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April Special! 150. VIEWS! Golf Casita with 2 master suites, pool in Starr Pass.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1450 Square Feet Of Casual Elegance Surrounded By Desert, Golf & Views!

Casa de Sueños is a special place. It is reminiscent of a Mexican Casita with exposed beams, a cozy wood burning fireplace and turquoise accents. We have two suites separated by a large living space. The master has a romantic king sized iron bed and writing desk. The guest room has 2 comfortable queen beds, its own entrance. Both have spacious closets and bathrooms with tubs and separate showers.

Step outside onto the patio and you will see why we fell in love with Casa De Sueños. It is located on a hill where you can enjoy vistas of the mountains and city lights. Glance to your left and you'll see the JW Marriott in the distance. The community at Starr Pass is surrounded by a world class, 27 hole Arnold Palmer course. Play among the majestic saguaros, enjoy a meal at the Catalina Steakhouse and swim in a heated 75 foot heated Olympic pool with towel service, whirlpool and fitness center.

Our Casita is fully furnished with all the amenities of home. We are tucked away in the Tucson Mountains, yet close to the U of A and downtown. Take a drive west for just 10 minutes, and you'll lose yourself in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert where the mountains and sunsets are breathtaking. Head East, and in 10 minutes you're in the center of town, where culinary choices abound and you can find fantastic places for cocktails, live music and culture.

If you're looking for a hiking experience, Casa De Sueños is surrounded by trails. My favorite is the Lorraine Lee Trail at the mouth of the JW Marriott just up the hill from us. The views are spectacular! After a 1.8 mile morning hike, head to the JW for breakfast and pop in to the Spa, where you can enjoy a "Calgon" moment.

Consider returning in the evening to enjoy a sunset and cocktail from the most fabulous patio in Tucson! There is horseback riding nearby, the Saguaro National Park and The Desert Museum. To escape the heat in the summer, or to play in snow in the winter, head 1 hour northeast and enjoy Mt. Lemmon. 45 minutes south on I-19, you're in the charming town of Tubac. Bring your passport, then head to Nogales, Mexico a short drive away. Casa De Sueños is our home away from home and we welcome you to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert and the rich history and culture of the Southwest.

Check out our other home in Starr Pass #619221.

More Details

Thelma Gutierrez
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Thelma Gutierrez

Welcome to Casa de Sueños which translates into House of Dreams. If you sit on the patio at sunrise or sunset, you'll know why we chose the name. The desert landscape and horizon changes colors before your eyes. It comes alive in shades of green, blue, pink, purple and red. It is a wonderful spot to find inspiration and peace, or to simply relax...

Of all the places I have traveled to, the Sonoran Desert has my heart. I was born in Tucson and raised near Starr Pass. I am a proud Wildcat, a

U of A graduate who now resides in California.

It was always my dream to return to Tucson, but until we do, we wanted to have a small piece of the desert to go home to... a cozy Casita we'd like to share with you.

Thelma Gutierrez purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Thelma Gutierrez chose Starr Pass

This property is special because it is located in the area where I grew up, most of my family lives with a mile or so of Starr Pass. The area is absolutely the best because it is tucked away in the foot hills of the Tucson Mountains, yet it's a quick 10 minute drive to the center of town. It's also quiet and a perfect place for star gazing because of a low light ordinance. Perhaps one of the main reasons for choosing this location, is because it is near to an incredible desert trail named after my cousin and mentor, Lorraine Lee, a tireless civic leader in the community. If you visit Starr Pass you'll know "why this property."

What makes this townhome unique

We loved the layout - the fact that it's on the end, high on a hill, has exposed beams, rustic doors and saltillo tile. It reminded me of my travels through Mexico, complete with the two-toned painted stucco on the exterior! Mainly, I love the location. All it took was walking out to the patio and immediately, I fell in love with the views. On top of that, we're close to the pool, restaurant, gym and tennis courts. I couldn't imagine a better pace to be!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Starr Pass in Tucson Estates

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please keep the screen doors closed at all time as pack rats and other desert critters, big and small will try to sneak in.
  • Please take out the trash upon check out and shut off the thermostats and lights.
  • Quiet hours after 10pm.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Each bathroom has bathtubs. Towels and sample toiletries are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite with Armoire, TV and Writing Desk
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Guest Suite has Writing Desk, Armoire and TV
  • Each of the bedrooms are suites with separate bathrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Golf Discount for Guests Pool Towel Service Free Shuttle to the JW Marriott Club House has great happy hour specials Concierge in Lobby


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April Special! 150. VIEWS! Golf Casita with 2 master suites, pool in Starr Pass.
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Rockaway Beach

Starr Pass Resort Casita

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this Casita. It is absolutely as advertised with a great view of Tucson and easy access to all of the Starr Pass facilities.

