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3000 Sq Ft Home - Picacho Hills Country Club

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 bdrms* on 1/2 desert landscaped acre in Country Club community

You enter this home and are greeted by huge fossils from Morocco and a sculpture of a petite Japanese lady giving you an 'Ohaio'(Good day) greeting. You turn to the right into the Great Room and adjacent Dining Room, with their own unique sculptures and paintings. Huge Night Blooming Cereus cactus and tropical ginger shade the floor to ceiling from the desert sun. Continue your journey into the kitchen, equipped for someone who LIKES to cook (OR NOT). The surrounding windows look out onto your gigantic patio with its views of the grounds and neighborhood. You complete your primary circular journey by entering the gigantic living room with its soaring ceilings and stone fireplace. You can imagine yourself holding forth on the issues of the day with a glass of wine while supper is being prepared. A roaring fire is adding warmth to the convivial glow.

And the journey is only half over. Pass through the living room to right. You will see the great library, stocked with books, records and CD's spanning a collection life of nearly 50 years.

The bedrooms and computer room are just down the hall...
The laundry room is just to the left. The computer room is straight ahead. It is equipped with a Dell desktop computer with 2GB of RAM and scads of memory. It also has a wireless router, a scanner, and a color laser printer if you simply cannot leave business behind. Movies? You ask? Netflix is available (at no charge) for instant online viewing. And to continue the motif you noted upon entry to the house, the computer room desk is a 6 foot long black marble table filled with fossils The table originated in Morocco. The guest bedroom is just to the right with its own bath. And the Master Bedroom? Goodness! It is fully 28' X 21' with its own entrance to the patio. The bath? Ah. The Master Bath! A fully glassed and tiled shower, 3' X 9', handicapped accessible, with the adjoining lav area including his and hers basin areas.

This is truly a vacation home you will talk about for years to come.

*The 3rd bedroom is used as an office. Please specify if you need sleeping accommodations for the 3rd bedroom. But your third bed is not forgotten. We erect a queen bed with a 10' memory foam mattress in the library. Same privacy, just 12 additional feet to the bathroom. You can peruse my Calvin cartoon book collection and laugh yourself to sleep, or you can go through the really incredible collection of 'coffee table' books ccovering logging in the late 19th and early 20th century to 500 Million Years of Art in glorious sea shells.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    'Seasoned' citizens given preference...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children, like pets, are welcome and will enjoy it here...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This house has never been smoked in. Smoking is allowed, of course, out of doors. California rules have not yet been put in force here....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    This is a pet friendly home. The entire property is walled and suitable to keep your pets in, unless, of course, your pet(s) are escape artists....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a 4'' step to negotiate if you have a person who is wheelchair bound. The remaining house is level and flat, and the floors are tiled in the living area, carpeted in the bedrooms and bathrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This bedroom is set up in the library. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master suite...moreless

  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom has an 18th century burl walnut bedstead with a memory foam mattress to comfortably snooze the night away, or in which to nap after that hard game of golf in the afternoon at the famed Picacho Hills Country Club golf course. (Membership or participating membership required.) The 2nd bedroom has a recent vintage, queen bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • The Master Bath is especially suited to those folks with disabilities.It is glass enclosed without a door. This arrangement allows easy wheelchair access. There is a bench at one end to allow the disabled person to sit down. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Your membership in a country club elsewhere will be honored here at Picacho Hills. I am not a golfer, but I am told that the golf course at Picacho Hills Country Club has few peers. Maid service is provided once each week so that you may enjoy your stay here without the fuss of caring for 'yet another house.'...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of coffee table books including 'The Shell, 500 Million Years of Beauty; Logging in the pre-20th Centsury Northwest; Calvin and Hobbes collection; The world Acccording to Carp, and much more....moreless

  • Music Library:

    A collection of CD's accumulated over the past 30 years. Mostly classical, with a little jazz....moreless

  • Television:

    We have a ROKU device attach4ed to the 36' flat screen Vizio television set. Any material that is available on the net is available through the ROKU. We do not scscribe to Direc TV...moreless

  • Video Games:

    All games that are available through ROKU are available to yo here...moreless

  • Video Library:

    I have a limited video library running from the video sereis 'Ascent of Man to Lonesome Dove. Yes. I am addicted to Westerns and the West...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining:

    The elegant Chinese Chippendale dining set will add elegance to your dining pleasure. The walls are covered with Limited Edition art and your dining is observed by the Oryx and Cassowary sculptures...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Refrigerated air throughout, including the shop, which itself includes its own double basin sink so that you will never have to carry the soil from the shop to the house....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity Kenmore...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Dell desktop, 2 GB RAM, scads of memory; Netgear wireless router, Konica laser printer; Epson V300 photo scanner...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Huge covered area for two vehicles...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    You can call most anywhere in the world at no additional charge with the Vonage telephone system....moreless

  • Garage:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    The house is equipped with Comcast Internet access...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fitted, colored sheets for all beds...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for two autos under the covered carport. Additional parking for your travel trailer, if needed...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Sufficient space for a 60 ft RV or boat...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We use a Vonage VOIP telephone system....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity Kenmore...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Netgear Wireless Router...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large stone fireplace for that desired ambiance on a cozy night in, or when you are having guests....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Premium rice cooker, counter top Kitchen Aid Mixer,crock pot slow cooker, electric griddle, waffle iron, mixing wand, Cuisinart cookware, iron skillets for the fussy cook, plastic storage containers for those leftovers, three sets of china, each with 8 place settings, (You can use a different set for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.) chef quality cutlery together with a chef quality knife sharpener....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Three sets of CHINA. You can change the decor at will if elegant dining is your desire....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Large capacity Kitchen Aid dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Includes glass top range with surrounding cabinets and counters, oven and trash compactor....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large capacity microwave installed above the glass top range....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator-freezer....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    1500 square feet,, with two oak trees for shade (yes, even necessary in the winter); glass topped dining table with chairs for six...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A charcoazl firedd grill is available on our 1500 square foot patio. Dine in the shade of the Red Oak trees....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.4
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
El Paso International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ump 88 (owned by a MLB umpire)
1600 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tacoma, Washington
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Picacho Hills Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ump 88, or Picacho Hills Country Club
70 Miles
Nearest Ski
Silver City
68 Miles
Nearest Beach
Elephant Butte Lake

Car: Necessary

Las Cruces is located in the Chihuahua Desert and is surrounded by the incredible rocky peaks of the Organ Mountains, the San Andreas Mountains, and some of the most beautiful desert landscape in the US. The hiking possibilities are endless as are the activities for the young at heart and at least moderately fit. New Mexico State University has many activities which are community oriented throughout the year.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I grew up in Pennsylvania and was a great fan of Western movies. I knew I had to live in the Southwest one day. My wife and I purchased this home in 2011. We were drawn to it because it in the Southwest, has seclusion, is in a country club community and yet is close to town and the University I attended 55 years ago.

Why the Owner Chose Picacho Hills (Las Cruces, NM, USA):
As previously noted, I love the Southwest, most specifically the desert. Additionally, the Incredible Organ Mountains call out to me daily to hike with my two Old English Sheep Dog and a Brittany/Poodle mix.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Seclusion, room for me and for my 'boys' (dogs) on one half acre with mature desert landscaping, access to the desert and wonderful hiking, yet close to the city, shopping, and health care facilities.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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VRBO #434187

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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