House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Families are always welcome!Families are always welcome!
Max guests: 12
Pictures Posted by Owner Are Not Accurate
On the positive side, the house was conveniently located to local attractions, did have a remodeled kitchen with new appliances and was well stocked with linens.
However, the the exterior is not maintained.
The website photo shows lush green grass bordering the pool. During our stay, the back yard was muddy with the hose strewn about. The outdoor furniture was dirty and rusting. The swimming pool was not clean. Numerous tiles on the patio are chipped. Many were dirty with coffee and wine splatter.
The base of the toilet in one bathroom is either stained, leaking or not cleaned. The door is wet and has wood rot damage.
The property is not well maintained.
Leo I am sorry you didn't love our home. We do am to please. I did feel really bad that it basically rained during your entire stay which is very unusual for Scottsdale and that is the only reason the backyard got muddy it was record rains and that is normally not the case. Regarding the other items we would have been happy to immediately resolve any concerns or items but when we spoke the first day you said everything was great. I would have loved to give you a 5 star experience as most of the other guests reported. I too would have been bummed to come to Scottsdale and have it rain 5 of 7 days of the vacation. The backyard definitely didn't look sunny and bright and beautiful as the pictures show because of the crazy weather that week. I hope you come back to Scottsdale when the weather is sunny and beautiful. Thanks
Great location. Near everything in Scottsdale.
Kitchen updated. Pool & deck inviting. Owner responsive. Good/great walking trails/restaurants nearby. Hiking trail-heads a short drive away. Played the golf course on which the home is situated, and reckoned that the home is on #16 of the Palms course at McCormick Ranch. McCormick is not a premier golf course, in my personal opinion, but it`s a good place to knock some rust off your golf game without spending a lot of money or driving time to get to a golf course. And tons of other golf options are near-by. Easy drive to old Scottsdale to shop & dine. Easy drive north for other shopping and dining options.
Location Location Location. I almost booked a home in North Scottsdale but I opted for this home based on the location in the description and I am so glad I did. The home was close to everything!! Everything was within 5 to 15 minutes by car. There was also great bike trails and walking trails by the home and a private lake walking trail. The house itself was great well maintained, very clean and nicely furnished. The kitchen was fully equipped, there was a full washer and dryer. 4 large bedrooms, an extremely large living room, a separate family room and about 5 different eating areas. The home is also located right on the golf course but set back for privacy but yet you have amazing views, the positioning on the golf course is perfect as there is zero chance for a golf ball. The other thing I loved is you are allowed to walk the golf course early morning or after 5pm and there is a gate right from the home to the golf course which was really nice. I also considered the home as great value for what you get compared to what you would pay for a hotel or a condo in the area.
The back yard had an enormous covered patio great for entertaining and the pool was much bigger than a standard backyard pool I would say it was twice the size of most pools I have seen in other vacation rental homes I have stayed in. The owner was extremely responsive and helpful. He gave me lots of great tips of what to do in the area. I would highly recommend this home to couples, singles, guys or gals golf outing and or a family trip. The home has a great floor plan and has a lot of space for a large family or a large group. I will definitely book this house again!
Great House-Unbeatable location.
