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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

King beds, sofa sleeper, unique, great views, available pick one of 4 Casitas

Experience the beauty and charm of the Southwest nestled into Boulder Ridge Mountain Range, 4 Sunset Mountain Casitas overlooking the lights of the Valley of the Sun. Relax above the hustle and bustle of city life, with all of its conveniences just minutes away. We are dedicated to making your stay memorable, comfortable and fun, insuring your Arizona vacation is one that you will repeat. Take a safe, short journey upward through the mountainous terrain into the natural setting. These 4 vacation homes are fully furnished and located near shopping centers, golf courses, and the quaint town of Cave Creek & Carefree. These homes built in the mid 70's are unique and offer tremendous views and awesome sunsets within the Metro area.The first house is The Ranchero (rust color, bottom) which has a Western decor. Sit around a fire or in the spa overlooking the city lights at any Casita. The middle house The Mirage, has a Island decor and The Margarita is the highest house and has a Spanish style and decor. Our newest is called The Parlor an 1890's western décor, this is a studio. Repeat customers are many, so I know you won't disappointed. Private trails too!

Sunset Mountain Casitas: These dwelling are nestled into a lush desert mountain environment and offers fantastic views of the valley below. ****Casita Ranchero**** Sleeps 4 or 6 with approximately 1200 sq. ft. of furnished living space. This two bedroom provides a king size bed in both bedrooms, a pull out couch in the livingroom. The Ranchero is now handicap accessible with new handicap bathroom. Both bedrooms have a private en suite (bath). An additional 1/2 is off the hallway.****Casita Mirage**** middle house, has a king size bed and a pull out double bed. One bathroom with a shower, plus a outside shower by the hot tub.***Casita Margarita**** has a king bed, and a pullout couch for an extra quest. One bath with shower. The great room with large bar has surrounding windows to view the beautiful mountains and lights. The Parlor is a wonderful, unique, western 1890's parlor with a king size bed. This is a studio unit. Additional features on all Casitas are BBQ Grills, firepit or Chimanaa and patio with panoramic views. Enjoy the decks with private, secluded spa overlooking the valley below! Private trails around and throughout our mountain for a little exercise. A full kitchen with every convenience. Enjoy a private setting ut convenient to freeways & activities! For more Information on availability and how to book, please email

Activities: Several public golf courses close by. Shopping at malls indoor and outdoor or the quaint town of Cave Creek just minutes away. Swimming in public pool during the summer about 15 minutes from Casita. Sking in the summer and boating at the several lakes is about 20 minutes. Winter sking in Flagstaff. Visit the wonderful towns of Prescott (1 1/4 hour), Jerome (2 hrs), Sedona (11/2 hrs), Flagstaff (2 hrs). Any of those a great day trip. Even the Grand Canyon, you are on the right side of Phoenix for all visits to great places in Arizona. Bring your hiking shoes for our own private trails entering from each casita and all through the mountain.

Area Info: Area: 3 minutes from the 101 Freeway & Hwy 51

5 minutes from I-17

10-20 minutes from The Mayo Clinics

15 minutes from TPC of Scottsdale

15 minutes from WestWorld in North Scottsdale

20 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport & the Arizona Cardinals football stadium

30 minutes from Downtown Phoenix - Diamondbacks & Suns Games

30 minutes from Glendale Arena - Phoenix Coyotes & Arizona Sting Games

40 minutes from ASU Sun Devil Stadium

50 minutes from Phoenix International Raceway (NASCAR)

90 minutes from Firebird International Raceway

90 minutes from Sedona, AZ

4 hours from the Grand Canyon National Park

Easy access to all the Valley's spectacular Golf Courses

Book a discounted tee time at golf courses throughout Metropolitan Phoenix

More Details

Fran Titze
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Fran Titze

Kent and I are from Nebraska and are Husker Fans. Kent is a Horticulturalist and I am a Realtor with Realty One Group. We own Horticultural Frontiers Landscape and Design in Phoenix. Kent has been in Phoenix since 1984 and I have since 2002. We knew each other in High School and reconnect at a class reunion and got married in 2003!

Fran Titze purchased this house in 2004

Why Fran Titze chose Arizona

We bought our properties one at a time starting in 2004, the view made the decision easy and as the other houses became available we purchased them. It is convenient with each house above the other. We also live on the mountain so we are just minutes away if our guest need us. Kent's mom and son and his family also are on the mountain, so we are very protective and proud of our little place in the world.

What makes this house unique

The Mirage we purchased first. We thought we could fix it up and sell or rent it but after doing so we fell in love with the house and the view and decided to do short term vacation rental. We loved the theme idea so as we acquired each one we decided to not only have the decor match the theme but even the permanent fixtures! Everyone loves the houses, views and the themes. One of the benefits for us is when friends and family come to visit they have a nice place to stay. Also a benefit is we have made pretty good friends with a few of the people who come to visit every year. We have one person who will be coming for their 5th aniversary at Sunset Mountain. I love all four houses and can't decide which I like best. We have now finished The Parlor located directly beneath the Ranchero for a Studio rental. It is called The Parlor, it's décor is in 1890's and western!! You won't be disappointed with it!


