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In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

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:
21 February, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bisbee, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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 -
(32 traveller reviews)

In-Town Historic House with Panoramic Views & Gardens
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful home, wonderful property manager, fabulous town!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about my stay at the Clawson House. The house is comfortable and homelike and commands a superior view of Bisbee. The property manager is fun and smart and continually adding to the place which makes the stay even more entertaining. He answered my questions and helped me with various things with kindness and enthusiasm.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming historic home! It worked great for our annual company strategic planning weekend. We were able to have meetings at the large tables, on the beautiful porch, and on the couches in the comfy living rooms. (Great WiFi) Between meetings, we were able to relax in the charm of this great house and easily access the delightful downtown Bisbee. The extensive parking area behind the house is a huge plus as most homes in the area did not have easy parking. My only suggestion would be to switch out the current couches for sofa beds as this house is huge and only offers 3 queen beds. I would have loved to have a couple more people stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ
5

I could live here forever!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Cochise County and have been visiting the town of Bisbee quite frequently over the last few years, I have walked past the beautiful Clawson House numerous times with dreams of one day staying here. In the past, she wasn't always up to her full glory, but over the last year, she seemed to be in pristine condition, the new property manager Lee has done a wonderful job bringing her back to life. We booked the house for new year's weekend, and had the most wonderful time. The house is perfectly located to have the best 360 views of Old Bisbee and is an easy walk to any place you could possibly wish to go. The house welcomes you in and hugs you as you settle into the comfortable furniture in front of the fire. The house is so well appointed, all you need are your personal items, and you will feel right at home. There is plenty of parking, which in Bisbee is at a premium. If you are looking for the old world charm taking you back to what this bustling town was like in the early glory days of copper mining, this house is sure to please.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful, relaxing, was way beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We rented the top house in Bisbee and I do mean on the highest hill with views in all directions. This historical house has been excellently maintained and was more than large and comfortable enough for the 7 of us. We loved that the kitchen was so well equipped as it was Xmas holidays and we wanted to cook...Cozy bedrooms, fireplace in the living room and gorgeous SW art made this house so special. Lee was a great host! We have rented homes all over the world...this home was certainly in the top tier!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phelps, Wisconsin
5

Perfect Place to Celebrate Life

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love Bisbee, but we had never stayed there before. This was the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. Some friends joined us and we had a wonderful dinner at Café Roka. It was a perfect, comfortable place to get away, relax and celebrate life. Lee the property manager was a huge asset to the property and provides a great service. We will definitely return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Historic Home, Perfect for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

We were in Bisbee for a family reunion. The Clawson House worked perfectly for us. The well-stocked kitchen was just what we needed for our family dinners. Views from the wrap-around porch are fabulous. Furniture is extremely beautiful and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would like to return someday soon. Lee was a wonderful host and answered every question - so helpful. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
£552
for 2 nights
From
£220
From
£261
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,033
£3,198
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£512
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£241
Fri,Sat,Sun
£913
£2,918
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £40
Cleaning £64
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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