This is a nicely furnished, fully equipped 1821 sf, 2 br, 2 bath home with a private den in Anthem, AZ. The back has a desireable southern exposure featuring an extended patio with a wood burning kiva fireplace with a gas starter. It is located just 35-40 min north of the airport, within 25 min of Scottsdale and numerous golf courses, just 1 1/2 hrs up I17 to Sedona or 3 hrs to the Grand Canyon. Cave Creek is 10-15 min away and Carefree a little bit further. Lake Pleasant is approx 20 min away for an array of water/boating activities. For winter sports Snowbowl in Flagstaff is just 2 hours up I17.
Anthem is a Del Webb planned community, voted the Best Planned Community in America when first built. There is outlet shopping, varied restaurants and grocery stores, many of which are within walking distance. The Community Center/Park with its pool, ponds, tennis courts, walking paths, playground, a railroad train for the kids (and big kids too!) in addition to softball fields and a skate board park will keep everyone in the family busy! The fitness centers and pools in the country club are availble for use at a nominal per use rate (2 week guest passes available to you for use either consecutivley or a week at a time).
The house is a great room plan with an extra large master bedroom featuring a door leading to the patio. 2 inch wood blinds cover all the windows and the carpet is an upgraded quality. The eat-in kitchen features a granite top bar and is fully equipped... even includes an array of spices, oils & condiments one often wishes they had while vacationing without having to purchase a whole container/bottle. The refrigerator has an ice-maker and there is a two temperature zone wine cooler. There are ceiling fans in every room (except the kitchen) as well as the patio.
The den has glass french doors with woven Roman shades... detachable fabric backs for the shades to make the room totally private are available. There is a queen futon in the den along with a small computer desk and chair.
Each bedroom has its own TV as well as the great room. Basic cable is included, along with Internet.
The two golf courses in Anthem Country Club (Persimon and Ironwood) are private but available to the public through EZLinks.com. There are usually tee times every day through this site and you can book 12 days out.
We purchased the home to use as a vacation home to escape Ohio winters...and as a get away at other times of the year. We love coming out here but find with grandchildren in other states now our time visiting is diminished. So we have decided to open our house up for others to enjoy!
We have especially enjoyed this home and chose it over others for a variety of reasons. Number one is its southern exposure. Sitting on the back patio in the winter sun reading a book is heaven! The houses behind us are a good 20 feet below us so no rooftops to obstruct the views over the wall. To the right is a wash so the only home we can see from our back yard is the one to our left. This home was originally built/owned by one of the Del Webb mangers when construction began on the community. Consequently, it features many upgrades others of the same model/size do not have: extra large master, upgraded carpet and tile, enclosed den, extended patio and stereo speakers throughout, including the back patio.
You can walk to the Persimon fitness center and pool in 5 min. and walk to Safeway, Starbucks, a variety of restaurants and pharmacies in less than 20 min. You can relax on the patio and listen to music while enjoying a fire. You can take day trips to Sedona, Prescott, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff as well as many fun small towns. There are 2 private golf courses right there available to the public through EZLinks.com. You are close to Phoenix and being at 2000 ft elevation are slightly cooler and better air quality.