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Beautiful Home on Premier Lot, Amazing Views, Private Spa, Community Pool & Spa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Single Level Home, 3+ BR/2.5 BA, Clean Quiet Community, VIEWS!

Our vacation rental home is located in beautiful and scenic Gold Canyon AZ. This home is built on one of the premier lots in Gold Canyon, and boasts incredible views of the Superstition Mountains and Dinosaur Mountain, and overlooks a valley where Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course meanders through. Our home is located on a hill at the end of a quiet cul de sac. Enjoy gorgeous sunrises from the back yard and patio, and sunsets from the front courtyard. See the lighting change the color of the mountains throughout the day!

The home is in a beautiful, quiet community approximately 45 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and approximately 20 minutes from Mesa Gateway Airport. While you are are away from the busy cities and traffic, you are less than 5 minutes from local shopping, 15 minutes from major retail stores, and 20 minutes from the nearest shopping mall. Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and many other communities are within a short driving distance. Tucson and Sedona are close enough to make a nice day visit. The golf course choices are many!

Our home has a master suite with king bed, private bath, and walk in closet. The master suite has a sitting area with windows for enjoying the incredible mountain and golf course views. There is also a small desk area in the master bedroom. There are two additional bedrooms, one with a king bed, and the other with a queen bed. All mattresses are comfortable. All bedrooms have a television. The two additional bedrooms share a bathroom. The home has a large, fully equipped kitchen, with an informal dining area with windows that again overlook the mountains and golf course views. There is also a formal dining area, fully furnished living area, extra 1/2 bath, laundry room, 2 car garage, a wonderful backyard with plenty of patio area and furniture, and a front courtyard area also with a patio set. Total interior square footage is 2,400. We also have a set of women's and men's right handed golf clubs available for guest use.

We recently purchased this home, and completely painted and furnished it. New carpeting was installed in all of the bedrooms. New lighting and hardware fixtures were also installed.

There is a large heated community pool and spa, and the community offers an extensive hiking trail system. We also have added a private spa that is available for guest use.

There is so much to do while visiting the area! Choose from more than 275 golf courses ranging from traditional to desert settings; hiking; museums and art galleries; zoos and botanical gardens; scenic drives; 4 wheeling and off highway vehicle trails; rodeos; shopping; professional sports; old west attractions; many local state and national parks; area casinos; live greyhound racing in Tucson; scenic boat tours on Saguaro and Canyon Lakes; salt water river rafting trips; and many interesting cities and points of interest to plan day trips. In the home you will find several books with area information, we also have available the most recent AZ tourism information from the local Visitor's Center. We hope these will help you with planning during your stay.

Gold Canyon and the surrounding area should have something to offer for all visitors. Or, just relax at your home away from home during your stay!

We hope you will consider our home if you are planning a visit to the Gold Canyon area!

Your hosts,

Alan and Kathy Behrens

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Kathy Behrens
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Kathy Behrens

We live and farm in west central Minnesota. We visited the Mesa area for several years and in 2009 purchased a townhome in Gold Canyon. In 2013 we decided to sell our townhome and purchase a single family, single level home. We loved the mountains and golf courses and incredible views in the Gold Canyon area, and made our decision to purchase our eventual winter retirement home there!

Kathy Behrens purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy Behrens chose Arizona

We chose our home in Gold Canyon AZ because of the incredible lot and the beautiful views. The home was everything we wanted in a second home, and we hope those who choose to rent our home will also feel this way.

What makes this house unique

Our home is located on a hill at the end of a cul de sac, and it is very quiet and secluded there.


