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Home/10 Acres, Private Tennis Court, Great Mtn. Views, hike from casita, Nature!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6); private tennis court, gated entry

NATURE AT IT'S BEST! Sit back, relax and enjoy Arizona's famous sunsets and our fabulous mountain views. Bird/wildlife lovers paradise. At the base of the Tortolita Mountains with fabulous views of Catalina Mountains also. HUGE WINDOWS THROUGHOUT. Ideal northwest Tucson location...7 miles East of Interstate 10; just east of Dove Mountain & newly opened Ritz Carlton, 20 minutes from airport. No neighbors nearby, but you are minutes from wonderful shopping, movies, restaurants, etc. Fry's (Kroger) Superstore/marketplace 1 mile. Chinese restaurant in same center.

Enjoy our wraparound, covered patio with great views, gas BBQ and patio set. Beautifully landscaped property with a 'special' path leading to a peaceful setting where you'll find a bench next to a beautiful, sprawling, native mesquite tree, giant saguaro cactus & an arroyo(dry stream bed).

Hear the coyotes howl, see bobcats, big eared jack rabbits, gambel quail, road runners, cactus wrens, soaring red tail & harris hawks.... maybe even some nocturnal javalenas(pecary...looks like small wild pig).

Lovely 2 mile loop walk from the Casita through our beautiful Sonoran desert.

Sorry, no smoking & no pets.

Our Casita Del Sol (Little Sunshine House)has a large King bed, master-suite with step-in shower, double vanity, walk-in closet and Huge view window. It includes the following antiques: dressing table, Oak Chest of drawers and mirrored corner cupboard. The Queen Bedroom is decorated in southwestern flavor and is totally inviting. The 3rd bedroom/office has a twin bed. You can sleep a 6th in the antique Jenny Lind day bed in the Great Room. Second bathroom has tub with shower. There is abundant natural light, beautiful southwestern tile floors throughout the home and comfortable air conditioning/gas heat. French doors, from the kitchen, open onto the wrap-around covered patio.

All included photos taken at our property.

All serenely set in our private, gated, southwestern paradise. Security system, Wifi.


Keywords: tennis court, newer home, acreage, saguaros, views, mountain views

More Details

Claire & Larry Klingler
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2017

About Claire & Larry Klingler

Casita Del Sol was built on our 10 acres, with it's garage and our home's garage facing each other for maximum privacy. Each home is on at least 5 acres. We are the owners, Larry & Claire Klingler. We love to travel around the world and also meet new people here at home. We hope you will come see us soon. We have a very unique setting, and private security gate(you will be given a remote for the gate and the garage).

Claire & Larry Klingler purchased this house in 2003

Why Claire & Larry Klingler chose Tortolita

We are at the base of the Tortolita Mountains on the far Northwest side of Tucson. New shopping centers are being built minutes from us, but our only views, from high on a plateau, are of the Catalina & Tortolita Mountains, plus the gorgeous saguaro forest(cactus giants of our special Sonoran desert).

What makes this house unique

Because our property is on 10 acres and there are not many homes in our area, we get a tremendous amount of birds/wildlife. Javelina(pecaries), bobcats, fox, deer, jackrabbits, rock, roundtail and the antelope squirrels, coyote, roadrunners, and more....you may see gambel quail with their babies, or the flowering cacti if you are here at the right time of year. Our winter weather is savored by everyone, worldwide and our spring and fall seasons are fabulous. Contact us with any questions you may have. We are very friendly and easy to talk to.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read our rental agreement below. cancellation refund is based on a medical condition.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , dual vanities, walk in shower and closet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , vanity with cabinet and drawers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , view, chest of drawers, dressing table w/chair, side chair
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , chest of drawers, side chair, bedside table, TV, view window
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , also can be used as office; desk, chair, view window
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) day bed in living room can sleep one.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
private tennis court, Wifi, answering machine, central air conditioning and gas heat, Many ceiling fans, 3 TV's, satellite Direct TV, iron & board, Double Garage, lighted patio with patio set


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Home/10 Acres, Private Tennis Court, Great Mtn. Views, hike from casita, Nature!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Always awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We've been here numerous times and it's always lovely and relaxing. Sitting on the patio is the best part...watching the birds on the feeder with a morning cup of coffee was just about perfect. Claire and Larry are perfect hosts and we always appreciate their helpfulness. Of course, the private tennis court tops it off. Where else is there the opportunity to walk out your door and walk onto the court? Nowhere we've seen, so thank you both! It was great!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barb and Ron, thank you for the 5 star review. Always love return guests and you are the best. Come again soon. Claire and Larry
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A wonderful repeat!

  • 5 of 5

We just wrapped up our 2 week stay at the Casita del Sol for a hiking vacation; our second stay here in three years. What a wonderful home away from home! The location is perfect for a variety of activities; the Desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Mt Lemmon & more are all a short drive away; other sightseeing opportunities & more hiking trails than one could imagine and while the house is in the desert with plenty of wildlife and birdlife to enjoy; grocery stores and other shopping just a short drive. It’s a perfect combination of living close to nature yet having the conveniences that we all appreciate.

