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La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa

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Guest's Corvette (ZO6) next to 1925 Gas Pump

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Last updated: 05/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

La Casita de Tucson is a unique private getaway for two adults. Our guesthouse includes a hot tub & counter-current pool and a large deck for picnics and sunbathing. Great view of the Catalina Mts from the pool area.

Located in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, our guests feel the spaciousness and serenity of the Sonoran Desert and enjoy the beauty of our surrounding mountains and star-filled nights. But we are only 15 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes or less to the University of Arizona and several golf courses, including Quarry Pines & Starr Pass. Silverbell, a well-maintained muni, is only 10 minutes away. Good restaurants are about 15 minutes down the road.

The furnishings and decor are definitely Southwestern comfortable. The main room has a high-end home theater with 56' HDTV, Blue Ray DVD player, and built in surround sound. Here you will find an extensive library of CD's and DVD's. WiFi, of course.

The bathroom has a beautifully tiled walk-in shower. Fresh linens & towels provided.

La Casita has its own backyard, patio, and BBQ and our guests enjoy interesting grounds, including cactus gardens, a rose garden, a mission fountain, and three patios with many strange and fascinating plants. Laundry can easily be arranged. The washer/dryer are in the main residence. Just ask.

La Casita is perfect for those who want to visit Southern Arizona's many attractions, such as Bisbee, Tombstone, Titan Missile Site, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Air and Space Museum and our excellent history museums that illustrate the area's rich Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo heritage. Several fine Indian Casinos and many hiking trails are nearby. For our recommendations, go to our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dog only. No cats! Very large fenced yard....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1), Inflatable Aerobed available for extra adult or child. Exceptional linens & bedding....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Views of Tucson Mountains to the West. Santa Catalina Mountains to the East....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available in main residence...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available in main residence. Just ask....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Counter-Top stove; toaster oven; microwave oven....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Only shared with owners who live in the main residence and seldom use it....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Only shared with owners who live in the main residence and seldom use it....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$150
High Season
Oct 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

When you indicate that you want to reserve specific dates, I will need 3 pieces of information: (1) your dates of arrival and departure; (2) a phone # where we can reach you while you are in residence if we need to; and (3) your mailing address so I can refund your security deposit. When I have this information, I will email you the rental agreement. If it is OK, sign and fax back to me.

Usually 50% at time of reservation; balance due 60 days in advance of arrival.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1000 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
500 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

About the owner: Owner Jim Gressinger is a retired newspaper publisher. Ms. Karen & I retired to Tucson in 2003. Currently we publish Southern Arizona Guide, a content-rich website with over 100 dining reviews; 50 original videos & dozens of slideshows about the most interesting people & places in Southern Arizona; our recommendations for the best things to see & do; plus a lot of local history & cultural heritage. Last year we had over 250,000 visitors to our website. We do have advertisers on our website. Our rule is simple. If we cannot wholeheartedly recommend your establishment to our friends & family, you cannot advertise on Southern Arizona Guide. Our dining reviews are as objective as we can make them. Seldom does a restaurant owner or manager know that we've been to his or her establishment until a week or two later when we publish our review on Southern Arizona Guide or on our Southern Arizona Guide blog. I almost always take other with me to do a review. The deal is simple. I pay for the meals. They each have to order something different so we can sample a broad spectrum of menu items. On our Southern Arizona Guide, there are restaurants, attractions, and other places that we DO NOT recommend. For the benefit of our website visitors, we are serious critics, not like you will find elsewhere.

Why the Owner Chose Tucson Mountain Foothills:
Our casita is roomy & comfortable. It has its own back yard with cactus garden. But our guests can enjoy all of our other gardens such as the rose garden, and the anniversary garden. Our guests have no sense that there is a major metropolitan area anywhere nearby. Yet, it takes only 15 minutes to get to the Historic District of Downtown Tucson and 22 minutes to the University of Arizona.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we have no guests, the Casita is our den and home theater. Our guests get to take advantage of a very high end music & video system. Another advantage of staying at La Casita is that very few locals know the area as well as we do. That's not bragging. It's our job. Our guests take advantage of our local knowledge. The best hiking trails, the best museums, the best art galleries and performing arts, etc. We love sharing our local knowledge. It's what we do.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Guest's Corvette (ZO6) next to 1925 Gas Pump

