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

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Cobalt Blue Glass Tile Pool With Travertine Decking


Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, A very small amount of Spanish and French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    Children must be old enough to be safe around shallow Koi Pond and Waterfall. Requires adult supervision....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a Koi Pond in the back yard, that is not fenced. Children must be old enough to be safe around shallow water pond....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is a small step at the entryway, the living room is sunken (family room is not), and there is a step up to the master bath. The Kitchen would be a little narrow in places. There are no ramps. I have had my mother in a wheel chair here, but she had to have some help. I suggest for a person with at least some mobility, maybe able to use a walker part time. Have had guests where one person used a wheelchair twice and it has worked well for them. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    4th is an office with desk, wet bar, trundle bed & pop-up...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Portable Crib in closit ...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Yes in upstairs Library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Billiard Room upstairs overlooking family room below. Large wet bar includes refrigerator with ice-maker. Has powder room, walk out balcony, overlooks resort like back yard and South Mountain....moreless

  • Games:

    various in cabinet in Billard Room...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Camel color Pocket Billiard Table located up the spiral stairs. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable and antenna ...moreless

  • Television:

    Large Flat Screen HD tv in family room, with smaller flat screen in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view of South Mountain...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Formal Dining Room with large table and 6 large chairs Breakfast Room with table and 6 chairs 4 Bar Stools at kitchen counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    For Looks only, Phoenix generally has no burn days. I have never burned a fire only candles. There is a gas fire pit outside....moreless

  • Garage:

    Three Car Garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Code is on back of wireless router in office....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Lots of Linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large Sunken Living Room, with wet bar, fireplace, dramatic entrance, Large exposed beams, dense shag carpeting, and view of waterfall....moreless

  • Parking:

    9 car driveway, as well as space in front of house on street...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of Towels and Pool Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of Dishes Utensils, Glassware, and Wine Glasses, ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two quiet European Asko dishwashers, one on each side of main triple sink....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large Gourmet Kitchen 2 Refrigerators, 2 Ovens , 2 Sinks, 6 Burner Gas/Elec Cook-top, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Pantrys, Warming Drawer, Trash Compactor, Microwave/Convection Oven, Butler's Pantry....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave/Convection combination oven with temperature probe....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double Dacor wall ovens, top of which offers true convection option. Temperature probes....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Crock Pot, Electric Can Opener...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators plus bar refrigerator in billiard room. All three have Ice makers....moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner cook-top. Dacor w /4 gas burners, and two electric, one large halogen to quickly boil a pot of water etc. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    6 slice toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Large tiled balcony overlooking back yard with beautiful view of South Mountain....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    One In garage...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lots of travertine decking, and Large covered slate patio, Large arbor covered slate patio, and large uncovered slate patio. Front courtyard with cantera stone fountain....moreless

  • Golf:


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Octagonal bronze gazebo over raised outdoor gas fire pit. Seating walls around perimeter allow for lots of room for everybody. Located just next to Koi Pond and waterfall....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large lush front bowling lawn, Large Pine Trees, Ficus Trees, Jacaranda Trees, Lemon Tree, Lot of Palm Trees, Large resort like back yard with Koi Pond and large Waterfall. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Barbeque Grill just outside Breakfast Room and Kitchen....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Resorts just a few hours drive away, Flagstaff, White Mountains, and Mount Lemon in Tucson....moreless

  • Tennis:


Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Jacuzi (requires $200 deposit on check-in for propane use. Tanks will be refilled after you leave and refund of balance will be sent to you along with a copy of the bill that was paid for the gas)...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Large Cobalt Blue Glass fully tiled pool with large shallow end and smaller deep end. Fully fenced with wrought iron fencing. Jacuzi with waterfall edge that flows into pool....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$3,000 $9,000
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,625 $7,875
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,000 $6,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$3,000 $9,000
* 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 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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sky Harbor International
2.16 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Ahwatukee Foothills Village, Phoenix, AZ, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english, A very small amount of Spanish and French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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  • Cobalt Blue Glass Tile Pool
With Travertine Decking

    Cobalt Blue Glass Tile Pool With Travertine Decking

  • office Bar

    office Bar

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Family Room w spyral staircase

    Family Room w spyral staircase

  • fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen 2  Ovens, Gas/Elec Stove, 2 Dishwashers, Warm Dra

    fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen 2 Ovens, Gas/Elec Stove, 2 Dishwashers, Warm Dra

  • Butler's Pantry with extra refrigerator off kitchen

    Butler's Pantry with extra refrigerator off kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with King size Bed

    Master Bedroom with King size Bed

  • Third Bedroom with twin Beds

    Third Bedroom with twin Beds

  • Todler bed

    Todler bed

  • Library with desk and table

    Library with desk and table

  • Laundry room desk and ironing board on wall

    Laundry room desk and ironing board on wall

  • Gazebo with firepit

    Gazebo with firepit

  • Office


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Dual fuel stove Gas and Electric both

    Dual fuel stove Gas and Electric both

  • Downstairs Powder Room

    Downstairs Powder Room

  • Large Guest Room w Queen Bed

    Large Guest Room w Queen Bed

  • Loft Bedroom Trundle with two twins and todler bed

    Loft Bedroom Trundle with two twins and todler bed

  • Billard Room with lg bar with refrigerator

    Billard Room with lg bar with refrigerator

  • Laundry Room w/ sink

    Laundry Room w/ sink

  • Koi Pond with waterfall

    Koi Pond with waterfall

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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