View of the Casita and pool from the main house

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The Private Desert Casita is located on 3 beautiful acres east of Tucson that includes a pool. As the name indicates the Casita is separate from the main house and has its own entrance. We are approximately 1 mile from Saguaro National Park East. Self check via lockbox. Lockbox code provided prior to your stay.

The space

Private entrance detached studio guest house in Tucson 1 mile from Saguaro National Park East. Guest room is located behind main house and next to the swimming pool (not heated) . The room has a king bed and a futon that pulls out to a bed. Please note that this is a studio so the king bed and futon are in the same room. The casita also has a microwave, hot plate, mini-fridge, sink, coffee maker, ceiling fan, bathroom with shower and large closet. The views of the surrounding desert and mountains are spectacular.

Saguaro National Park East - 1.3 miles from the Casita
Saguaro National Park West- 30 miles
Tucson International Airport 16.1 miles
Colossal Cave Mountain Park - 12.7 miles
Tanque Verde Ranch - 7.1 miles
Medella Vina Ranch- (horseback riding) - 3.2 miles
University of Arizona campus - 13.8 miles
Mt Lemmon Ski Valley - 34.6 miles
Karchner Caverns - 46.3 miles
Tombstone, AZ - 64.8 miles
Bisbee, AZ - 87.9 miles
Mission San Xavier del Bac - 24.2 miles
Sabino Canyon - 12.9 miles
Downtown Tucson - 14 miles
Nearest city bus stop - 2.7 miles
Pima Air & Space Museum - 12.7 miles

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $100
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

123 Reviews

Check In
Todd & Annette are great hosts... their casita is beautiful, clean & well stocked with everything we needed. We had a great stay here.

Isabelle User Profile
May 2017
For travelers interested in proximity to Saguaro National Park, hiking, biking, etc., but wishing a cool, private, upscale base of operations, this guesthouse is ideal. Add to that private access to a swimming pool in which to cool off at the end of a hot day. Our hosts were available and attentive. Saguaro National Park is literally down the road, with hiking equally as close. Saguaro Corners is a nice little restaurant / bar nearby with live music on the weekends. All other needs easily within reach. Very, very pleased.

Michele User Profile
May 2017
Annette and Todd are wonderful hosts. The casita is lovely with a great pool. Location is ideal for visiting attractions around Tucson and further afield such as Tombstone, Benson and Bisbee. Thoroughly recommend a visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, its fantastic, best to go early in the day when its cooler. We really enjoyed our stay here. Would love to come back here on another road trip.

Alan & Alison User Profile
April 2017
We stayed for 5 nights in the desert casita which was fantastic. This was our second stay at the desert casita and was an excellent base from which to visit other Arizona attractions. The location is only a mile away from Saguaro National Park East. The accommodation was immaculate, spacious and well equipped with kitchenette, microwave, coffee maker and fridge. Toiletries, linen’s, towels and pool towels were provided. Todd and Annette are terrific hosts and made our stay very enjoyable, they are very approachable and are not intrusive. We had access to the pool which was great to relax by. Thanks to our hosts for the use of their mountain bikes as we enjoyed riding along the trails in SNP East. We would highly recommend staying at the desert casita and would not hesitate in staying here once again.

Sheri User Profile
April 2017
This casita is in the perfect location for those wishing to explore trails and enjoy the beauty of Saguaro National Park (east). The room and adjacent pool have beautiful views, and amenities are plentiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this casita, for prime location, privacy, scenery, and quietude.

Lauren User Profile
March 2017
Todd and Annette's casita is lovely and we enjoyed our stay. Check-in was easy and the casita had everything we needed. The location was convenient, very close to Saguaro National Park and plenty of shopping centers, yet enough off the beaten path that it was very quiet and felt more like a getaway than staying in the city. Downtown Tucson is about 30 minutes away and an easy drive. It was a great base for exploring the area. We loved the mountain views and the beautiful pool and landscaping. There were fresh fruit, water and cold beers waiting for us in the fridge when we arrived, which we enjoyed after a long drive. We also enjoyed the provided coffee and tea in the mornings as well. The bed was comfortable (although too soft and bouncy for my husband and me, as we are both light sleepers - so I'd probably recommend the bed for one person only) and the futon is nice for extra seating. The water pressure in the shower was excellent! There are plenty of extras: blankets, pillows, towels, toiletries and even sunscreen available to use, which was really nice. Annette checked in on us midway through our stay, which I appreciated as we didn't get a chance to meet when we arrived. Thanks for hosting us!

Cyndi User Profile
March 2017
We loved the quiet, secluded location away from the lights of the city. We appreciated the welcome from Annette with info on the area regarding restaurants.

Tucson, Arizona, United States · Joined in February 2013
Todd & Annette User ProfileTodd & Annette is a superhost.

We both work full time but enjoy hiking, traveling, and working on the swimming pool and landscaping around our house.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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