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Nature Lover's Dream With Spectacular Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bed/1 Bath Fully Equipped Santa Fe Casita With Glorious Mountain Views.

If you want privacy in the middle of natural beauty, this is the place. Spacious 1 bed/1 bath Santa Fe casita is located in beautiful, oak-studded Flux Canyon, just 3 miles SW of Patagonia, Arizona. Perfect for the bird watcher, hiker or nature lover. Adjacent to the barn of Fallen Oak Ranch, you can pet the horses or possibly bring your own, or just enjoy the beautiful setting. Everything is ready for you. There's a King sized bed in the bedroom, new sofa in the living room, and an inflatable queen bed available if you have guests over. The Casita was built in 2007 and is well insulated for year around comfort. Stackable washer/dryer is in the walk-in closet. Direct TV and VCR is on hand for entertainment and there is great Verizon cell phone coverage for your phone or internet. Pets allowed upon approval and with a modest pet deposit. There is a large fenced area for your pets. Large carport, landscaping, and fully equipped kitchen and bath are all in place.

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Jean Miller
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Jean Miller

OWNER/AGENT After living all over the world as an Air Force brat, I settled in Southern California. At the age of 42, I decided to take up horseback riding which brought me to the Circle Z Ranch outside of Patagonia. When I retired from my job as a senior Department Store Executive, my husband and I bought land and built our dream 'Fallen Oak Ranch' where I enjoy the sheer beauty of the land, my horses, and dogs. I am also co-owner of Long Realty Sonoita-Patagonia.

Jean Miller purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Jean Miller chose Patagonia

If you like to be a little remote, down a mile and a half of dirt road, up on a ridge with jaw-dropping views, near horses, birds, cattle and other wild life, you'll love this place. A SUV is recommended because the dirt road is tough on small sedans. You can hike right out from the house to incredibly beautiful canyons and ridges. The Coronado National Forest is just one property away.

What makes this cottage unique

World class bird watching, the ability to ride a horse directly out into the Forest without trailering, watching my dogs run off leash, stopping the car to let the cattle pass, seeing the incredible stars at night and spectacular sunsets are all a part of living where I do.


Patagonia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand painted Mexican sink and spacious vanity
  • Full bath with tiled vanity and hand-painted Mexican sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 Aero beds -- 1 a queen and 1 twin are available for guests
  • Bedroom is equipped with a King sized bed, 2 dressers for storing your clothes, walk in closet with stacked washer and dryer, Mexican leather chair and 2 stools at the end of the bed -- handy for sitting to put on your shoes. There is a sliding back door that opens to the fenced back yard area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
This is a ranch type guest house gracefully built and appointed but on a dirt road and near a barn with horses. I recommend a truck or SUV because a small sedan may have some difficulty on the dirt road, especially during the rainy season. The barn is immaculately kept and not a nuisance, although individuals with allergies might have issues with the dust from the dirt road and barn area. I will consider taking guests out horseback riding if I am confident of their abilities and they sign a waiver. I can provide bird feeders and most anything to make your stay enjoyable.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Nature Lover's Dream With Spectacular Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely place, well cared for and well-appointed. It was nice to have a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, and a nice open living room with a wood stove. The location was ideal--away from main highway down a gravel road through wooded pastures, but still only a 17-mile drive to Nogales for groceries and supplies. We are avid birders. The casita is in a great location for birdwatching, with oak woodlands below and grasslands above. We spent quiet mornings on the porch watching birds at the feeders in the garden. We wish we had taken more time to hike around the ranch. Our host was very gracious and helpful. We really enjoyed our time here. The only unpleasant experience we had was getting caught in a speed trap coming into Patagonia. It was a classic set-up. The speed limit dropped from 60 to 45 to 35 as we came around a bend on the highway north of town. (Our speeding ticket was $400 for allegedly driving 60 in a 35 mph zone.) Driving in from the south was a very similar set-up. We frequently saw cars that had been pulled over by Patagonia police on both sides of town.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy the Casita worked out for you. I'm sorry you got caught in the Patagonia speed trap. Please consider visiting us again! The birds will still be here!
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Super Place

  • 5 of 5

Great place, very comfortable and I had everything I needed. Wonderful setting and views!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at the Fallen Oak Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at The Fallen Oak Ranch. The casita is super comfortable, clean, and fully stocked with all conveniences. The views of the local mountains from the front porch are spectacular, and the peace and quiet at the ranch was music to our souls.

