The casita is located in Oro Valley, Arizona just 9 miles north of the city of Tucson in the master planned community of Rancho Vistoso. Rancho Vistoso is located in the high desert between the Santa Catalina and Tortolita Mountains.

This area is an outdoorsman's paradise. The Catalina State Park, located in Oro Valley a short drive from the casita, is a wonderful place to take a walk or hike and explore the desert. There are a variety of trails to suite your style. On many trails you walk among the Saguaro Cacti and other desert vegetation of the Catalina Mountains. Catalina State Park is also known as an excellent birding area and has a trail established for this purpose.

Points of Interest

Golf courses

Oro Valley and the greater Tucson area have an abundance of courses to choose from. Here are three of our favorites.

We have not found a comprehensive website for all golfing possibilities. You may find these helpful.


Average Daily Temperature
Month Low High
Jan 38.9°F 64.5°F
Feb 41.6°F 68.4°F
Mar 45.1°F 73.3°F
Apr 50.5°F 81.5°F
May 58.6°F 90.4°F
Jun 68.0°F 100.2°F
Jul 73.4°F 99.6°F
Aug 72.4°F 97.4°F
Sep 67.7°F 94.0°F
Oct 57.0°F 84.0°F
Nov 45.1°F 72.3°F
Dec 39.2°F 64.6°F
Average Monthly Precipitation
Month Inches
Jan 0.99
Feb 0.88
Mar 0.81
Apr 0.28
May 0.24
Jun 0.24
Jul 2.07
Aug 2.30
Sep 1.45
Oct 1.21
Nov 0.67
Dec 1.03
Average Sunshine Hours
Month Hours
Jan 80%
Feb 82%
Mar 86%
Apr 90%
May 92%
Jun 93%
Jul 78%
Aug 80%
Sep 87%
Oct 88%
Nov 84%
Dec 79%