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I can't imagine having a better time anywhere else than at Laura's beautiful home in Northeast Scottsdale. I know it's a hackneyed expression but yes, "the pictures just don't do it justice." From the moment we drove up to the massive iron gate labeled Granite Mountain Ranch, we knew we were about to embark on a unique vacation experience. Not only did the gated entry make you feel secure but the size of the surrounding homes and horse farms were impressive. The two bedroom unit that we rented is actually a part of the entire home, but it is nicely sequestered off to create it's own space. The backyard is nicely landscaped with omni-stone and rows of multi-colored rose bushes border the pool area. The rear of the house has a gas grill and dining tables. A cast iron spiral staircase leads up to a deck where one can ride a waterpark style slide to splash into the pool below. The pool is moderate in size and sports a magnificent rock structure at one end with a cave where one can escape from the midday heat. On the lowest tier is a fire pit with benches and a supply of firewood. A walkway leads to a trellised gate and a beautiful garden area. A huge 50 foot saguaro cactus graces the side yard, while rows of Italian cypress makes you wonder if you're really in the desert or the Tuscan countryside. Pinnacle Peak is within minutes, and if hiking you can easily reach the summit at 2800 feet. Despite only having the one bathroom, our party of three managed fine. There is a pool table in the living room area and also a flat screen with Direct TV. The kitchen is properly appointed with coffee, spices and condiments and both bedrooms are an adequate size with comfortable mattresses. We really enjoyed watching and visiting with the owner's horses, and her collection of dogs is impressive as well! Laura was easy to work with and responsive to any of our requests. We would definitely book this rental again if given the opportunity.
Scottsdale Equestrian Country Estate on 3 acres - Gated