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Ultimate Privacy in Double Gated #1 Rated Golf Community

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Private home with 3 bedrooms, 2 with king bed and 1 with queen bed. 3 full baths

Incredible mountain, sunrise and sunset views from the patio's eight oversized teak benches. This privately situated, southwest themed home has no other occupied homes immediately adjacent. Candelabras adorn the walkways inside and out for the most romantic of get-aways. Of course, if you are three or four golfers who each want your own room with a TV and private bath, just don't light the candles! One of the king beds will separate to two twins.

Kitchen has granite countertops, gas stove and all the cookware and utensils and appliances a gourmand would need to succeed.

Since this home has privacy, if you look out the window and see a variety of song birds, road runners, deer, javalina, rabbits, owls, bobcats, coyote and an occasional linx (all quite harmless to humans) you'll match our viewings! This is a very comfortable home with all the amenities you'll need for a great visit or vacation

Keywords: Private, gated, spa, HDTV

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Scott Stephens
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Scott Stephens

Full time North Carolina resident who believes the golf and vacationing experience at Desert Mountain are the best of the best. My wife and I picked Desert Mountain because it offers all the amenities and area activities anyone could want. While we initially thought it made little sense to commute from NC to AZ, having done it for eight years has proven our earlier reservations wrong. We love this community!

Scott Stephens purchased this house in 2007

Why Scott Stephens chose Scottsdale

We find the setting of our home affords us great privacy while being in the most convenient of Desert Mountain locations. Everything is nearby, the exquisite restaurants, health spa, pools, tennis, golf courses and practice facilities are within walking distance. Hiking and biking trails are within Desert Mountain and across the street in the thousands of acres national forest. And our home is safe with its fire sprinkler system, 24 hour security force and double gated community. The place is wonderful for one, two or three couples with private bedrooms, each with a full bath. Beds include two kings, one queen and a sleep sofa in the master bedroom.

What makes this house unique

We will assist you to gain access to the delightful restaurants, fitness facilities, health spas and pools. Use of the amenities at Desert Mountain require extra fees. Of course the indoor and outdoor jetted tubs are conducive to relaxation especially when under the starry canopy of heaven. Golf requires a member be in your group but people are so friendly we'll try to arrange a game if you're interested. You are also very close to other world class golf courses e.g. Troon North and Desert Forest. If you enjoy Native American culture, the Heard Museum is just down the street. Desert Foothills library is convenient and enjoyable as are numerous well established restaurants. shopping in Scottsdale is world class! Our minimum stay is three nights but longer term rentals are always appreciated.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Ultimate Privacy in Double Gated #1 Rated Golf Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Thrilled With Our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two teenagers stayed at Scott and Gayles home for six nights the week before Christmas and we were completely satisfied. The home was more spacious than depicted in the pictures. Master Suite at one end of the house and kids' rooms at the other end. It was clean and supplied with most necessities. The back patio with hot tub is very private. One morning there were twelve javalina in the back yard! The Desert Mountain gated community has it's own private hiking trails that are just as challenging as the public hiking trails, but without the crowds. There is a fabulous health club within walking distance of the home. Scott was so easy to work with and very responsive to all of our questions. We would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Scott and Gayle's house here in Desert Mountain is everything we had hoped for and more. The accommodations are fantastic as well as the surrounding area. Anyone who comes here can't help but relax. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back again. Thank you Scott and Gayle for a great place to stop and rest during our drive across the country!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. We have also found the home and community especially relaxing and enjoyable.
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A Gem in Desert Mountain

  • 5 of 5

Gayle and Scott’s home in Desert Mountain was everything advertised and more. The house feels light and airy, with a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility to accompany the inspiring mountain views. Equipped with every convenience you could want, you can easily feel there is no need to ever leave the property. As seasoned travelers, we cannot say enough about the southern hospitality we experienced from Gayle and Scott. This home is a combined five-star property and experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most kind to leave these comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your days at Desert Mountain. Perhaps more delightfully was the opportunity to meet two thoroughly enjoyable people! Come again.
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Wonderful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a stay of 5 nights. The is a wonderful property for a vacation in the desert. Wonderful views of the mountains. A great location close to the Sonoran Club (if you choose to participate). The home is well outfitted and the owner is very responsive to any needs. The area has a wonderful sidewalk system on the main roads for walking, running or biking. There are also some good hiking trails up in the foothills. There are a variety of restaurants in Carefree and Cave Creek as well as supermarkets if you prefer to cook at the house. Lots of golf and horseback riding nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed our home and the surrounding area. Thanks for the kind words. We'llc keep the home place prepared for your return!
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Fun weekend in beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with all the amenities. We were a group of 3 couples and stayed for 3 nights. We had a wonderful time in this very comfortable home and enjoyed the outside spaces as well. The spa was a big treat and was used morning and night! Beautiful area and gated so felt very secure. Restaurants and grocery are very close. Scott was always available and most accommodating. We recommend this home highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert Mtn

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities. Spacious living area. Beautiful outdoor seating area to relax, watch the sunsets. Quiet, peaceful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for reviewing our home in such a positive manner. It helps others to feel comfortable choosing our home. Scott and Gayle Stephens
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

#1 Robb Report rated private golf community with six Nicklaus golf courses, 'best of the best' home tours of community mansions up to 15 million dollars weekly (Thursdays)


Rates & Availability

Desert Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Oct 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 9 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Departure Cleaning $145

Security deposit is refunded within two weeks of departure, assuming no property damage.

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Desert Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Full private bath with each bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
5 TVs (3 HDTV), wireless speakers, 2 spas (inside and out), double master suite, unique SW decor, ultimate private escape, beautiful mountain and sunset views, walk to health spa, tennis, basketball and pools, back patio very private for spa or sunbathing

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