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The Secret Garden Art Villa with a Breathtaking Private Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

1 bed Open Floor Plan Bungalow near Kierland Commons Shops, restaurants, golf

Nestled on the south end of a large Estate. Artistic touches are found everywhere. Oil paintings on the outdoor patio walls and hand painted porcelains in the bedroom. French charm.

Near Hiking and biking trails in Scottsdale. Half way between Old Town Scottsdale and Kierland Commons. Between the highway 51 and the highway101. Short drive to West World. Upscale neighborhood. Safe and quiet. Restaurants galore and golf courses nearby. Gainey ,McCormick, Starfire, Camelback Golf just to name a few.

Wireless internet and Cable TV Dishes and pots and pans. Two burner stove top, counter top oven, microwave, coffee pot, freezer and refrigerators. Jacuzzi bathtub and shower. Towels and Bed linens provided.

One guest called it his long skinny house.

Named the Secret Garden Art Villa because of a writer who felt he was in his own secret garden.

In the photos it looks like a garage door in the living room but it's a wall of cabinets filled with art supplies. At one time I taught people how to paint on porcelain. While I am busy with life and do not have time to paint I have turned it into a guest cottage. You have the joy of living in this personal artist's retreat. Hand painted porcelains in the hutch in the bedroom and paintings beneath the copper ceiling on the patio. One of a kind. Unique.

It appeals to those tired of corporate cookie cutter condos. There are no adjoining walls here. It is in a world of it's own on this large property.

Main estate pool within a short walk just open your back door and walk up your back sidewalk 125 feet to the main Estate. Perfect place to catch the sun and enjoy pool side. There is also cactus aquatic center one block away .They have lap swimming in a heated pool. It's a wonderful place and they also have a weight room downstairs that is pay by the day. Health clubs nearby.

Cruiser bikes come with this house. Just ask.

More Details

Diane Gray
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Diane Gray

My son and I at the pool. My daughter lives in Brooklyn New York. I am a friendly lady originally from Iowa and Nebraska. I give my guests complete privacy and would never go through their gate or knock on their door. Midwestern hospitality is important to me and I want everyone that stays on my Estate to enjoy this beautiful property. I am truly blessed to have met so many wonderful people who have enjoyed the unique spaces. My guests are all smiles and they enjoy them too.

Why Diane Gray chose Central Scottsdale

I bought this piece of land in 1974 and watched the area unfold around me. I think it is the best location because it is half way between the 101 and the highway 51. Half way between Old Town and Kierland Commons. I love this peaceful spot that is minutes from events at West World on a quiet Estate property. It is an Upscale neighborhood of safety and peace.

What makes this cottage unique

It looks like country France on the property I have been told. It is not a stiff cookie cutter corporate rental. It is quirky and artzy in every way. From the winding entrance sidewalk to the sweet patio. It is an enfolding interesting place with charm. Kept clean and beautiful.


Central Scottsdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • No loud parties and no additional overnight guests.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Jacuzzi bathtub and rain water shower head. Washer and Dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Open floor plan
  • Queen Size Bed complete with Linens. 1 or 2 person rental Open Concept house. It is a charming enfolding cottage. It has an artsy cozy vibe . Flat Screen TV, DVD player. Armoire for your clothes.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The Art Villa was built to teach painting on porcelain. It is only open to the public a few months out of the year. There are painting supplies in the wall cabinets in the living room. This adds to the charm of actually being in a real artist's studio. The Art Villa is loved by couples or singles looking for something unusual and charming while they attend the many Scottsdale Events of Winter in Scottsdale.


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The Secret Garden Art Villa with a Breathtaking Private Garden
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Cozy & Serene

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable & clean accommodations. Lovely, private garden. Conveniently located to golf, hiking, sights, shopping, restaurants. Caring & helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely private setting

  • 4 of 5

We'd go back. Lots of lovely spots to enjoy outdoors. So nice to have a private area to relax with morning coffee. Also close to shopping and about 2 1/2 miles from the excellent Indian Bend bike trails if you like to cycle.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kierland Commons
McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead
West World of Scottsdale
Butterfly Wonderland
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sky Harbour Phoenix Scottsdale Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Handle Bar J's ,Ocean Club,HopDoddy, El Charro's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
McCormick Ranch, Gainey Ranch,Camelback, Starfire
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
51 and the 101 just a few blocks away.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Butterfields,Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Sushi
Car: necessary

Near West World, Barrett Jackson Car Show, Arabian Horse Show. Near Gainey Ranch and McCormick Ranch. Near Mayo Clinic, Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Baseball. Near Frank Lloyd Wright's House.

Quiet Villa in a world of it's own on a Retreat Style property. Near bike paths , shopping and golf.

Affluent neighborhood of Estate Properties. Safe, Quiet Neighborhood. Parking for your Car. Private Entrance Gate to your Cottage/Villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning.linen charge $100

This is a Quiet Estate and I rent to well mannered guests who respect their personal spaces. The Art Villa is a sweet whimsical arty French inspired non cookie cutter eclectic space loved by those wanting something with soul and charm. Not for those who have special needs or pets. When writing tell me please who will be leasing the space your age and something about you. I can make sure this is the right spot for your personal needs. Thank You.
I am the owner operator a Christian lady designer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.