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Mi Casita, a Quaint Adobe Guesthouse in Historic Neighborhood.

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Restored adobe casita in the heart of Tucson, noted downtown neighborhood Armory Park. An open space concept where contemporary style merges with quaint historic. Stay where almost everything is new but the charm of historic remains; all new kitchen with new appliances, bathroom w/beautiful tiled shower, new windows, washer and dryer, high ceilings with exposed duct work and newly laid hardwood oak floors throughout. Ornamental iron security allows you to keep doors and windows open day or nite to enjoy our perfect temperatures. Private lot with secured off street parking. Walking distance to downtown, San Augustine Cathedral, restaurants, museums, farmer's markets, micro brewery, historic walking tour, yoga, Visitors Center, El Tiradito and other public shrines. Short drive or bike ride to; University of Arizona, the best Mexican food in Tucson, hikes and gorgeous sunsets. Owner adjacent. Bikes available for use to our guests.

Special Summer Rates: $1200 a month for June July Aug and discounted weekly rates.

Keywords: casita, guest house, cottage, house

More Details

Joanne Kerrihard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Joanne Kerrihard

Artist, painter lives and works adjacent to property with her husband and dogs. 'I am happy to see you experience complete privacy or assist you with any aspect of your visit. I also welcome requests to visit my painting studio. Visit my website at joannekerrihard dot com'

Joanne Kerrihard purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Joanne Kerrihard chose Tucson

This adjacent property with neglected casita sat vacant for 4 years. I love renovating old homes and creating a unique living space.

What makes this cottage unique

Located in the heart of Tucson. Walking distance from downtown, San Augustine Cathedral, restaurants, museums, farmer's markets, glassblowing studio and gallery, historic walking tour, yoga, Visitors Center, El Tiradito and other public shrines. Short drive to or bike ride to University of Arizona, the best Mexican food in Tucson, hikes and gorgeous sunset point. Artist owner works in her studio next to guest property. Bike available to our guests.


Downtown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa for single (1). A full size air mattress on request. Suitable for up to 3 adults and/or 2 adults with 2 or 3 children. Not recommended for 4 adults although owner will be flexible. Please contact owner with inquiries with 4 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Recently restored with all new appliances, new hardwood floors, new windows, high ceilings with exposed ductwork, secured off street parking


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Mi Casita, a Quaint Adobe Guesthouse in Historic Neighborhood.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Cute place

  • 4 of 5

It was really cute. Very well kept up. Bed was amazing. Backyard was adorable. Fantastic location. We walked everywhere. we met the owner. Very friendly and helpful. Would have been nice to have an easier time with the tv

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

We made a quick return!

  • 5 of 5

Mi Casita was booked for several days so we took a side trip to River Bend Hot Springs. Coming back to Mi Casita was like returning home! As I said in my earlier review, the the inside, the outside, and Joanne are all charming and restful. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

Great on the inside and on the outside!

  • 5 of 5

The guesthouse is charming and well equipped. Very pleasant to be in. Being outside is equally pleasant, very pleasant. The location is terrific. We are so grateful to have found this place! Joanne could not have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay: charming, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the casita, and it's location was perfect for exploring the historic neighborhoods, downtown Tucson as well as heading out to nearby canyons and parks for day hikes. The casita is very comfortable, cozy, thoughtfully decorated and and the kitchen is well equipped. We appreciated being able to make our own breakfasts (Joanna's scones are delicious!) and dinners. There is also a washer and dryer that came in quite handy! The casita is situated next to Joanna's house, and secure off street parking is provided in a driveway that is part of the garden surrounding the house. All in all, a great lodging experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Bay, BC Canada

Good location, comfy bed, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our one week stay at Mi Casita. Weather was warm enough to sit outside, in the 70s during the day in mid-November, but cool at night. Joanne has even supplied small lap blankets you could use outside as day turns to evening. Very comfortable bed, large shower, good books and local magazines, great wi-fi, all appliances worked well. The neighbourhoods around north and west of the casita are primarily historic homes as well as a new solar-powered subdivision, all interesting for walks. Downtown is close by if you were visiting without a car. Downtown's best for history buffs includes: Congress Hotel and the Cup Cafe, self-guided blueline walk including Barrio Viejo, also the Museum of Art. We enjoyed the Postal Museum, museums at the University, just walking the university grounds, Iron Horse district. Also tram at Sabino Canyon and walk partway back, La Encantada shopping centre in the foothills (AJ Foods) and the Desert Museum. A longish day trip south to Bisbee is a must, they have a Smithsonian affiliate mining museum and a quirky, artsy community. Also head east of Tucson and up to Chiricahua National Monument if it's a sunny day. Stop at the Amerind Museum Foundation and Gallery (we save a wild javelina on their grounds), on to Willcox for lunch at Isabel's, get to the monument in afternoon for best photos of stunning volcanic ash columns. And don't stay too long at the casita as we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy adobe cottage with a sense of style

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable little house with everything you might need for a short vacation (e.g. fully outfitted kitchen, washer and dryer). We stayed with our two kids (5 & 10) and it worked great. The neighborhood is nice - I think has more character than most Tucson neighborhoods, but you do need a car to get places. Joanne (the owner) is very friendly and helpful. Basically no complaints - it was a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near downtown, dining, birdwatching, hiking, swimming, golfing, yoga, shopping, many museums, art galleries, historic walks and historic sites


Rates & Availability

Downtown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 23 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Gem and Mineral show
Jan 27 2018 - Feb 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
refundable security depo $100
long stay cleaning fee $100
cleaning fee $25

Summer months: 1 week at $600/wk. 2 weeks at $500/wk. 3 weeks at $400/wk. 4 weeks at $300/wk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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