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Beautifully Appointed 1600sqft Condo in Prime Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,607 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Bright End Unit with Two Large Private Patios

Our family has visited the Phoenix area several times over the years, after which we decided that this is where our “home away from home” will be. The North Scottsdale community of Villages North proved to be a perfect choice -- a newer development, beautifully landscaped with mature trees throughout the property, close to some of Phoenix’s best attractions, and within walking distance to shopping for daily essentials and much more. With the spectacular backdrop of the McDowell Mountain range, this gated community offers a quiet resort-like oasis, with its 4 heated swimming pools and hot tubs, a tennis court and walking paths. Horizon Park is located across the street, offering many amenities such as basketball, tennis, sand volleyball, bike paths and more. Also within walking distance are the Arabian library and the McDowell Heights aquatic center, with its expansive fitness amenities, an outdoor lap pool, water park, skate board park and a variety of other services.

The condo unit is the largest model available on the property – a very bright and open plan 2nd floor end unit with 9 foot ceilings located close by 2 pool areas, BBQ grills and the tennis court. It is tucked away in the middle of the complex, away from the surrounding streets. It provides over 1600 sq ft of interior living space and two exceptionally large patios that beckon with views of the tree-lined greenbelt – perfect for that outdoor breakfast, an afternoon siesta in a private shaded area, or sunset gazing.

New beautiful walnut flooring now covers the living and dining rooms, accented by a cosy wool rug. Other upgrades include quality floor tiling and granite counter tops in kitchen, bathroom and entrance areas, stainless steel kitchen appliances, high-end furniture, upgraded fixtures and lighting, 50” flat screen TV entertainment system with HD cable, Blu-ray/DVD player and music system in the living room, 39' LED TV in master bedroom, 32' LED TV in the queen bedroom and WiFi throughout. The large kitchen is well equipped and ready to support any adventuresome cooks out there, unless the many fantastic restaurants in the immediate area win you over. The kitchen eating nook seats three comfortably, while the formal dining area table can accommodate 6-8 people. The master bedroom offers a king bed, large en-suite bathroom with double-sinks and newly tiled walk-in shower, and a walk-in closet; the guest room has a new queen bed ensemble and TV; the third bedroom holds two twin beds and a work/computer desk, and for that surprise guest, we have a pull-out twin hidden inside our large living room ottoman.

You will be able to park your car under a covered spot right in front of the unit – there is also plenty of visitor parking as well. The tennis court is a mere 100 yards away, as are 2 of the 4 large heated pools, each with a spacious deck area, lots of lounge chairs, a hot tub, change room and restroom facilities. If barbecuing is your thing, then fire up those steaks on the gas grills located beside each pool.

Don’t have a car? Not a problem! Right across the street from Villages North are two large shopping complexes where you can do your groceries at Safeway or AJ’s, a purveyor of fine foods offering delicious prepared meals, BBQ lunches, fresh sushi from the bar, coffee made to order, and so much more. Other conveniences include restaurants (Flo’s Asian, Starbucks, Pita Jungle, Chipotle, Yoghurtology and several fast food choices), two pharmacies, chic clothing boutiques, spas, banking institutions, to name a few. Everything you need is right here.

Whether you are in the area for a longer stay, a brief adventure holiday, or on business, Villages North is absolutely perfectly situated. Some of the area’s best golf courses are minutes away, as are the 101 Freeway, West World, Rawhide, Taliesen West and the Mayo clinic. You can enjoy the unique shopping and atmosphere of Old Town Scottsdale, a mere 15 minute drive from the property, or the professional basketball, football and baseball venues, all about a 30 minutes away.

Finally, for our family, being less than 10 minutes away from the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead to over 58 miles of trails into the wilderness and beauty of the McDonnell Mountain range was certainly has allowed us to enjoy the best of Arizona’s natural beauty by bike and hiking.

So welcome to our place and enjoy. Now all we have to do is await our retirement so we can really appreciate all this gem of a place has to offer.

More Details

Eva Szczerba
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, polish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Eva Szczerba

Family of five who have travelled extensively and absolutely love all that the area has to offer!

Eva Szczerba purchased this condo in 2012

Why Eva Szczerba chose North Scottsdale

Location! Location! Location!


North Scottsdale Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1607 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite with two counters each with sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • (1) King in master bedroom; (1) Queen in 2nd bedroom; (2) Twins in 3rd bedroom; and (1) single pull-out Ottoman in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautifully Appointed 1600sqft Condo in Prime Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Boston, MA, USA suburbs

Spacious, Well-equipped and Comfortable — a perfect “home away from home” !

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this property! This spacious unit is in a quiet, conveniently-located, nicely-maintained complex with a heated pool that is kept very clean. Furnishings are tasteful and up-to-date, and the beds are very comfortable. (Love those big pillows in the master bedroom!). We did a lot of cooking at the condo and found the kitchen to be VERY well equipped, with lots of dishes, utensils, and cookware, and a new high-efficiency washer & dryer. Sitting out on the deck in late afternoon was delightful, with seating in both sun and shade. For catching up with the rest of the world, wifi and TV cable service were very reliable. And last but not least, it was really a pleasure working with Eva, the unit owner, who is very professional, helpful, and prompt in returning emails. The local property managers are friendly and very responsive as well. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation and we definitely hope to return. Thank you so much, Eva!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a very lovely 2 month stay. We found the neighbors to be very friendly and the property manager was very accommodating and responsive to a minor need we had. The condo is beautifully decorated and was furnished with lots of wonderful extras! The location is near perfect - our morning walk to Starbucks will be missed as well as the outdoor barbeque lunches in front of AJ's - which are both very close by. The owners were extremely professional, timely and very easy to work with. Our plan is to come back here - it felt like home!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I loved the quiet location of this condo, away from the hustle and bustle, but yet close enough to Highway 101 to reach any place we wanted to visit. This condo was very comfortable and scrupulously clean - well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, kitchen appliances, etc.

We would definitely like to spend our vacation here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here from Dec.1, 2014 through to March 31, 2015. One of the nicest condos in the Villages North Complex. Well appointed and located this condo made our stay feel like a home away from home. You can bike to the local trailheads as well as Tempe Lake if you wish. Lots of biking and hiking trails as well as golf nearby. The owners are great to deal with and very punctual in returning inquires. We would certainly rent this condo again!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location which allowed easy walking to restaurants and grocery stores.

Extremely comfortable condo with luxurious fittings.

Very quiet setting day and night.

Exceptionally friendly and facilitative owners

No hesitation on recommending highly

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Villages North Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This condo deserves a 5 star rating in all categories - we felt as though we were staying at a resort! It's well appointed, conveniently located, superbly clean with a welcoming and stunning Southwest decor within a beautifully landscaped private setting. We felt at home immediately. We ended up cancelling our car rental simply because so much was available to us within walking distance (restaurants, groceries, pharmacy, shops, services, malls). The owner recommended a well priced shuttle service located at the airport that dropped us off and picked us up at the door. Day and/or overnight trips to the Grand Canyon, Sedona and other attractions (suggest booking well in advance) were arranged easily and provided pick up and drop off at nearby locations. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Encanto/Central Ave Light Rail Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 Loop (Pima Freeway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Nearest Ski
105 Miles
Mt Lemmon Ski Valley
Nearest Beach
233 Miles
Puerto Penasco (Sea of Cortez, Mexico)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $500

Please inquire with owner for stays under or over 1 month in duration.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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