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Quaint Adobe Guest House loaded with Tucson Charm and Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 78 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Escape to The Casita at Cima del Cerro (Top of the Hill) - a quaint Adobe guest house perched high in the Tucson Mountains against the spectacular backdrop of Wasson Peak. Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Interstate-10, this 20 acre property offers a serene space to enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran desert. With sweeping views of the Tucson, Rincon, Catalina, and Tortolita mountain ranges, you will be mesmerized as sunrises and sunsets set the skies aglow, and at nightfall, the city erupts in a blaze of twinkling lights.

With charming southwestern features, such as a kiva fireplace, vigas (wooden beams), and traditional mexican tiles, the Casita offers comfortable accommodations for up to four adult guests. Soft robes and luxurious linens are supplied in both the king and queen bedrooms. Besides a microwave, undercounter fridge, and induction hot plate, the kitchenette is equipped with a toaster, kettle, and a Nespresso machine for those requiring their morning jolt. Large sliding doors open the kitchen to your private patio, complete with bistro set and propane barbecue.

Guests are welcome to relax on the main house patios, and have use of the pool (in season).

In delightfully sunny Tucson, the temperate weather from October to May is perfect for outdoor activities. Tucson has many municipal golf courses, extensive bike paths, and at Cima del Cerro, we are less than one mile to a hiking trailhead for Saguaro National Park (West).

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Andre Douchane & Connie Anderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Andre Douchane & Connie Anderson

Your hosts, Connie and Andre, live in the main house on the property. Although being raised in Connecticut, Andre has lived in the southwestern United States for most of the past 45 years. While working in Canada in 2006, Andre fell head over heels for a Canadian gal, Connie, and they were married in Toronto in 2008.

As they continued working in the mining and exploration industry, they had visions of retirement. Connie's dream was to set sail for places unknown, so they bought a 45' sailing catamaran, and the boating tales began. Andre, with no sailing experience, was a natural - his years piloting his own plane made him a calm, quick study. A few years later, they switched venues and bought a comfy 65' motor yacht. Friends and family joined them on their adventures from North Carolina to Key West, Florida and the Bahamas. All good things must come to an end, and as they closed in on retirement, the boat was sold, and Connie and Andre went in search of their next dream...on land.

With business skills, and a combined love of cooking and entertaining, they decided on owning and operating a small Bed & Breakfast or Guest House. Tucson fit their location requirements of sun, little to no snow, an international airport, and amazing scenery. It wasn't long before they found Cima del Cerro.

Connie and Andre can't wait to share their slice of heaven with you, as you explore the Tucson area from their charming adobe casita.

Andre Douchane & Connie Anderson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Andre Douchane & Connie Anderson chose Arizona

If you want to experience the warmth and charm of a southwestern Adobe casita, in a peaceful rural setting, yet close to all that Tucson has to offer, look no further.

What makes this cottage unique

As you make your way up the driveway at Cima del Cerro, you know you are arriving at a very special place in the Sonoran desert. Towering saguaros and spiky ocotillos mingle with palo verde trees, cholla and prickly pear cacti. The main house and casita blend so well with the natural landscape, and exude a warmth and charm that will make you feel immediately welcome. You may awake to see the deer nibbling on the Palo Verde blossoms, or the javelina crossing the hill to the arroyo. The sweet hummingbirds, and the proud roadrunners will have you grabbing for your camera. But if you love incredible vistas, stargazing, and fresh air, we think you'll love Cima del Cerro.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Tucson

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Beautiful Mexican tile counters, painted ceramic sink, and even the shower has a view of the mountains!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • The bedrooms may be small, but they don't lack comfort. Each bedroom has two cozy robes, luxurious linens, and a closet with either storage drawers or shelves.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Quaint Adobe Guest House loaded with Tucson Charm and Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay. The setting was scenic and peaceful. Appreciated the friendliness of our hosts, Connie and Andre. The Casita was perfect for two couples. Beds were very comfy. Enjoyed the patio and great view of Tucson lights at night. Great place to unwind and relax after a day of exploring the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the casita. We look forward to returning.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a relaxing place to escape for a couple of weeks during the winter and found it in this casita. The view from the patio was wonderful, our host and hostess charming and helpful, the casita offered us complete privacy and walking trails were conveniently located nearby. It provided exactly what we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We were here for three nights, and had a simply wonderful time. Our hosts were gracious, attentive, and friendly. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, the setting gorgeous. Just spending mornings on the patio with coffee was enough to make this a great vacation. Close to trails. Only drawback was it proved a little more distant to center-city attractions than we anticipated. But overall this is a fantastic place to stay, and we will absolutely do it again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No better place to stay in Tucson

  • 5 of 5

Clean, Modern and Cozy Casita with spectacular views of Saguaro cactus, surrounding mountains, Oro valley and Tucson at night. Andre and Connie are very accommodating and great hosts. Highly Recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This is all you could expect and more. Connie and Andre are wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lambertville, Michigan

Quaint Adode Guest House...A Premuim Prooerty!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I found the property to be exactly as presented on VRBO. Extremely clean and comfortable with easy access to all the major highways. The views from the patio over looking Tucson at night, the sunrises in the morning and sunsets in the evening were all wonderful.

You will find Andre and Connie to delightful hosts and very accommodating.

I would strongly recommend this property to anyone visiting the Tucson area.

Ken and Velda

Lambertville, Michigan

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.3 Miles
Tucson International Airport (TUS)
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Silverbell Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 10
Car: necessary

Besides hiking trails moments from our doorstep, there are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities within a 20 to 30 minute drive. Horseback riding, balloon rides, and great cycling paths for the outdoor enthusiast; while museums, theatres, galleries, antiquing, and the casino will appeal to others. In February, the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show brings visitors from all over the world to the Tucson Convention Center - a quick 20 minute drive from the Casita.

There are so many interesting places to see in the Southwest! Here are just a few day trip ideas:

1. Kartchner Caverns State Park - approximately 55 miles southeast of Tucson, near Benson;

2. Tombstone - take a trip back in time to this legendary Old West town, 70 miles southeast of Tucson;

3. Tubac - lots of eclectic shops and galleries to explore in this artsy village.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Tucson

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.05%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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