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Luxury Builder's Model Home with Designer Decor, COOL in the Summer/HEATED POOL

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 371 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms sleeps 10-14..... 4000 SQFT

Enjoy and Relax in this beautiful model home professionally decorated with furniture and art.

Perfectly situated on a cul-de-sac for safety and plenty of parking. A custom water feature greats you

as walk into the storybook entrance stoned arched alcove.

Private Heatable pool with four (4) flagstone patios for outdoor entertaining. Quality Patio furniture/chaise lounge. Huge trees and lush vegetation insure complete privacy and coolness in the warmer months.

The house is COOLER in the Summer and WARMER in the Winter than most, because of it's design and LOT placement.

Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counters, Large Granite Island and matching appliances open to the family room with large bar and breakfast

nook for casual dinning.

Three (3) Huge MASTER SUITES with King Beds and Private Baths.

Most bedrooms have flat panel TV's with a 52' Flat screen in the Family Room

We can comfortably sleep 10-12 adults in eight (8) beds plus one (1) Pullout sofa.

3 kings,1 queen, 4 twins, 1 pullout.

Community Area with Children's play Area too ( climb and slide etc.) along with heated Lap pool and children's pool only one block away. Also Basketball/Tennis/Volleyball/12 person Spa/Resort Heated Pool close by too.

We are only 30 min to Sky Harbor Airport and 12 miles to Scottsdale. 50 minutes from Williams Airport in Mesa.

LOCATED IN NORTH PHOENIX (NOT ANTHEM ) at Interstate 17 just north of Happy Valley and The Shops at Norterra. Harkins/PF Changs/Olive Garden/Aho Sushi/Walmart etc.

Outlet Mall with Coach/Liz/Ann/BCBG/Nike and more just

2 miles North.

Shopping, Restaurants, Grocery, Golfing, Hiking are all near by and it's just a short drive from here to Sedona and The Grand Canyon.

A full list of activities and websites is available too.


DISCOUNTS! .........480-221-1153

OK for Small Weddings 50 People MAX, ( Peak Season Rates) $2350.00 Plus $1000 Security/Deposit

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More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Steve

I grew up in San Diego California and found Phoenix to be the perfect place to live. We travel to California often but love living here.

We lived in this home for 5 years and loved every minute of it and just thought that maybe large families would like to gather here and enjoy it as much as we did.

I currently Live only 10 minutes away in a single story home about the same size as this one in Peoria.

Steve purchased this house in 2005

Why Steve chose Phoenix

Private backyard, beautiful interior and exterior,

cul-de-sac safe and secure. SUPER COOL in Summer because of the way the house is built and 3 air conditioning units .

Close to everything only 30 minutes to anywhere you want to go. Wild Waves/Golf/Outlet Shopping/Hiking

Neighborhood is great!

Super Friendly

What makes this house unique

We have 2 heated community pools and a 12 person spa along with 2 lighted Tennis Courts and a full Basket Ball court and sand volleyball pit not far away. Big park too.

Hiking out the front door to the mountains out the bedroom windows. Doves, Road Runners, All Around, Never seen a snake or scorpion in 17 years by or around our home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family met at this home January 20th-27th. This home is big enough for families to meet and it has social areas to entertain and enough space to give everyone their privacy. The outside areas are very comfortable, definitely need to have the pool heated in January. The house was very clean and stocked with just about anything you would need on a vacation. The owner was very accomodating and concerned with our comfort. The area was safe and handy to any shopping, the main highways made it easy to get to any touring and attractions in the area. The common areas in the complex are good, you do have to drive to the other area and hot tub, there is one pool with a play ground within walking distance too. I would definitely reccommend this house to any group looking for a large enough place to gather and enjoy a great time in the desert! ( Unable to post on Homeaway for some reason)
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in North Gateway, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , MASTER KING
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , MASTER KING
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , QUEEN
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , SUITE KING
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , POWDER
    Half Bathroom -
  • Jetted Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Family Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , and Double Futon (2)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Crib can be moved
    Bedroom 5 Main Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Baby Crib in sitting area can move
    Bedroom 1 Downstairs Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Private bath away from all other rooms
  • 3 Master Suites, One with it's own Private Balcony and the other with sitting room Pull out sofa bed (full) and baby crib 2 King Beds/1 Queen/2 Twins...4 bedrooms upstairs 1 King Downstairs Private Suite w/Bath/Shower 2 Sleeping bags and 3 air Mattresses 1 Full Leather Futon (Click Clack) in Family room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 7 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Childs Crib, Hi Chair and Play in Pak are on site as well Inquire about professional mid week housekeeping service offered at a great rate.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Luxury Builder's Model Home with Designer Decor, COOL in the Summer/HEATED POOL
average rating of 4.352941 based on 35 reviews

