La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Located in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, our guests feel the spaciousness and serenity of the Sonoran Desert and enjoy the beauty of our surrounding mountains and star-filled nights. But we are only 15 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes or less to the University of Arizona and several golf courses, including Quarry Pines & Starr Pass. Silverbell, a well-maintained muni, is only 10 minutes away. Good restaurants are about 15 minutes down the road.
The furnishings and decor are definitely Southwestern comfortable. The main room has a high-end home theater with 56' HDTV, Blue Ray DVD player, and built in surround sound. Here you will find an extensive library of CD's and DVD's. WiFi, of course.
The bathroom has a beautifully tiled walk-in shower. Fresh linens & towels provided.
La Casita has its own backyard, patio, and BBQ and our guests enjoy interesting grounds, including cactus gardens, a rose garden, a mission fountain, and three patios with many strange and fascinating plants. Laundry can easily be arranged. The washer/dryer are in the main residence. Just ask.
La Casita is perfect for those who want to visit Southern Arizona's many attractions, such as Bisbee, Tombstone, Titan Missile Site, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Air and Space Museum and our excellent history museums that illustrate the area's rich Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo heritage. Several fine Indian Casinos and many hiking trails are nearby.
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Member since: 2006
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Limited Accessibility
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Tile, walk-in shower.
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Catering Available
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub:
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Cleaning Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
- Winter Pool Heating Fee $10
- Taxes Not included
When you indicate that you want to reserve specific dates, I will need 3 pieces of information: (1) your dates of arrival and departure; (2) a phone # where we can reach you while you are in residence if we need to; and (3) your mailing address so I can refund your security deposit. When I have this information, I will email you the rental agreement. If it is OK, sign and fax back to me.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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About the owner: Owner Jim Gressinger is a retired newspaper publisher. Ms. Karen & I retired to Tucson in 2003. Currently we publish Southern Arizona Guide, a content-rich website with over 100 dining reviews; 50 original videos & dozens of slideshows about the most interesting people & places in Southern Arizona; our recommendations for the best things to see & do; plus a lot of local history & cultural heritage. Last year we had over 250,000 visitors to our website. We do have advertisers on our website. Our rule is simple. If we cannot wholeheartedly recommend your establishment to our friends & family, you cannot advertise on Southern Arizona Guide. Our dining reviews are as objective as we can make them. Seldom does a restaurant owner or manager know that we've been to his or her establishment until a week or two later when we publish our review on Southern Arizona Guide or on our Southern Arizona Guide blog. I almost always take other with me to do a review. The deal is simple. I pay for the meals. They each have to order something different so we can sample a broad spectrum of menu items. On our Southern Arizona Guide, there are restaurants, attractions, and other places that we DO NOT recommend. For the benefit of our website visitors, we are serious critics, not like you will find elsewhere.
Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
Our casita is roomy & comfortable. It has its own back yard with cactus garden. But our guests can enjoy all of our other gardens such as the rose garden, and the anniversary garden. Our guests have no sense that there is a major metropolitan area anywhere nearby. Yet, it takes only 15 minutes to get to the Historic District of Downtown Tucson and 22 minutes to the University of Arizona.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we have no guests, the Casita is our den and home theater. Our guests get to take advantage of a very high end music & video system. Another advantage of staying at La Casita is that very few locals know the area as well as we do. That's not bragging. It's our job. Our guests take advantage of our local knowledge. The best hiking trails, the best museums, the best art galleries and performing arts, etc. We love sharing our local knowledge. It's what we do.
- Primary: (520) 820-2710 (Arizona, USA) You can email me at Jim@SouthernArizonaGuide.com
- Secondary: (520) 743-0457 (Arizona, USA)
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Guest's Corvette (ZO6) next to 1925 Gas Pump
Mr.Cardinal Visits Frequently
Guest's dog, Cloud, plays with Buddy (left)
Baby Hummingbird in Nest
Casita Dining Room
This is the view from our pool area. We often invite our casita guests to join us on our upper viewing deck for cocktails. Up there the views are even more magnificent. Please, join us!
Southern Arizona is still pretty much the Wild West. This is our annual rodeo each February. It's a hoot!
El Presidio de Tucson at Downtown Tucson, the Spanish fort that protected the local Indians, Spanish colonists, & missionaries in the 18th century. Amazing reenactments on special occasions. We have several original videos about this early period on our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.
Ms. Karen & Jim's 94-year-old father, Bill, at Pima Air & Space Museum. This is one of our highly recommended attractions. Also, we have over 80 dining reviews on our http://southernarizonaguide.com.
This is what you will see when you pull into our driveway for a relaxing stay.
Casita Back Yard - Santa Catalina Mountains in Backgound
Casita Living Room w/Home Theater
Counter-Current Pool & Patio w/hot tub
Path to Rose Garden
Local Mission - San Xavier de Bac
A bird in the hand... (baby quail)
Restored 1925 Gas Pump - $0.14 per Gallon
At La Casita de Tucson, we have many gardens. None more spectacular than Ms. Karen's rose garden in Spring!
'Murder on the Streets of Tombstone'. Historic Boothill. We have 5 original videos and many slideshows about Tombstone on our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.
Downtown Tucson. Santa Catalina Mountains & 9,500 foot high Mt. Lemmon in the background. Up there it's about 30 degrees cooler.
This Great Horned Owl is just one of many raptors that fly free at our Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This is where were recommend our first-time guests go in order to get oriented to our magnificent desert plants and critters. You can view all of our recommended attractions on our website: http://southernarizonaguide.com.
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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