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Desert Dreaming–Stunning Luxury Home W/ Many Special Touches

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

This beautiful 4,000 sq ft custom luxury home is located on 2+ acres in the Verde Foothills of Northeast Scottsdale, ½ mile from Tonto National Forest. The serene setting is breathtaking and perfect for incredible biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Enjoy a peaceful, private setting with incredible views and still maintain a close proximity to shopping and some of the best golfing Scottsdale has to offer.

Be inspired upon entering the spacious GREAT ROOM with natural stone fireplace and an impressive 14’ ceiling of western red cedar. Huge beams connect to the GOURMET KITCHEN, which boasts stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, a breakfast nook with views, and adjacent powder room.

Entertain in the FORMAL DINING ROOM opening onto 732 square foot enclosed entry courtyard with brilliant natural stone walls, wrought iron and rustic fired adobe pavers.

The LUXURY MASTER SUITE has a stone fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, natural stone shower and huge 190 square foot custom closet. Two additional bedrooms each with custom closet, bathroom and covered patio.

Bonus attached casita with private entry, kitchenette, bathroom and a covered patio provides additional space for guests or home office.

Automated 90 degree windows surrounding indoor-outdoor bar opens from the GAME ROOM onto 2,500 square foot of amazing outdoor living area. Complemented by negative edge heated custom pool & spa, fire features, built in gas BBQ, kiva fireplace and flagstone paving throughout allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather year-round. Rooftop tiled deck offers dramatic 360 degree views.

Granite and travertine floors throughout, central vacuum, sound system, security system, large 3 car garage, RV space with full hookup, fully landscaped. Please note that this home is located just off of paved roads, 1.5 mile on an unpaved road.

Long-Term leases (those exceeding 3 months) are also available. Please inquire.

More Details

Owner
Jen Humphreys
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Rumpus Room
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Also a double inflatable mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
wine cooler, granite and travertine floors throughout, central vacuum, security system, RV space with full hookup

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Wonderful desert getaway with phenominal 180 views

  • 5 of 5

It's a great secluded getaway while we saw a few vehicles it was extremely private and just what we imagined it would be - a fabulous desert luxury home at the foot of Tonto National Forest. The house has everything you could imagine - an expert chefs kitchen delight with all the fixings, a master closet that is a woman's dream and fireplace in all the right places - master bedroom, poolside and in the living room. While we were able to see the sunsets from the roof top, the main attraction is the most beautiful sunrises that we were able to watch every morning with our coffee with 180 degree views of the mountains. If you are an early bird, this place is a MUST to enjoy the peaceful morning setting. We took lots of long walks in and around the Tonto National Park which made it really hard to venture out much more than that. Carl, Chad and Jen were amazing hosts and were quick to respond to any of our needs and provided a full detailed walkthrough of their amazing house upon arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Tanja. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay at our property and made the most of your early mornings. It was lovely to have you and we hope you keep us in mind for your next trip to the Scottsdale area. Keep in touch, Jen
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fabulous vacation home

  • 4 of 5

This home is a fabulous place for a family vacation/getaway. Each bedroom is private with its own bathroom. Everything is modern and works well. There is a central large family room open to the chef's kitchen, with all the amenities. There is a small pool, hot tub and fabulous outdoor BBQ as well as a games room. All our needs were met. The home is spacious and airy.

The propane used for heating can be extremely pricey so be careful heating up the pool, and check the contract you agree to for amount of fuel included (we had an infant so wanted warmer water, and in February we needed to heat the home every day).

The home is about 15 minutes drive to a grocery store, part of the road is unpaved. We were a family, so ate in most evenings, but Scottsdale restaurants are 20+ minutes drive away. The sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed from a rooftop patio.

The owners were great and very helpful .

We did local hiking at McDowell mountain and visited the Frank Lloyd Wright centre.

Fabulous place for a family getaway, although a little rural, and you need cars to get around.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home. Well equiped with everything for a great get away.

  • 5 of 5

This Home really met our families needs for a great week vacation. There was plenty of room for 4 adults and 5 young children. The pool and game room were perfect. The house is off the beaten path but if you stock up on your groceries day one you won’t want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home with even better views. The owner was ever-helpful. Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

Hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Tough to get to but worth the trip! Tranquil, relaxing upscale home! Close to whatever you want to do!

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living in the desert

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed Carl’s place. It is spacious, luxurious and has all of the amenities you could hope for. The seven of us never felt confined. The pool and hot tub were great for our granddaughter. And we really enjoyed the BBQ. The house has lots of windows facing east. This was magical in the early morning when the sun rises over the majestic mountains.

Carl was there to greet us and showed us everything.

The house is located in a rural neighbourhood (on Google Maps and Waze) and requires a good drive (partial dirt road) if you want to go anywhere. While the hot tub was great the propane expenses were extremely high, well beyond our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 03/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Rare Earth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Trilogy at Verde River
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Maricopa, AZ Amtrak (MRC)
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
101 Loop
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Rosati's Pizza
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff, AZ
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Rocky Point, Mexico
Car: necessary

1hr NE of Phoenix airport 0.5 mile from Tonto National Forest

Other Activities: Horseshoes, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing

Golf: Close to some of the best golfing in Scottsdale. We are less than 10 miles from Troon North Golf Club and approx 20 miles from Kierland Golf Club

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$652
AU$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$522
AU$3,325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Jun-Aug 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$456
AU$2,934
 
 
Sep 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$3,651
 
 
Oct-Nov 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$4,237
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,954
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov-Dec 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$4,563
 
 
Xmas / New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$5,867
 
 
Jan-Apr 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
AU$4,563
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
AU$652
AU$4,433
AU$16,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$391.14 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$651.9
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates may vary for short stays
$20 pp/night charge applies to each guest over 8max

Additional fees:
$300 cleaning fee
$500 refundable security deposit

Credit Card payment accepted but incurs additional handling fee.

50% Deposit to reserve dates. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival, 60 day cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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