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Welcome To Casita Sunrise: Gateway to the Sonoran Desert

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Choose Casita Sunrise For Its Mountain Views And Excellent Location.

Set just a few miles north of Phoenix close to Cave Creek and Carefree, Casita Sunrise is conveniently located near emerald-green golf courses, scenic hiking trails, fine dining, local bars, plenty of southwestern cultural festivities, and is just minutes away from all the special events and venues of Phoenix.

With the 1000 sq. foot loft, you are afforded multiple views of what the desert has to offer. While you greet the sunrise out your front door, there is a good chance that along with seeing quail, cactus wren, doves and horses, you will also view a free hot air balloon air-show (many of the hot air balloon companies launch near our location). Looking north, your eye scans the many mountains surrounding the area. An occasional dusting of snow may cover the distant peaks. Don’t worry though; the midday desert warmth melts away any reminders of where you may be vacationing “from”.

The casita layout is open and inviting. Three large windows capture the desert and its surrounding foliage while also allowing for warm breezes to circulate throughout.

The kitchen amenities include a dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator, plenty of cabinet space and a granite breakfast ledge. A four chair table is just off the kitchen area.

The living room includes a flat screen tv, stereo, dvd player, sofa and two reading chairs. Need to setup your laptop or computer? Two professional-sized desks with chair is adjacent to main living space. Free wi-fi included.

The bedroom includes a king size bed, ample closet space, ceiling fan, multi-purpose desk and adjoining bathroom.

The bathroom consists of a full size stone-tile shower and linen closet.

Outside, enjoy sitting under a beautiful mesquite tree and watching the local desert dwellers scamper around the yard.

For your convenience, the casita owners are on the premises daily to help with travel ideas, local knowledge and other questions.

Basic specs:

--1000 sq. Ft, 1 br (king bed), 1bath, kitchen, dining, lr, office space/desk, tv, dvd, stereo, ac/heat, ceiling fans

--furnished kitchen (oven, microwave, double sink/disposal, large rf, coffee maker, dishwasher, lots of counter space and cabinets)

--private drive

--rv/boat/trailer parking

--elevated views/stairs

--outdoor seating/lounging

--within 10 minutes to dining, grocery, shopping, golf, hiking, home depot, pharmacy

--within 15 minutes to Cave Creek/Carefree, north Phoenix

--within 30 minutes to central Phoenix, Anthem, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

--within 40 minutes to Lake Pleasant, Bartlett Lake, Sun City

--within 90 minutes to Sedona, Prescott, Jerome, Cottonwood

More Details

Russell and Cynthia Eral
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2017

About Russell and Cynthia Eral

Cynthia and Russ have lived in and around Phoenix for over 20 years. Originally from Minnesota, they quickly grew to love the unique settings and experiences found only in the desert Southwest. Their hope is to help recreate some of those same memories for travelers wanting to stay a few days or snowbirds looking to stay a few weeks.

Russell and Cynthia Eral purchased this condo in 2010

Why Russell and Cynthia Eral chose New River

Location, Location, Location: Our property is unique in that you definitely know you are not in the city. With lots of wildlife and a peaceful setting, you are truly experiencing the desert.

But, with a quick drive south, you can also take part in the many activities provided by the Valley of the Sun. Head north and in a little over an hour, you can explore Sedona, Prescott and Jerome. We are also minutes from the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree.

What makes this condo unique

Hiking, golf, horseback riding, biking, balloon rides, shopping, fine dining, local bars and more.


Desert Hills Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stone tile shower. Connected to bathroom. Closet space. Laundry unit next to bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed. Closet. Multipurpose desk. Ceiling fan. Connected to bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check in: 3pm; Check out: 11am

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Welcome To Casita Sunrise: Gateway to the Sonoran Desert
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Perfect location and great get away

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to spend 3 months at this property and it was wonderful. The owners, Russ and Cynthia, were amazing and we hope to be able to stay again on our next get away. It's in the center of all the things we wanted to be around and the 360 degree views were impressive.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We love the Cave Creek area. This location is fabulous and Russ & Cynthia are such wonderful hosts. They are available for any needs yet provide all the privacy you can desire. We were so comfortable here and certainly recommend their casita to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful and very quiet. Each morning we enjoyed watching the quails, and bunnies eating the grass. This property was all they advertised and more. We will rent from Casita Sunrise again. Loved it very charming!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, quiet, clean and airy interior.

  • 4 of 5

Yes, the property description was accurate to what we experienced. Convenient lay-out and clean. Owner, Russ, was very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this location to a friend who likes to be a little away from tourist hustle ( like us).

Enjoyed meals at near-by ' Heart and Soul' and 'Road Runner'.

Hiked Canyon Creek regional park and western town, too.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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the views were gorgeous the place was just dynamit

  • 5 of 5

we loved our stay we would be more than glad to come back again and stay again at the same place.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning surroundings, all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Casita Sunrise right off the Carefree Highway! Beautiful sophisticated accomodations. Comfortably furnished (excellent bed, awesome huge bath towels!!!). Well appointed kitchen and plenty of choices for groceries nearby allowed me to prepare meals at "home". Wifi and satellite tv kept us on the grid. The rural setting was quiet, peaceful and dark! Amazing stars at night! The surrounding landscape is beautiful and accessible. So much to see and do outdoors. Great photo ops everywhere! Our favorite viewpoint was above the Desert Hills Library! Cave Creek and Lake Pleasant Regional Parks are close by and are amazing. Close to all freeways so if you absolutely have to go into Phoenix, it's easy and quick to get back to the Casita. We loved it! Thanks Russ and Cynthia

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Peaks and Valleys (3 minutes)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dove Valley (10 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-17 (10 minutes)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Encanto Dos - Mexican (3 minutes)
Car: necessary

Near Cave Creek and Carefree. Follow link for more information:


Rates & Availability

Desert Hills Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning (each time) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.27%

Cancellation (13 day stay or less):
Over 60 days -- full refund
45-60 days -- 80% refund
30-44 days -- 50% refund
29 days and Under -- no refund
Cancellation (14 day stay or more):
Over 90 days -- Full refund
45-89 days -- 50% refund
Under 44 days -- no refund
Renters are responsible for all damage in & around Casita. Additional charges for pets (please contact owner).
Check in: 3pm; Check out: 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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