Tucson Mountains Cutie! in the Tucson Mountains Foothills, 4 Miles to Shopping.(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Casita, fully furnished with mountain, desert and city views & starry nights.
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.
Come…see for yourself. Experience Tucson!
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Member since: 2012
- 900 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 3
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- *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!...moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
HIGH SEASON 2017-2018
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min 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
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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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!
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 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.
- Primary: 520-349-3389
- Secondary: +1 5207439318 call times-9 am-10 pm Arizona time
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Back porch seating, patio doors access living room
Eat-in kitchen, side-by-side frig, gas stove, micro, everything you need.
Master bedroom seating
The 'Old Man' MesquiteTree, view from back porch.
VA Hospital in Tucson.
Driving Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains
Kitchen, gas stove, microwave
Path from front parking area
Hallway to bedrooms, office, bath, laundry and back door.
Master queen bed
Twin guest room
Bathroom vanity and linen closet
Laundry room, full size washer dryer
Tucson sunset, viewed from the back porch
Saguaro in the wildflowers
Cactus garden off the back porch.
New 32" flat screen TV
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, April 07, 2017
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