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Charming Southwestern Luxury Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come relax and enjoy the serenity and adventure that what awaits you on the edge of the Sonoran Desert in the Tonto National Forest. Ridgeway Ranch sits on two and a half acres of pristine desert and takes advantage of 360 degree mountain views. Wake up with the desert and experience beautiful sunrises while enjoying a hot cup of cocoa on your private patio.

Head into 'town' and spend the afternoons shopping and dining in historical downtown Cave Creek, or if you prefer, relax poolside with your favorite book and a fresh brewed iced tea. Brilliant sunsets usher in serene beauty, the excitement of the desert wildlife, and the crackle of a cowboy campfire just waiting for stories and tall tales.

Relax at the end of the day in front of hugh flat screen HD TV in living room and master bedroom. We'll Be Waiting For Ya....

Keywords: Home on 2 1/2 Acres

More Details

Ken & Maria Arrick
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, spanish, German-call 1 928 775 3595-ask for Gisela Fairchok
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Ken & Maria Arrick

I am a Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker with Lennar Homes. I previously worked 5 years for Four Seasons Resort at Troon North selling fractional/timeshare until sellout last April 2009. This experience at the ultra exclusive Four Seasons Toon, situated in the Sonoran Desert, provided the background for the decoration of this southwestern charmer in a truly old western theme.

Ken & Maria Arrick purchased this house in 2005

Why Ken & Maria Arrick chose Azure Hills Estates

We love Old Town of Cave Creek. One of the few Western Towns remaining in Arizona. Everything one could want to live near: fine dining, great galleries, shops and just a great old western town theme minus all the franchise type businesses except 2 that were establshed long ago. A really cool town! It is driving distance from the airport and the ultra chic Scottsdale, with all the elegant restaurants, shopping and theaters, andhowever far enough away to keep it from getting too crowded. Also driving distance to the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals sport complexes.

What makes this house unique

I love all the views from all the windows. Lots and lots of light. At night, you see and hear the moon, coyotes and owls. During the day, on numerous ocassions I have seen the deer that live in the gulch that runs through the back of our property. At night, it is so quiet and serene along with some fantastic Sunsets and Sunrises. You feel so out of the way of city life, yet close. The secluded feeling of the home setting takes you back to how it must of felt living in the West in the old days!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for going out of your way to make our stay at Ridgeway Ranch so enjoyable. We felt that we experienced the "Real Arizona" in the heart of the Sonoran Desert living among the locals with their horses and corrals, lots of open space, so many varieties of cactus, watching the mountains turn red at sunset, watching jack rabbits, deer and coyotes (and hearing the coyotes and owls at night). Being so close to town was very convenient to the art and jewelry shows and great local eateries. Mike especially enjoyed YMCA exercise facility. The accomodations-modest looking from the outside-were fabulously renovated on the inside. There was every modern convenience and we were very comfortable. Joyce and Mike R- Maryland
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Azure Hills Estates

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) pull out daybed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jacuzzi
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Quaint Old Western Village of Cave Creek with old time bull riding & many restaurants & shops carrying out the theme of the old west.


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Charming Southwestern Luxury Home
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Flagstaff, Arizona

Beautiful desert retreat

  • 4 of 5

Spent relaxing Christmas in the desert with family. Beautiful Christmas Eve dinner at El Cantada in Cave Creek! Few minor maintenance issues need attention but this is a lovely home in a great setting!

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in Cave Creek

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time in Cave Creek. The house is convenient to town but also secluded. No back door neighbors is a plus. The home is clean and comfortable, we will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were a lovely family.
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Cave Creek home

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet place to stay. Nice area, we had deer in the front yard.

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again.
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Sonoran slumber

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I visit the area several times a year and usually stay in a hotel. We really wanted a different experience so we decided on a private vacation rental. What a great experience we had. The house is Southwestern decorated with an inviting pool for those hot summer days.

The Sonoran desert views are spectacular and if you love wildlife this is the place to be; coyotes, Javelina, quail, rabbits and lots of deer!

The area is peaceful and quiet but if you want more the drive is 5 minutes into the towns of Cavecreek & Carefree and 30 minutes to Lake Bartlett or downtown Scottsdale.

Definitely would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Beautiful desert retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, who have visited this area several times, decided for this trip to rent a house in the desert. We both are nature seekers and found this wonderful home to be exactly what the doctor ordered for winter weary bones. Deer, rabbits, an abundance of birds including raptors, visited our backyard vista on a daily basis. We became so familiar with the ten or so deer that we almost named them. One morning, my wife and I viewed a coyote very quickly traversing the wash that runs past the back fence.

If you are after quiet, a lovely home with a comfortable southwestern feel, then you have found your vacation. And the pool, despite the cool weather, was pleasantly heated and a nice place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 21/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, AB

Tranquility in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit and hopefully will not be our last. Wonderfully peaceful location to chill out - yet close to all the the amenities in Cave Creek, Scottsdale and Phoenix. The house is comfortable and well looked after and the owner is very helpful. Local wildlife includes deer, javelina, quail and rabbits right outside your windows Only a minor item - additional dining chairs and pool-side loungers would help to make this the perfect desert retreat. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Rancho Manana
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Flagstaff-Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Bartlett Lake
Car: recommended

Walking to an abundance of hiking trails. Fishing, boating, etc. @ Bartlett Lake about 15 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Azure Hills Estates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,034.1
Cleaning fee AU$206.82

Major Credit Cards accepted-$ 25 per guest per night over 6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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