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SW luxury and large private patio with views for outdoor entertaining

Trish Sill

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Trish Sill

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2015
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SW luxury and large private patio with views for outdoor entertaining

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Rio Verde House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Desert casual luxury done in charming SouthWest décor. Come to play golf, or just come to play and relax, in our newly updated and decorated cozy vacation home located on a quiet cul de sac. Stunning mountain views and sunsets!

Fully furnished and equipped 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2560 sq. ft. single family home in Rio Verde Country Club, an active adult community for persons 55 and older. While suited to the 55 and older set, children are welcomed and may stay in the home as guests.

Entry And Foyer

A beautifully landscaped front entry with LED lighting and a 9x9 indoor/outdoor atrium welcome you as you enter the home. The atrium boasts an LED lit fountain, many beautiful desert plants, and a large ficus tree that brings the outdoors into the home, so you can relax to the sound of the fountain and enjoy the peace and beauty of the atrium.

Living Room Highlights

The living room has rough hewn beams and a high ceiling with clerestory windows above the beams to bring in the beautiful Arizona sunshine. Brand new nail head leather sofa, loveseat, and two comfy recliners provide comfort, and room for entertaining. Also, a wood burning fireplace, and 60 inch HD flat screen LED TV with upgraded HD cable for recording programs and pausing live TV, Cox premium channels and Movie Pak are included. Blu-ray player and upgraded sound system with sub woofer also in living room. Sliding glass doors with plantation shutters offer easy access off this room to the huge covered patio with mountain views from inside and out.

Dining Room

Adjacent to the cozy living room is a beautiful solid rosewood dining table that seats 6, with an adjacent built-in wet bar for entertaining. While there is soft carpet in the living room and bedrooms, the dining room, and all other areas have authentic Mexican Saltillo tile floors that add character and Southwest style to the home.


We offer a well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances including electric stove and oven, dishwasher, trash compacter, disposal, and microwave. Toaster oven, coffee maker, and electric tea kettle are also there for your convenience. There are dishes, glassware, and flatware with service for 8+. Newly installed granite counter tops and 5 bar stools around the kitchen peninsula make it a great place for gathering with friends and whipping up breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There is also an open plan adjacent kitchen dining area with table seating for four. You can relax and enjoy the view of the atrium with the huge glass wall showcasing the fountain and plants giving the kitchen area a unique Spanish garden feel on one side,and sliding glass doors in the kitchen dining area for access to the large covered patio, and a pass-thru bar/window from the kitchen to the patio for convenient outdoor dining.

Laundry Room/Garage

Just off the kitchen is the laundry room with high efficiency washer and dryer, and iron and ironing board, as well as a utility sink and plenty of storage. The laundry room leads to the 2 car garage with automatic openers.

Master Bedroom And Bath

The master bedroom features a new king size pillow top mattress. This bedroom has new dark wood king furnishings with two night stands with lamps and alarm clock, and matching dresser and mirror and a new 42” flat screen LED HDTV on the wall for convenient viewing from the bed. Sliding glass doors and side bay windows with plantation shutters give access to the large rear patio and yard and make this a light and airy room that can be completely darkened by closing the shutters allowing you to comfortably sleep in during our sunny mornings. The master suite includes a large master bath with double sinks with hand painted Mexican tile throughout and a walk-in shower, as well as an over sized jetted garden tub beneath a large picture window with outdoor plantings and privacy wall to make your bathing experience enjoyable and private. The master suite also includes a large walk in closet off the bath and a door situated such that you can close the entire area off from the rest of the house. This home features a split floor plan that has the master bedroom on the opposite side of the house from the other two bedrooms and baths for privacy and peace making it ideal for traveling with other couples.

Guest Bedroom 1

This bedroom is situated on the opposite side of the home from the master suite, and features plush carpeting a new cherry queen sleigh bed bedroom suite with new pillow top mattress, matching chest of drawers with mirror, and two nightstands with lamps and alarm clock. There is a large closet,and plantation shutters on East facing windows for a warm comfy feel. The full bath with tub and shower is just a step outside the door of this room.

Guest Bedroom 2

This carpeted bedroom is situated just a few steps down the hall from the other guest bedroom and features 2 twin beds, a nightstand, dresser and bay windows with plantation shutters. There is also a large closet with extra shelving and storage.

Both the guest bedrooms and 2nd bath and half bath can be shut off for privacy from the rest of the home for ideal conditions for a multifamily vacation. The full guest bath with tub/shower is just steps down the hall from this bedroom.

Guest Bath And Half Bath

The 2nd bath and half bath are located just steps from both guest bedrooms.

The second full bath is just a step outside the queen bedroom door and has a tub/shower combination with hand painted Mexican tile surround, clear glass shower enclosure, toilet, authentic Mexican Saltillo tile floors, and separate sink and vanity area with hand painted Mexican tiles and sink. There is a half bath down the hall a few steps from the twin bedroom and just off the foyer/entry with toilet and hand painted sink and cabinet and mirror.

