Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Guest Quarters in 'Old Foothills"- Tucson's Finest Location

Bedrooms 1
Space 69 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy the abundant desert wildlife in this lovely guest quarters- Dogs Welcome

Enjoy this lovely guest quarters situated on a one-acre property that is adjoined to a main house and has a separate entrance. Guests can enjoy their mornings on the private patio, surrounded by the sweet smell of jasmine when in bloom and the chirping of birds and scurrying of lizards on this beautifully maintained property. You will feel like you are truly in the desert, with regular sightings of Doves, Quail, Bunnies, Javelina and Coyotes. The guest quarters is very clean, well maintained and light filled. No stairs or elevators. Walk through the courtyard to your private in law unit and enjoy BBQing on your patio. To stay connected, there is WIFI and cable TV (w/HBO) in the living room. High-end Saatva queen size mattress and Sobel Westex sheets. Protective covers and pads for mattress and pillows. Sofabed w/premium mattress in living room for two additional guests. Your well-behaved dog is welcome upon agreement for an extra fee. Parking is right next to the unit. At dusk the courtyard is lighted and welcoming. While some of my guests come for a week, many enjoy a month-long visit or longer. The location couldn't be more convenient. While feeling secluded, you're minutes from La Encentada Shopping Center, excellent restaurants. Great walking neighborhood with hikes just minutes away.

Please note that this is not a freestanding Casita and you will see the smiling faces of myself and my dogs occasionally as we pass through the courtyard when we're in town. Laundry room access is available for longer stays of two weeks or more, otherwise please request to ensure access.

More Details

Laura Gargano
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Laura Gargano

Welcome to my special property! Originally from Chicago, IL, I live in Tucson part time and Northern California the rest of the time with my dogs and truly enjoy this property for it's beauty and proximity to the desert sights and sounds. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Laura Gargano purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Laura Gargano chose Catalina Foothills Estates

This property is close enough to in downtown activities while feeling like it's a desert haven. It's close to hiking trails, excellent restaurants, watering holes, shopping and within minutes to the top spas in Tucson. It's also 15 minutes straight down the hill to U of A.Some people have stayed while attending events at local resorts or while relocating to Tucson. It's comfortable and welcoming.

What makes this apartment unique

Your dog is welcome. I do ask that guests not leave their dog unattended in the unit for more than four hours at a time to avoid potential doggie accidents. Please inquire about dog sitting or walking if you'd like to enjoy time away for the day and can't bring your pup.

There are two outdoor areas to enjoy - the trellised courtyard and walled patio with cactus garden, market umbrella and gas grill.

For stays of two weeks or longer, laundry room is available upon arrangement.

Please note that I also live part-time on this property in the adjoining house. This property is very well maintained. In order to do this, you will see and hear service people from time to time.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Catalina Foothills Estates

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 69 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dog owners must picked up dog poop in a timely manner and tidy up after their pet both inside and out.
  • Dog owners will be financially responsible for additional cleaning or replacement if any damage is found or maintenance needed as a result of a dog.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Good sized bathroom includes tub and shower as well as accessibility hand rail for balance in shower. Enjoy the small window view into courtyard while you're showering.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom includes queen sized luxury firm mattress by Saatva and east facing window with room darkening shades. High quality pillows and bed linens. Protective dust coverings on pillows and mattress to reduce allergens. Bathroom is adjoining.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

88% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Guest Quarters in 'Old Foothills"- Tucson's Finest Location
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
Long Island, New York

A Good Find

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our 11-night stay here. The guest quarters are located in an upscale, quiet enclave. We sat for hours in the courtyard listening to and watching the birds and marveling at the light changing on the mountains. Plus, we had easy access to many sites around town. It's no surprise that we already booked for next year. The furniture and bed were comfortable. The owner is friendly and thoughtful and takes prides in the property, as she should. Many touches and amenities here that made the rental experience a positive, memorable one. The kitchen is small, but adequately stocked to have enabled us to cook most of our meals. (I did miss my dishwasher, though.) Lots of light here to make the guest quarters a welcoming, home-like place. Don't hesitate to book.

