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Beginning in 1775 Tucson homes were built of adobe
Beginning in 1775 Tucson homes were built of adobeAdobe or mud brick construction is a vanishing artNew adobe homes are incredibly rare and expensive.Easy access to everything and brand new appliancesThe casita is rich in Spanish Colonial detailsProfessional design completes the rustic decorCozy window seat view with room for a siestaThis canyon moon rise inspired the name "Moonrise"The everchanging colors of the canyon at sunsetThe fireplace adds a warm glow and crackling voiceThe hand painted sink exemplifies regional folkartThe nicho is a classic Spanish Colonial detailNatural materials help reduce allergic reactionsJavelina families often come around in the eveningBobcats are common around MoonriseRed Tail Hawks permanently reside in the canyon

From $150 / night

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2 bedrooms
4 guests
3 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Home
Per night: $175
Per week: $1,050
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Tucson vacation home rental
We're so confident that you'll be enchanted by the magic of the "Moonrise Casita" that we're willing to guarantee your satisfaction in writing within the rental agreement. Sheltered inside a Saguaro studded canyon strewn with giant boulders, Moonrise is the perfect peaceful retreat possessing a commanding view of Tucson. In Dec 2011 my wife and I completed our dream adobe casita after 10 years of planning and 8 long months of construction only to discover that Tucson's slow real estate market is making it hard to sell our existing home so we're stuck in our old house and boy is my wife steamed. My wife has already made friends with the casita's wild Javelina families, Red Tail Hawks, Great Horn Owl, Jackrabbits, and countless other critters. Until our existing home sells our dream casita is available for your dream vacation.

With all the rustic qualities of the classic Tucson adobe style, the massive 16" thick walls of the "Moonrise Casita" were forged from the earth with adobe blocks made on site. Moonrise 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 an unsurpassed level of comfort.

If you have never slept in an adobe home it may be your best night's sleep yet. The natural materials of Moonrise were chosen to effect a calming harmony that will help relax you into a deep slumber at night as the coyotes serenade you to sleep. Imagine waking fully restored with an energy reminiscent of your childhood. The family friendly "Moonrise Casita" comfortably sleeps 4 in a queen size bed and queen size futon.

With just under 4 acres to roam, the romance of the location will charm couples. Built on a long since forgotten mining road leading to abandoned gold mines hidden in the surrounding canyon, Moonrise conjures images of the old west. You can easily imagine Apache scouts atop the stone towers guarding the entrance to their stronghold. Moonrise overlooks the San Xavier Mission, the "White Dove of the Desert", completed in 1792 and widely regarded as Tucson's most sacred place.

Special Offers

With a 1 wk reservation you'll receive:

Free meals at any of 197 preselected local Tucson restaurants up to $175 total and $25 per meal with your 1 week or more reservation. Or let us send you on a tour of Tucson's favorite family owned restaurants based upon your preferences for unforgettable dining experiences.

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 the property, and accessing the casita.

Andrew Ford

Area 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 Moonrise.

For the sports enthusiasts there is golf at 3 nearby courses: Star Pass (15 min), El Rio (20min), and Silverbell (25min). A trap and skeet range is 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.

Moonrise's accessible location is within:

30 min of the Tucson International Airport

25 min of downtown Tucson

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