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Orion House: Spacious Retreat Overlooking Old Bisbee

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Named after the constellation Orion, which dominates Bisbee's spectacular night sky,  this roomy guest house overlooks historic Old Bisbee, with views to Mexico.  A five minute walk takes you to the center of Bisbee's art and entertainment district.

Accommodations include fully-equipped eat-in kitchen with a comfy window seat nook, two bathrooms with showers, laundry room, a dining area in the living room,  and two bedrooms with queen size beds.  An extra room  can be art studio, family room, or third bedroom with queen size futon. The covered front porch and spacious back deck have comfortable seating and great views.

Orion House has off-street parking, central heating and cooling, a flat-screen monitor with DVD/VCR player, WiFi, propane barbecue grill,  an extensive library of books and music, and complementary coffee.

A relaxing getaway for a single artist or a couple, Orion House  can also accommodate a larger group, with three queen beds, and cushioned window seats suitable for sleeping children or singles.  It can be a retreat for your artists' group, athletic team, or business associates, or a great place to host a party.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.  No cats please.

More Details

Property Manager
Kate Bishop
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

About Kate Bishop

Kate and Grady's home has always been a social center for artists, students and travelers. When they moved to Bisbee from California, they lived in Orion House while Grady built their new home in the adjacent lot. Then it seemed natural to open Orion House for guests. They have traveled extensively, and know what it takes to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

They have recently returned from one year of travel in Southeast Asia and South America.

Grady is a retired building contractor who teaches furniture-making to women in transition. Kate is an artist/clairvoyant medium. The Orion House is decorated with artwork acquired in Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Asia.

Kate Bishop purchased this house in 2005

Why Kate Bishop chose Arizona

They bought this property after visiting Bisbee for a weekend and falling in love with the area. The cozy window seat alcove in the kitchen won Kate's heart. She has spent hours reading, relaxing and bird watching there. The location on High Road is ideal for its feeling of peaceful seclusion within easy walking distance from downtown, the magnificent views, wonderful neighbors, spacious house, garden and decks.

What makes this house unique

It is comfortable for a single person, but can sleep up to eight. The layout and well-equipped kitchen and barbecue make it a great place to host a party, seminar, or other group activity. The fenced yard is dog-friendly.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed at Orion House some time ago and loved it! a beautiful setting and oh so comfortable. would highly recommend it.
Nov 2011
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Twin or Single Beds (2) window seats suitable for sleeping singles or children, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Orion House: Spacious Retreat Overlooking Old Bisbee
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
5

Ever so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were met by our host Kate who showed us around the house. The house has everything you need plus more, for your stay. The house is very well maintained and clean. The best part was spending time on the front porch watching the birds. I genuinely and whole heartily recommend staying at the Orion house. We will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Random Lake, wi.
5

Peg and John

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Bisbee,Orion house 4 years in a row,through the winter months. Each year, extending our visit. Kate and Grady made our visits a positive experience. Much like a retreat, it brought out our artistic and creative side. The Caribbean colors and natural light the cottage brings in just adds to the ambiance. The mountain views are dramatic, as well as the surrounding hillsides. High rd. neighbors are friendly and open. We found everything we needed there,with a fenced in yard for our pet.

The town is full of energy, music; places to browse art, eating establishments and museums. It has truly been our home away! Hiking trails are nearby, and walking into town is a great way to exercise and photograph the quirky fences,doors and mosaic walls that make this town unique!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it !!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend at Bisbee and the house really made the difference. We've been staying at hotels thinking it's easier and practical. Not! The house is so pretty and comfortable, you have everything you'll need. We got to cook breakfast and eat out at the patio, the view is so nice and we save money by not eating out all the time. Kate made the experience the easiest as well. We're definitely coming back!!

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

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect spot for girlfriends to get away from the real world for a few days. Our top priority was a calm and quiet environment where we could enjoy the luxury of doing nothing, if we chose to do so. Someplace where we could enjoy just staying "at home", being lazy all day. Someplace we looked forward to coming back to after a day of exploring. This was truly it!

Kate & Grady were marvelous hosts, and were only there if we needed something. They welcomed us to Orion House and showed us around the property, and we even had a plate of fresh-baked cookies when we arrived. We saw very little of Kate & Grady during our stay and they left it up to us to contact them if we needed anything at all.

The beds & linens were top notch, and we both enjoyed having our own bathrooms and a place to do a little laundry. The kitchen was well stocked & very cozy. They also provided local coffee beans & creamer! I fell in love with the reading nook at the end of the kitchen. I think I spent the bulk of my time in that spot. Love, Love, Love. We enjoyed the outside areas and refilled the bird feeders once with the supply of bird seed that they stocked in the house.

Prior to our stay, communications with Kate were outstanding. She promptly replied to all of my questions/concerns.

The off-street parking offered at Orion House is a HUGE plus in this town. The roads in the residential areas are very narrow & largely on hills. Orion House is located about 13 steps down from the parking spot. An easy walk to down town, but one must remember there is the walk back up...so plan accordingly, depending on your level of fitness.

I could stand to spend a month or more at this lovely home. Many thanks to Kate & Grady for providing this well maintained home for our staying pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome spot!

  • 5 of 5

Orion house was a great place to spend time. Very comfortable for our family of 4. The added touches of cookies and toys were very much appreciated. We liked the central location of Orion house (short walk to the down town) and the private feel of the garden and outdoor spaces. The views of the stars, birds, and hills from the front porch were a real treat. Kate and Grady were friendly and welcoming. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Little slice of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Orion House. It's charming and warm, sunny and welcoming and the birds sing it's praises (as will you) every monring. If you are looking for a place to slow down and relax, this is a must. Katie and Grady are extremely hospitable and it is very obvious this home is well cared for. They've thought of everything!

Definitely, a must stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Screaming Banshee Pizza
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Tucson Arizona
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Old Bisbee's art and entertainment district
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Old Bisbee's art and entertainment district
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bisbee, USA

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£122
£787
£1,835
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65
Tax Rate 13.05%

Rates quoted are for up to two guests. For each additional guest, there is a charge of $25/night, or $70/week, or $125/month.

We require 50% deposit to confirm the reservation. The deposit may be paid by Paypal, credit card or check. The balance is due upon arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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