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Sonoran Foothills Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms with 2.5 Baths

3000 sf Toll Brothers Model home located in the private gated community of Sonoran Foothills. The tranquil setting at the base of the Sonoran Mountains makes you feel like you are away from it all when in fact you are only minutes from everything. 5min from the I-17, less then 10min to the 101 loop, 15-20min to Spring Training, 20min to NHL hockey and NFL football. 25 min to Sky Harbor Airport. The home will sleep 6 comfortably and offers surround sound throughout, cozy fireplace in the living room to snuggle up to with a glass of wine and good book. A games room has a shuffleboard table and wet bar for entertaining. The family room is equipped with a 56' Plasma wifi 3D television with BlueRay DVD, inwall surround sound system, Netflix, and Canadian/US cable for those of you wanting to watch CFL football and or NHL hockey along with NFL and MLB. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with Viking inwall oven, microwave, garburator, dishwasher Viking refrigerator with filtered water and everything you need to entertain. The covered patio also offers in ceiling sound with volume control to listen to music as you grill on the built in bbq island, enjoy a frosty drink from the drop in ice chest at the sit up bar or relax on the stairs of the pool with waterfall feature. The backyard is private and quiet and offers an inground spa, seating area to enjoy the mountain views, humming birds and the peaceful tranquility of the Sonoran Foothills. The home offers a large master retreat with 42' plasma satellite television. The huge walk in ensuite offers granite counters, his and her drop in sinks, a huge walk in snail glass block shower, oversized jetted tub with views of the mountains behind and in ceiling audio. There are also two additional bedrooms with queen beds each with their own access to a jack and Jill bathroom with his and her drop in sinks, shower and tub. We have taken great pride to offer our guests a luxurious comfortable interior with fine linens, extra pillows, thick comfortable duvets, closet organizers, leather furniture, beautiful artwork, audio/visual systems, thick beach and bath towels, floaties for the pool, natural gas grill and the list goes on. Our home is perfect for a romantic getaway, girls shopping trip, guys golf trip with more than 50 golf courses within a 30minute drive or sports trip including NFL football, NHL, NASCAR or Barret Jackson weekend as we are only 5minutes from the I-17. Desert Ridge and City North is 15minutes away. Upscale shopping and dining in Kierland Scottsdale is only 15-20minutes away. Lake Pleasant is only 15minutes away and offers a beautiful marina, the Waterfront Grill and boating.

The Shops at Norterra are less than 10 minutes away and offer movie theaters, PF Changs, groceries, WalMart, Anytime Fitness, Paradise Bakery (one of my favourites) banking, and much more.

The home has a 4 car garage, soft water, front load washer and dryer with detergent and ironing board.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Swerid
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Steve Swerid

My wife Donna and I have vacationed in Arizona for the last 5 years. We currently live in Saskatchewan Canada where the people are friendly and the winters are cold!! We fell in love with the Arizona desert, sunshine, beautiful mountains and wonderful people. We purchased this home to enjoy the Arizona weather, landscape and nature along with all of the attractions in Phoenix with our family and friends now and when we retire.

Steve Swerid purchased this house in 2012

Why Steve Swerid chose North Gateway

We searched extensively for a property that offered everything we were looking for including a peaceful private setting, friendly neighborhood, nature trails, luxury amenities, room to grow with our children and grandchildren, proximity to shopping, fine restaurants, golf and sports. We found it all in Sonoran Foothills. The first time we walked in we knew that this was where we wanted to take off our flip flops beside the pool! It is peaceful, offers luxury amenities and spacious rooms but feels like home. We are only a 15 minutes from boating on beautiful Lake Pleasant, a short 90min drive to Sedona, 20 minutes to the NFL and NHL stadiums and outlet shopping at Tanger Outlets, 15min to Scottsdale and countless golf courses. Our home is so relaxing and offers the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the Arizona sunshine and star lit skies at night.

What makes this house unique

3000 sf bungalow located in the private gated community of Sonoran Foothills with green space and walking paths behind offers privacy and tranquility. The green space beside the house offers young families a play structure and covered picnic area. Across the street and through the security gate is the Sonoran Foothills Community Center offering a huge lap pool, water play park, tennis courts, soccer field, volleyball courts, basketball courts, bbq's, walking and cycling paths and nature paths into the mountains.

Our home is warm and inviting the moment you walk through the 8' door and into the large open area. The home features a beautiful fireplace to snuggle up in front of and enjoy a glass of wine or good book. The backyard is so private and peaceful. The only sounds you hear is your favorite music if you so desire through the patio speakers or the sound of birds singing and waterfall in the pool.


North Gateway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bathroom with his and her sinks
    Hallway Bathroom - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2),
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Hair dryers in all washrooms, community center with pool, large kitchen that can be rented, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, soccer field, bbq areas, outdoor water play area. walking and cycling trails Soft water loop in home


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Loved the house! The heated pool and hot tub were well worth it in December!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Steve for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful home! The family enjoyed all the amenities and we would definitely recommend it to our friends and family

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marsha, Thank you very much for taking the time to send your message. It was a pleasure having you and your family at our home over Christmas and are happy to hear you enjoyed it. The hot tub and firewall are so nice during the crisp winter evenings in Phoenix and as an owner I really appreciated the communication that we enjoyed to make sure everything worked properly. Our property manager informed me that you left our home in the same condition that it was upon arrival and that is a reflection on you and your family. We would welcome you back anytime and provide you with a discount on any future stays. Thanks again. Steve
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per the past reviews, wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

