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Panoramic Views, Birds, Acres. Roomy Nature Lovers Retreat Near Patagonia Lake

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Dining room doors open to covered deck and view to hills and distant mountains.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Harrier House is perched on 9 fenced acres with expansive vistas extending miles over rolling desert hills to distant ranges. This classic, fully furnished 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home sleeps 8: two Queen beds, a trundle twin that makes into a King, and a queen sofa bed in the Arizona/sun room. Additionally there are two PaknPlays with bedding, for babies. It features a large covered deck from which to enjoy the views, sunsets, birds visiting feeders (including resident road runners and harriers), and dining out of doors. Mexican tiles and arched windows add to the ambiance.

At 4000 feet elevation, this rolling grassland is a cool refuge in the summer, averaging 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix and 10 degrees cooler than Tucson. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped, along with dining service for 12. There is a large barbeque grill and picnic table on the view-oriented deck. The family room, sunken living room, Arizona room and formal dining room provide generous spreading-out space for a group. Ample amenities include wi-fi and satellite TV. Harrier House combines proximity to Patagonia with the serenity and spaciousness of rural living.
You will be just five minutes from Patagonia Lake State Park, one of the world’s premier birding destinations, where the resident Elegant Trogan is regularly added to many birders life lists, along with many unusual southern resident or migrating species. You can swim, fish and boat in Lake Patagonia, as well as rent canoes or paddle boats or take guided lake tours. The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, quoted by the Audubon Society as one of the best birding locations in the entire country, is minutes away, along with Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds. Spectacular Ramsey and Madera Canyon are within easy drives. You will find our collection of nature and birding books very handy!
The biological diversity of the area is highest in the USA, with its sky islands, washes, desert flats and grasslands calling to naturalists, hunters, hikers, bikers and boaters. Access to the Arizona Trail is nearby. Culture is nearby:
The small enchanting town of Patagonia is 7 miles north (great espresso, eateries, art galleries). Nogales with it’s mainstream shopping is 10 miles south. Slightly north are Sonoita and Elgin’s wineries and stables (30 minutes), Tucson (an hour plus), as well as Tubac,Tombstone, Bisbee and Karchner Caverns. See Harrier House on Face Book to find up-to-date information on recent bird and other wildlife sitings.
The whole is far greater than the sum of the details, whether considering Harrier House or Southeastern Arizona. Excitement and relaxation alike await the visitor to this dynamic landscape, as each season brings it's unique charms and fascinations. Book soon for the spring, monsoon (summer) and fall seasons.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 minimum age for renter....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Fenced yard with desert plants, including some yucca and cacti. Children love it here but need to be aware.. Baby monitor provided, 2 PaknPlays provided....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    This is a ranch home, so on one level, but hot specifically equipped for wheelchairs. Small step to deck and sunken living room....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet-friendly, large fenced area. Approval requested. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Twin trundle converts to king. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 baby crib

    Two portable pak-n-plays are provided, with bedding...moreless

  • Master bedroom opens onto deck with sliding glass doors to view.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Walk-in Mexican tiled shower. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two sinks....moreless

  • Bathroom 2 access is through master bedroom.

Other Amenities

  • Lovely for two people as well as a group of 8. Bird feeders just outside large windows and near deck attract borderland birds and butterflies. Fabulous mercado (Food City) in Nogales, 15 minutes away, has chilies galore, vast array of tortillas, hot sauces, Mexican pastries and more. Duty Free shop in Nogales for many interesting items. Nogales has Safeway, KMart, etc. for basics. Easy to cross border into Sonora Mexico for international dining and shopping. Patagonia just north is charming, has great natural foods store/green grocer, art galleries, espresso, lunch, park and more....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Numerous bird field guides and resource books, novels, nature and adventure writing as well as children's books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Upwords, Farkle, Bananagrams, puzzles, playing cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Diverse CD collection available, such as Classical to 60's British Invasion to Jazz to modern rock, folk-rock...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV with many popular channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Harrier House's panoramic views extend into Mexico's mountains miles away where sunsets blaze. Rolling grasslands and arroyos fade into the distance. At night the lights of distant Nogales sparkle...moreless

