Spectacular views and privacy abound in the Grand Views Casita. Our home sits on the top of a hill on 40 acres in a gated community just north of Sonoita, AZ. Enjoy the sweeping mountain/prairie views from the wrap around porch or pull the curtains for a 180* view from the living room/dining room/kitchen. The wood floors, slate fireplace, soaking tub in the guest bath, and the en suite bathroom shower will soothe your soul. The kitchen is fully equipped with brand new appliances, granite counter tops with a peninsula and a wine fridge for your culinary/entertaining needs. A propane Webber is available for grilling outdoors.The continuous sliding glass doors on two walls of the living room allow you to open the home to the cool prairie breezes. There are fans in every room as well as central AC/heating, should you need it - temperatures usually range 15-20* cooler than Phoenix and Tucson, making this a superb summer get-away destination. Sleep in comfort on your queen bed either in the guest room or the master bedroom. There is also a stack washer/dryer on site for your convenience. PS: Please, do not be dismayed that there are not more recent reviews. I have returning guests, some of whom for the third and fourth years! So, I don’t ask them to re-review their stay.
- House111 m²
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay30 nights
Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Home On 40 Acres With Mountain And High Prairie Views.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Jul. 2018
We are from Tucson, AZ but live in the Phoenix metro area. We love going to Sonoita and especially to our little glass house on the prairie. We love to light the fire in the gorgeous fireplace and just enjoy the scenery! Sonoita, AZ is a hidden treasure and we are excited to share it with our guests.
Owner purchased this House in 2004
Why Owner chose Sonoita
We bought this property because it is a great get-a-way from the hustle bustle of the big city, because the climate is so perfect, and because there are so many things to do in southern Arizona. Hiking, spelunking, visiting the burgeoning wine tasting rooms, fishing and touring the countryside are right there. In fact, our property borders Gardner Canyon to the south, so hiking is literally right outside our back door.
What makes this House unique
Our hope our guests will enjoy not only the beautiful amenities/finishes inside our home, but also the grand views and big skies that surround it. Friends all comment on how wonderful and restful it is and can't believe it is really in Arizona! We have attended to all details to create a unique atmosphere with top of the line finishes for ourselves and our guests from the granite counter tops, custom cherry cabinets, and wood and travertine floors.
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Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We were 110% thrilled with our six week 'Casita' stay. This 'little bit of heaven' location offers spectacular mountain views and sunsets, lots of bird sightings (owl, roadrunners, hawks) and wondrous animal viewing (resident pronghorn antelope, coues deer). Located off a designated 'scenic highway', the drive to Tucson is picturesque and convenient. The home is extremely comfortable, beautifully contemporary and outfitted with everything. The owner was delightful to deal with.
Tucson being a UNESCO Gastronomy city, has so many eateries to explore. Surrounding area tours (Arizonza-Sonora Desert Museum, Pima Air and Space Museum, Davis-Monthon AFB Boneyard, Biosphere 2, Titan Missile Museum, University of Arizona Mirror Laboratory) are professional and informative. Local towns near the 'Casita', Sonoita (with good restaurants and two convenience stores) and Patagonia (with a great bakery, shops and Performing Arts Centre) are unique and friendly.
This 'home away from home' gated property, in an 'out-of-the-way' location (with high speed internet), offers total privacy, fabulous natural terrain, floor to ceiling bright and vast vistas. With no light pollution, the night skies are flooded with stars from horizon to horizon. Our stay totally exceeded our expectations! We loved this location that gave us peace, yet provided the access and ease to explore the surrounding desert, canyons, trails and nature preserves. WOW!
Thank you for loving the Casita as much as we do. We appreciate the kind words and the wonderful travel tips you provided on what to do while in Southern Arizona. You were wonderful guests!
Littlehouse on the prairie with more than grand views
Grand Views Casita is a wonderful spot! Just wonderful!
The house is beautifully appointed with a very comfortable bed and a well stocked kitchen and all the amenities you hope for in a vacation rental.
The owner and her caretaker are very attentive to details and were very responsive to our needs.
And then there are the views and the setting of the house which are outstanding! We were greeted upon our arrival by a herd of Pronghorn and deer were frequent visitors.
The aptly named Mountain Empire is a place to return to again and again as is there is so much to do and so much to see.
Access to The Empire Ranch, which is an 45,000 acre National Natural Conservation Area, is close where there is history and hiking and birding and back roads to explore.
The Huachucas and the Santa Rita's are close by where there is so much of the same to do and experience. And the Arizona Trail is easily accessible and really diverse hiking.
The birding is wonderful. This is a Globally important birding area.
We also liked the proximity to Tucson and the history and culture there along with Saguaro National Park.
Top it all off with a little wine tasting at one of the areas wineries and you couldn't ask for more.
We are returning.
Perfect Little Home on the Prairie - A Natural High
This neat little home met or exceeded the advertised description.
We have been visiting the Tucson area for over 20 years and have never found a rental property as well equipped.
A great private get away, yet only less than an hour to Tucson & Tombstone.
Natural wildlife abounds. We observed hawks, mule deer, prong horn antelope, coyote, roadrunners, & plenty of cattle.
The owner was a great communicator and kept in close touch to be sure that we were having a wonderful vacation while staying in her casita.
If all works out, we hope to be able to return to the "Perfect Little Home on the Prairie".
Beautiful Home on the Prairie!!!
We spent our winter vacation at this beautiful Casita in the outskirts of Sonoita, Arizona and I must say we had a blast. This was our first time, had a lot of fun and did not want to leave. We are already planning to go back soon.
The 360 degree views from the house are breathtaking, specially the sunsets over the Santa Rita Mountains. The house sits on a hill, removed from other houses, with unobstructed views of the Santa Rita, Empire, Whetstone, Mustang and Canelo Mountains. The house itself is great. Giant windows all around. It is clean, modern, superbly decorated and stocked with everything we needed, gadgets, small appliances, etc. Everything works, we experienced no problems at all; felt 100% safe and fell in love with this place. This property has it all; a beautiful country setting, privacy, spectacular 360 degree views, comfortable furnishings all just ten minutes away from the town of Sonoita.
Beautifully remodeled casita with spectacular views!
When I arrived I fell in love with this place! Beautifully remodeled casita with spectacular views! Comfortably furnished and a nice size fully equipped kitchen with lots of counter space to prepare and enjoy meals. Very clean throughout. Has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Amazing views from the continuous sliding doors around the living room and kitchen as well as from the porch. Enjoyed our time at the casita as well as exploring the quaint town of Sonoita and the local wineries. Great hikes nearby or you can take long walks from the house and enjoy the incredible views.
Wine Tasting at Arizona Vineyards
Additional information about rental rates
If reservations are cancelled prior to 60 days before reservation date, and we are able to rent the Grand Views Casita to another party we will refund the rental deposit charges minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. If we are not able to rent the Grand Views Casita, the Guest will forfeit the rental deposit fees.