I won't re-iterate the what the other reviews have stated so accurately - the listing and pictures are 100 per cent accurate. Some other things:

Some great restaurants in the area: The Tonto Bar and Grill, Indigo Crow, The Spotted Donkey

Day trips: 1. head north on 17 and get off at Camp Verde, take 260 (Alcantera winery just off the interstate) head north towards 89A and Jerome, and through Cornville, Oak Creek, and Page Springs (the wine country) to 89A and Sedona then south on 179 on the Red Rock Scenic byway. Wonderful drive, great wine. 2. Head down to Apache Junction then take the Apache Trail through Tortilla Flat and continue on to Roosevelt then back to Apache Junction via Globe and US 60. About 20 miles of dirt road, but well graded, still recomment an SUV, 3. (not for the faint of heart) Take cave creek road north to seven springs then north on FR24 and FR 269 (only with an SUV with high clearance as the road is rough and very tight in places) to I-17 back to Phoenix - landscape quite different than the Sonoran Desert

Hiking nearby: four miles away is the Sonoran Desert Preserve - great hiking for all levels of trekking, leave 3 hours for a three mile hike, great half day trips

I'll definitely be a repeat patron...

Steve, thank you...

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thank you for a well thought review of our home and surrounding area. We had an opportunity to speak a few times during your stay and we really appreciated having respectful people staying with us and looking after our property. Your review provides potential customers some insight to the beautiful natural surroundings adjacent to our neighbourhood. We look forward to having you return and will definitely take care of you as a repeat customer. Happy Thanksgiving Steve and Donna
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Nice house in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely time celebrating my husband birthday at this property. Right next door was a playground which my kids loved. The owner Steve was great to work with, he was quick to respond back when I had a question.

Jamie giovale

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time here. The house is great and was perfect for what we were looking for. The owner was awesome to deal with. We had some questions with the pool and he answered right away and solved the problem. I would definitely stay again. Book with confidence it is as described, if not better!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charles, sorry for getting back to you so late! Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure dealing with you guys and as an owner, I really did appreciate your communication. We would really enjoy having you guys back. Please reach out to me if you plan on coming back and we will provide a repeat customer package for you. steve
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Fantastic House, perfect quiet location, near Hiking, boating, shopping and good restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

Everything that you want in a vacation rental, we could have stayed alot longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thomas, thank you for the note and also thank you for being such a great guest and looking after our property. Please drop me a line if you plan on visiting us again and we will look after you. Steve
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Had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property for a week and really enjoyed it. There was a small issue with the pool remote and Steve helped us with it immediately. The house was beautiful and the location was convenient to many locations. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys Thankyou for the feedback. Yes, we just installed a new pool controller and have been working through the programming changes that required some txt's and calls to get heat on. I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. I think we have worked out most of the issues. You guys were great to deal with and you are welcome back anytime. Please contact me regarding your next visit and we will look after you. Thanks again. Look forward to having you back
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Cactus League Spring Training (Feb-Mar), PGATour-FBR Open (end of Jan) NASCAR Nextel Cup (Apr & Nov)Turf Paradise Horse Racing (Oct-May),Arabian Horse Show (Feb.) Az. Cardinals-NFL (Sept-Jan), Phoenix Suns-NBA (Oct-Apr), Arizona Diamondbacks-MLB (Apr-Sept), Phoenix Coyotes-NHL (Sept-Apr). Thunderbird Hot Air Balloon Festival (Oct), Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Barrett Jackson Car Auction (Jan) Celebration of Fine Art Scottsdale (Jan-Mar) Fine Art Festival (Nov-Mar)

GOLFER'S PARADISE: 30 GOLF COURSES WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THIS HOME. Yes you are in Paradise!!! Come play in the spring, fall, and winter when the weather is perfect and the courses are beautiful. If you can't make it then come in the summer when it is hotter and the rates are lower but the courses are still beautiful. Not to worry when you are done with 18 come back home and jump in the pool and cool off with a nice cold beer or soak in spa. Throw a steak on the BBQ, relax and watch the sun set. Feel like improving your game take lessons at the John Jacob's Golf School (30 minutes away). For a real treat have the homeowner book a round for you at the, Rees Jones designed, Quintero Golf Course (rated in the top 100 courses in the U.S.)

ADULT & FAMILY FUN: GREAT SHOPPING (only minutes away) Scottsdale Desert Ridge, The Outlet Mall in Anthem, designer & boutique shops. KID'S WILL LOVE the Wildlife World Zoo, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, The Phoenix Zoo, Challenger Space Center, Arizona Science Center, Rawhide At Wildhorse Pass,Waterpark, Westgate's Water Dance Plaza, CrackerJax Amusment Park, Castles & Coasters Amusment Park, Children's Live Theatre, Children's Puppet Theatre, ENJOY Horseback Riding, Hiking. Botanical Gardens, Museums, Live Theatre, Glider Rides, Hot Air Balloon rides.

FUN at WESTGATE CITY CENTER, (20 minutes away). You will find much to do for the whole family. Try out Saddle Ranch(ride the mechanical bull), or a margarita at Jimmy Buffetts Margarita Ville. Kids love the Water Dance fountain where they can cool off. Here you will find Jobing where the Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Coyotes play. Boutique shopping, wine bars, theatres, & weekly events planned


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Pool Cleaning/Heating $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.6%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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