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

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Alison Cameron

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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! Available from November 2013, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Alison Cameron

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, french
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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

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!

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

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Stunning Views, Resort-style Backyard, Secluded Yet Close To Everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Stunning Views, Resort-style Backyard, Secluded Yet Close To Everything
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Ahwatukee Arizona
5

Winter in the Desert!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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!!!
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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Stunning Views, Resort-style Backyard, Secluded Yet Close To Everything
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5

Incredible Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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!
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

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

Ahwatukee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$3,300
30 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$2,700
30 nights
 
 
Fall/Winter
Oct 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
$3,600
30 nights
 
 
Peak Season
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
$4,200
30 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
$3,900
30 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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

Ahwatukee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
  • rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
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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