We reserved a week at this lovely, 3 bed/3 bath condo based on recommendations from this site and others. Paul and Rosemary are the owners/proprietors and are absolutely wonderful. They insisted on meeting us upon our arrival (or the next morning in our case - since we arrived after midnight) to make sure everything was in order. They were warm, funny and genuine. We really enjoyed talking with them. (They even checked in periodically during our stay to make sure all was well.)
Paul and Rosemary had a book of restaurant recommendations, supermarkets (and supermarket "bonus" cards) and area information that was very helpful. They even provided a "welcome" basket with goodies.
There were a couple of maintenance issues that needed addressed and each item was fixed promptly with no inconvenience to us. (Meaning we didn't have to change our plans, etc.)
The house itself was well-equipped, nicely furnished, clean and very comforatble. Other than the spiral staircase, which could be tiresome with luggage, laundry, etc, the layout was ideal for us.
The in-ground pool isn't overly large and is shared with 3 or 4 other units, but those units were not rented, so we had the entire pool to ourselves. What an utter treat! In 100+ temps, it was greatly appreciated. The pool is not heated, but the sun heated it nicely and the water was perfect. (Other than skimming the leaves off the pool before use, we were not expected to do any other pool maintenance during our stay.)
The location of the rental is within a mile of the mall and is definitely walkable. (We did in in 100+ degree temps.) There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, shopping and other ammenities very close by. However, the condo is secluded from the main highway and is extremely quiet inside and out.
This rental offered a wonderful respite during our vacation and I would highly recommend Desert Rose Rentals and Paul and Rosemary to anyone visiting the Scotsdale/Phoenix area.
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