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Darling Desert Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Plan to put your feet up in this stylish and spotless 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the Ahwatukee Foothills of Phoenix. The kitchen is large and bright with granite counters, stainless appliances, and all the amenities of home. The kitchen has seating for 6 with a high top dining table and breakfast bar. The living areas of the home offer plush leather furniture in the living and great rooms with a large screen TV, ceiling fans, and bright, large windows to let the sun shine in. The master bedroom boasts a luxurious king size bed, ceiling fan, private door to the back yard, walk-in closet and en-suite bath with granite vanity, double sinks, tub, and separate shower. Bedrooms two and three each have a queen bed and share the second full bath. The back yard is extremely private and has a pool for getting some sun and cooling off in the warm Phoenix weather. Relax on the lounge chairs and enjoy the quiet setting while watching Gambel’s quail visit the yard. Great location is convenient to the airport and has easy access to freeways; shopping, spas, restaurants, golf, casinos, and outlet mall all just 10 minutes away. Towels and linens are provided in this rental. TV, cable, WIFI.

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

What makes this house unique

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA home with pool and private back yard in quiet neighborhood fits all your AZ vacation rental needs. Great location close to all that Phoenix has to offer. Easy access to freeways and the many sights and wonders of Arizona!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ahwatukee Foothills Village in Phoenix

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King, 2 Queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

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Darling Desert Home
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Boston, MA

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful and located in a lovely, quite neighborhood with everything you need nearby - restaurants, grocery stores, etc. The home is as pictured on the site and is equipped with exactly what you need. The home was clean, and clear instructions were given to access the property. Six of us stayed comfortably in the house with plenty of room. The backyard and pool area is beautiful though the pool was a little too cold to use. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home; well kept; very clean; nice neighborhood; 2nd bedroom not happy with;

  • 4 of 5

The middle bedroom had no overhead light, only a small lamp with dim lighting; There was a stone wall outside the window so no light allowed from that. There was no ceiling fan, no dresser and no closet. The bed took up most of the room so cramped with suitcases. Very disappointed in that. Would not stay again with 6 adults. 4 adults would be the max. The small bathroom shower was extremely difficult to turn on. We had to call the owner to advise. Ended up showering in the master bedroom. The lock box on front door was also hard to open. It took us a while to access the home. Very frustrating as we arrived in the evening.

I would rent this home again, but not with 6 adults. 4 adults would be most comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, and thank you for staying at my house. In the middle bedroom, the reason the bed is nice and large and NEW is there is drawers all the way around it to put your close from your suitcase. The closet is right outside this room so you could put your suit case. I have to agree with you, maybe a few more lamps, larger lamps would be good in that room, the bedside lamps might not put out enough light. There is plenty of room for 6 people. 3 Large rooms and 2 baths. I guess we should send out a direction sheet of how to use the lock box as no one has had any issues. As I said when you called for the shower, all you had to do is pull toward you, and it turns it on, then you turn it for the hot and cold. Best wishes.
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served our purpose

  • 3 of 5

a good place for our family to visit--was better than a hotel. House was dark. missing several lights, in kitchen and room off kitchen.

We used kitchen, and found what we needed there. Was winter, so didn't use pool. Small bathroom had one hand towel for 3 day stay.

Was clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem of a Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

This home is less than a 20 minute drive from the Phoenix International Airport - Sky Harbor / Rental Car Center. Great escape in the foothills. The home is less than 20 minutes from the Phoenix International Airport - Sky Harbor / Rental Car Center. Good location . . . you feel secluded snuggled in the foothills yet you are within a few miles of suburbia for your grocery, gambling, shopping, and other amenities. For the most part, it's a quiet community. This well-maintained three bedroom, two bath home with a swimming pool is comfortable and stocked well when it comes to the kitchen appliances, pots/pans, etc. For us, it was within walking distance of parks, pools, and tennis courts in the Mountain Ranch community (~1.5 miles). Also, great hiking on South Mountain or in the South Mountain Preserve.

We enjoyed eating at the Angry Crab Shack and BBQ off of E Ray Road. Family friendly and fun place to eat.

Overall, a good experience. We will recommend to our friends and family, and probably stay here again.

HINT: Ask for blankets if you prefer to cover up with more than a sheet. (I'm sure the owner would have provided if we would have asked. We just didn't think about asking when we rented the property.)

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay...

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, my experience with booking this home was easy, enjoyable and effortless. The owner, Kathy, is a pro and was quick to respond to all my questions and requests. It was truly a pleasure to work with her.

The rental home was perfect for us - five adults and two little doggies - visiting Phoenix for a family wedding. It is located in a very nice neighborhood and is safe to walk at any time of day. Grocery shopping is merely a 5-minute drive away. A short list of reasonable house rules is provided, as is a checklist of what to do upon departure. So easy! And perhaps most importantly, the home is well cared for and very, very clean.

The house is fully stocked with everything you'll need, and the garage has back-up supplies - just in case you need more paper towels. etc. The house is decorated throughout and the furnishings are over-sized and comfy. By far the best thing? The kitchen! It's large, open and is equipped with everything you can imagine. I found myself wishing I had more time to throw a large party, just so I could make use of all the top-notch appliances, pans, dishes, etc. Everything we needed was available and easily accessible (and, oddly, organized almost exactly as my kitchen at home!).

Time constraints prevented us from fully enjoying the back yard, pool and patio furniture, but it was peaceful and inviting - a perfect oasis for relaxing in the sun or a family barbecue. We all kept saying it would be lovely to return to this home when we had nothing to do but relax and enjoy the amenities...some day, perhaps! But for our purposes, this darling desert home proved to be the perfect place to wind-down after each day of weekend wedding festivities.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time renting a vacation property, but I found the process with this house to be extremely easy. Property owner/manager promptly responded to emails/texts. This was a family vacation with 6 adults and 2 kiddos under the age of 2 to watch a couple of 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals games. The location of the house caused long drives to the games, but we knew this going in. House is well-maintained, furnished tastefully, appliances are top-notch, and it's in a well-kept subdivision. The pool temperature was cold, but I don't believe there was a heater so have to rely on Mother Nature to warm the water. We too had an issue with the grill in that the propane tank on the grill and the backup in the garage were empty, but we chose not to refill them. I would highly recommend this property for those coming to the Phoenix area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wined Down
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Club West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Loco Patron
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability


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