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LA CASITA DE TUCSON - A UNIQUE PRIVATE GETAWAY W/POOL & SPA

Jim Gressinger

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LA CASITA DE TUCSON - A UNIQUE PRIVATE GETAWAY W/POOL & SPA

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Tucson House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

La Casita de Tucson is a unique private getaway for two adults. Our guesthouse includes a hot tub & counter-current pool and a large deck for picnics and sunbathing. Great view of the Catalina Mts from the pool area.

Located in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, our guests feel the spaciousness and serenity of the Sonoran Desert and enjoy the beauty of our surrounding mountains and star-filled nights. But we are only 15 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes or less to the University of Arizona and several golf courses, including Quarry Pines & Starr Pass. Silverbell, a well-maintained muni, is only 10 minutes away. Good restaurants are about 15 minutes down the road.

The furnishings and decor are definitely Southwestern comfortable. The main room has a high-end home theater with 56' HDTV, Blue Ray DVD player, and built in surround sound. Here you will find an extensive library of CD's and DVD's. WiFi, of course.

The bathroom has a beautifully tiled walk-in shower. Fresh linens & towels provided.

La Casita has its own backyard, patio, and BBQ and our guests enjoy interesting grounds, including cactus gardens, a rose garden, a mission fountain, and three patios with many strange and fascinating plants. Laundry can easily be arranged. The washer/dryer are in the main residence. Just ask.

La Casita is perfect for those who want to visit Southern Arizona's many attractions, such as Bisbee, Tombstone, Titan Missile Site, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Air and Space Museum and our excellent history museums that illustrate the area's rich Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo heritage. Several fine Indian Casinos and many hiking trails are nearby. For our recommendations, go to our SouthernArizonaGuide.com.

Keywords: Guesthouse

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jim Gressinger (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Jim Gressinger

Owner Jim Gressinger is a retired newspaper publisher.

Ms. Karen & I retired to Tucson in 2003. Currently we publish Southern Arizona Guide, a content-rich website with over 80 dining reviews; over 50 original videos about the most interesting people & places in Southern Arizona; our recommendations for the best things to see & do; plus lot of local history & cultural heritage. Last year we had over 150,000 visitors to our website.

We do have advertisers on our website. Our rule is simple. If we cannot wholeheartedly recommend your establishment to our friends & family, you cannot advertise on Southern Arizona Guide.

Our dining reviews are as objective as we can make them. Seldom does a restaurant owner or manager know that we've been to his or her establishment until a week or two later when we publish our review on Southern Arizona Guide or on our Southern Arizona Guide blog.

I almost always take other with me to do a review. The deal is simple. I pay for the meals. They each have to order something different so we can sample a broad spectrum of menu items.

On our Southern Arizona Guide, there are restaurants, attractions, and other places that we DO NOT recommend. For the benefit of our website visitors, we are serious critics, not like you will find elsewhere.

Why Jim Gressinger chose Tucson

Our casita is roomy & comfortable. It has its own back yard with cactus garden. But our guests can enjoy all of our other gardens such as the rose garden, and the anniversary garden.

Our guests have no sense that there is a major metropolitan area anywhere nearby. Yet, it takes only 15 minutes to get to the Historic District of Downtown Tucson and 22 minutes to the University of Arizona.

What makes this house unique

When we have no guests, the Casita is our den and home theater. Our guests get to take advantage of a very high end music & video system.

Another advantage of staying at La Casita is that very few locals know the area as well as we do. That's not bragging. It's our job. Our guests take advantage of our local knowledge. The best hiking trails, the best museums, the best art galleries and performing arts, etc. We love sharing our local knowledge. It's what we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Love the casita! Thanks for everything.” John & Linda. Brooklyn, NY



“Had a wonderful time. We love the casita.” Peter & Marcia. Wolcott, VT



“We had a great time. See you next year.” John & Carol. MN



“We are truly in awe of the beauty of this area especially because it is so different from what we are used to in the Northeast. Your home is lovely and we sincerely appreciate you allowing us to stay in this wonderful guesthouse. It was extremely comfortable and relaxing.” Tom & Mary Ellen. Buffalo, NY



“We truly enjoyed our stay. The casita worked very well for our family with two small children. They couldn’t wait to get back to the casita to play.” Shane & Angela. Pittford, NY



“We have loved every minute of our stay. Thanks for the dinner, all the chirping birds and of course Buddy.” Peggy & Winton. San Francisco, CA



“Your gracious hospitality is so appreciated! The casita immediately feels like home. The trip to Tubac and lunch was fabulous. Bella and I will be back.” Sue. Monterey, CA



“Enchanting stay! Everything exceeded our expectations. These three weeks have been the most relaxing in our twelve years together. A return trip is in the offing.” Bruce & Robin. Nevada City, CA



“Thank you so much for the wonderful relaxing stay. Everything was just perfect including good ol’ Buddy. He would come with us every morning which made us feel even more at home. We look forward to coming again. JoAnn, Sean & Addison. Spokane, WA



