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(If this property's calendar is unavailable during the dates of your stay, please take a look at our larger property vrbo.com/505439, The Casa Bonita. It is only 2 miles away. If The Casa Bonita's calendar is available, we can book your reservation there and honor this property's, The Casita's, lower rates for you)
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. Brand new (Aug 2015) A/C & Heater combo wall unit makes it as cold or hot as needed! 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 10 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. Only 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).
Excellent location for cyclists! Just down the road there's access to miles of newly paved bicycle paths and the main streets in the vicinity all have designated bike lanes. Also, only 2 miles from the "Loop", a paved 50+ mile river park bike trail circling Tucson. Quoting a previous guest review, "Located at the base of Mt. Lemmon, in 20 minutes you can be huffing your way up one of the iconic rides in American cycling."
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. 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), Forty Niners (4 miles), Dorado (5 miles), Ventana Canyon (8 miles), Randolph North & South & Driving Range (9 miles), Fred Enke (11 miles), La Paloma (12 miles), El Rio (13 miles), Quail Canyon (15 miles), Silverbell (15 miles), Del Lago (20 miles). 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), Omni Tucson National (home of the PGA tour), Quarry Pines, Crooked Tee at Arthur Pack Park, The Views, SaddleBrooke Ranch.
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.
Rates/availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by a Reservation Deposit payment.
Standard Peak Season Rate (Dec-Mar) is $189/night if less than one week; $980/wk; $3,000/mth. Minimum 3 night stay.
Spring / Fall Rate (Apr & Nov) is $149/night; $800/wk; $2.500/mth. Minimum 3 night stay.
Off Season Rate (May-Oct) is $99/nt; $600/wk; $2,100/mth. Minimum 3 night stay.
Long-term mthly rates negotiable.
CLEANING FEE: $75. (Includes laundering bedding/towels).
DAMAGE DEPOSIT: Damage Deposit is $500. It is fully refundable 7 days after your check-out date. There are no applicable taxes. (Pet Deposit: $500 per pet; also fully refundable 7 days after check-out).
PAYMENTS: $500 Reservation Deposit payment will immediately reserve your dates on the VRBO calendar and is refundable until 30 days prior to check-in date, at which time balance is due and full payment becomes non-refundable. 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 we accept Paypal bank account transfers or credit card pmts.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If a reservation is cancelled more than 30 days prior to check-in, all payments are fully refundable. If a reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to the check-in date, we retain the rent portion and refund the cleaning fee, damage deposit and pet deposit(s), if applicable. 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/pet deposit refund(s) accordingly. Special circumstances will be considered.
Brand new (Aug 2015) wall-mounted A/C & Heater combo unit. Works great! Gets the Casita as cold as needed in the hot summer! Additional portable A/C unit on rollers available. Table fan available....moreless
Heat Surge fire-less flame fireplace (built by the Amish). Adjustable dimmer & temp settings with remote control. Adequate for 20' x 20' room. New wall-mounted unit more than sufficiently heats Casita...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
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
Clean microwave. Kitchen is also furnished with a crockpot & blender. Full set of Snapware: food storage containers that go from the fridge to the freezer to the microwave and are dishwasher-safe....moreless
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Off Season Rates 2015
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Fall in Tucson
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Peak Season Rates
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring in Tucson
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Off Season Rates 2016
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$500 Reservation Deposit will reserve your dates on the VRBO calendar and is refundable until 30 days before your stay. Balance due 30 days prior to check-in date, at which time full payment becomes non-refundable. Rates/availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by Reservation Deposit.
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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 Casita means the 'little house' in Spanish. (Casa means 'house').
Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstands on each side; alarm clock and lamp
Fridge/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Microwave & Toaster
Brand new, remodeled bathroom
Couch & table lamp with dresser & bed in the background.
Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio
The Casita has its own private washer/dryer unit
View of the side yard from the patio
Side yard of casita; beautiful desert property to stroll and explore
Separate entry/exit to the main house's pool (seasonal; not heated)
Beautiful desert potted-plant landscaping
Barrel Cactus in bloom next to the Casita's parking spot
Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, 37'' TV, Blu-ray DVD player, A/C
Kitchen with dishwasher & coffee maker
Entry Way. Kitchen table for 2, expands for 4 w/additional chairs
Bathroom with walk-in shower made from unique Mexican tile
There is a single sleeper sofa in the living room
Patio cafe table for 2; perfect for enjoying morning coffee or lunch outside
2-seater glider on the patio, facing west to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets
Walkway from patio to natural paths weaving through 3 acres of desert property
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
Great Horned Owl on the yard wall--some of the local Sonoran Desert wildlife
The Casita is located on Summer Ranch. WiFi available so you can stay connected.
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