This rental was the first time we can recall the reality of a place far exceeding its internet presentation. This house was clean, pleasant, beautiful, relaxing, and satisfactory in every way. The photo past the dining room table out the door is nice, but even it does not do justice to the beauty of this lovely place.
We could have spent the entire week just sitting on the porch relaxing. In the distance, you can see Nogales and the hills of Mexico. Closer at hand, there are grassy knolls and a pleasant green arroyo that funnels interesting birds from Mexico toward Patagonia Lake. It is a quiet, private retreat.
For birders: during our early May visit, we had over 30 species of birds in the yard, including nesting Botteri’s Sparrows, four species of hummingbirds, orioles, Phainopeplas, roadrunners, and much more. If we had spent more time “at home,” we are sure we would have found even more, but we were driving around Southeastern Arizona birding much of the time. Each day, it was a pleasure to return to Harrier House and relax.
This is a handy location, close to espresso, restaurants, stores, wineries, and natural areas in Patagonia, Sonoita, and Nogales, and it was a well-placed spot for us to head toward other points east and west for our adventures. It is fully-equipped for cooking, tastefully (and interestingly) decorated, and spacious. The owners were responsive and helpful.
We can’t wait to return!