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Perfect for Couples! *Singles Welcomed* Excellent location for hikers & 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, 37'' 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. Great for nature-lovers! 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 center, grocery store w/Starbucks, drug stores/pharmacies, restaurants, bar, mail depot, banks, 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. Tucson is a 'hiker's heaven!' There are hiking guide books and day hike suggestions in The Casita. Excellent location for cyclists! Just down the road there's access to miles of newly paved bicycle paths. 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 Canyon, La Paloma, 49ers, Fred Enke, Del Lago, Randolph. Numerous other courses about 30 miles away: Starr Pass Country Club-Rattler (among Arizona's top 10 and the nation's top 100), Golf Club at Dove Mountain (designed by Jack Nicklaus & host of The World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play), The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain (acknowledged as one of Golfweek's Best Modern Courses), Highlands at Dove Mountain (Arthur Hills design), Tucson National (home of the PGA tour), The Pines, Arthur Pack.
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: Please see details under 'Rates' tab. Standard Peak Season Rate (Nov-Apr) is $189/night if less than one week; $980/wk; $3,000/mth. Minimum 3 night stay. Off Season Rate (May-Oct) is $129/nt; $700/wk; $2,100/mth. Minimum 3 night stay. Long-term mthly rates negotiable.
DAMAGE DEPOSIT: Damage Deposit is $500. It is fully refundable within 7 days of your check-out date. There are no applicable taxes. (Pet Deposit: $500 per pet; also fully refundable within 7 days of check-out).
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. If payment is received, the reservation deposit rolls over and becomes the damage deposit. If full payment is not made, your reservation deposit will be refunded and your reservation will be cancelled. We accept credit cards through HomeAway Payments (the 'Book It' button). HomeAway Payments offers the options of cancellation protection, rental guarantee and damage protection. We also accept U.S. checks via regular mail (note: our bank cannot accept/guarantee international checks) and bank account transfers or credit card pmts via PayPal.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival. If cancellation is less than 30 days before arrival, we retain the rent portion and refund the damage deposit and cleaning fees. We open up the dates on the VRBO calendar immediately and, if we are able to secure another reservation, any rent we collect in lieu of yours is also refunded. (You may obtain cancellation protection via HomeAway Payments. And some credit cards offer it). After check-in, early departures do not qualify for any refund except damage deposit accordingly.
Heat Surge fireless flame fireplace (see casita photos)...moreless
No covered garage provided. 2 parking spots are under shade trees....moreless
Heat Surge fire-less flame fireplace (built by the Amish). Adjustable dimmer settings and temperature settings with remote control. Adequate for 20' x 20' room. More than sufficiently heats the Casita...moreless
Reliable WiFi network w/password provided so you can stay connected....moreless
Iron & Board
2 sets of queen bed sheets with pillows. 1 set of twin bed sheets for single sleeper pull-out with pillow. 2 blankets. ...moreless
Couch, loveseat, ottoman, 37'' TV & Blu-ray DVD player. Pole/table lamp. ...moreless
2 designated parking spots with motion detector lighting and cobblestone pathway, lit up with solar walkway lights, to the Casita entrance....moreless
Cordless phone with unlimited local & long distance phone service. No international calls permitted. Answering machine to receive messages. Land-line for 911 emergency calls (and it's also nice to hav...moreless
2 sets of couples' bath towels (4 total), hand towels and washclothes. 2 beach towels....moreless
Off Season Rates May 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Peak Season Rates Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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 **