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In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The historic Clawson House sits on top of Clawson Hill adjacent to Castle Rock in the heart of the town of Bisbee, which has been designated a National Historic District. The Territorial house, originally built in 1895 for mine manager, Spencer Clawson, was expanded in the 1920’s and now occupies over two acres of level and hillside land, with views out in three directions, including views over Downtown Bisbee out to mountains in Mexico.

The house includes wrap-around porches on three sides, with large rooms that incorporate original woodwork and built-in cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling French doors, original hardware, and sliding pocket doors. The house has been a perennial favorite on both Bisbee home and garden tours.

Downstairs, there is a large entrance hall, large living and dining rooms, downstairs bedroom with bath and shower (shower in bath tub), TV room or study, fully-equipped large kitchen with separate breakfast area, and screened-in porch. The living room has a gas fireplace. Upstairs is a large hall and two large bedrooms that share a bath. Each of the three bedrooms has a queen-sized bed. The upstairs bathroom has a Victorian clawfoot bath that is outfitted as a shower (in bath tub) as well. Outside is a xeriscape cottage garden that blooms March through November, and a large outdoor eating area for al fresco dining.

Due to the age of the house, and the fact that it is built one story off the ground, the house is NOT handicapped-accessible. There are staircases with 12 steps (shown in pictures) to climb to enter the house. Once in the house, however, the first floor (with downstairs bedroom and bath) is completely level. The bath has a standard bathtub with shower head.

Bisbee is a former mining town, located a mile high in the Mule Mountains, and one-and-one-half hours drive southeast of Tucson. Subsequent to the mine closing in the mid-1970’s, Bisbee has emerged as a friendly, fun and quirky artists/crafts town, and in addition is a good center for exploring nearby areas such as Ramsey Canyon (one of the premier birdwatching areas in the United States), Tombstone, the Coronado National Monument, Kartchner Caverns, as well as the Chiracahua National Monument and Forest. There are numerous hiking opportunities in and around Bisbee, and a public golf course is five miles away. The town offers a number of fun restaurants, many of which are within a short walk. Also within walking distance is the High Desert Market. The market is only a few hundred yards from the house and serves a great breakfast!

Because of its altitude, Bisbee has moderate year round temperatures, with a temperature 'spring' that begins in April and a 'water' spring that begins in July, with short and cooling 'monsoon' rains coming through the mountains through early September. Many residents of Tucson and Phoenix use Bisbee as their summer 'get-away.'

The house is not air conditioned, but there are a number of ceiling fans in the rooms, including the bedrooms. Most homes in Bisbee do not have air conditioning.

While winter temperatures are moderate by most people's standards, with many bright, sunny days, Bisbee (as with other historic towns in Arizona and New Mexico) is located at significant altitude. It is NOT South Florida (or Palm Springs, for that matter). Your can check out Bisbee temperatures on a number of web pages.

Bisbee is increasingly being publicized as a vacation destination, and on March 29, 2002, Money Magazine listed Bisbee on its 'Best Places to Vacation' list of ten top vacation destinations, citing its climate and accessibility to a variety of nearby attractions In addition, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added Bisbee to its 2005 list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations -- the first Arizona city to make this list of 'unique and lovingly preserved communities.' (click on 'More Bisbee Information' link below for copy of articles).

For the fashion conscious, Kate Spade featured Bisbee in a 12 page photo shoot that appeared in the March 2006 Vogue and Town and Country magazines.

Due to the many antiques which are in the house, the house is not suitable for families with young children unless they are closely supervised or used to living with antiques. There are three queen size beds only, with no other sleeping arrangements, such as pull out couches. No Smoking. There is a very helpful onsite caretaker on the property who occupies a separate apartment, and can be contacted to provide additional assistance during your stay. The apartment is located underneath the house, with its separate outside entrance, and in no way affects the privacy of guests.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome with payment of an additonal refundable deposit.

Routine cleaning of linens and towels is provided at no additional charge, as is routine vacuuming of the premises after guests leave. We reserve the right to charge for unusual cleaning associated with spills, stains, etc.

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More Details

Owner
Lee Causer
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bisbee in Cochise County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Total 2 Full Bathroom 1 on main floor 1 on second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Gas fireplace in living room. House keeping available upon request: $20.ph / 4 hour min.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
5

The historic Clawson house has to be the best place to stay in Bisbee.

  • 5 of 5

The ample parking, wrap around decks with great views of the city and stellar comforts of beds, kitchen and history make this home a great place to spend all day at. And a short walk to everything in Bisbee. Truly a gem. The caretaker Lee is a delight as well and full of helpful knowledge of town and location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome place! Very spacious and had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Loved all the outside decking. Lee was a great, helpful host. He gave us tips on where to eat and shop and directions for walking or driving.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A special place

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful historic home in a great location overlooking Bisbee. Caretaker Lee has done a nice job restoring and decorating it. Definitely hope to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The manger Lee was very nice. He made our stay very comfortable. We loved the home, nice cool breezes and relaxing. We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway and the Clawson House was a big part of that. It is perfectly situated to be close to everything, yet quiet and peaceful. Our friends and we are already looking forward to the next time we come to this charming town. I would recommend the Clawson House to anyone who is coming to Bisbee. It was a great value too - completely worth the money and far nicer than some other places we could have chosen. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location set up high for great views and quiet nights

  • 5 of 5

We were staying in Bisbee for the 2017 Copper City Classic and had a great time at the house, large spacious rooms inside with an amazing driveway for multiple cars to park. The property manager was a wonderful guy with his cat and dog who were both very pleasant. The house has all the amenities that any hotel would and some, fully stocked with dishes and other items in case you left home without them. Great place to stay would for sure come back! Very short walk down the hill to the center of town!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Cafe Roka
"One of my favorite restaurants… anywhere!!! Using the farm to table concept, the modern Ame..."
High Desert Market and Cafe
"The High Desert Market and Café was written up in the May 2013 Arizona Highways, which descr..."
Screaming Banshee Pizza
Bisbee's Table
Bisbee Coffee Company
Bisbee Breakfast Club
Old Bisbee Brewing Company
"A great local brewery in Bisbee's historic Brewery Gulch. If you enjoy a good brew, this is..."
Car: recommended

Wildlife Viewing (esp, birdwatching), Sightseeing (Tombstone is 25 miles to the North), Coronodo and Chiricahua National Monuments

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bisbee, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2018 Rates
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£487
for 2 nights
From
£213
From
£251
Fri,Sat,Sun
£951
£3,038
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£448
for 2 nights
From
£193
From
£232
Fri,Sat,Sun
£835
£2,767
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Cleaning fee £61.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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