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Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia Wine Country Hideaway in Historic Southern Arizona

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Barnhouse on horse ranch in beautiful Southern Arizona Wine Country.

Bring your horses or pets to a secluded horse ranch location bordering thousands of Coronado National Forest acres in the beautiful Canelo Hills. This area which is less than an hour away from Tucson is perfect for photographers, artists and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride your horse or hike with your family. There are many local wineries minutes away. Visit internationally famous birding areas in Ramsey Canyon, Patagonia and the San Pedro Riparian area. Visit the famous Empire Ranch, Old Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee, Kartchner Caverns and other nearby attractions. Fish or boat on Parker Canyon Lake or Lake Patagonia. Nearby stores offer shopping and organic produce, gifts and local wines. Many local events are held throughout the year at the Sonoita Fairgrounds and other local towns and numerous wineries. Or stay on site and view birds, wildlife, mountain bike or relax and unwind. Enjoy beautiful night skies away from city lights. A Telescope is available. The 1000 square foot barn house has a full kitchen, bath, one Master bedroom with a Select Comfort King-sized bed and adjacent dog run, large living/dining/kitchen area and a laundry/extra room with full-size heavy duty washer and dryer. There is one hideaway bed and two couches convert to beds for additional guests. The house electronics include two Satellite TVs, wifi and a printer. It is heated and air-conditioned and has two ceiling fans.

There is an outdoor porch with a Weber charcoal barbecue and a seasonal fire pit. The horse facilities include a round pen, outdoor riding arena and indoor/outdoor stalls, indoor wash rack with warm water, pipe corrals with shade structures and access to many National Forest trails directly from the property.

More Details

Mary and Ray Visco
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, We speak limited Spanish and French.
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Mary and Ray Visco

We are a retired professional couple. We moved here from northern California. We love the lifestyle in this ranching community and the beauty of the surroundings. There is so much to do and see. We are still discovering so much. We ride our horses often. Ray loves to play pool and I play the fiddle. We have a blessed life here.

Mary and Ray Visco purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary and Ray Visco chose Tucson & Southern Arizona

We bought this property because it is actually in the Coronado National Forest. It has easy access to trails for hiking and riding.

What makes this house unique

It is in the National Forest so we won't have new neighbors. It will stay pristine foothills and grasslands if we manage it correctly. We have immediate access to miles of trails and it is centrally located in the Arizona wine country.


Elgin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has shower and tub. It is supplied with towels and some extras that guests may have forgotten.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King-sized Select Comfort bed. Direct TV and controls in bedroom. Full California closet with shelves. Sliding glass door exiting into dog yard with gate. Ceiling fan above bed. Pastoral views of the grasslands and Canelo Hills.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Will provide some limited breakfast items. Many local attractions such as World-renowned birding, biking, caves and caverns, wineries, hiking, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, historic towns such as Bisbee, Tombstone, Patagonia. Close to Mexico entrance in Nogales. Bring your horses and use the round pen, outdoor riding arena and direct access to potentially thousands of miles of trails in Coronado National Forest.


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Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia Wine Country Hideaway in Historic Southern Arizona
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Mary and Ray were great! The weekend started with a brief tour of the rental, Mary provided us breakfast food and a snack basket for our stay, which came in very handy. The Sonoita/Elgin area is beautiful, we enjoyed the wineries, the people and the breathtaking views. It was a perfect trip and we will be back. Thank you so much Mary!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the horses in the pasture to the mountains to the amazingly well-stocked house, Ray and Mary's place has it all. Perfect for city-folk like us to relax and feel immersed in the mountains, sunshine, and thunderstorms of Southeastern Arizona. We have stayed in many rental properties and none of them even come close in terms of the stocked pantry, design details, and all-around comfort. I wish we had a bed like that!

Unbeatable for the price. A little sorry to shout it to the heavens here, since we feel like we found a secret spot, but Ray and Mary deserve the stellar reviews.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale Az

Beautiful! Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so pretty and the property was surrounded by the mountains- beautiful!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental, location and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The rental was clean, wonderfully appointed and had everything you could possibly need. The location was gorgeous and walking trails were out your back door. Mary was a gracious host and welcomed us with breakfast essentials and a treat basket. This was definitely one of the best vrbo rentals we have stayed in. Thanks Mary and we will see you again soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bayside, WI

Ideal Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What's not to like? Gorgeous setting, beautiful and well appointed lodging and super nice people! Enjoy the views from your patio which includes a fire pit and grill. Watch horses in the pasture and deer in the National Forest that is adjacent to the property. Scaled quail visit the bird feeders providing entertainment. Hike the hills in your back yard! I guarantee you won't be disappointed with your stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was the best. Hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sierra Vista or Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Sierra Vista
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Tucson or Benson
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 83
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mount Lemmon certain times of the year
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Lake Patagonia

We are right in the heart of the wineries. They have many events during the year and wine tasting year-round. We are within approximately an hour's drive from many attractions including Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, Bisbee, Patagonia and Ramsey Canyon (with world-class birdwatching), Tucson and Mexico.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please call regarding your pet or horse. There is an additional fee for pets and horses. Please discuss these fees with owner. Rates are subject to change prior to booking confirmation. Please call regarding cancellation fee. Four Wheel Drive recommended during rains.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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