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Wonderful Southwestern Getaway Located in North Scottsdale

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,974 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Experience all the Southwest has to offer when you arrive at our home in lovely TerraVita, a Del Webb Community nestled away in North Scottsdale. Terravita's surroundings are beautifully landscaped with native desert foliage within which you'll find miles of hiking and biking trails meandering through the entire area. If you are awed by Giant Saguaros and the Artistry of Centuries Old Granite Boulder Towers, you will absolutely love Terravita.

Terravita offers world class amenities in an elegant desert setting, from invigorating athletic diversion to fine and casual dining. All Terravita residents experience the benefits of a 24 hour guard gated community, including 24 hour community patrol service.

This property is perfect for you if you value Privacy, Peacefulness and Seclusion. Located on a Cul de Sac, the Patio to the North has a Spectacular View of Black Mountain, and the Patio to the South has a very Private Heated Pool with an outdoor entertainment and/or dining area. This with all the modern amenities you'll need to entertain in the true Southwestern Style.

When you enter the house, you'll experience bright Southwestern Colors and Artwork strewn amongst the interior decor. High end accessories fill small niches, and will help draw your eye up the l4' ceilings. You can cozy up to the Gas Fireplace in the Winter, or turn on the Ceiling Fans to help Cool Down in the Summer.

The Large Kitchen is well appointed with Modern Appliances, Countertops and an Island. The Breakfast Nook is quaint, surrounded by glass windows with 3' shutters and overlooks the Southern Patio. The Dining Room is imbibed with colorful decor and can accommodate 6-8 people. The Master Bedroom is carpeted, with a King Size Bed and Television with Digital Cable. The Master Bath offers Double Sinks, a Walk-In Shower, Soaking Tub and large Walk-In Closets. The 2nd Bedroom is also carpeted, has a Queen Size Bed and Full Length mirrored Closet Doors. It has an adjoining large bathroom equipped with a Double Sink and Tub / Shower Combination. The Den has a Desk where you can hook up to High Speed Internet service and get to work while you enjoy the spectacular view to the North of Black Mountain or just plain relax on the Comfort Chaise to Read or take a much needed nap.

All of this is right there for you, with so much more just right around the corner for added enjoyment. Shopping, Movie Theatre, Restaurants, Hiking, Horseback Riding, National Forest Access, Museums, Lakes, Towns of Carefree and Cave Creek as well as easy access to Hwy 101 which leads you to everything else 'Valley of the Sun'

Stay long enough to experience it all. Minimum stay required by HOA is 30 days. Please contact us directly with any specific questions about this policy.

If you are lucky enough to stay for longer than 30 days, you can access all of what the Terravita Country Club has to offer for just $60 per month. That would allow you and your guests access to the following amenities:

Fitness Center, Olympic sized Pool and Jacuzzi's, Tennis facilities and The Desert Pavilion Community Center and of course the 18 Hole World Class Terravita Golf Course (rates vary). Also offered are a variety of Yoga and Pilates classes that offer Beautiful Mountain Views while you meditate. Everywhere you look, there is something new to discover.

Keywords: House Terravita Scottsdale "Cave Creek" pool golf resort desert Boulders Carefree

More Details

Tadd Balfour
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Tadd Balfour

Neil is a retired CPA who owned his own Accounting firm in Lincoln, Nebraska for over 20 years. In his spare time he enjoys landscaping, travelling and spending time with family. Neila is a retired interior designer who owned and operated her own business for 25 years. She still does some free lance designing and enjoys antiquing and making and designing jewelry. During the summer months, they spend most weekends at their quaint cabin on wonderful Lake-Wa-Conda in the Missouri River Valley and host an amazing annual 4th of July weekend extravaganza with some awesome fireworks to boot!

