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

Bedrooms 3
Space 135 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We needed a comfortable place to stay after long days in the field. The house is amazing with respect to the detail. Everything is perfect. It is well stocked with everything you need for an extended stay and Carella will assist you if there is anything you need. The comfortable beds! Brilliant after a long days work in the desert. We also enjoyed the backyard where we saw families of quail, javelina (marking their territory on the bird feeder), jackrabbits, scorpions, and families of cactus wrens! In summary Carella makes this an easy place to have a vacation, or in our case, a research trip. The best field “Station” ever!
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tucson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • 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
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

Charming Southwest-Style Vacation Home with Birds & Wildlife plus Mountain Views
average rating of 4.968254 based on 65 reviews

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

I'm not a wordy guy, and you can be sure that all was most wonderful if I am not mentioning any negatives and I am awarding 5-stars. It is a large guest house and is well-appointed and up-to-date. Your host is very pleasant and helpful. We didn't use the pool (too busy!) but it looked very nice. We were there to bird, and there were many hummingbirds and non, at the many feeders. It is well stocked with books and local information. And Quiet, as we wanted, yet a 3 min drive to shopping and the Interstate. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location is good and the views are excellent. Casita is well stocked and very nice.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been happier when we invite friend to join us.

  • 5 of 5

Early morning coffee found us on the veranda watching for hummers. We usually left for a full day of exploring ( recommend: Desert Museum and Sabino Canyon). Each evening we cooked delicious meals on the grill, watching the sun set.

Both inside the cassita is perfectly decorated and has everything you need, and the outside sits on a landscape of barrels, and chollas, saguaros, hedgehogs--the complete desert experience. It is clean, comfortable, welcoming, and well-designed for quiet time alone and joining together.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Carella has a beautiful home that is welcoming and relaxing. The garden is an amazing expression of the surrounding desert, and the pool provides refreshment from the heat. We enjoyed our stay in Tucson wishing we had stayed for a few more days.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chateau Guibert, France

We did not want to go home....

  • 5 of 5

If we could give more stars than 5, we would. We stayed in the casita for nearly 4 weeks and from the first day it felt like home. All the details that Carella thought of, the wonderful decorations, all the kitchen utensils (we used the containers and cool bag for our daily picnics), it showed us that Carella cares! And thank you for that and everything else Carella! We really enjoyed all the nice talks we had with you, it felt like we were staying with a dear friend.

Having 4 weeks in the Tucson area was not enough for us. Every day, we got up at the crack of dawn, enjoyed a coffee on the patio and just loved watching our house Arizona Chickens in the garden. You call them Gambel's Quails, we call them Arizona chickens. :-) And of course the 2 bunnies, doves and hummingbirds. So thoughtfull of Carella to provide more birdfood!

And then, one of our last evenings, we finally had a javelina in the garden, he was hurt unfortunately, but he stayed watching us for a long time.

We enjoyed many parks in the area, Oracle SP, Picacho Peak SP, Catalina SP, Saguaro NP, both West and East, did guided walks there, including sunset-moonlight walk, it was amazing.

Other things worthwile: Downtown Food Tour, Mount Lemmon, Kitt Peak, Lost Dutchman SP, Usery Mountain, Tonto NM, Tumacácori SP, Tubac Hist. SP, Box Canyon, a guided horse ride, Arsarco Mineral Mines and many, many hikes.

We will miss "living" here very much and hope to be able to come back next year. This casita is soooooo comfortable and nice! Oh, we did not try the tv so cannot comment on that. Internet worked very well!

Thank you for everything Carella!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we had hoped for , every need was filled . Clean , comfortable and far enough away from the city . Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: 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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring - 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer - 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
End of Summer, 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall - 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter - Dec 2017 Jan 2018
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak - 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
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
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$401.34
Cleaning fee A$167.22 + Tax
Per additional room used A$33.44 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.05%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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