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Madera Canyon Home W/ Spectacular Mountain View

(11 Reviews)

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  • Minimum stay:6-28 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

1 Bdr/2 Bath + loft surrounded by Coronado National Forest. Walk to trailheads.

Fully Furnished 1 Bdr/2 Bath + loft in Madera Canyon surrounded by the Coronado National Forest. Fabulous porch with swing, glider and room to feed the whole family while watching hummingbirds at your feeder. One of a kind woodwork 'makes' this home. 1326 sf of indoor living space. Central AC/heat. Full kitchen, laundry in basement. Property is walking distance to trailheads, picnic areas and favorite birdwatching spots. It all adds up to the best place for an extended stay in Madera Canyon.

Please note: There is no TV reception (we do have a dvd player). Metered Satellite Internet is provided (but not unlimited). This is a remote property. Your cell phone will have limited connectivity in the canyon (Verizon works best). There is a landline in the cabin. While there are two gift stores in the canyon, the next closest businesses are 15 miles away. I recommend you get gas and stop at the grocery store before you drive into the canyon. Don't forget to buy a bag of sugar to make syrup to feed the hummingbirds!

Manager

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be 25 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Older children are welcome. The home is not recommended for children under 6 as the home has some open stairways and high balconies not suitable for children. Please look carefully at the pictures of the stairway over the living room before determining whether this is suitable for your children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is never allowed in the home. During high fire danger periods, we request no smoking on the property at all....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small indoor pets only. There is no fence and the wild animals could be hazardous to your pet's health. Additional cleaning fee is required for pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    We don't get TV reception, but we have a DVD player and lots of videos....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Wraparound porch overlooks Madera Canyon in the Coronado National Forest...moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We now have satellite internet! It's metered, so don't plan on streaming lots of videos, but you can definitely get your email and keep up with the news of the outside world....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Land line in house. Your cell service probably won't work in the house. Verizon sometimes gets service. You may get limited service while hiking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around deck with swing, glider and eating area. Keep the bird feeders full and the hummingbirds will swarm....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

4.8
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2018
28 night min stay

$1,800
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$85
$1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $200

Notes:

HOME IS IN MADERA CANYON, AZ. It is rural (20 min to nearest grocery in Green Valley) and it is at 5400 ft elevation.

WEATHER: It may snow in the winter and there is no road clearing service.

Avg Temps - Jan:31/52, Feb: 34/60 Mar: 37/65 Apr: 39/69 May:.44/73 Jun: 59/88 Jul: 61/83 Aug: 62/86 Sep: 57/79 Oct: 47/70 Nov: 30/58 Dec: 23/50.

PETS: I charge a pet cleaning fee. No fence so pets must be on lead at all times.

KIDS: Children under 6 not advised.

INTERNET: Metered wi-fi. 5G high speed per month.

PHONE: Free domestic long distance on land line.

NO SMOKING

ROAD CONDITION: Susie Lode Lane and our driveway have several rocky or dirt sections. Vehicles with a high clearance will find it easy to pass. Small vehicles may have to take it slower. If snow is expected, we recommend a 4WD vehicle as there may be significant delay in clearing the roads.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tucson
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Canoa Ranch Golf Club
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-19
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Olives Bistro

Car: Necessary

Madera Canyon is nestled in the northern slopes of the Santa Rita Mountain range east of Green Valley and south of Tucson, Arizona. The flora along with the streams that carved out this canyon help to sustain the many bird, mammal, and insect species that breed and visit here. Visitors from all over the world arrive in search of such avian specialties as the Elegant Trogon, Elf Owl, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, and Painted Redstart. Over 230 species of birds have been recorded in the Canyon with 15 hummingbird species among them.

Thousands of birders, hikers, photographers, artists, and those simply seeking a place to enjoy a picnic under the shade of a sycamore tree—next to the cool water of a creek—have fallen in love with Madera Canyon.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: I spent summers in Tucson, Arizona with my grandparents as a little girl. They had a small cabin in Madera Canyon - one of only a handful of private homes - and my sister and I loved going there on the weekends and playing in the creek or hiking the trail to Mt. Wrightson. As an adult I have returned to visit my grandparents many times with my children to introduce them to the jewel that is Madera Canyon. The photo is of my grandfather blowing bubbles with my daughter off the edge of the porch.

Why Green Valley, AZ, USA:
In 1990 my grandparents built the current home which they nicknamed Hummingbird Hill. It sits at a high spot in the canyon which lends itself to beautiful mountain views, sunsets and hummingbird watching. It was their dream retirement home. I have recently inherited it and can't bear to part with it - not only because of the memories but also because of the unique building and location. My husband and I are not able to move to the canyon right now as we have jobs out of state, but hope it can become our dream retirement home as well.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home itself was custom built by Richard Lansky. You won't believe the detailed woodworking. Take a careful look at the photo gallery. Richard still lives in the canyon and helps me with maintenance. The location is also amazing. Madera Canyon is a natural gem and it is minimally developed so you will have tons of opportunities to enjoy nature. The cabin is on private property but borders Coronado National Forest land on all sides. There are a handful of residents in the canyon and it is a popular weekend spot for people from Tucson so you will not be completely alone, but there's still plenty of space for solitude. I love some of the local businesses that rent out by the night, but this is truly the best place for an extended stay as it has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facility.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Photos

  • Covered porch with swing for two

    Covered porch with swing for two

  • Northwestern view from the porch.

    Northwestern view from the porch.

  • Lesser Goldfinch

    Lesser Goldfinch

  • Looking North at sunset.

    Looking North at sunset.

  • Hummingbird in the trees by the porch

    Hummingbird in the trees by the porch

  • Bring DVDs or use ours. We've got the system, just no TV reception.

    Bring DVDs or use ours. We've got the system, just no TV reception.

  • We've got a full kitchen so you can be comfortable for an extended stay.

    We've got a full kitchen so you can be comfortable for an extended stay.

  • Loft can provide quiet reading area or hide-a-bed sleeping area.

    Loft can provide quiet reading area or hide-a-bed sleeping area.

  • Loft also features small writing desk.

    Loft also features small writing desk.

  • Ascending the bridge stairs.

    Ascending the bridge stairs.

  • View from top of Mt. Wrightson.  Great day hike in the Spring or Fall.

    View from top of Mt. Wrightson. Great day hike in the Spring or Fall.

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  • You'll find yourself eating breakfast, lunch and dinner here.

    You'll find yourself eating breakfast, lunch and dinner here.

  • Be sure to bring your bird book. You'll probably add some to your lifelist.

    Be sure to bring your bird book. You'll probably add some to your lifelist.

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  • Black-headed Grosbeak in the apple tree

    Black-headed Grosbeak in the apple tree

  • When you're ready to come indoors, we have a bright, open living room.

    When you're ready to come indoors, we have a bright, open living room.

  • Open dining area with a view - just in case the weather doesn't cooperate.

    Open dining area with a view - just in case the weather doesn't cooperate.

  • Bedroom features king sized bed and sitting area.

    Bedroom features king sized bed and sitting area.

  • Upstairs bath even has a view!

    Upstairs bath even has a view!

  • A unique bridge OVER the living room to a private balcony.

    A unique bridge OVER the living room to a private balcony.

  • Outdoor kitchen with hooks to hold hummingbird feeders while refilling.

    Outdoor kitchen with hooks to hold hummingbird feeders while refilling.

  • Mama Whiskered Owl

    Mama Whiskered Owl

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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