About the property
- Condo1615 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay13 - 90 nights
2 BR plus den/office/library, +2Bath Condo. Views fairway, green, Pinnacle Peak
Lucky returning guests have already booked the December '17 and winter 2018, but we offer some wonderful spring and fall months.
Our wonderful home overlooks the highly regarded Troon golf course and the hugely over-rated 'Pinnacle Peak'. The setting is quiet, impressive wild life abounds, but close to the sophisticated amenities of the Scottsdale area.
We professionally decorated in October, 2013, and everything is to primary residence standards, or better.
High ceilings give a very spacious and elegant feel.
Master bedroom is oversized and gives plenty of space for the king size bed, plus a nice window-side chair and ottoman. Our mattress is state of the art hypoallergenic, no coils...no motion transmission. One side is designed to be a bit firmer than the other. Large flatscreen TV and dvd. Large walk-in closet. View faces south, and gets warm sun in winter, sun is overhead in summer.
The master joins the bath with soaking tub and glass shower. Double basin sinks on travertine top. Commode room is separate.
The second bedroom is currently arranged with two extra long twins, but can be joined and bedded as a king. Fantastic premium mattresses. Flat screen TV and DVD player. Walk-in closet. Mountain view.
In some areas, our 'library' would be called 'Bedroom 3'. We use it as an library/den/office. Nice desk sits in front of the large north facing window, overlooking mountain desert terrain; it may kill your powers to concentrate on business. There is a daybed, again with
a premium twin mattress.
The large living space has a conversation-style leather sofa, coffee table, sitting chair, window-side game table and chairs, gas fireplace, and of course, the 55 inch flat screen plus dvd player.
The living space glides to dining area. Table is has leaves for 10, but set now for 6. It looks to the patio.
It is easy to serve the guests from the granite bar of the kitchen. All appliances are brand new except the gas stove and dishwasher. This kitchen is equipped for farm style Thanksgiving, not meager stuff one frequently finds in second homes. In addition to the normal things you'd expect in a better grade kitchen, there is a corner sitting area for the cooking supervisor.
The guest bath is fine, but not memorable.
Patio faces south, and, being on the second level, the landscaping of the golf course provides an atmosphere of seclusion, but the sun warms nicely this south-facing niche.
We think this to be the perfect place for a couple to set up an outpost in nearly guaranteed sunshine, plus invite friends and family. But, just as well, a group of athletes might enjoy our oversized everything.
The property is high above the valley floor, at about 800 meters (2500 ft). In the summer it is 3 or 4 degrees C cooler than Phoenix. Air is always fresher than in the valley but particularly in winter, when the Phoenicians fire up their fireplaces with horribly expensive low grade firewood.
The community is gated, quiet, and very much under populated. The community pool is a couple of minutes walk. It is small but much under-used.
There are only 30 condos, and several of our neighbors are not here regularly, so if you don't want to be cheek to jowl with vacationers, this is your place.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
About owner/property manager
Aging corporate wage-slave and spectacular educator.
owner/property manager purchased this Condo in 2013
Why owner/property manager chose Troon North
World renown golf course attracts interesting people. 300 days of sunshine, close to the 'over the top' retail and dining opporunities, downtown, in Scottsdale, but out far enough to see bobcats and coyotes from the patio. I am a lawn freak, and now I look over the most carefully preened green on the planet and never push the mower.
What makes this Condo unique
Others would quickly say 'Pinnacle Peak!', but this is a triumph of marketing over topography. In truth (really, now), we like all 12 months here. That story about 'dry heat' is true. We prefer 108 F here, in the summer, to our east coast sea level home at 88 F. Private Troon North community park within walking distance. Well maintained tennis, basketball courts, kids play zone, fountain.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very comfortable and spotlessly clean
We enjoyed our stay very much. Property was very comfortable and perfectly clean. Kitchen well supplied. Owners Mark and Lois very easy to deal with. Our only complaint, and no fault of owners or description, is that property is rather remote from shopping, restaurants, theaters, etc. Probably 20-30 minute drive. Property is located in a beautiful golf course community but, since we are not golfers, next time we will probably stay closer to downtown Scottsdale. Lovely hiking is very near, though. We enjoyed hikes in the McDowell Mountain Preserve, Pinnacle Peak, and Tom's Thumb. Beautiful scenery and weather while we were there in November.
