Villa Maria is a luxury estate in the exclusive Miraval Resort and Spa. The area is known for its golf, and with a multitude of world-class courses within a 50-mile drive of the property, avid players won’t be disappointed. But it’s also worth taking a hike or horseback ride through Catalina State Park, 8.5 miles away, or a tram tour of Sabino Canyon, 26 miles away, or making a visit to a historical site or local festival in downtown Tucson, 23 miles away.
The residence is designed to blend and take advantage of the landscape of the area. Smooth stone floors mimic the rocky ground of the desert and fold-back glass walls let you open the indoor living spaces to the outdoor ones. Clean-lined sofas and chairs add modern sophistication to the fabulous living area. It also comes with a fully equipped and modern kitchen if you’d like to do some cooking of your own.
Explore the desert in an outback hike or mountain biking trip, or take it a little easier in a meditation, fitness or yoga class. Villa guests are also welcome at the resort’s shared pools, tennis courts, golf course, equestrian center and in the pilates and spin studios. If you’ve come to Arizona for a quiet holiday or intimate honeymoon, use the villa’s private infinity pool, gaze at the Catalina Mountains from your terrace, and have dinner at the al-fresco dining area before cozying up to the firepit to watch the stars come out.
Tucson is a city in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert surrounded by multiple mountain ranges, including the Santa Catalinas. Reflecting its 19th-century beginnings are the restored mansions of its El Presidio Historic District and the adobe row houses of Barrio Historico. Home to the University of Arizona, Tuscon has many vintage shops, nightclubs and restaurants on Fourth Avenue near the campus.