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Endless Views Sunrise to Sunset- Charming Casita- Saguaro West

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cottage, Open floor plan + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This beautiful Santa Fe style casita is nestled on 5 acres in the Sonoran Desert, adjacent to Saguaro National Park West and Tucson Mountain Park. Enjoy the sunsets and endless views. A wood burning kiva fireplace to cozy up at night. High ceilings, polished concrete floors and Mexican tile accents create the enchanting Southwest look and feel. The casita is surrounded by patios, so you can appreciate the 360 degree views. Please also see our new listing www.vrbo.com924322 for your desert experience.

The open floor plan and big windows bring the desert to you. Quiet and private, we call it living on the Nature Channel. Artists, writers, photographers and contemplatives can gaze upon Babaoquivari and Kitts Peak for inspiration from the covered patio.

Walk, bike or drive to the Desert Museum and Mountain Park. The property is minutes to Tucson Studios, Wildlife Museum and nearby amenities. It is 25 minutes to Historic Downtown and the University of Arizona featuring museums and cultural events. Casinos are 15 minutes away. The best of the desert and enjoy city life as you please!

Keywords: Casita
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 740 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    The desert has lots of cactus and children will enjoy the uniqueness but you want to educate them that things do stick and bite here!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    No walk in shower however ...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed. Property most comfortable for 1-2. Small child OK. The casita is open floor plan so no privacy except outside or in bathroom or walk incloset. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Located on 5 saguaro studded acres, unlimited views, wildlife, mountain ranges and the Sonoran Desert, Privacy and tranquilty, Minutes from hiking, biking and nature watching, we call it living on the Nature Channel! Our home also on the property. Both residences have complete privacy....moreless


  • Books:

    Small selection about the SW and desert plants and animals...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    (9) Some cds with music compatible to desert relaxation....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    32' flat screen with Direct TV . Generous selection of DVDs ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    cd player...moreless


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Lots of dining, cultural and entertainment choices!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Views of Tucson Mountains and Babaoquivari, Kitts Peak...moreless

  • Resort:

    Marriott Starr Pass Resort for spa treatment. Casino del Sol ...moreless

  • Rural:

    360 degree views of Sonoran desert and surrounding mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy seating to enjoy the views or watch Direct TV with your favorite shows TiVoed!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking easy circular access to casita...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Park adjacent to casita...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    No RVs etc. CC anRs in our community prohibit them....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls. Accepts long distance calls. Most cell phones work in this area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hi speed wifi...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beautiful kiva design...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart cone bottom...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All paper products such as paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, tissue. plastic wrap, bags and containers. etc. Also soap for laundry, dishes and bathing. Bath soap handmade locally....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped. Electric teakettle ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Completely furnished with small appliances and utensils as well as your paper products. Just bring your own food!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper and plastic provided. Sea saly and pepper mill and a few basic spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2/3rd size with freezer compartment. You can store a full weeks supply if you do not want to go into town!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric 4 burner with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck surrounds the casita for 360 degree views to suit the time of day. Back porch covered....moreless

  • Golf:

    Marriott Starr Pass and also a public course within 25 minutes. World famous courses 45-50 minutes drive....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Back of casita covered. Covered pool area also...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill soon to be propane...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool at the main house , access through separate gate. Share with owners. Pool not heated. swim season Late April (or May) through October generally...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Warm Winter
Jan 1 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$770 $2,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $25


Please contact owner for long term stays and off season specials. Thank you!

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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Car: Necessary

Casita Luminosa is surrounded by nature in a quiet area where all properties are on at least 4 acres. Ideal for a the beauty of the flora and fauna and outdoor activities. Close enough to Downtown after 30 minute drive through the Mountain Park to have a full Southwest experience.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We moved from Santa Cruz CA to Tucson in 2000 when my husband retired. I am able to work from home...what an office I am fortunate to have...all of nature! We built the casita in 2007 to be able to share with family and friends. Since then Luminosa has become a place many feel is their own and return every year. And we love that! Now we have created a lovely little suite we are calling Saguaro Suite so others can also come visit . Please check the brand new listing on VRBO: 924322. I called our move trading ocean for sky!

Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
The beauty of this property is that it is nestled between the Mountain Parks, the Tohono O Odham reservation and a mitigated wildlife corridor. We drive through the mountain park for "city life" and live in beauty and quiet when home. And our neighbors all feel the same way about how special and rare our area is. Even people "in town" don't know about the homes in this area.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Everything you need for your well being is right here. You just bring your groceries...nature takes it course.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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  • Casita from the back.

    Casita from the back.

  • Summer monsoon rainbow

    Summer monsoon rainbow

  • Luminosa in the evening

    Luminosa in the evening

  • Sunset from Luminosa

    Sunset from Luminosa

  • Saguaros dot the landscape

    Saguaros dot the landscape

  • Bedroom leading out to covered patio

    Bedroom leading out to covered patio

  • Glowin the evening sky

    Glowin the evening sky

  • Pool


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Bathroom. Deep soak tub with shower.

    Bathroom. Deep soak tub with shower.

  • Back porch for lounging, views, wining, dining and grilling.

    Back porch for lounging, views, wining, dining and grilling.

  • Casita Luminosa

    Casita Luminosa

  • Entrance to your home in the desert

    Entrance to your home in the desert

  • Fully equipped kitchen area

    Fully equipped kitchen area

  • Amazing skies

    Amazing skies

  • From the bedroom area into living area

    From the bedroom area into living area

  • Kitchen


  • Sunset from back patio

    Sunset from back patio

  • Saguaros at Sunset

    Saguaros at Sunset

  • View into living room

    View into living room

  • Walk in closet has washer and dryer

    Walk in closet has washer and dryer

VRBO #125370

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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