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Beautiful Private Sonoran Desert Villa with Dramatic Views, Pool & Spa

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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About the property

3+ Acre Sonoran Oasis - Complete with SW Custom Home w/Resort-like Amenities

Welcome to Casa Campana, consistently among Southern Arizona's highest rated vacation rental properties.


This stunning 3,000 sq ft custom southwest traditional home (with an additional 1,000+ sq feet of covered patios) is situated on 3.3 private acres in the Tortolita Mountains foothills of the northern Tucson area, adjacent to the Dove Mountain resort community.

The majestic Sonoran Desert is breathtaking and perfect for biking, hiking or just relaxing and taking in the surrounding beauty. Enjoy the private setting with incredible views while maintaining a close proximity to shopping, great restaurants and some of the best golf Tucson has to offer.


Open the gate to the serenity of the front courtyard, perfect for enjoying your morning tea, curling up with a book, or sharing intimate dinners. The soothing fountain, whimsical hummingbirds, comfortable furnishings, and magical evening lighting offer unique solitude and a calm hideaway.


Once inside the villa, you will be enthralled by the spacious great room with polished concrete floors, high beamed ceilings and impressive custom woodwork throughout. With its championship billiard table, 60-inch flat screen, Bose surround sound and the latest media choices, this great room offers countless entertainment options.

Discerning cooks will feel inspired in the fully equipped kitchen, outfitted on par with a primary residence complete with stocked spice cabinet, and a full compliment of gadgetry, small appliances and even china place settings. No detail has been spared.

The striking king master suite is beautifully appointed and includes a small office work space, views of the Catalina Mountains and direct access to the covered patio, hot tub and swimming pool. The master bath provides a large walk-in shower with dual heads and separate soaking tub perfect for indoor relaxation.

The master suite and three equally charming guest rooms all include flat screen TVs with DishTV/Hopper DVR access and Blu-ray DVD players.

Bed arrangement includes: Master Bedroom - King, 'Tahoe Bedroom' - King, 'Southwest Bedroom' - Queen, and 'Route 66 Bedroom' - Two Full beds.


While the home's interior is very comfortably furnished and equipped, Arizona life is all about the outdoors. Enjoy the exquisite weather year-round from the expansive outdoor living spaces including fully furnished covered patios, spa and heated swimming pool with natural boulder water feature just steps away.

Lose yourself in the surrounding beauty, sunning in the lagoon or napping on the covered pool-side Bali Bed by day; or gazing at the city lights while gathered around the gas fire feature by night. This Sonoran outdoor oasis is sure to captivate with its surrounding desert wildlife and beauty.


• Custom detailing throughout with 4 bedrooms & 3 full baths

• Accommodates up to 8 people very comfortably

• Tranquil mountain view courtyard in front

• Open concept great room with pool table

• Fully equipped modern kitchen

• HDTVs & Dish/DVR service throughout w/ extensive media options (Netflix, AppleTV, Sirius…)

• Expansive furnished covered back patios with mountain views and city lights

• Heated swimming pool with sunning lagoon & natural rock water feature

• Pool-side resort style king 'Bali Bed'

• Hot Springs spa

• Fire glass gas fire feature

• Privacy, views and Sonoran Desert wildlife abound

Transportation Notes: the route to Casa Campana includes a very short (1/8th mile) segment of flat, compacted gravel road between our lane and the city street. This is not unusual for the area. If arriving by recreational vehicle, an RV space with electric hook-up is provided.

It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to Casa Campana.

More Details

Mark & Susan
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Mark & Susan

We purchased this property after falling in love with Southern Arizona, its desert beauty, and the wonderful year-round weather. Being long-time Seattle area residents, it has been a welcome respite from the damp northwest winters. The weather here cannot be beat!

We enjoy all that Arizona has to offer - abundant golf, tennis, hiking, wildlife, cuisine, and most of all, Sunshine!!

We enjoy visiting as often as possible, for both needed R&R as a couple, as well as with extended family to reconnect. It is our hope that our guests come to love the property, amenities, and ambiance as much as we do.

