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

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
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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.

Mark Olsky
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2016

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 Scottsdale

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.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Loveliest views in Scottsdale area. Tranquil retreat in middle of everything.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

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: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is very comfortable spacious and bright, it really is a home away from home, spectacular views of the lake, i'm really looking forward to renting this place again , grocery stores and shopping is A few minutes away so convenient, The owners are nice and friendly showed us around the place very helpful ,definitely will recommend this to anyone coming to the Scottsdale area

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much as we love these comments, they should not be posted twice. There was accidental duplication based on a single stay. Thanks.
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a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is very beautiful has spectacular views of the lake and golf course, The condo is very comfortable bright and spacious, definitely a Home away from home looking forward to rebooking this place again, The location is very close and convenient to grocery stores shopping and attractions easy to get around ,The owners are nice and friendly people very helpful,

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted our guests enjoyed it. Much of the reason we put the place in rental is that nice people seem to be attracted to it, get much enjoyment and take care of it when we can't be there.
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

South Scottsdale Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

20% upon booking, except special events and peak season, 50% 1 month before stay and remainder of full amount 1 day before arrival. (90% refunded until 60 days before stay, 50% until 30 days. Additional refund may be given with less notice if equal revenue is obtained for the entire stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Scottsdale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
Subject to availability, rental can be coordinated with our villa next door, to accommodate a party of 12.

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