5 reviews

1 / 24 Private deck and large lap pool with spectacular views in every direction.



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Description from owner

Relax in a tranquil setting that is both very private and has all the 5 star amenities of a luxury hotel without the crowds of a Resort or Condo complex. This southwest contemporary home was designed by Tucson architect Stephen Robinson and is perched on a ridge overlooking Tucson with a spectacular view of 3 mountain ranges. The Skyline House is adjacent to the desert below and has access to several easy walking trails. Enjoy the legendary Arizona sunsets and beautiful native vegetation.

This large 1500 sq foot in-law suite is modern, light, and airy with an open floor plan and has its own private entrance. The rental includes 2 spacious master bedrooms (each with a queen bed) and attached spa bathrooms with walk-in showers (one with double couple's shower and separate soaker jacuzzi tub and the second with a massive chromatherapy rainhead shower).

There is a new modern granite kitchen with a wall of windows with a spectacular view of the Catalina Mountains to the North. The kitchen comes complete with new stainless steel appliances, a wine fridge, Fisher Paykel dishwasher, Kitchenaide oven, full size refrigerator, and Viking cooktop.

Relax in the media room with quality leather lounge seating and a 3D home theater system with a flat screen HD -3D optional- (with 4 pairs of 3D glasses) 46" television with Direct TV, 3D Bluray player, Ipod Iphone dock and home theater wall speakers. There is a full-sized washer/dryer in unit. Luxury high count bed linens and bath towels complete the furnishings.

Walk out to your huge private patio deck and 320 degree views. Experience the best of outdoor living in the home's outstanding exterior space, surrounded by sweeping views of the Catalina, Rincon, and Tucson mountain ranges. Start your mornings by sipping a hot cup of coffee out in the peaceful poolside courtyard while you take in the breathtaking scenery. Later, prepare delicious tapas and cocktails on the patio, which features an outdoor infrared grill.

Spend your downtime relishing in the Arizona sunshine by the property's alluring swimming pool - private to the estate. There is a covered ramada and leisurely outdoor furniture to enjoy and take in the great views. There is an outdoor patio bistro table just outside the gourmet kitchen for leisurely outdoor dining.

Enjoy swimming laps in the solar-heated swimming pool. One of the largest 25,000 gallon lap pools is just steps from your private entrance for your use.

You will enjoy the many species of hummingbirds, gambel quail, roadrunners, cardinals, finches, orioles, wrens, and other birds that abound in the trees and saquaro cactus' right outside your door. You'll see majestic hawks, and hear owls and other nocturnal birds. You'll also hear the coyotes yipping in the mountains on the other side of the valley.

Please contact us TOLL FREE at the phone number in this listing regarding availability.

Beds: 2 Queen Beds

About the area

The home is located on a quiet end-of-the-road street in an established Catalina Foothills residential neighborhood close to restaurants, a Whole Foods grocery store, Trader Joe's, the La Encantada Mall, and other amenities. Nearby attractions: Sabino Canyon- Renowned for its magnificent canyons, meandering rock creek, desert flora and fauna, Sabino Canyon offers daily tours and a variety of Tucson Arizona's most spectacular hiking trails and remote destinations. Mount Lemmon- This incredible "sky island" is one of the tallest peaks in Tucson Arizona, taking visitors from the desert floor to alpine meadows and pine forests in a matter of minutes. Mount Lemmon is also home to the southern-most ski area in the continental United States. University of Arizona, Tucson- For a variety major college sporting events, including nationally ranked Wildcat basketball and football. The campus is 15-20 minutes from our location. Major League Baseball Spring Training- The Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Colorado Rockies train in Tucson Arizona from mid-February through early April. Their facility is only 25 minutes from our location. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum- World-renowned for it's native and endangered animals, such as Mexican Gray wolves, mountain lions, javalina, pronghorn antelope, and Gila monsters, along with other native flora and fauna, in their natural habitat. Aproximately 50 minutes away. San Xavier del Bac Mission- Located on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, this authentic 300 year-old-Spanish Colonial Mission was rebuilt by the artisans who restored the Sistine Chapel. Approximately 40 minutes away. Kartchner Caverns- Two of the world's most impressive sights for subterranean exploration. Kartchner Caverns was only recently opened to the public, and both sites offer guided tours several times each day. Aproximately 60 minutes away. Old Tucson Studios- Known as "Hollywood in the Desert," more than 200 pictures have been filmed here since it was built as a set for the movie "Arizona" in 1939. Approximately 50 minutes away. Biosphere 2 Center- Maintained by Columbia University to increase our understanding of earth and its environments, the Center lets you experience life in the Arizona desert, the ocean, the coral reefs, and the rainforests. Kitt Peak National Observatory- An internationally known observatory complex, with the world's greatest concentration of telescopes for stellar, solar and planetary research. DeGrazia's Gallery in the Sun- Paintings portraying Indian lore, legends, life and celebrations of Native American life. Renowned Tucson Arizona artist, Ted DeGrazia, designed and built the chapel and art gallery buildings himself. Birdwatching- A single trip to Tucson Arizona can add dozens of species to a birder's life list. Our diversity of terrain, mild climate and proximity to Mexico is responsible for the more than 450 species recorded here. Tombstone, Arizona- Walk in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday as you visit the infamous O.K. Corral, Birdcage Saloon and Boot Hill Cemetery in Arizona's "Town Too Tough To Die." Aproximately 60 minutes away. Nogales, Mexico- Just across the border and well known for unique, hand-crafted merchandise and outstanding deals. Approximately 1.5 hours away. Arizona Desert Jeep Tours- Travel the rugged trails once roamed by Native Americans, Spanish Conquistadors and American Cowboys with a knowledgeable who'll thrill you with tales from Arizona's colorful past. Championship Tucson Arizona Golf Courses- Some of Tucson Arizona's best golf courses are within 5 to 15 minutes. They include Starr Pass and Ventana Canyon.Saguaro National Park, Tucson Arizona Other attractions: Gem and Mineral Show Reid Park Zoo Pima Air Museum Casino Del Sol, Casino of the Sun, Desert Diamond Casino, AVA Amphitheater (great concerts) shopping malls, medical facility (0.25 mile)

