Skip to content
Here's your King Simmons Beautyrest bed with cool bamboo linens.  Handy reading lights, bed tray, and eclectic reading material supplied.Tea and coffee station - a chilled filtered water dispenser will be placed here for your arrival.
Private Casita on South Mountain near SkyHarbor
Private Casita on South Mountain near SkyHarbor
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Early flight out? Perfect crash pad for Sky Harbor commuters - twenty minutes and you're at your gate. Steps from hiking and mountain biking at South Mountain Park. Cheap Uber to Central Phoenix and Tempe/ASU. A detached casita with King bed, sun-dappled courtyard and fountain, fragrant herb garden, rocking chairs, al fresco dining, birds singing and twinkly patio lights. Your own private entry, come and go as you please. Great for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.

The space

We are centrally located - just a few miles from the airport and downtown, but up on the South Mountain Preserve so we have a nice view. It's historically an agricultural area with a rural feel. There are horse properties on our street and it's dark and quiet at night. If you sleep with the windows open, you'll probably hear coyotes, and you'll see quail and cottontails bopping around in the morning. We see the occasional bobcat or roadrunner, too.

Guest access

You have your own private casita with bed and bath and access to a gated courtyard shared with the main house. The courtyard has a fountain, a patio dining set, and rocking chairs.

Interaction with guests

Happy to loan out items/appliances you may have forgotten. Upon request I can host a happy hour for you in the courtyard, weather and time permitting, or bring a tot of tawny port and a cookie in the evening for a nightcap, if I'm home. I love Arizona so much, and I want you to have a good time in Phoenix, so if you'd like recommendations, I'm happy to share.

Other things to note

Small pets are negotiable, but only with open discussion and advance notice so as not to disrupt the current critter tenants.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Cleaning Fee $5
Security Deposit $1000
Weekly Discount: 10%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12AM (midnight)
Self check-in with keypad

- Courtyard gate *must* be closed behind guests. We have a dog and two cats and all are escape artists.
- Please bump the AC up over 80F if you're going out for the day.
- Quiet hours past 10p, please

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
3 nights minimum stay

54 Reviews

Check In
Robert User Profile
November 2017
Awesome place, don't change a thing...

Amy User Profile
November 2017
The casita was cute and cozy, the weather was perfect, and the thoughtfulness of the snacks, water, coffee, and books and magazines was lovely. Comfortable bed and quiet neighborhood, it was everything we needed!

Lydia User Profile
October 2017
Laural’s place is quiet, private, and comfortable. It’s very close to Tempe and Sky Harbor Airport. I even got some $15 Uber rides into North Phoenix. South Mountain has fantastic hiking and the trail head is just around the corner. Everything from check-in to checkout was easy and smooth. I traveled by myself but there was plenty of room for two. Would definitely stay again.

Sonia User Profile
October 2017
Had a great experience! Very close to the Mormon trail as well as a plaza with shopping and food. Very clean and quiet. I truly enjoyed my stay!

Rachel User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay! I would stay there again anytime.

Patty User Profile
April 2017
We just completed a long weekend trip to Laural's place. It's located in a quiet neighborhood and was very convenient to where we needed to go. Shopping and restaurants are located a decent walk or very short drive away. The casita was as advertised. We didn't use the tv, microwave, or Keurig, but the small fridge came in handy. Excellent shower, we really liked that. It was pretty hot this weekend, so we didn't sit outside much, but the furniture on the patio next to the fountain was very relaxing when we did. I'd stay here again.

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Laural is an amazing host! Everything was smooth, from check-in to check-out and all the steps in between. She provided great options for breakfast and the refreshments were a great touch, too. All linens and towels are very soft and the place is super clean. The bed was very comfortable. Everything in the casita is labeled so it's easy to find. Location is amazing - super close to South Mountain Park and other area attractions. All in all, a great place!

Phoenix, Arizona, United StatesJoined in May 2016
Laural User Profile

Hi! My husband and I have a big house because of our large extended families and our love for cooking and entertaining. And we travel a *LOT* - he is a pilot - so we know what makes us feel safe, welcome, cared for, and happy. Well, we don't have houseguests all the time, but we have a lot of practice turning over guest rooms, so we thought we'd take this practical knowledge and see if we can parlay that into a little cash flow. Mama wants a new pair of shoes, y'know. Plus, we love meeting like-minded people - other adventurers and travelers - and picking their brains for recommendations and places we shouldn't miss. But on the other hand, sometimes when you travel you don't wanna have to be social. So our place lets you check in or out on your own and never have to talk to a living soul, if that's the way you want it to be this time. It's all up to you. I'm kind of an introvert, I am only bubbly in small doses, so I get that.

We are both foodies - maybe you hate that word, I am fine with it - and like to support local businesses where we can. We are active in aviation and warbird restoration. My husband also flies in the USAFR. I am a consultant, a big reader, and I do textile art (mostly quilting). We have three senior rescue animals - one overly-friendly yellow Lab, Bailey, and two giant fluffy Maine Coons (Beaker & Zeb) you may see around.

Confession time: I have always secretly wanted to run a B&B. This is my audition, come and stay and tell me how I'm doing! Maybe I will burn out on ironing sheets and decide to do something else when I grow up; who knows.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The neighborhood

Similar listings