ARCHITECTURAL GEM: DESERT MOON RETREAT

Desert Moon Retreat
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8 Reviews

From $87 / night

5215 N Mt Lemmon Short Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749
ARCHITECTURAL GEM: DESERT MOON RETREAT
Home
2 bedrooms
5 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per night: $125 - $225
Per week: $750 - $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 pool and hot tub. 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. Pool was completely renovated in 2015. Also available is a studio guesthouse see Property #57688.

Desert Moon Retreat is the first of what has become a successful vacation rental business in Southern Arizona by architect and real estate broker Maria Ruedinger, and interior, landscape designer, and real estate agent Carla Kenworthy. Coming to Southern Arizona to purchase property please give us a call to help you in your search. We operate Canyon Group Realty llc and Property Management and specialize in helping people relocate to Tucson.
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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Maria Ruedinger

Maria Ruedinger

Maria Ruedinger

  • 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 us help you with your vacation stay or finding your desert oasis!...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jun 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 $125 $150 $750 $2,600 2 Nights
Oct 01 2016 Nov 17 2016 $150 $175 $850 $2,800 2 Nights
Nov 18 2016 Nov 27 2016 $175 $200 $1,000 $3,200 3 Nights
Dec 16 2016 May 31 2017 $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, $250 (for stays 30 days or more). Security Deposit-for damage, cleaning, if house is left excessively dirty or above average utility use. Rates are for two people. Additional people-$30 per night per person-maximum of 6 people. Pets must be approved beforehand-$10 each per night per pet. Guest House available to rent. More information on this or other vacation rentals: Desert Moon Vacation Rentals. No parties, weddings, or group gatherin

Amenities

Amenities

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

  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • 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!
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Reviews (8)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Tucson, Arizona

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Excellent
8 reviews
Carole Bona

Quiet serene gem in the desert

Carole Bona

Colorado

Quiet serene gem in the desert

May 29, 2016

What a fabulous place. We stayed a week, just wanted a relaxing getaway where we could lay in the sun and forget the world. This was just what we wanted. The house is amazing, views of mountains and desert everywhere you look. A bit of a 70s funky vibe, in a good way. The pool area is set up so beautifully! We grilled steaks and ate outside most nights. The 2 bedrooms are large, comfortable, and quiet. I hardly knew anyone was there while I relaxed in the master. Plenty of space. The kitchen has everything you need, even a blender for my smoothies and an expresso machine for my caffeine buzz! We only had to buy food, and we were set for the week. Not too far from downtown if you want company, but we preferred the closer hiking and horseback riding trails. Maria was very nice, stopping by the first night to see if we had questions, and leaving us be the rest of the time. She didn't even seem put out when we messed up the tv and likely interrupted her dinner. She just walked us thru and and said call if we had further problems. There was a couple in the guest house for most of the week, but co-existing was not a problem, they were very nice. Highly recommend this wonderful place for a desert getaway. Oh, and we had a desert frog visit the first night (glad no one was watching 2 ladies try and coax it back outside), and a deer right outside on our last morning

Maria Ruedinger

Owner's reply:

Hi Carole, we're glad you enjoyed your trip and hope you return to stay again at Desert Moon Retreat!
Thank you,

Your Hosts
Maria and Carla
Desert Moon Vacation Rentals llc

Karen Sills

Desert Retreat

Karen Sills

Cincinnati, OH

Desert Retreat

February 1, 2016

The property & surroundings fully met our expectations & online photos accurately depict the place. Floor to ceiling windows & natural light throughout allow for spontaneus wildlife sightings & stargazing from bed (master bedroom). Hiking in Saguaro East, Sabino Canyon & Mt Lemmon are convenient, easy drives. It's a drive to the city center & west Tucson, however, the remote, serene, private setting more than makes up for that! I definitely recommend this property!

Maria Ruedinger

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Karen for the nice review. It was fun to meet you all and we hope you come back to Tucson sometime! Thank you for taking such good care of our special place in the desert--we are so glad you enjoyed the wildlife, stargazing and the serenity of the surroundings. Thanks again!

Nancy Huber

Loved it!!!!

Nancy Huber

San Diego, CA

Loved it!!!!

January 19, 2016

Our stay at the Desert Moon House absolutely was beyond our expectations!! The house, guest house, grounds and location were so much fun! Everything needed was provided for. We greatly enjoyed every moment we had there. Maria was extremely helpful and kind. Honestly cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our whole experience. Just left a few days ago and miss the house already, and look forward to planning another visit soon. You owe it to yourself to book your stay attheDesert Moon House !!

Maria Ruedinger

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Nancy for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your desert experience. It was nice to meet you all and we appreciate your being there. We do try to make the place a special sojourn for those wanting great mountain views and interesting cactus varieties in a natural desert surrounding. The peace and quiet also helps to rejuvenate our minds, bodies and souls! Thanks again for taking the time to write.

Susan Taylor

Desert Sun house rental from Desert Moon Rentals

Susan Taylor

Bellingham, WA and Columbus, OH

Desert Sun house rental from Desert Moon Rentals

November 20, 2015

The house was very clean with good quality furniture and mattresses. The outdoor patio/pool/hottub area was beautifully landscaped and very private. Kitchen was well supplied. Neighborhood was quiet. Owner was very friendly and helpful. It was a great experience and I would rent this or another of Desert Moon Rentals again and I recommend you do, too.

Maria Ruedinger

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Susan, for your review. We think all of our properties at Desert Moon Vacation Rentals reflect our passion about design and comfort while being in the desert aouthwest. We hope you will return again. Maria and Carla

Kerry Celeste

An amazing experience at the Desert Moon Retreat

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

Connects You with Desert and Mountains

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

Private, Serene and Beautiful Get-away

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

Desert moon

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.

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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

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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 us help you with your vacation stay or finding your desert oasis!...
  • View full profile

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