About the property
- Apartment750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Enjoy the abundant desert wildlife in this lovely guest quarters- Dogs Welcome
Enjoy this peaceful, bright guest quarters situated on a one-acre property adjoined to a main house with a separate entrance. Guests enjoy their mornings on the private patio, surrounded by the sweet smell of jasmine when in bloom and the chirping of birds and scurrying of lizards on this beautifully maintained property. You will feel like you are truly in the desert, with regular sightings of Doves, Quail, Bunnies, Javelina and Coyotes. The guest quarters is very clean, well maintained and light filled. No stairs or elevators. Walk through the courtyard to your private in law unit and enjoy BBQing on your patio. To stay connected, there is WIFI and cable TV (w/HBO) in the living room. High-end Saatva queen size mattress and Sobel Westex sheets. Protective covers and pads for mattress and pillows. Sofabed w/premium mattress in living room for two additional guests. Your well-behaved dog is welcome upon agreement for an extra fee. Parking is right next to the unit. At dusk the courtyard is lighted and welcoming. While some of my guests come for a week, many enjoy a month-long visit or longer. The location couldn't be more convenient. While feeling secluded, you're minutes from La Encentada Shopping Center, excellent restaurants. Great walking neighborhood with hikes just minutes away.
Please note that this is not a freestanding Casita and you will see the smiling faces of myself and my dogs occasionally as we pass through the courtyard when we're in town. Laundry room access is available for longer stays of two weeks or more, otherwise please request to ensure access.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Laura Gargano
Welcome to my special property! Originally from Chicago, IL, I live in Tucson part time and Northern California the rest of the time with my dogs and truly enjoy this property for it's beauty and proximity to the desert sights and sounds. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Laura Gargano purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Laura Gargano chose Catalina Foothills Estates
This property is close enough to in downtown activities while feeling like it's a desert haven. It's close to hiking trails, excellent restaurants, watering holes, shopping and within minutes to the top spas in Tucson. It's also 15 minutes straight down the hill to U of A.Some people have stayed while attending events at local resorts or while relocating to Tucson. It's comfortable and welcoming.
What makes this Apartment unique
Your dog is welcome. I do ask that guests not leave their dog unattended in the unit for more than four hours at a time to avoid potential doggie accidents. Please inquire about dog sitting or walking if you'd like to enjoy time away for the day and can't bring your pup. There are two outdoor areas to enjoy - the trellised courtyard and walled patio with cactus garden, market umbrella and gas grill. For stays of two weeks or longer, laundry room is available upon arrangement. Please note that I also live part-time on this property in the adjoining house. This property is very well maintained. In order to do this, you will see and hear service people from time to time.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great experience, exactly what we were looking for. Catalina foothills are beautiful.
Laura was the perfect host, the accommodations were excellent. Highly recommended.
Great location for numerous activities and destinations. Downtown is minutes away and local restaurants are plentiful. We will stay with her again.
Relaxing retreat in the foothills
We truly enjoyed our 4-night stay. There was plenty of space for us, both inside and out, and the unit was tastefully appointed. Both arrival and departure was a breeze, and we enjoyed visiting with Laura and the pups!
Not being very familiar with Tucson, we weren't sure if we picked the right location. After spending four full days exploring many different neighborhoods within Tucson, we realize that we chose the best spot! It's smack-dab in the middle of wherever you want to be. Whether you go east, west or south, you won't have far to go. Groceries, restaurants and shopping are nearby.
We made sure to include some down time, relaxing on the patio, so that we could soak up some of the sun to take back to Chicago in April. The entire neighborhood was peaceful, quiet and private.
Ultimately we'd one day love to own a place similar to this. Until that time, we'll be staying here whenever we decide to continue our search for our next home!
Lovely home away from home in the Catalina foothills on quiet "country" street just five minutes from shopping and upscale restaurants. Very friendly, helpful host. Property is attractive, good-sized, and well-furnished. Quails, doves & bunnies abound. Can't wait to go back.
I'm so happy you were able to make it out and considering Tucson as a possible future home. Looking forward to your return in the fall if the stars align for you - Oct/Nov are really beautiful here.
Lovely, lovely, lovely!
We certainly enjoyed our stay at Laura's Guest Quarters. It is a beautiful property. The guest quarters are roomy and well appointed. There was not a single item you could want for, it is so well equipped. We enjoyed sitting on the patio in the sunshine, watching and listening to all the birds. The "Old Foothills" are charming and still close to great restaurants and shopping. Laura is a wonderful host and a charmer herself. We plan to return in May!
So nice to meet you both and looking forward to seeing you next month!
A Good Find
My husband and I enjoyed our 11-night stay here. The guest quarters are located in an upscale, quiet enclave. We sat for hours in the courtyard listening to and watching the birds and marveling at the light changing on the mountains. Plus, we had easy access to many sites around town. It's no surprise that we already booked for next year. The furniture and bed were comfortable. The owner is friendly and thoughtful and takes prides in the property, as she should. Many touches and amenities here that made the rental experience a positive, memorable one. The kitchen is small, but adequately stocked to have enabled us to cook most of our meals. (I did miss my dishwasher, though.) Lots of light here to make the guest quarters a welcoming, home-like place. Don't hesitate to book.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and getting away from the cold and snow. I'm looking forward to your return next winter! See you soon.
Spacious, clean, sophisticated decor, great location
We stayed only a week but would have been comfortable in this apartment for months. The Foothills location is perfect for vacationers; close to good restaurants, shopping and outdoor pursuits in the northern part of the city but also a pretty simple drive into downtown. The immediate neighbourhood is one of Tucson's most desirable addresses - quite low density, private and serene.
The apartment itself is surprisingly large, very clean and Laura has decorated it beautifully. The kitchen is well equipped and you could, if you wanted, prepare all your meals. We didn't because Tucson has so many great restataurants to sample, but we found it very handy for storing and preparing snack foods and drinks.
The weather was pleasantly mild during our early March stay but, in hotter weather, we probably would have missed having a pool to cool off in. Not a deal breaker so I'm sure we'll be back next time we're in AZ.
It was really nice to meet you both- glad you made the trip south of the border from Canada and really happy that your first experience doing a VRBO vacation rental was a good one. I'll see you on your next trip!
This property is located in the the 'old foothills', within minutes of Tucson's top spa and golf resorts. Enjoy your visit to all that Tucson has to offer and then retreat to your nearby guest quarters.
Rates & Availability
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I'm fortunate to be able to welcome your pet due to the set up of this property and of course, my love of animals. Please help me continue to allow this by being responsible with your pet. You must also receive written agreement from me and pay the pet fee.