|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Step back in time when you stay in this lovingly restored, rare and authentic southern Arizona historic jewel.
Built in 1930 by local Judge Oliver Rothrock, Casa Encanta retains its' ample original patina and magic.
This charming, artisan-constructed bungalow was built using raw-mud adobe brick and almost-forgotten local building methods... back when the West was still wild.
The cozy walls are 11 inches thick -- naturally keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
With 2 bright, sunny bedrooms, 1 gorgeous full bath, Casa Encanta can comfortably sleep 4 people.
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.
Since 2006, many sensitive improvements have been made by local artisans, including:
- Gas-fired fireplace with cantera limestone mantel and surround
- Vintage front porch columns
- Concrete kitchen countertops
- High-end Bertazzoni Italian professional gas range
- Multiple skylights
- Glass-walled conservatory (aka 'Arizona Room') in the garden, cleverly constructed of re-purposed vintage French doors as window walls
- Imported antique Mexican leaded glass double doors in bedroom
- Authentic Mexican saltillo floor tile in bathroom
- Mexican tile and glass block shower surround
- Vintage hardwood floors and rough pine ceiling beams and moldings
- And many more details to the delight the eye of old-house-lovers everywhere
Casa Encanta features:
- 2 Bedrooms, each with a new premium pillow-top queen bed and luxurious linens
- 1 conservatory / 'Arizona Room'
- 1 full bathroom with bidet and custom Mexican tile and glass block shower
- Gas-fired forced-air central heating and air conditioning
- Wireless internet included
- Large flat-screen TV with satellite and premium movie channels
- Towels and linens are provided
- Your own private yard and garden
- A full kitchen, very nicely equipped with most of what you need to create magnificent meals -- except the chef and the food itself!
Casa Encanta is nestled right in the heart of the funky, artsy and eclectic town of Patagonia.
The powerful nostalgia of the generously-sized, tin-roof-covered front porch invites you to stop and relax, sip lemonade, catch up on conversation, breathe some fresh air and take in the sweet mountain setting and sound of birdsong.
Casa Encanta has a partial view of the Patagonia Mountain range, Red Mountain and Mount Wrightston in the Santa Rita Mountains.... and birds, birds, birds.
There's an iron patio set on the back patio that seats 4, and a rustic Mexican stamped-tin patio table that seats 2 on the kitchen patio. On the front porch, enjoy an old fashioned rocker, vintage wicker settee, coffee table and club chair.
- Free wireless internet inside and outside the casa
- New 32' flat-screen TV with DirecTV satellite and premium channels
- Comfy mattresses in bedrooms
- Private entrance gate with private fenced yard and garden
- Parking for 3 vehicles
- Warm and cozy gas-burning fireplace
- New commercial-grade washer and dryer
- Dining table seats 4
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
'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 continental United States.
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 looking for that perfect and unique gift -- and everyone revels in the year-round delightful weather.
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 renovated this circa-1930s raw-mud adobe in the sweet Mountain Empire village of arts-y Patagonia, AZ, along with the guest house. (An adventure in itself!) We split our time between Tucson and Patagonia.
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. Ken also officiates several weddings each month throughout Santa Cruz and Pima counties.
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 also invite you to check out our sweet little private 1-bedroom/1-bath guest house, Casita Encanta, at the back of our property. We've set it up as a the 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 bungalow in 2014
What a lovely place! Words don't capture it well, but we thoroughly enjoyed our too-short stay here. While we did get out and enjoy the beautiful surrounding area, we almost hated to leave this welcoming space each time. Thank you for providing the wonderful setting. No detail has been forgotten. It was effortless for us to show up and settle in immediately.
Until next time,
Pete, Sally, Charlene & Jeff
What an adorable home. I really felt comfortable at your casa. Everything was furnished first class, and when I forgot to bring conditioner, you had it available. My stay couldn't be better.
A nice, needed family respite from the city. Was nice to walk everywhere in Patagonia and get to know the local folks at the library and natural food market. A couple early morning, windows-down drives to Elgin and Nogales. And Claire and Ken's adobe gem for comfort and relaxation. Claire is very attentive, keen to the little things, possesses a good sense of humor, and provides a well-appointed home.
The many seating areas inside and out, beds and linens provided restful sleep, well-stocked kitchen and great stove allowed us to dine in so to enjoy the home more, radio (playing local station with eclectic mix of music) and local magazines (Arizona Highways) were a nice touch, helpful stick it notes throughout the house, great shower and bathroom (with bidet!), great ceiling fan in master bedroom, dark and quiet at night with little light pollution that allows the night sky's brightness to be a class 3 on the Bortle Scale (that trivia provided by Claire), and much more.
Thank you Claire and Ken. Take care. We hope others will take time to enjoy your adobe as much as my wife, two boys, and I did.
For anyone looking to stay in the Patagonia Az area. Look no further then Casa Encanta. This is one of the most enchanting , relaxing homes we have ever stayed in. The owner has out done herself to make sure all of your needs are taken care of, during your stay. Whether it is for one night or a week. The outside spaces are so inviting, that you can't make up your mind where you want to enjoy first.
If there was a rating scale from 1- 10, and ten being the highest. I would give this home a 15 rating. I just hope it will be available the next time we need our birding fix and need to stay in Patagonia Az.
Thanks for sharing this magical place with all of us, Matt & Tara
We spent a tremendously relaxing Christmas in Patagonia. We were able to rent both the case and casita to accommodate our group size and it couldn't have been a more perfect place to stay. The accommodations were comfortable and beautifully decorated. The kitchen, where we cooked many meals, was well stocked with cook wares and spices. We enjoyed reading by the fire by day and made an outdoor fire in the chiminea to enjoy star gazing in the evenings. For birders, this is an especially lovely location just a few minutes walk to the Patton House and down the road to the TNC preserve. Clare was super responsive and helpful getting our visit set up. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Patagonia, AZ. Not to be to trite, but we really did have a wonderful time. The town of Patagonia is a little gem, we were able to walk over to the grocery and the restaurants. Enjoyed breakfast at the saloon several times and lunch at the cafe. We did some hiking, birding and driving around the back country roads. Really enjoyed the house. It made us feel very much at home and Claire was able to help when the TV inadvertently went out. Also enjoyed KPUP, what a wonderful radio station. Have even found it on the internet since we've been home. We felt very much at home in Claire's house, she has added so many touches and thought of so many extras that one doesn't usually get when renting a home. We just stayed at home for a few days, as we were not feeling well, and really enjoyed the outside patios. Able to read and eat and enjoy the birds coming into the yard. It is truly a great vacation house, well maintained and very clean upon arrival. Thanks so much Claire and Ken for allowing us to stay there. Mary and Dan Helvoigt
A very well maintained property set in the high desert of Southeast Arizona. Excellent accommodations with attention to detail and cleanliness. We have utilized VRBO many times as this by far was the most comfortable place we have rented. High on our list for a return visit.
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