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Diamond of the Desert in beautiful Cave Creek!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,712 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 6)

You'll LOVE my house. Relax at the solar heated pool or in the courtyard near the fountain. There are mountain views all around. Enjoy the 56' TV in the great room. Have a Zen experience in the Jetted tub. Walk to town for a great breakfast and a little shopping. Hike at Spur Cross or Black Mountain. Go horseback riding at MTM Ranch and see how beautiful the Arizona desert is. Rancho Manana Golf Course is one of the best in the Phoenix area, (my opinion) and only minutes away as is The Boulders, Dove Valley and many more golf destinations. There are so many great places to dine and dance! Go try the Buffalo Chip on Friday night and see live bull riding and enjoy live music. Harold's is across the parking lot and is a great place to eat, drink and dance. Shopping in Cave Creek and Carefree is fun and unique. Scottsdale shopping and restaurants are nearby for more fun! There are great hiking opportunities nearby as well on Black Mountain and Spur Cross Conservation Area.

Keywords: Great location with all the bells and whistles! Comfy, tasteful, and ready for fun on Black Mountain. Gourmet kitchen, split bedrooms, courtyard with fountain, large patio with gas BBQ and stunning views. Tasteful and comfortable furnishings, wood floors and travertine bathrooms. Jacuzzi and walk-in shower in master.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About Christine

I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I love riding my horse and golfing every chance I get.

Christine purchased this house in 2005

Why Christine chose Cave Creek

I did not purchase my house with the intention of renting it. I moved to Cave Creek after wishing to for 14 years. I purchased this house while it was under construction and was able to upgrade it to the max, including custom cabinetry, wood floors, high end finishes, a courtyard and a fantastic solar heated pool. I put my stamp on it!

What makes this house unique

My house in Cave Creek is an awesome place to be. You can feel like you're far away but you're close enough! I LOVE spending time outside. The views are outstanding in all directions. It's a short walk or ride to town for fun, dining and shopping. It is great for hikers and bikers. Horseback riding is a short distance away. There are many golf courses within a short distance. The shopping in Cave Creek as well as Scottsdale is great. The interior is as lovely as the exterior. I have tried to think of everything for your comfort including great linens, quality beds and bedding, soft water, luxurious master bathroom, and quality comfortable furnishings. I take great pride in my property. I just know you'll love it! Please call or email me. I don't do online reservations.


Blue Ridge Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1712 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Snail shower, double vanities, separate W/C
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath with jetted tub, large walk-in shower, and double sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pop-up trundle.
  • King size beds (1) Top of the line Simmons Beautyrest!, Queen size Beds (1) Memory foam!, Twin or Single Beds (1) Pop-up daybed can be two singles or king when combined.
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • swimming
The location of my house is so great. It is close to everything Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale. It is minutes to golfing, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, dining, as well as special event venues such as West World for the Arabian Horse Show and the Barrett Jackson Auction, golf tournaments, baseball games, etc.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Diamond of the Desert in beautiful Cave Creek!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Well-appointed home in quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

Christine's home was perfect for a quiet, relaxed getaway. The entire home is well-appointed from the bedrooms to the kitchen to the bathrooms. It was almost too nice - if that's possible! Having our own pool was a huge plus and where we spent the majority of our time. The kitchen had plenty of space and supplies to cook our own meals but we were close enough to plenty of restaurants if we wanted to dine out. It was also a short drive to Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Booking was extremely easy, Christine was very easy to each via e-mail or phone for questions, and, after we returned home, our security deposit was promptly returned. We would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian! I very much enjoyed sharing my property with you. Please come back again!
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Very Pleased!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a quiet area of Cave Creek. If you love saguaro’s this is the place for you. Christine is very responsive and easy to work with. Home has all the amenities you might need and it is well maintained.

Very comfortable furnishings throughout with multiple outside seating areas. Big back yard with a nice pool, BBQ and several lounge chairs. A pleasant change from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, but still close by if that’s what you want. Plenty of hiking nearby. Do try the Wagon Wheel for breakfast, it’s within walking distance.

We enjoyed our stay so much, have already begun the booking process for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael. It was my pleasure hosting you this year and I do look forward to doing so in 2018!
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Danville, CA

Great home for our visit. Christine was always available for ant questions. We will return .

  • 5 of 5

Home well appointed . Owners very easy to work with

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for being perfect guests! You are welcome any time!!!
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Perfect Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this property for the past two years and have rebooked again for this year. We would agree that Christine is a wonderful hostess! And frankly, the other reviews are very accurate. This is a perfect location for us halfway between our extended family and town (15-20 minute walk). Neat and clean with all the amenities. Comfortable bedding, and living space. Nice views from kitchen and pool area. Private fenced in yard.

I would add that the Cave Creek/Carefree area is not anything like the Scottsdale/Phoenix valley. It is a very eclectic blend of cowboy, artsy and affluent pockets too. From watching bull riding, art and craft galleries, great bars, many dining options and a michelin rated restaurant, horseback riding, aggressive hiking, shooting range, and golfing, there is always something to do. We've been vacationing here for about 10 years. It also saves about an hour of driving from the valley if you want to go to Sedona or Flagstaff or Grand Canyon.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

WOW! What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Christine's place! The house is amazing - we felt so fortunate renting this vacation home! Christine was the ultimate hostess - everything we needed was right there. She made herself available when we had questions. The neighborhood was very green and lush - many nice trails for walking. There were humming birds everyday in the yard by the pool. The pool! So great! We spent lots of time swimming and hanging out in the pool area. The house was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Close to Cave Creek, Carefree, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and not far from Sedona. We spent lots of time sightseeing, shopping and eating out at the many wonderful restaurants. We did cook in one night for dinner--everything we needed for the kitchen, and grilling was right there! So wonderful! We would like to rent from her again when we go back to the Cave Creek area. We've been there 3 times now--and so far Christine's place was the BEST!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find! Beautifully appointed inside and out. Great location, beautiful views, very quite.

We loved our time here. Christine is amazing. If I knew my schedule I would book for next year now!

Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona Science Center
Arizona Diamondbacks
Downtown Phoenix
Heard Museum
Oregano's Pizza Bistro
"Great food and fun atmosphere!"
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buffalo Chip, Cartwright's, Harold's, Hideaway
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rancho Manana, Dove Valley, Boulders
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Carefree Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tonto Grill, Horney Toad, Cartwright's, Harold's,
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Blue Ridge Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee Weekly $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250
Refundable Damage Dep. $500
Property Damage Protection $59

I welcome monthly stays. Please contact me to review arrangements. I will work directly with you as to payments. I aim to please and to make your time at my lovely home as happy and pleasant as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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