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Welcome to Tucson with all of the flavor of the Southwest! It's a great place to stay for outdoor enthusiasts and nature-lovers, an excellent location for cyclists and is called a 'hiker's heaven.' NE Tucson is the perfect location to vacation! There are many places to hike, bike and sightsee. (*This is a non-smoking property*).
The Casa Bonita is located near E Tanque Verde Rd & N Sabino Canyon in the highly-desirable gated community of Rancho Esperero. Great location on a cul-de-sac; no thru traffic. Second street in; only 2 speed humps. Easy access to the community pool. Picturesque mountain views. Walking distance to Morris Udall Park with both indoor and outdoor walking tracks, rec center, dog park and playground. Walking distance to a delicious ice cream shop (homemade gelato) and an Italian restaurant with great pizza. Very close to a restaurant with awesome vegetarian dishes, and a dog-friendly restaurant, too. Just a quarter mile to grocery store, Starbucks, drug store, bank, etc. The home faces north toward the Catalina Mountains, Thimble Peak and Mt. Lemmon.
The Casa Bonita is a very spacious house. It has an open concept floor plan and high ceilings throughout. Large bedrooms with comfortable beds! All 3 bedrooms are well-separated for privacy and have very large closets. Home is furnished with unique southwestern decor. Very neat and clean and well-kept. Kitchen features new tile floor, electric stove, stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, microwave, plenty of space for food/groceries in large pantry closet and includes a breakfast bar. Living room features a cathedral ceiling, sliding glass doors to outside patio (w/table and BBQ), 42'' flat screen TV w/Blu-ray DVD player. Separate laundry room with full-size washer & dryer. Spacious 2 car garage.
The Casa Bonita is less than 10 minutes from Sabino Canyon Park & Bear Canyon, in the Coronado National Forest, which are perfect for sightseeing via walking, hiking or a narrated tram ride. 20 minutes from Saguaro National Park East (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.
Perfect for cyclists! Excellent location accessing miles of newly paved bicycle paths and main streets that all have designated bike lanes. Tucson is a bike-friendly city! Less than a half mile from the "Loop", a paved 50+ mile river park bike trail circling Tucson. Also located near 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. Across from Morris Udall Park with paved walking track (with exercise/stretching stations), dog park, playground & indoor recreation center. 15 minutes from the iconic Gaslight Theater, Park Place Mall, cinemas and numerous restaurants. Less than 10 minutes from Trail Dust Town (w/restaurants, horse soldier museum, western stunt show, gun gallery, various shops) and Golf N' Stuff (miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, laser tag). Just 5 minutes from Rocks & Ropes (The Bloc) indoor climbing & fitness center w/yoga classes (w/daily rates & equipment rental; adults & children). Close to several horse boarding stables on the East/Northeast side of Tucson. 15 minutes from Pantano Stables which offers group & private horseback trail rides. 15 from the U of A (University of Arizona).
Closest public Golf Courses within 15 miles: Arizona National, Ventana Canyon, La Paloma, Forty Niner, Fred Enke, Del Lago, Randolph, El Rio, Quail Canyon and Silverbell. Numerous other courses within 30 miles: Starr Pass Country Club-Rattler (among Arizona's top 10 and the nation's top 100), 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), Omni Tucson National (home of the PGA tour), Quarry Pines, Crooked Tee at Arthur Pack Park, The Views and 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 Casa Bonita is located on the exclusive Northeast side of Tucson near the foot of Mt. Lemmon. Easy access via Catalina Hwy, which is a 2-lane road also called 'Sky Island Scenic Biway'. (The Santa Catalina Mountains are one of southern Arizona's 'sky islands'). The 30-mile route to Mt. Lemmon's small community of Summerhaven (8,200 ft) and/or the summit (9,159 ft), begins at the T-intersection of E Tanque Verde Rd & E Catalina Hwy and winds its way up to the top of the mountain past stunning rock formations and gorgeous views of the sprawling desert valley floor below.
Mt. Lemmon offers cooler temperatures, beautiful pine trees, a lake and recreational opportunities including numerous campgrounds, picnic sites, hiking trails and incredible scenic views. At the 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. There are also restaurants, gift shops, etc.
At the Casa Bonita you will have the perfect balance of a charming residential neighborhood home full of modern conveniences in the middle of the vastly rich surroundings of the unique vegetation and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert!
The house is listed at an extremely reasonable and competitive monthly rate, especially during Tucson's gorgeous winter peak season for visitors and vacationers.
RATES: Please see details under 'Rates' tab. Rates/availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by a Reservation Deposit payment.
REVIEWS: The first 30 reviews are for The Casa Soleada, which was our previous vacation rental home located only 2 miles away. All of the furniture and furnishings were moved from there to The Casa Bonita in the summer of 2015.
Full kitchen, stocked with everything except groceries (guests provide their own food and prepare their own meals). Plenty of cabinets. Also, large pantry closet to store groceries/food, etc....moreless
Some pantry item essentials are provided: salt & pepper, sugar, cooking oil. Additional items provided: aluminum foil, plastic wrap, paper towels, napkins, an assortment of tea bags....moreless
Tucson in the Fall Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Dec w/Winter Break Week Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2015 7 night min stay
*PEAK SEASON* Jan 1 - Feb 29, 2016 28 night min stay
March w/Spring Break Week Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016 28 night min stay
Tucson in the Spring Apr 1 - May 31, 2016 28 night min stay
Summer Discount Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 28 night min stay
My Standard Rate 30 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
Laundering Fee (Linens)$100
The first 50% payment will confirm your reservation, reserve your dates on the VRBO calendar and is non-refundable. The second 50% payment will be due 30 days prior to your check-in date. You will receive a payment reminder/request one week in advance of the balance due date. Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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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. 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.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: The owners, Mac & Sue, live 2 miles from The Casa Bonita property. They enjoy the warm, sunny, mild winters in Tucson and appreciate the natural vegetation and wildlife of the unique Sonoran Desert, a beautiful and diverse living desert. They are thankful for their everyday views of the Catalina Mountains & Mt. Lemmon. Mac and Sue love to travel and they stay at vacation rental homes or do home exchanges on most of their trips. They enthusiastically rent out The Casita guesthouse on their property (#444008) and The Casa Bonita home (#505439) to Tucson vacationers/visitors at an extremely reasonable and competitive rate, wanting to share what they believe is the best area of Tucson to visit and definitely the most convenient location of all...Northeast Tucson!!!