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AMAZING PRIVATE DESERT HOME! BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! OCTOBER 'THE BEST MONTH'COME STAY.

Susan L. M. Smith

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Susan L. M. Smith

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2014
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AMAZING PRIVATE DESERT HOME! BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! OCTOBER 'THE BEST MONTH'COME STAY.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Carefree House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths Home (Sleeps 4) Exceptional privacy and views!

This private house is conveniently located in Carefree, AZ, surrounded by 20 acres of land preserve. Totally private! This is a home, not a villa or condo. Easy walking to shopping, dining and entertainment. Just minuets from historic downtown Cave Creek and the Boulders Resort. The town of Carefree is located due north of Scottsdale.

This home is bright and airy and in great condition. It is comfortable and 'user friendly', the privacy amazing. My home is very easy to maintain. Neighbors call it the HAPPY HOUSE. Viewed from the private back patio, Javalina, quail, coyote, bob cats, desert fox, road runners, Jack rabbits and mule deer are seen regularly at our natural watering hole or frolicking in Galloway wash. There is a 360 degrees of Mountain views and the very best Arizona sunsets. The home is located in the heart of Carefree, but one would never know it.

The house is situated on 2+ acres with a privacy wall that surrounds the pool and outdoor living area that are enjoyed day or night. I am very proud of my home and keep it clean, organized and personal.

There is a Living room / dining room / TV room and workable, well equipped kitchen. Master bedroom has king sized bed, master bath and a private bedroom Patio. A comfortable King bed in the guest room can be separated into twin beds.

Enjoy romantic, starry Arizona nights from the pool, patio or around the outside bee hive fireplace. Great outside dining area. Well landscaped, most enjoyable. Wonderful for entertaining. Wonderful for relaxing. Wonderful for private sunbathing.

Enjoy horseback riding, spring baseball training, golf, hiking, are all here. We are located in the north end of the Valley of the Sun, anything that Phoenix or Scottsdale has to offer is no further than an hour away or less. Sedona Az. is a good hour north. Tonto National Forest, Bartlett Lake 15-30 minutes east. A greatl location for city access and real desert living and exploring. Great hikes to indian ruins and parks (Spur Cross, Tonto National Park) are close by. Within walking distance is the post office, grocery store, farmers market, very fine dining, cowboy dining, wine bars, shops and local live music.

Just a Gem! You won't go wrong!

Keywords: Single family desert home, super views, 2+ acres, surrounded by 20 acres nature reserve.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan L. M. Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2014

About Susan L. M. Smith

I am a outdoor type person. Love animals, love to garden, love great food, love to have fun. You will recognize all these passions at my lovely home!

Susan L. M. Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Susan L. M. Smith chose Carefree

This home has been purchased as our retirement home. It is perfect. Perfect location, perfect layout, perfect views. Not ready to retire and are letting others enjoy it till our time comes. This is a home not just a rental!

What makes this house unique

Privacy! Privacy! Privacy! Views! Views! Views! Plus amazing wild life. Superior Resort Living within the privacy of a home. Check out our awesome reviews.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Colorful, casual and comfortable!! If you are a fan of the Carefree/Cave Creek/North Scottsdale area you could do no better than to spend a week or so at Painted Carefree. It's a totally unique private home with great outdoor living space to catch the desert sun and to enjoy warm, relaxing evenings; Susan's personal touch will make you feel so right at home you won't want to go home. We met there to attend a conference, conduct our brief annual meeting, attend some Spring Training games. Perfect
Mar 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Amazing Private Desert Home! Beautiful Views! October 'the best month'come stay.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Amazing Private Desert Home! Beautiful Views! October 'the best month'come stay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328011vb
Carefree Arizona
Blooomington, MN
5

You Won't Be Disappointed

You Won't Be Disappointed
  • 5 of 5
Our family travels always include rentals versus hotels. For those of you new to VRBO, I want you to know that Susan is amazing and her property caretaker Teri is as wonderful. We came here on a family retreat and found this home to be welcoming, tons of character and relaxing. We welcomed the morning with coffee at sunrise on the spectacular flagstone deck, spent most of our day poolside, cooking in the evening and closing the day with sunset and a fire. Don't forget about day trips to the wineries north, Jerome, Prescott, Sedona. We spent a day driving to Jerome and the area via the switchbacks. Be sure to check out MTM Ranch and Patti for horseback riding -- that too, was amazing!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were pleased. Both Teri and I have fun renting my home and are very happy when you are happy. Hope that we will see you again.
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Amazing Private Desert Home! Beautiful Views! October 'the best month'come stay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328011vb
Carefree Arizona
Mukwonago, WI
5

