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Guesthouse, with quail, cactus, & desert.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 bedroom, bathroom. Sleeps two, queen size bed. Futon in living rm.

Guesthouse, Detached from main house. Brick exterior, Air/Heat.

Living looks out to mts, in the north.

1 bedroom, queen bed.

In suite Bathroom: Walk in shower.

New full kitchen, S.S. applainces. Self cleaning stove, Refrig with Ice-maker, Microwave, dishwasher, deep sink with tall fawset. Pantry, all new cabinets, counter tops. Great lighting. Bar counter, for two, two stools.

Front and back doors, private patio off bedroom.

Desert views, plants, birds, sunsets. The quail come in and picnic on the bird blocks. Mts off in the distant to north and east. Box canyon is one of our favorite day hikes. We hope that you enjoy the desert as much as we do each winter. It truely is a beautiful part of our wonderful world. We hope that you stay here and feel at home!

Put a chunk of wood into the chimneas on the patio. After a day of hiking. Our guesthouse is cozy, southwestern, in a natural desert. Cozy cabin, with ranch space. Rodeo grounds few miles away. Or for hiking near by mountains all around. Anyway we leave the lights on the porch.

Catalina Mountains to SE, Superstition Mts to north , beautiful sunsets and best weather in late fall and winter. We love staying here, taking care of quail and guests. So come on by and stay awhile.

More Details

Property Manager
Marsha Wahl
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
5 June, 2018

About Marsha Wahl

We are retired, to the south in the winter months. Have been coming to Arizona to enjoy desert and family over the years. There are a lot of things about Arizona that make it a ideal place to stay.

Marsha Wahl purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Marsha Wahl chose Florence

This home was, Len's Mom's. She enjoyed the birds and the unique plants. We are continuing the bird feeding and viewing. Caring for the many cactus. And adding to the mix. Some are well over 100 years. The first owner would grow plants mainly cactus. and blooming ones. The guesthouse was a work Higgens began, in 96. We remodeled and up dated it in 2011. So everything is pretty new. This we will continue to take care of. It is off the highway, and very quiet. Love the birds.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking in the desert is unique. And cactus, and so different when you get close. Our son in law and daughter put a re purposed 18 hole mini golf course in. Makes putting fun! Most of our guest try this and get to liking the game. We have a camp fire night and get together for dogs and drinks.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This has been the most enjoyable time spent here! We will be back next year. The fun time goes by too fast. More hikes and rock exploring. Apache Tears were fun to dig out of the rocks. Hiking in the canyons, mini golf with hole in ones on the many unique fairways. See you next year, in 16.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Florence

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
All new remodel, paint, floors, kitchen, Bedroom,Bath. Kitchen: supplied with cooking wares, dishes, glasses, utinsels. Few things for cooking,coffee pot, toaster, slow cooker, etc. Living Rm: Queen size Futon. Glider rockers, lamps. T.V. DVD player. Patio: Off of bedroom, Brick walls, Barbque, Table and chairs. Bed & bath : all new towels, linens, sheets area rugs. Queen size. Washer & Dryer available. Hot tub in 2013. No smoking. No Pets,


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Guesthouse, with quail, cactus, & desert.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the guest house. Sparkling clean and very comfortable. Owners were very hospitable. Would jump at the chance to go there again.

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our guesthouse. Enjoyed your visit, hope you can get back this way next year. Sincerely, Len and Marsha.
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Nice place, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

So much nicer than a motel, friendly hosts, nice location, comfy bed and all the amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom and Amy for staying here. Come on back! Happy new year 2018!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Mesa Gateway is about 45 mins. and SkyHarbor 60 m
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrack is 45 miles away.
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mt Athos Greek Restauant, excellent food!
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
mt lemon tuson, 75 mile south.
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Historic down town.

* Eating.

* Pinal Pioneer Parkway(Hwy 79).

* Greek Orthodox Monastery.

* Desert Parkway..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Public golf courses.

* Biking /walking/hiking.

* Renaissance Festival.

* Casa Grande Ruins.

* Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* See the beautiful Desert /road trips..

* Many Zoo's and Aquariums less than Hr. away..

* Baseball.

* Shopping at the Factory outlet stores..

* BBQ, make Smores!.

Desert setting, five acers of desert, walking trail, some wildlife.

Birds of all sizes. the Quail come in by the dozens in the winter, to drink from the fountains. Hummingbirds, doves, wrens, hawks, a great horned owl visits time to time. Even a snowbird or two this winter.

Plants of the desert all to see. Blooming thru out the year. Several kinds of cactus. From yard and beyond.

BBQ on your private patio.

This a quiet area. But the amazing thing is the way the desert and the sunlight put on the most beautiful display. Every day it's a new show!

I have a couple of mt. bikes, if you ask.

Horseshoes, for a game. Putting Hole for Golf practice.

Mini golf, 18 hole and adding more this fall. Have putters!

Fire pit , on site, and on your patio, nice in the evenings, in the winter. my favorite is a roasting of the smores, local wine from the Windmill Winery in Florence.

Hiking the near by Box canyon, is a nice easy day trip , with a box lunch you'll need. Great for a average to beginner, to do. Its about three miles long, flat, with a gradule in cline. This was used by the stagecoach lines as a short cut from Florence to Superior, Az. Now when hiking I have a sincere appreciation for good shoes and SUV's.

( I did spot a big horned sheep on a trip out there , it was up near the top, at the beginning of the canyon.) There is a ATV outfit that does charters for this area as well.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$135.65
Damage Deposit AU$67.83

Nightly Rate: $50 - $55

Weekly Rate: $350 - $385

Monthly Rate: $350 - $3851

Jan, thru Mar. winter months= 28 day per. Minimum for two & max for four. rates: based from nighty, for the month. The longer the stay the better the rate.
Two months at time, or more,1250. Three months or more, inquire for rate).
Cleaning deposit, 150.00. This will be included in the first month. Guest returning rec

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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