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


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $125 - $225
Per week: $850 - $1,200
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Tucson vacation home rental
Nestled in the high foothills of the Sonoran Desert on the outskirts of Tucson, this unique house with its curving walls and commanding views of three mountain ranges, is the perfect getaway for the adventure seeking individual or couple(s),or for those that want a peaceful desert retreat. Sleeps 6, with full kitchen, laundry, and two fireplaces. Minutes from downhill skiing or a round of golf, or simply basking in the desert sun by the pool or watch the stars at night in the hot tub, this property offers a unique vacation experience. Also available is a studio guesthouse see Property #57688. Owners Maria and Carla are also real estate agents that operate 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.
Area Information
Located in the Northeast foothills of Tucson, with desert flora and fauna that frequent the nearby wash, this area boasts beautiful views of three mountain ranges and saguaro cactus in their natural habitat.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 19 2014 May 31 2015 $175 $200 $1,100 $4,200 3 Nights
Dec 19 2014 Apr 30 2016 $200 $225 $1,200 - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $125 $150 $850 $3,000 2 Nights
Nov 01 2015 Dec 18 2015 $150 $175 $900 $3,400 3 Nights
Dec 19 2015 May 31 2016 $200 $225 $1,200 - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6.1%
Tax I.D.: 454624762
Deposits: 50% Refundable deposit. If reservation cancelled 60 or more days out from first day of rentable period deposit is refunded less $250 for fees. No refund inside the 60 day window of first day of rental period. Balance is due upon arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $150 cleaning fee unless stay is longer than a month. $250 (for stays less than 1 mo). Security Deposit-for damage, cleaning, if house is left excessively dirty or above average utility use. Rates are for two people. Additional people-$25 per night per person-maximum of 6 people. Pets must be approved beforehand-$10 each per night. Guest House available to rent. More information on this or other vacation rentals: Desert Moon Vacation Rentals. No parties, weddings, or group gathering


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

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

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

  • Hiking
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (12 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
    (20 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Great location for the active adventurous type-bike riding, hiking, skiing and golf. At the base of Mt.Lemmon and the Coronado National Forest-hiking and biking. Quiet, peaceful and gorgeous location!

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Tucson, Arizona

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Kerry Celeste

Kerry Celeste

Newcastle, UK

An amazing experience at the Desert Moon Retreat

June 11, 2012

Our 7 night stay at Desert Moon was absolute bliss. From dusk till dawn the landscape never ceased to amaze and the house was a dream in itself. I'll never forget my husbands face as we drove up to the house. He loves the desert and this for him was the vacation rental from heaven! Tucked away at the base of the Catalina Mountains and with giant saguaro cactus all around, we felt like we were the only people in the world. The property is close enough to feel like you are still part of the civilised world when you need to be, but far enough away to immerse yourself in the desert around. We enjoyed lazing by the pool & hot-tub, hiking, walking, star gazing, meeting the neighbours and the wildlife was incredible. Not to mention just enjoying all that the house had to offer. A short drive away took us to great food and shopping. If you are looking for a vacation rental with a difference, with owners who really care that you enjoy your stay, then this is the one for you.

Wallace Judd

Wallace Judd

Newark, DE

Connects You with Desert and Mountains

March 4, 2012

Our five-week experience at the Desert Moon was spectacular. The home--which is a combination design style of Frank Lloyd Wright and Hopi kiva--helps you connect with the colorful Sonoran Desert in the front yard and the daunting Catalina Mountains in the back yard. The location is close enough to Tucson for restaurants, golfing, and hikiing in the canyons while distant enough to hear cayotes beneath bright stars at night. Today's stewards, Maria and Carla, are caring and gracious. We've made reservations to return.

Judy DeClercq

Judy DeClercq

Vancouver, BC Canada

Private, Serene and Beautiful Get-away

February 1, 2012

Spacious, unique and both tastefully and comfortably furnished, Desert Moon is an experience in itself. The house is situated in a special part of Tucson - close to all amenities, yet tucked up on Tucson's northeast rim, away from the rush and rattle of the city, literally at the foot of Mount Lemmon. Amazing as it is, the house is just part of the package - Desert Moon is surrounded by magnificent Saguaros, Mesquite trees, Cholla, Ocotillo, Prickly Pear and other cacti - wild and thriving - with fauna to match. Our days were sunny, warm and restorative; the sunsets a stunning splash of colour, followed by night skies that offered up yet another kind of light show. Every moment of every day, whether lounging in the courtyard or exploring the network of arroyos in the "backyard", the changing moods of the desert were laid out like a feast before us. Our month at DMR gave us an indelible Sonoran Desert experience but it wasn't long enough. We plan to return year after year.

Maxine Berry-Wheeler

Maxine Berry-Wheeler

Sedalia, Missouri

Desert moon

March 7, 2011

What a wonderful place to escape the cold midwest weather. Maria and Carla are great, when they accidentally double booked instead of telling us to find another place, they gave us their home for 3 day's until DesertMoon was ready. We love Tucson and DesertMoon.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

What a lovely property and the house is amazing! We had a wonderful stay and loved being a part of the desert. The pool was refreshing and was a great place to float while viewing the stars at night. We can't wait to come back and check out the hot tub when the weather gets colder. Thank you Maria and Carla for a great time.

Marilyn and family

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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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