- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Nestled inside a boulder studded canyon this adobe casita is the perfect peaceful retreat possessing a commanding view of Tucson. With just under 4 acres to roam, the romance of the location will enchant couples. Possessing the rustic qualities of the classic Tucson adobe style, the massive 16' thick walls of the adobe casita were forged from the earth with adobe blocks made on site. The casita appears as though it's always been there having grown out of the ground merging seamlessly with the surrounding desert. Adobe construction including passive solar design moderate temperatures in ways unmatched by other building materials providing a...Read more
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Additional Location Information
Convenient access to shopping at the .5 mile or more long Spectrum Shopping Center (10min) with grocery shopping even closer make this quiet escape a best kept secret. Skip the zoo and curl up with a good book in the window seat if you can tear your eyes away from the dramatic scenery and the varied wildlife passing by. You'll understand why this adobe casita came to be called "Moonrise" while wildlife viewing at twilight when the javelina families troop home past the window to their beds high up on a hill above the casita as the moon rises between the canyon walls. In the morning upon waking from a deep slumber you can gaze up from bed at the hawk's nest in a craggy cliff face perhaps catching a glimpse of the Hawks caring for their young. If you're extremely lucky you might just see the most elusive of all, the tiny ringtail cat. Get a photo of a ringtail cat on site and receive a refund of 1 night on a reservation of 1wk or more.
The world renowned Sonoran Desert Museum features 300 animal species in their natural habitats, a natural history museum, and botanical garden just 25 scenic minutes away.
Travel back in time at the Old Tucson Movie Studios to experience what life was like in the 'Old West'. Just a 25 minute drive and 100 years ago from the Moonrise Casita.
For the sports enthusiasts there is golf at 3 nearby courses: Star Pass (15 min), El Rio (20min), and Silverbell (25min). There is a trap and skeet range 18 minutes away.
There are 3 casinos as close as 12 minutes away such as the massive Casino Del Sol and the Desert Diamond casinos.
Hiking, Mtn biking, and rock climbing are all available on or very near to Moonrise. Skiing and sledding during the winter season are available on Mt Lemmon at 9000 + feet in elevation and 51 miles away. Horse back riding and hot air ballooning are also readily available nearby.
Or catch a movie at the new Harkins movie theatre 12 minutes away.
More About This Location
City vacations, Mountain nearby
Car is not necessary
Last updated on July 12, 2014
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- Damage insurance | $50
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Tax and cleaning fee additional
With a 1 wk reservation you'll receive:
Free meals at any of 197 local Tucson restaurants up to $175 total and $25 per meal.
Free firewood for the Kiva fireplace.
Free guided tour valued at $97 per person led by a naturalist entrusted with the traditional wisdom carried by national treasures such as the great, great grandson of Sitting Bull and the Shadow Wolves local Native American trackers.
During your adventure you'll discover:
Various track & sign left by the wild inhabitants of the area.
Local birds and some of their nesting places.
Closely guarded secrets of the Sonoran Desert
With your fully paid reservation you'll receive a welcome letter including instructions for: selecting your restaurants, scheduling your tour, finding and accessing the casita.
*Rates based upon double occupancy (Children under 13 free)
- Local Guides/Maps
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no