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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

More Details

Carella Manndeville
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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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Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views
average rating of 4.962963 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this property. It was so very clean and beautifully decorated. It was the perfect layout for couples. The surroundings are magnicificent along with the humming birds and all kinds of different birds. Truly a wonderful stay. We will come back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay here. The owner thought of everything! Well stocked kitchen, hiking supplies, wonderfully comfortable beds, amazingly gorgeous setting! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended, we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Two sisters from Quebec, Canada spent 4 days at this beautiful Casita in October of 2016. We do not have the same kind of vegetation so we were thoroughly impressed by all the surrounding beauty, such as the Saguaros, other Cacti, the mountains as well as the wildlife. We had the chance to see a bobcat, many hummingbirds and even some cottontails, roadrunners, turtledoves and quails. The view from the backyard terrace is stunning, magical and a surreal place to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise.

The Casita can be described in one word – WOW! We loved it. It is spacious, beautiful, clean and located in a quiet area located close to Tucson. The kitchen is well equipped with all you would need. This house has a garage, a washer and dryer and a great inground pool.

My review would not be complete if I did not mention the kindness of Carella, the owner of this house. She lives right next door and is discrete, respectful however always available if needed or if you are seeking advice on possible activities in the area.

I highly recommend this Casita, especially if you like the desert, nature, dry heat and wildlife. We would go back anytime.

Thanks a million for this unforgettable vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingston, WA USA

A pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three weeks, 11/1 - 11-21/2016, at the casita. We come to Tucson one or two times each year. We know the neighborhood very well as we used to rent another property nearby.

The casita has two bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a cozy study. A spacious one-car garage is fully attached to the casita. The living room, kitchen and dining room blend together, like a family room with a 12-15 foot ceiling, 4 big windows and a sliding glass door to a patio, plenty of natural lighting, and great views to nature. A big around oak dining table with 5 large oak chairs are very comfortable. The living room has a 40" TV, a coffee table, a big single chair with a small end table next to it, and a large couch for 3-4 people.

There is a nice desert garden in front of the casita with a small water fountain. The patio is in the back of the casita. It has two tables, cushioned chairs, a lounge chair, and a grill, all under a partiality covered roof for lighting and comfort. Sitting on the patio to sip morning coffee, reading a newspaper, watching birds, or sunrise/sunset is quite an enjoyment. There is a fire pit with two stone benches near the patio surrounded by cacti and desert plants. Even in Nov, there were plenty of birds including hummingbirds, and butterflies around the house. There is enough separation for privacy between the casita and the main house.

For entertainment, you have access to Netflix, Amazon Prime movies, YouTube and a few other media sources. The casita has limited live TV programs such as NBC, CBS and other commercial networks, but through Roku you can stream delayed news and other programs. The wifi is strong throughout the house. There are also travel info, books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audio equipment, and a radio in the house. Compared to other VRBO places we have stayed in, the casita has the most for entertainment.

Many previous reviewers have commented about the location of the casita. It is convenient for shopping, easy access to nature or parks, and a 15-minute drive to downtown. As regular Tucson visitors, we really appreciate all the benefits this location offers. It is no wonder that the casita consistently gets excellent reviews from everyone.

We look forward to our many returns to the casita in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our families enjoyed the property very much. We stayed for a couple of nights and had everything we needed. The casita is exactly as described. Great location with beautiful views. The house is gorgeous and Carella checked in with us via email to make sure we were doing OK. Thank you for the great experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Arizona

Much more than exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The home was beyond amazing, better than described. Private yet close. In the desert yet minutes to stores, etc.. Mom and my wife sat and chatted each morning with their coffee out on the deck enjoying the various birds and wildlife.Just a few minutes to hiking trails. Truly outstanding. The home was more than fully stocked, from glasses and plates to cooking utensils to the washer and dryer. No detail left untouched. It was as though we outfitted the home as though we live in it fulltime. The owner was sweet and caring as exhibited to telling us if we need anything just ask, and i am sure she would help. Even had a book to explain appliances, where stores are to having DVD's in the rare event it were to rain. We will stay here whenever we visit. Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 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

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.


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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