Exterior of home with floor to ceiling windows enhancing views of majestic Catalina Mountains!Living Room with Master beyond


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

This home was designed with its roofline to mimic a special part of the Catalina Mountains. With floor to ceiling windows, the views of the mountains are spectacular! The interiors are interesting with many angles and gorgeous slate walls.

The space

Note: Pricing is seasonal; ask about rates for Autumn 2016 and beyond. Relax among majestic foothill views of the Santa Catalina Mountains in a residence designed and lived in by architect Stephen Robinson. The roofline design, mimicking the Blackridge Bluffs of the Santa Catalinas is oriented to maximize gorgeous views on an acre of natural desert vegetation. A two bedroom (both with king size beds), two bath, angular design has the comforts of home-a large flat screen TV, cable TV and internet, gourmet kitchen (fully stocked with cooking necessities, dishes and plenty of utensils, coffee maker, blender, toaster, etc), high thread count linens, laundry room and outdoor sitting areas for maximum enjoyment. Nestled in an active riparian corridor, this area is abundant with desert wildlife such as birds (family of Gambel Quail frequent the property daily), javelina, coyotes, desert hares, and wild cats. The house has two bedrooms each with a king size bed and full bathroom and private sitting areas open to the outdoors. Off of Sabino Canyon Road, the residence is close to popular hiking area Sabino Canyon, golf courses and great restaurants. House can accommodate five people. Rates are based on double occupancy.

Guest access

While our intent is that all guests enjoy their stay, based on the actions of others, we have had to implement a new policy.
Please note: We don't allow group gatherings at all, other than the 1-4 people in your reservation. When reserving this house, we will ask for the names of all people staying with you. We will meet with you upon arrival to ask for drivers license information or ID of all people (other than children) staying at our house. If you are caught hosting a group gathering, we will evict with no refunds. It is unfortunate that due to the dishonest actions of others, that we now have this rule. Your renting this house indicates that you are in agreement with this rule and its penalties.

Interaction with guests

Feel free to give Maria or Carla a call if you have any questions or concerns.

Other things to note

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 side of the 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: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $400
Weekend Price: $125 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

PLEASE READ: We gladly rented our home to you: Please be respectful of this property; this is not a frat house, we don't allow parties-ASK FIRST if inviting friends over. We expect guests to leave it like they found it so others may enjoy it as well.
No smoking allowed except near mail box. Pets have to be approved and there is a pet fee of $15/night per pet (no cats, sorry!). Sneaking in unpaid guests will result in immediate eviction with no refunds-we consider it stealing. Your paying for this reservation indicates that you will abide by all rules and understand and agree to the penalties if rules are broken. Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 11 am. 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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Deb User Profile
January 2017
desert cloud is a unique home located on a dirt lane near the catalina foothills. the architecture is modern and the interior is spacious and integrates beautifully with the house exterior. the views from the back of the home are breathtaking thru the floor to ceiling windows. wildlife is abundant: we've seen javelina, coyotes, hares, quail and (heard!) owls. the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need. we appreciated the use of a washer/dryer on site as well as coffee filters for the coffee maker. towels were abundant and the home was very clean. garbage bins are close by and there is a hot tub! a car is essential. maria was absolutely wonderful in quickly responding to (and installing) a new microwave. this is our second stay at desert cloud and we were very pleased with everything about this home.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Deb, we are glad you like the place. Thank you, we appreciate your comments.
January 2017

Fabrice User Profile
September 2016
It was a beautiful place, very quiet, with amazing view on the mountain. A lot of nice animals crossing in the garden, we can stay hours to admire them. The house was perfect, clean, lot of place. We love this house and will come back for sure in the coming years. Carla was very helpful and reactive to our demands. Thanks a lot :-)
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Fabrice! We loved having you stay at the Cloud house and are so glad you enjoyed it. I agree-when I am there all I do is stare out the window at the views and wildlife that pass through our yard. My favorite are the family of quails and watching the squirrels climb up the prickly pear to feed on the fruit. We hope you will come back again! Thanks so much for your nice review and kindness!
September 2016

Tony User Profile
August 2016
"Desert Oasis" is a perfect description. Very peaceful, relaxing, and beautiful setting. We enjoying watching the sunrise over the desert and mountains on the deck. The home was clean and well equipped. We would definitely recommend staying here.

Rebecca User Profile
April 2016
Aaah, what a retreat from the world. Desert Cloud is an oasis of calm with stunning views of the Catalina foothills, plenty of local flora and fauna (including hummingbirds!) and has pretty much all you need if you decide to chill out there. The 2 bedrooms are at opposite ends of the apartment and both have their own bathroom and floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto a private terrace. Living area, kitchen and other shared spaces are spacious and well appointed. While we didn't get to meet Carla, she was very responsive and everything was very smooth: wi-fi password is by the door, as are some brochures for things to see and do, and an electronically locked door ensured no one could lose the keys (or inadvertently take them home). If you're coming to Tucson for the first time, be aware that the city is very spread out and a car is an essential. Being in the foothills, staying here ensures you're well located for trail access and to see things like Tohono Chul but you will need to get in the car to go to local supermarkets, restaurants etc.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough comments, Rebecca. We are so glad you liked it! You are welcome back anytime! Thanks again for taking the time to write.
April 2016

Dee User Profile
December 2015
The house is spectacular, and the photos are true. It is well equipped and well maintained. It's a house that encourages you to sit around and enjoy the garden and mountain views, with plenty of lounging spaces. The directions were good, though it's easier to find in daylight.

Barry User Profile
September 2015
Me and my wife visit Tucson every year and this property has been our favorite place so far. This place feels like your own private resort. The open modern design and panoramic mountain views from both inside and out make this a comfortable and relaxing place to get away. Both hiking and city amenities are only minutes away but the surrounding area is quiet and tranquil. This will be our first choice for our next visit to Tucson.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Barry, we are so glad you both enjoyed the place! You are welcome back anytime!
September 2015

Gail User Profile
August 2015
It was very easy to arrive and make myself at home. The kitchen, which I did not use, was well stocked. The architecture is as spectacular as the photos, though the colors make the interior a bit dark. I loved the nature outside and the great mountain views. Next time I will bring my own sheets.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Gail, Thank you for your input--we wish you would have contacted us about the sheets, as we would have gladly brought out different sheets with a different thread count. We have a variety of sheet types, as we have a variety of guests! Our intent is always to please and we would have welcomed the chance to give you sheets you liked better. Thank you, and best wishes to you!
August 2015

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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!

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