Gold Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large Master Bath includes separate shower and whirlpool tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    1st Guest Room - 1 king
    2nd Guest Room - 1 queen
  • Two king beds: one in Master, and one in 1st Guest Room. One queen bed in 2nd Guest Room. Comfortable raised airbed available. All mattresses are new and comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Beautiful Home on Premier Lot, Amazing Views, Private Spa, Community Pool & Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, tastefully decorated, very clean, quiet respectful neighborhood. Spectacular views of superstition mountains from the back yard. For our interest of hiking this was a wonderful location for us, close to numerous trails! Home owners were so helpful and very easy to deal with! Definantly worth a return trip!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice review, and for being the first guests in our new home. Having guests enjoy our home is worth all the work and hours we spent getting our home ready for visitors! We hope you can visit again! Alan and Kathy
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Neosho Wi

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a great rental! I have come to Az every April for a dozen years and this has been the best property I have rented in those years. My wife and my brothers family loved it. Great views from all sides. The property was very clean and quiet. We had a candle lit supper on the upper deck area, the moon and stars were very bright, if there were other people in the area, we couldn't hear them. Great golf at Gold Canyon and the pool/hot tub/rec ctr were also great. The owners were wonderful to work with, and we really appreciated the gift basket upon arrival. We are looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

A Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this well appointed home in December of 2010. We have rented several other homes in the area and found this one to be the best by far. The owners have taken special care to offer all the comforts of home. We did not want to leave!

The area of Gold Canyon has much to offer and is also a great place to come for rest and relaxation. We are looking forward to our next visit and hope to be fortunate enough to rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Appingedam, The Netherlands

Nothing butunshine

  • 5 of 5

We felt priviledged to stay at this beautiful, well-appointed town home during the first week of November 2010. It lived up to the desciption and photo's in every detail. The house is part of the gated Tesoro community, with its front facing east, across the 5th hole of Sidewinder Golf Course. The porch downstairs and the lanai upstairs catch the morning sun and the large deck above the garage is on the very quiet street side, providing wonderful views of Dinosaur Mtn. and Superstition Mtn. Thus, you have your choice of sun or shade throughout the day. The community pool with jacuzzi and clubhouse are very well kept, quiet, and just a 5 min. walk away. Stores for your daily needs are 5-10 min. away, and shopping centers/malls are just 15-20 minutes in Apache Junction and East Mesa. The scenery around Gold Canyon is breathtaking, with plenty of outdoor opportunities and with beautiful parks and monuments within easy traveling distance. Local restaurants are varied and quite good (Kokopelli's with a wonderful terrace to watch the sun go down, Delacruz with a cozy patio for Mexican food, Red Sage with an extensive menu). All in all, and blessed by gorgeous weather, we had an excellent stay also thanks to Kathy Behrens, who proved to be a very helpful and understanding host. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis MN

We struck "Gold"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this townhome and location tremendously. It is very comfortably furnished with everything we needed for ourselves and family guests. The two levels enabled us to enjoy views of the golf course as well as Dinosaur Mountain and the gorgeous Superstitions. Outdoor lighting is regulated in this community, so the nighttime sky is breathtaking. Gold Canyon is a rural-type area--chances of seeing quail, rabbits, coyotes, and javelinas are nearly guaranteed, but good restaurants and grocery shopping are close by. Major retailers are less than a 15 minute drive away. There's so much to see and do in this area, we highly recommend Gold Canyon and this townhome for a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Effingham, Illinois

Perfect,Perfect. This tow...

  • 5 of 5

Perfect,Perfect. This townhouse is the perfect getaway. It is clean, beautifully furnished, and on a quiet street in a gated community. Location is great; it is located at the base of Superstition Mtn. and Dinosaur Mtn. and sets on Hole #5 of Sidewinder Golf Course. You are a short distance to hiking trails (easy and difficult), and there are plenty of golf courses in the area. Although somewhat rural, major stores, restaurants, and shopping centers are only 9-15 miles away on Interstate. Nearby restaurants are good. The owner is very responsive and wants to make your stay enjoyable. There's plenty to do. Make sure to make it to Superstition Mountain Museum, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Canyon Lake, Tortilla Flats, and Roosevelt Dam.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Mesa Gateway
Nearest Golf
Gold Canyon Golf Resort and Mountain Brook Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 60 W/Superstition Freeway
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Gold Canyon House Rental Rates


  • From $800/wk - $2000/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Oct - May .. $800-$1200/week .. $2400-$3000/month
  • June - Sept $2000/month
  • Cleaning fee $125-$200
  • $500 Refundable Security Deposit
  • No other fees. Rates include all utilities, cable, internet, etc

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