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

Desert Hills Estates, Green Valley, AZ, USA
  • Townhome1450 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 - 31 nights

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.

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Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 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 Green Valley

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, master bath with shower and grab bar
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, shower and tub combo

        Location Type

          • Monument View
          • Mountain View
            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.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Well built sofa and two custom leather recliners
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        New Washer and Dryer, located in the unit behind closing bifold doors
                      • Covered Parking
                        Double sized carport.
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Green Valley Rec yearly membership paid includes access to 12 recreation centers many with new exercise equipment
                      • Garage
                        Carport only but room for two cars
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        HI SPEED wireless internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                        New updated Air Conditioner in 2015
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Guest street parking lot is across from this home.
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Available in the area for a small fee
                      • Telephone
                        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!
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        New Washer and Dryer, located in the unit behind closing bifold doors
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Included in price of rental, no extra charge! There is also a computer printer available to hook up if needed!


                          • Kitchen
                            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!
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Also small appliances, such as crock pot, roaster, blender, electric can opener.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Plenty of dishes, glasses, baking utensils, platters, bowls, everything you need
                          • Dishwasher
                            New dishwasher installed
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Microwave
                            Built in above electric stove
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Large closet size pantry with paper products, basic pantry set up and room for many groceries
                          • Refrigerator
                            New refrigerator installed
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Glass table with four chairs
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Music Library
                                  • Audio Tape Player
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Books
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    EXPANDED cable, three Flat Screen TVs (32 inch screen in Living Room and 28 inch screen in Arizona Room), smaller TV in Master Bedroom.
                                  • Television
                                    High definition swivel TVs, one in living room and one in garden room / AZ room at back of home, and flat screen in master for a total of three TVs!
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Huge brick enclosed back patio adjacent to arroyo with mountain views, patio table seats four with extra outdoor chairs available
                                      • Golf
                                        MANY awesome golf courses in the area~
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Terrace


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Senior Adults Only Community
                                            One Guest Must be 55 or over
                                          • limited accessibility
                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Available at GVR Rec Centers
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Available at Green Valley rec centers
                                              • Indoor Pool
                                              • Shared Hot Tub
                                                Available at GVR Rec Centers
                                              • Spa Whirlpool
                                              • Steam Shower
                                              • Whirlpool


                                                  • playground
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • caves
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • 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

                                                              • hunting
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    22 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Comfortable desert home

                                                                    knute s.

                                                                    El Greco is very comfortable and perfectly located for touring southern Arizona. While we were at "home" we enjoyed relaxing on the patio with a fantastic view of the Santa Rita mountains. With so many places to visit and sights to see nearby we were as busy as we wanted to be for a month. Enjoyed walking our dogs at the many parks in the area and the nearby Anza trail. Titan Missile and Pima Mine tours are must see. Nancy is clear, concise and quickly responds to all communications. Would definitely vacation here again

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    You both were so great to work with, we are very happy you enjoyed your first stay here and that you took advantage of everything this area has to offer. Have a great summer and please come back anytime, we would love to see return!

                                                                    Super Vacation Rental

                                                                    NanamomSan Diego, CA

                                                                    We were delighted with Dave and Nancy’s wonderful vacation rental. We have stayed at other rental properties in the area and this was the best yet. It was comfortable, convenient, and well-equiped.  We had not stayed in the Desert Hills Townhome area previously, thinking it might be far from the center of things, but that was not the case. The location was the perfect home base for us while we checked out real estate in the area, visited friends, and saw some of the the sights (Tumacacori National Historic Park, Madera Canyon with a bit of snow, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson). The back patio is expanded and a lovely place for morning coffee or an afternoon drink. Many other reviews describe the decor and ammenties very accurately and nothing has changed. Even though the townhome is not large, there was plently of room for my sister to stay with us in the extra bedroom, which she reports also has a comfortable bed. Nancy was helpful and prompt with communication. We recommend this vacation rental without hesitation!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Hi Kay and family, we were so happy to have you and were glad that you enjoyed all the home and area has to offer. We would love nothing better than to have you visit again, you were the ideal guests and a pleasure to work with. Happy New Year!

                                                                    Wonderful Green Valley Townhouse!