Mark & Susan purchased this house in 2012

Why Mark & Susan chose Arizona

This property was chosen due to its uniqueness, privacy, and tranquil setting in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Unlike many vacation rental homes situated in dense neighborhoods, our guests enjoy significant privacy in a quiet peaceful suburban ranch environment (3+ acre and larger properties).

After an extensive on-line and in-person search, this home (later named Casa Campana – or ‘Bell House’) was the clear choice for these and many other factors that hopefully guests will experience and come to love for themselves.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of this property include the pristine desert setting, abundant privacy and open space, many custom details inside and out, and the overall peacefulness it exudes.

Although the existing custom home provided a good starting point, we spent over a year developing the overall property into a premier vacation destination drawing on our experiences traveling to small boutique resorts in the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Those reference points contributed to adding just the right furnishings, amusements, relaxation options, and luxury amenities to make Casa Campana an exceptional experience. This applies equally for those vacationing as families, as we do with our own young adult children, or as couples seeking rest and tranquility.

Many guests have commented that their time at Casa Campana was like a retreat at their own personal, private resort. We couldn't agree more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our three weeks at Casa de Campana. The pool and spa are lovely - no need to leave the villa. The welcome package was delightful and a very nice touch - made us feel very welcome. Thank you.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Marana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Tiled walk-in 2-head shower, plus soaking tub
    Jack 'n Jill - toilet , bath with shower , Shared between Tahoe and Route 66 bedrooms, separated shower
    Main Hall/Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Main hall bathroom plus direct access to patio and pool area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Couch, Chair & Ottoman, Desk, HDTV w/Satellite/DVR and DVD
    'Route 66 Room' - 2 double bed , Route 66 theme; HDTV/DVR/DVD, adjoining bath
    'Southwest Room' - 1 large double bed , Beautiful Courtyard View w/ Southwest theme, HDTV/DVR/DVD
    'Tahoe Room' - 1 extra lg. double bed , Lake Tahoe theme w/ pool view, HDTV/DVR/DVD & adjoining bath
  • Comfortably sleeps 8 adults. Master Bedroom includes King Bed, Entertainment Center with HDTV, Satellite/DVR, and DVD. Also includes workspace suitable for short-term office work, full size couch, chair and ottoman. Each of the other three bedrooms have flat screen TVs and Satellite/DVR service.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • tennis
PARTIES WITH SMALL CHILDREN, PLEASE NOTE: Swimming Pool and Spa are open to the rest of the backyard and are not separately fenced/gated from the rear patios, outdoor spaces, or rear house doors. Please take this into consideration when reviewing this property for your vacation needs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Private Sonoran Desert Villa with Dramatic Views, Pool & Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
Fort McMurray Alberta

Immaculate, luxurious Private desert villa!

  • 5 of 5

Triple A+++, would give this rental 1000 stars if possible! Usually, after two weeks of vacation , I'm ready to go home. This time, was seriously considering staying longer! The pictures do this place no justice, it's spectacular! The level of care, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail is unparallelled in any other property I've ever stay at.

The outdoor area is hevenly, with loads of cozy seating, beautiful plants , and an amazing pool. We paid for the gas to heat up the pool, and we spent many happy hours playing in there! The hot tub, and over sized fire pit made the perfect location to watch the stars come out.

The house itself has everything you could need! We really enjoyed all the board games, and even completed a 1000 piece puzzle! The beds are comfortable, rooms spacious, and everything decorated so beautifully. You can see a lot of care went into making it a special home.

We love this rental so much, we've already booked it again for next year. It's private setting, in the lovely Marana area made it the perfect base to explore all the Tucson area has to offer.

But truly.. It's the fact that sweetest people ever own this home that make it truly special : Mark and Susan were helpful, and attentive, even taking time out of their own vacation to make sure things were going smoothly for ours. From lovely welcome baskets, to helpful guides, to a smooth check out, they are amazing to work with.

