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Gated 5 Star Luxury PRIVATE Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bed, 4 baths, sleeps 8

This beautiful custom home is located on a GATED cul de sac of only 8 custom homes. Privacy abounds in this serene desert location, yet it is convenient to restaurants, shopping, golf courses, and freeway access! Your new home away from home offers unbelievable sunrises and sunsets. Upon arrival, you enter the home through your private courtyard featuring fountain and gas fireplace with sitting area. Plan on spending time to gaze at the stars. Entering this home, you are greeted by panoramic views of the pool with waterfall and the beautiful desert and mountains that Scottsdale is famous for. This lovely split floor plan features four bedrooms, three of which have private baths. Master bedroom boasts opulent bath with two person whirlpool tub and oversized walk in stone shower. 12' coffered ceilings, sitting area, gas fireplace and private entrance to pool complete your accommodations.

Enjoy your surroundings....: Love to cook? Our gourmet kitchen features granite countertops with a large center island, alder cabinetry and Jenn Air appliances including gas cooktop. Perfect for entertaining, the kitchen looks over the great room area. Oversized great room includes hi def plasma tv with 280+ Premium Channels INCLUDING:HBO, STARZ,FX MOVIE CHANNEL,SHOWTIME, CINEMAX,EPIX, STAZ COMEDY,TRAVEL CHANNEL,CBS SPORTS NETWORK,FOX NEWS, DISCOVERY, NHL NETWORK, FOX COLLEGE SPORTS,COOKING CHANNEL, ESPN, WORLD FISHING NETWORK,DISNEY, NICKELODEN, CARTOON NETWORK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, HGTV and more...all in surround sound!!

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As such Please Review the NOTES TAB for any possible ADDITIONAL rental fees.

Such as Holiday Pricing, Pool /Spa Heat etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Lorraine DeSimone
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Lorraine:

We are safely back in

Pittsburgh from one of the best vacations ever.!!!

The house was absolutely perfect and beautiful! I just wanted to thank you for everything. The whole process of renting house was so easy and you were so nice to deal with. Also wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed meeting Petra. She was wonderful.

Hope the house is still available next year ! If so, I will

be contacting you. Have a nice fall and winter.


to you,

Aug 2015
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Vistas At Desert Shadows Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 12' ceilings
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 12' ceilings
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 12' ceilings
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 12' ceilings
  • Master suite features his and her vanities with raised jetted tub. Two walk in closets with organizers. Huge stone/glass walk in shower (9' X 5') has dual shower heads. Bath 2 located inside bedroom 2 features raised stone vanity with separate make up vanity & huge (7' X 5') stone/glass shower. Bath 3 features pedestal with walk in shower. Bath 4, located inside bedroom 3 features raised stone vanity with stone walk in shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The double door entrance takes you to the master suite with sitting area with private gas fireplace, and wine bar. Sitting area with leather sofa and oversized chair overlooks rear yard oasis and features a private entry to the pool/spa. Bedroom 2 features king size bed with sliding glass door to backyard oasis with its own private patio. Bedroom 3 features features 2 Double Beds with a view of the front courtyard and fireplace. Bedroom 4 features a queen size bedroom with a view of front courtyard and 7' cantera lighted fountain.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
ON REQUEST PRIOR TO CHECK IN: (2) 26 inch bikes


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average rating of 4.75 based on 42 reviews

Missing AZ

  • 5 of 5

Looking back at our vacation photos,remembering how much fun everyone had. Great family home. This house has everything you need. Great pool, BBQ, huge backyard. Really no reason to leave the property,but everything is so close. Shopping and so many great restaurants and golf. We were so lucky to meet the owner and what a great person!! The property manager Bill is so helpful. We all can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
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Peace & Quiet in the Country

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this lovely house. Lorraine treated us so well the first stay, she is such a kind and considerate host and the house is so nice, that we decided that we wanted to return and share this experience with our family. So, this time we brought our adult daughters and their husbands for a golf vacation at the nearby fantastic golf courses North Scottsdale has to offer. Six adults need space and this house provides it with huge rooms, lots of bathrooms and an outdoor entertaining space that is private and comfortable. Everything in this house is on a grand scale and we all loved it.

