Casa Hopi, luxury desert experience w. heated pool
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Make your Scottsdale vacation a wonderful experience for your family and friends and enjoy the luxury of our light and airy home. From the moment you walk in the front door of Casa Hopi you will experience how this 3,200 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, single-level private home opens up with lots of glass and desert views.
This tastefully decorated home features a large private backyard, perfect for relaxing or entertaining, with a warm heated pool (84°F/29°C), gas fire pit, wood burning Chiminea and built-in BBQ.
The kitchen is completely upgraded with new stainless steel appliances and all the conveniences. The new granite countertops provide ample of space for cooking and baking. The stunning dining table is made of 200 year old French oak and seats 8-10. Even the dining chairs have a history from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and have been tastefully reupholstered with suede and Sunbrella fabric. The wet bar features all the tools needed for serving an aged wine or mixing colorful drinks.
The family room features a huge sectional sofa for cuddling up in to watch the 60" LED LCD TV that comes with all the cable channels you can wish for and an XBOX360 (w Netflix and Amazon Direct movie services).
The huge master suite presents a bedroom with private door to the pool and windows overlooking the desert garden. A large writing desk and leather chair provide a great workplace in privacy, away from the formal office and the rest of the house. Whether you chose to start or end the day, a comfortable armchair with ottoman allows you to experience the gas fireplace in tranquility. The travertine floor connects in to the master bathroom with under floor heating and a cupboard filled with extra-fluffy terrycloth towels. Beyond the bathroom you will find a huge walk-in closet hidden behind mirror doors. The master suite occupies the west wing of the building, offering a private living space apart from other guests.
Over in the east end of Casa Hopi you find the Colonial style bedroom (bedroom 2) that offers a large raised Queen bed. Materials are dark heavy oak and natural linen. For entertainment, a TV and Blu-ray player with Netflix and Amazon Plus are mounted on the wall. A writing desk and stool provide working space for your laptop or sending a postcard to those still at home. The tall windows have white plantation shutters for elegance and privacy, and the whole window alcove is covered with a plush full length cushion and smaller pillows for snuggling up in the windows to read a book of for escaping to the privacy of the your own room.
The Desert style bedroom (bedroom 3) features a Queen bed with colors and materials expressing the southwest desert style. Artwork from local native Americans adorn the walls together with pottery and a traditional Indian stepladder.
The office (bedroom 4) offers the convenience of a work desk with an internet connected computer and a printer. A southwestern style sofa doubles as a pull out bed that comfortably sleeps one adult or two children.
Our home is located in the desert foothills near The Boulders and Troon North, in a quiet residential neighborhood that respects the beauty of the Sonoran desert. With more than 20 golf courses and luxury resorts within 15 minutes you will not lack for activities. Here in the north the city planners have created an oasis where shopping malls are hidden away. However the truth is that within 6 miles there are two Safeways, a Target, an Albertson, a Walmart, three Starbucks and numerous restaurants and bars - you just can't see them from the main road.
If that isn't enough, about 15 minutes south you will experience the Kierland with high-end shopping and entertainment. Going another 15 minutes south takes you to The Fashion Mall and Old Scottsdale with its abundance of art walks and eclectic experiences.
If you chose to go in the other direction, 8 minutes north takes you to Carefree and Cave Creek, communities known for their multimillion dollar retirement homes as well as shopping, dining, fairs and exhibitions.
What to expect when you arrive:
• Immaculately clean house
• 600-thread-count linen for that super silky feel
• 16 extra-fluffy terrycloth towels - you don't have to use them all, but you may
• professional bed-bug casing - they are not nice to talk about but they are common and we are serious about keeping them out of our house
• Kitchen with Viking Professional range, bagel toaster, waffle maker, electric kettle, coffee percolator with batch container, Vitamix professional mixer
This property is located in a quiet, upscale residential neighborhood and is intended as a relaxing vacation home for mature adults and families and not as a party house. Minimum rental age for all guests (except family members) is 30 years old....Read more
Left on 04/07/2015 for a stay in November 2014 | carpincho1Reviewed Apr 7, 2015Stayed Nov 2014
We stayed a whole month in Casa Hopi and then we came back to work, to the cold, to Germany. I wanted to write a review, but the hasty pace of life made me forgot, again and again. Yet, in the middle of the winter, coming from nowhere, our thoughs travelled again and again to casa hopi and we realized how (painfully) unforgettable our month was. It is a very, very spacious home, with perfect equipment (we brought back some ideas about must-haves for our kitchen) and delightful ambience. Hakan and Kay assisted us per E-mail when we needed, but everything was perfectly organized. The location of the house was perfect: near by many splendid hiking tours, only 30 minutes from downtown Tempe (where I had to work somedays) and outside of Scottsdale more urbanized areas. We wonder when our schedules will allow us to come back. It certainly was an option worth of the price.
