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Loveliest views in Scottsdale area. Tranquil retreat in middle of everything.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Very large, luxurious place, home away from home. Everything is on one level

This was the jewel of the villas previously rented by Millennium Resort at much higher rates than we now charge. It is new on VRBO. The sister property next door is 5 star, as we are confident this will be. You'll be close to everything Scottsdale, but you won't want to leave, and won't have to. You are on Scottsdale road, but the only sounds you hear are of the birds. It's a birdwatcher paradise. There are great bike and walking trails. Once you stay here, you will not want to stay anywhere else in the Phoenix area. We have lots of repeaters.


Owner
Mark Olsky
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 31, 2017

About Mark Olsky

Mary is a retired gifted-school founder/administrator. Mark is a 'semi-retired' emergency physician. We are both enthusiastic bridge players. Mark's favorite activity in Scottsdale is biking; Mary's is relaxing on the patio.

Mark Olsky purchased this villa in 2013

Why Mark Olsky chose McCormick Ranch

We've been owners at 'The Shores' for 17 years. When our friends, the McDonalds, next door to our #31, put it on the market a year ago, we snapped it up. Now, when we are in Arizona, bunches of friends and family can come and enjoy both places.

What makes this villa unique

It's perfect for people who are very active as well as those with mobility problems. There's good public transportation , but a car is recommended for access to all that the area has to offer. Did we mention this place is relaxing? There's a meditation open-air atrium within the villa.

Do your own cooking or laundry within or get it done for you nearby.

Amenities

McCormick Ranch Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , See note re Master en-suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In guest bedroom area. Large vanity. Glass door tub/ shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Glass enclosed walk-in shower. Sky light
  • Master bath en-suite, with separate walk in shower and bathtub. Double sink vanity. Skylights in all bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Roomy closet, Dresser, night stands.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Roomy closet, dresser, night stands.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , See details of Master Bedroom
  • Master bedroom with king bed, looks out to lake. Bathrooms en-suite. New bed from Copenhagen Imports, super comfortable. HD TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
Notes:
Subject to availability, rental can be coordinated with our villa next door, to accommodate a party of 12.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Loveliest views in Scottsdale area. Tranquil retreat in middle of everything.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This condo was PERFECT for our stay for a family wedding at the McCormick Ranch. We had every possible comfort of home, roomy, more than adequate for pop-in visitors and quiet at night! We will definitely consider renting this again in the future when we return to visit family. I would HIGHLY recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, very accommodating owners!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in these villas before so we somewhat knew what to expect - the location is great and the size of the villa is perfect for families. There is a ton of space, 2 living areas and nice patio off the back with a gorgeous view of the lake with the mountains in the background. Mark was very quick to respond to emails and graciously accommodated our late check out needs. He checked in with us to ensure we had everything we needed. The beds are comfortable and there were lots of towels. The only negative I found was that there wasn't a full set of dishes/utensils so we were having to run the dishwasher frequently. Overall a beautiful property with great owners, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, relaxing property!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great property, lots of space. Spent almost every waking moment on the awesome patio. Mark was exceptionally accommodating. Will absolutely book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Plenty of attractive space for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with cousins who live on the opposite side of the country. It was perfect for a weekend of visiting with family we are rarely able to see. There are many large, comfortable, attractive spaces for relaxed conversation on the patio, the living room/dining room and a family room. The living room/dining room is airy with comfortable furniture and big windows that look out onto a man-made lake that is just outside the patio. The early risers in our group were treated to gorgeous sunrises each morning through those windows. The pictures posted on VRBO are accurate. Although it is actually nicer in person.

The kitchen is stocked with everything we needed to make meals for our group to enjoy. The owners even had the coffee pot ready to brew when we arrived. Everything was very clean.

The bedrooms are spacious, attractively decorated and everyone had comfortable beds. There are three, clean bathrooms, each with a shower. The master bath has a large tub. There were plenty of towels.

We did not use the washer and dryer. But they looked new and the owners provided some laundry detergent.

The home is entirely on one floor. The location is very convenient with many restaurants and stores close by. The address is right on a major street. But the actual home is set far enough off of the road that there is no street noise. I only heard the ducks and geese from the pond. Some get up early to talk to each other.

The owners were very quick with responses when I emailed questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and well appointed

  • 4 of 5

The place was perfect for Super Bowl weekend. Well equipped with everything we needed and responsive ownership. Would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue 32
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
McCormick Ranch
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Fun train only
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Chart House, many others
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Flagstaff
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Oak Creek Canyon
Car: recommended

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West is nearby;

Sedona and Superstition Mountains are an easy same day excursion. The Grand Canyon is a long 1 day excursion, nice for 2 days. Golf, excellent restaurants, scenic walks and bike paths are right there. Best activity: Read a book on the patio at sunset and watch the wildlife and sunset colors over the mountains. Bring your best camera!

You are 20 minutes drive from Phoenix airport, 15 minutes from Scottsdale airport, but feels like 100 miles from civilization.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

If smoking has occurred $1,200
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $1,000

Guests who do any of the following: smoke, have pets present, abuse the environment or wildlife, have loud or disorderly behavior resulting in police calls, are required to vacate immediately and without refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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