Luxury Apt. in Gated, Resort-styled complex. Foothills of Tucson's Catalina Mts.

Luxury Apt. in Gated, Resort-styled complex. Foothills of Tucson's Catalina Mts.

Ross

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

This is my second home, the perfect getaway from Los Angeles. Nestled in the foothills of Tucson's famous Santa Catalina Mountains and only a few miles from the desert wonders of the Saguaro National Park, recognised the world over for the groves of Saguaro cactus that we all know and love from countless Westerns, this is the perfect desert retreat. You will need a car.

The second floor apartment was totally refurbished in January 2006, with new carpeting throughout, all new kitchen, bathrooms and appliances. The large, open-plan living room/kitchen has a fireplace, towering vaulted ceiling and opens out onto a large balcony, perfect for al fresco dining and watching the sunsets that make the Southwest so spectacular. The huge master bedroom has a king-sized bed and an en suite bathroom with a double vanity. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed. The third bedroom has two twin-size beds (single beds).

Located in a gated, residential community visitors have access to a huge, heated community pool with lounge chairs to take in all that sun, three spas located in the landscaped grounds, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis court, and stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Who we are

  1. I am Ross, a successful screenwriter/film producer based in Hollywood. I will be making my third film this year in the UK, hence my desire to find a place in London for the short tem while I get acclimatized. I was drawn to Arizona for the total change of pace and the calming effect the desert had on me. Originally from Australia, I missed the laid back attitude of my homeland and feel I have found it again in the open spaces and still, star-filled nights of the Sonoran Desert. Why I am headed to England you might ask!!? Not only do I have a film to write and produce about a lad from Liverpool who shocks his world by becoming the first westerner to sing in Cantonese on Chinese television, but I have a brother living in Glasgow and a niece I look forward to spending more time with. Tired of hotel living, I am looking for a comfortable arrangement where I get to slip into a more normal pace of living while I am in London and feel honoured that I might be able do the same thing for someone in Tucson. So as I head to London, why don’t you ride off into the sunset and find a new pace of life in the real west.

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Tucson is one of the oldest towns in the US. Originally an Indian village called Stook-zone, the Tucson Presidio was established in 1775. Spanish settlers arrived in 1776 and Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. Tucson served as capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877.

Today Tucson boasts the best of both worlds...the progress and innovation of a metropolitan community and the friendly, caring atmosphere of a small town. Tucson's rich cultural heritage blends Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences into a unique experience. Blessed with the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of 360 sunny days a year.

Located 155 miles (250 km) southeast of Phoenix along the Santa Cruz River in a flat plateau of the Sonoran Desert, Tucson is rimmed by mountains. It is also only 70 miles (112.6 km) to Tombstone, the sight of the infamous shoot out at the OK Corral and one of the best, preserved western towns in America, and 58 miles (96 km) from the margaritas and tacos of the Mexican border.

The highest temperature ever recorded was 117 degrees Fahrenheit on June 26, 1990. The annual average is 82 degrees Fahrenheit/28 degrees Celsius for the high temperature, and 55 degrees Fahrenheit/13 degrees Celsius for the low temperature. Even though Tucson’s summer temperatures can be high, the air is very dry, with a low relative humidity, and the evenings are cool and comfortable.

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