About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay30 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Resort style living in this single family, one level home! Home is rented for a minimum of 30 days plus, per Terravita HOA rules and regs. Enjoy your very own south facing pool with water feature. In addition there is a huge community pool and spa. Each room is beautifully appointed with quality furnishings. Large windows throughout bring the outdoors in and grace the home with natural light. Martha Stewart would love to cook in this kitchen, Viking and Wolf appliances. Beautiful dishes (more than one set), ample supply of pots and pans, gas cook top, and solid surface counters. You won't have to run out and buy spices, paper towels etc., it's all there waiting for you. The spacious master bedroom has a king size bed, sitting area with a flat screen T.V., along with his and her walk in closets w/ built-ins and a 5-piece bath. Bedroom 2-has a queen size bed with walk in closet and bedroom 3-two twin beds. The large flat screen T.V. in the family room has cable so you don't miss your favorite programs. Built in speakers, CD player & a variety of CD's provide relaxing music thoughout the home. The LARGE study is equipped with hi-speed internet, (a printer is provided), wireless is provided as well, bookshelves and a double desk and sitting area lend itself to a very comfortable work space. The natural gas grill means no surprises. Enjoy meals under the covered patio. No extra charge for star gazing by the pool!! Pick a lemon, orange or grapefruit of the trees in the private backyard. Books are provided for your reference on biking and hiking trails. Close to the new Appaloosa Public Library, and post office. Five grocery stores within a mile!! Shop till you drop in Old Town Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Fashion Mall, Kierland Shopping Center. Not to over look Carefree and Cave Creek within two miles. Visit Tucson, Prescott, Sedona and Jerome, all within a 1-1/2 hour drive. Fish, boat or water ski on Bartlett or Pleasant Lake which is a scenic 20-30 minute drive from the house. The Grand Canyon is approx. a 3-1/2 hour drive and Flagstaff only 2-hours. The sightseeing is endless. Visit the Desert Botanical Garden, The Heard Museum or the Scottsdale Civic Center. Come, relax and enjoy life. You won't get bored, I promise!
Keywords: Pool, Hiking, Biking, Office, High Speed WI FI, Cable, Views, 3 Bedroom, 3-Car Garage
Merrilee De Waal
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2018
About Merrilee De Waal
My husband and I live in Colorado. He grew up in Denver and I grew up in Queens, NY. We have always been drawn to the Scottsdale area. We love the year round outdoor living and truly enjoy hiking, mountain and road biking, while discovering new places that surround the Scottsdale/Phoenix areas. The three lakes that are within 30 minutes took us by surprise. Absolutely beautiful! We recently took a photography class at the beautiful Desert Botanical Garden. We are so excited with our new hobby. We have the best of both worlds to photograph. The Colorado Rockies and the Sonoran Desert. Our Terravita home is our escape for total relaxation. Book a vacation at our home and discover the true beauty of fun in the sun!!
Merrilee De Waal purchased this House in 2009
Why Merrilee De Waal chose Terravita
Terravita is a guarded/gated community offering championship golfing, several tennis courts, basketball, a community pool for playing or swimming laps, a large hot tub, and walking trails all with the beauty of Black Mountain and 'The Boulders' rock formations smiling upon you. All that you could desire is hop, skip and a jump away. Each time we visit we enjoy trying new restaurants and/or enjoying a drink at one of many beautiful resorts. The location is convenient to shopping. The variety of grocery stores, restaurants and outdoor living is all yours. After owning the home for four years we still can't wait to return and have 'Chief Willow' waiting to welcome us home.
What makes this House unique
Enjoy your very own pool and water feature!! Comforable patio furniture is provided to enhance your outdoor living enjoyment. There are trails galore right inside the community of Terravita. You'll keep busy as there are tons of things to do in the immediate area as well as super day trips. Friendly neighbors. Come and Enjoy!!
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This house has it all.
This home is simply gorgeous and is not your average rental property. Spotlessly clean, and beautifully furnished to an extremely high standard. Quality everywhere from the newly remodelled chefs kitchen, to the beautifully appointed home office. The home has new flooring throughout which was gorgeous. Obviously a great deal of thought and skill has gone into decorating this home, and it exuded class. Terravita community was quiet, and transfer of membership was at minimal cost, allowing us use of the lovely clubhouse. (Great pasta night once a week, and chef Cliff was fab). Special thanks to owners Merrilee and Pete who were wonderful to work with and made us feel relaxed and valued. We absolutely loved this home and can't wait to return. Best we have rented in the USA over a 25 year period.
