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2free Roundsgolf/Top View/2BR/2BA Amazing Tucson Vaca Loca Top View

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Living Room looking out to patio and view of the mountains and golf course


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

1200 sf 2BR 2BA, 2 Doors Best Mountain and Course View, Gem Show

Special Offer,
48 Hour Special May and June, 2 Free Rounds of Golf w/1 week stay
Booking May through Winter,
Return Guests: 2 Free Nights with one week booking
and early check In, Later departure (another day of golf)

You'll find Starr Pass glowing in the warm sun light (and moon light) nestled in the Tucson Mountains. Gaze at the city lights, under the brilliant Tucson stars (an astronomical world class location) and view the cityscape from just the right point of view.

A few minutes from the Tucson Airport, take a left at Starr Pass Blvd and head toward the Tucson mountains - you'll find yourself and your companions in an oasis unmatched. The Starr Pass 27 hole Arnold Palmer Golf Course is one of the best in the world. Each hole has stunning desert scenery. Our guests frequently enjoy golf and many times we can recommend golf discounts.

Guests, please always Inquire, even if calendar shows booked. Owner has calendar and can also refer your party next door and nearby. ' The Owl Casita knows' the best places to stay;)

There is only one place like this in the world.

Bedrooms are inviting, private and comfortable. Main bedroom is an end unit, king bed, bath with tub/ separate shower. Flat screen television

The second bedroom is situated on the other side of the casita, on the left, with its own entrance, bath, mini fridge, micro, sink, staples ,flat screen, writing table, window with wood shutters.

in between the two bedrooms is the spacious living room, fireplace, full kitchen, outdoor patio and laundry room off kitchen.

OLD FRIENDS are the BEST FRIENDS is our motto ;) We love our return guests and we have a lot of them. Most of our calendar is filled with return guests! We love to return the favor: for those guests who leave the Owl casita in pristine shape, return again and email us a good email review, we offer special consideration for scheduling and special 5 Starr Owl rates. Some guests have us holdover their deposits if they are new and would like to return, so on their request if they know they want to return soon, we hold that for them and schedule their next visits. We don't even need a deposit for guests who we have a long history with us.

We have the best managers on site, we repair everything that comes to our attention, so we ask guests to let the owner and manger know when something needs any attention. We also work very hard to keep costs down so that you can enjoy a great place to stay away from home at a great rate!

We have a guest book in the casita with suggestions for your visit, guest comments and suggestions. Please keep track of your favorite spots during your visit and let us know what you love! We do the same thing, write down anything we believe you may love about Tucson or Starr Pass.

Starr Pass Owl Casita is the most well positioned casita -- the most sought after casita in Starr Pass. Guests who stay come back time and again, stay sometimes months at a time, for its great location; an end unit, centrally located, but quiet, with one of the best views of the Tucson mountains, the Road Runner golf course and the nearby resort.

Your golf casita will provide the best lodging. We ensure comfort cleanliness and beauty in a peaceful yet invigorating environment. Beautiful golf club-house with two indoor outdoor restaurants, Terrace Cafe and Catalina BBQ, just steps away from the casita. The BBQ restaurant uses local ingredients, and award winning bbq secrets. Our guests (and we) love this bbq! And don't think you should miss it!

Golfers may want to add a day or two after playing the Starr Pass course -- to also play at one of the other 18 nearby courses, challenging all levels of players. Starr Pass Owl Casita can arrange 50%-70% off golf at Starr Pass, as well as other Tucson courses, free wifi and incredible beds. Enjoy the out-your-door mountain bike open park facility. Hikers, hike on historical Starr Pass trails, visit nearby museums and shops, all just minutes away.

All the Starr Pass Owl casita beds have been upgraded with Sleep Innovations products; soft clean sheets and fresh comforters. You won't want to get up -- but do so you won't miss any of the unbelievable days at Starr Pass and in Tucson.

Starr Pass Owl casita is perfectly situated on the Starr Pass course, 16th hole, of a 27 hole Arnold Palmer Starr Pass course.