  • Rural:

    Desert mountains frame rolling hills dotted w mesquite and ocotillo. Nature lovers, birders,bikers,walkers,hikers,astronomers enjoy the wild. Horse country! Sonoran/Chihuahuan deserts converge here....moreless

  • Village:

    Minutes away via scenic drive is friendly, artsy, captivating Patagonia. Tempting art galleries, good food, coffee, natural food and convenience stores....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table expands to seat 12. Two booster seats available....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Both conventional air conditioning and evaporative cooling are in place....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Also lines and clothespins for outdoor fresh air drying (nearly instantaneous in the dry air)....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Satellite broadband wireless internet. Due to rural setting/satellite access, use must be restricted to emails and general internet. Heavy use such as gaming, and video streaming is not possible....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Fireplace, wet bar, TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for two or three cars and/or medium RV and/or boat. Street parking also available. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Verizon works very well here, AT&T okay. No land line....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Also available is a utility sink....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Also find carafe and filter cones along with auto drip system. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12. Plastic dishes for 6 as well, for picnics and children....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well-equipped. Large counter space, room for a crowd!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry has staples including herbs and spices, baking essentials such as flour, sugar, oil, cornstarch, coffee and coffee filters....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice-maker, roomy side-by-side....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric, warming surface and warming drawer...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Conventional toaster for bagels and toast, plus toaster oven large enough for small meals or sandwich melts....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals at nearby Lake Patagonia State Park. Room to park your boat off street....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Long view-oriented deck is covered for shade and rain protection, with large dining table and seating and occasional seating (chairs, bench) as well....moreless

  • Golf:

    Five miles away is Kino Springs Golf course, an 18 hole gold course.520-287-8701. Other courses within reasonable drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced area is large, some slope, some cacti. Large brick patio at front of house, with expansive deck with view at back....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Patagonia Community Pool. It's lovely to swim in nearby Lake Patagonia also. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

No added charges for taxes, cleaning and pets. Please contact owner to arrive or depart at a non-standard time. Contact prior to booking about horses or pets. The large yard is fenced but a very small dog could escape. Harrier is perfect for one or eight people.

We are remote in Alaska March15-October 15, so please contact us via email or contact manager during those months (see contact info).


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Location

60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson International
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wagon Wheel, Patagonia
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kino Springs
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Nogales AZ
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Scenic Byway AZ Highway 82
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Patagonia, Sonoita, Nogales, from 7 to 20 miles
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Patagonia State Park

Car: Necessary

This region is birders' mecca, horse country, wine country, star-gazers delight, opportunities for bicycles, or a climber's exercise to the top of Mt. Wrightson or easier, Red Mountain. The destinations of Tombstone, Karchner Caverns, Bisbee, Tubac and several golf courses are within drives. Tucson's offerings are too numerous to list here, but a visit to the Desert Museum is well worth the drive! San Rafael Valley and Harshaw are a nearby,spectacular scenic drive. Noteworthy: the Mountain Empire is a flatlander's respite in the hotter months averagine 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Tucson and Phoenix.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We divide our time between living a wilderness lifestyle on a vast lake in Alaska in roadless Lake Clark National Park, and Patagonia, Arizona. We are lifelong Alaskans. We fell in love with this area while traveling, hiking and birding here ten years ago. We wanted it to be our winter home now that we have retired from our careers as educators (science and music in Anchorage).We find similarities to Alaska in the scenic grandeur, spaciousness, wildlife, many outdoor opportunities, as well as the warm and delightful people we have found here along with cultural and community opportunities.

