My husband and I love this beautiful home with all its many great features that welcome you the minute you step over the doorstep. The furnishings are very pleasing, the landscaping is attractive, it offers excellent T.V. and internet services, and the kitchen is large and fully appointed with top-notch appliances and kitchenware. As someone who recently renovated a kitchen that included the cost of new countertops, I marvel at the home’s thick hand-hewn black granite counters in the kitchen and hand-cut granite flooring throughout -- even in the garage. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the living/dining area allow views of a man-made lake and fountain framed by a magnificent mountain-range that changes in color throughout the day. The home’s large stone-terrace with a barbecue, lawn chairs, table, outdoor couch, and fire-pit is spectacular-- especially at sunset. In the spring, migratory birds stop by to join the families of mallard ducking that swim a few yards from the edge of the terrace (binoculars for a close-up look and a large telescope for star gazing are provided). Early risers can sip coffee in an enclosed, private front porch where the sun rises in one corner. Clean and inviting, but seemingly never-used pools throughout the community property are nearby. And of course, there is the golf cart that is fun to drive around the gated community and along the external golf cart paths that include a lane to the Westin Mission Hills Resort for lunch or golf. Emily and David Plourde are gracious hosts and very responsive to questions or problems. If looking for a lovely home away from home as a vacation get-away, this is it!