Most guests are so busy golfing or hiking or biking, they don't have much time, but there are three new flat screen televisions, a DVD player, a VHS player. The kitchen has a toaster, coffee maker, dishes, and is fully equipped for your service. The mini kitchen in the second bedroom is also equipped with basics.

The living area is open beamed, tile floors, fireplace, also a large window for viewing the mountains, the golf course tee and wildlife outside. Or you can rest outside on the patio and watch the fireworks. And who can miss the Tucson stars. Barbecue, washer and dryer, ice maker, stove, micros. FREE WiFi and cable. Free parking directly outsde casita. Only casita with this location, parking directly in front of the casita. Starr Pass Owl Casita is quipped with supplies; towels, sheets, condiments, etc. all provided. Quiet end unit.

Housekeeping and special errand requests avail at an additional rate. Please let owner know how we can make your stay wonderful.

Starr Pass Owl Casita is the home of artist Cynthia Joy's famous surprise spot mural; her popular Starr Pass owl.

Starr Pass Owl casita shares the property of the newer 5 star Marriott. Closest resort to all of these: downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona (U of A), Tucson Reid Park ZOO, 5th Street Shopping, near Gates Pass (make note to self, must drive to Gates Pass lookout at least once to see the sunset from and amazing vantage point), Old Tucson Movie Location, International Desert and Wildlife Museum, Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson Internatioanl Airport (TUS), Tucson Convention Center. Near Interstate 10 and 19, access to all of Southeastern Arizona. About 100 miles south of Phoenix.

Take the Marriott shuttle from the nearby clubhouse ( or your front door if you call ) up to the 5 Star Marriott hotel for dinner at Primo or sit outside on the comfy couches at Signature Grill near fire pits and gaze and gaze at the beautiful stars. This is also a great place to meet other travelers or conventioners. There is a complimentary wedding toast every evening around 4:30-5:30p.m. as part of the Marriott's special tradition.

Many adults and older teens spend a half or full day (or two or three) at the Marriott Day Spa and pool and for each treatment enjoy a free day at the beautiful private (and quiet) saline spa pool (no chlorine)with private cabana's. Work out facility, spa treatment, spa pool use, all for price of any treatment.

We hope to see you at the owl!

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double


  • King size beds (1) Luxury for a great night sleep. Rated by discriminating guests as the Best Night Sleep ever! Double Beds (2) Special Care for a Great Night Sleep. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Golf Discounts Available- Owner requests guests to sign in with guest page before inquire, so we can get to know you. Lovely garden areas. One of Tucson's Best Steakhouses -- right on the property at the Club House, Enjoy meeting family and friends Indoor/Outdoor dining sometimes with roadrunners! The casita has a level entry and no stairs; its cozy and equally suitable for a family with children; mountain biking; hiking; golf and sports partners enjoy a spacious and well suited resting spot. Wonderful for quiet private weekends away. Decorated southwestern style. Birds and wildlife within full view. You will see many varieties of birds, bunnies, roadrunners, some deer, etc. Scenic to the max. Lots of warm weather!! 5 pm romance toast at Marriott outdoor restaurant. Take shuttle. Enjoy! 197720 website is for our guests only, please do not use contact info for solicitation or information. If you are not a guest, please identify yourself, and your company name....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    (3) Flat Screens! Special request from our wonderful male guests....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There are usually a couple dvd's t'hat we all leave, but I would bring your own or Target has inexpensive dvd's....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Resort closest to downtown Tucson, 4th Street Avenue Fair, Gem show, restaurants, shows, ballets, concerts...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Rated by real estate experts as best view of the golf casitas, the course and choice location in the development. Located on the prized Roadrunner Course, 7th hole tee box...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    Best view of Roadrunner Golf Course and Tucson Mountains. This property has the best position and choice height. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Starr Pass Historic Trail is Starr Pass Road, Starr homestead is nearby in the mountains. Nearby is Gates Pass Look Out....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Surrounded by Tucson Mountains. View of Tucson montains, stars, wildlife, etc....moreless

