Desert Moon Retreat Guest House

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“ Excellent ”
2 Reviews
5215 N Mt Lemmon Short Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749


Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $65 - $90
Per week: $450 - $570
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Tucson vacation guesthouse rental
Architecturally significant, award winning guest house located at the base of Mount Lemmon. This 400 square foot guesthouse sits overlooking the natural desert where wildlife abounds. Fitted with a queen size bed with 400 count linens, and a fold out sofa, the house sleeps 3 comfortably. There is a full bathroom and a kitchen and access to dark bottom pool and hot tub for all of your enjoyment. Larger 2 bedroom/2 bath main house is also available see listing 55337. Owners Maria and Carla are also real estate agents that operate Canyon Group Realty. 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.
Area Information
Tucson is in the heart of the Sonoran Desert with wonderful weather year round. Just 5 miles from Bear Canyon-which includes restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores, the area is steeped in connections to the desert whether you're interested in bike riding, hiking, or just sitting by the pool this is the place to unwind. Owner will consider longer term rental arrangements.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 19 2014 May 31 2015 $75 $80 $550 $1,800 2 Nights
Jun 01 2015 Dec 18 2015 $65 $70 $450 $1,200 2 Nights
Dec 19 2015 May 31 2016 $85 $90 $570 - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6.1%
Tax I.D.: 45-4624762
Deposits: 50% Reservation Deposit. Refundable if Canceled 60 days or more before start of rental period less $150 for fees.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: $50 Damage/Additional Cleaning Deposit $250. Rate is based on 2 people. There is an additional charge of $25 per person per night of stay over 2 people that will be charged. This charge is taxable.Pets must be approved beforehand-$10 each per night. Main House also available for larger parties. More information on this and other vacation rental properties: desertmoonvacationrentals. No parties, weddings, or group retreats


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Beach Towels
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (City Lights)
  • Deck
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Pool
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (12 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (8 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The property is located at the entrance to the Coronado National Forest, Mount Lemmon Ski Area, Summerhaven-great fudge shop, Biking Trails, Sabino Canyon, Tanque Verde Falls, Agua Caliente Park-a natural spring. Other areas of Tucson include: Pima Air and Space Museum, Modern Art Museum, Contemporary Museum, Rialto and Fox Theaters, 4th Avenue Shopping District.

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Tucson, Arizona

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Oliver Woolcock

Oliver Woolcock

British Columbia, Canada

Desert Moon Guest House

March 10, 2012

This wonderful private desert location is well away from the city noise and lights. The grounds surrounding the place are full of so much flora and fauna. The landscaping reflects natural desert. The proprietors were a pleasure to deal with, and full of local knowledge and history. We so enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings under the stars.

Vince Mack

Vince Mack



January 17, 2012

I had a wonderful time at this unique, artistic getaway on the outskirts of Tucson. The guesthouse was comfortable and the views to the landscape close and far were beautiful. I would definitely come back.

Maria Ruedinger

Owner's reply:


Thank you for the wonderful words. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.

Thank you,

Maria and Carla

Owner Supplied Testimonials

The best and most relaxing stay we've ever had!

John and Penny

Maria and Carla are great! We loved being surround by the desert and so close to Mount Lemmon.

Rob and John

You can't beat the pool and hot tub surrounded by the desert. We saw mule deer, a bobcat, plenty of birds,bunnys and lizards. The property is quiet and th guest house top notch.

Kevin and Sophi

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Maria Ruedinger

Maria Ruedinger


More about the owner
  • School:

    University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, University of Arizona
  • Work:

    Canyon Group Realty llc, Desert Moon Vacation Rentals llc
  • About:

    Architect, Landscape Architect, and Real Estate Broker who feel in love with the Desert Southwest and has made it her home since 2005. Let me help you with your vacation stay or finding your desert oasis!...
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