CHARMING NEW HOME IN VERRADO COMMUNITY, NEAR RAVEN GOLF CLUB

Traci Smith

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
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CHARMING NEW HOME IN VERRADO COMMUNITY, NEAR RAVEN GOLF CLUB

Buckeye House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage (sleeps 6 – 8), Buckeye, AZ

Welcome to our 2,400 sf Spanish colonial-style retreat – located in the beautiful community of Verrado. With it’s walkable, tree-lined streets, abundant neighborhood parks, beautiful community gathering spaces – including Main Street and the Raven Golf Club (ranked by Golf Digest as the #1 course in Phoenix in May 2008) – it’s sure to provide the perfect destination for your next holiday! In fact, Verrado was named one of the top places in the Valley to call home (Phoenix Magazine - August 2013).

Our new vacation home is nestled in a quiet, park-like setting with expansive views of the White Tank Mountains. There are all new furnishings as of August 2012 and the floor plan is very open with lots of windows so you can enjoy all the natural beauty the desert has to offer. It backs onto a natural wash with heavily planted area (saguaros, palo verde and acacia trees) to provide for a very private stay.

Our home features a large master bedroom with king bed, private master bath, and large walk-in closet. There are three guest bedrooms located on the opposite side of the home to assure your privacy: 1 queen bed, 1 twin bunk bed with desk, 1 queen futon with 46' HDTV, AppleTV and Wii. The guest bathroom has a double sink and features a separate toilet/shower room.

The great room, kitchen, and dining area are conveniently located in the middle of the home. The upgraded kitchen includes a large island, wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances (electric stove/cooktop, built-in microwave, fridge with water/ice dispenser). It is fully stocked for all of your dining and entertaining needs. The dining area features a large farm-house style dining table that seats eight. The kitchen island includes three counter stools to provide additional seating.

The great room has a 65” HD Plasma (running Direct TV digital cable), a BluRay disc player and features an excellent home theatre surround sound system. We also have Apple TV and Internet TV. There is a reclining sofa, recliner chair, reclining love seat, coffee table and two end tables. Our front den also has two reading chairs and an office desk.

Our home includes a wireless music distribution system (SONOS) that plays music in the great room, den, kitchen and outside patio. The music can played and controlled through an iPhone, iPod or iPad as well as other sources. Wi-fi internet access is also available and ceiling fans are located throughout the inside and outside of the house.

The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. It is beautifully landscaped and has two tables, 10 chairs and 2 chaise lounges. There is a Weber gas BBQ grill, water fountain, fire pit, and landscape lighting. Perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply enjoying sunrise and sunset over the mountains. Ceiling fans keep you cool all day long.

We have many books (take one, leave one), board games, basketball, wiffle ball, and skateboards. Also provided is a notebook of things to do in the community.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Traci Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
Speaks english

About Traci Smith

We have vacationed in Arizona for years. It started when we were kids on yearly vacations during the Summer, but now we try to escape at least two to three times a year to visit family who live in the area.

Traci Smith purchased this house in 2012

Why Traci Smith chose Buckeye

When we moved away from our home state after college, we always dreamed of having a home close to family. And, knowing that someday we would retire to Arizona, Verrado provides the perfect escape!! It very much reminds us of the Wisconsin community my husband and I grew up in. We love the walkable, tree-lined streets, diverse landscaping, numerous walking/biking trails, and community gathering places. The downtown area is within walking distance and provides access to everything you could need. The home is also conveniently located to give you quick access to more abundant recreational and cultural activities in and around the Phoenix area.

What makes this house unique

Our home is nestled in a quiet, park-like setting. The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. There are all new furnishings as of August 2012 and the home provides everything that the vacationeer could need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying at your home - it is a wonderful vacation home! We truly enjoyed watching the birds in your backyard and the warm evenings. We love the kitchen and the furniture is very comfortable. People are so friendly here and there is so much to do. Verrado is an amazing and beautiful community. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We will certainly recommend it to our friends.
Nov 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Charming new home in Verrado Community, near Raven Golf Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Charming new home in Verrado Community, near Raven Golf Club
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Buckeye Arizona
Indianapolis, IN USA
5

A Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5
The entire experience was wonderful! The house was immaculate, with a great deal of space. The patio was perfect for watching sunrises and sunsets; and the little rabbit who came by each morning.The HUGE TV made movie watching amazing. The bathroom was very comfrtable with tub/shower.The ceiling fans were an added treat. The town of Buckeye was fun to explore, and the drive into Phoenix was easy.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Bob - Thank you for the very kind review. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and hope that if future travels bring you back to the Phoenix area, we have the pleasure of hosting you and your family again.

