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Tucson Mountains Cutie! in the Tucson Mountains Foothills, 5 Miles to Shopping.

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Back porch seating, patio doors access living room


Last updated: 08/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

TUCSON, ARIZONA: Population: 520,116 and counting. Still has that small town vibe along with big city excitement. The opera one night and two-stepping in the nearby dance hall the next.
Casa Llanura is a little Casita nestled in the shadows of beautiful Tucson Mountains. Just 5 miles west of I-10 we have created a desert Oasis on the edge of Tucson, a city still small enough to meet your neighbor on a walk around the block, yet large enough to get lost in the crowd during opening night at the symphony. The Casita is situated on a half acre with a private drive and a large parking area, and is decorated in the rustic style of the Southwest with modern touches. Six rooms fully furnished with central heat and air conditioning and all necessary amenities. There is a living room, dine-in kitchen, two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with a twin bed. For those who bring work home there is an office with a desk and a router for wireless internet. Add the laundry room with a full size washer and dryer and you have all you need. For at-home entertainment we provide Cable TV, a DVD player and movies, a Radio/CD player with CD's, puzzles, books, games, brochures and information on local interests. Two golf courses are nearby and if fishing is your passion a lake is 5 minutes from the cottage. Some folks say the best entertainment is sitting on the back porch watching the antics of the resident wildlife, woodpeckers, quail, dove, pigeons, bunnies, a friendly tarantula, squirrels, lizards, the occasional Javelina family and other harmless critters.
Rest, walk, bike, hike, fish, golf, eat, drink, work or play, this is the place for you.


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults 21 + as signers on booking form....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Dry desert, extreme fire danger! Smoking only outside and using a proper ash container. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    CAT/DOG/other. Exceptions on number and size possible depending on breed. There is a Non-refundable pet deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2



    Office with chair, desk, storage and wi-fi. No bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: Queen size Bed, bedside chest of drawers, cedar chest, chair, table, closet. Bedroom 2:Twin Bed, bedside chest of drawers, chair, table, closet. Office with Wi-Fi, desk, 2 chairs, book shelves, closet. There is no bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • Large bathroom with floor to ceiling linen cabinet, sink with vanity, drawers and storage below, full size tub with shower. Hair dryer and iron available upon request....moreless

Other Amenities

  • *NOTE: We are in a rural area with no bus service so a car is necessary! BEST OF TUCSON: Tucson Symphony and Ballet Arizona. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson boasts one of the highest rated VA Hospitals and Related Veterans Services in the country. Barron’s Magazine named Tucson one of the 'Top 20 Cities to Retire in the World'. Tucson was recently named the third-best cycling city in the country by Bicycling magazine. In AARP Magazine's 2009 survey, TUCSON... #1. 'Best Places to Live a Simple Life.' With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson, Arizona is the place to vacation, or to relocate! Many of our guests have stayed with us while looking for their new home in Tucson. Find trip planning information on events, restaurants and things to do on Ask owner for personal favorites. Come... ENJOY! ...moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Transit center, Main Library, Civic Center, theatre, symphony , museums, business, food, entertainment, all within 8 miles. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Casita is in the foothills of the beautiful Tucson Mountains with stunning sunsets and abundant wildlife viewed from the back patio. Sweetwater Preserve and El Camino Del Cerro Trailhead are nearby for walking and hiking....moreless

  • Rural:

    Minutes from the freeway, yet private and secluded. A quiet neighborhood of homes on acre lots in the lower Tucson Mountain foothills. Great area for walking, hiking and biking....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Round wood table w/drop down leaf. 4 chairs & 2 spares for company....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Kitchen, bed and bath complete...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Carpet, ceiling fan, 2 chairs, loveseat, footstool, end table, 2 lamps, corner cabinet for TV, DVD, books, games, magazines. Patio doors to back porch....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample off street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway to side door...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large area in front of Casita....moreless

  • Telephone:

    None in cottage but available in main house. Cell phone recommended....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty, need more, just ask...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size in laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WI-FI Internet service. Router in the office....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    8' x 8' with tile floor and counter tops, 2 windows, double sink, lots of storage. Round table and chairs, seats 3-4 comfortably....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size....moreless

  • Oven:

    With stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some included, requests taken. ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    On the property for use by guests. Bring helmets....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two Parks with golf courses nearby (10 minutes drive) Bring clubs or use Tom's spare set and join him for golf. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native trees, cactus, succulents....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal with utensils....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large covered porch with lights, 2 seat glider, table and 4 chairs, plants, outdoor carpet, blinds. Mountain, desert and city views. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nearby Mt. Lemmon, Dec-March, weather cooperating. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts nearby (15 minutes) Tom has an extra racket. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fishing/boating lake nearby. We have cooler chests and fishing gear....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
LOW SEASON 2015 summer/fall
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$495 $1,295

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $71 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $43 Nightly

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest

HIGH SEASON 2015 fall/winter
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$650 $1,550

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $93 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $52 Nightly

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

HIGH SEASON 2016 winter/spring
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$695 $1,595

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $99 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $53 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Maximum/1 month $250
  • Cleaning: Minimum/1 week $125
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Taxes Not included



$49.00 for Property Damage Protection, covers damage up to $1500.00. Non-refundable. Does not cover guests' personal property.

