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TUCSON MOUNTAINS CUTIE! In the Tucson Mountains foothills, 4 miles to shopping.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Casita, fully furnished with mountain, desert and city views & starry nights.

NOTE: We will be updating Photos soon. There is a new 32" flat screen TV in the living room and a few more improvements .We are a short term vacation rental. Our fees, cleaning deposit and payment terms vary from VRBO's. To book the Casita or for more information, please contact me by email djb9318@gmail.com or by phone 520-743-9318.

TUCSON, ARIZONA: Population: close to a million and counting. But still has that small town vibe along with big city excitement. The opera one night and two-stepping in the nearby dance hall the next.

Casa Llanura is a little Casita nestled in the shadows of beautiful Tucson Mountains. Just 4 miles west of I-10 we have created a desert Oasis on the edge of Tucson, a city still small enough to meet your neighbor on a walk around the block, yet large enough to get lost in the crowd during opening night at the symphony. The Casita is situated on a half acre with a private drive and a large parking area, and is decorated in the rustic style of the Southwest with modern touches. Six rooms fully furnished with central heat and air conditioning and all necessary amenities. There is a living room, dine-in kitchen, two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with a twin bed. For those who bring work home there is an office with a desk and a router for wireless internet. Add the laundry room with a full size washer and dryer and you have all you need. For at-home entertainment we provide Cable TV, a DVD player and movies, a Radio/CD player with CD's, puzzles, books, games, brochures and information on local interests. Two golf courses are nearby and if fishing is your passion a lake is 5 minutes from the cottage. Some folks say the best entertainment is sitting on the back porch watching the antics of the resident wildlife, woodpeckers, quail, dove, pigeons, bunnies, a friendly tarantula, squirrels, lizards, the occasional Javelina family and other harmless critters.

Rest, walk, bike, hike, fish, golf, eat, drink, work or play, this is the place for you.

Come…see for yourself. Experience Tucson!

More Details

Owner
Dee
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017

About Dee

Dee: I first visited Arizona in 1962. Left Illinois in a snowstorm and arrived in Tucson when the orange trees were in full bloom. It was love at first sight and a year later my first husband Bill, I and 2 kids moved to this laid back western town. The west side of Tucson has been my home since 1963. Raised 4 kids and over the years our family has increased to 6 grandkids and 2 great-grands. Bill died in 1999. I met Tom in 2011 and we were married in 2015. The photo is of Tom and me March 2016.

Tom is originally from Michigan and he spent his winters here since 2001. He fell in love with Tucson’s desert and mountains. The sunshine is a plus, too. He often plays on one of the many golf courses nearby. Guests are welcome to join him.

We like to take an evening walk around the neighborhood, greeting the neighbors and spotting the Javelina family crossing the road. To end the day we have supper on our deck enjoying a glass of wine and listening to the quail chatter while watching the Tucson Mountains turn orange and purple as the sun sets. If you are at the Casita you can enjoy all of this, too. Life is real sweet.

Dee purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Dee chose Tucson

Bill and I bought this acre of land in 1985. The main house was finished in 1986. In 1997 the guest house was built on the back half-acre for family and friends to use when they visit and we welcome others to enjoy our unique desert lifestyle. I love the Southwest and hope to give our guests a taste of it in the way we've decorated the Casita and grounds. You must come and see for yourself.

What makes this cottage unique

I would say one of the most unique benefits of this location is the easy access to the entire city and other destinations. The quiet will surprise you and the night sky is so clear you can see the constellations. It seems that we are a million miles away from anything. However, for those who like biking, running and hiking, or just an easy walk in beautiful desert and mountains...it's all available nearby.

The Casita is minutes away from Sweet Water Trailhead where dogs are allowed to hike with you. A little further up the road is the El Camino Del Cerro Trailhead (dogs not allowed). There’s a nice walking path with some easy hiking up into the lower foothills of the Tucson Mountains. We're also very close to the Santa Cruz River Park, with large asphalt paths used for biking and running, and those who just want a good walk. It is one of the best and most popular River Parks in the city. We are just a short drive down the hill to the Freeway and all points east, west, north and south. You will find

Davis Monthan Air Base, 5 major hospitals, the UA and Pima College, Tucson Int'l Airport, shopping, dining and entertainment... all within 10-40 minutes away.