Birding at the ranch and local roads is also quite nice. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Casita is perfect. Everything you need is provided. The location can not be beat. Love it!

  • 5 of 5

This is a dream property! You are in a beautiful canyon up about 4000 feet. Your outside view is wonderful mountains. There is a large covered porch on which to sit and see the sun rise between two mountains and then watch it set with glorious colors. Any kind of outside activity is available from this location, such as, walking, hiking, birdwatching, etc.. The town of Patagonia is a short distance away with many good restaurants, a wonderful library, lovely shops, and even an Opera House. Many of Arizona's great attractions are a few miles away, making day trips very easy and most enjoyable. We have stayed in this property five times and absolutely think it is a real find.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It makes me very happy to know that others appreciate my little corner of paradise. Jean Miller
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There should be a 6th. Star for "exceptional"

  • 5 of 5

... And we'd still give it a "Seven". Places with views and friendliness like this are rare. This is our second time here and our stays are for the month. It's 3 miles into town, but feels like a total escape to peace & privacy. The barn and 3 horses below are bucolic! The massive mountain-scape mesmerizes from the porch ... For that gentle awakening first coffee in the morning to a rise-out-your-chair "thrilling" sunset hour. The clouds in between am & pm are (no eggageration!)'... The absolute best in the galaxy! Jean, your hostess is a very lovely lady with impeccable taste & wonderful stories. Our Casita reflects the exceptional in every way. She thought of everything. You'ld swear you were home! OK ... Now I've read other people's reviews. Mine just sounds like everyone else's ... Makes me want to start over and ... Try even harder!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hal: Wow! Thanks for your wonderful words. What's so great about renting the Casita on VRBO is meeting people like you and Stephanie and gaining life long friends. You are both fantastic people and now a big part of my life. Jean
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What A Find

  • 5 of 5

Some places are so wonderful I hesitate to review as it will be fully booked when I wish to return. This is a gem in a lovely setting. The property has many amenities and feel at home immediately. Jean, the owner is very helpful and a great person. There are many places to explore in the area eg State Park, Wineries, Green Valley, Nogales.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I really need to thank you for helping me when I fell and needed medical attention. I continue to marvel at how enriched my life has been by meeting such wonderful people at my little Casita. I hope you come again soon.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Tucson, Arizona
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wagon Wheel, Patagonia, AZ
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Kino Springs
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Gathering Grounds, Cose Buono, Velvet Elvis, etc
Car: necessary

Located in the quaint old western mining town of Patagonia, Arizona (pop. almost 1,000!), now home to artists, bird watchers, mountain bikers, trail riders, and all types of nature lovers. One of the premier bird watching areas in the United States with its unique 'sky island' habitats, over 300 species have been slighted here.

Ask anyone who now lives here what brought them to the area and you will hear many different answers but with one common thread -- the beauty of the wide open spaces and the amazing wildlife and recreational opportunities available. I came to explore the West on horseback, others for mountain biking, hiking, meditation or just the great year around climate at our 4000-5000' elevation.

Tour the nearby wineries of Arizona's wine country in Elgin, visit Spanish missions and ghost towns, go horseback riding, hiking, biking or bird watching or even go to Nogales, Sonora for a great mariachi brunch and shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

For stays under 28 days, full deposit required at least one week in advance. For longer stays, one month deposit required in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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