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

Alison Cameron

Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Alison Cameron

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2015
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

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, our property provides a private haven with fabulous views and new super-fast WiFi (up to 100 Mbps), close to all amenities including world class golf.

Equally ideal for couples on an extended stay or 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 Whole Home 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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alison Cameron (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2015

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
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Stunning Views, Resort-style Backyard, Secluded Yet Close To Everything
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Fantastic property in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

Cactus Ridge was everything previous reviews have stated it would be - excellent. The house is executive quality and the backyard is like a private park oasis. The home is stocked with everything we could want and there were several reference binders for; how to operate everything in the home, recommendations for hikes, shopping, restaurants, etc. The home also had a fantastic selection of books and movies available for our use. Alison and the locally based property manager were very respectful of our privacy but were also readily available and eager to assist if we had any questions. The wifi was a bit hit and miss but was great to have available to us when we could get a connection. The desert hikes within walking distance (or a short drive) from the house were also 10 out of 10 - Alison provided maps and the local property manager made some additional great recommendations. The community of Ahwatukee is very family friendly, centrally located and has a great small community feel. We met many friendly neighbors on our walks with our dog. Thank you Alison - we would love to return to Cactus Ridge in the future. P.S we give fair and honest reviews of the VRBO homes we have stayed in and this home deserves a 5 out of 5.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I finally found this home after endless hour's of searching as it had everything we were looking for and within our budget. We booked for the month of September 2014. From the start, the owner was very quick to respond to any emails and made the whole process so easy. From the very second we entered the property we knew we had made the right choice..... it had the 'WOW' factor. The photos do not do this place justice. The backyard is gorgeous and the pool is amazing, needless to say that's where we spent most of our time. The owner was just so quick to tend to anything for example there was a bit of a storm that knocked off the telephone and she had it fixed within a few hours. If you get a chance to stay here please take the time to feed the hummingbirds, they are great to watch in the morning with your cup of coffee, as well as the hare's and squirrels which are frequent visitors. The area is so quiet and there are plenty of shops a few miles down the road. The pool table room is spacious and we did use the gym, although not as much as we had intended due to pool and sun loungers! We had no problems during our stay and we received the deposit back within 2 days of getting back home. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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
4

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: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

From $3,000 Per month

Ahwatukee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
$160 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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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