Amenities

Rancho Del Cerro Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Large bathroom with floor to ceiling linen cabinet, sink with vanity, drawers and storage below, full size tub with shower. Hair dryer included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • OFFICE - Office with chair, desk, storage and wi-fi. No bed.
  • Bedroom 1: Queen size Bed, bedside chest of drawers, cedar chest, chair, table, closet. Bedroom 2: Twin Bed, bedside chest of drawers, chair, table, closet. Office with Wi-Fi, desk, 2 chairs, book shelves, closet. There is no bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
*NOTE: We are in a rural area with no bus service so a car is necessary! **DOGS: Christopher Columbus Park on Silverbell has enclosed areas for your pets to romp and play with others. BEST OF TUCSON: Tucson Symphony and Ballet Arizona. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson boasts one of the highest rated VA Hospitals and Related Veterans Services in the country. Barron’s Magazine named Tucson one of the 'Top 20 Cities to Retire in the World'. Tucson was recently named the third-best cycling city in the country by Bicycling magazine. In AARP Magazine's 2009 survey, TUCSON... #1. 'Best Places to Live a Simple Life.' With 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson, Arizona is the place to vacation, or to relocate! Many of our guests have stayed with us while looking for their new home in Tucson. Find trip planning information on events, restaurants and things to do on www.visittucson.org. Ask owner for personal favorites. We have a list. Enjoy!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

TUCSON MOUNTAINS CUTIE! In the Tucson Mountains foothills, 4 miles to shopping.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Private Sonoran Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Two of us enjoyed the privacy and desert wildlife. Very clean and comfortable. Very convenient for hikes on Mt. Lemmon. Enjoyed evening and morning meals on the patio.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a month for work, and brought our 2 small children with us. The house is tucked away in the hills with beautiful views of the city and mountains. Its very peaceful and a wonderful place to just relax and unwind! We used the study for a portable crib, which worked out very well, with our older child in the twin bed. The back yard (very large!) was perfect for them to explore with plenty of rocks, birds, lizards, nooks and crannies to keep two busy children engaged and exploring. The property has an impressive array of desert flora, if you're interested. I had a lot of fun practicing my novice photography skills. We also enjoyed the covered porch and shade trees to beat the heat as summer was approaching. There is, of course, plenty to do in Tucson, and the Children's Museum and Sonora Desert Museum are a must. The neighborhood seemed very safe with plenty of winding roads for jogging or bike riding (I regularly ran by myself, and saw many other women jogging alone). The house itself was comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and the internet was fast. This is a great "home base" for families to stage your Tucson adventure! Would absolutely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix
5

Sonoran Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed over the weekend for a special celebration and had a wonderful visit. Our favorite activities were just sitting on the porch swing (overlooking the city in a very peaceful setting) while we watched the sun rise and set each day. We enjoyed the same while experiencing a full moon. We hiked the Sweetwater trail which is within walking distance of this lovely casita. We explored the neighborhood, the downtown areas, the Sonoran Desert Museum and the Silverbell Lake. The accommodations were perfect for us, providing the privacy and benefits of being in a "home" vice a hotel room. Our hosts were very gracious as well. The home is comfortable and well stocked. Recommend this for anyone interested in enjoying solitude and beauty.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, thank you so much for the kind words! Means a lot to us to know guests are happy. All best wishes to you and Rich, Dee and Tom
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Winnipeg
5

Wonderful Casita!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay for a 3month period from January 1st to April 1st. This place is a little piece of heaven. The location is perfect - we have a dog, so we're minutes away from sweet water trailhead where she's allowed to hike. We're also very close to the bike path (Santa Cruz River Park), which we used for biking and running. There are many, many wonderful hiking trails nearby - Catalina Mountains 1/2 hour drive, Tucson Mountains 10 minute drive. The casita is private and quiet. The sounds are mourning doves and quails. We get visits from the javelinas and a few coyotes which are harmless.

We're close to grocery shopping (10 Mins), malls (15Mins), downtown (20 Mins).

The casita is furnished appropriately, although staying for 3 months at a time, we wished perhaps there was a sectional in the corner of the living room! We spent a lot of time on the large patio.

Dee and Tom are excellent hosts. They alway respond quickly, yet gave us our privacy.

It was a great spot to get away from our Winnipeg winter!

