Modern, SW Home w/ Super 360' Views Of The Tonto Nat. Forrest & N. Scottsdale
About Jeff Hamblen
I grew up in Maryland and moved west in 1971 -- Colorado first, then New Mexico, and finally on to Arizona. I met my wife in California and moved her from the Bay Area to the Navajo reservation!! We now live in Flagstaff. Cave Creek is our second/winter home, but we are happy to share. It's also halfway between our two sons -- one at the University of Arizona In Tuscon and the other at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff. I am retired hospital CEO. My wife still teaches at NAU.
Jeff Hamblen purchased this House in 2014
Why Jeff Hamblen chose North Scottsdale
Why not!!?? We bought it because of the quiet location, great views, and proximity to every kind of outdoor activity (I'm an aging rock climber) as well as Phoenix events. Love the Pool house and pool.
What makes this House unique
This home has approximately 1,500 SF of outdoor flagstone patios and walkways. The back patio has a view of the mountains around the region. It also has a bee-hive fireplace. The pool and spa and pool house are located on the west side of the arroyo that runs thru the property to take full advantage of the view south. they are accessed from the main house via a unique concrete/stone bridge over a wash. The thick walls and tile floors keep the house cool -- along with the a/c. South west landscaping complements both the front and back patios.The swing on the front patio is a perfect place to read. The fresh herbs grow on the back patio.. The development/ immediate area is a great place to run, hike, bike ride or walk alone or with your best friend. Because of our homes 3400' elevation, the average monthly high and low temperatures are typically 4-5 degrees lower than Scottsdale. For example, Cave Creek monthly average highs in Dec, Jan, Feb and March are 64, 64, 67 and 73 respectively. While Scottsdale's are 65, 66, 69 and 73 for the same months. ( I bumped up the difference 2 degrees because the home is about 1000 feet above Cave Creek.) At note abo
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Additional deposit will be required.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We stayed one week and it was a great house. It had a lived in feel to it and was very comfortable. The location is perfect and the area is so quiet, it’s very peaceful. The pool area is great. We would definitely recommend and wouldn’t hesitate to rent again.
This location was so much fun to stay at and have a great bday weekend! It was clean, everything was easy to use, and great bird watching. I enjoyed my stay and I know that my friends did as well.
BEST family vacation, ever!!!
Oh my goodness, where do I begin? I was welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine in the fridge. I was celebrating my 60th birthday and I gathered my three children with their spouses and my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter under one roof. To have each one of them tell me how much they enjoyed it, all slept comfortably, many of us cooked in the spacious kitchen, and we all enjoyed the pool. OK, first of all the master bedroom was spacious and luxurious. The office was very comfortable for my son. My daughter and her husband took one of the other rooms and I took the one across the hall from them. The pool house was so much fun and a place to relax, play house with our granddaughter, and just cool off from the sun. The shower in the pool house was terrific. We also enjoyed the spa. Our host made sure the pool was cleaned the day before we came as well as the regular weekly cleaning. I had access to Jeff , our host anytime I need to get in touch with him. And yes, I am keeping his number and all my children told me they would come back to this place again. Its away from the world enough to see the starts and feel some privacy but close enough to go to Buffalo Chips for dinner or the Indian Village for blankets, trinkets and Indian Fry Bread. Check out Frontier Town while you are in Cave Creek too! It only took 30 minutes to get to a mall area.
Thanks for the nice review! You got me thinking I need to stay in my own house more often!
Glad everyone has a good time.
Gorgeous! Everything I was looking for!
I wanted a private home with a pool and Mountain View and this home exceeded our expectations! I couldn’t have been more pleased.
The house had everything you could have wanted plus. I highly recommend this property.
Thanks for the nice review! I hope you Anne your family enjoy the rest of the summer.
Paul McCartney concert trip
The house more than met our expectations! Loved having the pool to relax in. Jeff was so accommodating checking to see if anything was needed. We would definitely recommend this house and hope to return soon.
Thanks for the nice review! Hope you can come back soon.
Beautiful Property at Tonto Hills Subdivision - Great Stay
We enjoyed staying at this property very much. It is well situated on a hill with beautiful views of Tonto National Forest and surrounding mountains. The grounds are well maintained and there are many different birds and small wildlife (rabbits, deer,…) that we found across the fence. We saw a family of Gambel's Quail with many young birds crossing the entrance of the house driveway when we were coming back from one of our trips. In the house, we found everything that we needed. After visiting different attractions on hot days (we were in Phoenix in June), we looked forward to coming back and refreshing in the pool or sitting in the backyard and listening to birds, enjoying the breeze and watching the sunset. The property is very private, but not isolated; there are many other houses with acreage nearby. We had a wonderful stay here and we felt safe and relaxed.
Jeff was a great host.
My family built many good memories here.
If we come to Phoenix again, we would definitely stay at this property.