MADERA CANYON HOME W/ SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW

Molly Elliott

Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 28 nights

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MADERA CANYON HOME W/ SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 28 nights

Overview

Overview

Green Valley House Rental Photos and Description

1 Bdr/2 Bath + loft surrounded by Coronado National Forest. Walk to trailheads.

Fully Furnished 1 Bdr/2 Bath + loft in Madera Canyon surrounded by the Coronado National Forest. Fabulous porch with swing, glider and room to feed the whole family while watching hummingbirds at your feeder. One of a kind woodwork 'makes' this home. 1326 sf of indoor living space. Central AC/heat. Full kitchen, laundry in basement. Property is walking distance to trailheads, picnic areas and favorite birdwatching spots. It all adds up to the best place for an extended stay in Madera Canyon.

Please note: There is no TV reception (we do have a dvd player). Metered Satellite Internet is provided (but not unlimited). This is a remote property. Your cell phone will have limited connectivity in the canyon (Verizon works best). There is a landline in the cabin. While there are two gift stores in the canyon, the next closest businesses are 15 miles away. I recommend you get gas and stop at the grocery store before you drive into the canyon. Don't forget to buy a bag of sugar to make syrup to feed the hummingbirds!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Molly Elliott (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english, spanish

About Molly Elliott

I spent summers in Tucson, Arizona with my grandparents as a little girl. They had a small cabin in Madera Canyon - one of only a handful of private homes - and my sister and I loved going there on the weekends and playing in the creek or hiking the trail to Mt. Wrightson. As an adult I have returned to visit my grandparents many times with my children to introduce them to the jewel that is Madera Canyon. The photo is of my grandfather blowing bubbles with my daughter off the edge of the porch.

Molly Elliott purchased this house in 1990

Why Molly Elliott chose Green Valley

In 1990 my grandparents built the current home which they nicknamed Hummingbird Hill. It sits at a high spot in the canyon which lends itself to beautiful mountain views, sunsets and hummingbird watching. It was their dream retirement home. I have recently inherited it and can't bear to part with it - not only because of the memories but also because of the unique building and location. My husband and I are not able to move to the canyon right now as we have jobs out of state, but hope it can become our dream retirement home as well.

What makes this house unique

The home itself was custom built by Richard Lansky. You won't believe the detailed woodworking. Take a careful look at the photo gallery. Richard still lives in the canyon and helps me with maintenance. The location is also amazing. Madera Canyon is a natural gem and it is minimally developed so you will have tons of opportunities to enjoy nature. The cabin is on private property but borders Coronado National Forest land on all sides. There are a handful of residents in the canyon and it is a popular weekend spot for people from Tucson so you will not be completely alone, but there's still plenty of space for solitude. I love some of the local businesses that rent out by the night, but this is truly the best place for an extended stay as it has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facility.

Guestbook comments from the manager

So many laughs and hummingbirds! Great company on that porch!
Jul 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 28 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Madera Canyon home w/ spectacular mountain view
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Green Valley Arizona
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Private Nature Lodge

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Deer tiptoe up the driveway, hummingbirds fight over the feeders, small creatures, lizards, squirrels, sparrows, and juncoes, scamper across the porch floorboards. This house is for people who love nature and crave a spell of solitude. The view from the porch looks out over the Madera Canyon forest canopy and up to the hills and mountains. It is lovely. If you don't want to hit the trails, you can birdwatch right from the porch swing; I counted 14 species one late afternoon, and I wasn't trying very hard. However, there is a great network of trails only a short walk from your front door. Everything from an easy 3 mile nature trail to a strenuous march up to the top of Mt Wrightson. The variety of habitat is incredible. You can also get in the car and drive down to the desert grasslands, about 10 minutes away and walk the desert washes. I never went out walking without seeing something wonderful. The house is comfortable and interesting. There is plenty of room for 2 people. We didn't even use the loft, except to walk over that fantastic bridge to the upstairs balcony. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the living room and the beds are comfortable. We stayed only 10 days, but I could have used a month. If you are a nature lover, this is a great vacation rental!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great experience. Do let me know if you want to come for that full month! I do want to caution future out-of-state visitors who may not be familiar with the washes to be very careful around the dry washes. Flash flooding in the washes is a real problem. Every year you hear of someone who gets hit with an unexpected wall of water while in a wash. Even if the day is sunny in the valley, do NOT go in the wash if there is rain anywhere in the vicinity (especially higher up the mountain from you).
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Madera Canyon home w/ spectacular mountain view
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Green Valley Arizona
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
5

Hummingbird Hill

  • 5 of 5
We certainly enjoyed our month stay at the rental unit. The home was spacious and unique in a wonderful way. The property where it is located is very private, with access to hiking trails almost right out the front door. The home was well supplied with all the necessities. We enjoyed it enough that we have decided to rent again in 2014 for two months. That should indicate our stamp of approval.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Madera Canyon home w/ spectacular mountain view
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Green Valley Arizona
Roanoke, VA, U.S.A.
5

Nancy E.

  • 5 of 5
Wonderfully furnished. Particularly enjoyed the bird life and the small animals. Saw a number of nearby tourist sites (Tubac, San Xavier del bac Mission, Univ. of AZ at Tucson museum, Wildlife refuge south of Green Valley, Old Tucson Studios) and many days just relaxed at the cabin. Night skies were clear and full of stars.Hiking and biking is very popular.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Tucson
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Canoa Ranch Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-19
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
The Olives Bistro
Car: necessary

Madera Canyon is nestled in the northern slopes of the Santa Rita Mountain range east of Green Valley and south of Tucson, Arizona. The flora along with the streams that carved out this canyon help to sustain the many bird, mammal, and insect species that breed and visit here. Visitors from all over the world arrive in search of such avian specialties as the Elegant Trogon, Elf Owl, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, and Painted Redstart. Over 230 species of birds have been recorded in the Canyon with 15 hummingbird species among them.

Thousands of birders, hikers, photographers, artists, and those simply seeking a place to enjoy a picnic under the shade of a sycamore tree—next to the cool water of a creek—have fallen in love with Madera Canyon.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Green Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Spring
Feb 1 2015 - May 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$500
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Notes Additional nights beyond the minimum are charged at $50/night.
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Amenities

Amenities

Green Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Sleeper sofa in loft
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
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