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 Guest House 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, Deer 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.
- Estate1300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
2Bd/2BA 1300 SF Casita-beautiful Mtn & City light views, rooftop viewing, pool
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 18, 2018
About Judy Sorensen
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.
Judy Sorensen purchased this Estate in 2007
Why Judy Sorensen chose North Scottsdale
The Guest House 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!
What makes this Estate unique
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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Better than expected!!
This is a lovely property with great views (especially from the rooftop deck) , high end finishes in the casita, cozy atmosphere at the pool. Every amenity nearby in this clean and quiet neighborhood. The hosts are very nice and accommodating. Property manager was quick to respond, even during a holiday time frame. Clean, comfortable and cozy made for a perfect getaway! We felt right at home from the moment we walked in the door. We will definitely come back again!!
Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughtful review. You were wonderful guests and we look forward to hosting you again in the very near future!
Beautiful, clean and private
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were lots of details that made the stay enjoyable: great, comfortable outdoor spaces with tranquil desert views (hearing and seeing the local wildlife was a treat); spacious, beautiful bedrooms and living space; and, full kitchen with the basic (and, more) staples. The owners provided clear information about expectations and specifics about the house to make it easy for us to arrive and enjoy our stay.
Thank you Joan we certainly enjoyed having you and your family/friends available at the Guest House! you were perfect Guests. We hope that you return to Arizona in the near future. We live in a beautiful area and choose to share it with others. Warm regards and safe travels wherever you go. Judy
Very quiet and secluded in the desert. Ideal getaway.
This 2 bedroom guest home has everything you'd need and more. Upgraded accomadtions throughout. Travel to the city is easy with many golf courses within a half hour.the Grand Canyon is 3 1/2 hr drive and if you hadn't seen it before it is breathtaking and worth the drive. The mountains are right beside us..Great view of the sunsets. I highly recommend staying here.
Thank you so much David’ we certainly enjoyed having you and your family as guests. Yes we are very blessed and we love our surroundings and therefore want to share it with others. Our main goal is to make our guest home a second home for those who utilize it. Hope that you return to the lovely state of Arizona soon!
The property was very clean upon arrival. The owners were very nice and helpful. It is so peaceful there. Love the views and sunsets.
We have stayed here many times, it is like coming home
We live the home, clean has everything. We love the natural beauty and wildlife, owner is wonderful!
Thank you so much for your review. We strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible and welcome you back anytime to your home away from home!
Judy Tim and Lisa
Excellent and unique holiday stay.
Loved the property and the owners were very attentive. Between back porch and roof top there is a great deal of outdoor living for those that love it. Would gladly return and would love to show friends such a unique property. Thanks Judy and Tim we loved it.
Jim we appreciate your review and hope you return to stay. Our goal is to make our guests as comfortable as they are in their own home.
Judy, Tim and Lisa
As you approach this luxury residence, you will see beautiful homes on 5 acres, some with horses/tennis courts. The Guest House 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellations more than sixty (60) days prior to arrival date are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $100, whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay that are made within 60 day of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. If the Property is subsequently re-rented, a full refund minus the cancellation fee will be made.