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Desert Dreaming–Stunning Luxury Home W/ Many Special Touches

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

This beautiful 4,000 sq ft custom luxury home is located on 2+ acres in the Verde Foothills of Northeast Scottsdale, ½ mile from Tonto National Forest. The serene setting is breathtaking and perfect for incredible biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Enjoy a peaceful, private setting with incredible views and still maintain a close proximity to shopping and some of the best golfing Scottsdale has to offer.

Be inspired upon entering the spacious GREAT ROOM with natural stone fireplace and an impressive 14’ ceiling of western red cedar. Huge beams connect to the GOURMET KITCHEN, which boasts stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, a breakfast nook with views, and adjacent powder room.

Entertain in the FORMAL DINING ROOM opening onto 732 square foot enclosed entry courtyard with brilliant natural stone walls, wrought iron and rustic fired adobe pavers.

The LUXURY MASTER SUITE has a stone fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, natural stone shower and huge 190 square foot custom closet. Two additional bedrooms each with custom closet, bathroom and covered patio.

Bonus attached casita with private entry, kitchenette, bathroom and a covered patio provides additional space for guests or home office.

Automated 90 degree windows surrounding indoor-outdoor bar opens from the GAME ROOM onto 2,500 square foot of amazing outdoor living area. Complemented by negative edge heated custom pool & spa, fire features, built in gas BBQ, kiva fireplace and flagstone paving throughout allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather year-round. Rooftop tiled deck offers dramatic 360 degree views.

Granite and travertine floors throughout, central vacuum, sound system, security system, large 3 car garage, RV space with full hookup, fully landscaped. Please note that this home is located just off of paved roads, 1.5 mile on an unpaved road.

Long-Term leases (those exceeding 3 months) are also available. Please inquire.

More Details

Owner
Jen Humphreys
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Amenities

Rio Verde Foothills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Rumpus Room
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Also a double inflatable mattress
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
wine cooler, granite and travertine floors throughout, central vacuum, security system, RV space with full hookup

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Wonderful desert getaway with phenominal 180 views

  • 5 of 5

It's a great secluded getaway while we saw a few vehicles it was extremely private and just what we imagined it would be - a fabulous desert luxury home at the foot of Tonto National Forest. The house has everything you could imagine - an expert chefs kitchen delight with all the fixings, a master closet that is a woman's dream and fireplace in all the right places - master bedroom, poolside and in the living room. While we were able to see the sunsets from the roof top, the main attraction is the most beautiful sunrises that we were able to watch every morning with our coffee with 180 degree views of the mountains. If you are an early bird, this place is a MUST to enjoy the peaceful morning setting. We took lots of long walks in and around the Tonto National Park which made it really hard to venture out much more than that. Carl, Chad and Jen were amazing hosts and were quick to respond to any of our needs and provided a full detailed walkthrough of their amazing house upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Tanja. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay at our property and made the most of your early mornings. It was lovely to have you and we hope you keep us in mind for your next trip to the Scottsdale area. Keep in touch, Jen
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Awesome desert home

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely amazing place to stay. We had a fabulous time! We had 4 couples in our group and we always felt we had plenty of room. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful. The view from the house is awesome. The house is secluded with plenty of privacy. A lot of amenities throughout. The heated pool, hot tub, and outdoor areas for cooking were very nice. Strong Internet. Very nice audio and television system. The game room and bar area were really a nice extra feature. Very clean throughout. No unexpected surprises. Everything was as described. The owners were very accommodating and helpful. All four couples agreed, this is a house we want to go back to. I’d highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fabulous vacation home

  • 4 of 5

This home is a fabulous place for a family vacation/getaway. Each bedroom is private with its own bathroom. Everything is modern and works well. There is a central large family room open to the chef's kitchen, with all the amenities. There is a small pool, hot tub and fabulous outdoor BBQ as well as a games room. All our needs were met. The home is spacious and airy.

The propane used for heating can be extremely pricey so be careful heating up the pool, and check the contract you agree to for amount of fuel included (we had an infant so wanted warmer water, and in February we needed to heat the home every day).

The home is about 15 minutes drive to a grocery store, part of the road is unpaved. We were a family, so ate in most evenings, but Scottsdale restaurants are 20+ minutes drive away. The sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed from a rooftop patio.

The owners were great and very helpful .

We did local hiking at McDowell mountain and visited the Frank Lloyd Wright centre.

Fabulous place for a family getaway, although a little rural, and you need cars to get around.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home. Well equiped with everything for a great get away.

  • 5 of 5

This Home really met our families needs for a great week vacation. There was plenty of room for 4 adults and 5 young children. The pool and game room were perfect. The house is off the beaten path but if you stock up on your groceries day one you won’t want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great home with even better views. The owner was ever-helpful. Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

Hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Tough to get to but worth the trip! Tranquil, relaxing upscale home! Close to whatever you want to do!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Fountain Park
Fort McDowell Casino
Westworld of Scottsdale
Heard Museum
Rawhide Steakhouse & Saloon
Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
San Tan Flat
Goldfield Ghost Town
Old Town Scottsdale
Alltel Ice Den
Desert Botanical Gardens
Casino Arizona
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
McDowell Mountain Park is a great spot for mountain biking.
Saguaro Lake
Salt River Tubing
Arizona State University
Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter hom...
Pinnacle Peak Park
Sedona
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Grand Canyon
Jerome
Superstition mountains
Search for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
The Cactus League Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
Scottsdale Stadium
The Cactus League home of the 2010 & 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.
The Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Phoenix Municipal Stadium is the home of Arizona State University Sun Devil baseball and the...
Cholla Trail
Biosphere 2
Grand Canyon South Rim Visitor Center
O.K. Corral
Tempe Beach Park
Oak Creek Brewery & Grill
Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Turf Paradise Race Course
Outlets at Anthem
In-N-Out Burger
Needle Rock
Bartlett Lake Marina
Petrified Forest National Park
Lake Powell
Tortilla Flat
Cave Creek Museum
Wells Fargo History Museum
Casa Grande Valley Historical Society
Canyon Creek Ranch
Ponderosa Stables Inc
Fort McDowell Adventures
Buffalo Chip Saloon
Tempe Diablo Stadium
Tempe Diablo Stadium is the Cactus League home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Verde Canyon Railroad
Grand Canyon Railway
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Rare Earth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Trilogy at Verde River
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Maricopa, AZ Amtrak (MRC)
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
101 Loop
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Rosati's Pizza
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff, AZ
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Rocky Point, Mexico
Car: necessary

1hr NE of Phoenix airport 0.5 mile from Tonto National Forest

Other Activities: Horseshoes, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing

Golf: Close to some of the best golfing in Scottsdale. We are less than 10 miles from Troon North Golf Club and approx 20 miles from Kierland Golf Club

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates may vary for short stays
$20 pp/night charge applies to each guest over 8max

Additional fees:
$300 cleaning fee
$500 refundable security deposit

Credit Card payment accepted but incurs additional handling fee.

50% Deposit to reserve dates. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival, 60 day cancellation policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.