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Anacortes WA

Desert Beauty and Quiet Comfort in Catalina Foothills

  • 5 of 5

We - Jim & I & Alfy - really enjoyed our stay in these well-appointed quarters. The apartment is quite spacious with lovely views, comfy furniture and nice artwork. We had everything we needed in the kitchen. It was nice to have a secure courtyard where Alfy could be out on his own. He enjoyed playing with Laura’s dogs - especially in their grassy yard. The pea gravel in the courtyard wasn’t as much fun. The cool and wet February Tucson experienced during our stay certainly kept us inside more than we wanted, but we would love to stay with Laura again. PS - Alfy is a Westie.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spacious, clean, sophisticated decor, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed only a week but would have been comfortable in this apartment for months. The Foothills location is perfect for vacationers; close to good restaurants, shopping and outdoor pursuits in the northern part of the city but also a pretty simple drive into downtown. The immediate neighbourhood is one of Tucson's most desirable addresses - quite low density, private and serene.

The apartment itself is surprisingly large, very clean and Laura has decorated it beautifully. The kitchen is well equipped and you could, if you wanted, prepare all your meals. We didn't because Tucson has so many great restataurants to sample, but we found it very handy for storing and preparing snack foods and drinks.

The weather was pleasantly mild during our early March stay but, in hotter weather, we probably would have missed having a pool to cool off in. Not a deal breaker so I'm sure we'll be back next time we're in AZ.

  • Review Submitted: 09/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful setting in the foothills

  • 5 of 5

The Guest Quarters is spacious, immaculate and very comfortable. And the setting is beautiful. We sat in the desert each night to watch the sunset over the mountains. But we also had a view of the mountains from the dining area. Laura was very friendly and I would definitely recommend her lodging.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing my place and glad you were able to enjoy some nice weather and nightly sunset viewings from the courtyard. Just tonight, I heard the coyotes barking very nearby and the birds were very excited today with warmer weather. It is a special place. Hope to see you again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Large spotless guest apartment in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Laura is a very kind and conscientious hostess, and her place is well appointed and much larger than it looks in photos. It is attached to her house, but she leaves guests a lot of privacy. We didn't cook, but the kitchen had enough dishes, bakeware, pots, pans, etc for all needs. I especially liked having a bathtub as well as shower, and being able to use her laundry facilities. The little patio was nice in the afternoons when it got sunny, and the neighborhood is like being out in the country, but ten minutes to shopping. Our dog loved visiting/playing with Laura's dogs! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you guys. Really enjoyed meeting you both and I hope your drive back was uneventful. Anika misses Dobby and has been looking for him in the courtyard :( Best to you.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Hidden Gem in the Beautiful Foothills

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well maintained guest area. The owner allowed me access to laundry etc. I have a two year old and one year old and brought their beds with us. There wasn’t a problem and there was plenty of space. The owner was very kind and responsive. The kitchen is well stocked with whatever you might need. I will do more VRBO and less hotels going forward. It is such a better option with the kids especially to just be able to make breakfast etc. We were there for Christmas and we brought a small tree etc. Plus my kids could take a bath etc. which is not always a choice in a hotel as many just have showers. The courtyard is amazing and totally fenced in.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
La Encantada Shopping Area
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Westin La Paloma
Nearest Motorway
7.2 Miles
Highway 10
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Ra, Blanco and many more
Car: recommended

This property is located in the the 'old foothills', within minutes of Tucson's top spa and golf resorts. Enjoy your visit to all that Tucson has to offer and then retreat to your nearby guest quarters.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Catalina Foothills Estates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018-2019
20 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$95.57
Pet Fee AU$95.57
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15

I'm fortunate to be able to welcome your pet due to the set up of this property and of course, my love of animals. Please help me continue to allow this by being responsible with your pet. You must also receive written agreement from me and pay the pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Contact Owner

Other Holiday Properties