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Perfect Get-Away! Cute Casita on Secluded, Fenced & Gated 3-Acres (NE Tucson)

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The Casita' means the little house in Spanish. ('Casa' house & '--ita' little)

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Fully furnished Casita with Southwestern/Santa Fe decor, rustic-style. Queen bed for 2 with an additional single-sleeper sofa. 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. Brand new (Aug 2015) A/C & Heater combo wall unit makes it as cold or hot as needed! Newly remodeled full-size kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, dishwasher & garbage disposal. Kitchen table for 2, extends to seat 4. Updated/remodeled bathroom; walk-in shower with 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 through a separate gate. 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, it feels as though 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 50% 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: Firm. Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund. Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund for rental amount, 100% refund for cleaning fee and damage deposit. Special circumstances will be considered.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 yrs old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking, due to main house resident's allergies....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets considered. Dogs. No cats, due to allergies. (Pet Deposit required; $500 per pet)....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • One queen-size bed; dresser drawers for clothes; (there is also a clothes closet in the bathroom); a 2-drawer nightstand; you can see/watch the TV from the bed, too....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Walk-in shower....moreless

  • Gorgeous. Updated/remodeled with new toilet, sink, vanity, mirror & wall cabinets. Beautiful Mexican-tiled shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Excellent location for cyclists. A 'hiker's heaven.' Great place to stay for nature-lovers. Relaxing. Peaceful....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are a couple of books & a few magazines in the casita. The library is 1/4 of a mile away (for books & audio books, as well)....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray DVD player (plays both regular and blu-ray DVDs)...moreless

  • Games:

    A deck of cards is in the castia....moreless

  • Music Library:

    The casita is not furnished with musical selections. The library is 1/4 of a mile away & has a music section....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV satellite service. Choice Extra Package. Includes all major TV Networks, National News, PBS, various movie channels and more....moreless

  • Television:

    37'' flat screen JVC TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a few DVD movies in the Casita. Redbox DVD rental available within 1/4 of a mile....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Mt. Lemmon and Thimble Peak (a Tucson landmark)...moreless

  • Resort:

    Nearby resorts: La Paloma, Ventana Canyon, Westward Look -- where you can treat yourself to a spa day or a massage...moreless

  • Rural:

    First street outside of the city limits. County property zoned Suburban Ranch with 1 house per 3.3 acres. Uniquely rural, but close to everything....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen table for 2 people that extends to accommodate 4. Outdoor patio bistro/coffee table for 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new (Aug 2015) wall-mounted A/C & Heater combo unit. Works great! Gets the Casita as cold as needed in the hot summer! Additional portable A/C unit on rollers available. Table fan available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stackable washer/dryer unit....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Heat Surge fireless flame fireplace (see casita photos)...moreless

  • Garage:

    No covered garage provided. 2 parking spots are under shade trees....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat Surge fire-less flame fireplace (built by the Amish). Adjustable dimmer & temp settings with remote control. Adequate for 20' x 20' room. New wall-mounted unit more than sufficiently heats Casita...moreless

  • Internet:

    Reliable WiFi network w/password provided so you can stay connected....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    2 sets of queen bed sheets with pillows. 1 set of twin bed sheets for single sleeper pull-out with pillow. 2 blankets. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch, loveseat, ottoman, 37'' TV & Blu-ray DVD player. Pole/table lamp. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 designated parking spots with motion detector lighting and cobblestone pathway, lit up with solar walkway lights, to the Casita entrance....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cordless phone with unlimited local & long distance phone service. No international calls permitted. Answering machine to receive messages. Land-line for 911 emergency calls (and it's also nice to hav...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets of couples' bath towels (4 total), hand towels and washclothes. 2 beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable washer/dryer unit....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup coffee maker. (Coffee-grinder to be added to the kitchen by 8/1/15)...moreless

  • 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

  • Dishwasher:

