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PERFECT PRIVATE HOME, Super Views, Pool/Spa, PRIVACY, 2 wks in Feb. available.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely 2 Bd, 2 Bt, not stark. Exceptional privacy and views! Perfect retreat.

My home is conveniently located in Carefree, AZ, surrounded by 20 acres of land preserve. Totally private! This is a private house, not a villa or condo. Easy walking to shopping, dining and entertainment in the village of Carefree. Just minuets from historic downtown Cave Creek and not far from the Boulders Resort. Carefree is located due north of Scottsdale.

My home is bright and airy and in great condition. It is comfortable and "user friendly", the privacy amazing. Outdoor living at its very best, cannot be more comfortable and private. My home is very easy to maintain. Neighbors call it the HAPPY HOUSE. Viewed from our private back patio are, javalina, quail, coyote, bobcats, desert fox, road runners, jack rabbits and mule deer are seen regularly at our natural watering hole or frolicking in Galloway wash. A mountain lion has been seen as well. (Wish there was a photograph). There is a 360 degrees of Mountain views and the very best Arizona sunsets. The home is located in the heart of Carefree, but one feels like they are way out in the desert because of being surrounded by 20 acres of land trust.

The house is situated on 2+ acres with a privacy wall that surrounds the pool and outdoor living area that can be enjoyed day or night. I am very proud of my home and keep it clean, organized and personal.

There is a Living room / dining area / TV room and workable, well equipped kitchen. Master bedroom has king sized bed, master bath, walk in closet and a private bedroom patio. The mattress is foam.

A comfortable King bed in the guest room can be separated into twin beds.

Enjoy romantic, starry Arizona nights from the pool, patio or around the outside bee hive fireplace. Great outside dining area. Well landscaped, most enjoyable. Wonderful for entertaining. Wonderful for relaxing. Wonderful for private sunbathing.

Enjoy horseback riding, spring baseball training, golf, hiking, all are within close proximity . We are located in the north end of the Valley of the Sun, anything that Phoenix or Scottsdale has to offer is no further than an hour away or less. Sedona Az. is a good hour north. Tonto National Forest, Bartlett Lake 15-30 minutes east. A great location for city access and real desert living and exploring. Great hikes to indian ruins and parks (Spur Cross, Tonto National Park, Browns Ranch). All very close. Within walking distance is the post office, grocery store, farmers market, very fine dining, cowboy dining, wine bars, shops and local live music.

Just a Gem! You won't go wrong! And we will make every effort to make sure you are happy.

More Details

Owner
Susan L. M. Smith
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, We will work out any language barrier .
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Susan L. M. Smith

I am a outdoor type person. Love animals, love to garden, love great food, love to have fun. You will recognize all these passions at my lovely home! My home in Carefree is very special to me. I take the best care of it that I can. I want your vacation to be personal. I want you to feel free to contact me for your needs and for anything that makes you as content as possible. Teri, my friend and manager, is wonderful and helpful. We aim to please you and to make this a fun, relaxing great experience for you. And it is clean. We are very serious about the beds and linens. Have fun!

Susan L. M. Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Susan L. M. Smith chose Carefree

This home has been purchased in Carefree as our retirement home. It is perfect. Perfect location, perfect layout, perfect views. The house is a perfect size for a couple or two. While in the home you feel like it is really big, but it is not. You can easily manage it without feeling over whelmed. It truly is perfect. I am not ready to retire and are letting others enjoy it till our time comes. This is a home not just a rental! Please take care of my home!

What makes this house unique

Privacy! Privacy! Privacy! Views! Views! Views! Plus amazing wild life. Superior Resort Living within the privacy of a home. Check out our awesome reviews. Outdoor living at its very best.

