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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, sleeps 4 +









(No allergen holding carpets.)

* ALL VAULTED CEILINGS throughout (except kit. & one bath)

* OPEN DESERT & MOUNTAIN VIEWS from all rooms & outside veranda

* QUIET HEATED HOA POOL, HOT TUB & CABANA, 1 block stroll. Hot Tub

heated year round. Pool heated as needed, except Dec. & Jan.


beginning JUST 1 MINUTE AWAY.




Cherish your stay in North Scottsdale in your beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath vacation HOME w/Vaulted Ceilings & 2 Car Garage. Beautiful, Very Quiet, Gated Community. North of the 101, at Pinnacle Peak & Scottsdale Rd.

Amazing Custom Granite Bar with Copper Bar Sink. Granite Counter Tops, Stone Columns, Versailles Travertine Flooring and Base Trim.. Beautifully furnished with Leather Furniture, new Stainless Appliances, High Speed wireless Internet. Fully Equipped Kitchen, Linens, W/D.

2 Split KING BEDROOM SUITES: The "Pinnacle Peak Suite" has delightful King Sized Memory Foam Bed, Spacious Luxurious En Suite Bath with Double Bowl Vanity, Over-Sized Tub, Spacious Separate Shower.

Exterior Door to Personal Intimate Patio w/wonderful Open Desert & Mountain Views.

"Old West King Suite" has wonderful Pillow Top King Bed, En Suite standard Bath with Tub/Shower combo, Exterior Door to Personal Flag Stone Patio area with Intimate Outdoor Table for Two...and delightful Open Desert & Mountain Views.

Retire to your Spacious Flagstone Veranda just outside the living room, w/Beautiful Blooming Bougainvillea, Lantana, Palm Trees, Oleander, Hibiscus, & Vinca Flowers. (Flowers may vary depending on season & conditions.)

Savor a filet off the Stainless Gas Grill...which quickly gets up to 800 Degrees. : )

Visit around a Large patio Table for Six, enjoying the Great Open Views of the Mountains & Desert, & Sounds of abundant Wildlife.

Enjoy the Shade of the Sail shade on the Veranda, in the warmer months.

HEATED HOA POOL & HOT TUB, with semi open Cabana. Cabana is complete with Kitchenette, Fireplace, Tables & Chairs Rest Rooms, and Showers.

About Our Scottsdale Vacation Home: It was a labor of love to have completely remodeled our wonderful vacation home. Loving both Tuscany and the Arizona desert we put our 'personal stamp' on our vacation home, using our expertise in architectural design, construction, and decorating.

Having spent the last 40 years professionally in the architectural design, general contracting, development, real estate investment, and property management business, we look forward to sharing our personal delightful Scottsdale Vacation Home with you, in a professional, yet PERSONAL way. As the experienced owners, my wife & I handle all of these details ourselves. We find dealing with all of our wonderful Guests, very, very enjoyable and enriching. It is our pleasure to meet just the nicest and most interesting people from all over the U.S., Canada & abroad! : ) We look forward to You being our Guest & enjoying our/your home.

Why We Have A Home In North Scottsdale: Our adult children and three wonderful little grandchildren live in the Scottsdale area. There is no way we are going to miss out on enjoying their blessing, and being a part of their lives. Plus, North Scottsdale is just such an amazing area, with so many varied things to do, just within 1-10 minutes of our lovely 2nd home.

Why Should You Come? Because it is such an amazing and interesting area. ...And it makes such a great home base to explore the many wonders of the state of Arizona. ...Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff (with 112' of snow a year). ...Or, try treating yourself to a 2-1/2 hour trip to the wonderful little towns of Pine and Strawberry with the clear rivers, tall Pines and cool 5600 ft. altitude climate. ...And so, so much more!

More Details

Morris Foster
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2017

About Morris Foster

My wife & I have been married for 41 years, have two wonderful adult children and their mates, and three delightful grand children. : )

We love our life in east Texas, and greatly enjoy having 100+ acres with livestock, private 8 acre lake...with great fishing : ) ...and going all out hosting our Luaus and Barn Dances, complete with live music, square dancing hayrides and more.

In contrast, we LOVE our alternate life and beautiful, quiet gated community in Scottsdale...being able to enjoy our kids and grand kids...and savoring the wonderful and vast array of things to see and do in Scottsdale, the surrounding area, and the entire state.

