3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 8. City And Mtn Views. Hiking And Bike Paths. Close to U of A
Lynne and Bill
- english, french
About Lynne and Bill
My husband and I have lived in Tucson since 1976 when we came for graduate work at the University of Arizona and we plan to live here the rest of our lives. We love the casual lifestyle, the friendly Arizonans, and the weather where your picnics are never rained out. My husband and I are engineers, although I have recently entered the world of real estate as a salesperson. This is now one of three rental properties in the Tucson Mountains
Lynne and Bill purchased this House in 2010
Why Lynne and Bill chose Mountain Gardens Estates
We love the house; we love the neighborhood; we knew the previous owner and the builder. We love how you can sit outside in the u-shaped patio surrounded by incredible views of the city and surrounding mountains, or sit inside and feel like you're outside due to the large windows and glass doors. We love hearing the coyotes call to each other at night; we love watching the shooting stars; we love seeing the colorful hummingbirds sip nectar from flowers, watching the mule deer as they come down from the mountains in the afternoon to graze on the jojoba, and the javalina as they move in a herd through the desert. It's all right there at our doorstep. And finally, we love this property for its convenience. In minutes we can be downtown at the Convention Center, the University of Arizona, University Medical Center, some of the best restaurants in Tucson, museums, and attractions. We have the best of both worlds - desert tranquility and beauty while being within a 10 minute drive from Tucson and city life.
What makes this House unique
After searching properties for over a year, our casa, Entrada de los Montanas, was the choice. Its location offered million dollar views, and its layout made for a comfortable and relaxed living style. After a full year of working to upgrade the property, it was finally ready to offer to you, our visitors, for your vacation rental. From the new air conditioning and heating system to the carefully selected Southwestern furnishings we have tried to give visitors a WOW feeling from the time you open the front door until the day you leave. Comfort, privacy, beauty, convenience, ease and grace are words we hope our property conveys. We will strive to make your vacation the best one ever.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Strictly no smoking allowed on property
Discuss with owner. $15/day/pet fee nonrefundable
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, peaceful property....clean, clean, clean.
Our family - consisting of 4 adults and 2 grandbabies - stayed at this property over New Year's and it was perfect. Very clean! The property has beautiful views from almost every room. The kitchen, bedroom, and bathrooms are appropriately furnished and there was a welcome basket upon arrival which is a very nice touch, especially after a day of traveling. The house is set up in a horseshoe shape which was perfect as the bedrooms were on one side, and the kitchen on the other side which worked out great for when the babies needed quiet time.
The host, Lynne, was very responsive, kind, and helpful with restaurant recommendations and tips for area attractions. The Reid Park Zoo was our favorite. A smaller zoo which didn't require a lot of walking but all the "big" animals.
The home is located about 10-15 minutes for the University of Arizona. There are restaurants and shopping just a short drive away.
If you are searching for a nice place, stop looking - this is it!
We will definitely try to stay here again the next time we are in the area.
Great escape from city yet nearby
We rented this house for a week long family get-together. The house layout is great and allows for people to spread out a bit. The location is great, it's a 15 minute drive to downtown Tucson yet you feel secluded in the desert. Communicating with Lynne was simple and she was very helpful. Definitely recommend!
Thank you so much. It was great meeting your family. We are very happy you were pleased with the rental. Bill and I do our best to make our guests' vacation time special. It's always nice to hear that you were pleased. We hope to see you again.
Perfect Tucson vacation home
Everything about our stay was amazing. A thousand thank you to Lynne and Bill. The kindness and thoughtfulness far exceeded any vacation home experience. The beds are comfortable. Kitchen is well stocked. The location is spectacular. Absolutely be complaints.
Hi Ben, and thank you for your kind comments about our home. We look forward to having your group return for training in February; the work you do is wonderful. Bill and I try very hard to make our guests' Tucson experience even better, whether it be that you're here for work or play. It's nice to hear when we succeed.
The neighborhood is beautiful, set among the saguaros with views of Tucson and the surrounding mountains. We enjoyed sitting on the patio watching and hearing the bird activity, looking at the stars, and watching for wildlife. It is conveniently located near the Desert Museum and Seguaro National Park West, but still easy to get into Tucson for dining. The kitchen is well stocked and Lynne is a very welcoming host. We appreciated the information in the binder about the area and the wildlife, and the bird guide and travel books in the house.
Wonderful property, wonderful hosts
Lynne and Bill were gracious, informed, and very hospitable hosts. Their home is well appointed and is in a very beautiful location. Great views and the hot tub were icing on the cake.
Great location and views
We stayed here with our three young kids. The location is perfect for exploring Tucson (especially Saguaro NP West/the Desert Museum/Old Tucson). Views were amazing. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Our kids loved the house, patio and hot tub.
The beauty and history of the Old West - a place like no other on earth. Entrada de los Montanas (Entry to the Mountains) is situated in the foothills of Tucson's oldest mountain range, the Tucson Mountains. The 3000 foot elevation gives unobstructed city views as well as wrap-around mountain views. We are situated on the popular bike path of Gates Pass and back up to the Gates Pass County Park, a natural area studded with thousands of majestic giant Saguaro cacti and much desert wildlife, and with many hiking and bike trails. Although removed from the hustle bustle of the city, it is only a 5 to 10 minute drive to central downtown Tucson, the University of Arizona, the Tucson Convention Center, and Interstate I-10. A short 15 minute drive from our property west, across gorgeous Gates Pass will bring you to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios, the film location of many Western movies and the original Lone Ranger television series. The International Wildlife Museum is only a 3-minute drive away. Other easily accessible local attractions are Flandreau Planetarium, located on the University of Arizona campus, as is the Arizona State Museum which houses many Native American exhibits as well as ancient Western artifacts. A short hop onto I-10, about 5 minutes away, will take you east to Sabino Canyon where you can hike or ride the tram up the canyon and learn many interesting facts about desert plants and animals; the Pima Air Museum which houses many old and new aircraft and WWII memorabilia; Kartchner Caverns which has been named one of the 10 best cave networks in the world; and the historic western towns of Tombstone and Bisbee. Or travel west on I-10 to Phoenix and catch a Dbacks game. Whatever your daily activity you can return to casa Entrada de los Montanas, relax as you sit in the heated spa with a chilled glass of wine and look over the breathtaking views of the Tucson Valley; or watch hummingbirds sip nectar from the flowers in your private patio; or catch sight of the occasional roadrunner or coyote or perhaps even a bobcat or mule deer as they make their appearances in the cool of the afternoon. See the moon as it rises over the mountains or catch one of our many meteor showers. The absence of cloud cover and downtown street lights allow you to see as many as 30 meteors per second. As night falls use the telescope that we've provided to view the milky way and planets as you've never before seen them in the crystal clearness of the Arizona desert night air. We sincerely hope you will be our guests and we promise to do our utmost to make this your best vacation ever.