Gorgeous Customized Home W/Mtn & Golf Views
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Links at Santa Rita Springs house description
You’re sure to love our expanded (2500 sq ft.), customized Southwest Santa Fe style home located on a quiet street in The Links (a 55-plus age restricted gated community) in Green Valley, Arizona. Enjoy relaxing or dining in either the walled, bricked back patio with excellent Santa Rita Mountain views, or the walled and gated front courtyard with unobstructed views of the 4th fairway of the Torres Blancas Golf Course across the street (only a bit over half a mile to the clubhouse).
Indoors, you may choose to dine in the formal dining room, with coffered ceiling, or in the spacious great room, both of which have great mountain views. The dramatic great room, with soaring ceilings, features peeled poles, a gas beehive fireplace with a raised tiled hearth, and all the audio visual equipment (TV, DVD, VCR, cassette player, stereo w/surround sound) concealed behind doors in a wonderful Southwestern style entertainment center. A wall of windows and French doors offers Santa Rita Mountain views and leads to the covered back patio. Remote controlled power solar screen shades offer even more shade when the sun is still low in the morning. You’re sure to spend lots of time on the extended patio, either relaxing on the two chaise lounges or dining on the umbrella-shaded table on food prepared on the Weber Genesis gas grill. This patio is made for relaxation --- mountain views, wonderful Southwest plantings, and if you enjoy birdsong, you’ll love it here! Green Valley is considered one of the finest bird watching areas in the U.S., and you’ll spot many varieties right here in your own back yard.
The master bedroom suite features a large walk-in closet, a door to the back patio, and a Sleep Number king-sized bed. Each side of the bed is individually controlled: raise the head for reading, adjust for firmness, or even set for a massage! The master bath features executive height dual vanities with a make-up station and seat. This bathroom also features a large walk-in shower, a jetted garden tub and separate commode area. The guest suite features a bedroom with brand new custom-made Southwest furniture and a brand new queen pillow-top mattress, and an adjoining bathroom with a shower/tub combo.
The den features a computer desk, sofa and TV. You’ll love the huge kitchen, which features a beamed ceiling, island with two stools, breakfast bar with two stools, built-in desk and upgraded stainless steel appliances (side-by-side refrigerator with in-door ice and water, wall oven, built-in microwave, dishwasher, disposal, electric cook top). There is storage space galore, and just about everything in it is brand new (small appliances, glassware, cookware, etc.). And to top it off, wonderful mountain views! An expanded laundry room (with a full sized washer and dryer) and an extra half bath are both adjacent to the kitchen.
Skylights brighten the foyer, utility room, master bath and 2-1/2 car garage. The house features dual zone heating and air conditioning and there are ceiling fans throughout the house and garage. For your safety, there is a whole-house sprinkler system. All windows and glass doors have pleated shades to raise & lower as you please.
Green Valley has excellent recreational facilities offered through Green Valley Recreation (GVR). For a small one-time fee you can take advantage of dozens of activities, from swimming pools and tennis courts, to art and camera studios, and even a computer club. Check out Green Valley Recreation on the link below for details on everything they have to offer. Also be sure to check out the Green Valley Chamber of Commerce link below for things to see and do around Green Valley, including information on the area's five public golf courses.
Rental includes local phone service, cable TV, high speed wireless, all utilities. You won’t find a cleaner, well-kept home. We love our home and think that you will also!
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Senior Adults Only Community
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Gas Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 6
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Video Library
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio:
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Basketball Court
- Wildlife Viewing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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Extremely Happy with our Rental Experience
Extremely Happy with our Rental Experience
My wife and I stayed in this accommodation for the month of January, 2013. It was our first time using VRBO and we were a little apprehensive about what our experience might be. After one attempt at contacting another owner and being disappointed with their response, we found John and Sue's listing. We were pleased from our very first contact and being able to speak to them directly by telephone was a big plus. John and Sue are extremely professional to deal with and answered our questions promptly and in detail. Their willingness to be accommodating and their integrity was exhibited throughout our stay. We encountered a small compatibility problem connecting our Ipad to the wireless system and even though it was not a fault of the system, John took it upon himself to have a computer technician come to the house to make it work at his expense. The description of the listing was completely accurate and the photos were exactly as we found the home. The artwork and decor of the home as shown in the pictures really don't do them justice. They really add to the ambiance and the enjoyment of the home. It is an extremely comfortable, very spacious and relaxing home. The neighbourhood is extremely quiet and well maintained. There are many attractions and good restaurants in Green Valley and area. We enjoyed several Mexican restaurants in particular. Madera Canyon is close by and we spent more time there than we expected. we wish that we had spent even more time at Madera Canyon.The Desert Museum, Kartchner Caverns and the Titan Missile Museum were among our favourites. There are good shopping facilities close by and Tubac is a must to visit. We also played golf at several of the courses which are close by. We would have no reservations recommending this property and would gladly return. Thank you John and Sue for sharing your home and exhibiting the kind of professionalism we would want everyone to exhibit. Gary and Karen
- Guest Karen and Gary (The Okanagan, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/01/13
- Review Submitted 02/08/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
The very best!
