About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6 Adults, 2 Children
Relax or entertain at our luxurious 4-Bedroom secluded retreat in N. Scottsdale with amazing views of the mountains under the dark skies and stars in the Arizona desert.
Private and serene retreat setting like no other to entertain your family and friends or have a wedding reception, Spa party, or Holiday party. Allow our property manager to customize a massage package or golf package for you and your guests. This magnificent property is on a gorgeous 1 acre enclosed yard with a multi-level patio, bar, chilled CO2 beer keg, refrigerator, 50-burger grill, two fireplaces, heated negative-edge pool (this will require an extra fee for heating), spa (no extra charge), and large covered patio with outdoor furniture.
Close to all the excitement!
Just 5 min. from famous Greasewood flats and Four Seasons Resort for some great entertainment. Also 5 min. away from Troon North Golf Course and Vista Verde Golf Course; both in the Top 25 of Arizona's golf courses. 15 min. away for Cave Creek, where you can get a real western town feel and a taste of the west at Harrold's Corral and many of the restaurants on the main street. Want to be close but not too close to Barrett Jackson Car Auction, The Waste Management Phoenix Open, or any of the other N. Scottsdale events; you are only 15 to 20 min. away. You are close to Hwy 101 that's an easy 30 min. drive to Sky Harbor airport. If you want to shop, you are near Desert Ridge Marketplace, Scottsdale 101, Scottsdale Pavillion, and City North. Get serious just 30 min away at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Alright, you want to get away to a Casino; 15 to 20 minutes down the road and you have your pick from Ft McDowell Casino, Talking Stick Casino & Resort, and Casino Arizona.
The retreat has all of the necessary amenities including high-speed Internet, Apple TV for the latest movies from iTunes and Netflix, and satellite TV network.
A 4-car garage protects your vehicles and you are secluded away within a 6' wall that surrounds you providing you with security and privacy.
Special Event/Hosting Services available through our property manager.
If you need any special services setup, golf tee times, event tickets, VIP tickets, etc., let us know; we plan many events here and know who to contact to make sure your events are just as special.
Don't miss your opportunity to vacation in style while playing in the desert!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Richard Rule
We are The Kristine Taylor Philanthropies, a non profit organization helping improve the lives of individuals battling life threatening health problems. We provide home security, foster hope through emotional, physical, and financial assistance, while creating an environment for greater community involvement.
Richard Rule purchased this House in 2014
Why Richard Rule chose Rio Verde Foothills
This property was purchased as a retreat for people who need a way and escape to Paradise! A place where you can stay for a few days and get lost in the views of the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks and other vast reaches of mountains to the east from the home. Relax in a heated pool and spa to exercise if need be, or just recreation; both are welcome here. The pool is serene with a negative edge waterfall that gracefully compliments the surrounding landscape. The fireplaces at night bring that “campfire” feeling and togetherness while enjoying the million star clear black skies and the sounds of the wild.
What makes this House unique
Close to all types of restaurants, world renown golf courses, western town Carefree, outdoor hiking and riding, shopping, professional sports events, and all types activities, especially during the months from December through April.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place for a family vacation including grandkids
Loved the house and grounds. The views were spectacular. Owners should be more clear on the pool and spa. Cannot heat both at the same time and requires scheduling with a facilities manager to schedule the heating. It ultimately worked out fine but I felt sorry for the facilities manager. Wouldn't trade it for another location
Beautiful views and comfy beds.
We had a great time here. The views are tremendous with 360º access from the roof outlook. The yard was immaculately landscaped and a pleasure to relax in. So much in fact that we just spent the majority of our time here rather than inside or going out to explore. A great place to refresh and recharge away from everything.
There were some minor issues needing repairs as in most HomeAway rentals. None of the outdoor kitchen station equipment or speakers outside functioned so bring a bluetooth speaker and perhaps a cooler. The umbrella near the pool was broken. The grill functioned properly. There were outdoor heaters that helped take off the chill from the night time temps making it fun to stay outside and enjoy the sounds of nature including two visits, safely outside the fence, from a yipping pack of coyotes. That was a spectacular experience we couldn't have even hoped for. So amazing!
