Serenity in the City! Perfect for 2 couples or 4 friends w/ private pool & yard
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! http://asa.scitation.org/doi/10.1121/1.4780322 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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A Delightful Month
This was my very first attempt @ renting a house for any length of time & I am glad I chose this one! Villa Lamar is a "charming cottage". Heidi has added her special decorative touches to every comfortable room. This 2 bedroom/2 bath home has all the conveniences (we never even ran out of hot water in the showers after climbing Camelback Mountain!). The French doors that open up to the patio make the house feel open & airy. The location makes exploring easy, near freeways, shopping, hiking, parks & even ballparks. We were still discovering things to do & places to go @ the end of our stay. Truly a gem!
We loved having you at Villa Lamar and we're honored to be your first long term vacation home. I hope this will be just the first of many. Any host would be lucky to have you!
We will return
Heidi is a wonderful host - so friendly and responsive. The house works well for two couples, and the neighborhood is quiet and convenient to restaurants, shopping and activities.
You guys were wonderful guests and hosting you was a pleasure. I am so glad you decided to come back next year!
I Wouldn't Hesitate to Stay Here Again and Heidi was a Perfect Host
It’s a great setup especially if you’re traveling with a dog. The neighborhood is very quiet and the backyard is really peaceful. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again and Heidi was a perfect host.
Home away from home!
We stayed at Villa Lamar for 2 months during our home remodel. It was perfect for our family of 3 + 2 dogs. Beautiful pool, though we did not use it, we enjoyed spending time outside. The house is well equipped with everything you need and in a nice quiet neighborhood. Garage parking definitely a plus!! It is very nicely decorated and has plenty of extra linens! Heidi was such a pleasure to work with and checked in on us often to make sure all was good. I would highly recommend this home to anyone traveling to Scottsdale!
Thanks so much! You and your family are welcome anytime, though now that your house is perfect, I am sure you won't want to leave it again for a looking time... Happy Holidays in your "new" home!
Very comfortable home in a great location, close to highways, restaurants and shopping.
My wife and I and our 2 dogs spent 2 weeks in Heidi’s home in North Scottsdale. The home was a older home but was in great shape with very comfortable furniture and beds. We really enjoyed the back yard with the pool and grassy area where the dogs could exercise a bit. Laying by the pool in the AZ sunshine was so relaxing!
The neighborhood was very quiet and safe. We had a small issue with the thermostat initially but Heidi corrected it immediately.
All in all, a very good place to relax and feel “at home away from home”.
Thanks Bob. You guys are welcome to come back anytime!
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!
Thanks so much Teresa. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We repainted and installed new lights and a new grill this week. I hope you will come back to see us soon!
5 minutes to West World, Spring Training Baseball fields, Mayo Clinic, Keirland, Scottsdale Quarter and only 15 minutes from Old Town Scottsdale.
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