Scottsdale Villa Mirage
Scottsdale Villa Mirage
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Scottsdale Villa Mirage, in beautiful year-round Scottsdale, is truly a place to relax and enjoy life. The resort's warm, Southwestern-styled architecture brings to the mind the carefree, sun-soaked attitude that permeates every inch of Scottsdale Villa Mirage. Relax and take a dip in the expansive pool, or burn off some of your energy with a game of tennis or in the 24-hour fitness room. Grab a bite to eat at the resort's cafe or poolside snack bar, or enjoy a drink in the resort's lounge or pool bar. Scottsdale Villa Mirage also features concierge service to help you plan your daily outings.
The resort's studio, one, and two-bedroom (standard or lockoff) villas are perfect for family vacations of any size. Units are outfitted with full-kitchens (kitchenettes in some studios), a balcony or terrace, laundry facilities, fireplace, reclining furniture (one and two-bedroom villas only), TV and DVD player, iPod docking station and Wi-Fi access.
Scottsdale is conveniently located next to many of Arizona's major attractions but with a personality and activities all its own. The area is home to many world-class golf courses, as well as plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities. Nearby you'll find Jeep tours, and Grand Canyon day trip tours, hot-air balloon rides, hiking and biking the mountain trails and even outdoor yoga with awe-inspiring views of the Sonoran Desert!
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Overall a very nice resort. We were in a one bedroom which was quite roomy for the two of us. The unit was clean and comfortable, but had not been updated yet like some of the other units. That wasn't a big deal, but right now we are at Sedona Summit in a room that is even nicer, and my guess is all the rooms at Villa Mirage will be this way. The grounds were nice. The pool was a little small for some activities, but not a problem really. We would stay there again. There was no problem checking in, parking passes are no longer issued, and no pressure to attend a presentation ( thanks, Michelle, in the concierge dept.). Activities were fun, especially water aerobics and a guided one hour walk of the area. My only real complaint is that a resort group this big should be willing to have free WiFi, or at the very least, a reasonable weekly charge. You need to sign up with AT&T at $30 for seven day, or a more expensive daily charge. Cheap motels on our way here had free internet.
Stayed here in June. Very clean, well maintained and were treated well. Good location. Will stay here again.
I would give this a 5-star but I agree that the units need some upgrading. Good news is that the Villa Mirage has started the process. As of the end of February, 2009, the pool area and fencing have been upgraded. The units are now undergoing complete renovation. By the spring of 2010, at least half of the units will have new appliances, hot tubs, furniture, tile, etc.
We are owners and rent several units for spring training and spring break weeks. The location is excellent and we spend several weeks in a one-bedroom unit in Jan and Feb.The staff is friendly and accommodating.
Not sure about the $25 fee for taking a tour but we have never received pressure or negative feedback from our renters. Worth a call to the property to check it out.
We rented a week through redweek. The transaction went smoothly without problem.
Pros: Good location with good acessibility to the 101. Pool is supposedly nice but was closed for the week that we were there, week starting Feb28, 2009. Even though the pool was closed the management provided a golf cart shuttle to the Neighboring Xona resort which by all accounts have a nicer pool anyway. Unit was good size, comfortable, clean, but dated. The grounds are also well kept and clean. They seem short some parking stalls as parking was definitely hard to find sometimes.
Cons: As stated above the unit we had could use an update. Staff make you pay a $25.00 deposit prior to attending a presentation to buy at the resort. They won't give you your keys and complete your registration without it. I am not even sure this is legal, but my wife had to check in alone after a 30 hour drive and was not about to argue for $25. It is a shady practice if you ask me. Also they charge approximately $29.95/computer for internet access for the week. This adds up fast when you have several kids that take online schooling.
I know I will be looking buy my next few weeks at the Sheraton Oasis next door.
Very plain, not plush , pool is smalll with lots of kids. Rosm are small and clean. The customers are mostly family with kids, not real facilities there than a small snack bar. Easy walking to a few nice resorts with good bar and restaurants but anything else like groceries movies or anything is a drive
This is a very nice resort off the main road. Clean, spacious units. Nice balcony and pool area. Great location to restaurants, shopping and golf. There are no elevators to the top floors. We bought here because we liked the exchange system they offered. We come to Scottsdale every two years and this location works well for us. Great day trips to other areas in Arizona.
