An eclectic styled, fully furnished, casita is situated on 2.5 acres at 3700 ft elevation in the mountains of Tonto Forest with beautiful 360 degree mountain views. Tonto Hills neighborhood is situated on sacred native land, just a walk along the dirt roads will take guests to ancient Indian Ruins and the worlds largest Hopi Kachina Sculpture. Out the front door are numerous hikes, mountain bike trails, waterfalls and streams to explore. Bartlett lake is just a few minutes drive where you can camp, swim, boat, kayak, and paddle board. Just minutes from the quaint downtown of Cave Creek and Carefree where authentic southwest culture pulses through the community. Cave Creek is known for world-class southwest dining, art galleries, farmers markets, golf courses and the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Enjoy the night life by stopping in for a wine tasting at Brix Wine or Ravens Nest and enjoy live music and dancing at one of the historic cowboy bars. If big city culture, shopping, night-life and more culinary adventure arouses you, just a 30 minute drive to Scottsdale or a 45 minute drive to Phoenix will satisfy your desire for city life. This Tonto Hills casita is the perfect getaway, nestled in the mountains among the wildlife and serenity of the desert, but with easy access to the city. Perfect for a long cozy weekend or even a longer term stay for traveling professionals seeking solitude, nature enthusiasts and international travelers. Weather is almost always sunny with a cool mountain breeze year-round and temperatures are about 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix because of the higher elevation. Tonto Hills gets a dusting of snow a few times each winter. This casita is truly a gem in the desert that must be experienced to fully appreciate.
The casita is 700 SF with an open floor plan that was professionally styled in an eclectic southwest theme, there is also a large outdoor living space. It is far enough from the main house that privacy is never a concern. Inside has separate 1 bedroom with a large closet, dresser, comfy queen size, pillow top mattress and soft linens. Large skylight bathroom with walk-in snail shell shower, toilet and sink. Living Room has soft couch, TV, mini-bar, and chairs. The kitchen has a small refrigerator/freezer, 2-burner convection stove, and large toaster oven. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots/pans, utensils, glassware, spice rack, etc. The outdoor lanai is covered and tiled and has an outdoor dinette table and 4 chairs. There is a built-in fire pit with 2 Adirondack chairs and plenty of fire wood nearby. High speed internet is available.
The home owners live full-time in the main house. They are friendly primary care physicians and owners of the local Carefree clinic, North Valley Medical and Yoga Center. They are also dedicated yogis and love to have guests join them for yoga classes in their infrared heated studio just minutes away. They also have massage therapists and acupuncturists that are available for guests who want to relax in a deeper way. They've created a guide book which can be found in the casita which shows highlights of all the locals' favorite spots in town. They love well trained pets, but advise caution to owners of small animals because of the abundance of wildlife around the property, keep pets close!