Ridgetop home on private one acre site w/ fabulous 270 degree views
House, in the mountains with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 200 m2 (2150 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2110 sq. ft. custom home is on a ridgetop in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains of Tucson, AZ. The interplay of light and weather over the mountains at various times of day is breathtaking; nights are starry and clear, with views of city lights. The property is very private and quiet, and various species of wildlife abound. We have many birds -- several species of colorful hummingbirds, doves, quail, eagles, hawks, turkey vultures, among others. Bobcats occasionally appear on the property, as do various desert lizards, gila monsters, javelina (wild pigs), coyotes, rabbits, and deer.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, jacuzzi, tv / cable, fax, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, long term considered, wheelchair friendly, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Tucson is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by four mountain ranges. Tucson offers activities for most everyone -- museums, including the world famous Sonoran Desert Museum, art galleries, and abundant wildlife. The Tucson area is a bird watchers' paradise. As for golf, Tucson is considered one of the world's top golfing destinations, frequently holding PGA events, as well as offering an array of public & resort golf courses. (several 5 to 10 mins. drive). Tucson is also renowned for it's world class spas: the Canyon Ranch (now on cruise ships) & Mirival. Tucson is also rated as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S. There are hiking trails within walking distance from my home; not to be missed are Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park. Hiking & skiing atop 9,700' Mount Lemmon, boating at Lake Patagonia, or exploring the Chirachua Mountain rock formations are activities found a short drive away. Fun day or weekend trips include: Phoenix and Scottsdale, the Grand Canyon; the "Old West" towns of Prescott, Tombstone, or Bisbee; the beautiful red rocks of Sedona, the ghost town of Jerome, a drive through Oak Creek Canyon, and many others. Day trips to Mexico are about an hour away. The easy access to the airport provides domestic and international flights (1 hour flight to the California coast). The beach at Rocky Point, Puerto Penasco, Mexico is a 4 hour drive.
Something about ourselves
I am a retired special educator and administrator from New York City who is now a ceramic artist and world traveler. If you visit my Tucson home you can see my tile mural at the entrance of our neighborhood (photos on website) as well as ceramic pieces in my home. My partner and I, both 60's, enjoy traveling to exotic destinations exploring different cultures and meeting new people. She is also a former educator, attorney, and world traveler. I have lived in Tucson for the past 18 years; I love my desert home and hope that you will too. I also have a second home/condo in downtown San Diego that may be available for future non-simultaneous exchanges.
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