Welcome to Cabo in the desert, where serene mountain backdrops, vivid sunsets, and gorgeous nights await the new residents of this sprawling residental compound, well-loved and well lived-in by iconic rock star, Bret Michaelsand his family. Located in the geometric center of Scottsdale, this home can come fully-furnished (minus the artwork) with custom made furniture and is only a short drive up a gentle slope from the area’s downtown or Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The handsome wrought-iron gate welcomes you to an authentic Santa Fe architectural masterpiece, surrounded by a mixed landscape of healthy, towering cacti and mature trees blending perfectly with the desert environs. The oasis-like setting of the pool and shaded grassy areas, the sport courts, as well as the enclosed kids’ playground, promises a lifestyle of enjoyment and relaxation with views that inspire in a truly resort-like fashion. A truly move in ready rock star estate at a realistic price per square foot.


It is often said that home is where the heart is, and this home reflects the heart and soul of the Michael’s family. Crafted and designed with character, if the walls could talk they’d actually be singing the stories of good times spent with family and friends. The grand portico’s features convey an understated elegance and warmth with its clay-stone tile and large, domed wooden doorway, leading to the equally warm and inviting indoor living spaces reflecting Bret Michael’s spirit of hospitality and his reverence for the natural environment. Feel at home in the main living room which practically glows with desert sunshine from the clay-tile flooring, sand-colored stucco walls, and high ceilings accented by parallel wood beams. Around the corner, find a dramatic marble dining room entry that brings to mind native historic cave dwellings with its recessed bays, well-lit and spacious, that are perfect for showcasing one’s fine art pieces. Similar themes extend into the open, yet cozy, family room with a stone fireplace, and the fully-equipped kitchen. Witness spectacular desert views when preparing meals or from the comfort of your big armchair in the adjacent living room. Enhance the indoors with your own unique style in living areas that provide the space to accommodate artful features, including a spacious den with enough built-in cabinetry that currently holds a lifetime of accolades and musical instruments involved in the making of entertaining and soulful sounds during one of the more prolific eras of music.


Warmly-lit hallways lead to five generously-sized ensuite bedrooms, including the incredibly spacious master suite. Sprawl out in comfort and enjoy a sense of privacy and personal retreat in the luxurious carpeted master bedroom with room for a separate sitting area. Rest peacefully under a stunning high ceiling adorned with large wood beams crossing a dark wood slat design, and enjoy your morning tea or coffee on the outdoor patio through double sliding glass doors. Adjacent to the walk-in closet, the master bath is comprised of a relaxing, jetted tub, separate shower, and dual sinks. Additional bedrooms with their own private baths can be utilized for family, guests, or made into distinct spaces for nurturing one’s creative outlets or business ventures. Rounding out this home’s nearly 9,000+ square foot of interior living spaces is a sauna, a laundry facility, and a separate “man cave” with its own gym and private entrance. With so much space and expansive design features, the home has been a perfect setting for hit shows like VH1’s hit Life as I Know It with Bret Michaels, MTV’s Cribs, The Big Interview with Dan Rather, Rock N Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar, a number of Bret Michael’s music videos, and multiple print features including in publications such as People, InTouch Magazine and Arizona Foothills Magazine just to name a few.


Known for developing properties throughout the United States, Canada and his 10,000 square foot Riviera Maya Mexico Rock Star Suite, Michaels built out this unique Scottsdale estate with indoor and outdoor living in mind, a sweeping canvas of multiple desert garden settings surround the entire compound offering up plenty of spaces to play, entertain or experience a bit of tranquil desert scenery offering a year-round escape from the cold winters of the East Coast. It also includes your own secluded, outdoor playground on the grounds. Spend your days playing sand volleyball, basketball, or riding a mountain bike on your own private desert bike trail, and end your long day of playtime enjoying a bbq on the covered back patio with friends. The ultimate resort feature is a custom-built pool with a long slide set among the native and lush ornamental shrubs and trees, as well as a rock garden and stone features accenting the pool. This beautiful property with all its amenities could not be duplicated today for less than three times the asking price. There is additional usable land for building onto existing structures or creating new ones, and horses are allowed within and around the property if you choose to convert some of the acreage into a ranch.