                                                                    Janice B.

                                                                    We very much enjoyed our 2 1/2 month stay at this wonderful townhouse located in the Desert Hills area of Green Valley. This is a well cared for and maintained property which reflects the pride the owners take in it.

                                                                    The comfortable home has a warm Southwest décor with lovely paintings, wall hangings and other pieces throughout. The well equipped kitchen has everything you could possibly want and more. The master bedroom is very spacious with a king bed, a large walk-in closet and a comfortable chair.

                                                                    The Arizona room is delightful, bright and happy room looking out onto the patio and beyond into the arroyo. Its a great place to have morning coffee, read a book or just relax and enjoy the view.

                                                                    The owners, Dave and Nancy have done everything to make this townhouse a home away from home. The WiFi is excellent and we were pleasantly surprised that there is even a color printer for the use of their guests. There was a card table as well games and puzzles for our use. Nancy and Dave have provided lots of information about the area and things to do while in Green Valley. They are attentive owners who always responded promptly to our questions and inquiries.

                                                                    We would love to return to this lovely townhouse and hope to do so in the next few years. We are sure you will enjoy your stay here!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Janice and Hartwig, we were so happy we had the chance to work with you as our guests and have you visit GV for the first time this year. It was exciting to hear how you explored and enjoyed everything the area had to offer, and there is nothing we would like MORE than to see you return anytime. Best to you both and enjoy your summer back at home. Nancy and Dave

                                                                    comfortable and Relaxing

                                                                    carole r.

                                                                    This warm and comfortable home provided us with everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked, the living room chairs and sofa were perfect. The master bedroom provided a comfortable king size bed as was the guest bedroom with its queen size bed. . We loved the Arizona Room and Patio where views of the mountains and sunsets were incredibly beautiful. You could see that this home was decorated with comfort in mind. The owners were so incredibly cooperative and addressed our every need. The proximity of the Social Center was within walking distance ( another plus). I would definitely recommend this property.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Carole and Andy, you guys were so great to work with. We would love having you back anytime! I hope you missed the brunt of the cold weather and that Spring is around the corner for you. Thanks again, take good care, Nancy and Dave

                                                                    Your Home Away from Home

                                                                    Beth M.

                                                                    We could not have been happier with this rental. It was our first VRBO experience and Nancy set the bar too high for others to match. The furniture was amazingly comfortable; the unit was incredibly well-appointed (it even had a salad spinner!); and it was very well-maintained and clean. The location was also beautiful with the arroyo in the back yard and on a quiet cul-de-sac. The Arizona room was wonderful in the late afternoon. Nancy was the best communicator. She contacted us periodically to see if there was anything she could do for us. Her booklet was chuck full of useful information about sightseeing and restaurants. The best part was participation in the Green Valley Recreation facilities which were only a few minutes walk from the house. If you play tennis (at any level), this is the place for you! Golf is available nearby but a bit pricey. We travelled the half hour to Tucson to play the more affordable municipal courses which were well-maintained and challenging. Movie theaters were just down the road; it was convenient to grocery stores and shopping malls. The neighbors were also very quiet and friendly. We were invited over for dinner and drinks by complete strangers. It seems this is a tight-knit community. We are going back again next year but for three months this time. I would highly recommend this unit or any other that Nancy has.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are thrilled that you are both returning again, and know that with an even longer stay you will have so much fun in this home away from home. You are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to having you back in 2015. Thanks for such great communication and for being such great guests!

                                                                    We lucked out in finding this townhouse!!

                                                                    Susan N.

                                                                    Our second stay in this townhouse was even more comfortable than our first visit three months ago. The property is very convenient to all Green Valley has to offer and, honestly, it is so well stocked and maintained. Everything from paper clips to spices to comfortable furnishings to flatware to dryer sheets - just everything make for a wonderful stay. We were on vacation; who wants to worry about laundry!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    It was such a pleasure having you two stay with us and come back as repeat guests! Your communication has been outstanding and we are so glad you enjoyed Green Valley so much. Take good care and thanks again! N & D


                                                                    Desert Hills Estates, Green Valley, AZ, USA

                                                                    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

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Pet Fee

                                                                    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.

                                                                    22 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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