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The Modern Desert

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
You’re out of luck if you’re looking for the standard cheesy Southwestern décor found in most Tucson homes—there’s no orange carpet and cactus paintings here! Welcome to The Modern Desert. Located in Tucson’s upscale Northwest side, this 2 bedroom luxury town home features all the amenities you could ask for, plus tons of unique features you won’t find anywhere else, including a game room complete with pool table, juke box and an old school arcade machine; a “Fiesta Room,” decked out with authentic Mexican “cerveza” items, and a modern outdoor lounge, perfect for enjoying drinks and sunsets with friends. The town home includes cable TV, high-speed WiFi, 2-car garage, washer and dryer, access to community pool (heated year round) and Jacuzzi, security system, home office, and skylights th...You’re out of luck if you’re looking for the standard cheesy Southwestern décor found in most Tucson homes—there’s no orange carpet and cactus paintings here! Welcome to The Modern Desert. Located in Tucson’s upscale Northwest side, this 2 bedroom luxury town home features all the amenities you could ask for, plus tons of unique features you won’t find anywhere else, including a game room complete with pool table, juke box and an old school arcade machine; a “Fiesta Room,” decked out with authentic Mexican “cerveza” items, and a modern outdoor lounge, perfect for enjoying drinks and sunsets with friends. The town home includes cable TV, high-speed WiFi, 2-car garage, washer and dryer, access to community pool (heated year round) and Jacuzzi, security system, home office, and skylights throughout the house, providing tons of natural light. The entire house was remodeled and updated in 2011 and includes a new kitchen and bathrooms, wall to wall custom 24” tile, vaulted ceilings, brushed nickel hardware, modern furniture, state-of-the-art temperature control unit, and security system. Palm tree-lined, cobble stone streets lead you through a meticulously manicured desert landscape, to your townhome. Here’s a breakdown of each room: Bedroom 1: Spacious master includes a queen bed, wall-mounted flat screen TV, blu-ray player, spacious his and hers closets and its own bathroom. There is access to the Fiesta Room and beautiful desert views from the master bedroom. Bedroom 2: Good-sized guest room features all new bedroom furniture, including a new queen bed. There's a flat screen TV on the wall, plenty of drawers, closet and ceiling fan. Guest/main bathroom: The main bathroom was remodeled in 2011 and features a bath tub and shower. Kitchen: The definition of “modern,” this kitchen looks like it comes straight out of The Jetson’s. Enjoy all stainless steel appliances, a flat-top stove, and sleek cabinetry. The stainless steel backsplash and dimmable lights complete the sexy look of this cool kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen is a small dining area with table and four chairs. Living Room: More like a “museum,” the focal point of the living room is the “Louis Armstrong” wall. A 15’ by 30’ tribute to this jazz pioneer will have you mesmerized for hours. Even if you’re not a jazz fan, anyone will appreciate the history and stories on the wall, which includes autographed pictures, gold records, original concert programs and retro magazine spreads. Modern tables, lamps and a sofa complete the room. Game room: Perhaps why most people choose to stay at The Modern Desert is because of its game room, which offers hours of fun for all ages. Dad can play pool, while the kids can take turns at a real stand-up arcade game that features of 2,500 classic video games; all while jamming out to tunes on the jukebox. The Fiesta Room: Inspired by the owner’s love for Mexican beer, entering the Fiesta Room feels more like stepping foot into an authentic bar on a small street in Mexico. From the Corona brand table and chairs to the giant Tecate beer stand, The Fiesta Room is an authentic taste of old Mexico. Real rustic beer signs that once hung in holes-in-the-wall south of the border, now call The Fiesta Room their home. Enjoy an ice cold Pacifico or DosEquis in the Fiesta Room, or serve the family dinner in this spacious, fun, multi-purpose room, all while enjoying spectacular views of the Sonoran desert. The Outdoor lounge: When the temperature permits, spend some time in front of The Modern Desert, relaxing in our outside lounge. Watch wildlife pass by while on chilling out on our modern outdoor furniture. Outdoor lighting compliments the copper tiles walls, agave plants, boulders and custom concrete work. Garage: Our two-car, automatic garage not only keeps your cars out of the sun, but is also home to a new washer and dryer. Extra storage cabinets are handy for storing your luggage or anything else you prefer to keep out of sight. Pool and Jacuzzi: Just steps away from your living quarters is a beautiful desert oasis. This large swimming pool is heated year-round, making any season the perfect time for a swim. There is also a fantastic Jacuzzi, great for soaking your tired bones after a long Arizona hike. Enjoy lounge chairs, a covered area (great for outdoor meals), and even a ping-pong table. Paddles and balls are stored in your closet, inside the house. Location: The Modern Desert is located on Tucson’s Northwest side, although you would think you were miles away from any civilization…The community is tucked away in the back of a residential neighborhood, shielded from noise and traffic. The Tucson Mall is just 5 miles away, La Encantada is 3 miles away, and you’re about 9 miles from The University of Arizona. Easy access to to I-10 (3 miles away) makes trips to Phoenix hassle-free (only about 90 minutes). Head south and visit Nogales, Mexico (45 minutes away). Northwest Medical Center is just one mile away. 30 day minimum stay. More
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About the Owner
Randy R
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Spanish
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Modern Desert was a very nice, clean, and well kept property located in a very quiet and safe area. We enjoyed our time playing pool and arcade games and my only disappointment was that I was unable to beat the previous high score on...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Jane O
Reviewed 26 February 2016

well, it was as described "the modern desert" and enjoyable. comfortable house, quiet neighborhood, and Randy stayed in touch from afar on a regular basis, quickly resolving a minor plumbing issue. would stay here again. if I had to make any complaint I think someone...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank Dennis J
SundayNightSlowJams, VR Owner at The Modern Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2016

We loved having you Dennis! Shoot me an email on what utensils you think could improve the cooking experience, and I'll make sure they are added immediately! See you soon.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

Date of stay: March 2015
SundayNightSlowJams, VR Owner at The Modern Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2016

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Reviewed 1 December 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Modern Desert!! Quiet and secluded, allowed my family a peaceful place to enjoy a weekend holiday celebration. Set up felt like home. Close enough to Tucson attractions. I will look to stay here again.

Date of stay: November 2014
2  Thank GaryPopham02
SundayNightSlowJams, VR Owner at The Modern Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2016

We loved having you, Gary! Thanks for being a great guest!!!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Game Room
Hot Tub
Pool Table
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Corporate Bookings
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
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