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- Minimum stay:4-10 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Private Homes house description
Nestled inside a Saguaro studded canyon strewn with giant boulders, the 'Moonrise Casita' is the perfect peaceful retreat possessing a commanding view of Tucson. With just under 4 acres to roam, the romance of the location will enchant couples. Possessing the rustic qualities of the classic Tucson adobe style, the massive 16' thick walls of the 'Moonrise Casita' were forged from the earth with adobe blocks made on site. The 'Moonrise Casita' appears as though it's always been there having grown out of the ground merging seamlessly with the surrounding desert. Adobe construction including passive solar design moderate temperatures in ways unmatched by other building materials providing an unsurpassed level of comfort.
If you've never slept in an adobe home it may be your best night's sleep yet. The natural materials of the 'Moonrise Casita' were chosen to effect a calming harmony that will help relax you into a deep slumber at night as the coyotes serenade you to sleep. Imagine waking fully restored with an energy reminiscent of your childhood.
The Moonrise Casita features the conveniences of modern living:
•Update Facebook, connect with your family at home via Skype, or just catch up on a TV show you missed on HULU from any room with WIFI.
•Catch the big game, your favorite soap, or the most popular prime-time shows on a large, flat screen, Plasma HDTV.
•Cuddle with loved ones as the wood burning fireplace warms and transforms your nights into a cherished memory.
•Whip up a quick snack using the new microwave then stash the dishes in the new dishwasher.
•Even though you'll start to miss the casita before you leave, take advantage of the new washer and dryer to pack fresh, clean clothes.
•Start your morning with a complimentary coffee starter pack.
•The 300+ thread count, organic cotton sheets are a joy to sleep on. Additonal linens provided to enhance your comfort.
•With more than 350 days of sunshine making Tucson the sunniest city in the US, covered parking is provided to protect your vehicle.
•For your convenience a hair dryer is stored in the bath vanity.
•A naturalist library containing numerous field guides to look up your discoveries made during your foray into the surrounding desert.
•A full kitchen is available for foodies wanting to cook for themselves but you may want to take advantage of our Special Offers instead and sample the wondrous delights of Southwestern cuisine among many others.
With a 1 wk reservation you'll receive:
•Free meals at any of 197 local Tucson restaurants up to $175 total and $25 per meal.
•A free guided tour valued at $97 per person led by a naturalist entrusted with the traditional wisdom carried by national treasures such as the great, great grandson of Sitting Bull and the Shadow Wolves a group of local Native American trackers.
During your adventure you'll discover:
*Various track & sign left by the wild inhabitants of the area.
*Local birds and some of their nesting places.
*Closely guarded secrets of the Sonoran Desert.
With your fully paid reservation you'll receive a welcome letter including instructions for: selecting your restaurants, scheduling your tour, finding and accessing the casita.
Keywords: house, casita, adobe
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Wood Fireplace:
- Covered Parking:
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Porch / Veranda
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Climbing
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
- The 'Moonrise Casita' was built on a long since forgotten mining road leading to 2 abandoned gold mines hidden in the surrounding canyon conjuring images of the old west. You can easily imagine Apache scouts atop the stone towers guarding the entrance to their stronghold. The 'Moonrise Casita' overlooks the San Xavier Mission, the 'White Dove of the Desert', completed in 1792 and widely regarded as Tucson's most sacred place. Convenient access to shopping at the .5 mile long or more Spectrum Shopping Center (10min) with grocery shopping even closer make this quiet escape a best kept secret. Or skip the zoo and curl up with a good book in the window seat if you can tear your eyes away from the dramatic scenery and the varied wildlife passing by....moreless
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Serenity at its best
Serenity at its best
Moonrise Casita was an absolutely wonderful place. It was clean, spacious, modern and perfect for our Tucson vacation. We hiked in the canyons, saw red tailed hawks and quails, sunned ourselves off the porch and just generally enjoyed the peacefulness of Moonrise. Both bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and the bathroom was cozy but outfitted with everything you need. The main living room/kitchen was open with a huge flat screen tv and instructions on how to use the wireless internet. I loved the front porch because you could sit and be cool in the shade or move your chair a little and soak up the sun. They have a security system that makes you feel safe while you are away because it is somewhat isolated in the canyon and you don't see too many people or cars. The owners made sure we had everything we needed and were wonderful from start to finish. Highly recommend this gem.
- Guest Kristin W.
- Date of stay 03/24/13
- Review Submitted 04/06/13
Quiet Cozy Casita near Tucson Mountain Park
Quiet Cozy Casita near Tucson Mountain Park
Every year we travel to Arizona in November for some sun filled mountain biking and hiking. The cozy casita we rented from Andrew is in a perfect location for the Tucson Mountain Park. The casita itself is very practical with a large kitchen/ sitting area being the focal point. The location is extremely quiet, yet quite close to restaurants and shopping. Andrew was a super host, responding very quickly to our requests. Certainly take him up on his free guided tour- very cool.
- Guest Steven Y.
- Date of stay 11/19/12
- Review Submitted 01/02/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
5 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 2
10 night min stay
May 5 - Dec 1
4 night min stay
Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2014
17 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
For every 7 nights booked receive 1 night FREE! *Excluding December holiday
Nightly rate = $185
Taxes + cleaning fees additional
*Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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- Nearest Airport: Tucson International Airport at 8.5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak N Toole Ave at 9.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-19 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Chili's Bar & Grill at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mt Lemmon Ski Valley at 51 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Star Pass PGA Course at 8.8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Little Mexico Steakhouse at 1.4 Miles
Dramatic sunsets are accentuated by the ever changing colors of the canyon walls
Natural materials produce a low allergen environment increasing your relaxation.
Easy access describes this well equipped kitchen with brand new appliances.
This hand painted Talavera sink exemplifies the folk art displayed throughout
The casita is rich in Spanish Colonial details
Horseback riding is available within a 5 minute walk down the driveway.
Photo a ringtail cat on site and receive a refund of 1 night on your 1wk+ stay.
Javelina family groups frequent Moonrise in early mornings and evenings.
Beginning in 1775 Tucson homes were built of adobe or mud blocks
Professional design completes the rustic decor
This room can be configured with 1single, 2 twins, or a king with advance notice
The kiva fireplace adds a soft glow and crackling voice to soothe the senses
View from the cozy window seat with enough room to stretch out for a siesta.
The moon rising within the canyon walls inspired the name "Moonrise".
Bobcats are common around Moonrise. Their tracks are often found nearby.
Red Tail Hawks permanently reside in the canyon surrounding Moonrise
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Date last modified - Tuesday, September 17, 2013