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'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Gary Slaten
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017


Tucson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
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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'Almost Home' Southwest Living at it's Finest
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

There for 2 week working vacation w/ mother in law in Tucson and so “Almost Home” stoke my heart.

  • 5 of 5

Every thing you need is there in great comfort and Western style, including horses, goat “Emma”, Jasmine the donkey, birds in the garden and rabbits 24/7. But don’t forget about Otis the dog who greets you while the horses are being fed!

Owners become friends...but don’t invade privacy, so blessed to meet them!

“Almost home” is adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Check out the scale miniature of the Manning Cabin at the Visitor Center, the owners Gary and Bonnie Made!

Loved this Casita/ guest house. 🎶?Keep The Faith🎶? Gary and Bonnie!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quathiaski Cove, BC

Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property twice and will stay again next time we are in Tucson.It is ideal for couples who love the outdoors.It,s near many hiking trails and after a long day sightseeing it's the perfect place to relax on the patio.The owners are a wonderful couple who are helpful and welcoming.Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed having Ester and Monty visit again. Hope to see them again soon.
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Under the Stars

  • 5 of 5

At the foothills of hiking wonderfully remote and only 25 min drive to Tucson center.

Spacious separate house , Gary and Bonnie helpful and gracious hosts. Great quiet getaway.

Just what we had hoped to find!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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BC Canada

Serenity defined.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and remote, yet close to everything needed for a rewarding visit to the Arizona desert. Gary and Bonnie are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Loved my stay and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Nearly a year later and I am finally submitting this review!

This casita was a dream place to stay. Peaceful, comfortable well equipped with everything we needed. Far enough from town yet close enough for day trips anywhere. Loved staying here - Gary & Bonnie are wonderful hosts. So enjoyed walking the property, visiting with the horses & donkey. If we could give more than a 5 star rating - we would!! Highly recommend this lovely oasis in the desert!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.