Pet fee. Max 2 pets, $75.00 each. Non-refundable.

*Cleaning fees: $250.00 for 3 weeks or longer. $150.00 for 2 weeks or less. *Partial cleaning refund to be determined upon inspection at departure.

Cancellation policy varies with the Season.

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Last updated: 08/30/2015
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Places to See and Things to Do!

Note: Since we are in a rural area there is no bus a car for sightseeing is a must.

With your ‘wheels’ you’re on your way to fun.

Just 10 miles from the Casita you can drive up beautiful GATES PASS in our Tucson Mountains. Studded with giant Saguaros and red cliffs there is a popular Viewpoint to gaze at the endless vistas and stunning sunsets. Continuing down the Pass you will find three of our most popular destinations; Old Tucson Studios, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Saguaro National Park.

Just 30 minutes from the Casita is one of the highest rated VA Hospitals and Related Veterans Services in the country. It's a self contained community on several acres with beautiful Southwestern style adobe buildings housing the various departments. This large hospital for veterans provides dozens of services and programs, including lodging for visiting families.

For a day of shopping and entertainment we have 4 covered shopping malls, 3 large outdoor malls and several small shopping centers, cafes and fine restaurants, live theatre, museums and 3 Casinos.

If sports are your game try our lakes for boating and fishing, parks for swimming, tennis and golf.

Join Tom for a day of golf. He has an extra set of clubs if you can’t bring yours.

Two Bicycles are also provided for guests. Bring helmets.

At day’s end we invite you to experience the laid back atmosphere of the west. The solitude, lush desert surroundings, awesome sunsets and clear night skies filled with stars are yours to enjoy. Relax on the Casa’s back porch with a Margarita and watch the sky turn to fire as the sun sets behind the Tucson Mountains. Ah, the end of another beautiful day in Tucson.

Come…see for yourself!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Dee: I first visited Arizona in 1962. Left Illinois in a snowstorm and arrived in Tucson when the orange trees were in full bloom. It was love at first sight and a year later I, my husband Bill and 2 kids were living here. The west side of Tucson has been my home since 1963. Raised 4 kids, 6 grandkids, 2 great-grands in this laid back western town. Bill became ill in 1988 and died in 1999. I met Tom in 2011. He’s originally from Michigan but now he’s a full-time Tucsonan. He often plays on one of the many golf courses nearby. Guests are welcome to join him. The photo is of Tom and me last December at Sabino Canyon in the Catalina Foothills. We took the Tram ride up the Canyon. You can see snow on Mt. Lemmon in the background and in the winter there is skiing on the mountain. Our favorite ritual is an evening walk around the neighborhood, greeting the neighbors and spotting the Javelina family crossing the road. To end the day we have supper on our deck enjoying a glass of wine and listening to the quail chatter while watching the Tucson Mountains turn orange and purple as the sun sets. Life is real sweet.

Why the Owner Chose Tucson Mountain Foothills:
My husband and I bought this acre of land in 1985. The main house was finished in 1986. In 1997 the guest house was built on the back half-acre for family and friends to use when they visit and we welcome others to enjoy our unique desert lifestyle. I love the Southwest and hope to give our guests a taste of it in the way we've decorated the Casita and grounds. It is a happy work in progress. You must come and see for yourself.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I would say one of the most unique benefits of this location is the easy access to the entire city and other destinations. The quiet will surprise you and the night sky is so clear you can see the constellations. It seems that we are a million miles away from anywhere. Yet Davis Monthan Air Base, 5 major hospitals, the UA and Pima College, Tucson Int'l Airport, shopping, dining and entertainment are just a short drive down the hill to the Freeway and all points east, north and south.

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  • Back porch seating, patio doors access living room

    Back porch seating, patio doors access living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Hallway to bedrooms, office, bath, laundry and back door.

    Hallway to bedrooms, office, bath, laundry and back door.

  • Master queen bed

    Master queen bed

  • Twin guest room

    Twin guest room

  • Bathroom vanity and linen closet

    Bathroom vanity and linen closet

  • Laundry room, full size washer dryer

    Laundry room, full size washer dryer

  • Tucson sunset, viewed from the cottage.

    Tucson sunset, viewed from the cottage.

  • Saguaro in the wildflowers

    Saguaro in the wildflowers

  • Path from front parking area

    Path from front parking area

  • TV corner

    TV corner

  • Eat-in kitchen, side-by-side frig, gas stove, micro, everything you need.

    Eat-in kitchen, side-by-side frig, gas stove, micro, everything you need.

  • Master bedroom seating

    Master bedroom seating

  • Office desk

    Office desk

  • Shower/tub


  • The 'Old Man' MesquiteTree, view from back porch.

    The 'Old Man' MesquiteTree, view from back porch.

  • VA Hospital in Tucson.

    VA Hospital in Tucson.

  • Driving Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains

    Driving Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains

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