|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Tasteful interiors, sweeping desert and mountain vistas, memorable sunsets and the changing colors of the day, as well as starry night skies, make just being there a pleasure.
The many living areas and well distributed spaces make it cozy for small groups but also very suitable for large groups. It is great for family gatherings and reunions of friends because of the large expandable dining room table, which makes it also good for celebrating special occasions.
It is a real home away from home with a well-equipped kitchen, good WIFI reception and an excellent selection of books and DVDs. There are two living rooms and two TVs, which can be useful if children are part of your party.
Artists, academics and nature lovers find it a beautiful and peaceful place to work in and relax.
The moderate elevation (4800 feet) avoids extremes of temperature all year round: summers are never too hot and winters are never really cold.
In this photo is Paola, the main person you will be dealing with when inquiring by email. The photo was taken on our property in March 2012: our immediate neighbors are these lovely horses that belong to a lady who rears them for an organization called 'Little Hooves & Big Hearts'. It gives children and seniors with special needs an opportunity to improve their physical and emotional well-being through interaction with purposely trained miniature horses. Their horses are a pleasure to have so close to us.
Paola & David purchased this house in 1999
In a word, Casa Linda is awesome! The house is spacious, comfortable and very well-equipped. You could literally show up here with the clothes on your back (and maybe a small bag of groceries) and live very well-- no problem. Totally comfortable, absolutely every thing you need is right on hand. The property is private, secluded and beautifully quiet. You might hear a few crickets at night but otherwise... nada. Spectacular star gazing here as well. The town of Oracle is definitely on the small side, but there are a number of restaurants that are surprisingly good-- plus a couple of take out type places that are also excellent. Saving the best for last, the owners Paola and David, along with their neighbor Laura are extremely personable-- they make your stay easy and very pleasant. If you're looking for a comfortable, very well equipped house with plenty of room, total privacy and a beautifully quiet setting-- this is it!
A group of friends shared this house (we were 7 in all) and we all said "WOW" when we walked in. It is a beautiful home, very well equipped. It was very easy to make arrangements to check in and check out. The kitchen is beautiful and has all you need to make lovely meals. There are toys for children.
I recommend this place for family gatherings or groups. It is very spacious and beautiful.
This elegant home is spacious and equipped for everything. The kitchen has everything one could possibly need, and the open layout provided space for everyone (7 people in our group) to come together at once for coffee or conversation, or seek their own private space, as needed. It's a very quiet setting with privacy in a beautiful, natural setting yet close to "town." LOVED the assortment of kid's toys and playthings. Everything was just lovely. Thank you.
This has been one of the best vacation homes we've stayed at! The convenience and extra supplies the house provided was excellent for cooking Thanksgiving dinner. And the house had plenty of space for all the families to join together for the day. During the evenings, the view from the Arizona room and from the large windows was gorgeous. And for those chilly nights, we all loved the fireplace! We came from 2 states over with 2 kids, and they were positively THRILLED to find that there were some toys tucked away inside that they could play with on their visit. This place truly made Thanksgiving wonderful and comfortable!
This house was absolutely perfect. Besides being being set in a lovely environment and being beautifully and tastefullydecorated, it is extremely well stocked and clean and is set up so that 3 generations coexist perfectly. We came for a family reunion and will definitely return to this gem of a house! We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends. Everyone who stayed in it was delighted.
Casa Linda is located in a small community called Oracle, on the north slopes of the Santa Catalina mountains, not far from the active adult communities of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch and very close to the world famous Earth systems science research facility of Biosphere 2.
For those of you who like the thrills of adventure Oracle is also the home to the longest zipline in Arizona (just search for "Arizona Zipline Adventures" for more information on this new local attraction).
Visitors will find interesting wildlife and bird-watching opportunities on the 3 acres of land that belong to 'Casa Linda' as well as across the whole area that surrounds this beautiful place.
The home offers good access to numerous trails in wilderness settings which are ideal for hiking and mountain biking. The Arizona Trail passes through Oracle and the Oracle Ridge Trail can be reached on foot directly from our backyard.
There are interesting local shops, cafes and good restaurants nearby as well as a post office and library.
Oracle is well known for its art festivals and thriving art community. Numerous events are organized throughout the year where you will be able to meet the locals, marvel over the work of some of the artists, enjoy good food and music as well as purchase organic fresh produce of the farmers and ranchers of the area.
PLACES TO VISIT for wonderful day outings
(the 1st three are really close):
- Oracle State Park
- Biosphere 2
- Arizona Zipline Adventures
- Catalina State Park
- Sonora Desert Museum
- Old Tucson Studios
- Sabino Canyon
- Arivaipa Canyon Wilderness & Wildlife Reserve
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Pima Air Museum
- Titan II Missile Museum
- Kitt Peak National Observatory
- Kartchner Caverns
- Mission San Xavier Del Bac
These rates are for up to 4 people staying. For more than 4 people add $100 per week per person. For short stays of more than 4 people, please calculate $35 per per person per night. Children under 6 don't pay. If in doubt, just ask.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.