Left on 04/03/2015 for a stay in March 2015 | DavidLewinReviewed Apr 3, 2015Stayed Mar 2015
We spent the whole of March at Casa Hopi and were joined by our son and his young family for one week whilst there. The property is exactly as the website portrays, modern ,very clean and with all the amenities which you hope for and are delighted to experience.
It is situated at the end of a cul de sac overlooking a desert landscape with regular views of the indigenous wildlife from the pool and patio area.
It is far enough away (approx.15 minutes) to enjoy the local landscape without being isolated and is only a few minutes away from excellent grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and golf courses.
We would certainly recommend it for young and old alike and very much hope to return. Read more
Thank you for the very kind words! We are very happy Casa Hopi was the right place for your vacation in the Sonoran desert. We also appreciate the open communication during your stay and the fact that you took such great care of our home. We hope to see you back soon again!
"An ideal place to stay with friends while visiting the Scottsdal"
Left on 10/29/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | SteveReviewed Oct 29, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
A large, lovely Southwest home near Scottsdale, beautifully designed and appointed and complete with a pool, large master bedroom, programmed music throughout and a well-equipped kitchen. This home is perfect to share with friends visiting arizona.Recommended highly.
Left on 09/03/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | moparReviewed Sep 3, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Real premium vacation home
Casa Hopi is located in a very quiet neighborhood at a dead end road, no thru traffic. The house is decorated with love in the arizona style, everything you need is in it. The layout is spacious, the interior and furnishing is high end quality, appliances, beds, patio (barbeque), Sonos entertainment, TVs in all bedrooms, Xbox 360, keyless door and so on. The pool is fantastic, perfect desert view, desert garden, which gives a real feeling of a luxury oasis. All amenities are very close, perfect infrastructure, Freeway 101 is only 12 KM away. Thank you very much to Kim & Håkan letting us stay, being always very helpful. We definitively intend to come back summer 2014, spending our whole vacation at Casa Hopi.
"Just thinking about Casa Hopi brings a smile to my face, very re"
Left on 06/17/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | SheriReviewed Jun 17, 2013Stayed May 2013
The service we received was amazing! From making our reservations to arriving at Casa Hopi, Hakan and Kay were very helpful and made it very easy. Casa Hopi is located in a very quiet neighborhood. The house interior has the arizona touch in every room, it is beautifully decorated from top to bottom, a must see. My favorite spot to sit and read was in the TV room in a very comfortable and funky chair. The back yard is a beautiful place to soak up the sun, eat breakfast/dinner, lounge in the pool or just enjoy the beautiful garden. The house inside and out is a true Oasis!
Left on 06/12/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | desertgardengirlReviewed Jun 12, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Our family group of 4 had the pleasure of staying at Casa Hopi the first week in June. From the minute we walked in the door we were wowed! Everything was beautiful, warm, and inviting. The pictures cannot totally portray the wonderful ambiance and cheerful atmosphere of this gorgeous, tastefully furnished home. We loved everything about our stay! The comfortable layout, very spacious master suite with a second access to the pool, sumptuous bedding and towels, meticulously kept furnishings, high end appliances in the kitchen along with every possible gadget any chef could want, fantastic heated pool, and perfect desert views made us feel like we were living in the lap of luxury all week. The owners Kay and Hakan could not have been nicer and more accommodating to work with, and it was obvious that they take great pleasure in sharing this home with their guests. We felt like we were in our own private luxury resort, but better because it was serene and peaceful without all the people! The location is perfect, as it's close to shopping and restaurants, yet far enough north to have the true dessert feel in the landscape with many walking and climbing trails near by. We especially enjoyed the refreshing pool out back every day, and we couldn't say enough about how much we loved the Sonos music system throughout the house. This rental home and its owners are true gems in the Sonoran Desert! We can't wait to return! Read more
Kay and I are so happy your whole family had the opportunity to experience Scottsdale and that our house was a key contributor to your wonderful stay. Many thanks for the kind words and please feel free to share your wonderful pictures here at FlipKey/TripAdvisor or at the CasaHopi page at Facebook.
