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SERENITY IN WARM AND SUNNY ARIZONA NEAR TUBAC!!

Maryann Kinzel

Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English, Spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SERENITY IN WARM AND SUNNY ARIZONA NEAR TUBAC!!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Tubac - Sun Lovers Paradise!

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

This is an area that has good small wineries. They are from a similar ground as that of southern France. You can go to the wineries or the large gourmet market in Tubac. Do you want warm, sunny weather? The weather now is delightful for outdoor activities almost every day of the year. Enjoy this 1400 SF home on over 1/2 acre with lots of privacy! Furnished home with new Sealy Queen Size Mattress and new bedroom furniture and Ashley living room furniture in Master. Other bedroom has a high quality Queen matress too. Kitchen has cookware, dishes, coffee maker and blender/food processor. Home has 2 bedrooms and 1 office and outside patio with bird feeder and bird bath. There are 2 full bathrooms and ceilings are cathedral. There are 2 HD TV's--one in living room and one in the office and hooked up to satelite TV. Beginning in May 2012, there is on demand Netflix shows and movies.

There is a dishwasher, range, microwave/grill, refrigerator, garage door opener, washer and dryer. The yard is fenced. It is a non-smoking unit and it someone wants to bring their dog, it must be over 2 years old and fixed.

There is the Tumacacori National Park and Historic Presideo State Park nearby. Birds and wildlife are abundant. In March, April and May, the weather is delightful for golfing & hiking! In March, there is an annual bicycle event on the rural street where the house is located. The mountain views are outstanding and Madera Canyon is less that 1/2 hour away. There is excellent dining in the area and the famous arts and crafts of Tubac. Fitness gym, beauty salon and nail salons are close by and they are wonderful! This is a great art haven with lots of artists!

If you want two-fifty Margaritas you can go to Arivaca and go to a restaurant with Bull Horns in front and the food is wonderful. Fine dining can be found in the Espendor Resort (Rio Rico Golf Resort) or the Tubac Golf Resort. Tubac Golf Resort has two fine restaurants in a western setting. Wisdoms offers a fine meal just south of Tubac and it is very fun. The bartender makes a wonderful margarita! The Tubac Inn offers wonderful pork dishes and there is almost always action there. Cowboys sometimes come on horses and stop to wet their thirst. There are 10 golf courses nearby! Locally and Sycamore and Madera Canyons offer great birds and wildlife as well as the Santa Cruz river and right outside your windows. Come and enjoy....

The vineyards are some of the best in the US and similar to southern France. Arizona Vineyards is a popular roadside attraction in Nogales on the way to Mexico. Located less than one hour from the resort, the wines are unique and have classic Southwestern names such as Rattlesnake Red, Desert Dust and Coyote Red. (520) 287-7972.

Arizona Vineyards

1830 E. Patagonia Hwy., Rt. 82, Nogales

(520) 287-7972

Directions:

I-19 south to Exit 289 then turn left on E. Ruby Rd. Turn right on Pendleton Dr. then right on Circulo Montana. Make a right on Patagonia Lake Rd. and left onto AZ-82. Another way to go through Nogales is to Exit 4 on I-19 and turn east onto Magnolia and make a right hand turn at Grant (Fast Gas Station) and go 1 mile to Highway AZ-82.

Callaghan Vineyards

About an hour south of Tucson, the Callaghan Vineyards have been producing award-winning wines for over fifteen years. Owner Kent Callaghan aptly named his 17-acre vineyard “Buena Suerte” (or “Good Luck” in Spanish) and has won many kudos for his fine wines, including the highly-praised 1996 Fumé Blanc. The winery is open Friday thru Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (520) 455-5322.

Callaghan Vineyards

336 Elgin Rd., Elgin

(520) 455-5322

Directions:

I-10 to Exit 281 then take Route 83 thru Sonoita. Go four miles to Elgin Rd., then turn left at the “Elgin Wine Country” sign and go three more miles to the vineyard.

Sonoita Vineyards

Another winery near Mr. Callaghan’s establishment is the Sonoita Vineyards. Co-owner Dr. Gordon Dutt was a soil scientist at the University of Arizona when he and A. Blake Brophy established their first experimental vineyard in 1973. They found that the high altitude (5,000 feet) soil is nearly identical to the soils of Burgundy, France. The 20-acre vineyard now produces over 10,000 gallons per year. Their 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon had the distinction of being served at the White House. The winery is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. (520) 455-5893.

