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Arizona’s Secret Beaches

Arizona is typically known for its hot summers and desert landscape, but did you know it also offers a piece of paradise to cool down and relax? Visit these secret beaches to cool down from the Valley of the Sun!

Willow Beach
Located on the Black Canyon Region of the Colorado River, Willow beach has 235 miles of shoreline to explore with some of the most unique scenery and wildlife to see.

Roper Lake State Park
After a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake State Park are inviting and invigorating. Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock, and stunning views of Mount Graham.

Cattail Cove State Park
The beach, boat ramp, and 61 campsites at Cattail Cove State Park offer a broad spectrum of activities for all to enjoy. There are also boat-in campsites along the lake shoreline within the park. The 2,000 acre park has been operated by the Arizona State Parks Board since 1970

River Island State Park
River Island State Park is ideal for campers and can provide a scenic respite, a desert escape, or a fun filled water adventure. it offers 37 campsites, sandy beach, cove and boat launch area. RISP is a year-round destination for those looking to discover the great outdoors.

Havasupai Falls
Havasupai Falls Arizona is a major destination for hikers who want to visit the blue-green waterfalls. Hidden in the Grand Canyon, and difficult to get reservations for, this paradise is for those who can plan ahead and enjoy hikes of eight miles or more.

London Bridge Beach
London Bridge Beach is located just over the London Bridge. This park runs along the Bridgewater Channel, with twelve ramadas equipped with BBQ, two covered playgrounds, buoyed swim area, walking paths, grass areas, restrooms, dog park and much more.

Redwall Cavern
Redwall Cavern is an awe inspiring natural amphitheater carved by water flowing into the limestone Grand Canyon walls. Near the cave entrance, you’ll see incredibly well-preserved fossils of ancient marine creatures.

Butcher Jones Beach
Nestled along Saguaro Lake and the Salt River, Butcher Jones Recreation site is an unforgettable waterfront destination. A sandy beach and eye-popping blue water offer endless fun for the whole family.

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Stay Home, Stay Fit

Luxury properties in Scottsdale, Amado, Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Paradise Valley, and Tucson offer swimming pools, sports court, tennis courts, saunas, and massage rooms  

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present high-end properties across the state that offer uniquely designed state-of-the-art home gyms, tennis courts, swimming pools, and other fitness space and premium amenities. Offering everything needed in terms of home technology, home entertainment, fitness and wellness, the luxury listings also showcase impressive views and designs that bring peace and harmony. 

The most sought-after property in North Scottsdale. Sitting on more than 8 acres, the 12,500 square-foot home is located at 23035 N Church Rd in Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Listed for $7,299,000 and offering 7 bedrooms and 10 full bathrooms, the estate is a pro athletes paradise. The home is equipped with complete gym facilities, sport court, putting green, Olympic size swimming pool, weight room, lockers, steam shower. Relax indoors or out, watch a game or your own indoor or outdoor oversized cinema screen, multiple Sit-down bars and lounge space. Impeccably manicured grounds with waterfalls, a pond, oversized pool, fire pits and tennis court.  Exclusively with Frank Aazami and David Mayo.

Never before seen on the market private park-like compound lot. Listed for $4.5 million and located at 6600 N Invergordon Rd in Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, the exquisite 8,010 square-foot single level home features its own home gym, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and 1 private guest home plus caretaker’s quarters. This one of a kind lot has impeccable grounds where outdoors work-out enthusiasts can swim laps in the unique lagoon-like pool, or take a walk along the walking/jogging paths. Play golf on the lighted putting green with surrounding views of Camelback and Mummy Mountain. Exclusively with Cheryl Anderson.

Further east, we have an ornate estate with breathtaking views to accompanying its own home gym.  The 8,837-square-foot home is located at 10208 N Palisades Boulevard in Fountain Hills, AZ 86268.  Listed for $3.5 million the hillside estate features 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and 6 fireplaces. Besides its own home gym amenity, the estate also features a spa, sauna, reading nook and bonus room. Exclusively with Lisa Roberts.

