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A very, very, very fine house!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 Mountain Views

The two cats in the yard might be bobcats!

This 900 SF casita was custom built in 2010 on a one acre lot. The casita is attached to the main house by an open courtyard with fountain, a high tower foyer, and covered patio. Come enjoy this beautiful one bedroom guest home located in the scenic Northeast area. You will have your own direct access to the casita.

The spacious LR/Kitchen has exposed beams, granite counter tops, and SW design details evident in the numerous arches and fully tiled floors. A full dresser and closet complete the bedroom. Bathroom has custom tiled shower, and a washer and dryer. 9' ceilings, and mountain views throughout the property. The beautiful courtyard and covered patio lie just off the living room door. Privacy walls surround our entire 1 acre lot. Three outside sitting areas allow you to fully enjoy the beautiful, sunny, Tucson weather, cozy up around the fire pit, or sit peacefully under the mesquite trees overlooking a meadow,

Please be advised that the auto rate quote feature does not always work correctly on this web site. Please contact owner for rate for any length of stay.

More Details

Owner
David or RoseMarie Gramling
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About David or RoseMarie Gramling

My wife and I retired here from upstate New York. I was a residential re-modeler and new home builder for 30 years. My wife was a teacher. We love Tucson so much, we retired here.

David or RoseMarie Gramling purchased this house in 2010

Why David or RoseMarie Gramling chose Tanque Verde

Have you ever rented a place that looked great on the web site only to find it lacking in person? The non-stick cookware is shot, or the shower drains so slowly you stand in dirty water, or there is a bucket in the living room catching a 'small' leak from the unit above? Well, as a traveler all three of these things have happened to me. I can assure you that this will never happen to you at our Casita. We live right next door. The premises are thoroughly inspected between each stay. Any issue that pops up while you are here can be taken care of immediately, or held off until you leave, if that's what you prefer. When you arrive, the home will be ready for you to enjoy every minute of your vacation.

What makes this house unique

As a builder, I am proud of this home. From its unique architectural lines to its elegant southwestern decor, I believe the home is truly a special place. But the truth is, I could build this home anywhere. What really makes this home a complete joy to live in is the location. The home sits on one acre in a quiet, residential neighborhood. There is a solid 6' high privacy wall enclosing the entire backyard. This is about 1/2 acre. While it is very peaceful sitting in the home, the backyard offers a large covered patio with a gas grill, a water fountain with a bench, plus two other sitting areas with a mesquite tree canopy. To top it all off, the 'Tucson Table' area is tranquility at it's finest. Sit back, or lie back on the zero gravity chairs, and listen to the wind tickle the mesquite trees, hummingbirds proclaiming their territory, and the coyotes announcing the sunset - or sunrise - if you are up that early. We have spent many an evening watching the sunset across the majestic Catalina Mountains. With all the nooks and crannies, it never grows old.

Amenities

Bear Canyon Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Custom tiled shower with bench and room enough for two! Hair dryer. Full size Washer and Dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Alarm clock/radio. Iron & Ironing board
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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A very, very, very fine house!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property, well maintained, and such a peaceful setting; quiet & serene. Kitchen well appointed, top of the line appliances, comfy bed and everything one needs while away from home. Hosts were so very accommodating, gracious and attentive when it called for it. It is indeed a very, very, very fine house. I loved my stay. Highly recommend this for one or two people. I especially liked the keyless entry and exit. No worries about "where did I put those keys!" Dave and Ro you were fabulous hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Wish we were still there!

  • 5 of 5

What a great holiday we had in the Tucson area recently and with such superb accommodation it was hard to leave. Dave and Rosemarie are wondeful hosts and the casita is just lovely. Make sure you visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and get there early in the day, there is so much to see. Also lots of hiking trails in Sabino and Bear Canyons and Houston's Horeseback Riding is well worth it and close by as well. Tucson Botanical Garden is fascinating with a great cafe for lunch. Altogether, so many good memories and we would love to come back some day, Andrew & Caralyn

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star home

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved this "very fine house!" Very comfortable, feeling of spaciousness even if only 1 bedroom, very well stocked in every room and everything felt new and clean. Grounds give you a real feel for being in the desert and a view of the mts nearby. Outdoor eating space which unfortunately I did not use. Very much hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best Casita Ever!

