Attached to owner's home by one wall, this Casita is its own separate 700 square foot dwelling. Built in 1952, the Casita was the original home, with three doors to the outside. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, wood and saltillo floors with an abundance of natural light are featured on a 1/2 acre lot. Fireplace (for candles), pool, WiFi, fenced back yard and a small, but complete, kitchen offer guests all the comforts of home. BBQ in your private back patio area by the pool under an old mesquite tree. A large picture window offers shaded front views through an old Acacia tree and a tall screen of Texas rangers outside the front entrance. A window wall and French door open to the back patio and yard, enclosed by a six foot fence. Convenient yard parking is located right next to the Casita front door. Sensor porch lights and ground solar lights make night entrance easy. Relaxed, low density, half-acre lots make this a popular neighborhood in the heart of Tucson. (The owner's family lives in the added-on main house and a studio rental rests on the opposite side of the property.) A new gas range/oven and dishwasher, full sized fridge/freezer, and a kitchen pantry, anchor this stocked kitchen-- enabling you to cook and bake as you please. Ceiling fans in every room. Coffee grinder and brewer, Pur water filter, blender, crockpot, mixer, etc.
- Guest House700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
Southwestern comfort in quiet, central, older residential neighborhood.
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 7, 2018
About Liz Fletcher
I moved to Tucson 34 years ago from Ashland, Or. My family from Washington state resided in northern California, the White Mountains of Arizona, and Canada in younger days. In the 1970's I worked as a musician in San Jose, Costa Rica and then in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico in 1990. I met my husband, a former Motown musician, playing in a Tucson Blues band. Back to school for a BA in World Religions and more recently an MA in American Indian Studies at the UA. Now playing in a fun band again and returning to massage therapy after a hiatus. It's a Reinvention!
Liz Fletcher purchased this Guest House in 2011
Why Liz Fletcher chose Richland Heights East
This locally cherished hood in the "Baked Apple" is convenient to so much that Tucson has to offer. Historic ranch property now encircled by the city, we are close to the UA and "The Loop" 100 miles of non-motorized path which lines the Rillito and other major Washes, in and around Tucson. Walk to groceries, restaurants, a French bakery, bars, nature, and parks. We moved into this home with extended family and now re-purposed extra space for hosting in 2015. It has been a true pleasure--hosting people from around the world--and occasionally even Tucsonans! Easy freeway access to the famous Sonoran Desert Museum (outdoors with living animals), the historic San Xavier del Bac Mission built by the Tohono O'odham, and drive minutes north of the house to beautiful hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Another quick drive to the Botanical Gardens offers a feast for the eyes and the tummy in their fabulous café. Enjoy their amazing seasonal Butterfly Garden. And the list goes on . . . In 2014 we began implementing water harvesting features on the property, always a work in progress. This home is on the annual tour for the non-profit Watershed Management Group. Our neighborhood is currently developing storm water harvesting features with the city.
What makes this Guest House unique
Enjoy all the comforts of home! This low key, low density, neighborhood was established in 1938 and the north-central heart of Tucson offers easy access to many near and distant attractions! Neighbors enjoy walking their dogs, biking, and strolling the wide quiet streets. Only 3 miles from the UA and just blocks from "The Loop" (over 100 miles of non-motorized bike/foot trails), this neighborhood is cherished by Tucsonans and appreciated by visitors. Located very near the Rillito Wash, an arroyo wildlife corridor runs through the neighborhood, providing occasional sightings of varied wildlife. We share the yard with numerous types of lizards, ground squirrels which hibernate in the winter, and bunnies. Many bird species are noted here as well as the exotic sounds of owls and coyotes at night. Walk to groceries and a French cafe or Mexican food one block away. Numerous diverse restaurants are just minutes away by car.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Relaxing cozy casita
We loved staying in the casita. It is adorable and very relaxing! It’s close to everything, dining, shopping, and hiking. Very quiet neighborhood. Great communication with our host. We would definetely stay again.
