2 Bedrooms + Den - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 4-6)
Meryl and Linda
- english, norwegian
About Meryl and Linda
I moved to Scottsdale in 2000 from Vancouver with a five-year plan to 'test the waters' and if I didn't love it, I could always move back. 14+ years later, I am still loving the area, the scenery, the people, the weather of course, and the natural beauty that only the lush Sonoran desert could provide...
Meryl and Linda purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Meryl and Linda chose North Scottsdale
I purchased this luxury condo in 2004 as my primary residence. I very much enjoyed the condo and community right up until I got married and we built our new custom home also in North Scottsdale. We love the Grayhawk condo so much that we will eventually move back in our own retirement which is still a few years away unfortunately.
What makes this Condo unique
In the Fall of 2014 we are pleased to announce that we have replaced and upgraded the carpet; replaced the toilets with one-piece high-end Toto models; and replaced the washer/dryer with high-end Samsung high-efficiency (HE) units.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great time at Grayhawk Village
Meryl and Lynne’s unit in Grayhawk Village is excellent. The unit is well appointed and equipped with everything you need for living in comfort. Greyhawk Village is very private and quite with excellent amenities in the convenient pool and exercise room locations. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Speaking of location Greyhawk Village is located with easy access to everything Scottsdale has to offer for dining, shopping, hiking, golfing, and entertainment. We had a great time and our only regret is that Meryl and Lynne’s unit is not available for our preferred dates next year. But, we did find another unit in Greyhawk Village and can’t wait to be back next March!!!!
Thanks Ron for the very nice review! It was an honor having you both stay with us. We are very glad that pride of ownership shows.
Sorry we are booked for your dates next year. This year has been crazy with folks booking a year or two in advance to save their dates. Glad you were able to find something.
Meryl & Linda
We found our stay here disappointing because it was not well maintained. The tile floor was dirty, the refrigerator so filthy I had to clean it before putting any food in, and the windows needed washing. The carpet had been cleaned and a cheap plastic hall runner was added over it. The coffee table had a huge water stain, one of four patio chairs was broken, the MBR nightstand drawer was broken, the bedspread had a long rip that was poorly repaired, and the sheets so worn there was no elastic in the corners. Two of the three bathroom sinks barely drained and burned out bulbs were not replaced. To us, this is not luxury. The owners seemed nice, but not interested in maintenance.
We have had nothing but perfect 5/5 star reviews since we started 15 years ago. In their haste to say only negative things on social media instead of directly to us, these renters forgot to thank us for the wine and card we left to welcome them after a long trip at the beginning of their stay. Not to mention us giving them everything they wanted – and they were very demanding and rude. Not sure why they never mentioned any of these horrific issues to us during their stay but I guess there are all kinds in this world.
We are so focused on providing a great experience for all our guests, we over supply the condo with amenities. We also renovate and update every couple years to keep it like new. Over the past 5 years we have replaced the carpet (and put a runner on the high traffic hallway at the request of a previous, more classy repeat guest). We also replaced the washer and dryer with high end Samsung models. Both toilets were replaced with luxury Toto units. The carpets and tile/grout are also professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
We also proudly over supply the kitchen with more equipment and tools than most people have at home. I checked the refrigerator and it is clean with the exception of a couple water stains on the glass shelves so not sure what her concern was.
The coffee table did not have a water stain on it so I am guessing she knows nothing about woodwork and not able to differentiate between wood stain and finish natural irregularities (because wood accepts stain differently based on grain and finish – that’s the beauty of it).
Arizona is very windy and dusty so windows get dusty very quickly – impossible to keep up with 100% of the time. I did check and the windows were a bit dusty but not too bad.
We have also received nothing but kudos about the cleanliness and consistent job of our cleaning staff. Most renters ask for the contact info of our cleaning company so they can use them also during their stay.
I checked and found only one sink that drained slowly in the master suite (but it did drain completely after a minutes or so). FYI, in the master there are two side by side sinks 30” apart; the second sink drained very quickly. I will have a plumber come in at the next condo turn to fix the one sink.
I gave these renters everything they "demanded" but still apparently (according to this review) they were not satisfied. My cleaning lady said hey left the place "extremely dirty saying she had never seen anything like it. They also destroyed all our brand new white towels" and a few items are missing from the condo. I confirmed and replaced the brand new white towels that had all been purposely stained by these vindictive renters.
Not sure if anything would have satisfied them - professional complainers I think... we all know the type that eat all their food in a restaurant and then complain at the end in an attempt to get money back. They will not be coming back to this condo ever again.
Great place to stay!
I like this property very much! I will use it again in future visits. Nice size rooms, all the amenities you need. Challenged with garage door opener. May need to check it and make sure the battery doesn't need to be changed.
Thank you Amanda for the kind review! It was great having you stay with us and we would welcome you staying at our condo anytime in the future. Thanks also for letting us know about the low garage remote battery. It has been replaced. Warmest regards. -Meryl & Linda.
The Village in Grayhawk is close to restaurants and offers easy access to all of Scottsdale. The Village is quiet and the residents friendly. The owners thought of everything from plush towels to cooking tools. There is a covered porch overlooking an Arizona courtyard that allows one to be outside from breakfast to lunch.
Thank you for the kind comments and for being such great guests. Please come back and join us anytime!
Meryl & Linda
Fabulous rental, fabulous location
We had a great time while staying at this property. It was everything that was described and more! Great location in North Scottsdale. The condo is well maintained and the kitchen had about everything you could think of. Felt like I was in my own home! Had slight issue with lock box for getting in first day, and Meryl took care of it immediately. Would highly recommend this property for anyone looking to stay in Scottsdale.
Thank you Nancy for the nice review! We take pride in making our guests feel at home so your feedback is special to us. Thanks for being great guests! We look forward to having you stay with us in the future.
All the best, Meryl & Linda
Comfortable and spacious condo in great location
Meryl and Linda’s lovely condo is well appointed and well maintained. We didn’t lack for anything. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable. The condo is a short walk from a pool and hot tub. Every time we used those facilities we were the only ones there. The condo development was very quiet. This unit is close to a large shopping center with a great grocery store and many other stores and restaurants. Close enough to walk. My husband and I were here alone, but the large unit could easily accommodate two couples. We definitely recommend this home.
Thank you Brandilyn! You guys are welcome anytime.
Warmest regards, Meryl & Linda
The Grayhawk Community itself offers the acclaimed Grayhawk Golf Club, which includes an award-winning 40,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, complete golf shop, locker rooms, exquisite indoor dining, or alfresco dining at Phil's Grill and the Quill Creek Cafe. Grayhawk residents and guests also benefit from features such as 30 miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails, as well as tennis and basketball courts.
Great location in north Scottsdale. Roughly 1 mile to the FBR Phoenix Open, walking distance to the Fry's Open PGA tournament at Grayhawk, 2 miles to Barret-Jackson, 2 miles to Kierland and Desert Ridge high-end outdoor shopping and entertainment, 1 mile to Market Street shops and restaurants, 20 minutes to the airport, 30 minutes to the NHL Coyotes arena and NFL Cardinals stadium. Tons of restaurants, shopping and world-class golf close by. Spring Training MLB baseball within 20 minutes of our condo.
Other Activities: hiking, world class golf, shopping, restaurants.