A condo cottage is a small independent 2 story home built in groups and operated like a traditional condo complex. All bedrooms on the upper level. Two bathrooms upstairs (one in the master beedroom)and a half bath on the lower level. The patio has access from the kitchen and living room. The laundry room on the first floor. Attached garage.
Community pool a short walk from the condo. The ground floor has ceramic tile everywhere except the carpeted living room. The upper floor is all carpeted except the bathrooms that have ceramic tile. The condo has central heating and air conditioning. There is cable TV and wireless internet access available. Celing fans in the master bedroom, another beedroom and the livingroom.
There is great shopping withing 2 miles and extensive shopping within 5 miles. Metro Phoenix is a diverse ethnic community with a constant array of festivals and activities. Nearby Scottsdale is one the most upscale communities in the US with top rated resorts, restaurants and shopping. The Phoenix area has over 140 golf courses and 50 of them are within 15 miles of the condo. Two sets of golf clubs are available at the condo.
There are a wide variety of Desert Southwest natural resources in the area that are available within a day's drive or an overnight stay. The Grand Canyon and Sedona Mountains are examples. Las Vegas is a 5 hour drive that passes through great desert terrain and the Hoover Dam. There are great desert and mountain attractions everywhere. See this website to view a great Arizona travel guide - www.arizonaguide.com/
The area has professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey teams. There are also 15 professonal baseball teams that conduct spring training in the Phoenix metro area.
There are two zoos in the area, amusement parks, waterslide parks, a botanical garden and numerous other activities to occupy your time.
My wife and I are recently retired. I was a Marketing Manager and my wife was a Graphics Manager. I still perform occasional consulting assignments. We have family in the Phoenix area to help us make sure a swap goes well. We enjoy involvement in the local culture and exploring historic locations. Our primary home is located in Pennsylvania. We are looking to travel in the fall of the year to a wide range of places using our winter home in Arizona as swap property.