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Desert Dreaming–Stunning Luxury Home W/ Many Special Touches

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


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

Jen Humphreys
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017


Rio Verde Foothills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 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
  • 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
wine cooler, granite and travertine floors throughout, central vacuum, security system, RV space with full hookup


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Desert Dreaming–Stunning Luxury Home W/ Many Special Touches
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

Great House in a nice quiet area!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Carl and Jen for all of your attention to detail in booking, confirming and the warm welcome during our stay. The pictures don't do justice for this house. Everything was very clean and exactly as expected. We had one minor problem with one piece of pool equipment and Carl was quick to troubleshoot and help. Thanks Again

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Nov 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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Spacious comfortable VERY fun house - incredible patio and bar/game room - perfect for large group

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained - great host - loved the location and accessibility to hike and bike! Very well stocked kitchen /pool towels a plenty/ non stop action w pool and hot tub - it was cooler than expected so we cautiously heated the pool a few days when we stayed close to home! The water felt great after a dusty day on the trails!!! Thanksgiving dinner was awesome w such a perfect kitchen - can't say enough about the easy livability of the home!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Eight of us enjoyed this desert paradise for the perfect golf getaway! Definitely off the beaten track, but so worth it once you get there. Desert views for miles, a stunning view of the Four Peaks at sunrise, great outdoor space and a lovely, well equipped home. We all loved that we were so surrounded by nature. Carl met us and was very helpful and responsive; we didn't want for anything. Really enjoyed the hot tub and the game room. Great audio/visual system too. With 8 adults, we cooked in every night and the kitchen was very well equipped with a great Barbecue. Can't beat the golf, the weather the views and the location. Thank you and we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space for our family of eight. Nice amenities including a lovely outdoor space. We spent a lot of time in the pool, grilling and enjoying the view. There were lots of extras not in the listing: both drip and Keurig coffee machines, two pack and plays and two inflatable mattresses with linens for all, baby monitor, an extensive array of pots, pans and dishes, a pantry with spices and condiments.

The best part was I made all the arrangements for our family and I got all the credit for choosing this home! My family kept saying what a great choice I made! We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented off of VRBO over the last several years at different locations around the country and this was our favorite property yet! The owner Carl, sparred no expense and was so detailed in his craftsmanship when building this property. It was absolutely beautiful. The property itself is off the main beat and path (it would be a good idea to have a truck or SUV) which was nice to be in a secluded private setting that backs up to Tonto National Forest. Once you get there you will find yourself in a private resort like setting with stunning views in every direction. We didn't need to go anywhere else once we were there. The property kept us more than busy between the pool, hot tub, BBQ, game room, surround sound throughout the house and scenic views from the rooftop deck. We also did some exploring towards the mountains (bring water) with our kids checking out the local wildlife and prickly vegetation. Carl was very informative upon arrival and his whole family is very accommodating. One of the days we were there, the receiver to the surround sound cut out and Carl's son Chad was there first thing the next morning with a brand new blue tooth receiver to make sure our experience wasn't interrupted. The entire trip was better than we imagined and would absolutely go back to this house, Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fountain Hills 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
Taliesin West
"Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter hom..."
Pinnacle Peak Park
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Grand Canyon
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."
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


Rates & Availability

Rio Verde Foothills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jun - Aug 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
1Oct-18Nov 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov - Dec 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Xmas / New Years 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jan-Mar 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Year Round - Rates from $325/nt, $1960/wk, $6000/mo
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.
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