Our guesthouse is in the spectacular Sonoran Desert just 20 miles NW of central Tucson. This quiet rural area surrounded by Catalina State Park and Coronado National Forest offers excellent hiking, biking and bird watching. We also have easy access to stores, restaurants, and downtown.
Casita Verde means "Little green house". It is painted a soft green to blend in with its desert surroundings. Surrounded by trees and shrubs the casita is separate and private from the main house. The space is bright and cheerful with large windows and two skylights for lots of natural light. The furnishings and decor are chosen with comfort, convenience and aesthetics in mind.
In the casita you will enjoy:
- 400 sq. feet of self contained living space decorated in contemporary southwest style
-Queen bed with extra pillows and down comforter (down alternative
-TV with basic cable service for news and entertainment
- Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee makers including
French press, electric hot water kettle
- Freshly ground coffee and an assortment of teas to welcome you
- Basic condiments: sugar, honey, mayo, mustard, oil, vinegar, salt & pepper
(with prior notice we are happy to stock needed groceries for your arrival)
- Bathroom with shower; thick fluffy towels and bathroom amenities
Outside the casita is your private outdoor shade ramada with table and chairs and a gas BBQ exclusively for guest use.
The casita is surrounded by natural desert landscape with stunning views of mountain ranges to the east, north and south. You can watch the sun set across the vast western horizon and see the lights sparkle in the valley below. In this peaceful retreat you're invited to wander our desert garden and watch the abundant bird and wildlife show. Bird feeders and fountains around the property draw a variety of hummingbirds, Gambrel's Quail, Cardinals, Pyrrhuloxia, Phainopepla, Abert's Towhee, Cactus Wrens, Roadrunners, Verdins, finches, hawks, bunnies, lizards, and many more! At night listen for the coyotes and owls.
From the property walk 1/4 mile to the National Park trailhead, or head south 5 miles to popular Catalina State Park.
To the north you'll find the Biosphere, and Oracle State Park. Hiking, biking and bird watching are easily accessible activities in this beautiful area.
2 miles away is a shopping center with a major supermarket, a post office, and local restaurants and businesses. Within a 15-20 minute drive you will find major stores, a multi-screen cinema, and excellent restaurants with a variety of cuisines.
Guests have their own private outside seating area under a shade ramada, and are welcome to share the garden, pathways, and other seating areas.
Interaction with guests
We live on the property and will always be available either in person or by phone if you have any questions or need help with anything. We're happy to offer tips on local hikes, restaurants, or anything that will make your stay with us more enjoyable. We also respect your privacy and understand if you prefer to be left to yourself.
Other things to note
To reach our property you'll travel 1/4 mile on an unpaved road through the neighborhood. The turnoff to our house is used by just two other properties so there is little traffic in our immediate area.
You will have your own parking space next to the casita.
No additional guests allowed on the property without prior permission.
We do not allow smoking on the premises, inside or out.
Sorry, we are unable to accommodate pets.
Please observe our neighborhood speed limit of 15mph on the local unpaved roads.
We managed a very nice seasonal inn for 15 years, which is located on an island in Maine. We have been spending our winters in Tucson for 15 years. Our passions are hiking and working on our extensive garden, which is a collection of hundreds of native plants and trees. We really enjoy cooking and sharing our place with friends and guests, especially at sunset.