This one-of-a-kind property, is conveniently located at the heart of downtown Scottsdale, a stone’s throw from Scottsdale Airport and the Barrett Jackson Automobile Auction House. Situated in the Scottsdale Unified School District you have access to not only the best schools but renowned hospitals and some of the best nightlife, restaurants and shopping Scottsdale has to offer. This big cozy resort estate sits just 2 hours from Flagstaff so you could be skiing in the morning and tanning by your pool at home just a few hours later. With access to a multitude of outdoor activities and legendary sports teams such as the Arizona Cardinals, Diamondbacks and Coyotes, the year-round recreational possibilities are endless!

Michaels will remain an Arizona resident, this private enclave in the desert is a rare opportunity to continue a legacy that began with a family devoted to song, friendship, and a great deal of love. Heartwarming memories fill the home, and its good karma will remain for its new owners.


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA. November 19, 2020 /PR NEWSWIRE/ The long-time home of global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels, has recently been listed by Engel & Völkers Scottsdale real estate advisor, Bob Nathan, for $3.299 million. Nathan comments, “We could not be more honored to list the stunning, resort-style home of our friend, philanthropist and local valley resident, BretMichaels.” Situated in the geometric center of Scottsdale, this veritable 5+ acre “Playground Oasis in the Desert” lies just behind a secure river stone and wrought-iron gated entry. The 9,000 square foot compound’s variety of living spaces has been the location for numerous TV shows like The Big Interview with Dan Rather, MTV’s Cribs and Rock n Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar, as well as a number of Michaels’ music videos and print publications. “If the walls could talk,” Nathan remarks, “they’d be recounting for days the stories of the parties, good times and stars who’ve worked and played here.”

Cabo-style Desert Lifestyle Estate

Michaels’ vision as it pertains to real estate acquisitions is simple, create something comfortable, and structurally sound with an amazing space to both entertain and enjoy an active lifestyle, set in a location in which people will love. An authentic Santa Fe architectural masterpiece, Michaels built out this 5-bed and 6 ½-bath estate with indoor and outdoor living in mind, filling it with custom design features too numerous to count, in addition to a separate guest house. Towering cacti and mature shade trees surround ornamental gardens blending seamlessly with the desert environs and one of the most sought after sunset views of the valley. The inside of the home brings to mind the natural surroundings, with its warm, desert tones and recessed spaces resembling adobe dwellings. An incredible oasis-like pool with custom waterslide, private dirt bike trail, and sports courts lit up on desert nights with authentic street lights are only a few of many features promising a lifestyle of enjoyment and relaxation. Nathan mentions, “There is the potential for the home to be sold completely turnkey with furniture included, minus the artwork. It’s a rare opportunity to own this type of property so close to downtown Scottsdale, and with such a grand scale of usable land.”

About Bret Michaels

Over the course of his career, multi-platinum music icon, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels has strategically put the building blocks in place to explore other successful business ventures including real estate. While music is his first love, Michaels has long been known to diversify by first betting on himself and retaining the rights to his publishing, touring and merchandise such as his ground-breaking book, Auto-Scrap-Ography and his inspirational Love+Plus collection both available at Creating the conglomerate Michaels Entertainment Group to oversee his various business dealings, retaining staff, to oversee all facets of each deal, Michaels has developed partnerships with PetSmart, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, The Hard Rock Riviera Maya,, and Dean Guitars, to name a few, and followed along with some of the highest rated Reality TV hits such as the record breaking Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, Rock my RV with Bret Michaels & Life as I Know It. Always one to transform himself, Bret continues to make smart business moves, carving out a niche as a developer establishing unique properties with sought-after views, usable land, and expansive interior designs creating indoor/outdoor resort-style playgrounds similar to the Scottsdale compound. Places such as Calabasas and Westlake Village in California, Las Vegas, Nashville, British Columbia, and the famed Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Mexico resort in which he designed the largest celebrity-branded suite, The Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite, comprising over 10,000 square feet on two separate levels garnering wins for “Best Luxury Hotel Suite” in North America, are all home to his developments. As an avid philanthropist, Michaels also designed and created the Bret Michaels Hospitality Room at St. Joseph Barrows Hospital in Phoenix where he was famously treated for a life-threatening brain hemorrhage.

Michaels who will return to State Farm Stadium September 3, 2021, to perform will remain in the Scottsdale area where he is developing another resort-style estate property to reside in. He has recently listed his Westlake Village home which sold in less than 24 hours and purchased another property in the celebrity filled enclave of The Oaks. For more information, visit



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