    Guest's Corvette (ZO6) next to 1925 Gas Pump

  • Casita Bedroom

    Casita Bedroom

  • Casita Kitchen

    Casita Kitchen

  • Casita Porch

    Casita Porch

  • Mr.Cardinal Visits Frequently

    Mr.Cardinal Visits Frequently

  • Guest's dog, Cloud, plays with Buddy (left)

    Guest's dog, Cloud, plays with Buddy (left)

  • Baby Hummingbird in Nest

    Baby Hummingbird in Nest

  • Casita Dining Room

    Casita Dining Room

  • This is the view from our pool area. We often invite our casita guests to join us on our upper viewing deck for cocktails. Up there the views are even more magnificent. Please, join us!

    This is the view from our pool area. We often invite our casita guests to join us on our upper viewing deck for cocktails. Up there the views are even more magnificent. Please, join us!

  • Southern Arizona is still pretty much the Wild West. This is our annual rodeo each February. It's a hoot!

    Southern Arizona is still pretty much the Wild West. This is our annual rodeo each February. It's a hoot!

  • El Presidio de Tucson at Downtown Tucson, the Spanish fort that protected the local Indians, Spanish colonists, & missionaries in the 18th century. Amazing reenactments on special occasions. We have several original videos about this early period on our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.

    El Presidio de Tucson at Downtown Tucson, the Spanish fort that protected the local Indians, Spanish colonists, & missionaries in the 18th century. Amazing reenactments on special occasions. We have several original videos about this early period on our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.

  • Ms. Karen & Jim's 94-year-old father, Bill, at Pima Air & Space Museum. This is one of our highly recommended attractions. Also, we have over 80 dining reviews on our http://southernarizonaguide.com.

    Ms. Karen & Jim's 94-year-old father, Bill, at Pima Air & Space Museum. This is one of our highly recommended attractions. Also, we have over 80 dining reviews on our http://southernarizonaguide.com.

  • This is what you will see when you pull into our driveway for a relaxing stay.

    This is what you will see when you pull into our driveway for a relaxing stay.

  • Casita Back Yard - Santa Catalina Mountains in Backgound

    Casita Back Yard - Santa Catalina Mountains in Backgound

  • Casita Living Room w/Home Theater

    Casita Living Room w/Home Theater

  • Counter-Current Pool & Patio w/hot tub

    Counter-Current Pool & Patio w/hot tub

  • Path to Rose Garden

    Path to Rose Garden

  • Local Mission - San Xavier de Bac

    Local Mission - San Xavier de Bac

  • A bird in the hand... (baby quail)

    A bird in the hand... (baby quail)

  • Restored 1925 Gas Pump - $0.14 per Gallon

    Restored 1925 Gas Pump - $0.14 per Gallon

  • At La Casita de Tucson, we have many gardens. None more spectacular than Ms. Karen's rose garden in Spring!

    At La Casita de Tucson, we have many gardens. None more spectacular than Ms. Karen's rose garden in Spring!

  • 'Murder on the Streets of Tombstone'. Historic Boothill. We have 5 original videos and many slideshows about Tombstone on our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.

    'Murder on the Streets of Tombstone'. Historic Boothill. We have 5 original videos and many slideshows about Tombstone on our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.

  • Downtown Tucson. Santa Catalina Mountains & 9,500 foot high Mt. Lemmon in the background. Up there it's about 30 degrees cooler.

    Downtown Tucson. Santa Catalina Mountains & 9,500 foot high Mt. Lemmon in the background. Up there it's about 30 degrees cooler.

  • This Great Horned Owl is just one of many raptors that fly free at our Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This is where were recommend our first-time guests go in order to get oriented to our magnificent desert plants and critters. You can view all of our recommended attractions on our website: http://southernarizonaguide.com.

    This Great Horned Owl is just one of many raptors that fly free at our Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This is where were recommend our first-time guests go in order to get oriented to our magnificent desert plants and critters. You can view all of our recommended attractions on our website: http://southernarizonaguide.com.

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/07/2015
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You can email me at Jim@SouthernArizonaGuide.com

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