About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Large 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, grassland, desert & mountains, huge views
Harrier House is perched on 9 fenced acres with exquisite 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 plus a PaknPlay with bedding, for babies. It is graced by a large covered deck from which to enjoy the views, sunsets, extravagant displays of birds visiting feeders and bird pond (including road runners, gila woodpecker, thrashers, hummingbirds, and more), with 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 along with many unusual southern resident or migrating species may be found. 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, birding meccas, 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.
Gail and Craig Coray
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Gail and Craig Coray
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 fifteen 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
Why Gail and Craig Coray chose Santa Cruz County
This home met our need for a place roomy enough for visiting family and friends, a place with local flavor. People love to sit in the Arizona room with glass from ceiling to floor and watch the extravagant display of unique borderland birds at the feeders and pond. The resident roadrunners are endlessly entertaining. The home is warm, inviting, and welcoming to guests. The views are stunning, the sunsets awe inspiring. Every day brings a surprise. We love being able to share it with visitors from around the world.
What makes this House unique
Harrier House has appealing southwest touches such as saltillo and Talavera tile, arched windows, an Arizona room wrapped in glass and a large covered deck for outdoor living. The view and surrounding countryside are preposterously beautiful, and the backyard birding is spectacular. 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful vacation, great home, beautiful setting!
Harrier House was the best that we've experienced and we've stayed at many places when we were snow birds for years. It was fantastic from the moment we opened the door until we closed the door when leaving. We loved the decorating style, uncluttered, functional and comfy. It felt balanced in every way. The level of how stocked it is and how clean it is was superior. Thanks for your "artistic eye" and supplying the house with quality items and everything we could need!! The view from the house was so peaceful and it was so wonderfully quiet. The local color, dining and activities were excellent. I came back with such a positive outlook and more energy! We appreciate the ease of communicating with you and your fast response. So thank you so very much!
Dear Teresa and Guy,
We could not be more pleased to hear that your experiences at Harrier House and Patagonia were delightful, satisfying and restoring! Your generous remarks made us really happy to know that you had a good time (which we believe is the whole point of a fine vacation) and we are happy we were able to be a part of that for you. Thank you so much! We look forward to connecting with you in the future, and hope you can return.
Warmest regards, Gail and Craig.
We loved this rental! Everything you could possibly need was available for our use. The rental was very comfortable. The sunsets were amazing. We enjoyed The Gathering Grounds in Patagonia...great breakfast and amazing pastries! Enjoyed sitting in the sunroom and on the deck watching the hummingbirds. Gail provided lots of information that was very helpful! Would definitely recommend this rental and plan to return.
Dear Tony and Debra,
Thank you so much for the high praise, it is just what we like to hear, that our guests had a grand time! We are pleased the information we provided helped you to have lots of fun and wonderful birding. It would be a pleasure to have you return....the hummers will be waiting!
Nice, comfortable home, beautiful views
The home is roomy, very clean and comfortable. Beautiful views from back covered porch which is a great place to watch humming birds as well as other varieties of birds. The Kitchen is well equipped, and the house has a nice variety of naturalist books.
Thank you Rosalie, we are so happy you had a good time at Harrier House. We do hope you can come again! Cheers, Gail and Craig
Beautiful, roomy house. Well stocked kitchen. Covered porch. Sun room. Garage
Beautiful house in lovely location, spectacular sunsets over the mountains. Centrally located to many noted birding locations. Swimming, hiking & birding nearby Patagonia Lake State Park. Quiet & remote but short drive to small towns. Just perfect!
Thank you Cindy and John,
We have been thinking about you and your needing to get back due to Hurricane Harvey, and hope all is well for you. We are so happy you enjoyed Harrier House, and were particularly pleased with your comment: "the hummingbirds at the feeders (rivaling the famous area feeders) all added to the enjoyment of our stay." We hope you can return some day!
Best wishes, Gail
Very nice house and comfortable. The area is quite and has great views. We had a chance to visit two many old towns ( bisbee, tomestone, Patagonia,..etc)all located few miles from the house, we also enjoyed swimming at Patagonia lake. I'll definitely rent this house again.
Thank you Maurice,
We are so happy you were able to take advantage of the fun activities nearby Harrier House, and that you found the home to your liking. Patagonia Lake is a real oasis in the desert, for sure. We would be pleased to host you and your family in the future, and do hope you can come back!
Sincerely, Gail and Craig
wonderful to be in the countryside, wild with creatures and bird viewing, with an adorable town nearby with a great bakery. Wonderful people to work with. Helen
It was an honor to have your return to Arizona be at Harrier House, and we are very happy that it was a good experience for you with plenty of wildlife and wide open spaces. We hope you will choose to return to Patagonia and to Harrier when you come south again.
Gail and Craig
This region is a birders' mecca, horse country, wine country, star-gazers delight, with many places to bike and hike or fish. We provide a three-person canoe for your use on Lake Patagonia, and paddle boats and canoes rent at the Lake. We provide two bikes for your use. 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 offers a great deal, and a visit to the Desert Museum is well worth the hour's drive! Nearby San Rafael Valley is a spectacular nearby scenic drive. Noteworthy: Patagonia's 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 and Tucson Audubon's Paton's Hummingbird Center are just a few of the major birding destinations near at hand.
Additional pricing information
No added charges for taxes and cleaning. There is a small fee for 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.