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Stunning Views, Resort-style Backyard, Secluded Yet Close To Everything

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
30 nights


Ahwatukee Foothills Village House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Welcome to your home-away-from-home! Cactus Ridge is a single-story home set in almost a ½ acre against the backdrop of South Mountain in the Ahwatukee Foothills. Completely remodeled with a contemporary yet cozy feel, the home is equipped with everything needed for a stress-free stay. Whether you wish to relax and unwind, stay active, or keep connected with your business, our property provides a private haven with fabulous views and new super-fast WiFi (up to 100 Mbps), close to all amenities including world class golf.

Equally ideal for couples on an extended stay or a family vacation, the home includes a piano room, pool table room and a spacious living room with comfy sofas and large flat-screen HDTV with Whole Home Direct TV DVR, and DVD player. This opens to the modern kitchen/dining area with Bosch appliances, and dining area overlooking the scenic backyard and mountain views. The master bedroom has its own door to the patio and is privately situated on one side of the house together with the luxury master bathroom. On the other side are 2 further bedrooms (the largest with French doors to its own semi-private patio) and the office/reading room equipped with wireless printer/scanner/copier and with east-facing French doors opening to a swing seat from which to enjoy the sunrise or your morning coffee. The contemporary guest bathroom is also on this side of the property along with the fully equipped laundry and a fitness room.

The breathtaking backyard is the highlight of this property. In addition to the main patio off the living room, the outdoor bar and grill, complete with sink and refrigerator, is a perfect place for a BBQ or cocktail. A table under the trees provides an added dining option, whilst the fireplace is a warming place to gather once the sun goes down. Together with the pool, hot tub, sport court with basketball hoop, spacious paved area and extensive lawns, the indoor and outdoor amenities of this property provide endless opportunity for activity or relaxation.

Only 20 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, Ahwatukee is the hidden gem of greater Phoenix. Within easy proximity of all that the metro area has to offer, this property is ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood only a couple of minutes from the nearest supermarkets, stores and restaurants. Foothills Golf Course is less than 5 minutes’ drive, with many other courses nearby. Hike, bike, swim, play tennis, or practice yoga - its all on your doorstep. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a shopaholic, enjoy sightseeing or simply want to relax in the sun, Ahwatukee offers something for everyone, with easy access to the I-10 for day trips further.

With all this and more (see 'Other Activities' below) we hope you will consider using our home as your home for a while..... so you can feel at home on your vacation!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Alison Cameron
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2016
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About Alison Cameron

Originally from the UK, in 2008 we relocated through work, from the green hills of Yorkshire to the spectacular desert landscape of Phoenix. The beautiful Ahwatukee Foothills immediately cast its spell over us and after 3 years of getting to know this beautiful spot we finally took the plunge and bought a home. Work has taken us out of Arizona for the time being, but we love our 'forever' home and we'll be back to live here in a few years when retirement beckons. In the meantime, what a wonderful opportunity to share our beautiful home, managed on a day to day basis by our great friends and near neighbors, who will contact you on or shortly after your arrival, take care of any issues that arise and do anything they can to help you make the most of your stay.

Alison Cameron purchased this house in 2011

Why Alison Cameron chose Phoenix

The quiet charm of the Ahwatukee Foothills soon made us feel like we were permanently on vacation! The almost constant blue skies and sunshine, winter warmth, golf, hiking yoga, or swimming every day before or after work, and the famous illuminations of the Festival of Lights from Thanksgiving through New Year make Ahwatukee the jewel-in-the-crown of the greater Phoenix area. With easy access to all the metropolitan area has to offer, we will be forever grateful to the relocation agent that introduced us to this area when we'd only just crossed the Atlantic!

What makes this house unique

We hit the jackpot when found this cul-de-sac home in a friendly, respectful neighborhood only minutes from everything needed for daily living and all manner of leisure activities. The high vaulted ceilings and unique floor plan resulting from a creative remodel provide light and space in a seamless entertaining and family area that still has plenty of options for quiet retreat! We never tire of the views from the backyard where the spaciousness gives a sense of being in a private rural oasis. Adding the fireplace, outdoor kitchen and hot tub was the 'icing on the cake' and with this final touch, we created our dream home and and for us personally, a little piece of paradise. We hope you will think so too....!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Stunning Views, Resort-style Backyard, Secluded Yet Close To Everything
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 3 week stay here, the house had almost every we needed.

The area was nice and quiet and the shops close by, did lots of shopping even to the extent that we had to buy another suitcase and pay for excess baggage!

We would definitely stay here again.

Thank you Alison x

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to make the most of the shopping! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Wonderful vacation spot in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful month here. The house is every bit as good as the pictures if not better. We especially loved the covered patio in the back as it gave us shade when we were outside. We used the house as a base for biking, hiking, spring training games, and multiple sightseeing spots in Phoenix area. The house is very conveniently located. I mountain biked nearly every day at South Mountain, Hawes Trail, and San Tan Mountain. All were great and accessible. We took advantage of several of the brew pubs in area and they have great food as well as craft beer. Don't miss the Musical Instrument Museum. Overall, a great experience and we plan to come back.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear that our home more than met expectations and we're so glad you were able to pack so many of the area's attractions into your vacation! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Rhode Island

Lovely home, yard, and pool

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Cactus Ridge was very enjoyable. The home is exactly as shown in the photos and more than met our expectations. It was clean and the kitchen stocked with just about everything we needed to prepare meals and snacks.

The backyard and pool area provide a quiet oasis in the midst of the desert and hills, and is where we spent a great deal of time.

The home is conveniently located near all kinds of shopping and entertainment.

