Experience the secluded desert magic of North Scottsdale at this incredibly positioned home with mountain and valley views! You'll have a breathtaking patio and yard with a private pool spa, a Pebble Tec infinity pool, an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, and a firepit where you can tell stories amidst gorgeous desert landscaping. Enjoy a spacious kitchen where you can cook for a crowd, multiple outdoor seating areas for lounging and dining, and a roof deck for nightly stargazing sessions!
What's nearby: This home sits on more than an acre of land in North Scottsdale, where it enjoys wonderful privacy near the edge of Tonto National Forest. You'll find fantastic desert hiking at the Tom's Thumb Trailhead (seven miles south) and Pinnacle Peak Park (5 miles southwest), a variety of world-class golf courses and spas within an easy drive, plentiful opportunities for shopping and fine dining at Kierland Commons (16 miles southwest), and renowned annual events at WestWorld (17 miles southwest).
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen with a wine fridge. Dogs are welcome with a small, nightly fee The pool and pool spa can be heated upon request! 5 day notice is required and a pool heat fee of $115 per day plus tax must be paid prior to check-in.
This property is managed by Vacasa Arizona LLC.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Property tax ID: 21285474
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Century Link
Cable : DirecTV
Nearby activities & attractions
Pool : Private
Gas grill : Private
Marc A.May 2020
The owner needs to make immediate repairs to the pool heater (after 2 days, still wasn't warmed up), clothes washer (which flooded the floor upon use), outdoor TV (sound but no picture), refrigerator ice dispenser (which didn't work, but spilled ice cubes all over floor when door was opened), several knocked over landscaping lights (some with broken glass), and a missing bolt from the rooftop deck umbrella which made operation difficult. The lack of any handles on the kitchen cupboards also drove us a bit batty. However, despite all of these problems, we still greatly enjoyed our stay, primarily due to the location, views, style, functionality, and cleanliness of the home. The home was Very clean, spacious, and nicely appointed. The backyard is HUGE and there is ample room to spread out and enjoy. Our favorite part was the rooftop deck which allows a sunset view to the west as well as an amazing view east to the mountains. We also enjoyed the privacy that the location had...only 2 neighbors on either side, and nothing but open land to the east. Be aware that this property is off a short dirt road, and could be an issue during the rainy monsoon season. The water was good pressure, and showers always hot. The bed/pillows in master bedroom was very comfortable. Note that all of the beds are quite high off the floor. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need, including lighters to get the outdoor grill lit. There are also two fold out baby cribs (however we brought our own) and an electric air pump (which we used to inflate our kids pool for our toddler). There is a 4 car garage available for parking, although outdoor parking is also ample. The living room has 2 nice sofas and the TV worked easily with the Logitech controller. One thing to be aware of is that the yard has a lot of cactus and rocks. If you bring children, you will need to keep an eye on them as it can be dangerous. Also, this area is a bit cooler than downtown Phenix and has a nice breeze....which made our stay truly enjoyable!
Thank you for your review, Marc. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay, and we will work with our local team to ensure these items are corrected for future guests. We hope to host you again in the near future!
aaron p.Apr 2020
This was by far our best vacation rental experience! First of all, the home itself was PERFECT! All the amenities needed to make the most of family time - a beautiful pool, tons of games, beautiful outdoor cooking and lounging areas and a perfect location. Some of the area's most beautiful hiking trails are just moments away. Second, Vacasa was accessible and easy to work with but what made it even better was the friendly neighbor down the road. He checked in with us several times to make sure everything was going smoothly. We can't wait to visit again!
Scott G.Feb 2020
Love staying at Desert Escape! The location is perfect, the house is cozy, the neighbors are friendly, and the new furniture and amenities outside add a nice touch. Will definitely be staying here again.
Jason G.Oct 2019
This house is very comfortable and fun!
Christopher D.Aug 2019
This home was an absolute pleasure to stay in. It had all the comforts of home but also all the amenities of a resort (pool, hot tub, games, outdoor sound system, bbq grill, pool bar, putting green, frisbee golf). We will be back to rent this again.
Daniel J.Aug 2019
4 man golf trip in August. Home was comfortable in all respects. The only issue was the lack of cell service but setting up your phone for WiFi solves that problem easily. Will rent again for all future trips to PHX/Scottsdale!
MICHAEL O.Aug 2019
The home had more than enough space for my family. We could have easily brought another family to share the fun with us. But the icing on the cake is the backyard, with it's wonderful infinity pool. It also has a bar, an outdoor grill, hot tub, fireplace, a putting green, ping-pong table, and various other games. We love getting up early and stand at the edge of the pool to watch the various birds, and two families of quails with babies in tow. This secluded home had everything that we needed, and more.
Karl O.Aug 2019
My family and I had an exceptional 9 days in Phoenix. The most amazing thing was were we stayed. The Desert Escape home exceeded my expectations. The home had Bluetooth music throughout the house, kitchen had all supplies that you need for entertaining. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The outside is amazing. We spent hours everyday by the outstanding pool, outdoor patio areas and upper lounge area on the roof of the house. The neighbor Chip was kind enough to greet us and made us feel welcome. I can't say more; can't wait to go back and stay at the Desert Escape again!
Shane B.Jul 2019
Brought my family out here for a couple days of R&R. House is exactly as advertised and the backyard is super nice. The property is run by vacasa and I have to tell you they are by far one of the best property management companies we have ever dealt with (and we travel more than the average family). Before our stay all my communication and questions went through Ashley who was amazing at answering everything quickly and accurate. Than leading up to the rental I worked with Jon who was equally awesome. Jon in fact helped me get pointed in the right direction to order the UFC fight that was on that Saturday night. I just felt that was something most property management companies wouldn't have done.
Getting back to the house their was plenty of room and bedrooms for everyone, their kitchen and cabinets were well stocked, and the house had pretty much everything you would want or expect from your own house. Would definitely rent again, and props out to Vacasa for making the rental such a great experience.
Tiffany W.May 2019
Great vacation home! Beautiful view and a lovely scenery! Just enough space for a couples or singles trip. Not close to the city and was a little hard to find but definitely rent out again in the future!