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Escape cold winters and enjoy the beauty of the Santa Rita mountains, the warm Arizona sunshine and enjoyable activities year round. Leave your worries behind in the comfort of this beautiful home-away-from-home retreat!
This bright and neat home will make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. At 1450 sf, it is a spacious open floor plan with the kitchen open to the comfortable dining/living room. There is a new 32 inch flat screen HD TV in the living room and a 28 inch HD TV in the Arizona room. Expanded cable channels for all TVs. The furnishings are newer and very nice with tasteful SW decor. Master King and Guest room queen beds and there is an inflatable heavier style mattress/pump in the closet. Master has a small TV and large walk in closet.
The Arizona room (like a garden or sunroom) is located at the back of the home and opens to a lovely patio with native cactus and plants. This is like a second small living room area, equipped with the second HD TV, love seat and small desk as shown in the pictures. There is a card table in a closet that makes this a great location to set up to do jigsaw puzzles or crafts. Home has high speed, wireless internet that works from the living room and using a laptop, to the back patio, wireless.
We have many additional pictures of the interior & mountain views, see LINK below for 'MORE PHOTOS'.
The large brick patio overlooks the arroyo (if you are new to the area, it's a dry creek/river bed filled with trees and desert plants that attract native birds and wildlife.) The arroyo means you have no neighbors directly behind you as you sit on the patio, private! And great place to view stars at night with very little lights from the ground to interfere. Madera Canyon, a renowned spot for birdwatching, is right down the road, and you will see many birds in the arroyo, too (or at the patio birdfeeder). Wonderful mountain views with spectacular sunrise and sunsets from the patio. Take it all in and relax!
Green Valley Recreation system (GVR) allows you full use of any of the 12 Social Centers w/wonderful swimming pools, jacuzzi, exercise equipment, tennis courts, many classes & activities offered on a regular basis. This conveniently located home is within walking distance to one of the Rec Centers.
There are so many things to do in and around this area...convenient for trips to historic Tombstone, three nearby Indian casinos, Tubac artist colony, observatories, Arizona Desert Museum, Bisbee, Madera Canyon, and all the cultural offerings of Tucson. It's just a 25-minute drive to the border of Mexico & wonderful shopping. The Elks Lodge is close with a very active membership.
This area is a golfer's paradise, with eight golf courses within minutes of this home, such as Canoa Ranch Golf Club, Canoa Hills, San Ignacio, Desert Hills Country Club. There is easy access to 20 other courses in the area like Arizona National and Ventana Canyon.
Age-restricted neighborhood, one guest must be 55 or over. Rates assume you have your own cell phone, does not include a phone in the unit but we can have phone service installed for an additional fee, please inquire.
***Note see below for two links, one to 'More Photos' property website and a link to Green Valley information, Chamber of Commerce (tabs on that site include golf course information).
***SUMMER SPECIAL JUNE TO AUGUST ONLY: SUMMER SPECIAL OFFER for all 3 months from June to August, for just $2,700 ($900 per month.) That's less than $30 per night for this approx 1400 sf retreat with two bedrooms, two baths! Must rent multiple summer months for this rate; otherwise summer is $1100/month.
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No telephone is provided, assume you use your own cell phone. Exception is that we can provide a land line telephone for those from Canada if cell phone usage is too expensive, please inquire!
Elks Lodge is convenient with a very active membership, restaurant. Short walk to Social Center, very friendly to bicyclists and walkers w/dedicated lanes for golf carts, too. Note: this is a low traffic area, without many cars coming through unless they live in the area, which helps to make it a peaceful, friendly neighborhood where people know each other.
Senior Adults Only Community : One Guest Must be 55 or over.
Smoking Not Allowed : No smoking, security deposit will be used if evidence of smoking in the house....moreless
Audio Tape Player
Books For Adults
Satellite / Cable:
EXPANDED cable, two Flat Screen TVs (32 inch screen in Living Room and 28 inch screen in Arizona Room), smaller TV in Master Bedroom....moreless
High definition swivel TVs, one in living room and one in garden room / AZ room at back of home...moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
Awesome Mountain Views, sunrise and sunsets, and Arroyo Views that attract natural wildlife The mountain range shown in all of the pictures is the Santa Rita Mountain Range, Madera Canyon at the base....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting Small Game
Seating for 4 people
New Washer and Dryer installed 2011, located in the unit behind closing bifold doors...moreless
No telephone is provided, assume you use your own cell phone. EXCEPTION is that we can provide a land line telephone for those from Canada if cell phone usage is too expensive, please inquire!...moreless
Iron & Board
Well built sofa and two custom leather recliners...moreless
Local Activities Guide
Parking Off Street:
Guest street parking lot is across from this home....moreless
Large closet sized pantry adjacent to kitchen, fully supplied kitchen including all dishes, cookie sheets, baking pans, lots of serving dishes for entertaining, etc.; all cabinets painted a lighter neutral color in 2011!...moreless
Pre-High Season Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014 7 night min stay
High Season Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015 28 night min stay
Post High Season Apr 1 - May 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer/Fall (June - Sept) Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee If needed Refund$100
Security Dep Refundable$500
Cleaning Fee Nonrefund$75
During high season (Jan through March), only monthly rental are available; weekly rentals outside high season are $500 per week, covering the rental fee and cost to turn on expanded cable, WiFi, garbage, etc.
Deposit and signed agreement holds the property and takes it off the market, one installment (if rented for high season the next year) is due halfway into the year and last rental payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Fantastic Star Gazing from back patio at night, with a wide open sky above the arroyo, many old missions available to tour in the area including San Xavier Mission the 'white dove of the desert' and Tumacacori Mission. We provide a ten page 'sites and attractions' information packet that shows thirty and more sites and their proximity to this townhome. You can be as busy or as relaxed as you choose to be! You will not be disappointed with the ammenities or customer service we provide, see our feedback and reviews from previous guests, you will love this area and location! We look forward to seeing you and having you stay with us.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We bought this townhome when we lived in Oregon, have lived in Albuquerque since and now are in the Bay Area in Calif. Many years until retirement so we rent during high season to snowbirds and they are all showing us how 'retirement is done!' :-) Love sharing our home and love Green Valley!
Why the Owner Chose Desert Hills II: We came to Green Valley to stay at a friend's place, who had been telling us for years how great it was. It wasn't high on our list of places to visit...Nancy had a picture in her mind of tumbleweeds and desert and certainly no oasis. But when we finally did visit, we fell in love with the area (and were amazed by how green 'Green Valley' actually was), she said 'what took us so long to come here?!!' The largest pecan orchard in the world spans along the valley area and adds color, as well as the trees at the base of the Santa Ritas. And who knew the cactus and native plants bloom with such pretty flowers in the spring. If you golf, as we do, it can't be beat, the variety and challenge of the courses nearby is excellent. There are many, many things to do in the area for all types of interests, and GVR is a great resource for taking classes and taking advantage of their exercise facilities.
We are baby boomers and Green Valley has proven to be the perfect retreat to find sun and to relax. Now we know why so many people are catching on to how affordable and wonderful this place is!
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome: You will love the very large back patio that overlooks the arroyo, and has wonderful views of the sun rising over the mountains and when the sun sets, the Santa Rita Mountains turn a spectacular pink color. One of our favorite things to do is invite friends over for a BBQ using the gas BBQ on the patio, and just visit and tell stories as the sun sets. And the golf and hiking and birdwatching in this area is world renowned!
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