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Relaxing Retreat +Patio W/Arroyo Mt View Hiking Wifi Upgrades! See Guest Reviews

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

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.

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.

Please INCLUDE your phone number when you inquire so that we can call you for any specific details and questions!

***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.

Keywords: Townhome, townhouse, vacation rental, green valley, home, house, golf, hiking, birdwatching, desert, Arizona, rental, retirement, snowbird, retirement

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Owner/Manager

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!

Owner/Manager purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Owner/Manager chose Desert Hills Estates

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!

What makes this townhome unique

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!


Desert Hills Estates Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 55
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Per standard rental agreement we send, cancellations will require use of the security deposit UNLESS we can book it to someone else
  • Small dogs under 20 lbs are allowed, please inquire, with refundable pet deposit
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bath with shower and grab bar
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shower and tub combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , walk in closet, master bath shower only with grab bars
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Larger than many townhomes in the area, plenty of separate space and the views of the sunrise and sunset are spectacular!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Tucson, AZ
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Dep Refundable $500
Cleaning Fee Nonrefund $90
Pet Fee Refundable $100

During high season (Jan through March), only monthly rental are available; weekly rentals outside high season are $600 per week, covering the rental fee and cost to turn on expanded cable, WiFi, garbage, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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