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Charming and Sweet Restored Miner's Cabin in Old Bisbee

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Front view of Casa de Alegria with covered deck and bistro table with chairs.

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Last updated: 08/10/2014
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bisbee house description


An ideal peaceful retreat for anyone wishing to experience the essence of Old Bisbee in a 105 year old miner's cabin with beautiful gardens and mountain views.

Please note there will now be a couple of sweet little cats as permanent residents so I am no longer accepting visiting pets. But Norman and Cleo make entertaining company and enjoy the ocasional scratch between the ears. (Norman does like to sleep on the bed.)

Casa de Alegria, 'House of Happiness', on Opera Drive, blends seamlessly with the character of Old Bisbee. A visit to this unique town is an opportunity to escape the fast-paced modern way of life and get a glimpse of a previous era. Many parts of Bisbee have not changed since the beginning of the last century. There are many historic buildings and museums to help preserve the character and tell the tale of a booming frontier town where fortunes were made and lost in what was, at the time, the richest copper mine in the world.

Casa de Alegria sits high up on one side of the once infamous Brewery Gulch, with wonderful views of the Oak covered mountain sides and well preserved Victorian houses. The 100 year old house was originally a home to a mining family and has been restored with a liberal use of bright and cheerful colors.

Antique furniture helps capture a bygone era and the overall impression is peaceful and joyful, hence the name. Wake up in the comfortable bed as sunlight fills the room and birdsong echoes through the canyon, smells of roasting coffee waft up from the town, a short ten minute walk away. This is my place to relax and unwind and it is my desire to share that peace with you.

This is a perfect spot for observing the natural history of the area. We get lots of beautiful birds feeding in the trees around the house including humming birds unique to the area.
San Pedro House (15 minutes away on Hwy 90) and Ramsey Canyon Preserve (35 minutes away in Sierra Vista) are two wonderful nature viewing areas which we like to visit over and over again.

One of the biggest surprises, even to native Arizonians, is the Bisbee weather. The summer months of July and August can be beautiful often with lots of cloud cover and temperatures in the 80's Farenheit. The summer monsoon season brings spectacular thunder storms and cooler temperatures and that's when the desert can look its most beautiful. Winters are mild, not really beginning until late December, although the elevation of 5,300 feet allows for some chilly nights and occasional snows will dust the hillsides.

Keywords: Old Bisbee home, historic, cabin, casita,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster

                  Amenities

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Window unit A/C in largest room, Portable evaporative cooler, ceiling fans....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    In the house, not shared....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    In the house, not shared....moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided

                  Other Amenities

                      • Two outside dining areas with Bistro tables and chairs, camp chair for relaxing in the backyard, small selection of books of local interest, huge original cast iron sink with double drainers, Mexican talavera tile accents in the kitchen, hardwood floors....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Video Library:

                        A small collection of videos is slowly growing at the house....moreless

                      • Music Library:

                        A small CD collection is available....moreless

                      • DVD Player

                      Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        secured internet connection...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Nice brick patio area with awesome views and bistro table and chairs for outdoor dining....moreless

                          Location & View

                              • Mountain View:

                                Beautiful views of wooded hillsides and steep canyons....moreless

                              Activities

                              • Live Theater
                              • Restaurants
                              • Cinemas
                              • Museums
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Shopping
                              • Antiquing
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Horseback Riding
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Golf
                              • Cycling
                              • Hiking
                               

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                              $95/nt .. $600/wk 
                              TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY PLEASE
                              December-March: $75 utility surcharge/month.
                              

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                              Last updated: 08/10/2014
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                              Location

                              Excellent birdwatching in the area close to exceptional Ramsey Canyon, Nearby Kartchner Caverns State Park, Two hour drive to Saguaro National Monument, A very short drive to Mexico, 10 minute walk to Old Bisbee downtown area.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About: I love to travel and explore new places. I especially like the ambience and character of historic houses and my passion has been making them shine again and come to life.

                              Why Bisbee:
                              I fell in love with Bisbee on my first visit, on a road trip with my girlfriend. The town absolutely captivated me in part because it reminded me of southern European mountain villages that I explored as a child. I came back a few months later to shop for a house I could take care of and use as a personal retreat.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              This house is very well preserved without alteration to the original miner's cabins. It is away from busy streets and activity and yet a close enough and enjoyable walk to the shops and attractions of down town.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • Front view of Casa de Alegria with covered deck and bistro table with chairs.

                                Front view of Casa de Alegria with covered deck and bistro table with chairs.

                              • Enjoy the inspiring views from the front porch.

                                Enjoy the inspiring views from the front porch.

                              • Large and bright kitchen featuring original cast iron sink with double drainers.

                                Large and bright kitchen featuring original cast iron sink with double drainers.

                              • Norman and Cleo will be sharing the house with you and are sweet companions.

                                Norman and Cleo will be sharing the house with you and are sweet companions.

                              • Brick patio dining area, awesome views and additional bistro table and chairs.

                                Brick patio dining area, awesome views and additional bistro table and chairs.

                              • Full sized antique bed in second bedroom.

                                Full sized antique bed in second bedroom.

                              • The little garden is xeriscaped and on an automatic drip irrigation system.

                                The little garden is xeriscaped and on an automatic drip irrigation system.

                              • Yes, we sometimes get very brief and pretty snow storms in the winter months!

                                Yes, we sometimes get very brief and pretty snow storms in the winter months!

                              • View from front gate showing covered front porch.

                                View from front gate showing covered front porch.

                              • Enjoy breakfast in the sunny dining area with fresh breezes and great views.

                                Enjoy breakfast in the sunny dining area with fresh breezes and great views.

                              • Cozy and romantic bedroom with very comfortable Queen bed.

                                Cozy and romantic bedroom with very comfortable Queen bed.

                              • View from back patio after the monsoon rains (July-September).

                                View from back patio after the monsoon rains (July-September).

                              • Planter filled with flowers to attract butterflies and humming birds.

                                Planter filled with flowers to attract butterflies and humming birds.

                              • The garden flowers attract lots of butterflies especially in the summer months.

                                The garden flowers attract lots of butterflies especially in the summer months.

                              • There is a hummingbird feeder conveniently in view of the second bedroom window.

                                There is a hummingbird feeder conveniently in view of the second bedroom window.

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                              This listing was first published here in 2007.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, November 30, 2013

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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 3

                              View calendar: Updated 08/10/14
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                              Speaks: english
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