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Luxurious Scottsdale Home Convenient to Everything!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms (split), 2 Bathroom with View of Camelback Mountain


2 Bedrooms (split)

2 Baths with Shower & Double Sinks

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Private Barbecue & Patio

Private Fire Pit

Shared Pool (unheated)

Scottsdale Oasis is a 2000+ square foot, separate guest house located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. This house is the one of two houses on the property available for lease. (The owner's occupy the main house.) From the moment you drive into the driveway and see the Jim Sudal welcome sign flanked by native cacti and a stunning rock sculpture, you know you have arrived at a very special place.

The interior is filled with timeless mahogany furniture, custom seating areas and lots of art with an emphasis on the southwest. The oversized master bedroom has a Westin Heavenly Sleep pillow top king-sized mattress with 1600 thread count 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens and a closet big enough to be called its own room. You will enjoy a Bose radio/CD player in this bedroom. The private en suite bathroom is equipped with an oversized shower, double sinks, a make-up vanity and an abundance of storage space. The second bedroom, located on the other side of the house, boasts a Westin Heavenly Sleep queen-sized mattress with the same luxury linens and an exit to the patio where you can enjoy the barbecue, fire pit and view of Camelback Mountain; as well as the 6' onyx and marble fountain that hosts many hummingbirds looking for a shower or a sip of water. A Bose radio/CD also graces this bedroom. Feel like curling up with a book? Do so in one of the two very large Queen Anne chairs in the separate sitting room. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything we could think of. If you can't find what you need, let us know; we will do everything possible to get it to you within a short period of time. If you want to set up your computer or write some postcards, there is a built in desk in the kitchen. A wireless printer is there for your convenience.

This house also has a dedicated parking spot in our covered garage which leads into the backyard and to your home-away-from-home.

When you enter the property from the driveway or garage, you will pass by the main house and turn a corner to find a beautiful oasis in front of you. There are so many interesting sights; objects d'art and many rock features including a petroglyph rock all framed by beautiful landscaping going from desert plants to a lush, tropical feel surrounding the refreshing pool. The shared pool has a large shelf with chairs and an umbrella if you feel like lounging in the water. Just beyond the pool is the small pond with colorful koi and beautiful water lilies (in season). There is also a double lounger outside the front door if you want a comfortable place to sip on an iced tea and read a book. You know you are on holiday!

The back of the Scottsdale Oasis boasts a private, custom barbecue built in 2014. It might be difficult to keep your eyes on the grill as you enjoy the majestic beauty of Camelback Mountain right in front of you. Don't miss the fire pit! Nothing beats sitting by the fire pit with a glass of wine on a cool, desert night. This backyard is also home to our own mini desert botanical garden filled with many species of cactus and succulents. Just behind you is the orchard which has over twenty fruit trees from grapefruits (pink & yellow), oranges, tangerines, pomelos, lemons (yellow & pink), limes & pomegranates. In season, you are welcomed to help yourself to as much as you would like. Two bicycles are here for your exclusive use while you are staying in the Guest House. The canal, which is just a couple of minutes ride away, provides endless paths for you to explore our great city and its fine parks and golf courses.

Interested in turtles and tortoises? There are three fenced environments on the property: one with a 150-pound African sulcata tortoise, one with rescued box turtles and the last with rescued desert tortoises (indigenous to Arizona). All three of these environments are located discreetly to the side of the property, or in the front, so if this is not your cup of tea, you will not even know they are here. This house is also home to dogs. If you are not a dog-person, we will keep them out of your way. If you enjoy them, they will offer you a dog-fix while you are away from home! Twelve hummingbird feeders are placed around the property. Arizona hosts the largest variety of hummmingbirds in the United Sates, so you will have many opportunities to see different varieties and enjoy their antics as they feed, protect their 'personal' feeders and bathe/drink from the fountains.

Our Central Scottsdale location and proximity to the 101 Freeway makes this location unbeatable. No matter why you are here, or what you are doing, you are only an easy walk or drive away.

More Details

Karen Kline
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2018

About Karen Kline

After spending time in Virginia and California, we moved to Guam in the early 80's and enjoyed 10 years of great travel throughout Asia with our children. Even though we were working, it felt like an extended vacation! As high school and college years were looming in our eldest child's life, we decided to move back to the mainland, choosing Scottsdale as we were looking for the warm climate we had become accustomed to, and also loved the beauty of the foliage here. This was important after living on a lush, tropical island!

Karen Kline purchased this house in 1991

Why Karen Kline chose South Scottsdale

We recognized this property as a 'diamond in the rough' and have taken the last 20 years to build it up, piece by piece, until we feel we have our true dream property. We literally jackhammered up the backyard, from our back door outward, forming it into a park-like setting with many interesting facets and features including a koi pond, multiple fountains, beautiful boulders and even a large petroglyph.

What makes this house unique

While we live in the main house and absolutely enjoy having visitors, we also appreciate the fact that many of our guests are looking for privacy. We also enjoy our privacy and therefore are very respectful of your time and space with us.

We do have an additional 1500 square foot unit on our property containing: one-bedroom, one bath, full kitchen and powder room. If you are traveling with others, or additional family members who need their own space, please inquire about it. This may be occupied by other guests during your stay.


South Scottsdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double Sinks, Laundry Facilities
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Sinks, Makeup Vanity
  • Master Bathroom has a large shower, double sinks, makeup vanity with stool and lots of storage space. Gilbert & Soames and Caswell Massey soaps, lotions and accessories provided. Bathroom 2 has large shower, double sinks, loads of storage and the laundry facilities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Huge Master Bedroom has a king-sized Westin Heavenly Sleep Pillowtop Mattress with 1600 thread count pure Egyptian cotton bedding. Equipped with Flat Screen TV, sitting chairs, triple dresser, armoir and massive closet. Additional pillows available. Bedroom Two sports a queen-sized Westin Heavenly Sleep Pillowtop Mattress with a Flat Screen TV, triple dresser and large closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Guests can enjoy the small koi pond and waterfall, private fire pit and beautiful rock features and objects d'art scattered about the property, all connected by a meandering flagstone walkway. In season, the fruit trees are LOADED with juicy citrus (lemons, limes, pomelos, oranges, pink and yellow grapefruits, tangerines) and pomegranates. Three secluded pens house our 150 pound African Sulcata Tortoise, rescued box turtles and rescued Desert Tortoises. If you would enjoy seeing them, they would love to have your visit. If not, you won't even know they are here.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Molto bello!!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful!!

All the previous reviews are perfectly accurate. The Oasis is an exquisite gem in the desert. Bob and Karen have created an absolutely beautiful home in a gorgeous desert setting. The home is outstanding, and the description, while accurate, can hardly do it justice.

The home lives much larger than it appears in the photos. The Master Bedroom is huge and the Master Bath is perfectly appointed. If you enjoy cooking, rest assured that Karen has provided all the tools necessary to create a fine meal. We travel with our own sharp Chef's knife, but didn't have to use it.

You will find that the home is populated with unique artwork by local and international artisans. It is like living in a high-end art gallery. The grounds also include numerous pieces of art and sculpture.

The property is meticulously maintained and is in pristine condition. Enjoying the fire pit with a glass of wine is a great way to wind down the day at the Oasis. This home's location can't be beat, as one can easily walk to restaurants and shopping. The Arizona Canal and Indian Bend Wash trail are also close by, and provide miles of walking and biking trails.

I challenge you to find better hosts than Bob and Karen in the entire VRBO system. Every need is met or surpassed, and they genuinely make you feel at home. Last but not least, if at all possible you must have Karen introduce you to Harry the turtle. He is remarkable, and his story is fascinating!

Book it! You will love it!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! Our goal is to make this a seamless and comfortable experience for all of our guests. We are thrilled to know we accomplished that with your stay! You both are 5-Star Guests and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Venetia, PA


  • 5 of 5

We have VRBO'd many times in the USA and Europe, and this Scottsdale home - with Karen & Bob's wonderful hospitality - wins our "very best VRBO ever" award. Congratulations to Karen and Bob for an absolutely fabulous property and experience!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Debbie and Paul, for taking the time to review us and for the wonderful review! We loved having you with both were stellar guests! Look forward to hosting you again on a future trip. Our goal is to make each stay better than the last, so we have already put on our thinking caps! Happy Summer!
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  • 5 of 5

There is not much more to be said that has not been said in earlier reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility and comfort of the property. Fresh citrus fruits, songbirds at the fountain, a lovely home and awesome landscaping...what's not to like! You will never find more attentive or generous owners than Karen and Bob!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review us! We miss having you here! Looking forward to your return trip next year. You both were such a delight to host.
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Top of the line

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and wonderful owners. The attention to detail from silverware to landscaping is off the charts. Had a wonderful month in this home and wished it was longer. Karen and Bob couldn't have been more attentive . My entire family thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we enjoyed your wonderful family staying with us! Wish we could give you a five-star deserve it! Thanks are welcomed back any time.
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Fairport, NY

Amazing Scottsdale Oasis

  • 5 of 5

One of the best homes ever! Karen is amazing, the house was wonderful, and we couldn't have asked for better. I would give this home a 10 star rating if I coukd.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you here! Hope to see you back here next year for the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction.
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Blacksburg, VA

A Real OASIS is Scottsdale!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way! Two couples stayed here and could have moved in!!! The gardens were fabulous and everything was just right. Stay here!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mary. We appreciate your taking the time to review us...and also love that you had such a nice stay. Would love to have you back for another golfing adventure!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blanco, SumaMaya, Houston's, Flemings, First Watch
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fleming's Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Flagstaff, AZ
Car: recommended

This home is within an easy walk of AJs Speciality Grocer, Hilton Village Shopping, numerous fine restaurants including Fleming's Steakhouse, Scramble, Crust, Blanco & Paul Martin's, to name a few, as well as Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course and the Arizona Canal, a great place to walk or ride a bicycle. Hop in the car for a five minute drive to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, Old Town Scottsdale, Talking Stick Casino and McCormick Stillman Railroad Park. We are five minutes from the 101 Freeway and the Salt River Fields Spring Training Center, home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. We are ten minutes away from Scottsdale Stadium, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants, the Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Wonderland, Aquarium, Top Golf Riverwalk and many other sights of interest. We are 15-20 minutes from the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction as well as the WM Golf Tournament and the new and wonderful Musical Instrument Museum. The shopping districts at Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter are just 15 minutes away which also includes another array of fine restaurants. There are so many incredible restaurants (Scottsdale was recently named the #2 Foodie City in America!), shopping, sports centers, golf courses and things to do within a very short distance of this house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300

No Cancellations allowed on Super Bowl and Spring Training bookings unless property can be rebooked so please make your booking with that in mind. On other reservations, cancellations must be made 60 days prior to arrival subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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