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Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Tucson House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 5 comfortably

Spacious 1455 sq. foot southwest-style casita located on 3+ acres. Nestled amongst majestic saguaro and other desert plants and cacti it affords plenty of privacy from the owners property which is next door.

Situated close to the Tucson Mountains and just minutes from I-10 freeway for easy day trips to Phoenix and Norgales, Mexico, plus 20 minutes from downtown Tucson. Private yet close to shopping (5 mins drive), golfing, and bird watching.

Approximately 3 miles from Saguaro National Park West for hiking, scenic drives, picnic areas and camping.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carella Manndeville
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We needed a comfortable place to stay after long days in the field. The house is amazing with respect to the detail. Everything is perfect. It is well stocked with everything you need for an extended stay and Carella will assist you if there is anything you need. The comfortable beds! Brilliant after a long days work in the desert. We also enjoyed the backyard where we saw families of quail, javelina (marking their territory on the bird feeder), jackrabbits, scorpions, and families of cactus wrens! In summary Carella makes this an easy place to have a vacation, or in our case, a research trip. The best field “Station” ever!
Jun 2012
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based on 47 traveler reviews

Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 49 reviews

Carella's casita

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! It is close to everything you could ever want to do in the Tucson area (which is a lot), clean, spacious immaculate, secluded, quiet - we couldn't have asked for more. If we ever return to the Tucson area, we will return to this house if possible. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Another wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed at Carella's Casita. Once again it was a wonderful experience. My sister and I came down for a week of R & R and had a great relaxing time. The Casita is everything we needed and more. The swimming pool was excellent once again. The weather was perfect for spending the afternoons out at the pool and soaking up the beautiful Arizona sun. The wildlife is amazing, Hummingbirds, quail, doves, jackrabbits, butterflies and more. I highly recommend the Casita and have plans of going back again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for family who were visiting from out of town. It is a fantastic place beautifully decorated in southwestern decor. The house was super clean and had everything they needed, including rafts and items for the kids to use in the pool! The beds were comfortable and although advertised as a casita it is a spacious 3 bedroom house.

Although it is very close to shopping, the house is tucked off the road and surrounded by desert plants on a quiet road. They had the pool to themselves and although the owner lives next door, and checked in with us to make sure all was well, there was plenty of privacy.

This place is pretty much perfect and we would definitely rent it in future.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect home base for the week

  • 5 of 5

We picked this home based on the prior reviews and they were all very spot on. The home is wonderful and extremely well appointed.

Carella is so nice and really has thought of everything. The backyard was a small paradise and our 2yr old was overjoyed by all the wildlife we saw even just sitting out for breakfast.

We felt comfortable and at home here and it was the perfect place to come home to and relax after a busy day of adventures.

You won't be disappointed staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The casita is the ideal holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 30 days at the Caseta. It is the perfect location for travelling the area and there is much to see. Do your homework first! Caralla is a first class lady and unbelievably helpful when needed. I would love her for a neighbour back home. The Casita is most comfortable and has all the amenities you need. Shops and town are minutes away. If you want to site see, perfect. If you just want to chill out, perfect for that too. Would we go again? Definitely yes, if we are able

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great , well-stocked and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was, hands down, the best vacation rental I have ever had. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Carella's home. It was incredibly well-stocked with books, DVD's, area pamphlets, etc. The house was large, comfortable, and relaxing. The pool was so nice and peaceful after a day of hiking and sightseeing. And the yard was beautiful and filled with birds. We even had a javelina visit us.

I highly recommend Carella's casita if you are looking for a great, relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Car: necessary

This northwest, Tucson home is tastefully appointed to make a comfortable and cozy vacation home. With a short drive down an unpaved road (100 yards) the casita is encompassed in an oasis surrounded by nature. See sightings of cottontail rabbits, Gambel’s quails and an assortment of lizards, hummingbirds, and squirrels. Catch glimpses of javelina, coyotes or jackrabbits that might visit the neighborhood. Surrounded by fabulous mountain views which add to stunning sunsets and sunrises.


Rates & Availability

Tucson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall - 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter - Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak - 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring - 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer - 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
End of Summer, 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Per additional room used $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.05%

No smoking in or around the property.
Cancellation policies apply.
Until booking confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Check-in time: 3:00 pm. Check-out time 11:00 am.

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Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1455 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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