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Cozy Studio Close to Hiking, Lake, Nature

Bedrooms 1
Space 35 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Mesa

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Custom tiled shower, with bench seat and mosaics made by the owner. Soap, shampoo, hair dryer, and towels included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , This bed is part of the living space in the studio.
  • 1 Queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is is a one acre property that includes our own house, as well as the studio, a separate building. The studio is the vacation rental, and a pottery is on the other side of the studio. Saguaro lake is a 20 minute drive. They have boat rentals available as well as fishing supplies. Walk to Usery Mountain from the studio. We have hiking sticks made from saguaro ribs that you can use, as well as water bottles and fanny packs. If Chip, the owner, is throwing pottery during your stay, you can watch or maybe even join him! You can see some of his work on his website at


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Cozy Studio Close to Hiking, Lake, Nature
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Leominster, MA

Great Location for Hiking and Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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East Mesa VRBO

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cozy and clean. Great location and the owners could not have been any better or nicer.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this little casita. It was cozy and clean. The location is great to get on to 202 or 60, easy to get around.My daughter was with me alittle bit of my vacation and then my husband it's a nice place for 2 and is well stocked with cooking supplies and a grill outside and patio on top. Chip and Joelyn could not be any nicer and helpful if you have questions.But give you your privacy. It's so peaceful and quiet lots of nature. Close to hiking trails, Usery National Park and others.Hear coyotes, donkey, roosters.Beautiful sunsets and sunrises!!! I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leominster, MA

Cozy Studio with great views and great location for hiking!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this studio rental six times and love it! You can see the Superstition Mountains from the window (even from the bed!) and you are surrounded by beautiful desert. It's close to hiking in the Superstition Mountain area as well as the Goldfield Mountains. Usery Mountain Park is nearby too. The rental is in a quiet neighborhood. Shopping and restaurants are close by. The studio is small and has a kitchenette that includes a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, silverware, pots, pans, glassware, and a hot plate. We usually stay 8 nights, but don't cook. We do mostly take-out or go to restaurants. The roof deck is wonderful! We'll come back from a hike and go up there for a drink and to eat our take-out dinner. The views are amazing. Sunrise and sunset are gorgeous.

Because the studio is small and just has a kitchenette, I wouldn't recommend it for a long term stay, but it is a wonderful place to stay and Joelyn and Chip are amazing hosts. We've become friends with them and love seeing them every year. Chip has a studio attached to the rental and will take you on a tour of his pottery if you ask!

  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay with incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about staying in this clean, cozy casita with amazing views!! Rooftop patio for amazing sunrises and sunsets, very quiet, great location for hiking yet close to town. The owners, Chip & Joelyn, were very nice and made us feel right at home. We would love to stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Studio for Everything you may want to see or do

  • 5 of 5

Wow - 2nd time we have stayed here. We are still amazed at all the little extras that mean so much to visitors staying at their studio. Two wonderful people Chip and Joelyn - so easy to visit with and so accommodating. The studio is decorated to perfection - not one thing missing. Great area to stay - lots to do and not far to travel to see different things. Like the golf courses, hiking, Goldfield Ghost town and Mine Tour, Barleen's Arizona Opry Dinner and Show (Rock and Roll, Variety at Its Best, Elvis Remembered etc. etc.) Tortilla Flats/Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake. Amazing.

A cozy studio you have to stay at. Thanks once again Joelyn and Chip much appreciated.

A must to see: Chips Custom Tile and Pottery - So beautiful and so unique.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chip and Joelyn Hilton
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 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: first come/first served. Let us know ahead of time and we'll see if we can get them!


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Red White & Brew
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Viewpoint Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
AZ-202 loop
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Chilero's Mexican Grill
Car: necessary

Archery, shooting range

Check out the Culture Passes from the Mesa Public Library for free places to visit in the area:


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$69.55
Damage Deposit AU$189.69

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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