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Mi Casita, a Quaint Adobe Guesthouse in Historic Neighborhood.

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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

Special May and Summer Rates: $95 night -$1800 all month for May and $1200 a month for June July Aug and discounted weekly rates. 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.

Keywords: casita, guest house, cottage, house

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Joanne Kerrihard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Mi Casita, a Quaint Adobe Guesthouse in Historic Neighborhood.
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

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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Maplewood, MN

Comfy and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Joanne met us at the rental when we arrived and showed us around. The place is small and cozy, just as described. The kitchen has all the necessary items needed. Joanne provided some fruit and granola bars when we arrived which was a nice touch. They were very good. We slept very well in the comfortable bed. The wifi worked good as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muy Perfecto

  • 5 of 5

Mi Casita exudes the warmth, charm and artistry of the owner in every nook and cranny. It had everything we needed for 2.5 weeks (2 adults and a golden retriever!), including lovely outdoor spaces, a super comfy bed, a well stocked kitchen and above all - a fantastic location. We biked and walked downtown (safe even at night), and had a ball exploring the historic neighborhoods in the immediate vicinity. It's a perfect base to explore Tucson Mountains and wine tasting/canyon country south of Tucson. Our hostess helped us navigate the area and graciously provided us with every small request. If you are interested in hiking, photography, golfing, mountain biking, historical walks, local breweries, birding, wine-tasting, yoga and/or shopping - this area and property are for you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped, pleasant, clean and comfortable house. Very private within a locked fenced area with nice patio area for sitting and eating. Hostess was very nice and available. Easy and safe walk to restaurants, etc. Only drawback for me was the train tooting in the middle of the night each night for extended period (seemed like about ten minutes - but I was half asleep).

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • 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

Santa Rita Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jan 25 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 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

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

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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Santa Rita Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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