|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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!
Privacy! Privacy! Privacy! Views! Views! Views! Plus amazing wild life. Superior Resort Living within the privacy of a home. Check out our awesome reviews. Out door living at its very best.
We are centrally located for easy access to major roads that connect you to the beautiful parks and attractions of Arizona. Far enough away from the highways to be in a rural community, yet close enough to go to other wonderful Arizona places.
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
We just returned after 2 wonderful weeks in the most beautiful place in the southwest. The house was gorgeous, bright colors, southwestern decor, well maintained, and so private. The outdoor spaces were unmatched with comfortable furniture, pool/hot tub, gas grill, wood burning fireplace, and colorful flowers. The views of the mountains, the open desert, birds and wild life were spectacular. We spent hours everyday just relaxing in the sun, in awe of the views and the glorious sunsets. When another couple joined us for several days we found the home was well suited for visitors. There was plenty of space and privacy.
The cities of Carefree and Cave Creek are full of unique restaurants, great shopping, art shows. Hiking opportunities are just outside the adobe walls. It is easy to make day trips to Sedona, Prescott and Wickenburg, as well as multiple conservation areas and parks.
Susan was so friendly and accommodating. She did everything possible to ensure that our stay was perfect in every way, even sharing her sweet dog, Henry. We appreciate her genuine hospitality and are grateful she shared her charming home with us. Would love to make the Painted Carefree an annual destination for an even longer period of time.
Our goal was a week in the sun, and this house proved the perfect destination. The decor is cheerful and authentic Southwestern. The patio, pool, and outdoor dining areas are fabulous. Leaning against the adobe wall while viewing wildlife in the adjacent Galloway Wash is like getting a hot stone massage (while drinking a beer and taking nature photos…) If you can convince yourself to leave this lovely property there are great hiking opportunities close by at Spur Cross Ranch conservation area and Cave Creek regional park. We enjoy birds, and saw over 30 species, many from the pool deck, either coming to the feeders in the garden or in the desert wash. There area plenty of restaurant choices in Carefree and Cave Creek, some within walking distance of the house. Our best meal was at Tonto Bar and Grill. Susan is easy and wonderful to work with. We are glad we had the opportunity to meet her, and grateful for her generosity in sharing this lovely house. Thank you, Susan, for your genuine hospitality.
Just completed our third stay at Painted Carefree. It gets better each time. The house backs up to the open desert with mountains ringing the landscape. Whether you wish to relax on the beautiful patio, swim in the pristine pool, relax under the stars in the hot tub or explore the many attractions nearby, this house is a charm.
Hike for miles in the desert wash that abuts the property. Walk to Carefree for the farmer's market or one of the many local art shows. Dine and shop in Cave Creek, the neighboring town that still feels like the Southwest of the 1800's. Hike in nearby Spur Cross where you can feel the breath of true wildnerness.
The owner takes great pride making the house feel more like a home than a vacation rental. It's always immaculately clean, well appointed, and so, so much more comfortable than a hotel room.
Whether you favor the variety of flowers and plants, the menagerie of desert birds, the sunsets that seem to glow 360 degrees, the galaxy of stars unencumbered by city lights, the nightly howl of the coyote, or the opportunity to unwind on a lounge chair in the warming sun, this house will provide it.
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!
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!
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!
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.
For you that have not been to Arizona here is a bit of information. If you are just traveling here to get out of the cold winter, of course, winter months are it! But if you are traveling to visit Arizona and see all the sights, mid September, October, mid April through May are the best. Kids are in school so not so many people at the parks, temperature is cool enough not to be uncomfortable hot, the "tourist" have basically gone home, no extra heating of the pool, the most fabulous warm nights and little to no rain. My home is very centrally located, far enough from the freeways to be out of the city and close enough to travel to various regions of the state. It is a perfect base for sight seeing. Hope to see you!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer Off Season
May 17 2015 - Sep 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall Mid Season
Sep 14 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee monthly||$300.00|
|Cleaning fee weekly||$200.00|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
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