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Getaway, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, heated pool/spa, sunsets

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Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mesa Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2. Mountainside retreat.

African experience in Mesa, Arizona? You bet! Upscale, amenity-rich casita with African safari theme on property of multi-million dollar home will have you dreaming of deserts and wildlife both near and far.

Home is situated on quiet cul de sac in exclusive area with opportunities to view both native and migrating wildlife. Javalinas, Roadrunners, owls, quail, bobcats and more have been sighted on and near property. Bird watchers and wildlife photographers will appreciate the many opportunities to observe hummingbirds, woodpeckers, Great Horned Owls, rabbits and more in natural desert and mountain habitats. Sunsets, mountains and city views create extraordinary landscapes while reclining by resort-style infinity-edge pool. Hikers and bikers can walk out the door and connect to trails of various levels with sensational vistas.

Safari-themed casita has private front entrance into professionally decorated and ultra-comfortable accommodations suitable for one or two people. Vaulted ceilings, tile floors, granite counter tops and more are all attractive features that add to casita's incredible ambiance. Stretch out on stunning queen canopy bed to dream of day and night escapades. Concoct your favorite foods and beverages in completely stocked kitchen and serve them at charming table for two. Full bath with dual vessel sinks and tub/shower combination along with walk-in closet are additional features that enhance comfort.

Take a walk outside to enjoy the home's lovely gardens, walking paths and landscapes. Outdoor amenities available to guests include negative edge pool with swim-up bar that can be heated for additional fee, waterfalls, hot tub and expansive stone porch with fireplace, lounge chairs, grill and propane heaters for the occasional chilly evening. Outside features are gorgeous and meticulously maintained! Also available to guests is home's movie theater with reclining chairs for 7, twinkling star ceiling and 102 inch screen - absolutely perfect for the big game, a movie or favorite TV show. Rates start at $100 per event.

Although casita is located in secluded and gated community, adventures in Mesa and beyond are minutes away. Fine dining, shopping, golf, Cubs spring training hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and horseback riding are just a few of the leisure activities to enjoy. Riverview Park, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Usery Mountain Regional Park and Salt River are nearby destinations with something for everyone.

No matter how you choose to spend your days and nights, you will find this is the ideal place for guests who long for sumptuous resort living in exquisite location. This is the African safari adventure in Arizona you will not want to miss!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Arizona Vacation Home Rentals LLC
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Getaway, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, heated pool/spa, sunsets
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

5 Star Casita Review

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything that we were hoping it would be. The heated pool was perfect with no time needed to adapt to temperature. The view was breathtaking! Paul was very accommodating & also provided airport transportation. Great people & definitely will be returning soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed your stay with us. It seemed that you enjoyed the home as well as the area attractions. You are the kind of guests that really make be a vacation property manager worthwhile. We hope to see you both back again. On behalf of the Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team, thank you for the great review.
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Great, simple, dependable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. Spectacular sunsets. Good, responsive hosts. Easy living.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our vacation home. You were a great guest who stayed with us for a longer time period. This home tends to rent for long time periods and does not get the number of reviews it deserves. The Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team thanks you for being a great guest. Best of luck to you and your family.
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Springfield, MO

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

When I arrived at the Safari casita, I knew I had found the perfect location for my summer stay in Mesa. The casita was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and well appointed for my extended stay. The casita is located in Las Sendas subdivision in Mesa. I found grocery stores and several restaurants located within an easy and quick drive from the casita. The view from the back pool deck and patio were just wonderful. I spent many mornings drinking my coffee sitting at the pool, and countless evenings sipping a glass of wine enjoying the amazing sunsets. As wonderful as the casita was for me, it was truly made perfect by the owners, Paul and Tristan. If you are considering renting the casita, I highly recommend it. Paul and Tristan, not only made me feel like a valued guest, but also a welcome friend.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We know you enjoyed your stay here since we spent a lot of time watching the city lights together! We appreciated how well you took care of your casita. Since your stay with us we have upgraded the casita with a new dishwasher, desk and improved lighting. The Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team thanks you and we hope you choose to stay with us again.
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Mesa Magic

  • 5 of 5

Prior to leaving for our vacation, there was excellent communication with the rental owners/team. All my questions were answered in a timely fashion and I was made comfortable before I even left for the airport. My boyfriend and I arrived at the Casita the afternoon of May 7, 2015 where our rental vehicle had it's own parking spot. We got settled away and then hit up the nearby grocery store (which was cheap compared to Canadian prices) and bought some food, beer etc. Paul and Tristan, who live in the main house, were eating their supper on the back patio and we were introduced and had a chat. They made us feel right at home and they were very nice and friendly. That evening we relaxed in the hot tub and watched the sunset over the beautifully landscaped back garden.

We took a couple swims in the infinity pool which was a nice escape from the pool-side heat. We had a lot of privacy but knew that Paul and Tristan were close by if we needed anything at all. Paul even let us borrow his personal cooler for a couple day trips we made. In the evening the view reaches all the way into Phoenix which is surreal as you can hear the coyotes howling only a mile or two away. There were hummingbirds, little desert rabbits and adorable Javalina (little piggies) who came to eat our vegetable scraps. I didn't see any snakes on my visit except the one at the wildlife center. Maybe next time.

