|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Surrounded by mountains, the tranquility of the desert help to make this vacation get-away the perfect place to relax and enjoy.
Two large windows allow plenty of natural sunlight, and a beautiful view of the Superstition Mountains. The kitchenette boasts granite countertops, eating area, and plenty of gadgets for cooking. The bathroom is home to a large, custom, tiled shower. A bookcase compliments the living area, and includes many books, DVD's, and games. Outside, an outdoor patio and barbeque area are on the main level, and an awesome viewing deck above provides the perfect setting for a glass of wine at the end of the day.
There’s plenty to cook with including a microwave oven, electric burner, skillet, convection oven, pans, crock pot, and toaster. All cooking utensils, plates, glasses, etc., are included.
We are located in the Arizona desert, closely surrounded by beautiful mountains, native plants, and occasional wildlife. We are within walking, hiking, and biking distance to Usery Mountain Park, which includes many trails, a world class archery range and several picnic areas. Rio Salado Shooting range is 10 minutes away. The Superstition Mountains are 10 miles due east. The Salt River is nearby as are four lakes where you can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, etc. Beautiful golf courses are also within a couple of miles.
Keywords: casita, desert, hikers paradise
After teaching, we love being able to unwind in the quiet and spaciousness of our desert surroundings. We moved into our house about twelve years ago and built the separate studio on our one-acre property a few years later.
Joelyn Hilton purchased this cottage in 2010
There are two reasons we moved to East Mesa - one, to build a ceramic art studio, and two, to be close to hiking and mountain biking. We were able to convert part of the ceramic art studio into the vacation rental, with it’s own separate entrance.
We’re close to nature, but also within a few minutes to food shopping, coffee shops, convenience stores, and gas. Close freeway access takes you to malls, movie theatres, hospitals, public transportation, and the airport.
Free Culture Passes available at the local library: http://www.mesalibrary.org/find/culture-passes- first come/first served. Let us know ahead of time and we'll see if we can get them!
Clean, cozy, well organized and outfitted with everything you could want for a comfortable home away from home. I came to the area to take a landscape painting class though the Scottsdale School of Art, which was held on the Salt River and Sanguaro Lake, making the drive to class each morning about 15 min. We painted all day in the field and coming "home" to Chip and Joelyn's guest quarters was easy. I never did find the need to eat in a restaurant for the 8 days I was here because the kitchen is so well equipped. The BBQ right outside on the covered patio worked great, for meat and grilled veggies. There is even a local market, Bashes, tag on the door key to get the local discounts on groceries. For a hiker, it's a dream location because there is a trail head just a few doors down the road. The bed is comfortable, the room temp and air is in your control, nice big shower, closet with hangers, extra blankets and goodies under the bed in containers, lots of extra's in the kitchen from spices to coffee and tea. One night I came home to find a bowl filled with freshly picked snap peas and herbs by my door. Chip and Joelyn are the perfect hosts, they are available if you need anything but allow you the privacy to just "be".
Joelyn and Chip are great hosts. They welcomed us like we were the first to visit them! They showed us the studio and took us on a sunset hike. We enjoyed a beer on the roof top and checked out the stars and moon through their telescope. We feel like we made new friends. The place is just right for two and everything was provided nicely. The location was perfect for us to go hiking. Would highly recommend!
Great bed, great towels, great shower, great view, great hosts, great stay!
It was like home away from home. Chip and Joelyn were great, they have a very well kept place, and its was such a nice location. Next time we come the weather will no doubt be warmer and we can take advantage of the roof top for star gazing, and have a fire outside.
This was truly a memorable getaway! Everything was perfect. The casita was extremely clean, nicely decorated and had everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable. Our favorite room was the rooftop! Awesome views of the mountains and sunsets. Not to mention the stars and planets! Lots of hiking trails to enjoy during the day. The best part of our stay was meeting the owners, Joelyn and Chip. They truly made our stay extra special. Really enjoyed seeing Chip's studio and learning about his art. I know he will be fantastic in his future endeavors. Thank you both for an extremely wonderful few days! I will most definitely be back!
What an awesome little get away, so comfortable and peaceful. Beautiful view of the superstition mtnssunrise and set. The panoramic view from the upstairs patio is amazing! I will definitely book again!
Archery, shooting range
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan - Apr 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
|Cleaning Fee||$45 + Tax|
Cancellation policy: 30 days or more before arrival date, refund of all monies paid, less a $25 cancellation fee. 14-29 days before arrival date, 50% refund of monies paid. Less than 14 days before arrival date, no refund. If I am able to rent the property for some or all of the canceled time, I will refund up to the amount of the replacement rental fees collected, less a $25 cancellation fee.
50% at time of booking; remainder upon arrival
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