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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.
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
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
*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 www.visittucson.org. Ask owner for personal favorites.
Transit center, Main Library, Civic Center, theatre, symphony , museums, business, food, entertainment, all within 8 miles. ...moreless
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
HIGH SEASON 2015 winter/spring Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $115 per night, per additional guest
LONG TERM pd.utilities.tv.wifi Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016 396 night min stay
$13,140 flat fee
LOW SEASON 2015 summer/fall May 1 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest
HIGH SEASON 2015 winter Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $115 per night, per additional guest
HIGH SEASON 2016 winter/spring Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$49
ONE TIME FEES-MAY VARY:
$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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Note: Since we are in a rural area there is no bus service...so 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!
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.
Fax:+1 520-743-2078Fax is on 24-7. Send day or night.