|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Harrier House is perched on 9 fenced acres with expansive vistas extending miles over rolling desert and grassland hills to distant ranges. This classic, fully furnished 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home sleeps 8: two Queen beds, a trundle twin that makes into a King, and a queen sofa bed in the Arizona/sun room. Additionally there is a PaknPlay with bedding, for babies. It features a large covered deck from which to enjoy the views, sunsets, birds visiting feeders (including resident road runner,gila woodpecker, thrashers, and hummingbirds), and dining out of doors. Mexican tiles and arched windows add to the southwest ambiance. The home is designed both for gathering and dispersing, so that group members can easily find quiet nooks or places to converge. Easy outdoor living beckons.
At 4000 feet elevation, this rolling grassland is a cool refuge in the summer, averaging 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix and 10 degrees cooler than Tucson. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped, along with dining service for 12. There is a large barbeque grill and picnic table on the large view-oriented deck. The family room, sunken living room, Arizona room and formal dining room provide generous spreading-out space for a group. Ample amenities include wi-fi and satellite TV. Harrier House combines proximity to Patagonia with the serenity and spaciousness of rural living.
You will be just five minutes from Patagonia Lake State Park, one of the world’s premier birding destinations, where the resident Elegant Trogan is regularly added to many birders life lists, along with many unusual southern resident or migrating species. You can swim, fish and boat in Lake Patagonia, as well as rent canoes or paddle boats or take guided lake tours. Harrier House even provides a three-person canoe and two bicycles for your outdoor pleasure.
The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, quoted by the Audubon Society as one of the best birding locations in the entire country, is minutes away, along with Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds. Spectacular Ramsey and Madera Canyon are within easy drives. You will find our collection of nature and birding books very handy!
The biological diversity of the area is highest in the USA, with its sky islands, washes, desert flats and grasslands calling to naturalists, hunters, hikers, bikers and boaters. Patagonia is a Gateway community for the Arizona Trail.
Culture is nearby. The small enchanting town of Patagonia is 7 miles north (great espresso, eateries, art galleries). Nogales with it’s mainstream shopping is 10 miles south. Slightly north are Sonoita and Elgin’s wonderful wineries welcoming tasters (Arizona wine is outstanding) and stables (30 minutes). Tucson is just an hour away), and nearby are Tubac,Tombstone, Bisbee and Karchner Caverns.
The whole is far greater than the sum of the details, whether considering Harrier House or Southeastern Arizona. Excitement and relaxation alike await the visitor to this dynamic landscape, as each season brings it's unique charms and fascinations. Book soon for the spring, monsoon (summer) and fall seasons.
We divide our time between living a wilderness lifestyle on a vast fly-in lake in Alaska in roadless Lake Clark National Park, and Patagonia, Arizona. We are lifelong Alaskans. We fell in love with this area while traveling, hiking and birding here twelve years ago. It became our winter home after we retired from our careers as educators (science and music in Anchorage). We find similarities to Alaska in the scenic grandeur, spaciousness, wildlife, many outdoor activities, as well as the warm and delightful people we have found here along with cultural and community opportunities.
Gail and Craig Coray purchased this house in 2013
This home met our need for a place roomy enough for visiting family and friends, including grandchildren. We love to sit in the Arizona room with glass from ceiling to floor and watch the unique borderland birds come to our feeders, and to see the harriers from above as they cruise the nearby arroyo. The resident roadrunners are fun to watch. The home is warm, inviting, and welcoming to guests. The views are stunning, the sunsets endlessly entertaining. Every day brings a surprise. We love being able to share it with visitors from around the world.
Harrier House has appealing southwest touches such as saltillo and Talavera tile, arched windows, an Arizona room with floor-to-ceiling glass and large covered deck for outdoor living. The view and surrounding countryside are preposterously beautiful. We love that it is close to so many diverse activities in this fascinating part of the world, including a short trip into Nogales, Arizona for supplies or into Nogales Sonora, Mexico for shopping and dining, and only one hour from the sophistications of Tucson.
Property was just what we were looking for. Quiet and off the beaten path. We enjoyed patio breakfasts with bird watching , afternoon hikes and dark night skies for star gazing (we brought our own telescope). On a quick scouting tour of the area we were surprised to discover Patagonia lakeside campsite was really busy, but somehow the traffic to and from it is all but unnoticeable from the house. In addition to the many things mentioned by other reviewers, we also made a trip to the ghost town of Ruby, which I really enjoyed - my wife not so much; I guess the hour each way on dusty, twisty, bumpy roads it is not to everyone taste, but I recommend checking it out for a day trip.
No surprise that this home has so many great reviews - I won't repeat them, just read them and book, and then thank Gail and Craig for making such a great vacation home available to us.
Great, comfortable, perfectly-equipped house in a peaceful, gorgeous location.
We loved the restful qualities of the property. The sunsets were beautiful and also sunrises. We were a nice distance from the border which we found stressful to cross.
If we are ever in the area again we would not hesitate to try to stay!
My Parents and I, along with my best friend, all met at the Harrier house for a much needed visit and relaxation time. It was the perfect choice for that, and when the time came to leave it felt like we were leaving our own much loved home. The house had everything we needed to cook wonderful meals. The dining area is just the best! Fun books and games, as well as an awesome music library. The house was in a great location for day trips to the Tubac Fiesta, Toumbstone, great Mexican food in Nogales, golfing in Rio Rico, Target shooting and awesome scenery in the Coronado NF and just up the hill from Patagonia lake. We fell very lucky that we chose the Harrier House, it is awesome!
We loved everything about this house starting with the location near one a truly exceptional birding destination. And the western vista is worth hurrying home to catch sunset. The house itself is wonderful too....very tasteful, very well-equipped, thorough instructions. We have rented quite a few VRBO and AirBnB places and this is probably the best.
We had a delightful week in this lovely home. Ours is a family of birders and we appreciated the availability of bird feeders and the many birds who visited them. The home is very comfortable and decorated beautifully. The only negative is limited internet time.
This region is birders' mecca, horse country, wine country, star-gazers delight, opportunities for bicycles, or a climber's exercise to the top of Mt. Wrightson or Red Mountain. We provide a three-person canoe for your use on Lake Patagonia, and paddle boats and canoes Harrier House. The elegant trogan is often seen at the head of Lake Patagonia, where guided bird tours are offered. The destinations of Tombstone, Karchner Caverns, Bisbee, Tubac and several golf courses are within easy drives. Tucson's offerings are too numerous to list here, but a visit to the Desert Museum is well worth the drive! San Rafael Valley and Harshaw are a nearby, spectacular scenic drive. Noteworthy: the Mountain Empire is a flatlander's respite in the hotter months averaging 10 to 20 degrees cooler than Tucson and Phoenix. Sonoita's wonderful wineries offer tastings of excellent local vintages. Madera Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, and The Nature Conservancy's Sonoita Creek Preserve are just a few of the major birding destinations near at hand.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
No added charges for taxes, cleaning and pets. Long-term stays are welcome and long term rates are negotiable.
Please contact owner to arrive or depart at a non-standard time. Contact prior to booking about pets. The large yard is fenced but a very small dog could escape. Harrier is perfect for one or eight people.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.