Overview of Casita Mariposa: Spacious Casita for Relaxing Amid Bird-friendly Gardens

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1 bedroom, WiFi, linens
1 bedroom, WiFi, linens

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning

Explore the area

    Popular LocationJohn Ward's Ranch Historic Site6 min drive
    Popular LocationPatagonia Lake State Park7 min drive
    Popular LocationPatagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve11 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. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • John Ward's Ranch Historic Site - 6 min drive
  • Patagonia Lake State Park - 7 min drive
  • Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve - 11 min drive
  • Dos Cabezas WineWorks - 17 min drive
  • Madera Canyon - 74 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 accommodation at this guesthouse offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils.
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

Parking and public transport

  • Parking available

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Spices
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio


  • Dryer



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 property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

Frequently asked questions

Is Casita Mariposa: Spacious Casita for Relaxing Amid Bird-friendly Gardens pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Casita Mariposa: Spacious Casita for Relaxing Amid Bird-friendly Gardens?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Casita Mariposa: Spacious Casita for Relaxing Amid Bird-friendly Gardens?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Casita Mariposa: Spacious Casita for Relaxing Amid Bird-friendly Gardens located?
Situated in Patagonia, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Patagonia Community United Methodist Church and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. John Ward's Ranch Historic Site and Patagonia Lake State Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Patagonia Casita
Place was clean, comfortable and quite private for being in a neighborhood. Great flowers.

4/5 Good

Very good
Unforgetible experience The birds sanctuary and the contact with nature at casita mariposa are moments that will live for ever in our lives.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The hosts expected us & showed us everything we needed to know for our stay. Very polite and offered to help carry our luggage as well! The casita was well prepared, clean & very welcoming!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

lots of birds that we were interested in
good for a relaxing stay. accomodations meet our needs

5/5 Excellent

Charming and quaint.
Perfect quiet getaway with great hosts.

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