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Wonderful cozy cottage with mountain views. Borders Gila National Forest

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4

The cottage is clean comfortable safe home with beautiful nights with a clear view of the stars. The mountain trails into the Gila National Forest are out the back gate. a gazebo and grill are there at all times. Hunting and fishing! join us for a New Mexico mountain adventure. We are close to historic Pinos Altos and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. We are 40 minutes from Silver City with many restaurants, Pubs, University, , galleries and museums. Ten minutes from lake Roberts. Tour of the Gila and mountain biking! Private tennis court for your use!

Shirley Mize
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Shirley Mize

We are Marty and Shirley Mize. Marty is a retired Hot metal crane operator at the Copper mine, currently is Fire Chief of the Upper Mimbres Fire department. Shirley is a retired Director of Cardiopulmonary/Neuro at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Currently serving on the board of Camp Thunderbird. We have 4 wonderful grown sons and three grandsons. We love playing tennis, walking and collecting antiques and making beveled glass.

Shirley Mize purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Shirley Mize chose Mimbres

If you are looking for an experience in the mountains we are the place!. A beautiful house and area, privacy Gila forest out back gate for less than any motel room in town! home made pastries on arrival

What makes this cottage unique

Having the wide open space to utilize the mountains in the Gila National Forest! Sit and enjoy the breeze in the tall pines.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Grant County
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Silver City
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mimbres cafe/ or coffee House
Car: necessary

Dark skies for star gazing

Beautiful private Tennis court

Hike or mountain bike in Gila National Forest out back gate

Bear Dam Lake 10 minutes south

Lake Roberts 10 minutes north

Gila Cliff Dwellings

Private Tennis court


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mimbres in Grant County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • B
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Antique bed for two, Two sleepers with memory foam mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Wonderful cozy cottage with mountain views. Borders Gila National Forest
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

beautiful cottage and area

  • 4 of 5

the cottage was beautiful and the area was too. The owners were friendly but not intrusive. There are two suggestions I want to make. First none of the windows opened and the cottage is not air conditioned. The only way to cool was to leave the back door open at night and I was not comfortable with sleeping in an unsecured house. The other problem was that my cell didn't work and I was never given the password to the internet. Owning two businesses I needed to be able to communicate with my managers. The only way of doing so was to travel to a less remote area to use my phone and hotspot for internet.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was Ot aware the password did not work. I would have got the correct one. We had bought the portable air conditioner as there are not usually very many days you need it. The back metal screen double locks. Cell works outside both sides if Cottage but we have purchased several boosters and none work inside Cottage. Shirley
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Alexis Hobbs

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a beautiful place to stay! The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and so much more! In a quiet and beautiful area! Near many great New Mexico Enviroments. The stain glass in the room is breathe taking. Plus the owners Marty and Shirley make are super sweet and are sure your stay is a great experience. I cannot say enough good things about the cottage. Perfect place to stay if your looking for near by adventures!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage and surroundings were beautiful and calming.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is a delightful place to spend the weekend. Shirley left us homemade cherry turnovers, coffee and a bottle of wine! We totally enjoyed our stay. We needed to get away from our home as we are sorting and packing to downsize our home. There is a tennis court, indoor pool, a place to grill, and lovely scenery. Shirley had decorated for fall/Halloween. The only issue we had was the bed. My husband is 6'3" and the double bed was a little snug! It was fine for two nights, but longer would have been too much. I also had concern about temperature of the refrigerator. It only goes down to 45 degrees, and I know things should be kept at 40 degrees or lower to keep things from spoiling. Everything else was wonderful! Shirley and her husband were very welcoming. P. Sanders

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Will be back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Magical Stay

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent six lovely nights at Shirley and Marty Mize’s Quaint Cottage in the Mimbres. We had a truly magical stay! The cottage is a work of art, designed beautifully with picture windows all around that made us feel gently surrounded by the outdoors. Within the large one-room interior space, with separate modern kitchen and stylish bath, are many antiques carefully placed to give a feel of warmth and sophistication. The windows contain some of Shirley’s stained glass artwork, tastefully done. There are two sleeper couches facing a domed central window, an elegant antique bed, soft rugs on the floor, and a pellet stove hearth that kept us warm in the snowy days of winter.

We got to know Shirley, Marty, and their family and were impressed with how generous, kind, and loving they are, which added to the positive feel of the cottage. Shirley surprised us with gifts of baked goods and complimentary wine to make us feel totally cared for and honored.

All the amenities were of exceptional quality (towels, dishes, bedding, and kitchen equipment). The Mize’s Quaint Cottage is surrounded by the tall pines of the Mimbres Valley and the gentle hillsides. There are hiking trails nearby for walking, and the lodging is easily access from Route 35. The night sky was full of stars and the morning bathed in soft sunlight. We plan to be back! I certainly recommend this lodging.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mimbres, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £74.72

Rates are less expensive for longer stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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