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Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!! Has Beautiful Views!!!

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5) Roll away twin bed extra!

This is an area that has good small wineries. They are from a similar ground as that of southern France. You can go to the wineries or the large gourmet market in Tubac. Do you want warm, sunny weather? The weather now is delightful for outdoor activities almost every day of the year. Enjoy this 1400 SF home on over 1/2 acre with lots of privacy! Furnished home with new Sealy Queen Size Mattress and new bedroom furniture and Ashley living room furniture in Master. Other bedroom has a high quality Queen matress too. Kitchen has cookware, dishes, coffee maker and blender/food processor. Home has 2 bedrooms and 1 office and outside patio with bird feeder and bird bath. There are 2 full bathrooms and ceilings are cathedral. There are 2 HD TV's--one in living room and one in the office and hooked up to satelite TV. Beginning in May 2012, there is on demand Netflix shows and movies.

There is a dishwasher, range, microwave/grill, refrigerator, garage door opener, washer and dryer. The yard is fenced. It is a non-smoking unit and it someone wants to bring their dog, it must be over 2 years old and fixed.

There is the Tumacacori National Park and Historic Presideo State Park nearby. Birds and wildlife are abundant. In March, April and May, the weather is delightful for golfing & hiking! In March, there is an annual bicycle event on the rural street where the house is located. The mountain views are outstanding and Madera Canyon is less that 1/2 hour away. There is excellent dining in the area and the famous arts and crafts of Tubac. Fitness gym, beauty salon and nail salons are close by and they are wonderful! This is a great art haven with lots of artists!

If you want two-fifty Margaritas you can go to Arivaca and go to a restaurant with Bull Horns in front and the food is wonderful. Fine dining can be found in the Espendor Resort (Rio Rico Golf Resort) or the Tubac Golf Resort. Tubac Golf Resort has two fine restaurants in a western setting. Wisdoms offers a fine meal just south of Tubac and it is very fun. The bartender makes a wonderful margarita! The Tubac Inn offers wonderful pork dishes and there is almost always action there. Cowboys sometimes come on horses and stop to wet their thirst. There are 10 golf courses nearby! Locally and Sycamore and Madera Canyons offer great birds and wildlife as well as the Santa Cruz river and right outside your windows. Come and enjoy....

The vineyards are some of the best in the US and similar to southern France. Arizona Vineyards is a popular roadside attraction in Nogales on the way to Mexico. Located less than one hour from the resort, the wines are unique and have classic Southwestern names such as Rattlesnake Red, Desert Dust and Coyote Red. (520) 287-7972.
Arizona Vineyards
1830 E. Patagonia Hwy., Rt. 82, Nogales
(520) 287-7972
I-19 south to Exit 289 then turn left on E. Ruby Rd. Turn right on Pendleton Dr. then right on Circulo Montana. Make a right on Patagonia Lake Rd. and left onto AZ-82. Another way to go through Nogales is to Exit 4 on I-19 and turn east onto Magnolia and make a right hand turn at Grant (Fast Gas Station) and go 1 mile to Highway AZ-82.

Callaghan Vineyards
About an hour south of Tucson, the Callaghan Vineyards have been producing award-winning wines for over fifteen years. Owner Kent Callaghan aptly named his 17-acre vineyard “Buena Suerte” (or “Good Luck” in Spanish) and has won many kudos for his fine wines, including the highly-praised 1996 Fumé Blanc. The winery is open Friday thru Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (520) 455-5322.
Callaghan Vineyards
336 Elgin Rd., Elgin
(520) 455-5322
I-10 to Exit 281 then take Route 83 thru Sonoita. Go four miles to Elgin Rd., then turn left at the “Elgin Wine Country” sign and go three more miles to the vineyard.

Sonoita Vineyards
Another winery near Mr. Callaghan’s establishment is the Sonoita Vineyards. Co-owner Dr. Gordon Dutt was a soil scientist at the University of Arizona when he and A. Blake Brophy established their first experimental vineyard in 1973. They found that the high altitude (5,000 feet) soil is nearly identical to the soils of Burgundy, France. The 20-acre vineyard now produces over 10,000 gallons per year. Their 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon had the distinction of being served at the White House. The winery is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. (520) 455-5893.
Sonoita Vineyards
H.C. 1, Box 33, Elgin
(520) 455-5893
Follow I-10 to Exit 281 then take Route 83 thru Sonoita. Go four miles to Elgin Rd. then turn left at the “Elgin Wine Country” sign. Four miles past the Village of Elgin Vineyards, turn right at the Sonoita Vineyards sign. Proceed 2.5 miles to the vineyard. You can also go I-19 and get off at Exit 4 (Mangolia) and turn left. Make a left 1 mile to Highway 82 and go past Patagonia to Sonoita. Turn to Elgin Rd to go to the wineries.

