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My Biltmore Bungalow - A Quaint, Quiet, Central Phoenix Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 933 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

Centrally Located, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Gorgeous Guest House


Have you stayed in enough multi-story condos or apartments? Seeking something a bit different ... like nobody trudging around above your head or hearing stuff through the walls ... or not being able to park securely right at your front door? How about a quiet, quaint, private, completely renovated guest house in an upscale neighborhood right in Central Phoenix? Wow ... what a great idea!

Built in 1959 in an irrigated grapefruit orchard on the outskirts of young Phoenix, the Biltmore Heights subdivision was eventually engulfed by the ever expanding metropolis to now be ... in the center of the city. This 1/3 acre property called Casa Verde is a fine example of early Phoenix ranch house masonry architecture that also includes a matching guest house - My Biltmore Bungalow. This spacious, well-designed, 933 square foot, 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow is a playful mix of mission arts and crafts detailing, mid-century Kopenhavn wall-hung furniture and family memorabilia.

In the great room, relax to the warm glow of a romantic fire in the large Arizona stone fireplace, dim the coffer lights on the hand-painted sky ceiling and pump-up the powerful 7.1 channel surround sound home theater with 42” HDTV. The fully-equipped kitchen boasts a dual compartment sink, disposer, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, electric range with microwave above, toaster oven, coffee maker and all the pots, pans, bowls, dishes, glasses, cutlery and supplies you might need. The master bedroom has a memory-foam-topped queen mattress, its own 32” flat screen TV, loads of closet space and a sliding glass door with black-out drapes to the bungalow's private covered patio and yard. The 2nd smaller multi-use room includes a dresser, writing desk, large closet and a comfy daybed. It's perfect as an office, quiet get-a-way or private bedroom for a 3rd in your group. A 4rth person can be accomodated on the roll-out trundle, but makes the room a bit tight. (Rental rate is for two guest - an additional fee is required for a 3rd and 4th guest).

In addition to all the above, My Biltmore Bungalow IS dog friendly (certain breeds not allowed). Two housebroken, well-behaved companions can come with you and have a pet door to a secure private yard.

And if that is not enough, for all you model railroad buffs, the main yard includes a large garden railroad. Bring your Standard, O or G gauge trains for days of operating fun while taking in the myriad of local train shows and swaps all winter long.

MBB is available for short or long term rentals at very favorable rates - less than most other apartment/condo units in this area. Do not expect the latest granite/stainless/bla bla fad. It is a 57 year old property with roots - and more than its share of real charm. Occasionally the roof creaks and pops; expanding, contracting, fighting a wind or shedding rain. It's just MBB saying; 'You're safe in my embrace'.

Electricity, water, Dish Network TV with DVR and Encore movie channels, high-speed WIFI, weekly towel/sheet exchange and yard maintenance is included in the pricing. Weekly or bi-monthly maid service can be added at additional expense, if desired.

MBB is located 15-20 minutes North of Sky Harbor Airport, and is within minutes to the Arizona Biltmore Resort and numerous nationally ranked golf courses. Centrally located, the property is close to Downtown restaurants, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Scottsdale shopping and nightlife, dining, bars, groceries, coffee shops, banks, libraries and galleries, Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak hiking, Phoenix Civic Center, Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Herberger Theater, Chase Field, US Airways Arena, Arizona State University, public transportation, Orpheum Theater, Steele Park and Margaret T. Hance Park. Nearby: Baseball Spring Training, West World Arabians and Bike Week, Barrett-Jackson, RM and Russo-Steele auto auctions, mountain biking, motorcycling, as well as horseback riding located at South Mountain Park. Additionally, the Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl and Insight Bowl stadiums are less than 20 minutes away.

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Glenn Saber
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017

About Glenn Saber

Hello from Glenn! I grew up in Chicago before moving to Arizona in 1972 to study architecture at the University of Arizona. Several years after opening my own practice in Phoenix, I purchased Casa Verde and moved my busy office into its wonderful bungalow where we worked for 20 years. Now retired, I personally designed and remodeled the bungalow into this spacious, quality rental.

Beyond architecture, I am very active with toy train collecting and operating, sport motorcycling, Willys Overland trucks, hot-rods, music, percussion, audio, video ... and my small Coton De Tulear dog Chaz :-)

Glenn Saber purchased this bungalow in 1993

Why Glenn Saber chose Camelback East

I looked for a permanent home for years before stumbling upon Casa Verde. There is something very special going on here. Relaxing, peaceful, unassuming, content, embracing. Could it be because it's ... green? Actually, Casa Verde is more of a compound than a home as the large bungalow, multiple fruit trees, garden railroad and abundant parking, make this property multipurpose. The central location is magnificent - close to everything - shopping, banks, entertainment, highways, parks, etc. Move? Where would I go? Why? This is my home.