Thank you Marnie. You and yours are always welcome here!
Wonderful house in a well located and quiet neighbourhood with nice terrace, garden and pool
We spent a whole week in Liz's house and we found all the equipment we needed. The house is not only practical but also tastefully decorated. A stylish little paradise! Location is ideal to visit the major Tucson area attractions. Liz was very helpful for any question we had. We would love to come again!
Hi Marc and family,
You are fantastic guests! It was a real pleasure to have your lovely family stay here. I hope you are able to come again. And maybe one day I will be lucky enough to explore your part of the world!
Very nice and comfy
Luz was a great hostess! Lovely property and everything was very nice. Only suggestion is to maybe put a TV in the main bedroom and a grab bar in the tub if she is going to rent to older individuals. The bed was very comfy and plenty of pillows. Living room was nice and patio was very welcoming in the morning. We sat by the pool but still a bit cold to enjoy! Maybe next time
Sweet Little Guesthouse
This is a nice little guesthouse in the heart of Tucson. It's centrally located, so we had an easy time getting around. Liz was friendly and very responsive every time we had a question or needed anything. The sage and aloes were in bloom, so we had hummingbirds visiting frequently throughout the days (even in late January!). They were fearless, and would sip nectar with us sitting only a few feet away. Our dogs were welcomed here, and had plenty of room to run around in the back yard. The landscaping in the front yard is beautiful. We had a wonderful time and would stay here again. Thank you for the accommodation!
It was like going to a little house of a good friend.
My sister and I stayed here for a week. Walking into this house, we felt a coziness and welcome from every part of it. I am drawn to windows and the light and the view of the Catalinas. My mornings started pre-dawn with coffee and journal and readings by the living room window. I watched as the morning light gave a soft glow to the mountains and then the crescendo: The first full rays of the sun wrapped Mt Lemon in a robe of pink. That was the official start of my day.
There is no shortage of natural light. The second bedroom faces east so gets the first light of morning. Solatubes bring in more natural light to the 1st bedroom, the main bath and the kitchen.
We loved the 1 1/2 baths as it gave us flexibility in preparing for the outings of the day or evening.
My sister loved the ‘Sunshine sink’ in the main bath. “What a joy to see that in the morning.” Can’t help but start the day off with some laughter.
The bedrooms are plenty roomy with loads of closet space too.
It was so easy to relax and refresh there. My sister said she had not slept so well in such a long time. It felt good to get good sleep that week.
Our hostess, Liz, was attentive to what was needed in a way that gave us as much or as little ‘alone time’ as was needed. I requested an opportunity to meet her dogs and thouroughly enjoyed my visit with them while chatting with Liz. She’s a delight to get to know, so very easy to work with and open to whatever adjustments might make the stay even better.
This wonderful little place is definitely at the top of our list when I return to Tucson. My return may be in summer so I’m looking forward to using the pool :)
How lovely!!! It was my great pleasure to host the two of delightful ladies. We have a lot of geography in common! I sure hope the calendars match up for your summer visit. Abrazos fuertes amigas!
Everything you will need in a perfect location
Liz has covered all bases for renters needing the comforts of home. The home is clean, maintained, and stocked with everything you would need for an extended stay in beautiful Tucson. My wife and I could not of asked for a better accommodations during our stay. We will definitely return.
So glad you enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to your return! And thank you for leaving everything in excellent condition!!!
Explore Tuscon's famous Sonora-Desert Museum, a natural setting desert zoo. Especially great to visit in cool weather for an outdoor experience. The Gem Show draws an international crowd in Feb. and is expanding. The Tucson Rodeo in March is nationally renowned. Visit San Xavier del Bac a Spanish conquistador Mission. Built by the Tohono O'odham people 300 years ago, the Mission continues to hold services today. El Tour de Tucson held annually before Thanksgiving attracts over 9000 cyclists worldwide. Kartchner Caverns State Park is a big hit with guests. We are near the Tucson Botanical Gardens and their fabulous small restaurant.