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Newly Redecorated Casita with Amazing Mountain View

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Townhome, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Casita means “small house” in Spanish and that aptly describes this property. It is located centrally in the retirement community of Green Valley just west of Desert Hills Golf Course and just east of the Desert Hills Recreation Center. Triple sliding glass doors in the living room provide spectacular views of the Santa Rita Mountains as well as access to the large partially covered patio where you will find chairs, tables and a barbeque grill. While the casita is just short of 600 square feet, the open floor plan, high ceilings and multiple skylights give the interior a bright and airy feeling.

Green Valley averages 300 days of sunshine per year and even in January the average daytime temperature is 67 degrees. Once the sun comes up on a winter morning, the temperature rises quickly in the dry desert air. Many of the trees and plants remain green throughout the winter. This climate is conducive to outdoor activity especially hiking, biking and golf. Nearly all the major streets in Green Valley have bicycle lanes. If you play golf, Green Valley has numerous golf courses and a 30 minute drive to Tucson will provide access to even more courses. A short trip to Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains provides hiking trails, picnic grounds as well as an outstanding location for bird watching.

The owners of this property are members of Green Valley Recreation and for a small fee, tenants have access to all thirteen recreation centers located throughout Green Valley. The recreation centers provide swimming, tennis, fitness centers, bocce, shuffleboard, billiards, sand volleyball, racquetball, saunas, horseshoes as well as clubs for ceramics, photography, lapidary, computers and other interests. Some of the centers have auditoriums for lectures, movies and other entertainment. There is nearly always something going on somewhere in Green Valley.

You can always take drive into the desert to see the unique vegetation that only grows in the Sonoran Desert. A trip to the Desert Museum in Tucson is a must and you will find it isn’t so much a museum as a facility devoted to displays of native wildlife, plants and trees. The guys may want to tour the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley and the Pima Air Museum in Tucson. Many other activities are available in Tucson as well.

A twenty minute drive to the south on Interstate 19 will take you to Tubac, an old Spanish settlement that has been transformed into an artists community with studios, galleries and many shops. Another fifteen minutes south will take you to the international boarder in Nogales. A drive to the southeast of Green Valley will take you to a higher elevation where grapes grow well and wineries abound. This will give you an opportunity to sample a variety of Southern Arizona wines.

We hope you will come and stay at our casita. We think you will find Green Valley and the surrounding desert an enchanting place.

More Details

Mary Avery
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About Mary Avery

While Robert and Mary Avery are from the Flint Hills of Kansas, we enjoy our winter home near the Santa Rita Mountains of Southern Arizona. We have been coming to Green Valley since 2004.

Mary Avery purchased this townhome in 2012


Desert Casitas Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Newly Redecorated Casita with Amazing Mountain View
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are just leaving from a two month stay here. The casita is extremely well equipped with everything you need and the owners are available for anything that comes up. The views from the patio are amazing. I could never tire from looking at those mountains. We would recommend this casita to everyone and hope to be back again some year. Thank you! 🌵?

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial, Co

Delightful casita

  • 5 of 5

The casita far surpassed our expectations. It was furnished very tastefully and the kitchen was very well equipped. But the view from the deck and sunsets were awe inspiring. We have grown tired of our Colorado winters and thoroughly enjoyed Green Valley. Nearby Madera Canyon, Suguaro National Park, Tohona Chul, Biosphere...enjoyed it all. Owners were delightful to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renton, WA

Excellent accommodations in Desert Hills

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time I've gone south during the worst of the rainy season (for me) in the Pacific Northwest. I loved it! The Tucson Art Museum, Tahona Chula Botanical Gardens, the Gaslight Theater, all were wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed Madera Canyon and the free concerts at the Shoppes at La Posada. Tubac had free music at Wisdom Dos as well. I enjoyed the missions I visited and wish now I'd made time for mass at San Xavier Mission, although I did visit.

The casita was clean, well equipped (although I don't cook much) and close to stores and restaurants. I will surely spend a month or two there again if I have a chance.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Faribault, Mn

Delightful Stay

  • 4 of 5

This lovely little casita was everything we could have expected and more. This private, quiet, unit with a peaceful and calming view of the Santa Rita mountains was spectacular. We enjoyed watching the sun rise and set from the deck. It was comfortable and nicely furnished. It was well equipped with all the amenities you would expect and more. It is an end unit with lots of light and privacy. The owners were a pleasure to deal with, responsive and respectful of our needs and privacy.

We loved our stay there and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Pierre, SD

Immaculate Casita - Spectacular View - Owners are VERY Personable

  • 5 of 5

This charming casita is nicely furnished (as you can see from the photos), The owners keep it CLEAN! You will not be disappointed by the spectacular view of the Santa Rita Mountains. This casita is located very conveniently to shopping and the recreation facility. Would definitely recommend this lovely, cozy and well maintained casita to someone looking for a place to enjoy sunny Arizona!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tucson, Az
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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