Sonoita Vineyards

H.C. 1, Box 33, Elgin

(520) 455-5893

Directions:

Follow I-10 to Exit 281 then take Route 83 thru Sonoita. Go four miles to Elgin Rd. then turn left at the “Elgin Wine Country” sign. Four miles past the Village of Elgin Vineyards, turn right at the Sonoita Vineyards sign. Proceed 2.5 miles to the vineyard. You can also go I-19 and get off at Exit 4 (Mangolia) and turn left. Make a left 1 mile to Highway 82 and go past Patagonia to Sonoita. Turn to Elgin Rd to go to the wineries.

Keywords: Golf, Birdwatching, Cycling, Hiking, 2 bedroom, fenced yard, dog welcome, HBO & Showtime. If you are a Silver Sneaker's member, there are 3 different nearby locations that you can visit. The Anza Trail can be traveled nearby and this is an old Spanish trail north.

The wild life is delightful. There were over 95 birds identified by birders who came in April 2014. There is a complete list in my traveler's book.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Maryann Kinzel (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks English, Spanish

About Maryann Kinzel

Maryann is originally from Southern California. She grew up near Playa del Rey and has traveled throughout Mexico, Central America and northern South America, and Alaska. She has also traveled through Spain, France, Germany, Cyprus and around Calgery, Canada. . She enjoys birding near the Santa Cruz River and hiking.

She teaches Culinary Arts at the Rio Rico High School and has over 95 students. She has been a professor at Northern Arizona University and at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a mom and has two daughters and two sons all whom enjoy this location to hike, golf, and to hang out and relax.

Maryann Kinzel purchased this house in 2006

Why Maryann Kinzel chose Tubac

I built this home originally for myself, but since it only has only a 2 car garage, I decided on building another one that has a 3 car garage. I live in this same area as I enjoy star gazing and bird watching and walking in the wilderness. It is close to Madera Canyon where there are pine trees. The evenings always have a nice, gentle breeze and you can look forward to sunny, pristine skies that are some common in Arizona. I love the birdwatching from almost every window in the house.

What makes this house unique

If you like to see the stars that are visible from the dark, clear skies of this area, this is the area for you. There are also a lot of wild life in the area and there is the faint sound of an occasional train in the valley below. The Tumaccari Mountains and Elephant Rock can been seen from this location and the sunsets and sunrises are superior.

Tubac has a unique feel to it with rich culture of Spain, Mexico and Arizona and it has many fun and historical places. There is a festival of the lights Dec 4-6th and an art walk on that Friday. There is a new HD 32 inch Sony TV with Dish Satellite Service. There is another HD TV in the office!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Maryann... I finally had time to assemble a list of birds (attached) we saw one or more times in the yard or overhead during our stay in April. It's been hectic catching up after a month away but we look back regularly to the AZ weather. Especially on those chilly and rainy days that sometimes make spring a long time coming here. It's warming up more now as Memorial Day approaches. We sure enjoyed our stay...Dave

Here are the birds that are in the area:

Backyard Bird List – 25 Camino Olympia, Tumacacori, AZ – April 2014



House Finch (d)

Canyon Towhee (d)

Northern Cardinal (d)

Ladder-backed Woodpecker (d)

Gila Woodpecker (d)

Bewick’s Wren (d)

Roadrunner (r)

White-crowned Sparrow (d)

Turkey Vulture (f)

Green-tailed Towhee (d)

White-winged Dove (d)

Broad-billed Hummingbird (d)

Black-chinned Hummingbird (d)

Bushtit (o)

Chihuahuan Raven (f)*

Common Raven (f)*

Lucy’s Warbler (r)

Rufous-crowned Sparrow (r)

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (o)

Verdin (o)

Mourning Dove (d)

House Sparrow (d)

Pyrrhuloxia (o)

Yellow Warbler (1)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (o)

Lark Sparrow (d)

Chipping Sparrow (r)

Lesser Goldfinch (d)

Song Sparrow (o)

Hooded Oriole (o)

Eurasian Collared Dove (o)

Anna’s Hummingbird (r)

Acorn Woodpecker (o)

Red-winged Blackbird (o)

Black-headed Grosbeak (o)

Phainopepla (o)

Wilson’s Warbler (1)

Gambel’s Quail (1)

Common Ground Dove (1)

Brown-crested Flycatcher (1)

Lesser Nighthawk (o)

Red-tailed Hawk (f)

American Kestrel (f)



Total species – 43











Legend: d = daily, r=regularly, o = occasionally, f = flying over, 1 = one time
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Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

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Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 25 reviews
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Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p268496vb
+01 -(928) 853-7453 (Arizona, USA)
Tubac Arizona
5

The mountains are calling.

