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Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,455 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 5 comfortably

Spacious 1455 sq. foot southwest-style casita located on 3+ acres. Nestled amongst majestic saguaro and other desert plants and cacti it affords plenty of privacy from the owners property which is next door.

Situated close to the Tucson Mountains and just minutes from I-10 freeway for easy day trips to Phoenix and Norgales, Mexico, plus 20 minutes from downtown Tucson. Private yet close to shopping (5 mins drive), golfing, and bird watching.

Approximately 3 miles from Saguaro National Park West for hiking, scenic drives, picnic areas and camping.

More Details

Carella Manndeville
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Views all the way around. Close to the best part of the Saguaro National Park. Best sunsets close at Gates Pass. Home is immaculate. Pool is refreshing. Patio and watching sun rises is the perfect way to start the day. Kitchen is stocked with top shelf cooking tools and flatware. Beds and baths are so comfortable and clean. Carella is a charming person. My wife and I already promised to be back.”
Jul 2017
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Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1455 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views
average rating of 4.952941 based on 88 reviews
Spooner, Wisconsin

Wonderful retreat in a beautiful desert setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of March in this beautiful casita with gorgeous mountain and desert views. It is relaxing, quiet and so comfortable. The location is great, with a large grocery store within minutes and great restaurants no more than 20 minutes away. The nearby Desert Museum is a must see as is the Air and Space Museum. Saguaro National Park is great for hiking. My husband is a biker and Tucson Loop access is 5 minutes away. The Loop in this area is also a great walking path along the Santa Cruz River. Almost all of the birds we saw at the Desert Museum were right in our backyard. The east exposure of the casita's patio is wonderful in the morning sun and provides great shade for relaxing in the afternoon as you watch the mountains turn pink. The western exposure of the front of the casita is serene with a small fountain. The bed is very comfortable, the kitchen has all the equipment you might need. Carella is a wonderful hostess, answering any questions you might have about the area. I highly recommend this casita.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI

Very well-appointed, clean casita in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

My brother and I had a great week staying at Carella's casita. The place is well-appointed with everything one would need, including extras like water bottles and a cooler. We even took advantage of the DVD collection and library on our nights in. Carella is attentive, communicative and makes sure that you have everything you need. The back patio is great for morning sun and watching the hummingbirds as well as an evening fire. It was too cold to use the unheated pool during our February stay unfortunately, but we did enjoy some afternoon sun sitting next to it. Note that the pool is shared between the casita and the main house. Also, if you're not a fan of little dogs, this might not be the neighborhood for you as we heard a handful during our stay, including little Maisie at the main house-- she's cute, but she'll let you know that she's around. ;) Carella is very attentive to her barking though. All in all, I'd recommend the property. Thanks Carella for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for R & R

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three weeks in Tucson. It is the longest vacation we have ever taken and we felt right at home in this lovely setting. The house was beautifully appointed, and the owner thought of everything from coffee grinder and slow cooker to hiking sticks and sun hats. The bird feeders in the backyard attracted all kinds of beautiful birds and wildlife as did the zen garden in front. Even the orange trees , although sour, were the perfect addition to ice tea. The entertainment center was far reaching (Netflix, Amazon), as was the video library. It was the perfect place for us to soak up some sun, relax and escape a very cold and rainy Seattle winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful casita in the desert

  • 5 of 5

Carella's property is one of the most comfortable houses we have ever rented. It is perfect for one or two couples. It is very private and quiet with all of the amenities one could wish for. The desert is all around -- beautifully landscaped. There are bird feeders in the back yard, and the bird life is amazing. It is well situated for visits to Saguaro NP, and the wonderful Sweetwater Wetlands are only about 5 mi away if you are interested in more amazing birding. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a lovely home with a beautiful desert view

  • 5 of 5

The home was everything we had hoped for. Stocked with all of the supplies one could need for a lovely vacation. Our host was very pleasant and our accommodations perfect. I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clear Lake SD

Calm and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This home was so nice and out where you can enjoy the desert, see wildlife and be totally relaxed. Carella is so kind and always there if you need anything. I had my family there so we used every inch of the home. It is perfect also for a couple just wanting some time away from all the hustle. It is so private. You won't be sorry you booked this charming home.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Car: necessary

This northwest, Tucson home is tastefully appointed to make a comfortable and cozy vacation home. With a short drive down an unpaved road (100 yards) the casita is encompassed in an oasis surrounded by nature. See sightings of cottontail rabbits, Gambel’s quails and an assortment of lizards, hummingbirds, and squirrels. Catch glimpses of javelina, coyotes or jackrabbits that might visit the neighborhood. Surrounded by fabulous mountain views which add to stunning sunsets and sunrises.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.05%

No smoking in or around the property.
Cancellation policies apply.
Until booking confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Check-in time: 3:00 pm. Check-out time 11:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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