L & J, Wisconsin

L & J, Wisconsin
  • 5 of 5
What is there not to love about this beautiful home? Everything was wonderful! We also met some great people, Carefree has a great friendly, hometown feel. So, thank you Susan for sharing your lovely home with us. See you next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was fun to meet the both of you and I am looking forward to your stay next year. Stay Healthy!
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Amazing Private Desert Home! Beautiful Views! October 'the best month'come stay.
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Carefree Arizona
Lynden, WA
5

Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Susan's house in Carefree. The backyard ambience is terrific! We loved the peace and quiet and also the nature. We enjoyed the outdoor fire pit and BBQ. Inside the house is very comfortable and furnished nicely! Teri the property manager helped us immediately when we had a question regarding the spa. We would definitely return for a repeat visit!! Also we brought our small dog and the contained back yard was perfect for him! The location is also ideal!
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for your kind words. I take much pride in my home here and am very happy when my guests are happy. Hope to accommodate you again. CHEERS!
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Amazing Private Desert Home! Beautiful Views! October 'the best month'come stay.
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Carefree Arizona
Just outside of Toronto Ontario
5

Great Spot in Carefree

  • 5 of 5
Perfect again! Another great visit to Painted Carefree.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Amazing Private Desert Home! Beautiful Views! October 'the best month'come stay.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328011vb
Carefree Arizona
5

Fantastic rental!

  • 5 of 5
My fiancé and I rented this beautiful home for a month. The location was perfect. The house was beautifully furnished and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Susan, the home owner, has put a lot of thought into making the home very inviting and enjoyable. We will definitely rent again!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Amazing Private Desert Home! Beautiful Views! October 'the best month'come stay.
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Carefree Arizona
New Hampshire, USA
5

The Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5
I write this review with some reluctance.

Although we've rented in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills for several years, this year was our first time in Carefree. We loved both the town and this home. The town has character. The scenery, architecture, and people are what you hope to encounter in visiting the southwest. The Phoenix area has grown rapidly and many suburbs are beautiful, but lack the feel of the old southwest. Carefree still has it.

The house is even more impressive. It is beautifully decorated and has the feel of a home. We were so impressed that we spent the first day taking photos to send to our friends in New England. The furnishings, art work, fireplace, patio, and every other aspect of the house were perfect. It was within easy walking distance of "downtown" Carefree and backed up against a beautiful, protected area with a great hiking trail. If you like tranquility, desert beauty, and lounging in a hot tub under the stars, this is the place.

Why would I be reluctant to write this review? The competition!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Town is right around the corner.
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Flagstaff
Car: recommended

The Cave Creek, Carefree area is a eclectic western area that has fine dinning and funky western bars. Lots of hiking, biking and riding trails. Golf is within minutes. Fishing, boating a short, beautiful drive away. Shopping around the conner. Art festivals on most weekends. Easy day trips to Arizona's best locations. Thirty minutes to spring training or Barrett car auction. Near perfect sunny weather all year long. Cave Creek was established in the early 1860's. It is part of the Military trail and has been home to Native Americans for centuries. Gold was discovered and people came to prosper. Then ranching and now an eclectic mix of everything. Movie stars on the hills, cowboys at the bars,

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Carefree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Mid Season
Sep 18 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$4,300
 
 
Winter High Season
Jan 1 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
$5,000
 
 
Super Bowl 2015
Jan 28 2015 - Feb 4 2015
8 night minimum stay
$1
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee weekly $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250
Cleaning fee monthly $300
Notes Super bowl week rate is different. Please contact for more information.
We take a non-refundable $500.00 reservation fee that turns into your refundable $500.00 security fee. Our contract has payment details and will be provided on request.
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Amenities

Carefree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full master bath with jetted tub, walk in shower, double sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) In Master Bed Room, Twin or Single Beds (1) Comfortable king that can be made into two twins.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
My rental is a home. It is not a stark rental by all means. It is full of personality and warmth. The house is well maintained and clean. I take extreme pride in my home. It pleases me to please you and hear all the fine comments that my renters have shared with me. I plan to live here someday, so looking after the house and caring for its surroundings is extremely important to me. We will cater to your needs and if asked will provide to the best of our ability. You really cannot go wrong in staying here. The home is comfortable and easy to maintain. Thanks for considering 'Painted Carefree'

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