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Acre + lot, country comfort, city close...

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bdrms -with den (incl 2 masters,), 3 ba, pool, spa, fire pit & BBQ

Welcome to our modern, updated ranch style home centrally located to Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale. Our little estate sits privately on over an acre of land in a quiet paved neighborhood near the corner of Lone Mountain and Cave Creek Rds. We are situated on a curve allowing for maximum privacy, no two story homes near by and lots of open space between the houses.

**Please feel free to email us with weekly or monthly rental requests or requests for special rates for special occasions. We love to support youth activities and equine and canine functions. We can only post the daily rates due to current systems way of calculating rentals based on averages. Sorry for the confusion. Monthly rates are usually equivalent to 3 weeks rate for time period requested. Weekly rates are generally equivalent to 6 days rental rate for time of year you are inquiring about.**

We are equine enthusiasts and our home reflects our love of horses. This spacious open floor plan has been comfortably furnished (everything in the house new in Jan-Feb 2015 and some things even newer) for family enjoyment or small group gatherings. Please, this is not a party house and not a neighborhood for large wedding receptions or graduation parties. We welcome small intimate gatherings where our guests appreciate the quiet serenity of this area. The master bedroom features a King bed and private patio, bdrm 2 has been remodeled to create a second master with direct access via pocket door to hall bath and a quiet, private patio overlooking the back yard and fire pit area. It features a Queen bed and twin size chair/sleeper . Bedroom 3 features two memory foam twin beds. There is a full size sofa/sleeper and a twin sleeper/chair in the den/4th bedroom with private 3rd full bath and its own patio overlooking the pool. It's great for a kids play area as with its own TV, games and access to back yard. This multipurpose room can be closed off from the rest of the house with massive custom barn doors creating sound barrier and complete privacy.

The main bedroom wing is also totally separate from the activities part of the home and can be closed off with heavy barn door for morning sleepers or early to bed folks.

Lots of outdoor enjoyment spaces with small private splash pool (sorry it isn't heated), a new (Sept 2015) six person spa, faux grassy play area, built-in propane Bar B-Que with hot plate burners and prep area, meditation fish pond with waterfall and propane fire pit with semi circular seating for evening enjoyment and marshmallow roasts. The acre plus lot affords residents optimal privacy and plenty of parking without the seclusion of out of town suburban properties and dusty dirt roads. Groceries, restaurants, entertainment and shopping all in close proximity (5-20 minutes) with outdoor recreation opportunities all around in desert and mountain hiking, horseback riding facilities, lakes and rivers, several outstanding golfing opportunities, equestrian event center at Westworld, zoos, aquariums, music museum, butterfly pavilion, dolphinaris experience ( swim with the dolphins), Legoland, several casinos and so much more. Nothing listed more than a 30 minute drive from the house (mostly due to 50 mph and below speed limits :-).

We would be honored to share our home with you and enhance your vacation experience or mini resident workshop, retreat or gathering of friends and family. There are two twin and one full air beds available for glamping indoors with your groups.

We do consider pets, Email us if you have any questions.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Vicki

The Dobbs Family is the owner of this lovely rustic ranch home in the Desert Foothills North development of Cave Creek. Purchased for our family to enjoy when attending horse shows nearby, just getting away from the hustle and bustle of every day life in CA and for our combined family get-togethers. We hope you will enjoy our home when we are away.

Vicki purchased this house in 2014

Why Vicki chose Desert Foothills North

Whether its a Pro Golf tournament, baseball spring training or your favorite team is playing the AZ Cardinals, Phoenix Suns or the Diamondbacks, ASU or Arizona State, hiking, motorcycle mania or even a big event at Westworld, this home is centrally located for convenient outings to them all. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, there are lakes and rivers nearby and lots of desert and mountain hiking opportunities. Horseback riding is also available in the Cave Creek area. For the kids, we are within a 30-45 minute drive of Phoenix Zoo, three aquariums, the butterfly pavilion, Dolphinaris live dolphin experience, wildlife safari world, Music Museum and Legoland. For small gatherings/events (like a writers retreat or painting weekend [ex: 10-20 folks for the day]) or just to hang out with a few friends, relax and enjoy the inviting desert communities of Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale, this home is waiting and provides a private, quiet sanctuary for your time away from your own homes. It is not a good place for weddings, receptions or larger parties, we are located in a quiet family friendly neighborhood perfect for your morning or evening walks.

