Lovely 2400 ft2 (223 m2) home located in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix. Large master bedroom, 2 baths, 2 offices that can accommodate guests. Kitchen/Living area with gas fireplace, high ceilings and very open floor plan with view-windows overlooking desert mountain/wash area. Large 3-car garage (auto exchange not included). 4 TV's (including 2 LCD sets - 1 is large screen set), high speed internet, DVD, music system throughout the home, and jacuzzi tub in master bath. Very large heated spa in backyard with beautiful desert landscaping. Professional yard maintenance included.
Very quiet upscale neighborhood, located in a mountain preserve, just steps from miles of desert hiking trails. The community is gated with restricted access for residents/guests only and includes a beautiful pool/spa and tennis courts. Within 4 miles of major freeways; 20 minutes to downtown Scottsdale; 30 minutes to downtown Phoenix; 1 ½ hrs to Sedona (Red Rock country) and 5 hrs to the Grand Canyon. Stunning view of mountains and desert wash. Many golf courses, parks, restaurants, and activities located nearby. Scottsdale is a vacation destination for travelers from throughout the world and has very mild, clear winters.
We are Bob (58) and Pati (53), both retired professionals with post-graduate University degrees. Pati maintains a private psychotherapy practice and is ready for a sabbatical. We are looking for a long term home exchange (at least 4-6 months beginning about August or September 2009) in Europe. We love to travel and have dreamed of living in Europe. We are interested in immersing ourselves in the culture and language of a different country...the timing is finally right!