Lush Tranquil Private Resort-Like Casita on 5 Acres in North Scottsdale

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North Scottsdale Luxury Desert Jewel- relax poolside;enjoy Mountain Views galore


Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Mariposa Grande -- Spanish for 'Big Butterfly' -- is the name of the quiet, secluded street where this house is located, and here, you can really spread your wings. This beautifully decorated casita is located on the rear portion of a 5-acre luxury property and features a separate driveway, a separate entrance and ample covered parking. Hunkered down amidst native desert fauna and landscaping. It has 2 large bedrooms -- 1 master with a 'snail-style' walk-in shower and another bedroom with a hallway bathroom featuring another walk-in shower. Both bathrooms are elegantly done in gorgeous custom tile work. Every room contains large, flat-screen TVs and fireplaces, while the kitchen features stunning granite countertops, cooking island and breakfast nook. Relax on the patio at sunset with city views and a sizzling barbecue, or step up to the resort-style pool and enjoy a cocktail while water tumbles over the pool's custom rock fountain feature. Picturesque views include some of the best in all of Scottsdale: tranquil mountain vistas from the patio and rooftop viewing area; blooming desert flora all around; wildlife such as jackrabbits, coyotes, javelina, cardinals, cactus wrens and more! Whether you come to Scottsdale to enjoy the world-class golf courses, the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, the Arabian horse show, Cactus League Spring Training Baseball games, the designer shopping, the award-winning restaurants, or hiking or biking the hundreds of trails, you will really enjoy relaxing here after all the activities.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    children welcome as long as they are with their parents...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    pool is not fenced therefore highly recommended for older children who can swim....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Bedroom 1 - King bed, in suite bathroom with walk-in shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    access to outdoor patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 -King bed across hall from bathroom with walk-in Snail Shower. Both bedrooms have a fireplace, beautiful views, access to outside patio, radio/alarm close, reading lights ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    walk in shower with glass block accents...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    snail shower with glass block accent...moreless

  • each bathroom contains Walk-in Showers, with stained glass arabesque window, beautifully decorated....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    television in each bedroom and one in living room...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    panoramic views of surrounding mountains from Casita and roof top access as well. Abundant hiking areas in close proximity. Desert wildlife,coyotes, bobcats, quail, jackrabbits, bunnies to name a few!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining:

    seats 4, all countertops are granite...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    patio part of Unit. Upstairs viewing deck a must see!...moreless

  • Golf:

    golf courses in abundance and in close proximity to Casita/Residence...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    steps away from Luxury Estate pool and lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January 30th
Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,750 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning/Turnover Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airor
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
many fun bars/pubs in area - Local Bistro
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grayhawk and Troon
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nicks Italian Restaurant, Mastro's Steakhouse,

Car: Necessary

As you approach this luxury residence, you will see beautiful homes on 5 acres, some with horses/tennis courts. The Casita is located on a 5 acre luxury estate located in the heart of the pristine sonoran desert of North Scottsdale. It is 15 minutes from the western town of Cave Creek with many shops and eateries - a must visit! Golf courses galore in close proximity. Minutes away from Princess Resort where the Phoenix Open is held. West World is also close where the Arabian Horse Show is held. This area is quiet and peaceful. You can see the beautiful mountains by day, and the stars and City lights by night. Yet, it is minutes away from many fine restaurants and the Cine-Capri Movie Theater, Whole Foods Grocery Store, Boutiques, the Talking Stick Resort and Casino (which also includes a gorgeous golf course).

Many restaurants, drug store, grocery store, banks, Church within 1/2 mile of residence.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Judy is a Phoenix native who grew up in the city and over the years yearned to reside in the North Scottsdale area to get closer to nature. She's a loving mother of two and grandmother of three who is very active in walking, hiking, fundraising for cancer research. She works in the Commercial/National Title Insurance industry for a Fortune 500 company and has for 35+ years all the while adding on to this gem of an escape. The cozy confines of the Mariposa Grande 'ranch' still host family events, friendly gatherings and holiday get-togethers. But there's no livestock at this ranch. The only 'wrangling' that happens is the rounding up of good times and fond memories. She travels to Mexico where she owns a home on the beach and has many family vacations there as well.

Why the Owner Chose North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, USA:
The Casita is located near several major attractions including DC Ranch, Fashion Square Mall, Kierland Shopping Center, Cactus League Spring Training Games, Musical Instrument Museum, Heard Museum North, Taliesen West, NASCAR Racing at the Phoenix International Raceway, Old Town Scottsdale to the South and Cave Creek/Carefree to the North, Pinnacle Peak Hiking, TPC Gold- home to the Phoenix Open, WestWorld - home of the Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction and the Arabian Horse Show, and much much more just minutes from your doorstep!

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Slip on those walking shoes and head out the door for beautiful scenic desert walks in a safe environment. You may see a deer, bobcat, coyote and loads of quail and bunnies! The property is 2 blocks from Pinnacle Peak Road which is used by cyclists and walkers/joggers as it contains bike lanes for your safety. The surrounding mountains add beauty to your exercise. You are minutes from many world renown golf courses, Troon North, Troon Mountain, Grayhawk, Desert Mountain to name a few.

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  • North Scottsdale Luxury Desert Jewel- relax poolside;enjoy Mountain Views galore

    North Scottsdale Luxury Desert Jewel- relax poolside;enjoy Mountain Views galore

VRBO #666852

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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