Southwest Secluded Luxury Home

House - Entire home/apt · E Miramonte Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, United States

Designed for entertaining. Large, open kitchen. Very private pool and spa. Covered 1,000 SF south-facing patio is cooled by a fog system in summer months. Includes patio tables and chairs suitable for a gathering of 20 guests.

The Space

On the grounds of a private north Scottsdale golf club. This home has 3,698 square feet (344 square meters) of living space on a single floor. The main house has three bedrooms (two masters), three full bathrooms (one with a Jacuzzi tub) and a half-bath powder room. The three bedrooms have one king bed and two queen beds. Two additional Aero beds and a portable baby crib are available on site. Extra linen and blankets are on hand for all beds. Windows eight feet high on the south side of the great room offer an expansive view of the Sonoran desert with deer, bobcat, coyote, javelina, and dozens of bird species.

Amenities include central heating and air conditioning (two thermostats), ceiling fans in most rooms, Cox cable TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, and two gas-burning fireplaces. The island kitchen is ideal for serving buffet meals and includes ample cookware and place settings for 16. The double kitchen sink includes refrigerated drinking water and Insta-hot water dispensers. Appliances include microwave and conventional ovens, gas cooktop with griddle, three refrigerators, coffee maker, dishwasher, garbage compacter, clothes washer, dryer and built-in ironing board with steam iron. A gas-fired barbecue is in the kitchen garden. All full bathrooms include a hair dryer. The garage has three parking spaces, two for cars and the third devoted to exercise equipment - treadmill, stair climber, rowing machine, exercise bike, multi-lift. Additional parking space is available outside the garage. Exterior doors throughout the residence are secured with dead-bolts. Grounds are illuminated after dark with low-voltage lighting.

High-speed wireless internet. TVs are in two bedrooms, the great room, kitchen and the exercise area in the garage. Voice intercom and a central music system reach rooms throughout the house and the south patio.

Baby accessories on hand include:
Graco Pack 'n Play On The Go Travel Playard
Fisher-Price Booster Seat
Baby Trend Activity Walker
Baby Trend Double Jogger, Elixer

A 1994 Infiniti J35 (automatic) is kept at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport and is available to guests at no extra cost. Use of the car requires a 3-night minimum stay. Directions to the car and a key will be provided when reservations are confirmed. Just return the car in the same condition as you found it (full tank of gas). A transponder on the front windshield of the Infiniti opens village gates automatically.

This is a NO pets, NO smoking home. Domestic help is available on call.

Also available on the same site across the driveway and over a walking bridge: A 767 square foot (71 square meters) casita with separate entrance. Sleeping accommodations for four: two single beds on the upper level and a sofa that converts into a queen-size bed on the lower level. This casita is available separately or in addition to the main house.

Guest Access

Only a short drive from the Boulders Resort. Less than 2 hours to scenic Sedona. About 3 hours to the Grand Canyon and 4 hours to Monument Valley. Pre-Columbian Indian ruins are within 15 minutes. The nearby western towns of Carefree and Cave Creek are known for art and wine festivals, an annual rodeo, quaint shops, Navajo boutiques and cowboy saloons. Spur Cross Stable offers horses for trail riding. Scottsdale is a cultural hub with museums, an art district, music, plays and fine dining.

Access to this property is through an attended security gate and requires approval prior to admission.

Interaction with Guests

This is a second home. The owners are usually in California.

The Neighborhood

Enjoy watching cardinals, Gamble quail, Gila woodpeckers, doves, cactus wrens and ravens feeding in the kitchen garden. The larger, fully-covered, south patio overlooks the pool and is cooled by a fog (mist) system. Balcony seating on the upper deck offers a view of Scottsdale and Phoenix to the south and spectacular sunsets bursting with pink, orange and pale blue to the west.

Getting around

No public transport is available. But ask about the car the owners keep at the Phoenix Airport.

Other Things to Note

The pool is private (out of public view), has a motorized cover and is heated to 84 degrees (29C) from June to October. The spa is heated year-round. Maximum depth in the pool and spa is 5 feet. A shower enclosed by dense vegetation is adjacent to the pool. The pool deck has table seating for 8, chaise lounge chairs and a portable sun shade. Pool toys (floats, balls, etc.) are in a closet near the pool.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $3000 /week
Monthly Price: $8500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $200
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time at your beautiful home. We all commented that it was like being at an exclusive private resort. The pool and spa were perfect and were greatly enjoyed by all. The rooftop was a great place to enjoy sunsets. We appreciated the privacy and the size of your home where we all had our own space. You were great hosts and the info you provided in your guest book was perfect. Hope to be able to enjoy your lovely place again soon. Thank you very much. The Johnson Family

    April 2014
  • Can't recommend this place enough. Lots of space, beautiful roof deck view, pool, hot tub all in a secluded part of Scottsdale. Every bathroom has an attached full bath and there are multiple places indoors and outdoors to enjoy a meal. Gary and Sandy leave no stone unturned in providing their guests with all the information they need to operate and enjoy their beautiful home and express a real interest in making sure you enjoy your stay. I happened to leave my wedding ring poolside and Sandy was very responsive when I alerted her and mailed it to me without hesitation. Looking forward to a future visit.

    March 2014
    Gary
    Response from Gary:

    Andrew,

    You were great! Thanks so much for you kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We're glad also that we were fortunate to have recovered your wedding ring. You are welcome back anytime.

    Sandy & Gary

  • If you're looking for a secluded desert getaway with conveniences, this is it. We shared the house with friends for a week and had a wonderful time. This spacious home made it easy for us all to cook, swim, and relax together around the pool while still having room for privacy.The setting is beautiful. The location was perfect for us for hiking and golf. Our hosts were very kind and helpful. We all are looking forward to our next stay.

