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3000 sq ft home - Picacho Hills Country Club

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Fireplace

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Donald Kotowski
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Donald Kotowski

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.

Donald Kotowski purchased this house in 2011

Why Donald Kotowski chose Las Cruces

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 dogs...an Old English Sheep Dog and a Brittany/Poodle mix.

What makes this house unique

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Picacho Hills in Las Cruces

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is set up in the library.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master suite
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
Notes:
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.'

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

3000 sq ft home - Picacho Hills Country Club
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 26 reviews
5

A charming house--clean, quiet and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

My son graduated from NMSU in May 2017 and we rented this home to accommodate 7 family members. What a delight! We had plenty of space to spread out or we could hang out together on the spacious patio with a beautiful view of the Organ Mountains. The kitchen had everything we needed (and then some!) and the beds and bedrooms were quite cozy. The owner, Donald, met us when we arrived, gave us a tour and left us to enjoy ourselves. The bathrooms were large enough to accommodate 5 women primping at the same time. We would definitely stay here again and will recommend to friends!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

This was a beautiful property that has a park like yard complete with walkways through a fascinating xerascaped yard. This is an extremely nice neighborhood with beautiful homes on a golf course. It is very quiet except for the birds that are always singing. The birdlife is amazing here. We enjoyed watching the variety different birds on the feeders as we sat on the patio every evening Listening to the birds every morning as we wake up was a real treat. The house is spacious and tastefully decorated with fascinating pieces of art and interesting mementos from around the world. Don, the owner is very affable and interesting to talk with. Once he knows you are settled in he gives you complete privacy, yet is available if needed. TV is an online thing we could never figure out so we did not watch TV but rather spent the evenings sitting on the patio talking and watching the birds. Don only charges one hundred dollars a night making this one of the best valued vacation rentals in Las Cruces!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picacho Hills | Property ID 434187

  • 4 of 5

The property is located in a quiet upscale suburb in the hills overlooking Las Cruces. The grounds are nice, the interior is clean, spacious and well appointed. The location requires a short drive to downtown or Old Mesilla. There is one restaurant nearby, but the nearest bar/brewpub etc., is a drive into town.

Our stay at this property should have been an easy 5 stars. We give it 4 however because the owner choose to ring the door bell at 10:00 AM one morning, then unlock the door and ask "Is anyone here"..waking up and startling a sleeping guest while the rest of us were in town.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry your guest felt he/she was inconvenienced. I needed a criticalitem from the house. I waited until 10:00AM. I rang the doorbell. There was no response. I unlocked the door and announced myself. There was no response. I accessed the necessary item from the office and exited. There was never an indication that any person was present in the house. This procedure is the proper protocol in the hospitality industry the world over. I am happy you enjoyed your stay.
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lalo62@q.com

  • 3 of 5

The house is a really big house with all the amenities and in a great location.

The house needs cleaning really bad. There is dust all over the furniture.

The furniture upholstery has never been cleaned.

If I rented the place again. I would contact a cleaning agency to clean it.

I would be extra, but it would give us peace of mind.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I personally clean the house. We live in a desert environment. Dust settles on all the furniture even after the dusting operation. Dust is to be expected in the Desert Southwest.
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Burlingame , CA
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

The offering is gorgeous, spacious, and complete with almost any amenity you could reasonably want. But I want to talk about the host, Don. He is a delight. You might stay here and you will have a great time. But take a few minutes and hang out a bit. I guarantee you your life will be enriched. He is a generous host with little fuss. You feel welcome as though you are staying with a friend whom you have known for years. Yes you might even feel a bit guilty that you have not been better about staying in touch. But when you get the keys all is forgiven, welcome home.

I hope this review might inspire a few to take the time to get to know Don a bit better and appreciate the place as more than simply a place to spend the night.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Louw...you touched my heart. I daresay I even choked up a bit. Thank you.
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Tucson, AZ
3

Family Gathering Location

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for the graduation of our daughter from NMSU. The kitchen, great room, and patio were ideal for socializing the night before and afternoon/evening of her graduation with family and friends. Don even allowed her uncle and aunt to park their camper in the driveway. Anyone who rents this home should realize that you are staying in a home that is a permanent residence when not rented. He stays at a friend's house during your stay. It is not the typical vacation rental that we have used through VRBO. As long as you don't mind all of a person's personal effects in drawers, on counter tops, and in the fridge, you will be okay. One of the beds had a fine dust and debris between the sheets which we ended up washing before feeling comfortable sleeping in. You might want to bring your own pillows. One unnerving detail was how he kept driving by several times per day to "check" on his house. The first evening and next morning, he was actually on the property, walking around the yard and even coming into the house to retrieve some personal items. It was a bit creepy to look up and see him drive by the house with his three dogs and windows down at 5 miles per hour to see how his house was being treated. Overall, the convenience of staying in a home to celebrate the event was better than we could have expected if staying in a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
El Paso International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ump 88 (owned by a MLB umpire)
Nearest Ferry
1600 Miles
Tacoma, Washington
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Picacho Hills Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ump 88, or Picacho Hills Country Club
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Silver City
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Picacho Hills, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£355
for 3 nights
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£77
£2,442
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £77.3
Property Damage Protection £45.61

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