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Charming Southwestern Casita, Mountain Views on Saguaro Park East, close to Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 102 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

This listing was recently re-posted after a few years of interruption...

Very PRIVATE 4 acre property on Saguaro East National Park, with gorgeous VIEWS on Catalina and Rincon Mountains. close to TOWN and GOLF Courses.

Housing 2 - 4 people

We can accommodate all your needs, whether you're looking for a ROMANTIC getaway or a special FAMILY reunion!

Nestled on 4 acres across the park, this charming 'Santa Fe' style guest house, recently RENOVATED and beautifully DECORATED, will meet all of your expectations..

Located in the safe and desirable neighborhood of the SAGUARO East NATIONAL PARK, among million dollar homes, private though not isolated, this property offers convenient SHOPPING & ACTIVITIES close by: hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, attractions and great golf courses, sightseeing, everything is there! ...

The house is perfectly maintained and immaculate.

The owners will be quite responsive to all your complementary needs.

The desert beauty is all around: experience the breathtaking mountain views at sunrise and sunset,

and share the land with a multitude of beings: you will not be disappointed!

Conveniently located, close to:

-Saguaro East National Park: walking distance

- Shopping center : 3 min

- Golf courses: 5 min

- Park Place Mall : 12 min

- University of Arizona : 20 min

- Airport : 25 min

- Downtown: 25 min

WE ARE MAINLY LOOKING FOR WINTER LONG TERM RETIRED RENTERS from November to March.

Summer season not available as the guest house is rented to bigger groups with the main house. Pool and spa available only if you rent the whole property.

Please inquire for details if interested.

More Details

Property Manager
Karine Maillard
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Karine Maillard

Our family moved from California in 2006, and we fell in love with this beautiful Santa Fe house! We remodeled it with a great excitement, and enjoyed it everyday we lived there...

Karine Maillard purchased this house in 2006

Why Karine Maillard chose Arizona

Saguaro East National Park is located accross the road...and we simply fell in love with the Desert!

We are close to town, though secluded, and the views from our property are incomparable.

With sun guarantied!!

What makes this house unique

A typical Southwestern ambiance...

A Santa Fe property absolutely well maintained, everything close by!

Views views views!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Review posted on Trip Advisor, rated *****



Beautiful home, clean and well kept. Traveled with family (11yr. and 2-13yrs). Very relaxing,backyard was breath taking. If you have the time would recommend going to Mesa and do the salt river, bring water proof camera for pictures. It was amazing! Went horse back riding at Houston's not far from home they were great!
Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tucson International airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
49'Ners and more city or private courses nearby
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Houghton/Boroadway and many more around
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Desert Museum & Saguaro Park.

* Biosphere II.

* Karchner Caverns.

* Pima Air Space Museum.

* Kitt Peak Observatory.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Tubac.

* Colossal Caves.

* Nogales Mexico.

* University of Arizona.

* Sabino Canyon Ntl Park.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Reid Park Zoo.

* Tombstone.

* Tucson Old Movie Studios.

* Rodeo Parade.

* Horse back riding.

Activities on property

- Scenic Flight over Tucson and surroundings by owner

Activities nearby

- Biking, hiking, bird watching, horse back riding, sightseeing, golf courses

- Great numerous trails in the Saguaro National Park across the street

- Easy access to Mt Lemmon Highway

- Closest golf course:10 min.

Attractions

Saguaro East National Park accross the road

Sabino Canyon 15 min.

REID Park ZOO: 20 min.

Colossal Caves 20 min.

Pima Air Space Museum 20 min.

AMARC Bone Yard museum (largest aircraft storage in the world) 20 min.

University of Arizona 20 min.

Rodeo Parade downtown (February)

Gem Show downtown (January- February)

Titan Museum 40 min.

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum 40 min.

Tucson Old Movie Studios 40 min.

San Xavier Mission 45 min.

Tubac 50 min.

Biosphere II 50 min.

Tombstone (The town too tough to die!) 1 hour.

Nogales (shopping on the border of Mexico/ Arizona) 1 hour.

Kitt peak Observatory 1 hour 30 min.

Phoenix Approx 1hr 30 min. & lots of shopping

Sea of Cortez (enjoy the warm and calm water of Mexico) 3 hours.

