Let us know when you are close to arrival so we may greet you and give you your key.
La Casita Serena's address is 4013 E Cooper St. Tucson, AZ 85711
Look for the hand-painted sign on the white, adobe wall. Your private driveway is lined with tall eucalyptus trees.


If you feel unsure about setting up the bed, or simply would like it done for you, please let us know and we will take care of it.

Otherwise, please follow these instructions for lowering and raising the bed.


  • Pull the coffee table away from the settee, almost to the edge of the floor rug.
  • Remove decorative pillows from settee and put aside.
  • Pull the settee cushion off and place it on the floor, directly in front of the settee base.
  • Grab the edge of the painting and pull. It is firmly attached to the panel and is meant to be used as a handle.
  • As the bed panel lowers, you will see a metal leg mechanism. Once you are clear of the settee cushion below, you can swing the leg mechanism down to the floor to support the bed panel.
  • You will see a black velcro strap holding two pillows and the bedding in place. Unfasten the velcro and tuck the loose ends under and out of your way, between the settee cushion and the bed panel.
  • Place the pillows at the head of the bed and unfold the bedding. You will find additional pillows and a down comforter in the closet off the bathroom.
  • Sweet dreams!


If you wish to enjoy the living room space during your stay, please follow these instructions to raise the bed. Note that we are happy to do this for you; just let us know! You may leave the bed lowered at the end of your stay.
  • Remove all pillows from the bed and put aside.
  • Fold up the sides of the blankets towards the middle of the bed, followed by the foot ends of the blankets.
  • Place the feather bed pillows on top of the blankets at the foot of the bed. Do not include spare pillows from the closet.
  • Gather velcro straps from under the bed and firmly attach over the pillows.
  • Lift the bed platform while raising the leg mechanism and rotating the bar over the top of the mattress. Watch your fingers!
  • Push the bed platform back into the wall. If you forgot to remove the spare pillows, it won't close.
  • Place the settee cushion back on the platform and replace the settee pillows.
  • Move the coffee table back into place.


The WIFI network name and password are located on a laminated card inside the kitchen cupboard above the paper towel holder.

Bluetooth Stereo:

Feel free to play any of the CDs in the library. Our local NPR affiliate is found at 89.1 FM, and our locally-owned, eclectic music station is KXCI at 91.3 FM. You can also connect your device and stream your own audio through the stereo speakers - here's how:
  • Turn on power.
  • Press "Function" button until right screen says "BLUE".
  • Go to the Bluetooth setting on your device and connect to ITCDS-5000.
  • Play your music or movie audio through the stereo speakers.

Heating & Cooling:

We will pre heat or cool the casita for you, but if you want to adjust the temperature during your stay, follow these instructions:
  • To turn the system on or off, press the Start/Stop button.
  • With the system on, press the up or down arrows to set your desired temperature.
  • The mode is already set to auto. Please don't open the panel and start pressing buttons or change the mode.
  • The screen will display the desired temperature. It does not display the current temperature, but the system will turn off when the desired temperature is reached.


We hope you enjoyed your stay! Checkout time is 12pm (noon). Here is a handy checkout list:
  • If the bed is already down, go ahead and leave it down.
  • Put leave used towels on towel rods, not on the floor.
  • Any used dishes may be placed on the kitchen counter - please soak in the sink if they are dirty. You don't have to wash them.
  • Place the key on the round dining table.
  • Lock the front door when you leave.
  • Send your host a text message to say you've departed.