  • 5 of 5

When my wife and I were looking for a place to rent for a couple of weeks in Tucson, we came across this casita. We immediately noticed that every single review was a 5 star review. I don't think we had seen that before and wondered if it was possible. The answer quite simply is YES!!!

We have traveled extensively and have stayed in many casitas over the years and I can say quite convincingly that this is the best casita we have ever stayed in!

Where to begin...First of all, Dave and Ro were great hosts. Very friendly, always helpful but we always had plenty of privacy. The pride of ownership is evident everywhere. Even the pictures don't do this casita justice. Very well designed architecturally, great artwork throughout the house and a real Southwestern feel. Very clean and very comfortable. Additionally, there is a big backyard, well landscaped, with a private sitting area right outside the casita door that has a grill, a nice table to eat at and two comfortable chairs for reading. We spent many hours outside reading in this serene environment.

As an extra bonus, the location of the casita is great. We have stayed and vacationed in Tucson several times before but never in this NE part of town. We really, really liked this part of town. Removed from the hustle and bustle of central Tucson, the area has a nice rural feel to it yet we were just minutes away from major shopping centers. The views of the Santa Catalina mountains from this casita are stunning!

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is just minutes away as is Bear Creek Canyon. So the hiking was great. Also, there is a nice 2 mile hiking loop you can take right from the house that skirts the boundaries of a nearby destination spa. We ended up doing this 2 mile loop almost everyday we were here!

Excellent hosts, a beautiful casita and a superb location...we'll definitely be back.

This truly is a very, very fine house!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful Casita.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a more beautiful, charming and comfortable home to vacation in. This artistic casita was perfect for us; immaculately clean and thoughtfully equipped with every possible amenity including quality dishes and glassware, sugar, flour, a selection of tea, paper products, coat hangers, every imaginable kitchen tool, sharp knives and a well-appointed desk area for organizing electronics. I was surprised to find not only a hair dryer but a hair straightener tucked away as well. Don't miss the second closet off the living room; I almost did. The weather was still quite warm in October, so having the use of a garage for our vehicle and suitcases was essential. The location of this property is perfect; very private with plenty of hiking trails nearby yet only minutes away from grocery stores and restaurants. Be sure to check out the Morris Udall Recreation Center with huge outdoor fields, a fitness center, swimming pool and indoor sports. The outdoor space surrounding the Casita was lovely, and we enjoyed grilling and dining outdoors in our private courtyard. In the evening we looked forward to relaxing in the beautifully landscaped back yard to watch the sunset. The owners, Ro and Dave are wonderful hosts; helpful in every way, and we enjoyed their company. I highly recommend this property and plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very fine house indeed.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect house for the 2 of us. Met all our needs for convenience, cleanliness, amenities, location to State and National Parks, and

helpfulness and friendliness of property owners who live on-site in adjacent home. Very pretty setting, lots of privacy (if needed), and access to the garage was an extra perk. Dave and Ro provided helpful suggestions regarding day hikes, restaurants and good conversation. They responded to text messages quickly when I had additional inquiries. I would definitely recommend this property to family members and friends

without hesitation. When returning to Tucson in the near future, we will be staying at the casita again as reservations allow. The whole VRBO experience was a positive one and appreciate the quality of the property listings and the accuracy of property description.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Arizona NAtional
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Many under 15 minutes!
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mt Lemon
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Bear Canyon Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
$600
$1,500
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,000
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$900
$2,600
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$700
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposi $175

Monthly rates are for a 4 week period (28 nights).

PLEASE NOTE: The rate calculator may give an inaccurate rate. PLEASE contact us for a quote. While one week and one month (four weeks) stays are listed in the rate schedule, any other time frame can only be determined by us. PLEASE feel free to inquiry about ANY stay and current specials so you are assured an accurate rental cost. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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