The house is very large; with plenty of space both inside and on the patio. A great BBQ and as someone who loves to cook while on vacation; the well equipped kitchen is very much appreciated. Comfy beds, great views from every window - and having wonderful hosts like Larry and Claire nearby, who are very responsive yet not intrusive; all contribute to a great Arizona experience!

Thanks Claire and Larry!

Mike & Sheila

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We feel we offer a unique experience enjoyed by guests we've had from different parts of the world. Hope to see you folks again in the near future! Claire and Larry
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Seattle, WA

Great house and property and location. Furnishings including in kitchen are second rate.

  • 3 of 5

The Property is now located near a road with noisy motor cycles and construction trucks breaking the desert silence, particularly during work hours.

The place Is ok for short term rental but not ok for rental of over a week. Limited TV channels from new tvs in living room and master bedrroom. TV in 2nd bedroom is many years old. Good mattreses and lighting.

Larry was very helpful in fixing problems.

Given the condition of the furniture and furnishing the rental price shoiuld in my opinion be substantially reduced.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests are repeaters and waned to book again for a month next year, so their experience could not have been what they say it is. We asked the guests who arrived after them if the traffic bothered them, and they said absolutely not. You can see their review. The casita is a far distance from the road, and any sound carries a long distance no matter where you reside. These guests complimented us on our new 46" flat screen tv in the livingroom. There is a flat screen tv in the master bedroom and only an older model in the queen guest room, which works great. The channels are not limited as this guest stated. We have direct tv and at this time also showtime. We get all local channels and many many others offered with our direct tv programming. The diningroom table is a new, used and we consider 'charming' antique pine table. It is characteristic of the home with it's southwestern and antique furnishings which our guests love. Please see our other reviews, which are all 5 star and directly contradict what these guests stated. They are not returning next year and we regret that as repeat guests, from last year, who wanted to book another month for next year, felt the need to make any negative comments. Checkout the comments made by the guests who were here directly prior and after these guests. Come and see for yourselves. We have repeat guests who come every year for two weeks(2 couples), and have been returning for 13 years. Claire and Larry, Casita Del Sol
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Benson, AZ, USA

A gem of a home in a beautiful desert setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house to spend Christmas week with our three grown children. It was perfect! Every day we took a walk in the surrounding desert; there's a nice two-mile loop on unpaved roads with zero traffic. The kitchen was indeed well equipped with everything we needed for cooking and relaxing; we barbecued steaks one night on the outdoor gas grill as well. The room layout is sensible and efficient, with lots of space in the master suite. We didn't get a chance to try the tennis court, but it looked great and would be a nice benefit in season. The hosts were very helpful but not at all intrusive; do give them a call upon arrival with any questions or needs. We appreciated the privacy and views of this Casita, but someone looking to be close to the action of Tucson might find it too far out. We found the driving time to be between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on what part of Tucson you're going to. I got the airport trip down to 35 minutes each way, in light traffic, once I found the optimum route.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Canyon

A very Pleasant Surprise -- Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded expectations and Larry and Claire were very gracious hosts. The accommodations were very comfortable and everything we needed for the trip was present. The location of the property is very conveniently located, making it simple to get to many of the attractions of Tucson but is situated in a way that provides a lot of privacy for those who prefer a bit of solitude. I will be recommending this property to friends and family.

Cheers and Thanks to Claire and Larry for sharing a wonderful property!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paul and Marlene

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at La Casita with the setting and privacy especially the tennis.

The owners are the nicest people you could ever ask for, and could not be more accommodating. We are planning our next trip back to this piece of paradise, for more of the sun and hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ritz Carlton & many others
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many nearby
Nearest Point of Interest
Dove Mountain area
Nearest Point of Interest
Tortolia Mountain Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Casita Del Sol
Car: necessary

Lovely hidden gem in our scenic high Sonoran desert. Mountain ranges all around; are you a hikaholic....you'll love our area, and nearby trails at Ritz Carlton, Catalina State Park....Flautist usually plays at Ritz Carlton every evening while standing out in the utmost dramatic setting in the Tortolita Mountains. Although you're semi hidden away on this beautiful 10 acres, a Frys supermarket, Chinese restaurant and more are located 2 miles away. Visit Tohono Chul Park and eat in the garden bistro; walk their lovely grounds, visit their art gallery, and gift shops. Western National Parks Store is less than 10 minutes away; they offer special programs free of charge, but you must call and register. So much to do, which way to go...anyway is the scenic, entertaining, and beautiful way to see Southwest Arizona. View our reverse sunsets from our home next door. Take the spiral staircase to our rooftop and enjoy 360 degree views.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tortolita, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Oct. - May
15 Oct 2017 - 15 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

refundable reservation £148.9
cleaning £74.45

cancellation terms are specified on our rental agreement. Just ask for a copy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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