Crystal Room, 10 acre Desert Villa

Villa - Private room · N Artesiano Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743, United States
Your host, Nancy
12 Reviews
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Response time: within a day

The Space

1930 Desert Villa on 10 private acres has 7 awesome rooms. We can accommodate up to 13 guests or more, most with double occupancy per room. We can add 2 other beds so 15 is pretty much our max. Set up fee for extra beds and extra guests, if booking the whole ranch.
Look for the "Contessa Room" and "Bunkhouse" listing to see the rest of the rooms.

The Crystal Room is an elegant guest room with chandelier and custom marble accents, marble bathroom with tall ceilings, walk in closet with vanity, private entrance with bistro table.

About The Villa aka A Wild Purple Ranch.

The Villa is full of beauty and charm, fabulous winding desert walks with art work and seven meditation gardens, labyrinth, greenhouse, trails, fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, 5 bars, gardens, pool, verandas, decks, dumb waiter to upper deck, full art studio available for guests to create. Seating in LR, veranda and pool is 100. All custom designed full of charm and custom designer pieces and art work from all over the world.
On site we have two beautiful horses, Bella and Corona. Horseback riding is available on site or one the fantastic trails of the Saguaro National Park. This can be arranged in advance and for an extra fee. We also have 3 chickens for fresh eggs and a green house. As we offer our guests continental breakfast with rooms up to 6 guests, we try to use our freshly grown produce and eggs when available. Full breakfast served to parties at $15 per person arranged in advance and separate from Flip key.
A private and gated one of a kind property... all custom and gorgeous! We have 7 guest rooms available and can take parties up to 13 guests or more.. Please see pics for a taste of style and magic of the incredible property!
We also provide this space for parties, family reunions, weddings.. etc.. are available for your entertainment. Nancy is an expert party planner and can help you arrange a memorable affair.
We have wifi and smart tv's with Netflix.

Close to many Tucson attractions/ Mexico 45 minutes .. Villa just minutes from the expressway I -10.
Nancy will answer questions about the area and suggest day trips, best liked restaurants and things to do that will make your stay as wonderful as possible.
Come and chill out and rejuvenate!

Guest Access

Guests have access to all 10 acres and everything we have to offer. Owner and her space is off limits, she resides in the north wing and here to provide you with service and care.

Interaction with Guests

As little or as much as you require help. Mostly, I am working on grounds or art studio. Here to be of assistance when needed lots of lights and mood lighting, music.. bring your own if you like.

The Neighborhood

Property is located on the barrier road right next to the National Park... You can hike or ride hoses into Park.
Quiet yet minutes from shopping and restaurants.
5 minutes from I -10..Everything is close.
Some of the best restaurants within minutes and food store from organic to regular and Costco.

Getting around

Car is convenient.

Other Things to Note

Animal life and domestic is amazing! A taste of the west with the hacienda, saguaros, lush desert life ans horses on property!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $651 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Wow! This place is stunning!

    Nancy is a truly wonderful host - omelettes in the mornings with eggs from her chickens! She also has such pride in her home, and I feel so lucky to have shared it. Really, ask her about it - she's an artist and truly does make things beautiful.

    Everything was just as pictured and very clean. I loved exploring and seeing all the detail and art. We also took a beautiful walk in the evening around the property to see the plants and sculptures and horses!

    Nancy also has a sweet little Maltese named Xena (Zena?). She was more interested in my doggies, but I managed to get a few snuggles out of her! Also, there's a pool. You really should stay here :)

    May 2014
  • This was by far the most exceptional, over-the-top, gorgeous villa. Nancy was so warm and welcoming to us as she showed us all around her beautiful place. She made us feel so at home and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed walks through the sacred garden, sitting by the pool, eating on the veranda, and looking at the stars from the roof-top deck. In the morning Nancy made a delicious, gourmet breakfast. Our only disappointment was that we hadn't planned to stay more days. I highly recommend this place, and hope to come back some day!

    March 2014
  • Listen to this!
    Staying with Nancy on this incredible piece of land, in her amazing home is an experience of a lifetime. Not only is it indescribably beautiful there, it is inspiring to be around all of the creativity and art in the way her home is decorated and shared.
    Nancy is incredibly warm, has a huge heart, and is full of delight about life in general.
    I would recommend staying here for as long as you can, as it sent me home with new ideas, a relaxed sense of being, and feeling that I have a new friend.
    Enjoy it!

