Harrier House is perched on 9 fenced acres with exquisite vistas extending miles over rolling desert and grassland hills to distant ranges. This classic, fully furnished 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home sleeps 8: two Queen beds, a trundle twin that makes into a King, and a queen sofa bed in the Arizona/sun room plus a PaknPlay with bedding, for babies. It is graced by a large covered deck from which to enjoy the views, sunsets, extravagant displays of birds visiting feeders and bird pond (including road runners, pyrrhuloxia, and gila woodpeckers), with dining out of doors. Mexican tiles and arched windows add to the southwest ambiance. The home is designed both for gathering and dispersing, so that group members can easily find quiet nooks or places to converge. Easy outdoor living beckons.
At 4000 feet elevation, this rolling grassland is a cool refuge in the summer. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped, along with dining service for 12. There is a large barbeque grill, picnic table and porch swing on the large view-oriented deck. The family room, sunken living room, Arizona room and formal dining room provide generous spreading-out space for a group. Ample amenities include wi-fi and satellite TV. Harrier House combines proximity to Patagonia with the serenity and spaciousness of rural living. Pets and children at home here.
You will be just five minutes from Patagonia Lake State Park, one of the world’s premier birding destinations, where the resident Elegant Trogan along with many unusual southern resident or migrating species may be found. You can swim, fish and boat in Lake Patagonia, as well as rent canoes or paddle boats or take guided lake tours. Harrier House even provides a three-person canoe.
April 2019 regular backyard birds include southern specialties such as Pyrrhuloxia, Mexican Jay, Black throated sparrows, Verdins, Broad bill hummingbirds, Curved bill thrashers, Gila woodpeckers, and Hooded orioles, with nesting started. Tucson Audubon's Paton's Center for Hummingbirds plus Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, one of the best birding locations in the entire country, is 10 minutes away. Spectacular Ramsey and Madera Canyon, birding meccas, are within easy drives. You will find our collection of nature and birding books very handy!
The biological diversity of the area is highest in the USA, with its sky islands, washes, desert flats and grasslands calling to naturalists, hunters, hikers, bikers and boaters. Patagonia is a Gateway community for the Arizona Trail.
Culture is nearby. The small enchanting town of Patagonia is 7 miles north (great espresso, eateries, art galleries). Sonoita and Elgin’s wonderful wineries welcome tasters (Arizona wine is outstanding) and stables (30 minutes). Tucson is just an hour away), and nearby are Tubac, Tombstone, Bisbee and Karchner Caverns.
The whole is far greater than the sum of the details, whether considering Harrier House or Southeastern Arizona. Excitement and relaxation alike await the visitor to this dynamic landscape. Book soon for the spring, monsoon (summer and high birding season) or fall seasons.
Twin trundle converts to king.
queen · baby crib
One portable pak-n-play is provided, with bedding.
Master bedroom opens onto deck with sliding glass doors to view. Arizona/sun room has queen sofa bed.
toilet, combination tub/shower
Ice-maker, roomy side-by-side.,
Electric, warming surface and warming drawer,
New large-capacity above range microwave.,
We provide quality coffee, sugar, creamer, drip coffee maker, carafe, and cones for coffee-making options.,
Conventional toaster for bagels and toast, plus toaster oven large enough for small meals or sandwich melts.,
Pantry has staples including herbs and spices, baking essentials such as flour, sugar, oil, cornstarch, coffee and coffee filters.,
Dishes & Utensils
Service for 12. Plastic dishes for 6 as well, for picnics and small children.,
Verizon for mobile phones works very well here, AT&T okay. No land line.,
Central air conditioning, new HVAC,
Utility sink also available.,
Also lines and clothespins for outdoor fresh air drying (nearly instantaneous in the dry air).,
Garage parking for one car, plus spacious parking outdoor in large fenced yard.,
Satellite broadband wireless internet. Unlimited.,
Iron & Board,
Fireplace, wet bar, TV, stereo
Other Amenities Swimming pool,
Satellite or cable,
Washer & Dryer,
Cable, internet/streaming accessible with HDMI,
Satellite / Cable
Satellite TV (Direct TV) with many popular channels.,
Numerous bird field guides and resource books, novels, nature and adventure writing as well as children's books.,
Scrabble, Upwords, Farkle, Bananagrams, Clue, puzzles, playing cards and more.,
Games for Kids,
Diverse CD collection available, such as Classical to 60's British Invasion to Jazz to modern rock, folk-rock,
Toys for little ones.,
Dozens of varied DVD's
Pool / SpaCommunal Pool
Patagonia Community Pool. It's lovely to swim in nearby Lake Patagonia at Patagonia State Park, also.
OutsideLawn / Garden
Fenced area is large, desert plants. Large patio at front of house and an expansive covered deck with huge view at back. Lots of outdoor furniture, including comfy porch swing. Bird pond, feeders.,
Kayak / Canoe
A 3-person canoe is available at Harrier House for your use in Lake Patagonia (3 miles away). Paddles, life vests included. Wide roof rack (52") needed for this capacious canoe.,
Canoe provided, seating three. Boat rentals at nearby Lake Patagonia State Park. Room to park your boat off street. (see canoe section),
Porch / Veranda
Porch swing among other patio/deck furniture for large patio plus covered deck.,
Deck / Patio
Large view-oriented deck is covered for shade and rain protection, with big dining table with seating as well as deck chairs, cushioned porch swing, and occasional tables.,
Five miles away is Kino Springs Golf course, an 18 hole gold course.520-287-8701. Other courses within reasonable drive.
SuitabilityLong-term Renters Welcome
NotesLovely for one or two people as well as a group of 8. Bird feeders attract diverse borderland birds and butterflies. Watch wildlife from house or deck. Wine tasting in nearby Sonoita/Elgin is a wonderful activity. Fine Arizona wines are a treat. Patagonia minutes north is charming, has great natural foods store/green grocer, art galleries, espresso, lunch, park and more.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional Guest Fee
No added charges for taxes and cleaning. There is a small fee for pets. Long-term stays are welcome and long term rates are negotiable.
Please contact owner to arrive or depart at a non-standard time. Contact prior to booking about pets. The large yard is fenced but a very small dog could escape. Harrier is perfect for one or eight people.