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Near Scottsdale Events, West World, Gainey, Mc Cormick Ranch, Kieland Commons

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Via De Caballos - Secret Garden Art Villa

1 bedroom open Cottage with charming courtyard upscale neighborhood

This Art Villa has quiet ambience. Nestled on the south end of a large Estate. It has it's own Private courtyard and walk through entrance gate. Max 2 person rental.

Off street parking on Estate.

Restaurants close by and Safeway with many carry out items three blocks away. Trader Joe's and Whole foods nearby too.

Short drive to West World where Scottsdale events are held. Jackson Barrett Car Show and the Arabian horse show.

Wireless internet and Cable TV and a nice kitchen complete with dishes and pots and pans. Two burner stove top, counter top oven, microwave, coffee pot, freezer and refrigerators. Jacuzzi bathtub and shower. Towels and Bed linens provided. All you need is your suitcase and a couple of arms full of clothing.

Best for guests who are fit and trim because of the walkways inside and the antique English door by the bed. It is very French Style. Comfortable love seat in the living room and queen size bed in the bedroom. Marble topped desk facing the flat screen for a home office. Fast Wifi. Open floor plan no dividing walls.

One guest called it his long skinny house.

There are books about painting and art and painting supplies behind the cabinet doors in the living room. Some people say that in the photos it looks like a garage door but it's just a long row of cabinets and I used to have a huge table there where I taught people how to paint on porcelain. I turned it into a guest villa/ suite for a couple of years while I was busy with life and did not have time to paint. I will go back to painting one day and until that time you have the charm of living in a real artist's retreat.

It is usually rented by a traveling single person. Couples are fine too. If you have a lot of belongings this would not be perfect for you. Best for vacationing people traveling light. It has an armoire in the bedroom with about 4 feet of hanging space and some shelves. The Flat screen Tv swivels to watch from bed or from the living room. There is another TV in the kitchen and one in the bathroom.

Hand painted porcelains in the hutch in the bedroom and paintings beneath the copper ceiling on the patio. One of a kind. Unique. For those tired of mundane.

Named the Secret Garden Villa because of a famous writer who once stayed here and commented that he felt he was in his own secret garden.

Main estate pool just open your back door up walk up your back sidewalk 125 feet to the main Estate. Perfect place to catch the sun and enjoy pool side.

There is a cactus aquatic center nearby .They have lap swimming in a heated pool. It's a wonderful place only two blocks away and they also have a weight room downstairs that is wonderful.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Diane Gray
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 October, 2016
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About Diane Gray

I am a cheerful lady. I have enjoyed the process of building and developing this large private Estate. I enjoy antiques and art.

This is my son Brian and I by the pool. I have a daughter in Brooklyn New York.

I am easy to talk to since I am originally an Iowa/Nebraska girl. Hospitality is second nature to me. If you need something just call me or knock on my back door 125 feet away a short walk up your back sidewalk. I would never knock on your door and you have complete privacy here. But if you see the red truck I am here in the Main Estate if you need something.

Why Diane Gray chose Scottsdale

I bought this piece of land in 1974 and watched the city unfold around me. I think I have the best location because I am half way between the 101 and the highway 51. Half way between Old Town and Kierland Commons. I love this peaceful spot that is minutes from events in a quiet area of town.

What makes this cottage unique

It looks like country France on my property I have been told.


2 holidaymaker reviews

Near Scottsdale Events, West World, Gainey, Mc Cormick Ranch, Kieland Commons
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Cozy & Serene

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable & clean accommodations. Lovely, private garden. Conveniently located to golf, hiking, sights, shopping, restaurants. Caring & helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely private setting

  • 4 of 5

We'd go back. Lots of lovely spots to enjoy outdoors. So nice to have a private area to relax with morning coffee. Also close to shopping and about 2 1/2 miles from the excellent Indian Bend bike trails if you like to cycle.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Car: necessary

Near West World, Barrett Jackson Car Show, Arabian Horse Show. Near Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch. Near Mayo Clinic, Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Baseball.

Quiet Villa in a world of it's own on a Retreat Style property. Near bike paths , shopping and golf.

This Cottage is in a very affluent neighborhood of Estate Properties. Safe, Quiet Neighborhood. Parking for your Car. Private Entrance Gate to your Cottage/Villa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Via De Caballos, Scottsdale

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Peak Season Scottsdale
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning.linen charge £82

This is a Quiet Estate and I rent to well mannered guests who respect their personal spaces. The Art Villa is a sweet whimsical arty French inspired non cookie cutter eclectic space loved by those wanting something with soul and charm. Not for those who have special needs or pets. When writing tell me please who will be leasing the space your age and something about you. I can make sure this is the right spot for your personal needs. Thank You.
I am the owner operator a Christian lady designer.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Via De Caballos in Arizona

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi bathtub and rain water shower head. Washer and Dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Size Bed complete with Linens. 2 person max rental Open Concept house. This is a long house with a completely open concept from one room to the next. It has a cozy feel. Flat Screen TV, DVD player. Armoire for your clothes.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The Art Villa was built to teach painting on porcelain. It is only open to the public a few months out of the year. There are painting supplies in the cabinets and in the file cabinet. Art items are not for guests use. If you would like to schedule a private painting class with me just ask. The Art Villa is loved by couples or singles looking for something unusual and charming while they attend the many Scottsdale Events of Winter in Scottsdale.

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