What makes this house unique

Fully fenced (block) yard area for private entertainment and relaxation, this home is located on over an acre of beautifully maintained desert land with natural open spaces between the homes where wildlife abounds. Watch the quail run along the fence tops, catch the bunnies early morning frolics, the butterflies and hummingbirds. Cactus wrens, road runners and woodpeckers add to the desert chorus. Listen to the coyotes sing you to sleep and watch out for the occasional javalina or bobcat that may be passing by. We are country quiet and city close.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Desert Foothills North, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Private access from bdrm 2 to hall bath with walkin shower.
    Den Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Full bath off den for company or private bathroom for guest
    Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , master bath with walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master has private patio
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Twin, memory foam beds with room for additional airbed
    Bedroom 2 ( 2nd master ) - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Private patio & sep. entry to hall bath, room for airbed
    Den/Bedroom 4 - 2 sofa bed/futon , Full size sleeper loveseat and twin sleeper chair
  • The den can be a fourth bedroom with Barn doors built for total privacy. A new full bath. The den has a full size sleeper sofa creating a possible third master retreat with private patio as well as a twin sleeper chair. We also have a full size and two twin air beds for extended family or friends short stays.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have a great service that picks up and delivers from airport or will come and take you to special events so you don't have to worry about parking We met them when getting a ride to a Diamondbacks game and now refer them personally to all our friends and folks who come to visit. Robert and Peter... email us for their contact info. His rates are very competitive and reasonable. Just $50. each way from Sky Harbour to the house. Uber available in the area as well,


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(35 traveller reviews)

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Acre + lot, country comfort, city close...
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Perfect combo

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several vacation homes, but this was the absolute best! Plenty of room for all six of us to spread out and have our own spaces, yet great spaces to gather together as a family. Mornings spent relaxing outside, afternoons in the pool! The decor made it feel like we were ata five star hotel. Vicki was awesome to work with and made the entire process smooth. The Cave Creek area was far enough from the busy city, yet close enough to enjoy all it has to offer. But we truly felt like we really never had to leave Cave Creek. Truly the perfect vacation rental!

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Please know how much we value your business and look forward to providing the same quality experience for you, your family and friends when you return. We love referrals. Vicki
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Beautiful home - well located

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to rent this Rancho Tierra beauty. Everything you need for an enjoyable stay is included. Close to everything. Only one minor item to complain about - the hot water pressure is low so showers must be taken one at a time. Don't let this stand in your way as the benefits far outweigh this minor issue. Emjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. New shower heads may fix the problem or using shower on the other side of the house when showering at the same time. Will work on it. Hope you had a wonderful time.
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Beautiful home and property! Spacious both inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first Home Away experience and it couldn’t have gone better. The owners of this property are incredibly nice people—they’re interested in making sure your stay is as good as

It can be. The home itself is great. Open floor plan with 3 bedrooms plus a den so there was plenty of space to spread out. Everything was in great shape, so it was easy to feel right at home. Their yard is even bigger with so many different areas to spend time in. We really enjoyed using the outdoor space. While this home is in Cave Creek (some may find that a bit far away from traditional Scottsdale area), it’s close to everything you need from groceries to restaurants to Walgreens. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing how much our guests enjoy our home. Thank you Julie. We look forward to your return. Vicki
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A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were amazing to work with and their home was breath takingly gorgeous! It was welcoming with all the amenities - we highly recommend these guys and their home, away, from home! The Koi fish were an added bonus and my 2 little grandkids were enchanted with them! My dad and mom were smitten with the bunnies in the front yard and the many many birds in the back! Coffee in the mornings out by the pool, so memorable! Thank you Vicki, love love loved our stay! Audree & Bob

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! I especially appreciated the fenced pool.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as pictured. We had everything we needed. The yard was massive and great for kids and dogs.

Vicki and property manager Jim were instantly responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbour International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Brisams Bar and Grill
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
AZ 101
Car: recommended

Ten minutes from Fabulous and historical downtown Cave Creek, 20 minutes to WestWorld Equestrian Center for all your equine activities, dog shows, car shows and super events, private horseback riding and trail rides about 15 minutes from house. 30 minutes to Old Town Scottsdale and the Music Museum in Phoenix. Several golf courses within 10-30 minute drives - Rancho Mañana, Troon, Dove Valley, Desert Forest, the Boulders, Desert Mountain, Terravita and Tatum Ranch. 3 -Multiplex movie theaters 20-25 minutes away. Lake Pleasant and Bartlett Lakes 30-45 minutes away - boat rentals and lots of water sport activities.

Wonderful OdeysSea aquarium and Dolphinarius (swim with the dolphins experience) next to Butterfly Snctuary and Dinosaur interactive exhibit, Four Peaks Mining fun and so much more.

Spring training camps all over the area, we are 20 minutes to Glendale and 30 minutes to Tempe.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Desert Foothills North, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Holiday
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer/Fall 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Spriing 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Holiday
24 May 2019 - 28 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
29 May 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Holiday
30 Aug 2019 - 3 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
late Summer Early Fall
4 Sep 2019 - 14 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
15 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
20 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$304.13
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$473.1
Property Damage Protection AU$79.75

For rentals during hot seasons, if you are someone who requires very cool temperatures, the utilities may skyrocket as rates charged by utility co. are higher during these months. If utility bills soar over minimum usage allowed during your stay, a utility charge will be deducted from your deposit. We have average bills for comparison so please know this is only with excessive use. Thank you for understanding. Average thermostat settings are 78 during days and 72 at night during May-Oct seasons. We greatly appreciate your understanding. It is why we can reduce our summer rates to be affordable to all.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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