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Charming Mexican Casita, Large yard, Pet Friendly, Well located Midtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Has Catalina Mtn. Views from the Deck, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Charming Casita! This is a Romantic get-a-way. Mexican tile thru-out, Pine ceilings, new appliances, walk-in tiled shower. Cherry and Walnut cabinets. (the owner is a retired cabinetmaker).

Please take time and look at the reviews and pictures as I think you will be hard pressed to find a more unique and cozy getaway.

This is a PERFECT place for Bicycle riders. Look at all the loops in and around Tucson.

We have a queen bed in the bedroom with plenty of closet space and doors with mirrors for that open feeling. Also a La-z-boy couch that pulls out to a queen bed as well. Very comfortable.

Imagine yourselves with a drink in your hand under the covered patio looking out onto the Catalina Mtns.

We also have fast speed internet for business or pleasure.

This place will not disappoint! Large front yard with lots of different flora and fauna that you can admire.

More Details

Kelley Rivers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Kelley Rivers

Kelley and Nancy are from NORTH POLE ALASKA! (No kidding). We love to travel, and also have a passion for remodeling, Classic Cars, Magic and other Circus Skills.

Kelley grew up in Southern California surfing and sailing. In 1970 Kelley sailed a 38 ft. Ketch to Hawaii and has been traveling ever since.

Nancy my wife was a Dog Musher is Alaska for many, many years and once had as many as 50 dogs in her kennel. Nancy is now retired from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and I still own a Specialty lumberyard in North Pole. (That is why we have a Ponderosa Pine Tongue and Groove ceiling in the Casita!) (I love the warmth and coziness it provides).

Kelley Rivers purchased this house in 2011

Why Kelley Rivers chose Vista Del Monte

This Casita been totally remodeled and now everything is new and up to date. This property is close to everything including SABINO CANYON for those who love bike riding, the outdoors and hiking. Also within 1 mile of Tucson Medical Facilities for those in need of those services. Fine Dining is a 5 minute walk, as is Vera Amore Italian Food and live music outside sometimes, (TOP RATED!) and fresh FRENCH pastries also a 5 minute walk. Starbucks and Sayveya Coffee shop only a 5 minute walk.The British car club meets at the Starbucks on Grant and Swan on tuesday mornings at 8 A. M. Many parks closely for a walk with your dog. Also plenty of painters and Fort Lowell is Historic and is just a few blocks away.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular Mexican tiled kitchen, with all new appliances for that Romantic get-a-way! This place is small but you will be in a World all your own when you walk in. Very comfy and cozy. Close to EVERYTHING! You'll love the warmth of the 1 x 6 T&G Pine ceiling. Everything in this home is the finest tile we could find.

Great for Gem Show participants and plenty of parking off street in a quiet, slow paced neighborhood. Although, just a block from Grant and Swan cross-street. Lots of room for additional vehicles. Also room to park small vehicles inside a garage which is hard to find in Tucson. Situated on a large lot so you have room to move and sit on the patio and look at the Catalina Mtns. Starbucks just one block away as well for that morning coffee! :-)

We do have a small dog run in the backyard for your cherished pets. The complete yard has a 4 foot block fence, but no gate on the driveway.


Vista Del Monte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wonderful tiled walk-in shower
  • Walk in Tiled shower with custom seat and alcove. Very nice color blue small tile on floor. See picture in photos.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , another queen in a pull out sofa
  • Queen Bed in bedroom, with a Lazy boy sofa sleeper in living room, that pulls out to a queen air bed. Very comfortable!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
This is a Romantic spot and if you love nice Kitchens you will be delighted. I am a retired Cabinetmaker and there are hand carved cabinets from Nogalas Mexico from late 60's in Casita.


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Charming Mexican Casita, Large yard, Pet Friendly, Well located Midtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Amazing stay and great neighborhood !

  • 5 of 5

Kelley is an amazing host and the casita is beautiful pictures don’t do it justice 😊🌵

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly it was my pleasure to have you!
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Charming Tucson casita

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay at this casita in Tucson. Great location, nice neighborhood and nice neighbors. Everything was so well thought out for a visitor. I loved having a garage to park my car in, and I even did a load of laundry! I brought a bed with for my dog, but she preferred sleeping on the cool tile floor. The casita was spotlessly clean and comfortable. I hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well done.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in a number of vacation rentals because we don't like hotels. The Casita was by far the nicest one we have stayed in. Kelley did a great job on the place. Everything we needed and clean. Enjoyed our stay and hopefully we can make it back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, charming casita.

  • 5 of 5

Between the Mexican tile work, floors, wall art and warm colors this casita was designed with a beautiful southwestern flair. The owners make it very easy to find everything you might need (good labeling and thorough notes), and were very responsive and pleasant in all of my dealings with them. I also greatly enjoyed the landscaped front and back yard and the private setting. For me, this beautiful spot was a real find.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay while visiting Tucson.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month here. It is our first experience at being snowbirds and it was a pleasant one. The casita is pristine and well equipped. It was so nice to watch the humming birds drink from the feeder and to see coyotes and Javalinas strolling down the street. Our dog, Buddy, loved making new friends in the park. The neighborhood is quiet and pleasant, It was wonderful having a garage for our vehicle as well as the well equipped laundry room. Thank you Kelley and Nancy for providing a comfortable home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your stay. Nancy and I try to make our guest feel welcome, and love to hear all went well with your stay and our home was delightful. Thank You Again!
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A Nice Little House and Yard

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The property is like new and well maintained. The location is in a nice part of Tucson with stores and restaurants nearby. Kelley was very responsive to our needs. He even gave us a free cable TV hookup during our stay. Unless you need a lot of room or plan to entertain, there is pretty much everything you might want here. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Fort Lowell District,

Starbucks on the Corner of Swan and Grant.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, Pima Air & Space Museum, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Reid Park Zoo, Biosphere 2, Old Tucson Movie Studios, The Gas Light Theatre, Madera Canyon, Bisbee Mine Tour, Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns, Sonoita Arizona Wine Country, many more. These are all local and day trips from Tucson.

Sentinel Peak Brewing Co. 1/2 away. Easy walking distance and Great Food!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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