|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
'Casa Elena' is a Spanish-Colonial styled house located in the beautiful community of Verrado, home of the renowned Raven Golf Course. The home includes private outside courtyards, which provide beautiful sun-rise and sunset views. The backyard has a private heated pool and propane gas BBQ. Two bicycles with helmets are stored in the garage opened by a garage-door-opener.
Casa Elena features high ceilings, numerous indoor archways, and nearly 1900 sq. ft. of indoor living space. From the moment you enter into the home through the rotunda, you'll know you've entered a beloved home. From the rotunda you enter into the Great Room which features a counter-height bar, comfortable dining for six and a den area with flat screen television and gas fireplace. Casa Elena also features central air and heat, and ceiling fans in almost every room, to make your stay individually and collectively comfortable.
Just off the kitchen area is a room dedicated to wine tasting. Feel free to enjoy one of the bottles provided or bring your favorite bottle with you. A great place for conversation and relaxing!
Casa Elena has three bedrooms each with flat screen televisions. Each room is decorated with your physical and visual comfort in mind. The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Ensuite master bathroom features a soaker tub, a separate shower, and a private water closet. The master suite comes complete with monogrammed soap and towels, as well as bathrobes for use during your stay. Flat-screen TV, VCR/DVD player with a small collection of VCR movies. The master bedroom has a wonderful view of the backyard pool area.
The second bedroom features a queen-sized, pillow-top bed. This room also has bathrobes available for use during your stay. Flat-screen TV. The second bedroom has a view of the park-like Verrado landscape from the front and side windows.
The third bedroom features twin beds. This third bedroom also houses a small library and various games. Flat-screen TV. This bedroom has a view of the front courtyard area.
The second bathroom is located near the second and third bedrooms, and has a shower/tub combination. This bathroom also features high-absorbancy, monogrammed bath towels.
The outdoor spaces are what make Casa Elena a truly wonderful vacation home. Your first introduction to the property is through the entry courtyard, which provides ample outdoor living space with wonderful views of Verrado and outdoor seating for a minimum of six people. From this vantage point you have a view Poet's Park, one of the numerous parks located in the Verrado development.
The backyard of Casa Elena contains a private heated pool (ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SAFETY DOORS FROM INSIDE THE HOME OUT INTO THE BACKYARD, THE POOL AREA IS NOT GATED. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN), outdoor dining space for six and lounging areas around the pool where you can just relax. It is from this backyard vantage point that you can most appreciate the sunrises. The backyard also contains a propane gas BarBQ grill for 'outdoor chefs.' An additional outdoor area is provided just off the 'wine room.' It is here that an intimate glass of wine can be enjoyed while watching the sun set, or where you can glimpse the humingbirds tasting the nector of blooming flowers.
Casa Elena is just minutes away from numerous outdoor activities, the most famous of which are the Spring Training Camps for major-league baseball teams and NASCAR tracks. In addition to two golf courses, there are walking, hiking and biking trails within the Verrado Community. Just minutes away are theatres, shopping, a zoo and acquarium. Professional sports arenas for football, hockey, and basketball are located nearby. The Botanical Gardens and the City of Scottsdale are less than an hour drive away from Casa Elena. The Cancer Treatment Center of America is 15 minutes away. For those wanting to get the very most from your vacation, Sedona and the Grand Canyon are 2 to 3 hours drive away, and both Los Angeles and San Diego are a mere 5 to 6 hours drive away. There is truly something for everyone in the Land of the Sun (Arizona) and at Casa Elena in Verrado!
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Keywords: Golf-Community, Spanish-Colonial vacation home with courtyards, heated pool, and amenities galore.
Hi. I am a passionate decorator. Casa Elena has great structural bones. The house it truly a decorator's delight. I have traveled all over the world, and I have stayed in some very good hotels. It is my stay in these 'good' hotels that impels me to offer you the best possible accomodations at Casa Elena. It is my belief that a good vacation is made up of a combination of a good location and good accommodations. Verrado in Arizona provides the good location. Casa Elena provides good accommodations. I have done my best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Please let me know where I can improve. Thanks for considering my vacation home.
WANDA SAMPLE purchased this house in 2008
I chose the community of Verrado because it had the most diverse collection of homes I'd seen in the greater Phoenix area. Additionally, every effort was made to give residents the benefits of fine living with a hometown feel. You can get to know your neighbors while maintaining your private oasis.
