If you’re a prospective homebuyer in the Greater Las Vegas Area, wondering “what is a casita” you’ll be well-served to know what a casita is, what they’re used for and whether you could benefit from the presence of one on your property. Known in some areas as a cottage or a cabana, the casita is a growing real estate staple in the American Southwest. As home buyers move towards using smaller, more versatile spaces, the utility and popularity of these little buildings are growing rapidly.

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What Exactly is a Casita?

It’s a detached suite separate from a traditional home; in Spanish, the word literally means “small house”.

The term can be used to describe a broad range of different things. At the most basic, the word describes a structure that is unattached from a main, single-family home. It usually has it’s own plumbing and electrical systems, and at minimum, a bathroom and small kitchen.

The amenities provided vary between homes. They can resemble second homes or poolside cabanas or be as basic as a single, detached bedroom with basic plumbing and electric capabilities.

What Are Casitas Typically Used For?

Chair in small house called a casino, mother in law quarters, pool hosue etc.For different families, the presence of a casita can mean any number of things. Some families use these detached homes to house in-laws or other family members in need of a place to stay. Others opt to keep their “small house” for personal use, equipping it as an occasional guest house that doubles as an art studio or simply a storage space.

There is a reason why more and more developers are offering available plans for casitas in new, southwestern communities and developments. Their versatility for use to support many lifestyles has made them an extremely popular development, especially in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.

If the added functionality described here is attractive to you, you can and will benefit from buying a home with a casita on the premises. While the presence of these versatile structures often increase the price of a home, often home buyers are happy to make this trade-off for the guaranteed additional space and versatility that casitas provide.

For a wide range homes in the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson areas, call 702-604-7739 and find out more about the variety of options for you on the market.

Las Vegas Homes for Sale with a Casita

Huntridge Neighborhood

1314 Sweeney Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104 List Price: 1979 sqft

Located in the Huntridge neighborhood, this home has 6 bedrooms and 4 baths, including one of each in the separate casita. Built in 1944, this home is quaint and cozy. Nearby schools are Elementary school: Crestwood; Middle school: Freemont John C.; High school: Valley. Residents enjoy living in a vintage Las Vegas neighborhood. The Huntridge Veretan’s Cirle Park is nearby and contains historic memorials and walking paths.

Charleston Heights

712 Saylor Way, Las Vegas, NV 89107 | 1599 sqf

Located in the Charleston Heights neighborhood, this home has 3 bedrooms and three baths, with one of each in the casita. The home was built in 1963 and remodeled recently to create an open floor plan and modern finishes. The outdoor area includes a small covered patio and a pool.

Tomsik Estate

1940 S Tomsik St, Las Vegas, NV 89117 | 14,173 sqft

Tomsik Estate offers a single family home that was built in 2006. House has 6 bedrooms and 9 baths, including a separate casita with a bedroom and full bath. The outdoor area is ideal for entertaining, with a covered patio and barbecue; pool and spa; jetted tub; and wet bar.

South / Southwest

6571 W Oquendo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118 | 5587 total sq ft

Located on the South side of the valley, this single family home built in 1993, remodeled in 2013. 7 bedrooms; 4.5 bathrooms, full gourmet kitchen, balconies, and 3 car garage parking. Located on a 1/2-acre lot in a residential neighborhood; horses permitted. Separate casita has a beautiful full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, and full bath. Home faces North and has a mountain view.

Taos Southwest

3934 Sangre De Cristo Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118 | 4250 sqft

Located in the Taos neighborhood, this home has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths. The separate casita has one each of the listed bedrooms and baths. Built in 2013, the home was remodeled in 2016 with an open floor plan and updated finishes.

Five Pennies Lane

3601 Five Pennies Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89120 |  7731 sqft

Built in 2001, it has 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, with one of each located in the guest casita. The large outdoor patio area is designed for entertaining, with a built in barbecue, as well as large pool and spa.

Bermuda Springs

269 Dark Forest Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123 |  4116 sqft

This home is located in a gated community in the Bermuda Springs neighborhood. The semi-custom home has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, with one of each in the detached casita. Outdoor living is ideal here, with professionally landscaped front and back yards, custom dual barbecue areas, pool and spa, and covered patio. The home was built in 1999. Although the neighborhood is centrally located and easily accessible to many Las Vegas attractions, the neighborhood is private.

