Cochise Stronghold Straw Bale Home

Entire residential home hosted by Tony

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Great location
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This authentic straw bale home affords privacy and gorgeous views of the mountains. As guests, you will be the only people on these beautiful 20 acres of true wild west. Get away for the weekend, work remotely or do some serious reading and relaxing.

The space
Straw bale house, in the high desert at the foot of the Dragoon Mountains. Two bedrooms in quirky, art-filled, comfortable house, 75 miles from Tucson. Perfect base for hiking, birding, star-gazing, exploring, or just plain snoozing in the hammock.

This is a spacious, open, straw-bale/adobe house with two bedrooms, a full bath, living room and dining area, and kitchen. It's in a dramatically beautiful, somewhat remote location, at the foot of the dramatically beautiful Dragoon mountains.
The house is in a large (20 acre) lot filled with mesquite and other high desert flora. The house's walls are adobe-covered, stacked straw bales, a traditional local building method that provides excellent insulation in summer and winter.
There is internet access but no TV; a stay in this house is probably most attractive to people who enjoy reading, writing, hiking, rock-climbing, bird-watching, and gazing at spectacular sunsets behind the Dragoons - in short, the more unplugged activities!
The house is simply furnished and decorated with cool, unique knick-knacks and art. There's a decent kitchen with gas stove, coffee-maker and toaster oven, a washing machine, bathtub with shower, and an outdated entertainment system, including a Playstation 1 that (usually!) plays dvds. There's a nice stereo, and no neighbors close enough to judge or complain about the volume.
An hour-and-a-half from Tucson, the house is a
20-minute drive to the nearest gas station, family-dollar store, bar, and produce market, all in the small town of Sun Sites, and is about 30 minutes from the slightly more populated Willcox.
Nearby attractions include Cochise Stronghold in the Dragoons, where the Apache Chief Cochise held off the US Army for years in the nearby Coronado National Forest (which offers hiking, camping, and rock-climbing), the Kartchner Caverns (an enormous, beautiful, recently discovered cave - highly recommended), the old mining towns of Tombstone and Bisbee, other ghost towns, The Amerindian Foundation's Museum and Gallery, and the Chiracahua Mountains.

Guests have access to the house and the surrounding property, but not the adjacent shop or shed.

The owners are not present, but a nearby neighbor is available.

A stay in this house is best-suited for those who enjoy the out-of-doors (the weather is typical of the high desert) and the peace and quiet of this very rural location.

A car is a must, and it's a great area for biking. Or you could bring your horse.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Cochise, Arizona, United States

A stay in this house is best-suited for those who enjoy the out-of-doors (the weather is typical of the high desert) and the peace and quiet of this very rural location.

Hosted by Tony

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 85 Reviews
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I'm a music producer, teacher and musician living in, and originally from Chicago. While I don't get to travel very much, I get out to a place my brother and I own in Cochise, AZ. This place is available for short and long-term rental, and is a great getaway from city life.... or anywhere. With a beautiful view of the Dragoon mountains from the house, and 20 acres to stretch out on, it's a unique and serene place to spend time.
I'm a music producer, teacher and musician living in, and originally from Chicago. While I don't get to travel very much, I get out to a place my brother and I own in Cochise, AZ.…

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  • Julian

During your stay

We'll be texting and emailing, as I manage the property from many miles away. We have neighbors and cleaners we keep horses on site, look in on the place and sometimes keep horses there. You'll be alone, but with neighbors nearby to help out if need be!
We'll be texting and emailing, as I manage the property from many miles away. We have neighbors and cleaners we keep horses on site, look in on the place and sometimes keep horses…
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Things to know

House rules

Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £76

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