Arizona Sky Island Escape With View

Cabin - Entire home/apt · S Apache Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, United States
Joann And Stuart
Your host, Joann And Stuart
12 Reviews
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The Space

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 (email hidden) to be alone, in (email hidden) for privacy and intimacy. This (email hidden) 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1100 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • 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 (email hidden) to visit. The whole trip was wonderful.
    Thank you, Joann & Stu!

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • 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.

    December 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • 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 (email hidden) for other places we might stay in the future.

    Thank you, Joann and Paul, for providing such a wonderful experience. I am truly grateful.

    June 2013
  • We had a wonderful week in Joann and Stuart's well-equipped and comfortable cottage. We loved breakfast on the front porch, enjoying Joann's homemade sourdough bread while a roadrunner zoomed by in the yard and the horse next door ambled around. The cottage is conveniently located near Ramsey Canyon and other great birding spots. After a long day hiking in the canyons or down by the San Pedro River -- and seeing so many gorgeous hummingbirds, a trogon, bridled titmouse and painted redstarts -- we were happy to relax and enjoy making dinner for ourselves back at the cottage. The orange cat became a frequent and welcome visitor, cuddling up with us. All in (email hidden) to make a home base for explorations of the amazing outdoor world of Southeastern Arizona.The view of the Huachuca Mountains is awesome! Joann and Stuart were excellent hosts, offering help and guidance if desired, but respecting our privacy. We hope to return some day!

    May 2013
  • My stay at their well made home was quiet yet full of birdsong, stunning views of the valley & mountains, and the breakfast selection & snacks were perfect.I even made cookies for the grandkids & most items were on hand...
    Best of all was finding out that Stuart works with my son-in-law,
    at the end of the stay.
    Both Joann & Stuart were the ultimate hosts and made me feel quite at home, and I will surely return with my husband next time.
    It is a serene, base for local hikes/walks with a small nature reserve minutes away.
    Recommend highly.....

    April 2013
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful little cottage. Everything that you could possibly need is provided at this clean and cozy vacation home. Joann and Stuard are wonderful hosts.
    The view on the mountains is gorgeous, we watched hummingbirds at the feeder from the breakfast table and we enjoyed playing with the nice cats.
    We can highly recommed this place to anybody who wants to stay in the area of Sierra Vista and who is looking for a very relaxing vacation.

    March 2013
  • We absolutely love everything about this little retreat! Joann and Stuart are the most thoughtful hosts and have included every homey touch anyone could want: stylish decor, full kitchen, secure internet, DirecTV and location, location, location. We loved star gazing on perfectly still nights and petting their huskies and cats. We heartily recommend a visit to SE Arizona, especially if you stay at this perfect oasis.

    March 2013
  • This became the best possible solution for us to stay in Sierra Vista near a dear family friend. We had a cute, adorable and very clean cottage by Joann & Stuart. The frig was stocked with breakfast goodies.
    We had our privacy and a great play yard for our two dogs.

    It was perfect and we hated to leave.
    Thank you so very much.

    February 2013
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Joann is a full time physics and geology instructor at Cochise Community College. Stuart is a retired veteran who now works as a contractor on Ft. Huachuca.
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