"Lori's casita was a very welcome alternative to staying in a hotel while we were in the Tucson area for a week. We had our little Italian greyhound with us, so the casita allowed room for him (and us!) to stretch his legs & not feel so confined. Best of all, it was VERY quiet. It is located right beside I-19, so there is the associated noise of that traffic, but we turned the provided fan on low at night in the bedroom & it masked the noise & made for pleasant sleeping. The bed was very comfortable, there was more than enough closet space, water was nice & hot for showers, there was a full-size washer/dryer, full-size dishwasher & also stove/oven, medium-size fridge/freezer, small microwave, well-stocked eating & cooking utensils are provided. A very nice Safeway is within a short walk for groceries (it's actually faster to walk than to drive over & locate a parking space). There is a large Weber gas grill out on the little patio, which made for a nice steak dinner 1 night. The nearby hot tub was out of service during our stay, kind of a bummer but not Lori's fault. The casita is about a 30-minute drive S of Tucson (in Green Valley), but a very convenient location...far enough away to not have to deal with the Tucson traffic all the time, yet close enough to easily see all of the area attractions. Tubac/Tumacacori are about 30-minutes S of the casita, the Titan Missile Museum is just minutes away. Pima Air & Space Museum is well worth at LEAST a day (we spent an entire day there, then my husband returned the next morning for the boneyard tour). If your dog is along, note that dogs ARE allowed inside all the hangers & everywhere on the grounds at Pima...they're just not allowed on any of the trams or buses (if you decided to take any tram or bus tours, such as the boneyard tour). If you need to board your dog for the day, there is a nice kennel only 2-miles from the casita ($17/day), located where you turn off W Continental to go to Madera Canyon (can't remember the exact name, something like Animal Center of Green Valley...turn R off W Continental & it's immediately on the L on Madera Canyon Rd). Saguaro Nat'l Park is about an hour away...note that there are 2 separate areas, E & W sides, & they are about an hour away from each other, totally separated by Tucson. You can see both in 1 very long day, but we found the W side to be the most enjoyable, most scenic & least crowded, & it also has some great hiking trails. Sabino Canyon was pretty, but NOT worth"
Guest: kaua'i lovers
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: November 8, 2015