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Guest House On Side of Mountain Stunning Views, Private

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 2, 2016
Studio Guest house, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Our Santa Fe style mountain-side home has a 600 sq.ft. detached guest

house that we are renting to visitors. It would be considered

a studio as it has no separate bedroom. It features a King size bed,

plasma flat screen, walk in closet and gas fireplace. Located in

Paradise Valley, bordering Scottsdale it has a large

deck with a view of North Scottsdale, Pinnacle Peak, and Carefree.

There is an outdoor fireplace near the pool that is enjoyable in the

evening. At night the view is city lights, and mountains on two sides.

This guest house is in an exclusive area which is very private but

near lots of shopping and restaurants. You may see Arizona wildlife

from the deck such as coyotes, owls, rabbits and road runners. This

guest house is perfect for two people and that is the limit that we

will allow. We are in the main house and only want guests who are

quiet and will not be having any parties.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Born in Phoenix and Native American I attended Arizona State and have always had a home in Phoenix. As a youth I worked in my mother's hotel and bar. Later I managed restaurants and in 1976 I opened my own in Minneapolis. Soon I opened Native American airport gift stores in Minneapolis, Orlando and JFK New York. After 25 years of airport retail I retired in 2002 and live in Paradise Valley.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for allowing me to host your visit. You are a beautiful couple and it was a pleasure for me. Take care.
Mar 2014
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16 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)


Delightful casita!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely casita. Located in a beautiful neighborhood in the foothills of Paradise Valley, immaculately clean and beautifully decorated, this lovely little casita had everything we needed to feel at home. The kitchen was well stocked and Jim was a charming host. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great VRBO in Scottsdale!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Casita in Paradise Valley! Small, well-stocked kitchen, large bedroom with gas fireplace, large bathroom and ample closet space. Private deck out back with gorgeous view. Loved having the pool and an outdoor fireplace just outside the door. Washer/dryer made it convenient for a long term stay. Jim is a wonderful host. Probably the best "stocked" VRBO we've ever been to. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had at Jim's cozy Casita! The location was perfect, the views just beautiful! We loved sitting on the deck overlooking all of Phoenix! Jim was an awesome host! The unit is cozy, clean and has everything you could need. Thanks Jim for your wonderful hospitality. We will be back next year!

Heidi and Peter

Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-week vacation in Paradise Valley. The Casita was very comfortable and beautifully decorated and well-stocked and designed for maximum comfort. Jim was a spectacular host with ‘extra’s’ on our arrival – bottled water, wine, flowers and dark chocolate !! Jim checked in every few days to be sure we were 100% happy. We had a couple over for a BarBQ one evening– the deck is perfect for outdoor dinners overlooking the lights of the Valley under the stars and Jim made sure we had enough comfortable chairs for all. The location is private and very quiet and peaceful.

Thank you Jim…it was a much needed break from the cold and snow of the Northeast.

The location is easily accessible to everything the area has to offer…hiking Camelback, Museums/restaurants downtown, sights and restaurants in Scottsdale and Cave Creek.

We hope to be back…

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Scottsdale! The guest house was amazing and we felt quite at home. The kitchen was well stocked, comfortable bed, big walk in closet and lots of towels in the bathroom. We had a private deck with great views and lots of wild life to keep us entertained.

We did lots of day trips and were close to great restaurants and shopping. Went for walks around the neighbourhood and took in all the beautiful homes and landscaping.

We would definitely recommend this property and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing piece of paradise. Big enough for two people. Everything is set up with thought. Your own deck with many different seating options, table & chairs, loungers and a comfy love seat all for you to use. The pool was great when it was really hot. And the fire pit was a nice touch when in cooled down. Love the fire wood smell. Jim was a great at responding and answering any questions. Told us about a car show which one of his vehicles was going to be there and so we checked it out. He provided more than the basics which was nice so we didn't have to buy things like coffee or sugar! The bed was the most comfortable than at our house. The area is amazing! We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This property is on the North side of Mummy Mountain, Paradise Valley, AZ. This property looks North toward North Scottsdale, Carefree, Pinnacle Peak and the McDowell Mountain Range. To the East, Four Peaks and the Superstition Mountains are in view from your private deck. At night there is a vista of twinkling lights, clear night sky and a feeling of magic.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Phoenix Sky Harbor at 12.8 Miles Nearest Barpub : Roka Akor at 1.7 Miles Nearest Golf : Camelback Golf Club at 1.9 Miles Nearest Motorway : Arizona 101 at Indian Bend Rd at 4.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Roka Akour at 1.7 Miles Car: recommended

Located in a beautiful area for walking, jogging, biking. Golf,

resorts, shopping, churches, restaurants close by.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

PayPal and personal check are welcome

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Situated on the side of a mountain this property is home to Arizona wildlife. Coyotes, owls, javalina, rabbits, quail and road runners inhabit the mountain. Walking the roads is an invigorating experience and you will find at any pace is a pleasure. Relaxing on your private deck and enjoying the warmth of Arizona will be just what you need to return home fully recharged.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Air conditioned, Linens Provided, Washer, Dryer, WiFi (wireless internet), Satellite TV, DVD player, Private Pool. Large Deck with Views.

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