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June Special! 145. VIEWS! Golf Casita with 2 master suites, pool in Starr Pass.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1450 Square Feet Of Casual Elegance Surrounded By Desert, Golf & Views!

Casa de Sueños is a special place. It is reminiscent of a Mexican Casita with exposed beams, a cozy wood burning fireplace and turquoise accents. We have two suites separated by a large living space. The master has a romantic king sized iron bed and writing desk. The guest room has 2 comfortable queen beds, its own entrance. Both have spacious closets and bathrooms with tubs and separate showers.

Step outside onto the patio and you will see why we fell in love with Casa De Sueños. It is located on a hill where you can enjoy vistas of the mountains and city lights. Glance to your left and you'll see the JW Marriott in the distance. The community at Starr Pass is surrounded by a world class, 27 hole Arnold Palmer course. Play among the majestic saguaros, enjoy a meal at the Catalina Steakhouse and swim in a heated 75 foot heated Olympic pool with towel service, whirlpool and fitness center.

Our Casita is fully furnished with all the amenities of home. We are tucked away in the Tucson Mountains, yet close to the U of A and downtown. Take a drive west for just 10 minutes, and you'll lose yourself in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert where the mountains and sunsets are breathtaking. Head East, and in 10 minutes you're in the center of town, where culinary choices abound and you can find fantastic places for cocktails, live music and culture.

If you're looking for a hiking experience, Casa De Sueños is surrounded by trails. My favorite is the Lorraine Lee Trail at the mouth of the JW Marriott just up the hill from us. The views are spectacular! After a 1.8 mile morning hike, head to the JW for breakfast and pop in to the Spa, where you can enjoy a "Calgon" moment.

Consider returning in the evening to enjoy a sunset and cocktail from the most fabulous patio in Tucson! There is horseback riding nearby, the Saguaro National Park and The Desert Museum. To escape the heat in the summer, or to play in snow in the winter, head 1 hour northeast and enjoy Mt. Lemmon. 45 minutes south on I-19, you're in the charming town of Tubac. Bring your passport, then head to Nogales, Mexico a short drive away. Casa De Sueños is our home away from home and we welcome you to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert and the rich history and culture of the Southwest.

Check out our other home in Starr Pass #619221.

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Thelma Gutierrez
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Thelma Gutierrez

Welcome to Casa de Sueños which translates into House of Dreams. If you sit on the patio at sunrise or sunset, you'll know why we chose the name. The desert landscape and horizon changes colors before your eyes. It comes alive in shades of green, blue, pink, purple and red. It is a wonderful spot to find inspiration and peace, or to simply relax...

Of all the places I have traveled to, the Sonoran Desert has my heart. I was born in Tucson and raised near Starr Pass. I am a proud Wildcat, a

U of A graduate who now resides in California.

It was always my dream to return to Tucson, but until we do, we wanted to have a small piece of the desert to go home to... a cozy Casita we'd like to share with you.

Thelma Gutierrez purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Thelma Gutierrez chose Starr Pass

This property is special because it is located in the area where I grew up, most of my family lives with a mile or so of Starr Pass. The area is absolutely the best because it is tucked away in the foot hills of the Tucson Mountains, yet it's a quick 10 minute drive to the center of town. It's also quiet and a perfect place for star gazing because of a low light ordinance. Perhaps one of the main reasons for choosing this location, is because it is near to an incredible desert trail named after my cousin and mentor, Lorraine Lee, a tireless civic leader in the community. If you visit Starr Pass you'll know "why this property."

What makes this townhome unique

We loved the layout - the fact that it's on the end, high on a hill, has exposed beams, rustic doors and saltillo tile. It reminded me of my travels through Mexico, complete with the two-toned painted stucco on the exterior! Mainly, I love the location. All it took was walking out to the patio and immediately, I fell in love with the views. On top of that, we're close to the pool, restaurant, gym and tennis courts. I couldn't imagine a better pace to be!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Starr Pass in Tucson

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please keep the screen doors closed at all time as pack rats and other desert critters, big and small will try to sneak in.
  • Please take out the trash upon check out and shut off the thermostats and lights.
  • Quiet hours after 10pm.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Each bathroom has bathtubs. Towels and sample toiletries are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite with Armoire, TV and Writing Desk
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Guest Suite has Writing Desk, Armoire and TV
  • Each of the bedrooms are suites with separate bathrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Golf Discount for Guests Pool Towel Service Free Shuttle to the JW Marriott Club House has great happy hour specials Concierge in Lobby


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June Special! 145. VIEWS! Golf Casita with 2 master suites, pool in Starr Pass.
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Rockaway Beach

Starr Pass Resort Casita

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this Casita. It is absolutely as advertised with a great view of Tucson and easy access to all of the Starr Pass facilities.

