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This Is The Place, Beautiful, Open And Bright Two Story With Everything

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,728 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Desert Living In North Phoenix, Five Bedrooms With Four King Beds,Great Location

Five bedroom two story home with over-sized back yard backing on to Sonoran desert preserve with stunning 180 degree mountain views. Soaring ceilings and abundant natural light. Four king, two twin beds, and three full baths. Outdoor living area complete with fenced and heated salt water pool with waterfall, built in outdoor grill, eating area, and gas fireplace. Private second floor deck with seating area off master suite. Perfect vacation getaway with easy access to shopping, Lake Pleasant, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon.

Doug and Kathy Stringham
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About Doug and Kathy Stringham

Kathy and Doug Stringham

Kathy grew up in California, Oregon and Utah, Doug is a native to Alberta Canada.We have four children, and seven grand kids who all love the outdoors. We all now live in Alberta, except when we can get down to Phoenix.

Doug and Kathy Stringham purchased this house in 2010

Why Doug and Kathy Stringham chose Phoenix

This property fits our family perfectly. Our kids and grand kids love it. We too are in love with the North Phoenix area, especially the desert. The beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and black starlit skies keep us coming back to enjoy this home. We live for most of the year in Canada and enjoy the time spent here away from the cold. The hiking and biking in North Phoenix are terrific, the lakes are close and warm, and the photography is stunning. We are on the northern boundary of the City of Phoenix, gateway to Sedona, Jerome, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon, but only 30 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport. This home is a perfect get away. Sit by the pool and watch the hot air balloons drift overhead, or watch the hummingbirds hover in the backyard. Life is good here.

What makes this house unique

Comfortably sleeps ten. All appliances, full sized washer/ dryer. Fully stocked kitchen, just add food.Three LED Smart TV's with Blue-ray, Netflix, and Hulu plus. Broadband internet WiFi. Garage space for your vehicle with remote opener. The great outdoors and open views included at no extra charge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Gateway in Phoenix

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2728 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large garden tub, twin sinks, rain shower
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 downstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

This Is The Place, Beautiful, Open And Bright Two Story With Everything
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Our family had a great time at this house. It was a perfect situation for us.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The house had plenty of space for our family, and the pool and outdoor living space were great! It was a great neighborhood with playgrounds and shopping very close by. Overall it was a wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious home with a great backyard

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you need for a sun filled vacation in Arizona. We rented this as a Spring break vacation for ourselves and my daughter's family. The home itself is really nice. Five bedrooms were wonderful. Everyone had their own space. Loved that there were fans in every room to keep us cool at night. The backyard was perfect for us. Space for adults and artificial grass for the little ones to play on. We enjoyed playing in the pool. The temperature was perfect and the waterfall added a nice ambience. The fence and gates added the security we needed to keep the grandkids safe.

The area is perfect for families with young children. Close to shopping and activities. We walked the many paths in the area daily and played at the parks that were a five minute walk away. The Anthem Community Park was a five minute drive away and was amazing. The kids loved the splash pad, all the play structures, and the train ride.

We would highly recommend this house and hope to rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house. Comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice. Pool also. I brought two bicycles with me as I ride a lot. I appreciated having part of the garage to store the bicycles and associated equipment. Decent shopping nearby. Close to restaurants in Happy Valley.

We had no issues with the house. Downstairs seemed a little warm as Phoenix was experiencing record setting heat for this time of year. But it was not uncomfortable. I would gladly stay here again but I think next time I would look for a house with one level first. This is a personal thing. This is definitely a good home to bring multiple couples to share or a large family.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place great location

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Doug and Kathy's. The description does not do this place justice. It will far exceed your expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience, beautiful house! Nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay near Pheonix in a very nice neighborhood. The owners were very responsive to answering our questions. Nice community pool and hot tub available a few minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to spend Chistmas with our family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the neatness of the property, also the swimming pool even near the end of December. Our family had a great time spending our 35th Christmas together. The separate activity centers gave us the ability to spread out having different activities going simultaneously.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Multiple locations
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I17 Black Canyon Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Multiple locations
Nearest Ski
131 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Lake Pleasant
Car: recommended

Home is located in the beautiful community of Tramonto, with close access to all amenities. Two community pools, basketball, volleyball, tennis courts available to guests. Children's playgrounds within walking distance. Outlet Mall ten minutes from your front door. Ideally situated next to I17 for a quick trip to the best of the Arizona outdoors. Sedona, Jerome, and Flagstaff are a few hours north. Hiking and biking trails are everywhere. Lake Pleasant is minutes away. Professional sports and theater a short drive south on I17. It is all here.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in North Gateway, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
8 May 2017 - 15 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nightly Rate
31 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Non Refundable cleaning £115.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £463.82
Tax Rate 12.27%

Pool is heated by request in the high season and is optional. ( October 1st to May 31st ) Cost is $25 / day plus tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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