CASA SANTA RITA, 1920’S ADOBE ECO-COTTAGE AND GARDEN
Guest quote: “A gem of a house nestled inside a secret garden!”
Painterly Southwest. Historic, hand built, view home of artisan blacksmith and sustainable systems designer reflects these sensibilities.
The garden is an oasis amidst an arid landscape, covered with tree canopy and climbing roses, with a lush Mediterranean feel to it. Multi-level paths invite wandering just a bit farther into mysterious little nooks filled with birdsong and unexpected surprises in texture and color. A hummingbird’s nest in an overhanging branch just outside the kitchen window is emblematic of the abundance of life attracted by this garden.
The house is an authentically restored vernacular, comfortable yet elegant. “Beautiful and unusual color combinations in the decor make it a work of art unto itself, but a relaxing one.” Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own personality and handmade touches abound throughout the house, from Richard’s blacksmithing creations that provide door handles, latches, and hooks for towels in the bathroom and pots and pans in the kitchen, to the one-of-a-kind cabinetry throughout the house. A small but extensive library is a sweet place to curl up with a good book, a comfortable screen porch overlooks the quiet street below, while the living room provides comfortable leather furniture for lounging. Town’s amenities are a short walk away.
Quality queen beds (2) and futon sleep 6. Recycled hardwood floors, wood stove, cook’s kitchen with vintage stove and all pots and pans needed to prepare meals; full sized fridge. Large bathroom, claw foot tub, separate tiled shower. Outdoor access to second toilet; front load washer. Quiet small-street parking, 21 steps up to house. Other amenities: WIFI, Apple TV, BBQ, AC, ceiling fans.
Rates: $155.00 per night for two guests. More than two guests, add $15 per night. Two night minimum, three nights on holiday weekends. Weekly & up preferred: $950. Monthly: $3,300. More frequent cleaning services, at local rates, can be provided as desired. No pets. Resident mature cat, and ducks for pest control. Not ideal for the smallest children. Chemically sensitive? Check us out. Listed on AIRBNB.
373 Santa Rita Ave.
PO Box 765
Patagonia, AZ 85624