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The Earth House: Adobe Home in the High Desert with 360 Degree Mountain Views

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The Earth House. Adobe in the big sky high desert, surrounded by mountains.

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Last updated: 10/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Experience 360 degrees of incredible mountain views in this authentic adobe home on 10 acres of natural high desert.

Unbelievable peace, quiet and tranquility await. In early evening, you will hear the yap of the coyote. In early morning, you will see Jack Rabbits and Cottontail hop across the front yard. There are Road Runners, Hawks and even White Owls on are near the property. If you look closely under the Mesquite, you will see the elusive and, in some areas, endangered Horned Toad, .

In this big sky country, you are guaranteed to see falling stars and, on some evenings, the Mikey Way.

There are stunning desert sunsets and sun rises in red, blues and pinks, blues and grays. In the morning, you can observe the moon dip behind the mountains.

You can visit the breathtaking Chiricahua National Monument, Kartchner Caverns, the wild west re-creations in famed Tombstone, Old Bisbee - the artist haven and old copper mining town, Cochise Stronghold of famed Apache Chief Cochise , Amerind Museum, Bowie National Historic Site, Ft Graham Observatory and more.

The Earth House, with its proximity to so many area sites, is the perfect place to stay for those who enjoy birding, antiquing, archaeology, rock hounding, hiking, our Native American and cowboy history or just serenity.

Willcox has a famous cowboy history with museums and hosts wine tasting in several locations in town. If, during your visit, you desire the culture that only a big city can afford, Tucson is just a short drive down I-10.

See the youtube on this adobe home at 'Adobe home in Willcox, AZ'. Also see 'explorecochise.com' for more infomation on the area.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1684 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Over 25 only...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Non refundable Pet Fee of $100 per pet. Pets should be 40 lbs and under....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is not a ramp at the doors. All floors are tile. ...moreless

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • 2 large bathrooms. Master has a shower; Bath #2 is a tub with shower.

Other Amenities

  • Whole house water filtration system. RV Hookups available for additional $25 per day. This rate includes water, sewer and electricity....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books available as well as brochures on things to do in the area...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVDs available for rent in the town of Willcox...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable channels. Does not provide local channels....moreless

  • Television:

    36' TV in LR...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Quaint with a Cowboy Museum, Rex Allen Museum, dining in a railway car, really old buildings and wine tasting. It's a town with a western cowboy spirit. ...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Twin Lakes Golf Course. This quaint, inexpensive Willcox Golf Course is a 9-hole course located in Willcox. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock and stunning views of Mt Graham at Roper Lake in Safford, AZ. Roper Lake's 30 acres is stocked with plenty of fish. Take a picnic lunch....moreless

  • Monument View:

    1)The Chiricahua National Monument 2)Cochise Stronghold 3)Ft. Bowie National Historic Site All are off I-10 near Willcox....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    360 degree mountain views around property. Morning and afternoon views are breath-taking. Mountain climbing is popular in the vacinity as well as four-wheeling. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    You will need to drive two miles on a graveled road to get to the house - as is common in the desert environment. Be prepared for 2 miles of muddy roads if it f it rains. ...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    Mt Lennon Ski Valley is located in Tucson, AZ. It is 9,000 feet above ski level amist the backdrop of desert and cactus. It has a 950' verticle drop. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table can be extended. Seating at kitchen bar as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Evaporative Cooling...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    High end, high efficiency located in hall bath...moreless

  • Garage:

    Not accessible for renters...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in living room & master bedroom...moreless

  • Heating:

    Heating with electric baseboards, quad heatlamps in bathrooms and gas fireplaces in LR and in Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are located in the chests of the LR, MBR, hall closet and bath....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Full sleeper couch, nice southwestern art...moreless

  • Parking:

    LOTS of room for autos and RVs...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High end, high efficiency located inside hall bathroom...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Copper accents, Spanish tiled countertops. Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Table top oven for quick fixes toasting...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Bench converts to a small picnic table. Two teak chairs in living room can be used outside. There are more outdoor lawn chairs in the garage. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Natural high desert...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay
$85
$1,950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring/Summer
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay
$75
$1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Refundable Reservation Deposit Due at time of Reservation = 50% of Term Rent + 50% of fees + 50% of Security Deposit (See Vacation Rental Agreement/Cancellation Policy for refund requirements). Final Payment Due 35 days or more prior to Check-in Date = Balance of 50% of Term Rent + 50% of fees + 50% of Security Deposit. Rent increases $25 per person for more than 2 people. Non-refundable Pet Fee=$100; RV Site Rental=$25 per day (includes water, sewer & electricity). Checks are preferred method of payment. Reduced rates for 30+ days. Summer Rates available.


