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Welcome To Casita Sunrise: Gateway to the Sonoran Desert

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Choose Casita Sunrise For Its Mountain Views And Excellent Location.

Set just a few miles north of Phoenix close to Cave Creek and Carefree, Casita Sunrise is conveniently located near emerald-green golf courses, scenic hiking trails, fine dining, local bars, plenty of southwestern cultural festivities, and is just minutes away from all the special events and venues of Phoenix.

With the 1000 sq. foot loft, you are afforded multiple views of what the desert has to offer. While you greet the sunrise out your front door, there is a good chance that along with seeing quail, cactus wren, doves and horses, you will also view a free hot air balloon air-show (many of the hot air balloon companies launch near our location). Looking north, your eye scans the many mountains surrounding the area. An occasional dusting of snow may cover the distant peaks. Don’t worry though; the midday desert warmth melts away any reminders of where you may be vacationing “from”.

The casita layout is open and inviting. Three large windows capture the desert and its surrounding foliage while also allowing for warm breezes to circulate throughout.

The kitchen amenities include a dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator, plenty of cabinet space and a granite breakfast ledge. A four chair table is just off the kitchen area.

The living room includes a flat screen tv, stereo, dvd player, sofa and two reading chairs. Need to setup your laptop or computer? Two professional-sized desks with chair is adjacent to main living space. Free wi-fi included.

The bedroom includes a king size bed, ample closet space, ceiling fan, multi-purpose desk and adjoining bathroom.

The bathroom consists of a full size stone-tile shower and linen closet.

Outside, enjoy sitting under a beautiful mesquite tree and watching the local desert dwellers scamper around the yard.

For your convenience, the casita owners are on the premises daily to help with travel ideas, local knowledge and other questions.

Basic specs:

--1000 sq. Ft, 1 br (king bed), 1bath, kitchen, dining, lr, office space/desk, tv, dvd, stereo, ac/heat, ceiling fans

--furnished kitchen (oven, microwave, double sink/disposal, large rf, coffee maker, dishwasher, lots of counter space and cabinets)

--private drive

--rv/boat/trailer parking

--elevated views/stairs

--outdoor seating/lounging

--within 10 minutes to dining, grocery, shopping, golf, hiking, home depot, pharmacy

--within 15 minutes to Cave Creek/Carefree, north Phoenix

--within 30 minutes to central Phoenix, Anthem, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

--within 40 minutes to Lake Pleasant, Bartlett Lake, Sun City

--within 90 minutes to Sedona, Prescott, Jerome, Cottonwood

More Details

Russell and Cynthia Eral
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Russell and Cynthia Eral

Cynthia and Russ have lived in and around Phoenix for over 20 years. Originally from Minnesota, they quickly grew to love the unique settings and experiences found only in the desert Southwest. Their hope is to help recreate some of those same memories for travelers wanting to stay a few days or snowbirds looking to stay a few weeks.

Russell and Cynthia Eral purchased this condo in 2010

Why Russell and Cynthia Eral chose Greater Phoenix Area

Location, Location, Location: Our property is unique in that you definitely know you are not in the city. With lots of wildlife and a peaceful setting, you are truly experiencing the desert.

But, with a quick drive south, you can also take part in the many activities provided by the Valley of the Sun. Head north and in a little over an hour, you can explore Sedona, Prescott and Jerome. We are also minutes from the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree.

What makes this condo unique

Hiking, golf, horseback riding, biking, balloon rides, shopping, fine dining, local bars and more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Greater Phoenix Area

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stone tile shower. Connected to bathroom. Closet space. Laundry unit next to bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed. Closet. Multipurpose desk. Ceiling fan. Connected to bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check in: 3pm; Check out: 11am


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Welcome To Casita Sunrise: Gateway to the Sonoran Desert
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casita. The apartment was perfect and had everything we needed. Russ and Cynthia were welcoming and available if we needed them. If we return, we will gladly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shelly. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Enjoy your summer!
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Perfect location and great get away

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend 3 months at this property and it was wonderful. The owners, Russ and Cynthia, were amazing and we hope to be able to stay again on our next get away. It's in the center of all the things we wanted to be around and the 360 degree views were impressive.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We love the Cave Creek area. This location is fabulous and Russ & Cynthia are such wonderful hosts. They are available for any needs yet provide all the privacy you can desire. We were so comfortable here and certainly recommend their casita to others.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful and very quiet. Each morning we enjoyed watching the quails, and bunnies eating the grass. This property was all they advertised and more. We will rent from Casita Sunrise again. Loved it very charming!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, quiet, clean and airy interior.

  • 4 of 5

Yes, the property description was accurate to what we experienced. Convenient lay-out and clean. Owner, Russ, was very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this location to a friend who likes to be a little away from tourist hustle ( like us).

Enjoyed meals at near-by ' Heart and Soul' and 'Road Runner'.

Hiked Canyon Creek regional park and western town, too.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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the views were gorgeous the place was just dynamit

  • 5 of 5

we loved our stay we would be more than glad to come back again and stay again at the same place.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Peaks and Valleys (3 minutes)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dove Valley (10 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-17 (10 minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Encanto Dos - Mexican (3 minutes)
Car: necessary

Near Cave Creek and Carefree. Follow link for more information:


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$130.38
Damage Deposit AU$456.33

Cancellation (13 day stay or less):
Over 60 days -- full refund
45-60 days -- 80% refund
30-44 days -- 50% refund
29 days and Under -- no refund
Cancellation (14 day stay or more):
Over 90 days -- Full refund
45-89 days -- 50% refund
Under 44 days -- no refund
Renters are responsible for all damage in & around Casita. Additional charges for pets (please contact owner).
Check in: 3pm; Check out: 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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