Large one bedroom located off of Santa Gertrudis Lane. Queen size bed, Full Kitchen, Living room and Bathroom make this unit the perfect Southern Arizona Getaway!
The large one bedroom Casita is located on Santa Gertrudis Lane in Tumacacori. The location is absolutely perfect for those who enjoy nature, hiking, birdwatching, gallery hopping, horseback riding and experiencing the historic West. This area of Southern Arizona is just teeming with history. Our property was the location of a stage coach stop between Nogales and Tucson.
The Tumacacori Mission borders two sides of our 8 acre property giving our visitors a peaceful retreat and opportunities to easily explore the mission, the De Anza Trail Santa Cruz River and Tubac. Tubac is a pleasant 4 mile hike or bike ride away. Tubac is known as the place where "Art and History Meet" There you will be able to visit over 100 galleries, restaurants and stores. Tubac also has a state park and museum where you can explore more of the history of our area.
The Casita has a full kitchen, bath, living room and bedroom. There is an unheated pool on the property which is perfect for cooling off and rejuvenating after a day of exploring.
Pets are welcome. We also have facilities for boarding horses.
All of our accommodations were just recently renovated and we offer our guests accomodations that not only fills the need of a place to stay but also a soothing experience were our guests can renew their spirit.
We have a seasonal pool, coin operated washer and dryer
Interaction with Guests
As little or as much as requested. I am often not here as I do art shows around the country.
We are located off of Santa Gertrudis Lane which is known for its great birding opportunities. The property is 8 acres and we feel very rural even though we are only a 7 minute drive away from Tubac.
No Smoking allowed inside.
This place was exactly what we wanted. It was a weekend getaway into the cool riparian habitat of Tumacocori. We went birding in the mornings and evening and enjoyed dining and wandering around in Tubac. THe house was cute and comfortable and the experience was great.
The Casita was just as described. The space is comfortable and roomy. We enjoyed exploring the hiking trails, visiting the Mission, and spending time at the State Park in Tubac. All in all a great place to stay.
My wife and I stayed in the “large one-bedroom casita” for the month of February, 2015.
To see a video of the drive into the property, go to YouTube and type into the search box “Entering Sisco Property Tumacacori AZ.”
Ron and Christine Sisco were very friendly, helpful hosts.
The casita itself is about the size of a small-to-middle-sized condo. For example the combination kitchen and living space measures about 22 x 11 ft. The bedroom is very adequate, measuring 14 x 11 feet.
The unit has the accessories one would expect in a typical condo. In addition, a clothes washer and dryer and a nice swimming pool and grill are available. The nights can get cold. The casita is heated by two small space heaters in the kitchen/living area and another in the bedroom. Using timers to start the living-area heaters before rising in the morning helps.
Because the unit is older, it has the little quirks you might expect but nothing serious. If you’re looking for a place with a homey character, this fits your bill. The inside is clean, painted in attractive, Southwestern colors and decorated with Southwestern art. Although the unit shares an end wall with another casita, we never heard a sound from the other unit.
There is a lot to do in the area. The Anza trail is a few yards from the property. Nearby Tubac is an artists’ colony of galleries and shops. A grocery store is located there. Two favorite restaurants of ours were Tubac Jack’s and the Italian Peasant.
Rio Rico is a thriving town to the south. We recommend Nickel’s Diner. A grocery store is located in the same mall. Further south is Nogales, a larger town with stores like Safeway, Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Patagonia, east of Nogales, has the scenic Geoffrey Platts trail.
A few things you might want to be aware of:
The Tumacacori area is situated on Arizona’s high desert, which is populated with mesquite, juniper and other trees, not the large cacti found on the lower desert to the north. The area does, however, have a beauty of its own. The mountains are gorgeous.
There is no view of the mountains from the large casita we were in. The property, however, is quite pleasant. The large trees are very beautiful.
A short distance from the casita is the workshop where the Siscos produce wood products under the name Treestump Woodcrafts. You can hear the tools running. Most of the time we were not bothered by the noise.
The wifi is very slow. We used our smart phones as 4G hot spots when we needed a faster connection.
As of this writing, the TV in the casita is not a flat-screen.
There is no cable TV; however, the picture from the air-wave channels was quite clear.
To summarize, we stayed a whole month, and at no time did we regret our choice.
The casita was private and comfortable and well equipped. Christine was very helpful with a knowledge of the area and provided current local media to guide us on our weekend touring.
The Wi-fi was intermittent. In their defense we were told it works best by the pool but it rained both nights we stayed.
The casita was exactly as described. We arrived shortly after other guests had left but we were welcome to unload our things and walk around the property. There were people around but we felt very private. We are making plans now to return.
Christine and her husband were most welcoming and their proximity to the national park at Tumacacori was perfect. The provided wine, coffee, and fresh fruit were unexpected and greatly appreciated. We are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoyed the nearby hiking trails and bird watching opportunities. Even in January we added two more birds to our life lists, both directly in front of the casita! This was a very quiet, clean, and comfy stay for us.
A very unique experience in a great location. Wonderful and talented hosts! Thank you for the accommodations with a full kitchen.
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