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Guest House On Side of Mountain Stunning Views, Private

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio Guest house, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Our Santa Fe style mountain-side home has a 600 sq.ft. detached guest

house that we are renting to visitors. It would be considered

a studio as it has no separate bedroom. It features a King size bed,

plasma flat screen, walk in closet and gas fireplace. Located in

Paradise Valley, bordering Scottsdale it has a large

deck with a view of North Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak, and Carefree.

There is an outdoor fireplace near the pool that is enjoyable in the

evening. At night the view is city lights, and mountains on two sides.

This guest house is in an exclusive area which is very private but

near lots of shopping and restaurants. You may see Arizona wildlife

from the deck such as coyotes, owls, rabbits and road runners. This

guest house is perfect for two people and that is the limit that we

will allow. We are in the main house and only want guests who are

quiet and will not be having any parties.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Howe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Jim Howe

Born in Phoenix and Native American I attended Arizona State and have always had a home in Phoenix. As a youth I worked in my mother's hotel and bar. Later I managed restaurants and in 1976 I opened my own in Minneapolis. Soon I opened Native American airport gift stores in Minneapolis, Orlando and JFK New York. After 25 years of airport retail I retired in 2002 and live in Paradise Valley.

Jim Howe purchased this studio in 1987

Why Jim Howe chose Mummy Mountain Park

This property is on the North side of Mummy Mountain, Paradise Valley, AZ. This property looks North toward North Scottsdale, Carefree, Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountain Range. To the East, Four Peaks and the Superstition Mountains are in view from your private deck. At night there is a vista of twinkling lights, clear night sky and a feeling of magic.

What makes this studio unique

Situated on the side of a mountain this property is home to Arizona wildlife. Coyotes, owls, javalina, rabbits, quail and road runners inhabit the mountain. Walking the roads is an invigorating experience and you will find at any pace is a pleasure. Relaxing on your private deck and enjoying the warmth of Arizona will be just what you need to return home fully recharged.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for allowing me to host your visit. You are a beautiful couple and it was a pleasure for me. Take care.
Mar 2014
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Mummy Mountain Park Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Air conditioned, Linens Provided, Washer, Dryer, WiFi (wireless internet), Satellite TV, DVD player, Private Pool. Large Deck with Views.


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Guest House On Side of Mountain Stunning Views, Private
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews

This is a lovely property! We found it exactly as was described - charming and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on the mountainside! The room is charming, the kitchen is well stocked and the hosts couldn’t be any friendlier. There were flowers and snacks awaiting our arrival. The guesthouse was clean, the parking spot was very convenient and the size of the guesthouse was perfect for two. The size doubles when you take into consideration the lovely deck. The quiet and the view were dreamy. Thank you so much! What a pleasure meeting you-hope to see you again!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have wonderful memories of these guests and I hope to host them again in the Arizona warmth.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property. Casita was very cozy and comfortable. Location was excellent,just minutes from restaurants and all that Scottsdale has to offer. Jim was very nice, snacks waiting in the kitchen, beer in the frig and he brought 2 sets of bikes for us to use to ride around the neighborhood. Couldn't have been better!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An active good looking couple who spoiled me with being the "Perfect guests."
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"Paradise" in the Valley!

  • 5 of 5

From the day our request was accepted to the moment we drove away from Paradise Valley, our host Jim and his wife were the best! Pre-trip questions were answered quickly and anything and everything we needed to help us begin our stay was in the guest house when we arrived - snacks, bottled water, fresh fruit, bath and beach towels, kitchen supplies, and a phone charger stand as well! Jim's suggestions on places to dine or buy a few groceries were extremely helpful!

If you are looking to get away and spend some time relaxing in a quiet, beautiful, private location, while still being close to several wonderful activities in the Arizona sun, this is the place to go! We arrived as guests in a stranger's world, but thanks to our hosts' caring consideration for our happiness, we left a week later feeling like we had visited long-time family friends! It was a week we will never forget!

Thank you for everything!

Troy & Tracy

Berthold, ND

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "A genuine pleasure hosting genuine people" We hope someday their path brings them back to Paradise Valley.
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A great place to stay in Scottsdale/Phoenix area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jim’s place from Feb 11-18/18 and had a wonderful time.

From the communication with Jim shortly after booking via VRBO to meeting his wife and him on the date of arrival, right through to check out, we were very pleased.

An oasis in a very busy desert (we put over 600 miles on the rental), we looked forward to getting “home” each night to relax and review and plan the next day. Comfortable king size bed, TV channels were expansive, Internet speeds and reach were great, the kitchen was filled with the essentials and a BBQ grill was there if we chose to use it. The pool looked inviting - with warmer weather we would have tried it. The views from this mountain side home were fantastic.

We highly recommend.

Dale & Lois

Calgary, AB

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful couple and a pleasure to host their visit only wished it would have been a little warmer for them. A+
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Calgary, Alberta

Excellent accommodations, location and hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week in the guest house. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed for the week, including fresh flowers, snacks and drinks. The stunning views and optimal location (minutes from Scottsdale) made for a lovely week in the warm sun. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cherry Hill, NJ

Incredible Mountain Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 wonderful nights in this idyllic casita in the foothills of Paradise Valley. The deck and views from this property are stellar. Arriving from the northeast we were up early to see the sunrise which was amazing. In addition to the location, our host Jim went out of his way to insure we had a wonderful experience. In some ways this vrbo is more like a bnb experience with Robes, lotions, soaps, snacks and bottled water all provided. The casita is beautifully decorated with many southwest artifacts. The king size bed and linens are so inviting, and the bathroom is very large with lots of counter and drawer space. And there is a very large walk in closet that served more as a dressing room. Finally this property is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Scottsdale. The surrounding homes are so varied and architecturally stunning, and when you are in the casita you can only hear the quiet and nature sounds of the mountains, yet just two minutes away you'll find some of the best restaurants and shopping the area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to this beautiful couple and perfect guests who are always welcome.
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Nearest Airport
12.8 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Roka Akor
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Camelback Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4.3 Miles
Arizona 101 at Indian Bend Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Roka Akour
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Golf and Tennis.

* Auto Auctions.

* Spring Training.

* Shopping.

* Desert Tours.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walking / Hiking.

* Bike Riding.

* Mountain Climbing.

* desert exploring.

* Nature Studies.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Desert Jeep Tours.

* Go to Grand Canyon.

* Mountain Climbing.

* Horseback Riding..

Located in a beautiful area for walking, jogging, biking. Golf,

resorts, shopping, churches, restaurants close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

PayPal and personal check are welcome

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.