Why the Owner Chose Patagonia:
This home met our need for a place roomy enough for visiting family and friends, including grandchildren. We love to sit in the Arizona room with glass from ceiling to floor and watch the unique borderland birds come to our feeders, and to see the harriers from above as they cruise the nearby arroyo. The resident roadrunners are fun to watch. The home is warm, inviting, and welcoming to guests. The views are stunning, the sunsets endlessly entertaining. Every day brings a surprise.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Harrier House has appealing southwest touches such as saltillo tile, arched windows, an Arizona room with floor-to-ceiling glass and large covered deck for outdoor living. The view and surrounding countryside are preposterously beautiful. We love that it is close to so many diverse activities in this fascinating part of the world, including a short trip into Nogales, Arizona for supplies or into Nogales Sonora, Mexico for shopping and dining, and only one hour from the sophistications of Tucson.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Dining room doors open to covered deck and view to hills and distant mountains.

    Dining room doors open to covered deck and view to hills and distant mountains.

  • Saltillo and talavera tiles add to the classic southwest style of Harrier House.

    Saltillo and talavera tiles add to the classic southwest style of Harrier House.

  • Table has two leaves, expands to seat 12.

    Table has two leaves, expands to seat 12.

  • View of mountains, fields, bird feeders, and wide blue skies from Arizona room.

    View of mountains, fields, bird feeders, and wide blue skies from Arizona room.

  • The Cooper's Hawk drinks alone at the bird bath, never minding his prey has left

    The Cooper's Hawk drinks alone at the bird bath, never minding his prey has left

  • Spacious, well equipped kitchen can serve a group.

    Spacious, well equipped kitchen can serve a group.

  • Master opens onto deck and views.

    Master opens onto deck and views.

  • Mexican tiles are found throughout Harrier House.

    Mexican tiles are found throughout Harrier House.

  • Bedroom two with queen bed.

    Bedroom two with queen bed.

  • Paisano in our backyard parading with his catch.  Showing off to mate, perhaps!

    Paisano in our backyard parading with his catch. Showing off to mate, perhaps!

  • Nearby Lake Patagonia with swimming/fishing/boating/birding/picnicking/camping.

    Nearby Lake Patagonia with swimming/fishing/boating/birding/picnicking/camping.

  • View of approach to Harrier House, where quiet and seclusion await.

    View of approach to Harrier House, where quiet and seclusion await.

  • Entrance to Harrier House with rolling hills and mountains to rear.

    Entrance to Harrier House with rolling hills and mountains to rear.

  • Low tiled dividing wall separates dining room from sunken living room.

    Low tiled dividing wall separates dining room from sunken living room.

  • Deck and glass-walled Arizona room provide generous access to the out doors.

    Deck and glass-walled Arizona room provide generous access to the out doors.

  • Birds and butterflies enjoy the backyard berries and blossoms.

    Birds and butterflies enjoy the backyard berries and blossoms.

  • Big gas grill, picnic table and patio chairs invite outdoor eating and relaxing.

    Big gas grill, picnic table and patio chairs invite outdoor eating and relaxing.

  • Family room has views to southwest. Kitchen bar divides kitchen from family room

    Family room has views to southwest. Kitchen bar divides kitchen from family room

  • Queen bed in master bedroom.

    Queen bed in master bedroom.

  • Master bathroom with walk-in tile shower.

    Master bathroom with walk-in tile shower.

  • Bedroom 3's twin makes into king (two twins joined). Captains drawers below.

    Bedroom 3's twin makes into king (two twins joined). Captains drawers below.

  • Broad-Billed Hummingbird in our backyard, at the extent of its northern range.

    Broad-Billed Hummingbird in our backyard, at the extent of its northern range.

  • Birding and strolling the woods near Patagonia Lake are a true delight.

    Birding and strolling the woods near Patagonia Lake are a true delight.

  • From our deck, one of a series of lovely sunsets of Arizona fame. .

    From our deck, one of a series of lovely sunsets of Arizona fame. .

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