​​Vacation Casita rental  @  dream with sahuaros

Tucson is a great place to visit especially to escape the cold in the winter. We offer a unique casita for vacation rental, bordering sahuaro national park in the tucson mountains.  The  masonry construction make you feel like you are in the West, and offers both indoor and outdoor living spaces.  The casita has linens and towels and are appointed with everything you need to have meals at the casita. It doesn’t get much better than spending the evening in the hot tub overlooking Tucson or sitting next to a cozy fire outside.  There is hiking in the area that offers solitude and plenty of elbow room, the nearest neighbors are 1/2 mile away.  And the desert in the Tucson Mountains is unique in the world.  

Even though you can enjoy the desert solitude, you are just a short and pleasant drive to many amenities.  On Silverbell Road you can find a regional park that has several small lakes, ball fields, model airplane and boats areas, picnic facilities and connects to the "the loop', a 130+ mile trail along the various Rivers and includes the Sweetwater Wetlands.  Just south of the park is the Silverbell Golf Course and driving range.  At the next intersection you will find a shopping center with groceries, drug store, hardware store, banks, several restaurants and the typical assortment of small businesses.   A bit further south   you are at the foot of 'A' mountain, where native tribes lived 4500 years ago and the gateway to downtown Tucson and the University.  I-10 is close by and the airport is about 20 minutes away.


Cool season rates (November 1 to May 15):  $100/night + $50 cleaning fee, $650/week.
call or email for Warm season rates (May 16-October 31)
Can't take credit cards but can take paypal. 
Call for availability and questions:     520-429-1621

There is nothing else like this casita on 20A bordering Sahuaro National Park. This old mining claim is surrounded by state and federal land, so feels like you are on hundreds of acres. Absolutely the best city views in all of Tucson. Very quiet retreat to thoroughly enjoy the Sonoran Desert in its glory. Hiking in all directions right outside your door. At the end of a dirt road but only 20 minutes to downtown. Solar and wind power this guest and main house. The main house is detached and across a courtyard. 

This efficiency unit (no separate bedroom) has a small kitchen including sink, disposal, small refrigerator, 2 burner cook top, microwave, dishes & utensils, pots & pans, small appliances. Queen bed, TV with local stations (no cable), DVD player and collection of DVDs. Gas fireplace inside, wood fireplace and hot tub outside, barbecue and several patios. 

We have 3 big dogs, so dog lovers only. 

The bathroom has a shower (no tub), but there is a big hot tub outside that is better for soaking and enjoying city and mountain views. Towels included.

-Custom cedar cabinets in the kitchen with a 8' counter with sink and disposal.  Under counter refrigerator, microwave, and a two burner propane cook top.  It has small appliances: coffee maker, toaster, electric teapot.  I think I have most everything there you need to cook simple meals (dishes, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, etc).  There is also a barbecue grill outside.  We provide bottled water.

-There is a queen size bed with nice quality sheets.  Comfortable couch, closet with built in shelving and a dresser, dining table and two chairs, 36'' and a DVD player.  We have a collection of movies in the entry to the casita.  Gas fireplace inside.

-Wireless cellular internet available ow speed, will not stream video.

-There is a sunny patio to the south, private, with mountain and city views, chairs and table and barbecue. The shared east patio is covered and has the hot tub, a fireplace, table and chairs.  There is a small patio on the west at the entry for sunsets and parking is right next to it. 

-On the Woffenden Silver Mine Claim filed in 1890 and now bordering the Sahuaro National Forest.  The beauty, tranquility, and magic are palpable here in the globally unique location.

-The casita was the original building that we lived in starting in 1989, with our young son while we built the main house.  It was the perfect location to prove that a solar home could also be high tech and beautiful.  The home is totally ‘off the grid’, our energy provided by the sun and some wind, but we do have a backup propane generator.

-We reuse grey water and do rain water harvesting along with other sustainable features.  The house has been featured in Fine Home Building and Solar Today magazines. If you are interested in learning more about our sustainable systems, just ask, we are happy to give you the tour.

-It doesn’t get much better than spending the evening in the hot tub overlooking this unique view of the city or sitting next to a cozy fire outside on the east patio.  

-There are many hikes up one of the old mining roads or washes near the house and you are not likely to see another person.  This ‘tropical desert’ is thick with a wide variety of plants, cactus, but especially our incredible sahuaros.  This is probably one of the thickest and healthiest stands of sahuaros in the world, and we are truly fortunate to be here.

-The property is at the very end of Sweetwater Rd and just a short and pleasant drive to many amenities.​

Contact Information

Gale Marsland

7101 W. Sweetwater Dr Tucson AZ 85745 US

gale & richard marsland in tucson