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

Bedrooms 1
Space 69 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 or courtyard with mountain views, 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 unit, enjoy the views and your private patio with grill views. 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 prior approval. 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 and watering holes. 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 upon request.

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Laura Gargano
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

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
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 -
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Guest Quarters in 'Old Foothills"- Tucson's Finest Location
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Lovely Casita!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit in Tucson! This Casita is in a perfect location, beautiful views of mountains, sunsets, and wildlife. We loved the Huge window in living room. Yet you're only minutes from shopping and restaurants. Laura was the perfect host! She welcomed our pups like family and invited our pups over to her house for Thanksgiving Day play date with her pups. The Casita is equipped with all the kitchen/ Bath essentials and was very clean when we arrived. We would definitely stay at this Casita in future.

Thanks again Laura, it was great meeting you.

Tony and Cindy

  • Review Submitted: 05/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful and peaceful get away in a desirable location in Tucson

  • 4 of 5

This is a private and quiet apartment attached to the owner's house. The view from the apartment is lovely. The walks around the Santa Catalina foothills are wonderful. I heard coyotes and owls at night- a real treat.

The outdoor patio is a plus, but it is totally in shade. It is not warm, in the morning and evening in the winter. But its shade is probably more welcoming in warmer months.

Furnishings are clean and appealing. Kitchen ware is great.

The location is fabulous, convenient to many shopping areas, hikes, downtown. I

would highly recommend this place and stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to meet you and I'm glad you were able to experience Tucson and liked it enough to make it a future partial year residence. In terms of sun coverage, you arrived within weeks of the sun position changing for the Winter. Many months of the year the sun hits the patio and a patio umbrella is put there to provide relief from the intense sun.The sun hits the courtyard at the apartment entrance all year long. For personal preference reasons, the description for the unit states that it is adjoined to the house, in case guests prefer a freestanding house.
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Cute Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for a couple of weeks and had a great vacation. Laura has done a nice job decorating the place and the location is perfect. She made us feel very welcome. We loved the view from the livingroom and spent hours reading in the big, comfy leather chairs. We enjoyed the proximity to the best shopping and restaurants. Already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you, your family and pup and I hope to see you again!
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Very nice and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in this nice one bedroom guest house. While the owner was out of town, everything was where she said it would be and there were no problems. The house was well equipped and nicely furnished. Perfect for just the two of us.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you were able to find the guest quarters convenient while you were moving into your new home nearby. Welcome to the neighborhood!
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Home away from home -

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location for access to downtown, Catalina Foothills, La Encantada, and most of the cities fun spots. The quarter's is very nicely furnished and the Laura made the place feel like home. I can highly recommend the home and Laura.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Darrel. It's been fun having you, having some good laughs and backyard discussions about all sorts of things. I know you're moving here permanently so hopefully there will be more in the future. And thank you for bringing over that jumbo pitcher of Margaritas. I highly recommend:)
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Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This casita is a gem in a great location. You have a rural feel with all the amenities of the city minutes away. Quiet, private, and very clean! Laura takes good care of her guests with all the amenities that they will need to get started with their stay and information where to go for great Tucson food and sites. The kitchen was adequately stocked with cooking supplies, including a variety of spices. We appreciated the lemon tree on the property which had THE best fresh lemons we ever tasted, and Laura generously shared them with us! If we return to Tucson, this is our number one choice of a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don. I'm so glad I got to meet you before you left and missed meeting your wife. Hopefully, there will be a next time. Have a great summer!
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 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

Pet Fee AU$99.24
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$661.6
Cleaning Fee AU$99.24

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