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Cozy Studio Close to Hiking, Lake, Nature

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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

More Details

Owner
Joelyn Hilton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Joelyn Hilton

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

Why Joelyn Hilton chose Arizona

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Amenities

Mesa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 380 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Custom tiled shower, with bench seat and mosaics made by the owner. Soap and shampoo included.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Saguaro lake is a 20 minute drive. Boat rental available.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Cozy Studio Close to Hiking, Lake, Nature
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Perfect place to hang your hat~

  • 5 of 5

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".

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delafield, WI
5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Great bed, great towels, great shower, great view, great hosts, great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun Prairie
5

Perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, CA
5

Everything they said it would be and more!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

.What a wonderful little oasis!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Cubs Spring training field for the last 35 years. "
Goldfield Ghost Town
Superstition Wilderness
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Red White & Brew
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Viewpoint Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
AZ-202 loop
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Chilero's Mexican Grill
Car: necessary

Archery, shooting range

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Rates & Availability

Mesa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan - Apr 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$105
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$95
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.27%

Notes:
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

Cash or check

Checks from outside US incur additional $25.00 fee per transaction.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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