Thanks Tom and Dee, hopefully we'll return one day!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, what more can I ask for? You described the property and all of the activities and amenities available in great detail. You and Paul were wonderful 'guests' (now friends) and we appreciate your kind words. The two seasons you spent with us we will always treasure. We will miss you next year when you take your adventure across the sea, with the hope it is all you wished for. Regards, Dee and Tom
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DeLand, Florida
5

Ultimate luxury in the desert

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to have been recommended to Dolores and Tom by mutual friends in Tucson. I travel to Tucson frequently as my children live there. After a week with the confusion of family, I was incredibly happy to take up residence in the darling casita. I was especially happy to be able to sit on the large front porch and watch the sun set - what a beautiful sight! The casita was completely furnished with a washer and dryer and the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. Even the kitchen could be used for cooking if desired. The whole set up is designed for maximum comfort and even the parking was convenient. Dolores and Tom were available to answer any questions such as restaurants, etc. They were not hovering over the little house but were just steps away if needed. The peace and quiet I found was just what I needed. I cannot recommend this wonderful retreat highly enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very nice review, Joze. We aim to please and want our guests to be comfortable. It was nice to meet you and we hope you will return to the Casita for your next Tucson trip. Regards, Dee and Tom
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Florida
5

Casita Stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay! Dee and Tom are the best hosts. They are extremely personable and helpful. Casita Llanura is a very comfortable spot with great access to the city, as well as hiking and road biking. The wildlife and view make it special. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Marcia. It was a pleasure to meet you and Phil and Chance. We enjoyed getting to know you. After a couple of visits to the Casita you decided to buy a house and become full time Tucsonans. Now we've become friends and 'neighbors'. Welcome! Regards, Dee and Tom
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
FAMOUS SAMS
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
SILVERBELL
Nearest Train
8 Miles
TUCSON
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
INTERSTATE 10
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
MOSAIC CAFE, RUSTY'S SPORTS BAR.
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
MT LEMMON, TUCSON
Nearest Beach
350 Miles
SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA
Nearest Point of Interest
DEL CERRO TRAILHEAD
Nearest Point of Interest
COLUMBUS PARK & LAKE
Nearest Point of Interest
SILVERBELL GOLF COURSE
Nearest Point of Interest
EL RIO GOLF COURSE & COMMUNITY CENTER
Nearest Point of Interest
RILLITO RIVER WALK
Nearest Point of Interest
CONTINENTAL RANCH
Nearest Point of Interest
GOLF...
Nearest Point of Interest
TUCSON MALL
Nearest Point of Interest
BOWLING
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Note: Since we are in a rural area there is no bus service so a car is a must. With your ‘wheels’ you’re on your way to fun.

Places to See and Things to Do!

For walkers and hikers Sweetwater Preserve and El Camino Del Cerro Trailheads are 5-10 minutes away from the Casita. Note: Dogs are not allowed on Sweetwater trails. Just 10 miles from the Casita you can drive up beautiful GATES PASS in our Tucson Mountains. You will see hundreds of giant Saguaros and red cliffs and at the top there is a popular Viewpoint to gaze at the endless vistas and stunning sunsets. Continuing down the Pass you will find three of our most popular destinations; Old Tucson Studios, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Saguaro National Park.

Just 30 minutes from the Casita is one of the highest rated VA Hospitals and Related Veterans Services in the country. It's a self-contained community on several acres with beautiful Southwestern style adobe buildings housing the various departments. This large hospital for veterans provides dozens of services and programs, including lodging for visiting families.

For a day of shopping and entertainment we have 4 covered shopping malls, 3 large outdoor malls and several small shopping centers, cafes and fine restaurants, live theatre, museums and 3 Casinos.

If sports are your game try our lakes for boating and fishing, parks for swimming, tennis and golf.

Join Tom for a day of golf. He has an extra set of clubs if you can’t bring yours.

Two Bicycles are also provided for guests. Please bring helmets. This neighborhood and surrounding areas are walking, hiking, and biking heaven.

At day’s end we invite you to experience the laid back atmosphere of the west. The solitude, lush desert surroundings, awesome sunsets and clear night skies filled with stars are yours to enjoy. Relax on the Casa’s back porch with a cold Arizona tea or a Margarita and watch the sky turn to fire as the sun sets behind the Tucson Mountains. Ah, the end of another beautiful day in Tucson. What tomorrow will bring is yours for the choosing.

Come…see for yourself. Experience Tucson!

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Rates & Availability

Rancho Del Cerro Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LOW SEASON
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$105
$400
$1,200
 
 
HIGH SEASON 2017-2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$135
$550
$1,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Estimate* $200
Pet Fee $65

Please do not use 'Online Booking' through VRBO. They charge a hefty Service Fee. To avoid the Fee contact me directly by email. Our deposit, fees and payment terms are according to length of stay. One time fees are: *Cleaning $75.00 3 days-5 days; $150.00 a week; $200.00 1-2 months; $250.00 for 3+ months.
*Pet fee is $65 per pet (max 2). *Accidental Damage Protection is $59.00 and covers up to $1500.00. *All fees are non- refundable. To book the Casita or for more information please contact me by email or phone-520-743-9318 or
Cell 520-349-3389
Thank you. Dee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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