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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! Resort-Like Guest house on 5 acres in North Scottsdale

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2Bd/2BA 1300 SF Casita-beautiful Mtn & City light views, rooftop viewing, pool

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.

Judy Sorensen
Member since: 2015
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted by property owner who has taken over management of the property. Reviews from previous tenants with prior Management Company don't transfer over (unfortunately).

Very nice Casita and great location! Not too far out, but far enough to be away from the city noise and congestion. The sunsets and city lights were beautiful from the patio. Also great spot for viewing the wildlife. The quail and jackrabbits were especially plentiful. We were also lucky enough to see a couple road runners and a couple cardinals. A great time was had by all and we hope to return soon.
Sep 2014
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North Scottsdale Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk in shower with glass block accents
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , snail shower with glass block accent
  • each bathroom contains Walk-in Showers, with stained glass arabesque window, beautifully decorated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom 1 - King bed, in suite bathroom with walk-in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , access to outdoor patio
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing


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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! Resort-Like Guest house on 5 acres in North Scottsdale
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 32 reviews
London, Ontario Canada

Excellent and unique holiday stay.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for vacation. The casita has everything you need! The setting is lovely with plenty of privacy and a great location. We went on a couple of walks and enjoyed the beautiful views. We are thrilled we found so a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent!! We look forward to staying here again!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough about this property and it’s owners. The home and property were beautiful and well cared for. There are great restaurants and hiking nearby or you can relax by the pool or on the back porch with a wonderful desert view. Judy and Tim are great folks and we look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review we certainly strive to make our guest as comfortable as possible and focus on their needs. We do hope that you return as you were such a pleasure to have on the property. Warm regards, Judy, Tim and Lisa
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Great casita in a terrific location.

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen is very well equipped. The back porch was great. You are surrounded by the desert and it is a terrific spot to watch the sunset over the mountains, The whole place is very nicely done In a beautiful location. We enjoyed our month at the casita.

The hosts are terrific. They were very responsive to any to requests. I hope we get the chance to visit next winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such great care of our guesthouse. You and your wife are both a joy to have as guests and we do hope you can return as well.
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Overall a very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Only issue was the auto coffee maker was not operating. Not sure if it was the coffee pot or the operator?

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. Unfortunately we did not hear from you but would’ve been glad to show you how to operate the coffee pot. I actually did test it and it is working fine. We hope that you will return to our resident Kaseeta for a future trip.
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Great location . Very clean, very nice

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AJ's Fine Foods - North Scottsdale Rd
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airor
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
many fun bars/pubs in area - Local Bistro
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grayhawk and Troon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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