STUNNING VIEWS, RESORT-STYLE BACKYARD, SECLUDED YET CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

Alison Cameron

Speaks english, french
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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STUNNING VIEWS, RESORT-STYLE BACKYARD, SECLUDED YET CLOSE TO EVERYTHING

Ahwatukee House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Welcome to your home-away-from-home! Cactus Ridge is a single-story home set in almost a ½ acre against the backdrop of South Mountain in the Ahwatukee Foothills. Completely remodeled with a contemporary yet cozy feel, the home is equipped with everything needed for a stress-free stay. Whether you wish to relax and unwind, stay active, or keep connected with your business, the property provides a private haven with fabulous views, close to all amenities including world class golf.

Equally ideal for one or more couples on an extended stay or for a family vacation, the home includes a piano room, pool table room and a spacious living room with comfy sofas and large flat-screen HDTV with Direct TV DVR, and DVD player. This opens to the modern kitchen/dining area with Bosch appliances, and dining area overlooking the scenic backyard and mountain views. The master bedroom has its own door to the patio and is privately situated on one side of the house together with the luxury master bathroom. On the other side are 2 further bedrooms (the largest with French doors to its own semi-private patio) and the office/reading room equipped with wireless printer/scanner/copier and with east-facing French doors opening to a swing seat from which to enjoy the sunrise or your morning coffee. The contemporary guest bathroom is also on this side of the property along with the fully equipped laundry and a fitness room.

The breathtaking backyard is the highlight of this property. In addition to the main patio off the living room, the outdoor bar and grill, complete with sink and refrigerator, is a perfect place for a BBQ or cocktail. A table under the trees provides an added dining option, whilst the fireplace is a warming place to gather once the sun goes down. Together with the pool, hot tub, sport court with basketball hoop, spacious paved area and extensive lawns, the indoor and outdoor amenities of this property provide endless opportunity for activity or relaxation.

Only 20 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, Ahwatukee is the hidden gem of greater Phoenix. Within easy proximity of all that the metro area has to offer, this property is ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood only a couple of minutes from the nearest supermarkets, stores and restaurants. Foothills Golf Course is less than 5 minutes’ drive, with many other courses nearby. Hike, bike, swim, play tennis, or practice yoga - its all on your doorstep. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a shopaholic, enjoy sightseeing or simply want to relax in the sun, Ahwatukee offers something for everyone, with easy access to the I-10 for day trips further.

With all this and more (see 'Other Activities' below) we hope you will consider using our home as your home for a while..... so you can feel at home on your vacation!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Alison Cameron (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Show Phone Number
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Speaks english, french

About Alison Cameron

Originally from the UK, in 2008 we relocated through work, from the green hills of Yorkshire to the spectacular desert landscape of Phoenix. The beautiful Ahwatukee Foothills immediately cast its spell over us and after 3 years of getting to know this beautiful spot we finally took the plunge and bought a home. Work has taken us out of Arizona for the time being, but we love our 'forever' home and we'll be back to live here in a few years when retirement beckons. In the meantime, what a wonderful opportunity to share our beautiful home, managed on a day to day basis by our great friends and near neighbors, who will contact you on or shortly after your arrival, take care of any issues that arise and do anything they can to help you make the most of your stay.

Alison Cameron purchased this house in 2011

Why Alison Cameron chose Ahwatukee

The quiet charm of the Ahwatukee Foothills soon made us feel like we were permanently on vacation! The almost constant blue skies and sunshine, winter warmth, golf, hiking yoga, or swimming every day before or after work, and the famous illuminations of the Festival of Lights from Thanksgiving through New Year make Ahwatukee the jewel-in-the-crown of the greater Phoenix area. With easy access to all the metropolitan area has to offer, we will be forever grateful to the relocation agent that introduced us to this area when we'd only just crossed the Atlantic!

