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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

This single level pet and family friendly home is freestanding, not a condo or townhouse and has a split floor plan to maximize privacy.There are flat screen TVs and DVD players in the living room and both bedrooms, plush, pillow Euro-mattresses, down filled leather couches and high end designer furnishings throughout. The back yard features a brand new pool and a fully fenced yard. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood within 10 minutes of West World, Spring Training Baseball fields, Mayo Clinic, Keirland, Scottsdale Quarter and only 15 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale. Within 2 miles you will find hundreds of restaurants, great shopping and even a movie theatre.

If you are not from Arizona, the idea that the home is close to the freeway may make you wonder if it is noisy. While searching for your perfect, quiet serene Scottsdale vacation home, the map doesn't always tell the whole story. When this portion of the Loop 101 was built, it was part of a pilot program, which installed a 1 inch think rubber/asphalt layer over the concrete to help mitigate noise. Next they installed a thick textured acoustic wall which absorbs, blocks and bounces the sound over Villa Lamar. That means being within 100 feet of the wall is actually one of the quietest places to be! We live about a mile from the Loop 101, now and the noise at our home is significantly louder than it was, right next to the wall at Villa Lamar! With the double pane French doors, you will be surprised at how quiet the home actually is inside, and you won't have to raise your voice to talk in the back yard either. Guests who return every year, say that freeway walls makes Villa Lamar one of the best kept secret deals in Scottsdale!

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Heidi Lamar
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About Heidi Lamar

As the owner of Scottsdale's largest freestanding resort-style spa, customer service is my passion. One day, one of our seasonal spa guests said they were having trouble finding an affordable furnished home for their Scottsdale visits. They needed a home, without stairs, that would allow their beloved, well behaved family dog. They didn't want a noisy condo or a shared pool. In short, they wanted a private home at a condo price. I realized, they were describing my own house, and since I wanted to move to a larger home anyway, I decided to move and rent them mine. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have made some really great friends, including many guests who return each year!

Heidi Lamar purchased this house in 2005

Why Heidi Lamar chose Scottsdale Vista North

In a word, value and location. Okay, that was two words! We looked at tons of places and, I thought the only way I could afford vaulted ceilings, granite counters, travertine floors, a mountain view, a two car garage and a pool was in a condo, but I had gotten used to the privacy of a single family home. I didn't want to listen to neighbors fighting and kids screaming in the pool! I was a little concerned with how close the house was to the 101 but as soon as I shut the doors, I forgot all about the freeway! The double pane windows keep it quiet and cool and the extra tall wall makes the yard and pool extra quiet. Arizona was the first place to use a 1 inch layer of rubber on the freeways to make them quieter and it really works!

I got everything on my wish list and I didn't have to pay $500 a month in HOA dues! Over the years, I completed upgrades like replacing the carpets, with stone floors, resurfacing the pool, putting in a new turf lawn etc until the home was just right. Now renters love the same things I did about the home: It has all the benefits of a freestanding home for the price of a condo. And without condo fees, I can pass the savings along to the guests. Judging by the number of return guests each year, being close to the 101 is a pretty good trade off. One techie family even uses the tall wall to project their daily adventures on while they swim. They call their nightly viewings 'Dive in Movie' parties!

What makes this house unique

No stairs, pet friendly, minutes to everything, private pool & yard, quiet well maintained neighborhood with very little traffic. There is not a single window that looks into your neighbors windows so it feels VERY private and secure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. We would ask to rent it again but we just purchased a home in Gilbert, so now we’ll have our own place to stay when we need to get some sun!!

Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Apr 2015
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Scottsdale Vista North House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tub-size shower for e-z handicap access
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner? All here for you, just bring your toothbrush and your swimsuit!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , French doors to pool patio & plush Euro memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bath, French doors to pool patio & pillow top bed
  • Enjoy high thread count sheets and comforters in each of these restful bedrooms!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Each bedroom has a bath and french doors to the very private pool patio and the two are separated by a living area with cathedral ceilings. The home has been updated with travertine floors (inside and out!) granite counters, stainless appliances, and designer furnishings. The master has a new super plush mattress. Second bedroom has a Queen suite from Copenhagen with plush Euromattress. There are also two additional twin roll away beds with box springs. There is high speed internet througout, flat screen TVs throughout plus a large two car garage.


