Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

4 BR Desert Ridge with PRIVATE POOL & SPA! North Scottsdale / North Phoenix area

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath in Desert Ridge, Phoenix / Scottsdale Area

Fully remodeled with new pebble tec/glass tile pool/spa with water drop "waterfall sound" feature. Decorated with all new furnishings, luxury linens, four HDTVs and gourmet kitchen essentials, this 4-bedroom home next to the Desert Ridge Marketplace, City North, and the JW Marriott Desert Ridge resort offers you everything you need for a spectacular vacation. Desert Ridge Marketplace is within walking distance (.9 mi). Next door to the Marketplace is High Street at City North. Both shopping centers serve up an abundance of shopping, restaurants, bars, and much more. And just north of desert ridge is the stunning JW Marriott resort and spa.

Located on the border of Scottsdale and Phoenix, just off Loop 101 and US Highway 51, you will be right in the heart of world class resorts, spa facilities, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Just 10 minutes from The Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Barrett-Jackson Antique Auto Auction and The Arabian Horse Show, and perfectly located between the east and west valley stadiums for quick access to Spring Training.

Perfect for an extended stay with your friends or family, this light and bright four bedroom vacation home will feel like home from the moment you step inside. The first floor open floor plan includes living, dining for 8 plus 2 counter seats, and kitchen spaces overlooking the entertaining backyard and pool. The backyard was built for entertaining, with dining for 8, a 6-person conversation area, and gas BBQ grill. The kitchen is chef-ready, with stainless steel appliances and an abundance of kitchenwares, including Henkel knives, pots and pans, bowls, toaster, Tupperware, utensils, Keurig coffee maker, blender, crock pot, and large walk-in pantry. The living room boasts a 50” Smart TV with premium movie cable package.

Looking for a quiet place to check your email or upload photos of your incredible vacation to social media? The first floor also includes an office/ business center, which includes one computer and a multi-function wireless printer (print, fax, scan and copy) and 2 desks. We also offer high speed wi-fi + extender to carry the signal throughout the house.

Upstairs you’ll find the entertainment loft outfitted with a large, comfy chenille sectional sofa with ottoman, a 50” TV, Xbox with Kinect and games for the whole family. You'll even find a few decks of cards for the adults. The loft is perfect for kids —they’ll love having their own TV room, where they can watch movies and play games while the adults relax downstairs.

Upstairs you’ll also find the master suite with king bed and Smart TV, two full bathrooms and three additional guest bedrooms (one with with Smart TV) with comfy queen-size beds and luxury linens. A queen air mattress can easily fit in the loft or office to sleep 10 and can be provided if requested.

As much as we love to accommodate everyone, this is a NO SMOKING home. We also ask you help us respect the neighbors and keep any noise or music to acceptable limits and no loud conversations, noise or music after 10:00pm in the backyard. We love our neighbors, they love us too and plan to keep it that way!

Housecleaning service once per week can be included for an additional fee for guests staying longer than a week. If you are interested in this additional service, please inquire.

More Details

Property Manager
Dana Thornton
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Dana Thornton

Born and raised in a small town in Texas, I spent summers fishing, sailing, and riding my horse. I came to visit Scottsdale in 1990, fell in love with the city and the beautiful desert and decided to make it my home. I met my husband Greg in 1992, and we have been inseparable ever since. We own a technology marketing company together. I am also a 3rd generation designer, and my passion is architecture and design. We own several residential rental properties, as well as 2 commercial properties and 3 properties in beautiful Sanctuary Belize.

Dana Thornton purchased this house in 2012

Why Dana Thornton chose Desert Ridge

First of all, you can not beat the location, or the weather. No scraping ice or shoveling snow. No sticky humidity that makes your curls drop the minute you leave home. And no mosquitos! Granted, it is a little warm in the summer, but 'it's a dry heat', then 8 months of pure heaven!

