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Historic Working Cattle Ranch in Sonoran Desert Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Country House / Chateau, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10) + Guest House

Where the West is still Wild! The A Diamond Ranch is a working cattle ranch nestled on 22,000 acres of saguaro-studded mountains. The main ranch house can be your home for the best vacation ever. (Plus the Restored Bunkhouse for an addition $125 a night.) The 1930's ranch house has been completely restored and improved upon. You will feel like you have stepped back in time and out of the rush of everyday life.

The A Diamond is one of the few working ranches in Arizona with a year-round river running through it. The Gila River is accessible from all of the ranch buildings and is a wonderful source of recreation including kayaking and tubing. Bring your own horses and ride the wide open spaces or catch the spectacular and historical Arizona Trail that intersects through the ranch. Four-wheeling with jeeps and ATV's are another alternative to exploring the beautiful mountains. Artists and writers will be inspired by the ranch's beauty. Bird watchers will delight at all of the birds calling the Gila River home.

The home has over 3200 sq ft of living space plus our swimming pool and 5 private porches and verandas, for you to hangout and relaxation space for this fantastic Arizona ranch vacation.

Just inside our hundred-year-old front doors is the first of several living areas. Sit by the rock fireplace and enjoy a long getting-reacquainted visit with family or friends or lose yourself in one of the many books in our library. The little den off the kitchen is another gathering place you will enjoy as everyone joins in the preparation of meals in the cozy kitchen with its antique furnishings and modern appliances. Even doing dishes is fun in the old farmhouse sink. Mealtime is a treasure around the harvest table in the dining room with its wall-to-wall windows overlooking the pool area and the majestic saguaros and purple mountains beyond. The game room boasts a large flat screen TV, game tables and comfy seating.

You will love our 4 magnificent bedrooms.

The Cattle Baron's room lets you sleep like royalty in its huge antique king-sized bed. Sit by the fire in the cozy beehive fireplace and wake up to the glorious sound of the river running below. The master bathroom is a full bath. Look for the A Diamond brand in the shower.

Libby's Room, named after the owner's wonderful mother-in-law, has a lovely king-sized bed and beautiful aqua and brown decor. Next to it is the A Diamond Bunk Room. Antique bunk-size beds and red, black and blue linens and cowboy pillows make this the choice for kids.

The main bathroom across from Libby's Room and the Bunk Room is right beside the full laundry room facility.

Linda's Room is a quiet little blue and white retreat with a queen bed off the kitchen side of the house with its own bathroom, and is a favorite of everybody's. High quality linens and towels are provided for all rooms.

More Details

Megan Corder
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Megan Corder

My name is Megan and my husband and I manage the A Diamond Ranch for his parents. I handle the vacation rental and my husband manages the ranching portion. I am a 4th grade teacher in the tiny town of Kearny. Together we have a daughter named Genevieve and she loves growing up on this ranch.

Megan Corder purchased this house in 2004

Why Megan Corder chose Kearny

This was not purchased as a vacation rental, but rather to keep a historic ranch from being split up. The main home had been sold off separately from the ranching operation and when the opportunity came available to put it back with the ranch we jumped on it. Our home is about an hour from the ranch, but every time I go out to the ranch it is like a mini-vacation and we decided we wanted to share this special place with others.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kearny

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Full 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Full 3 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • wooden decking
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Alternative Lifestyle. Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby.


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Historic Working Cattle Ranch in Sonoran Desert Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

Unique Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

There is no vacation home like A Diamond Ranch in Arizona. It's remote, but the accommodations are very comfortable and exquisitely decorated. The house has all of the essentials of home and the views and surrounding terrain are incredible. I can't wait to return. Also, the caretakers/owners are great people. You'll likely never see them during your stay, but if you need anything they'll be there in an instant. Simply put, this vacation rental is awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We ❤️ A Diamond

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second stay at A Diamond and we loved it even more than the first. The history is so interesting, the views are stunning, the hosts are incredibly kind, and the house is gorgeous! We are already talking about dates for 2019 and hope to extend our stay. This is a truly wonderful place to unwind, unplug, and reconnect with family members.

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Location and Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, property and location. Just breathtaking. We had a fantastic time with family! Thank you for the hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A-Diamond Ranch

  • 5 of 5

This was our second retreat to A-Diamond Ranch. This is a beautiful property located in a wonderfully peaceful environment. The ranch home is beautifully decorated and comfortable. While staying here we visited the Arboretum, the Renaissance Festival and the huge copper mine located on the road leading to the ranch. The rest of the time we enjoyed the hiking areas, the nearby river and lovely views of the mountains. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay and Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year here and we absolutely love this place. Hoping to keep this a yearly trip.

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing oasis

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a family gathering-pool was wonderful

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Skyharbor Airport, Phoenix, AZ
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
General Kearny Inn
Nearest Golf
43 Miles
Gold Canyon Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
General Kearny Inn
Car: necessary

Waterfront, not Lake/Oceanfront. Ask for details.

Star Gazing, Bird Watching, Rock Hounding, Hunting, ATV and Jeeping.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kearny

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$233.05
Pet Fee AU$133.17
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$665.85

Pool is heated with Solar Heater, but can be supplemented with gas propane heater-$350 deposit required per week.50% of the rental rate at booking with the remain 50% plus security deposit, pet fees and cleaning fees due 60 days prior to check in for weekly rentals and 60 days prior to monthly rentals.

Any fees charged for paying by credit card will be deducted from the security deposit refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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