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HIGH DESERT RAMMED-EARTH HOME - SONOITA, PATAGONIA AREA

Karen Howard

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Karen Howard

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HIGH DESERT RAMMED-EARTH HOME - SONOITA, PATAGONIA AREA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Patagonia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Office (sleeps 6) - Birder's Heaven!

Popular with Birdwatchers, Night Sky enthusiasts and Winter visitors, this comfortable, spacious, rammed-earth home in peaceful Southern Arizona is just a few miles north of the Village of Elgin, near Patagonia and Sonoita. On five acres at a charming 'end-of-the-road' location, you will find the property romantic and unique if you wish to stay 'home' to relax & rejuvenate, or as a wonderful base from which to explore this beautiful & diverse part of Arizona.

Its thick stuccoed walls which blend gracefully into the terrain, provide comfortable nooks both inside and out to relax in. Soak up the ample Arizona sunshine in the walled yard. The kitchen is equipped with most everything needed for cooking at home when you don't want to visit one of the great local restaurants. A pool table is in place for your entertainment along with a collection of dvd's. There is a dining table which seats 6 and sofas for gathering in front of the television. The rammed earth construction keeps the ambient temperatures even - when you do need heat, the wood stove will heat the entire home or you can use the electric heaters. Outside there is a table and barbeque/smoker (firewood provided).

The master bedroom on the second floor is furnished with a king-sized bed and has its own bathroom with southwest accents. The west upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and the same fantastic northerly views that the master has. Across from this room is the office (loft) with door for privacy. You will find excellent cell reception with Verizon in this area of the home. The landing at the top of the stairs also has a pull-out single sofa. New carpeting has been installed upstairs so we ask that shoes and pets be kept downstairs.

The downstairs bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed and is cozy and comfortable. This room is sunken slightly from the main floor so has two shallow steps to access. Across from this room is the full bath with claw-foot tub.

You may never want to leave the property, as the views of the Whetstones to the East, wilderness of the Empire Cienega to the north & Biscuit Mountain to the south are magnificent. The night skies are alive with stars - probably more than you have seen in years.

A short drive will take you to the world-famous bird-watching areas of Ramsey Canyon or the Patagonia Bird Sanctuary, as well as historic Tombstone, Bisbee & Benson. Parker Canyon & Patagonia Lakes are about 45 minutes & 30 minutes away, respectively. Elgin Wine country is only five miles from the home.

There's something for everyone to enjoy here. The home will give you a true southwestern experience & is an exceptional property.

(Please note...there is about 1/4 mile of dirt road to cross as you approach the property, but all types of vehicles have used it, including sports cars, with no problem.

Keywords: Southwestern, custom home, acreage, privacy, unique, birding, wineries, Elgin, Patagonia, Sonoita, Tombstone, Ft. Huachuca, Patagonia Lake, Parker Canyon Lake

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Howard (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Karen Howard

We have owned this home since it was built in the early 1980's and it is very dear to our hearts. It was built with energy efficiency in mind & to take advantage of the southern exposure for light & heating. The thick rammed-earth walls (like adobe, but compacted in place) make it very comfortable in all seasons with a wonderful ambiance which we love to share with our many happy guests. Renting the home as a vacation rental is a great way to let others experience the qualities that we so enjoy. It is truly a special property in a location that is quiet & beautiful, but not far from the many activities the Southeastern Arizona area has to offer. If you stay here don't forget to bring your pets as well since they will have a great time too.

Karen Howard purchased this house in 1983

Why Karen Howard chose Patagonia

Our family members discovered this area after searching all over Arizona for a retirement location. Virtually on the edge of thousands of acres of public land, yet within half an hour of metropolitan areas, this is the best of both worlds. Only 2 miles from Highway 82, the property provides a central location from which to explore all the sights this unique part of the world has to offer.