    March 2014
    Response from Nancy:

    Dear Rose..
    How beautiful!.. You have touched my heart! Thank you for sharing in such a sincere way... I am so happy you enjoyed your time with us, my new friend.
    May we meet again soon and that life unfolds many treasures for you.
    Warm regards,

    March 2014
  • Friendly, welcoming and attentive, Nancy is a wonderful host. Breakfasts were very tasty with generous portions. The room was as advertised, a smaller but very comfortable room. The facility overall is lovely, a large rambling house with large common areas, a full kitchen, common deck upstairs and down and a swimming pool. All well tended. 10 acres of desert ranch in an area with unusually populous cactus. Lots of paths on the property and easy to take a mile walk around the neighborhood in several directions and Saguaro National Park is practically next door.

    Nancy and her ranch were a perfect getaway.

    December 2013
  • This haven is a treasure: ten acres of Sonoran desert at the base of the Tucson mountains, end of the road privacy, and a unique rambling house with many places to relax in privacy. Nancy's breakfasts are gourmet, plus the portions were so generous, we skipped lunch 2 of our 3 days. We could stay a week just to look over her many collectibles, photos, and paintings from her travels. Nancy and Deb are busy with their horses and ranch projects, so we often had the roam of the place all to ourselves. And Deb is a massage therapist for any needing back or neck work. We also enjoyed watching them wash their 4 horses. Then there are the birds they feed, cute dogs, baby chicks in a rolling tub--even a Gila monster out in the prickly pear. Overall, our favorite memories of our Tucson visit were mornings and afternoons lazing about her wonderful ranch. Thank you, Nancy and Deb. We hope to see you again next year.

    April 2013
    Response from Nancy:

    Hi Bill and Cam...
    How wonderful is that review.. thank you dear friends...! the birds are now in the coop.. still more to do but they are some happy campers with scratching all the worms up in my compost!
    Have to do more shade for the horses... it is getting real hot here! We did use the pool yesterday to refresh after working on the coop... seems to take so much time!
    Well friends.. hope you are well and everything going smoothly.. by next year we will have so much more done so it is easier for me .. i feel sometimes like a crazy paper hanger...
    All will work out so it will be smooth. We took our horse on the trail .. first time Sat morning... BLISSFUL.. so gorgeous! They did awesome! Will have all 4 up and running soon. Have to get some shoes for the girls...
    Ok.. thanks again.. and maybe next year.. you will spend a bit more time with us...
    I will make my Aunt Sonia's marble cake... It is wonderful! I was going to bake for you but time got away from me... You guys are so delightful!
    All babies are good but I think Zena misses Milo! Big hugs.. N&D&Z&Z&R

    April 2013
  • What a wonderful place Nancy has! It was so peaceful and relaxing. I just wish we had more time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Nancy is such a great hostess. And the breakfasts are THE BEST. I especially loved the maple flavored sausages. Thank you, Nancy.

    March 2013
  • The views were stunning, room & grounds extremely comfortable, the company always interesting, and Nancy went out of her way to accommodate our preferences while making us feel very at home. It is the only place I'd want to stay around Tucson! Thank you so much, Nancy, for sharing your corner of paradise with us.

    March 2013
  • Nancy is fabulous! Love her... Grounds of ranch are sooo gorgeous. She has put her heart & soul into this beautiful place. It was so restful & soul fulfilling. Nancy & her friends go to great lengths to make sure you have a wonderful breakfast, shared with loads of coffee on the veranda. I am still missing it!

    February 2013
  • very nice house, Nancy is great and the breakfast was really nice.. what else should I add? I recommend it....

    January 2013
    Response from Nancy:

    Thanks Stephano...

    January 2013
  • Words can not express the incredibly wonderful experience my husband, our dog and I had at Nancy's ranch retreat. Such a special place, lovely warm home and comfortable rooms...all surrounded by the true beauty of the Arizona dessert. Nancy went above and beyond to make us feel at home and was the best host ever! She took such great care of us and even offered to take care of our doggie while we were gone to a friend's wedding!! She is an amazing human being and we look forward to visiting again and relaxing in her retreat ranch. Thanks Nancy!!

    November 2012
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A Wild Purple Ranch and Retreat
Nancy originally from NJ was a model, designer,decorator, artist, gardener,photographer and lover of beauty and all life! She is a wonderful hostess and a gourmet cook. She came to Tucson and bought this 10 acre,1930 Ranch in 2001. Every room and all grounds have been carefully and tastefully done by Nancy. They are full of comfort and love, taking 10 years to finish. It is her passion to create a place of rejuvenation, fun while protecting the integrity of the desert and life here. Natural and elegant, rustic and unique, everyone feels the warmth and comfort of the surroundings. Many want to stay longer and soak up the peace and harmony here. If you want a change of pace and leave your concerns behind .. this is your place to recharge and surround yourself with the spectacular views, gorgeous gardens and abundant animal life. We are super friendly and do what we can to make your stay an amazing experience!
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