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Sun-Drenched, Artsy, Colorful Cabin w/Private Courtyard, Right in the Village

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Enjoy this sunshiny, playfully-decorated, private 1-BR/1-Bath 475-sq. ft. cabin.


Discounted nightly rate in place for December 1 through 18, 2016!!

Casita Encanta is THE Best Lodging Value in Patagonia!

This sweetly decorated, bright and private 475-square-foot self-contained casita sleeps 2 adults. It has 1 bedroom and 1 bath, and an open plan living/dining room/kitchenette with a darling little cast-iron wood stove.

Check out our other wonderful vacation rental!

Casa Encanta (#651469).

The casita is located adjacent to our restored vintage 1930 raw mud adobe vacation rental bungalow, Casa Encanta, and is nestled in the heart of the funky, artsy town of Patagonia.

Wireless internet included.

Towels, linens, paper goods and shampoo/conditioner/soap/first aid items are provided, as well as kitchen essentials: oil, spices, coffee, tea, sweeteners, cream.

Your own very private 300-square-foot fenced courtyard and private gated entrance.

The casita has a partial view of the Patagonia Mountain range and Red Mountain.... and birds, birds, birds.

With a new premium pillow-top queen bed in the bedroom and a super-comfy twin daybed in the living room -- the casita is a delightful space for a maximum of 2 adults. For a larger party, consider renting both Casa Encanta (main house) along with Casita Encanta (guest house). The casita sleeps 2 adults, and has 1 bedroom and 1 full bath. Please note, both the casa and the casita are designed as adults-only getaway spaces, and are not intended for infants or children.

There's a teak bistro set in your private courtyard entrance garden, and a private gated entrance adjacent to off-street parking for 2 vehicles.

The casita is heated with new baseboard electric heat throughout and a charming vintage Waterford cast iron wood-burning stove in the main living area.

There's also an evaporative cooler, aka swamp cooler, which is a wonderfully refreshing alternative to air conditioning in the warmer, drier parts of the year.


- Free wireless internet inside and outside casita

- New 32' flat-screen TV with DirecTV satellite

- New, top-notch pillow-top mattress in bedroom and comfy new mattress on daybed

- Private entrance gate with small, private fenced courtyard (300 sq. ft.)

- Off-street parking for 2 vehicles

- Cozy wood-burning stove with a supply of firewood

- Laundromat is 4 blocks away


'Patagonia is an eclectic, funky, little artisan town that loves to be discovered.'

Step back... to a place steeped in the mining, ranching, and railroad history that built the West. Step back to a place where residents share stories at the post office and local businesses are still owned by local people... no traffic signals and no chain stores.

The Town of Patagonia is appropriately proud of its history and distinctive character. The community is quirky, warm and funky and likes it that way. Patagonia is filled with a surprising diversity of eccentric, creative, neighborly folks from all walks of life embodying a distinct 'Live and Let Live' feeling, while loving and celebrating what makes Patagonia so authentically itself.

Situated at just over 4,000 feet elevation, between the Santa Rita Mountains and the Patagonia Mountains, our village is nestled in the lush, extraordinarily bio-diverse riparian corridor of Sonoita Creek.

The area’s scenic beauty and unique ecology boast the greatest diversity of plant and animal species to be found in the US.

With its' favorable climate and a growing colony of artisans and artists, Patagonia is a soft, colorful spot in which to land and explore. Birders, fishermen and hikers share the streets with shoppers and art-lovers looking for that perfect and unique gift -- and everyone revels in the year-round delightful weather.

More Details

Claire O'Connor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Claire O'Connor

My husband Ken and I are co-adventurers who sold our house and belongings in Tucson, Arizona, USA to head off to a life of savoring, beauty, abundance and creative expression in France, Italy, Ireland, Scotland and England.

After a year-and-a-half-plus of vagabonding, (including 13 months living in the Languedoc region of France), we're happily back in gorgeous, sunny southern Arizona. We're renovating a circa-1930s raw-mud adobe we just bought in the sweet Mountain Empire village of arts-y Patagonia, AZ. (An adventure in itself!)