Return visit was even better yet!
We rented this home for a second time, and didn't think we could love it more than we did last year, but we do. With a brand new kitchen and fabulous new flooring throughout the main part of the house, plus all new laundry facilities, it was even harder to leave this place behind and return home.
This house and these owners are a dream to work with, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It is also all on one level, so it's ideal if you have mobility challenges.
And this area seems to hold its own micro-climate. Whilst the Phoenix airport runways were closed last week due to torrential, monsoon rains, we floated around in the pool with a BBQ going and the threat of a few wispy clouds overhead. It is a fabulous location with everything you need nearby. Great restaurants and shops are just minutes away.
Seriously - you need to stay here.
Feel at home within minutes
We rented this home for the month of July and felt instantly 'at home' from the minute we walked in the front door. This is a very beautifully furnished property with all the amenities you could wish for. The front door opens up on to the living room and dining room, both very tastefully decorated. The entire back wall has a view to the pool, and includes a double door leading to the patio/pool area.
The kitchen is spacious, complete with large pantry (partially stocked), and the appliances are all modern. With a large island in the middle, this was a kitchen fit for a cook of any skill level. Next to the kitchen is an informal dining area, perfect for those quick meals. And beyond that is the family room with magic furniture that lulls you to sleep almost as soon as you settle in.
The three bedrooms are very comfortable, with the master bedroom exceeding expectations. A very comfy king-size bed, plus a very plush sitting area makes this bedroom a bit of a haven.
But I have to say that one of the biggest plusses for us was the swimming pool. We have been renting in this area for 12 years, and this is, by far, our best pool. It's huge. And it has a hand-rail, which is perfect if you have someone with mobility challenges.
The whole environment of Terrevita is very welcoming from the guard at the gatehouse to the people walking down the street, who always wave when you drive by. There's a sense of security without feeling like Big Brother is watching you.
And after a month of living here, we felt a real part of the area. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this place to anyone, and we look forward to coming back.
My family rented this property in November. The house immediately felt like "home". It's warm, comfortable and inviting. The couches in the family room allow cozy TV watching or napping. The kitchen had everything necessary for both cooking and baking. We took advantage of the southern exposure in the yard to soak in some sunshine and watch stunning sunsets. The neighborhood was wonderfully quiet and the perfect place to just relax. My husband used one of the bikes and enjoyed pedaling around the community. There were even maps and books on the area for us to borrow. This is a lovely home with plenty of "extras".
Excellent Property, Excellent Location
We have rented this property on 2 occasions and have found this home spacious, clean, well equipped and in a wonderful location. The home description as it appears on VRBO is accurate both in terms of what is written and in pictures. The Terravita community is well established and has a newly remodeled health club (fully equipped with latest equipment), community pool and clubhouse. For a modest fee, you can use all these facilities including their country club dining room. Finally, the owners of this property are very easy to do business with and take great care and pride in maintaining their home. We take care of it while renting as if we own it. It makes for a good partnership!! We would highly recommend this property.
We recently enjoyed a two month stay in this lovely home. Far from a typical rental, this property provided all of the comforts of homes. Nothing was amiss - we were able to instantly settle in.
The home is extremely spacious, tastefully and comfortably furnished (including beds), and well-outfitted with high-quality appliances and entertainment electronics. The outdoor space is equally inviting and we particularly enjoyed the private desert wash setting and southern exposure. We entertained throughout the December holidays and took advantage of the owner's collection of Cooking Light magazines - what great recipes!
Most importantly, the homeowners were a pleasure to deal with and very attentive to our needs and expectations, all of which were exceeded. The neighbours were likewise - in fact, the entire community is friendly and welcoming. We made ample use of the common amenities (gym, pool, tennis courts, club house) - all are fantastic!
To sum up, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending this property to others.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Should cleaning fee exceed $250.00 the remainder will be taken out of the Security Deposit. If the home is left in an orderly manner this does not occur. We have never experienced any additional charges. There is a $350.00 Utilities allowance. Again, should utilities (Water, Gas & Electric) exceed $350.00 the balance will be taken from your deposit. A receipt itemizing the charges will be attached. If you are aware of utility usage you will most likely NOT go over the allowance. We take pride in making our guests happy!
$500.00 Reservation Deposit-Once you check in this deposit goes toward the Damage Deposit Half the total amount (-damage deposit) is due two months prior to check in date. Remaining 1/2 +$1,000.00 damage deposit due-one month prior to check in.