La Casita is located on 2.3 secluded acres next to the Coronado National Forest. The comfortable vintage cottage has good light and sweeping views of the foothills and woodlands around it. A beautiful garden and sitting areas next to the house provide places to relax and enjoy the peaceful nature and many birds that live there. The hiking trailhead to Mt. Lemmon is just 5 minutes walk from the house. These features are what make your stay at La Casita so enjoyable and special.
“I searched nearly two months to find just the right space that would provide total peace, comfort and solitude during my 30-day retreat from an otherwise frantic, busy life! From the day I arrived I began to "fall in" to La Casita. Kathy has taken great time and care to create an environment at La Casita - both inside and out - that feels literally "soul-restoring". Her site manager Chuck greeted me upon arrival, answered all of my questions, even brought by a bicycle for me to ride around town during my stay! A truly kind and generous soul. Inside I enjoyed a super comfortable bed, hot shower, and plenty of seating and working space options. And the mature landscaping outside - large lush native trees, shrubs, catuses, and rockscapes - and thoughtfully-placed statues, art pieces, and numerous comfortable seating options - truly made the outdoors as much a part of my stay as the inside! As an accomplished artist, Kathy's talents appear in every detail of La Casita, with its soft desert tones, eclectic worldly decor, and a casual, understated peaceful flow throughout the cottage. Large picture windows let in full light and full views of the high desert scenery and Coronado National Forest, which as her listing mentions is literally a five-minute walk from the driveway to an excellent trail head where I hiked twice a week! And before I forget, among the most memorable, "soul-restoring" elements of La Casita, without question, are the birds! Abundant hummingbirds, quail, jaybirds, cactus wren, finch, and cardinal, were my daily companions and have made La Casita their home! I also had occasional visits from a family of javelina, one coyote and a rare visit from a peregrine falcon, who perched for one morning on the porch! If you are one or two people in search of the most peaceful, private escape to UNPLUG (no TV but has excellent internet access) - La Casita is your answer and I can't recommend highly enough!”
Beautiful desert mountain sunsets from this studio casita. Separate from main house. About 25 minutes north of Tucson. Acreage borders state land. Refrigerator, toaster, microwave, hot plate and coffee maker plus dishware. Gas grill outside. Privacy and a real southwestern desert experience.
“Absolute paradise. We loved every minute of our stay. Spectacular sunsets, millions of stars in the sky, and smack in the middle of one of the most beautiful stretches of desert you can ever imagine. And delicious fresh eggs from Kari's chickens. Bed was cozy as can be and the porch was perfect for morning coffee and great birding. I highly, highly recommend this place for anyone looking to explore the area, or just looking to get away from it all for a few days”
This is the LANDMARK western style apartment. There are lots of fun things to do in Oracle. Biking, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, a variety of dining options, the Arizona Zip Line, back road to Mt. Lemon, antique shops, sight seeing around this beautiful country, A.T.V. rentals and more. We can also host weddings and special events. Or just kick back and enjoy the serenity of small town Oracle.
“Carol and Carl have created a special lodging in an unusual and enjoyable small town. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment which shares the second floor of a unique historical structure called the Landmark. The apartment was very clean and well equipped. It's private, quiet, and spacious. We stayed for four nights and periodically ran into Carl and Carol who were engaged in various chores around the property. Chatting with them made our stay more special as they were full of good cheer and info on the local area.”