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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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


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

Karine Maillard
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 Tucson

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 owner

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tucson in Pima County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate room for toilets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Trundle beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Scenic sightseeing flight over Tucson and surroundings with owner (Private pilot)


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Charming Southwestern Casita, Mountain Views on Saguaro Park East, close to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

A Gem in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

This is a special place away from the city but close to anything you might need. We arrived very late but the lights were on and the first thing to greet us were the beautiful flowers and candy. The Casita was clean, warm, inviting, and comfortable.....especially the bed! Privacy is a plus since there is no drive-by traffic. Sitting outside viewing the beautiful scenery was priceless. Saguaro Corners Restaurant/bar, a few miles away on Old Spanish Trail was a favorite. We liked to sit by the window so we could enjoy the fountain, scenery, and the many birds at the feeders.

Karine and Jean, the owners, were responsive from the booking to questions and requests while there. We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great holiday getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Really nice to be so close to National Park for fantastic road biking and hiking. Very comfortable, well furnished and beautiful views. We really enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets for additional “healing” in the desert!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tucson, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2018
21 Sep 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Fall 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Filing £26.38
Cleaning+tax(base for 2) £90.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.42

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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