About this listing
Welcome to A Feathered Nest in Amado! Our vacation/short term rental property is a fully furnished open concept southwestern styled home designed with comfort in mind. It has 2 plus bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with all amenities, washer & dryer and attached garage. Enjoy Direct TV, SiriusXm Satellite Radio and stay in touch with the internet. The fully equipped kitchen features all new appliances including dishwasher, and is open to the breakfast nook, dining area and living room with windows all around giving you front to back views. The walled in back yard patio features lush desert landscaping with a bar and seating areas to view the birds in every season by day and enjoy the therapeutic hot tub under spectacular dark starry skies by night.
A Feathered Nest is a short walk to the Santa Cruz River and De Anza Trail for more bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunities. Within close driving distance to the south is Tubac for art,shopping and dining, Tumacacori National Historic Park, Pena Blanca Lake and Nogales. To the east The Smithsonian Fred L. Whipple Obsvervatory Visitors Center in the Santa Rita Mountains. To the west, The Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge near Arivaca and to the north Green Valley and Madera Canyon ( just east in The Santa Rita Mountains), Sahuarita and Tucson for shopping and nightlife.
Weather your stay is a night, a week, a month or more, please consider A Feathered Nest in Amado as your home away from home for yourself or family and friends coming to visit. Patrick and Laura Hudson are your hosts and we invite you to enjoy and experience the nature and hospitality of Southern Arizona.
Please don't use bleach in the laundry and don't pour grease down the drains. We have a septic system and want to keep it healthy.
Please shower before using the hot tub and please know you are responsible for your own safety when using the hot tub.
In general be respectful of the property as you would be of your own home.
Laura met us on arrival and gave us a tour of the beautiful house. The house is even nicer than the pictures show! Great patio with lots of hummers to watch. Everthing we could ask for was available. The house had plenty of room for me and three friends to each have our own space. Just a short drive to Tubac and Tumacacori, so shopping and dining nearby. Great get away place, even if we'd chosen to just stay in. Laura was available if we needed anything. It was too hot for us to use the hot tub, but we enjoyed watching the Datura blooming and star gazing.
We plan on returning! Thanks, Laura, for such a nice stay!
A Feathered Nest was the ideal "retreat" house. Our hosts greeted us and made us feel immediately at home. The house is lovely and very clean, the kitchen well stocked with essentials and lots of utensils, the bedrooms comfortable and the setting quiet, hummingbirds flitting around in front and back -- a true oasis. Our hosts were gracious and helpful, but not at all intrusive. We loved our stay there.
Birders should know that The Feathered Nest is a nice home that provides access to many birding hotspots. We varied our explorations, from a five minute walk down the road to a natural area in the desert to a two hour drive to The Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve (where we saw a tufted flycatcher). Laura and Pat loaned us a large cooler and loads of ice packs for snacks and cold water. No matter what the excursion, it was always great to get back to the Nest to cool off and recharge. The home is well maintained and the spa is clean and inviting. This was our second visit there, and I see more in the future.
We could not have asked for a more friendly welcome. We felt right at home. Thanks Laura
This was our second year at "The Nest" and we absolutely loved it! The accomodations are wonderful, the hosts are attentive and very gracious, and the private patio with comfortable seating, bird feeders and hot tub all make it a very special experience! We will be back!!
Laura was a great host. Her place was immaculate, better than I thought it would be, clean spacious and warm. Love the hot tub and would recommend her home highly. Looking forward to coming back next year
This was home away from home. Laura and Pat are the best next door neighbors, always there when needed, friends indeed. We loved our stay at the Feathered Nest and could have easily stayed longer. We found plenty of things to see and do. Pat recommended a great restaurant that we loved. Laura gave us locally made tortillas and Picante sauces that were the best! Plus she brought over home made cookies the morning we left.
The home is comfortable, we slept well. Loved the hot tub at night and watching the stars. God willing, we look forward to returning.
About the Host, Laura
I'm a teaching artist and a caregiver, an avid backyard bird watcher and nature lover. My husband Pat and I love to garden, go for bike rides, take walks and hikes and go fishing whenever we can. Renting our home and being hosts is a new adventure for us, we're looking forward to meeting new people and introducing them to this beautiful Sonoran Desert we call home.