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Private Catalina Mountain Casita on Cloud Nine! Picturesque resort setting

Bedrooms 1
Space 805 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming casita is spacious 800 sq ft on a very private, quiet 1.4 acres.

******* Certified WILDLIFE HABITAT *******

The Retreat on Cloud Nine just received certification from the National Wildlife Federation and Arizona Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat!

The Casita at the Resort on Cloud Nine has all of the same beautiful natural resource amenities of the nearby exclusive Miraval Resort without the resort pricing! Within Sutherland Heights, it sits high on a bluff, off a private road with easy access to unlimited hiking, biking and horseback trails. Enjoy unsurpassed dramatic mountain views during the day and at night, view spectacular Milky Way and constellation formations from your own private observation deck, floating in the pool or gathered around a camp fire.

This charming casita sleeps 2 and is comfortably furnished with a spacious living room, dining area, full kitchen, bedroom with a queen bed and sitting area plus an oversized bathroom and walk-in closet space. Also includes a private observation deck, cozy evening seating around a fire pit and use of the pool and laundry facilities. Wi-Fi /Internet access plus TV satellite with premium channels is also provided at no additional cost.

If a peaceful, private environment with a plethora of wild life surprises is what you are looking for this is the place for you! Bunnies and quail can be seen from every window along with visits from cardinals, hawks, roadrunners, lizards and owls (a great horned owl rules the area at night). And you haven’t even left the back yard!

There is unlimited hiking in the area with access to the Coronado State forest land only a quarter of a mile away. The Fifty Year Trail, one of the area’s premier mountain biking paths is right down the road.

Another big plus, although you are in an amazing private environment, civilization is close by. You are within 5 minutes to a grocery store, 20 minutes to a shopping cinema complex with not only good Mexican cuisine but some of the best Indian, Chinese and steakhouse eateries in the Tucson / Oro Valley area. Travel another 15 minutes and you will find yourself in the upscale foothills area with La Encantada shopping and more restaurants. Or head in the other direction to experience the newly renovated Tucson downtown area providing a thriving music and night time scene complete with a new streetcar line.

Enjoy the resort atmosphere and a little slice of heaven when you stay at the Casita on Cloud Nine. We are looking forward to your visit!

More Details

Carol Michael
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Tucson

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 805 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Very large bathroom with walk in shower and rain shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, seating area. Walk in closet is off of the bathroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking


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Private Catalina Mountain Casita on Cloud Nine! Picturesque resort setting
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Serene space for relaxation but just a few miles from shopping, dining, and other attractions.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk through the iron gate until you close it behind you for the last time, your time spent in this casita and it's surroundings is one of awe and pleasure. Star gazing on the outliok deck, relaxing by the pool or around the firepit, watching the jackrabbits and quail as they stop off to feed each morning, or just catching a few rays while gazing at the majestic mountains, you won't be disappointed. And when you tire of doing those things, you can stay inside and prepare a full course meal in the well appointed kitchen or head out in your car to one of the many fine dining or shopping experiences just minutes away. Carol was the perfect hostess in every way and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable being in the Sonoran desert

  • 4 of 5

Wife and I stayed 18 days in April, 2018. The garage and this casita (mother in law apartment) are together in a detached structure separated from the house a few yards by a walkway and patio.

The best reasons to stay here are : 1) You like to be in the swinging chair on the patio in the early morning or late afternoon listening to and watching the quail, doves, hummingbirds, bunnies, and other birds eating and drinking a few feet away, the wind, and the silence of the desert, and the sun playing on the mountain in the background. There are few engine or city noises; perfect, if you want the raw experience of the desert away from the city without staying in a tent. Sit here with your coffee, reading, writing, meditating, sipping wine, doing art, visiting your friend, and watching the critters. 2) You like hiking the gorgeous trail that starts a couple of blocks away, heads across the old ranch, and enters the national forest where you'll find a treasure of hills studded with saguaros and ocotillos, with well marked walking, mountain biking, and horse trails. Bring water and go in the cool part of the day! A mountain bike too. 3) It's a good base for exploring other attractions : Sabino canyon, Saguaro West, Nogales, Mt Lemon, Original Guadalajara grill (prince st in Tucson), Tombstone, Fort Bowie, DeGrazia gallery. 4) It's a cool, shady refuge from the fierce sun. The bed is quite cozy. Nice refrigerator. Can prepare meals in kitchen. Owner is friendly. There are motels on the main roads, but people and cars are everywhere, so if you want to get away, stay here.

Dust is the downside. Property is up a dirt ranch road, and drive way is dirt and gravel. So were all the other places we liked in Arizona. Take shoes off outside the casita. Watch the dust. And pollen and mesquite leaves. Help Carol, if you see her sweeping the patio outside the casita yet again.

Wear snake guards and carry a snake stick if you go off trail. Rattle snakes can see you, but you can't see them. If you are lucky, as we were, they will rattle to warn you.

Go to shopping center at the Golder Ranch road turn off from N Oracle for a large grocery store to restock on coffee, paper towels, etc. A good Sam's is 30 minutes away, with Fry's and Walmart closer.

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place toStasy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the casita for 3 weeks.W3 found the casita well equipped and comfortable. Carol is a very attentive host.

We enjoyed the wildlife, especially the bunnies. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glenview, IL

Beautiful setting and very comfortable casita

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed here in the month of February and enjoyed it even more than last year. The casita seems larger than the photos would make it seem. It is a short walk to many hiking trails into the Catalinas. The location is perfect for the sense of being away from it all, yet it is a 15-20 minute ride to any number of stores and restaurants. It is a great spot to relax and just absorb and enjoy the beauty of the setting. And Carol is a great hostess.

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal property to get away from the congestion of Tucson ! Beautiful/open views of mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time trip to the Tucson area of Arizona. Wanted to experience all that Tucson had to offer....but also get away from it all - especially since we come from a busy life style in Chicago. This Casita and it's location were about a perfect as could be. Enjoyed the lovely views and being able to take desert walks right from the property. One night we had friends over and had a camp fire in the yard as the sun went down.The only negative for some people might be that driving to and from the Casita at night is not easy because the property is located up in the foothills on a windy/hilly gravel based road. However, for us , the remoteness was a positive! Would definitely stay here again on a future visit.

  • Submitted: 9-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we needed.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Tucson

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Oct 1 2018 - May 15 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$79.9
Pet Fee C$66.58
Damage Deposit C$133.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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