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LUXURY HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME IN A TRANQUIL AND SECLUDED YET CONVENIENT LOCATION

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Last updated: 11/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to your home-away-from-home! Cactus Ridge is a single-story home set in almost a ½ acre against the backdrop of South Mountain in the Ahwatukee Foothills. Completely remodeled with a contemporary yet cozy feel, the home is equipped with everything needed for a stress-free stay. Whether you wish to relax and unwind, stay active, or keep connected with your business, our property provides a private haven with fabulous views and new super-fast WiFi (up to 100 Mbps), close to all amenities including world class golf.

Equally ideal for couples on an extended stay or a family vacation, the home includes a piano room, pool table room and a spacious living room with comfy sofas and large flat-screen HDTV with Whole Home Direct TV DVR, and DVD player. This opens to the modern kitchen/dining area with Bosch appliances, and dining area overlooking the scenic backyard and mountain views. The master bedroom has its own door to the patio and is privately situated on one side of the house together with the luxury master bathroom. On the other side are 2 further bedrooms (the largest with French doors to its own semi-private patio) and the office/reading room equipped with wireless printer/scanner/copier and with east-facing French doors opening to a swing seat from which to enjoy the sunrise or your morning coffee. The contemporary guest bathroom is also on this side of the property along with the fully equipped laundry and a fitness room.

The breathtaking backyard is the highlight of this property. In addition to the main patio off the living room, the outdoor bar and grill, complete with sink and refrigerator, is a perfect place for a BBQ or cocktail. A table under the trees provides an added dining option, whilst the fireplace is a warming place to gather once the sun goes down. Together with the pool, hot tub, sport court with basketball hoop, spacious paved area and extensive lawns, the indoor and outdoor amenities of this property provide endless opportunity for activity or relaxation.

Only 20 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, Ahwatukee is the hidden gem of greater Phoenix. Within easy proximity of all that the metro area has to offer, this property is ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood only a couple of minutes from the nearest supermarkets, stores and restaurants. Foothills Golf Course is less than 5 minutes’ drive, with many other courses nearby. Hike, bike, swim, play tennis, or practice yoga - its all on your doorstep. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a shopaholic, enjoy sightseeing or simply want to relax in the sun, Ahwatukee offers something for everyone, with easy access to the I-10 for day trips further.

With all this and more (see 'Other Activities' below) we hope you will consider using our home as your home for a while..... so you can feel at home on your vacation!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Lead guest at least 30 yrs of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    But note there is no pool fence...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there is a comfortable double size sleep-sofa in the office/reading room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Powder Room: toilet

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  • The master and guest bathrooms each have a hairdryer and selection of toiletries for guests' use...moreless

Other Amenities

  • A water softener system provides soft water throughout the home. Please note our pool is not heated but there is a free heated pool, gated for the use of neighborhood residents only, and a beautiful heated pool at the upscale Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA, both only 5 minutes' drive away....moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Eclectic selection of CDs...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Whole Home Direct TV with 2 DVR's ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable Bose Sound Dock for ipod/smart phone...moreless

  • Television:

    4 x flat screen TV's (2 x HD) ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii player with selection of games...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Backs to private preserve with stunning views of South Mountain, reputedly the largest Municipal Park in the country, with miles of hiking and mountain bike trails...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Extendable dining table seats 8 Additional tables & chairs provided...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor. Guests provide wood...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill, bike, ab trainer, exercise mat, weights...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    NEWLY UPGRADED! High Speed WiFi Internet (up to 100 Mbps) & wireless printer/scanner/copier...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    2 sets of linen per bed/sleep-sofa...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    NEWLY UPGRADED! Free local & long distance calls (incl. Canada)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets of towels or more per bedroom...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart 12 cup, programmable timer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything needed for baking, roasting, broiling and serving...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped. Plus filtered water faucet and wine/drinks refrigerator...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Eye-level fully programmable ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper and a selection of herbs, spices and other essentials...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door with ice maker/filtered water and large freezer drawer below...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass cook top with touch controls...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Foothills Golf Course 5 minutes drive...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2016
30 night min stay

$3,300
Peak Season 2017
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
30 night min stay

$4,200
Spring 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,300
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

CONTACT OWNER for daily/weekly rates for shorter lengths of stay and for discounts for stays over 30 nights

$160 non refundable cleaning fee

$500 refundable security deposit ($1000 if pets)

50% due on reservation, balance due 60 days prior to check-in

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(rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed)


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Native New Yorker and others
1.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Foothills Golf Club Ahwatukee
23.8 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Maricopa
4.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
1.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Perfect Pear and others
176 Miles
Nearest Ski
Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff

Car: Recommended

Shoppers will appreciate the nearby, newly opened Premium Outlet Shopping Mall, as well as Chandler Fashion Center and many big box stores within a 10 minute drive.

