This a 800 square foot, fully furnished one bedroom guest house with full kitchen, bath, full sized laundry room, back patio with table and grill, front porch with mountain views.
The living room is large and spacious with a TV and internet. The living room has a comfortable sofa and club chair with hassock. The dining area seats 6. The kitchen has a Kuerig, gas stove, full sized refrigerator, microwave and food preparation island. The washer and dryer are full size. The bedroom has a very comfortable and sturdy queen sized bed with closet space and clothing storage. The bath room has shower and bath tub with fluffy fresh towels and a hair dryer (so you don't have to pack one). Most importantly, this place is very, very clean and comfortable. (Airbed for additional guests over 2 and Crib on request)
These accommodations are very private, located on the main property but 150 feet from the main house with a workshop and small garden/orchard in between. This is a pet friendly place and has a fenced yard if you have a canine(s)/ feline who is coming along. We have lots of trees and wildlife that frequent our yard. Hummingbirds are normal every day of the week in our flower gardens and around our trees.
The neighbor hood consists of single family homes on 1 - 2 acre lots with a view of the Huachucas to the west, the Mule mountains of Bisbee to the south and the Dragoons and Tombstone Hills to the east. There are no street lights here which makes star gazing at night fabulous.
Ramsey Canyon and Huachuca Mountains are within biking and hiking distance. The Ramsey Canyon Preserve (Hummingbird Capital of the World) is located 3 miles from this location. The Huachuca Mountains are unique in being one of the Sky Islands of Southern Arizona that host the 2nd highest diversity of mammals in the world! It is common to see bears, deer, racoons, skunks, coti-mundi, ring-tailed cats and of course more than 14 species of hummingbirds! The Ramsey Canyon Preserve says "The native plant gardens and feeders at this Nature Conservancy sanctuary have attracted 14 species of hummingbirds, including the Magnificent, Berylline, and White-eared. Most birders can double or triple their hummer life list without ever moving from one of the preserve’s benches!" We see much the same in and around our own yard. Last spring a set of Red Tailed hawks nested in our Pine Trees. Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, The Coronado National Monument and The Chiricahua National Monument are within scant drives. Easy day trips to Sonoita and Patagonia vineyards are also in reach.
We will provide cold breakfast items, coffee, tea, cereal and small breakfast foods. You will have a full sized refrigerator (with ice maker), and completely utensil stocked kitchen with dishes, and anything else you may need to prepare your own meals.
This place is very quiet and a great place to be alone, in fact a great place for privacy and intimacy. This is a great place to stay a month, week or a night as it has all the comforts of home away from home. We are flexible about check in and check out and anything else you might need.
Smoking on the Patio and Porch is perfectly acceptable, ash trays provided on both. Wash your own dishes if preparing your own meals. Extra sheets and towels in the bathroom linen closet, if needed, Place used towels and sheets in laundry basket in bathroom. If you cannot light the stove, come get one of us for help. If the gas runs out on the grill, let us know asap and we will replace it. If you have any problems at all let us know asap, we are at your service. We will give you the wireless code when you arrive.
There is a cleaning fee for those staying more than 3 nights or guests with pets. Don't forget that airbnb will charge both host fees and guest fees, so your total will be more than what is listed. The security deposit is refundable to you by airbnb after your stay if there was no damages.
For guests staying long periods, please let us know if you want us to do a once a week cleaning for you.
Our hosts were friendly and available to meet our needs. We were given a thorough tour of the property when we arrived. The listing description was accurate as far as the space was concerned. Of note, was the spectactular mountain views which had to be seen to be believed. The neighborhood was very nice. We will definitely be back. Karon and Stan Rzad (12/23/14-1/1/15.
Joan and Stewart were excellent hosts they were very accommodating to our timeframe and allowed us the freedom to relax and enjoy the beautiful accommodations they had provided this air B&B goes the extra mile and what is available when you stay there the Quaint one room apartment had all the amenities anyone would need and more. Location is peaceful quiet and stunning with two porches to relax on a very soft and comfy bed top-quality linens but even left food for us and sundries in the kitchen I hope I will have the opportunityto stay there in the future I highly recommend this accommodation for the area
The house we stayed in was very comfortable and very clean, had all accessories that one has at his/her own house, all the little things. Very quiet, peaceful and totally safe.
Canyons were right behind the area, within a couple of miles. It's just like having mountains in your own backyard. For flat-landers like us, it was REALLY great!
Short drives to local restaurants and super market.
It was a great base for us to see local sights: Bisbee, Tombstone, Fort Huachuca, etc.
For us serious cyclists, it was a wonderful place to visit. The whole trip was wonderful.
Thank you, Joann & Stu!
Great hosts, extremely comfortable and quiet accommodations, genuinely friendly community atmosphere, fantastic SE AZ weather and five (5) weeks away from snow, ice and sub-zero cold in the mid-Atlantic - PRICELESS. We have rented vacation homes throughout the US and in western Europe over the past 10 years; Stuart's and Joann's cabin ranks among the very best for its amenities and their attention to detail in every aspect of our stay is unmatched. Stuart and Joann set a very high bar for other proprietors to attempt to reach. We are looking forward to a return to the Sky Island Retreat.
Joanne and Stuart are great hosts. They have even stayed in the cottage just to personally check that everything is working well. From the start, they were clear on the best way to reach them if we had questions or a problems - but we really couldn't have been happier. The little house has many wonderful touches like a real laundry room, a selection of DVDs, kitchen appliances/utensils, attractive bedding, extra towels/blankets, field guides, back patio, grill...There are basic kitchen supplies and condiments, too, plus all the equipment I needed to bake.
The neighborhood is quiet so you can hear the birds singing. We loved riding our road bikes up Ramsey Canyon and into town. If you are there on a Thursday, check out the Farmers' Market.
To conclude this rave review: Joanne's sourdough bread is as amazing as everyone says. And we very much appreciated Stuart's sense of humor and his willingness to share his knowledge about growing trees in the high desert.
A home away from home, beautifully and fully furnished, we really enjoyed our stay. Stuart and Joann made our grandchild feel welcome and we really appreciated that. Our two small dogs enjoyed the stay as well.
Delightful in every way. Joann and Stuart were warm, welcoming and available if we needed anything. They also respected our privacy. Their guest house is clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and well equipped. All of our needs were met and then some.
It's so quiet there. My husband and I were only there for two nights so rather than doing anything too ambitious, we got some much needed sleep therapy!!
Loved sitting on the porch and watching the birds.The Huachuca mountains are close by and very beautiful.
I'm so grateful Stuart and Joann let us bring our two small doggies. That meant a lot to me.
This was our first experience with airbnb. It sets a high bar for other places we might stay in the future.
Thank you, Joann and Paul, for providing such a wonderful experience. I am truly grateful.