I have an extensive background in architectural design, decorating, building homes & large apartment communities, development, property management, and real estate investments.

My wife & I love to put our personal design & decorating stamp on our properties. That is exactly what we did on our Scottsdale home...which was a labor of love. As time permits, we take great satisfaction in continuing to add more delightful custom features to our Scottsdale home. I think you will enjoy them. ...All of our previous guest have. ; )

Morris Foster purchased this house in 2008

Why Morris Foster chose Scottsdale

We LOVE it!! ...We know YOU WILL TOO! The Location! The Size! The Floor Plan! The Views! The Veranda! The Small, Beautiful, Quiet Community! Our Wonderful Friendly Neighbors! : ) We love it all. : )

We also love that our home is only two (King Suite) Bedrooms. We like that it has a feeling of spaciousness, but that it does not have several more bedrooms which can attract the party crowd. All rooms have vaulted ceilings, except the kitchen and one bath. As you can see in the pictures, the kitchen has custom hand crafted & distressed ceiling beams...contributing to the "Old World Tuscan" feel.

Our home attracts just the nicest, most appreciative people. Many of whom are annual repeat guests, who we have come to consider as friends.

What makes this house unique

Wonderful location. Beautiful, Quiet, Gated Community, Open Floor Plan. 2 KING SUITES. Wonderful Open Desert Views from Veranda. Delightful Veranda with Manicured Plants & Flowers. Stainless Gas Grill that gets up to about 800 Degrees. Friendly Neighbors. Friendly Owners. ; ) ...And so much more.


Los Portones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The "Pinnacle Peak Master King Suite" has generous double basin sinks, over-sized tub with window, separate spacious shower, and separate commode room. The "Old West Master King Suite" bath has standard vanity, commode, and tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • 2 Split King Bedroom Suites: The "Pinnacle Peak Master King Suite" has Vaulted Ceilings with a Chandelier. Sliding glass Patio Door to Intimate Personal Patio provides wonderful view of the McDowell Mountains from the King Sized Memory Foam bed when you awake. The "Old West Master King Suite" has Vaulted Ceiling with a Ceiling Fan. The Exterior French door opens to a Personal Flagstone Patio area with an Intimate Table for Two, to enjoy some morning coffee. As you awake, on the Oh So Comfortable King Sized Pillow Top Bed, you will be delighted by the wonderful View of the McDowell Mountains, through your private French door leading to your personal patio.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Other items in kitchen: Crock pot, citrus juicer, mixer, & R.O. faucet. Other general items: Water softener. If you have any questions, please ask.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Waterville, OH

Excellent Get-Away and Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We were very delighted to find and stay in this house. The property was close to everything yet provided the feeling of being remote and secure The decor was superb and the amenities more than met our needs. The beds were exceptionally comfortable. Views were delightful. Property is very clean and very well maintained. Kitchen was well equipped with anything you may require.

Private outside area provided quiet for reading, relaxing and dining. Excellent restaurants and shopping nearby as well as only a short drive to art exhibits.

We recommend The Harvest, a nearby restaurant, for breakfast and lunch.

We enjoyed our stay immensely which was due in part to the friendly and professional service provided by owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick & Linda for expressing how much you enjoyed your stay. It has been our pleasure to share our vacation home with you. It's wonderful having a vacation home near our children & grandchildren...but even aside from that, sharing it with all our wonderful guests make having our home in Scottsdale more than worth it. We look forward to your return any time you're able to get back to Scottsdale.
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Superior location!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed staying in this home, welcoming relatives for a short stay as well. The open plan is perfect for entertaining. We appreciated the fact we could sit out on the patio and see the desert (sunset, too); quail and hummingbirds are abundant. We used the community hot tub, a nice bonus. A car is needed to get around the area, but groceries and Starbucks and good restaurants are close by. Not far is Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert oasis. Golf courses abound. Neighbors were friendly and the owners helpful. Perfect home for two couples. Bathrooms were serviceable, but could use modernizing. Footing is challenging in the back patio because of loose and uneven pavers. We tried to figure out how to make the festive lighting work in the backyard, but couldn't get it to function. Overall, a good experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steven & Rolynn for your kind words and description of many of the special qualities of our Scottsdale Vacation Home. One of the most delightful things to my wife & me about owning our Scottsdale home is all the wonderful comments we continually receive from all our guests…a 5 Star Review from every single time, for 8 solid years. Thank you too, for mentioning the outdoor accent lighting around the flagstone veranda. The control switch is in the custom old west style cabinet on the veranda. My apologies if I did not relate their location to you. We will mount the timed controls on the exterior of the old west cabinet, where they will be discreetly, but easily visible...and will include their location in our "House Instruction Book". Thank you again for being our guests, and for your kind and helpful words. All the Best, Morris & Linda Foster : ).
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Lovely, comfortable home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable home in as perfect a place in Arizona as you can find, this is your place. The home is spacious with everything you could ask for: a garage, lovely yard, wonderful views, quiet and safe neighborhood, friendly neighbors. There is a flat, sandy wash adjacent to the development that is a perfect place to hike where we saw quail, cactus wrens, roadrunners, doves, cardinals and many other birds. It goes on for miles. Also within an easy walk are wonderful restaurants, a Starbucks and Safeway. Within easy driving is every shop and store you can imagine as well as excellent freeway access.

