About this listing
It's time to enjoy the views and relax. You have found a special escape in Tucson. A very quiet space, the oversized casita has a hard-to-beat panoramic view,and all of the clean comforts of home. Easily accessible, close to town, yet very private.
Lovely, private guest house with stunning views of two converging mountain ranges (the Catalinas and Rincons). Located very close to Sabino Canyon and the Canyon Ranch. This private 4 room house is custom and comfortably furnished. A great location for someone who wants to experience the best of the Tucson's nature and not far from great activities and restaurants. Access the Canyon Ranch trail to the creek for an easy hike. Don't be surprised if you see some wildlife prancing by your window as well. Go for a morning swim - the use of the pool is at your disposal (in season - sorry not heated). (The rental does not typically include the use of the heated hot tub - it is run by natural gas and pricey to heat up. I can work with you on an individual basis depending on the rental length to additionally facilitate it's minimal use.) Includes Wifi and videos. Easy parking right out the front door. Generously-sized kitchen with new full sized oven and side by side refrigerator. Right out on the kitchen patio is a gas barbeque so you can grill to your heart's content.
Busy family in the main house across the yard will let you do your own thing in peace. In a gated community with spacious properties. Lots of serenity and privacy.
Parking is adjacent to your front door. It is a gated community so initially you need to be buzzed in from the gate keypad. After check-in there is a clicker that gives you anytime access.
Interaction with guests
I generally l won't travel when guests are in the casita and am here for any questions or concerns. I am happy to share my knowledge about the area but in general don't interact other than a wave in passing.
Other things to note
The pool area is terraced and not suited for large parties, diving or running about. It is a pool for swimming and relaxing. There is no diving or jumping from the spa level (or roof) into the pool allowed - ever - at all.
Although I love playing with kids, children under 5 years old or those who cannot swim are not suited for this property.
Although cute there are time when bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, mule deer, gila monsters, tarantulas and entire packs of javelina traverse this property. Do not engage them or get close for your own safety.
No smoking. No pets. Parking for 2 cars adjacent to the front door on the gravel, all other vehicles, including visitors please park on the street.
Because of the pool I'd rather host kids older than 5 years old.
Since it is a gated community access to and from the property is controlled by an access clciker or by me buzzing you in at the gate via cell phone. There is only 1 clicker for the unit - our guests will have to be buzzed in by me. Sometimes it makes it challenging for guests that have more than 1 car to their party. Also it costs $50 each to replace the clicker if lost.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
This host has 3 reviews for other properties.View other reviews
I am an outgoing and generous sort who likes to get to know new friends. The casita is a building that has been used as both a recreational area for my 2 teenagers and myself and our guests. Also it has housed my marketing consulting business. These days all of my accounts take me around town and so the nice casita can be your home base. I have worked with many local organizations and can be a knowledgeable go-to person about the area. I have lived on this property for 26 years, custom built both buildings and have been grateful every single day for the views and natural beauty of the desert.