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

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in North Gateway - Perfect vacation getaway

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Doug and Kathy Stringham
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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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.


based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

This Is The Place, Beautiful, Open And Bright Two Story With Everything
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Great Property, Great Owners, Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. We had 6 adults, and 3 children and room to spare. In fact we had so much room that we even left one the main floor empty. The upstairs rooms are very large, the house is fully stocked with all the amenities you could ask for. Many things to do in the area from sporting events, to enjoying the beauties of nature and we enjoyed every single one. The pool was great, excellent size, very clean and was the perfect thing during a sunny afternoon. This is one of our favorite places to go, we have stayed at this house there three times and will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed from the moment we drove into the neighborhood.

The house was wonderful!. The beds (we used four of the five bedrooms) were very comfortable. The kitchen, as others have commented, was stocked extremely well. There wasn't one accessory we looked for that wasn't available. The outside area was wonderful, as well. The pool, the gas grill, the gas fireplace...all perfect.

Another plus was the fact that the property had a wonderful proximity to many things "to do" in the area. We found grocery stores, shopping, areas, baseball spring training, Arizona State University & the community park (which has a farmer's market on Sundays) very conveniently located. We even drove to the Grand Canyon & back in one day. We would also recommend a trip to Sedona, which could be done in a day.

Needless to say, we would more than recommend this property to anyone looking to visit the Phoenix area. It was all we had hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This rental has it all!! Close to shopping! Comfortable inside and out with enough room to go around. Doug and Kathy are Gracious hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time that my family rented a house like this and it was a great experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Our trip to Phoenix, Sedona and the Grand Canyon

  • 5 of 5

Truly spectacular place. The house is spacious and super clean; you can tell it is well maintained and cared for. We enjoyed the heated pool, grill and outdoor fireplace. The views from the upstairs balcony made for a peaceful morning! The kitchen was very well stocked and I was even able to use the washer and dryer so I will be leaving tomorrow with clean clothes in all of the families suitcases! Thank you Doug and Kathy. We enjoyed our stay and are grateful that you open your home to people like us. Stay here...you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Very nice place we all had a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Place was exactly like they said it would be! Clean and very nice. It worked out great we had ten people stay and there was plenty of room for everyone. We all enjoyed the pool as well. Don't be afraid to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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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

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Non Refundable cleaning £123 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £491
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Gateway in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2728 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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