Golf Sanctuary

Chilly temps are driving my clients to seek refuge as a typical snowbird might migrate to warmer locales.

With golf and villas in mind, we love reserving Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Perched above Scottsdale, it offers fabulous views, warm spring weather, a splendid selection of private estate homes, and award-winning dining at Elements.

We can reserve exclusive golf at the private Desert Highlands, a Jack Nicklaus signature-designed course. Description of Hole 11: Double trouble…. natural wash is in play from the tee and across the fairway on your approach. Undulating green requires accurate approach. Enticing?

Not many reasons to leave the lair considering the amenities of a private casita, spa within walking distance, a chauffeur to transport you to the range, and dining at Elements. Although there are many new hot restaurants popping up in Scottsdale and Phoenix if you desire a night out.


Petite Gems – The Hermosa Inn

I love discovering small Inns, petite gems off the beaten track. Another suggestion from Pam Swartz, you know I love experts!

I popped in at The Hermosa Inn, in Paradise Valley for a brief stay and would return in a heartbeat. Warm, courteous welcoming staff, cozy, yet spacious rooms, huge bathtubs, and a gorgeous garden. I love ‘The Welcome’, it sets the stage for the visit.  I love the little amenities, lavender chocolates on my pillow, and a long forgotten touch…a brief newsletter outlining the upcoming temperatures, local events, a suggestion for lunch, a puzzle and a quote of the day. Someone here is making the extra effort to welcome a guest.

Unsurpassed beauty of this desert hideaway offers a wonderful escape, although it is minutes from golf, prestigious shopping, art and entertainment venues.

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