussergewöhnliche Architektur hat uns sehr gefallen. Allerdings hat wohl ein professioneller Fotograph mit einem sehr guten Weitwinkelobjektiv die Fotos geschossen. Alles ist winzig und für zwei nicht sehr kleine Personen etwas schwierig. Das Bett steht fast in der Küche, bzw. die Küche im Schlafzimmer, wobei der Ausblick aus dem Bett durch das grosse Fenster fantastisch ist. Das Beste ist die Terasse mit dem Gas-Grill, der leider nicht sauber war, ebenso war die Küche nur sehr oberflächlich sauber.
This unique guest house was everything my girlfriend and I were looking for. It is located in a beautiful part of Tucson in the foothills of Mt Lemon. It has easy access to downtown and was perfect for our day hikes in the local mountains. The landscaping was fascinating and gave a true sense of where we were. (you could hear coyotes doing their thing at night). We loved the Jacuzzi after out daily adventures! The interior decor was clean and set the mood for relaxing with softly curving walls, which my girlfriend affectionately dubbed the "Marshmallow House". While we spent the majority of our time enjoying the out of doors experiences, our times inside were made comfortable by the full kitchen allowing us to eat in when we wanted to. The wireless kept us in touch as needed, and the TV is a bonus for news. For those hikers, there is easy access to Sebino Recreation Park, Mount Lemmon, and Gate Pass (amazing Sunsets!). Carla was a gracious host providing great instructions and logistics. She respected our privacy and ensured we had everything we needed ahead of time. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to enjoy the Tucson area.
Mike and Michelle
Thank you Mike! We appreciate your feedback and the information you mentioned was stated so articulately-future guests will appreciate knowing what they can expect in this special place on the edge of town. I had to laugh when I read about the "Marshmallow House"!!! No one has ever called it that before :-).
Thanks again for your input, we appreciate it and hope to be able to host you both again.
The guest house was a lovely little space with a huge window looking out into the desert. Neat round architecture. Great access to Saguaro National Park East, Mount Lemon, and Sabino Canyon. Everything was clean and comfy and the host provided clear directions on how to get there, location of key, etc. We would love to stay again.
Edie, thank you for your thoughtful review. We are happy that you enjoyed the property and its surroundings. We carefully chose the desert botanicals that surround the pool and are glad guests enjoy that. Thanks again for staying at our "round house" and if your travel plans bring you to Tucson again, please feel free to contact us.
This is a great little cottage! It is on the last street just before the road heads up to Mount Lemon, making it the perfect base to explore Tucson. It is cozy for two people and the kitchen is well supplied with pots, pans and utensils that it is easy to cook if you don't feel like going out. The yard and pool area is very relaxing if you just want to get away from everything. We can't wait to stay here again.
Thank you, Matthew, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself at our special place in the desert. And thanks for mentioning the kitchen-we try to make sure guests have what they need to cook anything, as once you get there, you don't want to leave!! Thanks again for your kind words. We wish you well and invite you back anytime.
Carla was very responsive as well as flexible with my schedule. The guest house was delightful. I loved the scenic surroundings and enjoyed my stay.
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About the Host, Carla
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!