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Bunkhouse on Ranchita with Free Tucson Passport 50% off Coupon Book

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 2

Bunk down in cozy comfort. QUIET DESERT OASIS. Secluded, very private on three acres, fenced and gated, surrounded by mature desert trees and majestic saguaros. Guest house is separate from Ranchita’s main house, with private entrance, driveway, and front door parking. Bright and sunny, the guest house is furnished in a comfortable western style, with microfiber 'suede' couches and king size wrought-iron bed. Rooms painted in natural earth tones. Front porch, with swing to watch the Arizona sun set or read a Louis L'Amour western novel from the guest house library. COME RELAX. Outside find spacious patios with hot tub, fire pit, exceptional barbecue area and fountains. Hot tub, fully enclosed for privacy in gazebo that opens onto patio with waterfall and pond. YOU WILL LOVE IT.

Some exceptions to 30 night minimum stay: make inquiry. By special arrangement, the Ranchita may be reserved for large gatherings or reserve private rooms in the Ranchita's main house, see add #265954.

Relax: Ranchita means little ranch. The Guest house sits to the rear of the main house on this quiet and secluded ranchita. The Guest house is furnished in comfortable western style, with a full kitchen, down to the last detail for fixing your holiday dinner. All you bring are the groceries. Front porch, with swing to sit and watch the sun set or read a Louis L’Amour western novel or book on Arizona and the old west from the Guest house library. Outside you will find wonderful views of the Catalina and Tortolita mountains, spacious patios with hot tub, fire pit, exceptional barbecue area and fountains. Hot tub, fully enclosed for privacy in gazebo that opens onto patio with waterfall and trickling stream flowing down to the pond. By special arrangement, the Ranchita may be reserved for large gatherings or reserve a private room in the Ranchita's main house, see add # 265954.

Golf and Hiking: Tucson is known for its great weather, which accommodates every outdoor activity.

For the golfer: Golf on one of the many public or private golf courses. Arthur Pack Public Golf Course is 10 minutes from the Bunkhouse. Tucson is home to the World Golf Accenture Match Play, which is held at Dove Mountain in February only 10 minutes away from the Bunkhouse.

For the hiker: Tucson has an incredible county, state, and national parks hiking trail system which can be reviewed on web pages for Pima County, Arizona State Parks, and the National Parks. Call for webpages and other information.

Horse Accommodations: Triangle 5 Ranchita has horse accommodations and access to many riding venues. Arrangements can be made for you and your horse. This property is a cowboy or girl's dream.

More Details

Property Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2017

About Property Owner

My little Ranchita suits me just fine. It seems like I am out in the big wide open desert, but I am really in town, with all the big-city conveniences at my fingertips.

Property Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Property Owner chose Tucson

Three years ago, we built the guest house. Last year, Mom lived there for two months while she nursed a sick horse back to health. She enjoyed the simplicity and thought what a great place to vacation. Now, I rent the bunkhouse to a few well-chosen guests, who seem to enjoy it as much as Mom did when she stayed there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved your place and of course Tucson. We plan on returning. Glad you liked my drawing of the one-horse hay bailer. I had fun doing it, and it is exciting you are framing it and hanging it in the bunk house."
Feb 2010
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Tucson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Safety bar in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (linens provided) - trundle bed available if requested.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Hot tub, patios, fountains, and barbecue area; cable TV, ethernet, washer/dryer; smoking allowed outside. Equestrian Accommodations. Special arrangements may be made to reserve a private room in the Ranchita's main house. Special arrangements may be made to reserve the Ranchita for large gatherings.


