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'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 20, 2016
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
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

15 Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

5

Almost Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? The title says it all, "Almost Perfect". It would be perfect if I owned it. By that I mean I could live there peacefully and quiet for the rest of my life. Gary and Bonnie made us feel welcome from the second we arrived. Gary and Bonnie are the best hosts you can ask for, we asked and they gave us numerous recommendations for food, hiking trails and other items. Bonnie and Gary are people that when you meet them, you feel like you have known them for 30 years. The casita is everything the pictures show, perfect for a few people. The location is ideal for almost anything you want to do in Tucson and surrounding area. We like to hike and there are a few trailheads 5 minutes from the house and we hiked over 60 miles in the 2 weeks we stayed there. The place has numerous animals on the property. A few horses, a donkey named Jasmine and a dog named Otis. If you have never experienced the night sky in the west, you should visit this place and gaze into the night sky after dark. You will experience stars as you’ve never seen them. Mt Lemon is a short drive away and well worth the drive.

We are already planning next year’s trip to Tucson and we will definitely be staying here again.

I would recommend this rental to anyone

Jennifer and Everett Hovencamp,

Dickerson, MD

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McComb, Ohio
5

Close to everything, but away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

What a great choice we made when we rented this casita! It is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need for a short or long stay. It was immaculately clean and very roomy with comfortable furniture. We especially liked the location - very close to restaurants and shopping, but away from the hustle bustle - very close to the entrance to Saguaro N.P. East entrance. Gary and Bonnie were super hosts and enjoyed sharing their lovely ranch including their horses, donkey and Otis their friendly therapy dog! We certainly recommend this casita and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
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5

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
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5

"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
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Calgary,AB,Canada
5

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
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Location

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

Tubac

Colossal Cave

Titan Missile Museum

Kitt Peak

Biosphere 2

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
Jul 27 2015 - Jul 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$75
$500
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$75
$500
$2,000
 

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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Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

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

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Fully equiped kitchen AC and central heating Ceiling fans Tiled floors throughout 50' HD flat screen TV with local channels, DVD player and VCR 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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