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Lg Resort Like Manor House, Lg Pool , Billard Table , BBQ, Mountains, Waterfall

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Enjoy your own private resort located just south of South Mountain Park

Large Stunning Resort Style English Manor. Beautiful grounds with giant cobalt blue glass tile pool , travertine decking, a relaxing Koi Pond with Lg waterfall, a gazebo covered fire-pit. Romantic, peaceful and serene, just outside of the city south of the mountains with easy freeway access, just a quick 15 min from Sky Harbor International Airport. Short drive to everything the Valley of The Sun has to offer. Lots of restaurants, movie theaters, shopping, sporting events, and outdoor activities. Sleeps 10 adults+Small Child+Baby.

Over 4,000 Sq Ft

4+ Bedrooms Two Baths and Two Powder Rooms, Three Wet Bars, a Billiard Room,

3 Car Garage plus a 9 car driveway. Beautiful Mountain Views, Built-in Gas Barbecue, , Caterers set-up Room, to easily entertain large groups. 2 Refrigerators, 2 Dishwashers, Gas Stove, Butler's Pantry, Library, Artist Loft, Laundry Room with Washer and Dryer. Large Covered Patio. Four bedrooms. No need to climb stairs if someone in your party has difficulty, most of the house is easily accessible. Kitchen can be Kosher.

Perfect to have your shower, your wedding, your reception, with rooms for your out of town guests, and even a honeymoon afterwords. Spiral staircase.

Bring your work with you, lots of work spaces throughout the house, with wireless high speed internet. Office on main floor. Cable TV. Gas stove, Additional hide a bed in family room. Toddler's Bed & Portable Crib.

More Details

Gail Ferrantelli
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, A very small amount of Spanish and French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017

About Gail Ferrantelli

Gail has lived in the valley for 47 years. She has two grown children but has helped raise 4 more, (her kids say many more) and has all together with steps, 13 grandchildren. She is a local realtor who has owned Talowa for many years. She purchased it years ago, and over the years has turned it into her dream home. She continues to work on it still. She currently lives with her significant other of 21 years, who serves on many local corporate boards, as well as the technology board of ASU. They live at an airport community, where they keep his private plane in the hanger attached to their home. They love to fly around the state, and the Southwest. You may find them flying to Sedona to meet friends for breakfast, Gail loves to entertain, so you will find many fun items at Talowa, which you are welcome to use to have a party of your own. She collects dishes, and loves recreating old furniture with chalk paint. You will see many of her items utilized in Talowa. Talowa is a perfect location for charity fund raisers, with it's large patios, and hardscape, soothing waterfalls and beautiful cobalt blue glass tile pool. Gail has hosted many secret board meetings in the valley over the years. If you need a place to discreetly plan your next merger or acquisition, Talowa is the place. Gail used to be an internal auditor for a local bank, and part owner of a large business, which was sold to a major bank. She used to also model locally, appearing in adds in the local newspapers, and at local resorts. Gail prides herself on being comfortable working with and being friends with people in all statures of life. She feels we are all special, and are all gifted in some way. Just because you may not be privileged to know another person's gift, does not mean it is not there. We are each and everyone a valuable person, with a purpose.

She loves to get to know people, and will share her experiences with you, hoping you will become comfortable enough to share.

Gail Ferrantelli purchased this house in 1999

Why Gail Ferrantelli chose Phoenix

Talowa has always been my Tara. When I got divorced, I wanted a home that could always be there for myself and my family. I am the Matriarch of my family, and Talowa has always been there when times were tough. My son lived there during the major renovations, while he was going to film school, at the Art Institute Of Phoenix, and working for PAX TV. They filmed a television show called IT'S A MIRICLE, at Talowa. It has even been on the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW. It was a lot of fun helping out, and feeding the crew. He now travels all over the world doing reality television, and is currently working on REAL WORLD. I have lived at Talowa myself, taken care of family when they were recovering from surgery. My children and their families, when they needed a home, my niece and her daughter, when she left her husband, my mother and others in need, have all lived there at various times, and it is a special place to each of them. I took care of my mother there after her open heart surgery. My significant other and I lived there when we were loosing his battle with cancer. Talowa has always given me strength. It is my Tara. I have had many parties at Talowa. It is a perfect place for entertaining. I would love to share it with you. It is great for vacationing, work, recover, and sanctuary. It is a healing place for the soul. It has great Chi.

What makes this house unique

Talowa has a unique feel as soon as you walk into the door. It is both elegant, warm and inviting. It has a comforting, protecting and sheltering sense about it. When people are in need, it opens it's doors and welcomes them in. People never fail to comment on how inviting it is. It brings them a sense of calm. You feel a strength from the nearby mountains. The sound of the waterfalls, the fountain, and the breeze blowing thru the pine trees all bring a comforting peacefulness.

Talowa is naturally cool with it's large pine trees, and the long twilight in the shadow of the mountains. The view of the mountains to your north draws you in.

You will feel a great peacefulness at Talowa.

Though it is south of the South Mountain range where the air is clean, it is still only a short drive to Downtown, The Airport, Tempe, Scottsdale, and many local attractions.


