|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Your perfect spot for spring break and summer fun at the Lazy River at the water park at the Hilton!
*In the event that the date or dates you desire are not available, please allow The Pointe to attempt to accommodate by contacting us directly.
DISCOUNTED RESORT AMENITIES....golf, spa, stores, restaurants, Water Park and more.....(subject to Pointe Hilton Resort occupancy)
Located on The Pointe Resort
- Tee-off at a Championship Golf Course
- Racquetball, Tennis
- Relaxing Spa
- To the door room service
- One of kind restaurants
- Water Park - Everyone's Favorite!
3 bedrooms (two king beds, two queen beds), 4 bathrooms - sleeps 10+ (with aerobeds (additional cost applies))
ONE OF A KIND IN THE WORLD - Custom authentic Spanish/Mediterranean Style “Palacio" Hacienda estate atop of The Pointe Master Planned Resort Community located in the heart of Metro Phoenix.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD - Spectacular 360 degree view scape on huge saltillo tile covered patios and balconies with unique connecting bridge carved in slate rock hillside paths to the two fire pits cradled in mountain over looking the preserve.
IMPRESS THE WORLD - to the door resort room service for lover’s romantic brunches then party the night away. Two tier level pool and volleyball court with cabana for entertainment. Classic Porsche Targa and Harley Davidson available to guests with prior proper rider of insurance.
ESCAPE FROM THE WORLD - Tranquil splashing canterra fountains and sparkling fountain pool and swim up wet bar tucked in over acres of lush tropical landscape with robusta palms and arched mesquite trees. Sheer Slate rock walls on either side high lighted by spot lights that lead you up to your own private mountaintop vista with firepit.
COFFEE & COCKTAILS - From one mountainside firepit enjoy coffee in the morning while watching the sunrise, then head to the other side in the evening for cocktails to watch the gorgeous colors of Phoenix's sunsets.
WORLD CLASS” CUSTOM FEATURES - 10’ wood carved entry door, interior vaulted arches, elevated 20' ceilings, wood beams, saltillo tile, bulk heads, raised door panels, brass fixtures with ceramic bathroom sinks, solid oak wood cabinetry, brass pots with abundance of décor touches from a World Traveler.
FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD - The Pointe 'Palacio' Estate Suites has been home to celebrities such as President Reagan and Robin Williams (just to name a few).
EXCLUSIVE AND SECLUDED - Experience 'The Most Interesting Estate in the World'. Private gated entrance with full resort security and alarm service.
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1. Mountaintop Five Acre Estate: View of Phoenix Skyline, gated for seclusion and privacy (suites of choice for President Reagan and 80 celebrities … Bob Hope to the Budweiser team).
2. Features: Private heated pool with swim up bar, jacuzzi (underwater stereo), basketball, volleyball and badminton court, two mountaintop fire pits, and fireplaces, multiple bars throughout, televisions with sports big screen and full audio surround sound.
3. Resort privileges: Championship golf course, tennis, fitness center, spa, water park (in suite dining, housekeeping, valet, limousine, and concierge, as desired). Please inquire about the discounts on Resort Amenities with the 'Privilege Card'.
4. Accommodations: Palacio Estate can accommodate two to sixty guests with Presidential suite, “His and Her’s” queen suites with 5 car garage. Parking for ten cars.
5. Catering by Aunt Chilada's: Choice of party!
6. Location, location, LOCATION!: Centrally located and within walking distance of resort and restaurants. Just minutes away from incredible hiking and biking trails; 15 minutes to downtown Phoenix for a Suns or Diamondbacks game; 25 minutes to University of Phoenix stadium for Coyotes or Cardinals game; 15 minutes to Scottsdale for upscale shopping and restaurants.
7. "Bow WOW": Pet friendly - with prior qualification and approval!
Additional luxuries include two indoor fireplaces, three outdoor fire pits, poolside barbecue, sunk-in bar, piano, hand-carved cantera fountains, surround sound stereo, and more.
**River Ranch Passes availability based on Resort Guest Occupancy ***
Have fun - home is designed for activities and a great time! Please treat it as your own home and leave the house as you found it, so others can enjoy our home after your stay, too!
Built by the owner and creator of The Pointe Resorts International - The Pointe and Gosnell Builders.
Griffin Gosnell purchased this estate in 1987
EXCLUSIVE LUXURY ESTATE BUILT AND OWNED BY THE CREATOR OF THE POINTE RESORTS INTERNATIONAL. OFFERING PRIVATE POOL, PRIVATE GRASS VOLLEYBALL COURT, NEAR NATURE PRESERVE AND WONDERFUL RESTAURANTS. CENTRALLY LOCATED TO EVERYTHING!
The Pointe Resort Amenities are included in your stay at the Pointe Palacio. This offers Complimentary Passes to the Water Park (*up to four adults and subject to hotel occupancy) with additional Resort discounts from 10-20% off on spa, restaurants, and stores, etc.
