Houston Lifestyles & Homes Magazine, September 2014

Opulence and Serenity in Sonora

Just northwest of Tucson in the Dove Mountain luxury real estate area, owner and developer David Mehl of Cottonwood Properties has created a lifestyle to honor and embrace the natural landscape. An opulent and serene desert oasis, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain captures an already spectacular locale and illuminates it with five-star service and every extravagant amenity under the bright, warm desert sun.

At Dove Mountain, outdoor living is as diverse as the wildlife and as pleasant as the evening cooing of the gentle Inca Doves that give this elegant enclave its name. Owners of Dove Mountain real estate are surrounded by thousands of giant saguaro which dominate nearly one-third of Dove Mountain’s 6,200 acres of natural open space, as well as the local flora and fauna which have been carefully preserved and sustained to flawlessly flow into the neighborhood’s landscape.

More than 10 miles of Dove Mountain’s boundary are adjacent to either formal preserves or Arizona State Trust-owned mountains. Tortolita Mountain Park borders Dove Mountain to the northeast offering 3,000 undisturbed acres for hiking, camping and horseback riding; and the 2,400-acre Tortolita Preserve frames Dove Mountain to the south ensuring even more Sonoran Desert wonder and beauty for the generations that will follow.

Beyond the enchantment of the natural environment, Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain homeowners are also stirred and stimulated by the world-class amenities at their disposal. Consider the daily options available: the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus designed Signature Golf Course/Golf Club; the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain hotel and spa; the sparkling pool; the fine dining, casual lounges and poolside cafes; the four tennis courts; 25 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails through stunning mountains and canyons; and the fine shopping at Dove Mountain Town Centre. What’s not to love?

Luxury Desert Custom Home Living

Nestled high in the Sonoran Desert, yet just a short drive to downtown Tucson, the desert lifestyle at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is graceful, stylish, luxurious and quite unlike any other. At your desert custom home, you may be enticed outdoors for an evening stroll or simply enthralled by the visibility of the millions of stars in the clear night sky, not to mention the amazing climate that allows you to enjoy your homeowner’s amenities no matter the season.

Surprisingly, the Sonoran Desert is green and full of life. Tucson receives 12 inches of rain per year, nourishing a plethora of plants and wildlife sure to enthrall and enchant. And, while the rest of the country copes with rain and snow, the residents here bask in sunshine 350 days a year.

Developer David Mehl was careful to craft The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain community honoring a deep respect for the land and keeping local traditions in tact. As a homeowner of Dove Mountain real estate at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, you can rest assured that the vistas, serenity and natural beauty are yours forever

Luxury Single-Family Custom Homes

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain were conceived as highly customized, whole-ownership, private luxury desert custom homes for a discriminating clientele. Every detail has been carefully considered, from thoughtful site planning to magnificent home designs that enhance the glorious views and foster a lifestyle that fuses the indoors and outdoors.

The exclusive custom homesites give owners the opportunity to design the luxury desert retreat of their dreams. However, for those who’d rather leave it to the professionals and move in more quickly, there are customizable floor plans, which can be finished to meet your specific wants, needs and desires.

At The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, you may select from eight elegant custom home floor plans to suit every need and lifestyle, but these suggestions may only be a starting point for you and your family. Collectively, your wishes combined with the expertise of the competent and creative design staff, allow your residence to emerge as your very own distinctive home, reflecting your family and its lifestyle. Luxury custom homes in The Residences range from 1,668 to 5,460 square feet with prices beginning in the high $600s and are available in two neighborhoods.

Homeowners also enjoy professional world-class management by The Ritz-Carlton, with valets and concierges, and the option of cooks and housekeepers at your disposal. Your home can be a haven of relaxation where you simply unwind and let the staff handle the details of cooking, cleaning, yard work and maintenance.

Luxury Custom Golf Estate Homesites

For those who prefer to build a luxury custom home from their own design, spectacular estate-sized custom homesites are also available in two neighborhoods. Ranging in size from two to seven acres and located in the Rockpoint Ridge enclave, these homesites occupy some of the most picturesque real estate in Dove Mountain, with panoramas of box canyons and boulder-strewn mountainsides by day and the shimmering lights of Tucson by night. These superb acreage lots are the prime location for your dream estate.

The Golf Club at Dove Mountain

The Golf Club at Dove Mountain is unrivaled in the area for quality, luxury and service. Anything an avid or casual golfer might need can be found in the 45,000-square-foot clubhouse complex — from luxurious locker rooms to delightful cuisine and personal service. Whether you are revitalizing in the premier fitness facility, recharging in the steam room, or refreshing in the Members’ Grill or Cayton’s restaurant, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain perfectly complements the 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus designed Signature Golf, which are in and of themselves nearly divine in their perfection.

Hotel and Spa

Homeowners at The Residences additionally enjoy the privilege of indulging at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain hotel and spa. The hotel and spa offer everything you have come to expect from The Ritz-Carlton experience. You may choose to renew yourself at one of the three dining venues, which range from casual poolside to elegant fine dining with spectacular desert views. At the spa, you are able to indulge and re-energize with a variety of health and beauty services while you are immersed in tranquility, inspiration and relaxation.

Hiking and Biking

If you are the type who enjoys exploring your surroundings a bit more closely, you’ll be thrilled with the 20 miles of improved trails that wind from the trailhead within the community up through the Tortolita Mountains and Wild Burro Canyon. In addition, and closer to home, carefully maintained walking trails wind through The Residences’ expansive neighborhoods and up to the hotel, beckoning you to discover the intricacies of nature in your own backyard. Enjoy a leisurely morning, afternoon or evening stroll; set out on a more ambitious hike in the fine desert air; watch the sunset from a fantastic vantage point high on a mountainside; or saddle up the horses or mountain bikes and savor the sights and sounds of Sonora to your heart’s content.

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain are the very definition of luxury Southwest real estate, and you and your family can own a piece of it. Call today at 877-451-7205 to discover your opulent desert oasis.

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