Turnkey, move-in ready and like new, two bedroom, two bath, 1664 sf all-electric manufactured home & observatory in Arizona's premier astronomy community. Cathedral ceilings, central AC, heat pump, ceiling fans. DSL, cell coverage currently Verizon and ATT. New metal roof. Big kitchen w/eating area and breakfast bar, like-new appliances, pantry cabinet, double-pane windows, carpeted and vinyl floors. Office or entertainment room off great room, decks on east and west side. Great views of the southern Milky Way and the scenic entrance to Cave Creek Canyon. Metal roof, plus a crawl space to access the house's infrastructure. Ductwork completely replaced 2017. Roll-off observatory has AC. Offered fully furnished --including Meade RCX 400 16-inch telescope and ME Paramount. Alarm system. Septic, 1/5 well share.
Arizona Sky Village has an inactive HOA (homeowners association) that exists only to enforce the lighting and building codes, stricter than the county's. In part these require your home to have window coverings that keep inside light from showing through at night, no exterior lighting is allowed at all, RVs and campers must be parked in a garage, landscaping must stay below ridgeline height, some animal restrictions and more,
Portal is a lively retirement community of many scientists and professionals who first came as college student to volunteer at The American Museum of Natural History's Southwestern Research Station, returned as PhDs with their own students and came back to retire in the best place imaginable. The Research Station, open March-November, attracts biologists from around the world and hosts week-long courses in our native bees, trees, beetles, and reptiles. The new Chiricahua Desert Museum hosts popular scientific conferences on reptiles and invertebrates. The Friends of Cave Creek Canyon operate the Visitor Information Center at the forest entrance; stop by for maps and information.
Portal has a library, post office, medical clinic open three days a week with a nurse practitioner, and cafe and store with outdoor musical entertainment every few weeks. Rodeo's Sky Island Grill and Rodeo Cafe are the other dining alternatives. The nearest gas is 25 miles away in San Simon and Animas, NM which also has Valley Mercantile, a well-stocked hardware and farm supply store, and San Simon's Chevron truck stop also houses a complete Tru Value Hardware store. Grocery shopping, medical and dental are in Douglas, 60 miles (WalMart Supercenter, Food City, Urgent Care Center). Sierra Vista (120 mi) has Lowe's, Home Depot as does Safford (90 mi). Tucson is the nearest airport, 2.5 hours by car. Portal Rescue provides emergency medical services, volunteer fire.