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Tucson Mountains Cutie! in the Tucson Mountains Foothills, 4 Miles to Shopping.

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Back porch seating, patio doors access living room


Last updated: 04/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 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!
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults 21 + as signers on booking form....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Dry desert, extreme fire danger! Smoking only outside and using a proper ash container. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    CAT/DOG/other. Exceptions on number and size depending on breed. There is a Non-refundable pet deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2



    Office with chair, desk, storage and wi-fi. No bed....moreless

  • 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....moreless

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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • *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 Ask owner for personal favorites. We have a list. Enjoy!...moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Transit center, Main Library, Civic Center, theatre, symphony , museums, quaint plazas, food, entertainment and 4th Avenue with lots of little shops. Hop on the new Streetcar for a tour of the area. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Casita is in the foothills of the beautiful Tucson Mountains with abundant wildlife and stunning sunsets viewed from the back porch. The purple mountains are studded with Saguaro cactus and the night sky is full of stars....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are minutes from the freeway yet quiet and secluded in a neighborhood of homes on acre lots in the Tucson Mountain foothills. Sunset watching and dog walking are evening rituals....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Round wood table w/drop down leaf. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size in laundry room. Iron and portable ironing board provided. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Kitchen, bed and bath complete...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Carpet, ceiling fan, 2 chairs, loveseat, footstool, end table, 2 lamps, corner cabinet for TV, DVD, books, games, magazines. Patio doors to large back porch....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample off street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway to side door...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large area in front of Casita....moreless

  • Telephone:

    None in Casita; available in main house for emergency only. Cell phone is necessary....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty, need more just ask...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size in laundry room. Initial soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WI-FI Internet service. Router in the office....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    8' x 8' with tile floor and counter tops, 2 windows, double sink, lots of storage. Round table and chairs, seats 2-3....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full size....moreless

  • Oven:

    With stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some included, requests taken. ...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    On the property for use by guests. Bring helmets....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two Parks with golf courses nearby (10-15 minutes drive) Bring clubs or use Tom's spare set and join him for golf. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native trees, cactus, succulents....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal with utensils....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large covered porch with lights, 2 seat glider, table and 4 chairs, plants, outdoor carpet, blinds. Mountain, desert and city views. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Nearby Mt. Lemmon, Dec-March, weather cooperating. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts nearby (15 minutes) Tom has an extra racket. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fishing/boating lake. Christopher Columbus Park, 10 minutes drive. We have cooler chests and limited fishing gear....moreless



from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$400 $1,200
HIGH SEASON 2017-2018
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$550 $1,550
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • 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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/07/2017
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Nearest Beach

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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Rancho Del Cerro, AZ, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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'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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

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  • Back porch seating, patio doors access living room

    Back porch seating, patio doors access living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Eat-in kitchen, side-by-side frig, gas stove, micro, everything you need.

    Eat-in kitchen, side-by-side frig, gas stove, micro, everything you need.

  • Master bedroom seating

    Master bedroom seating

  • Office desk

    Office desk

  • Shower/tub


  • The 'Old Man' MesquiteTree, view from back porch.

    The 'Old Man' MesquiteTree, view from back porch.

  • VA Hospital in Tucson.

    VA Hospital in Tucson.

  • Cactus garden off the back porch.

    Cactus garden off the back porch.

  • New 32" flat screen TV

    New 32" flat screen TV

  • Path from front parking area

    Path from front parking area

  • Hallway to bedrooms, office, bath, laundry and back door.

    Hallway to bedrooms, office, bath, laundry and back door.

  • Master queen bed

    Master queen bed

  • Twin guest room

    Twin guest room

  • Bathroom vanity and linen closet

    Bathroom vanity and linen closet

  • Laundry room, full size washer dryer

    Laundry room, full size washer dryer

  • Tucson sunset, viewed from the back porch

    Tucson sunset, viewed from the back porch

  • Saguaro in the wildflowers

    Saguaro in the wildflowers

  • Kitchen, gas stove, microwave

    Kitchen, gas stove, microwave

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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