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In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The historic Clawson House sits on top of Clawson Hill adjacent to Castle Rock in the heart of the town of Bisbee, which has been designated a National Historic District. The Territorial house, originally built in 1895 for mine manager, Spencer Clawson, was expanded in the 1920’s and now occupies over two acres of level and hillside land, with views out in three directions, including views over Downtown Bisbee out to mountains in Mexico.

The house includes wrap-around porches on three sides, with large rooms that incorporate original woodwork and built-in cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling French doors, original hardware, and sliding pocket doors. The house has been a perennial favorite on both Bisbee home and garden tours.

Downstairs, there is a large entrance hall, large living and dining rooms, downstairs bedroom with bath and shower (shower in bath tub), TV room or study, fully-equipped large kitchen with separate breakfast area, and screened-in porch. The living room has a gas fireplace. Upstairs is a large hall and two large bedrooms that share a bath. Each of the three bedrooms has a queen-sized bed. The upstairs bathroom has a Victorian clawfoot bath that is outfitted as a shower (in bath tub) as well. Outside is a xeriscape cottage garden that blooms March through November, and a large outdoor eating area for al fresco dining.

Due to the age of the house, and the fact that it is built one story off the ground, the house is NOT handicapped-accessible. There are staircases with 12 steps (shown in pictures) to climb to enter the house. Once in the house, however, the first floor (with downstairs bedroom and bath) is completely level. The bath has a standard bathtub with shower head.

Bisbee is a former mining town, located a mile high in the Mule Mountains, and one-and-one-half hours drive southeast of Tucson. Subsequent to the mine closing in the mid-1970’s, Bisbee has emerged as a friendly, fun and quirky artists/crafts town, and in addition is a good center for exploring nearby areas such as Ramsey Canyon (one of the premier birdwatching areas in the United States), Tombstone, the Coronado National Monument, Kartchner Caverns, as well as the Chiracahua National Monument and Forest. There are numerous hiking opportunities in and around Bisbee, and a public golf course is five miles away. The town offers a number of fun restaurants, many of which are within a short walk. Also within walking distance is the High Desert Market. The market is only a few hundred yards from the house and serves a great breakfast!

Because of its altitude, Bisbee has moderate year round temperatures, with a temperature 'spring' that begins in April and a 'water' spring that begins in July, with short and cooling 'monsoon' rains coming through the mountains through early September. Many residents of Tucson and Phoenix use Bisbee as their summer 'get-away.'

The house is not air conditioned, but there are a number of ceiling fans in the rooms, including the bedrooms. Most homes in Bisbee do not have air conditioning.

While winter temperatures are moderate by most people's standards, with many bright, sunny days, Bisbee (as with other historic towns in Arizona and New Mexico) is located at significant altitude. It is NOT South Florida (or Palm Springs, for that matter). Your can check out Bisbee temperatures on a number of web pages.

Bisbee is increasingly being publicized as a vacation destination, and on March 29, 2002, Money Magazine listed Bisbee on its 'Best Places to Vacation' list of ten top vacation destinations, citing its climate and accessibility to a variety of nearby attractions In addition, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added Bisbee to its 2005 list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations -- the first Arizona city to make this list of 'unique and lovingly preserved communities.' (click on 'More Bisbee Information' link below for copy of articles).

For the fashion conscious, Kate Spade featured Bisbee in a 12 page photo shoot that appeared in the March 2006 Vogue and Town and Country magazines.

Due to the many antiques which are in the house, the house is not suitable for families with young children unless they are closely supervised or used to living with antiques. There are three queen size beds only, with no other sleeping arrangements, such as pull out couches. No Smoking. There is a very helpful onsite caretaker on the property who occupies a separate apartment, and can be contacted to provide additional assistance during your stay. The apartment is located underneath the house, with its separate outside entrance, and in no way affects the privacy of guests.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome with payment of an additonal refundable deposit.

Routine cleaning of linens and towels is provided at no additional charge, as is routine vacuuming of the premises after guests leave. We reserve the right to charge for unusual cleaning associated with spills, stains, etc.

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More Details

Owner
Lee Causer
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Amenities

Bisbee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Total 2 Full Bathroom 1 on main floor 1 on second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Gas fireplace in living room. House keeping available upon request: $20.ph / 4 hour min.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway and the Clawson House was a big part of that. It is perfectly situated to be close to everything, yet quiet and peaceful. Our friends and we are already looking forward to the next time we come to this charming town. I would recommend the Clawson House to anyone who is coming to Bisbee. It was a great value too - completely worth the money and far nicer than some other places we could have chosen. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location set up high for great views and quiet nights

  • 5 of 5

We were staying in Bisbee for the 2017 Copper City Classic and had a great time at the house, large spacious rooms inside with an amazing driveway for multiple cars to park. The property manager was a wonderful guy with his cat and dog who were both very pleasant. The house has all the amenities that any hotel would and some, fully stocked with dishes and other items in case you left home without them. Great place to stay would for sure come back! Very short walk down the hill to the center of town!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It's like owning a relaxed and gracious estate house in Bisbee

  • 5 of 5

We planned a birthday for my partner and each had a brother came with spouse. Perfect for three couples. Magnificent views, porches on three sides, beautifully landscaped grounds, easy walk to everything past some of Bisbee's most artistic houses and gardens. You can walk to great food or cook for a dinner party and serve it in the formal dining room - or barbecue outside while you watch the sun set and the shadows stretch across Bisbee. Lee, the caretaker, is knowledgeable, helpful, welcoming and happy to chat about Bisbee. We loved staying here and are already thinking about gathering friends to do it again. (FYI, the two bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom so plan accordingly).

P.S. At the last minute we brought our little dog, who had the time of her life!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular property, commanding location, immaculately renovated yet retains charm of 1895!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time & hope to return! From first email to on-site greeting to farewell, property manager Lee was welcoming and a pleasure to visit with. Clawson House is perfectly located, close to attractions & restaurants and with great views. Every detail of the house and decor is just right. Every comfort & necessity is provided. A beautiful place to enjoy Bisbee and rejuvenate. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing as ever

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the Clawson House and it was even better than I remember. The house has so much charm and I love the large wrap around porch. It is in a great location with easy access to downtown, either by street or stairs (near Castle Rock). There are amazing views in all directions and Lee, the house manager, is so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent property and location.

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Bisbee before, and this was our best experience to date. Love the house with beautiful porches, and room to relax. It is at the best location in town. Manager Lee is most welcoming, and helped to make our trip enjoyable. Looking forward to the next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Car: recommended

Wildlife Viewing (esp, birdwatching), Sightseeing (Tombstone is 25 miles to the North), Coronodo and Chiricahua National Monuments

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Rates & Availability

Bisbee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2018 Rates
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,150
$3,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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