Charming and Comfortable Cottage with Fenced Courtyard in Old Bisbee

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Picture yourself sitting in the private, fenced, tree-shaded courtyard of a charming and historic miner’s home located just a 4-minute walk from Main Street.

What could be more relaxing?

The Toland Adobe has 2 cozy adjoining bedrooms (queen beds) furnished for comfort with quality linens, and a bath with a clawfoot tub/shower. The living room contains a futon sleeper (new mattress in 2015) for additional sleeping accommodations. The house sleeps a maximum of 6.

Ready to take a break from sight-seeing? The house boasts a flat-screen TV, basic cable, and a DVD/VHS player. Plus, you’ll find a CD player and an iPod docking station.

Want to stream video, listen to Pandora, or play on-line games? With our unlimited wifi, you are free to use the internet just as you would at home. There's a Roku box so you can listen to Pandora or use your Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon accounts.

The original adobe structure has been modified and upgraded through the years. Its comfortable lounge areas and vaulted bead board ceilings will encourage you to kick back and relax. Over 200 DVDs and gobs of books line the living room shelves. Make yourself at home.

Because we want you to be comfortable year-round, the house has both a mini-split heating/cooling system and a separate window a/c unit in the front bedroom. We also have rolling evaporative cooling units, just in case. But we’re talking Bisbee, not Phoenix. Bisbee has the best weather in Arizona.

If you enjoy cooking, you’ll love having everything you need to prepare great meals: the kitchen is well-equipped with quality pots and pans, sharp knives and numerous small appliances. We love to cook! You’ll love the outdoor eating area with its gas BBQ, too.

Worried about running out of clean clothes? We provide an indoor laundry room with full-sized washer/dryer.

Looking for something unique? The Toland Adobe is on the National Register of Historic Places and was once owned by one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Roughriders, Jesse Toland!

The Toland Adobe is reached via just a few wide/deep steps (no stairway) that ascend into a secluded garden courtyard, from which there is a partial view of the mountains. The yard is private (not shared) and is completely fenced -- perfect for those who like to spend time outside in a romantic setting and also handy for those with children and dogs. Enjoy the security of a locked gate and your own front door code.

Imagine the freedom you’ll feel sitting on the patio, reading a novel while the children and dogs play nearby. The owners have 8 grandchildren and are dog lovers who want to ensure kids and dogs are comfortable and safe. That can be hard to find in Bisbee, but with its garden courtyard outside, and hardwood and tile floors inside, the Toland Adobe is both kid- and dog-friendly.

We make things simple for moms by providing both a portable playpen/crib and a high-chair.

You’ll love how convenient the location is to downtown, yet how nice it is to escape to a peaceful home once you’re ready to relax.

The Toland Adobe has on-street parking, with even more parking in the free city lot nearby.

We know you want lodging reservations to be simple and easy. That’s why we have automated our reservation process to be entirely online. But, we can accommodate snail mail and personal checks (usually), too.

Whether you’re renting for a weekend or for the season, you’ll want to find the best possible place. And you’ve found it: a great location, a sweet house, and a private yard.

What more compelling reason do you need to choose The Toland Adobe?
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Property Type

  • House
  • 832 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    Age 25 and up (children and pets with adults age 25 and up are quite welcome)...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Fully fenced yard with fence about 5' high. House has hardwood floors, tile, and a few rugs. Quite suitable for children and dogs of all sizes. Lots of 'dog' sheets provided to cover furniture. Several dog bowls are provided, too....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Because there is a clawfoot tub, the house cannot accommodate those using a walker or a wheelchair. In late 2014, we added a Moen 30-inch flip-up safety/grab bar, to make it easier to get in and out of the tub/shower. It supports up to 300 lbs. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen beds in both bedrooms with quality linens plus lots of spare linens available. Portable play-pen/crib for babies. A high chair is also provided, along with some plastic baby kitchen ware. Futon in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Clawfoot tub/shower, not suitable for those with mobility issues. In late 2014, we added a Moen 30-inch flip-up safety/grab bar, to make it easier to get in and out of the tub/shower. It supports up to 300 lbs. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fully fenced yard, flat screen LED TV, clawfoot tub/shower, portable playpen/crib, high-chair, air conditioning, casual and comfortable chairs and table in the courtyard for outdoor dining. Indoor dining area is combined with living area. Dining room table seats 6....moreless


  • Books:

    Many books available. Restocked often. Help yourself!...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A few board games plus decks of cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    There is an Ipod docking system and a CD player....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    CableOne cable t.v., economy package. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    ipod docking station and CD player ...moreless

  • Television:

    New LED flat screen mounted to wall. Also a Roku box so you can access you Netflix/Hulu/Pandora accounts....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Nearly 200 DVDs; the collection is always growing. About 50 VHS movies. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini-split heat-a/c unit installed May 2012. (This is not a window a/c.) Separate window a/c in master bedroom added 2013. Also, 2 separate rollable zone cooling (evaporative) units....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    CableOne standard internet package...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Lots of new high quality linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating for 5 adults includes a futon couch and 2 leather easy chairs....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    On street...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Lots and lots of towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Henckels and Victorinox knives, some Caphalon cookware, quality non-stick skillets...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Installed May 2012...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full set of new pots and pans, new sharp knives, double sets of silverware, glassware, lots of plates. Coffee pot, crock pot, hand mixer, toaster, blender, bread machine, food processor, waffle iron +...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, Jan. 2013...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic seasonings (many), salt and pepper, oils, vinegars, general baking supplies, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Full patio in a fenced garden courtyard. Table seats 6, plus there are additional chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby at Turquoise Valley Golf Resort in Naco, AZ....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Purchased mid 2012. Covered and under covered patio. Propane provided....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving wknd
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter discount
Dec 1 - Dec 6, 2015
2 night min stay
Winter Discount 2
Dec 13 - Dec 22, 2015
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Yrs 2015/16
Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$775 $1,650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750 $1,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $49 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.05%


Dogs are $10/day each plus tax, up to $50 per rental agreement (not per dog). The quote you receive will be an estimate as the system doesn't allow for too many options. I will provide you with an exact quote based upon your rental period and if you are bringing a dog or not. Deposit due immediately, rent 1-4 months before stay. Longer stays $ negotiable.

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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There is always something to see or do in Bisbee. Do you like to mingle with the locals and then head back to your own place and relax, away from it all? The Toland Adobe is a great place for that -- a few minutes on foot from most of the local events yet in a quiet residential area.

Here are the annual events:

Friends of the Copper Queen Library Chocolate Tasting, Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Bisbee Fiber Arts Festival, Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament, Cinco de Mayo Festival, Bisbee Pride Parade, 4th of July Parade and Coaster Races, Pirates of the High Desert, Brewery Gulch Daze, Ironman Ice Competition, Annual Cars & Bikes Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser, Bisbee Bloomers Garden Tour, Bisbee Blues Festival, Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, Rotary Wine Tasting and Taste of Bisbee, Copper Queen Halloween, Annual Bisbee Historic Home Tour, and Small Town Holiday and Festival of Lights


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are Bryan and Becky McIntyre. We are a middle-aged couple who found Bisbee in February 2012 while escaping record-setting snow in our small northern California town. Bryan is a retired aerospace employee, and I work from home part-time. Our children are grown, and we have 8 grandchildren (ages 13 and under).

Why the Owner Chose Bisbee:
We heard about Bisbee from J.A. Jance’s novels and decided we had to see what high desert winters were all about. T-shirts and shorts in February! Within two weeks of our arrival, we had decided to buy a house there. Seriously. And no, it wasn’t something we set out to do. But we loved the town, and after two weeks of talking ourselves out of it, we contacted a realtor. The moment we walked through (the old) gate into the private patio, we knew The Toland Adobe was the house for us. A lot of elbow grease, improvements, and shopping later, we opened as a vacation rental in June 2012. We’ve been back many times to make more improvements and to hang out on that wonderful patio. Bryan is quite the handyman and built the fence out front and did all sorts of other jobs. We bring our three large dogs with us. We hope you enjoy your stay.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We chose this house because it had all of the features we wanted: it is only a few minutes from downtown, it has a fenced yard, and it has only a few stairs. It's amazingly private for a home that's minutes from downtown. There is no long hike back up the hills after dinner out, or dozens of stairs to climb with luggage or groceries. We spend as much time as possible at our Bisbee home, enjoying the lovely weather and walking the town with our dogs.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Patio dining seats 6.

    Patio dining seats 6.

  • First part of entrance to house , showing steps and fence (privacy/pets/kids)

    First part of entrance to house , showing steps and fence (privacy/pets/kids)

  • Our sweet white boxer Joey, showing off the newly painted house.

    Our sweet white boxer Joey, showing off the newly painted house.

  • View of dining area looking into kitchen

    View of dining area looking into kitchen

  • Right corner of kitchen on right, showing custom cabinets, deep sink, dishwasher

    Right corner of kitchen on right, showing custom cabinets, deep sink, dishwasher

  • Master bedroom (queen bed)

    Master bedroom (queen bed)

  • Covered back porch with gas bbq

    Covered back porch with gas bbq

  • Locked gate to entrance to yard.

    Locked gate to entrance to yard.

  • View from the patio.

    View from the patio.

  • New futon in the living  area (March 2015).

    New futon in the living area (March 2015).

  • Hundreds of movies to watch if you want to veg out.

    Hundreds of movies to watch if you want to veg out.

  • Dining for six

    Dining for six

  • Back portion of kitchen.

    Back portion of kitchen.

  • Second bedroom (also a comfy queen)

    Second bedroom (also a comfy queen)

  • Two of our three boys hanging out. The yard is fully  fenced and gated.

    Two of our three boys hanging out. The yard is fully fenced and gated.

  • Combination bath and laundry area.

    Combination bath and laundry area.

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Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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