A nice layout with bedrooms and bathrooms on each side of the main living area. Very close to Saguro National Park and the Sonoran Desert Museum.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, we’re thrilled that you enjoyed your winter getaway in the Sonoran desert! We hope you’ll come back Casa de Suenos - you were such considerate guests. Thank you for choosing us. Thelma
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Cozy desert retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay here while we were visiting family in Tucson. The casa is in a great location in a very quiet neighborhood. I loved being able to run in the morning in the surrounding neighborhood; the views were great and there was lots of wildlife to see. The casa was perfect for our family of 4, with a great kitchen and very comfortable beds. The patio has a great view of the city and was wonderful for morning coffee and beers at night after the kids went to bed. I filled the hummingbird feeder and we had lots of fun watching all the birdie visitors, including a crazy dove that tried really hard to open the back screen door. The casa is not far from all the fun things in Tucson (about 15 min to the children's museum, 20 min to the air and space museum, 30 min to the desert museum.) It is also pretty close to the grocery store. We never had a chance to use the pool because we were too busy at Grandma's house.

Overall, it was very well appointed and clean and comfortable. We will definitely be back. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovey Casita with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Starpass each time a different Casita and this was the best. Thelma the owner was very helpful and informative. The 2 bedroom with living room and kitchen in the middle works great for our extended family when on vacation. This time was a short 3 night stay just passing through but we will be sure and check out this unit again when we return for a longer stay. Kids loved the pool, we enjoyed the gas bar-b-que twice and it was nice to have tile floors throughout and not to have to worry about carpets with the 6 & 8 year old grandkids! Beautiful view of the Starpass Marriott and the desert setting from both the house and the terrace.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean comfortable property.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect... We were there for my Sons graduation from University of AZ. Very comfortable. Property had everything you could possibly want and more. Highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re thrilled to know you enjoyed your time in our casita! Thank you for choosing us and congratulations to your son! Go Wildcats! :-)
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Desrt Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The casita is very comfortable with everything needed available. Beautiful views from the patio!

Easy assess to Tucson, but set above the hustle and bustle in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Katherine! We’re so happy that you enjoyed the patio and views, and found the location convenient:) Please come again! Thelma
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  • 4 of 5

Great location and comfortable house!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson Botanical Gardens
Fox Theater
Mi Nidito Restaurant
Bobo's Restaurant
not great ambiance, but the eegee's you can't get anywhere else!
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
JW Marriott
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
Starr Pass Arnold Palmer Golf Course Next Door!
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
El Mercado de Augustin
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I - 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
JW Marriott
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Lemmon
Car: necessary

Tucson is a hidden gem for tourism in the southwest. It's 45 minutes from the US Mexico Border, 1 hour to the snow, and near countless landmarks of the old west: Tombstone, Benson and Bisbee. Also try wine tasting around the town of Sonoita. For the latest happenings during your stay, go to Tucson It has a calendar for events and live music!

Here's my top ten list of must sees:

1. Lorraine Lee Nature Trail. Breathtaking desert vistas! It's within Starr Pass and an easy way to experience the desert up close.

2. Best Scenic Place to have a drink and enjoy panoramic views in the evening - The patio of the JW Marriott. Live music & tequila tastings!

3. Most Romantic Dining Room: The main restaurant at Hacienda del Sol on Tucson's northeast side. Think Mexican hacienda, candlelight and city light views.

4. Sonoran Desert Museum. If you appreciate the desert, no where in the world will you experience such a magical, world class museum where the flora and fauna are in a natural setting.

5. Saguaro National Monument West. A short drive from the desert museum takes you through one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the southwest. Take a picnic, find your happy place where you can walk an arroyo, a trail and zen out, There are rock paintings by the ancient Hohokam people.

6. Tubac, Az. It's south, about 40 minutes on the I-19. Wonderful way to spend the day checking out local art galleries and shops. One of a kind southwestern art. THEN my favorite place for lunch, Elvira's Mexican Food. Great ambiance - for dinner and drinks nothing there can beat the Tubac Country Club. A former hacienda where the dining room is elegant, yet unpretentious.

7. Sabino Canyon. Hike or take a tram up into the canyon where you can experience waterfalls in the desert! A great place to spend the day. You'll need sunscreen, a hat, swimsuit, snacks and WATER.

8. Mount Lemon. If you need to escape the heat in the summer, or want to play in the snow in the winter, this one hour drive up into the Catalina Mountains is beautiful! When you get to the town of Winterhaven, eat at The Sawmill Run. A great spot to have spicy turkey chili, rhubarb pie and comfort food.

9. Kartchner Caverns. It's about an hour away but a real treat! You take a tram to the caves and go on a fantastic guided tour. You must make reservations. It's a popular destination.

10. 4th Avenue. A great place to walk. Eclectic bars and restaurants, Vegan, Mexican, Italian, and cute shops. Near the U of A.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Starr Pass, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holidays
24 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter High
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Gem Show
1 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring High
21 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 27 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.28
Cleaning £91.37

Out of consideration for our neighbors, NO PARTIES ALLOWED. Please keep the noise level down, especially in the evenings. Empty trash bins upon check out and load dishwasher. Thank you, enjoy your stay!

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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