I really love the community of Verrado. Although this is a planned residential neighborhood, it offers so much more. For example, there is a 'Main Street' in Verrado that has a bank, grocery store, drug store, pizzeria, coffee/juice bar, gym; just over a 1 mile radius from Casa Elena. This makes living and vacationing here very convenient - you never have to leave unless you just want to. Additionally, the grounds are absolutely beautiful! Mountain views, sunrises and sunsets, with big sky views, add to the appeal. The neighbors are also wonderful; especially my neighbors across the street. Very welcoming community. There is a renowned golf course right on the property. I don't play golf but I have many friends who do. Personally, I enjoy the simple act of drinking my first cup of coffee in the front courtyard or on the back patio while watching the sun rise. After all, it is the simple things in life that make life worth living!
"I recently stayed at Casa Elena. As a person who travels every weekend I stay in many locations with varying degrees of the house reflecting the description and pictures. Casa Elena is one of the nicest homes I have stayed in. Everything was above and beyond what was on the website. You will not be disappointed in staying here. Great home, quiet neighborhood, easy walk/drive to downtown Verrado and perfect location to golf. Enjoy your stay."
Casa Elena is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and impeccably maintained. From the moment we drove into the palm and eucalyptus tree-lined streets of Verrado, we knew we were in a special place. The community itself features sidewalks, parks, hiking trails and a quaint and picturesque Main Street area complete with restaurants, a grocery store, spa, fitness center and more. We have found nothing like this in any other part of Phoenix! We can highly recommend the Verrado Grill patio for it's lovely view of the Raven Golf course. We also enjoyed pizza at Grazie and a great dinner at the Tempo Urban Bistro.
As for Casa Elena, it is completely true to the pictures and description, though better in person! The pool area is beautiful and we ate dinner out there frequently. The house is nicely designed so that the master suite is in one end of the house and the other two bedrooms are down a hall at the other end; maximum privacy for all. The kitchen is well-equipped with all you might need for cooking. The decor is lovely throughout the house and outdoor areas. This house is truly a gem, you will not be disappointed!
Casa Elena is absolutely gorgeous. This was a family girls getaway and we filled our days with adventures like the Chihuly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens, Jeep Tour at Sedona, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Four Peaks Brewery, Old Scottsdale, Eldorado Hot Springs and Verrado Farmers Market. It was wonderful to "come home to" Casa Elena each day, relax by the pool and enjoy the beauty. Wanda took great care of us and responded quickly to any questions. We would definitely recommend this home and would love to come back again.
Casa Elena and Verrado were exactly what we had hoped for. A quiet location that provided all the necessary amenities along with photo opts around every street corner. The home with the pool, 2 bicycles for exploring, well appointed decor, and nicely outfitted kitchen really felt like it was our home for our time there. Thanks also to Wanda for her quick responses and attention. It was a great visit and we hope to be able to return for many more.
This is our third trip to Casa Elena, and each trip has been as good or better than the last! Wanda maintains and updates her beautiful home to the max. There is nothing that we want and don't find here. Please read our comments from our earlier trips to give you an idea of her attention to detail.
Wanda has a great selection of old VHS movies, and we've watched some of them each visit. I was reading Sycamore Row, by John Grisham when we arrived, and it was fun re-watching A Time To Kill, going back to the setting and characters from the original trial. While I was at it, we watched The Pelican Brief, and The Client!
The pool is beautiful and in pristine condition. The grounds are spectacular. Plentiful and attractive seating with gorgeous cushions in the pool area as well as the front patio.
We enjoy walking around Verrado, and riding Wanda's bikes through the various neighborhoods. Coffee and fruit or a danish in the park with the paper in the morning. A run up the White Tank Mountain. Groceries at Basha's (wish we had them in Minnesota!). Drinks and Apps at the Verrado Grill.
Our only regret is that the two weeks went by too quickly!
We had 2 relaxing weeks at Casa Elena over 2013 Christmas and New Years. The Viila is beautiful with lovely decor and attention to detail. The house is very well equipped with everything. Our 2 teenagers enjoyed having their own wing with their own bedrooms and bath at one end of the house, and my husband and I enjoyed the quiet of our own elegant bedroom and en suite at the other end, beside the private pool area. We loved the area and enjoyed hikes in the surrounding desert (try the Scar!) as well as daily walks down to the beautiful community fitness center, local grocery, coffee shop, amazing golf course, and a couple of great little restaurants. We hardly used our rental car. Wanda was very attentive and helpful. We would love to come again.
Golfing, Verrado seasonal events including free concerts. Verrado Grill is suitable for wedding receptions, grounds at Verrado provide numerous areas for spectacular wedding photos. Restaurant (Verrado Grille), Pizzeria (Grazie's), Coffee shoppe, full grocery store (Basha's Supermarket) all available within the Verrado Development complex and approximately 1.3 miles away from rental property. Nearby: Spring Training camps for major baseball teams; NASCAR racing; 2014 Superbowl 30 minutes away from Casa Elena.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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