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Desert Moon Retreat Main House Architectural Gem

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Desert Moon Retreat Main House Architectural Gem

6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Sparkling clean4 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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.


Hot tub
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM


7 Reviews

Cindy User Profile
July 2018
This house was so beautiful! If you’re looking for a relaxing private getaway, this is it. My husband and I stayed here for six days (on our honeymoon) and we couldn’t have asked for a better place. We stayed over Fourth of July week and we got to see the skyline light up with fi…
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Cindy, for taking time to review. We appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed the place!
July 2018
Kendall User Profile
June 2018
The architecture of this home is outstanding. The space is so open and relaxing. If you love to see desert wildlife, this is the place for you! We saw coyotes on our first evening from across the low back yard wall and our guest house neighbors saw javelinas the evening before…
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Kendall, we are so glad you and your mother enjoyed yourselves and we appreciate your taking good care of the place. Glad you got to see so much wildlife! That is always a bonus! Thanks again.
June 2018
Steve User Profile
June 2018
This is a charming and unique home located at the base of Mt. Lemmon in a very nice neighborhood. The Cob style house was lovely with a very warm and comfy atmosphere. The pool stayed cool and the backyard was very relaxing with all off the different sitting areas. The hot tub…
Odessa User Profile
May 2018
This house is like a work of art! It was so gorgeous and serene, and the surrounding desert was a perfect backdrop for this oasis. Although its outside of downtown (~25 minutes), we actually preferred staying at the house to going into town. I highly recommend staying here!
Martin User Profile
May 2018
This House is set within an amazing landscape and also is a really convenient location for being at the base of the mountain.... So close to everything whilst being isolated and remote enough to forget everything. I went there to spend some time with friends and even though my st…
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Martin, for taking time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and it was very nice to meet both of you and the cute dog. Thanks again!
May 2018
Jesse User Profile
April 2018
We had an amazing time at the property! It was way more beautiful than the pictures describe. The landscape and pool were perfect. The desert surroundings were incredible. We will definitely be back for a longer stay!! Thank you ladies so much. Loved it!! 🌵👍
Paola User Profile
July 2018
Great place

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Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in September 2011
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I am an interior designer, landscape designer, and real estate agent with Canyon Group Realty llc. We work with people interested in purchasing property in Tucson and offer property management services including vacation rentals, corporate rentals, long term rentals, and even wa…
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