View of Harrier House entrance from driveway.Formal dining room with view (table can seat 12) opens onto deck.
High Desert Views, Birders Mecca


Entire home/flat

8 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

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Harrier House is perched on 9 fenced acres with huge vistas extending over the desert hills of SE Arizona to distant ranges. This lovely, secluded, fully furnished and equipped 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home has over 2200 square feet. It sleeps 8. Harrier House is a nature and bird lovers' retreat close to many tourist attractions. A fenced in acre is suitable for pets, on approval with a small pet fee. The home is equipped for you to move in and begin your vacation in comfort and style.

The space

Harrier House is perched on 9 fenced acres with expansive vistas extending miles over rolling desert and grassland hills to distant ranges. This classic, fully furnished 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home sleeps 8: two Queen beds, a trundle twin that makes into a King, and a queen sofa bed in the Arizona/sun room. Additionally there is a PaknPlay with bedding, for babies. It features a large covered deck from which to enjoy the views, sunsets, birds visiting feeders (including resident road runners, gila woodpeckers, thrashers, and hummingbirds), and dining out of doors. The deck has plenty of seating, a barbecue and ample dining table. Mexican saltillo, Talavera tiles, arched windows, large deck and patios add to the southwest ambiance. The home is designed both for gathering and dispersing, so that group members can easily find quiet nooks or places to converge. Easy outdoor living beckons. Large fenced yard makes Harrier House pet friendly.

The spacious kitchen is well-equipped, along with formal dining room and dining service for 12, as well as a well-stocked pantry with condiments, baking supplies, herbs and spices, coffee and tea. There is a big gas barbecue grill and picnic table on the large view-oriented deck. The family room, sunken living room, Arizona room and formal dining room provide generous spreading-out space for a group. Ample amenities include wi-fi and satellite TV, games, DVD's, and bird books. Harrier House combines proximity to Patagonia with the serenity and spaciousness of rural living.

You will be just five minutes from Patagonia Lake State Park, one of the world’s premier birding destinations, where the resident Elegant Trogan is regularly added to many birders life lists, along with many unusual southern resident or migrating species. You can swim, fish and boat in Lake Patagonia.

Harrier House provides a three-person canoe and two bicycles for your outdoor pleasure. Or you can rent canoes or paddle boats, or take guided tours on Lake Patagonia.

The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, quoted by the Audubon Society as one of the best birding locations in the entire country, is minutes away, along with Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds. Spectacular Ramsey and Madera Canyon are within easy drives. You will find our collection of nature and birding books very handy!

The biological diversity of the area is highest in the USA, with its sky islands, washes, desert flats and grasslands calling to naturalists, hunters, hikers, bikers and boaters. Patagonia is a Gateway community for the Arizona Trail.

Culture is nearby. The small enchanting town of Patagonia is 7 miles north (great espresso, eateries, art galleries). Nogales with it’s mainstream shopping is 10 miles south. Slightly north are Sonoita and Elgin’s wonderful wineries welcoming tasters (Arizona wine is outstanding) and stables (30 minutes). Tucson is just an hour away), and nearby are Tubac,Tombstone, Bisbee and Karchner Caverns.
The whole is far greater than the sum of the details, whether considering Harrier House or Southeastern Arizona. Excitement and relaxation alike await the visitor to this dynamic landscape, as each season brings it's unique charms and fascinations. Book soon for the spring, monsoon (summer) and fall seasons.

Guest access

You will be sole inhabitants of this beautiful 2200 square foot ranch home and it's 9 acre site.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts will be in their wilderness home in Alaska, and you will be in local contact with property manager and housekeeper as you need or desire.

Other things to note

Please note: We have a 3 night minimum stay. Although we are on one level, wheelchair accessibility is limited. There is a step down to the living room, and small sliding glass door hurdles and a step down to access deck and Arizona room.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 8 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: 395
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please check with owners if you wish to include your pet. This is a non-smoking home.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews


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Hannah User Profile
June 2017
Perfect place with amazing views, beautiful wild cows that come by and eat the grass outside the yard. Lake Patagonia is such a treat for us who live in the desert I highly recommend staying here if you can!

Lynne User Profile
May 2017
A serene, spacious home with porch and patio. Wildlife to observe. Well stocked with everything one could need. Close to Patagonia for meals out and Nogales for food shoping. Close to Patgonia State Park for walks and birding And don't miss Paton's birding place! This place rocks!
Gail User ProfileGail is a superhost.
Response from Gail:
So great to hear you enjoyed Harrier House and the Patagonia area. Serenity is often a prized reward for traveling as far as you did to get to SE Arizona, and we are happy the wildlife and birding were rewarding. Glad you made it to Patons! We hope you can come back some day.
May 2017

Pamela User Profile
March 2017
The Harrier House was a perfect secluded gateway amid rolling grasslands. It provided viewing of coyotes moving through the fields, a javelina, and a roadrunner on the gate. The house had comfortable beds and a well stocked kitchen. The water feature and feeding stations around the house provided good birding along with the close proximity to Lake Patagonia.

Beth User Profile
February 2017
The home is beautiful , very clean, everything you could need. Communications were great. Scenery is spectacular !
Gail User ProfileGail is a superhost.
Response from Gail:
We are very pleased the location was convenient for you to be near your daughter's work. She is in a very spectacular place! We do hope you can return.
February 2017

Brian User Profile
December 2016
We enjoyed the location of the house, including the nearby lake (many birds), the proximity to wine country, and the big views off the back deck. Very peaceful and quiet! The house was spacious, comfortable and offered all the amenities you would expect.

Matthew User Profile
November 2016
This is a beautiful home in a beautiful location. I love southern Arizona, especially the high deserts and grasslands near Patagonia. The views were exquisite, we had plenty of room between us and the neighbors, yet we were not too far from civilization/services. Gail stayed in touch with us, and got back to us immediately regarding minor maintenance issues.
Gail User ProfileGail is a superhost.
Response from Gail:
Thank you Matt, you were wonderful guests, and your communication about those small maintenance issues was invaluable to us, so far away. A little leak in the toilet tank can really add up to water loss over time, and in the desert isn't taken lightly. Thank you for contacting us! We couldn't be more pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, and we would love to host you again.
November 2016

Mark User Profile
November 2016
Gail's place is lovely, peaceful, and very comfortable, and right at the entrance of Patagonia Lake State Park. I highly recommend it!
Gail User ProfileGail is a superhost.
Response from Gail:
Thank you Mark, We are so pleased to know you had a good time and were able to take advantage of the Park and Lake. We hope to see you again at Harrier House!
November 2016

Patagonia, Arizona, United StatesJoined in November 2012
Gail User ProfileGail is a superhost.

We divide our time between living a wilderness lifestyle on a vast lake in Alaska in roadless Lake Clark National Park, and Patagonia, Arizona. We are lifelong Alaskans. We fell in love with this area while traveling, hiking and birding here ten years ago. We wanted it to be our winter home now that we have retired from our careers as educators (science and music in Anchorage).We find similarities to Alaska in the scenic grandeur, spaciousness, wildlife, many outdoor opportunities, as well as the warm and delightful people we have found here along with cultural and community opportunities.

This home met our need for a place roomy enough for visiting family and friends, including grandchildren. We love to sit in the Arizona room with glass from ceiling to floor and watch the unique borderland birds come to our feeders, and to watch the harriers from above as they cruise the nearby arroyo. The resident roadrunners are fun to watch. We love that the home is warm, inviting, and welcoming to guests. The views are stunning, the sunsets endlessly entertaining. Every day brings a surprise.

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