Desert Horizons

7640 W Red Coach Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89129 | 1929 total sqft

Located in the Desert Horizons neighborhood, this home features 7 bedrooms and 4 baths total, including three bedrooms and a full bath in the detached casita. Built in 1989, the home has not been remodeled. Main home induces open floor plan kitchen, dining and living areas, as well as patio, and pool.

Sherman Oaks

4618 Monterey Oaks Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89129 | 5937 sqft

This custom home at Sherman Oaks is owner-built. It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with one of each in the casita. There is a gated courtyard with a pool and spa, and the large backyard has been designed for children. There is a playground, as well as an in-ground trampoline and separate garden and sitting area. Inside, the home is designed for entertaining, with a gourmet kitchen and open floor plan. Built in 2004, Residents will enjoy visiting the nearby Red Rock National Conservation Area for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Sheep Mountain

Homes in Sheep Mountain offer gated entry. Homes are large and some offer a separate casita.  Homes here were built in 2004.

Trilogy in Summerlin

Indulge Plan, Trilogy in Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV 89135

NEW CONSTRUCTION – price starts at $540,990 for 2089 sqft

Trilogy is a new community located within the Master Plan of Summerlin Las Vegas. The builder, Trilogy, is creating a planned community in the Summerlin South neighborhood. New home with 2 bedrooms, three bath has “flex space” off private courtyard. for extra, this flex space ca be converted into a full suite with full bathroom and walk-in closet.

36 Tapadero Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89135 | 3421 sqft

Located in The Topaz Ridge neighborhood of the guard gated The Ridges community, this 4 bedroom, 5 full bath home features unobstructed views of the Las Vegas Strip and sits elevated above the 17th green of Bear’s Best golf course. The neighborhood is Summerlin South.

Property includes a detached casita with a single bedroom and full bath. Built in 2004, the home is ideal for entertaining, with a large covered patio area, as well as pool and spa, fire pit, and a putting green. The Chef’s kitchen, with a huge onyx-topped center island and countertops, double sinks, Wolfe 5 burner range top, microwave, and double ovens, two dishwashers and a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, opens into a large living room.

The Ridges is widely regarded as the finest guard gated residential development in Las Vegas; all visitors must RSVP with the guard at the gate. Residents of The Ridges have exclusive access to the 9,000 square foot Club Ridges private community center.

Club Ridges includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, multi-depth swimming pool, year round heated lap pool, and multi-court lighted tennis facilities.

99 Hawk Ridge Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135 |13,490 sqft

Located in the Summerlin South neighborhood, this home is. Home has total 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, including a separate casita. Open floor plan allows for indoor/outdoor living, and a beautiful outdoor entertaining space, with pool, spa, greenhouse, and patio living room. Homes like this sold from $7.5M-$10.5M

2521 Red Arrow Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135 | 8657 sqft

This lovely home is located in the Summerlin South neighborhood and has individual gated access. The detached casita includes a full bathroom and single bedroom; the home has 6 total bedrooms and 9 baths.

The outdoor space is perfect for entertaining, with a large covered patio area, pool, and spa.  Community has an HOA, and offers a community pool, Clubhouse, a community Country Club Golf Course, community spa, neighborhood security, Tennis Courts, and Country Club Privileges.

Brasado at Southern Highlands

5411 Pinosa Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89141 | 3054 total sqft

Located in the Southern Highlands, the Brasado neighborhood, this home has 4 total bedrooms and 4 total full baths. including one of each in the detached casita. The home is well designed for entertaining with a large Chef’s kitchen, and large back yard and covered patio. Home boasts mountain views. Homes like this sold for $340-422K. The neighborhood as an HOA, as well as neighborhood security. Neaby schools are: Elementary school: Stuckey/ Evelyn; Middle school: Tarkanian; High school: Desert Oasis. The nighborhood is very new, with almost all home construction from 2000 to present. Demographics indicae a large percentage of families, and white collar/ sales professionals.