Tadd Balfour purchased this house in 2000

Why Tadd Balfour chose Terravita

We chose to purchase our home at Terravita because we knew that when we both retired, we would want to spend a lot of time there during the year. We both truly love the Valley of the Sun, it's southwestern exposure sand the beauty of the Arizonan desert around the area.

What makes this house unique

Lots of time spent just plain enjoying the sunny, warm weather that the area is famous for while it's a deep freeze in our home state of Nebraska. All with endless places to shop and eat out. We love enjoying the beautiful desert landscape and the southwestern architecture. There are so many things to do so close by, you never run out of options.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Terravita, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1974 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Hair Dryer in Master Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) There is a queen size air mattress for parties of more than 4.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
For an extra $50, Renters would receive access to the Terravita Clubhouse. It offers world class amenities in an elegant desert setting, from invigorating athletic diversion to fine and casual dining. All Terravita residents experience the benefits of a 24 hour guard gated community, including 24 hour community patrol service, social membership in the Country Club, which includes use of the Fitness Center, Pool, Tennis and Desert Pavilion - Community Center.


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Wonderful Southwestern Getaway Located in North Scottsdale
average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely, fun Southwest decor very comfortable stay for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely location, private setting, nice pool

  • 5 of 5

Interesting home located in upscale, Gated, Golf Community. Home is located on a quite street with 'Dead End' turn around, so there is no 'through traffic' coming down the street by house. great front views, private in the back and Garage parking. The interior of the home is filled with art work and mix of everything South West. Pantry and kitchenware are all there, just bring your favorite coffee, fresh milk/cream, & your favorite vino or whatever. Three or four supermarket, etc., of shopping and some nice eateries are nearby. The home owner is very responsive and will reply immediately regarding any questions or concerns you may have. While we did have some needs to be addressed, it would be unfair to downgrade this location from 5 stars to 4. Our needs were addressed immediately (owner even shipped us new pots and pans!!) and except for the BBQ needing replacement, (which he has promised to do) there is not much more aside from a refresh of paint.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time in Phoenix and loved most things about the house. I would love to see the following changes:

-have the cleaning people do a more thorough job on cleaning the air vents, fans and kitchen.

-add a tv in the second bedroom.

-buy a complete set of pots and pans for cooking. What is there is kind of a mish mash of pans.

-buy a complete set of new dish towels.

-buy a new grill outside. The grill works but has a lot of hot spots.

When we rented the house, it said “two car garage”. One stall is occupied by a car the owner stores there. Thankfully we only brought one rental car instead of the original two we were going to bring.

Overall the home was very comfortable and we would rent it again. The changes would make it perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was in a great location and gated community. The pool was perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

The house had a great layout for our stay. Everyone had enough space. Our kids enjoyed the pool, and Tadd was wonderful about having it heated for us. The house is in a great location near places to eat, shop, and also not far from activities.

Tadd was helpful and very quick to respond to any of our questions. It was a great stay, and would recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was great, loved the house, the pool, the area

  • 5 of 5

House, pool, location were awesome. We loved our stay. Would definitely come back. Thank you for being accomdating.

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful southwest home in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay. Very clean and homey feel. Great walking paths around the community. The owners were very responsive to questions we had. Very comfortable master suite bed. It was a little cool for swimming so we didn't get a chance to try out the small pool. Quiet neighborhood. Short drive to Carefree and Cave Creek for a unique local community with great boutique shops. It is close to shopping as well including a Safeway and Target. It is also a relatively short drive to Lake Bartlett for beautiful scenery. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Highly recommend this wonderful vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Sky Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
The Spotted Donkey Cantina
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Terravita Golf Club
Nearest Train
31 Miles
University Drive / Rural Station (Light Rail)
Nearest Motorway
52 Miles
Phoenix International Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
The Spotted Donkey Cantina
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl
Nearest Beach
240 Miles
Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Terravita, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
29 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeper Fee AU$203.9
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$679.65

3% online booking fee will be passed on to Lessee, total amount to be deducted from security deposit refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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