  • Resort:

    Casita is in a resort area -- on property restaurants/ live entertainment. Outdoor firepits/ outdoor couches. Enjoy food, smores, seasonal fireworks, under the stars...moreless

  • Rural:

    Walk out door to hiking, open air mountain bike park (medium/advanced), walking, shuttle, parking. Wildlife sanctuary, award winning resort and home design, bird, wildlife mecca, santuarty ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    5 Star Marriott hotel is on the property with 10 award winning restaurants. Catalina BBQ and all the Marriott Restaurants are convenient. We also recommend Arizona Inn for lunch and dinner....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Inside casita....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Ask manager about this amenity....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens are upgraded, soft and luxurious. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    With sliding door and view of wildlife. Also best view of the Roadrunner Golf Course, Tucson Mountains and the 5 Star Marriott....moreless

  • Parking:

    One of the only casitas with parking right in front of the casita....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free - in front of Owl casita. Park your car and walk around Starr Pass....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Casita has a brand new stacked washer/dryer room right off the kitchen area in the casita unit....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Code provided to guests....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Always a cozy, glowey treat....moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Catering Available:

    Catalina BBQ and 5 star Marriott with multiple restaurants on the property....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Starter coffee, but if you are like us and love a special type, bring favorite or pick up at grocer....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Ice maker, light amounts of ice...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with all new dishes, pots and pans, coffee pot, toaster, silverware. Most staples....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Also in second bedroom....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Starters of pantry items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Also another mini in second bedroom....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Available for rent nearby, also guided tours are available for bikers....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a patio off the living room space. Its cozy, with a view and two smaller scale settees for dining or relaxing....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We are on a golf course and there are grassy common areas; gardens in the common area are desert vegetation labled....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is BBQ on the back patio...moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Under 18 - Archer Pool, new facility a mile or so away from the casita. No other pool is available at the resort at this time for children. If this changes we will post in the next few weeks....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Let the manager know if your party is looking for a casita with a hot tub. If we are booked, we can help you find the best casita for what you are looking for....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Let the manager know if your party plans to swim while in Starr Pass. If we are booked, we can always help you find the best casita for what you are looking for....moreless

  • Sauna

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
May 2 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Rates
Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,350 $2,250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Dec 16 - Jan 9, 2018
3 night min stay

Gem Mineral Show
Jan 10 - Jan 31, 2018
1 night min stay
Gem Show
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 - May 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,200
Summer 2018
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$600 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • After 2 guests pp $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13%


Owner handles deposits as a Security Deposit that converts to a Damage Deposit. Strict, Firm or Relaxed policy depends on the season. Owner handles on a case by case basis. Guests agree if cancellation guest will select an alternative date. Owner reserves the right to override our own policy at any time.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
TUS International Airport
Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ, USA
Nearest Barpub
On Property
Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ, USA
Nearest Golf
On Property
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station Downtown
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10 Freeway
Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Catalina BBQ, Primo, Salud, On Property

Car: Recommended

Resort with the most spectacular location: Starr Pass is nearest to the airport, U of A, downtown Tucson, Old Tucson, Arizona Desert Museum, Gates Pass Lookout, are all close by. (Guests, please create a guest profile for faster communication. It helps us understand if we are a good fit for your travel plans. I always check the Guest Profile before making a reservation. Thank you.) On the grounds: 10 restaurants: Salud Bar is a star gazing epithelium. Relax on comfy couches with glowy fire pits, Signature Grill is Arizona's best daily breakfast buffet (or order off the menu) famous for their sticky buns and organic choices; upscale PRIMO restaurant, many dishes made with the chef's garden grown herbs and vegetables from on the property, interesting beverage bars, organic drinks and dishes available. Starr Pass Marriott Hashani Spa saline spa pool is a stress-no-more spot. Starr Pass is an open park environment. Wildlife, javelin, mule deer, birds, rabbits, quail, roadrunners.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We are University of Arizona Wildcat graduates who could never fully leave the Old Pueblo. 20 years later we searched for and found the best located casita in Starr Pass -- Owl Casita to enjoy ourselves and share with our amazing guests from all around the country and the world.

