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Charming Mexican Casita, Pet Friendly, Well located Midtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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).

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.

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.

More Details

Owner
Kelley Rivers
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

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 cottage in 2011

Why Kelley Rivers chose Catalina Foothills

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 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. The British car club meets at the Starbucks on Grant and Swan on tuesday mornings at 8 A. M.

What makes this cottage 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.

Amenities

Vista Del Monte Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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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: Jan 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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5

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique small house featuring beautiful Mexican tile work in the kitchen and bathroom, nice custom kitchen cabinets, dishwasher, large garage, and thoughtfully landscaped yard. For my wife and I, it was the perfect size and location, giving us good access to nearby relatives and familiar places. The washer and dryer in the garage were a nice plus. The neighborhood was quiet and I enjoyed meeting a next door neighbor who was working on his yard. A great home away from home, and an excellent alternative to some sterile hotel room. Thoughtful and attentive hosts.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The BEST deal on VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed a place to stay while visiting our daughter who was about to give birth. We found this beautiful Casita just a few miles from her and it turned out to be a wonderful month for us. Much care and thought from Kelly and Nancy went into the design of this home. It has all the modern conveniences you would expect in a new home with a southwest flair. The full size 2 car garage and laundry room were a big plus. Being July and August are a tad bit on the warm side, the Casita in my opinion, has the quietest air conditioner on the market. It stayed very pleasant inside and made for comfortable sleep at night. The bed was comfy and our dog Charlie enjoyed the cool tile floor and dog run out back. We met the very friendly neighbors and were invited out with them to enjoy a live band one evening that was walking distance from the Casita. The location is ideal for everything. Food shopping, dining, entertainment is all within blocks. We feel like we stumbled onto a rare find with this place. We enjoyed Tucson so much that we ended up buying a home here. We would rather keep this place our little secret but that wouldn't be fair to others. We highly recommend this place! Trevor & Marilyn.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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!

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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