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Cozy Studio Close to Hiking, Lake, Nature

Bedrooms 1
Space 380 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Surrounded by mountains, the tranquility of the desert help to make this vacation get-away the perfect place to relax and enjoy.

Two large windows allow plenty of natural sunlight, and a beautiful view of the Superstition Mountains. The kitchenette boasts granite countertops, eating area, and plenty of gadgets for cooking. The bathroom is home to a large, custom, tiled shower. A bookcase compliments the living area, and includes many books, DVD's, and games. Outside, an outdoor patio and barbeque area are on the main level, and an awesome viewing deck above provides the perfect setting for a glass of wine at the end of the day.

There’s plenty to cook with including a microwave oven, electric burner, skillet, convection oven, pans, crock pot, and toaster. All cooking utensils, plates, glasses, etc., are included.

There is a working tile and pottery on site, so be sure and ask for a tour! You can check out more of the artwork at chivesta.com.

We are located in the Arizona desert, closely surrounded by beautiful mountains, native plants, and occasional wildlife. We are within walking, hiking, and biking distance to Usery Mountain Park, which includes many trails, a world class archery range and several picnic areas. Rio Salado Shooting range is 10 minutes away. The Superstition Mountains are 10 miles due east. The Salt River is nearby as are four lakes where you can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, etc. Beautiful golf courses are also within a couple of miles.

Keywords: casita, desert, hikers paradise, pottery

More Details

Chip and Joelyn Hilton
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Chip and Joelyn Hilton

We love being able to unwind in the quiet and spaciousness of our desert surroundings. We moved into our house about thirteen years ago and built the separate studio on our one-acre property a few years later.

The studio includes a pottery, where Chip, the owner, can be found most days, making tiles, cups, bowls and other cool stuff.

Chip and Joelyn Hilton purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Chip and Joelyn Hilton chose Mesa

Chip is a ceramic tile and pottery artist. When his projects started getting too big, we realized we needed more space, so we moved out to east Mesa, where we had the room to build an art studio. The added bonus is that it's also close to hiking, mountain biking, and the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Part of the art studio has been converted to the vacation rental, complete with it's own entrance, patio, and upper deck.

What makes this cottage unique

We’re close to nature, but also within a few minutes to food shopping, coffee shops, convenience stores, and gas. Close freeway access takes you to malls, movie theatres, hospitals, public transportation, and the airport.

Free Culture Passes available at the local library: http://www.mesalibrary.org/find/culture-passes- first come/first served. Let us know ahead of time and we'll see if we can get them!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mesa in Maricopa County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 380 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Custom tiled shower, with bench seat and mosaics made by the owner. Soap, shampoo, hair dryer, and towels included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bed is part of the living space in the studio.
  • 1 Queen size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is is a one acre property that includes our own house, as well as the studio, a separate building. The studio is the vacation rental, and a pottery is on the other side of the studio. Saguaro lake is a 20 minute drive. They have boat rentals available as well as fishing supplies. Walk to Usery Mountain from the studio. We have hiking sticks made from saguaro ribs that you can use, as well as water bottles and fanny packs. If Chip, the owner, is throwing pottery during your stay, you can watch or maybe even join him! You can see some of his work on his website at chivesta.com.


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Cozy Studio Close to Hiking, Lake, Nature
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to recharge our batteries out of the hubbub! Wish we’d had more time and a little warmer weather to just BE. The accommodations were perfect—we wanted for nothing—and the hosts were friendly and welcoming. Wish we could stay another week!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really happy you enjoyed your stay, and impressed with all of the places you got to see while you were here. Thanks for being such great guests!
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Charming rental property with great views of the mountains and sunrises/sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

The rooftop patio was such a plus at the edge of the city! Property owners are so friendly and helpful. A great break from a delayed Spring in MN!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy modern casita, excellently appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous stay during March, thoroughly enjoyed the area and accommodation. Loved having breakfast each morning on the rooftop deck and enjoying the sunset each evening. We highly recommend staying with Chip and Joelyn!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely stay in an artsy, comfortable studio

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our four day stay in Joelyn and Chip's artsy studio! The studio is very appealing with it's interior design and furnishings -- created by both of them. The studio had everything we needed, a good, safe location, comfy bed, kitchen necessities including a refrigerator with eggs and muffins, a closet with plenty of hangers, a beautiful shower, and a delicious dark chocolate bar! We got to tour Chip's art studio and appreciate more of his artistic skills. Joelyn and Chip are wonderful hosts !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leominster, MA

Great Location for Hiking and Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in this wonderful rental since 2011. We love the location for hiking in the Superstition Mountains and the Goldfield Mountains. You have a great view of the Supersition Mountains from the unit, including from the bed! We love the desert surroundings. It feels so peaceful outside, and when it's warm enough, we love to eat at the table outside and enjoy the rooftop deck, which has amazing views. The rental is small, it's a studio, but the bed is super comfortable and it has what you need. There is a mini-fridge and a hot plate, so it's not a full kitchen, just so you know. We tend to go out to eat for dinners or bring take-out in. We love seeing Chip and Joelyn, who have become our friends over the years. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property, Cindy. You've described it well and we appreciate your comments. We always look forward to your return visits, especially when we can join you for a hike or two!
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East Mesa VRBO

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th stay at this location. Joelyn and Chip are great hosts that were friendly and accommodating. We really like the rural and quiet location. Would go back

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saguaro Lake
Superstition Manor
Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Plan the perfect wedding with everything you ...
Lost Dutchman State Park
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Great place to see the beautiful fauna of the desert.
Mesa Arts Center -- CLOSED
Wonderful state-of-the art venue for plays, concerts, local artists and more
Red White & Brew
Great restaurant with all kinds of food- salads, pizza, sandwiches, and more. Get there ear...
Flancer's Cafe
They have great sandwiches with a southwest flair to them.
Mining Camp Restaurant
Rancho De Tia Rosas -- CLOSED
Best place to have authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price!
Hohokam Stadium
Cubs Spring training field for the last 35 years.
Goldfield Ghost Town
Superstition Wilderness
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Red White & Brew
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Viewpoint Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
AZ-202 loop
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Chilero's Mexican Grill
Car: necessary

Archery, shooting range

Check out the Culture Passes from the Mesa Public Library for free places to visit in the area: mesalibrary.org/find/culture-passes


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £39.29
Damage Deposit £107.15

Cancellation policy: 30 days or more before arrival date, refund of all monies paid, less a $25 cancellation fee. 14-29 days before arrival date, 50% refund of monies paid. Less than 14 days before arrival date, no refund. If I am able to rent the property for some or all of the canceled time, I will refund up to the amount of the replacement rental fees collected, less a $25 cancellation fee.

50% at time of booking; remainder upon arrival

Cash, check or credit card

Checks from outside US incur additional $25.00 fee per transaction.

Sorry, we do not rent by the month.

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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