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Mollohan Castle = Mountain side seclusion, Desert Beauty

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 or 4 BdRm 2 bath, 2200 sf and 2000sf deck space, 4 stories

10 min. to city center / 10 Seconds to Sonoran Desert Beauty

Tucson Mtn.s Castle - At the end of the road and up the drive you will find your muse. Sun worshippers, castle enthusiasts, desert adventurers, retreat/culture seekers looking for something unique, it's HERE. Create your visit from a point of inspiration, I mean the Castle decks and patios where you see the entirety of Tucson plus more than 8 Mtn. ranges and 50 mile, 360* views.

The modest accommodations vary; Ever sleep in a Dungeon or Rappunzels Tower - well theres tamer boudoir's as well,like the Masters quarters on the main living floor and the guest suite with large private sun deck theres even outdoor futons that make true beauty of our Sunsets, Stars, Sunrises, oh and did I go on about Tucson lights at night,pretty magical !

Amenities you ask?

Family kitchen, two hands needed for dishwashing but mixer, micro and toaster all here. Theres a clothes washer but our dry desert air make it easy and fast to line dry so thats mostly what we do. Sheets bedding and towels are provided as well as paper products (kleenex/ toilet tissue and paper towels within reason)(also dish soap)..

Ok fun stuff

Gas grill, chiminea(small fireplace), futon on the deck and pool table

Private sun deck on the second floor out.

Hike ,bike and horse trail right from the back of the property. Great 1.5 mile loop or much more if wanted!

More Details

Daniel Reese
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Daniel Reese

A trans plant originally from suburbs of Phila. thru the early legal gambling days in Atlantic City then to Tucson Az. to pursue rental R.E. and adventure. Degreed in hospitality mngt. I've always felt good when I can make a person comfortably at ease. A relaxed atmosphere with attention to service for you is what I'd like to provide you.

Daniel Reese purchased this castle in 1996

Why Daniel Reese chose Santa Cruz Southwest

location, location and oh yes, views 50 mi 360* !

second is the trails adjoining Tucson Mtn. Park while being only minutes from downtown and forth ave.

Only a mile from the Interstate intersection at 10 and 19 or over the Ajo Pass to attractions like The Desert Museum (high recommendation) , Old Tucson Movie Studios and Casino Del Sol.

What makes this castle unique

A residence blended with entertaining and entertainment for guests and their invitees. Privacy and unique accommodations that would also handle your event needs up to say 100 framily and friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Santa Cruz Southwest, Arizona

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Concierge, (Danny/me) lives onsite ready to help with any information or guest needs. Please text any difficulties for immediate attention5208786467
  • Parties, gatherings, and events for more than double the amount of overnight guests need to be cleared with Danny and some extra charges possible.
  • Children are great but need close attention in this unusual space where there’s a few places for possible trips and scrapes. Adults take care as well.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • queens bath - toilet , bath (no shower) , handheld shower
    guest bath - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility


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Mollohan Castle = Mountain side seclusion, Desert Beauty
average rating of 4.318182 based on 22 reviews
Fort Lauderdale

Stunning views and loads of personality!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at this unique property. The views can't be beat and we enjoyed spending time on the patio. Would be a great property to host an event as it is very spacious. Danny was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your time was fun and memorable. And thanks for mentioning the event space, just coming available(weddings and such). See you all again soon. Danny
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Great place, master piece in progress

  • 4 of 5

Really felt like a castle, my 12 year old loved his room in the tower. My favorite was the dungeon. Need to be young at heart to stay there. Master bedroom was fantastic. Cool place, a work in progress. Daniel was a good host and has a neat vision. Scott from KS

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Western Wyoming & Eastern Idaho


  • 4 of 5

Another thing about this property not mentioned in the reviews I read is that there is access from the property to the trail system at Tucson Mountain Park. Miles and miles of trails! Great cactus and ocotillo groves and views! Plus great horned owls were hooting on the roof the night we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We were in town for my son's baseball games at the Kino Complex. We had a great time and enjoyed the Castle. Dan was a great host and helped make our stay enjoyable. We look forward to coming back in a couple years and seeing the new additions to the place.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and yup, always a project going on. Next up, spiral stairs and finally “the Moat “
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin

unique property

  • 3 of 5

Very interesting and unique property. Still a work in progress with unfinished areas in main floor bath. Upstairs bedroom in the tower was a kids' favorite, however the dungeon was a little too creepy for any of them to feel comfortable sleeping in. Great views off of the balcony, especially at sunrise/sunset. Central location in South Tucson near I-19 and I-10 interchange. Owner lives in apartment on lower level and available for any concerns/needs.

  • Review Submitted: 08/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique house near some of the best sites in Tucson!

  • 5 of 5

This place might not be for everyone. It has uneven stone floors, swords on many walls, steep narrow stairs and, yes, even a dungeon. But, if you’re open to an unique experience that will add fantasy and whim to your Tucson visit, then we highly recommend that you stay at Mollohan Castle! The owner, Danny, is a kind, friendly and helpful host. In fact, his peaceful personality is a contrast to the armed castle-theme, and that just adds to this memorable and eclectic Tucson experience.

My husband and I, our college-aged daughter, two teen-aged sons and a friend all stayed here comfortably over a long weekend. My youngest son was a little spooked by the visit to the dungeon when we first arrived. But even he warmed up to the castle theme and was soon exploring the place, and was especially charmed by the outdoor spiral stairway. We all had a great time here. The house is close to the Saguaro National Park, where we spent a lot of the weekend, and it was easy to drive back into town for fun shopping and dinner in the evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey thanks for the glowing review. It’s always great to help back up folks with their planned outings in the area. 40 yrs in hospitality, and Exploring the Southwest for over 30, gives me a bit O insight on successful trips and outings especially since I like to help.. Love Your Day,, Danny
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Santa Cruz Southwest, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.79
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$675.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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