We stayed here from mid August to mid November while our home was being built. We were so pleased that we chose this rental over the others for all of the above reasons. The owner, Morris, is a delightful man, and was a pleasure to work with. He was accommodating in every way, and made our stay as comfortable as possible. We had a small issue with the clothes washer that was repaired immediately, and everything else worked very well. This is not a bare bones rental property. There is an r/o water system, water softener, spacious kitchen with every utensil and small appliance you could ask for. The pantry is stocked with staples. It is ideal for entertaining, inside and outside on the spacious patio. It is very private and quiet.

This is a beautiful property in an ideal location. Even though we were not on vacation when we stayed here, the resort like atmosphere was certainly soothing and peaceful, and we were so happy we chose to stay here. I think you will enjoy it, too.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Beyond excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth consecutive year staying at this property. So obviously we like it. The property is always clean and well maintained. It is as advertised, a Tuscan decor which is very well done. The home, and you feel at home not like you're in a rental property, is well appointed, comfortable and well equipped with all the necessary kitchen utensils for those who like to cook. The outside patio has a BBQ, outdoor dining, and lounge chairs for sun bathing and offers privacy..

It is very quiet, in a gated community with beautiful tree lined streets, heated pool, spa and numerous walking trails within the gates or nearby. It is centrally located near the 101 FWY with great shopping and several good restaurants nearby.

The owners Morris & Linda are very nice, we met them on one of our trips, easy to deal with and respond in a timely manner to email or phone requests, although we've never had to contact them for a problem during any of our stays.

We always look forward to returning and highly recommend this property to others looking for rentals in Scottsdale.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomfield, IN

Peaceful Scottsdale Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the beautiful home and the location. The owners were very helpful and the home was as described. The patio and grill area were relaxing after a long day of hiking or sightseeing.

We hope to return again next year. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario Canada


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely house so much. It felt like we never left home...except of course for the weather :-)!

Whether it was sitting on the great patio or cooking in the well stocked kitchen, time spent there was a great experience.

The home is stocked with every publication a tourist needs.

Thanks so much Linda and Morris.

We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janis & Steve, for your kind words. It's always very heartwarming to hear how much or guests enjoy our Scottsdale vacation home. It was a real pleasure getting to meet you. You're welcome back any time. Morris & Linda
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Rates & Availability

Los Portones House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
31 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
31 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
14 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $395
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $125

$1695 to $4995
Refudable Security Deposit: $395.

To Book:
1. Email Owner to confirm availability and cost.
2. Owner will promptly email Guest Vacation Rental Agreement upon request.
3. Reservation may be locked in instantly with credit card via phone. Reservation will be fully secured upon owner's receipt of signed Vacation Rental Agreement, and check, or credit card payment.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Loop 101 & Scottsdale Road
Car: recommended

Fabulous Location! So much to do within 1-10 minutes. Enjoy the abundance of Golf Courses, Restaurants, Shopping, Barret-Jackson Auction, Pinnacle Peak. Experience the amazing views from numerous hiking trails. ...And you just have to treat yourself to the Old West experiences of nearby Grease Wood Flat and the wonderful Old West town of Cave Creek.

Your second home is located in the heart of so much to do, yet is on the edge of the 'new frontier'. Enjoy the multitude of convenient attractions, or the Serenity of our Mountain Views and the Peaceful Desert Sights and Sounds from our delightfully landscaped private side yard veranda.


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