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Exceptional Desert Retreat - Panoramic Views - Waiting for you - Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Den, Great Room, 2 car garage, East and North Views

This stunning private home was purchased, remodeled and completely furnished in 2012. The home is 2050 sq ft., ceramic tiled floors throughout with 2 large bedrooms (split), 2 bathrooms, large kitchen with breakfast bar and casual dining, the great room has a beehive fireplace (electric log insert), space for formal dining and comfortable living spaces including a game table and a den. Master bedroom is oversized with a King sized bed and sitting area and large walk in closet. Master bathroom has double vanity bowls, private water closet and tiled walk in shower. The second bedroom has a Queen sized bed and plenty of space for guests. There are ceiling fans in all living spaces. Walk out from any room to a covered patio and enjoy the outside panoramic views from Tucson to Tubac. Sunrise or sunset, this home provides you with colorful skies all day long and starry nights.

Amenities include newer appliances consisting of a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, stove and washer/dryer, blender, George Foreman, coffee maker, toaster, hair dryer, iron and ironing board as well as all cooking and dining utensils and linens. Televisions are located in the Den, Kitchen, Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2 with Cox Cable programming provided as well as Cox High Speed Internet/WIFI connectivity. A land line phone is provided for your convenience, (number provided upon check in.) There is also a spacious 2 car garage with plenty of storage space and some handy tools.

Green Valley is an age restricted community, and as such one quest must be 55 years of age or older. There are 12 GVR recreational centers throughout Green Valley and all are available to you for an additional nominal monthly fee. If you choose to use the centers you will have access to Arts/Crafts (clay studios, lapidaries, woodworking shops), Cards/Games (Bridge, Canasta, Chess and more), Dance Clubs (Line, Tap and Square dancing), Billiards, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Tennis, Racquetball, Social Clubs, Special Interest Clubs (Biking, Computers, Camera, Hiking, and Travel) as well as indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, hot tubs, and state of the art fitness workout rooms. Desert Hills Social Center is one of these centers and is less than 1 mile from this property.

If you choose not to take advantage of the GVR Recreational Centers, Green Valley and the surrounding area has so much more to offer you. There are 7 golf courses (5) public and (2) private in Green Valley alone and many others all within 30 to 40 miles (famous Tubac Golf Course where the movie “Tin Cup” starring Kevin Costner is just 20 miles down the road), spectacular Birding at Madera Canyon, Hiking and Biking trails, Casinos, Caverns, Missions, Observatories, and Wineries to name a few. Green Valley also has an Elks Club which is right around the corner and an American Legion. There is so much to do to keep the active traveler busy for days or just sit back, relax and watch nature and the beautiful scenery.

Dog(s) are allowed with an additional $100 per month, per pet fee. There is plenty of outdoor space for them to roam as well as a screened in patio at the entry. Please, there is NO SMOKING on the premises. Rental includes all utilities, cable, Internet/WIFI. Exceptions: the months of June through Sept will have a cap on the electricity bill of not to exceed $150.00 per month. Renter will be responsible to pay any balance over $150.00 per month.

Enjoy day trips? Here’s a list of some of the unique attractions within the surrounding area:

ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM - Living animal and plants of the Sonora Desert region. Many unique exhibits indoor and outdoor. Kinney Rd. north of Old Tucson Studios. Open every day of the year. 8:30-5:00. Admission Fee. (36 miles from Green Valley)

BISBEE - Rustic, charming, turn-of-the-century western town. Home of Lavender Pit Mine. One of the world’s largest open-pit copper mines. (135 miles from Green Valley) 24 miles south of Tombstone on Route 80.

CATALINA STATE PARK - Encompasses over 8,000 acres at the base of the northwestern slopes of the Catalina Mts. near Tucson. Picnicking, camping, hiking and riding trails. Numerous archeological and ecological sites. Located 12 miles north of Tucson on US 89.

CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT - Alive with plants and animals, the monument contains tall, slender pinnacles and other geological oddities carved by nature from volcanic rock. (145 miles SE from Green Valley)

COLOSSAL CAVE - Possibly the world’s largest dry limestone cavern. Open daily, tours begin every few minutes. I-19 north to I-10, east to Vail exit, north to cave. Admission Fee. 520-647-7275.

DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE - Contains the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, filled with hundreds of old planes. Call for tour times. Take any major east-west Tucson street to Craycroft. South on Craycroft to the base. 520-228-4570.

FLANDRAU PLANETARIUM - A fun and educational science center on the University of Arizona campus. Star Theater programs, laser light shows and science demonstrations. Free walk-through exhibits, science store, meeting rooms and a 16″ telescope. Call 520-621-STAR.

FT. HUACHUCA HISTORICAL MONUMENT - Located in Sierra Vista it depicts the story of the frontier military post established in 1877 to protect settlers during the Indian wars. (95 miles SE of Green Valley)

KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY - Established in 1958 as the country’s first national observatory. Site of the Mayall 158″ telescope and McMath Solar telescope, the world’s largest solar observation instrument. On the Tohono O’odham (formerly Papago) Indian Reservation. Tours on weekends, holidays. Open to the public every day except December 25. No admission fee. No food available, take picnic lunch. I-19 north to Ajo exit, Hwy. 86 west to Hwy. 386 south. (75 miles from Green Valley) 520-318-8000.

