thanks Darlene we had a great time in your home. Property is wonderful picutures don't do it justice it is as beautiful as it displayed. Weather didn't completely cooperate with us but had a great time in Arizona and we will be back. Only thing I would have changed (besides weather) was a heated pool it was really cool in evening and during day so we were unable to use the pool.
With many rentals, my experience is that the pictures are artfully done to make the place look better. You walk in and are prepared to be a tiny bit let down. Darlene's place is nicer than the pictures. The backyard pic of pool from the side does not do the yard justice. it's beautiful. Everything is nice inside and out. Darlene is friendly and will answer any questions you have. The kitchen is stocked with things so you don't have to buy every imaginable supply. Just use what's there, buy what you need and leave stuff for the next people, which I love. The neighborhood is quiet. The house is not near to most of the attractions that make people want to go to Scottsdale; but as long as you don't mind driving around, that's no problem. We had two adults and four teenagers and we all had plenty of space.
The house was perfect for our week long family vacation. My ramblings about the house: Four bedrooms, 2 baths, beautiful pool with waterfall at one end, pool table, kitchen with all the amenities, travel crib, lots of space, CLEAN, not too much clutter/nicnaks for little ones to get into, nice layout in the house with the bedrooms away from the kitchen/living area, quiet neighborhood, close to restaurants and grocery stores, 2 car spaces available in garage, borders a golf course with walking/running trail along perimeter, 20 minute drive to the airport.
There is a neighborhood park within walking distance with play toys for the little ones and a large park not too far to walk to that also has picnic area and lots of space for kids.
This house was in a very quiet and accessible neighborhood, not far from the main airport and about 25 minutes from downtown Phoenix. The covered patio and pool area are beautifully landscaped and very private. The house could not be more completely furnished--we only needed to buy food. (The only drawback for us was very limited cable TV.)
We enjoyed our visit in 2014 to this rental property so much that we decided to stay here again. The villa is as welcoming, clean and well presented as it ever was. It is very obviously well taken care of. Here and there are some changes, but these make for an even better guest experience (e.g. new, larger table in the patio area, changes to the foliage in the back yard). Bedroom linen and bathroom towels are all fine and kitchen/bathroom tissues in plentiful supply. A/C works fine in all the rooms and is easy to control. Communication with the owner (Darlene) was excellent throughout the period from when we paid the deposit to beyond the time she returned it, and she kindly mailed to us some small items we'd left behind. We hope we will be able to return next year and explore more of the Phoenix area. Thanks to Darlene for providing us with an enjoyable foundation for a great vacation.
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