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Desert Retreat - 4BR/3BA Heated Pool & Spa - (Renovated 2015)

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3100 SF, 4 bedroom, 3 full bathrooms, heated pool and spa, private backyard

Great home for Familes, Long Term Renters, Shoppers and Golfers! Very private & Quiet Home with Beautiful Mountain Views. This beautiful 3,100 square foot home was recently renovated and newly furnished and decorated with new mattresses, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, etc. This is the perfect place to get away and enjoy some quiet time relaxing or enjoy all that Central Scottsdale has to offer such as Golfing at Troon, McDowell Mountain, Ancala and Eagle Mountain. Hiking trails in the area such as Lost Dog Trail & Sunrise Trail, or boating on Lake Bartlett. As well as the large variety of stores at Keirland and Scottsdale Quarter. Families will enjoy the short commute to the Phoenix zoo.

You will enjoy relaxing in the heated pool or spa and lounging in the pool loungers or patio furniture in the west facing backyard. Outdoor entertaining is complete with BBQ, Out Door Dining, Loveseat & 2 chairs.

Everyone will have their own space in this home with an open floor plan & 14+Ft Ceilings. The home has 4 Bedrooms/3 Full Baths - 1 King, 2 Queen & 2 Twins. The master bedroom is very large with own sitting area and access to the backyard. The kitchen has a large center Island with 2 chairs and comes equipped with cookware, utensils, pots & pans, cutlery, coffee maker, etc. There is a Family Room & Great Room which are both equipped with a 60' LED TV w/BlueRay and Cox Cable TV as well as a pool table in the Great Room!

You'll enjoy great mountain views and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets here in quiet privacy while still being close to all of the activities you visit Arizona to do.

More Details

Owner
James Fried
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About James Fried

My wife and I enjoy vacationing in comfort. This home has been set up for us to enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer. We both have come down to Scottsdale numerous times and decided to buy in Scottsdale because there is so much to see and do. In Scottsdale you are always guaranteed good weather during your stay.

James Fried purchased this house in 2014

Why James Fried chose Scottsdale

This property has everything you need and is close to all ammenities in the Scottsdale Area. It is just renovated and has new furnishings. The property has amazing views in the backyard as well as a private heated pool and spa to enjoy day or night. This property is located in a quiet neighbourhood backing onto a reserve to allow you to relax and enjoy Scottsdale's beautiful weather in quiet. We have set up this home up to be enjoyable and comfortable for our guests to get the most out of the stay in Scottsdale. We hope people love this home the way we love it and recommend it to their friends and continue to come back to enjoy what we enjoy about the Phoenix area.

What makes this house unique

This property has lots of space and is a great home for multiple guests. The great room opens up to show off the backyard with the impressive swimming pool and spa as well as the views overlooking scottsdale mountain and camelback mountain in the distance. The home is in central scottsdale so all shopping, golf, hiking trails and water sports are a short car drive away.

Amenities

Desert Orchid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master Sitting Area, 48' TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached full bathroom. 40' TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 40' TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Desert Retreat - 4BR/3BA Heated Pool & Spa - (Renovated 2015)
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews
5

Perfect for Spring Break!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our spring break family gathering. We enjoyed cooking in the large spacious kitchen, grilling, playing pool, and splashing in the outdoor pool and hot tub. It was a 30 minute Uber to Sloan Field to watch the World Champion Chicago Cubs play their last spring training game. Beautiful Arizona weather, and the desert was in full bloom! Thanks for a great vacation stay at Desert Orchid!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful time in Scottsdale

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, spacious house that we all enjoyed during son's spring break. Outside pool, hot tub and patio was great for relaxing before and after golf. Kitchen was large, with plenty of room for cooking and serving.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tremendous Property

  • 5 of 5

Group of 8 golf guys. Couldn't have been a better fit for our group. Very large, nice pool table, great TV's, and spacious bedrooms and a back yard with a gorgeous view, especially at night. Well positioned amidst many great golf courses and restaurants. We played We-ko-pa. 11 minutes to course. Perfect fit for our group.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Winter escape

  • 5 of 5

The house, location, and views from the back yard could not be better!!!! We enjoy beautiful sunsets every night! James, the owner, was very quick to respond to every question or need we had! We have stayed at many VRBO's and this is by far the best we've ever had! Great location for golf, hiking, dinners, and enjoying the wonderful weather!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 of 5 for home and facilities, 0 of 5 for feeling uncomfortable during the stay.

  • 2 of 5

THE MAJOR DISSATISFACTION ISSUE was a last minute request by owner for us to 'hide in the house and garage' due to issues with neighbors and City Bylaw Officer. Most concerning was that we were asked to misrepresent the rental arrangement to the local officials if they came to the house. This made me and my guests very uncomfortable during the stay, wondering when a knock on the door would come. We wondered if our occupancy was legal and if we may be ejected or subject to legal action. This prevented the enjoyment of our vacation and stay at the home.

For this reason we will never rent a property through VRBO or a foreign owner again. Too bad, it could have been a nice stay but we all felt uncomfortable and misled.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, thank you for your review. I apologize that you felt uncomfortable during the stay at my home. In no way was that my intention. My response to a question you had raised prior to your stay was obviously miscommunicated to you over the phone. I should have provided a reference to the bylaw changes you were concerned about. I believe you misunderstood me during our phone conversation and I'm sorry I didn't communitcate the bylaw clearer to you. For the record a simple google search of "Bill SB 1350 Arizona" or "Short Term Rentals Arizona" will clearly outline the changes to be law in 2016 and that short term renters are allowed now in Arizona. Once again, I appologize I didn't make this clearer to you prior to your arrival and it's unfortunate that it affected your stay. Sincerely, James
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5

Beautiful house, great amenities, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome!

Beautiful house, great amenities, great location!

James was very easy to work with.

Spa is fairly secluded, great for a romantic weekend!

There was a minor issue with the spa, for the first couple days, but James was very responsive with a work around, and had the issue resolved in a timely manner.

Look forward to staying here again!

-Doug

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments Doug and being patient with the spa issues. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. James
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Sky Harbour
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ancala
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
101 loop
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Scottsdale Quarter & Kierland. Mayo Clinic is within a 5 minute drive. Many nearby golf courses.

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Rates & Availability

Desert Orchid House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
$5,500
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
$6,000
 
 
November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
$5,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
 
 
December
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$386
$2,700
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
$386
$2,700
 
 
January
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
$5,500
 
 
February
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,750
$7,500
 
 
March/Spring Training
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,200
$12,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $99

*Standard rate is to be used as guideline for most of the year but rates will vary throughout the year. Standard rates provides monthly renters an idea of what the cost is for more than 30 days
*These rates are to be used for stays longer than 30 days. Please inquiry for up to date rates and deals.
*Pool and Spa Heat is not included - $50/day for pool and spa, $20/day for spa only
*Cleaning - $300 / stay / clean

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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