Ken is a Hospice Chaplain and Director of Hospice Volunteer Services, and a retired Methodist minister (though of the spiritual-not-religious variety). He also has a part-time private practice as a pastoral counselor and workshop leader specializing in working with men around issues of conscious living/ aging/dying/legacy-creation.

I'm an artist and a facilitator of women's creativity and personal growths groups, classes and retreats. We both love meeting interesting and curious-minded folks from all over the world.

We invite you to check out our sweet little 475-square-foot 1-bedroom/1-bath private casita at the back of our property. We've set it up as a perfect little self-contained, short-term vacation rental. We'd be delighted if you'd like to book a stay while exploring our little corner of paradise!

Claire O'Connor purchased this cabin in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing me to enjoy your colorful casita! As a traveling artist, I stay in vacation rentals a lot and this has been the best place of all! I absolutely love the way you decorated it, it came from the heart—and I'm sure there is a lot of YOU inside this sweet, happy and bright little place! There was nothing you didn't think of as far as necessities here, right down to the bandaids (which I needed)! Thank you!

I will always have great memories of my stay here and I'll be talking about this place and showing photos of it to all my friends. Thank you for checking in with me to see that I had everything I needed; that alone was like the treatment I get when I stay at a 5-Star hotel! You really know what you're doing!
Oct 2016
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Sun-Drenched, Artsy, Colorful Cabin w/Private Courtyard, Right in the Village
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Hawi, HI

Excellent accommodations in Patagonia, AZ.

  • 5 of 5

The Casita Encanta is a lovely & comfortable space. Everything we needed was available and in its proper place. It is an easy place to be. There were no annoying distractions in the neighborhood. Restaurants & shops are within walking distance. We had a relaxing, pleasant few nights there and recommend it without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This delightful casita was the perfect place to getaway to. It was comfortable, cozy and convenient. Just a short walk to restaurants, bars, and shops. I will definitely return to this beautiful casita.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous time

  • 5 of 5

Clean and bright accommodations. Owner is very responsive. Best rate and a great place. Everything you need is in waling distance. Lots, and lots of trails to hike. Several fun events 20 minutes east in Sonoita, and 20 minutes west in Lake Patagonia. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot to return to after a day out bird watching!

  • 4 of 5

Such a warm and inviting, cozy place to stay! The bright colors were so refreshing! We loved the size, it was perfect for us! Loved being able to make some meals and it had everything we needed! It was so close to the places we wanted to go bird watching! We even found a gluten free coffee shop in Patagonia to have lunch at!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casita Encanta Patagonia AZ

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Casita Encanta. Claire and Ken keep an amazingly clean, well stocked and perfectly enjoyable home away from home for their guests. We love the décor. We have been in Patagonia in September and now in March. As an avid nature photographer, we are always out hiking, looking for the perfect shot. At the end of a long day Casita Encanta is comfortable and has many of the amenities of home. We especially loved being able to grill a steak and have a wonderful home cooked meal.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, California

Sweet spot, excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

I didn't spend that much time in Patagonia, but this little suite was exactly what I could have hoped for. The owners were gracious and flexible, and put in all the extra, sweet effort you could hope for.

Really clean, well kept, and very pleasant to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Tucson International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
The Wagon Wheel Cowboy Bar
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Velvet Elvis Pizza Company
Nearest Beach
270 Miles
Rocky Point
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Patagonia, 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
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July Holiday
29 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season 2017
7 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Festival 2017
12 Oct 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £122
Cleaning Fee £37 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.6%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. This property is not appropriate for children.

Owner'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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Patagonia, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathroom with new tub/shower combo Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and bath mat Blow dryer Toilet paper and facial tissue Liquid hand soap and dispenser Wall-mounted shampoo/conditioner/body wash dispenser Basic first aid items
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • New, premium Kingsdowne pillow-top queen mattress The yummiest linens! Blackout curtains and venetian blinds Allergy-friendly mattress protector and pillow protectors Extra pillows, blankets and throws Super-sturdy premium bed-frame 2 Night stands with 2 reading lamps Dresser with lamp Folding luggage rack Alarm clock Ceiling fan Portable fan Extra space heater for when you want to be super warm Dual-control heated mattress pad Ample wall hooks Mesh laundry bag Smoke alarm
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • caving

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