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Orion House: Spacious Retreat Overlooking Old Bisbee

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Named after the constellation Orion, which dominates Bisbee's spectacular night sky,  this roomy guest house overlooks historic Old Bisbee, with views to Mexico.  A five minute walk takes you to the center of Bisbee's art and entertainment district.

Accommodations include fully-equipped eat-in kitchen with a comfy window seat nook, two bathrooms with showers, laundry room, a dining area in the living room,  and two bedrooms with queen size beds.  An extra room  can be art studio, family room, or third bedroom with queen size futon. The covered front porch and spacious back deck have comfortable seating and great views.

Orion House has off-street parking, central heating and cooling, a flat-screen monitor with DVD/VCR player, WiFi, propane barbecue grill,  an extensive library of books and music, and complementary coffee.

A relaxing getaway for a single artist or a couple, Orion House  can also accommodate a larger group, with three queen beds, and cushioned window seats suitable for sleeping children or singles.  It can be a retreat for your artists' group, athletic team, or business associates, or a great place to host a party.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.  No cats please.

More Details

Property Manager
Kate Bishop
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Kate Bishop

Kate and Grady's home has always been a social center for artists, students and travelers. When they moved to Bisbee from California, they lived in Orion House while Grady built their new home in the adjacent lot. Then it seemed natural to open Orion House for guests. They have traveled extensively, and know what it takes to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

They have recently returned from one year of travel in Southeast Asia and South America.

Grady is a retired building contractor who teaches furniture-making to women in transition. Kate is an artist/clairvoyant medium. The Orion House is decorated with artwork acquired in Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Asia.

Kate Bishop purchased this house in 2005

Why Kate Bishop chose Bisbee

They bought this property after visiting Bisbee for a weekend and falling in love with the area. The cozy window seat alcove in the kitchen won Kate's heart. She has spent hours reading, relaxing and bird watching there. The location on High Road is ideal for its feeling of peaceful seclusion within easy walking distance from downtown, the magnificent views, wonderful neighbors, spacious house, garden and decks.

What makes this house unique

It is comfortable for a single person, but can sleep up to eight. The layout and well-equipped kitchen and barbecue make it a great place to host a party, seminar, or other group activity. The fenced yard is dog-friendly.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed at Orion House some time ago and loved it! a beautiful setting and oh so comfortable. would highly recommend it.
Nov 2011
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bisbee

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Twin or Single Beds (2) window seats suitable for sleeping singles or children, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • video player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

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Orion House: Spacious Retreat Overlooking Old Bisbee
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Tucson, AZ USA
5

Even Better Than it Looks

  • 5 of 5

The Orion house is a truly joyful place. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. Grady and Kate are wonderful people and made us feel welcome and comfortable. The outdoor space was exceptional; beautiful views and birds, a serene place for coffee and breakfast in the morning and a glass of wine in the afternoon. The house is comfortable with well appointed kitchen and baths and we were happy to see a water filter for drinking. If you have ever had Bisbee water from the tap, you will understand our delight! So happy we had the opportunity to experience this place. Our dog Millie had a ball running around in the secure yard.

Thank you Grady and Kate for sharing this place, we truly appreciate your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A cheery and cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Orion house was a wonderful way to spend the weekend with friends!

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful house perfectly situated to allow a great view of Bisbee.

  • 5 of 5

The Orion House is very well maintained with everything you need for an overnight stay or an extended one. It has a beautiful garden outside, a deck with a great View and a place to be anytime of the day or season. I have stayed there several times and plan on visiting many more times in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ
5

Wonderful home full of charm and stocked with food, coffee and a plate of home made cookies.

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Grady were wonderful hosts. The house was exceptionally clean and well-appointed. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Orion house, as we absolutely love it!! My husband and I take many weekend getaways to Bisbee, and the Orion house is by far our favorite place to stay. It's warm, welcoming, relaxing (best patio!!), perfect location and fits the bill in every way possible. Thanks for another wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Globe, AZ
5

Excellent.

  • 5 of 5

Best home rental in Bisbee.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Tucson Arizona
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Old Bisbee's art and entertainment district
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Old Bisbee's art and entertainment district
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bisbee

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$183
AU$1,177
AU$2,747
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$65.4
Tax Rate 13.05%

Rates quoted are for up to two guests. For each additional guest, there is a charge of $25/night, or $70/week, or $125/month.

We require 50% deposit to confirm the reservation. The deposit may be paid by Paypal, credit card or check. The balance is due upon arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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