Book this property today- before someone snaps up your dates (like me, haha).

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind and thoughtful review. We are thrilled when our guests love the Casa as much as we do and your words spoke directly to our hearts. The property was a true labor of love for us, combining aspects that we have enjoyed from our travels. We wanted to make sure that there were a variety of places to gather no matter the time or day, or the season. The best part is that you don't even have to wake up early in the morning to secure a good spot. We are thrilled that you will be returning next year and we look forward to catching up with you then. Warmest Regards, Susan and Mark
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Easton, Maryland

Beyond Words!

  • 5 of 5

We are not surprised to find that others share the same feelings about Casa Campana as we do. It is the most beautiful home we have rented and is just as these other reviewers describe. Better than the photos, immaculate property, awesome kitchen, amazing landscaping, pool & spa, with many restful areas to appreciate the distant mountains & surrounding natural desert beauty and hummingbirds, doves, butterflies & fountains from sunrise to sunset. And then the twinkling lights come on in the trees, under a perfect sky of stars. We are so very grateful to our kind and thoughtful hosts - Susan & Mark - for creating this paradise for us to visit and are already looking forward to our return next year.

Dianne & Paul K

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your return to Casa Campana. We are always working to enhance our property to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience. We look forward to your return next year.
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Outstanding vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many, many vacation homes over the years, and this property is without a doubt the most well equipped home we've ever stayed in. It is obvious that Mark and Susan have given careful thought and consideration to the needs of their renters. Their communication with us during our stay was greatly appreciated. Instructions were so clear, we literally had no questions! The home is truly lovely, the outdoor space is beautiful, and we loved our time there. Hoping to come back during better weather!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experiences at Casa Campana. We have tried to equip the property as thoroughly as possible so that our guests will have everything they need to have a wonderful vacation. We frequent the house too and it's so nice to walk off of the plane and go straight to the house without worrying about basic supplies. January weather can range from a bit cool to truly lovely. We hope you can return to take full advantage of all the amenities Casa Campana has to offer both inside and out.
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Salt Lake City, Utah