For sports enthusiasts, the PGA's Phoenix Open, Cactus League Spring Training grounds, Chase Fields Arena, Cardinals’ and Suns’ games are all nearby (dependent on the season). Or for the more adventurous, go-karts, horse riding, hot air balloon rides, or even sky diving are available in the vicinity.

If you prefer a more leisurely approach, visit the art galleries and shopping of historic downtown Scottsdale, take in a Broadway show at ASU Gammage Theater or tour the glorious Botanical Gardens, all less than 30 minutes’ drive away. And for that touch of luxury, indulge yourself at the heavenly Aji Spa at the nearby Wild Horse Pass Resort.

Further afield, countless day trip possibilities include a jeep tour around the red rocks of Sedona, wine tasting in the up and coming wine area of Wilcox or of course marveling at the geological splendor of The Grand Canyon, just over 4 hrs drive away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Originally from the UK, in 2008 we relocated through work, from the green hills of Yorkshire to the spectacular desert landscape of Phoenix. The beautiful Ahwatukee Foothills immediately cast its spell over us and after 3 years of getting to know this beautiful spot we finally took the plunge and bought a home. Work has taken us out of Arizona for the time being, but we love our 'forever' home and we'll be back to live here in a few years when retirement beckons. In the meantime, what a wonderful opportunity to share our beautiful home, managed on a day to day basis by our great friends and near neighbors, who will contact you on or shortly after your arrival, take care of any issues that arise and do anything they can to help you make the most of your stay.

Why the Owner Chose Ahwatukee Foothills Village, Phoenix, AZ, USA:
The quiet charm of the Ahwatukee Foothills soon made us feel like we were permanently on vacation! The almost constant blue skies and sunshine, winter warmth, golf, hiking yoga, or swimming every day before or after work, and the famous illuminations of the Festival of Lights from Thanksgiving through New Year make Ahwatukee the jewel-in-the-crown of the greater Phoenix area. With easy access to all the metropolitan area has to offer, we will be forever grateful to the relocation agent that introduced us to this area when we'd only just crossed the Atlantic!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We hit the jackpot when found this cul-de-sac home in a friendly, respectful neighborhood only minutes from everything needed for daily living and all manner of leisure activities. The high vaulted ceilings and unique floor plan resulting from a creative remodel provide light and space in a seamless entertaining and family area that still has plenty of options for quiet retreat! We never tire of the views from the backyard where the spaciousness gives a sense of being in a private rural oasis. Adding the fireplace, outdoor kitchen and hot tub was the 'icing on the cake' and with this final touch, we created our dream home and and for us personally, a little piece of paradise. We hope you will think so too....!


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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  • LUXURY HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME IN A TRANQUIL AND SECLUDED  YET CONVENIENT LOCATION

    LUXURY HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME IN A TRANQUIL AND SECLUDED YET CONVENIENT LOCATION

  • 14,000 SQ FT OF PRIVATE BACKYARD GIVE YOU A WHOLE LOT OF ROOM FOR FUN

    14,000 SQ FT OF PRIVATE BACKYARD GIVE YOU A WHOLE LOT OF ROOM FOR FUN

  • ENTERTAIN AL FRESCO WITH  A LARGE PROPANE GRILL, SINK, REFRIGERATOR AND BAR AREA

    ENTERTAIN AL FRESCO WITH A LARGE PROPANE GRILL, SINK, REFRIGERATOR AND BAR AREA

  • WATCH THE HUMMINGBIRDS FROM THE PATIO OR TAKE A DIP IN THE HOT TUB (OUT OF VIEW)

    WATCH THE HUMMINGBIRDS FROM THE PATIO OR TAKE A DIP IN THE HOT TUB (OUT OF VIEW)

  • GOURMET KITCHEN - COOK UP A FEAST FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

    GOURMET KITCHEN - COOK UP A FEAST FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

  • OPEN PLAN CONCEPT IS PERFECT FOR SOCIALIZING AND ENTERTAINING

    OPEN PLAN CONCEPT IS PERFECT FOR SOCIALIZING AND ENTERTAINING

  • RELAX IN COMFORT IN FRONT OF THE HDTV - PLENTY OF ROOM FOR EVERYONE!