    March 2014
    Gary
    Response from Gary:

    Your kind words are greatly appreciated, Amanda. We enjoyed having you and Danny! The extra effort during your checkout was definitely noticed and greatly appreciated You are welcome back any time.

  • Home was in a beautiful setting and was furnished with everything you could possibly need. Although we stayed for a short time the owners went over the top making sure we were informed on every detail in the house and opened their home completely for us!
    We plan to come back next Spring Training!

    March 2014
    Gary
    Response from Gary:

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments! Your husband and buddies were great guests. We really appreciate the respect that they showed us and our home. It was pleasure to meet Van and to host his him and his pals during Spring Training. Hope their team won!

  • The house was amazing, the location awesome. The hosts were warm, welcoming and we wouldn't hesitate to return next year for our winter vacation or recommend this property to others

    March 2014
    Gary
    Response from Gary:

    Thank you, Ryan, for you kind comments. We enjoyed hosting you and would welcome you back any time. Your respect for our home is obvious!

  • We had a great experience staying at Gary and Sandy's home. The hosts were very helpful in the days coming up to the stay, provided great detailed instructions for the home and were very responsive.

    February 2014
    Gary
    Response from Gary:

    We were delighted to have you and your buddies, Samarth. Thank you so much for leaving our home so neat and tidy. You are welcome back any time.

  • Precisely as described. Excellent and beautiful home. They made it so easy to be there. Full instructions. Home even better than photos. View stupendous. Very private. Car wonderful bonus, older but nice vehicle, clean, and easy to manage getting it and returning it. Fully stocked immaculately clean home. Beds comfortable. Guest bedroom off kitchen very private, full bath and bigger than most home bedrooms. Second master very big with full bath. First master enormous with huge bathroom. Lovely and well stocked huge gourmet kitchen and curved glassed dining area with great view. They encourage you to use the spices and condiments so one does not have to buy all those little things. We did a lot of cooking and found the kitchen a pleasure to use. Gas kitchen range. Gas grill on patio. Formal dining room is semi-private room suitable to use for a blow up bed if you need more sleeping spaces. Office and PC for your use. WiFi internet throughout house and patios. Good cell and 3-4G reception. Living room very comfortable w big screen TV and gas fireplace, huge windows and great views. Big windows and views throughout house! Peaceful and comfortable furnishings. Good linens. Washer and dryer. Workout equipment in third bay of garage. Extra refrigerator for cold drinks. The covered patio is enormous and we had breakfast out there. So restful. Cooled by mist in hot weather. Nice good size pool. Hot tub generous size. Inner courtyard is walled for security. More yard beyond the wall. Front courtyard and second master bedroom courtyard separate patios for extensive privacy. The upper deck where we watched the sun set is large, has table and chairs and a gas fireplace. Lovely tile and hardwood floors with thick native woven design rugs and carpet in bedroom and living rooms. Those are the amenities. The home is a luxury home with a unique layout of rooms to maximize interest. Upscale in design, neighborhood, and construction. Gated community was easy to access by following instructions. Gary and Sandy made it easy to arrive, stay and depart. They were always available for questions. Highly friendly and actually cared that we enjoyed ourselves. It was our first Airbnb rental and we are totally hooked. I felt like we were staying the home of a good friend while they were away. Everything ready for us, spotlessly clean, lovely, well kept. It was chilly a few days and the house was nice and warm, and there is AC for when it's hot. This is a home to treasure and value. It felt so very comfortable there. Sandy checked in a few times and was accessible. We had six adults. More than enough space. Very relaxed and private. Left good resources to enjoy the community. We went horseback riding at Spur Cross, and to the Grand Canyon (Southwest Tours great!), visited the farmers market in Carefree on Friday morning, toured Sedona and Cave Creek. Stores etc available in nearby Carefree. A highly successful and enjoyable experience!

    February 2014
    Gary
    Response from Gary:

    Wow! Thank you for all your kind remarks. We were delighted to host such a warm and gracious couple and your family. You are welcome to return any time.

  • Great home and lovely, helpful hosts!

    January 2014
  • Aside from the home being more beautiful and meticulously maintained then it appears in the photos.Sandy and Gary couldn't have done any more as our hosts.Making sure we had a full operational manual for all the amenities that there home has to offer to allowing us to use their car for our stay...I felt very much at home! We shall return!!! Thank you again..... Gary Barnes ps. Thanks for the bottle of wine and "homemade" jam.....we had to drink/eat it before we left as the only allow 4oz of 'anything' on the plane!

    January 2014
  • We very much enjoyed our stay-cation here! The house is spacious, yet cozy and comfortable; quaintly decorated, yet modernly equipped.

    There are a handful of nearby houses, but there is plenty of privacy. The serene setting provides ample tranquility for superb relaxation.

    The surrounding area is flush with wildlife, including many birds feeding from the bird feeders. We even saw a bobcat strolling by the driveway while we lounged in the pool area! (Don't worry, we felt safe.)

    The community's security personnel provide a secure and safe environment that enhances one's sense of comfort. However, with a bit of planning, it was no bother for guests to visit us.

    The Moselles were friendly, accommodating, and quick to respond when needed. After a small problem with a broken lock, a locksmith was summoned immediately, and the matter was resolved promptly and with no hassle on our part, whatsoever.

    I would certainly recommend this home!

    April 2013
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I am a semi-retired California attorney and live in California when not relaxing in Arizona. I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities especially hiking, and gardening. I run 2 miles a day and play racket ball several times a week. I enjoy most of my meals made from scratch (the old fashioned way) using quality produce and avoid fast food restaurants and eating out at run-of-the-mill restaurants. I am happy and content and because I enjoy my home, I take good care of it. I trust that you will also enjoy the home if you decide to choose it for your get-away.
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