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Gambel Quail- Unique Contemporary Golf Course Home

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths Sleeps 4

This unique private secluded 3000 sq. ft. home is located on the 13th fairway of the Renegade Course. It has breathtaking views of the desert, golf course, mountain, sunset and city lights!

The outdoor area includes a pool, spa, built in gas grill and fire pit which is the perfect place to entertain guests, watch the sunset or just star glaze!

The home itself features two large master suites with their own private entrances. They feature tempurpedic beds, walk in showers & closets,one with a bubbling tub and large flat screen TVs. The spacious main master opens up to a large office/den area equipped with WiFi, TV and office equipment.

The main living area has magnificent views and a large flat screen TV, gas fireplace and game table. The cheerful gourmet kitchen with breakfast area and a dining room with a custom table also enjoy the fabulous views.

The home is light and airy with skylights and expansive windows and doors overlooking pool and patio which makes the house one with its surroundings. It is truly a warm cheerful and comfortable contemporary!

Desert Mountain is a private gated community adjacent to Carefree and Cave creek, featuring 6 award winning Jack Nicklaus golf courses. With prior arrangements with the owners ,renters may use any of the Clubhouse restaurants, Fitness Center, tennis courts and lap pools where meals and services can be charged on a credit card. Numerous restaurants and fabulous shopping in Scottsdale await you,along with hiking, biking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and over a hundred public golf courses in the greater Phoenix area. Enjoy numerous events that the Phoenix area has to offer!

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Tina Halverson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2017


Desert Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Gambel Quail- Unique Contemporary Golf Course Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Desert Relaxation At Its Best

  • 5 of 5

My comments will echo all of the previous positive comments about this home. My wife and I stayed at Gambel Quail at the very end of August---hot, but manageable and extremely relaxing. I am not quite sure I am capturing the thought, but we felt we were guests in someone’s home, not renting a home. Gambel Quail is a very unique and wonderful place. Everything in the house was premium—sheets to towels to dinnerware to kitchen appliances to furniture and decorations—all very nice. I think each day we stayed there I appreciated another architectural aspect of this contemporary house. It is a pretty “cool” house---layout, interesting walls of glass, great master shower, lighting (controls that I never quite figured out).

This property is very private and quiet even though there are neighbors on both sides. On one side a hill blocks the neighboring house and on the other side is the neighbor’s barely visible garage is masked by landscaping and distance. The patio/pool area faces SW across about 75 yards of desert and then the golf course. Even though the golf course was closed during our stay, I doubt if any golfers would be noticed while on the patio. I spent virtually every early morning drinking coffee on the patio watching desert wildlife parade by—Gambel Quail stopping for a drink at the spa, roadrunners on the deck, hummingbirds and even one deer came by while I was quietly resting in the lap pool. Most evenings we repeated the ritual of drinking wine and watching the sunset; very private, comfortable and very relaxing.

Gambel Quail is conveniently located within the Desert Mountain property and proximate to Cave Creek, perhaps 15 minutes away—be mindful that Cave Creek Road has a modest speed limit that seems to be rigorously enforced. As renters we had access to the Desert Mountain clubhouse restaurants; food and service is excellent. Although access to the Desert Mountain private golf courses is not one of the benefits, excellent courses, Troon , The Boulders, Legend Trail and others, are short, easy drive from this house.

We would certainly return. In fact, it was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house. The owners were very concerned that we had a great time

Very clean. Loved the golf course and mountain view!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA, USA

Excellent desert home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house!! It was fun, beautiful, spacious and in excellent condition. The owners were very easy to deal with. I wish we could comment on the facilities at Desert Mountain, but we were too busy running around Phoenix to try them out. Next time for sure!

I'd highly recommend this home and we would plan another trip to the desert just to stay here!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently enjoyed a 10 day stay at Gambel Quail. Everything about this home met or exceeded our expectations. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces were comfortable and relaxing. The home is very private and the views are spectacular.

We are golfers and normally enjoy an after-round drink in the clubhouse, but instead found ourselves leaving immediately after our round to get back to Gambel Quail for a drink on the patio; a steam shower; a soak in the spa; and enjoying another fabulous sunset.

Just as important, the owners were uber-easy to work with and very responsive and generous, with a well-stocked and supplied kitchen and a if-it's-there-it's-yours attitude. We felt entrusted with their home.

We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jeff, for your great response..We are glad that you enjoyed our home. We call it the "happy place". Please come back anytime. Tina
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Best vacation house we've rented!

  • 5 of 5

I want to sincerely thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. We have rented quite a number of houses over the years and yours by far has been the nicest one ever. And we've stayed right on the beach in San Diego! It was so comfortable, the office was great and allowed my husband to bring his full computer and to be more productive than he's ever been on vacation. The beds were wonderful as we too own Tempurpedic beds and so it was like sleeping at home. The weather was perfect and it was truly the most peaceful place we've ever stayed. We loved eating breakfast outside every morning. It was the perfect place for recovering after surgery. We would love to stay there again sometime for sure when I could really appreciate the pool and hot tub more! We loved the couch so much we are looking at getting one for our house! Again, thank you very much for allowing us to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our vacation at this lovely home in an upscale gated community. We are golfers and they are many quality courses nearby. The home is very clean and tidy. It has many amenities too- pool, spa, outdoor grill, fire pit and steam shower. The kitchen was well-stocked and washer and dryer handy. Desert Mountain community also has much to offer. The Trails is in Desert Mountain and is a wonderful place for hiking. The clubhouse had one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to. Heart and Soul Cafe has hearty breakfasts. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, Thank you so much for your review. It was very appreciated. We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and had a great vacation. Please look us up in the future. Terry and Tina
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Desert Mountain House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $170
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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