Kay and I hope to see you back in Scottsdale soon!
Warm and Sincere Regards
Glenn C. Englund
Washington - U.S.A.
"Casa Hopi - A true getaway!!"
Left on 05/14/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Glenn C. EnglundReviewed May 14, 2013Stayed May 2013
I as well as my girlfriend Sheri had the pleasure of staying here for the week of May 4th-11th for my 50th Birthday. This home sets the bar for Vacation Rental Homes, with its picturesque setting, private back garden with pool and it's beautifully decorated interior. If you want to feel revitalized I would highly recommend this tranquil Desert Oasis to all looking for place to stay for a vacation or a retreat! Read more
Many thanks for your kind Words! We are thrilled that you both enjoyed your stay in our house. Thanks for sharing your pictures at the CasaHopi page on Facebook, it shows you really took advantage of everything our house has to offer.
Kay and Håkan
Casa Hopi - Truly Amazing!!!
"Class act In Scottsdale"
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Casa Hopi - Truly Amazing!!!Reviewed May 6, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
I don't even know where to begin. Our stay at Casa Hopi was everything we had hoped it would be! The warm hospitality that Kay and Hakan demonstrated was felt as soon as we entered the home! They truly care about their guests and are genuinely excited for you when you visit. The home is amazing, spacious, relaxing and meticulously kept. Not to mention equipped with everything and anything you could possibly need. The amenities were wonderful. Wow...we felt so pampered! The backyard is spectacular and the pool was so inviting. We felt as if we were at our own private resort. The only thing missing was our very own butler. My husband was like a kid in a candy store when he opened the grill to find that it was brand new. Everything was absolutely perfect!!! Thank you Kay and Hakan for sharing your beautiful home with us and especially for going above and beyond to make us feel at home!!! We hope to visit again soon! Best always,
"All the conforts of a five star resort, plus more!"
Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | RAlcazarReviewed May 4, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
My Fiancé and I recently had an extended stay in Scottsdale for business. After reviewing our options between stay staying at a resort or renting a home, we decided to rent a home. This was by far the best decision we made. Not only was the property was in our price range but it had all the comforts and privacy of our home but the quality of staying at five star resort.
The home offered many things we would not expect out of a seasonal rental. The kitchen featured a gourmet chef's Viking appliances. It allowed us the ease of cooking and entertaining at the level we are accustom to in our own home. The bedrooms were very spacious and there was a heated floor in the master bathroom! The pool was perfect for a morning swim or great place to relax in during the evenings from the heat.
The weather in early autumn was amazing and perfect for outdoor Bbqs. As an additional surprise, at dusk in the nearby Saguaro trees owls came out glided across the desert sky. It was majestic sight for us and our guests as we dined outdoors.
Overall, our experience was amazing! The owners we very easy to do business with, they very much cared about our experience and our enjoyment of their home. We couldn't ask for nicer or more gracious people to rent from. The property was very centrally located for our needs. It was minutes to Phoenix, close to nearby golf courses and shopping centers. The neighborhood was quiet and the home had amazing desert views. We look forward to our next trip to Scottsdale and would highly recommend this property to others.
"Wonderful time golfing with friends in Scottsdale"
Left on 04/10/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 10, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
My husband and I, with our two best friends, stayed at Kay and Hakan's beautiful home for a week in January. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Scottsdale and staying in such a light, bright and clean house made the experience perfect. With mornings dropping down into freezing temperatures it was quite amazing waking up and walking on a warm floor. I am hooked. We are already looking forward to coming back in just a few months as my husband is attending a conference at Kierland in april. Kay and Hakan made our stay really smooth and enjoyable and we recommend their house to anyone looking to rent a modern, spacious private home in North Scottsdale.
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