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Golf And Sun Await In A Natural Sonoran Desert Setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

The home was fully remodeled in 2013. Amenities include, full kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, new granite surfaces in the kitchen and baths, and new stone flooring in the kitchen, front room, and halls, new carpets in two bedrooms, and new hardwood floor in the master. The master bedroom is large and roomy and contains a slider to a private backyard and pool with a large walk in closet and private bathroom. All interior and exterior walls have been repainted!

The beautiful living room has a large HD TV and the home has free wireless internet. Air conditioning and ceiling fans are provided in all bedrooms plus the family room to allow individual temperature control.

The pool and landscape are maintained routinely by professional services. The pool has a heater to enable swimming during the winter, early spring, and late fall seasons when the air temperature drops at night. The private patio has a newly constructed outside dinning area with seating for 8 along with a built in aluminum ice cooler and sink. There are six comfortable patio chairs and lounges and two portable shade umbrellas.. There is also a new stainless steel barbecue and an built in propane fire bowl and numerous exterior solar lights.

Two of the bedrooms have brand new queen beds and mattresses. The concrete off the sliding door has been recoated and a new aluminum patio cover has been installed over the outside dining area with exterior fan for added comfort.

More Details

Kevin Ostic
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2017

About Kevin Ostic

My husband and I have been married for 33 years. we reside in the Seattle, Washington area and have raised our 3 daughters here. We have always loved the Gold Canyon area, Arizona golf, MLB spring training, and sunshine! Now that we have a beautiful home in Arizona it's hard to decide where to stay!

Our daughters are all on their own now so we are entering a brand new, exciting stage of life.

Kevin Ostic purchased this house in 2013

Why Kevin Ostic chose Arizona

This property has it all. Privacy, beautiful views, hiking trails, walking trails, world class golf minutes away, private back yard with pool, recently remodeled with modern finishes, and comfy beds! It is the wild west revisited complete with doves on top of the saguaros, lizards on the fence, and coyotes howling at night!

What makes this house unique

We absolutely loved the views and desert feel of this house. It is perfect for us and we are sure you will enjoy it too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gold Canyon in Pinal County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath
  • Two sinks and roomy shower in master bath Tub/shower combo in guest bath Granite counter tops
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Spacious master bedroom with slider to back yard. hard wood floors
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
45 minutes away from MLB spring training parks


4/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Golf And Sun Await In A Natural Sonoran Desert Setting
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
Shickley, Nebraska

Wonderful Rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this home for month of January 2017. We had a great time and the home is just as listed. We loved the heated pool. We hike and bike and Gold Canyon is great for all outdoor activity. January was a little cooler than we expected here. Very well-equipped home and patio and pool are a great asset to this home. Also loved the direction back yard faces for the sun.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate our new guests and wish to thank them for their stay. It was most unfortunate the weather was not more accommodating, but we were elated that they were able to enjoy the heated pool during a very cool January. We appreciate their personal email after their stay on opportunities to enhance the home for future guests and were glad to hear that given their experience they would be open to returning in the future!
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Not as it was listed. Not a Toscano Villa at all ,not on that location at all

