About the property
- Estate3500 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Mountaintop Private Gated 5 Acre Estate; 3 bed, 4 bath, sleeps 10
Your perfect spot for spring break and summer fun at the Lazy River at the water park at The Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak!
*In the event that the date or dates you desire are not available, please allow The Pointe to attempt to accommodate by contacting us directly.
DISCOUNTED RESORT AMENITIES....golf, spa, stores, restaurants, Water Park and more.....(subject to The Pointe Hilton Resort occupancy)
Located on The Pointe Resort
- Tee-off at a Championship Golf Course
- Racquetball, Tennis
- Relaxing Spa
- To the door room service
- One of kind restaurants
- Water Park - Everyone's Favorite!
3 bedrooms (two king beds, two queen beds), 4 bathrooms - sleeps 10+ (with aerobeds (additional cost applies))
ONE OF A KIND IN THE WORLD - Custom authentic Spanish/Mediterranean Style “Palacio" Hacienda estate atop of The Pointe Master Planned Resort Community located in the heart of Metro Phoenix.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD - Spectacular 360 degree view scape on huge saltillo tile covered patios and balconies with unique connecting bridge carved in slate rock hillside paths to the two fire pits cradled in mountain over looking the preserve.
IMPRESS THE WORLD - to the door resort room service for lover’s romantic brunches then party the night away. Two tier level pool and volleyball court with cabana for entertainment. Classic Porsche Targa and Harley Davidson available to guests with prior proper rider of insurance.
ESCAPE FROM THE WORLD - Tranquil splashing canterra fountains and sparkling fountain pool and swim up wet bar tucked in over acres of lush tropical landscape with robusta palms and arched mesquite trees. Sheer Slate rock walls on either side high lighted by spot lights that lead you up to your own private mountaintop vista with firepit.
COFFEE & COCKTAILS - From one mountainside firepit enjoy coffee in the morning while watching the sunrise, then head to the other side in the evening for cocktails to watch the gorgeous colors of Phoenix's sunsets.
WORLD CLASS” CUSTOM FEATURES - 10’ wood carved entry door, interior vaulted arches, elevated 20' ceilings, wood beams, saltillo tile, bulk heads, raised door panels, brass fixtures with ceramic bathroom sinks, solid oak wood cabinetry, brass pots with abundance of décor touches from a World Traveler.
FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD - The Pointe 'Palacio' Estate Suites has been home to celebrities such as President Reagan and Robin Williams (just to name a few).
EXCLUSIVE AND SECLUDED - Experience 'The Most Interesting Estate in the World'. Private gated entrance with full resort security and alarm service.
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1. Mountaintop Five Acre Estate: View of Phoenix Skyline, gated for seclusion and privacy (suites of choice for President Reagan and 80 celebrities … Bob Hope to the Budweiser team).
2. Features: Private heated pool with swim up bar, jacuzzi (underwater stereo), basketball, volleyball and badminton court, two mountaintop fire pits, and fireplaces, multiple bars throughout, televisions with sports big screen and full audio surround sound.
3. Resort privileges: Championship golf course, tennis, fitness center, spa, water park (in suite dining, housekeeping, valet, limousine, and concierge, as desired). Please inquire about the discounts on Resort Amenities with the 'Privilege Card'.
4. Accommodations: Palacio Estate can accommodate two to sixty guests with Presidential suite, “His and Her’s” queen suites with 5 car garage. Parking for ten cars.
5. Catering by Aunt Chilada's: Choice of party!
6. Location, location, LOCATION!: Centrally located and within walking distance of resort and restaurants. Just minutes away from incredible hiking and biking trails; 15 minutes to downtown Phoenix for a Suns or Diamondbacks game; 25 minutes to University of Phoenix stadium for Coyotes or Cardinals game; 15 minutes to Scottsdale for upscale shopping and restaurants.
7. "Bow WOW": Pet friendly - with prior qualification and approval!
Additional luxuries include two indoor fireplaces, three outdoor fire pits, poolside barbecue, sunk-in bar, piano, hand-carved cantera fountains, surround sound stereo, and more.
**River Ranch Passes availability based on Resort Guest Occupancy ***
Have fun - home is designed for activities and a great time! Please treat it as your own home and leave the house as you found it, so others can enjoy our home after your stay, too!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Griffin Gosnell
Built by the owner and creator of The Pointe Resorts International - The Pointe and Gosnell Builders.
Griffin Gosnell purchased this Estate in 1987
Why Griffin Gosnell chose Pointe
EXCLUSIVE LUXURY ESTATE BUILT AND OWNED BY THE CREATOR OF THE POINTE RESORTS INTERNATIONAL. OFFERING PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE GRASS VOLLEYBALL COURT, NEAR NATURE PRESERVE AND WONDERFUL RESTAURANTS. CENTRALLY LOCATED TO EVERYTHING!
