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Desert Moon Retreat Guest Casita

Carla User Profile

Desert Moon Retreat Guest Casita

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great location93% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Located just 5 miles northeast of intersection Tanque Verde Road and Catalina Road-also known as the Tanque Verde area. Near the intersection you will find restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores. The house is on the edge of the entrance to the Coronado Nation Forest and 20 miles from Mount Lemmon skiing lodge and the little town of Summerhaven. The Tanque Verde area is steeped in connections to the desert whether you're interested in bike riding, hiking, skiing or just sitting by the pool. This is an exclusive place to unwind and enjoy the serenity of the site and its views.

Architecturally significant, this award winning guest house located at the base of Mount Lemmon. With 400 square feet, the guesthouse sits overlooking the pool and the natural desert where wildlife abound and giant saguaros mingle. The guest house sleeps 3 comfortably with a queen size bed and fold out sofa, both with soft luxurious linens. There is a full bathroom, a well appointed kitchenette, outdoor sitting areas and access to the pool, hot tub and various outdoor areas.

Additional charges- We charge for additional guest above 2-this includes kids. Additional guest fee is $30 per person per night. Have someone stay just one night-you need to pay for that guest for that one night. We also charge for dogs-no other pets please! The pet fee is $15 per day per pet. Failure to pay additional fees prior to your reservation will result in fees being doubled. Hosting a party, gathering-outside of those renting the house, wedding, funeral, circus, baby showers, birthday parties, dinner parties etc are not allowed and will result in forfeit of security deposit and immediate eviction.


Wireless Internet
Hot Tub
Cable TV
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM and check out by 11AM


16 Reviews

Tracy User Profile
November 2018
Quiet little guest house on beautiful piece of property. Super close to Mt Lemmon! Thanks Carla!
Will User Profile
November 2018
We had an entirely positive experience. The accommodations were perfect for our needs and allowed us to explore Tucson and the surrounding area. Our host offered excellent recommendations for dining and other activities. The setting was quiet, and allowed us to see and hear the d…
Citlalli User Profile
September 2018
this place was great for getting away! just what we were looking for. waking up to the view of the desert right in front of you with the huge window next to the bed. our 2nd morning there i saw pack of about 15 adult and baby javelinas!!! it was super cool! recommended!
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Thank you, Citlalli, for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the views! How lucky you are to have seen the javalina herd--that is a rare sighting! And so many! The babies are cute, aren't they? Thanks again, come back anytime!
September 2018
Heidi User Profile
September 2018
Carla's place is so very relaxing and beautiful. Such a nice place to stay for visiting Tucson or simply taking time to kick back and relax.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Heidi, Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are truly so happy that you found the place to be relaxing and beautiful--two words that I would use also for that property--I love it there, especially the back yard. Thanks again, we appreciate it!!
September 2018
Tyler User Profile
September 2018
Be mindful that you are renting the casita and not the main house.
Nate User Profile
August 2018
Carla’s place is a true desert gem!
Melissa User Profile
August 2018
This was a fantastic place to stay. The backyard and pool are really something special. I highly recommend this for a quiet retreat/vacation.

Hosted by Carla

Tucson, Arizona, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Carla User Profile
388 Reviews
I am an interior designer, landscape designer, and real estate agent with Canyon Group Realty llc. We work with people interested in purchasing property in Tucson and offer property management services including vacation rentals, corporate rentals, long term rentals, and even mo…
Languages: English
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