The SpaceBe Transported Back in Time in this Magical, Charming, Vintage Mud Adobe Bungalow with Private Courtyard Gardens
Built in 1930 by local Judge Oliver Rothrock, Casa Encanta is a lovingly restored, rare historic jewel which retains its' ample original magic and patina.
This charming, artisan-constructed bungalow was built – back when the West was still wild – using almost-forgotten local building methods and raw-mud adobe brick.
The cozy walls are 11 inches thick – naturally keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
With 2 bright, sunny bedrooms, 1 gorgeous full bath, Casa Encanta comfortably sleeps a maximum of 4 guests. The front bedroom has 2 twin beds, and the back bedroom has 1 queen.
The powerful nostalgia of the generously-sized, tin-roof-covered porch invites you to stop and relax, sip lemonade, catch up on conversation, breathe some fresh air and take in the sweet setting and sound of birdsong
Artisan handiwork abounds. Since 2006, many sensitive improvements have been made to this home by local artisans, including:
- Gas-fired fireplace with cantera limestone mantel and surround
- Vintage stone front porch columns
- Concrete kitchen countertops
- High-end Bertazzoni Italian professional gas range
- Multiple skylights
- Imported antique Mexican leaded glass double doors in bedroom
- Authentic Mexican saltillo floor tile in bathroom
- Mexican tile and glass block shower surround
- Vintage hardwood floors and rough pine ceiling beams and moldings
- Glass-walled conservatory (aka 'Arizona Room') in the garden, cleverly constructed of re-purposed vintage French doors as window walls -- this room can be equipped as a writer's getaway or as an artist's atelier, your choice
- And many more details to the delight the eye of old-house-lovers everywhere
Located adjacent to Casita Encanta, Casa Encanta is our restored vintage-1930 raw mud adobe home. It's nestled in the heart of the artsy town of Patagonia, the casa has a view of the Patagonia Mountain range and Red Mountain, a partial view of Mount Wrightston in the Santa Rita Mountains.... and birds, birds, birds.
With 2 bedrooms, each furnished with ultra-luxe beds, Casa Encanta is a delightful space for one to four people. Please note, this space is unsuitable for children and infants.
Posh towels, bed sheets, pillows, blankets, bath soap, kitchen soap, toilet paper and paper towels are provided. The kitchen is fully outfitted for cooking – just add groceries.
High-speed wireless internet and a large flat-screen TV with premium satellite are included.
There's a large, private courtyard and yard, and a private gated entrance with off-street parking for 3 vehicles.
Casa Encanta has a partial view of the Patagonia Mountain range, Red Mountain and Mount Wrightston in the Santa Rita Mountains.... and birds, birds, birds.
Since Casa Encanta has been our primary home, it's not the typical vacation rental; it is filled with high-quality furniture, luxurious amenities and architectural details designed to delight and enchant the eye, the body, and the soul. Guest AccessCasa Encanta features:
- 2 Bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other bedroom with 2 new premium pillow-top twin beds -- all with yummy linens
- A conservatory/Arizona Room to be used as a writer's retreat or artist's atelier
- 1 full bathroom with bidet and custom Mexican tile and glass block shower
- Gas-fired forced-air central heating and air conditioning
- Beautiful gas fireplace in the living room with cantera limestone mantel and surround
- Free high-speed wireless internet inside and outside the casa
- Large flat-screen TV with DirecTV satellite
- All towels and linens are provided, as well as paper goods, shampoo, conditioner and soap, basic first aid supplies, and more
- Your own private entrance gate with private fenced yard and garden
- Parking for 3 vehicles
- New commercial-grade large-capacity washer and dryer
- A full kitchen, very nicely equipped with most of what you need to create magnificent meals – except the chef and the food itself! Olive oil, canola oil, balsamic vinegar and an assortment of spices, coffees, teas and sweeteners are included.
