Here's an affordable way to experience scenic Rio Verde with its mountain and desert views, and easy access to dozens of golf courses, dining, shopping and all the great attractions of the American Southwest.
Enjoy outdoor cooking, dining and TV watching in this quaint southwestern style guest casita. The indoor space features one bedroom, a sitting area with TV and a full bath in 350 sf. Outdoors you can relax in the 350 sf covered patio area which houses the living/ dining space, a TV, and a well equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave/ convection oven, dual hotplate, barbecue, blender, coffee maker and toaster. This well sheltered patio area is attached to the casita and has walls on two sides. It is heated by propane patio heaters and is adjacent to the pool and hot tub. New upgrades for the fall of 2014 include a 48 in. LED TV in the outdoor area, a larger refrigerator, and a new pillowtop mattress.
The Rio Verde Golf & Country Club offers a one week golf membership at $250 per person for unlimited golf on their two Tom Lehman designed courses. (Check out their website for more details.) Tonto Verde and Vista Verde offer three public courses within 2 miles, and there are dozens of courses within a 15 - 45 minute drive. Heated pools, a hot tub, a workout room and tennis courts are available at the community center.
Wifi and telephone are provided, including unlimited local calls and up to $20 of long distance calls to the US and Canada. Laundry service is provided for sheets and towels and guests may access washer/dryer facilities in the main house if necessary. Small, friendly dogs are permitted with advance notice and a pet deposit.
There's nothing better than enjoying a drink in the hot tub while checking out the stars.
Keywords: casita, guest house, golf community, Phoenix
Ken and Pat are Canucks from southwestern Ontario who have lived in the Valley of the Sun since 2001. Ken is a computer programmer/geek, an avid golfer and a mountain bike enthusiast. Ken & Pat share their home with 3 Shelties, 5 indoor cats, and a changing cast of foster pets for local animal rescues. We designed and built the house ourselves in 2006-2007.
The Owner purchased this studio in 2007
Guests in Rio Verde can purchase a one week golf package from the Rio Verde Golf & Country Club for $250 per person for as much golf as you care to play.
I had the pleasure to start off my retirement (March 3-16) with a wonderful stay at the casita that Ken and Pat own in Rio Verde. They were wonderful hosts and provided all the necessities that one needs to enjoy a sunny warm Arizona vacation. The casita is large, roomy, and spotless on the inside and the outdoor kitchen and living area allow you to eat meals and enjoy the wonderful fresh air (and incredible nightime stars). It's fun to watch t.v. outside and then when it gets a little chillier later at night, you can go into the casita and watch t.v. in there. I traveled with my father-in-law and we had a wonderful time! There are two Tom Lehman designed golf courses a mile (2km) away that were in fantastic condition and two more courses within a 10 minute drive, that were in wonderful condition, as well. Fountain Hills is a ten minute drive away and this is where you would do your grocery shopping. There are some nice restaurants there and some boutique shops, as well. If cycling is your choice of activity, the roads are well-designed to accommodate cyclists and there is off-road cycling in the desert. The desert views throughout this area are wonderful. Scottsdale is an easy 25 minute drive away and the shopping is great there. If you're looking for a nice quiet vacation spot and love the outdoors, this is the place for your next vacation!
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