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LAKEFRONT Villa with amazing lake views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, den and amazing views. Sleeps 4

Experience awesome waterfront views from almost every room in this lakefront, two story townhouse villa. This home is located in a private and quiet gated community . Both the spacious master suite (queen bed) and the great room area have patio doors to a large, covered waterfront patio. A community pool, hot tub and fishing also await you. The second story contains another bedroom (double bed) and additional full bath. The den is a perfect TV or reading room with double doors to the balcony where you can view the sunrise, rising full moon, Christmas boat parade and 4th of July fireworks. Relax and enjoy the double recliner with console and cup holder. A large, fully equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, two car garage, desk with Wi-Fi, lakeview dining area, large master suite, walk-in closet are some of the other amenities you will appreciate. This property was recently redone with new carpet, paint, updated baths, window coverings and furnishings. Close to U of Phoenix stadium and Coyotes arena.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Barbara

We are a retired couple who lived on the lake for 8 years prior to moving to Vail, CO to be close to grandkids and snow skiing. We love our townhouse on the lake and want to share the great location and lakefront living with others.

Barbara purchased this townhome in 2003

Why Barbara chose Desert Harbor

We own another home on the same lake and everytime we would pass by this home we commented that "if that place ever comes up for sale, we are buying it". Well, it did come up for sale and we bought it and love the amazing views from most every room, the gated small community, the pool, patio, neighbors and ample parking. We have done some remodeling down through the years and it is a perfect vacation rental for our guests and a nice place for us to stay when we occasionally come to AZ. Our guests have loved the home and often inquire if we are ever interested in selling it.

What makes this townhome unique

View! view! view! Wrap around views and beautiful sunrises and moonrises. Updated bathrooms, indoor laundry attached garage, gated community, pool (not heated) and hot tub.

Location, Location, Location! close to shopping, sports complexes, recreation centers, freeways and restaurants.


Desert Harbor Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has patio doors that open to the covered patio next to the lake. In addition there is a double vanity and walk-in closet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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(4 traveler reviews)

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LAKEFRONT Villa with amazing lake views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Awesome home... beautiful... just lovely ...picture does nothing for the home... well taken care of...equipped with everything you need.. really a HOME AWAY FROM HOME... It was PERFECT....this HOME GAVE ME MEMORIES THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET.... it was 3 of us in this home... we were there for a 2 training events.. almost said my home...The owner Barbara is one of kind, nice like SWEET piece of apple pie... and we thank you! This home made me seriously thinking about retirement.. and moving from St. Louis to the Phoenix area...maybe Peoria (lol). The neighbor took us out on a Boat ride... we became 6 days...invited us back at any time...No problems at all... hated to leave almost missed our flight .. Thanks again and we might be neighbors Lords will...justly lovely thanks again for sharing....

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Great Property, Great Neighbors, and Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

First, the owner, very accommodating, friendly, and welcoming. The owner keeps a splendid property on Desert Lake. The photos don't do it justice. The kitchen and its equipment, dishes, utensils encourage home cooked meals. The deck and the upstairs den provide both comfortable seating and great views. Did I say, clean?

Oh, the high speed internet. Is truly high speed. We were able to stream movies and shows without buffering. The location is great... Can't miss the Desert Botanical Gardens... And we had a great day trip to Montezuma Castle and Sedona.

I have to mention the neighbor. He made us feel like old friends and part of the community. Just very welcoming. Nice guy.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Great Property, Great Neighbor, and Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

First, Barbie, the owner is as sweet as she is helpful. Second, the property is clean and comfortable. The high speed internet is truly high speed and capable of streaming a movie without buffering. Beds comfy. Deck better than any photo can do justice to. The location was convenient as well.

We took a day trip to Sedona, Montezuma Castle... The kitchen encouraged us to cook in because it was well equipped. Oh! About 36 minutes or so from the property are the Desert Botanical Gardens. Don't miss it.

Thanks for sharing your property, we had a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was the PERFECT Home away from Home for our Family!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the opportunity to stay in this beautiful 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Villa both in 2014 and in 2015. Our first visit I stayed for one month while I was doing a consulting work assignment. It has a great location very close to all major highways in Phoenix. If you are a working professional and need a temporary place to stay -- this was a great fit for me! It has an awesome view and a wonderful patio that is right on the lake. It is a very relaxing and quiet neighborhood. Our second visit was in August 2015. Our whole family stayed - 2 adults and 2 children. The villa has everything you need for a home away from home! The kitchen offers all appliances and amenities. There is a full size washer / dryer and also a garage to keep your vehicle in. The dining room and living room areas are decorated very nicely. We loved the Master Bedroom and very large Master Bathroom with a wonderful walk in closet! Our daughter and son loved the upstairs bedroom, TV room and having their own bathroom upstairs. We also liked that the Star Fire Bay community is gated and offers additional security and protection. We used the swimming pool quite a bit when we were there. It is really nice and private - only neighborhood guests can use it. There are also many local activities nearby -- over 50 great restaurants, a large movie complex, an indoor ice skating rink, Spring Training at the Peoria Sports Complex- both the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres play there. There is the Arrowhead Mall, the Westgate Shopping & Entertainment Venue in Glendale, the Tanger Shopping Outlets and more! If you are going to a Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Game or a major music concert - the Glendale Arena is close by (Taylor Swift just played there!) and also the Arizona Cardinals Football Team plays in the University of Phoenix Stadium, also close by. The upcoming National Collegiate Football Championship will be played there in Jan. 2016. Some of the college football games are also played close by. The Villa owners have been great to work with. They are available to call or contact if you need anything. We would highly recommend this Villa for singles, professionals or families to stay in! It is a great Villa and we would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home..
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Palmbrook Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 Freeway

Location! Location! Location! There is easy access to the Loop 101 to reach Scottsdale, Downtown Phoenix, Sky Harbor Airport and the many golf courses in the area. Minutes to baseball spring training venues in Peoria and Surprise as well as the Phoenix Coyotes Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Arrowhead and Westgate Malls plus an abundance of fine dining and fast food restaurants are just waiting for you to give them a try. Day trips to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Mexico, Tucson, and Flagstaff will make your visit unforgettable. There are opportunities for every type of cultural, sports, and arts & crafts events. Make this your home away from home this winter--you'll be glad you did !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $700

Monthly rates:
(includes all utilities and association fees);

Deposit $ 700 refundable security
Cleaning fee $ 100 non refundable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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