USA Arizona Scottsdale Listing #19480

Desert Escape - Scottsdale, AZ

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21 reviews
Max. occupancy: 7 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Secluded oasis with pool, putting green, roof deck, outdoor kitchen, & views

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, multiple outdoor seating areas for lounging and dining, and a roof deck for nightly stargazing sessions!


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).


*Parties and events are not allowed at this home.
This property is managed by Vacasa Arizona LLC.

The maximum number of occupants per rental is 6 adults, plus their related, dependent children. By renting this property, you agree to follow this rental requirement set by the City of Scottsdale.

State/province tax number: 21285474

You must be 30 years or older to rent this property.





Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Space heater

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Mountain view


Internet : Century Link


Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Private

Heated pool

Ping-pong table

Pool spa


Gas grill : Private




21 reviews

Lolly T. Oct 2021
I rented this for 6 of my nieces and me. It was the perfect layout for us. The backyard is amazing with lots of things to entertain groups. The location is fairly remote, but lots of hiking trails with trail heads within walking distance.
Frank B. Aug 2021
We spent a great weekend in this spacious home. It does need some maintenance & a more thorough cleaning. It comes with lots of necessities even though Vacasa says it doesn’t even have cleaning supplies. Hmm? It is so private & quiet with a huge lot front & back. There is lots of seating, inside & out so it’s good for all seasons with shade & pool in summer & fireplace/fire pit in the cold weather. We left satisfied but feeling it should have been priced according to its condition.
Manager response:
We have sent your feedback to the local staff for further review. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement and will work diligently with the homeowner to make any updates and repairs. We look forward to hosting you for your next vacation!
Wayne C. Jul 2021
House is beautiful and a great escape in the desert. When we rent homes in Scottsdale 4 times a year we are doing it predominately for the outdoor set up and the pool. This house has an amazing outdoor set up. However, when we arrived, the pool was filthy and had debris floating in it. It is monsoon season so things happen, however when you are paying a premium rate and staying predominately for the pool with kids it was disappointing that we couldn't use it first day and a half. Here's where Vacasa management did a nice recovery. They had a pool tech out Day 2 afternoon to clean the pool for us. Someone staying before us had messed with all the set up as well so all the filters were turned off and tech reset the pool. I will say the pool was missing one of the automatic vacuums that stay in the pool which would have at least kept it reasonably clean on arrival. On day 5, the scheduled pool cleaning, they reinstalled the automatic vacuum and cleaned the pool again and at least for our last 2 days it was spotless. Vacasa did issue a small credit for our inability to use the pool for almost 2 days. A couple things to note, this house has an elaborate TV, speaker system set up. I am very tech inclined but was never able after trying for 3 days to get the outdoor speakers to work. Sure thats minor, but they have installed a great speaker system and you are paying for that so it shouldn't be that hard. I eventually gave up. Lastly, there are very few if any glasses for drinking outside wine or martini glasses. Had to continue to wash the ones that were there. So that was all negative. The positive; great home layout for a lot of guests giving everyone room to breathe, great rooftop deck to watch sunrise and sunset, beautiful salt water pool with pebble tech bottom, nice putting green, TV's in almost every room and patio, Netflix logins on all TV's, comfortable beds, fun wildlife with rabbits, ground squirrels, quail, and lizards frequently visiting, close enough to Scottsdale Kierland for dinner and shopping while far enough out in the desert to feel like you have escaped, close to hiking trails like Pinnacle Peak and Granite Mountain.
Manager response:
Hi, Wayne, thank you for your review! We sincerely apologize for the disappointment at the beginning of your stay. Our local team strives to provide every one of our guests with the best vacation possible. We are so sorry if our standards were not met on your arrival! We know it doesn't make up for the disappointment, but we do hope the refund you received helped to relieve the frustration at least a bit. We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded your comments about the speaker system to the local staff for their consideration. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
John C. Jul 2021
Everything except the hot tub never worked and the coffee pot had a hole in it and was not replaced
Manager response:
Hi John,We apologize for any issues you experienced in communicating with a member of our team. We are committed to providing our guests with the very best vacation experiences, and we regret to hear if a personal touch was lacking. We hope you’ll give us a second chance to better serve you in the future!
Wayne S. Oct 2020
Nice outside space
Valerie S. Oct 2020
The backyard was gorgeous we spent the majority of our time outside. The only problem there wasn’t enough toilet paper, wash cloths or bath towels for the six of us. I recommend to get a Keurig coffee pot and labeling the light switches.
patricia f. Jul 2020
This house has it all. Perfect backyard outside and perfect set up inside. Amazing views to top it off. Can’t wait to stay here again!
Tamara J. Jun 2020
The house was just like the pictures. Nice secluded desert home. Beautiful setting. About 10 mins from grocery store but once you stock up, it a little slice of heaven!
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!
Manager response:
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.
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.
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!
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!