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WATERFRONT LUXURY RETREAT 5 Bedroom Custom Home w/private heated pool & spa

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 11 The Islands in Gilbert WATERFRONT!!

Enjoy the best of a luxury resort hotel and a private home!

Our custom AZ 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, home will welcome you and your friends and family. Relax in the heated spa or pool, go for a ride in the pontoon, go kayaking, take a bike ride, go hiking, play golf or just enjoy the tranquil outdoor living space. Practice your putting on the new putting green.

Have fun playing pool or foosball. Enjoy putting on the new putting green.

The custom kitchen includes granite countertops, stainless appliances, convection gas cooking/baking, small appliances and accessories that make cooking fun. Enjoy spectacular views of the lake while cooking or baking. Or use the outdoor kitchen if you so choose.

Enjoy the 55' LED TV in the family or enjoy a cozy fire in the cool AZ winter evenings.

Lower level bedroom has queen bed with adjacent bathroom including tub/shower.

Spacious master bedroom suite has breathtaking views of the lake, pool & spa. King size bed with zoned HVAC. Enjoy your private jetted tub, large shower and double sinks in the attached bathroom.

Three additional upstairs bedrooms, the bedroom with lake view has a king bed. The fourth bedroom has an attached full bathroom and a queen size bed. The fifth bedroom is a kids paradise including a twin bed and a double bed & the football table. The new outdoor kitchen is mostly shaded in the evening so outdoor grilling is enjoyable. It has granite counter, kitchen sink including running water which can also be used as a large cooler. The bar height swivel chairs make outdoor living most enjoyable.

More Details

Rick Schuster
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Rick Schuster

Renee & I are mostly from the St. Louis area. Rick retired several years ago and has spent most of his time in AZ. Renee retired her full time position in 2014 and our plans are to spend most of our time with grandkids spread out across the country.

Rick Schuster purchased this house in 2012

Why Rick Schuster chose Gilbert

We feel that this is our second home and hope that you do too. It is very convenient to all the activities the valley has to offer. Not to mention that the neighbors are awesome and it's a very quiet neighborhood.


The Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

WATERFRONT LUXURY RETREAT 5 Bedroom Custom Home w/private heated pool & spa
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

You will not be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

This place is top notch. Everything is done in great taste and is upscale. Rick is very helpful and responsive. We were visiting for my daughters graduation from ASU. Brought the family down including aunts and uncles. Everyone was thrilled with the accommodations. The pool was great the hot tub was great the indoor space was great. Yes I am giving a gushing review as this place deserves it. We have rented no less than 30 VRBO places and this is at the top of the list for accommodations, well done Rick!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home - Questionable Landlord

  • 1 of 5

The home is absolutely beautiful. Almost everything in the description is accurate. There are a couple exceptions to the description, however. The boat shown on the boat dock doesn't actually exist. There are kayaks for use, but no boat. Also, the hot tub doesn't work. The owner apparently has access to the utilities wireless and has ability to turn the hot tub on or off. We made a couple phone calls to the owner, and he didn't turn on the hot tub.

Here's the bad part. The owner claimed that we left the patio umbrella open. After we left, a bad wind storm came through and bent the umbrella, tore one of the chairs, and broke the glass on the table. He was unable to produce any evidence of the damage. He wouldn't let us inspect the damage personally. And, he withheld $325 from our deposit. Further, the national weather service didn't show any windstorms in the Phoenix area during that time frame. If you still decide to rent from this guy, do not give him your credit card number. Make him send an invoice through HomeAway. And, purchase the damage insurance. That way, HomeAway can assist with investigation of alleged damage.

Given, it's a beautiful home. Just don't trust the landlord with your money. And, video the entire home prior to leaving so you can show demonstrate the final condition.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree it is a beautiful home and agree that the boat wasn't available when Jeff C and his family were there. The boat was in for repairs and has since been put out to pasture. The new pontoon boat was delivered last week and is ready for your use. We also recently painted the exterior of the house, added two kayaks, installed turf in the front and back yards and also added a four hole putting green for everyone's enjoyment. The pool/spa controls are readily available for everyone's use via the remote control that we keep in the kitchen. AZ winds can be unpredictable and spotty so we ask everyone to lower the umbrella when not in use. For over a year we have had no issues from anyone who follows our reasonable rules. I will gladly answer any questions that you may have.
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

House is wounderful and Rick is great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Islands house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Islands was perfect! We rented the house for special guests attending our son's wedding in Gilbert, AZ. We enjoyed having a nice place where we could all get together for small gatherings and get ready for the wedding day in comfort.

The master bedroom, kitchen area, pool and spa and everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Work Trip

  • 5 of 5

5 of us were in Phoenix for a conference. The house was perfect, it was hard to go to work everyday. The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved the pool and hot tub, and the beautiful sunsets. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give this rental 10 out of 5 stars! I was overwhelmed by how awesome it was, and I’m not easily impressed.

I rented this house for a week because my brother was getting married nearby on the weekend and I knew there was going to be a lot to do before then. Plus we had some relatives come into town that I wanted to put up. We had a total of 7 people staying there with room left over.

Every day their was prepping for the wedding and running around, it was so comforting to come home to somewhere that literally had everything we could ever need. The kitchen is fully stocked with serve ware. The living room is super comfy with a big screen tv. Everything is beautifully decorated and in good condition. Not to mention all the perks like being able to play pool, ping pong, the pool/spa, and the boat! When relatives stopped by to visit, they were so impressed with the place. They were mad when we figured out they were paying more for their hotel room!

Also Rick was so kind and attentive when we were staying there. The couple times I had a question, he responded immediately. If I ever need a place to stay in the Phoenix area again, Rick is the first person I’ll go to. Even if I don’t need 5 bedrooms, it’s totally worth it.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Spring Training for most Cactus League games are nearby.

All professional sport teams are within a reasonable drive. Many museums, zoo and numerous other attractions are also nearby


Rates & Availability

The Islands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pool/spa heat @ $20/day $20 + Tax
Housekeeping Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.77%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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