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TOP VIEW/2BR/2BA SAFE Sonoran Resort Area Tucson Vaca Loca TOP VIEW

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Special Offer,

48 Hour Special, two free drinks at Catalina BBQ Upon Arrival

Booking Back to School, football games, theater shows, musical shows etc! Tell us your interest, ask us about packages

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. (For last minute quick stops, layovers, quick in and out lodging, please ask about staying in just side B. It's smaller and economical if you just want a quick sleep in crisp white sheets and a shower! We got ya on this!)

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 have the best managers on site, we repair everything that comes to our attention, so we ask guests to let the owner and manager 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! Parking fees, taxes and wifi can run $100 /per night at some hotels, plus the $275 for the room, that's for a small tiny room, no kitchen, laundry or guest room. This is a no brainer to rent 1400 sf to spread out.

We have a guest book in the casita with suggestions for your visit, we are available to answer questions at any time via text on your stay.

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 white 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. You can stay in side B for quick in and out visits if you just want a quick place to sleep. Also booking for one and two month stays.

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 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 soon!

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Ella - Pls contact owner for all calendar dates
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Ella - Pls contact owner for all calendar dates

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.

Ella - Pls contact owner for all calendar dates purchased this villa in 2000

Why Ella - Pls contact owner for all calendar dates chose Tucson

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.

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What makes this villa unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Guests -- If you're looking for a great place to stay in Tucson, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO FIND: * a better value, (sleeps 6-8) *Cleaner place, (my husband is the clean king and the casita passed all her tests, lol, *Better loca, easiest resort to access from the every where, * great view and * well appointed property. Owner thinks of Guest Comfort and Great Guest Relations. All we can say is, it's 10 stars and this is our 8th year coming back. We recommend what the owner recommends for restaurants and area attractions
Mar 2017
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Starr Pass Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
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.


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average rating of 4.711111 based on 105 reviews

Comfortable, well equipped casita in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Owl casita as we were attending a conference at the Marriott. The house was clean, with a well equipped kitchen, excellent wifi and comfortable beds. The wildlife on the patio was an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Chavaunne and her cohorts from London as guests and consider it a compliment that they chose to stay at our place with all the other properties to choose from -- and then we appreciate she gave us her compliments. Everything we do is with our guests in mind, so thank you! (Just to update our summer guests, we have a few weeks left of summer rates, we just finished another deep clean, our place is very clean and well maintained. For the next five guests that book with us this summer we will add in extra perks and bonuses. Even if the calendar shows booked, check in with the host.Tell us your reason for travel and our crew will do everything we can to make your trip amazing!) Thank you!!
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Redwood City, CA

Great place for birders!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Owl Casita. We appreciated the attention given to us by the owner, Pamela, in arranging our stay. The Owl Casita is a place to just relax and enjoy the view of the mountains. One can also enjoy the perks of the Starr Pass Resort (restaurants, pool, hiking trails, etc.). Our most favorite activity was sitting out on the patio everyday watching birds at the bird feeder. Suet for the birds was provided by the owner - thanks! It was amazing to see such a variety of exotic desert birds in close view - gila woodpeckers, cactus wrens, cardinals, curved-billed thrashers, pyrrhuloxia, roadrunners and others. The Casita is centrally located for many birding hot-spots - Desert Museum, Catalina State Park, Sabino Canyon and Madera Canyon, to mention a few. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All our guests are awesome, however, some are even more special and we loved having you two stay with us on your recent bird watching trip! What drew us to this area and our little casita, the OWL casita, and that's nature and birds! We're so happy you enjoyed all the birds, they're a part of our morning routine and all day on the patio we keep an eye out for the birds. The view with the Tucson mountains, we literally wonder how the birds are doing whenever we're away. We feel lucky to have such a great location. The resort is nice to be near, but our true love is the nature and the birds, the roadrunners and families of quail, the delicate humming birds and the beautiful blue birds. You share our love! Thank you also for naming many of the birds! Please come back again any time and enjoy more coffee on the patio, and locations to bird watch. We appreciate your friendliness and kindness! We adore your appreciation for our little place of heaven -- in the Tucson hills. Come back! Happy birding!
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Flagstaff, AZ

