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Adobe Casita, Romantic and Secluded. Perfect Get Away!

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3))

. The casita is a romantic place. Very peaceful and serene.We are surrounded by many Giant Saguaros and many others cactus types. The wildlife is abundant. If you sit quietly, you might see a variety of animals come to the watering hole. We have been visited by Harris's hawks, great horned owl, coyote , deer and many hummingbirds and other birds that I need help to identify.There are 3 patios each with a unique view. Many of our guests eat breakfast outside on the front patio in the cool mornings.

There are many hiking and biking trails that begin from the front door or just a short drive away. We are three miles to the Desert Museum and Old Tucson Studios. 20 minutes into downtown and 45 minutes to Nogalas, 15 minutes to casinos.Going over Gates Pass will bring you right into the downtown area.

The casita is very private. Has it's own driveway, entrance and fenced area for small pets.
We have updated the casita this year, adding a gas stove/oven and new cupboards and closets to add more room for long term guests.

Keywords: secluded, casita desert, quiet, private, nature lovers delight,
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    It's the desert that worries me with little ones. Lots of cactus and thorns. Ouch!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained and well behaved dogs are always welcome. Small dogs or cats will be at risk here in the desert....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) firm and comfortable, Baby Cribs (1) portacrib available for infants. Easy to use., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa folds out to futon bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • full sized soaking tub plus shower.


  • Books:

    a paperback selection. Take one, leave one....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, monopoly ,cribbage and cards cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO, Showtime, premium channels. Library of DVD's available...moreless

  • Television:

    flat screen, wall mounted...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Tucson Mountains are straight ahead, All around are the Rincons, the Santa Rita's and A Mountain...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    bistro type table and chairs in the casita. Outside table has four chairs, plenty of room for all....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh sheets once per week...moreless

  • Parking:

    the casita has it's own private driveway and entrance. Large open parking area...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    very private driveway and parking area. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    parking area is very large. no utilities provided but plenty of room to park....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    plenty of bath towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    use of washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr coffee drip, plunge pot or French press and tea kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Please ask if you don't see what you need. I think we have two of everything...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all china and utensils provided...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    sugar, salt, pepper and many other spices are supplied...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full sized...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove/oven/ broiler...moreless

  • Toaster:

    pop up toaster or toaster/oven available...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    this is our favorite patio. It is elevated and overlooks the beautiful desert. Able to see all kinds of critters going about their business or coming in close for a drink of water....moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates
Jan 1 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$825 $3,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$650 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100


We do have doggie day care at a rate of $7.00 per day for those who want to sight see without their pet. Dogs are not allowed to stay in your car for any length of time. Also, please do not leave your pet in the casita without letting us know. Many pets have anxiety issues when away from home.

Deposit of one half of the total amount will reserve your time. Second half on arrival. Cash or check.

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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: 03/25/2017
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Car: Necessary

Gem show February, Rodeo in February, Great biking and hiking routes all year. Very near the Desert museum and Old Tucson studios.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a native of Massachusetts and have lived my entire life in the New England states before moving to Tucson in 2004. Tucson is so very different from New England that i have had to create a whole new way of life for myself. I joined the Desert Museum and started learning about my new and different surroundings. Gardening is still a challenge for me. Probably 50% of what I plant will die. My wardrobe has shrunk to nothing heavier than a light sweater and more shorts than long pants. I never leave the house without sunscreen and a jug of water. I still have so much to learn. That is the fun part. I love seeing an animal or bird that I have never seen before, then finding out all about it. That is wonderful and exciting.

Why the Owner Chose Tucson, AZ, USA:
My husband grew up in Phoenix and has always wanted to live in Tucson. We purchased this property many years ago thinking we would retire here. We ended up here many years before retirement but that's another story. We built the casita first and lived there while the house was being built. We both love the casita. It feels like our tree house or a getaway of sorts. It is there that I started learning all about the Sonoran Desert. Looking out over the desert toward the mountains and dreaming. I learned that it only takes a small bowl of water to draw many animals and birds in to drink. I learned to sit quietly and things would come to me. I could watch birds building nests in cactus, then listen when the babies squacked endlessly for food. I still wonder how doves teach their young to be so very quiet and to not even blink when a roadrunner is prowling about.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
This property has the feel of total seclusion yet it is near enough to civilization so you dont need to worry. Outside living is a must here. The front patio is our favorite. It is elevated enough to create a view of the desert and the mountains. The back patio is not covered so this is great for star gazing. The best part of that is that there are no mosquitos! Really! We can be outside for hours and no buzzing and stinging.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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    Back side of the casita

VRBO #309554

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 15, 2017

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