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Perfect Get-Away! Cute Casita on Secluded, Fenced & Gated 3-Acres (NE Tucson)

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The Casita means the 'little house' in Spanish. (Casa means 'house')

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tanque Verde house description

Perfect for Couples! *Singles Welcomed* Excellent location for cyclists!

Fully furnished Casita with Southwestern/Santa Fe decor, rustic-style. Queen bed for 2 with an additional single-sleeper sofa. Dresser & clothes closet. Cozy living room area with fire-less flame fireplace heater, flat screen TV & Blu-ray DVD player. WiFi, so you can stay connected. Its own individual A/C unit. Newly remodeled full-size kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, dishwasher & garbage disposal. Kitchen table for 2, extends to seat 4. Updated/remodeled bathroom; walk-in shower with recessed lighting. Private patio with table & chairs and patio glider facing the western sunsets. Stackable washer & dryer unit. Access to main house's private swimming pool through a separate gate. Designated parking spot with cobblestone pathway to the casita. Surrounded by mature, flourishing desert vegetation--trees and cactus--and seasonal desert wildlife. Fenced in 3-acre ranch property with natural desert pathways all throughout. Totally private & secluded, off a dirt road, yet less than a mile from shopping centers with grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, a library, gas stations, FastMed Urgent Care & the county Sheriff's Department. (This is a non-smoking property).

Conveniently located on the exclusive Northeast side of Tucson, near the foot of Mt. Lemmon. Easy access to the main surface streets of Tucson via E Tanque Verde Rd. Easy access to Mt. Lemmon via Catalina Hwy.

The Casita is just minutes from Sabino Canyon & Bear Canyon, which are perfect for sightseeing via walking, hiking or a narrated tram ride. Just down the road there's access to miles of newly paved bicycle paths. Excellent location for cyclists! Close to beautiful Agua Caliente Park, perfect for picnics. Near Udall Park with paved walking track, dog park & indoor recreation center. 15 minutes from the iconic Gaslight Theater, Trail Dust Town, Park Place Mall, cinemas and numerous restaurants. 15 minutes from Saguaro National Park (with hiking, biking & horse trails, a paved 8 mile loop for a scenic drive or cycling, picnic areas and a free educational desert life video at the visitors center). 25 minutes from Colossal Cave. Close to several horse boarding stables on the East/Northeast side of Tucson. 10 minutes from Pantano Stables which offers group & private horseback trail rides. For U of A parents--20 mins/11 miles from the University of Arizona.

The Casita has gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Thimble Peak (a Tucson landmark) and Mt. Lemmon. Mt. Lemmon offers cooler temperatures, beautiful pine trees, a lake and recreational opportunities including numerous campgrounds, picnic sites and hiking trails amongst stunning terrain, gorgeous rock formations and scenic views. At the summit is Summerhaven, which has restaurants, gift shops, etc. Also at the 9,157' peak is an operating ski slope in the winter months (normally providing skiing & snowboarding from late December into March or April) and 'sky rides' on the ski lift in the summer months.

Closest public Golf Courses: Arizona National (4 miles away), Ventana, 49ers, Fred Enke, La Paloma, Del Lago, Randolph. Numerous other courses within a 40-45 minute drive: Tucson National (home of the PGA tour), The Pines, Arthur Pack, Dove Mountain.

20 minutes from central Tucson's famous 4th Avenue historic shopping district with eclectic boutiques, shops and cafes. 20 minutes from La Encantada Plaza with upscale retail shopping and fine-dining.

The location feels as though it is miles away from civilization...a perfect private retreat! But once you drive back to the paved roads, it feels as though you have immediate access to everything metropolitan. Literally the perfect balance of Tucson's Old Pueblo rustic charm and the City of Tucson's modern conveniences in the Sonoran Desert!

RATES: Peak Season Oct1-Apr30 WINTER $189/night if less than one week, $140/night or $980/wk if staying one week or more; $120/night or $3,600/mth if staying one month or more; Off Season May1-Sep30 SUMMER $120/night if less than one week, $99/night or $693/wk if staying one week or more; $75/night or $2,250/mth if staying one month or more. Minimum 3 night stay during both Peak Season & Off Season. Cleaning Fee: $75. Damage Deposit: $500 (and will be refunded within 7 days of your check-out date).

