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Lovely, Peaceful Desert Mountain Cottage..mountain & Sunset Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fabulous Sunset & Mountain Views; 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath rent Long or Short term

Our beautiful cottage is located in the community of Desert Mountain called the "Best Golf Community in the world" by the Robb Report. This is your opportunity to sample the best of high desert living in the 8000 acre gated community of Desert Mountain home to some of most beautiful southwestern style custom homes found anywhere. At 3000 ft in North Scottsdale, the home is high above the Valley below. At this elevation amazing views abound and temperatures run far lower than Phoenix. There is always an inviting breeze.

Just down the road is the unique, artsy town of Carefree and the cowboy town of Cave Creek. Carefree is also home of the Boulders Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and Spa as featuring 2 golf courses available for guest play. Nearby are a numerous array of wonderful golf courses, hiking trails, biking, great restaurants, galleries, and art shows. All this in a wonderful setting and clean air of the mountains and beautiful High Sonoran Desert. And you will be only a short, easy drive to the best in Scottsdale's great restaurants at Kierland commons.

Nestled into the side of a hill over looking prestigious Desert Mountain, this two bedroom, two and a half bath cottage has over 2000 square feet of open living space plus an additional 1000+ square feet of patios for outdoor living. The patio is off the entire back of the home and can be accessed from both Master Suites and dining area. It features a gas fired hot tub, fireplace, dining and lounging area, cocktail table and Stainless Steel gas BBQ. This home is very private, quiet and sits high above a low-traffic neighborhood street. This is a real place to relax.

The interior features an open floor plan that presents guests with fantastic views of the Continental Mountains and Tonto National Forest from every room. The home has a full dining room, living room with large flat screen TV and DVD. There is a remodeled eat in kitchen with new cabinets, granite counters and appliances. Also there is a laundry room and two car garage. There are two large master suites both with a large flat screen TV, gas fireplace, two walk-in closets and a tub and walk-in shower. One of the master suites also has a hide-a-bed and desk with printer and of course wifi is through out the home.

Nearby are a tremendous array of wonderful golf courses, Troon North, TPC, Boulders, Rancho Mañana, Legend Trail, Dove Valley, Talking Stick to name a few. Out your back door or close by are biking and hiking trails, horse back riding, a variety of restaurants, galleries, music and art shows. All this in a peaceful, beautiful setting of the mountains. If you tire of those activities, Bartlett Lake Reservoir is close for boating and fishing (less than a half hour drive). Pinnacle Peak, McDowell Mountains, and Camelback Mountain for additional hiking just to mention a few.

This is the perfect spot for one or two couples seeking a golfing get away. Desert Mountain is one of the world's top private golfing destinations, with six Jack Nicklaus signature courses, former host of the Charles Schwab Cup.

Desert Mountain Club amenities are exclusive to Desert Mountain members only. Home rental contracts do not render any access to Desert Mountain Club amenities. Should you wish to utilize the club amenities during your stay, you must be sponsored by a Desert Mountain member and obtain an Unaccompanied Guest Pass. Unaccompanied guest passes are issued with a maximum of 2 weeks. Prices for an Unaccompanied Guest Pass are as follows: Unaccompanied Guest Pass Pricing $15 per person Single Day Pass $110 per person 1 Week Period $200 per couple 1 Week Period $275 per family 1 Week Period $220 per person 2 Week Period $400 per couple 2 Week Period $550 per family 2 Week Period. In those cases you may use the Desert Mountain clubhouses, restaurants, fitness center, tennis courts and lap pools where meals and services can be charged on your credit card.

Keywords: Cottage, Casita, Townhouse, Town Home, Flat, Cabin, House

More Details

Sue Knopp
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Sue Knopp

We travelled the world and lived in around the US but when we got to Scottsdale that was it!

Sue Knopp purchased this house in 2015

Why Sue Knopp chose Desert Mountain

We have travelled the world but decided when we wanted to settle down this was a perfect location. There are so many things to do and although we love being outside and playing golf and hiking mountain trails, we like the proximity of world class shopping, dining, sporting events, music and theatre. Unlike some small homes offered for seasonal use this home is nestled into the hills well apart from neighboring homes. You have privacy and quiet.

We love the peace and quiet of our location but the convenience of amenities.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful views and quiet location. Close in but a world away. Newly remodeled kitchen and furniture and TV in the living room and master bedroom.

Our home is available for Long or Short term rental. If you are building or remodeling and need a wonderful place to stay longer term we offer a generous discount.


Desert Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Each Master Bedroom has full bath, 2 separate sinks, granite counters, tub and walk in shower. A powder room is off the dining and living room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite, TV, fireplace, 2 walk in closets and full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Suite, fireplace, desk, 2 walk in closets & full bath
  • 1 King Bed, gas fireplace, TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Lovely, Peaceful Desert Mountain Cottage..mountain & Sunset Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful and comfortable cottage with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We spent 40 days here and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The split floorplan with 2 en-suites creates more than enough space. The cottage is furnished incredibly well and is very comfortable. They've gone above and beyond, supplying the property with high quality sheets and towels. This certainly wasn't expected, but noticed and appreciated. The views....what can I say? Beautiful! Sitting out on the deck enjoying the quiet and the spectacular mountains, certainly is good for the soul. This is a special property, and the owners are incredibly nice and want their renters to have an enjoyable experience. If you are considering this cottage, book it. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much kind review. You were wonderful guests and welcome anytime.
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Great view, nicely appointed, easy access.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed out stay. Loved being by our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Peacful and much needed rest.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained and perfect get away. Home was exactly as described. The owners checked on us the first day to make sure all was ok. Great job Knopps. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you in our Cottage. We hope to see you again. Sue & Gary
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Quiet & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home set in the hills north of Carefree, AZ. We loved that it’s a quiet spot & has a nice sidewalk very close for our morning/evening walks. The patio which faces WNW is very inviting for enjoying a glass of wine at sunset! The sun shining on the mountains around is beautiful. The home is very comfy. If you plan to cook be sure to bring any spices, oils, salt & pepper etc. Kitchen is well equipped with utensils etc. We loved our week here - thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. You were wonderful guests and hope you can come again. Sue & Gary
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful, clean and laid out perfectly for us. The bathrooms and closets were spacious and the closets actually had nice hangers. The patio was absolutely perfect and the views outstanding! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We truly enjoyed having you as our guests and welcome you any time.
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The cottage is warm and inviting. Very well maintained. Beautiful panoramic mountain views.

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a peaceful, relaxing spot with breathtaking mountain views? Look no further! Owner made reservation & access to cottage extremely easy. We will return asap😉

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sky Harbor, Phoenix, AZ
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Scottsdale, Carefree & Phoenix
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Scottsdale & Carefree
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bartlett Lake
Car: necessary

Golf, hiking trails, horseback riding, great shopping and restaurants are just the start of the fun.

AZ Diamondbacks baseball, Cardinals football, ice hockey, Phoenix symphony, numerous museums (MIM, art, etc), top hospitals (Mayo Clinic), Barrett Jackson auction, West World, and many outdoor music pavilions and casinos.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
5+ added cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $500
Cleaning fee $200

The above payment terms are for stays of 30 days or less. For longer stays please inquire. Guests should also read our House Rules/Contract carefully. You will find it here on our VRBO site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund