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Guest House On Side of Mountain Stunning Views, Private

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio Guest house, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Our Santa Fe style mountain-side home has a 600 sq.ft. detached guest

house that we are renting to visitors. It would be considered

a studio as it has no separate bedroom. It features a King size bed,

plasma flat screen, walk in closet and gas fireplace. Located in

Paradise Valley, bordering Scottsdale it has a large

deck with a view of North Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak, and Carefree.

There is an outdoor fireplace near the pool that is enjoyable in the

evening. At night the view is city lights, and mountains on two sides.

This guest house is in an exclusive area which is very private but

near lots of shopping and restaurants. You may see Arizona wildlife

from the deck such as coyotes, owls, rabbits and road runners. This

guest house is perfect for two people and that is the limit that we

will allow. We are in the main house and only want guests who are

quiet and will not be having any parties.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Howe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Jim Howe

Born in Phoenix and Native American I attended Arizona State and have always had a home in Phoenix. As a youth I worked in my mother's hotel and bar. Later I managed restaurants and in 1976 I opened my own in Minneapolis. Soon I opened Native American airport gift stores in Minneapolis, Orlando and JFK New York. After 25 years of airport retail I retired in 2002 and live in Paradise Valley.

Jim Howe purchased this studio in 1987

Why Jim Howe chose Mummy Mountain Park

This property is on the North side of Mummy Mountain, Paradise Valley, AZ. This property looks North toward North Scottsdale, Carefree, Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountain Range. To the East, Four Peaks and the Superstition Mountains are in view from your private deck. At night there is a vista of twinkling lights, clear night sky and a feeling of magic.

What makes this studio unique

Situated on the side of a mountain this property is home to Arizona wildlife. Coyotes, owls, javalina, rabbits, quail and road runners inhabit the mountain. Walking the roads is an invigorating experience and you will find at any pace is a pleasure. Relaxing on your private deck and enjoying the warmth of Arizona will be just what you need to return home fully recharged.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for allowing me to host your visit. You are a beautiful couple and it was a pleasure for me. Take care.
Mar 2014
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Mummy Mountain Park Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Air conditioned, Linens Provided, Washer, Dryer, WiFi (wireless internet), Satellite TV, DVD player, Private Pool. Large Deck with Views.


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Guest House On Side of Mountain Stunning Views, Private
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews
Calgary, Alberta

Excellent accommodations, location and hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent week in the guest house. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed for the week, including fresh flowers, snacks and drinks. The stunning views and optimal location (minutes from Scottsdale) made for a lovely week in the warm sun. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cherry Hill, NJ

Incredible Mountain Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 wonderful nights in this idyllic casita in the foothills of Paradise Valley. The deck and views from this property are stellar. Arriving from the northeast we were up early to see the sunrise which was amazing. In addition to the location, our host Jim went out of his way to insure we had a wonderful experience. In some ways this vrbo is more like a bnb experience with Robes, lotions, soaps, snacks and bottled water all provided. The casita is beautifully decorated with many southwest artifacts. The king size bed and linens are so inviting, and the bathroom is very large with lots of counter and drawer space. And there is a very large walk in closet that served more as a dressing room. Finally this property is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Scottsdale. The surrounding homes are so varied and architecturally stunning, and when you are in the casita you can only hear the quiet and nature sounds of the mountains, yet just two minutes away you'll find some of the best restaurants and shopping the area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to this beautiful couple and perfect guests who are always welcome.
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Delightful casita!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely casita. Located in a beautiful neighborhood in the foothills of Paradise Valley, immaculately clean and beautifully decorated, this lovely little casita had everything we needed to feel at home. The kitchen was well stocked and Jim was a charming host. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayzata, MN

Great VRBO in Scottsdale!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Casita in Paradise Valley! Small, well-stocked kitchen, large bedroom with gas fireplace, large bathroom and ample closet space. Private deck out back with gorgeous view. Loved having the pool and an outdoor fireplace just outside the door. Washer/dryer made it convenient for a long term stay. Jim is a wonderful host. Probably the best "stocked" VRBO we've ever been to. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had at Jim's cozy Casita! The location was perfect, the views just beautiful! We loved sitting on the deck overlooking all of Phoenix! Jim was an awesome host! The unit is cozy, clean and has everything you could need. Thanks Jim for your wonderful hospitality. We will be back next year!

Heidi and Peter

Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gloucester, MA

Peaceful and Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-week vacation in Paradise Valley. The Casita was very comfortable and beautifully decorated and well-stocked and designed for maximum comfort. Jim was a spectacular host with ‘extra’s’ on our arrival – bottled water, wine, flowers and dark chocolate !! Jim checked in every few days to be sure we were 100% happy. We had a couple over for a BarBQ one evening– the deck is perfect for outdoor dinners overlooking the lights of the Valley under the stars and Jim made sure we had enough comfortable chairs for all. The location is private and very quiet and peaceful.

Thank you Jim…it was a much needed break from the cold and snow of the Northeast.

The location is easily accessible to everything the area has to offer…hiking Camelback, Museums/restaurants downtown, sights and restaurants in Scottsdale and Cave Creek.

We hope to be back…

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.8 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Roka Akor
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Camelback Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4.3 Miles
Arizona 101 at Indian Bend Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Roka Akour
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Golf and Tennis.

* Auto Auctions.

* Spring Training.

* Shopping.

* Desert Tours.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walking / Hiking.

* Bike Riding.

* Mountain Climbing.

* desert exploring.

* Nature Studies.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Desert Jeep Tours.

* Go to Grand Canyon.

* Mountain Climbing.

* Horseback Riding..

Located in a beautiful area for walking, jogging, biking. Golf,

resorts, shopping, churches, restaurants close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.05%

PayPal and personal check are welcome

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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