Perfect Get-Away! Cute Casita on Secluded, Fenced & Gated 3-Acres (NE Tucson)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fully furnished Casita with Southwestern/Santa Fe decor, rustic-style. Comfortable Queen bed. Dresser & clothes closet. Cozy living room area with fire-less flame fireplace heater, 37'' flat screen TV & Blu-ray DVD player. WiFi, so you can stay connected. Excellent A/C & Heater combo wall unit makes it as cold or hot as needed! Full-size kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, dishwasher & garbage disposal. Kitchen table for 2, extends to seat 4. Bathroom with lots of counter space, walk-in shower made from unique Mexican tiles, and recessed lighting. Private patio with table & chairs and patio glider facing the western sunsets. Stackable washer & dryer unit. Access to main house's private swimming pool (swimmable Apr-Sep) through a separate gate. (Heated community pool access). Designated parking spot with cobblestone pathway to the Casita. Surrounded by mature, flourishing desert vegetation--trees and cactus--and seasonal desert wildlife. Great for nature-lovers! Fenced in 3-acre ranch property with natural desert pathways all throughout. Totally private & secluded, off a dirt road, yet less than a mile from shopping center, grocery store w/Starbucks, drug stores/pharmacies, restaurants, bar, mail depot, banks, a library, gas stations, FastMed Urgent Care & the county Sheriff's Department. (This is a non-smoking property).
Conveniently located on the exclusive Northeast side of Tucson, near the foot of Mt. Lemmon. Easy access to the main surface streets of Tucson via E Tanque Verde Rd. Easy access to Mt. Lemmon via Catalina Hwy.
The Casita is just 10 minutes from Sabino Canyon & Bear Canyon, which are perfect for sightseeing via walking, hiking or a narrated tram ride. Tucson is a 'hiker's heaven!' There are hiking guide books and day hike suggestions in The Casita. Only 15 minutes from Saguaro National Park (with hiking, biking & horse trails, a paved 8 mile loop for a scenic drive or cycling, picnic areas and a free educational desert life video at the visitors center).
Excellent location for cyclists! Just down the road there's access to miles of newly paved bicycle paths and the main streets in the vicinity all have designated bike lanes. Also, only 2 miles from the "Loop", a paved 50+ mile river park bike trail circling Tucson. Quoting a previous guest review, "Located at the base of Mt. Lemmon, in 20 minutes you can be huffing your way up one of the iconic rides in American cycling."
Close to beautiful Agua Caliente Park, perfect for picnics. Near Udall Park with paved walking track, dog park & indoor recreation center. 15 minutes from the iconic Gaslight Theater, Trail Dust Town, Park Place Mall, cinemas and numerous restaurants. 25 minutes from Colossal Cave. Close to several horse boarding stables on the East/Northeast side of Tucson. 10 minutes from Pantano Stables which offers group & private horseback trail rides. For U of A parents--20 mins/11 miles from the University of Arizona.
The Casita has gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Thimble Peak (a Tucson landmark) and Mt. Lemmon. Mt. Lemmon offers cooler temperatures, beautiful pine trees, a lake and recreational opportunities including numerous campgrounds, picnic sites and hiking trails amongst stunning terrain, gorgeous rock formations and scenic views. At the summit is Summerhaven, which has restaurants, gift shops, etc. Also at the 9,157' peak is an operating ski slope in the winter months (normally providing skiing & snowboarding from late December into March or April) and 'sky rides' on the ski lift in the summer months.
Closest public Golf Courses: Arizona National (4 miles away), Forty Niners (4 miles), Dorado (5 miles), Ventana Canyon (8 miles), Randolph North & South & Driving Range (9 miles), Fred Enke (11 miles), La Paloma (12 miles), El Rio (13 miles), Quail Canyon (15 miles), Silverbell (15 miles), Del Lago (20 miles). Numerous other courses about 30 miles away: Starr Pass Country Club-Rattler (among Arizona's top 10 and the nation's top 100), Golf Club at Dove Mountain (designed by Jack Nicklaus & host of The World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play), The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain (acknowledged as one of Golfweek's Best Modern Courses), Highlands at Dove Mountain (Arthur Hills design), Omni Tucson National (home of the PGA tour), Quarry Pines, Crooked Tee at Arthur Pack Park, The Views, SaddleBrooke Ranch.
20 minutes from central Tucson's famous 4th Avenue historic shopping district with eclectic boutiques, shops and cafes. 20 minutes from La Encantada Plaza with upscale retail shopping and fine-dining.
The location feels as though it is miles away from civilization...a perfect private retreat! But once you drive back to the paved roads, you have immediate access to everything metropolitan. Literally the perfect balance of Tucson's Old Pueblo rustic charm and the City of Tucson's modern conveniences in the Sonoran Desert!
RATES: Please see details under 'Rates' tab.
Rates/availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by a Reservation Deposit payment.
Standard Peak Season Rate (Dec-Mar) is $189/night if less than one week; $980/wk; $3,000/mth. Minimum 3 night stay.
Spring / Fall Rate (Apr & Nov) is $129/night; $700/wk; $2,100/mth. Minimum 3 night stay.
Off Season Rate (May-Oct) is $99/nt; $500/wk; $1,500/mth. Minimum 3 night stay.
Long-term mthly rates negotiable.
CLEANING FEE: $75. (All rooms are sanitized; Includes laundering bedding/towels).