There's an iron patio set on the back patio that seats 4, and a quirky Mexican stamped-tin patio table that seats 2 on the west deck. On the front porch, enjoy an old-fashioned porch rocker, vintage wicker settee, coffee table and club chair. Interaction with GuestsSomeone is available via phone, text or email to answer your questions and address any issues which may arise during your stay. The Neighborhood'Patagonia is an eclectic, funky, little artisan town that loves to be discovered.'
Step back... to a place steeped in the mining, ranching, and railroad history that built the West.
Step back to a place where residents share stories at the post office and local businesses are still owned by local people... no traffic signals and no chain stores.
The Town of Patagonia is appropriately proud of its history and distinctive character. The community is quirky, warm and funky and likes it that way. Patagonia is filled with a surprising diversity of eccentric, creative, neighborly folks from all walks of life embodying a distinct 'Live and Let Live' feeling, while loving and celebrating what makes Patagonia so authentically itself.
Situated at just over 4,000 feet elevation, between the Santa Rita Mountains and the Patagonia Mountains, our village is nestled in the lush, extraordinarily bio-diverse riparian corridor of Sonoita Creek.
The area’s scenic beauty and unique ecology boast the greatest diversity of plant and animal species to be found in the US.
With its' favorable climate and a growing colony of artisans and artists, Patagonia is a soft, colorful spot in which to land and explore. Birders, fishermen and hikers share the streets with shoppers looking for that perfect and unique gift -- and everyone revels in the year-round delightful weather.
Getting AroundPatagonia is a small, somewhat remote village of about 1000 folks. Another 1000 souls occupy the immediate rural environs. The entire town is slightly larger than one square mile.
You'll need your own vehicle to get to and fro, as there are no train stations or taxis that serve our little hamlet. (Well, there IS a train station, but it's been converted into the town hall and the tracks have been transformed into a scenic walking trail.)
Distance to nearest airports:
- Nogales International Airport: 11 miles
- Tucson International Airport: 55 miles
- Phoenix International Airport: 170 miles
Distance to other points of interest:
- U.S./Mexico border: 18 miles
- Nogales, AZ: 18 miles
- Tucson, AZ: 70 miles
- Sierra Vista, AZ: 45 miles
- Sonoita, AZ: 12 miles
- Bisbee, AZ: 65 miles
- Tubac, AZ: 35 miles
- Tombstone, AZ: 50 miles
- Green Valley, AZ: 53 miles
- Karchner Caverns: 42 miles
- Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum: 75 miles
- Kitt Peak Observatory: 110 miles
- Sedona, AZ: 300 miles
- Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico: 270 miles
- San Diego: 470 miles
- Santa Fe: 520 miles Other Things to NotePatagonia is oh-so-lovely and super-funky -- in the best of all possible ways! It's a bit reminiscent of Bisbee, Arizona, in all its' artsy, exuberant glory.
We love Bisbee, too -- AND we're biased to feel that Patagonia occupies the better 'feng shui' siting on the land... nestled cozily, rather than clinging to the steep caliche hillsides, with an international diversity and authentic Borderlands vibe.
Patagonia is, in many ways, a Mexican town inside the U.S. border. (And it wasn't too very long ago that this spot was, in fact, IN Mexico.)
One of the charms of this sweet and welcoming village is the sheer diversity of the types of homes... arranged in a slapdash, democratic patchwork of vintage raw mud adobe miners' cabins, tidy Mission-style bungalows, funky artists' compounds, multi-generational decades-old trailers, tidy manufactured homes, straw bale dwellings, geodesic domes, and newer monied mini-estates.
Our humble little casita is smack-dab in the middle of this refreshingly random quilt! Be prepared to be refreshed by the unpretentious antithesis to modern hyper-planned pseudo-towns.
C'mon down and savor life just north of the colorful border! Rusted corrugated tin, with its unpretentious and rustic, artsy ease, may never have enchanted you quite so!