Perfect for Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as advertised and was perfect for a holiday gathering with the extended family. The open floor plan and large rooms provided plenty of space even for four families. The kids loved the pool and outdoor space. It got a thumbs up from everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us for your family Holiday! We look forward to you next visit.
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This worked fantastic for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Eleven members of our family traveled to a family memorial service in Phoenix. We were looking for lodging for all of us and discovered this on Homeaway. The property was just as presented online and even more. Not only were we able to accommodate our family (of all ages) but we had more than enough room without infringing on anyone's territory. It was located in a safe neighborhood so the girls could use their Fitbits and exercise. The kitchen was large & accommodating, the teenagers loved the pool and we were able to enjoy the outside patio. The property was conveniently located near an Albertson's grocery & Starbucks so everyone was thrilled. We did have an issue with the television cable company but the owner was right there to remedy the situation. Thanks for making our family comfortable during a stressful time in our lives. I'd highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. Thank for so much for staying with us and taking the time to describe your experience here. All the best, Steve and Lori
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Very spacious home

  • 4 of 5

We came to Arizona for our daughter's wedding and the house was absolutely perfect for our needs. Steve was very accessible for any questions or issues that we had. It was a nice neighborhood and nice to have the walking trails across the street. The property itself was very private and we used the outdoor area quite a bit barbecuing and even had a couple of fires. The house itself was large enough so that everyone had their own space and bathroom. We found the the kitchen well equipped and spacious to work in. The grocery store was around the corner, along with quite a few stores and restaurants. It was about a 20-25 drive to Scottsdale where the wedding took place and was easy to get to the Sedona area.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and review Please come and see us again anytime!
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Great and roomy home

  • 5 of 5

We had a combined family with and without children. The large layout of the home was great for everyone to have privacy.

The outside patio and pool was perfect for entertaining with everything we needed.

The home is in north Phoenix which made for less hectic traffic. Lots of great shopping nearby. Easy access to the interstate towards

Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 3 of 5

The main reason we chose the Rapalo home was the layout of the house and pool area has some features that are hard to find and important to us. I've rented many homes for our annual Spring Training trip. I knew this home was at a price point where you don't exactly get what I'd call "luxury", it was going to be more like very nice "family" accommodations. So the property had the hard to find features that were important to us , the accommodations were what I expected them to be and Steve was easy to deal with and helpful when a couple of unexpected things happen. It was perfect for us. But I can see how a person could go to the Homeaway site, rent this property thinking they were going to have "4 or 5 star luxury accommodations, be disappointed and write a bad review. The house itself is very comfortable, but more "tired" than it appears in the photos. All the photos were probably taken when the property was first turned into a vacation rental. Over the years so many of the furnishings pictured have either been removed, changed out, or rearranged that it is probably time to update to some more current photos.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we have upgraded many important items since your stay last March. New pics and video in the works. All the best!
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Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The owner was incredibly pleasant while getting us set up with our stay. The house was immaculate upon arrival. Pool was clean and backyard was a resort style oasis. House was huge inside. Several friends came to visit and were so impressed. The house had everything you would need for a great stay. We are working on booking it again in September!!

Date of arrival

August 5, 2015

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and come back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Azool Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dove Valley Ranch,Rancho Manana Carefree/Troon,TPC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 17/ Carefree Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chilies,The Good Egg,Streets of NewYork,Dos Encant
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Alberton's Grocery

We are located in North Phoenix, not Anthem......... Lake Pleasant is 12 miles west/ Sedona is one hour and half drive north. The Grand Canyon is 2 hours north.

Carefree/Cavecreek is 10 minutes east and Scottsdale is 20-25 minutes east

Sky Harbor airport is 30 minutes south


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in North Gateway, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
9 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
27 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$661.58
Cleaning A$330.79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, Labor Day, Memorial Day
Weddings and Special Events May have a Premium Charge and Higher Deposit
If selecting Pool Heat/Gas option, please let us know...
and if not initally selected, please let us know No Later than 2 weeks
priot to check in.

It is $50 per day for heating at 78 degrees and
can not be broken up during your stay( ie 7 days
equals $350)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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