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History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!

Experience some Tucson history by staying in one of the original homesteads in the Tucson Mountains. Homesteaded in 1929 by the Canfields when their deed signed by President Herbert Hoover was received. The home is owned by family members who have kept their love of the desert region alive. Nestled in the Tucson Mountains, this ranch style, 2 bedroom - 2 bath, 1900 square foot house maintains it’s seclusion and privacy by being located on 3.3 acres of prime desert habitat where you won’t be surprised to see javalina, coyote, bobcat and deer. The owners are recreational birders and keep feeders full to attract many species of hummingbirds, quail, finches, sparrows, woodpeckers, thrashers and many other birds native to the area and passers through.

Just 15 minutes from downtown Tucson, U of A, and Tucson Community Center and 5 minutes from I-10 you can use this home for a base to most attractions around Tucson and surrounding areas including the world famous Desert Museum.

This is an ideal home for quiet private time, relaxed reading and writing, and as a base for some of the country’s most important Birding locations including Madera Canyon, Ramsey Canyon, Chiricahua Mtn range and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, as well as incredible hikes through the Saguaro National Parks, Sabino Canyon, Ventana Canyon, Pima Canyon, Catalina State Park, and other enticing locations.

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Becky and Daryl Hiser
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Becky and Daryl Hiser

Daryl and Becky own the Homestead. Becky is the granddaughter of the Canfields who were the original homesteaders. She was raised in the area. Purchasing some homestead property with husband, Daryl, they built their own residence next to the Homestead. Daryl is a zoologist by education and engineer by trade. He is very helpful in identifying local flora and fauna. Becky enjoys hiking, horseback riding and quilting. Daryl enjoys hiking and U of A basketball. As a couple they take birding trips and enjoy the outdoors. They have knowledge of the area and would love to help make your stay a memorable one!

Why Becky and Daryl Hiser chose Lazy Ranch Estates

We took over ownership keeping the property in the family. We are very excited to share this small part of Tucson's history with travelers.

What makes this house unique

Staying at the Homestead will give you direct contact with relatives of the homesteaders the Canfields. Many stories of the development of the area. It has been the intention to keep the flavor of a 'homestead' home. Limited shared use of owner pool next door (walking distance).


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Lazy Ranch Estates, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • If more sleep area is needed, two twin size roll away beds are available upon request in advance.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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History, Wildlife And Privacy! Birder's Welcome!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews
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Peaceful sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. If you seek peace and quiet, nature and desert beauty this is the place to stay!! The house was very clean, stocked with anything we may need. The pool was relaxing. I can’t imagine a better place to stay!

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela, We are glad you loved the Homestead and had good rest and relaxation. Our goal is to make it such for those who need it. You are welcome back anytime! Daryl and Becky
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area, super friendly people, great place to stay!! It made my 50th Birthday spectacular!! We loved sitting by the fireplace at night, unwinding and talking about the days adventures. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful get away in this beautiful home. Serene setting, cozy fireplace, close to all the Tucson attractions and activities. The bird feeders made for wonderful mornings!

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfort and privacy not far from town

  • 5 of 5

This house is a wonderful getaway. It is private and has beautiful views. There is plenty of room for at least 5 people. The living area with the fireplace is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lazy C Homestead. The house was very comfortable and Becky and Daryl were friendly and helpful if we had any questions. They kept the bird feeders filled and we enjoyed watching the many birds. We spent many hours reading and relaxing on the porch. You really feel like you’re in the desert when you look around and see so many types of cactus. There are views of the mountains and the city of Tucson looks pretty at night when lit up. We saw javelina, coyote, deer, lizards, roadrunners and bunnies. We love Tucson and we’re planning to return to the Lazy C Homestead.

  • Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that all the fauna cooperated and showed themselves. We like to hear that the Homestead offered some time of relaxation for you.
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  • 5 of 5

Nice house in beautiful landscape. Enjoyed watching the birds. House has everything you need.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Tucson International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Silverbell Golf Course and Starr Pass Golf Course

Minutes away from Wildlife Museum, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson, Saguaro National Monument, many of the surrounding canyons, Mt. Lemon (Rose Canyon Lake).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Lazy Ranch Estates, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$106.27
Refundable Damage Deposit C$664.2

Rates quoted are for advertised occupancy of 4. A $20/night charge for additional guests up to 8 total occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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