  • 1 of 5

We had a rocky start to say the least. We found our place filthy. After calling the owners and them insisting the cleaning service was there, I sent photos of the filth. Then they said they would have it cleaned half way through our visit instead of have the cleaning service come immmediately. I explained that I wasn't going to clean someone else's filth. There was very detailed directions on the expectations of how we were to find and leave things on the property. Secondly, the gas fire pit and gas grill were to have new tanks. NOT. Empty. We were to fill them upon leaving. Thirdly, all patio cushions and fire pit cushions were to be stored in the garage. Not. They were out on the furniture. Lastly, this pool service guy has a great racket. The pool was out of chlorine pellets. He came checked the chemical dip stick and said yep it's low and was gonna leave without filling it. He said I don't carry chlorine on my truck?? That's like a firemen showing up with no water. He doesn't scrub the pool and if the cover is on. Which it wasn't when we got there DESPITE the direction sheet which clearly states to leave it on when not using it. The pool vacumn hose broke so it quite working, called the Pool guy said we would charge to come fix it so we took off a segment of tubing and got it working. If the pool guy EVER did preventative maintenance this could have been avoided. The gardener is allegedly to come a couple times a month. I was there 6 weeks saw him once. He never did anything like pick up sticks, leaves,etc he did dig 2 holes to repair sprinklers the first week I was there and those holes were still there week 6. Proof that he never returned. The cleaning service is a joke. 2 gals came and allegedly cleaned this 3 bed/2 bath house washing all 3 bed sets of sheets and cleaning two full baths in less than an hour. Not happening! There was no dusting! The floors were filthy. You couldn't go barefoot or the bottoms of your feet were filthy. The oven was nasty. Dirty dishes in dishwasher. A lot of this is truly not the owners fault, but you have to check up on your property. The owner was very defensive about his cleaners, pool guy and gardener. I think we spent enough time there to say that these service people are ripping the owners off. The icing on the cake were the neighbors that jump out the window-5 feet from the dining room window and smoke pot several times a day!! The smell comes into the home. 😬򛁔he kitchen was well stocked with items!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been renting our home for over 3 years utilizing the same professional service companies (cleaning, landscaping, pool) and have routinely received excellent reviews (5 stars) and positive feedback from our valued clients. We always seek opportunities for improvement and take great joy in every client leaving with a great experience. We have clients that continue to return each year for long durations. This is the first and only guest that has responded with a negative review. We certainly sympathize with them given the cleaning problem that occurred. As owners, we are responsible for making sure that each client has a clean home and a seamless vacation! We are constantly available via phone, text, or email on a 24 x 7 timeframe to respond to any customer concerns. We were extremely disappointed to learn from our new guests that the home was not cleaned to their satisfaction upon their arrival. This was very unfortunate as we had pre-scheduled the cleaning date and paid our invoice for service well in advance of the occupancy. Once we received the complaint, we contacted the cleaning company and they responded with 2 cleaners within 36 hours during the weekend. We requested that the cleaners consult with the client and do everything requested to extensively clean the home to their satisfaction. We followed up with the president of the cleaning company and the client immediately after the service for quality control. As home owners, we take full responsibility for the cleaning mistake and sympathize with the inconvenience that resulted. We apologized for this issue profusely and as compensation for the inconvenience purchased a gift certificate to their favorite golf course in the amount of $100. We received two texts during the stay regarding the pool and responded to both immediately. Our pool service tech returned to the home within hours of the first text to meet with the client and resolve their concerns. The 2nd text was responded to the same day and a new vacuum hose was installed 3 days later. We received a text about the previous tenant not completely filling the propane tanks and offered to mail our clients a check to their home address for the full cost of all propane used during their stay as an amenity. We also provided free meals delivered from Blue Apron. We value all our clients and urge any prospective customers to evaluate all of our reviews. We can also provide a list of many other clients as references if desired.
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Wonderful place in Gold Canyon!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 10 days at this property and loved it. The outdoor space is beautiful and very tastefully decorated. The pool was perfect and we spent a lot of time in it since the weather was especially warm for October. The house had absolutely everything that we needed and the kitchen was very well equipped. We were very comfortable and felt very much at home. The homeowner, Kevin was very friendly and responsive from our initial inquiry about the house and we highly recommend this home for your future stay in the desert!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate the visit from Patti and Sean and their feedback. We are always looking for opportunities for improvement so our guests have a memorial experience and we can add new amenities for others in the future! They were outstanding guests and we hope they visit again in the future! Thanks Kevin and beth
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and another couple spent the month of March at this location. I am so happy to say that it is everything as is described, and more. We spent many days in and around the lovely pool. The vista overlooking the pool is terrific. We also hiked (which is something I have never done) on a few of the trails in the vicinity. An absolutely perfect place to relax and soak up the sun and a little wine!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank our guests for their exceptional care of our home during their visit, and most especially for their constant communication, and very valuable feedback regarding opportunities for improvement. Thanks to their feedback we have added new chase lounges for the pool, removed two trees to keep the pool pristine, added privacy blinds in the master bedroom, purchased new dresser drawers, a few extra dining chairs, new kitchen utensils, coffee maker, and ironing board, and most importantly added the golf channel to the cable package! We also have the new pool heater and filtration system finely tuned. This summer we plan to add more patio space in the back yard along with a permanent fire pit and benches and install some decorative stone in the front to improve the aesthetics. Our only regret is that we were unable to meet our guests in person and personally thank them for their great hospitality, care of the home, and their comments that will allow us enhance the experience for our future guests!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gold Canyon, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

non refundable cleaning £119
Property Damage Protection £47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Sky Harbour Airport Phoenix
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 60
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hitchingpost Pizza
Car: recommended

The greater Phoenix area has over 250 golf courses and one of best courses in Arizona runs adjacent to the property. The Gold Canyon Golf Resort clubhouse is one mile away and features 36 holes of championship desert golf. The Sidewinder and Dinosaur Mountain courses are hidden gems. The Best of Zagat rates the Gold Canyon Dinosaur Mountain course as one of the Top 3 Public Courses in Arizona based on: course conditions, service, facilities, and value. Sports Illustrated has ranked Gold Canyon in the Top 5 Public courses in Arizona for the past 12 years! The Dinosaur Mountain course winds across the mountains providing incredible elevation changes from tee to green and spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains to the East. The Sidewinder course navigates through natural arroyos and dry creek beds among the native cholla, prickly pear, mesquite and palo verde trees. Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, featuring the Prospector and Lost Gold courses, is less than a 10 minute drive, and has hosted multiple major LPGA and Champions Tour Tournaments. The Mountainbrook course is also within 5 minutes. Gold Canyon has a special discount card available for purchase (one free round and up to 50% off selected tee times), or you may consider buying a Southwest PGA card for discounts on up to 50 local courses including Gold Canyon. You can also obtain seasonal discounts online.

The city of Gold Canyon has some excellent restaurants nearby. Within a few miles mile are the Gold Canyon Resort Cantina, and the Hitching Post Pizza. The Best Western Hotel on Kings Ranch Road is less than 2 miles away with a restaurant/bar that normally remains open late.

Wildlife abounds on the Gold Canyon course and the surrounding neighborhoods. Bobcats, deer, coyotes, rabbits, lizards, doves and quail are often seen on the course or in the wash nearby.

Hiking is easily accessible on all sides of our home. Plenty of maintained walking trails throughout the neighborhood are available.

Gold Canyon living is special because much of the area is still undeveloped and remains native Sonoran desert. The local mountain ranges highlight the beauty and provide a great backdrop for sunset or sunrise photographs. This is true Arizona living with lots of wild birds nesting in a saguaros behind the house.


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