"Rancho Chuparosa", Far NE side Mini-ranch

Image from patio looking east..
Image from patio looking east..Living room with beehive fireplace...Jacuzzi with private entrance to Master bedroom...Master bedroom w/CA King bed & door to jacuzzi...Guest bedroom with full size bed..."Cowboy" room with entrance to back patio...Dinning room adjacent to kitchen...Office with high-speed Internet and fax...
“ Excellent ”
8 Reviews
11934 E Makohoh Trail, Tucson, AZ 85749



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 4
Per night $95 - $190
Per week $595 - $995
Type: Home
Description of the Tucson vacation home rental
Rancho Chuparosa (Hummingbird Ranch) mini-ranch is located in the secluded, scenic far northeast side of Tucson, just off historic Catalina Highway and just minutes away from 9,600-foot Mount Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park East, Agua Caliente County Park, and Coronado National Forest. There are two championship Golf courses within 5 minutes and all of Tucson's numerous great golf courses are within a short drive. Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails are also within a short distance and can be walked or ridden to from the house. Bird watchers will love the variety of birds SE Arizona is famous for from the cozy back porch or enjoy short day drives to world famous birding sites such as Ramsey and Madera canyons.

Tim Rancho Chuparosa

Area Information
While situated in one of the most beautifully rural, quiet areas of Tucson, you are still within only 30 minutes of downtown and 10 minutes of shopping and restaurants. This beautiful home is fully furnished and finely decorated in the southwest style and features all amenities including an office with computer and high-speed Internet access and fax machine, 2 full baths, and kitchen with all major appliances. The home is on over an acre of beautiful Sonoran desert with 360-degree mountain views from the cozy back patio, a private hot tub, and excellent horse facilities allowing for up to three horses. Horseback riding is allowed in the neighborhood, with excellent trails in Coronado National Forest less than 1/2 mile away and in Saguaro National Park East less than 5 miles. Pets are welcomed with additional non-refundable pet fee.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 04 2016 Sep 02 2016 $95 $95 $595 $1,695 3 Nights
Sep 03 2016 Nov 18 2016 $150 $150 $795 $2,395 3 Nights
Nov 19 2016 Jun 01 2017 $190 $190 $995 $2,995 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: A non-refundable $95 cleaning fee applies to all nightly & weekly rentals, $150 for monthly rentals. Deposit (50% of rental fees) is required to reserve dates. 100% of deposit will be refunded if canceled 60 days before rental start date, 50% if canceled within 59-31. No refunds will be applied if canceled less than 30 days of rental start date unless another renter is found. Balance is due within 30 days of rental. $95 non-refundable pet cleaning fee is required for guests w/pets.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Rental rates are based on double occupancy. Maximum 4 guests, additional guest charge is $25/night for nightly rentals, $75/week for weekly or monthly rentals. $50/week horse fee. Monthly rentals are for 4 weeks, all weekly and monthly rentals are Saturday to Saturday.


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Tucson, Arizona

Lori Smith

Lori Smith


great casita if you love nature

February 10, 2012

Wonderful little place close to the National Parks. If you love nature and being close to the park, this is the place for you. Great owners - and loved our dogs! A plus !!!

Owner's reply:

Dear Lori, I think you have the wrong property? Rancho Chuparosa is not close to any National Parks (Forests, yes). Closest is Saguaro National Park 15 miles away. We are in Tucson, AZ, far NE side of town at base of Mt. Lemmon? And I usually don't allow pets. Most importantly, I don't have a record of you staying at the property!? Confused, Tim (but glad you had a great time where ever you were!!)

Pat and Mary

Pat and Mary

Kilmessan Co Meath Ireland


September 26, 2010

Stayed for 4 nights in September 2010. The place is absolutely beautiful. Tim's attention to detail is excellent. Its just like home away from home. Everything you could possibly need is there. The place is spotless and very comfortable



San Francisco, CA USA

Beautiful view and full of birds

March 31, 2010

We loved how peaceful it was and the great view. Our son (and us) was entertained by the chirping birds (e.g. humming birds, wood peckers... and lots of them!) and rabbits... While we did not get to meet the owner in person, he seems very nice as well!

