Quailway Cottage - Portal, AZ

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Entire cottage hosted by Rhonda

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The cottage is bright and cozy and sleeps 4 comfortably. It has a fully equipped kitchen (no oven though, just stove top), hot beverage bar, washer and dryer, covered patio with outside seating and a gas grill. Satelite TV and a variety of nature videos are available as well as Wifi internet.

The space
Quailway Cottage is a nature lover’s paradise. Nestled midway between the Peloncillo Mountains in SW New Mexico and the Chiricahua Mountains in SE Arizona it provides the perfect location for all forms of nature explorations. The cottage is located on 20 acres of desert habitat and also features an abundance of fruit trees and water features to attract local wildlife. Plenty of bird feeding stations situated behind the cottage provides you a private oasis to observe a huge variety of area bird life.
Quailway Cottage can be a good base station for folks who enjoy birding, herpetology, entomology and many other wildlife experiences throughout the area. Also known for its dark sky observations making it a popular destination for astronomers.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common space
1 single bed

What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
HDTV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Dryer
Window AC unit
Bathtub

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Where you’ll be

Portal, Arizona, United States

Conveniently located within 1 mile of Sky Island Grill and 5 miles from Portal Cafe and only 7 miles to the Coronado National Forest and Cave Creek Canyon. Nearest gas station is 25 miles in Animas, NM or 30 miles to San Simon, AZ. Small grocery selection available around Portal area. Larger stores within 50-80 miles.

Hosted by Rhonda

  1. Joined in July 2020
  • 17 Reviews
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Mike and I moved to Portal upon our retirement after 35 years in the nature center and zoo professions. Over the years we have worked directly with a variety of native and exotic animals. Earlier in his career, Mike was a sheriff’s deputy in Iowa then became an environmental educator when we moved to Louisiana. Being in environmental education Mike’s career involved working at a couple of nature centers and one zoo developing educational programs and special events. I always wanted to work in a zoo so my career has provided me experiences at three different zoos over the years. Some of my favorite animals to care for have been big cats which included lions, tigers and leopards. Although we are originally from Iowa we have worked in Louisiana and Texas as well. Because the Portal area has such diverse flora and fauna it was definitely a standout location for retirement. We have visited the Portal area a number of times and fell in love with the abundance of wildlife in the Chiricahua Mountains and surrounding area. It was an easy decision for us to relocate here and share our passion for wildlife with our guests. We enjoy traveling, hiking, camping and taking drives to observe wildlife. Mike’s favorites are the reptiles and amphibians. I enjoy all the wildlife but I’m partial to the mammals. Note: We are currently undergoing renovations so reservations will be accepted beginning March 1, 2021.
Mike and I moved to Portal upon our retirement after 35 years in the nature center and zoo professions. Over the years we have worked directly with a variety of native and exotic a…

During your stay

We live in the main house on the property and the cottage is set back located in a cluster of pine trees that provides a secluded atmosphere. The back side of the cottage includes bird feeding stations and a small pond. We respect the privacy of our guests so we do not disturb you during your stay. However, if you have any questions or needs, we are usually home so feel free to knock on our door.
We live in the main house on the property and the cottage is set back located in a cluster of pine trees that provides a secluded atmosphere. The back side of the cottage includes…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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