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Cathedral ceilings bring in lots of natural light.  Outdoor seating to enjoy desert vegetation and gorgeous mountain views.Living room.
Desert Star Casita
Desert Star Casita
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Make this your home away from home and savor sunny Tucson weather in a newly landscaped courtyard, soaking in the hot tub or merely sitting in comfortable lounge furnishings while taking in the Santa Catalina Mountain views and glorious sunsets.

The space

Located off the beaten path, on the northeastern edge of Tucson, this one bedroom, one bath home was newly painted, has refinished Saltillo floors throughout, and has all the comforts of home.
Interesting desert landscape plantings, several saguaros in the front yard and courtyard, comfortable and cozy interior furnishings.

Guest access

Flat screen satellite TV, internet.

Interaction with guests

It depends on the guest-each guest is different. Some want to learn about the area, some want to be left alone, some are here to purchase property and, as we are realtors, we are happy to help search for the perfect house.

Other things to note

Please note that we require a four night stay during the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and a week's stay minimum during the Christmas holidays. As the dates get closer to these holidays, and we We do have a camera on the front door to verify entry and to be sure the property is safe. We will count the number of guests going into the house and if you bring any pets and confirm this information with the information you provided us when you made your reservation. So, should anything change please contact ahead of time. haven't rented the place, we can adjust this policy-please ask.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $75
Security Deposit $250
Weekly Discount: 2%
Weekend Price $80 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

Check in time is 4pm or later, check out is 11am or sooner. Early check ins are possible if we have no one leaving the day of your arrival and will incur a $40 early check in fee. We cannot accommodate those wanting to check out after 11am, due to our cleaning staff's schedule.
This is for quiet, relaxed vacationing or corporate renters. We don't allow loud parties, or groups. Many of our guests are active hikers, bicyclists, and the occasional skier (Mount Lemmon is a short drive from here). We want our guests to have a relaxing and memorable stay at all of our rentals. Dog fee: $15 per night; one dog that we have approved ahead of time, not cats or other critters. Bringing in unapproved dogs or other animals will incur a $200 penalty and we will ask you to leave with no refunds.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Judy User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful, clean, comfy, and quiet with lots of space to spread out and relax. We really enjoyed the use of the BBQ and hot tub. The patio was landscaped with care, and the patio furniture was so comfy we spent most of our time outside enjoying it. The bedroom was roomy, with great pillows and don't even get me talking about the walk in closet....I think it was larger than my daughter's bedroom back home.

Sherry User Profile
April 2017
We were thrilled with this incredible casita. The views are amazing as well as the landscaping and scenery. We were exceptionally comfortable. It is a very roomy place. The host has thought out and provided for all of your needs while staying in her casita. We will definitely be back.

Michael User Profile
October 2016
The place was prefect for my living situation while I was moving to Tucson! Very quiet and private property. The house is clean and has everything you need for a short or long term stay. Very close to the access road for mount Lemmon. I would highly recommend this place for anyone traveling to Tucson.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thanks, Michael! We appreciate your comments!
October 2016

Paul User Profile
August 2016
This house is great for a relaxing visit to Tucson! The front patio is private, with a mountain view. Rooms are large and the walk-in bedroom closet is a plus. A TV problem was quickly fixed within an hour, and everything worked. We enjoyed watching quail, roadrunners, and other Sonoran desert animals in the back yard. Safeway and many other stores are less than 10 minutes away by car.

Chip User Profile
May 2016
The Desert Star Casita was neat, clean and just as pictured and described by Carla. The location is at the edge of Tucson, which was great for us (near the daughter). Bikers would love this area -- lots of local folks are buzzing through this area. Carla was prompt and courteous at communicating by e-mail/text (we did not talk to or see her personally). The kitchen was well enough equipped that we cooked a dinner there with no trouble, and dined on the patio.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Chip! We are glad you liked the area. We enjoy this quiet cul de sac but do agree that Catalina Highway is a-buzz with bicycle enthusiasts and those looking to hike in the mountains. Thanks again!
May 2016

Kurt User Profile
April 2016
the Casita was just as photographed, and perfectly oriented for a trip up the Catalina Highway to explore Mt. Lemmon. the Casita was very spacious and comfortable, and we enjoyed being able to cook our dinner and then sit in the hot tub under the stars. The Casita was nicely decorated, and so much more inviting than a hotel room! Check-in was easy and we'd love to stay there again if we weren't staying with friends when we visit Tuscon. A short drive towards town is a must visit: Le Buzz, wonderful coffee/pastry/breakfast lunch place.

Denise User Profile
April 2016
What a great little Casita!! Enjoyed everything about our visit and the place was spotless! My friend and I were visiting Arizona for birding and we had a lot to photograph right in our own yard! Sitting on the patio in the evening enjoying a glass of wine watching the sunset was the perfect ending of each day. Used the murphy bed and friend said it was very comfortable. Added bonus having a washer & dryer. Wifi a bit spotty but certainly not the owners fault. Neighborhood so quiet and five minute drive up Catalina Highway amazing views. When I visit Tucson again, I would certainly stay at the Desert Star Casita.

Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Carla User Profile

I am an interior designer, landscape designer, and real estate agent with Canyon Group Realty llc. We work with people interested in purchasing property in Tucson and offer property management services including vacation rentals, corporate rentals, long term rentals, and even watching properties should you wish to have a second home in Tucson but not want to rent it out. You can contact us for additional information. Our vacation rentals such as these are operated under Desert Moon Vacation Rentals llc. I enjoy this career very much as I get to meet so many interesting people!

Languages: English
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