Very Nice!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Owl Casita for UA graduation. It was quiet and comfortable, and a beautiful place to relax. The beds were extremely comfortable and the owner was kind and able to make all the accommodations we requested. I will definitely stay here again when visiting Tucson!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the complimentary remarks -- it's so important to us that our guests are comfortable and happy.. the appreciation just multiplies. We loved hearing your comments about our beds. We listen to our guests and make adjustments all the time. The beds have the stamp of approval from you and our other return guests so our efforts were noticed so, thank you! We look forward to your return trip!! That's the biggest compliment when we see you back again. We'll earn your trust and consider our return guests as gems! Many thanks for being kind, appreciative guests. See you soon.
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Owl Casita!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Owl Casita as my "home base" for my first visit to Tucson. Highly recommended! The location is outstanding - mountain and golf course views, in a very scenic and natural area. Walking paths close by. Quiet and peaceful during my stay there. Pamela was a great communicator throughout the process, and had great suggestions in the home book. Thank you Pamela!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at the Owl casita as your home base on your first trip to Tucson. I'm so happy you enjoyed your time in Tucson and hope the casita played a small roll in what sounded like an overall great trip. I too love so many things that Starr Pass has to offer; the natural open air surroundings, proximity to the city, amazing golf.. It's a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, hikers, site seers. You were a great guest to have stay. Thank you for the positive feedback. You'e Welcome back anytime. Have a great summer and happy golfing!
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Comfortable place in interesting area.

  • 5 of 5

We came from the eastern part of the USA with our grandson so he could see something different and we were not disappointed! Casita Owl is in a great area with walking trails, great views and a restaurant within walking distance. The house is equipped for cooking although we only did a little. We saw any birds and wild pigs just outside - fun to watch. We enjoy our stay in Tucson very much!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you, your husband and grandson stay at the Owl Casita while you explored Tucson and Arizona. Thank you for sharing your photos and experiences with us, we LOVE hearing from guests while they stay with us. Many guests we see back again on repeat visits and so we keep in touch that way also. We focus to make sure guests have what they may need -- so thanks for sharing our home-away-from-home. Really appreciate the positive communication and happy guests who appreciate the casita and the area, so thank you.
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Girdwood, Alaska

Wonderful location, excellent Casita!

  • 5 of 5

The Starr Pass area is great place to stage from to explore the many features of the area, including Saguaro National Park, Old Tucson, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, and so much more. The area is just 10-15 minutes away from urban Tucson, yet you are in a very natural area and immersed in the desert and in among the the mountains. Excellent hiking and mountain biking trails are just outside your doorstep. You don't have to drive somewhere all the time and we really appreciated that. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The Owl Casita is very well cared for and quite comfortable. We really enjoyed the views to the west and the birds and other critters that came by to visit us: quail, roadrunners, doves, javelinas and more! The beds and linens were top notch and the kitchen well-equipped. Neighbors were friendly and helpful, and the development is quite clean and well maintained. We felt safe and comfortable throughout our stay.

We especially appreciate the extra information provided by our hosts for where to shop and things to do ... a very nice touch! And, our host contacted us several times during our stay to make sure everything was going well.

We were there a week and a day, but it's the kind of place and location that you can settle into for a month or more if you have the time. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guest from Alaska could have writen the book on how to be amazing guests in a - Home away from Home property. They were honest, loyal, communicative and joyful. *Thank you Kirk and family for choosing to stay with us at the Owl Casita. We're so happy you enjoyed the area -- the wildlife, the views and the casita. There is something special about the Sonoran Desert and you captured it both in the photos you shared and in your communications with us. Not only was your party joyful and happy, you made us happy knowing you were having such a wonderful time. You and your family are the reason we keep the casita for guests to stay. Thank you again to you and your party for positive communications -- it means a lot to us when our guests notice and appreciate the space of the casita and the place in the beautiful desert! Many Happy Adventures to you and your family!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
TUS International Airport
Nearest Barpub
On Property
Nearest Golf
On Property
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Station Downtown
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 10 Freeway
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

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 to owners policy: with a schedule conflict 60 days out, alternative dates will be provided to guest by owner. Within 60 days alternate dates aren't promised. Owner reserves the right to override our own policy at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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