About the property
- Cottage380 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
There is a working tile and pottery on site, so be sure and ask for a tour! You can check out more of the artwork at chivesta.com.
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, pottery
Chip and Joelyn Hilton
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Chip and Joelyn Hilton
We love being able to unwind in the quiet and spaciousness of our desert surroundings. We moved into our house about thirteen years ago and built the separate studio on our one-acre property a few years later. The studio includes a pottery, where Chip, the owner, can be found most days, making tiles, cups, bowls and other cool stuff.
Chip and Joelyn Hilton purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Chip and Joelyn Hilton chose Mesa
Chip is a ceramic tile and pottery artist. When his projects started getting too big, we realized we needed more space, so we moved out to east Mesa, where we had the room to build an art studio. The added bonus is that it's also close to hiking, mountain biking, and the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Part of the art studio has been converted to the vacation rental, complete with it's own entrance, patio, and upper deck.
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place to recharge our batteries out of the hubbub! Wish we’d had more time and a little warmer weather to just BE. The accommodations were perfect—we wanted for nothing—and the hosts were friendly and welcoming. Wish we could stay another week!
We're really happy you enjoyed your stay, and impressed with all of the places you got to see while you were here. Thanks for being such great guests!
Charming rental property with great views of the mountains and sunrises/sunsets!
The rooftop patio was such a plus at the edge of the city! Property owners are so friendly and helpful. A great break from a delayed Spring in MN!
Thanks, Melody. We enjoyed meeting you and Allen. Seems like our weather was the total opposite of yours! We're glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope you return one day.
Wonderful cozy modern casita, excellently appointed.
Had a fabulous stay during March, thoroughly enjoyed the area and accommodation. Loved having breakfast each morning on the rooftop deck and enjoying the sunset each evening. We highly recommend staying with Chip and Joelyn!
A lovely stay in an artsy, comfortable studio
We really enjoyed our four day stay in Joelyn and Chip's artsy studio! The studio is very appealing with it's interior design and furnishings -- created by both of them. The studio had everything we needed, a good, safe location, comfy bed, kitchen necessities including a refrigerator with eggs and muffins, a closet with plenty of hangers, a beautiful shower, and a delicious dark chocolate bar! We got to tour Chip's art studio and appreciate more of his artistic skills. Joelyn and Chip are wonderful hosts !
Great Location for Hiking and Wonderful Hosts!
We have been staying in this wonderful rental since 2011. We love the location for hiking in the Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Mountains. You have a great view of the Supersition Mountains from the unit, including from the bed! We love the desert surroundings. It feels so peaceful outside, and when it's warm enough, we love to eat at the table outside and enjoy the rooftop deck, which has amazing views. The rental is small, it's a studio, but the bed is super comfortable and it has what you need. There is a mini-fridge and a hot plate, so it's not a full kitchen, just so you know. We tend to go out to eat for dinners or bring take-out in. We love seeing Chip and Joelyn, who have become our friends over the years. Highly recommend!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property, Cindy. You've described it well and we appreciate your comments. We always look forward to your return visits, especially when we can join you for a hike or two!
East Mesa VRBO
This is our 4th stay at this location. Joelyn and Chip are great hosts that were friendly and accommodating. We really like the rural and quiet location. Would go back
Archery, shooting range Check out the Culture Passes from the Mesa Public Library for free places to visit in the area: mesalibrary.org/find/culture-passes
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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, check or credit card Checks from outside US incur additional $25.00 fee per transaction. Sorry, we do not rent by the month.