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Downtown Phoenix, In Historic Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 25 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Historic Neighborhood studio, close to downtown Phoenix.

Brand new, private studio casita, sleeps 2. Has a full bath, tub/shower, small kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and sink. A 32" flat screen T.V. Theres a beautiful outside sitting area for dinner or cocktails. Casita is located behind the main house. Our home is located in downtown Phoenix, AZ two blocks from light rail pick up station. There are many wonderful resturants within walking distance.

Janice Martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2018

About Janice Martin

Retired couple who just finished a historic remodel, plus new 'casita' guest house.

Janice Martin purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Janice Martin chose Willo

We choose to move to this area phoenix because we like the location being so close to downtown phoenix. We totally remodeled an older historic home, leaving all the charm of the original property.

What makes this bungalow unique

Casita is walking distance to the Heard, and Phoenix Art Museums and the Encanto Light rail stop. Our backyard features a nice sitting area for coffee, cocktails or dining.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Willo, Arizona

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please no smoking on the property. Including the outside patio area.
  • Quiet hours between 10pm and 8am. Must be over 25 years of age to rent.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/tub and sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen sized bed, small sitting area w/ flat screen TV. Small kitchenette.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Glorious gem and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Willo Casita while in Phoenix for a conference! Janice, Charlie, and their daughter Stephanie were wonderful hosts: Warm, welcoming, and eager to make sure I had everything I needed from the minute I booked the property. (I also loved playing with the family’s two adorable and friendly dogs, Bowie and Lola, during my stay!)

The casita is close to Valley Metro mass transit, so I had quick and easy access to downtown Phoenix every day. Beautifully decorated down to every last detail, both the interior and exterior of the casita made me feel like an honored guest. From Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries to extra bottles of water in the refrigerator, I couldn’t have asked for more!

I look forward to returning to Willo Casita on my next trip to Phoenix. Everyone should be so lucky to experience Janice and Charlie’s hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 11/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenna, How sweet you are. Thanks a million for that fandipulous review😍please comeback and stay longer. You were the best guest ever. How kind of you to say such nice things about us and our pups, especially Bowie who left several little puppy high fives on your shirt. You we’re truly loved by all. Janice
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Adorable Place in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location! This place is a hidden gem in downtown Phoenix! Super close to the light rail (which we took everywhere), so we didn't even rent a car. The place was very clean and the owners were super friendly! It was quiet, private and loved the decor down to the last detail. Great place to stay! Would definitely recommend to others and hope to visit again someday!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We enjoyed having you as well. Come back and visit us anytime. Have a wonderful summer. Janice
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Tuolumne County, California

Spring Training

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here recently for five nights and I would stay here again. It was perfect for us. The location is extremely convenient. We were able to walk to the Heard museum, restaurants and the light rail system Is two blocks away. Also, it was very easy to get to the various locations we visited by car. The landlords are very nice, the Casita is very clean and the yard is pleasant to be in. A very nice and quite neighborhood too!

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We loved having you stay with us. Janice
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Great Location! Clean and Welcoming! Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Janice and Charlie's casita was a wonderful place to stay. The location was very convenient to the light rail, making the airport, convention center, ballpark, downtown and many other attractions highly accessible without the added expense of renting a car. The casita itself was spacious enough for two people, clean, well-appointed, and secure. The set up allowed us to come and go as we pleased without bothering anyone or bothering the homeowners or neighbors. Charlie and Janice were gracious hosts who made themselves available if we'd had any problems but gave us our space to enjoy our time in Phoenix. When we return to Phoenix, we hope to stay there again and would highly recommend it to anyone else.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rapid City SD

Lovely, comfy stay

  • 5 of 5

The casita was nicely decorated, very clean, easy to find and comfortable. It was perfect for our needs. We highly recommend this casita.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kay. Enjoyed having you stay with us. Janice
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Cambridge MA

Small, lovely place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

This is a small but lovely place. The studio apartment is carefully designed for maximum use of space. My husband and I agreed that it was perfect for our 3-night stay. A longer stay may have been challenging, because there is no desk or work space. The small patio was great, and weather permitting, a comfortable place to eat, read, bird-watch or whatever! The host & hostess were terrific. No complaints about this place!

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Sky Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Oven and Vine, Vernon and Central Ave
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Encanto Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Light Rail, Encanto stop
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Oven and Vine, Durants, Pizza People
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff AZ
Car: not necessary

Some of the many downtown Phoenix activities include, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Phoenix Library, Chase Field; home to the AZ Diamondbacks, Talking Stick Arena; home to the Phoenix Suns. Light Rail can also take you to downtown Tempe, Arizona State University, the Phoenix Zoo and Phoenix Botanical Gardens.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$62.81
Damage Deposit AU$125.62

Rates are subject change until reservation is confirmed. Durning Fall, Winter and Spring months there is a 2 night minimum. With exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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