Madera Canyon Home W/ Spectacular Mountain View(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6-28 nights
- Property type:House
- 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!
Member since: 2012
- 1500 sq. ft.
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:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Sleeper sofa in loft
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
28 night min stay
Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2018
28 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $200
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.
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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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.
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.
Links to more information:
Covered porch with swing for two
Northwestern view from the porch.
Looking North at sunset.
Hummingbird in the trees by the porch
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.
Loft can provide quiet reading area or hide-a-bed sleeping area.
Loft also features small writing desk.
Ascending the bridge stairs.
View from top of Mt. Wrightson. Great day hike in the Spring or Fall.
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.
Black-headed Grosbeak in the apple tree
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.
Bedroom features king sized bed and sitting area.
Upstairs bath even has a view!
A unique bridge OVER the living room to a private balcony.
Outdoor kitchen with hooks to hold hummingbird feeders while refilling.
Mama Whiskered Owl
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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