Our family of 6 adults has just returned from a vacation in this home, and it more than adequately met our needs. It was clean and roomy and the owners, Vinny and Kristine, are the nicest, most accommodating people! The amenities we enjoyed were the 3-hole putting green, the pool, especially the hot tub, the barbecue, pool table and adjoining rec room area. I think we pretty much used every square inch of the house. Two items of note: we had brought blu-ray DVDs with us, and the existing DVD player in the house could not play them, so upon learning this, Vinny and Kristine immediately purchased a blu-ray player for our use, hooking it up and explaining how to access it. We also found one of the bed mattresses hard for our sleeping comfort, and at the same time the blu-ray player arrived, so did a down pillow-topper for the bed. And this was done promptly and cheerfully. It is 1/4 mile from the front door to the desert hiking trailhead. The house is on a cul-de-sac in a lovely area, and the resulting quiet is conducive to relation.
There is so very much to do in Scottsdale. Our family golfed on 3 different courses (Talking Stick was the best!) and we ate at some wonderful restaurants: AZ88 (great burgers but in kind of a modern laid-back club atmosphere), Pomo Pizzeria Napolitana (fabulous gourmet pizza) and Citizen Public House in Old Town Scottsdale, a tasty farm to table restaurant. This restaurant also features a small club upstairs, for which you need to register. You are called on your phone when there is room for your group. It serves exclusive and exotic special cocktails in a very private setting. The four youngest members of our family found it to be entertaining. Except for AZ88, I would recommend reservations.
We made a trip to beauriful Sedona and ate at a remarkable Mexican restaurant called Elote, and we
rave about it! It is a first come, first serve restaurant and if you want to eat there, go when it first opens for dinner.
We were able to attend a Cubs Training Camp game, and we had the best time. We also located a place for mini golf (3 courses), water bumper cars, and go-carts called Cracker Jax (sp?) . . . even 6 grown-ups found it fun.
We had a wonderful vacation in Arizona, and the time sped by, sadly enough . . . having rented 2 homes
on VRBO, it is a great way to go for family or group vacations. This home in Scottsdale was comfortable and more than met our family's needs. The owners are first-rate owners and people!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Did you find this review helpful?