What makes this Estate unique
The Pointe Resort Amenities are included in your stay at the Pointe Palacio. This offers Complimentary Passes to the Water Park (*up to four adults and subject to hotel occupancy) with additional Resort discounts from 10-20% off on spa, restaurants, and stores, etc.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
POINTE PRIVATE ESTATE
If you are looking for a unique throw-back experience, rent this house @ the Pointe Squaw Peak. Great Pool & Spa, funky 80's decor, we loved it!
Our family had a fantastic stay in this whimsical home! A bit dated furnishings and crazy decor like giant brass alligators, toucans and elephants. However, plenty of space, great pool and Jacuzzi, and easy to get to the Hilton next door to use water slide and lazy river. The beds very comfortable. It was too hot to use volleyball court and fire pits but I can imagine how fun it would be to have those amenities another time of year.
Griffin and Rich were wonderful to work with and were willing to take the steps to make sure we had what we needed for a fantastic stay.
Guests should be aware that ALL bedrooms are open "loft style". Meaning NO sound privacy! Imagine looking through a window out of each bedroom to the areas down below but there is no glass division there. Completely open. Other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely would return!
Beautiful location, house needs attention
The reviews of this home are misleading. First, and most disappointing to us, are the black-out dates for when Palacio guests can have access to the Hilton water park. March & April are completely blacked out, however we were told there may be availability depending upon occupancy at the Pointe Hilton. Upon arrival, we learned that regardless of occupancy at the Hilton, March and April are blacked out with no possibility of purchasing tickets. Second, although the home decor is dated as previously reviewed, it is dusty, packed with 100+ silk plants and flower arrangements covered in dust. The couch in the living room caused an asthma attack. This house has many great qualities but the dusty old furniture was not one of them. In addition, there is a prevailing level of neglect about the house. The pool has several missing tiles, needs resurfaced, the hot tub was murky, and the pool bar smelled like an old keg. The wrought iron chairs, although pretty, were uncomfortable with disintegrating cushions. These same disintegrating cushions are on the lounge chairs making the lounge chairs unusable. The mismatched sheets on the beds were old and the towels (some with holes in them) had seen better days too. Also, I wish the open air concept of this house had been described better. Every room is a loft so there is no privacy at all. We had to go outside when the kids were sleeping so we wouldn't wake them. All this being said, the grounds and views are beautiful. Griffin was very prompt with all our requests and as helpful as she could be. Sergio was very nice and helpful with housekeeping needs.
Look no further. Stay here. You won't regret it.
Pictures cannot completely convey the grandiose Pointe Palacio. If you are looking for a place to stay with family or friends and are looking for a relaxing, private, unique home-base, look no further.
It truly is an estate. There are two look-out spots that capture incredible 360 views of Phoenix, one of which we didn't even get to until the day we left. The pool and spa are perfect for lounging and situated next to the BBQ. The volleyball court on the lower level was the surprising gem of the property and we played multiple games of volleyball on the perfectly manicured grass. We loved the charm of the entire feeling of the interior. If you're looking for something brand new, there are plenty of available other options for you. But, if you're like us, and wanted something functional with charm, character, you literally will not find another gem like this. The open layout is great for entertaining. The area is remarkably private and we felt safe and secure.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Griffin and Rich and both were very accommodating and invested in our group enjoying our stay. We can't wait for our next stay at The Pointe Palacio!
Wonderfully Unique Home
Our family of four (two adults and two teenage boys) loved this unique home. Perched on a hilltop, the views from the lookouts were awesome. The boys loved playing basketball in the pool and exploring all of the hidden features. Griffin was a wonderful host who was available to assist at all times. Thanks for a fun trip.
Couldn't be more perfect for a guys trip
This place is awesomely unique. We came out to celebrate my last days as a single man, as well as enjoy the golf tournament. It was the one of the few places reasonably priced, and the only place that offered a flexible cancellation policy.
The place may need a little TLC to restore it to its glory days but was still very well kept. There are too many cool features about the house to talk about on a review. It is actually more fun to discover them for yourself. But to give an example we did not discover the full sized volleyball court until day 2. There is also a plaque that lists a ton of famous people who had been there over the years which was quite impressive.
Griffin was awesome to work with. She was super responsive about everything. She was also able to setup air mattresses so we didn't have to sleep two to a bed.
If you are going to rent this place I would say definitely go hit up the lazy river for a lap or two.
We will rent again!
The Pointe Palacio is located on The Pointe Resort at Squaw Peak surrounded by nature preserve. Resort amenites are walking distance to Lazy River WaterPark, Spa, Tennis, Raquetball, hiking, biking, restaraunts, shopping, and centrally located. Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Racquetball, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Health/Beauty Spa Golf: Golf Amenities with 10- 20% discount to The Pointe Resort Golf Course
Additional information about rental rates
*Pool heating fees are optional and pro-rate if less then one week stay *Beverages Stocked upon request-ask *Resort Amenities "Privilege" Card Discounts 10-20%-must return card at check out to avoid $50 Replacement costs *Additional fee of $50 per person after 8 guests