Casa Buena Vida–Licensed 3 BR w/heated pool; close to hiking, golf, restaurants

  • Enjoy the heated pool year round.
    Enjoy the heated pool year round.
  • Save money as you prepare your own meals in the fully equipped, bright and open kitchen with everything you need.
    Save money as you prepare your own meals in the fully equipped, bright and open kitchen with everything you need.
  • Get a great night's sleep and pamper yourself in the spa quality bathroom which features a large custom shower.
    Get a great night's sleep and pamper yourself in the spa quality bathroom which features a large custom shower.
  • Get a great night's sleep on the queen bed with high quality mattress and comfortable linens.
    Get a great night's sleep on the queen bed with high quality mattress and comfortable linens.
  • Your kids will love the game themed room. Or if you'd rather, the beds can be converted to a king bed.
    Your kids will love the game themed room. Or if you'd rather, the beds can be converted to a king bed.
  • Get a great night's sleep in the king bed.
    Get a great night's sleep in the king bed.
  • Cuddle up with a good book or watch your favorite TV program on the comfortable chaise lounge.
    Cuddle up with a good book or watch your favorite TV program on the comfortable chaise lounge.
  • Pamper yourself in the custom shower and then slip on a comfortable robe.
    Pamper yourself in the custom shower and then slip on a comfortable robe.
  • Plenty of room for everyone with dual sinks.
    Plenty of room for everyone with dual sinks.
  • Plenty of room for all your belongings with a full sized dresser and spacious closet.
    Plenty of room for all your belongings with a full sized dresser and spacious closet.
  • The second bathroom will meet everyone's need with a bath/shower combo.
    The second bathroom will meet everyone's need with a bath/shower combo.
  • Relax in the open concept family room. Enjoy the ambience and heat from the electric fireplace. Or carry on a conversation with those who are in the kitchen.
    Relax in the open concept family room. Enjoy the ambience and heat from the electric fireplace. Or carry on a conversation with those who are in the kitchen.
  • Plenty of seating for your entire group.
    Plenty of seating for your entire group.
  • Enjoy your breakfast in the breakfast nook with seating for 4.
    Enjoy your breakfast in the breakfast nook with seating for 4.
  • If you need to work, you'll have a dedicated workspace with high speed internet.
    If you need to work, you'll have a dedicated workspace with high speed internet.
  • The living room has a custom game wall, a work area and some comfy chairs where you can engage in conversation.
    The living room has a custom game wall, a work area and some comfy chairs where you can engage in conversation.
  • Engage in a little friendly competition on the custom game wall.
    Engage in a little friendly competition on the custom game wall.
  • Take advantage of the great weather and enjoy your meals on the covered patio. There is a propane grill, too.
    Take advantage of the great weather and enjoy your meals on the covered patio. There is a propane grill, too.
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening around the pool.
    Enjoy a relaxing evening around the pool.
  • Relax to the sounds of the double waterfall.
    Relax to the sounds of the double waterfall.
  • Bask in the warm Arizona air.
    Bask in the warm Arizona air.
  • Take in the gorgeous evening sunset views of the Catalina Mountains
    Take in the gorgeous evening sunset views of the Catalina Mountains
  • Don't worry about the safety of your kids. The pool is fully fenced.
    Don't worry about the safety of your kids. The pool is fully fenced.
  • Our pool rules.
    Our pool rules.
  • Create your own golf croquet course.
    Create your own golf croquet course.
  • How about a game of foosball?
    How about a game of foosball?
  • Our home is designed for a lot of family fun. But make sure to follow the rules.
    Our home is designed for a lot of family fun. But make sure to follow the rules.
  • Family fun available throughout our home.
    Family fun available throughout our home.
  • What’s your favorite classic game?
    What’s your favorite classic game?
  • Don't overpack. You'll have a full size washer and dryer. Laundry soap and dryer sheets provided.
    Don't overpack. You'll have a full size washer and dryer. Laundry soap and dryer sheets provided.
  • Welcome area with charging station, gift basket and house information
    Welcome area with charging station, gift basket and house information
  • We provide oils, cooking spray, spices, foil and plastic bags for your convenience.
    We provide oils, cooking spray, spices, foil and plastic bags for your convenience.
  • Located on a quiet cul-de-sac
    Located on a quiet cul-de-sac
  • Beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains
    Beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains
$125-596/night
3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Sleeps 4-6
Internet Fireplace Mountain View Desert Private Pool (more...)

Escape the ordinary and retreat to Casa Buena Vida, your idyllic retreat in beautiful Oro Valley at the base of the Catalina Mountains. You'll love staying on a quiet cul-de-sac that is also close to shopping, dining, and various recreational activities.

Begin your escape with no-contact keyless entry. Go ahead and put your keys and phones on the entry table and go explore the house. You’ll even find a convenient charging station for your phone and other electronic devices. On your way to see the rest of the house, you probably won’t be able to pass up a test of our game wall. Later, you can return to the spacious living room for a little friendly competition or some quiet conversation or to relax with a good book. If you really must work, there is a dedicated workspace with a desk, chair and high-speed internet.