Enjoyed our stay at Villa Mirage. Units were very clean and the grounds well taken care of.
Very good location to enjoy shopping and dining. Easy access to the freeway to enjoy the entire Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.
A day trip to Sedona was was fun.
We stayed here for a week in October, exchanging from our home Marriott resort. This was the first non-Marriott we have exchanged to, and we were quite disappointed. Interval International gives it a five star rating, which it definately does not deserve.
We were in a one-bedroom unit on the third floor, and got our exercise going up and down the stairs! We had a partial view of the large "adult" whirlpool area which is the only alternative to the main swimming pool. The unit was quite nice, with the bathroom being the highlight, including a well-stocked kitchen. We spent a lot of time on the roomy balcony. The few maintenance issues we had were taken care of immediately - very impressive.
But what was lacking were amenities. Only one pool, and a rather boring rectangular one at that, with not enough lounge chairs to go around. No clubhouse, and no poolside bar, just a dippy little snack bar, which was a poor excuse for onsite food. There seemed to be only two barbecue grills & ramadas for outdoor cooking - way too little for the 250 units. There were two nice tennis courts, but they were squished into a tiny area.
Basically, the place had the feel of an apartment complex, and had no lovely green or desert landscaping like better resorts. The activities offered were abysmal, and only aimed at children. Tours, true desert walks, and other things should have been offered.
Basically, Sunterra simply built a lot of units on a small area of land, then fit the pool, tennis courts, small kids' area, and two public buildings into teeny spaces. When we visited the Marriott time share nearby (we couldn't trade into it), we saw what a true 5-star timeshare should be like!!
The few pluses of the Villa Mirage were: cleanliness of the grounds and units, good maintenance, large & complete weight & work- out rooms. The minuses I have already mentioned!
Stayed in Unit 132 (two bedroom) for a week in March 2006. Outside the patio door was a hugh spa. Three internet computer at the Lodge to use for free or wireless in the room for a small cost. The Unit was great with the master bedroom/bathroom being bigger than a hotel room. Fireplace/hugh tub-spa in main bathroom. All staff was very friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. Only down side is three stories with only stairs/Glad we had a first floor room.
Very enjoyable in March 2005. Not sure if the summer would be bearable. Nice place, friendly staff, but a bit pushy in trying to get you to tour the place for timeshare purposes. i guess that goes with the territory. We declined after 3 attempts by the concierge. Overall great vacation, though. Rooms very nice and updated!!
We stayed in Unit 111 with a lock off the week of Oct. 3 thru 10, 2004. The 2 bedroom setup was perfect for my wife and I in the main unit and my son in law and family in the lock off. The resort is in excellent shape, including furniture etc, well equiped and close to stores, restaurants etc. The staff was very cordial, no push to sell (I confronted them immediately upon arrival) I had the air conditioner stop and needed it reset. By the time I walked back from the front office, approx. 1 block, maint had already been there and fixed the problem. This was my first trade and I was very impressed by the whole deal. I would highly recommend this resort. Excellent, excellent, excellent. The staff works at making you feel welcome, everyone, even out around the complex says hello.
Spent a week here on a rental in Nov 05. We were on the 3rd floor ---no elevator- that alone should have kicked them out of a 5 star resort. Villa Mirage is layed out like an apartment complex -- no view from the unit and buildings close together. The interior of the unit was very nice and the staff was helpful, Wouldn't go back or recommend.
This is the first time we stayed at a Sunterra property, and we really enjoyed it. We were in Scottsdale Sept 24-Oct 2. The 1 BR unit was large and well furnished, and my husband the cook said the kitchen was well stocked also. The place is kid friendly, but it was still pretty quiet. The grounds are lovely, the pool is really inviting, and the staff was helpful.
We did succumb to a timeshare presentation, but it gave us inexpensive accommodations in Sedona for 1 night, and we were going there anyway, so what the heck!
