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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Desert Mountain Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Fabulous Sunset & Mountain Views; 2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Spa, 4 Fireplaces, 3 TV

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, Stainless Steel gas BBQ and gas heater for chilly evenings. 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 Tradition golf tournament and now host to the Charles Schwab Cup.

Access to its six Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses are available to Desert Mountain members and their guests or if sponsored by a Realtor. In those cases they may use use the Desert Mountain clubhouses, restaurants, fitness center, tennis courts and lap pools where meals and services can be charged on any major credit card.

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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Sue Knopp
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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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 cottage in 2015

Why Sue Knopp chose Scottsdale

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 cottage 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Lovely, Peaceful Desert Mountain Cottage..mountain & Sunset Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A beautiful and relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage and would HIGHLY recommend this for any couple looking for a getaway! The views were amazing and the amenities were all on point! Everything we needed was there!

Most importantly to us, it was quiet and super private. We were only able to stay for the weekend, but would defiantly return! Thanks so much Gary!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Beautiful views and peaceful environment

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. It was super clean and well equipped with everything you'd need, towels, bedding, kitchen cooking utensils etc etc. The patio is amazing, private, and can easily accommodate the entire family. If you like to BBQ this place has a great grill. The hot tub heats up quickly and is the perfect size. Lastly, the owners are attentive and really provided a comfortable experience. Needless to say, my family and I really enjoyed our stay. If you're looking for a place in Desert Mountain, this is it. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Special Cottage"

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this lovely Desert Mountain cottage was very comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. We treasured every minute and plan to return! It is a perfect environment in which to relax, unwind and appreciate the beautiful views from the back patio. The cottage's furnishings are clean, attractive, comfortable and welcoming. The back patio with a hot tub is inviting and delightful. There is even an outside grill!! It is ideal for a couple (or two couples) to enjoy a wonderful get-away. The owners are very responsive, professional and pleasant with all communications. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying several days in this nicely finished and furnished home that has all the amenities required. Updated and immaculate throughout, the open kitchen and living spaces are a highlight, offering opportunities for entertaining or just enjoying some quiet time. The separated dual-master floor plan is perfect for two couples. Tremendous views of the surrounding area are to be had from the deck and hot tub area. The location is perfect to enjoy nearby hiking and bicycling opportunities. Secluded, but close enough to easily partake in the restaurants and night life that the nearby towns of Cave Creek and Carefree have to offer. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the cottage numerous times and thoroughly enjoy it every time we are there. The kitchen has recently been remodeled and the entire home is very well appointed. We are proud to have guests stay with us or just guests over for dinner. The floor plan is ideal for 2 couples each with a master bedroom and bath separated from each other by the living space. It gives great privacy and is very comfortable. The location is perfect and close to the things we like to do. There are miles of paved walking paths and hiking trails in the mountains.

The owners respond quickly to questions or inquiries and are very nice and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Desert Mountain home

  • 5 of 5

I had a fabulous time staying at this beautiful home. Everything was top-notch - from the views to the decor with its tasteful, elegant furniture and the sumptuously comfortable king bed. I loved this place. Outside is a large patio with very comfortable furniture and wrap-around views of the mountains. The neighbors were quiet and classy. There are numerous hikes to do in the area and I did several. I also played 3 stunning golf courses recommended by the owner of the property. Great restaurants in nearby Cave Creek. I noticed many people riding bikes and wished I had one too. This home is large enough, private enough and designed in a way that 2 couples could easily have an enjoyable stay while having their privacy. I would recommend this home in a heartbeat and the owners could not have been nicer. From the moment you arrive at the home's entrance, you will be totally charmed.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Desert Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $200

Deposits and payments (not VRBO or Paypal fees) are refundable up to 60 days before check in. See our agreement for details. Damage deposit is fully refundable upon our inspection. Paypal is also accepted with a 3% convenience fee. These terms and arrangements are for rentals of 30 days or less. We welcome longer term rentals. Please inquire on longer terms deposits, refunds, payments etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Desert Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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