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.
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.
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 all, a great place 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had a lovely weekend stay at Stu & Joann's guest house. We could have stayed a week or more! It's very comfy, has a great view of the mountains, is quiet and the kitchen is better stocked than many homes. There was plenty of breakfast food in the frig and all we needed to cook with. We hope to return another time!