Starting at $100.00 a night
2200 sqft
Rates based upon double occupancy. Additional guests (including kids) are $30 per guest per night. We do accept dogs-no other pets. There is a dog fee of $10 per dog per night. This property shares the outdoor areas including the pool and hot tub with the guest house. No parties or gatherings allowed. Only paying guests allow use of the pool and hot tub. House has inside steps and rough surface floor. No smoking on property. Pool is not heated-normal swimming months-April through the end of September. 

Nestled high in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert on the outskirts of Tucson, this is an award winning architecturally significant house by noted architect, Alex Riley. Desert Moon Retreat has 11 round rooms (inspired by the Hopi Kiva), that combined, make up the shape of a crescent moon. The house focuses on the pool area with its tranquil waterfall and in the distance, city lights and stunning mountain views.

With commanding views of three mountain ranges from the full height windows, it is the perfect getaway for the adventure seekers or for those wanting a peaceful desert experience. Accommodations include two bedrooms (king beds), a full kitchen, breakfast nook, two fireplaces, washer/dryer, two office areas and two uniquely appointed bathrooms. Minutes from downhill skiing or a round of golf, or simply basking in the desert sun by the pool, this property offers a unique vacation experience.

Recent improvements to the landscape include a new pebble tec pool and new landscaping in several areas.  With several outdoor seating areas, there are abundant desert botanicals to enjoy surrounding this property. Our guests tell us the photographs don't do it justice!

There is a guest house on site and it shares the pool area and hot tub with this property. If you want privacy you can either rent both or ask us about one of our other houses that are private. 
Master Bedroom
King Size
King Size
Fold-out Sofa Bed

Onsite Services:

  • Dinner Not Available
  • Breakfast Not Available
  • House Cleaning Optional
  • Lunch Not Available
  • Meals Not Available

Local Features:

  • Groceries


  • Books
  • Radio
  • Boardgames
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • iPod Dock


  • Car Necessary


  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soaps
  • Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Linens
  • Paper Towels
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Dryer
  • Central Heating
  • Casita on property can be rented
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washer

Location Types:

  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • Gas Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Chairs
  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio


  • Guest House on property availabl

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Dishwasher
  • Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen


  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports/Activities

Attractions & Activities:

  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Cycling



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Rates are based upon 2 people. Additional guests (including kids) are $30 per person per night. We do allow dogs. The dog fee is $15 per day per dog. (No other pets are allowed) Your dog  and additional guests must be pre-approved or you will lose your security deposit;  sneaking in additional guests/pets will result in immediate eviction with no refunds of any kind.  No parties, weddings, family reunions, corporate meetings, group gatherings, etc., of any kind. Renters found to have gatherings with  individuals that are not on the rental party list will forfeit their security deposit. While we do want you to enjoy your stay, we cannot allow group gatherings on this property. This property is monitored.

The hot tub is for adults and kids over 12 years of age. No diaper aged babies/toddlers allowed in pool or hot tub, even if the diaper was just changed or are wearing special panties-THIS RULE IS FIRM. This applies to adults wearing diapers also.  Breaking this rule will result in immediate eviction with no refunds of any kind.  Your renting this home indicates you are in agreement with this rule. No glass containers allowed in hot tub or pool.  We provide plastic dishware for your convenience.

We will be asking for your driver's license, the type and color of car you will be driving and the license plate number and state of the vehicle. If you are not comfortable providing this information please look elsewhere for a rental.

Minimum of a week rental at Christmas, 4 nights at Thanksgiving.

We may ask for your driver's license number , the type and color of car you will be driving and the license plate number and state of the vehicle.

Fee Amount
Additional Guest Fee $30.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Sales Tax (for stays less than 30 days in length) 12.100%
Refundable Security Deposit $400.00
Dog Fee (per dog per night) (no other pets are allowed) $10.00

Tucson , AZ , United States

Steeped high in the northeastern foothills of Tucson, this 3.5 acre property has incredible mountain views.  To the north, the Santa Catalina Mountains, to the east, the Rincon Mountains and to the south, the Santa Rita Mountains.  At night, city lights of the eastern edge of Tucson sparkle.  Many ancient Saguaros live on the property and various desert wildlife can be seen traversing through the wash that dissects the acreage.  Wildlife that have been observed include:  Coyote, Javelina, Lizards, various birds including the beautiful Gambel Quail and the Great Horned Owl, Roadrunners, our resident Gila Monster, Desert Rabbits, Squirrels, Mule Deer and Bobcats.  Near Catalina Highway, Mount Lemmon hiking, biking,skiing and sightseeing await!


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