We parents, of course, got the master suite with all its luxury touches - Comfy King bed, wine fridge (made good use of that!), spacious sitting area with couch and 2 chairs, immense walk-in bath area - double walk-in shower, double walk-in closets/dressing rooms, double vanities, and a bath tub that can probably fit 2 people (although we did not try it).

The other spacious bedrooms, of which the family used 2, all received very positive comments. We used the pool and hot tub daily. We used the outdoor BBQ almost daily. It was great fun to rest and relax in that back patio after a round of golf.

This 2nd trip highlighted the efforts Lorraine and Paul make to keep this place up. For example, New LARGE flatscreen TVs, the one in the Living Room is great for such a big room, and two brand new bicycles for our use in the garage.

The kitchen is wonderfully large so that 6 adults never got in each others way. The Keurig got lots of use and was most appreciated because everybody got to drink what they prefer. The dining room had room for all 6 of us with room to spare.

So, were there any issues? Yes, 2 very minor ones (a GFCI breaker had tripped in one bathroom and a bedroom duvet needed cleaning). Lorraine literally jumped on them to get them addressed immediately, sending an electrician to fix the breaker and delivering a Brand New set of bed linens to replace the soiled one. This attention to our well-being made us feel welcome and cared about.

We would definitely stay here again. We were thrilled with our stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Luxury and Privacy

  • 5 of 5

What a get a way should be!!!!

We will be back again!

Sorry to hear you maybe leaving HomeAway

however we will contact you directly.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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We have stayed previously at this home and we wish it was ours!

  • 5 of 5


Great floor plan, loved the kitchen it was so open and had everything we needed.

The huge pool with a fabulous waterfall made the backyard feel like we were staying in an exclusive resort not a home.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful property - fantastic pool

  • 5 of 5

Writing this on our final day at this beautiful house. The photos on the site do not do it justice - the living room is huge, as for the master bath and bed, it is truly massive! The other bedrooms are all a good size and our 2 teens were very comfortable. The master bedroom, the back bedroom and the room with 2 beds all have TVs (not that they were used much). The pool and patio area is stunning. There is plenty of furniture to lounge on.

We have spent a lot of time around and in the pool. Coming from Scotland, my favourite thing to do is get up early and sit outside reading and watching the bird life. There are quail in the garden and yesterday a roadrunner spent his time wandering around. I also love to sit outside at night with the pool lights on watching the stars. It is very peaceful.

The house is very clean and well maintained. Lorraine was great to deal with and put up with my several texts on day of arrival very well!

Although the house is further away from Scottsdale centre it is only 30 mins drive from Kierland and the Scottsdale Quarter. There is a Safeway and Target within 5 mins drive (and a Frozen Yoghurt place!). There are several chain restaurants close by. We enjoyed the fried chicken at the Horny Toad in Cave Creek and the food at Tonto Bar & Grill. Good pizza can be had at Pizzafarro in Carefree (although you can wait a while for your food). My daughter and I took a horse trail ride from Spur Cross stables in Cave Creek which we enjoyed. We also rented an ATV from Extreme Arizona also based in Cave Creek which was great fun. (We drove into the Tonto National Forest down to the river.) We had other trips but we made sure we left plenty of time to just lounge around the pool here.

I thoroughly recommend this property and hope we can come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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This property is even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us thoroughly enjoyed this N. Scottsdale home in upscale community. Everything was well stocked, clean and would recommend for all ages. The adult children loved the convenience of walking out to the pool, hot tub and mountain views from the backyard. Customer service was very responsive to answer questions both prior and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Boulders, Troon, Legends,
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Loop 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Golf: This home is within walking distance to the World Famous Boulders resort. Complete with a Red Door Spa, golf course and restaurants. Legends Golf Course, Troon North and numerous others are with in a short distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please note: This Homeaway or a VRBO site will auto generate pricing that may not be a correct total amount!
Please verify all pricing with Owners/ Managers
Pool/spa heat is optional,
Holiday Pricing NOT included in rates shown. Longer minimum stays may be required.
Adding additional guests after lease has been signed will result in an increase in pricing
Credit Card processing fee for MasterCard, Visa, Discover cards is additional

50%due upon booking : 50% due within 60 days prior to arrival.

Winter / Spring bookings payments are due and payable at the time reservation.

Cancellation policy; 75% refundable if cancelled within 60 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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