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average rating of 4.375 based on 13 reviews

Rental House

  • 5 of 5

lovely 2 bedroom/2 bathroom house with easy freeway access, close to multiple shopping centers. Heidi was wonderful to rent from and will definitely stay here again when coming next to Scottsdale!

M Shadel

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you in our home and can't wait to see you again!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house is located with easy access to Hwy 101 which makes it very easy to navigate. Owner is very responsive! Had a minor problem that could have waited until we left but fixed that night. I took my parents (85 & 87) the floor plan was great with 2 separate bedroom areas. Doors to the pool from both bedrooms and the living area. Very comfortable accommodations. Would return!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time. The house was perfect for the three of us.

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean, beautifully decorated and well maintained. We loved the pool and the privacy of the location. All we needed was close by and Heidi was very responsive when we had any questions.

We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you; we loved having you there. If you return to Scottsdale, Villa Lamar will be waiting.
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Great set up for 2 couples or friends

  • 4 of 5

Good location close to lots of shopping and dining. The place was very clean and had everything you needed to be comfortable. My friend and I stayed for 10 days and were very satisfied. Heidi is an attentive owner who made sure we had what we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to work with you. I am glad you enjoyed your Scottsdale stay and hope you will come visit again soon!
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Feeling aged

  • 2 of 5

This property has a lot of work that needs to be done to it. The handles are falling off of the doors, the roof has to be replaced and nothing is energy efficient, pool had continuous algae problems while we were there. That being said it is in a very good location and Heidi is very nice though she doesn't maintain the property as she should. Neighborhood is excellent. I left the house in better condition than I found it as I had it professionally cleaned. The issues with this house bothered me more than it would most as my family was there for an extended period.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have our home professionally cleaned and maintained between each guest's visit. This guest stayed 4 months and required substantial cleaning and repairs on their departure. (There is a reason we have a "no dogs on the furniture or in the pool" policy!) The home, furniture, carpets and pool were deep cleaned,after they moved out and it has been home to several happy guests since. We hope you will be next. If you have any concerns about this review, please do not hesitate to contact me for the rest of the story.
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property many times. Love it. The layout of the home is very convenient for 2 couples or a family. Both suites have separate access to the pool and patio area. The property is very convenient to shopping,restaurants,local events and the freeway,in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area. The owner is accommodating and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our Scottsdale home. We really appreciate our long time repeat visitors. Especially those who love our home enough to visit in the summer! Thank you for making Villa Lamar your Scottsdale home. We look forward to seeing you again this fall.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Twin Peaks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Loop 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pei Wei (PF Changs)
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Tempe Town Lake
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City: * Spend the Day at a Resort Spa. * Golf at Troon. * Shop the Scottsdal Quarter. * Visit Talliesen, Frank Lloyd Wright's Home. * Dine at 1000s of amazing places.Top Thing to do in Budget: * Spend the day at Spa Lamar. * Golf at Starfire. * Shop My Sisters Closet. * Take a Driving Tour of Camelback Mt. * Check out Local Happy Hours.Top Thing to do in Family: * Horse Back Riding. * Hot Air Baloon Rides. * Visit the Old Western towns of Carfree and Cave Creek. * Sunsplash Water Parks. * Studio Movie Grill has Family Movies for $5.

5 minutes to West World, Spring Training Baseball fields, Mayo Clinic, Keirland, Scottsdale Quarter and only 15 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale.

Perfect location for Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, Arabian Horse Show, Parada Del Sol, PF Chang Rock n Roll Marathon, Spring Training, Phoenix Open, Mayo Clinic and everything Scottsdale has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $99

Weekly Rate: $1000 - $1995

Monthly Rate: $1995 - $4995 (utilities lawn and pool included)

this is a NON SMOKING home

Peak Season: Oct-May $4995 per month/$1995 per week
Off Season: June-Sept $2495 per month /$1295 per week
$175 Cleaning Fee
Includes all utilities, pool & lawn service, sat TV, High Speed Internet. NO RESORT FEES or TAXES!
(1 year lease rate $2000 per month + utilities, pool & lawn)

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.