Why the Owner Chose Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ, USA:
Top location in the development, quiet end unit w/best view. No road noise from Starr Pass Rd. Comfort. Resort nearest the U of A, downtown and the airport and I-10. Within eye site of famous JW Marriott Hotel and Spa, Road Runner Golf Course.Starr Pass is considered by many as the best of all the resorts in Tucson for its location. Open park wildlife reserve, Rich in beauty and scenic desert terrain. Arnold Palmer golf course, the open air mountain bike park, all in our back yard. The view of the Old Pueblo from this vantage point is unsurpassed. We visited and stayed at all the developments and resorts in the Old Pueblo and came back to Starr Pass. There is something special about this desert oasis. This is a place to return to again and again. My map:

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
View is Best --Location, location, location. There are other places to stay in SP, however, none have this view, this location, an end unit on the master bedroom side = privacy and peaceflulness, parking in front of the unit, great elevation and view Comfort and convenience Management is helpful and responsive Return Guests, Special Offer-- if we have you in our system as a return guest, email owner for special offer -- If you're a new guest, and you read this Unique Benefits section, mention Special Offer in your reservation request, or text me and ask about our special offer, you won't be sorry! Hint, do it before you make your plane reservation. Book directly with owner and SAVE!

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Living Room looking out to patio and view of the mountains and golf course

    Living Room looking out to patio and view of the mountains and golf course

  • Front door entry, side A and B, walkway with blooming Barrel Cactus

    Front door entry, side A and B, walkway with blooming Barrel Cactus

  • Furnished kitchen with great floor plan, love this place!

    Furnished kitchen with great floor plan, love this place!

  • Side A Bath, shower, tub and two sinks

    Side A Bath, shower, tub and two sinks

  • Invigorating, Exhilerating, Relaxing, Memorable...Sunsets

    Invigorating, Exhilerating, Relaxing, Memorable...Sunsets

  • Best View of the "Old Pueblo" from Starr Pass Marriott comf...

    Best View of the "Old Pueblo" from Starr Pass Marriott comf...

  • Wonderful Tour Guide Guided Hike Thru Canyon Behind Owl Casita

    Wonderful Tour Guide Guided Hike Thru Canyon Behind Owl Casita

  • This is your view: 5 star Marriott, on best golf course: Road Runner! Best view!

    This is your view: 5 star Marriott, on best golf course: Road Runner! Best view!

  • Great Hiking and meditation locations

    Great Hiking and meditation locations

  • Starr the Owl Resident Resides perched in the Living area...

    Starr the Owl Resident Resides perched in the Living area...

  • Bird Feeder full, check. Shot for birds stashed, check. Free wine for mentioning

    Bird Feeder full, check. Shot for birds stashed, check. Free wine for mentioning

  • This is the only view with this elevation, vantage point and composition! LOVE!

    This is the only view with this elevation, vantage point and composition! LOVE!

  • Side A bedroom

    Side A bedroom

  • GuestSuite /Side B Bedroom, sep. entrance, kitchenette, bath/shower, flat screen

    GuestSuite /Side B Bedroom, sep. entrance, kitchenette, bath/shower, flat screen

  • Not the prettiest of the photos, but imagine no hotel laundry, right in casita

    Not the prettiest of the photos, but imagine no hotel laundry, right in casita

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

  • Open Air Mountain Bike and Hiking trails. Rugged and amazing, right outside door

    Open Air Mountain Bike and Hiking trails. Rugged and amazing, right outside door

  • View near the Golf Pro Shop and Catalina BBQ, Happy hour, golf, hiking

    View near the Golf Pro Shop and Catalina BBQ, Happy hour, golf, hiking

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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