In Tucson, 7403 North Secret Canyon Drive is for sale for $3.8 million. This contemporary unrivaled architectural masterpiece features more than 7,000-square feet of sustainability.  Offering a private well, solar panels, orchard and vegetable gardens, the 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom home is located in the exclusive gated community of The Canyons. The lushly landscaped grounds offer the perfect setting to practice yoga outdoors on the large artificial turf. The home also features a large pool, spa, waterfall and ramada.  Exclusively with Susanne Grogan.

Also in Tucson is a show stopping 36.74-acre sports complex property at 6655 N Rattlesnake Canyon Rd in Tucson, AZ 85750 for $2.75 million. The sports complex features a 60-ft indoor lap pool and spa, full sized batting cage with a professional pitching machine, and private workout area.  Designed with the same quality and craftsmanship of the main home, this home and sports complex is an athlete’s paradise, equipped with enough space to comfortably fit an entire baseball team. Exclusively with Judy Smedes and Kate Herk.

Further south, a 5,915-square-foot home at 8 Amado Montosa in Amado, AZ, 85645 for $795,000. The 3-bedroom, 7-bathroom elegant home features an indoor gym big enough for hosting your own boot camp, an outdoor fountain, pool and several entertainment spaces. Enjoy taking a walk through the mature rose garden or sitting in the pool with a cool beverage, this unique property has it all. Exclusively with Gary Brasher.

In the West Valley is an abundance of outdoor space for recreation enthusiasts at 13132 W Beverly Rd, in Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Listed for $1,150,000 this one-of-a-kind estate offers 6,611-square foot with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms.  Enjoy home gym, pool, sauna and steam room plus a sport court, horse shoe pit, and an abundance of land for outdoor and group workouts. Exclusively with Cindy Smith.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is able to work with prospective local and distant buyers to view listings through virtual tours, property videos and/or arrange private tours at their convenience.

To view more homes to match your fitness goals, view below or visit russlyon.com

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Reel Life: 5 Ways to Bring the Theatre Experience Home

with Sotheby’s International Realty

By now, many of us have gone through many different phases while adapting to a “new normal” and we might be feeling seemingly more adjusted to our current reality. We’ve discussed finding creative ways to stay fit and ways to broaden our personal skillsets, and now we want to shift gears and offer suggestions for you to sit back and relax with your family. Here are five ways to enjoy culture and the arts from the comfort of our couches.

Get the Latest Release

Even with major theater chains around the world closing their doors and many film studios pushing back the release of blockbuster films, there are still many new movies that have seen earlier-than-expected digital releases – or in the case of Universal Picture’s “Trolls: World Tour” –  skipped a theatrical release altogether. Grab a seat, open up your favorite on-demand video service and enjoy these newly released films.

The Brightest Lights of Broadway

The energy of attending a live stage production is difficult to replicate, but with lights temporarily darkened on Broadway and other theater districts, BroadwayHD is streaming hundreds of shows for your theater-going pleasure. From “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” to the “King and I” and “Driving Miss Daisy,” take in some incredible performances of world-famous shows.

Sit in the Front Row

If stage productions or films aren’t what you’re looking for, you can always take a virtual front row seat at a concert. Billboard has an ever-expanding list of livestreams and concerts  streaming directly to your TV or mobile device. It’s also a great time to see what your favorite artists are up to on platforms like YouTube for rare and intimate performances from their personal spaces.

Upgrade Your Equipment

Now more than ever, you may begin to realize that your TV or sound system could use a refresh. Take a moment to visit the Wirecutter and browse recommendations for ways to spruce up your multimedia experience. Sometimes even simple and low-cost updates can yield fruitful results in making your living room feel more like a theater or event venue. 

Don’t Forget the Snacks

Whether it’s a movie in a standard cinema, an elevated dine-in, drinks during intermission or in between sets, the food and drink at a theater helps complete the experience. With food delivery services like Doordash, GrubHub, Amazon’s Whole Foods delivery and more – you can round out your virtual viewing with the same snacks you normally would to help make it feel more “real.”

It’s important to keep doing the things that you enjoy – even if you have to find new ways to do them while staying safely at home. Is there something else you’re doing to bring the theater home? Let us know in the comments and remember, we’re all in this together.

