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Loveliest views in Scottsdale area. Tranquil retreat in middle of everything.

Bedrooms 3
Space 260 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Very large, luxurious place, home away from home. Everything is on one level

This was the jewel of the villas previously rented by Millennium Resort at much higher rates than we now charge. It is new on VRBO. The sister property next door is 5 star, as we are confident this will be. You'll be close to everything Scottsdale, but you won't want to leave, and won't have to. You are on Scottsdale road, but the only sounds you hear are of the birds. It's a birdwatcher paradise. There are great bike and walking trails. Once you stay here, you will not want to stay anywhere else in the Phoenix area. We have lots of repeaters.

Mark Olsky
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2017

About Mark Olsky

Mary is a retired gifted-school founder/administrator. Mark is a 'semi-retired' emergency physician. We are both enthusiastic bridge players. Mark's favorite activity in Scottsdale is biking; Mary's is relaxing on the patio.

Mark Olsky purchased this villa in 2013

Why Mark Olsky chose Scottsdale

We've been owners at 'The Shores' for 17 years. When our friends, the McDonalds, next door to our #31, put it on the market a year ago, we snapped it up. Now, when we are in Arizona, bunches of friends and family can come and enjoy both places.

What makes this villa unique

It's perfect for people who are very active as well as those with mobility problems. There's good public transportation , but a car is recommended for access to all that the area has to offer. Did we mention this place is relaxing? There's a meditation open-air atrium within the villa.

Do your own cooking or laundry within or get it done for you nearby.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue 32
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
McCormick Ranch
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Fun train only
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Chart House, many others
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Oak Creek Canyon
Car: recommended

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West is nearby;

Sedona and Superstition Mountains are an easy same day excursion. The Grand Canyon is a long 1 day excursion, nice for 2 days. Golf, excellent restaurants, scenic walks and bike paths are right there. Best activity: Read a book on the patio at sunset and watch the wildlife and sunset colors over the mountains. Bring your best camera!

You are 20 minutes drive from Phoenix airport, 15 minutes from Scottsdale airport, but feels like 100 miles from civilization.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in McCormick Ranch, Arizona

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , See note re Master en-suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , In guest bedroom area. Large vanity. Glass door tub/ shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Glass enclosed walk-in shower. Sky light
  • Master bath en-suite, with separate walk in shower and bathtub. Double sink vanity. Skylights in all bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Roomy closet, Dresser, night stands.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Roomy closet, dresser, night stands.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , See details of Master Bedroom
  • Master bedroom with king bed, looks out to lake. Bathrooms en-suite. New bed from Copenhagen Imports, super comfortable. HD TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
Subject to availability, rental can be coordinated with our villa next door, to accommodate a party of 12.


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Loveliest views in Scottsdale area. Tranquil retreat in middle of everything.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely, relaxing property!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great property, lots of space. Spent almost every waking moment on the awesome patio. Mark was exceptionally accommodating. Will absolutely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of attractive space for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with cousins who live on the opposite side of the country. It was perfect for a weekend of visiting with family we are rarely able to see. There are many large, comfortable, attractive spaces for relaxed conversation on the patio, the living room/dining room and a family room. The living room/dining room is airy with comfortable furniture and big windows that look out onto a man-made lake that is just outside the patio. The early risers in our group were treated to gorgeous sunrises each morning through those windows. The pictures posted on VRBO are accurate. Although it is actually nicer in person.

The kitchen is stocked with everything we needed to make meals for our group to enjoy. The owners even had the coffee pot ready to brew when we arrived. Everything was very clean.

The bedrooms are spacious, attractively decorated and everyone had comfortable beds. There are three, clean bathrooms, each with a shower. The master bath has a large tub. There were plenty of towels.

We did not use the washer and dryer. But they looked new and the owners provided some laundry detergent.

The home is entirely on one floor. The location is very convenient with many restaurants and stores close by. The address is right on a major street. But the actual home is set far enough off of the road that there is no street noise. I only heard the ducks and geese from the pond. Some get up early to talk to each other.

The owners were very quick with responses when I emailed questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well appointed

  • 4 of 5

The place was perfect for Super Bowl weekend. Well equipped with everything we needed and responsive ownership. Would definitely rent here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is very comfortable spacious and bright, it really is a home away from home, spectacular views of the lake, i'm really looking forward to renting this place again , grocery stores and shopping is A few minutes away so convenient, The owners are nice and friendly showed us around the place very helpful ,definitely will recommend this to anyone coming to the Scottsdale area

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much as we love these comments, they should not be posted twice. There was accidental duplication based on a single stay. Thanks.
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a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is very beautiful has spectacular views of the lake and golf course, The condo is very comfortable bright and spacious, definitely a Home away from home looking forward to rebooking this place again, The location is very close and convenient to grocery stores shopping and attractions easy to get around ,The owners are nice and friendly people very helpful,

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted our guests enjoyed it. Much of the reason we put the place in rental is that nice people seem to be attracted to it, get much enjoyment and take care of it when we can't be there.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in McCormick Ranch, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

If smoking has occurred A$1,529.64
Property Damage Protection A$126.2
Cleaning A$254.94
Pet Fee A$1,274.7

Guests who do any of the following: smoke, have pets present, abuse the environment or wildlife, have loud or disorderly behavior resulting in police calls, are required to vacate immediately and without refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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