The very best!
We have just returned from a two week stay at this exceptional home. The home is beautifully appointed and we enjoyed all the beautiful art . The previous reviews describe it perfectly. It is spacious and perfect for entertaining. We had Thanksgiving dinner there and it was a wonderful experience-lots of room for entertaining and a kitchen that is very well equipped. There is absolutely nothing lacking. The owners,John and Sue were amazing to work with. They even installed toll-free calling to Canada for us. No one should hesitate to rent this home -it is amazing.
- Guest Martha (Kitchener ON Canada)
- Date of stay 11/12/11
- Review Submitted 12/03/11
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Vic and Terri (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Vic and Terri (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
We spent 5 months in this lovely spacious home, enjoying our time immensely. The home is comfortable with a sunny open living room adjoining the formal dining room and large kitchen. The gas fireplace was wonderful, taking the chill off those occasional chilly winter evenings. The kitchen is well equipped with modern appliances, ample dishware, glassware and cutlery, as well as cooking utensils and extras. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable, the master having a king bed, walk-in closet, Jacuzzi-style tub and large walk-in shower. The second bedroom and ensuite bathroom (the “guest” suite) proved very private for our occasional guests. All loved the décor of the room, the large walk-in closet, and private bath. All linens were very high quality and in ample supply. There’s a private office off the main living area with computer hook-up and flat screen TV. The location is excellent, in a charming, safe, gated community fronting onto the fifth hole of the Torres Blancas Golf Club. The neighborhood is very quiet and the neighbors very friendly. The back patio is sunny and warm, great for sitting out and enjoying the mountains. It’s large with 2 lounges, patio table and chairs and modern gas barbeque. The front patio gets the late afternoon sun, wonderful for enjoying those last rays of sunshine. The home owners are members of the Green Valley Recreation, Inc. which allows renters to purchase an inexpensive short-term membership at the recreation centers. This is a great and economical way to enjoy the gym, pool, special events, club activities, etc. The home owners are professional, congenial and accommodating. This is a lovely home and we plan to return to enjoy all it offered.
- Guest Terri (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 11/16/10
- Review Submitted 03/29/11
Recommended for: Age 55+.
All the previous reviews told the story I would say. We spent the month of March in this beautiful home and enjoyed every minute of our stay. If you looking for a beautiful, well equipped, comfortable home this is the one you should go to. Beds are so comfortable- closets are huge -kitchen is amazing with nothing missing.
- Guest Jim & Gladys A. (Pickering, Ontario Canada)
- Date of stay 03/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/24/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
This is a great house with all the comforts of home! The owners have done everything to ensure that renters enjoy their time here, including supplying games and puzzles, movies and CDs. Not only is there wireless internet for your laptop, a printer has also been provided. All paper products (even napkins)and cleaning products have been supplied in abundance, along with plenty of towels and linens. The house is comfortable and absolutely beautiful. We've been here for two weeks and have had some cool nights so took advantage of the cozy fireplace. We'll be staying for another month and look forward to entertaining friends in this lovely home. Can't wait for them to see the sunrise over the Santa Rita mountain range. John and Sue Nelson obviously care about their house AND their renters. They have a wonderful place here. You won't be disappointed!