Grand Canyon 4-5 hours drive

Meteor Crater 5 hours drive

Amenities

Tucson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Separate room for toilets
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Trundle beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Scenic sightseeing flight over Tucson and surroundings with owner (Private pilot)

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

The casita very well maintained and comes complete with anything you need to make your stay enjoyable. It is close to shopping and many natural sites. Ideal for those who love hiking, birding or spending time with nature. I would recommend this property for families, couples, or anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Experience Tucson

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while we were in between houses for 9 days. The casita was very comfortable for our family of four with all the "home" touches. We have lived in the Tucson area for over a decade. In our opinion, this property is a great way to experience the Old Pueblo. Lots of natural desert, off the beaten path, and still close to all the amenities of town.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The casita is exactly as described, only more beautifully appointed. We lacked for nothing. While the casita is small -- good for two people, perhaps four if the visit is short -- it is lovely. The outdoor chairs and tables on both the east and west side, with the larger patio on the east, shielding barbequers and diners from the western sun, also work for someone like myself, with lots of oil-painting equipment. I painted from the patio and stored materials there for trips off the property, and it was a perfect space for that. Although the casita was a guest house for a larger building, it is perfectly private, at the end of the lane, so no other cars ever venture to the house. And the wildlife, especially the birds, are astonishingly varied and fascinating to watch. The house was sparkling clean when we arrived and the grounds perfect for checking out Sonoran plant life. Karine was responsive to our every need and full of good information about the area. She was on top of all the communications we had before and after our visit, answering questions and returning the deposit before we had a chance to think about it.

The proximity to Saguaro National Park (east) means that a lot of wildlife, particularly birds, knowing no boundaries, come to the casita every day to play and live. Our favorite was the phainopepla, perhaps because we could recognize this small bird almost instantly. The many dirt lanes surrounding the area made for good morning walks and the national park entrance is just a mile or so up the road, for more hiking. The loop road around the park was one of our favorite excursions; we took it more than once, just for the charm of its winding, narrowness, paved in the 1930s by the CCC boys and retaining a sense of its history.

Of course, Tucson and vicinity has more events and places to explore than we could encompass in a short month, although we tried. The highways into the city center are direct and easy to drive; a good Safeway and Sprouts (healthfood supermarket) are easily accessible. Our favorite restaurants included the one in the Desert Museum and Tohono Chul (another museum of natural history within the city). We also liked the university museums and Old Town as well at the trendy 4th-street scene. The Botanic Garden (good restaurant also) was an unexpected pleasure (we went back there twice), and its butterfly garden took my breath away. We have to return to explore all those things we couldn't fit in.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Casita was Perfect for Us!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Casita del Mayar was great! The casita was perfect for the two of us and our occasional guests. We especially enjoyed the mountain views, the natural desert surroundings, and the location near Saguaro NP, where there was easy bike access up to the park loop. The casita was clean and the kitchen was well equipped with most things that one would need from cookware to spices and a few essentials. The bed was very comfortable. And perhaps best of all the owners, Karine and Jean-Michel, were very helpful and responsive to any issues we had. Another plus - the evening sunsets were gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas
5

Slice of peaceful heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this charming and most peaceful casita for four times during the last six years. If one needs or wants a location that offers serenity, much wildlife viewing, gorgeous sunsets, and comfortable accommodations, this is the place for you ! The casita itself offers a front and back patio, all amenities of home, and the owner Karine is the most gracious hostess/owner . Honestly, this is the one place where all my stress slips from my shoulder as soon as we step across its threhold. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful cacti, but is within a quiet area. For those who want to get back into the "rat race" of traffic and shopping, those are just far enough to be close enough. We, on the other hand, prefer the stillness of the casita. There are several daily excursions within short distances. Will we be back again? WITHOUT A DOUBT !

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Payson, Az
5

Wonderful desert retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults and six children gathered to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary at the Hacienda del Mayar. This lovely home and the adjoining casita provided plenty of room for all of us. The pool and hot tub were most refreshing after a day of sight-seeing. The mountain views and the birds and wildlife were wonderful. There was every amenity provided and we were most comfortable. Karine is a joy to work with. She answers questions promptly and is always helpful. A very nice person. I would recommend the Hacienda del Mayar to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, quiet place to enjoy some time in the Tucson area.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Filing $35
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning+tax(base for 2) $120

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Book it now with a $257 reservation deposit kept as the refundable damage deposit.
The damage deposit is $500 for over 1 month stay.
NB: "Book on line" other payments will be charged an additional 2.5%

50% of the rental charge is expected two months before arrival. Balance payment is due one month prior to arrival.
If paid online, balance payment is due 2 months prior to arrival.
Security deposit is refunded within a week after departure unless there are damages beyond "wear and tear" condition.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.