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SECLUDED CASITA, SOLAR/GREEN, HIKING, BIKING, ZEN-VIEWS.

melissa

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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melissa

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2014
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SECLUDED CASITA, SOLAR/GREEN, HIKING, BIKING, ZEN-VIEWS.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

Cave Creek Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom Alcove, Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Welcome to pure old AZ relaxation in the high Sonoran desert. Green/solar, very private casita; small, elegant, romantic, getaway for two. Everywhere you look you see the startling vastness of the Tonto National Forest. Literally, walk out your door and hike, bike; gaze into the Milky Way from your bed. Borders 2200 acre Spur Cross Ranch Conservation area (please google); wade in Cave Creek's waters, explore Indian ruins, petroglyphs and trails. Wood burning fireplace, gas heat, AZ room, stone patio, vaulted wood ceilings. Internet access and absolutely NO smoking as you are surrounded by Desert forest. Rural road, but not remote. 13 minutes from the Western style town of Cave Creek, shopping, restaurants, and night life-- Google Chamber of Commerce-- Friendly dogs on the property. Universal cell phone antenna has worked for 95% of guests cell phones, No TV, just DVD, WIFI available A casita is a small house on the property of a larger home (casa grande)

Keywords: Private oasis, light filled casita, vaulted wood ceilings, elegant, romantic, pure, green, solar, natural water of last free flowing creek in Maricopa county a short hike away, petroglyphs, many trails in Spur Cross Conservation Area (Google) and Tonto National Forest.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
melissa (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2014

About melissa

My ancestors arrived here in the 1880's and settled many areas of the Arizona territory; the authentic casita, passive-solar, green home was designed by me and is inspired by this background.

melissa purchased this cottage in 1985

Why melissa chose Cave Creek

'There is no other place like it,' my guests say. Solar, green, well built home and casita designed and built 30 years ago by current owner. Native botanical garden- like landscaping, trails into Forest. You can hike into the Tonto, the canyon just at your feet, or stretch out on the sofa of the absolutely private stone patio and stare into two tall mesas covered with giant Saguaro and their shadows.

What makes this cottage unique

What a romantic place to bond with your loved one. The Casa Pequena is perched on the edge of a steep wide canyon. It is a good place to take a morning/evening walk, watch sunset/ sunrise, experience the pungent smell of desert plants and the sing/song of native birds, all of which literally surround you. The Milky Way is still visible here and stars and moonlight shine over the canyon at night.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
business
Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402223vb
-480-220-8987
Cave Creek Arizona
Warren, Vermont
5

Desert Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Spent the weekend in paradise at this little gem. Talk about peace, tranquility, privacy and the most beautiful views imaginable all in one place. As a Vermonter, I never dreamed the desert could be so beautiful. My one complaint was ever having to leave.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402223vb
-480-220-8987
Cave Creek Arizona
5

Everything we had hoped for!

  • 5 of 5
What a great place! The remote location and peaceful surroundings were exactly what we were looking for. As mentioned in other reviews access to the hiking trails of the Tonto National Forest and Spur Cross Ranch are literally out the back door.
We did go down to cave Creek for the Friday night rodeo and had a good time.
Melissa was great. I have rented from several different VRBO in the past and she is one of the best! Will definitely return in the future!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402223vb
-480-220-8987
Cave Creek Arizona
5

Peaceful, breathtaking and hiker's paradise.

Peaceful, breathtaking and hiker's paradise.
  • 5 of 5
The Casita suited our needs perfectly. We could walk out of porch, head down private trail to connect to Spur Cross Ranch Conservation area and Tonto National Forest for daily hikes. We climbed to Skull Mesa in a challenging day hike that was breathtaking. You can hike at any skill level.
Melissa was very accommodating and helpful, respected our privacy, the Casita was clean and quaint, located on Canyon Rim and very quiet.
You could drive to Cave Creek in 15 minutes with many restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed a very special dinner at Cartwright's Restaurant.
This was an awesome getaway. Brian and Marni VK, Little Chute, WI
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402223vb
-480-220-8987
Cave Creek Arizona
2

disappointed

  • 2 of 5
The views and location were very nice but mouse droppings on counter tops each morning, no internet for a week and no cell service at all disappointed us.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402223vb
-480-220-8987
Cave Creek Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
5

A Haven

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have stayed here 3 times over the past two years, twice in April and once in October. A weekend here is a complete respite for us. It is peaceful and quiet. We have appreciated the lack of Internet as an opportunity to unplug from our daily lives. On our most recent visit we took two longish walks, 5 and 8 miles respectively, along Cave Creek. We were enthralled to find grass and lush vegetation and water in the creek. I highly recommend Melissa's casita; it is perfectly appointed and thoughtfully designed.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402223vb
-480-220-8987
Cave Creek Arizona
Lakeland, FL
5

Rate 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here while visiting our son and his family. My wife and I loved this place. It's private, everything one needs, and a beautiful view. It is a little out of the main tourist area, but worth the 20 minute drive. It is on top of a mountain and you must drive a dirt road over 1 mile, but the view and privacy is worth everything. We will recommend it to anyone and give it 5 stars.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

Tonto National Forest 300 yards away; conservation easement abuts property and Spur Cross Conservation area--2200 ACRES--abuts easement.

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nonrefundable cleaning, $80
Notes NONREFUNDABLE deposits, usually equal to half the length of reserved stay .Balance due upon arrival.

Amenities

Cave Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • high ceilings with clerestory windows that open, shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • water skiing
Notes:
Everyone says this is a hikers paradise, very private

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