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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: 12/26/2014
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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, 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. 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/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. 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 Canyon, La Paloma, 49ers, Fred Enke, Del Lago, Randolph. Numerous other courses about 30 miles away: The 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!

STANDARD RATES: $129/night if less than one week, $100/night if staying one week or more; $2,800/mth if staying one month or more. Minimum 3 night stay. 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).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 yrs old...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

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

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets considered. Dogs. No cats, due to owner's & other's allergies. (Pet Deposit required; $500 per pet)....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

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

                ...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

              Other Amenities

                  • Great location for cyclists!

                  Entertainment

                  • 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

                  • DVD Player:

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

                  • Games:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • Television:

                    37'' flat screen JVC TV...moreless

                  • Video Library:

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

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Racquetball
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

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

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Stackable washer/dryer unit....moreless

                      • Fireplace:

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

                      • Garage:

                        No covered garage provided. 2 parking spots are under shade trees....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        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

                      • Internet:

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

                      • Iron & Board
                      • 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

                      • Living Room:

                        Couch, loveseat, ottoman, 37'' TV & Blu-ray DVD player. Pole/table lamp. ...moreless

                      • Parking:

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

                      • Telephone:

                        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

                      • Towels Provided:

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

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Stackable washer/dryer unit....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        12-cup coffee maker....moreless

                      • 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

                      • Dishwasher:

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

                      • Freezer:

                        Full-size....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

                      • Microwave:

                        Clean....moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

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

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Full-size side-by-side refridgerator & freezer....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Full-size electric stove with oven....moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • 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

                      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

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Peak Season-Winter Rates
                              Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $189
                              $980 $3,600
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $129
                              $700 $2,800
                              * 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.


                              Cancellation policy:

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


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                              Last updated: 12/26/2014
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                              Location

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

                              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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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              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

                              • Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, 37'' TV, Blu-ray DVD player, A/C

                                Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, 37'' TV, Blu-ray DVD player, A/C

                              • There is a single sleeper sofa in the living room

                                There is a single sleeper sofa in the living room

                              • Brand new, remodeled bathroom

                                Brand new, remodeled bathroom

                              • Kitchen with dishwasher & coffee maker

                                Kitchen with dishwasher & coffee maker

                              • Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio

                                Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio

                              • 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

                              • 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

                              • The Casita is located on Summer Ranch. WiFi available so you can stay connected.

                                The Casita is located on Summer Ranch. WiFi available so you can stay connected.

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

                                Entry Way. Kitchen table for 2, expands for 4 w/additional chairs

                              • Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstands on each side; alarm clock and lamp

                                Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstands on each side; alarm clock and lamp

                              • Couch & table lamp with dresser & bed in the background.

                                Couch & table lamp with dresser & bed in the background.

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

                                Bathroom with walk-in shower made from unique Mexican tile

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

                                Fridge/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Microwave & Toaster

                              • 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

                              • 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

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                              This listing was first published here in 2012.

                              Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                              $129 - $189 per night (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

                              View calendar: Updated 12/26/14
                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                              Member since: 2012
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/26/2014
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                              Perfect Get-away! Cute Casita on secluded, fenced & gated 3-acres (~NE~ Tucson)

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