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History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!

Experience some Tucson history by staying in one of the original homesteads in the Tucson Mountains. Homesteaded in 1929 by the Canfields when their deed signed by President Herbert Hoover was received. The home is owned by family members who have kept their love of the desert region alive. Nestled in the Tucson Mountains, this ranch style, 2 bedroom - 2 bath, 1900 square foot house maintains it’s seclusion and privacy by being located on 3.3 acres of prime desert habitat where you won’t be surprised to see javalina, coyote, bobcat and deer. The owners are recreational birders and keep feeders full to attract many species of hummingbirds, quail, finches, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrashers and many other birds native to the area and passers through.

Just 15 minutes from downtown Tucson, U of A, and Tucson Community Center and 5 minutes from I-10 you can use this home for a base to most attractions around Tucson and surrounding areas including the world famous Desert Museum.

This is an ideal home for quiet private time, relaxed reading and writing, and as a base for some of the country’s most important Birding locations including Madera Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, Chiricahua Mtn range and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, as well as incredible hikes through the Saguaro National Parks, Sabino Canyon, Ventana Canyon, Pima Canyon, Catalina State Park, and other enticing locations.

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Becky and Daryl Hiser
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Becky and Daryl Hiser

Daryl and Becky own the Homestead. Becky is the granddaughter of the Canfields who were the original homesteaders. She was raised in the area. Purchasing some homestead property with husband, Daryl, they built their own residence next to the Homestead. Daryl is a zoologist by education and engineer by trade. He is very helpful in identifying local flora and fauna. Becky enjoys hiking, horseback riding and quilting. Daryl enjoys hiking and U of A basketball. As a couple they take birding trips and enjoy the outdoors. They have knowledge of the area and would love to help make your stay a memorable one!

Why Becky and Daryl Hiser chose Tucson

We took over ownership keeping the property in the family. We are very excited to share this small part of Tucson's history with travelers.

What makes this house unique

Staying at the Homestead will give you direct contact with relatives of the homesteaders the Canfields. Many stories of the development of the area. It has been the intention to keep the flavor of a 'homestead' home. Limited shared use of owner pool next door (walking distance).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews

Beautiful desert location with homey feel

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the accommodation and setting of this gem. We were traveling with two small children and they enjoyed the house, watching the birds, boars and rabbits as well as the pool. The area around the home is beautifully maintained, I am not usually so fond of the desert (heat), but this place had me in love with it. The kitchen was well appointed for eating in, and we had a rough day prior to our stay so once we had provisions we didn't want to go anywhere. I wish we could have stayed longer and I hope we can come again. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the Tucson area.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Favorite Spring Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at The Homestead and we have already reserved our stay for next year. It's one of the most relaxing places a person could ask for. Daryl and Becky are great hosts! Responsive to everything and Becky keeps the bird feeders filled to attract birds all day long. It's like being alone out in the desert, yet you are only minutes from just about everything in the Tucson area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you back! We try to keep the Homestead natural and relaxing for those who want to just be in the desert.
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Lovely spot near Tucson and Saguaro National Park

  • 5 of 5

Becky and Daryl are wonderful hosts, the home is comfortable and spacious, the views of Tucson and the surrounding hills are gorgeous, and the property abounds with desert plants, birds and wildlife. Great area for birding, both on the property and at the nearby parks. During our stay, groups of deer and javelina passed through in the early evening. We're hoping to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yea! We are glad our resident wildlife paid visits to you. Welcome back anytime!
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Medicine Hat, Alberta

Easter excursion

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at the Lazy C homestead. The privacy of the beautiful yard was wonderful- could have easily stayed on the porch to watch the world go by for the entire trip. My father-in-law has limited moblilty and the house setup was ideal. We had one small mechanical issue which Becky had fixed promptly. She is a pleasure to work with. We left with super memories - thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know our guests want to go out and see the sights, but we try to make the Homestead so relaxing, you don't want to leave.
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Beautiful property, Very charming home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Lazy C! The hosts were very welcoming, even leaving us a few home baked goods to enjoy and loaning our children black light flashlights for finding scorpions! The location is very convenient for accessing the Western portion of Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain Park, and the Sonoran Desert Museum (which we HIGHLY recommend). We all enjoyed spending time at the home, relaxing on the porch, watching birds, sunset, and other wildlife.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad the kids had fun, but most glad you enjoyed the Homestead and surroundings. We have tried to make it simple and charming, but with all you would need for a relaxing vacation.
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Perfect for anyone!

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful place to stay in Tucson. Beautiful landscaping and the fragrance of fruit trees in the air. Comfortable and quiet, yet minutes from the freeway. Our family of 5 members and 3 generations had everything we needed. The owners have clearly put a lot of work into making this a lovely place to be. I really had no reason to leave the property!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to share the Homestead with families! Having a relaxing environment is what we are trying to offer here and we are happy it is appreciated.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Silverbell Golf Course and Starr Pass Golf Course

Minutes away from Wildlife Museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson, Saguaro National Monument, many of the surrounding canyons, Mt. Lemon (Rose Canyon Lake).


Rates & Availability

Lazy Ranch Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $80

Rates quoted are for advertised occupancy of 4. A $20/night charge for additional guests up to 8 total occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lazy Ranch Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • If more sleep area is needed, two twin size roll away beds are available upon request in advance.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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