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Dragoniew Retreat: 4 Bed 2 Bath Luxury Home, Views, Hot Tub for 2, 4 Patios

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 4 Bed/2 Bath Luxury Home, Multiple Patios, Gardens and Views, Dogs OK

This 2300 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 bath distinctive vacation home is truly the most luxurious, safe and comfortable home in historic Old Bisbee. There are 3 large queen bedrooms downstairs, each with french doors leading to multiple patios and gardens. Upstairs is a king bed suite with a loft, private balcony and bathroom. Customers often remark on how comfortable the beds are. Please note this home is not recommended for anyone having trouble climbing stairs. Private parking for 3 cars is ABOVE the house, and it is a narrow road to get here. From the parking lot, you must walk down stone steps with plenty of landings and railings. Alternatively, you can park on the main street and walk up stairs. Although not downtown, the house is only a 10 minute walk to several restaurants, such as the High Desert Market. The house features vaulted pine ceilings, custom pine cabinets and trim, giving it a warm 'cabin' feel. Flat screen TV's are in all bedrooms and the living room. The home has central heat and air conditioning, ceiling fans, a gas fireplace and free WiFi. Fine art by local artisans can be enjoyed in every room. Professionally decorated, having an Asian theme of wood and earth tones, pottery, and also featuring many items from Japan. Be amazed by one of a kind wrought iron sculptures all over the property, featuring multiple dragons, the lady taming the serpent and a life sized dragon gate. Enjoy cooking and entertaining in the open living area seating up to 19 people. Outside is a 2 person hot tub from which you can marvel at the breathtaking view of colorful houses stacked along the mountainside or gaze deeply into the stars at night. Pricing is based by the number of people staying. There is a winter and summer base fee for the first 2 people, then $25 per night per extra guest over 6 years old. Some holiday weekends are a set fee. Travel light, I stock everything you'll need except your food and clothes, including bottled water, spices, tea/coffee, condiments and basic pantry items like flour and cooking oils, also cleaning supplies, paper towels, napkins, garbage bags. A large, fully equipped kitchen includes sharp knives, gourmet cookware, slow cooker, formal and informal dishes and glassware. Luxury linens, towels and spa robes are provided. Hiking paths are nearby, but just walking the multiple staircases in the area is the best way to see this historic town, built long before cars were invented. Well behaved children and dogs are welcome.


Owner
Bonnie Williams
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Bonnie Williams

It is my long wished-for delight to share my Bisbee home with you and your family or friends. After 30+ years of renovations and reliance on many Bisbee artisans, the Dragonview is now ready for you to enjoy too. I hope you appreciate this unique town and renew your spirit in these magical mountains. Murray and I live in the cottage, located at the far end of the property, so we are available to assist you if needed. I currently also work in Bisbee as a Community Development Program Manager for a 4 County area. I grew up in Canada, and moved to Bisbee in 1979. Later, I lived in Japan for 4 years, and was born in the year of the Dragon, hence my fascination with the creatures. The Dragon has many different meanings, but I like to think it will bring good luck to you! Be sure to take a picture with the life size Dragon Gate. I look forward to meeting you! Thank you for your patronage.

Bonnie Williams purchased this house in 1979

Why Bonnie Williams chose Tucson & Southern Arizona

While still living in Canada, one day I looked at a map of Arizona, saw the name 'Bisbee' and suddenly 'knew' I was going to live there someday. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it, as many other residents and visitors have. The weather is near perfect, not too hot, not too cold, and the history of the area is fascinating. I love the sky, the stars, the mountain views and the warm people of this community.

What makes this house unique

There are few quaint and historic towns in Arizona, and Bisbee is the best. Slip back in time while enjoying modern amenities and inspiring views from this large and luxurious mountain home. It was half the size and quite a mess when I first bought it. It has been my 'art project' and a real learning experience, something like the old movie 'Money Pit'. The fantastic views and large yard were always there but I totally rebuilt the house, including pine wood ceilings and cabinets, stone walls and staircases, and the remarkable iron work all over the property.

