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Luxury Home backing to Phoenix Mountain Preserve!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful updated 4 br home with sparkling pool

This is a great home in a very central North Phoenix location. It is close to the Freeway but backs up to the Mountain Preserve so it is very quiet! The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and has been updated throughout. Upstairs is the master bedroom with a walk-out patio. The upstairs bath is open to the master bedroom. The second upstairs bedroom has its own door but opens into the master bedroom area. The two downstairs bedrooms are both private and share a hallway bathroom. Travertine floors, new plush carpeting, new appliances and updated kitchen and baths make this a spectacular vacation retreat. This is our personal house, so everything has been done right. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. High speed wireless internet and cable television are included. The back yard is an entertainers dream with large covered patio, built in BBQ with sit-up bar, children's playground in back yard and a sparkling diving pool with extensive landscaping. It is great for outdoor BBQ's and sitting out and enjoying the perfect Phoenix weather. If you like to hike or bike, you will love the hiking trails just out the front door. Everything is close by so you won't have to drive far for shopping, restaurants, golfing, sporting events, and all the other activities that Phoenix has to offer.

Craig Meier
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Craig Meier

I was born in raised in SD but have lived in Phoenix for over 30 years. I love the outdoor lifestyle here and all the fun things to do in Phoenix. We are going to be snowbirds now and split our time between Phoenix and Crested Butte, CO. We decide that we would share our home in Phoenix with other adventurous travelers when we're not here.

Craig Meier purchased this house in 2005

Why Craig Meier chose Phoenix

Great house in a great location!

Close to everything but quiet location

What makes this house unique

Backs to mountain preserve. Really nice back yard with pool.


Desert Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master bath with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom with 2 sinks
  • Both bathrooms have beautiful travertine shower surrounds.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • There is also a queen size sofa/sleeper in the living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Home backing to Phoenix Mountain Preserve!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This location is very quiet and centrally located. Everything needed in the house was there and more. The view of the mountain right out the back foot was amazing and it was easily accessed for hiking.

I would recommend!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charles, Im glad you enjoyed your stay. I love our mountain views and the hiking and biking right out the door. Craig
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Wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. House was very clean and well kept. There was a minor issue with pool but it was corrected in an very timely manner. Owner is very easy to reach and responds very quickly, is very nice and professional.

Layout of the house is nice. 2 bedrooms downstairs with a full bath and 2 upstairs with a full bath. Upstairs is perfect for adults with small children.

Plenty of seating/dining and a really nice patio with an awesome view of mountains/hikers.

We will definite be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this home. Great location!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House! Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cortez house on the desert. The views from the back patio were sublime and we really enjoyed the BBQ and outdoor patio. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed to make meals for our family. Lots of seating for large groups. The beds were comfortable with nice linens. The house is close to everything...downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, the airport, Zoo, sporting events. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Phoenix!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family with young kids

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a wonderful stay at this rental home. The house is nicely child proofed and accommodating of young kids which really allowed us to relax. The pool is pretty cold despite the day time temps getting well into the high 70's, but the kids still enjoyed playing in the back yard on the play set and dipping their toes in the pool. The covered patio was really great especially for the few days we had of rain. The games, toys, books, and TVs equipped with Netflix were a much appreciated bonus. We will definitely be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House..Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Really nice house. Very comfortable beds, spacious and well stocked kitchen. Very clean and tidy at check-in. Beautiful backyard with the outdoor kitchen, large covered patio, pool, and great desert views! We loved the hiking and biking trails right out the door. Close and convenient to the Freeway, downtown Phoenix, airport, and Scottsdale. We will definitely book it again on our next visit to Phoenix.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Phoenix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 51
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
220 Miles
Rocky Point, Mexico
Car: necessary

This house is centrally located in North Phoenix right on the Phoenix Mountain Preserve by Hwy 51 and Shea Blvd. You are 30 minutes or less from Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix, Carefree, shopping, restaurants, sporting events (Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks) golf courses, museums. Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Botanical Gardens, and the Musical Instrument Museum are all nearby. Two minutes from our front door and your in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve with miles of hiking and biking trails flowing through the desert. Our house is in a quiet neighborhood but close to all the activities the Phoenix Metro area has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Desert Vista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Transition Season Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 2.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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