#1254: USA, Arizona

home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaKaresansui - dry garden
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaKaresansuy - dry garden
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaStreet view
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaGrand room with view of Zen garden
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaWaterfall
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaKitchen
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaKitchen
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaFamily room
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaBedroom #1
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaBedroom #2 (two twin beds will be available)
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaBedroom #2
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaMulti-purpose room
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaMusic Salon: Flamenco (www.salonatthegarden.com)
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaMusic Salon: Modern dance
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaMusic Salon: Jazz singer
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaOhhm sign in the dry garden
home exchange #1254: USA, ArizonaMountain view


    Our Home: Located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, in a quiet upscale neighborhood surrounded by unique architectural styles integrated within desert landscape and inspired by Native American cultural references. Our home merges together the Santa Fe Pueblo style in the exterior design with a Japanese (sukyia) design in the interior. The interior spaces are defined by a minimalist, zen-like, use of space, furniture, and light. The sukyia style, evident in the grand room, seamlessly transitions to an outdoor Japanese garden.

    The house has two formal bedrooms, a multi-use room that can transform into an extra bedroom, a grand room, and a large family room, with 3300 square feet (305 square meters) of living space. The house is networked, has cable TV, DVR/DVD, and access to an Amazon Prime Video collection.

    Exploring the beauty and excitement of Scottsdale and nearby Phoenix metropolitan areas is made easier through use of a rental vehicle. The house is about six miles from Old Town Scottsdale, the main cultural and entertainment hub of the city, and about 15 miles from downtown Phoenix. Access to main freeways is easy and fast allowing you to visit Sedona, the Grand Canyon, or other amazing features of this Southwest region, including just enjoying time downtown. For a more comprehensive look into the exciting offerings of the city feel free to visit the following sites: tripadvisor and experiencescottsdale.

    If you are a garden or plant lover, or a Japanese culture admirer, you are going to greatly enjoy visiting our home.

    One of the many passions we indulge in is music and performing arts. Two or three times a year we host a music salon at our home. 

    Although our house can sleep more, we prefer guests/groups with no more than four people of adult age, or with mature teens. No pets, non-smokers (or outside smokers only).

    We would consider both a simultaneous and non-simultaneous swap but prefer the non-simultaneous option because of flexibility offered by the points.

    In closing this visit to our home, please remember that in our corner of the world the weather is the most magnificent attraction, of course except for June, July, and August. While the Northern hemisphere, and most of the United States, is under snow, low temperatures, and ugly skies, here we are in paradise. The weather is gorgeous with clear blue skies, mild temperatures, and amazing colors for a full nine months of the year. We endure the scorching heat for the beauty and wonderful weather that follows the rest of the year!


    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    Our home is located in Scottsdale, an upscale suburb of Phoenix. The house is about 7 miles from Old Town Scottsdale and 15 miles from Phoenix.



    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 2 x single

    bedroom 3: 1 x sofa bed

    House can hold a lot more people but we prefer a maximum of four guests.


    shower 1: bath with overhead shower, shower, toilet

    shower 2: bath with overhead shower, shower, toilet

    wc 3: toilet


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 7 to 9
    year round
    Cleaning included no

    No Smoking inside

    No Children

    No Infants

    No Pets



    Swimming (5 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (15 minutes drive)


    Tennis (12 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Sports Venue


    Shops (5 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (10 minutes drive)

    Culture (10 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing

    Galleries & Museums (12 minutes drive)

    Bar /Pub (5 minutes drive)

    Theatre (15 minutes drive)

    Entertainment (15 minutes drive)

    Place of Interest (10 minutes drive)

    Getting there

    The house is conveniently located next to the 101 Beltway and is about 12 minutes from the airport. Phoenix is a planned city with very easy rules for driving around. Given the distances to everywhere the guests need to have transportation. Public transportation exists but is not an option for our location.

    Zen Experience in Arizona

    Zen Garden Beauty

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (primary home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 7 to 9 per week
    Bedrooms 3
    Guests 4
    Min stay 7 days
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