|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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BookMyVacay.com brings you the Monte Cristo Vacation Home
When vacationing in beautiful Scottsdale, the last thing you want to worry about is staying in a vacation home that isn't big enough, isn't comfortable enough and worst of all, just isn't as luxurious as other vacation homes. Fortunately for you, we at BookMyVacay.com understand your needs and are pleased to introduce you to the Monte Cristo, a fully remodeled and elegantly furnished 3 bedroom home conveniently located just minutes from Kierland Commons, Scottsdale's famous upscale outdoor shopping mall.
Southwestern Luxury Defined
This spacious property has nice vaulted ceilings throughout, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and is a single family home with beautiful Sonoran desert landscaping, perfect for watching our glorious desert sunsets with the one you love. The expansive patio wraps around a crystal blue pool and is completely furnished for outdoor enjoyment. You can grill your signature steaks on our stainless steel gas grill, while your family and friends relax after a long day of sightseeing. Inside the Monte Cristo, you can play games with your family in the large tiled family room or simply watch old movies on one of the 4 flat screen televisions available for your use (cable, Wi-Fi and DVD player also included!) Create sumptuous meals in our generously sized kitchen that comes complete with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances…or, just eat take-out pizza on the Old Spanish style dining table while you talk about the best parts of your day with your kids. Other amenities include: A Brand new Lazyboy Spa A heated pool (heat is an additional charge) An Outdoor Fire Pit An Outdoor Pool TableAt the end of the day, you will rest easy on a plush king bed topped with a crisp comforter in a master bedroom fit for royalty. Hang all the new clothes you purchased at nearby Kierland Commons in the huge walk-in closet, or pamper your tired body in the master bath's Jacuzzi tub (or shower away any vacation stresses in the walk-in shower). The first guest room, decorated in serene desert tans and cool crisp whites, has a queen bed with memory foam mattress and large flat screen television is perfect for friends, while younger children will love sharing the twin guest room with two twin beds, a flat screen TV and a desk for writing post cards to send to their friends back home. Finally, as if all this isn't enough, you can park your rental car in the attached 2- car garage or wash your clothing in the updated laundry room
Book at the Monte Cristo Today
Remember, the Monte-Cristo is near all the best stores, restaurants, Golf Courses, along with a variety of incredible activities and more. Better yet, Scottsdale is known for its rich history, its glamorous nightlife and its remarkable scenery, while BookMyVacay.com is known for choosing only the best vacation homes; blend the two together and you will get the vacation of a lifetime! *Pool Heat is an additional fee*
Where to start? We came out for a family vacation and rented this 3 bedroom home in Kierland. We absolutely enjoyed the peaceful back yard and large diving pool. The back yard was very quiet and the best place to enjoy your coffee in the morning while listening to the birds chirp away. The beds were all very comfortable, kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook meals and bbq. The master bathroom was huge and had a jaccuzzi tub and walk in shower, felt very luxurious! The guys loved the outdoor pool table and also the outdoor spa after a long day of golf. Truly a wonderful experience. We will book this home again next year when we return. Thanks!
Overall the property is nice and had the features we were looking for: plenty of space, pool, hot tub, and entertainment (pool table, TVs). However, it is definitely a rental and is showing some wear.
1) Easy to get in/out without having to visit the property management company in person. Everything can be done via email.
2) Feels like a vacation property - no personal homeowner belongings laying around.
3) A heated pool in the cooler Spring weather was really nice.
4) They layout easily accommodated our family and gave plenty of space for the kids to play/sleep/bathe.
5) The inside of the home was clean and welcoming.
1) Lots of little maintenance issues for the money we paid: missing turning rods for the blinds; bird poop on all the patio furniture (that was not fun to clean off!); burned out pool/hot tub lights; really hard beds; old decaying phone book used to level the outdoor pool table.
2) NOT a fully stocked kitchen. It had some of the basics, but missing some key essentials. Only 8 plates/bowls really makes you do dishes after every meal if you are vacationing as a family. There is no baking sheet or bottle opener, and only the most basic of cooking spices.
3) No broom is available to sweep the outside patio from all the pine needles. You'll have to get creative.
4) Overall we do not feel we got the value for what we paid - the property management company has a way to nickel and dime you for everything. We paid 44% on top of the daily rental just in taxes and fees with a surprise fee from VRBO's parent company HomeAway.
Personally, I would try a different rental/rental company next time.
House was perfect for our group of 3 couples in town for a long weekend of golfing and relaxing in the sun! Everything is even better than the photos! Super clean, updated, comfortable, in a quiet neighborhood, beautiful backyard, patio and pool all to ourselves. We golfed several times in the North Scottsdale area and the location was perfect for our plans. Lots of great dining options nearby, Old Town is not far, grocery stores very close. House is a quick and easy drive from PHX. Book My Vacay was always quick to respond and took care of everything we needed or asked about including a great restaurant recommendation, and allowing us a later check-out on our last day, as there was not a check-in that day. This few hours of extra time was so appreciated! We highly recommend this house or any other listings by Book My Vacay, and we definitely hope to stay again on a future trip!!!
On a positive note, the home is spacious, beautifully landscaped and can comfortably accommodate 6. The pool and hot tub are terrific and the backyard is a great retreat. The management team is quick to respond.
The reasons this is no 5 star property are as follows:
-mattresses are what you'd expect at a discount hotel
-pillows are barely better than what you'd get on an airline
-furniture is sparse and quite frankly cheap
-lighting throughout the house is in desperate need of more wattage (could not read with bed side lamp)
-dishware is lacking (we were constantly washing)
-bare cupboards -no sugar, spices, condiments etc,. which you typically find left by previous guests
We've rented many 5 star rentals over the years with great success. While this property is nice, it certainly is not worthy of that designation.
The house is extremely nice, comfy, modern, and clean. Flat screens in every bedroom, a stocked kitchen, some bath amenities, and even a bottle of wine as a welcoming gift (because I was a returning customer!) The home also had a big backyard with multiple sitting & shaded areas. This, and the ease to communicate with the management company, made this property not just a normal rental, but an un-expected experience! True hospitality! Would absolutely recommend this property for anyone traveling to the Scottsdale area.
Our family of 4 stayed here for 3 weeks and had a great time. The house is great for families and the yard is perfect. The pool is a good size and the pool table was a hit with our kids. We spent most of our days in the back yard. The manager was great to deal with and we would definitely stay here again. The pictures don't lie.
Located minutes from Kierland Commons, Scottsdale quarter and Desert Ridge.