Overview of Clean, historic, charming yet modern Ajo Hideway on the top of Ocatillo street

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player
TV, fireplace, DVD player

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAjo Plaza13 min walk
    Popular LocationAjo Museum & Historical Society20 min walk
    Popular LocationAjo Country Club and Golf Course13 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area


This vacation home is located in Ajo. While the natural beauty of Cabeza Preita National Wildlife Refuge and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Ajo Country Club and Golf Course. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ajo Plaza - 13 min walk
  • Ajo Museum & Historical Society - 20 min walk
  • Ajo Country Club and Golf Course - 13 min drive
  • Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment Why - 17 min drive
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument - 46 min drive


  • Pizza Hut — 4 min walk
  • Marcela's Cafe & Bakery — 7 min walk
  • Roadrunner Java — 8 min walk
  • Harris & Smith Coffee Company — 13 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Clean, historic, charming yet modern Ajo Hideway on the top of Ocatillo street

Historic vacation home in Ajo
The Ajo Hideaway home itself is historic from the New Cornelia mining days but is very clean, modern and functional. The interior boasts 20 inch gorgeous desert color tile throughout, tile walk in shower and a fully equipped and functional kitchen. The new laundry machines have their own large room on the east side of the home. With large covered front and back porches, there is ample outdoor space for relaxing, barbecuing, and enjoying the sights and sounds of Ajo. Pride of ownership is evident in the Hideway's well maintained look and feel, with a clean and attractive property all around, including palms and a ficus tree. All furniture and beds are high quality and brand new as of fall 2018. The Hideaway sleeps five with the master sunset bedroom having a queen bed, the guest sunset bedroom has a full bed and in the living room area there is a new fold out twin sleeper sofa. For those chillier desert nights there are electric oil filled radiators for the bedrooms and an electric dura flame fire place mantel heater for the living area. For summer use the home has window A/C units. The living space is open, airy and light, and easy to keep clean. The home is filled with beautiful southwestern artwork including many pieces from Ajo local artists. Ajo, and particularly its old Curley school apartment building, is home to many incredible regional artists. Behind the Curley school is the Sonoran Desert conference center with its pretty gardens, some of which are used to grow food for the community in conjunction with the Center for Sustainable Agriculture organization of Ajo.

The Ajo Hideaway makes a wonderful home for all, even visitors from Canada and beyond. The property also has a very large back area for secure, fenced parking, patio with barbeque, and soon to come a horseshoe pit set up. For a 900 square foot home, the feel is much larger especially considering the laundry/storage room adds a lot more square footage.

The Ajo Hideaway is in the heart of Ajo, AZ, "the heart of the Sonoran desert," located one block from the Ajo historic townsite district, and is an easy, visually pleasing ten minute walk down the street to the gorgeous Ajo plaza and famous, colorful, "Artist's alley" murals. The home is a perfect winter retreat for snowbirds from all walks of life and also makes a great vacation stop on the road to the ever popular Rocky Point, Mexico on the sea of Cortez, only two hours away. Border patrol agents on duty in the area will also appreciate the home's convenience, comfort and value.

The beautiful Ajo area abounds with activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, star gazing, golf, motorcycle and atv exploration and wildlife viewing. Behind the town mountain are the Little Ajo mountains on BLM public land which offer thousands of acres of trails and stunning red rock and green desert scenery. Ajo itself is rich in history, being the oldest mining town in Arizona which once supported the New Cornelia copper mine. The historic townsite district has been wonderfully revitalized and maintained by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance and is home to incredible architecture, including old restored churches, schools and the iconic plaza buildings, all lined with old growth desert palms. Many of the buildings reflect the early Spanish influence in the area. The name Ajo itself literally means garlic. The Spaniards used the name during their early mining efforts O'Odham's word for a certain dye found in the earth. The Tohono O'dham are the indigenous people of the land. The community in Ajo is diverse and colorful, reminiscent of an old west mining town but rich in cultural influence from the Tohono O'Odham, Spanish, Mexicans, Americans as well as other travelers from across the globe. Ajo is a rustic, yet peaceful, culturally progressive town, and it is equipped with all the modern conveniences you might need. Ajo has a large, very well maintained park with pool, dog park, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and skate park. Just outside of town lies the Ajo country club for golf and the Eric Marcus small airport. Childs mountain lies to the north which is excellent for sunset viewing tours. South of town by about fifteen miles is the amazing Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and adjacent to the BLM recreational land all along Ajo lies the Cabeza Prieta wildlife refuge, which is also excellent for excursions. Besides the stunning views in every direction, the climate in Ajo is phenomenal for those seeking to escape winter with abundant Sonoran desert sunshine and warmth. As the locals say, Ajo is where summer spends the winter. More times than not in this small town you will get a wave and a smile from people you encounter and most folks in Ajo are very friendly. The pace is slower in Ajo with only one stoplight and just a handful of restaurants. There is also an excellent IGA grocery, and hardware stores. Christmas time in Ajo is magical with the community gathering around the lit up plaza while Santa waves to all from the Curley school bell tower--a tradition well worth experiencing more than once. There are many social organizations, clubs, churches and events to enjoy in Ajo as well, just check in at the ever helpful Ajo visitor center on the plaza to see what's happening. The Ajo Hideaway is located at the top of Ocatillo Street (don't be thrown off the misspelling of Ocotillo on the sign), just down from the corner of Sahuaro St., and is a wonderful perch to enjoy the town from and get away from the hustle bustle of urban life. You may find yourself surrounded by hummingbirds, doves, desert thrashers and cactus wrens while on the front porch. The home is surrounded by native mesquite trees and native cacti on adjacent properties. The center piece photograph in the living room is titled "Ocotillo's last stand," a fitting tribute to the cactus, the home and the area. Circle K and the Family Dollar store are just blocks away for convenience and just up the road a mile is the IGA grocery. Ajo is truly a magical place. Come to the Ajo Hideaway and enjoy, you may not want to leave!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English, Spanish

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Blender


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome

Property is also known as

Clean Historic Charming yet Modern Hideway top Ocatillo Street

Frequently asked questions

Is Clean, historic, charming yet modern Ajo Hideway on the top of Ocatillo street pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Clean, historic, charming yet modern Ajo Hideway on the top of Ocatillo street?
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Clean, historic, charming yet modern Ajo Hideway on the top of Ocatillo street?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Clean, historic, charming yet modern Ajo Hideway on the top of Ocatillo street located?
Situated in Ajo, this historic vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Cabeza Preita National Wildlife Refuge and Ajo Plaza. Ajo Museum & Historical Society is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Historic Community
Old mining company home remodel. Great community vibe and easy access to Organ Pipes. Better kitchen lighting, firmer queen mattress, and clean inner shower curtain would have rated better.

5/5 Excellent

Great stay, very clean & comfortable.
Very nice house, well equipped in a quiet neighborhood. The owner was great. Very prompt with responses to any questions and gave us a lot of information about the town and surrounding area. The house was very clean with a comfy bed. With a patio both in front and back of house you could choose sun or shade at any time of day. All of the appliances worked great ,the full size washer and dryer was a welcome sight after a week on the road. The large gated yard provides ample secured parking. I would defiantly stay there again and recommend this property to anyone.

5/5 Excellent

If you're in Ajo...
Accommodations were great and our group enjoyed staying there. Vinny was a great host.

4/5 Good

Very cute and cozy!
Loved the home. Wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely come back in the future.

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