I'm going to trail off from the rental for a moment just to include some good information about the area of Mesa. The morning after we arrived we went to Arizona Outback Adventures in Scottsdale and rented mountain bikes for use during our trip. Great service. They even included a bike rack. A couple mornings we rode down Las Sendas Mountain and took a right just before Power Road intersection onto a small trail that follows the side of the highway. Then we crossed the road to another trail (at the second steel light post) and back up the BIG hill. Very nice ride in the morning when it isn't too hot. Pemberton Trail at McDowell Mountain Regional Park was also great. This one took over two hours and was more of a workout. I am a beginner and I was able to do both trails. We also rented a boat at Saguaro Lake for an afternoon (only 20-25 mins from the casita).

If you are interested in booking this property, do not hesitate. There is a reason I'm giving it 5 stars. Clean, cozy and has everything from tupperware to a bbq brush. I didn't want to leave! Already planning the next visit :)

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were fantastic guest who really know how to vacation. We are so glad you made us part of your Phoenix area vacation. Thank you for the wonderful review. The "Safari Casita" offers an extremely unique place to experience the Sonoran Desert. Your review will really help travelers who might be a hesitant about this cozy home. You were a great guest and we really hope to see you come stay with us again.
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Tranquil and homely Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the villa after a long drive and immediately checked out the pool area round the back of the casita. We were lucky enought to arrived just in time for a beautiful sunset, we had a drink and relaxed taking in the gorgeous views over the infinity pool. We had received an email from Tristan explaining that everything around the pool area was for us to use, which we made full use of the beautiful sky chairs. In the casita there was some information on where we could eat locally etc, so we tried out some great restaurants. The casita was immaculate, very clean and homely. The bed is absolutely huge and so comfortable. There is a Tv, (you can watch the tv in bed...for us after a long day was great to watch a film). There is also internet. We stayed for a week, we made use of the BBQ, and the communal pool also. It is a prefect place to relax, and stay in Ariznona. A couple of days in to our holiday we met Paul, he let us know he was easily contactable if we needed anything. We also later met Tristan and we cannot tell you enough how wonderful, warm and friendly these lovely owners are. We felt completely comfortable and relaxed here, we will definitely be visiting again. We felt like it was a home from home, and as. I travel a lot with my job, this couldn't be anymore perfect to get away from the usual moulded hotels. I am sorry too Paul and Tristan that is has taken me a little while to write this review, but hopefully will be seeing you in the new year. Xx

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear from you and such a wonderful review, thank you! Really a pleasure having you stay with us, you were a fantastic guest and we hope our friendship will continue. Love to see you again, even if it's a short business trip,
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Beautiful vistas, privacy and comfort

  • 4 of 5

We loved this cozy casita! My husband and I love nature and love to hike and this little get away provided easy access to both. When we told our hosts we liked to feed the birds they promptly set up a bird feeder right outside our window. There were a number of hiking trails within walking distance and dozens within a short driving distance. The rental location was very private nestled up against the Tonto National Forest and Usery Mountain yet within 5 minutes we could access all the stores, grocery and restaurants that we wanted.

The unit had a wonderfully comfortable bed and we woke up in the morning to a great mountain view. Two recliners in the seating area provided a bright and comfortable spot to read or work on hobbies. The kitchen was well equipped but very small and is not a good choice if you want to do a lot of cooking-which we didn"t! The sink is just bar sized and there is only a tiny amount of counter space.

The bathroom was very adequate with a great shower area and there was a large closet for everything we brought with us for our two month stay.

We were a bit disappointed because the stunning swimming pool was not heated and it was one of the amenities that we selected this location for. If you are visiting in December through April don't plan on swimming. It was a great place to lay in the sun and the evening sunsets and night time views of the city lights were awesome. The huge porch had great swings to nap or read in, there was a hot tub, and grills to use and lots of wonderful atmosphere.

Paul and Tristan were delightful hosts who bent over backwards to accommodate any requests. We would recommend this site and would definely return if the opportunity presents itself.

Sue and Don from Minnesota

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you stay. We're sorry you thought the pool was heated. The community pool is heated and we'd have been happy to give you access, though I know it doesn't have the view. Thank you! Since your stay with us we no have a heated pool and our guests can have that amenity for a daily fee. On behalf of the Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team, thank you for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Sky Harbor International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Light Rail, Mesa Station
Nearest Motorway
AZ 202
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Ski
176 Miles
Snow Bowl Flagstaff
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Saguaro Lake
Car: necessary

Perfect location. Private, quiet luxury close to great restaurants, shopping, sight-seeing and freeways.

Golf: The casita has a multitude of top golf courses within minutes. Las Sendas, Red Mountain, Long Bow, Painted Mountain are within 3 miles.


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Mesa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom design rich with details
  • Beautiful custom vanity with dual sinks in bath. Zebra wood cabinets and unique custom designed vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , TV, Canopy bed, fan, walk in closet, luxury
  • Bedroom has a Queen-sized canopy bed, plenty of drawer space and walk-in closet. Flat LCD HDTV viewable from bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Guests have full access to house pool and spa. Pool and porch have many seating areas for your comfort and privacy.

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