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Gorgeous contemporary lakefront with pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful, relaxing lake front home in wonderful East Valley lake community, with swimming pool. Completely remodeled contemporary 2100 sq. Ft. home with 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 4.

On the water with a beautiful view, with over 5 miles of stunning shoreline.

Kitchen equipped for most of your needs, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a lake view while you prepare your meals! Every room in the house overlooks the lake, backyard is on the water with sunset views. 55' TV and high speed internet. Beautiful walking paths and parks with playgrounds. Abundant choices of restaurants close by.

Breathtaking views of the water, fishing, and sunsets from the backyard.

Over 150 golf courses (2 within 10 minutes)

Restaurants, grocery stores (1/2 mile or less away)

Sky Harbor international airport 20 minutes away

Arizona state university and mill street shops

Tempe town lake and park

Gammage center for the performing arts

5 casino gambling resorts within 20 minutes

Spring training sites (cubs, giants, angels and as)

Phoenix zoo and Papago park

Phoenix botanical gardens

Hiking at South mountain

Chandler fashion square mall; Arizona Mills outlet


Old Scottsdale restaurants and Fifth avenue shops

World class Scottsdale Fashion square mall

Downtown phoenix; Ball park, Heard museum, Science museums, Art museum and more

Restaurants, shopping, Camelback mountain hikes, Superstition mountain hikes

More Details

Ellinor Ellefson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

Why Ellinor Ellefson chose Gilbert

If you are looking for a top of the line modern, updated lake front home, this is it! Owner is a sought after interior designer, which can be seen in every detail of the home.

What makes this house unique

Lakefront with amazing Arizona sunsets! Swimming pool.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in The Islands in Gilbert

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Cleaning fee of $125 required. The town in which this listing is located requires a 30 days rental minimum, contact owner for more details or to book.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Gorgeous contemporary lakefront with pool
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

quiet residential neighborhood within driving distance of vibrant downtown area and parks .

  • 5 of 5

all amenities were as advertised and we enjoyed the use of the boat and being able to dine outside. the sunsets were lovely as were the waterfowl. we used the kitchen extensively which kept costs down during our stay. would recommend this space for family with older children or for older adults. took advantage of a visit to the museum of instrumental music in Scottsdale on one the the hotter days, otherwise hiked and viewed the spectacular desert wild flowers this time of year. Thanks Gary and Ellinor for being so accessible to answer questions.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent a month here and can't think of enough superlatives to describe how beautiful it was. Beautiful decorating, comfortable bed and a view to love. The boat was an added bonus. Centrally located to grocery stores, restaurants, hiking and golf. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Phoenix at this vacation home. Downside was the pool is not heated but the view over the lake and the pontoon made up for it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you back another time!
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Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved staying at this beautiful home in Gilbert. From the view of the backyard, to the decorative stylings inside the home, it felt like I was staying at a beach house somewhere exotic. Although some of the furniture was a bit damaged due to prior guests, it didn't take away from the elegance of the home. I would absolutely stay here again. The only thing I wish it had was a boat so that you could actually enjoy the luxuries of being right on a lake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Going on Vacation?" I'm Staying at this Luxury Lakeside Home, You can stay in a Hotel room!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Lakeside home located at The Islands in Gilbert Arizona! My wife and I had stayed at a VRBO property in Maui and had great success so we thought we would try this property listed on the VRBO website. We were NOT DISAPPOINTED! It met and exceeded all our expectations. Exceptionally clean and BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED! Ellinor (the owner) is a very well known Interior Designer in Arizona and rolled up her sleeves and went to work on this place displaying her outstanding talent for home design. My wife and I fell in love with all the accessories (paintings, vases, modern design).

We sat out by the lake every evening and watched the sunset, gorgeous! There is also a 16' ElectraCraft boat thrown in the deal to use! Probably the only negative thing we could comment on was the lack of a good barbeque grill. Ellinor provides a charcoal grill (kind of small) doable, but a nicer propane grill would be even better.

THIS PLACE IS A MUST STAY! Don't waste your money staying in a 2-bedroom hotel room (comparably priced) jammed in on top of each other, rent this!

Dan L.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dan Laporte

  • 1 of 5

Very disappointed - the place was cute and that's where it ended. The flatware, dishes and glasses all had to be washed before using. The stair carpet was well worn and dirty. We went out and bought a toaster and blender. The pontoon boat was fun but once again very dirty. The heat / AC was either locked at 75 or no instructions - Cooking at night, you have to open the windows and then the ducks have you up at 5AM every morning. Very limited kitchen utensils and pots and pans. Charcoal BBQ - again filthy. Bunch of left over food in the freezer that looks like its been there for years. It looks like they are trying to get maximum return for minimum investment. Good location and beautiful views - saw every sunrise.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay, and surprised at your review. We really wish you would have reached out to us during your stay, so that we could have had a chance to correct whatever needed to be corrected. We are looking into finding out if the house keeper had overlooked certain areas. In regards to your comments; household items; the house has all usual items, including designer dishes, cooking utensils, pots and pans, new flatware, wine glasses, coffee maker, etc. There is an exhaust fan/microwave in the kitchen. We appreciate the feedback to add a toaster. The entire house was completely remodeled from top to toe 2 1/2 years ago; bathrooms, kitchen, flooring, window treatments, is all done within that time frame. Kind regards, the owners.
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Such a bright, well decorated home! Enjoyed the home and the boating experience. Great location!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in The Islands, 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
Spring training 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £100
Pet Fee £120
Refundable Damage Deposit £800
Tax Rate 1.5%

Check in time is 4pm
Check out time is 12:00pm Noon

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor


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