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Charming SWestern Casita on 4 acres,Mountain Views on Saguaro Park close to Town


Property Details

Updated: Oct 23, 2016
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


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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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...

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Speaks: english, french, german

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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18 Reviews

based on 18 traveler reviews

Houston, Texas

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

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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Tucson, AZ


  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation rental experience, and it couldn't have been better. The owner Karine was very organized and took care of all the details perfectly. The house was so beautiful, we loved it. It had everything we could need, including pantry items, a cooler for our use for day trips, pool towels and toys for the kids. She even had a crock pot! The house was very clean, the beds and the linens soft and comfy. Karine left us flowers upon our arrival and notes explaining how things worked in the house. There are 4 bedrooms (well 3 plus an office we used as a bedroom for our baby crib) and every room had it's own bathroom. The house was so big I kept losing my kids in it, ha, ha! It was also soundproof, so the rooms were very quiet. No disturbed sleep with kids talking in their sleep or even hearing the TV from the living room. I slept the best there than I had in awhile. Also, the master bedroom is super nice in the morning with the sun coming in all the windows and the terrace. If I lived there, I would turn into a morning person for sure! We were there at the end of April, and it was 85-90 outside but I don't think the air conditioning even came on. Maybe once or twice. This is a VERY comfortable house. It is also 5 min down the street from Saguaro National Park, which is a great place to visit. We took a walk with a ranger, and it was most educational about the desert. One note: Our first day there, we did find a rattlesnake in the backyard despite the snake fence. It snuck in somehow. My husband came within 2 feet of stepping on it. If you have kids, don't trust the snake fence to keep them out. We expected it, this is the desert after all. Karine has since taken care of it. She was very helpful and responsive when we called about it. If we come back to Tucson, this is my first choice place to stay. Thanks Karine for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nancy France

Trilogy Training Camp

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect spot for a group of triathletes! Rented both the Hacienda and the Casita but used the casita mainly as sleeping quarters because there was enough room in the main house for all of us to eat together. Beautiful quiet trails right off the house for an early morning short run before heading out on our bikes on the east side of Tuscon. We were very happy with the garage because it gave us a great and safe home for our nice bikes. It also kept the bike grease and stinky bike shoes away from the house!! The mandatory naps and recoveries after long bikes were perfect by the swimming pool! The kitchen had everything starving triathletes needed to make some hearty meals. The house was clean, main area very large, the beds were comfy and we had plenty of washrooms. Had a bit of a problem with the shower at the Casita but got a quick reply from Karine when we let her know. Our evenings sitting by the pool after supper were perfect! So quiet, other than for the wildlife which was awesome (cause there were no snakes...) and of course, a few laughter from us! none of us wanted to leave, we wanted to move there permanently! Thanks Karine and Jean-Michel for offering this opportunity to rent such a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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river falls wi.

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The location of the rental was perfect for me, near Saguaro National Park and many miles of hiking trails. The Casita' was clean and very well mantained. The directions provided by the owners were very easy to follow. The owners were very accommodating and helpful with all our neads. I would highly recomend this rental for anyone who wants to experience what it is like to live in or around the beautiful Sonoran Desert.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

slice of heaven away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second return trip to the casita del mayar. Because of the quietness, beautiful sunsets,entertainment from various wildlife(our favorite is always the quails)and closeness to many interesting museums, parks,hiking trails, etc. we just had to come back again. We are already planning on our third trip back in two years!!!! Karine, the owner/hostess, is a most informative, accommodating person who makes one feel right at home immediately. The casita itself is not=wanting of anything. What a blessing it is to have access to a washer/dryer! The back patio was our refuge for early morning coffee as we viewed the sunrise while the front patio was out mainstay for enjoying breakfast and the cottontails, quails,cactus wren and woodpeckers. The property is well-cared for and offers complete relaxation. It definitely is a slice of home when not at home!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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!!

Activity and Interests

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

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.


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


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - Jan 26 2017
14 night minimum stay
Gem Show 2017
Jan 27 2017 - Feb 12 2017
14 night minimum stay
Winter / Spring Season
Feb 13 2017 - May 15 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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Updated: Oct 23, 2016
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From the Owner

A typical Southwestern ambiance... A Santa Fe property absolutely well maintained, everything close by! Views views views!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Separate room for toilets


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Trundle beds
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Scenic sightseeing flight over Tucson and surroundings with owner (Private pilot)

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