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Property Details

Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Guest House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 3 Sleeps

Relax on the patio, refreshment in hand, listening to the trickle of the fountain, after a day of hiking, biking, or golf, watch the sun set as you decide whether to have dinner in one of many restaurants in the University area or stay in and prepare your own. Or perhaps you're relaxing after a day of exploring the University campus, maybe having taken the trolley to historic Fourth Avenue and done some shopping or experienced the exciting new restaurants and night life downtown. Whatever your plans for Tucson include, you'll enjoy coming home at night to this Southwestern-style, 1-bedroom/1 bath guest cottage in a quiet residential neighborhood near the U of A. Full kitchen, bath w/shower & tub, queen bed in bedroom, queen sofabed in LR, Mexican tile throughout, stone floors, private entrance, gated off-street parking, air-conditioned, tree-shaded private patio with fountain, large storage area. Walking distance to University of Arizona and University Medical Center, 10 minutes to downtown, 25 minutes to airport and central location for driving to all area attractions and golf courses. Ideal place for a relaxing getaway year-round.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Both of us, Steve and Bonnie, are retired court reporters enjoying Tucson. Steve enjoys golfing, Bonnie fabric art and cooking.

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17 Reviews

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Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona

Lovely Place and Lovely Hosts

  • 5 of 5
Bonnie and Steve have created a beautiful guest house. It is spacious, great natural light, and many homey extras. I stayed here for a business trip and it made my experience comfortable and enjoyable. I worked very hard for 4 days and came home each night to relax and enjoy my own heathy cooking. The kitchen has everything needed to cook every meal. The kitchen has many staples on hand such as oil, spices and Bonnie even brought over fresh eggs! I exercised every morning on the private patio (sweet morning birds and lovely fountain). Bonnie thinks of simple things that made my stay very nice (hand made soap, small containers to put my home made lunches into, available teas and so much more). The bed was more comfortable than my own. This is a true value and a gem of a find. If I ever find myself back in Tucson, I hope the Casita Bonita is available. Thanks so much Bonnie and Steve!
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When this guest checked out, she mentioned the comfort of the bed. As we recognize that a good night's sleep is important, I suggested that it would be nice if she would post her comments as a review so future guests could be aware of her opinion. We are pleased, grateful and humbled by her glowing remarks. Comfort and convenience for our guests are top priorities for us, and we hope everyone who passes through can share her feelings at the end of their stay. Thank you for your kind words!
Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona

Lovely Cottage and Lovely Hosts

  • 5 of 5
Bonnie and Steve have created a beautiful guest cottage. It made my business trip comfortable and very enjoyable. The kitchen has all that is needed to cook every meal (even some staples on hand to use, spices, oil, and fresh eggs as a gift!). The bed was much more comfortable than my own. I used the private patio area to exercise every morning in the fresh air. It is centrally located, but in a quiet area that is not on a busy street. The Casita Bonita is a true value and a gem of a find. I hope to visit again at some point.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona
Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada

The Canucks

  • 5 of 5
What a great place! Steve and Bonnie, our hosts, left nothing unthought of to the greatest detail. We had a clean and most welcoming stay, a fabulous exploration in Tucson, right in the most central location for easy day trips in the local area. We had delicious wine upon our arrival and enjoyed sunsets on the patio,
and after letting us use their bicycles, we felt like we were right at home. Our hosts spared no expense at making us feel included and even welcomed us to celebrate Christmas dessert with their family of friends! The accommodations were lovely. We'd definitely recommend the Casita Bonita and would stay here again in the future.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed have The Canucks stay with us. What fun to watch their enjoyment of our beautiful city as they shared their daily adventures with us.
Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona
Cincinnati, OH

Charming and So Well Furnish

  • 5 of 5
This lovely casita exudes charm, is comfortable and so well furnished. Bonnie, the owner, is so thoughtful and pleasant yet we had complete privacy. The home and the grounds are immaculate and the location quiet. The outside sitting areas are comfortable and easy to use. We have only positive things to say about the cottage and Bonnie.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona

Absolute perfection!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful home has it all. Immaculate, fully stocked with everything you could possibly want or need, perfect location. It will be my go to anytime I can afford to visit mu daughter while she's at UofA. Bonnie, the owner, was so helpful, gracious and accommodating, I could not thank her enough!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona
Arlington, Texas

This property is everthing that was described and more!!!

  • 5 of 5
Needed a place close to the University of Arizona while we were in town for parent's weekend. This place was outstanding! Bonnie and Steve made sure that we had everything we needed for an enjoyable weekend with our son. The kitchen was stocked with every cooking utensil needed to provide home cooked meals for our "tired of fast food" college kid and the private patio had the perfect dining area/ ambiance to enjoy each others company while we dined. The wonderful pictures of Casa Bonita do not do it justice! The hawk in the picture even showed up! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back!!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have Cecilio and Irene here for parents' weekend at the University. We look forward to seeing them again as their son makes his way through his college years. It gives us pleasure when our guests enjoy the property for its intended use - enjoyment and relaxation. If only we could summon up the neighborhood hawk upon demand so everyone could experience the thrill of watching him bathe in the fountain.


From the Owner

We loved the proximity to the University where we enjoy the restaurants, art and entertainment, and to the bike paths connecting to major bike routes

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tucson International Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : University at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Randolph Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 10 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Indian at 0.3 Miles Car: not necessary

Walking distance to University activities

Bike path within 1 block, connecting to major city bike routes

Perfect location for gem show

Golf courses and tennis courts within 10-15 minutes

Central to many hiking trails

4th Avenue shopping district within 5 minutes

Easy driving distance to Tubac and Mexico

Centrally located for Desert Museum, Old Tucson, Sagauro Nat'l Monument, Botanical Center, Tucson Convention Center, Tucson Electric Park, Davis-Monthan Air Base


From $100 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

50% or $500, whichever is less, deposit required to reserve, balance due upon arrival.
Checks preferred. PayPal and credit card also available

Nightly Rate: $100 - $125

Weekly Rate: $500 - $750

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Jan-April - $750 week/125 night (min 2 nights)
May-August - 500 week/100 night (min 3)
Sept-Dec - 750 week/125 night (min 2)
Monthly or multiple-week rates available
50% deposit, balance due upon arrival

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Updated: Mar 18, 2015


From the Owner

Large, gated property offering privacy in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 700 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Tub/Shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen bed with full closet w/dresser


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • washer/dryer flat screen tv WiFi BBQ Bikes & golf clubs available on site Completely furnished throughout, including kitchen, linens, towels Nonsmoking No pets Not suitable for young children

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