Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Orion House: Spacious Retreat Overlooking Old Bisbee

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

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
  • 1 of 10

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bisbee

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
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:
  • Downtown
  • 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
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Orion House: Spacious Retreat Overlooking Old Bisbee
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
Spring, TX
5

Perfect hillside setting!

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Grady were especially welcoming! The Orion house exceeded our expectations! If your looking for a picturesque view and all the comforts of home this is home is it!

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sierra Vista, Arizona
5

Charming home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Orion House was the perfect Bisbee getaway for us. It’s nestled on a hill in a quiet spot surrounded by trees and bird life, but just a short stroll into town. The house is very comfortable, providing everything you need. We especially enjoyed the front porch and deck areas to relax, drink coffee and read a good book while taking in the spectacular mountain and town views. We live just 30 minutes away but staying here felt like we were on a true vacation. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A cheery and cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: 7-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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!

  • Submitted: 7-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

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

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bisbee

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$186
C$1,199
C$2,797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$66.58

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.
Contact Manager
Available
Unavailable