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Historic Retreat and Two Inns in Tubac For Sale and Presented by Russ Lyon SIR

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present the historic 75-acre Kenyon Ranch retreat as well as the Tubac Country Inn and Amado Territory Bed & Breakfast for sale in and around the historic village of Tubac south of Tucson.

The village was established in 1752 and is considered the place where history and art meet. It is home to many shops, museums, and galleries as well as many neighborhoods and the Tubac Golf Resort.

Russ Lyon Sotheby International Realty Real Estate Advisors Catherine Marrero and Gary Brasher are excited to present Kenyon Ranch. The historic property was built in 1936 as a dude ranch and has most recently operated as a retreat with 17 guest casitas and 4 stand-alone homes. The 75-acre property features a 4,399-square-foot main house with a commercial kitchen and large dining room. Kenyon Ranch is listed for $2.6 million. It is located at 80 Kenyon Ranch Road, Tubac, Arizona 85646.

Kenyon Ranch has been one of the most important historical properties in Tubac. The retreat has wonderful panoramic views and amazing sunsets. It also features a 2,000 square foot lodge which is suitable for group events. All furniture, fixtures, and equipment to run facility are included in sale. Kenyon Ranch also has massage rooms, three private wells, a pool, hot tub, and horse facilities.

Cathy Marrero, Real Estate Advisor

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Real Estate Advisors Bob Prigmore and Gary Brasher are also presenting the Amado Territory Bed & Breakfast at The Amado Territory Rancb near Tubac. The property has visibility from Interstate 19 and features an additional 3.84-acre developable lot. The B&B and ranch has 9 guest rooms each with a private bath as well as a manager’s apartment. The property is listed for $1.25 million and is located at 3001 Frontage Road, Amado, Arizona 85645.

This is a gorgeous one-of-a-kind property with a light-filled Arizona room. It is close to the artist’s village of Tubac and a great starting place to explore southern Arizona

Bob Prigmore, real estate advisor

Gary Brasher is also honored to present the Tubac Country Inn. The five-room inn is in the center of the historic village and is listed for $995,000. The property has five rooms, one of which can accommodate the owner. It was built in 1987 and is near the 27-hole Tubac Golf Resort and Spa and the Presidio State Historic Park. The property is located at 13 Burruel Street, Tubac, Arizona 85646.

“The Tubac Country Inn is in the center of the arts community and has a proven track record and can generate a stable return on investment. This is a turnkey operation and is ready for a buyer to purchase and start operating immediately

Gary Brasher, Managing Broker
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5 WAYS TO STAY FIT AT HOME

by Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s long been known that being sedentary is linked to chronic disease; with many around the world working from home and gyms temporarily closed, it’s easy for even those who previously led a very active lifestyle to slide into one much less so. Here are five ways to keep moving and stay fit, right from the comfort of your own home.

There’s an App for That

Fitness and mobile or wearable devices have gone hand-in-hand for quite some time now – with apps like LoseItJohnson & Johnson’s 7-Minute Workout, and countless others in both the App Store and Google Play Store, there are plenty of apps to help you manage your caloric intake, inspire you with workout routines, and more.

The Social Media Challenge

It can be hard to stay motivated on your own – especially if you’re accustomed to feeding off the energy that a gym or class can provide. Just because you’re removed from that environment doesn’t mean you have to disconnect. Take for instance the #pushupchallenge on Instagram; film yourself doing pushups and tag friends to challenge them and keep them moving. Get creative and start your own challenge! There’s nothing wrong with some healthy competition.

Go Virtual

Companies like PelotonMirror, and now SoulCycle are ready to bring the full-body workout into your living room with their in-home equipment and subscription-based models that offer live and on-demand classes to best fit your needs. If you prefer a little more Zen with your workout, CorePower Yoga is also offering free access to their OnDemand service while their studios are closed.

Try Something New

Listlessness and boredom can be the doom of any fitness routine – especially if you feel your options are limited. Now is the time to try something new. Try a type of workout outside of your comfort zone; gamify your fitness with the likes of Nintendo’s Ring Fit or even Just Dance – and speaking of dance – why don’t you take a free virtual dance class? The Ballet Coach is offering live and OnDemand classes for kids and adults through her Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube channels.