If we wished to rent in this area again I would not hesitate to choose to return to Cactus Ridge.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you were able to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of our backyard and pool. You're welcome to return any time!
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Edmonton, Alberta

Best property we've ever rented.

  • 5 of 5

Cactus Ridge exceeded our expectations. We expected a really nice property from the pictures but they don't do it justice. From the moment we walked in, we knew we were going to have a wonderful month. The home was super clean and you could tell very well maintained. Interior is spacious, and beautifully furnished. The master bedroom and ensuite were awesome. The other bedrooms were perfect for the company we had throughout our stay. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you need to cook and entertain. The back yard is a dream, from the pool to the outdoor fridge, fireplace and more. Alison is attentive to every detail, including the wealth of information at your finger tips in her propery reference books. The neighborhood is beautiful and it has all the amenities close by. There is so much to do in Phoenix, but we especially like the golfing that is so close, as well as the hiking and mountain biking that's literally steps away. If any questions or concerns arise, a quick call to Alison and problem solved. Thank you Alison for a wonderful month in your home, can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments Annie. We aim to provide a similar level of comfort and convenience guests enjoy in their own homes so they can totally relax and make the most of the property, so it's great to know that's exactly how you felt! I'm only sorry we're already booked for your requested dates for next year but rest assured, we have you in the calendar for 2017!
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Fantastic property in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

Cactus Ridge was everything previous reviews have stated it would be - excellent. The house is executive quality and the backyard is like a private park oasis. The home is stocked with everything we could want and there were several reference binders for; how to operate everything in the home, recommendations for hikes, shopping, restaurants, etc. The home also had a fantastic selection of books and movies available for our use. Alison and the locally based property manager were very respectful of our privacy but were also readily available and eager to assist if we had any questions. The wifi was a bit hit and miss but was great to have available to us when we could get a connection. The desert hikes within walking distance (or a short drive) from the house were also 10 out of 10 - Alison provided maps and the local property manager made some additional great recommendations. The community of Ahwatukee is very family friendly, centrally located and has a great small community feel. We met many friendly neighbors on our walks with our dog. Thank you Alison - we would love to return to Cactus Ridge in the future. P.S we give fair and honest reviews of the VRBO homes we have stayed in and this home deserves a 5 out of 5.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff! It's always great when a vacation lives up to expectations so we're delighted our home, the area and the service we provide fulfilled yours. Our current guest also reported an issue with the wifi not connecting but a call to the provider enabled the modem to be 'reset' and it's now working perfectly again - not super "fiber optic" fast unfortunately as that's not yet available in our area, but standard speed and reliability have been restored! A really special 'thank you' for treating our home like your own and for leaving it so impeccably clean and tidy that our housekeepers were speechless! We look forward to your return at any time.
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The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I finally found this home after endless hour's of searching as it had everything we were looking for and within our budget. We booked for the month of September 2014. From the start, the owner was very quick to respond to any emails and made the whole process so easy. From the very second we entered the property we knew we had made the right choice..... it had the 'WOW' factor. The photos do not do this place justice. The backyard is gorgeous and the pool is amazing, needless to say that's where we spent most of our time. The owner was just so quick to tend to anything for example there was a bit of a storm that knocked off the telephone and she had it fixed within a few hours. If you get a chance to stay here please take the time to feed the hummingbirds, they are great to watch in the morning with your cup of coffee, as well as the hare's and squirrels which are frequent visitors. The area is so quiet and there are plenty of shops a few miles down the road. The pool table room is spacious and we did use the gym, although not as much as we had intended due to pool and sun loungers! We had no problems during our stay and we received the deposit back within 2 days of getting back home. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay despite the unusually active monsoon storms - an experience in themselves! We look forward to welcoming you back any time.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Native New Yorker and others
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Foothills Golf Club Ahwatukee
Nearest Train
23.8 Miles
Amtrak, Maricopa
Nearest Motorway
4.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Perfect Pear and others
Nearest Ski
176 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff
Car: recommended

Shoppers will appreciate the nearby, newly opened Premium Outlet Shopping Mall, as well as Chandler Fashion Center and many big box stores within a 10 minute drive.

For sports enthusiasts, the PGA's Phoenix Open, Cactus League Spring Training grounds, Chase Fields Arena, Cardinals’ and Suns’ games are all nearby (dependent on the season). Or for the more adventurous, go-karts, horse riding, hot air balloon rides, or even sky diving are available in the vicinity.

If you prefer a more leisurely approach, visit the art galleries and shopping of historic downtown Scottsdale, take in a Broadway show at ASU Gammage Theater or tour the glorious Botanical Gardens, all less than 30 minutes’ drive away. And for that touch of luxury, indulge yourself at the heavenly Aji Spa at the nearby Wild Horse Pass Resort.

Further afield, countless day trip possibilities include a jeep tour around the red rocks of Sedona, wine tasting in the up and coming wine area of Wilcox or of course marveling at the geological splendor of The Grand Canyon, just over 4 hrs drive away.


Rates & Availability

Ahwatukee Foothills Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

CONTACT OWNER for daily/weekly rates for shorter lengths of stay and for discounts for stays over 30 nights
$160 non refundable cleaning fee
$500 refundable security deposit ($1000 if pets)
50% due on reservation, balance due 60 days prior to check-in
(rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed)

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Ahwatukee Foothills Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • The master and guest bathrooms each have a hairdryer and selection of toiletries for guests' use
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • In addition to the 3 bedrooms, there is a comfortable double size sleep-sofa in the office/reading room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
A water softener system provides soft water throughout the home. Please note our pool is not heated but there is a free heated pool, gated for the use of neighborhood residents only, and a beautiful heated pool at the upscale Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA, both only 5 minutes' drive away.

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