What makes this bungalow unique

When in season, 1,000 incredibly juicy grapefruit and 50 oranges. Pick a few for breakfast before taking a peaceful walk along the canal with your dog. View Camelback Mountain and awesome sunsets. What a great, quiet and secure neighborhood.


Camelback Shadows Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 933 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Combination tub/shower wtih cultured marble surround, curved shower curtain, vessel type modern vanity and matching mirror, elongated bowl toilet, storage cabinet, hair dryer, vinyl flooring.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Daybed with roll-out twin trundle
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 95% black-out drapes, area rug, private patio access
  • Each bedroom furnished with mid-century modern wall-hung furniture, ceiling fan, alarm clock/radio, large closet and full length mirror. Floors are harwood laminate throughout.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Weekly linen and towel exchange included only on stays of 1 week or longer. Housekeeping available at extra charge. Garden railroad available to enthusiasts


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My Biltmore Bungalow - A Quaint, Quiet, Central Phoenix Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Love it sooo much

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay for year number 3. Will look forward to many more. Bungalow is perfect size, clean and comfy. Comfortable, airy, lots of light. Full kitchen works great for the family pizza maker! Neighborhood quiet, great for those hours I like sun tanning. Glen and company are a pleasure to know. Can't beat the location for getting out and around Phoenix. 17 minutes from airport. Can't say enough about the pleasure.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Only Place to Stay in Phoenix

  • 5 of 5

Incredible place to be. We live in Phoenix, but needed a rental while our house was being renovated. Has everything you need to be at home, there was not a single thing we had to ask for, it was all there. perfect place to stay if you have a small dog, private yard with a doggie door, literally wouldn't have survived this time with Glenn and his Bungalow. The guys are great, the place is perfect and if you need a central place to stay, this is it!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Comfortable, convenient, just like home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Glenn and Larry for another comfy visit. The quiet of the property and neighborhood was perfect for our visit. Everything about the place is like home-from privacy to sleeping to cooking to lounging in the sun. We enjoyed the closeby eateries and the ease of getting to the highway for airport pick up or a day trip. We appreciate your cordiality and look forward to another visit and a finished truck! Give Chaz a head scratch for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA 98004

Perfect location and area

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased when we arrived at the Bungalow. Glenn was there to meet us and showed us around. Everything looked like the photos and was clean and welcoming. We stayed for about three weeks and hated to leave because we felt so at home. We lived in Phoenix for several years and visit often, and this neighborhood is one of my absolute favorites, both for charm, beauty and the convenient access to a multitude of great restaurants, hiking and other Phoenix attractions. We visited family, hiked two different mountains, attended three spring training baseball games, and ate at many wonderful restaurants. We had everything we needed, and enjoyed both our time at the bungalow and when we went out.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Motorcycle friendly, cozy and well located bungalow

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Phoenix Arizona with our motorcycles and we found the My Biltmore Bungalow a great place to stay as we toured around the area. The property was exactly as described and well maintained. When we first arrived we were met by the owner and shown around. We immediately felt at home and started unpacking for our month stay. The Bungalow is very cozy with all the comforts needed for a lengthy stay. I especially loved the experienced of eating fresh oranges and grapefruit right off the trees growing in the yard.

The Bungalow is in a great location with a grocery store, a coffee shop and a few restaurants within walking distance as well as the canal close by for longer walks. We took advantage of the close hiking trails of Phoenix Mountain Preserve and drove the short distance into Old Scottsdale. We sent to see the zoo and Botanical gardens. Everything is fairly easy to get to including malls for shopping.

The owner is a motorcyclist. We really appreciate his knowledge of the area with suggestions on where to go for great motorcycle roads and there are many in the area.

We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • 5 of 5

My Biltmore is the best rental ever. Have been VRBO-ING in Phoenix multiple years. Property is awesome. Glenn is nice guy and very organized. It is spacious, homelike and well kept. Beds comfy, tons closet space. Full kitchen with great counter space. I am getting ready to book again!! Pluses are immediate parking, model trains, lovely covered patio, adorable Chaz the dog, and friendly Larry!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79

Please call before renting with any special requests - guests beyond 2, pets, etc. Early reservations: $200.00 hold is due at the time of booking preferably by Book-It-Now with the remaining balance due no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Check-in Date. Reservations less than 60 days in advance: 100% is due at time of booking with Book-It-Now with no additional hold deposit due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.