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Property Details

Updated: Jan 26, 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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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.
Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona
Arvada, CO

Tucson, AZ - Casa Bonita

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have just completed our second stay at Casa Bonita. We love this place! The location near the University of Arizona provides us a short walk to the bookstore on campus as well as the outstanding museum, performance hall, and sports complex. Shopping for organic foods is but a short drive away at Trader Joe's, Sprouts, and Whole foods. In addition to our reading and dietary needs, we require good walking trails as part of our daily regime. Casa Bonita is a short drive away from the Rillito River walking/biking trail which can be accessed via Rio Vista Park. The accomodations in the rental give us all we rquire for a home away from home.....a fully equipped kitchen, huge TV, wifi, large closet and drawer space, comfortable queen bed, washer & dryer, off street parking, and a wonderful sun-lit private patio with a couch for siestas. Bonnie & Steve are very kind and generous hosts who make their guests feel like welcomed friends. It is a good place to be! We shall return for our time in the sun at Casa Bonita next winter.....
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: We enjoy meeting new people and making new friends, and in that vein do all that we can to assure that our guests are comfortable and feel at home. When we receive a review such as this, we are reassured our efforts are worthwhile. With guests that return for repeated visits, we truly do feel like we're welcoming friends back to their home away from home. We look forward to Liz and Charlie's next visit.
Casita Bonita, Centrally located near University
+1 -520-881-6116
Tucson Arizona

Perfect Place to Stay for UA Parents or Anyone

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Casa Bonita while we settled our son in for grad school at UA. The photos of the casita were great, but it's so much more impressive in person. It is beautifully decorated and features all the amenties we needed. The back patio area is beautiful and peaceful and we would have loved the summer weather to have been a bit cooler so we could have used it more. We appreciated the sleeper sofa and the spacious floorplan when our son was unexpectedly delayed from moving into his apartment for several days. So much better than a hotel room! The kitchen is well furnished for cooking and even includes many staples so we were able to cook a few family meals. Bonnie even kindly offered me access to her herb garden! We also appreciated the convenience of a washer and dryer as there were new sheets, towels etc to be laundered for our son's apartment. It's an easy walk to the shop and restaurants near the University from the casita and we found the location convenient for day trips to Mt Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, Tombstone, San Xavier and Saguaro National Parks. Bonnie and Steve were the perfect hosts -- unobtrusive, yet available. We look forward to a future stay at Casa Bonita.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're always pleased when our guests are pleased. We especially enjoy the visits of families coming to enroll at UA. Our goal is to offer comfortable, relaxing and convenient accommodations for parents getting students settled into their new life. And it's such an added bonus when mom and dad have time to acquaint themselves with and enjoy the beautiful greater Tucson area where their son or daughter will be making their new home.


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


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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


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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