Desert Casitas NeighborhoodQuiet Neighborhood Streets, perfect for a morning or evening stroll.
Mountain View, GVR, April Dates Available
Hosted by Phyllis
Phyllis is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Private Casita (1 BR/1 BA, 587 sq ft.) in quiet adult community. Access to Green Valley Rec District (GVR) - 7 major social centers with pools, gymnasiums, classes and other activities, also 6 "satellite" centers (Tenant Pass to GVR available at tenant cost).

Evenings will find you on the terrace watching the light change over the Santa Rita mountains. Nights are dark and quiet. When dawn breaks you'll awake to birdsong, rested and energized.

The space

King-size plush pillow top mattress, all new stainless appliances in kitchen, new washer and dryer. Tile floors throughout. Bathroom has been remodeled (no tub). Both the entrance and terrace are completely screened and secure, leave the patio sliders open to enjoy the desert air and birdsong which will be your constant companion while staying at the Casita.

Guest access

7 nearby golf courses, 13 swimming pools, tennis and pickleball courts, shuffleboard, bocce ball. More information about the Green Valley Recreation District available on-line. The nearby Social Centers include:

--Desert Hills Social Center, a beautiful facility overlooking the Santa Rita Mountains. This Center is home to a ceramics studio, art room/studio and lapidary shop. Members also enjoy billiards, a fitness center, shuffleboard, swimming, sauna and four tennis courts. Deserts Hills Social Center also has an auditorium with a stage, meeting rooms, art gallery and a kitchen for catering events. During the winter the Master Gardeners host presentations on various desert and plant related topics. These presentations are free and open to all. There are also free pool aerobic classes in the outdoor pool.

--Canoa Hills Social Center (approx 3 mi. south of Casita) has many unique amenities such as a park with outdoor grills, picnic tables, a bubbling oasis that enhances the overall atmosphere of this center, a gazebo in the pool area and Bocce courts. Additionally, Canoa Hills' swimming pool is one of GVR's largest. Along with this special pool Canoa Hillls also offers a spa, fitness center, an art gallery and a kitchen for catering events. The most unique feature of this Social Center is the large ballroom with one of the best wooden dance floors in the area.

When you're ready for your morning walk, head for the closed Canoa Hills Golf Course (about a mile south of the Casita) and wander for miles on the cement cart paths. This golf course was closed several years ago and has become an informal nature preserve. Folks bicycle, walk and run on the cart paths. The course is full of birds and there are .frequent sightings of deer, coyote, bobcat, and javelina. If you bring your dog, you can walk them on this path and give them an opportunity to run off leash if they are a "good" citizen and friendly to other dogs and walkers.

Both the Presbyterian and Lutheran Churches are walking distance from the Casita. The Lutheran Church hosts free exercise classes Monday through Friday.

Interaction with guests

Our home is located about a mile from our Casita. We are available anytime.

Other things to note

Minimum stay April-January, 2 night minimum. Jan-March, one month minimum.

Discounts: 10% for weekly stay, 20% for monthly stay

Leave the ice and snow behind and come enjoy winter in the lovely Sonoran Desert. Enjoy the numerous birding and photography opportunities either in your backyard or by driving up to nearby Madera Canyon.

You're welcome to bring your well-mannered pet.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 11AM - 6PM

- Senior Community, one tenant must be 55 or older.


2 Reviews

Katherine User Profile
September 2017
We recently enjoyed our second stay at Phylis's casita. It's very clean and comfortable and Phyllis kindly provided snacks and breakfast items. The king size bed is super comfy. Covered parking is just outside the front door in an assigned spot.
Phyllis User Profile
Response from Phyllis:
Thank you, Katherine. Hope we see you again!
September 2017

Katherine User Profile
August 2017
Phyllis's casita is very well appointed and spotlessly clean. The king-size bed is super comfy. The towels were large and fluffy. Phyllis was very friendly and easy to communicate with. She even provided fresh juice, fruit, bagels, water, coffee, and wine. Just the extra touches go a long way in making for a pleasurable stay.
Phyllis User Profile
Response from Phyllis:
Thx, Katherine, it was a pleasure hosting you and your husband.
August 2017

Green Valley, Arizona, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Phyllis User Profile
Retired federal employee - golfer, wanderer and reader. Married to retired public worker.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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