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Designer Decorated Peaceful and Serene

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Wonderful spacious private vacation retreat.

Decorated by Interior Designer Susan McDonald, lovely Desert Design. Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2800 sq ft of travertine marble floors with casita for art studio or workout on elliptical.

There are 3 bedrooms, 1 King and 2 Queens. All private , and all have great mattresses and sheets. There is a large kitchen with everything you could possibly need. Outdoor Grill just steps away from kitchen.Lovely Salt Water Pool and Spa.

Soak in the starry nights while you float away your day in the salt water pool and spa.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Susan

I am an Interior Designer and have had a Boutique Design Firm for 20 years. Prior to that I owned a restaurant in downtown Toronto. I have a degree from U of T in Anthropology and a degree from RU in Interior Design. I adore Scottsdale and the fabulous wildlife and cactus.My husband Dr Julian Gershon is an Anti Aging Physician with clinics in Aspen and Denver.

Susan purchased this house in 2010

Why Susan chose North Scottsdale

This property is extremely private and sits on 1 acre in Scottsdale. There are mountain views all around and lots of cactus and cool wildlife, especially Owls. There is a lovely pool and hot tub as well as a manicured garden surrounding the home. Also, the home is a Single Level home, no stairs!

What makes this house unique

Close to upscale shopping, dining, hiking, biking and first and foremost GOLF!! Minutes to Kierland Shopping and Restaurants. TPC and Barrett Jackson and the Waste Management Tournie.

Restaurants include Mastros, Four Seasons Resort, Ocean Club,and many more


North Scottsdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Laundry: Please wash and Dry used Towels and Sheets in laundry room at house. Cleaning people do everything else.If not the cleaners charge $100. Thx
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom recently remodelled and is a MarbleS Sanctuary with furnishings by Restoration Hardware.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) French Door walk out from Master to spacious and fully furnished poolside patio.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
The world is your oyster. Contact me to arrange any concierge servces


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Designer Decorated Peaceful and Serene
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Lovely, clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome desert landscaping with a wonderful assortment of cacti. We made great use of the back yard, lounging poolside every day and using the gas grill. The house had beautiful decor throughout. The comfortable beds and high quality bedding were much appreciated. It was nice to have garage space for our rental car. We also made good use of the eliptical. House is close to shopping and to many great restaurants (Spiga is great for lunch and less than 2 miles away.) Thank you Susan for prompt communications.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such wonderful guests and a pleasure to host. I enjoyed having them and they are welcome back anytime. Warm Regards Susan
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Beautiful spacious home on a large, quiet and private property

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home, beautifully decorated with stunning landscaping on the large private lot. Kitchen is well appointed and stocked. Beds and pillows are very comfortable, with the master BR and ensuite on one side of the house, separate from guests. The office is well set up with a good chair (sadly, there was office work to be done while we were there!). The pool and back yard are lovely. Great to have the use of a roomy garage, bonus that is it attached. The house is in the middle of the neighbourhood, so very quiet, yet with great access to shopping, golf, and whatever else you want to get to quickly in North Scottsdale. Very nice location for walking and running. Though we never met her, Susan was fantastic to work with — she dealt with all issues and questions almost immediately. The one significant problem we had was a HW heater that quit and as soon as we let her know she was on it right away — it took 2 different trades to solve the problem, but everything was solved inside 24 hours. Wish we could return next year, but work commitments won’t allow it!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home. comfortable, clean, nice landscaping and quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

Extremely comfortable home with a functional layout. Nice kitchen and eating area. Beds were great. Overall a great place to enjoy the Scottsdale area.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty home

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated home and convenient to get around. Rented house for a week for my mom's birthday. Guest bathroom plumbing needs attention and couldn't get pool working. Also bikes not available and putting green is no longer there. The rooms are a bit dark and drapes/blinds requested to not be touched. Have stayed in other homes but first house I ever saw posting a notice that all bedsheets and towels must be washed or incur a $100 fine. I understand on earlier days but a bit challenging when one has a 6am flight and a cleaning fee is already added in the payment but overall would recommend the home.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. The Guest Bathroom has been fixed. The Putting Green was damaged by renters who burned it and was recently removed and I forgot to take that off the listing but has since been. Bicycles Trails nearby was mentioned in the listing, not bicycles included. The reason that I prefer the drapery not be touched is because in the past I have had people tug so hard that the drapery rods were actually tugged out from the wall. Also had guests touch the silk drapes with greasy fingers so I just ask that they aren't touched. I cannot afford to have drapes cleaned constantly. Sheet and Towels: There is a laundry room in the house and I ask guests to kindly wash and dry what they use. The reason for this is that guests in past have used every single sheet and towel and leave a MOUNAIN for us to wash and dry and this can take up to 4 hours. The cleaners simply aren't free and extra hours of washing and drying costs extra, that is why I have had to post a notice about that issue. Thank You very very much for your comments. Best Susan and Julian
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Beautiful home

  • 3 of 5

Home was in a great location and beautiful.

We planned on swimming and cooking. We were unable to heat the pool and the pots and pans were limited so cooking required creativiity.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You wrote to me and explained you did not want to order propane to heat the pool. That is why you were unable to hear the pool. The pots and pans are limited but there is a full set. If us a rental home and many items get stolen by renters. My cleaning lady said you left the house in absolutely filthy condition and she charged me extra to clean your filth.
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, beautifully appointed and stocked. You cannot go wrong staying here, we will return. Owner very easy to communicate with which is very important. You don't want the miss staying here, quiet, restful, private and the garage is a plus. Book it now for a totally awesome, vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An absolute pleasure hosting you and your family. What great guests! Welcome home anytime! Best Susan
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Phoenix International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mastro's/Sassi's/DC Ranch
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Boulders, Troon, GreyHawk, TPC, Legend Trails
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
101 Loop
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mastro's, Jade Palace, Italian, Thai, Indian,
Car: recommended

Golf and Hiking and Shopping and Dining are the best in the area and are very close by. Entertainment is always some of the best. Jazz clubs, Live dance music, Boulders outdoor concerts are all great.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $145.9 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Hello and Welcome, Please feel free to contact me at 905-334-4447.
The damage deposit is fully refundable.
There is a one time cleaning fee of $130.00 day of your departure.

With Thanks, ENJOY!!
Susan McDonald

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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