    RELAX IN COMFORT IN FRONT OF THE HDTV - PLENTY OF ROOM FOR EVERYONE!

  • MAKE YOUR OWN ENTERTAINMENT WITH OUR YAMAHA PIANO

    MAKE YOUR OWN ENTERTAINMENT WITH OUR YAMAHA PIANO

  • PLANTATION SHUTTERED WINDOWS WITH SCENIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS & DOOR TO PATIO/HOT TUB

    PLANTATION SHUTTERED WINDOWS WITH SCENIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS & DOOR TO PATIO/HOT TUB

  • BEDROOM 2 WITH QUEEN BED, TV AND FRENCH DOORS TO SEMI-PRIVATE PATIO

    BEDROOM 2 WITH QUEEN BED, TV AND FRENCH DOORS TO SEMI-PRIVATE PATIO

  • GUEST BATH WITH GROHE ADJUSTABLE  SHOWER & ANTI-SLIP COMFORT PEBBLE SHOWER FLOOR

    GUEST BATH WITH GROHE ADJUSTABLE SHOWER & ANTI-SLIP COMFORT PEBBLE SHOWER FLOOR

  • KEEP FIT EVEN WHILE YOU'RE ON VACATION (ALSO A SPIN BIKE - OUT OF VIEW)

    KEEP FIT EVEN WHILE YOU'RE ON VACATION (ALSO A SPIN BIKE - OUT OF VIEW)

  • SPARKLING PEBBLE SHEEN POOL AND LARGE SUN DECK WITH 4 SUNBEDS

    SPARKLING PEBBLE SHEEN POOL AND LARGE SUN DECK WITH 4 SUNBEDS

  • CLEAR BLUE SKIES AND DESERT MOUNTAIN VIEWS FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET

    CLEAR BLUE SKIES AND DESERT MOUNTAIN VIEWS FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET

  • EVEN THE SPORT COURT HAS FABULOUS VIEWS!

    EVEN THE SPORT COURT HAS FABULOUS VIEWS!

  • SOAK UP THE VIEWS WHILE SOAKING IN THE HOT TUB NEXT TO THE PATIO & MASTER SUITE

    SOAK UP THE VIEWS WHILE SOAKING IN THE HOT TUB NEXT TO THE PATIO & MASTER SUITE

  • DINING TABLE EXTENDS TO SEAT 8 OR MORE AND OVERLOOKS THE BACKYARD

    DINING TABLE EXTENDS TO SEAT 8 OR MORE AND OVERLOOKS THE BACKYARD

  • KITCHEN ISLAND BAR - GREAT FOR CASUAL DINING

    KITCHEN ISLAND BAR - GREAT FOR CASUAL DINING

  • CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO A GAME OF POOL

    CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO A GAME OF POOL

  • SPACIOUS PRIVATE MASTER BEDROOM WITH CALIFORNIA KING BED

    SPACIOUS PRIVATE MASTER BEDROOM WITH CALIFORNIA KING BED

  • MASTER BATH. SEPARATE TUB. WALK-IN DOUBLE ENDED SHOWER - RAIN & ADJUSTABLE HEADS

    MASTER BATH. SEPARATE TUB. WALK-IN DOUBLE ENDED SHOWER - RAIN & ADJUSTABLE HEADS

  • BEDROOM 3 WITH FULL SIZE BED AND TV

    BEDROOM 3 WITH FULL SIZE BED AND TV

  • OFFICE/READING ROOM HAS SLEEP-SOFA, FRENCH DOORS & FITTED DESK / EXECUTIVE CHAIR

    OFFICE/READING ROOM HAS SLEEP-SOFA, FRENCH DOORS & FITTED DESK / EXECUTIVE CHAIR

  • SUNRISE OVER CACTUS RIDGE

    SUNRISE OVER CACTUS RIDGE

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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