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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.
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
Numerous bird field guides and resource books, novels, nature and adventure writing as well as children's books....moreless
Scrabble, Upwords, Farkle, Bananagrams, puzzles, playing cards....moreless
Diverse CD collection available, such as Classical to 60's British Invasion to Jazz to modern rock, folk-rock...moreless
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
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
Minutes away via scenic drive is friendly, artsy, captivating Patagonia. Tempting art galleries, good food, coffee, natural food and convenience stores....moreless
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Table expands to seat 12. Two booster seats available....moreless
Seating for 12 people
Both conventional air conditioning and evaporative cooling are in place....moreless
Also lines and clothespins for outdoor fresh air drying (nearly instantaneous in the dry air)....moreless
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
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Property Damage Protection$59
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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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.
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.
Primary:5206046818We use email only between March 15 and October 1
Secondary:+1 907 360-7811We are remote in Alaska from 3/15-10/1, use email.
Tertiary:+1 520 455-5723Contact manager phone if owner cannot be reached.