Guest House, fully furnished with mountain, desert, city views & starry nights.
2 bedrooms. 1 office. Bedroom 1: Queen size Bed, lamps, chest of drawers, cedar chest, chair, table, closet. Bedroom 2: Twin Bed, lamp, bedside chest of drawers, chair, table, closet. Office with Wi-Fi, desk, lamp, 2 chairs, book shelves, closet. There is no bed.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 3
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - Adults 21 + as signers on booking form.Adults 21 + as signers on booking form.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
Follows industry health association: SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
Hosted by DeeAsk a question
Dee: I first visited Arizona in 1962. Left Illinois in a snowstorm and arrived in Tucson 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. My first husband 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 and mild winters. The sunshine is a plus, too. We like to take an evening walk around the neighborhood, greeting the neighbors and watching 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 in the Guest House you can enjoy all of this, too. Life is real sweet, rocking on the glider on the big back porch!
Dee purchased this guest house/pension in 1985
Why Dee chose Rancho Del Cerro
Bill and I bought this acre of land in 1985. It's an extension of the original Rancho del Cerro neighborhood. We were one of the first to build. We chose a corner lot filled with desert bushes, trees and cactus. We used the front half acre for our home built in1986. The back half acre was vacant for a few years. We had plans for a pool. But plans changed. In1997 the Guest House was built on the back half acre for family and friends to use when they visit. Now we welcome others to enjoy our unique desert lifestyle. The large covered back porch is a favorite with our guests. They can sit outside to have their morning coffee, read the local paper and watch the birds gobble up the birdseed as they toss it out. It's a great place to read a book on a lazy afternoon, listening to the birds chirping in the big, old Mesquite tree.
What makes this guest house/pension unique
One of the most unique benefits of our location is the Freeway, 4 miles from the Casita. You will have access to the entire city, north, south, east and west. A mile or so from the Casita is a small fishing lake with picnic tables, a dog park, and a golf course. Drive 2 miles and you will find a drug store, grocery store, bank, small shops and restaurants. Before Covid-19, our Downtown at Night was filled with people. Glowing with antique street lights, Galleries, museums, shops, little cafes and upscale eateries. Live theatre productions are popular attractions. Visit the historic Hotel Congress. It’s no longer a hotel but has been restored as a Bar/Restaurant, with several street level rooms for eating, drinking, lounging and dancing. There are elegant Bars with antique wood and glass displays with bottles of colorful liquor. This is a popular place where people gather to enjoy the 1890’s ambiance of days gone by. Put Gates Pass Scenic Drive on your list. It’s a forest of giant Saguaros on the Tucson Mountains. As you drive you will see Old Tucson, a relic of the past. Visit the Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park and the International Wildlife Museum. Head midtown to the Randolph Park golf course and Tennis courts. There is a Lake with paddleboats, and you can visit the Reid Park Zoo. The Tucson Botanical Gardens are a few blocks away. Stroll the paths to see the abundance of different plants growing here in the desert. Drive up Mount Lemmon and you will be rewarded with the scent of pine trees and a cup of coffee at the Village Cafe on top of the mountain. Winter is snow season and you can ride the Ski lift above slopes of snow. Rentals for skis and other winter activities are available. Save the BEST for last. From the back PORCH, the sunsets are a little piece of Heaven. The night sky is so clear you can see the constellations. It seems that we are a million miles away from anything. Yet just minutes from everything. Come, enjoy the Magic of TUCSON!