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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

WOW Take a look at the 3D VIRTUAL TOUR (click on "Owner Info" and scroll down to"additional Links" and click on 3D VIRTUAL TOUR) This is a luxurious single-level million dollar home with nearly 4,000 square feet. Exquisite decor everywhere! Huge master suite with wall-mounted TV and more of the stunning views that are found all around the property! As you'll see, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VIEWS!!! None better anywhere in the valley, and only a 15 minute drive to the airport, downtown, or the Convention Center

Sophisticated entertaining is easy - besides the gourmet kitchen there is a central sound system, w/complete surround sound in the TV room. The private enclosed front entrance courtyard is perfect for relaxing, or you can unwind in the heated spa or swim in the pool while enjoying the spectacular cityscape and the natural desert landscape. First Class all the way.

There are no adjacent properties ... this truly feels like a private estate!

The nearby preserve area can be accessed easily for you to hike, bike, horse ride and explore /photograph in an unspoiled mountain setting. We'll have all sorts of guides and resources are available to you .. you might not have enough time to do everything that is possible!

This is vacation living at its finest – a perfect southwestern experience with just the right amount of privacy and still close enough to everything this area has to offer.

SPECIAL NOTE: this property may NOT be used for parties or functions involving anyone NOT included on the list of renters. No more than three cars are EVER allowed to be parked at the property. This is done in accordance with neighborhood regulations. No wedding parties. no groups larger than 10 at any time. Thanks

Keywords: House, villa, mini resort, luxury home, private home, executive home

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South Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Very large walk-in shower is also a steam room
    Hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway shared by Library and bonus room bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jack n Jill between 2 guest bdrms, Each bdrm has priv. sink
    Powder Room - toilet , Located near living, family, dining and Kitchen
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Middle (Pine) - 1 queen
    Front (Walnut) - 1 double
    Library - 1 queen
    Bonus Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed -( very comfortable)
  • King size beds (1) King bed in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) Queen bed in Bedroom #2 Queen pullout in Bonus Room, extra queen set up in Library., Double Beds (1) Double in Bedroom 3 & Double sofabed in Bonus Room, Twin or Single Beds (4) Four twin mattresses are available to be placed anywhere you wish, Baby Cribs (1) portable play pen/bed available for infants, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.652174 based on 50 reviews

Christmas 2017

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to a wonderful surprise to see the living area decorated with large tree and numerous nut crackers displayed! The view of the area was gorgeous. We had a wonderful time with our family. Very spacious and layed out.

Some of the cons were the dishwashers not working, fireplace not working, kitchen appliances need some attention. Also cupboards were pretty full of owners belongings so hard to put our groceries away.

Overall it was a great vacation spot for our small family. Glad it was dog friendly! Would stay again if coming to that area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

The home size met our requirements of comfortably accommodating three couples and 4 children under five years. (5 stars!) The major disappointment was the pool/sauna heater was not functioning. Marvin did everything he possibly could do to have it repaired, but being Thanksgiving weekend, he was unsuccessful. Having a swimming pool unavailable for the grandchildren (and adults) was a major disappointment. Two other maintenance issues were: One of the two dishwashers was not functioning and of the two ovens one could not be used because the door latching seemed to be sprung. Neither issue was a big deal to us. We negotiated a modest discount pertaining to the pool issue to our satisfaction. The view of Phoenix was beautiful and the mountain hiking was very near-by and great. Despite the pool issue this is a place I can honestly say we would consider trying again. Marvin was great help and surely as disappointed as we were with the pool problems. November, 2017.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I certainly WAS disappointed that the pool heater gave us trouble. It is now fixed, of course, as is the dishwasher and oven door. We try very hard to exceed expectations, and when it doesn't work out that way, we work hard to avoid the same issue in the future. This was a great family to have stay here and we do hope they give us another shot
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AMAZING- We will definitely book here again

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely book here again. This is a stunning home. The layout is spacious and perfect for 3 couples to enjoy. Inside and outside living areas are very comfortable, plenty of seating and the views are so beautiful day and night. The back patio or upper level deck is perfect for morning coffee, evening cocktails, to read a book and of course watch the sunrise/sunset over the valley, city and mountains. This home is in a quiet, private-gated neighborhood and is situated where you are not looking at other homes, quite the oasis. The rooms and beds are comfortable, the kitchen is fully stocked for any meal you wish to create. The owner is friendly and easy to communicate with. Our favorite Mexican restaurant was Los Dos Molinos on Central Ave, Phoenix. They have the best Mexican food and margaritas, and the manager Carlos is very nice and helpful. Another favorite (because we are from Washington State and big Seahawk fans) the Skeptical Chymist Irish Restaurant & Bar in Scottsdale is a must! Live music, generous portions of tasty food and beverages... and they were giving out Seahawk swag! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we will book here again, and we highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful in phoenix

  • 5 of 5

Was worried because of the reviews about things not working. Although there were items that did not work, it did not cause any problems with out stay. Wonderful views and a fantastic place. Would highly recommend. Perfect amount of space for our group and great location. Marvin was an excellent contact and answered all our questions immediately!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix Hill Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Nicest home I have ever been in!!!! Super views, spacious, and I'd call it a mansion. Two dishwashers in the kitchen, big washer and dryer in the laundry room and even a washer and dryer in the master bedroom. Marvin was a great host and we enjoyed every minute of our stay at his wonderous home.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice community with views

  • 3 of 5

Nice community that feels safe and secure. House is very large and the backyard pool area is very nice. However, the house is run down a bit ( repairs needing to be done) and could be cleaner (very dusty, old food in the fridge and dirty rugs)

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the input. Spring cleaning is now on the schedule. We're having the place detailed to the max. We are used to having it in nothing but the best of condition. We are now at the end of our busy season - much easier to take a few days to do that. Additionally, we are having the entire exterior of the property repainted in June 2017. Thanks again, and HAPPY TRAVELS!
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Marvin Green
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Marvin Green

I am a 58 year old native of Idaho. I have lived all over the world and have been living here in Phoenix for the past 19 years. I am currently working as a real estate consultant - mostly in residential real estate. I love sharing this very unique property with friends from all over the world and am always happy to help you make your stay in Phoenix the BEST ever.

Marvin Green purchased this house in 2004

Why Marvin Green chose South Mountain

This location offers the best view of the city and of the valley in the entire valley. It is stone quiet at night, and the stars are bright - all the best of our Southwest living. It is also fantastic to see the monsoons move in over the valley from this location. All of my guest love the house - but the view is what it's all about - you can't stop looking.

What makes this house unique

If you'd like to experience real Southwest living - this is a great opportunity. This property is surrounded by natural Sonoran Desert in all it's beauty. Watch incredible sunsets and hear the coyotes howl at night. Trailheads into South Mountain Park - a 22,000 acre preserve are just steps away from the house. Try taking horses on the trails - also available close by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a short 2-day stay but is was so much fun! We spent a whole day at the pool/hot tub & the view was spectacular. Also went horseback riding! The house is amazing, comfortable and fun.
Sep 2009
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Silver Spur
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Los Dos Molinos (Mexican)
Car: recommended

many diverse activities within a few hours drive from Phoenix including alpine activities in northern Arizona (and of course the Grand Canyon!), lakes, archeological sites, Karchner Caverns (2 hrs to Tucson), and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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