MADERA CANYON - Located in the Santa Rita Mts. east of Green Valley, home to many plants and animals rare in the U.S. Also one of the bird-watching hot spots. Picnic areas and campground. Continental Road east, turn right on White House Canyon Road and follow paved road. (15 miles from Green Valley)

MT. HOPKINS/SMITHSONIAN OBSERVATORY - Tours to 8,550 ft. summit Monday, Wednesday, Friday, March-November. Reservations. 520-670-5707. I-19 south to Canoa exit 56, east Frontage Road to Elephant Head Road, east to Mt. Hopkins Road to Visitor Center.

MT. LEMMON - Highest peak in the Santa Catalinas, skiing in the winter, picnic area, viewpoints at various elevations. Take I-19 north, I-10 east to exit 270, Kolb Rd., north to Tanque Verde and follow the signs to Mt. Lemmon. (Two + hour drive from Green Valley).

ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT - 516 sq. miles of Sonoran Desert featuring the rare organ pipe cactus. Exhibits, guided walks, scenic drive. I-19 north to Ajo exit, west on Hwy. 86 to town of Why, left on Hwy. 85 to entrance. (150 miles from Green Valley)

PATAGONIA LAKE - Fishing and boating facilities. Stop in the town of Patagonia and visit the Horse of a Different Color Emporium (located in the old Museum of the Horse). I-19 south to Nogales, Hwy. 82 northwest to Patagonia and follow signs. (60 miles from Green Valley)

PENA BLANCA LAKE - 52 acre lake near Mexican border; fishing, boat rental, picnic area and campground. I-19 south and west on Ruby Road 289. (48 miles from Green Valley)

PIMA AIR MUSEUM - Indoor, outdoor displays of over 200 types of aircraft; extensive WWII collection. Open every day of the year 9-5 except December 25. No admission after 4:00 p.m. I-19 north to 1-10, east to Wilmot Road exit, north two miles. Admission Fee.

REID PARK - Includes Reid Park Zoo, 36-hole golf course, tennis. I-19 north, I-10 west to 22nd Street exit, East on 22nd Street, between Alvernon and Country Club.

SABINO CANYON - Picnicking, bicycling, hiking. Cars not allowed in canyon. Shuttle service into canyon operates every day of year; leave and reboard as you wish. Visitor center and nature trail at entrance. See directions to Mt. Lemmon. Tanque Verde Rd to Sabino Canyon Rd., and follow signs. Open 365 days a year. (1½ hour drive from Green Valley)

SAGUARO NATIONAL MONUMENT - 63,000 acres of magnificent saguaro cacti. Rincon Mountain Section. Monument headquarters, exhibits, 9 mile circular drive, picnicking. On Old Spanish Train east of Tucson. Tucson Mountain Section. Information center, picnicking. North on Kinney Rd., past Old Tucson and Desert Museum. Admission Fee.

SAN XAVIER MISSION - “White Dove of the Desert”. Considered by many to be the finest example of Spanish Mission architecture. Open daily, 9-6. 520-294-2624. Take I-19 north to exit 92 San Xavier Road.

SONOITA VINEYARDS and SANTA CRUZ WINERY - Arizona wines are becoming a drink of preference. A number of excellent wineries are located near Sonoita and Patagonia. Sonoita, Call 520-455-5893. Santa Cruz, Call 520-394-2888.

TOMBSTONE - “The Town Too Tough to Die”. Historic silver boomtown. Boothill Cemetery, OK Corral. I-19 north to I-10, east to Rte 80 or I-19 south to Nogales, Rte 82 to Rte. 80 south. (90 miles from Green Valley or 110 miles via Nogales)

TUBAC - Oldest European settlement in Arizona. Today it is a village thriving on arts and crafts. Shops, galleries, restaurants. I-19 south. (23 miles from Green Valley)

THE TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART - Houses a fine collection of pre-Columbian art and artifacts and hosts a continuous series of traveling exhibitions. 520-323-7888.

TUMACACORI MISSION - Just south of Tubac on I-19. Church standing today built in the 1800′s. Adjoining museum contains models of the original mission and village. (28 miles south of Green Valley)

TITAN II MISSILE MUSEUM - Only remaining Titan II complex just as it was during the Cold War. Guided tours of missile complex including silo. Located on the north side of Green Valley off Duval Mine Road. Admission Fee. Call 625-7736 for reservations.

More Details

Property Manager
Cha Cha Donau
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Cha Cha Donau

My best friend owns this property, but with her very busy work schedule she has entrusted the care and managing over to myself. I am happy to assist you to make your stay a most memorable one!

Cha Cha Donau purchased this house in 2012

Why Cha Cha Donau chose Desert Hills V

Mi casa es tu casa! It offers the best of the best!

What makes this house unique

The outside spaces are phenominal, including an L shaped patio that provides you with shade, comfort and stunning views. The inside is easy living at its finest.


Desert Hills V House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 55
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , double vanities
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is large with walk-in closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Exceptional Desert Retreat - Panoramic Views - Waiting for you - Dog Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful inside and out! We stayed for 2 months and enjoyed every minute. It was very private and the view is spectacular. Sunrises and Sunsets! The wrap around patios offers views from every direction. The house was very comfortable and has every amenity needed for a relaxing stay. Close to grocery, restaurants, and golf.

Highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and in a central location. The home comes with everything you could want. I have rented several homes in Green Valley and none would compare with this one. The views from the kitchen window is exceptional. If this home is available I will rent it again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Titan Missile Museum
Green Valley Bike & Hike
Madera Canyon
San Xavier del Bac Mission
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum
Chiricahua National Monument
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Tucson International Airport (TUS)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Ignacio Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Puerto Penasco, Rocky Point, Mexico
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
House cleaning $250
Pet Fee $100

Rates and policies are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.