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Ultimate Privacy in Double Gated #1 Rated Golf DESERT MOUNTAIN Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private home with 3 bedrooms, 2 with king bed and 1 with queen bed. 3 full baths

Incredible mountain, sunrise and sunset views from the patio's eight oversized teak benches. This privately situated, southwest themed home has no other occupied homes immediately adjacent. Being a comfortable and relaxing oasis has been a frequent theme by guests who have posted reviews. Of course, if you are three or four golfers who each want your own room with a TV and private bath, just don't light the candles! One of the king beds will separate to two twins. There is a full size washer and dryer in the home.

Kitchen has granite countertops, gas stove and all the cookware and utensils and appliances a gourmand would need to succeed.

Since this home has privacy, if you look out the window and see a variety of song birds, road runners, deer, javalina, rabbits, owls, bobcats, coyote and an occasional linx (all quite harmless to humans) you'll match our viewings! This is a very comfortable home with all the amenities you'll need for a great visit or vacation

Keywords: Private, gated, spa, HDTV

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Scott Stephens
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Scott Stephens

Full time North Carolina resident who believes the golf and vacationing experience at Desert Mountain are the best of the best. My wife and I picked Desert Mountain because it offers all the amenities and area activities anyone could want. While we initially thought it made little sense to commute from NC to AZ, having done it for eight years has proven our earlier reservations wrong. We love this community!

Scott Stephens purchased this house in 2007

Why Scott Stephens chose Desert Mountain

We find the setting of our home affords us great privacy while being in the most convenient of Desert Mountain locations. Everything is nearby, the exquisite restaurants, health spa, pools, tennis, golf courses and practice facilities are within walking distance. Hiking and biking trails are within Desert Mountain and across the street in the thousands of acres national forest. And our home is safe with its fire sprinkler system, 24 hour security force and double gated community. The place is wonderful for one, two or three couples with private bedrooms, each with a full bath. Beds include two kings, one queen and a sleep sofa in the master bedroom.

What makes this house unique

We will assist you to gain access to the delightful restaurants, fitness facilities, health spas and pools. Use of the amenities at Desert Mountain require extra fees. Of course the indoor and outdoor jetted tubs are conducive to relaxation especially when under the starry canopy of heaven. Golf requires a member be in your group but people are so friendly we'll try to arrange a game if you're interested. You are also very close to other world class golf courses e.g. Troon North and Desert Forest. If you enjoy Native American culture, the Heard Museum is just down the street. Desert Foothills library is convenient and enjoyable as are numerous well established restaurants. shopping in Scottsdale is world class! Our minimum stay is three nights but longer term rentals are always appreciated.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Desert Mountain in Scottsdale

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Advance notice of guest's names required so access through security gate can be assured.
  • Children under 12 may not use outdoor spa except in presence of an adult.
  • Home arrival and departure instructions are in "House Book" on kitchen counter. WiFi password is on label of router.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Full private bath with each bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
5 TVs (3 HDTV), wireless speakers, 2 spas (inside and out), double master suite, unique SW decor, ultimate private escape, beautiful mountain and sunset views, walk to health spa, tennis, basketball and pools, back patio very private for spa or sunbathing


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Ultimate Privacy in Double Gated #1 Rated Golf DESERT MOUNTAIN Community
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Great place for family or multiple couples..

  • 5 of 5

Quite a nice spot up in Desert Mountain! The house has great space, plenty for 6 folks or maybe more. The location is easy to get to in DM, with quick access to the main highway.

The hot tub is a great feature, especially in the fall months when we were there. Big kitchen and dining area if you choose to stay at home for dinners.

Comfortable beds and big bedrooms, which two of are on opposite ends of house for privacy.

We would stay there again.. no problem!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments about our very special Desert Mountain home. You're welcome to come back whenever it suits you. Now if you can only fix my long irons!
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Desert Mountain home

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely property with all the conveniences. It was a little far out from Scottsdale restaurants, shopping and golf but loved the desert mountain area.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Next visit enjoy all the variety and quality of dining in the Carefree/Cave Creek area. (Scottsdale and Phoenix too have many enjoyable eateries) Thank you for the kind review.
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Wonderful time in the Desert....

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful property for a group of four to six people. We had three couples, each had their own bedroom and attached bathroom. Beautiful kitchen and patio with grill. The night sky in the hot tub was fantastic away from the ambient light of the city. Convenient location to the shops and restaurants of Carefree and wonderful golf courses.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to all six of you. It was our pleasure to meet you and host you. Call me when you're ready to return. Scott
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Keller, Texas


  • 4 of 5

The house was nice but not as pictured. Lots of the decor pictured in the listing was missing from the actual house. Seating at the formal dining table and kitchen we not the same as pictured in the listing. The house had new pots and pans but most everything else in the kitchen was well worn. If you are planning on opening the vertical blinds be cautious, they aren't easy. All the windows were extremely dirty, beautiful but dirty. The kitchen and bathroom drawers were dirty, the inside of the freezer was dirty but fridge side was lots better. Garage was very clean but opener didn't work nor did the main gate transponder when we arrived, we contacted owner who talked with Main Gate and got the transponder working the same day. The owner did make sure the spa was warmed and working when we got there a very nice touch. Owner was very responsive to our questions and the house had plenty of paper products, laundry detergent and plastic bags for trash. Location is really nice, we have friends who live in the neighborhood and were able to travel to their home with ease. It was also nice to find out that with a phone call or two we would have been able to use all the facilities Desert Mountain has to offer from Restaurants to Spa, not always available in gated communities. Overall, we would defiantly consider staying here again with a few minor changes.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thrilled With Our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two teenagers stayed at Scott and Gayles home for six nights the week before Christmas and we were completely satisfied. The home was more spacious than depicted in the pictures. Master Suite at one end of the house and kids' rooms at the other end. It was clean and supplied with most necessities. The back patio with hot tub is very private. One morning there were twelve javalina in the back yard! The Desert Mountain gated community has it's own private hiking trails that are just as challenging as the public hiking trails, but without the crowds. There is a fabulous health club within walking distance of the home. Scott was so easy to work with and very responsive to all of our questions. We would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weston, FL


  • 5 of 5

Scott and Gayle's house here in Desert Mountain is everything we had hoped for and more. The accommodations are fantastic as well as the surrounding area. Anyone who comes here can't help but relax. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back again. Thank you Scott and Gayle for a great place to stop and rest during our drive across the country!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. We have also found the home and community especially relaxing and enjoyable.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

#1 Robb Report rated private golf community with six Nicklaus golf courses, 'best of the best' home tours of community mansions up to 15 million dollars weekly (Thursdays)


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.92
Damage Deposit £1,116.45

Security deposit is refunded within two weeks of departure, assuming no property damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.