Casita Mariposa: spacious casita for relaxing amid bird-friendly gardens.

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1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Casita Mariposa: spacious casita for relaxing amid bird-friendly gardens.

Casita Mariposa: spacious casita for relaxing amid bird-friendly gardens.

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
Patagonia, AZ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPatagonia Community United Methodist Church7 min walk
  • Popular LocationPatagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve11 min drive
  • Popular LocationPaton's Hummingbird Haven15 min drive
  • AirportNogales, AZ (OLS-Nogales Intl.)17 min drive

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About this area


This guesthouse is located in Patagonia. Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve and Patagonia Lake State Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Paton's Hummingbird Haven and Arizona Hops and Vines. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Patagonia Community United Methodist Church - 7 min walk
  • John Ward's Ranch Historic Site - 6 min drive
  • Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve - 11 min drive
  • Patagonia Lake State Park - 12 min drive
  • Paton's Hummingbird Haven - 15 min drive


  • Velvet Elvis Pizza Company — 4 min walk
  • Wild Horses — 6 min walk
  • Wagon Wheel Saloon — 6 min walk
  • Gathering Grounds — 6 min walk
  • Ovens of Patagonia — 6 min walk

About this property

Casita Mariposa: spacious casita for relaxing amid bird-friendly gardens.

Adults-only guesthouse in Patagonia
Casita Mariposa is tucked into one of Patagonia's most charming neighborhoods, just a five-minute walk from shops, restaurants and the Tucson Audubon s Paton Center for Hummingbirds. The casita's many large windows look out onto expansive gardens planted and designed to delight the senses as well as serve as habitat for the incredible variety of birds and butterflies found here.

Casita Mariposa and the main house share an interior wall, but do not have any shared interior spaces. Guests have a private entrance, private bath, and private patio. The residents of the main house, Doug and Mary Jo, are available to show guests the space and give recommendations about local resources, but otherwise allow guests to experience the serenity of the gardens undisturbed.

The spacious great room holds a sitting area with a sea grass rug, comfy chairs, and floor lamps. There is wifi throughout. The kitchenette with full stove and refrigerator as well as dishes and cookware allows guests the option of preparing meals, a definite plus for longer stays. There is a vintage oak table and chairs for eating.

Nestled under the bank of garden-facing windows at the front of the great room is a partially screened nook with a twin bed and plenty of pillows, perfect for sleeping or napping, reading or just watching the birds in the garden.

The light-filled bedroom has a queen bed with extra-nice bedding, a closet and chest of drawers. You can watch the birds feeding and bathing in the garden while lounging in bed in the morning through the windows. A lovely way to begin the day.

The roomy bathroom is decorated with Southwest flair, including a copper sink, Mexican tin and tile mirror, and slate tile in the shower/tub. The bathtub is extra-long so you can really stretch out for a soak. With our on-demand hot water heater, you'll never run out.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this guesthouse offer hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Ellen Thompson
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar in bathtub
  • Grab bar in shower


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio


  • Dryer

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 25 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 25 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 25 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 25 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 25 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

We have been staying at Places like yours for quite sometime. We have always had great experiences. This particular stay was disappointing. First of all, there was no microwave, no TV and no WiFi. My fault, for not doing a better job reviewing listing. Although WIFi was listed and did not work. Aside from all that it was the host that made so much noise in her place that was connected to our accommodations. We had a terrible time going to sleep. Finally the second night my husband had to knock on the door and ask the host to please keep the noise down so we could try and go to sleep. I would not recommend this place, mostly because of host.

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Gorgeous property in a quiet place with friendly people. Went for the birds, and wasn't disappointed! The host was very nice as well.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

A peaceful sanctuary from the Tucson heat!
Casita Mariposa is a very charming place with many warm, colorful touches. We enjoyed the coolness sitting on the patio mornings and evenings watching and listening to the great variety of birds and hummers and the swooping hawk display in the evenings. The Casita is very well supplied and we were not wanting for anything. The beds were very comfortable, the towels big and thirsty and there were very nice high end toiletries provided for us. We did regret not having wi-fi though. And the only other negative we can offer is the thinness of the walls between the Casita and the hosts’ living quarters so it was noisy beginning about 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. making it difficult to sleep after that time.

5/5 Excellent

Great location plus lots of birds
The cottage is charming and cozy. It is close to the local birding sites (which will hopefully be open soon.) We enjoyed watching the birds at the feeders in the garden and the resident roadrunner, Bob.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

delightful getaway
The casita is roomy and comfortable, and beautifully appointed, a very welcoming environment. The bed and shower are great. The neighborhood is quiet and filled with birds who visit the many patio feeders. The hosts are friendly and accommodating. The only downside is the quirky technology that makes controlling the heater and the lighting an ongoing puzzle, and a smoke alarm that is activated by the shower and has no battery to remove. Despite the mention of pastries online, there were none. It isn't a bed and breakfast. There is a bakery within easy walking distance.