Owner profile

Elizabeth J

Tourist License



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (5)

Excellent – based on 5 reviews Excellent
5 reviews

“Best place ever!”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2015

I can't say enough about this place and would highly recommend it. It has gorgeous views of the mountains, a very private neighborhood, and is blissfully quiet. The pool is awesome! Elizabeth did an awesome job of decorating and it is very comfortable!

“Wonderful Place with an Excellent Hostess”

Reviewed 8 Mar 2015

This rental is in a very nice, quiet subdivision nestled into the outskirts of Tuscon. You have a private entry at poolside with a view of the mountains and an opportunity to observe local wildlife in the adjacent dry wash. The accommodations were impeccable. It was extremely clean and very nicely furnished. Kitchen is well equipped and very modern. Each bedroom has a private bath; spacious and very luxurious (one has a beautiful jacuzzi tub). The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable of the Tuscon area. We had a wonderful visit!!!

“Beautiful property!”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2014

This lower-level, in-law suite of a private home has beautiful views of the mountains, lights of downtown Tucson and the pool area. The interior has been completely renovated with a beautiful modern decor with touches of southwestern flair. Surrounded on three sides by oversized windows the views can be seen from nearly every room. The photos you see here are virtually identical to what you'll see on-site except for the exterior which was being painted from beige to grey, landscaping updates and a renovation of an area to a greenhouse. An off-street, non-covered parking spot is available. This leads to a series (15 or so) of low-rise stairs that take you to the lower-level private entrance directly off the lap-pool area. The owner was attentive, walking us through the property and checking in to see if there was anything we needed - one of the perks of having the owner on site. While you might feel like you're being watched, Elizabeth was very respectful of letting you know if she was going to be outside on the lower level (which only happened once), Hotel-sized toiletry items, coffee packets, two bottled waters and micro popcorn were nice touches not often found in a rental property. Plenty of nice bath towels and four pool towels were great. Temperature controls, ceiling fans and cellular shades keep the unit cool from the sunny near-southern exposure. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood (except for the nightly whoops and howls of nearby coyotes), you are close to Whole Foods and Safeway to pick up any grocery stores you may need. Which leads to the only thing lacking in the property. The gourmet kitchen that even includes a wine fridge has a hodge podge of cookware and utensils. Not being a cook herself, she mentioned that the she thought that the kitchen had been used very little. I see being able to prepare meals as a huge perk of staying in rental properties. For this particular stay, we were visiting our college son who appreciated a home-cooked meal. While I always just expect the basics at a rental and can easily make do with what is there, this just seemed like a oversight in a property otherwise so well thought out. If you just need a cup of coffee and piece of toast in the morning or to reheat in a microwave you'll have more than enough in the kitchen! Overall it is a beautiful, quiet property and if you like what you see in the photos you won't be disappointed!

“Awesome views, quiet retreat”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2014

This place is absolutely wonderful. It looks exactly like the pictures on the website. Everything is super clean and great beds and linens. The views from the kitchen and bedrooms can't be beat for beauty. The owner is lovely and very accommodating and gets back with answers promptly. We will definitely visit this place again. If you want peace and quiet and an up-to-date guesthouse with gorgeous views, this is your place. Great hiking and biking nearby also.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. It is always our desire to create the perfect relaxing getaway for our guests. It was a pleasure meeting you both, and please consider our desert retreat for a future visit.

“Private Luxury yet close to everything!”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2014

From start to finish this was absolute heaven! The owner has put so much thought and attention to detail in the renovations. My favourite was the lighting in the bathroom by the jacuzzi - lovely!!! Any question we had regarding our stay she was very quick to answer. The house is amazing and the pool was awesome (although a bit brisk this time of year and the owner was upfront about same). The view from the deck and bedrooms was breathtaking - especially at night. The barbecue was very user friendly as were the kitchen appliances. I love to cook and the kitchen was a dream come true! Absolutely loved the dishwasher as it was a compact so you didn't have the place smelling after three days - one meal - load it and put it on - 35 minutes later dishes were clean. Safeway and Whole Foods were 5 and 7 minutes away respectively. We aren't partiers so after exploring/shopping would settle in, have a swim and shower in the amazingly HUGE shower stalls or a bath in the jacuzzi, make dinner, and enjoy a beverage by the pool then watch a movie on the big screen TV in the media room. The beds were SO comfortable. In suite washer and dryer was great - I hate going home and having to do laundry! The sofa in the bedroom was lovely to curl up and read a book and look over to the view of Tucson. Couldn't believe the room we had. We can't wait to go back!

Owner's reply: I am so happy to hear that your stay at the Skyline House in Tucson was an enjoyable and relaxing private luxury escape. We believe that our guests deserve the best!! Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments and welcome back any time!! Elizabeth

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