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The Casita - A Private Guesthouse

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A private guesthouse

Set on a 2.5 acre estate, this Sonoran guest house is separate from the main house with it's own private drive and entrance. Plenty of large windows let the desert sun shine on beautiful tile floors and custom kitchen.

The Casita is priced weekly. Weekly rates vary from $400 in the Summer to $600 in the Winter months.

Enjoy quiet afternoons poolside or in the hot tub located just outside your front door; or fire up the gas grill and dine on the patio.

Guest Interaction

We are available by text and telephone as necessary. We respect the privacy of our guests and want to insure your comfort. The main house has it's own driveway, and is very much set apart from the guest house.

The Neighborhood

Casas Adobes is a quiet residential neighborhood located in NW Tucson just off the Oracle/Ina intersection. Meandering streets and gentle hills make a great place to walk or jog. 3 blocks to shopping, casual and fine dining, coffee shops - even a Whole Foods!

Getting around

There is plenty of room to park on the private driveway that runs behind the Casita. The property is about 25 minutes from Tucson International Airport.

More Details

Lou & Kyria Waugaman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Lou & Kyria Waugaman

After wintering in Tucson for 15 years I moved here (from Iowa) permanently in 2014, where I met Kyria. We were married this summer.

I am retired from the technology business in 2007 and now am a competitive athlete (cyclist), philanthropist and certified sommelier.

I know the area very well and am happy to offer suggestions for local venues & events to cultural activities & eateries. Tucson also offers some of the best road and mountain biking in the nation as well as many hiking trails and other activities.

I will do everything possible to ensure that you enjoy your stay in the Old Pueblo.

Lou & Kyria Waugaman purchased this studio in 2000


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Casas Adobes Estates in Casas Adobes

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Other Amenities not listed: Idock - compatible with Andriod Massage table Beach towels Yoga mat Robes Laundry service available for a fee DVD Player Outside grill


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

The Casita - A Private Guesthouse
average rating of 4.25 based on 16 reviews

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

The Casita was quaint, affordable and a perfect location for outdoor activities and local shopping/restaraunts. A really good value.

Lots of hiking opportunities close by. Took a day trip to Mount Lemmon which was amazing. Definitely put that on your list if staying in this area.

The owners were very attentive to any issues that we did have and followed up with us to ensure we were satisfied.

We had exclusive use of the pool and spa area, which was very nice.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reno Nevada

Great little casita !!

  • 4 of 5

It worked very !! well for us. It is just right for 2 people. It is well kept and the grounds are very relaxing. The pool is not heated - but the first 10 days were hot so we jumped right in !!.

The owners are very !! good about answering any questions you might have. The unit is stocked with everything you might need - they have thought of everything. Their teenage children are also very sweet and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mixed experience, but on the whole positive

  • 3 of 5

The studio casita (essentially one room with kitchen, bed, and a bathroom) is quite attractive, and very tastefully decorated. The fresh flowers, that lasted through our week-long stay, were an especially nice touch. The location is convenient to major roads (Oracle and Ina Roads) and grocery shopping and restaurants, not far from Arizona highway I-10. It is a separate and private unit with a lovely yard (including a swimming pool and sauna), and the yard is nicely landscaped.

On the whole we enjoyed our stay, but we had a few problems that could be easily corrected.

1) We entered the address in my smartphone GPS and it took us to what looked like the right road, but to an address that was clearly not correct. Somehow I mistakenly substituted Dr (for Drive) with Rd (for Road). The correct address ends in "drive" not "road". That was disconcerting at then end of a long drive; the directions could easily be amended to include that caution..

2) When we entered the casita, it undoubtedly had been recently cleaned, perhaps earlier that day, and we knew it instantly because of the extremely strong odor of cleaner (perhaps it was Lysol, which I find particularly unpleasant.) We immediately opened all the windows, and left them open throug the night which did improve the situation, but the scent was still there throughout our entire stay, particularly noticeable when the casita had been closed up during the day. Perhaps the person who cleans the casita could use a different cleaning agent.

3) I believe there may be an outdoor light over the casita door, but we could never find a switch inside that activated it. Perhaps there was a burnt out bulb, but some instructions on light switches for outdoor lights might be useful for guests.

4) The kitchen is well equipped with good quality plates, bowls, silverware, pots and pans, and most common kitchen tools. There is a high cupboard for the cups, bowls, plates and glasses, but neither of us was tall enough to reach the items above the first shelf. A step stool, that could be easily stored in the clothes closet would solve that problem nicely.

I write these comments not to discourage staying at the casita, ideal for one person and comfortable for two == especially if they sleep and rise at the same time -- but to suggest some simple ways that our stay, at least, might have more fully met our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Update driving directions, provide a step-stool - good suggestions. Thank you!
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adequate for a week

  • 3 of 5

We found the Casita to be sufficient for a weekly stay. The bed was comfortable which is very important to us. Lots of hooks to hang things is a big plus. There is no dishwasher, thus the dishes and table service are not sanitized. We even found some of the dishes and silverware with food stuck on them so washed things before we used them. The kitchen chairs are hard for sitting of any length and there is not a good sitting area for relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Most disappointing to learn - especially since we pay to have the Casita professionally cleaned. Sorry for your inconvenience.
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Good for the low price

  • 3 of 5

It worked fine for our stay. A little dated but fine for the price.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input. We think that the information and photographs accurately represent The Casita but would welcome any suggestions for how it might be updated. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Intimate Stay

  • 4 of 5

Quaint casita with everything you need to use as a base camp for exploring Tucson and surrounding region.

I did not sleep well because every time the refrigerator kicked on, it woke me up. We could not get the DVD player to work.

We did not use the hot tub. The covered porch was fun to sit under while it rained. Great for the price.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many casual and upscade restaraunts.
Car: recommended

Cases Adobes is an exclusive development located in NW Tucson. Within the city limits, it offers SW suburban appeal with all of the amenities that make a desert vacation fun


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Casas Adobes Estates, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2017 Off Peak
2 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £117.35
Cleaning Fee £31.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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