Amenities

Bisbee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 large bathrooms, with tub showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis

Reviews

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Dragoniew Retreat: 4 Bed 2 Bath Luxury Home, Views, Hot Tub for 2, 4 Patios
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 68 reviews
5

Lovely, comfortable, spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

The Dragonview Retreat was perfect for the reunion of 4 couples. It had everything we needed to enjoy our time together and visit in Bisbee. Each bedroom has a very comfortable bed and access to a private patio with wonderful views of Bisbee. The spacious kitchen with its large wrap around counter open to the living and dining room was ideal for being together. We enjoyed barbecuing and conversations in the front patio. The home has a unique private location yet is close to downtown. We also appreciated the lovely way the home was decorated with artwork and treasures collected from travels around the world. So nice to meet Bonnie and Murray who have thought of everything to make the Dragonview Retreat the perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you had such a great visit and look forward to a return visit in the future. Thank you for the tea. Enjoy! Bonnie and Murray
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5

Wonderful place, perfectly appointed and extremely comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The home is upscale, fully appointed with everything you would ever need. The kitchen is fantastic and the loft bedroom is gorgeous. All of the outdoor patios are very clean and pretty with great taste. We were so pleased and so happy.

We highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing the Dragonview! It was a real pleasure to meet you all and share some time together. Lots of laughs! I am glad you loved the house and thanks for the very nice review. Come back soon!
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5

Great location. Love it and have booked for a return visit

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about our stay here? There were 7 of us and the place was able to accommodate us easily. No one was under foot and we each had our own separate places to go when we want some alone time.

The kitchen and supplies were well stocked which helped to make our stay that much more comfortable.

I/we would highly recommend staying here on your next visit to Bisbee.

You also get a great workout!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I do believe my house and property is the largest in Old Bisbee. Glad your group found it so comfortable. Come back soon!
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5

Fantastic family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a gorgeous, relaxing location. Every room has access to a patio/balcony and there is plenty of space for large family gatherings and alone time. We enjoyed the hot tub at night and watching the birds from the patio in the morning. The house is so nice we all wished it was our permanent residence. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for taking the time to write a very nice review, and for being such good guests. Your group is always welcome back!
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5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well furnished home. Truly amazing how the owners transformed the original house into the beautiful home we enjoyed! Check it out!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed here over a long weekend. I think we all agreed that there wasn't anything missed in this home. We have all been in rental homes before but none of them had been as well stocked as this one (and very clean). There are even provisions for a nice dinner with tablecloths, some china and extensive glassware. The 3 bedrooms downstairs were large and each had French doors leading out to a patio area. The spacious bathroom was well equipped with towels and some toiletries. The upstairs "suite" has a sitting area outside the bedroom, enormous closet and bathroom. The sitting area has a small deck that looked out over the hills. The Kitchen was also large and had seating for 8 around the bar. Another 6 could sit around the dining table in the adjacent room. Although we didn't use them, the washer and dryer provided are 'top of the line'. We also noticed a small closet under the stairs with kid toys and books. We commented over and over how well planned out the outside grounds were. From the stonework, brick walkways, sitting areas, flowers and trees throughout, it was all beautiful. The pictures just can't capture all of this. The property is adjacent to the #6 stairway of the `1000 Stair Climb' held in October. We took advantage of this and the other stairways throughout the great little town of Bisbee for good exercise. We also walked downtown which took 15-20 minutes however, a good way to see the interesting homes, shops, eateries etc....Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love it when my guests leave happy and glad they chose to stay at the Dragonview! Thanks so very, very, much for your thoughtful and thorough review. You were great guests, and if you are visiting Bisbee again sometime, I hope you will choose to stay again.
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Map

Kartchner Caverns State Park
Tombstone Historic District
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Screaming Banshee Pizza, 10 minute walk
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Turqoise Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
High Desert Market, Banshee's Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Dragonview Mountain Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
Circle K
Nearest Point of Interest
Fire Station
Nearest Point of Interest
downtown
Car: necessary

Bisbee is primarily a walking town due to the many public staircases constructed over mule trails by the WPA in the 1930’s that are a must to explore. See the many unique and unusual hillside houses and gardens not visible from the streets.

While visiting, it is recommended to take in the Queen Mine Tour, Old Bisbee Ghost Tour, Smithsonian affiliated Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, numerous art galleries, antique stores and many fine dining restaurants during your stay.

Bisbee is also centrally located for day trips to Tombstone, Kartchner Caverns State Park, and Chiricahua National Monument Wonderland of Rocks. Great birding opportunities are available on the property, at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area and other nearby scenic locations.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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