Keywords: Golf, Birdwatching, Cycling, Hiking, 2 bedroom, fenced yard, dog welcome, HBO & Showtime. If you are a Silver Sneaker's member, there are 3 different nearby locations that you can visit. The Anza Trail can be traveled nearby and this is an old Spanish trail north.
The wild life is delightful. There were over 95 birds identified by birders who came in April 2014. There is a complete list in my traveler's book.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dog that is Over 2 Years and Fixed is Welcome. There is a Fenced Yard....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    House does not have ADA entry, but it has been fine for an electric card and a wheel chair. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Master bathroom features double sinks and a garden tub with shower. There is a door to the toilet for additional privacy with plenty of legroom. The main bathroom has a big mirror and a tub shower combination....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bird Bath and Bird Feeders for extra bird population to visit you in the early mornings. A title='Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac, Arizona #268496 on VRBO' href='' target=_blank IMG alt='VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #268496' src='' width=110 height=44 /A ...moreless


  • Books:

    Some books are on site...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Some Are Stored on Site...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Dish TV with HD Sony Television and a HD Vali0 in the office: HBO and Showtime. For January-April it has ESPN for the big sports events coming up. There are two TV's in house!!!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) HD TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some Videos Are Stored on Site.On-demand Netflix movies and shows starting in May 2012. ...moreless


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Tubac, Tucson, Nogales, and Rio Rico...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    If you have breakfast at the Stables, there is a wonderful view of the golf course and the breakfast is one of the best in town. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Elephant Rock and Madera Mountains and Tumacarori Mountains with view famous 'Lord Bacal'. The sunsets and sunrises are some of the nicest in the west. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Outstanding Views of Tumacaroric Mountains and Elephant Rock Bring you bikes so that you can enjoy the many trails. The skies are night are wonderful to watch and the wildlife calls are deligtful....moreless

  • Resort:

    The Stables Restaurant has an outstanding Sunday breakfast in a lovely setting. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Juan Baptista de Anza Trail 3 miles. Use hiking boots. just before Palo Parado Bridge. The trail of Fr. Keno and the Spanish. Your backyard has a blooming agave plant in it....moreless

  • Village:

    Tubac, Carmen, Tumacacorri, Rio Rico, Arivaca, Rio Rico the Tumacacorri* the bar is one of the oldest licensed bars in Arizona. They have football and a nice group of folks that come....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    There are two bar stools with a counter that are in the living room/dining room area....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric, Large Capacity...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Ask owner in advance for one. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Gmail type...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two Car Garage w/ Garage Door Opener...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi with secure password include...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High Quality Queen Size Beds with Upgraded Pillows and Covers for Extra Comfort....moreless

  • Living Room:

    with sofa and love seat. Includes two end tables, coffee table, and a foot lounge...moreless

  • Parking:

    Outside parking is amble room for an RV. If there are extra people staying in the RV at the same time, then you'll need to call me about details....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for an RV, boat or trailer with motorcycles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    This Has an Area for a RV or Trailer to Park Off the Road. If tenants use this to house additional people, an extra charge will be added. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For both bedrooms...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large Capacity washer and laundry detergent is supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, wireless Internet. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and an electric tea pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes Upgraded Blender for Margaritas, Coffee Pot and Coffee Grinder and Electric Tea Pot. Some basic spices supplied...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Features full range of dishes and cookware, glasses, cups, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Large Capacity Dishwasher that is Upgraded....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    With Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Micro/Grill, Dinette for Four Persons with Views of Elephant Rock & Tumacarcori Mountains....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New w/ Grill Element...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and cooking oils are included...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full family size one with amble room for goods....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric range with timer 4 top burner ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    It has a convention toaster and the microwave has a grill inside it if you are toasting something with food on it. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    With Delightful Views of the Tumacacaroi Mountains. Includes Patio Set for 4 Persons....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many nearby golf courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Patagonia area...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Go out to see the stars, mountains and sunsets from the sliding door off the master or living room to the patio! See the birds as well!!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Free for Silver Sneakers members at Rio Rico Club. ...moreless

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 4.8
from 29 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$751 $2,350
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  • Pet Fee $25
  • Taxes Not included


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  • Old Tubac Inn -- CLOSED

    "Great place to meet the locals."

