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

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Enjoy this peaceful, bright guest quarters situated on a one-acre property adjoined to a main house with a separate entrance. Guests 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 for convenience and easy access. 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 to escape the Midwest winter or during their relocation to Tucson. The location couldn't be more convenient and perfect as a home base as it's central to everything. 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:
17 August, 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 also welcome your dog(s). To say I'm a dog lover would be an understatement and it's such a treat to meet new doggie friends. My dogs are super friendly and also like meeting new friends if yours would would enjoy meeting them.

I hope you enjoy my property 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, while being in one of the best neighborhoods in Tucson. 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 visit for a week while visiting family, while others may stay for a month to escape the cold Midwest winter, while others have stayed for 1-2+ months during relocation to Tucson or during home renovations.

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. If I'm at my house during your visit, I may be able to let your dog out for a break.

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, Arizona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
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. Owners will be responsible for damage costs.
  • Interior furniture should not be taken outside. If furniture is moved inside, please put back in place before departing.
  • For longer stays, personal furniture or more than two storage boxes are not allowed in the unit. Garage storage may be available for a small fee.
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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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


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Guest Quarters in 'Old Foothills"- Tucson's Finest Location
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Perfect location in the Catalina Foothills and amazingly comfortable home with all you really need.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located near many great Restaurants and trail-heads for hiking and exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel

Great experience, exactly what we were looking for. Catalina foothills are beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Laura was the perfect host, the accommodations were excellent. Highly recommended.

Great location for numerous activities and destinations. Downtown is minutes away and local restaurants are plentiful. We will stay with her again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves on your trip back to Tucson and were able to enjoy the many fine restaurants here. Tucson has been earning its place on the culinary map for sure. See you next time!
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Relaxing retreat in the foothills

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our 4-night stay. There was plenty of space for us, both inside and out, and the unit was tastefully appointed. Both arrival and departure was a breeze, and we enjoyed visiting with Laura and the pups!

Not being very familiar with Tucson, we weren't sure if we picked the right location. After spending four full days exploring many different neighborhoods within Tucson, we realize that we chose the best spot! It's smack-dab in the middle of wherever you want to be. Whether you go east, west or south, you won't have far to go. Groceries, restaurants and shopping are nearby.

We made sure to include some down time, relaxing on the patio, so that we could soak up some of the sun to take back to Chicago in April. The entire neighborhood was peaceful, quiet and private.

Ultimately we'd one day love to own a place similar to this. Until that time, we'll be staying here whenever we decide to continue our search for our next home!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry for the delay on responding. I enjoyed talking with you and it was fun to see how much you enjoyed your trip out here. I love Chicago myself, being a native, but when the chill in the air returns to the windy city, you have a home away from home out here in Tucson. Hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely home away from home in the Catalina foothills on quiet "country" street just five minutes from shopping and upscale restaurants. Very friendly, helpful host. Property is attractive, good-sized, and well-furnished. Quails, doves & bunnies abound. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you were able to make it out and considering Tucson as a possible future home. Looking forward to your return in the fall if the stars align for you - Oct/Nov are really beautiful here.
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Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We certainly enjoyed our stay at Laura's Guest Quarters. It is a beautiful property. The guest quarters are roomy and well appointed. There was not a single item you could want for, it is so well equipped. We enjoyed sitting on the patio in the sunshine, watching and listening to all the birds. The "Old Foothills" are charming and still close to great restaurants and shopping. Laura is a wonderful host and a charmer herself. We plan to return in May!

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to meet you both and looking forward to seeing you next month!
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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
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and getting away from the cold and snow. I'm looking forward to seeing you both for your month long stay next March!
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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 Miles
Ra, Blanco, North and many, 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, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$102.55
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$683.7
Pet Fee AU$102.55

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.
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