This property is extraordinary.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property more than any other VRBO we have stayed at in the past seven years since beginning our stays with them. The attention to detail was wonderful, from the welcome basket when we arrived to the ten separate outside sitting areas. The landscape was perfect and the pool and surroundings blended well with the landscape. The house itself was beautiful. Four bedrooms, each having their own TV and very spacious. The master was luxurious and well maintained. Often when you go to homes, the pictures that you base your choices on are frequently not really what you get, but with this property, it is even better than the pictures could portray. Mark was also attentive and gave us ideas for hikes and checked in to see if we needed anything additional. He was a joy. We would recommend this property to anyone, and would stay there if we ever return to Tucson.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that your group so thoroughly enjoyed Casa Campana. We love having family gatherings at the house and it always nice to come together for meals, movies and games, while also having the luxury of being able to spread out. We particularly appreciate that there is always a spot in the shade to be found no matter what time of the day. We sincerely hope that you can visit us against soon. Susan & Mark
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Beautiful way to spend the Holidays!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to your beautiful Sonora Desert Oasis and it didn't disappoint! We are a family of 5 with our college aged children together for their Christmas Break. Casa Campana is such a gorgeous home both inside and out! Everything you could possibly want is there.There is truly no detail spared in making this home exceptional. Mark and Susan are amazing hosts, even welcoming us with a gift bag filled with Arizona goodies and an additional gift of Christmas treats! The Southwest decor is beautiful, very well maintained and comfortable. The home was also decorated for the Holidays with Christmas tree, garland and even stockings! It became our home away from home for Christmas! We were able to cook the traditional Christmas fare in your well appointed kitchen and sit by the outdoor fire pit afterwards admiring the beautiful Arizona sky. Our 3 boys thoroughly enjoyed competing against us in pool tournaments...have to say Mom beat our oldest a couple of times! The hot tub sitting amongst your gorgeous backyard landscape had us feeling like we were at a spa. We ventured out for some great meals including Cayton's Burger Bistro at Dove Mountain Resort, Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant on Prince and North Italia in the Catalina foothills (which was our favorite!). Enjoyed horseback riding the desert trails thru the stables at White Stallion Ranch...Fabulous!! It was a week of much needed family time and relaxation. Thank you, Mark and Susan, for sharing your beautiful home with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about our home. We spent more than a year trying to create the perfect getaway for our family and friends so it is truly gratifying to hear that our guests love it as much as we do. We took bits and pieces of things that we enjoyed when we traveled and tried to put them all in one place. One our our biggest complaints when we traveled was trying to find chaise loungers in the shade (for 6) without getting up at 4:00am which sadly we have done. We enjoy the warmth of the sun when we're in the pool but we also wanted to have several seating options in the shade. We think we have the perfect combination at the Casa. We also frequent Cayton's with their amazing sunset views, and absolutely LOVE North. I do not make a habit of licking my plate but their sauce is so delicious that I considered it once when we ran out of bread. There are a lot of great restaurants in the area and we always plan to try someplace new on every visit to the house. Unfortunately, we find it very difficult to leave the house once we actually get there. Our favorite meal is anything served in a bowl while sitting around the fire pit. We love our repeat guests and hope that your family can visit again soon. Warmest regards, Susan & Mark
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Mark and Susan produce a stunningly beautiful and very comfortable home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Mark was extremely accommodating from booking through checkout. The hosts obviously put a lot of thought into both the comfort and aesthetic details. My wife and I rent many vacation properties and Casa Campana is among the best we've experienced. Our favorite features included the yards and landscaping and the other outdoor features including the spa. The sound system and televisions are very impressive, and the guest guide explains all the details in a very user friendly format. Finally, the fact that the home is right next to the expansive Dove Mountain resort means that you have many resort amenities close by without having to pay for them! We especially enjoyed the hiking trails you can access from the resort property and relax afterwards at one of several resort restaurant/pubs without having to be a member. We had planned to spend more time in Tucson, but this property was just too special to leave. Thanks Mark and Susan for creating this space for us!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our little oasis in the Sonoran dessert but we also enjoy the close proximinity to the Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton. We often take our guests there for a meal and to experience the nightly flute ceremony. We are glad that you and your wife found it as hard to leave the property as we do.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Dove Mountain Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Heritage, Gallery, Dove Mountain
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Vero Amore
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Mt. Lemmon
Car: necessary

Case Campana is located in the Tortolita Mountains foothills at the northern part of the greater Tucson area and adjacent to the Dove Mountain resort community including the Dove Mountain, Gallery and Heritage golf clubs and Ritz Carlton resort.

Only a short drive away are major Tucson area attractions including Mount Lemmon, Biosphere2, The Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson, University of Arizona, and many great area golf clubs. Other nearby popular pursuits include hot air ballooning, off-road excursions, and mountain and desert hiking. Dove Mountain, the former site of the Accenture Match Play World Golf Tournament is only minutes away.

Close enough for day trips from Casa Campana, historic Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns, Tubac arts community, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, and the Arizona Wine Country are all popular visitor destinations.

Situated on a private lane of 3+ acre properties, Casa Campana itself affords a great Sonoran Desert experience including an abundance of desert plants/trees, cactus, birds (including mourning doves, night hawks, hummingbirds, ...) and desert animals such as javelinas, coyotes, and deer. The property's natural setting and privacy will be appreciated by all, but convenience is not sacrificed with restaurants, shopping and other services less than 5 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Marana

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer (2017)
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall (2017)
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter (2018)
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Nov/Dec 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Coverage A$77 + Tax
House Cleaning Fee A$359 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Pool Heating at additional fee - quote upon request


60 days prior to reservation arrival date, or more:
100% refundable less $150 cancellation fee to be subtracted from refund.

Less than 60 days but prior to 30 days prior to reservation arrival date:
Refund will be 50% of rental cost for the entire reservation.

30 days or less prior to reservation arrival date:
No refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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