Our chief complaints were an uncomfortable mattress and those insufferable hard foam pillows we encounter everywhere these days.
We would definitely stay here again if our travels took us to Arizona.
Great pool and recreation area for kids. Grounds are modern and well kept. Rooms and kitchen are modern and well maintained. Close to freeway to access tourist things.
The large studio turned out to be more than I expected with nice furniture and cabinetry, double-wide closet w/iron & board, large bathroom w/corner shower & full size vanity & closet. Nicely decorated studio had queen bed, 2 bdside tables, fold out couch w/coffee table, round dining table with 4 chairs, nice-sized half kitchen with dishes, toaster,blender, microwave, 5' tall refrigerator/freezer, sink, double sliding glass door to small covered balcony with small table & 2 chairs. Excellent pool with water fall at one end and triple whirlpool beside. Pool is by clubhouse and 2 tennis courts & a building with small shop, weight room & equipment room (2 treadmills etc). Lovely grounds. Friendly front desk & helpful housekeeping staff when I had questions. Nice grounds for walking. A separate triple whirlpool is located between one group of buildings with small waterfall. Gas BBQs are scattered throughout for grilling under the trees. Great location in quiet northeast Scottsdale. Scottsdale Princess Resort to south and open desert to north (no noisy highways closeby). Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West is just east on the mountainside for touring. Numerous shops and restaurants south and southwest. New mall complexes north and northwest off of Hwy 101. Not 5 stars but above average to be sure. Stayed away from 2 women concierge workers-- one talking loudly upon my arrival was trying to get me to come over to her desk by asking me loud questions across the lobby like "how long is your stay?" "are you here alone or with others?" "where are you from?" Other people in the lobby could hear everything so I didn't give much info for safety reasons. That was embarrassing. She asked loudly if I wanted to schedule a meeting (or whatever - which I knew would be a timeshare speel) and at this point I'd had enough and told her I was on vacation so of course I DID NOT want to schedule "meetings" or anything else on my calendar! All pluses at this resort except for the concierce experience.
We stayed a the Villa Mirage from the end of December thru New Years. The Resort was not what we expected compared to other Five Star Resorts we usually stay at or compared to our Home Resort.
The activities were expensive, but the staff was wonderful with children. There weren't any activities like hiking, touring, golf, etc. Local phone calls were charged a fee/call. There was no high speed internet service available anywhere at the Resort.
The one-bedroom villas are large and well equipped. The housekeeping staff is excellent. The fitness center, swimming pool, and hot tubs are great.
We really enjoyed our stay at this resort. Our two bedroom lockout unit was very large and beautifully decorated. It was completely stocked with everything we needed for our stay. They have much to offer at this resort from their pool and spa to tennis courts to exercise room, etc. The rooms and grounds are kept very clean. There are many restaurants and shops nearby so the location is great. We would definitely stay here again!! We had a great time!!
Just back from a traded week, in one of the smaller lockout units. It was nice, with a partial kitchen and a dining area, which was more than we expected in the studio. Clean, well decorated, pleasant surroundings, tennis, pool, jacuzzi, barbecue, activities if you wanted to hang around the resort rather than going sightseeing. The only annoyance was the concierge's refusal to take no thank you for an answer to attend their 90 minute pitch. Got daily calls and messages offering us "free gifts" if we would just attend. Have no idea what the gifts were because not interested in attending a pitch on my vacation :)
Stayed here in early April 2003 -- very comfortable 2BR/2BA unit with courtyard & large spa outside & lovely pool area very close. Great location in upscale Scottsdale. Tons of topnotch golf courses, restaurants & shopping nearby. Would gladly return here.
- BBQ Area
- Children's Pool
- Game Room
- Handicap Accessible Units
- Health Club
- Internet Access
- Kid Friendly
- Laundry Room
- Outdoor Pool
- Playground Area
- Snack Bar
- Video Rentals
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Car Rental
- Drug Store
- Grocery Store
- Horseback Riding
- Live Entertainment
- Medical Facilities
- Shopping Area
- Spa Services
7887 E Princess Blvd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85225
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