4 bdrms -with den (incl 2 masters,), 3 ba, pool, spa, fire pit & BBQ
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
Small quiet gatherings, not big parties.
Only outside and away from doors.
Mud tracks, piddle marks, excessive hair=charges
Pool and spa are enclosed ...fully fenced yard
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
We are NOT a party house, please respect our home and rent elsewhere if you are planning a raucous, noisy party. We live in a family neighborhood.
Damage to landscaping including but not limited to cactus, iron art, plants & stones will result in deposit forfeiture & additional bill if necessary.
Please do not park your motorcycles inside front entry portico. Do not toss food out for wildlife. Javalina and coyotes live in our desert.
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We were lucky to be staying at such an accommodating place. Spring training canceled so the extra rooms were enough to accommodate my scout friends whom had their hotel rooms canceled. Great open living area and kitchen. Loved all the birds in the yard..Quail, Dove and more. The jacuzzi was great with coffee in the morning and cocktails art night, I even got in the pool, perfect temp for me....cool. Since a lot of things were closed or cancelled we BBQD every night and sat around the fire ring telling stories and playing corn hole. Beautiful area for walking or biking. Great time had by all, would definitely recommend and stay here again. Thanks Vicki....and sorry about the mirror...lol.
Ron & Chris
So glad you all enjoyed Ron and please come back anytime. Thank you for your kind words.
Great location, outdoors and main living area
We have rented over 10 places through VRBO and this has the best outdoor area really two areas which are separate and both impressive. The great room, dining and kitchen are very nice with some of the most comfortable furniture we have had. That said the bathrooms are very small, the master bath as shown in the listing is all of it except that the cabinets shown in the listing now have locks and are not available so very little storage and counter space. In the hallway photo there is a door on the right which is a closet which now has a keypad lock instead of the door knob shown and is also not available. The master closet, not shown in a picture is the sliding door type and one half of it has been walled off and is locked and not available. The third bathroom, which is the largest bathroom, has no counter space, no medicine cabinet and the only storage is under the sink. As is stated in the listing the garage is locked and not available. Basically this an excellent rental for people who travel light or for short term, when rented, as we did for over a month, storage is very limited.
When staying here be sure to buy plenty of bird seed and keep the bird feeders full as watching the dove, quail and song birds is amazing.
One caution, we asked Jim, the nearby manager, about leaving a small dog outside and he advised that although there is a high wall he would not recommend it. He was right! one morning we saw one coyote walking around the fire pit inside the wall while another walked along the top of the wall, rather an amazing sight especially when the one inside jumped over the wall without even touching it. This could be true with any place in this area as we later learned that a coyote can easily go over a wall as high as 8 feet.
The hot tub is very nice although several of the jets do not work, which I told the pool guy about and he said that he would inform the hot tub guy about this but we never heard anything. Even with 50% of the jets it was nice to have. It does need a lid lifter which I may send them as I have an extra.
Overall the house is very good and has the potential to be great.
Lovely home, fantastic amenities, responsive owner and manager. The entire process renewed my faith in the vacation rental experience after a dismal one. Thanks to Avicki for opening her beautiful, tranquil home to us.
Thank you so much for your kind words Kate. Guests like you are why we are able to share our home. We work hard to preserve that peaceful ease for everyone.
Great place for the whole family.
We liked everything. Very comfortable and well furnished.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and sorry for the javelina hassles. :-)
Darn critters just do what ever they want.
We stayed for 3 weeks and the time flew by. Vicki’s home is great. The beds are very comfy, the house had everything we needed, and the location is central to hiking, golf, restaurants and entertainment. I highly recommend this home for a short or long stay.
A slice of heaven ❤️
What a beautiful home and location. From the moment we walked in it was clean and I mean spot less with all amenities. The location is in a beautiful open neighborhood with very friendly neighbors. We were just minutes from everything, great hiking, restaurants, shopping, and other activities. Had the chance to see the curious local javilinas from a distance our first night. Vickie thanks again for letting us borrow your beautiful house and we're already planning our next visit there. Stephen and Lana White
How cool you got to “meet” the local herd.
We do appreciate your kind words and will welcome you back anytime.
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.