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Luxury N. Scottsdale Retreat - Golf, Spa, Private, Wedding receptions, Etc.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

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.

Technology Available

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Rule
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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.

Amenities

Rio Verde Foothills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 2nd Bedroom private bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Public bath shared by 3rd and 4th Bedroom
  • Luxury bathrooms; tall sinks for easy access, beautifully decorated; Master Bath with roman tub, walk-in snail shower, his and her sinks and vanity areas and huge walk-in custom closet with a lot of space for you to store your clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Trundle Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , CA King Bed
  • Spacious Bedrooms with surround sound speakers; Master has access to patio, Flat screen Smart TVs, luxury linens, and comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A Private Chef, Massage, and other services to include car/limo rental are available upon request; additional charges apply. Note: All renters are required to either pay a $3,000 refundable security deposit or purchase Renters Damage Protection through VRBO.com or their own insurance and provide us a copy of coverage. Thank you.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

Beautiful desert landscapes backyard with infinity pool is where we speant most of our time!

  • 5 of 5

We used this house to gather family from different states to celebrate our sons high school graduation and it was just perfect! The owner is a breeze to work with, answered messages in no time flat and was gracious with an earlier check-in and later check-out as much as the schedule allowed :-) sure, there's some cosmetic flaws, but nothing that mattered...the only bummer was the outdoor speakers not working, so just screen share your phone to the outside tv and head to YouTube and voilà, music outside! Thank you for the great house!!! Hopefully we'll have our house built by the time we have family out again, but we'd use this place again in a heartbeat if we need! :-)

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location and features but the house was a bit run down inside and in need of some TLC

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay in a beautiful area. The outside amenities of the property were excellent. The house is a beautif house but showing some wear. There are a number of details inside the house that need repair - kitchen draw, drapes and shades, wall socket plates missing and a few other cosmetic details that if repaired would make the interior of the house spectacular.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place for a family vacation including grandkids

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful views and comfy beds.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful outdoor space !

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16.4 Miles
Scottsdale Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
11.4 Miles
The Living Room Wine Bar, Scottsdale, AZ
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ
Nearest Motorway
13.3 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
The Rare Earth Wine and Pizza
Nearest Ski
156 Miles
Snowbowl; Flagstaff, AZ
Nearest Beach
246 Miles
Puerto Penasco. Mexico
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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