Regards,
Steve and Traci
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Charming new home in Verrado Community, near Raven Golf Club
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Buckeye Arizona
5

Escape From Vancouver Rain

  • 5 of 5
We spend two weeks in Steve and Traci's house in Verrado and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The house is immaculately clean, very well equipped and exactly as described. Communication with the owners very easy and timely. We play a lot of golf and the Raven at Verrado is one of our favourite golf courses. Verrado is a very nice community, well planned and pretty although very quiet. The local Bashas grocery store is good for day to day needs and all of the bigger stores including Costco are within 20 minutes. We rode our mountain bikes in the desert around Verrado and went hiking in the White Tanks Mountain Regional Park which we would highly recommend visiting. We also went to a hockey game at Jobing.com arena in Glendale. Wonderful facility and much cheaper than Vancouver. Good game except dumb Canucks blew lead it in the last minute and lost in a shootout. The only suggestion I would have for the house is to put a desk and chair in one of the rooms for using a laptop.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Roy and Bonnie -

Thank you for the kind feedback. It was a real pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. We'll make sure there is a desk and chair for your next visit :-)

Warm regards,
Traci and Stve
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Charming new home in Verrado Community, near Raven Golf Club
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Buckeye Arizona
5

Judy and Ernie

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at your home for our Christmas holiday! It is quite spacious, very clean and well maintained. The listing description and photos accurately reflect the rentals apperance and amenities.
The kitchen is a cooks dream!! And the back yard is wonderfully private with beautiful views of the desert and mountain range. We loved all that the community had to offer and everything was so convienent. We enjoyed hiking the trails and enjoyed a number of rounds of golf at the Raven Golf Club.
The owners responded to all of our emails promptly and answered all our our questions. Thank you
Steve and Traci for making this a very memorable vacation! We will definately be back and would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to rent a home in the Verrado community.
Judy and Ernie
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Judy and Ernie -

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future.

Steve and Traci
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Buckeye Arizona
Canada
5

Winter vacation

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at the rented home on dec. 16, 2012. A beautiful flower arrangement on the kitchen counter welcomed us. All instruction to enter the home were awesome! Everything worked as described in instructions. The home was more than we expected. The kitchen was wel equipped with all the basic amenities provided. The home is spacious and comfortable. The living room furniture provides comfort and style. The enertainment system was more than we expected. The hi lights although was the proximity to main street, within walking distance. We enjoyed walking to the local grocery store, enjoying the community activities and especially happy hour at verrado grill within walking distance. We took full advantage of the barbecue on the patio and the outdoor features of the home. The fountain atracted many birds which were a joy too watch at breakfast. We certainly appreciate all the features of the vacation home and certainly would use it again. Thank you for this pleasant experience, Bela and Inge from Austria and Hungary.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Bela and Inge -

It was such a pleasure to have you as our guest!! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and very much appreciate the wonderful feedback. We certainly look forward to sharing our home with you again in the future.

Traci and Steve
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sky Harbor, Phoenix AZ
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I10
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Grazie
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Flagstaff
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Raven Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Verrado Grill
Car: recommended

Verrado Town Center, located approximately 1 mile from our house, has a bank, major grocery store, drugstore, coffee shop, gastropub, pizzeria/wine bar and drycleaners. Additional restaurant at Raven Golf Club - the Verrado Grille - provides excellent food/live entertainment with a great atmosphere overlooking the golf course and stream with a lovely mountain view.

Within Verrado are about 15 miles of paved walking/biking trails and 50 parks. For the more adventurous, there are mountain hiking & biking trails for the exclusive use of Verrado residents. A short drive provides access to additional mountain hiking and horseback riding facilities at the White Tank Mountains Regional Park.

For long term rentals (one year or more), the community offers a large community work out facility (including lap pool and community pool) and fitness programs at very reasonable rates. This facility is not available for short term rentals.

SPORTS: 15 minutes to Glendale Sport Center (Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes, concerts), 10 minutes to PIR (NASCAR), 10 minutes to Major League Spring Training Camps, 30 minutes to Phoenix Suns, AZ Diamondbacks, and ASU Sun Devils.

CULTURE, ARTS AND SHOPPING: 20 minutes to Arizona's largest Wildlife Zoo, 30 minutes to museums (Heard, Contemporary Art), Botanical Gardens, Water Park, Phoenix Zoo, 45 minutes to exclusive shopping and dining experiences in Scottsdale (Biltmore Shopping Center, Kierland Commons).

TRAVEL: 30 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, three hours from Las Vegas, and four hours from the Grand Canyon. Two hours South to Tucson, and from there another hour or so you'll be in Mexico. Staying longer? You're only 5 1/2 hours from Disneyland in Los Angeles or all the activities of San Diego.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Buckeye House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Value (June - September)
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$623
 
 
Shoulder (October - December)
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$749
 
 
Peak (January - April)**
Jan 1 - Apr 30
30 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
Low Peak (May)
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 2.0%
Notes ** Two-week stays are available during April. Please inquire with owner.

A 10% discount is offered for long-term rentals (one month or more). If your stay is more than a month, an additional cleaning fee ($185) will be charged for each additional month.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Buckeye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink with separate toilet/shower room.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Separate toilet room and large walk-in closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Den - Sleep additional guests w/queen and child inflatable beds.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin top, full bottom.
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon opens to a queen bed.
  • King size bed Master Bedroom, Queen size bed Guest Bedroom #1, Queen size futon Guest Bedroom #3, Bunk Bed Guest Bedroom #2 (twin top and full bottom); for additional sleeping, there is also a Queen size inflatable guest bed and child size inflatable guest bed that can be placed in Den
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
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