PAYMENTS: A $500 Reservation Deposit will hold your dates until 30 days prior to your check-in date, at which time full payment is required or your reservation deposit will be refunded. We accept checks via regular mail, credit card payments or bank account transfers via PayPal, and credit cards through HomeAway Payments (the 'Book It' button). HomeAway Payments offers the options of cancellation protection, rental guarantee and damage protection.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival. If cancellation is less than 30 days before arrival, we will consider the circumstances. Of course the damage deposit and cleaning fees are always 100% refundable. (You may obtain cancellation protection via HomeAway Payments. And some credit cards offer it).

Property Type

  • House
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Owners will consider dogs. No cats, due to main house resident's allergies. (A pet deposit may be required)....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely no smoking, due to main house resident's allergies....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 yrs old...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • One queen-size bed; dresser drawers for clothes; (there is also a clothes closet in the bathroom); a 2-drawer nightstand; you can see/watch the TV from the bed, too....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Walk-in shower....moreless

              • Gorgeous. Updated/remodeled with new toilet, sink, vanity, mirror & wall cabinets. Beautiful Mexican-tiled shower....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully equipped kitchen: flatware, dinner plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, pots & pans, cooking sheets, cutting board, cooking utensils--wooden spoons, spatulas, etc.--mixing bowls, measuring cups/spoons....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully remodeled & updated with beautiful hickory wood cabinets, new counter-tops, stainless steel sink with detachable hose faucet. Kitchen light also has a ceiling fan....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Pantry items such as paper towels, napkins, aluminum foil, etc. are stocked. No food items are provided....moreless

              • Dining:

                Kitchen table for 2 people that extends to accommodate 4. Outdoor patio bistro/coffee table for 2....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Compact-size dishwasher. Perfect for 2 people with a small load of dishes....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Oven
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • Heating:

                Heat Surge fire-less flame fireplace (built by thy Amish). Adjustable settings with remote control. Adequate for 20' x 20' room. More than sufficiently heats the Casita....moreless

              • Parking:

                Designated parking spot with motion detector lighting and cobblestone pathway, lit up with solar walkway lights, to the Casita entrance....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Sharp portable-type room Air Conditioner, permanently mounted in the living room wall. Adjustable settings with remote control....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                2 sets of queen bed sheets with pillows. 1 set of twin bed sheets for single sleeper pull-out with pillow. 2 blankets. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                2 sets of couples' bath towels (4 total), hand towels and washclothes. 2 beach towels....moreless

              • Living Room seats 4:

                Couch, loveseat, ottoman, flatscreen TV & Blu-ray DVD player. Pole/table lamp. ...moreless

              • Garage:

                No covered garage provided. Parking spots are under shade trees....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Heat Surge fireless flame fireplace (see casita photos)...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Stackable washer/dryer unit....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Stackable washer/dryer unit....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Great location for cyclists!

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    DirecTV satellite service. Choice Extra Package. Includes all major TV Networks, National News, PBS, various movie channels and more....moreless

                  • Books:

                    There are a couple of books & a few magazines in the casita. The library is 1/4 of a mile away (for books & audio books, as well)....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    The casita is not furnished with musical selections. The library is 1/4 of a mile away & has a music section....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    There are a few DVD movies in the Casita. Redbox DVD rental available within 1/4 of a mile....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Blu-ray DVD player (plays both regular and blu-ray DVDs)...moreless

                  • Games:

                    A deck of cards is in the castia....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Samsung flat screen TV...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Cordless phone with unlimited local & long distance phone service. No international calls permitted. Answering machine to receive messages. (Land-line, which is helpful for 9-1-1 calls)....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Reliable WiFi network w/password provided so you can stay connected....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Access to main house's private pool through a separate gate. (Pool is not heated, can be warmed by solar blanket with advance request)....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Private patio off of the kitchen with patio furniture for enjoying the peaceful, desert environment....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        No outdoor grilling permitted without prior consent from owners....moreless

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View

                          Activities

                          • Library
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Racquetball
                          • Medical Services
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Cycling
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Synagogues
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Zoo
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • Hiking
                          • Equestrian Events
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off Season-Summer Rates
                          May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $120
                          $693 $2,250
                          Peak Season-Winter Rates
                          Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $189
                          $980 $3,600
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $189
                          $980 $4,200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning Fee $75
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Rates/availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by Reservation Deposit.

                          Please see "PAYMENTS" description under the Overview tab above for payment details. $500 Reservation Deposit will reserve your dates on the VRBO calendar. Full balance due 30 days prior to check-in date. We accept checks, HomeAway or PayPal credit card payments or PayPal bank transfers.