Phoenix House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Casita Parlor (The Studio) - toilet , shower , Full Bath no tub, shower
    Casita Mirage and Margarita - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , These are the one bedroom houses, The Mirage outdoor shower
    Casita Ranchero - toilet , shower , two & 1/2 bathrooms, one handicap, plus 1/2 bath
  • Each Casita has showers The Rancheo is our two bedroom each bedroom has a bathroom, one is a handicap bathroom, also has a 1//2 bath off the livingroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Casita Ranchero - 2 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is the two bedroom house
    Casita Margarita & Mirage - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen airbed also These are the one bedroom houses
    Casita Parlor - 1 king , This is a studio house
  • These are four separate houses renting individually Casita Margarita has King Bed and pull out couch. Casita Ranchero has two King beds (Comfortable Quality mattress) 1 queen airbed available. Pull out bed in 1 of the couches. Casita Mirage has one King pull out couch double bed and available queen airbed. Casita Parlor studio house with king bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
3 Casitas are on one level no stairs, one of the four has 4 or 5 stairs to enter only


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
Denver, CO

Was just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, plus two dogs, stayed in the Salon, the studio rental. It was comfortable, the outside porches and view were spectacular. The hot tub was delightful. The dogs were happy. We let them wander in and out. So relaxing after staying in hotels with the dogs.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Margarita was perfect for us. Loved the privacy, view and especially our own private sundown hot tub. The spacious deck was perfect for meals and the 100 Scrabble matches we played during our 2 month visit.

Thank you to Fran, Kent and Aaron our spa guy.

See you again in December 2016

Wendy & Pidge from Minnesota

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you guys! We couldn't ask for better guest. So glad you are coming back next season! Fran and Kent PS. I will tell Aaron Hi, from you too!
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Beautiful views of the mountains around you!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and I had 7 breath taking days at The Parlor. It was private, and perfect for the two of us! Hot tub over looking the mountains while you drink your coffee and get ready to explore Arizona. Jim and I were truly impressed with the decor and all the little touches the Parlor has! We will be back! Maybe by ourselves of maybe with company to enjoy the other larger homes you have for rent. Thank you so much for a beautiful, clean, friendly place to stay on vacation in Arizona! See you again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding Night stay- perfect cozy place.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our wedding night! This property was so surprisingly affordable even during the time surrounding the Superbowl when everything was over priced in the area. The home was so cute and perfect for us, the hot tub was a nice touch and just one step outside our private front door. The owner is extremely personable, caring and responds quickly.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelby! The Parlor Is a special place, and I hope you come again for your 1 year anniversary!! Fran
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This is THE place to stay in Phoenix.

  • 5 of 5

The views from the Margarita Casita are spectacular. Fran and Kent were very gracious hosts and provided everything we needed for a wonderful mini-vacation. On New Year's Eve, we watched fireworks all around within a 180 degree range. We spent most of our time on the spacious deck and in the hot tub. The drive up to the Casita is memorable - steep switchbacks which made for an exciting entrance and exit! Logan's Roadhouse (recommended by Fran) was great - good food, good service, good price. We toured Taliesin which was interesting. Went up to Cave Creek for touristy shopping. But the best part of our visit to Phoenix was this lovely rustic casita - relaxing but with modern amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend & I stayed at Ken & Fran's "Parlor" for 4 nights & enjoyed it immensely! It is the smaller of their units; however, for the 2 of us it was perfect! Fran was very accommodating, delivering an iron to the property for us on one occasion & answered several questions that we had.

The Parlor has everything you need & the décor was amazing! My girlfriend, Anje, especially liked the electric lanterns. The view from the hot tub is awesome & it is very private considering one of their other properties sit directly above The Parlor.

There were no "hidden" surprises upon our arrival. All was as told it would be. We would highly recommend visiting Sedona! Also, if looking for a horseback ride, we really enjoyed MacDonald Ranch. It was fairly close by, reasonable rates, & the people were friendly. Ask for wrangler Jack if ya can. He was very nice.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would definitely stay with Fran & Ken again if back in Phoenix!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you liked The Parlor and enjoyed your stay in Arizona.I will let people know about MacDonald Ranch too. Thank you for the positive review and we hope to have you again soon! Fran and Kent Titze
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Maricopa, Az
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located on the northern edge of Phoenix approximately 1/2 mile from 101 and Cave Creek Road. Close to several lakes, minutes from Mayo Clinic. The Casita sits back from any traffic and high above road noise and city sounds yet moments from escaping the urban life to Lake Pleasant and Saguaro Lake. We are located upon a Saguaro populated mountain with several desert wildlife. Fox, coyote, roadrunners, quail, javelina and several birds. A reasonable drive to Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

Golf: Golf in every direction. From expensive to very reasonable.


Rates & Availability

Phoenix House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee one bedroom $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

Prices vary by size of house and season, email for price. Starting at $150.00 a night up to $250.00 depending on size discounts for one week or longer stays. These rates are peak season. We have 3 seasonal rate 4/15 to 10/14 low season, 10/15 to 1/31 peak, 2/1 to 3/31 High Peak. Cleaning fees: Studio $75., 1 Bdr. $100. 2 Bdr. $150. Long term additional cleaning fee, Pet cleaning fee $50.00 each.

1/2 of rental amount down. Balance due 30 days out. Paid fees non refundable. Rental prices vary depending on what size house. Studio starts at $100, One bedroom at $150, and 2 bedroom at $200.00 a night. Discounts start at 1 week. Seasonal rates, these are off peak season rates. Mid Peak Dec. & Jan. High Peak Feb. & March. Email for quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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