|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Spectacular Santa Fe style home nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in an upscale mountain side community. Enjoy sweeping views of Red Mountain, Four Peaks and the McDowell Mountains from the terraced pool-side deck or the raised master suite balcony. Our private luxury home has it all!
The spacious secluded master suite offers a private balcony with a bistro set for two, giving way to stunning mountain views for your morning coffee or martinis at sunset. A top quality king mattress set and high thread count linens await you for a blissful sleep in our peaceful neighborhood. The master suite furniture has built-in reading lights, granite topped night tables, a hidden flat screen 40' plasma TV and DVD player. The bright, spacious ensuite is complete with a soaker tub, walk- in shower, double vanity, private water closet and large walk through closet.
High quality mattress sets and linens are also included in the other two guest rooms. Perfect for kids or another couple, one guest room has twin beds (can be converted into a king size bed), large closet and 20' wall mounted plasma TV. The third guest room has a queen size bed and access to a quaint, private deck, with seating for two to take in the sights and sounds of the dessert.
Professionally decorated, our home is graced with over sized windows throughout to give you gorgeous views from the great room, kitchen and master suite. Indoor/outdoor living is made to order with Saltillo tiled floors inside and out. True Southwest style awaits you on our beautiful wood covered and wood column patio with views of Red Mountain in the distance. Your choice of outdoor seating - relax in our comfortable conversation area or dine al fresco at the outdoor table. Enjoy our free-of-charge heated pool and spa, then relax pool side in our meticulously landscaped yard. Help yourself to fresh oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes (seasonally dependent) from our mature fruit trees!
Our granite topped chef's kitchen is fully appointed with everything you might need to enjoy dinners in. There is plenty of casual seating in the kitchen, either at the pub style table or at the granite topped island. Or, dine in our luxurious formal dinning room, stocked with a large selection of crystal and glassware.
Enjoy striking scenery on one of a number of urban hikes in our safe, upscale neighborhood. We will provide you with a list of urban hikes upon booking.
Adventure awaits outdoor enthusiasts in the beautiful Fountain Hills area: 10 minutes to McDowell Regional Park for hiking and biking; 15 minutes to Saguaro Lake for boating and water sports; 5- 10 minutes to your choice of top-rated golf courses (Desert Canyon, Eagle Mountain, Sunridge Canyon, We-Ko-Pa, the exclusive Fire Rock - all in Fountain Hills!) ; 10 minutes to fishing at the Verde River.
The hustle and bustle of Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix is only 15 minutes away. Take in the energetic night life of Old Town or fantastic shopping at the Scottsdale Fashion Square or Kierland Commons, then come back and star gaze from your peaceful Fountain Hills home away from home.
All this and more, makes our home is the perfect retreat for couples, families, golf get-away or a girls shopping trip!
A few of our guestbook comments:
'A great place for a family vacation! We all loved it. The morning coffee watching the sunrise was fantastic. The pool was a blast. It's a beautiful home!! What a great retreat - we can't wait to return!' - R & M
'Our vacation was fabulous - we couldn't have picked a better place to stay! The owners were great to deal with! The website did not exaggerate in any way how nice the house is. Anyone would be fortunate to stay here'. - J.H.
'We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your beautiful home. We felt very much at home and appreciated the attention to detail & comfort in this home. One of our favorite things was just relaxing on our floaters on the warm pool & enjoying the beautiful landscaping. We couldn't believe how quiet it was.' S & C
Keywords: House, Villa, Luxury, Private, Territorial Style, Santa Fe Style, Spectacular, Newly furnished, well appointed
Call us crazy, but we like Arizona in the summer! Our first stay at this house was for two weeks in July 2014, and when we decided on another visit to the Fountain Hills/Scottsdale area this summer, there was no doubt that we wanted to return to Darren's house.
We are a retired couple with family in the immediate area. This house is perfectly set up for low-key family entertaining. It has a generously sized kitchen, which opens onto the patio & pool area and is a natural gathering place. The kitchen is well stocked with all the typical glassware, pots and pans, knives, etc., and there is also a pantry closet that is full of spices, foil, plastic wrap, and most of the other things we would find in our own kitchen at home. There is a semi-formal dining room, a large family/living room, and a very impressive master bedroom suite (up a wide flight of stairs with double doors at the top, and separated from the rest of the house). The other two bedrooms aren't terribly large - one would be fine for an adult couple, but the other is on the small side and would be best for kids.
I would rate the back yard as about an 8 out of 10 for privacy. The pool itself is totally private, but once you are in the patio area there are a few spots where you can see the neighbors and vice versa. The patio area is done completely in natural stone (the real stuff), and is highlighted by a new built-in BBQ and L-shaped counter.
One thing that takes a little getting used to is that there is no key to the house for renters. Access to the house is via either a numeric keypad at the garage door, or the garage door opener for your car that will be waiting for you on the kitchen counter. It's a good system that never let us down, but I'm not sure what the backup plan is if there should be a power outage while away from the house.
Overall, this house is a great deal. The owner is very easy to deal with, and answers all messages promptly. Fountain hills is a very nice neighborhood, quiet and calm but close to all the big city amenities. We like it so much that during this last trip we actually bought a house nearby.
We had a wonderful week here in August. Enjoyed the pool, the quiet, the mountain views, walking around the fountain in the middle of town (not too far away) and the house's many other amenities. We have stayed in Darren's house before and have always enjoyed our time there and the ambience of Fountain Hills. I would recommend it to anyone.
Great place, quiet, easy to arrange, had a wonderful relaxing time. :)
The owner was great to deal with when booking this rental. We enjoyed the house, as it was in a peaceful neighborhood amongst the picturesque Fountain Hills. The house was clean and well kept and had all of the amenities we needed. The furniture was very comfortable and there was plenty of room for everyone to relax. We enjoyed cooking our meals in the wonderful spacious kitchen. We would sometimes eat our meals on the patio outside, or just relax outside in the shade or lay in the sun on the lounge chairs, while watching the quail, birds and many butterflies enjoy the trees surrounding the pool area.
It was very hot while we were there, so the pool was refreshing. We also enjoyed the hot-tub in the evening, while gazing at the millions of stars.
We enjoyed the location as we are fond of the north part of Phoenix. Some of our favorite golf courses and hiking trails are close by as well, the drive to Old Scottsdale wasn't very far. There are plenty of great restaurants and other amenities in the area or close by and there was plenty of information provided for local restaurants, stores, fitness places, activities etc.
We really enjoyed our vacation and highly recommend this vacation home. It truly was home away from home.
Thanks again for sharing your home with us! We would definitely come back.
We spent a great week at this house this past summer. All the comforts of home in a beautiful setting. The kitchen is well stocked, the bed very comfortable and the rooms tastefully appointed. Short drive to the fountain park. Darren is accommodating and easy to work with. We look forward to staying at this wonderful home the next time we are in the Phoenix area.
We selected this property for our 50th wedding anniversary. This home more than met our expectations. Excellent location close to activities yet quiet and restful. The yard was beautiful and well maintained. We enjoyed the pool and patio area with all the comfortable lawn chairs . The gourmet kitchen and dining room had everything we needed to entertain. All family members young and older enjoyed being at this home. I would definitely recommend this property.
Casinos, Professional Sports Teams, World Class Concerts, the best Golf Courses in the state, Hiking and Boating just minutes away
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning and setup||$200|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Payment by credit card only
Payment by credit card only