4201 San Alivia Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89141 List Price: $2,000,000; 6666 total sqft

Sited on one large park-like acre, this home has a private gated entrance, as well as a location in a private gated community. It is located in the Tuscan Cliffs, the Enclave of Southern Highlands near the Strip, in the Enterprise neighborhood. Built in 2006 and remodeled in 2010, the home includes 6 total bedrooms and 7 total baths, one of each are located in the detached casita. Living areas include soaring volume ceilings and 2 story windows; the Chef’s kitchen opens to the large outdoor patio and entertaining space. gardens feature a flower covered pergola, fountain, koi pond, gazebo and large stainless/granite barbecue entertainment area. The pool and spa are saltwater, with waterfalls. Homes like this sold for $1.18-2.8M

19 Eagles Landing Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89141 List Price: $8,700,000; 16,169 sqft

This 6 bedroom, 8 bath home is located in the Enterprise neighborhood. The sprawling space includes an elevator to access 3 stories. Built in 2007, the house was remodeled in 2010. Views include the local golf course and the Strip. Outdoor entertaining is ideal here, with a large patio space, pool, spa, and barbecue area.

10605 San Bellacova Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89141 List Price: $634,900; 4387 sqft

Located in the Enterprise neighborhood, this lovely home has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. The separate casita has one of the bedrooms and a full bath, and is separated by the courtyard. Built in 2003, the house has not been remodeled. Open floor plan includes large gourmet kitchen and double-sided fireplaces. Homes like this sold for $480-810K. There is an HOA, and the community offers a playground, walking/ jogging trails, and a Social Calendar. Nearby schools are: Elementary school: Frias Charles & Phyllis; Middle school: Tarkanian; High school: Sierra Vista High.

89143

8511 Kenneth Clyde St, Las Vegas, NV 89143 List Price: $593,000; 4186 total sqft

Located in the Tule Springs neighborhood on a corner lot, this single family home has 6 total bedrooms and 5 baths. Separate casita has one bedroom and a full bath. Home was built in 2005, with a partial remodel in early 2017. The lovely home boasts a pool, spa, and waterfall, as well as chipping & putting golf greens, basketball court, and built-in BBQ for entertain. Homes like this sold for $368-622K.

8920 Sheep Ranch Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89143 List Price: $519,900; 3050 sqft

Located in the northwest area of Las Vegas, the Tule Springs neighborhood, this home has 4 total bedrooms and 4 total baths, with one of each on the casita with loft. The large backyard area is ideal for entertaining, including pool & spa with a waterfall, covered patio, basketball court, built-in barbecue & bar, and a gazebo. Built in 2001, this home has not been remodeled. Homes like this sold for $345-622K.

89144

9324 Tournament Canyon Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89144 List Price: $1,450,000; 4,544 total sqft

Located in the Guard Gated enclave of Canyon Fairways, this single family home was built in 2001. The neighborhood is Summerlin North. Main home has 3 full suite bedrooms; separate Casita has 4th bedroom and full bath. Home includes large 16-person spa, pool, and large outdoor entertaining area. Home has open gourmet kitchen and is designed for entertaining. The house is located on the 6th Hole of the TPC Las Vegas golf course, with mountain and park views.

1405 Reisling Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89144 List Price: $1,049,750; 4615 total sqft

This house is located in the Vineyards Guard gated neighborhood in Summerlin North. The home has 4 bedrooms and 5 baths, with one of each in the detached casita. The courtyard and backyard area features a covered patio and pool. Built in 2001, the home has not been remodeled. Homes like this sold for $530K-1.2M. There is an HOA, and the neighborhod has a walkable community park and playground. Nearby schools are: Elementary school: Staton/ Ethel W; Middle school: Rogich Sig; High school: Palo Verde.

89145

9821 Queen Charlotte Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145 List Price: $800,000; 3413 total sqft

Located in the Lakes neighborhood, inside the guard-gated Queensridge community, this home was built in 2000. It has not been remodeled. The house has 3 total bedrooms and 5 full baths, including one of each in the detached casita. Open floor plan includes gourmet kitchen, wet bar, and fireplace, as well as a formal dining room. Home is great for entertaining, with built in barbecue, and an outdoor pool and patio. Homes like this sold for $495K-1.1M. The community has an HOA, as well as a community Playground/Park, and Tennis Courts. Nearby schools are: Elementary school: Bonner John W.; Middle school: Rogich Sig; High school: Palo Verde.