What makes this house unique

We hit the jackpot when found this cul-de-sac home in a friendly, respectful neighborhood only minutes from everything needed for daily living and all manner of leisure activities. The high vaulted ceilings and unique floor plan resulting from a creative remodel provide light and space in a seamless entertaining and family area that still has plenty of options for quiet retreat! We never tire of the views from the backyard where the spaciousness gives a sense of being in a private rural oasis. Adding the fireplace, outdoor kitchen and hot tub was the 'icing on the cake' and with this final touch, we created our dream home and and for us personally, a little piece of paradise. We hope you will think so too....!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Stunning Views, Resort-style Backyard, Secluded Yet Close To Everything
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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5

Wonderful Cactus Ridge

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from an amazing holiday at Cactus Ridge in Ahwatukee, Phoenix. As we entered the house on arrival we immediately felt at home and knew we were going to be very comfortable at the property. The photos, whilst being very accurate, almost do not do the house justice, I would have no hesitation in recommending this property. All rooms are very spacious, tastefully furnished. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable and the master bathroom was just enormous. We spent much of our time outside enjoying the pool, BBQ, wonderful views and visitors to the garden including the ground squirrel, family of quails and humming birds. Having been a vacation home owner in Ahwatukee for 10 years up until 2012 I was a little apprehensive about how I would feel staying at a rental home, however the house and location is so wonderful we will be returning time and time again. Thank you Alison for renting to us and being readily available for any questions that we might have had.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely compliments. We are delighted the home lived up to the standards you set as a former Ahwatukee vacation home owner yourself! We aim to provide facilities and amenities for guests to match the beautiful setting of the house itself and are pleased we seem to have succeeded. We look forward to you staying with us again.
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay there and were very impressed with the house and all it's amenities,the pictures on the website do not do it justice. We found it impeccably clean spacious and well equipped, it suited our every need. The backyard with the pool and the spa was so wonderful. The house was well maintained and perfectly situated for our stay in Phoenix. Just 10 minutes from the I10, so quick to get access to any direction of travel, yet blissfully quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house, and it is certainly our first choice next on our next trip to the area.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate how difficult it can be to choose a vacation home so it's really great to know that our home lived up to your hopes and expectations. We're glad that you found it so convenient for getting places (lots of different golf courses I think?!) and yet were able to make the most of the pool and peaceful back yard. Thanks for leaving the property so clean and tidy - the housekeeper was very grateful! We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in 2016 as per your recent email.
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5

Awesome vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent a delightful week visiting our sons who reside in Phoenix. This home exceeded our expectations, and provided us with a relaxing setting to enjoy our family. The pool & hot tub were great! The gourmet kitchen, spacious master bedroom suite (with super comfy king bed), and lovely decor throughout made this a perfect vacation.
Alison was very nice to work with and provided excellent information about the home and surrounding area. We hope to visit again!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased we were able to accommodate you for your visit with your family and glad the weather was warm enough for you to enjoy the pool! Thanks for your positive comments about our home and for being so gracious throughout our correspondence and communication. We will welcome you back any time!
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Could rate 'EXCELLENT' with a few changes!

Could rate 'EXCELLENT' with a few changes!
  • 4 of 5
In house water system (pressure and heat) could be 'quicker"! Swimming pool is an " eye catcher" and commands the price but not being heated negates it's value! Great yard with pool, patio and bbq area but outside dining table too far removed from house and is subjected to falling foliage, etc. Bar stools at BBQ island are 'fatigued' and should be recovered or replaced. Land line phone should be provided. Washing machine is slow....! Location is quiet and is not subjected to other than local traffic...... Digital locking system is great!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very constructive review and for the lovely positive comments you wrote in the Visitors Book. When staying at the property ourselves over Easter (just after your stay) we immediately noticed the hot water system was not working properly and called the Home Warranty company who replaced the water heater tank within 24 hours with a brand new one. There is now plentiful and constant hot water once again. I am devastated to learn that this issue was on-going during your visit and only wish you had simply contacted me or my property manager so it could have been attended to straight away and would not have detracted from your stay, as it was so easy to resolve.
Also, the phone company replaced some cabling whilst we were there and together with a new handset, this means the land line now works perfectly and all local and long distance calls, including Canada, can now be made and received by guests totally free of charge. The washing machine is a 2-year old top of the line Bosch and does have a quick wash program, although I agree it's not immediately obvious! With such a huge back yard, we were fortunate to be able to site the BBQ area conveniently close to the house whilst sufficiently distant for the cooking smells not to penetrate indoors. The clearing under the trees seemed to lend itself ideally to a dining area, being adjacent to the outdoor kitchen, yet providing the shade that, for most of the year, is an absolute prerequisite in the strong Phoenix sun. With the patio, fireside and large open lawns, there are of course plenty of alternative seating areas. For the pool - a newly purchased solar cover will extend the swimming season by several weeks either side of the hottest period but we will certainly give serious consideration to adding a heating system in 2015 so that our winter guests can take full advantage of the facility.
Thanks again for your comments and I do hope that with the phone and hot water issues now resolved and the slight improvements you suggest, you will visit us again soon.
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Winter in the Desert!!!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful stay!! House is great, large and roomy! Very clean and beautifully upgraded bathrooms and kitchen! Well stocked kitchen!! Beautiful area with lots of trails in the hills nearby all a short walk away. Quiet neighbourhood, but close to lots of shopping and restaurants. Owner and Property manager both great to deal with!! Beautiful backyard, enjoyed sunsets in the evenings with a glass of wine!! Unfortunate pool is not heated but the community pool on (40th) Mountain Parkway was warm and great for laps!! We really enjoyed the house... it was everything we anticipated and more!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home! It sounds like you really made the most of all there is to do in the surrounding area and I’m pleased the convenience of the nearby heated pool worked well for you. It was a pleasure to deal with you too and hopefully you’ll stay with us again soon!
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5

