My wife and I and our 88 year old mother stayed at this home for 12 days in January 2014. It was a wonderful experience for us and we give our strongest recommendation. The home is spacious with a great desert view as advertised and is in the beautiful community of Legend Trail. No need to go to the Phoenix botanical gardens - the whole community is a big display of desert flora. The location and community is quiet and safe, and our mother was able to go for walks with her walker along the wide streets even by herself. There is a Safeway nearby and we did most of our meals at the home. The home owner was most helpful and always available by phone or email with prompt answers to any queries. There is wifi at the home as well. For hiking, there is a really fine desert mountain walking trail called Pinnacle Peak only 10 min away with lots of parking. It is not that hard and family friendly with fine views and terrain, and we went there a number of times. Legend Trail is in the far north of Scottsdale near Carefree and it takes about 20 min to get into the city proper where there are many restaurants and good shopping (such as Kierland Commons). We didn't mind the drive, it was well worth it for the more remote and upscale location of the home. A great base for stay in the Phoenix area!