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Contemporary Home with Casita on Golf Course Lot with Spectacular Sunset Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Terravita's finest - - a beautifully furnished Caelum model plus a separate casita located on the golf course. Home is decorated in contemporary southwest fashion. Features include: single story open floor plan with master suite that includes double sinks, vanity seating, jetted tub and walk in closet. Plenty of room for guests too - queen size bed in main house guest room, queen size murphy bed in the casita and full size convertible sofa in the den.

Home was professionally landscaped to maximize outdoor living - seating area with 2 umbrellas, stone dining table that seats 6-8, built in BBQ area with stainless steel grill and plenty of seating on the stone ledge surround. Spool has personal jets to accommodate 8 guests. Sit back and relax while enjoying the magnificent sunsets across the golf course with nearby fire pit to take the chill off with a surround sound system to set the mood.

Front courtyard located next to NAOS has its own seating area to enjoy the kiva, bougainvillea and beautiful sunrises.

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Laney Nelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2017

About Laney Nelson

My husband and I grew up on opposite sides of the country - he in Washington and myself in Massachusetts. We're both Huskies, he Washington State and me, UCONN. Together, we have four sons and 3 grandchildren. We have a permanent home in California but travel to Scottsdale as often as we can. We plan to retire in Scottsdale someday but until then, we enjoy sharing our home with others.

Laney Nelson purchased this house in 2006

Why Laney Nelson chose Scottsdale

We chose to live in Terravita because it is a gated community with a championship golf course, Health Club, pool, community facilities and activities, and on-site access to shopping, restaurants, etc. We looked many homes in Terravita but chose this one because of its single story open floor plan. location on the golf course, sunset views and easy access in/out of side gate,

What makes this house unique

This home was vacant when we bought it with a newly updated kitchen. It afforded me a great opportunity to put my decorating skills to work and create the home I always wanted from scratch. We bought everything new. We landscaped the yard, put in a spool and built in BBQ area, and repainted the entire home, inside and out. It's beautiful! It's our home, not an income property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for having us in your lovely home this month. We enjoyed our time here so very much. Spring was beautiful & we discovered the desert hiking in the area.
Mar 2010
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Terravita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • Workshop
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • master suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    casita - toilet , shower , extra large
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master Bedroom - 1 king
    guest room - 1 queen
    casita - 1 queen , murphy bed
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
No stairs to negotiate, great room ideal for entertaining, wine refrigerator (keeps 24+ bottles cool), gas fire pit in backyard and kiva in front courtyard to enjoy the beautiful evenings, house borders NAOS on on one side and is convenient to side gate for easy access in and out, built in cabinets in den, work bench in garage, outlet for golf cart, casita is equipped with queen size murphy bed that can be used as desk when closed and is equipped with phone, mini refrigerator, TV cable and lots of built in storage as well.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Contemporary Home with Casita on Golf Course Lot with Spectacular Sunset Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely Home and Community

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home is as pictured and described, plus Laney and John were very pleasant, helpful and eager to make our stay perfect. The house is attractive, spacious, fully equipped, beautifully landscaped and well located. The casita offers a very nice, private bedroom and bath for visitors. The back yard is gorgeous; we spent a great deal of time enjoying this private area and the "spool". The facilities at Terravita are beautiful; we enjoyed the golf, walking trails and the pool. Everyone is friendly. The easy summary is we are planning to return in May 2016.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really great experience

  • 5 of 5

Everything you read here is very accurate. Owners are great, love the location, Scottsdale at it's best.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta / CANADA

I wish I were there...

  • 5 of 5

This has been by far the best holiday we've ever had!

The house was spectacular! Laney and John have done an amazing job with the decor and the maintenance of the house (they are very proud of their house and it shows). Laney was very personable and answered all of our questions. The house is in a gated community and there is lots of shopping near by.

My husband, my two year old twins and my parents in-law stayed in this beautiful house in October 2012. My in-laws stayed in La Casita during their stay (it was nice that at the end of the day I could wear comfortable clothing in the main house - La Casita provided lots of privacy for both families).