Incredible Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed the this outstanding vacation home during the month of January. The owners truly have thought of everything and were wonderful to work with. Communication with Alison couldn't have been better. Great follow up and quick response from the beginning to the end. This is the best rental property that we have ever stayed in. The house feels like everything is brand new! And the back yard is a great place to spend your sunny days, and great nights by the outdoor fireplace.
Thank you for making this a vacation to remember for our family. Can't wait to come back and stay here again!
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind comments! Our aim is to provide the comforts and facilities that make the property feel more like home and less like a vacation rental and we're delighted that you seem to feel we achieved this. As our very first guests, your feedback was tremendously important to us and we're thrilled that you had such a memorable vacation. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Nearest Train
23.8 Miles
Amtrak, Maricopa
Nearest Motorway
4.2 Miles
I-10
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Native New Yorker and others
Nearest Ski
176 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Foothills Golf Club Ahwatukee
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Perfect Pear and others
Car: recommended

Shoppers will appreciate the nearby, newly opened Premium Outlet Shopping Mall, as well as Chandler Fashion Center and many big box stores within a 10 minute drive.

For sports enthusiasts, the PGA's Phoenix Open, Cactus League Spring Training grounds, Chase Fields Arena, Cardinals’ and Suns’ games are all nearby (dependent on the season). Or for the more adventurous, go-karts, horse riding, hot air balloon rides, or even sky diving are available in the vicinity.

If you prefer a more leisurely approach, visit the art galleries and shopping of historic downtown Scottsdale, take in a Broadway show at ASU Gammage Theater or tour the glorious Botanical Gardens, all less than 30 minutes’ drive away. And for that touch of luxury, indulge yourself at the heavenly Aji Spa at the nearby Wild Horse Pass Resort.

Further afield, countless day trip possibilities include a jeep tour around the red rocks of Sedona, wine tasting in the up and coming wine area of Wilcox or of course marveling at the geological splendor of The Grand Canyon, just over 4 hrs drive away.

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Availability & Rates

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Ahwatukee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Fall/Winter 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Peak Season 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
Winter 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Peak Season 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes CONTACT OWNER for daily/weekly rates for shorter lengths of stay and for discounts for stays over 30 nights
$150 non refundable cleaning fee
$500 refundable security deposit ($1000 if pets)
50% due on reservation, balance due 60 days prior to check-in
FOR UK GUESTS, PAYMENT CAN BE MADE IN GBP STERLING BY DIRECT BACS TRANSFER TO UK ACC.
(rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ahwatukee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • The master and guest bathrooms each have a hairdryer and selection of toiletries for guests' use
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there is a comfortable double size sleep-sofa in the office/reading room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • hot air ballooning
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
A water softener system provides soft water throughout the home. Please note our pool is not heated but there is a free heated pool, gated for the use of neighborhood residents only, and a beautiful heated pool at the upscale Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA, both only 5 minutes' drive away.
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