Ahwatukee Foothills Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Upstairs Powder Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs Powder Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 4th is an office with desk, wet bar, trundle bed & pop-up
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Portable Crib in closit
  • There is also an artist loft upstairs, that has a sectional that converts to a full/queen bed, and a toddler bed. Desk in upstairs library off artist loft.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
Home was used for a TV show called 'It's A Miracle' and has appeared on 'The Opra Winfrey Show'. One of the first homes built in the area. It was the developer's orig home. It has an amazing casual elegance and charm that just draws people in. Impressive, yet still peaceful warm and inviting. The large Pine Trees, keep the property naturally cooler, and when the windows are open, the sight and sounds of the waterfall are so calming and relaxing. Lots for children to do, and great for gatherings. There is an air-conditioned room in back of the garages, set up for caterers. Talowa is located near South Mountain Park, the largest in city park in the nation. It offers many hiking and mountain biking trails. Where you can rent horses for horseback riding. It is not far from the freeway, just a few minutes to the airport, Downtown, and spring training facilities. Being just around the south east end of the mountain, we get the long twilight, perfect for relaxing evening walks.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Lg Resort Like Manor House, Lg Pool , Billard Table , BBQ, Mountains, Waterfall
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Gorgous and inviting

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home away from home for 10 days!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 12th year enjoying Spring Training - 4 couples this time - and this house was plenty large enough to house all of us inside and out. We thoroughly enjoyed our evenings around the pool, and the fellows couldn't have managed without the spa each night! The kitchen was lovely and we had a great home cooked meal one evening and made use of the grill and the large dining room table for the 8 of us! The house was large, beautifully decorated, and easy to find a quiet space if anyone wanted or needed it. The 4th bedroom (office/study) was not ideal for sleeping, but the couple that slept there was very accommodating and made the most out of it with no complaints.

Gail was a great host and explained everything thoroughly and made it easy to check in and out. Talowa will be on our sights for next year just as soon as we pick dates! Thanks for offering your nice home, Gail!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, MN

Lovely home!

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent 7 nights at Gail's beautiful home in Ahwatukee. Her home was spacious, well equipped and beautifully decorated. The pool and grounds were lovely. We especially loved all of the outdoor seating and shaded areas. The gas fire pit was very nice later in the evening when it got cool. The only thing keeping this from a 5 star rating was some difficulty using the spa and the fact that the swimming pool was not heated. This may or may not be an issue for you depending upon the time of year you visit. Being from Minnesota, our kids enjoyed the pool anyhow. We would definitely consider renting from Gail in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, Thank You for the lovely review, It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at Talowa. And thank you for doing the towels for me. You are so sweet. I enjoyed meeting all of you. I could not help worrying about you getting home safe, with all the snow that was forecast. I would love to have you and your family come stay again. The pool should be warmer already. The sun is here waiting for you. Take care, Gail
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Great property, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. Gail was very gracious and showed us around the property so we knew how to use all the amenities without any trial and error. There was plenty of room for the eight of us to spread out for privacy when we wanted and to congregate as a family all of the other times. The back yard is very nice and Gail was very accommodating with a nice welcome basket.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great for large groups with plenty of room. More than accommodating renter. Can not say enough good things about our experience at this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Benjamin for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you all. I hope you come back again with your families. Let me know if you are looking to get out of the snow. Gail
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Clarksville, TN

Lovely spacious property. Beautiful setting for son's rehearsal dinner.

  • 5 of 5

We were in need of a large home to accommodate family from out of town for our son's wedding. After seeing this beautiful clean large property and all it had to offer we decided to use the home for our son's rehearsal dinner as well! The owner is attentive, helpful, and has the house stocked with everything one could ask for to include a chef's kitchen and decorations/props (we used for our dinner which saved us $$ and time). We comfortably entertained 60 people setting up tables around the patio and using the large kitchen to serve food catered by Anthony's BBQ (highly recommend). The house is elegant but feels like home. The bride's father was in a wheelchair and we found the home very accessible. The grounds are relaxing and well groomed as well as very private. Location of this property is near everything one needs and close to the airport. Highly recommend this home for family gatherings, parties, and small weddings/rehearsal dinners. Gail made it a top priority to see we had everything we needed and took very good care of us. It was PERFECT!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lana, I really enjoyed meeting you both. You have a lovely family. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. I love sharing Talowa with people. You are the only person I ever met who has such similar interests to myself. Wish you lived here, know we would be best of friends. I really hope to see you again sometime when you come to town to visit your son and his new bride. You two are a great couple how lucky you are to have each other. Take care and thank you so for the lovely review. Gail
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Sky Harbor International
Nearest Motorway
2.16 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ahwatukee Foothills Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.57%

There is a $200 propane deposit required if you want to heat the spa. The two tanks will be refilled once you leave and any remaining balance will be mailed to you along with a copy of the bill for the propane.
The Master has a king size bed, The Large guest room has a Queen size bed, The middle bedroom has two twin size beds. There are additional areas upstairs that could have 2-3 twin beds added. The Couch in the family room is a Queen Hide-a-Bed. The office has a day bed that pops up into two twins (king). A Portable crib is available. The Koi Pond is not fenced. The Master bathroom has Soaking tub and separate shower, There is a full hall bath and two powder rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. Home has a separate caterers set-up kitchen for large entertaining.
Ideal for weddings, showers, and other social events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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