The kitchen is fully equipped (napkins, plates, cups - glass and plastic -, wine opener, wine fridge, toaster, zip lock bags, saran wrap, and everything else that you could think of), it has a two car garage, a huge master bedroom and a large size spare bedroom (linens, towels, etc. were provided too!), an office / den space, formal dining room, TV room, and a beautiful living room with a fireplace.

The entire family fell in love with the patio. It was so comfortable and relaxing. Everyday we had breakfast, lunch and dinner in the patio (we are from Canada and we don't get to do this very often). The backyard was large enough for our twins to play, it was beautifully landscaped, and the heated spool was to die for (our kids learned how to 'swim' there).

We would definitely stay here again and we would highly recommend this house to anyone that wants to have a relaxing and memorable holiday.

Thanks Laney and John!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Derby, England

Fantastic Home! Stunning Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic month in your home mid June-July, thank you. We loved the light, airy and spacious feel of your house and garden. Although the garden backs onto the golf course, it's elevated position ensures privacy with a lovely open feeling and sunsets. We absolutely loved the spot. The photographs do not do justice ....we were more impressed when there. Writing this comment I wish I was there now!

The house is tastefully, carefully and thoughtfully equipped to a very high standard. We had excellent communication with you for any question or request which was immediately dealt sun loungers delivered.

I feel you are most interested and concerned that anyone staying in your house is happy....we would recommend your house.

We enjoy desert life and my 24yr old son also enjoyed the facities of the club. People we met there were very friendly.

We enjoyed several restaurants in the area including Uncle Louie's which is a 2min drive. For us we mainly BBQ'd and ate outside, lighting the torches or gas fire for extra effect !

We are longing to be back and just hope that one day this will be possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home - we were very happy here for 4 winter months. The house is everything the web site promises and more. It is tastefully furnished, comfortable and clean. Every detail is considered down to lovely napkin rings and candles for the table. We did not need to purchase anything other than the standard disposables as we have needed to do in previous rental houses. A few days of even the disposables were provided so we did not have to go shopping immediately upon arrival.

The owners were immediately responsive to any concerns and could not have been more helpful.

The house is in a very nice gated community with a nice pool, tennis courts and golf. Lots of good restaurants are within a short drive, movie theaters are only 15 minutes away and all of the Scottsdale and Phoenix activities are within easy driving distance. The homeowner provided copies of Phoenix Magazine and brochures about everything there is to offer in the area.

We had lovely views in the backyard and my kids visited and were very happy in the heated spool.

The casita was very comfortable and my 18 year old grandson visited for Presidents Weekend as was very happy to have the privacy of his own space and little refrigerator. We had several other guests during our stay and everyone raved about the house.

I can't think of anything that was not provided that we needed. The master bed room is large with a great king size bed and lovely chaise that is a great place to relax with a good book.

Both my husband and I had work to do and the office was complete down to the last paperclip, printer and file drawers.

Whether you are taking a short vacation or looking to stay for several weeks you will be very pleased with this house, it's even better in person than the pictures show.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, large, well-appointed home in great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is tastfully decorated with quality throughout. Casita was very convienient for the grandchildren!

The clubhouse & golf course were well maintained. All the people we met were very friendly & helpful making this a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
on property
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
on property
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
rte 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
on property
Nearest Ski
107 Miles
Car: necessary

25 Minutes to the Airport, 11 mi N to center of Scottsdale;

4 miles from Carefree, active artists' community, galleries;

4 miles from Cave Creek, old western town with many interesting shops and restaurants; 90 minutes to Sedona red rock country; 3 hours to the Grand Canyon


Rates & Availability

Terravita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer - May thru August
May 1 - Aug 31
30 night minimum stay
Fall rate
Sep 1 - Dec 30
30 night minimum stay
Winter - Jan thru April
Jan 1 - Apr 29
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.