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                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Location

                          17 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Tucson International Airport (TUS)
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I-10 Grant Rd exit
                          0.25 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          The Irish Pub
                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Mt Lemmon Ski Resort
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Arizona National (Public) Golf Course
                          0.25 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Rancho Rustico

                          Car: Recommended

                          Close to Sabino Canyon & Bear Canyon, which are in the Coronado National Forest. Close to East Saguaro National Park. All of which are great walking, hiking and biking areas. Close to Colossal Cave. Also near Arizona National Golf Course. Close to several horse boarding stables on the East/Northeast side of Tucson. Close to horse stables offering trail rides. Many fun family activities nearby. Near the base of Mt. Lemmon, which offers cooler temperatures, beautiful pine trees, a lake, and recreational opportunities including numerous campgrounds, picnic sites, hiking trails, gorgeous rock formations and scenic views. At the summit is Summerhaven, which has restaurants, gift shops, etcs. Also at the 9,157' peak is an operating ski slope in the winter months (normally providing skiing & snowboarding from late December into March or April) and 'sky rides' on the ski lift in the summer months.

                           

                          Owner info

                          About the owner: The 'Summer Ranch' property has been owned by the current owner for over 30 yrs. It was purchased from a couple who had it built, but were never able to move in. So the owner is the only owner who has ever resided there. It was custom built in traditional Santa Fe style and the current decor is Southwestern.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          ** If the dates of your stay are marked UNAVAILABLE on THE CASITA's calendar, please consider looking at our other Tucson property #505439, which is very close to the same location. If the 3 bedrm/2 bath Casa Soleada is available within 30 days of your stay, when the Casita is not, we will deeply discount the Casa Soleada's rental rate to match the Casita's current season's standard rate! (excluding any casita special discounted rate offers). This is for 3 guests or less, which is what the Casita accommodates **


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                          Photos

                          • The Casita means the 'little house' in Spanish. (Casa means 'house')

                            The Casita means the 'little house' in Spanish. (Casa means 'house')

                          • The front door of The Casita

                            The front door of The Casita

                          • Kitchen with dishwasher & coffee maker

                            Kitchen with dishwasher & coffee maker

                          • Kitchen table for 2, expands for 4 w/additional chairs

                            Kitchen table for 2, expands for 4 w/additional chairs

                          • Couch & table lamp. Dresser & desk in the background. Wi-Fi available.

                            Couch & table lamp. Dresser & desk in the background. Wi-Fi available.

                          • Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstand and alarm clock

                            Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstand and alarm clock

                          • Brand new, remodeled bathroom

                            Brand new, remodeled bathroom

                          • Walkway from patio to natural paths weaving through 3 acres of desert property

                            Walkway from patio to natural paths weaving through 3 acres of desert property

                          • 2-seater glider on the patio, facing west to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets

                            2-seater glider on the patio, facing west to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets

                          • View from The Casita's front door; (the building is the main house's garage)

                            View from The Casita's front door; (the building is the main house's garage)

                          • Wooden gate in the background is The Casita's private entry/exit to the pool

                            Wooden gate in the background is The Casita's private entry/exit to the pool

                          • Beautiful desert potted-plant landscaping

                            Beautiful desert potted-plant landscaping

                          • The Casita is located on Summer Ranch

                            The Casita is located on Summer Ranch

                          • Entry Way

                            Entry Way

                          • Fridge/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Microwave & Toaster

                            Fridge/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Microwave & Toaster

                          • Living Room w/single sleeper sofa

                            Living Room w/single sleeper sofa

                          • Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, TV, Blu-ray DVD & A/C

                            Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, TV, Blu-ray DVD & A/C

                          • Bathroom with walk-in shower made from unique Mexican tile

                            Bathroom with walk-in shower made from unique Mexican tile

                          • Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio

                            Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio

                          • Patio cafe table for 2; perfect for enjoying morning coffee or lunch outside

                            Patio cafe table for 2; perfect for enjoying morning coffee or lunch outside

                          • View of the side yard from the patio

                            View of the side yard from the patio

                          • Mt view from the back of The Casita;(to the right is the back of the main house)

                            Mt view from the back of The Casita;(to the right is the back of the main house)

                          • Tina, a desert tortoise, has been a pet here for 30 yrs. She's approx 96 yrs old

                            Tina, a desert tortoise, has been a pet here for 30 yrs. She's approx 96 yrs old

                          • Great Horned Owl on the yard wall--some of the local Sonoran Desert wildlife

                            Great Horned Owl on the yard wall--some of the local Sonoran Desert wildlife

                          VRBO #444008

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                          $120 - $189 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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