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Private secluded Casita on 3 acre lot, in Oro Valley area

Bedrooms 1
Space 776 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom w/sofa bed in livingroom sleeps 4. Beautiful Mountain views.

Fully furnished, 2 HD DirecTV, kitchenette, patio with grill. Gated property. Tuscan style construction. Hiking trails outside door. Panoramic views of Catalina's, Tortolita's, and Tucson mountain ranges.

Chip Augello
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Chip Augello

Northeast transplants for 10 years. Love the desert and can assist you in enjoying all that Tucson area has to offer. Owners have a mobile wood fired, brick oven pizza business. Private pizza parties, or gourmet brick oven dinners can be arranged.

Chip Augello purchased this house in 1998

Why Chip Augello chose Arizona

Leave the snow and cold weather behind and enjoy the enchantment of the most lush desert in the world, the Sonoran desert. Our property is a mixture of natural desert landscape and groomed low water use plants. There are walking trails around our lot, with connections to acres of desert and a 'wash'. The area is abundant with native animals. A great bird watching area. Gorgeous sunsets right out the front door.

What makes this house unique

Breath taking views of the Catalina, Tucson and Tortolita mountains. Very private. Brick oven on request (if available).


Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 776 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower, wheel-chair accessible.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Walk in closet and livingroom area with DirecTV.
  • California King bed with pillow top mattress. Desk, reading chairs complete the large bedroom. Pocket doors provide privacy to the main living area and bathroom. Additional guests may sleep on a sofa bed, located in the living room and includes a high density foam mattress for the double pull-out bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Desert Tortoise pen. Adopted from the Desert Museum's rescue program, 'Bubba T' resides in an enclosed pen and spends most of his time in his burrow. Guest can be notified when he's out and about if desired. (txt) He hibernates Oct-Junish. Owner also has a mobile wood fired brick oven pizza business. Parties can be arranged!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Private secluded Casita on 3 acre lot, in Oro Valley area
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Bellingham, Washington


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Casita. Very quiet and comfortable. Lots of hiking and mountain biking nearby.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aurora, IL

Nice place to stay; beautiful view from Patio

  • 5 of 5

Excellent landlords - very helpful and knowledgeable; great place for older adults wishing a quiet place away from city and with a desert for back yard. Maybe one of the best views of Catalina mountains including Mt Lemmon you can find in a rental. Sitting on patio, watching sun change the colors on mountain range in late afternoon was my favorite time there. I could go on and on but I don't want it to get booked up too fast for next year(: }

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. Hope to have you back soon!
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very comfortable, private and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to Tucson, we were not sure how the location would work out but it turns out it couldn't be better. Very convenient, comfortable and private. The owners are fantastic as well. It would be hard to find a better situation in Tucson - well done!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Quincy, IL

Lovely little casita

  • 5 of 5

This casita was just perfect for my wife and me for our first ever visit to the Tucson area. It was every bit "as advertised" and more. It is indeed secluded and quit. You would think you were out in the middle of the desert by yourself. But just a few minutes drive takes you to anything you need for shopping, restaurants, etc.

Even though it was just a one bedroom casita, it's openness made it feel like it was much bigger than it was. It has a very "high end" feel and was very well maintained. It is very nicely appointed and equipped with all you need for an extended stay...except for a toaster. There was a nice toaster oven but it is not the best way to make toast. I really liked the living room's HDTV that was a full DirectTV hookup including DVR...something you don't usually get. And there is another HDTV in the bedroom. Speaking of the bedroom...the king sized bed with one of those high quality memory foam mattresses was one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept on. The bathroom was quite luxurious with a huge walk-in shower.

The views out the back into the Catalina Mountains were very nice. Each day provided a different sunrise and sunset experience. Out front you had essentially a whole desert to wonder around in and get up close (but don't get TOO close) and personal with about any kind of cacti you can imagine. And the sunsets from that angle were also spectacular and different most days.

The owners, Chip and Cheryl, were great to work with. I can't imagine there is any better place for an extended visit to the Tucson area.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Quiet and Serene Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this lodging was wonderful. It is private, extremely clean, well furnished and set in a lovely location. The "casita" itself was very spacious and extremely nicely decorated in a Southwestern motif. All the amenities needed are there and in good supply. We really enjoyed sitting out on the patio watching the full moon rising over the Catalina Mountains. We very much recommend this for a great get-away in Oro Valley. The only word of advice is that you do need to drive about a half-mile or so of small dirt road to reach this terrific place.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, quiet with all the comforts of home. We had a great time and plan on booking next year!😎

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Noble Hops, The Keg
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
El Conquistador, Dove Mountain, Rancho Vistoso
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Noble Hops, Steak and Keg, Olive Garden
Car: necessary

Beautiful, new, secluded 776sq. ft. casita on 3.3 gated acres. Local hiking trails outside your door. Situated in northwest Tucson with many upscale restaurants and shopping nearby. 20 miles from the must see Desert Museum. Panoramic mountain views with city lights.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $40

Weekly rate based on 7 days
Monthly rate based on 28 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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