    Compact-size dishwasher. Perfect for 2 people with a small load of dishes....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Full-size....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully remodeled & updated with beautiful hickory wood cabinets, new counter-tops, stainless steel sink with detachable hose faucet. Kitchen light also has a ceiling fan....moreless

  • Microwave:

    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

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry items such as paper towels, napkins, aluminum foil, etc. are stocked. No food items are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size side-by-side refridgerator & freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full-size electric stove with oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio off of the kitchen with patio furniture for enjoying the peaceful, desert environment....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    No outdoor grilling permitted without prior consent from owners....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Access to main house's private pool through a separate gate. (Pool is not heated, can be warmed by solar blanket with advance request)....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season Rates 2016
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$99
$500 $1,500
Fall in Tucson
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$129
$700 $2,100
Peak Season-Winter Rates
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$189
$980 $3,000
Spring in Tucson
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$129
$700 $2,100
Off Season Rates 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$99
$500 $1,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$99
$500 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Reservation Deposit of 50% 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 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund of Reservation Deposit.

Reservations canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund of Reservation Deposit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport (TUS)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stillhouse Grill & Bar
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arizona National (Public) Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10 Grant Rd exit
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rancho Rustico & several others
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Lemmon Ski Resort

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

About the owner: The 'Summer Ranch' property has been owned by the current owner for over 30 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/31/2016

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Photos

  • The Casita' means the little house in Spanish. ('Casa' house &  '--ita' little)

    The Casita' means the little house in Spanish. ('Casa' house & '--ita' little)

  • Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstands on each side; alarm clock and lamp

    Queen bed, sleeps 2; nightstands on each side; alarm clock and lamp

  • Fridge/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Microwave & Toaster

    Fridge/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Microwave & Toaster

  • Brand new, remodeled bathroom

    Brand new, remodeled bathroom

  • Couch & table lamp with dresser & bed in the background.

    Couch & table lamp with dresser & bed in the background.

  • Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio

    Side door off of the kitchen onto private patio

  • The Casita has its own private washer/dryer unit

    The Casita has its own private washer/dryer unit

  • View of the side yard from the patio

    View of the side yard from the patio

  • Side yard of casita; beautiful desert property to stroll and explore

    Side yard of casita; beautiful desert property to stroll and explore

  • Separate entry/exit to the main house's pool (seasonal; not heated)

    Separate entry/exit to the main house's pool (seasonal; not heated)

  • Beautiful desert potted-plant landscaping

    Beautiful desert potted-plant landscaping

  • Barrel Cactus in bloom next to the Casita's parking spot

    Barrel Cactus in bloom next to the Casita's parking spot

  • Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, 37'' TV, Blu-ray DVD player, A/C

    Comfy, cozy living room area with fireplace, 37'' TV, Blu-ray DVD player, A/C

  • Kitchen with dishwasher & coffee maker

    Kitchen with dishwasher & coffee maker

  • Entry Way. Kitchen table for 2, expands for 4 w/additional chairs

    Entry Way. Kitchen table for 2, expands for 4 w/additional chairs

  • Bathroom with walk-in shower made from unique Mexican tile

    Bathroom with walk-in shower made from unique Mexican tile

  • There is a single sleeper sofa in the living room

    There is a single sleeper sofa in the living room

  • Patio cafe table for 2; perfect for enjoying morning coffee or lunch outside

    Patio cafe table for 2; perfect for enjoying morning coffee or lunch outside

  • 2-seater glider on the patio, facing west to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets

    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

    Walkway from patio to natural paths weaving through 3 acres of desert property

  • Mt view from the back of The Casita;(to the right is the back of the main house)

    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!

    Tina, a desert tortoise, has been a pet here 35 yrs. She's 100 yrs old this yr!

  • Great Horned Owl on the yard wall--some of the local Sonoran Desert wildlife

    Great Horned Owl on the yard wall--some of the local Sonoran Desert wildlife

  • The Casita is located on Summer Ranch. WiFi available so you can stay connected.

    The Casita is located on Summer Ranch. WiFi available so you can stay connected.

VRBO #444008

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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