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Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson, AZ
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Willcox, AZ
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Willcox, AZ
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Benson, AZ
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Willcox, AZ
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tucson, AZ
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Safford, AZ

Car: Necessary

This small 'Old West' town is full of history with local museums and old buildings. It was the home to the Earp's of famed Wyatt Earp as well as Rex Allen, the 'singing cowboy'. Several local wineries offer wine tastings including the Coronado Vineyards. Within driving distance is Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise Stronghold, Tombstone, Old Bisbee, Patagonia Lake, Kirchner Caverns, Amerind Museum in the Dragoon Mountains and Ft Graham Observatory. There are fun events throughout the year in Willcox and in surrounding Cochise County, such as birding, antiquing, Old West shoot-out re-enactments, rodeos, antique car shows, rock climbing, museums and other annual festivals such as the Rex Allen Festival, Art Festival, Willcox Wine Tasting Festival and "Wings over Willcox". Recommended activities are in my photo lineup. But the best thing about your stay will be the quiet, peaceful environment surrounding The Earth House; the beautiful sun rises and sun sets over the surrounding mountains, big sky at night, the evening yap of the coyote, rabbits hopping across the property and birds galore.

Nearest Golf: Willcox, AZ - 15.0 miles

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I grew up in North Florida and obtained my BA & MBA from Troy State University. My career took me to Charleston, SC and then to the Memphis.TN area. Following retirement, I returned to my Gulf Breeze, FL home. I have two dogs, "Missy" a mixed breed, and "Dingo", a true Dingo. They love chasing the desert rabbits - truly an exercise in futility. It took five years to complete construction of The Earth House. It is a true, vs fake or "burnt", adobe house. Each 12"x 14" x 4" adobe block that went into the making of this home was made on site with desert sand and stabilizing concrete. Visiting The Earth House is my time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living, to visit my desert friends and to enjoy the outstanding nature, sunrises and sunsets.

Why the Owner Chose Willcox:
This craftsman's beauty cannot not be found in a typical American home. It will make your stay a unique experience.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is enchanting with its tongue and groove ceiling, large vigas and adobe construction. It is in a quiet, remote, peaceful setting yet close enough to see the big city lights of Tucson and/or to tour the western sites.


Contact us

Speaks: french, spanish

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • The Earth House.  Adobe in the  big sky high desert, surrounded by mountains.

    The Earth House. Adobe in the big sky high desert, surrounded by mountains.

  • Great Room showing the dining area and kitchen.

    Great Room showing the dining area and kitchen.

  • Oversized Master Bedroom has a computer work area not shown.

    Oversized Master Bedroom has a computer work area not shown.

  • Nice sized BR #2 with southwestern flare & walk-in closet.

    Nice sized BR #2 with southwestern flare & walk-in closet.

  • Sun rise at the property as the moon disappears behind the mountains.

    Sun rise at the property as the moon disappears behind the mountains.

  • A rainbow after every rain.

    A rainbow after every rain.

  • Look closely. Adjoining property has several BIG surprises, running in circles.

    Look closely. Adjoining property has several BIG surprises, running in circles.

  • The charm of a small town with a famous cowboy history.

    The charm of a small town with a famous cowboy history.

  • Twin Lakes Golf Course in Willcox

    Twin Lakes Golf Course in Willcox

  • Bisbee -- An artist haven. A special place to stroll around to enjoy the arts.

    Bisbee -- An artist haven. A special place to stroll around to enjoy the arts.

  • The Amerind Museum in the Dragoon Mountains.  Captivating history. A MUST to see

    The Amerind Museum in the Dragoon Mountains. Captivating history. A MUST to see

  • Cochise Stronghold.  Holdout for the famed Apache Chief.  An oasis in the desert.

    Cochise Stronghold. Holdout for the famed Apache Chief. An oasis in the desert.

  • Sunsets at the property.

    Sunsets at the property.

  • Close up of fully equipped kitchen.

    Close up of fully equipped kitchen.

  • Oversized Master Bath with hand-made, hand-painted Mexican tile

    Oversized Master Bath with hand-made, hand-painted Mexican tile

  • Hall bath showing custom mexican counter with modern vessel sink.

    Hall bath showing custom mexican counter with modern vessel sink.

  • Winter view on the property if it snows.

    Winter view on the property if it snows.

  • Mr. Jack Rabbit can be seen every morning from your windows.

    Mr. Jack Rabbit can be seen every morning from your windows.

  • Local wineries are the best!

    Local wineries are the best!

  • Rodeos & other western events, depending on the time of year.

    Rodeos & other western events, depending on the time of year.

  • Tombstone. Check out the gunfight at the OK Corral.

    Tombstone. Check out the gunfight at the OK Corral.

  • Chiricahua National Monument is breath-taking.  A must to see.

    Chiricahua National Monument is breath-taking. A must to see.

  • Kartchner Caverns.  Weather permitting . Advance  reservations are recommended.

    Kartchner Caverns. Weather permitting . Advance reservations are recommended.

  • Mt Graham International Observatory in Safford.  A 5-Star Rating by Trip Advisor

    Mt Graham International Observatory in Safford. A 5-Star Rating by Trip Advisor

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: french, spanish
  • Calendar last updated 10/04/2014
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