Perfect Rental in North Scottsdale
Everything perfect about this property! 1) Location with easy access along the Pima Rd corridor to the 101 and Cave Creek/Carefree areas, hiking and mountain biking close by at Browns Ranch and the McDowells as well as everything else that N. Scottsdale has to offer with restaurants and shops. 2) Condo is beautiful and furnished with everything you would need for a "home away from home" including a 2 car garage and lovely balcony overlooking the 9th hole fairway. 3) Troon North amenities including pool with spa, exercise room clubhouse with lovely grille restaurant and golf both open to public. 4) Owners are most accommodating and easy to communicate with addressing questions that arose before and during stay. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this property if your vacation plans bring you to the Scottsdale area.
We are grateful for the time you took to write this thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed our home...even in July!.
M and J.
A Winter of Contentment
I couldn't have asked for a better place to enjoy this winter. On my arrival, everything was found to be perfect. My girlfriend and I loved the kitchen and all the cooking utensils that she needed for her love of cooking. The mattress in the Master BR was one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept on. We love fresh air and slept with the windows open. The quiet nights were only to be broken occasionally by the great sounds of coyotes howling to the moon. The West at its best. The pool and hot spa were perfect after a great day hike or mountain bike ride. The great thing about the location of the condo was that we could ride our mountain bikes to Brown's Ranch trails, only 2.5 miles away, right from the condo. All in all, your place is fantastic and I look forward to enjoying your great place in the future.
Home away from home
Best rental so far! Best amenities, location, and close to everything! Owners are very accommodating and pleasant. Golfing was perfect....weather was perfect! You can even see pinnacle peak from the balcony! Rented a Rzr in Cave Creek for some off roading...was a blast! You will not be disappointed with this property or area! We will definitely be back!
Retired attorney and wife from DC area
This property was excellent. Master bedroom and guest bedroom plus day bed in office. Great kitchen and amenities; flat screens; Netflix; Wi-Fi and printer. Very nicely furnished. Owners are great to deal with. Having Troon North clubhouse a two minute walk from the property is great; even if you don't golf, the food is good and reasonable.
Thanks for your kind words., Peter and Kim. We enjoyed our email conversations and look forward more in the future. We understood that Kim looked for large and well equipped kitchen and we are pleased it measured up. And we were clear that Peter expected quality electronics, entertainment and connectivity...glad we met his expectations. We tried to have our home be comfortable and entertaining but also conducive to a little professional work too.
After we closed on the property last year we met Susan Austin, Susan Austin Designs, and she helped us shed our bland decorating habit; this home projects our personality:pretty traditional but a little playful. We were awe-stricken when we saw it first and we are very pleased that it is appreciated by our guests. Soon enough this will be our primary residence and it was great to start with everything new and just as we want it.
Fantastic Top Notch Spot
The photos and descriptions helped to entice us to this property. We definitely were not disappointed. The location was ideal. Since we golfed everyday, we chose several courses that were nearby. But also became familiar with the freeways when we wanted to explore a bit further. It was very relaxing and comfortable to be at the condo. A private spot to appreciate the fantastic Arizona sun. It was tastefully decorated and well stocked with every possible thing you could need or want, especially the kitchen. It was hard to leave this perfect spot.
Thank you for your kind words, Belinda.
When we prepared this condo for rental, we tried to include all those little things that we felt were lacking in properties we have rented because we too enjoy our time at the property. Fortunately we have a wonderful decorator and friend that helped us.
Pre-season baseball, Phoenix Coyotes hockey
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our association requires monthly rentals. Even if you plan to stay less than a month, our monthly rates offer good value. If marketed as a resort, which it properly should be, this would rent for several $100's per night. Regarding pets: if we accept yours, you will be charged a nonrefundable cleaning and damage fee of $500.