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Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,455 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 5 comfortably

Spacious 1455 sq. foot southwest-style casita located on 3+ acres. Nestled amongst majestic saguaro and other desert plants and cacti it affords plenty of privacy from the owners property which is next door.

Situated close to the Tucson Mountains and just minutes from I-10 freeway for easy day trips to Phoenix and Norgales, Mexico, plus 20 minutes from downtown Tucson. Private yet close to shopping (5 mins drive), golfing, and bird watching.

Approximately 3 miles from Saguaro National Park West for hiking, scenic drives, picnic areas and camping.

More Details

Carella Manndeville
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Views all the way around. Close to the best part of the Saguaro National Park. Best sunsets close at Gates Pass. Home is immaculate. Pool is refreshing. Patio and watching sun rises is the perfect way to start the day. Kitchen is stocked with top shelf cooking tools and flatware. Beds and baths are so comfortable and clean. Carella is a charming person. My wife and I already promised to be back.”
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tucson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1455 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Sunbed
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views
average rating of 4.954023 based on 90 reviews

Everything was here that we needed during our stay. We loved the desert setting.

  • 5 of 5

Loved Carella and her prompt responses to any questions and needs. Golfed, hiked, and enjoyed the Tucson sights.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely accomodations. Gracious host.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our trip and I must say that the casita (house) was more than adequate - plenty of room and space for us two. The back patio was our favorite place early morning and evenings where we could watch the myriad of birds, including, but not limited to: quail, hummingbirds, hawks, finches, sparrows, cardinals, verdins, doves, thrashers, wrens.

Our hostess, Carella, was very attentive to any of our needs and yet gave us our space as well. Book with confidence.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spooner, Wisconsin

Wonderful retreat in a beautiful desert setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the month of March in this beautiful casita with gorgeous mountain and desert views. It is relaxing, quiet and so comfortable. The location is great, with a large grocery store within minutes and great restaurants no more than 20 minutes away. The nearby Desert Museum is a must see as is the Air and Space Museum. Saguaro National Park is great for hiking. My husband is a biker and Tucson Loop access is 5 minutes away. The Loop in this area is also a great walking path along the Santa Cruz River. Almost all of the birds we saw at the Desert Museum were right in our backyard. The east exposure of the casita's patio is wonderful in the morning sun and provides great shade for relaxing in the afternoon as you watch the mountains turn pink. The western exposure of the front of the casita is serene with a small fountain. The bed is very comfortable, the kitchen has all the equipment you might need. Carella is a wonderful hostess, answering any questions you might have about the area. I highly recommend this casita.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI

Very well-appointed, clean casita in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

My brother and I had a great week staying at Carella's casita. The place is well-appointed with everything one would need, including extras like water bottles and a cooler. We even took advantage of the DVD collection and library on our nights in. Carella is attentive, communicative and makes sure that you have everything you need. The back patio is great for morning sun and watching the hummingbirds as well as an evening fire. It was too cold to use the unheated pool during our February stay unfortunately, but we did enjoy some afternoon sun sitting next to it. Note that the pool is shared between the casita and the main house. Also, if you're not a fan of little dogs, this might not be the neighborhood for you as we heard a handful during our stay, including little Maisie at the main house-- she's cute, but she'll let you know that she's around. ;) Carella is very attentive to her barking though. All in all, I'd recommend the property. Thanks Carella for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for R & R

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three weeks in Tucson. It is the longest vacation we have ever taken and we felt right at home in this lovely setting. The house was beautifully appointed, and the owner thought of everything from coffee grinder and slow cooker to hiking sticks and sun hats. The bird feeders in the backyard attracted all kinds of beautiful birds and wildlife as did the zen garden in front. Even the orange trees , although sour, were the perfect addition to ice tea. The entertainment center was far reaching (Netflix, Amazon), as was the video library. It was the perfect place for us to soak up some sun, relax and escape a very cold and rainy Seattle winter.

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful casita in the desert

  • 5 of 5

Carella's property is one of the most comfortable houses we have ever rented. It is perfect for one or two couples. It is very private and quiet with all of the amenities one could wish for. The desert is all around -- beautifully landscaped. There are bird feeders in the back yard, and the bird life is amazing. It is well situated for visits to Saguaro NP, and the wonderful Sweetwater Wetlands are only about 5 mi away if you are interested in more amazing birding. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Car: necessary

This northwest, Tucson home is tastefully appointed to make a comfortable and cozy vacation home. With a short drive down an unpaved road (100 yards) the casita is encompassed in an oasis surrounded by nature. See sightings of cottontail rabbits, Gambel’s quails and an assortment of lizards, hummingbirds, and squirrels. Catch glimpses of javelina, coyotes or jackrabbits that might visit the neighborhood. Surrounded by fabulous mountain views which add to stunning sunsets and sunrises.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Tucson

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring - 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer - 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
End of Summer, 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec, 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan – 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Peak – 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
Spring – 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer – 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
End of Summer
1 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
Fall – 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
Winter – Dec 2019 Jan 2020
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$395.79
Cleaning fee AU$184.7 + Tax

No smoking in or around the property.
Cancellation policies apply.
Until booking confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Check-in time: 3:00 pm. Check-out time 11:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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