This house sincerely is in an unbeatable location. You have walking trails, biking trails all by the house. You have everything nearby. We could have just rented bikes to get around. The Kierland shopping center is nearby the Fashion Mall is nearby. The baseball training center is nearby. The other thing we enjoyed is this home is located right on the golf course and there is a gate out to the golf course which you are allowed to walk in the mornings and evenings and it is just beautiful and peaceful. The home is positioned on the golf course where you still have privacy and no change of an incoming golf ball. The house itself is well laid out and nicely appointed. The master bedroom bed was the best I have ever slept in! The kitchen had just been recently remodeled with all new stainless steel appliances! The home also had all new flooring. The house was well maintained and the cleaner definitely did a great job. The home was very very clean! The outdoor area was great as it had a LOT of covered patio if you wanted to stay out of the sun the covered patio was probably over 750 SF alone and yet there were a lot of areas to sun yourself as well. All the bedrooms had their own TV plus there was 2 more TV's in the living room and family room. All the TVs were newer flat screens tvs. The owner was nice and extremely responsive to my numerous questions. He gave me a lot of ideas and pointers of what to do and see!. Oh I forgot to mention just down the street is the Hyatt Gainey Ranch which every night has a live band and the public is welcome. Also the Gainey Village shops are just down the street and a brand new Whole Foods Grocery just went in and the Gainey Village Healhclub and spa is also just down the street. The owner was able to get me a day pass for a fee and I highly recommend going to this Healthclub it was rated top 10 in the US and had numerous fitness classes,and thee best gym I have ever been too. I loved this neighborhood, home and location. I will definitely come back and I highly recommend it to familes, couples, singles, golf outing. I almost booked a home in North Scottsdale but I am so glad I chose this one as I spent zero time in the car! Oh one last thing there is a bike rental place very close to the home and I rented a bike to bike the amazing bike trail system right by the house. You can bike from the house all the way to ASU on a bike trail system or way up to North Scottsdale. It is a must do!
pictures not accurate
While the owner tried to be very accommodating to work with, the flaws in the structure of the home were very disappointing. The Master bath shower, had black mold; we had to spray each time with disinfectant. The tub was un-usable; a pool light fixture was hanging by a cord; there were cobwebs in the bedrooms; several of the light plates were old and cracked; heat vents were dirty, some didn't fit the wall/hung out over the woodwork; when we went to adjust the thermostat in the great room, the cover fell off and had scotch tape underneath; a light switch we apparently weren't supposed to use, had tape over it. in the master closet, someone had punched through the back wall, two major holes (we have photos of all these things). The utility room, besides the washer/dryer, was stacked with junk; it also had two smoke alarms in a box, unopened - and they needed to be, because there were two smoke alarms in the whole house, dubious, that one of them was functioning. Along Both sides of the house, it was stacked with junk; old screen doors (no screens on the windows/sliders) old pool furniture/cracked, old pool equipment, etc etc. the diving board bolts appear rusted, the small bit of lawn was muddy/patchy, couldn't walk on it. The barbecue was dirty/unusable; We could not park our car in the garage; it was stacked with storage things/ junk; We were told the pool would cost us $400 to to $500 to heat for the week; the bench by the pool was so old and deteriorated, you could not sit on it. The plants in the front yard were dried up. The fountain was non-functioning/dirty/just sitting in the front area. There was only one towel rack in the master bath by the sinks. If you move the drapes, they fall off the rack. The kitchen was updated; but the housekeeper wasn't' cleaning the blinds by the sink, they were covered with spatters; coffee pot, dirty w/grounds in it from the person before . Bottom line, This home needs a major major, complete renovation just to be safe and clean. You could tell there were patches/attempts - but they were painting over the bad spots, just cosmetic things. Very sad. It was so NOT the home pictured. We should ask for a refund, but don't want to get in a legal mess. But for safety's safe, someone needs to go through that home, especially the wiring. Michele & Larry Moran
I have Never been critical of a customer before as I know it isn't very professional. However this customer isn't truthful. I can GUARANTEE with 100% certainty the review is false. Please read all my other 5 star reviews. This is a case of a vindictive customer which is rare. 99.9% of my guests are lovely, positive people. This customer was upset because she didn't purchase pool heat in January which is highly recommended and wanted it for free. The house is exactly as pictured, there is no electrical or mold issues and it is honestly very disheartening that people are allowed to post information like this. If anyone ever checks in and there is any problem of any kind which is rare we would take care of it immediately. I have a great team in place and my cleaner does a great job. Please don't let one bad review influence your decision to book. Please read all the reviews and I GUARANTEE the house is spotless and well maintained. You don't become a PREMIER PARTNER with VRBO by being a poor host as this review suggests. Thank you
It is right on the golf course with a HUGE pool, in an incredible location. You are literally 1 minute from Scottsdale's BEST bike trail system, walking trails, a private lake walk etc. Also, you are within walking distance to some great restaurants and shopping. The Hyatt Gainey Ranch is just down the street.