What makes this house unique

I am a stickler for cleanliness, soft beds and luxurious linens. I am a Marriott girl and I expect them when I travel, and I do not skimp on them for my guests. And CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN!!! Bright white quilts, duvet covers and soft white linens you can SEE are super clean. Add in some feather pillows, and the most expensive, fluffy towels you can buy at Bed Bath and Beyond, and the little slice of heaven is complete. Call me and book it today!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Spring Break 2015 from Baker City, OR

Beautiful home, great location and so comfortable. We enjoyed ourselves so much!

Ty, Debbie B. & family

Rob, Sally B. & family

[onsite guestbook comments]
Mar 2015
  • 1 of 2


Desert Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen Air mattress added upon request (in office or loft)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Chauffer and in-home professional massage services are an additional charge and can be arranged in advance.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
4 BR Desert Ridge with PRIVATE POOL & SPA! North Scottsdale / North Phoenix area
average rating of 4.909091 based on 13 reviews

Desert Ridge home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in Desert Ridge for our Christmas gathering. Everything you need to make this house your”home away” from home. We enjoyed the amenities and location. Spacious and clean with comfortable beds. The yard is fantastic and location right adjacent to Desert Ridge Marketplace and 101 entrance. Wow!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Extended stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved out time at this home. We lived not too far from the home and sold our own home; our new home wasn't complete yet and we found ourselves needing a place to stay for 4 months. This home was exactly what we needed. First, it looks just like the photos (which was a plus), the location couldn't have been more ideal and it came with everything anyone would need. Thank you to Dana and her team for making us feel at home.

We've moved into our new home and look back at the 4 months we lived in the rental with fond memories.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Well equipped, centrally located, home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with our two week stay in your beautifully decorated home. It was generously equipped with everything a family group would need...linens, cooking utensils, cutlery, BBQ, pool & hot tub, comfortable couches with enough seating for everyone, even an office where my husband could escape to keep up with work! We also liked the fact that it was so close to shopping, hiking, golf and the 101 to access the airport. We would definitely come & stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Couldn't Have Been a Better Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this wonderful home, using it as a base camp for all of our activities. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay, and hope we can visit again next spring.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great property. We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. House was very clean. We loved the heated pool and hot tub!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Top notch as usual.

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying at this location and absolutely love everything about it.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Phoenix
Desert Ridge Marketplace
Old Town Scottsdale
Kierland Commons
Scottsdale Quarter
Desert Botanical Gardens
Taliesin West

DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE is just a short walk away with over 100 shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. It is Phoenix's premiere Shopping & Entertainment Center, with free weekend concerts. Also at Desert Ridge is a full size grocery store and gas station, along with everyone's favorite burger stand, In-N-Out!

CITY NORTH - Just passed Desert Ridge Marketplace on Deer Valley Road is City North, a luxury shopping and dining destination. With different and more upscale shops and restaurants from Desert Ridge Marketplace, City North offers a nice change of pace and scenery for those looking to get out and about.

CASINO at Talking Stick Resort, the most beautiful Casino in town is only 19 minutes away.

OUTLET SHOPPING at Anthem Outlets only 24 minutes away.


WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN only 10 minutes away.

BARRETT-JACKSON only 10 minutes away.

KIERLAND COMMONS and SCOTTSDALE QUARTER are just 15 minutes away with the finest shopping and dining destinations.

MAYO CLINIC HOSPITAL is only 5 minutes away, and the Shea clinic is 30 minutes away.

BIG SURF WATER PARK only 25 minutes away.

PHOENIX ZOO only 30 minutes away.

SCOTTSDALE is only minutes away. OLD TOWN Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall are 30 minutes away.

CAVE CREEK/CAREFREE with OLD COWBOY TOWN shops and restaurants only 15 minutes away.


SEDONA is 2 hours away.


U.S. AIRWAYS CENTER (home of the Phoenix Suns) 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99

Check in 4:00 pm, Check out 11:00 am. Earlier check in may be accommodated if there was not a guest the night before.

Manager'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.