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My Biltmore Bungalow - A Quaint, Quiet, Central Phoenix Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 933 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Centrally Located, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest House, Dog Friendly!




Have you stayed in enough multi-story condos or apartments? Seeking something a bit different ... like nobody trudging around above your head or hearing stuff through the walls ... or not being able to park securely right at your front door? How about a quiet, quaint, private, completely renovated guest house in an upscale neighborhood right in Central Phoenix? Wow ... what a great idea!

Built in 1959 in an irrigated grapefruit orchard on the outskirts of young Phoenix, the Biltmore Heights subdivision was eventually engulfed by the ever expanding metropolis to now be ... in the center of the city. This 1/3 acre property, called Casa Verde, is a fine example of early Phoenix ranch house masonry architecture that also includes a matching guest house - My Biltmore Bungalow. This spacious, well-designed, 933 square foot, 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow is a playful mix of mission arts and crafts detailing, mid-century Kopenhavn wall-hung furniture and family memorabilia.

In the great room, relax to the warm glow of a romantic fire in the large Arizona stone fireplace, dim the coffer lights on the hand-painted sky ceiling and pump-up the powerful 7.1 channel surround sound home theater with 42” HDTV. The fully-equipped kitchen boasts a dual compartment sink, disposer, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, electric range with microwave above, toaster oven, coffee maker and all the pots, pans, bowls, dishes, glasses, cutlery and supplies you might need. The master bedroom has a memory-foam-topped queen bed, its own 32” flat screen TV, loads of closet space and a sliding glass door with black-out drapes to the bungalow's private covered patio and yard. The 2nd smaller multi-use room includes a dresser, writing desk, 32" flat screen TV, large closet and a comfy daybed. It's perfect as an office, quiet get-a-way or private bedroom for a 3rd in your group. A 4rth person can be accommodated on the roll-out trundle, but makes the room a bit tight. (Rental rate is for two guest - an additional fee is required for a 3rd and 4th guest).

In addition to all the above, My Biltmore Bungalow IS dog friendly (certain breeds not allowed). Two housebroken, well-behaved companions can come with you and have a pet door to a secure private yard.

And for all you model railroad buffs, the shared yard includes a large garden railroad. Bring your Standard, O or G gauge trains for days of operating fun while taking in the myriad of local train shows and swaps all winter long.

MBB is available for short or long term rentals at very favorable rates - less than most other apartment/condo units in the Biltmore area. Do not expect the latest granite/stainless/bla bla fad. It is a 59 year old property with roots - and more than its share of real charm. Occasionally the roof creaks and pops; expanding, contracting, fighting a wind or shedding rain. It's just MBB saying; 'You're safe in my embrace'.

Electricity, water, Dish Network TV with private DVR and Encore movie channels, high-speed WIFI, weekly towel/sheet exchange and yard maintenance is included in the pricing. Weekly or bi-monthly maid service can be added at additional expense, if desired.

MBB is located 15-20 minutes North of Sky Harbor Airport, and is within minutes to the Arizona Biltmore Resort and numerous nationally ranked golf courses. Centrally located, the property is close to Downtown restaurants, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Arcadia, Scottsdale shopping and nightlife, dining, bars, groceries, coffee shops, banks, libraries and galleries, Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak hiking, Phoenix Civic Center, Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Herberger Theater, Chase Field, US Airways Arena, Arizona State University, public transportation, Orpheum Theater, Steele Park and Margaret T. Hance Park. Nearby: Baseball Spring Training, West World Arabians and Bike Week, Barrett-Jackson, RM and Russo-Steele auto auctions, mountain biking, motorcycling, as well as horseback riding located at South Mountain Park. Additionally, the Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl and Insight Bowl stadiums are less than 20 minutes away.

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Glenn Saber
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Glenn Saber

Hello from Glenn! I grew up in Chicago before moving to Arizona in 1972 to study architecture at the University of Arizona. Several years after opening my own practice in Phoenix, I purchased Casa Verde and moved my busy office into its wonderful bungalow where we worked for 20 years. Now retired, I personally designed and remodeled the bungalow into this spacious, quality rental.

