Panoramic Views, Birds, Acres. Roomy Nature Lovers Retreat Near Patagonia Lake(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Large 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, grassland, desert & mountains, huge views
At 4000 feet elevation, this rolling grassland is a cool refuge in the summer, averaging 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix and 10 degrees cooler than Tucson. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped, along with dining service for 12. There is a large barbeque grill and picnic table on the large view-oriented deck. The family room, sunken living room, Arizona room and formal dining room provide generous spreading-out space for a group. Ample amenities include wi-fi and satellite TV. Harrier House combines proximity to Patagonia with the serenity and spaciousness of rural living.
You will be just five minutes from Patagonia Lake State Park, one of the world’s premier birding destinations, where the resident Elegant Trogan is regularly added to many birders life lists, along with many unusual southern resident or migrating species. You can swim, fish and boat in Lake Patagonia, as well as rent canoes or paddle boats or take guided lake tours. Harrier House even provides a three-person canoe and two bicycles for your outdoor pleasure.
The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, quoted by the Audubon Society as one of the best birding locations in the entire country, is minutes away, along with Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds. Spectacular Ramsey and Madera Canyon are within easy drives. You will find our collection of nature and birding books very handy!
The biological diversity of the area is highest in the USA, with its sky islands, washes, desert flats and grasslands calling to naturalists, hunters, hikers, bikers and boaters. Patagonia is a Gateway community for the Arizona Trail.
Culture is nearby. The small enchanting town of Patagonia is 7 miles north (great espresso, eateries, art galleries). Nogales with it’s mainstream shopping is 10 miles south. Slightly north are Sonoita and Elgin’s wonderful wineries welcoming tasters (Arizona wine is outstanding) and stables (30 minutes). Tucson is just an hour away), and nearby are Tubac,Tombstone, Bisbee and Karchner Caverns.
The whole is far greater than the sum of the details, whether considering Harrier House or Southeastern Arizona. Excitement and relaxation alike await the visitor to this dynamic landscape, as each season brings it's unique charms and fascinations. Book soon for the spring, monsoon (summer) and fall seasons.
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Member since: 2014
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Baby monitor provided, 1 PaknPlay provided, toddler stepstool and potty, booster seats for dining, plus toys. Fenced yard with desert plants, including some yucca and cacti. Children love it here but need to be aware....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 2 access is through master bedroom.
- Lovely for one or two people as well as a group of 8. Bird feeders attract diverse borderland birds and butterflies. Watch wildlife from house or deck. Wine tasting in nearby Sonoita/Elgin is a wonderful activity. Fine Arizona wines are a well-kept secret. Fabulous mercados (Food City and Villas) 15 minutes away, have vast array of chilies tortillas, hot sauces, Mexican pastries and more. Duty Free shop in Nogales for many interesting items. Safeway, KMart, etc. for basics. Easy entry into Sonora Mexico for international dining and shopping. Patagonia just north is charming, has great natural foods store/green grocer, art galleries, espresso, lunch, park and more....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Coin Laundry
- Duty Free Shops
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View:
Desert mountains frame rolling hills dotted w mesquite and ocotillo. Nature lovers, birders,bikers,walkers,hikers,astronomers enjoy the wild. Horse country. Sonoran/Chihuahuan deserts converge here....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 12 people
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- Hair Dryer
Satellite broadband wireless internet. Due to rural setting/satellite access, use is restricted to emails and general internet. Heavy use such as gaming, and video streaming is not possible....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Towels Provided
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Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
No added charges for taxes, cleaning and pets. Long-term stays are welcome and long term rates are negotiable.
Please contact owner to arrive or depart at a non-standard time. Contact prior to booking about pets. The large yard is fenced but a very small dog could escape. Harrier is perfect for one or eight people.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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This region is birders' mecca, horse country, wine country, star-gazers delight, opportunities for bicycles, or a climber's exercise to the top of Mt. Wrightson or Red Mountain. We provide a three-person canoe for your use on Lake Patagonia, and paddle boats and canoes Harrier House. The elegant trogan is often seen at the head of Lake Patagonia, where guided bird tours are offered. The destinations of Tombstone, Karchner Caverns, Bisbee, Tubac and several golf courses are within easy drives. Tucson's offerings are too numerous to list here, but a visit to the Desert Museum is well worth the drive! San Rafael Valley and Harshaw are a nearby, spectacular scenic drive. Noteworthy: the Mountain Empire is a flatlander's respite in the hotter months averaging 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Tucson and Phoenix. Sonoita's wonderful wineries offer tastings of excellent local vintages. Madera Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, and The Nature Conservancy's Sonoita Creek Preserve are just a few of the major birding destinations near at hand.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We divide our time between living a wilderness lifestyle on a vast fly-in lake in Alaska in roadless Lake Clark National Park, and Patagonia, Arizona. We are lifelong Alaskans. We fell in love with this area while traveling, hiking and birding here twelve years ago. It became our winter home after we retired from our careers as educators (science and music in Anchorage). We find similarities to Alaska in the scenic grandeur, spaciousness, wildlife, many outdoor activities, as well as the warm and delightful people we have found here along with cultural and community opportunities.
Why the Owner Chose Nogales, AZ, USA:
This home met our need for a place roomy enough for visiting family and friends, including grandchildren. We love to sit in the Arizona room with glass from ceiling to floor and watch the unique borderland birds come to our feeders, and to see the harriers from above as they cruise the nearby arroyo. The resident roadrunners are fun to watch. The home is warm, inviting, and welcoming to guests. The views are stunning, the sunsets endlessly entertaining. Every day brings a surprise. We love being able to share it with visitors from around the world.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Harrier House has appealing southwest touches such as saltillo and Talavera tile, arched windows, an Arizona room with floor-to-ceiling glass and large covered deck for outdoor living. The view and surrounding countryside are preposterously beautiful. We love that it is close to so many diverse activities in this fascinating part of the world, including a short trip into Nogales, Arizona for supplies or into Nogales Sonora, Mexico for shopping and dining, and only one hour from the sophistications of Tucson.
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- Tertiary: +1 5204555723 Use manager phone if owner unreachable.
Dining room doors open to covered deck and view to hills and distant mountains.
Comfortable and cool living room charms with Saltillo tiles and arched windows.
Low tiled dividing wall separates dining room from sunken living room.
View of mountains, fields, bird feeders, and wide blue skies from Arizona room.
Queen bed in master bedroom.
Bathroom off master bedroom with walk-in shower.
Birds and butterflies enjoy the backyard berries and blossoms.
Twin bed is a trundle, making up to a king bed. Captains drawers are below bed
Use Harrier House' canoe or rent, to bird, picnic or fish at Lake Patagonia.
Paisano in our backyard parading with his catch. Showing off to mate, perhaps!
View of approach to Harrier House, where quiet and seclusion await.
From our deck, one of a series of lovely sunsets of Arizona fame. .
Entrance to Harrier House with rolling hills and mountains to rear.
The formal dining room French doors open onto the deck, garden and view beyond.
Family room has views to southwest. Kitchen bar divides kitchen from family room
Master opens onto deck and views.
Bedroom two has queen bed and walk-in closet.
Spacious deck is perfect for dining, birdwatching, and enjoying sunsets and view
Elegant Trogon at Lake Patagonia, a truly charismatic bird.
Broad-Billed Hummingbird in our backyard, at the extent of its northern range.
The Cooper's Hawk drinks alone at the bird bath, never minding his prey has left
Lake Patagonia, 3 miles from Harrier House, has many recreational opportunities.
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