  • 5 out of 5
The two bedroom house was comfortable and well equipped. The views out the back were splendid and there is a lot to do in the area. We played golf, hiked, went to the Tumacacori mission National Monument and shopped around Tubac. You won't want to leave.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Friends,
Thank you for coming and visiting my home. It was wonderful having you. It is great to share this home with so many great folks like you. Your humming birds are still here feeding on the flowers and the the feeders. Thanks again!
business
Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p268496vb
+01 -(928) 853-7453 (Arizona, USA)
Tubac Arizona
5

Quiet Retreat in the Foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains

  • 5 out of 5
The house offers a perfect retreat for people who seek quiet and who cherish the rugged beauty of the mountains of southern Arizona. There is much to see and to do: Tubac, a former presidio, offers a rich view into the colonial history of the area. Nearby are the ruins of the mission church at Tumacacori. Hikers will enjoy the Madera canyon and the Sabio canyon, further away. Our hostess provided wonderful guidance to all these marvels. The accommodations: bed and kitchen equipment suited us well. Even our dog found solace in the comfort of its quarters after it had made some uncomfortable acquaintance with the desert vegetation. Yes, we plan to return to this wonderful vacation spot in the desert. We recommend it highly for history and nature buffs.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: You both were an absolute pleasure to host. It would be wonderful if you could return.
It is wonderful that you could escape the extreme cold temperatures of the east. Thank you so much!
Maryann
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Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p268496vb
+01 -(928) 853-7453 (Arizona, USA)
Tubac Arizona
Medicine Hat
5

One of my best personal holidays

  • 5 out of 5
I was thrilled to finally see Southesst Arizona. G and I enjoyed meeting you and plan to return.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you two! I found some additional attractions to see and am collecting them for future guests. Thank you, G and D!
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Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p268496vb
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Tubac Arizona
5

spectacular views

  • 5 out of 5
The home is perfect for a quiet getaway and to explore the Southern Arizona area...but the best parts are the views. This home is situated so that sunrise and sunset are 360 degree shows of spectacular beauty. The area is very quiet and is in a "free range" area. Don't be surprised if cattle show up on the road in road in front of the house or in the side yard! We were very comfortable in this home.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed my home. I hope that the roadrunner and hummingbirds came to visit you too. There is an array of birds at this time as they are flying down from the northern cold areas to the warmth. Thanks for visiting and do come again.....
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Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p268496vb
+01 -(928) 853-7453 (Arizona, USA)
Tubac Arizona
5

Serene and warm in Southern Arizona

  • 5 out of 5
We are an older couple from northern Arizona who thoroughly enjoyed Maryann's handicapped accessible home. The home was spotless and bright and near great birding areas and restaurants. The climate was perfect. We appreciated the internet to keep in touch with our family, and the helpful landlady nearby. Without question, we will return for a longer stay in the near future!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you. Do come again!
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Serenity in Warm and Sunny Arizona Near Tubac!!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p268496vb
+01 -(928) 853-7453 (Arizona, USA)
Tubac Arizona
State College, PA
5

2nd visit better than the first

  • 5 out of 5
We came back for another visit to this wonderful vacation home. We had a great time visiting Old Tucson, wineries, old missions, museums, and of coarse, the art. Again, the the place extremely peaceful and we loved the views. The house remained very clean and modern, there is also now TV for something to do at night when we were not looking at the impressive stars! We plan to return again sometime soon.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you both. It was wonderful that you enjoyed this area a second time. Ranger seemed to like it too.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nogales International Airport & Tucson is nearby
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tummacarri Bar (One of the oldest in state)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tubac Golf Resort and Rio Rico Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 19
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Wisdoms and Tubac Jacks
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Mt. Lemon
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Lake Patagonia Beach
Car: necessary

There are lots of things to do all year around. The state and national parks are wonderful to visit to see the early history of the area when the Spanish first came. Jaun Baptista de Anza came here on October 1775 and is very famous. The Titan Missile Museum, Old Historic Towns and Villages and Bars of Rural Arizona. Has ten nearby golf courses. At the first Friday of the month, there are art walks in Tubac and most of the time there is live music in the square. The art in the studios and shops are wonderful and there are many items that you can get that are from Mexico. There is also a Duty Free Store just prior to entering Mexico and they have a wide selections of perfumes and liquors. There is wonderful bakeries in Tubac and Rio Rico, so plan on eating well and doing lots of outdoor activities to work it off. The birding is some of the best in the country.

If you are a Silver Sneakers member, there are 3 places that accept your membership, one with a year around swimming pool.

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Notes One-half is due prior to booking and the other half is due prior to arrival. Can be paid by check or credit card. If booking is over 6 months in advance, then 1/4 is due at booking and 1/4 is due 6 months prior and the balance is due one month prior to arrival.

Facilities

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tubac in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom features double sinks and a garden tub with shower. There is a door to the toilet for additional privacy with plenty of legroom. The main bathroom has a big mirror and a tub shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) New Sealy Upgrade One that is very nice in the Master. Upgraded queen size in the other bedroom as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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