DAMAGE DEPOSIT: Damage Deposit is $500. It is fully refundable 7 days after your check-out date. (Pet Deposit: $500 per pet; also fully refundable 7 days after check-out).
PAYMENTS: Reservation Deposit of $500 will immediately reserve your dates on the VRBO calendar. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. We accept credit cards through HomeAway Payments (the 'Book It' button). HomeAway Payments offers the options of cancellation protection, rental guarantee and damage protection. We also accept U.S. checks via regular mail (note: our bank cannot accept/guarantee international checks) and we accept Paypal bank account transfers or credit card pmts.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund. Special circumstances will be considered.
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Member since: 2012
- 400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Informational books about the area and local activities are provided. Hiking guides. Desert wildlife guide. Current magazines and a few novels are provided. The library is 1/4 mile away, as well....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
Wall unit is a more than adequate heater. Also the Heat Surge fire-less flame fireplace (built by the Amish) has adjustable dimmer & temp settings with remote control. Heats 20' x 20' room. ...moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
Cordless phone; local phone service. No long-distance or international calls permitted. Answering machine to receive messages. Land-line for 911 emergency calls (& nice to have if cell dies)...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
Fully equipped kitchen: flatware, dinner plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, pots & pans, cooking sheets, cutting board, cooking utensils--wooden spoons, spatulas, etc.--mixing bowls, measuring cups/spoons....moreless
Beautiful hickory wood cabinets, new counter-tops, stainless steel sink with detachable hose faucet. Kitchen light also has a ceiling fan. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, etc...moreless
Clean microwave. Kitchen is also furnished with a crockpot & blender. Full set of Snapware: food storage containers that go from the fridge to the freezer to the microwave and are dishwasher-safe....moreless
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- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
Free access to a heated community pool in a gated community is available 2 miles away (due to another rental we own there). Indoor pools are available at local recreational center and health clubs....moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Peak Season-Winter Rates
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring in Tucson
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Off Season Rates 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Reservation Deposit of $500 will reserve your dates of stay on the VRBO calendar. Balance due 30 days prior to check-in date. Rates/availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by Reservation Deposit.
We accept HomeAway or PayPal credit card payments, PayPal bank transfers or U.S. checks.
Reservations canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund of Reservation Deposit.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Close to Sabino Canyon & Bear Canyon, which are in the Coronado National Forest. Close to East Saguaro National Park. All of which are great walking, hiking and biking areas. Close to Colossal Cave. Also near Arizona National Golf Course. Close to several horse boarding stables on the East/Northeast side of Tucson. Close to horse stables offering trail rides. Many fun family activities nearby. Near the base of Mt. Lemmon, which offers cooler temperatures, beautiful pine trees, a lake, and recreational opportunities including numerous campgrounds, picnic sites, hiking trails, gorgeous rock formations and scenic views. At the summit is Summerhaven, which has restaurants, gift shops, etcs. Also at the 9,157' peak is an operating ski slope in the winter months (normally providing skiing & snowboarding from late December into March or April) and 'sky rides' on the ski lift in the summer months.
Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: The 'Summer Ranch' property has been owned by the current owner for over 35 yrs. It was purchased from a couple who had it built, but were never able to move in. So the owner is the only owner who has ever resided there. It was custom built in traditional Santa Fe style and the current decor is Southwestern.
Why the Owner Chose Indian Hill, Tucson, AZ, USA:
We love to travel, just like you! So, as hosts, we put forth every effort to make your stay a fun, enjoyable, memorable one in a comfy, cozy home... exactly what we would want when we are the guests. We want you to LOVE your time in TUCSON!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will definitely feel like you are in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, with lots of privacy. Beautiful natural landscape. Rock-lined pathways with park benches facing the Catalina Mountains, Mt. Lemmon and Tucson's iconic Thimble Peak. But, at the same time, you will be conveniently close to so many things to see and do on the exclusive Northeast side of Tucson! Great Location!!!
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THE CASITA means the little house in Spanish. ('Casa' house and '--ita' little)
Kitchen: fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, 12-cup Mr Coffee, Keurig, blender
Bathroom walk-in shower is made from unique Mexican tile. Closet is behind door.
Kitchen has a ceiling fan, electric stove, crock pot, toaster, can opener
Small couch (loveseat) & chair are both recliners. Bedroom dresser in background
The Casita has its own private washer/dryer unit.
Side yard of casita; beautiful desert property to stroll and explore
Park Bench facing the Santa Catalina Mountains
Rock-lined pathway back to The Casita
Separate entry/exit to the main house's pool (seasonal; not heated)
Beautiful desert potted-plant landscaping
The Casita is located on Summer Ranch. WiFi available so you can stay connected.
Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, 37'' TV, Blu-ray DVD player, A/C
Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstands with lamps on each side; alarm clock. Dresser.
Entry Way. Kitchen table for 2, expands for 4 w/additional chairs
Living Room as seen from Kitchen
Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio
2-seater glider on the patio, facing west to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets
Walkway from patio to natural paths weaving through 3 acres of desert property
Our large acreage property in the beautiful Sonoran Desert!
Mt view from the back of The Casita;(to the right is the back of the main house)
Tina, a desert tortoise, has been a pet here 35 yrs. She's 100 yrs old this yr!
Barrel Cactus in bloom next to the Casita's parking spot
Dog-friendly property. No cats due to owner's allergies. There's off-leash areas
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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