  • Old Tubac Inn -- CLOSED

    "Great place to meet the locals."

  • Tumacacori National Historical Park

    "Old Spanish Mission founded by Fr. Keno"

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nogales International Airport & Tucson is nearby
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tummacarri Bar (One of the oldest in state)
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tubac Golf Resort and Rio Rico Golf Resort
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 19 and Hwy 89 to Patagonia
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wisdoms and Tubac Jacks and Nick's Diner
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Lemon
37 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Patagonia Beach

Car: Necessary

There are lots of things to do all year around. October is the perfect time to travel to the wineries, bird watch, golf and hike. For a detailed list of tghe events each month, go to The state and national parks are wonderful to visit to see the early history of the area when the Spanish first came. Jaun Baptista de Anza came here on October 1775 and is very famous. The Titan Missile Museum, Old Historic Towns and Villages and Bars of Rural Arizona. Has ten nearby golf courses. At the first Friday of the month, there are art walks in Tubac and most of the time there is live music in the square. The art in the studios and shops are wonderful and there are many items that you can get that are from Mexico. There is also a Duty Free Store just prior to entering Mexico and they have a wide selections of perfumes and liquors. There is wonderful bakeries in Tubac and Rio Rico, so plan on eating well and doing lots of outdoor activities to work it off. The birding is some of the best in the country.

If you are a Silver Sneakers member, there are 3 places that accept your membership, one with a year around swimming pool.

There are now two hospitals: St. Mary's in Nogales and Green Valley Hospital in Green Valley. Tubac Fire Department has IEMT's 24/7 and they are very good. I have been to both ED rooms and they both give good service, but I found Green Valley's ED to have newer equipment. There is also an urgent care off the left hand side of Duval Mine Road and they give good care also.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Maryann is originally from Southern California. She grew up near Playa del Rey and has traveled throughout Mexico, Central America and northern and Central South America' In addition many of the provences of Canada and Alaska. She has also traveled through Spain, France, Germany, Cyprus and the Canary Islands . She enjoys birding near the Santa Cruz River and hiking. She teaches Culinary Arts at the Rio Rico High School and has over 95 students. She has been a professor at Northern Arizona University and at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a mom and has two daughters and two sons all whom enjoy this location to hike, golf, and to hang out and relax.

Why the Owner Chose Rio Rico, AZ, USA:
I built this home originally for myself, but since it only has only a 2 car garage, I decided on building another one that has a 3 car garage. I live in this same area as I enjoy star gazing and bird watching and walking in the wilderness. It is close to Madera Canyon where there are pine trees. The evenings always have a nice, gentle breeze and you can look forward to sunny, pristine skies that are some common in Arizona. I love the birdwatching from almost every window in the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
If you like to see the stars that are visible from the dark, clear skies of this area, this is the area for you. There are also a lot of wild life in the area and there is the faint sound of an occasional train in the valley below. The Tumaccari Mountains and Elephant Rock can been seen from this location and the sunsets and sunrises are superior. Tubac has a unique feel to it with rich culture of Spain, Mexico and Arizona and it has many fun and historical places. There is a festival of the lights Dec 4-6th and an art walk on that Friday. There is a new HD 32 inch Sony TV with Dish Satellite Service. There is another HD TV in the office!

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • A place to call home.....

    A place to call home.....

  • Living Room is bright and nice and has new funiture! Direct TV Now Included!

    Living Room is bright and nice and has new funiture! Direct TV Now Included!

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • 10 Golf Courses from 10-30 minute drive-

    10 Golf Courses from 10-30 minute drive-

  • Madera Canyon

    Madera Canyon

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Close to lookout and Coronado National Forest

    Close to lookout and Coronado National Forest

  • The Bedroom has a sliding door to go out into the covered patio...

    The Bedroom has a sliding door to go out into the covered patio...

  • These windows look out to Elephant Rock!

    These windows look out to Elephant Rock!

  • Spectacular View from Living Room, Bedroom and Covered Patio

    Spectacular View from Living Room, Bedroom and Covered Patio

  • Kitchen dining area with picture window that features Elephant Rock.

    Kitchen dining area with picture window that features Elephant Rock.

  • Madera Canyon

    Madera Canyon

  • Patio w/ patio furniture, grill and grilling tools

    Patio w/ patio furniture, grill and grilling tools

  • Madera Canyon...

    Madera Canyon...

  • Madera Canyon in early winter

    Madera Canyon in early winter

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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