Think Outside the Living Room

Even with social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines in effect, ducking outside for a solo run or hike is a viable solution for your fitness fix. When the weather is right, your body will thank you for the much-needed sunshine and fresh air.

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russ lyon sir lists sedona cultural park

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to offer one of the last and largest undeveloped pieces of land in Sedona.  The Sedona Cultural Park in Sedona, Arizona is truly the Gateway to West Sedona. This undeveloped property is approximately 40.9 acres and listed at $19,900,000.

Cultural Park has a premier location with unparalleled red rocks vistas, panoramic views, and sits against US Forest Service land on the west and north property boundaries. The property can be accessed from Highway 89A and Cultural Park Place and Arts Village Drive.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty real estate advisors Ed Pennington, Jeanette Sauer, and Tod Christensen are listing this one-of-a-kind property in America’s Most Beautiful City.

The Cultural Park is one of the largest undeveloped properties left in and around Sedona. Potential uses include housing, lodging, wellness village, a center of innovation, conference center, food service, retail, and other commercial uses.

Examples of approved uses for the property are outlined in the Sedona Community Plan update for the Western Gateway Community Focus Area City of Sedona. The City of Sedona would need to approve rezoning and land use. A copy can be provided to all interested parties.

There’s nothing else left that comes close to this size. This is the last largest piece of land available in Sedona and it offers tremendous potential including unmatched views of the Sedona Red Rocks,” said Listing Agent Ed Pennington of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

15 Cultural Park Place is being sold separately at $1,750,000. This two-story commercial office building, Zoning C-1 offers 5,797-square-feet with three office suites. Suites 1 and 2 are on the top level and are of 2,016-square-feet and 2,479-square-feet, respectively, and Suite 3 is on the main floor and is 401 SF. There are restrooms and a 4,448-square-foot covered parking structure with 18 parking spots.

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Live Equestrian ~ Luxury Horse Properties

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Presents Luxurious Horse Properties Just in time for the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

The famous Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is back and set to take place February 15th- 25th at WestWorld of Scottsdale.  In honor of the famous horse show, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty presents four of the top horse properties for sale in Arizona providing both elegance and top notch amenities.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agents Ed Pennington and Jeanette Sauer present the first horse property located at 6625 W State Route 89a in Sedona. Located in the middle of Sedona’s breathtaking red rocks, this property offers stunning views, a gated estate, a comfortable picnic park and a charming home that is accompanied with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. This $14.2-million-dollar quintessential ranch provides 173 acres of land and includes a box stall barn, corral barn, working barn, hay barn and three arenas.

A 30-acre ranch personally designed by the 2017 Western Horseman of the Year, Al Dunning, is also for sale. This estate, located at 27411 N 160th St in Scottsdale is presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Denise Dunning-Ricketts. The ranch consists of a 3,942-square-foot residence, four modular homes, and a total of 49 stalls throughout several barns. Amenities in addition to the barns are a large cutting arena, cutting pen, round pen and a 150’x300′ arena with Priefert roping chute. This ranch is listed at $5 million.

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Another estate is located at 5180 E Rockaway Hills Drive in Cave Creek and is listed by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Debbie Omundson. This 4,926 square foot home with breathtaking views offers a unique Southwestern feel that includes four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Sitting on 14 acres, equestrians will enjoy 12 stalls, the tack shed, a bunk house and bathroom, a chicken coup, hay storage and a large arena. This rare find is listed at $1.8 million.

The next featured home is located at 1215 W Lazy K Ranch Road in New River and is presented by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Dominick Cole. This unique New River property comes fully equipped with three bedrooms, bathrooms and measures out to 2,520 square feet. This home provides the residents with 2.3 acres of fenced in horse property with a sanded training area. While being surrounded by public land with endless trails, just down the road you’ll find a public horse arena featuring rope chutes, cattle pens, night lights, and a separate warmup pen. This property is listed for $472,000.

“These horse properties all embrace luxury and elegance, which is at the heart of our Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said CEO Todd Gillenwater of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. “With so many horse enthusiasts living here in the Arizona, the properties are vast and offer the best of the best when it comes to modern day horse facilities and amenities.”