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

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Great Room with the dining area and kitchen.

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Last updated: 11/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Secluded 2 bedroom, 2 bath with 360 degree rural mountain views and high desert


PROPERTY & AREA INFORMATION
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. Road Runners, Hawks and even White Owls cam be observed on or 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. But please plan to spend some time in the Historic Willcox with its famed cowboy museums.


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.

The Earth House will provide you a unique vacation experience as the home itself is a creative work of art.

Note: This vacation home is located in a rural community and does not come with the many amenities of larger cities. It has both the charm and the downside of a rural environment. Therefore, being a nature lover is a must to enjoy your stay.

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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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

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

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • 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
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
$95
$1,950
Spring/Summer
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
$85
$1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Notes:

PREFERRED PAYMENT METHOD: Reservation and Final Payments via personal checks. I also accept HOMEAWAY Credit Card Payments and Square Credit Card Payments but any International Processing Fees will be deducted from your Security Deposit at the time of reimbursement. VRBO/Homeaway provides Trip Cancellation Insurance at an additional cost to you and is not associated with my account. Other reputable third party Trip Cancellation Insurers may be found online. I am an reputable property owner and strive to please. Please call me if you have any concerns.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Big Tex BBQ Restaurant

    "Smoked BBQ inside an old box car train. Located right in downtown Willcox."

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  • Tapas at Coronado Vineyards

    "Great place for a nice meal in a beautiful setting. Wine tasting is a MUST. Gift shop on s..."

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  • Chiricahua National Monument

    "Amazing. Breathtaking. Must see."

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  • Kartchner Caverns State Park

    "Amazing. Check website for dates and times. Closed part of the year."

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  • Bisbee

    "Artist paradise. You will travel through Tombstone to get here. If you go to Tombstone, kee..."

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  • Rex Allen Museum

    "Lots of cowboy history in this here town. Don't miss the Rex Allen, Jr. concert on Oct 5. "

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  • Tombstone

    "Go back in time. Locals as well as tourists dress up like gun slingers and saloon girls."

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  • Amerind Foundation Inc

    "WONDERFUL Native American artifacts & history. Love it. The drive through the Dragoon Moun..."

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  • Coronado National Forest

    "A wonderful 45 minute scenic mountain road trip. When leaving the house, turn right onto S ..."

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  • Roper Lake State Park

    "Bring your fishing pole or a boxed lunch. Go there when you take the scenic route to Saffo..."

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  • Cochise Stronghold

    "Hike the interpretive trials through Cochise Stronghold. This is the famous fortress of Apa..."

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  • Dragoon Mountains

    "Wonderful drive on the way to the Amerind Museum. Be sure to stop at the rest area at the t..."

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  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    "Outstanding and worth the drive to Tucson. Remember: These are mountain interstate miles. ..."

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  • Keeling Schaefer Vineyards Willcox Tasting Room

  • Rex Allen Statue

  • Rex Allen Museum

    "Lots of cowboy history in this here town. Don't miss the Rex Allen, Jr. concert on Oct 5. "

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  • Friends of Marty Robbins Musuem

  • http://mgio.arizona.edu/

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 (Named America's #1 Best American Small Historic Town), 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, AZ, USA:
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: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

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Photos

  • Great Room with the dining area and kitchen.

    Great Room with the dining area and kitchen.

  • Close up of fully equipped kitchen.

    Close up of fully equipped kitchen.

  • Oversized master bedroom with queen bed.

    Oversized master bedroom with queen bed.

  • Nice sized BR #2 with Queen bed & smaller walk-in closet.

    Nice sized BR #2 with Queen bed & smaller walk-in closet.

  • Winter view on the property when it snows in the mountains.

    Winter view on the property when it snows in the mountains.

  • Ms Roadrunner has the Right-of-Way.  Beep Beep.

    Ms Roadrunner has the Right-of-Way. Beep Beep.

  • Sunsets are incredible and unforgettable.

    Sunsets are incredible and unforgettable.

  • 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.

  • Chiricahua National Monument. A MUST SEE!

    Chiricahua National Monument. A MUST SEE!

  • Old Bisbee is an artist's haven & right down the road!

    Old Bisbee is an artist's haven & right down the road!

  • Cochise Stronghold - refuge for Apache Leader, Cochise. An oasis in the desert.

    Cochise Stronghold - refuge for Apache Leader, Cochise. An oasis in the desert.

  • Dining area and kitchen in rustic charm.

    Dining area and kitchen in rustic charm.

  • Experience a REAL adobe home in the Arizona high desert.

    Experience a REAL adobe home in the Arizona high desert.

  • Very Large Master Bath with heat lamps to keep you warm & toasty

    Very Large Master Bath with heat lamps to keep you warm & toasty

  • Hall bath showing custom mexican counter with  vessel sink.

    Hall bath showing custom mexican counter with vessel sink.

  • Mr. Jack Rabbit will visit you every morning.  Just look out your front window!

    Mr. Jack Rabbit will visit you every morning. Just look out your front window!

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

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

  • The Milkey Way can be seen in this big sky country with the naked eye

    The Milkey Way can be seen in this big sky country with the naked eye

  • 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 is a nice 9-hole.

    Twin Lakes Golf Course in Willcox is a nice 9-hole.

  • The famous Tombstone, AZ.  Check out the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

    The famous Tombstone, AZ. Check out the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

  • Amerind Museum at the top of the Dragoon Mts.  A FAVORITE!

    Amerind Museum at the top of the Dragoon Mts. A FAVORITE!

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

    Kartchner Caverns. Weather permitting . Advance reservations are recommended.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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