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Property Details

Updated: Apr 6, 2015
Casita, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, sleeps 2

Welcome to “Almost Home” Casita.

Experience true Southwest living in your very own private, 800 sq ft, beautifully decorated one bedroom, one bath casita.

This charming casita offers the best of both worlds. It is located just minutes from shopping, wilderness desert trails, and 20 minutes from downtown Tucson. Nestled near Saguaro National Park East with expansive views of the foothills, this detached guest house offers SW tile flooring and counters throughout, open living area and kitchen floor plan, full eat-in kitchen with skylight, living area with ceiling fan, 50' flat screen TV, DVD player, VCR, iPod dock, two Lazy Boy recliners and a leather hide-a-bed sofa to kick back and relax in after a fun day in the sun.

Also featured in this casita is an office area with daybed, desk, laptop and WiFi making it perfect for those traveling for pleasure or business. Beautiful SW tile in the bathroom with washer and dryer. The large bedroom boasts a queen size bed, ceiling fan, charming furnishings and wall hangings, and walk-in closet.

After a peaceful nights rest, start your day off by sitting on the patio sipping coffee or going for a nature walk. The sunrise and sunsets make any stroll worthwhile here at ”Almost Home”.

Perfect for Annual Gem Show.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest
-520 241 4972
Tucson Arizona

Almost Home "Almost Heaven"

Almost Home "Almost Heaven"
  • 5 of 5
What can I say. It is the very best home away from home that you could ask for. Gary and Bonnie are the best hosts you can ask for. This is the best getaway from everyones busy lifestyle. The casita is outstanding with great amenities. The location is as dream come true ( mountains, friendly horses, a beautiful shy burrow and Otis, the best friendliest dog in the world. I hike and hiking is just a few minutes walk from the home. My wife is a horse lover and was literally in heaven, with both being with the horses and helping around the ranch. It became very hot the last few days we were visiting, but no problem, the whole house air conditioning took care of that. Bonnie and Gary, thank you for the best vacation anyone could ask for. See you both next year. Please give Otis, Jesse, General, Koda, Jasmine, and Angel a big kiss on the lips from us. Can't wait to see you next year. ATTN, ANYONE READING THIS. This is the best place you could ask for at a very reasonable price. It would be a great getaway both Winter and Summer, so don't think that only a winter visit is required. Frank and Mary Viola, Seattle, Wa
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Frank and Mary. We enjoyed having you as neighbors for a short while. And thanks again for helping out with the horses. We look forward to your next visit.

Gary and Bonnie
'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest
-520 241 4972
Tucson Arizona

It truly was Almost Home

  • 5 of 5
We were extremely impressed with the casita. It was so much more then we expected . Everything was immaculate and the casita was quite large. We totally enjoyed our late afternoons on the porch. One afternoon we saw a coyote. There were also hummingbirds that came to the vine on the porch. Gary and Bonnie are very nice people and they just made our vacation so much more enjoyable. We are looking forward to a future visit. Bonnie thanks for the tip about Viv's Cafe. A great local place to eat!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest
-520 241 4972
Tucson Arizona

"Almost Home" Is Exactly That

"Almost Home" Is Exactly That
  • 5 of 5
Gary and Bonnie are excellent hosts: friendly, helpful, and caring. The "casita" was as promised: a well equipped kitchen, great bedroom, and blissfully quiet. Also enjoyed being serenaded occasionally by Jasmine, the donkey, and at night by yodeling coyotes. Great mountain views.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest
-520 241 4972
Tucson Arizona

Peaceful Country setting

  • 5 of 5
We were very comfortable staying at the casita "Almost Home". The view of the mountains was great and at the end of the day we
would sit out-doors and relax and listen to the birds. We enjoyed taking trips each day to one of the many interesting sites to see.
The weather was fantastic and that is such a plus when on holidays. We did enjoy our visits with Gary and Bonnie and thank them
for making us feel so welcome. We do hope to return some day all being well.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest
-520 241 4972
Tucson Arizona
Red Hook, NY USA

Real Nice location and House

  • 5 of 5
I gave this place a 5 star review because it really is! The house is in great shape and really nice inside and out, with plenty of room for 2 people. The location is close to the city but secluded enough to be very quiet. Other then the owners your nearest neighbors are a few horses, a donkey and many birds and rabbits!

The only slight problem which didn't bother me at all is the TV only gets a few local channels and the wi-fi is spotty inside the house. But still it's well worth the money...I'll be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We enjoyed meeting both you and your wife. You were the ideal tenants in every way.
'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest
-520 241 4972
Tucson Arizona

Tucson--Almost Home

  • 5 of 5
Classy comfort! Clean + complete with caring customer service fom Bonnie + Gary. Relaxed atmosphere with all the amenities. Varied interest readily accessible.......hike, bike, + equestrian trails abound w Saguaro National Park <5min away. Great restaurants, shopping, arts, museums, or whatever your adventure may desire. Hope to return 2013!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Saguaro National Park East

Sabino Canyon

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Old Tucson (movie studio)

Pima Air Museum

Gaslight Theater

University of Arizona

Gem show

San Xavier


Colossal Cave

Titan Missile Museum

Kitt Peak

Biosphere 2


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 - Feb 1
1 night
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum stay is 3 days

Nightly Rate: $60 - $75

Weekly Rate: $400 - $500

Monthly Rate: $1500 - $2000

Summer Season is May through October: $60/night, $400/week, $1500/month
Winter season is November through April: $75/night, $500/week, $2000/month
Daily rate applies to stays less than 7 days
Weekly rate applies to stays of 7 days but less than one month
Monthly rate applies to stays exceeding one month
Cleaning fee (non refundable) $75
Security deposit (refundable after satisfactory inspection following checkout) $250
Twenty five percent (25%) of reservation plus security deposit due at time of reservation
The balance of reservation must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to arrival unless otherwise arranged.
Two horse stalls are available at $5 per day per horse. Horse owner is responsible for providing own feed and cleaning stalls daily. Parking of horse rigs available at no additional cost.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Fully equiped kitchen AC and central heating Ceiling fans Tiled floors throughout 50' HD flat screen TV with local channels, DVD player and VCR WiFi internet connection iLuv i189 Speaker System with 3D Sound and Dock for iPod Bathroom with walk in shower Washer and dryer, ironing board and iron Fresh towels and linen Bedroom with queen sized bed and walk in closet Office with day bed Covered porch with beautiful views Covered carport Horses welcomed Horse stalls with water troughs available at extra cost Lighted arena and round pen Non-smoking, inside or out No pets

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