- Guest Nick & Michele (Newaygo, MI)
- Date of stay 02/01/10
- Review Submitted 02/01/10
This is a spectacular home. The description diesn't fully reflect how large, gracious, fully outfitted, beautifully decorated it is. My husband and I have often enjoyed finding VRBO homes when we travel, from Hawaii to Washington State to Vermont. We have always been pleased with our arrangements, but we have never been to a home as beautifully designed and furnished, as fully outfitted, and as pristine. There are actually 3 dining areas. The kitchen has every item of cookware or serving supply that one could imagine. The patio and front courtyard are lovely and the bird-watching has been great. We have quail parading by every day, hummingbirds even in winter, and an owl in the neighborhood tonight. We have been loving it all, especially the view, the sleep number and massage bed, the perfect kitchen, the jacuzzi, and, of course, the birds and the view of the mountains. Bravo! It is a wonderful place and we only wish we could be here for months! We'll be back!
- Guest Marcia13 (St Paul, MN)
- Date of stay 01/10/10
- Review Submitted 01/10/10
As a "old" friend of the owners of this lovely home, I was their first guest & assisted in getting it set up for future guests. I also happen to be a licensed Realtor in Arizona & I can truly say, this is an outstanding home! It has the popular open floor plan, that everyone loves. The kitchen is huge & is open to the great room - wonderful for entertaining. There are two spacious master suites - split for privacy. Your guests will never want to leave! A wall of windows looks out over the covered patio & beautiful mountain views - or enjoy golf course views from the charming front courtyard. This home is tastefully decorated & immaculate. Great location, convenient to all the Green Valley amenities. You'll love it!!! (I can't wait to be a guest again.)
- Guest Barb Humphries (Gold Canyon, AZ)
- Date of stay 09/27/09
- Review Submitted 09/27/09
January 1 through April 30 --- $3,100 per month May 1 through December 31 --- $2,500 per month The following discounts apply for consecutive month rentals: 2 months - 3%; 3 months - 6%; 4 months - 10%; 5 months - 12% $500 Reservation Deposit. 150 day cancellation notice for refund. 50% of rental due 90 days prior to rental, balance due 60 days prior to rental $365 refundable security deposit. Non-refundable $135 cleaning fee all rentals Personal checks accepted. Rates include local phone, cable, Internet, utilities
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: In his spare time, John likes to keep busy --- volleyball, tennis, pickleball, bicycling, hiking, sailing, kayaking, riding our motorcycle --- you name it, he just likes to be active! While Sue enjoys many of these activities, she also like to relax once in a while! Sitting outside and reading a book in the middle of the day is a rare pleasure, and probably the best part of her day is walking with our dog.
Why the Owner Chose Links at Santa Rita Springs:
We have visited relatives in Green Valley for many years, and finally decided to look for a home to buy. After looking at many homes, this last-minute find was far and above anything else we'd looked at. It has a beautifully landscaped back patio, with views of the mountains, and the front courtyard looks onto the Torres Blancas golf course (only 1/2 mile to the clubhouse). Our home in Illinois is on 2 wooded acres, so we're used to privacy, and that was a big concern for us: This home is located on the last street in The Links gated community, so it's rare to see a car go by, just golfers across the street! And with mature landscaping both at our home and both our neighbors, our back patio is a wonderful spot to have a bite to eat, or just relax and listen to the birds singing. If you happen to check us out on Google Earth, they've mistakenly labeled Chipshot (our street) and Wedge Way. Chipshot is the street bordering the golf course (now labeled Wedge Way). Wedge Way is the street you turn off of Abrego to get to Chipshot. Our house is across the street from the golf course, the house with the for sale sign in front of it (old sign - it's not for sale now!). Hopefully Google Earth will have this problem resolved soon!
- Primary: (847) 362-3320 (Illinois, USA)
Front of house, with mountains in the background
Golf Course view from front of house
Foyer, looking into the Great Room
View from Foyer into Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room looking into the Great Room
Great Room Seating Area, with entertainment center and beehive fireplace.
Spacious, fully-equipped kitchen with stainless appliances
Den, with computer desk and hi-def TV
Master Bedroom, with Sleep Number Bed
Guest bedroom, with walk-in closet and private en-suite bathroom
Looking out into the back yard and mountains
Back Patio area, with lounge chairs and dining table
Front garden area, with courtyard behind the gate
Front courtyard with golf course views
Foyer, with Formal Dining Room and Great Room in the background
Formal Dining Room
Great Room, with soaring ceilings and informal eating area.
Great Room, with dining table, looking out to the back patio and mountains
Powder Room next to Kitchen and Laundry Room
Computer Desk and Hi-Def TV in Den
Spacious Master Bath, with dual vanities & large walk-in-shower
Back Yard, bouganvaillea in bloom
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