“I feel lucky to have found your magical place. You are the best hosts and who could resist the charms of Buddy. I’ll miss our walks. It’s been a great month here.” Paul. Toronto, Canada



“Our stay has been a total pleasure, in large part thanks to your company & friendship. We have loved the desert, the casita, Buddy and the thoughtful hospitality.” Cathy & Tom. New York City
May 2010
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Reviews

5
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La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117696vb
-(520) 820-2710 (Arizona, USA)
Tucson Arizona
5

grateful travelers

  • 5 of 5
As a spur of the moment getaway (we were fortunate that the Casita was available!) We both hibernated and explored Tucson. La Casita was beautifully secluded yet convienent to All Things Tucson and Beyond. Everything we needed was available to us, plus things we hadn't even thought were in the need category. We are sure it is The Best Spot in Tucson for many reasons, but particularly because Jim and Karen are Tour Guides extrodinaire! Morning coffee and breakfast outside ... circle around the full moon viewed from the hot tub ... cactus garden tour ... restaurant recommendations ... mission suggestions ... all made up a much needed three day respite for us. Thank you, thank you both for opening up this opportunity.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117696vb
-(520) 820-2710 (Arizona, USA)
Tucson Arizona
Indianapolis, Indiana
5

Gem in the foothills!

  • 5 of 5
La Casita de Tucson was even better than we expected it to be. We found a relaxing, optimally located guest house with lots of added gifts! In no particular order:
--located on the western aspects of Tucson in a very lightly traveled area with great roads and location good for additional tranquility and recharging
--close to the Tucson mountains for hiking, walking, picnicking
--close to I-10 and other major streets making it easy to get to Tucson or Tubac or elsewhere
--wonderful back patio for sunrise experiences, amid a desert garden full of colors and birds to enjoy
--spacious rooms with tall ceilings and lots of windows for an even sunnier experience
--well stocked kitchen to fix meals and allow you enjoy even more time sitting, reading, birding, relaxing or watching movies, instead of going out if you don't want
--owners are extremely knowledgeable about many restaurants--we had 100% success with their suggestions!!!!
--gracious and sensitive owners who see that you have everything you need, but also sensitive to giving you space to relax and have private time
We would DEFINITELY return, hands down!!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117696vb
-(520) 820-2710 (Arizona, USA)
Tucson Arizona
5

Classy Casita

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 nights at Jim and Karen's Casita. It is clean, comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated. The large casita is filled with the most comfortable furniture I've ever lounged in. The landscaping is marvelous, and the owners are friendly and helpful. Their website was chock full of excellent suggestions about Southern AZ. Karen sent us on a hike with dozens of nice examples of rock art that is not mentioned in any guide book I am aware of. We had a very relaxing and fun time there!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117696vb
-(520) 820-2710 (Arizona, USA)
Tucson Arizona
5

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5
This was our 1st VRBO experience and we were very satisfied. La Casita is very comfortable with more than enough room for the 2 of us and our Golden Retriever. A large living space and bedroom, ceiling fans, a beautiful over-sized shower (no tub), big screen tv, nice stereo along with a large collection of cd's, dvd's, and books, made hanging out inside easy. Although we spent most of our downtime sitting on the back porch admiring the well cared for yard, and beyond that, the beautiful desert landscape and wildlife, (coyotes and many different types of birds). We were pleasantly surprised with Tucson. Plenty to do and see, and some nice people, including Jim and Karen, our hosts, who know most everything there is to know about Tucson, past & present. Thanks guys, hope to see you again, M & J
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117696vb
-(520) 820-2710 (Arizona, USA)
Tucson Arizona
5

Amazing Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5
The casita is beautiful, and the desert landscape and mountain views were spectacular! Jim and Karen were friendly, helpful and gracious, and made sure we had every comfort available to us. Buddy did a great job of keeping the coyotes and critters at bay. The accommodations greatly exceeded our expectations!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
La Casita De Tucson - a Unique Private Getaway W/Pool & Spa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117696vb
-(520) 820-2710 (Arizona, USA)
Tucson Arizona
Midwest
5

Midwest Mountain Biker

  • 5 of 5
You can ride right to the Sweetwater Preserve (1.6 miles away) for single track mountain biking! The photos do justice to the casita and Buddy the dog is even more charming in person.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1000 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Miles
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Tucson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
well-behaved pooch $100
Pet Fee $100
Notes When you indicate that you want to reserve specific dates, I will need 3 pieces of information: (1) your dates of arrival and departure; (2) a phone # where we can reach you while you are in residence if we need to; and (3) your mailing address so I can refund your security deposit. When I have this information, I will email you the rental agreement. If it is OK, sign and fax back to me.
Usually 50% at time of reservation; balance due 60 days in advance of arrival.
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Amenities

Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tile, walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1), Inflatable Aerobed available for extra adult or child. Exceptional linens & bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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