Beautiful desert views
This is a sweet little guesthouse just off River Road. The views of the desert are spectacular and it feels remote, but it's quite convenient to things in the city. It feels safe with the gated entrance and owners nearby, although it's very private. It's good for a single or couple. There's a pool, although it was too cold to use in December. All the basics are in the kitchen (pans and dishes, not food). I did have a hard time finding it in the dark when I arrived, despite the good map, and that kept me from going out at night as much as I might have otherwise. I finally figured out it's 7/10 of a mile from Hacienda del Sol, and that the drive is at the spot where there are big 35 mph reflective markers marking a curve on River. A few more amenities like soap would be nice, but it was a nice place at an excellent price for the foothills.
Spectacular Desert View and Catalina Mountains