Enjoy hanging out in the kitchen and family room as the open concept enhances your ability to create some great memories.

In the family room, relax on our comfortable reclining sectional while you take in your favorite TV show or movie on the Roku TV or challenge each other on our gaming system. Enjoy the ambience of the electric fireplace, which also provides extra warmth during the colder months of the year.

Craft culinary delights in the fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. You’ll also find a toaster, hand mixer, blender, and even a Ninja Foodi (a combination air fryer and pressure cooker). You’ll have everything you need to prepare and serve your favorite meals. You’ll even find a variety of oils, spices, cooking spray and plastic bags and wrap so you don’t have to buy those items. Grab your morning beverage from our drip coffee maker (with a starter supply of coffee and sweeteners) or teakettle and sip it on the back patio.

Dine at the dining table which has seating for 6 or enjoy your meal at the breakfast nook table or sit on one of the barstools at the kitchen island. Most days you can do what many of our guests prefer and dine outside under the covered patio and cook on the propane grill. You can pick up groceries at one of the nearby stores – one is even within walking distance. Or if you don’t want to cook, savor a great meal at one of the many restaurants in the area. Ask us for some recommendations.

As you step outside, you’ll be able to enjoy our sparking pool year-round. From October to April the pool can be heated to 85 degrees for a $75 startup fee plus $50/night. Lounge around the pool and enjoy the sunshine. Try your hand at our golf croquet course. You can even grab a fresh orange or lemon off the tree in season.

The area is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Take a hike in nearby Catalina State Park or on some of the other nearby trails. Play golf at one of the courses in the area. Walk or take a bike ride on “The Loop” a multi-use trail that is just minutes away. There are several parks close by with facilities for the entire family. Or make this your base for visiting the many other attractions in Southern Arizona.

After a full day of enjoying all the area has to offer, or just hanging out at your home base taking advantage of all the fun things to do, head for a restful night’s sleep in your choice of three bedrooms.

The primary bedroom features a king bed along with plenty of storage space in the walk-in closet, dresser, and bedside tables with lamps. Curl up with a good book in the comfortable chaise lounge or watch TV on the Roku TV.

You’ll love the convenience of the primary ensuite bath with double-sink vanity, huge custom walk-in shower, and all bathroom essentials (hair dryer, towels, makeup towels, toiletries, and more).

The second bedroom offers a queen bed, a dresser with mirror, and nightstand with lamp. You’ll have plenty of room to store your luggage in the large closet.

If you’re a kid, or even a kid at heart, you’ll love the game-themed third bedroom, which features two twin beds, lots of vintage board games, an activity center, and even a pack and play for infants and toddlers. Or if you’d rather, the two beds can be combined into a king bed.

Refresh and rejuvenate in the common bathroom which offers a tub/shower combo and every bathroom essential.

You’ll love the convenience of the laundry area with washer, dryer, and supplies.

Even the garage provides a place to have fun with a foosball table and fitness equipment.

AMENITY HIGHLIGHTS
✸ Convenient to shopping, restaurants, and attractions
✸ Backyard with heated pool, golf croquet, propane grill and outdoor seating
✸ Fully equipped kitchen
✸ Game-themed living room with games for all ages
✸ Cozy family room with electric fireplace, Roku TV and gaming system
✸ Dedicated workspace
✸ Fast Wi-Fi
✸ Washer and dryer
✸ Foosball table and fitness gear
✸ Free parking in driveway and/or garage

NOTE: Booking is not considered final until guests provide a government issued photo ID and sign the Rental Agreement within 24 hours of booking. All cancellations are subject to an administrative fee of $100 to cover the cost of credit card fees and other costs incurred by the owners.

Town of Oro Valley License #STR00143. As of May 5, 2023 all short term vacation rentals in Oro Valley must be licensed by the town. Don't risk your vacation by renting an unlicensed property.

Arizona TPT License #21512735

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 14 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Rates vary by season and day of the week. Discounts for stays of one week or greater.

The four owners are either Tucson natives or long-time Tucson residents. Pat and Mary have operated another nearby short term vacation rental since 2020 that has all five star ratings. Based on our own travels we have tried to equip our home with everything that our guests might need - and then add a few extras without adding clutter. We are available to help our guests make the most of their stay, but we'll also guard your privacy as well.

Oro Valley, Arizona

Property Type House
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Mountain View
  • Desert
  • Pool View
  • Desert View
General
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Fitness Room/Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths
  • Guest Bathroom – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Ensuite primary bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 4-6
  • Primary Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • Bedroom #2 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom #3 – 2 Twin beds
All bedrooms furnished with sheets, two types of pillows (firm and plush), duvet and blankets.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
  • Foosball
  • Smart TV
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Theme Room
  • Playroom
Family
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Private Yard
  • Fenced Yard
  • Play Area
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Sun Loungers
Pool/Spa
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Museums
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Mini Golf
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night