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Chris

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Beautiful 1 bedroom condo 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Portofino Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2 comfortably

The property is only 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Great place for spring training baseball . Golf courses and 2 casinos are also close by. Mountains are all around immediate area with trails for hiking , mountain biking, and horse back riding. Pool and jacuzzi are just down the steps from the condos entrance. Two fitness centers are also located on the premises. You will love this second floor , comfortable, clean condo.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)
Beautiful 1 bedroom condo 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix
average rating of 3.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had so much fun on our vacation. The condo was clean, and well kept. When we werent out hiking, golfing and enjoying the great shops and restaurants we could just take a day to lounge at the pool. Very nice scenery and very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback.
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4

Condo and location are great, but the facilities are not worth 5 stars

  • 4 of 5

The condo and parking spot are difficult to find. The buildings and spots are numbered in what appears to be a random way.

The condo itself is great, but not a pool view as you may think from the pictures. The condo was 5-star worthy and perfect for two people.

The pool closest to the condo was freezing cold and surrounded by trees. The pool near the enterance was not as cold and a little nicer.

Overall it was a great place for us once we finally found the condo and the parking spot. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the Condo for 1week in March, 2016.

We really enjoyed the area and condo complex as we could easily walk to the grocery store, etc. The pictures depicted the condo well. While there is a balcony it gets no direct sunlight which is not unusual for the style of building. The condo was very well stocked and had everything you would need which we have not always found in VRBO rentals. The sheets and towels were new and the bed of good quality!

There is an apparent theme in previous reviews which speak to the lack of communication prior to checkin which we found as well. If renting you really need to initiate the contact, ask for key code, which we loved, apt number, the block its in and don't forget the parking spot number which is assigned to the unit. Although when we contacted the caretaker Chris during our stay he was quick to respond with the parking spot number. For us the most lacking in this rental is not to have WiFi in the unit. The Wifi available in the business complex was not always reliable. We would recommend this unit for the amenities it affords, the complex it's in and for what the surrounding area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay at Portifino

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at Portifino. Loved the quietness! We enjoyed the pools. We loved the nearness to hiking. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice and good location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Phoenix. We could walk to coffee, grocery, or restaurant. Condo was clean and well furnished. The pool near us was not a heated pool but the other pool in complex was nice. All the pictures give a good idea of the condo. things were pretty quiet all around. Great to have the washer, dryer, and dishwasher on premises

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The owner did not handle things well. The condo itself was very nice.

  • 1 of 5

The condo itself is very nice, well stocked, good location. However, the owner does not know how to handle a vrbo rental.

I rent from vrbo all the time. Every other time, the owner has acknowledged the payment and emailed a welcome letter, giving details of where the unit is and how to get into it. There was no such response from the owner. He didn't even respond when I emailed a few days before arrival and asked for specific directions to find the condo, as other reviews said it was hard to find and I was arriving around 11 pm, in the dark, after a very long day. This condo is in the middle of other buildings and would be hard to find even in the daytime. It would be very simple to type up directions for where the parking spot is (there are almost 1000 parkng spots in this condo complex) and how to get to the unit from the parking spot. We also didn't get the actual unit number of the condo until the night before we left, so I didn't know if we were ever going to get it, as the owner didn't respond to our questions.

We had an 11 am checkout time and received a vrbo reminder about it the afternoon before checkout the next morning. The final straw was when I received a curt text the evening before we were to check out saying that he had another tenant checking in at 11 am on the day we were leaving and therefore the cleaning lady would be at the condo on our checkout day at 8 am. This is actually illegal, as we had a contract giving us an 11 am checkout time. I travel all the time. I have never experienced behavior from an owner like this before. And no, I did not leave by 8am. I sent a text back saying my checkout time was 11 am and I wouldn't be out by 8 am.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
multiple bars on next exit
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
i-10 & Chandler Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Multiple restaurants on Chandler Blvd
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Flagstaff Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lake Apache
Car: recommended

We are located in Ahwatukee which is 20 minutes from the Phoenix Airport and 20 minutes from the downtown area. Recognized as one of the USA's best places to live, Ahwatukee is a 36 square mile affluent neighborhood at the base of South Mountain which is America's largest municipal park. Golf, tennis, cycling, horseback riding, hiking, and walking trails are all at your doorstep. Shopping is just walking distance for your convenience. You will love this second floor, comfortable, clean condo.

Other Activities: Ice skating in desert called polar ice. Located between Ray Rd. and Chandler Blvd.

Golf: Foothills golf club 18 hole, semi-private, par 73 course. This course is located about 10 minutes away down Chandler Blvd.

Ski: Snow Bowl is located in Flagstaff, AZ. which is a 2 hour drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Portofino Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Shoulder season
May 11 2016 - Sep 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$50
$350
$1,400
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$100
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$100
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Portofino Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 987 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clean bathroom with new appliances and bathtub/shower. Linen closet provided with towels and washer and dryer in closet next to the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , sleeps 4 comfortably
  • Walk- in closet in main bedroom . King size bed and sofa in living room sleep 4 comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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