9825 Queen Charlotte Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89145 List Price: $1,150,000; 3612 total sqft

Located on a cul-de-sac in the Queensridge guard-gated area of The Lakes neighborhood, this single family home was built in 2000. It has 5 bedrooms and 6 full baths – one bedroom and full bath is located in the separate casita off the courtyard. Home has large courtyard and backyard with pool, spa, and BBQ for al-seasons entertaining. Homes like this sold for $600K-2.1M. The community has an HOA, as well as a community Playground/Park, and Tennis Courts. Nearby schools are: Elementary school: Bonner John W.; Middle school: Rogich Sig; High school: Palo Verde.

804 Aquitaine Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89145 List Price: $1,240,000; 4000 sqft

This semi-custom home is secluded and private, located in The Lakes neighborhood. Home has 4 total bedrooms and 5 total baths, one of each in the separate casita. Built in 1998, this home has not been remodeled. Fully fenced back yard has been professionally landscaped and included mature foliage, as well as a pool and spa. Homes like this sold for $700K-1.39M.

89146

2740 Sorrel St, Las Vegas, NV 89146 List Price: $1,399,888; 5938 sqft

Located in the Spring Valley neighborhood, this home was built in 1990. House has 4 bedrooms and 7 baths, with one of each in the separate casita. Lovely outdoor space has a view of the park, and a deck and pool area.

89149

5312 Manuel Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89149 List Price: $595,000; 2894 total sqft

Located in the Centennial Hills neighborhood, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home was built in 1982 and has not been remodeled. The home includes pool and outdoor barbecue and entertaining area. Home sits on half acre lot; horses permitted. Homes like this sold for $385-590K. Nearby schols are: Elementary school: Allen Dean La Mar; Middle school: Leavitt Justice Myron E; High school: Centennial. The neighbordhood is near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The poulation desnity if lower than most of Las Vegas, and the median age is 6% older.

89161

1450 Sandstone Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161 List Price: $1,299,966; 2698 sqft

This secluded home is located in the heart of the Red Rock Conservation Area and the gated entrance adds to the privacy. Situated in the Summerlin North neighborhood, this home is just 10 minutes from downtown Summerlin. House has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms; one of each is located in the separate casita. Built in 1978, this house was remodeled in 2014. It sits on a 2.38-acre lot, and is permitted for horses, including some facilities for riding. Home is located in the heart of the Red Rock Conservation Area featuring unbelievable views. Nearby schools are: Elementary school: Blue Diamond; Middle school: Rogich Sig; High school: Palo Verde.

89178

7744 Windy Meadow Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89178 List Price: $465,000; 2932 total sqft

Built in 2006, this home is located in the Enterprise neighborhood. Home has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths; detached casita includes single bedroom and full bath. Outdoor entertaining space boasts built in barbecue, pool, and spa. Homes like this sold for $390-550K. There is an HOA, as well as a community pool, Clubhouse, and community spa. Nerby schools are: Elementary school: Reedom Carolyn S(YR); Middle school: Tarkanian; High school: Desert Oasis.

7368 Mezzanine View Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89178 List Price: $719,754; 4302 sqft

This very private home is in a gated community in the Enterprise neighborhood. House has 6 bedrooms and 6 baths, with one each in separate casita. Outdoor area includes custom built pool and spa area with water falls, as well as a covered patio area and basketball court. Open floor plan inside includes large gourmet kitchen. Home was built in 2006. Homes like this sold for $443-725K. Nearby schools are: Elementary school: Reedom Carolyn S(YR); Middle school: Canarelli Lawrence & Heidi; High school: Desert Oasis.

10034 Haberfield Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89178 List Price: $425,000; 3466 sqft

This home is located in the Enterprise neighborhood, in the Master Planned community of Mountain’s Edge. The community has a gated entry; the house also has private gated entry, and sits on a cul-de-sac. The home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with one of each included in the separate guest casita. Gourmet kitchen includes all appliances, and the home boasts an open floor plan. Built in 2006, the house has not been remodeled. Backyard is fenced and includes a covered patio. Homes like this sold for $387-485K. There is an HOA, as well as a community wall and a walkable community par and playground. Nearby schools are: Elementary school: Reedom Carolyn S(YR); Middle school: Canarelli Lawrence & Heidi; High school: Desert Oasis.

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A casita is small, detached suite separate from a traditional home; in Spanish, the word literally means "small house".
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Lori Ballen Realtor® at Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas
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