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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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 -
(43 traveler reviews)

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Sonoran Foothills Getaway
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews

Great House!!!

  • 5 of 5

A great getaway for our family!! We came to the Phoenix area to escape the Wisconsin winters and while the weather could have been a tad warmer the house was as great as described. Steve was very helpful and easy to work with. He made us feel right at home in his own house. Great restaurants and shopping are close to the house as well We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deb, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a note about your stay. I appreciate the kind words. We take our guests stay seriously and endeavour to do all we can to ensure they enjoy their time at our home. Please keep in touch. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Steve
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Awesome Stay with Family

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for family getaway during kids mid winter break. Upgrades throughout the home. Kids loved the shuffle board game, heated pool and hot tub. Perfect area for hikes and such too. Will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ross Thankyou for the note. We have people inquiring regularly about the surrounding area and hikes readily available to our neighbourhood. It has become quite a hit with our customers. As previously mentioned numerous times by our guests, the ability to connect with nature and enjoy a peaceful hike right out of our backyard is such a nice attribute and it is one of the major reasons we purchased in Sonoran Foothills. With Starbucks, Limon Mexican cafe, Frys Signature grocery store and many others just two minutes away, it really provides the best of both worlds. Look forward to having you back. Steve
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Chicago (northern suburbs)


  • 5 of 5

We came down from Chicago to visit family and they happen to live 8 minutes away and we couldn’t have found a more perfect home for our vacation. They just had a new baby so we didn’t want to crowd them at their home. We would grill on the patio or cook in the well appointed kitchen each night and we’d relax by the fire outside, enjoy a dip in the pool or unwind in the hot spa! We definitely can’t wait to come back:) If you want to feel at home with a pampered touch, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Courtney, thankyou very much for the note. The backyard theme continues to appear in our feedback. Our neighbourhood is peaceful, safe and friendly. The views from the backyard are beautiful and the quick access to hiking and cycling paths provide our guests with quick access to nature and an opportunity to exercise in the beautiful desert. The Viking convection oven and built in BBQ provide guests with professional grade appliances to prepare meals and relax at home. You guys were excellent guests and we would love to have you back. Thanks again and keep in touch. We will take care of you on your return visit. Steve
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this well appointed house with terrific backyard amenities. The neighborhood is very friendly and there are lots of trails to walk on. Wish our stay could have been longer!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Lauri, It was a pleasure having you guys stay with us. We appreciate your comments about our backyard. We spent a lot of time planning the design for the fire wall, landscaping and spa. Our backyard is a relaxing sanctuary in the desert and the perfect getaway from the cold winters of the north! Hope to see you guys again. Steve
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rosemount mn

Stress reliever

  • 5 of 5

Property is great, better than expected. It took aeay all my stress, owner is also great. You can tell he truly cares you are going to totally enoy your time. Have a great time

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi chris, Stress relief is just what the doctor ordered! Thankyou for staying with us. From our conversations you guys enjoyed cold drinks in the spa enjoying the mountain views. It's what holidays are all about. Our property's location is peaceful and simply relaxing. Happy you enjoyed our stay. Look forward to having you back. Steve
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, clean, fully equipped and the location is even better. You can walk the neighborhood or walk to the hiking trails. We will be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt Thankyou for the note. Our goal is to build relationships and trust with our customers in order to provide a relaxing vacation and hopefully have you back as a repeat guest. Since this was your 2nd stay with us I am very pleased that our home and amenities exceeded your expectations. We continue to renovate, Update and maintain our property in order to provide an environment that caters to our discriminating guests. Thankyou again for the comments but also the communication that we shared during our stay. Thanks Matt. Hope to see you again Steve
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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

Pool Cleaning/Heating $125 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + 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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