Adorable Bisbee Casita Chiquita, heart of Bisbee


Entire guesthouse hosted by Sandra

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Just named "2021 #1 Best Place to Stay in Bisbee" ! Right in Old Bisbee yet NO STAIRS to get downtown! Perfect for a relaxing getaway! Free On-Site Parking! Casita 350sqft+100sqft gazebo atop quiet Quality Hill where early Bisbee's most celebrated families lived. 8-min.walk to shops&eateries, 3 City Park w/pickleball, fitness court, pool. Guests love the absolutely spotless Casita and its gardens & patio, all for guests' exclusive use and privacy. Sorry, no pets, children, or smokers

The space
Adorable Bisbee Casita Chiquita was built in 2018 in the gardens of the main manor house (built in 1916 and certified as an AZ State Historic Property). It features a very private setting with a lovely screened gazebo which serves as the Casita's private living room for enjoying Bisbee's High Desert breezes while sipping morning coffee or starlit nights watching falling stars with a glass of wine. The gardens and patios are strictly for guests use. Guests will enjoy many works of art in the Casita from the hosts' private collection.The bathroom features a vessel sink with a fish that just might wink at you. The fully-equipped mini-kitchen has a 2-burner electric stovetop, microwave, full-sized fridge-freezer with wine chiller, coffeemaker and electric kettle with all you'll need to create snacks or light meals and includes coffee, exotic teas, hot chocolate, chai, and basic spices. You are welcome to snip fresh mint and herbs from the host's garden. If you enjoy a refreshing swim, the city's outdoor heated pool is less than a 3-minute walk away (small entry fee;pool is pen June to last weekend in August, but may have COVID restrictions).

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Desert view
Wifi – 200 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises
Shared outdoor heated olympic-sized pool
30" HDTV with standard cable
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage dropoff allowed


Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Disabled parking spot


Step-free entrance to the room
Wide entrance

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 117 reviews


Where you’ll be

Bisbee, Arizona, United States

Adorable Bisbee Casita Chiquita is in a very quiet residential neighborhood with no traffic other than the few neighbors -- the property sits on one side of an open plaza surrounded by the gorgeous Mule Mountains and just 6 other residences. Occasionally, the city's tour golf-cart comes through to show visitors the two art cars on the far side of the plaza and every so often a local family of 9 well-behaved javelinas might stroll through the plaza.

Hosted by Sandra

  1. Joined in March 2018
  • 117 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
For 26 years, Sandra ran her bed and breakfast Inn in Eureka Springs, Arkansas (a Victorian artist colony in the Ozarks very much like Bisbee but a lot smaller!) and there were over 500 five-star reviews of the inn on TripAdvisor and other travel sites submitted before she retired, sold the inn January 2018 and moved to Old Bisbee. Says Sandra, "Missing all the wonderful guests and the fun of having an inn, my fairly new hubby Carl and I bought a vintage 1916 home in Old Bisbee which now has a brand new never-used casita built in our garden, always ready to welcome guests. I've had a very colorful and exciting life so far...learned to cook in France on an 18th century wood-burning stove when I was 18 and working on an advanced degree at Grenoble University in the Alps where I spent many hours skiing the avalanche trails.Before that, I was invited by Senator Wayne Morse (Oregon) to leave the UofO and come to DC to work as his constituent liaison while attending George Washington -- what an exciting experience in those days of statesmen rather than politicians! I then convinced Hewlett-Packard to create a job for me in their Geneva, Switz. office so I could go abroad as soon as I was finished at GW. After several years in France which included getting my master's degree while living in an 18th century villa outside Aix-en-Provence with no electricity (many candles and a fireplace in every room came in handy), no running water (I had to create a water line with a hose from the farmer's ditch and then stock up on chlorine tablets!), and the wood-burning stove. Before returning to the US, I took the last trip of the original Orient Express alone from Greece thru all those strange-sounding countries, with soldiers stopping the train and throwing passengers' cameras out on the tracks to be stomped on, leading male passengers into the woods never to return, and before finally arriving in Trieste, unhooking our car and leaving us stranded in the middle of the then Yugoslavia for 3 days without food or water! Before moving to Eureka Springs, at age 43, I bought a 35-foot sailboat, taught myself how to sail, got everything blue off the boat replacing it all with hot pink, and singlehanded my beloved sailboat (occasionally with my teenaged daughter as crew) from San Francisco to the Polynesian Triangle somewhere off Easter Island. It was a spiritual odyssey which took 7 years but that's another long story. My husband Carl (a widower who became the Inn's elf and later, Casita's elf after we met and were married in 2010), is a retired medievalist and avid traveler. He, too, has had a fascinating life, with a B.A. from Washington U. in Victorian History and English Lit, a Master's from Stanford in British History, and a Ph.D from USC in Medieval History. Carl has enjoyed several careers before retiring and now loves RV adventuring between stints of working on his book. (Carl and Sandra enjoyed a 2-year honeymoon, taking their RV 30,000 miles across the Trans-Canadian Highway, up the Al-Can to Inuvik at the Arctic Ocean, then over the Top of the World Highway from the Yukon to Chicken, Alaska, all around Alaska and then down Highway 1 to La Paz, in the Baja. Carl is just about finished with his book about their travels.)As hosts, they will happily share tales of their adventures. Sandra has just published her second book, "Out of the Fog! A Story of Survival, Faith and Courage". It's her memoir about addiction recovery and sailing adventures and is available at Amazon, Barnes&Noble and local bookstores.
For 26 years, Sandra ran her bed and breakfast Inn in Eureka Springs, Arkansas (a Victorian artist colony in the Ozarks very much like Bisbee but a lot smaller!) and there were ove…

During your stay

Hosts Carl and Sandra give guests total privacy and do not use the gardens, patios or gazebo when they have Casita guests, but they are always available for any help guests may need as far as information on restaurants, fun things to do, hiking, bird-watching and evening activities. If away from the property, Sandra doesn't always hear the doorbell but always has her phone with her. She isn't constantly at the computer and does not have a smart phone so messages sent by guests via the Airbnb site might not be answered right to phone her for any help or needs as she doesn't text either. Occasionally, hosts will be off on a trip but will let guests know this when they book and will still have the phone with them.
Hosts Carl and Sandra give guests total privacy and do not use the gardens, patios or gazebo when they have Casita guests, but they are always available for any help guests may nee…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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