Beyond architecture, I am very active with toy train collecting and operating, sport motorcycling, Willys Overland trucks, hot-rods, music, percussion, audio, video ... and my small Coton De Tulear dog Chaz :-)

Glenn Saber purchased this bungalow in 1993

Why Glenn Saber chose Camelback Shadows

I looked for a permanent home for years before stumbling upon Casa Verde. There is something very special going on here. Relaxing, peaceful, unassuming, content, embracing. Could it be because it's ... green? Actually, Casa Verde is more of a compound than a home as the large bungalow, multiple fruit trees, garden railroad and abundant parking, make this property multipurpose. The central location is magnificent - close to everything - shopping, banks, entertainment, highways, parks, etc. Move? Where would I go? Why? This is my home.

What makes this bungalow unique

When in season, 1,000 incredibly juicy grapefruit and 50 oranges. Pick a few for breakfast before taking a peaceful walk along the canal with your dog. View Camelback Mountain and awesome sunsets. What a great, quiet and secure neighborhood.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Camelback Shadows, Arizona

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 933 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Combination tub/shower wtih cultured marble surround, curved shower curtain, vessel type modern vanity and matching mirror, elongated bowl toilet, storage cabinet, hair dryer, vinyl flooring.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Daybed with roll-out twin trundle
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 95% black-out drapes, area rug, private patio access
  • Each bedroom furnished with mid-century modern wall-hung furniture, 32" flat screen TV, ceiling fan, alarm clock/radio, large closet and full length mirror. Floors are harwood laminate throughout.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Weekly linen and towel exchange included only on stays of 1 week or longer. Housekeeping available at extra charge.


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My Biltmore Bungalow - A Quaint, Quiet, Central Phoenix Vacation Rental
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow is very comfy with great furnishings. It is located in a great area with easy access to restaurants, shopping and Phoenix sights. The landlords were accomodating and very quick to help with any problems. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, quiet, clean.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the bungalow with our little dog. It had all the extra things one needs on vacation. Drive way was a little tight for our big SUV but was able to park off the street. Glenn was very helpful and the rental was clean with extra bedding, towels etc. Loved having washing on site. Our stay was very enjoyable and relaxing. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific !

  • 5 of 5

I was very comfortable at this adorable bungalow. The hosts are interesting, hospitable and warm. Their home is 3 short minutes from all things Biltmore. Centrally located in a safe neighborhood, this rental is a great home away from home. The bungalow is fully equipped and very clean. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best places we've found through VRBO

  • 5 of 5

This Bungalow had it all! We loved our stay, and really appreciated the kindness from the owners.......can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Biltmore Bungalo was wonderful in every way and the owner could not have been more wonderful lan

  • 5 of 5

. The Biltmore Bungalo was wonderful and Mr. Glenn saber was a perfect landlord. The apartment was clean spacious and well stocked The location was perfect close to shopping restaurants and sightseeing.

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable bungalow in great location, felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

How can we thank Glenn enough for our wonderful stay at My Biltmore Bungalow? The place is sparkling clean and beautifully decorated--like a Pottery Barn postcard! Glenn is a welcoming and attentive host, but gives you your space. We were lucky enough to be there during one of the McDonald's/ Scottsdale cruise-ins, and since Glenn and Larry knew we love classic cars, they invited us to join them! Friendly, personal, warm and inviting hosts and a cozy cottage in a lovely north Phoenix neighborhood--these are some of the reasons why we loved this VRBO experience, and why we will DEFINITELY be returning to My Biltmore Bungalow!

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Camelback Shadows, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$100.94

Please be sure to include any special conditions (guests beyond 2, pets, etc.) when filling out your rental request. Early reservations: $500.00 hold is due at the time of booking with Book-It-Now with the remaining balance due no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Check-in Date. Reservations less than 60 days in advance: 100% is due at time of booking with Book-It-Now.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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