Linda Herson, Maggie Mottesheard, Alice Kish

Linda Herson, Maggie Mottesheard, Alice Kish

Chevy Chase and Easton MD, and Houston, TX

Far from the Maddening Crowd

March 29, 2010

Rancho Chuparosa was a perfect place to wake up and come back to each day of our 6 day stay. We three friends couldn't have been more comfortable and accommodated in this house. Plenty of room to spread out, lovely patio to view the huge variety of birds (fabulous hummingbirds!), rabbits, (one day spotted a mountain lion well protected by an iron gated fence along the house's property line). Property is filled with indigenous plants front and back. Tim answered all our questions, emailing before our arrival detailed instructions for accessing the house, use of the hot tub, DVD and CD players, TV, garage, etc. The location was a perfect jumping off point for all the wondrous places nearby Tucson. We'd all return in a minute! Thanks, Tim, for providing such a peaceful respite.

Elaine Robin

Elaine Robin

Portland, OR

Home Away from Home

February 2, 2010

Immediately upon arriving at the Hummingbird Rance we felt home. The amenities were unbelievable! Our favorite was the plethora of birds in the back of the house. The Cardinals, Pyroloxia, Quail, etc. hung out daily. My only hesitation about returning is the driving distances to hike, shop restarants, etc. I hate being in a car, so am supersensitive to this, other people would wonder what I was talking about. We frequented Saquarro NP, Calvino Canyon...we hiked everyday....and loved it.

Judith Caesar

Judith Caesar

sharjah, UAE

spacious, peaceful

July 2, 2009

This place was even better than I had hoped. The house is spacious, light, airy, and filled with interesting books about the area and its culture. The setting is heavenly. You feel as if you were in the wilderness, with quail and roadrunners and rabbits in the front and back lawns and hummingbirds flitting in the mesquite trees. I too saw a bobcat as I was walking down Makahoh Trail. Yet there are neighbors nearby and the area is safe and friendly. I would definately come here again, perhaps in the winter when the days aren't so hot. (Even in June, though, it was cool enough in the morning and early evening to take walks". I will always remember the sunsets and the play of light and shadow on the mountains at the end of the day.

Ben Whiteson

Ben Whiteson

Chesterfield, MO

Really, Really Great

April 20, 2009

Rancho Chuparosa greatly exceeded expectations. Wesdtern living at its best! Well furnished, beautiful location, abundant wildlife in the backyard (hummingbirds, Gila woodpeckers, California Quail, Coyote, cacti in bloom). Every amenity, spotlessly clean, great views, peaceful -- would stay here again anytime.

Susan Merrill

Susan Merrill

Oakland, CA

Healing Nature

July 1, 2008

Rancho Chuparosa is a charming home set in an idyllic landscape surrounded by honey mesquites, saguaros, barrel cactus, prickly pears, ocotillos and other plants native to the Sonoran desert. We enjoyed mornings sitting in the garden watching the sun rise over the near mountains and the songs of cactus wren, white winged doves and humming birds. This was a great base from which we planned expeditions in an around Tucson. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Lovely house, exactly as described, everything we
needed, spotlessly clean....... what more can we say
except loved the Hummingbirds and the resident Road
Runner. If we make the long trip from England to
Tucson again we will come back to Rancho Chuparosa.

Thanks Tim

-John, Janet and Emma Clark 9/25/07 (England)

Just wanted to let you know that our latest Tucson vacation was the best yet!

It was so nice staying in a comfortable, warm home with lovely surroundings in a peaceful, secluded corner of Tucson rather than a hotel room in the midst of Tucson's hustle, bustle and millions of Targets.

The house was immaculate and extremely well stocked. Was able to find every utensil I needed for cooking!

We were pleasantly surprised to find so much hiking literally around the corner. We were able to go out hiking several days without getting in the car.

The wildlife right out the back door was delightful. We saw hummingbirds, quail, roadrunners, an 8 point deer, rabbits (including a antelope jackrabbit) and the best was a bobcat sitting in the mesquite tree near by the hot tub.

We will definitely rent your home again!

-Pat, Baltimore, MD (10/9/07)

When you are looking for a home on the internet you never are really sure what you will be getting till you see the house. This house was more than we expected. The house is larger than we thought, decorated very nicely and has every thing you would ever need

The location is perfect for getting any place you want to go. The yard was interesting for someone from Ohio who had never seen all those cactus. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be able to return to Tucson and Rancho Chuparosa.

Sue Hutchings, Ohio (4/19/07)

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