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Spectacular Casita; Wildlife Viewing; Hiking/Biking, Option to Heat Pool/Spa

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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 deluxe king 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 larger 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!

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 private and exquisite location. This is the African safari adventure in Arizona you will not want to miss!

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Property Manager
Arizona Vacation Home Rentals LLC
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Casita; Wildlife Viewing; Hiking/Biking, Option to Heat Pool/Spa
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
Halifax, Canada

The site was very nice, good location,

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Very clean, great view, nice backyard and pool. Overall a great spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You were great guests and we really appreciate you treating our home so well. The Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team appreciates you for the kind review. Please consider staying with us again.
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Phoenix sunshine and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Great property, just as advertised. Beautiful, peaceful location with amazing views and sunsets across Phoenix. Good golfing locally, wonderful sunshine and thank you Paul and Tristan for your help during our stay. Look forward to returning as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Safari. You really took advantage of the exceptional fall weather with your golfing and other adventures. You were great guests and we hope to have you back at some point in the future. We appreciate the kind review. Our only regret is the herd of javelina did not stop by for a visit, we know you wanted to see them.
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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. I know you shared with us that you enjoyed the home as well as the area attractions. You are the kind of guests that really make the vacation home rental business worthwhile. You are great people. 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
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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 staying with us. Best of luck to you and your family. Also since you stay we have upgraded the amenities in many areas, as an example we added a dish washer and an ice making fridge.
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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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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Sky Harbor International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Ferry
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
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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 king , TV, deluxe king 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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