The biggest challenge was the pool/spa. We had paid substantially for them to be heated prior to our arrival from the freezing state of Maine in late February. It was the main reason we chose this place combined with the stunning views. I verified numerous times before we traveled that everything would be all taken care of concerning them being heated for when we got there and was assured that they would be. When we arrived neither were heated. We spoke with the super nice maintenance people and they reached out to the property manager and he started the process remotely to heat the pool. The hot tub heats up fast, within an hour or so. The pool took a whole day to get up to temperature. Being that this was why we wanted to rent this lovely house, and our short stay, we were disappointed. The controls by the hot tub and in the house to manage the pool heat and functions are very confusing, so be warned. The property manager can remotely control them so let him handle the heat functions. He is very accessible to help even into the late hours. Use the air jets and spa function from inside only to avoid hours of trying to get things working correctly. Seriously don't let anyone mess with the buttons near the hot tub or you'll spend hours fiddling with it and distracting you from what is an amazing space with an amazing view.
With some small repairs to bring this place back to 100% we would return yearly as this place is stunning. It just needs some TLC on a few items.
Special thanks to Daniel Houston the property manager for helping us out.
Beautiful outdoor space !
What a gorgeous outdoor space and location! We LOVED the backyard and spent day and night outside :) Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
This home was wonderful for our family, met all our needs. Loved the location it gave us a lot of privacy. Close to golf courses shopping and some amazing fine dining
Amazing Vacation Property... a few glitches but nothing major
We stayed here right before Christmas and we thought the property was amazing. It was quiet and clean and tranquil. We felt like we were way out in the desert, but in reality we were a short drive away from anything that we needed.
Our stay started out well but seemed to have a few hiccups along the way. The weather was much colder than we had anticipated (47 degrees) and it was supposed to get a little warmer, so we requested to have the pool heated. (We are from Wisconsin and swim in Lake Michigan, so we have pretty thick skin)! :) That request was taken care of right away and the pool guy was amazing. It took more than 2 days for the pool to heat because something was disconnected, so the pool guy actually came on Christmas Eve to fix it. We were very happy with his services.
The first night we were there, we turned on the gas fireplace and had a nice fire going while we enjoyed the living room. After that, we were never able to get the fireplace working again.
There were a lot of issues with lights/fans not working and light bulbs burned out. Nothing on the Master bedroom side of the house would work for us, including the heat! It was not a big deal though as the rest of the house was warm so we just let it go. The only other issue we had was that we couldn't get the sound system to work outside. We did contact the property manager because we were going to spend the entire day by the pool and wanted to listen to music out there, but we were told that it hasn't worked in a while. That was a disappointment as there are speakers everywhere outside.
As far as the overall stay- it was great. Our kids enjoyed the house very much. The pool and hot tub are amazing. Worth every penny of staying there. We made all of our meals at the house and did our laundry before heading home. We even got to watch the Packer game outside by the pool! The only thing I would suggest would be an instruction booklet with detailed information on how to operate things in the house and the lights/speakers/heaters outside. There was a binder with a brief description of amenities, but no instructions. We sort of figured everything out by ourselves.
So- if you're thinking of renting this property for a vacation, I would wholeheartedly say yes! The positive things outweighed the negative and the management was very attentive when we reached out with questions. I would very much enjoy staying here again in the future.
Great house and great location!
The house and backyard are beautiful. You can take your Mountainbike and ride on gorgeous trails. These trails are also great for running and hiking. Just follow 138th Street and enter the beautiful mountain preserve.
Lake Bartlett and Lake Saruago are not far away and perfect for any kind of watersport.
Great house. Great location!
You are very close to all of Phoenix Valley's featured events during our vacation rental times. If you love to golf, there are more than 50 top courses within 25 miles of this property. If you love to shop, you are in the right place ranging from technology to traditional products found in Old Scottsdale, you will find it within 45 min. If you love to eat out...well you will never eat at the same place while staying here. There are literally 100's of great restaurants for all types of tastes within minutes of the property. Are you treating your corporate clients, key employees, or wanting to have a special event while staying at the retreat; this property can host more than 150 people easily. Plenty of space and the views are amazing.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All deposits and fees will be paid through electronic payments or bank approved ACH. All extra fees are billed daily (heated pool), per pet, or per use (maid service). Any other service such as Personal Chef, Rental Cars/SUVs/Trucks and Chaffeurs are TBD, and event services based on event management contract.