SunCatcher is a 5 acre gated estate with our 4,200 sq ft residence. SunCatcher operates as a luxury bed and breakfast and also as a vacation rental. SunCatcher is furnished with antiques and fine furniture and has a superb collection of original artworks. Throughout, SunCatcher features stunning mountain and desert garden views. At SunCatcher you are a quick 1/4 mile walk to the trailheads of the famous Saguaro National Park East, which has 128 miles of hiking trails, including trails that take you as high as 8,000 feet. People come to us from all over the USA and also from international locations to trek in the national park.
We have 3 guest rooms, 2 king & 1 queen, all with ensuite bathrooms. Your host for the bed and breakfast is Janos Siess, former manager of the famous Cafe des Artistes in New York. Janos provides great hospitality at the bed and breakfast, including with his award winning breakfasts. Book with confidence, we work to fully professional standards and are fully licensed for all of our activities. Please check Trip Advisor to see our amazing reviews.
For vacation rental guests, Janos will personally check you in and show you around. Book with confidence, we work to fully professional standards and are fully licensed for all of our activities. You may like to check out our fantastic track record of excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Please note that for vacation rentals our two home offices inside SunCatcher are closed. Also please note that during your stay, Janos and his wife may stay in manager's accommodation on the property, which is located 2 acres from the SunCatcher residence and is not visible from the residence. This allows Janos to attend more easily to any questions you may have during your stay while maintaining your privacy.
Our most luxurious king accommodation is the Dreamcatcher, which is very spacious and has poolside desert and mountain views. Dreamcatcher also has ensuite a full bath tub and walk in shower. Dreamcatcher also has a private entrance poolside. We use triple sheeting in all of our rooms.
Our second king accommodation is the Vaqueros, which has an ensuite jacuzzi bath tub and a walk in shower. The Vaqueros has desert garden views and a private entrance. We use triple sheeting in all of our rooms.
Our queen suite is the Oriental, with a private entrance and desert garden and mountain views. The suite has an ensuite bathroom with a double walk in shower. We use triple sheeting in all of our rooms.
SunCatcher is set on five acres of natural high desert flora and fauna. We have many of the giant saguaro cacti and other desert flora, all of which are unique and very sculptural.
We see on a daily basis many desert animals, including our favorite desert quail, and also coyotes (though not every day!), roadrunners, ground squirrels and javalina (known as desert pigs and the size of pigs). Every few months we see gila monster lizards, which are a protected endangered species. There are two gila monsters living in our front garden! We also see birds of prey and many others creatures.
Of course, at SunCatcher you are a quick 1/4 mile walk to the trailheads of the famous Saguaro National Park East, which has 128 miles of hiking trails, including trails that take you as high as 8,000 feet.
For those who don't hike, we are a couple of miles from a driving loop that is 8 miles inside the national park. You will see a wonderful forest of giant and other cacti.
There are many other things to do when staying with us. Highlights for us include the following. We love the Mission San Xavier del Bac, pictured above (of course this picture was taken on site at the mission). The mission dates from the 1700s and reflects moorish influences in its decor. We also highly recommend the wrongly named Desert Museum! In fact it is a fabulous award winning wildlife and flora park. The views on the way to the Desert Museum are breathtaking. We also highly recommend the drive to Mount Lemmon from SunCatcher. It takes just 45 minutes to drive from 2500ft to 9000ft and you will see world class scenery. We also love to visit the historic town of Tombstone. Be sure to start your visit there at The Epitaph, the town newspaper that has reprinted the articles it originally published about the shoot out at the OK Corral.