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Luxury Desert Mountain Cottage with Valley Lights and Mt Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The location is a perfect place to sample the easy southwestern life in the double gated community of Desert Mountain. The location is at the north end of the greater Phoenix area in north Scottsdale at 3000 ft with dramatic city light views of the valley. Just down the road is the artsy town of Carefree and the cowboy town of Cave Creek. Nearby are a tremendous array of wonderful golf courses, hiking trails, biking, great restaurants, galleries, and art shows. All this in a wonderful setting of mountains with a dazzling display of desert plants and animals in the Sonoran Desert. Bartlett Lake Reservoir is less than a half hour drive.

Keywords: Cottage, Casita, Townhouse, Town Home, Flat, Cabin, House

More Details

Kent or Julie
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

About Kent or Julie

Kent is a recently retired Radiologist after 2 yrs in the USAF and 36 years in practice in the suburban Minneapolis, MN area.

Julie had a small business retail store selling Z Coil shoes, jewelry, and handbags in Edina, MN called Sprongs which she closed recently after being open for10 yrs.

Kent or Julie purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Kent or Julie chose Desert Mountain

Kent and Julie both loved golf. The Arizone Desert and north Scottsdale area really are great!!

What makes this cottage unique

The mountain Sonoran Desert scenery, beautiful cacti and other plant life, birds, and animal life.

Wonderful patio to watch the colors of sunset change to the twinkle lights of the valley--patio fireplace adds to the enchantment


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Desert Mountain, Arizona

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With attached full bath, walkout patio.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MBR suite, walkout to patio.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with attached full bath and walk-out patio.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Desert Mountain Cottage with Valley Lights and Mt Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Oakland, CA

Comfortable, spectacularly furnished home

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Molde's "cottage." The home was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was well stocked with spices, oils and the like.

The only reason I did not award 5 stars is that we could not get the patio lighting to turn on which somewhat diminished our ability use the BBQ during our January visit.

One of my traveling companions declared this home as the nicest VRBO property she has ever seen. Also, the property manager was a champ to take my call and stay on the phone with me when our GPS failed to find the correct route.

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear there was a lighting malfunction on the patio. A follow-up is scheduled with an electrician to solve this issue.
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Christmas 2017

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautifully furnished and the hot tub and patio layout maximize great mountain and sunset views. It is easy to reach the area's many hiking trails from Desert Mountain, as well as nearby Carefree and Cave Creek.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is well maintained and has killer views of the surrounding mountains. The home is beautifully furnished with plenty of room for families. We spent a lot of time on the patio admiring the views. We had a minor issue with the electricity while we were there and property manager took care of it immediately.

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minnetonka, MN

Total Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great home! From the time you walk in the door, until to going to bed. This home is so comfortable. You have the feeling of being at home. We have stayed at several VRBO/HomeAway locations and this home is the best. The owner is very responsive to the questions we had and provided highlights of thing to do. If you are looking for a place to escape or to have fun, this is the home away from home. You can't beat the hot tub, watching the sun go down and relaxing after a fun day. It was hard to leave. Don't look any further, this is the one.

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and facilities. Thank you.

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommended to a small family group.

  • Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Snowbird Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have been doing vrbo rentals for over 10 years and this is one of our top properties! Everything one could want in a awesome setting gated community with 24/7 security personnel that patrol frequently. All amenities as advertised and the owners, Kent and Julie along with their property manager were very responsive to our requests.

The month went by way too fast and we would have loved to have stay longer. Made frequent use of the extensive paved sidewalks for walking our dog. My husband who uses a walker found them so easy to navigate!

The home had everything we needed and provided plenty of staples such as paper towels, toilet tissue, shampoo, and bath/laundry soap that we never ran out during our one month stay. A plus not seen in many properties!

Has the best checkout policy we have ever experienced since ALL cleaning is provided. Felt like we were checking out of a hotel!

The property is very private and the large patio with fireplace, heat lamp, and spa made the chilly January evenings a delight to use. The spa was very clean and maintained weekly during our stay. Our dog could use the patio too without leashing since it has a complete adobe wall to keep her from roaming off site.

We saw a family of five deer at dusk in our front yard which was so amazing and the birds, especially the hummingbirds, were a treat to observe.

Overall, a real gem in the upscale Desert Mountain community that we would highly recommend! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: 31-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Phoenix Skyharbor (PHX)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Multiple public golf courses in Scottsdale/Phoenix
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Cave Creek Rd.
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Flagstaff Area
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bartlett Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Desert Mountain, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018-19
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$199.04

Refunds on cancelled reservations:
Less than 2 months prior to reservation dates your 1st payment will be refunded only if I am able to re-rent the dates.
Greater than 2 months prior to the reservation your 1st payment will be refunded minus a $100 service fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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