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Scottsdale/Cave Creek/North Phoenix - Luxury Sonoran destination

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 315 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, gourmet kitchen and close to adventures

This 3,400 sqf Santa Fe style luxury home offers a sumptuous arrival with a large circular driveway, 10 to 18 feet ceilings and turrets. Within 15 minutes you will reach the eclectic town of Cave Creek, world class golfing at Troon North, big outdoor mall shopping at Desert Ridge Mall and much more. Our home is the perfect base for golfing, riding, hiking, fishing and exploring north Scottsdale, Cave Creek and the north Phoenix Valley.

Håkan Söderbom
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, swedish, norwegian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hakan and Kaye are indeed ideal hosts – attentive, anticipating our needs and very willing to accommodate any requests. My wife and I stayed in their adorable casita for 5 nights. We relished the made-to-order breakfasts with fresh squeezed orange juice and took breathtaking hikes in the nearby desert preserves suggested by Hakan. The casita was tastefully appointed and the bed oh-so-comfy. There was plenty of space in the closet and bathroom to put things away, so we didn’t have to live out of our suitcases. We are madly scanning our calendars looking for our opportunity to return. [Originally posted on another site. Guests accommodation was Bed & Breakfast]
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Desert View Village, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 315 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Powder room - toilet
    Jack and Jill - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4/Casita - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4/Casita - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Scottsdale/Cave Creek/North Phoenix - Luxury Sonoran destination
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this house and Kay and Hakan have truly thought of everything that you need while you are here. Pool was fantastic as was the desert views. We saw plenty of wildlife which was amazing and we made use of the bikes for our cycle rides when it was a little cooler. We loved the Cave Creek area. Would totally recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house and outside area. The owner was very helpful when we first arrived. Since we didn't have any issues which is a good thing we didn't have any more contact. The kitchen was the best stocked of any we've encountered in the past. The pool and the outside areas were second to none. The inside was very upscale, a cause of concern because we had two small children but we didn't cause any damage to this lovely home. It's location was superb close to restaurants etc but yet private.

Great vacation spot

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Hakan and Kay for the use of your property. We had fabulous time in the area. House is very well supplied. There is abundance of everything from plates and utensils to towels. Excellent supply of consumables including soaps etc. Just show up with your clothes! House is located in a very quiet neighborhood but has easy access to all amenities grocery stores restaurants 5 to 10 minutes away. Lots to do in the area and many more activities can be assessed with a 30 minutes to 45 minute drive. For the kids pool is heated and we'll maintained with a good wifi connection, every kids wish. Patio area is relaxing and it's own little paradise. This was our first VRBO experience and we have absolutely no regrets. This is definitely in our plans for the future. Hakan and Kay were easily accessible and responded very quickly to our questions.

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a serene and beautiful place to stay. Lots of comfort and upscale touches all over. And most especially the hosts were fantastic and accommodating, without ever being in the way. We highly recommend Araminta House. We both loved it and will surely make this a yearly tradition at the minimum.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was awesome. Excellently equipped and furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 03/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicest Spring Training Stay

  • 5 of 5

Araminta house is beautifully done, and the location was perfect for us. We had all our meals outside on the patio. And for people who like to cook, it is hard to imagine a better equipped kitchen. The large lot meant the neighbors weren't too close. And the pool is a nice shape for lap swimming. We hope to book this house again next spring.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Boulders
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Pima Fwy 101
Car: necessary

Araminta House is located where North Scottsdale and Phoenix meet Cave Creek and Carefree which means you get the best of Sonoran desert experience for hiking, biking and riding combined with closeness to urban conveniences like grocery stores, restaurants and bars. Our neighborhood is very safe with mainly large homes on even larger (1 acre+) lots. Going south we are about 40 minutes from the Sky Harbor Phoenix airport. Continuing south there is another 1.5h to Tucson or 2h to the Mexican border. Going north there is just under 2 hours to Sedona and then another 1.5h to the Grand Canyon south rim. If you have never been to Las Vegas, then it is only 5h away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Desert View Village, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter High 2018
16 Nov 2017 - 22 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Spring Peak 2018
23 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Move out cleaning AU$504.75
Property Damage Protection AU$78.37

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and initial payment has been received.
Pool temperature is dependent on pool cover being applied. When night time temperatures drop below 55 degrees the pool temperature cannot be guaranteed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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