The house was great and completely met our needs. We hope to reserve the property for our next visit to Phoenix. We appreciated Richard meeting us on arrival and showing us around. Thanks again for all your help.
The home and experience we had there was absolutely fantastic. The photos of the home on VRBO simply do not do it justice- especially the grounds. The grounds are like a hidden oasis in the desert. On the "main level" there is a swimming pool (complete with basketball hoop, swim up sunken bar, bbq) and approximately 1000 sf of covered terrace surrounding a large water fountain. The second level below, and literally carved out of the hillside, is a large grassy area (suitable for volleyball, badminton, and our favorite "Nerf gun wars") and a sunken fire pit which easily sits 12 people and is perfect for roasting marshmallows. There are also two promontories on the property - one faces east and the other west- the east facing promontory is a steep climb, but well worth it, as it has another fire pit and affords 360 views (which honestly, probably isn't available anywhere else in the area), the second promontory is off of the private terrace of the master suite, and also has a fire pit and table, and is perfect for watching the sunset. The interior of the home probably has the best layout (for the square footage) for entertaining in a private residence that I've ever experienced - large living room comfortable for 8 adults, sunken bar and conversation pit for 6, dining room for 8, and a "great room" for another 10, and that doesn't include all of the seating available on the multiple terraces and pool area. I didn't have that many people in the home at once- but it was easy to accommodate 20 people for a brunch and then seamlessly transfer to a pool party and bbq for a bunch of high school seniors. If you want everything new and perfect- this isn't the place for you- the kitchen is original (but still highly functional) and the entertainment/sound system may not be what you would expect for an estate of this quality. However, with a house full of teenagers and tweens, not one of the televisions was turned on for a period of three days- so it wasn't like there wasn't anything to do. As my schedule and funds allow, I will be returning to the property, and might even make it an annual family event-such were the incredible memories that were created. There are two "conditions" of the property that should be noted: 1) To fully enjoy the property, you are going to to A LOT of climbing- those that do not move so well may want to look elsewhere. 2) The driveway and parking can be challenging to navigate for less than experienced drivers-.
This rental is absolutely fantastic. The photos do not do this place justice. It's like the perfect Central Phoenix rental locked in time circa 1970's era with a Rat Pack vibe, and is extremely well maintained.
It has so many little nooks & little rooms to enjoy. I love the sunken bars, especially the one in the pool! It makes for a great barbecue set-up or pool party. It has an additional grassy knoll that would be perfect for a luncheon or outdoor dinner party.
Additionally, there are two little paths up to the top of the two "mountains" that this house is nestled between that each have tables & chairs, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine at sunset. The ambiance of the entire place is enchanting & secluded & I never wanted to leave.
When I first found the rental, I was somewhat skeptical as I was originally looking for something more modern, but the reviews calmed any of my worries & I am SO happy that they did. I would return here in a heartbeat!!
The host of the home is also wonderful & extremely helpful & attentive. All of your needs will be met at the Palacio!
Pool was a ton of fun and fire pit on the top of the hill was legendary
The pictures posted can't possibly show how amazing Palacio is! Griffin is a delightful host:)
This was an absolutely wonderful trip. The place was perfect! Incredible views with unmatched amenities. We lived, played and partied all right there. From the pool to the hottub to the multiple hilltop firepits and couple that with all the resort previlages. Our biggest challenge was getting away from the property to take in all the other things Phoenix and Arizona has to offer. The kids simply did not want to leave to go anywhere else. We even cooked and grilled most of our meals right there at the home. We did venture down to Aunt Chalidas, what a wonderful dinner and great margaritas! The family is all in for this trip again!
Also the location is perfectly located for easy access all around the Phoenix area.
Our host were very accomodating and helpful. This is certainly a property we will return to and would highly recommend.
Many thanks for all the wonderful memories.
The best part about this place was the pool. Our kids loved the basketball hoop and spent hours in the water. The rest of the home leaves much to be desired. I can see how it was great back in the 80s, but it doesn't appear to have been updated since then. There are numerous broken pots of fake plants, musty smelling window treatments and it is in dire need of a paint job. We enjoyed the use of the resort waterpark and basketball courts. Aunt Chiladas was a good, authentic place to eat.
The Pointe Palacio is located on The Pointe Resort at Squaw Peak surrounded by nature preserve. Resort amenites are walking distance to Lazy River WaterPark, Spa, Tennis, Raquetball, hiking, biking, restaraunts, shopping, and centrally located.
Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Racquetball, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Health/Beauty Spa
Golf: Golf Amenities with 10- 20% discount to The Pointe Resort Golf Course
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest|
1 Feb 2017 - 1 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee -non-refundable||A$263|
|Property Damage Protection||A$78|
|(Optional) Pool Heating||A$394|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$1,315|
*Pool heating fees are optional and pro-rate if less then one week stay
*Beverages Stocked upon request-ask
*Resort Amenities "Privilege" Card Discounts 10-20%-must return card at check out to avoid $50 Replacement costs
*Additional fee of $50 per person after 8 guests
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.