All linens and towels included, cleaning service available for longer stays for a fee.


The home sits on a large well maintained lot with citrus trees and cactus and assorted professional desert landscaping. The rear of the home has a large covered and uncovered tiled patio area with a large wood burning fire pit for companionable evenings around the fire and under the starry desert night sky. The patio area combines privacy with stunning mountain views and golden hued sunsets while relaxing after a day of golf, bicycling, or hiking. It also features a new tile top outdoor dining table that seats six, and a new propane gas grill for outdoor cooking. The patio runs the length of the rear of the home with access from the living room, the kitchen dining area, and the master bedroom. It is well suited for dining al fresco with the pass through bar off the kitchen.

This home has been designed as an ideal private paradise in the middle of a beautiful desert oasis of golf, fun, and wonderful new friends waiting to meet you!

Owner lives nearby and is available to assist you during your stay.

More Details
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Trish Sill (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2015

About Trish Sill

My husband and I bought this home with a plan to move there to enjoy our retirement when the time comes in a few years. We moved to Phoenix in 1995 and have lived just outside of Fountain Hills since 1998, so we are close by to offer any assistance you may require.

We purchased this home at the end of Nov.,2012, and have had great fun updating it and furnishing it with new furnishings inside and out! It is our aim to make it an enjoyable,comfortable, upscale Southwest getaway for all who wish to enjoy golf and the many delights of Arizona and the Sonoran desert.

Trish Sill purchased this house in 2012

Why Trish Sill chose Rio Verde

We fell in love with the community, the location, the wildlife, the views, all the things that make Rio Verde so special. We also felt a greater sense of privacy here for outdoor dining and relaxing, being located just off the golf course without giving up our fabulous mountain and sunset views.

What makes this house unique

This home has a unique cozy character of the desert southwest with the open beam ceilings,the fireplace, the Mexican tile floors and lovely plantation shutters throughout. The views of the mountains and the beauty of the Sonoran desert make this home one of my favorite places to spend time. I particularly enjoy the unique botanical atrium that adds a special feel to the charm of this home. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac but just steps from the golf course make it a perfect private vacation retreat.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 5 traveler reviews

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SW luxury and large private patio with views for outdoor entertaining
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Altura, Mn. USA

Great stay@Rio Verde

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and thoughtful owners...enjoyed our view and location was convenient for all of our activities. We became involved in the community of Rio with golf, pickle ball, hiking,local plays and concerts,even trivia nite at the club! Everyone in the community is friendly and receptive to renters...met many nice people. The owners kept us up-to-date on activities and were very gracious our entire 2 mo. stay. Kitchen is well-equipped, and the grill was great since we love to grill and sit on the patio ,,,which by the way, has the greatest view of the mountains and yet very private. What you see in the photos is what you get and more....Will definitely come back. Thanks for the great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg

Lovely Spacious Home with Thoughtful Owers

  • 5 of 5

The photos are a very accurate depiction of this spacious yet cosy home that has been tastefully and lovingly decorated by Trish and John. The atrium is a very nice touch. Trish and John are truly considerate hosts. There were refreshments in the fridge upon our arrival, and they met us at the house soon after we arrived to give us a tour. We had asked, before we arrived, where we could get the BBQ tank refilled if we needed to because we grill often; instead there was an extra tank provided upon our arrival. My husband and I were travelling by ourselves, so we used only the master bedroom and bath, but the linen cupboards contain an abundance of sheets, towels, blankets, what have you, for all bedrooms. The house is fully stocked for a long stay. We didn’t eat out, other than takeout, occasionally, because of our dog, who was very welcome here, “poop bags”, doggie dishes and placemat included. The kitchen was sufficiently well-equipped for us to prepare our meals, and the new BBQ grill was well-used. We were here in the off-season (October), so Rio Verde was very quiet, but more people were arriving towards the latter part of our stay. We didn’t make use of any of the facilities that the community of Rio Verde provides. We used the home more as a base for day trips. On other days, we enjoyed walks around the community in the morning, then sitting outside, relaxing and reading on the huge and very private patio. Renting this home has been a very positive experience and we would absolutely rent it again if we return to the area. Thank you, Trish and John.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A nice escape from a WI winter

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our month and would highly recommend this rental. The description and photos posted in the listing are accurate and the home is clean and very well maintained. We especially enjoyed being in a quiet neighborhood away from traffic. Rio Verde has it, biking, hiking, shopping, great resturants all within 30 minutes. Home is well equipped with supplies for the month, kitchen appliances are new, enough glasses, plates, etc so you can serve 8 or more. Towels and sheets are hotel quality and plenty of them for a house full of guests. We highly recommend a trip to the Desert Botanical Gardens, Desert Belle boat ride on the Saguaro Lake, dinner at Sassi's, lunch at Eagle Mountain Golf in Fountain Hills, shopping in Scottsdale, Rio Verde club also has wonderful food and the Pub will even deliver pizza to the house. Tonto Verde's Grill is also very good. Would recommend this home to friends and relatives. Thank you Trish and John for making our vacation a pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce and Shirley for the review, and we are very pleased that you had a great month in Rio Verde. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we hope to serve your vacation needs again in the future!
ridgewood nj

outstanding house

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth season in the scottsdale area. During this time we have stayed in 6 houses. This is by far the nicest house we have stayed in. It was very comfortable for three pairs of adults. Not only is it a great layout it is furnished with everything you can think of. Trish and John are very accommodating. We discovered it was missing a peeler and one was promptly furnished. The views are great. The patio is lovely.We wanted to rent it the next year. Unfortunately we were to late. My highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

January vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fine January at Trish and John's Rio Verde rental home. It's a lovely home, very nicely appointed, furnished, and decorated. The home had everything from binoculars to bird books to bikes; jacuzzi tub; big bbq; great patio with lounges; very, very comfortable. Trish and John were really friendly, responsive hosts as well. Good people. And the location, just off the first fairway of the Quail Run course, was a real plus for a golfer. You could walk to the two Rio Verde courses (very nice, accommodating neighbors), take a cart to the two Tonto Verde courses, or drive 5 miles to the Vista Verde course; golfer heaven! We did rent a golf cart for our month. The Rio Verde clubhouse restaurant was consistently excellent, and good value, with great pizza. And we heard good reports about the Tonto Verde restaurant as well. The library at the Rio Community Center also is excellent, a really good resource for book lovers, with lots of dvds too. The Community Center also offers a pool, workout facilities, yoga classes among other classes and activities. Good hiking and mountain biking is available in the adjacent McDowell Mt Park and road biking is right out the Rio Verde entrance to either Scottsdale or Fountain Hills. Also it's only a 25 mile drive to Cave Creek/ Carefree. It's just a good community and this home topped it off. A great vacation.

Thank you Trish and John!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
at clubhouse
Nearest Golf
on location
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
clubhouse pub and formal dining
Car: necessary

In Rio Verde you can enjoy golf on one of five local championship courses including Vista Verde’s new 18 hole course, Tonto Verde’s two championship courses, and through a Golf Package at two newly-renovated courses at Rio Verde Country Club. Many other world famous golf facilities are nearby including Troon, We-Ko-Pa, TPC Scottsdale, DC Ranch, and Greyhawk.

Situated in the high Sonoran desert just east of Scottsdale, and 8 miles North of Fountain Hills. Your stay includes use of the community center with heated swimming pool, hot tub, state of the art fitness center, pickle ball and tennis courts, library, and optional yoga and fitness classes, with personal trainers available for addt'l fees. We have a wonderful restaurant and pub at the club and if you don’t feel like cooking or dining out we recommend picking up a tasty wood fired gourmet pizza at the pub just a few short blocks from the home. Golf carts are available for rental at the golf shop. Golf packages can be purchased there as well as an endless choice of activities here to keep you and your family entertained throughout your stay.There is an equestrian center nearby for horseback riding, miles of scenic desert hiking and mountain biking in the adjacent McDowell Mountain Park just a few minutes walking distance from this home. There are two bicycles available for use in the 2 car attached garage.

Grocery stores, pharmacy, and shopping is a 10-15 minute drive away in scenic Fountain Hills. Scottsdale is just a 25 minute drive and Phoenix Sky Harbor is 40 minutes away.The Grand Canyon is about a 4 1/2 hr drive and Sedona is approx. 2 1/2 hrs away. Rio Verde is a great central location for many interesting day trips to explore the history and beauty of Arizona.


Rates & Availability

From $3,600 Per month

Rio Verde House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $0.00
cleaning fee $225.00
Notes Minimum monthly rental
Pets accepted with owner approval
$500 deposit due at booking to secure dates for month
$1000 dep to reserve dates for 2 months or more
Full rental amount plus $225 cleaning fee due 60 days prior to check-in

Sep 01 - Oct 31 - $800/week or $3200/mo
Nov 01 -April 30 - $900/week or $3600/mo
May 01 - May 31 - $800/week or $3200/mo
Jun 01 - Aug 31 - $600/week or $2400/mo
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Rio Verde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2560 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks and vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brand new queen pillow top on a new cherry wood sleigh bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Brand new king pillowtop mattress and new 42' LED HDTV.
  • Roomy Master bedroom features a new luxurious pillow top king,new dark wood dresser, mirror, 2 matching end tables with lamps, phone, clock radio. New 42'flat screen LED HDTV. Patio access and plantation shutters that can darken the room completely for those mornings you wish to sleep in. Large walk-in closet. Bedroom 2 -Queen bedroom with brand new pillow top sleigh bed,dresser,mirror,night stands with lamps, and alarm clock and large closet. Plantation shutters. Located just 2 steps from 2nd bathroom for convenience Bedroom 3- 2 twin beds, night stand, dresser and large closet - bay windows with plantation shutters
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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