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Bunkhouse on Ranchita with Free Tucson Passport 50% off Coupon Book
average rating of 4.88 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the warm reception we received when checking into the ranchita. The ranchita is nicely decorated, clean, spacious and has everything that one could need. The ranchita is private, with a picturesque outdoor area perfect for relaxing and taking in the birds, bunnies and mountain views. Location is close to a number of hiking areas and downtown. By taking the highway we were downtown in around 20 minutes. Wi-fi is fast and consistent. The property owner Greer is warm and is available when needed, but considerate of personal space. All in all, a wonderful property with great attention to detail and would not hesitate to recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and everything was to your liking.
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Tucson Treasure

  • 5 of 5

The Bunkhouse is private, well appointed, and beautiful. There is access to laundry facilities too! While the surroundings make you feel as if you are in the heart of the desert, the Bunkhouse is close to entertainment, shopping, and tourist attractions. The owner is helpful and gives you all the privacy you need. This property is also gated, which makes you feel safe and secure. I wish I never had to leave!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I was so happy to see it posted, finally. I'm looking forward to your next visit.
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Enjoyed desert solitude and beauty while visiting

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Bunkhouse for the month of March. It was very clean and set up nicely; we used the kitchen and front porch daily. It had everything we needed. The main house is lovely as well and we had friends rent out the two rooms in the upper level for a portion of our time there. It was a wonderful area for a group of 6. The property is beautiful with mature trees, cactus, blooming flowers, water features, birds, rabbits & coyotes.

A quiet, relaxing place after a day of hiking or biking. Several nice restaurants, grocery and shopping areas near as well. The owner was wonderful, checking to be sure we had everything we needed and giving us tips on places to check out. We would highly recommend it, especially to nature lovers and hope to stay there on our next trip to Tucson.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh you guys. What a great review. It reeally captures what I want my property to be all about. It was so great having you visit; I miss you guys being out back, and I really look forward to your next stay. Thank you again so much. Greer
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Quiet retreat. Close to scenic attractions and golf. Owner very responsive and hospitable.

  • 5 of 5

The small private house met our needs, well furnished and comfortable with quail, other birds and rabbits to watch. Loved the hot tub and BBQ area. Hospitality was great! Tucson exceeded our expectations. So much to do and see.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. As we say in the Old Pueblo: "Mi casa is su casa" or my home is your home. I love it when my guests take advantage of all the amenities. Thank you for the great review. Owner: Greer
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Baltimore, MD, USA

a secluded desert retreat

  • 5 of 5

Greer provided a terrific stay for us. Having lived in Tucson a few decades ago, we wanted to reexperience the old flavor, when Tucson was a smaller, quieter, more rugged place. Staying out in the desert in Greer's bunkhouse was perfect. The bunkhouse was much larger than expected, rustic but well appointed, very comfortable, and surrounded by the beautiful desert we remembered. A great value! We felt secluded but Greer's home was right across the driveway and we had easy accessibility to grocery stores and civilization in general. The whole place felt welcoming and very secure. A perfect combination!! Wonderful desert walks and hiking in the Tortolitas (and all the other mountains surrounding Tucson) were welcome additions to our visit.

Greer was an attentive yet never intrusive host. We will definitely call Greer again when we next visit Tucson.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial, CO

Great out of the way spot, but close to everything

  • 4 of 5

We rented the bunkhouse for 10 days, found it to be quite comfortable and homey. Kitchen was well stocked, good bed. Greer was friendly and welcoming, very accommodating of our dog.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. I love my doggies too so happy to accommodate other pet lovers.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fox & the Hound
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Arthur Pack Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-10 and Cortero Farms Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

NW Tucson on the border of Oro Valley and Marana. In town - so shopping malls, theaters, other entertainment, and fine dining are minutes away. Easy access to freeway: 20 minutes to downtown (gem and mineral show) and University of Arizona; minutes from shopping, golf courses (public and private), fine dining and entertainment; 30 minutes to Tucson International Airport and 1.5 hours to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport; 1 or 2 hrs by freeway to surrounding rural communities of Rio Rico, Green Valley, Benson, Sonoita, Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, and Nogales, Arizona, and Mexico. Great hiking and horse venues nearby at Catalina State Park and Saguaro National Monument. Horse accommodations available on the Ranchita.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

With discounted Winter Rate add a $50 cleaning fee-- to be paid in cash upon arrival. (Some exceptions to 30 night minimum stay: make inquiry.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.