A nice layout with bedrooms and bathrooms on each side of the main living area. Very close to Saguro National Park and the Sonoran Desert Museum.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, we’re thrilled that you enjoyed your winter getaway in the Sonoran desert! We hope you’ll come back Casa de Suenos - you were such considerate guests. Thank you for choosing us. Thelma
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  • 4 of 5

Great location and comfortable house!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in wonderful area!

  • 5 of 5

This is a jewel of a home with big, comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms and a great common area. The pool is walking distance (just down the hill) as is the restaurant. It's a quiet, peaceful area with walking trails nearby. We found the house really well-stocked for our needs. We hit some not-so-great weather and we're really glad we opted to stay here rather than in a hotel; having the room to be together and apart was great. We played cards, read, and watched the Olympics on the big screen TVs comfortably when we couldn'tbe outside. The owner was super welcoming and responsive. The house was clean and really comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, we are so happy that you chose to spend your vacation in our casita in the desert! Thank you being such wonderful guests. We look forward to your return! Thelma
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A Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

This is a very comfortable casita with a great location. In walking distance to hiking trails in the Tucson Mountain Park and a fabulous community pool/jacuzzi. Great views of the Catalina’s and the lights of Tucson at night. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great casita in Tucson.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quaint casita. Nice resort location. Did a weekend in Tucson and Southeastern AZ. This was a nice home base for the weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Ryan! We’re so happy you enjoyed your time with us and that you enjoyed the Sonoran Desert. We hope you’ll come again. You were wonderful guest. Thelma
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Comfortable, cozy and scenic.

  • 5 of 5

Location feels just remote enough, still fairly convenient to downtown. Saw javelinas and roadrunners up close! The house itself is quite cosy and comfortable, with a beautiful view. Communal jacuzzi and heated lap pool were great. Thelma was a wonderful host, very quickly responding to any inquiries. Would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thomas! We’re so happy that you had a nice time in our desert getaway! We’ve had javalina saunter across our patio, roadrunners too , glad they paid you a visit :) Thank you for taking care of our home and we do hope you’ll come back! Thelms
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Tucson Botanical Gardens
Fox Theater
Mi Nidito
Bobo's Restaurant
not great ambiance, but the eegee's you can't get anywhere else!
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
JW Marriott
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Starr Pass Arnold Palmer Golf Course Next Door!
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
El Mercado de Augustin
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I - 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
JW Marriott
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Lemmon
Car: necessary

Tucson is a hidden gem for tourism in the southwest. It's 45 minutes from the US Mexico Border, 1 hour to the snow, and near countless landmarks of the old west: Tombstone, Benson and Bisbee. Also try wine tasting around the town of Sonoita. For the latest happenings during your stay, go to Tucson Happenings.com. It has a calendar for events and live music!

Here's my top ten list of must sees:

1. Lorraine Lee Nature Trail. Breathtaking desert vistas! It's within Starr Pass and an easy way to experience the desert up close.

2. Best Scenic Place to have a drink and enjoy panoramic views in the evening - The patio of the JW Marriott. Live music & tequila tastings!

3. Most Romantic Dining Room: The main restaurant at Hacienda del Sol on Tucson's northeast side. Think Mexican hacienda, candlelight and city light views.

4. Sonoran Desert Museum. If you appreciate the desert, no where in the world will you experience such a magical, world class museum where the flora and fauna are in a natural setting.

5. Saguaro National Monument West. A short drive from the desert museum takes you through one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the southwest. Take a picnic, find your happy place where you can walk an arroyo, a trail and zen out, There are rock paintings by the ancient Hohokam people.

6. Tubac, Az. It's south, about 40 minutes on the I-19. Wonderful way to spend the day checking out local art galleries and shops. One of a kind southwestern art. THEN my favorite place for lunch, Elvira's Mexican Food. Great ambiance - for dinner and drinks nothing there can beat the Tubac Country Club. A former hacienda where the dining room is elegant, yet unpretentious.

7. Sabino Canyon. Hike or take a tram up into the canyon where you can experience waterfalls in the desert! A great place to spend the day. You'll need sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, snacks and WATER.

8. Mount Lemon. If you need to escape the heat in the summer, or want to play in the snow in the winter, this one hour drive up into the Catalina Mountains is beautiful! When you get to the town of Winterhaven, eat at The Sawmill Run. A great spot to have spicy turkey chili, rhubarb pie and comfort food.

9. Kartchner Caverns. It's about an hour away but a real treat! You take a tram to the caves and go on a fantastic guided tour. You must make reservations. It's a popular destination.

10. 4th Avenue. A great place to walk. Eclectic bars and restaurants, Vegan, Mexican, Italian, and cute shops. Near the U of A.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Starr Pass, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 27 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
28 May 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Summer
6 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holidays
24 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter High
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Gem Show
1 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring High
21 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £142.86
Cleaning £71.43
Tax Rate 12.05%

Out of consideration for our neighbors, NO PARTIES ALLOWED. Please keep the noise level down, especially in the evenings. Empty trash bins upon check out and load dishwasher. Thank you, enjoy your stay!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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