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Amazing Luxury Resort Home - Heated Pool!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2017

Amenities

Fountain Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen pillow mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
52 inch HDTV in Living Room, 40 Plasma TV with built in DVD in Master Suite

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Amazing Luxury Resort Home - Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
California
5

Impressive, Private, Comfort, high end.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home away from home. very nice neighborhood. The home and area bring out a natural respect for all that is around you. The yard and pool area are so relaxing and private. The home owner Darren has set up everything you can think of to fulfill all of your wants and needs. Darren was easy to deal with, hands on, user friendly and professional. This made our trip that much better. Im actually reluctant in giving this review only because I want to keep it as my little secret so no one else knows about it, thats how nice this place is.

Enjoy! Thanks Darren!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Chuck. So happy that you and Myra had a great time and enjoyed our home. Relaxing and dining pool side is one of our favorites as well or enjoying a glass of wine and star gazing at night is not too bad either! You guys are welcome back anytime. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Darren
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Pittsburgh, Pa
5

GREAT HOME!

  • 5 of 5

I will start off by saying I have never written a review before either positive or negative. I usually keep my comments to myself. After reading the prior review of this home, I felt we needed to share the great experience we had renting this home.

My wife and I have been renting homes for over ten years from VRBO throughout the US. We have never had a home so well equipped with all the necessities. We only had three people in our group, but there was plenty of dishes, cups, pots, pans and etc to serve a much larger group. All of the items are of top quality. The pantry was filled with just about everything you needed, if you needed something you did not mind purchasing it and leaving it for the next group.

The home location was perfect and very private, we have stayed in the Fountain Hills many times before but this was the best location we ever had. The exterior and interior of the home is beautiful and professionally decorated. The pool area was great, it has a built-in outdoor grill, bar area, lounge chairs and everything you would need to enjoy a relaxing vacation. We enjoyed all our meals outside and never had an issue with the pool.

Dealing was Daren was very easy and he responded to any questions we had. We received our full deposit very promptly.

The next time we plan a trip to Fountain Hills we will be staying at this home again.

Michael

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Michael. We strive to make our guests' vacations as perfect as can be. I knew you had stayed in Fountain Hills before but I didn't realize you'd vacationed there several times and for over ten years! We have always loved Fountain Hills and the location of our home is truly in an exceptional neighborhood in a conveniently located area of 'The Hills', close to all of the amenities. You, your family and friends are always welcome back to our home. We hope to see you again soon!
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Beware you will loose your security deposit!

  • 2 of 5

Beware! You will not get your deposit back! We were told that there was an electrician called to reset a fault and we were told we let the pool turn green which we did not. There are several trees that loose their flowers etc into the pool and we fished out a lot of debris. These are normal maintenance issues when you own a home. Also he cable was so basic we did not have ESPN or HGTV. Good luck if you stay getting your deposit back.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE AGREE! As owners of this 5-star rated property for 10 years, we must agree! You will most definitely lose your damage deposit on your rental if you do not abide by the house rules (stipulated in the rental contract and provided for your review in the rental property), and more specifically if you do as Cindy W. did: 1. Disconnect the pool sweep and cleaning equipment causing the pool to turn "green". Clean up costs of this alone far exceeded the damage deposit. Our pool cleaning company attends once per week to care for, test and maintain our pool. We want our guests to experience the best. Disconnecting pool equipment in the AZ heat will cause a pool to turn green within days. 2. Plug the waste disposal with some unknown material, leave it to rot and smell and not advise the owners. The cost for plumbing repair alone was double the damage deposit. 3. Hang up on a phone call - initiated by us - to ask about these matters and to try and find a mutually amicable resolution to these major issues. If you are this type of house guest, we do not want you! This type of house guest lowers our standards. For 10 years our house has been maintained by a very professional and caring staff. Luckily we, as owners, arrived the day Cindy W. checked out. We saw the green pool (have photos), we saw the kitchen sink overflow due to a jammed waste disposal and we interviewed our cleaning staff as to why it took them three times as long to clean after this guest checked out. We proudly stand by our 10 year impeccable service record. We will not be blackmailed by this type of guest and this un-warranted review. Rule abiding guests are more than welcome! We have many return customers and are happy to have them and new ones as well!
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5

Great House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg PA USA
5

Beautiful location, wonderful house, very private

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had another great vacation. It always makes us feel very good when we have such wonderful people like yourselves visit our home repeatedly. This being your fourth visit you are probably getting to know the area very well! Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Calgary/Alberta/Canada
5

Beautiful house, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Great place, quiet, easy to arrange, had a wonderful relaxing time. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Fountain and Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Fire Rock Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
We Ko Pa Golf Course

Casinos, Professional Sports Teams, World Class Concerts, the best Golf Courses in the state, Hiking and Boating just minutes away

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and setup $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Payment by credit card only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.