Home w/ Observatory - dark skies, birding & hiking

Tiny house hosted by Cathy & John

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
$95 / night (2 night minimum)
$450 / week & $1,450 / month

✔️ Perfect for astronomers, birders,
hikers, digital nomads & those needing to get away.

✔️ 1 BR / 1 Bth / Combination Full Kitchen &
Living room / Washer & Dryer / AC /
Heat / WiFi / Smart TV w/ Roku

✔️ Beautiful 360 degree views of 2 mountain
ranges - Chiricahua Mtns and Peloncillo
Mtns, plus the valley.

✔️ Just minutes away from
Rodeo & Animas, NM and Portal, AZ.

The space
Cozy single level tiny home. At 400 sq. ft., our house offers everything you would need for a comfortable stay.

- Well appointed kitchen, including stove/oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, crockpot, electric skillet and all the cookware, dishware, flatware, utensils and glasses.

- Heat and Electric fire place.

- 32" Smart TV with Roku

- Books, puzzles and games

- AC and ceiling fans

- Living room lamps with 2 USB ports and 2 electric outlets.

- Alarm clocks with USB port

- Board to put across kitchen sink to extend counter space

- WiFi

- Washer and Dryer



10'x12' Roll-off Roof Observatory
Concrete Floor
Corner Shelf for computer or eyepieces

Astronomers bring your own telescope and use the observatory during your stay.




Don't have a telescope, but want to look at the night sky?

No problem, there is a telescope available for guest use. It is a Meade LX-90 12" SCT telescope.


Request a personal star party with host John. John will stop over and share the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, star clusters and more. Sharing information on the night sky and letting guests see for themselves through the telescope.



🐦 Birdwatchers and Hikers - Valley Vista Getaway is only 15 miles from Cave Creek Canyon, AZ. Cave Creek Canyon is world-renowned for its spectacular scenery and birding. The canyon offers many hiking opportunities from easy to difficult.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Wi-Fi – 15 Mbps
Free parking on premises
HDTV with Roku
Free washing machine – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Animas, New Mexico, United States

Rural with a few neighboring acreages nearby. Gravel roads.

Hosted by Cathy & John

  1. Joined in August 2019
  • 5 Reviews
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Hello, we are Cathy & John. Welcome to Valley Vista Getaway! . We came to the San Simon valley a couple of years ago for the dark skies and ended up liking the area.  When this tiny house came up for sale, we bought it to winter here and after building our observatory to share it with others looking for dark skies or other outdoor opportunities in the area. . Normally we live full-time in our motorhome travelling around the country. So far, we have been to 42 different states. . We hope you get some awesome photos of the night sky or get the chance to see a bird you've never seen before.  Oh, yeah, and maybe take some time to relax and check out the sunrises over the Peloncillo Mountains or the sunsets over the Chiricahua Mountains.
Hello, we are Cathy & John. Welcome to Valley Vista Getaway! . We came to the San Simon valley a couple of years ago for the dark skies and ended up liking the area.  When this tin…

During your stay

We live nearby. If using the observatory, John will stop over to show you how to open the roof. Guests can call or text us if there are any problems.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 1:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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