What makes this house unique

This home really lets the creative juices flow & has been a favorite for artists & musicians. Hiking opportunities abound on the Empire Cienega Ranch to the north where you are sure to spot some unique wildlife & may even luck into finding an arrowhead or worked stone. Near all the activities, restaurants, galleries of Sonoita and Patagonia and wine country of Elgin, yet at the edge of wilderness.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time here - loved the area & this house.
Mar 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

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High Desert Rammed-Earth Home - Sonoita, Patagonia Area
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 31 reviews
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We had a wonderful stay in Elgin. The house was perfect. We had a little more space than was necessary (better than the opposite) and all the amenities to make our stay comfortable. The owner was available and took care of all our questions with information and her presence when necessary. If returning to the area I would call Karen first to check availability. Thanks for the wonderful experience Karen!
Tim
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Desert Rammed-Earth Home - Sonoita, Patagonia Area
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Patagonia Arizona
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More then expected!

  • 5 of 5
Way more then expected. You know how places always look good in pictures? Well, this home was PERFECT. Many thanks to Karen for keeping this home ready for visitors. We will be back. My sister can send all visitors down the road, now that we know about this home. We were in town for a graduation and needed a nearby place for family. We had no idea we could have a morning stroll to where my sister lived. Loved the kitchen. We cook. There was even soap and laundry detergent. Very well equip home! My only note; floors are not even and there are levels, so anyone with mobility issues might have trouble.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
High Desert Rammed-Earth Home - Sonoita, Patagonia Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45859vb
-(520) 400-6754
Patagonia Arizona
Florida
5

More then expected!

  • 5 of 5
Way more then expected. You know how places always look good in pictures? Well, this home was PERFECT. Many thanks to Karen for keeping this home ready for visitors. We will be back. My sister can send all visitors down the road, now that we know about this home. We were in town for a graduation and needed a nearby place for family. We had no idea we could have a morning stroll to where my sister lived. Loved the kitchen. We cook. There was even soap and laundry detergent. Very well equip home! My only note; floors are not even and there are levels, so anyone with mobility issues might have trouble.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
High Desert Rammed-Earth Home - Sonoita, Patagonia Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45859vb
-(520) 400-6754
Patagonia Arizona
4

Rain valley house review

  • 4 of 5
The property was unique and adequately furnished. We enjoyed the peace and quiet! The main drawback was the last 1/4 mile of dirt and rock road, leading to the property turnoff.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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High Desert Rammed-Earth Home - Sonoita, Patagonia Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45859vb
-(520) 400-6754
Patagonia Arizona
5

birding friendsa GSMBA; www.elizabethellisonwatercolors.com

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location for birding southeastern AZ. Wonderful house with very good furnishing. linens, etc. There were 7 of us--all adults over 60-- and we loved a real AZ experience--so different from humid NC ; not better but a desert/grassland opposite.
Two of us are professional artists and the courtyard proved a good spot to capture out impressions. Everyone got new birds for their life-lists and we came away very pleased with our stay. Thank you, Karen.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy the property worked out for your "girl's getaway" and that the birds cooperated. We're happy to hear about your life list additions. Hope you can come back again.
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High Desert Rammed-Earth Home - Sonoita, Patagonia Area
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-(520) 400-6754
Patagonia Arizona
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ken & jan

ken & jan
  • 5 of 5
We had such fun. The house was, as we liked to say, quirky, but in a good way. We played over 100 games of pool over the month. The weather was fantastic! The bird watching around the area was wonderful! We saw an Elegant Trogon at Patagonia Lake. Karen was always available to us. She is very sweet.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at the property and for the kind words. It's great when people enjoy the setting so much. I hope you can come out again soon.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sierra Vista Municipal
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Mountain View Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Several in Sonoita
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting, Photography, Birdwatching

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Rates & Availability

From $875 Per week

Patagonia House Rental Rates

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Amenities

Patagonia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom is accessed from master bedroom and has roomy tiled shower. Downstairs bath has clawfoot tub with shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed and 2 Queen size Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This home is one-of-a-kind with a a spiral staircase, roomy stainless-steel kitchen, claw-foot tub, lots of cozy nooks in the massive earthen walls, and even a pool table!

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