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History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Becky and Daryl Hiser
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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 Lazy Ranch Estates

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).


Lazy Ranch Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!
average rating of 4.8 based on 40 reviews

Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lazy C Homestead. The house was very comfortable and Becky and Daryl were friendly and helpful if we had any questions. They kept the bird feeders filled and we enjoyed watching the many birds. We spent many hours reading and relaxing on the porch. You really feel like you’re in the desert when you look around and see so many types of cactus. There are views of the mountains and the city of Tucson looks pretty at night when lit up. We saw javelina, coyote, deer, lizards, roadrunners and bunnies. We love Tucson and we’re planning to return to the Lazy C Homestead.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that all the fauna cooperated and showed themselves. We like to hear that the Homestead offered some time of relaxation for you.
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Beautiful home, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful get away in this beautiful home. Serene setting, cozy fireplace, close to all the Tucson attractions and activities. The bird feeders made for wonderful mornings!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfort and privacy not far from town

  • 5 of 5

This house is a wonderful getaway. It is private and has beautiful views. There is plenty of room for at least 5 people. The living area with the fireplace is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice house in beautiful landscape. Enjoyed watching the birds. House has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Desert Oasis, Beautiful Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, long vacation at the Lazy C homestead where we enjoyed many hours reading on the veranda and watching wildlife. The house was spacious and clean, located close to many sites for outings, and well maintained by Becky and Darryl who were very helpful if we needed anything. We felt comfortable and at home and can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We strive to create a relaxing experience here at the Lazy C Homestead. We are glad you were able to relax.
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.