We are centrally located for easy access to major roads that connect you to the beautiful parks and attractions of Arizona. Far enough away from the highways to be in a rural community, yet close enough to go to other wonderful Arizona places with ease. Being north of Scottsdale puts you in a more rural community without the hustle and bustle of the city, yet with a simple drive the city is accessible. The access to hiking and outdoor activities is right there without traffic. Our Carefree/Cave Creek location is in town, which, means most everything is in walking distance. You may walk to dinner, wine bars and walk home. You can walk to the grocery store or post office. But when you are at the home you would think that town is a zillion miles away and that is because we are sounded by 20 acres of Land Trust. Your going to love it, just like I do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Colorful, casual and comfortable!! If you are a fan of the Carefree/Cave Creek/North Scottsdale area you could do no better than to spend a week or so at Painted Carefree. It's a totally unique private home with great outdoor living space to catch the desert sun and to enjoy warm, relaxing evenings; Susan's personal touch will make you feel so right at home you won't want to go home. We met there to attend a conference, conduct our brief annual meeting, attend some Spring Training games. Perfect
Mar 2012
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Amenities

Carefree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Contact me if you want to leave later than check out or arriver earlier to check in. We can adjust in most cases, unless we are back to back.
  • While trying heat the pool or the spa, please, if you find it confusing, call Teri. She will come and show you exactly how to work the system.
  • Our rules are simple. Be respectful of Painted Carefree and have the best time ever
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , We have double sinks and a lot of light. Hair dryer too!
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice complete bathroom. Has a hair dryer!
  • Full master bath with jetted tub, walk in shower, double sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Master Bedroom is comfortable and inviting.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be turned into a king, has nice bathroom and is private.
  • In the master bedroom we have a king size bed. In the guest room there is either twins or the twins made into a comfortable king. Both rooms have a private bath and are well separated form each other for privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
My rental is a home. It is not a stark rental by all means. It is full of personality and warmth. Outdoor living at its finest. The house is well maintained and clean. I take extreme pride in my home. It pleases me to please you and hear all the fine comments that my renters have shared with me. I plan to live here someday, so looking after the house and caring for its surroundings is extremely important to me. We will cater to your needs and will provide to the best of our ability. If you need the home stocked with some of your favorite things we can make that happen. Just please ask us. You really cannot go wrong in staying here. The home is comfortable and easy to maintain. Thanks for considering 'Painted Carefree'

Reviews

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PERFECT PRIVATE HOME, Super Views, Pool/Spa, PRIVACY, 2 wks in Feb. available.
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Midland, Texas
5

Care free in Carefree!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we were looking for, and more! The pictures don't do it justice. The home was a perfect getaway for my wife and I, and we enjoyed 5 nights in this appropriately named town. Both the owner and the host were very pleasant and easy to work with. Thank you so much, Susan and Teri, for allowing us the opportunity to stay in Painted Carefree.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you. I love the reviews and Teri and I were more than happy that you were happy. Till you visit us again! Cheers!
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New Hampshire
5

October in Carefree

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at “Painted” for 12 days, and all I can say is; terrific house in a terrific location. The house itself is very comfortable and quiet, and the outdoor living space is, yup, you guessed it terrific.

Geographically the house is very close to both downtown Carefree and Cave Creek, so restaurants, stores, Starbucks, nightlife, whatever you need is extremely close by, literally minutes away. Remarkably for it’s very near proximity to both towns, it is also extremely quiet and peaceful. Basically, the best of both worlds, convenient to everything without feeling (or sounding) like it.

Very pleasant daytime views of the surrounding mountains from the patio, and equally nice for sitting under the stars at night.

I really can’t say enough good things, so I will just summarize with this; we have rented numerous houses in both the Scottsdale and Tucson areas, and after one brief stay, Painted has become our favorite and we look forward to returning in the near future

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a super review. This makes both Teri and me most happy. All I can say is Thank you and we will be so happy to see you again!
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Pocklington. East Yorkshire. UK
5

Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Here we are on our last day at Painted Carefree. Just had a swim, and now sat on the patio watching the world and animals go by.

Susan & Teri are as always a pleasure to deal with, nothing is too much trouble.

This is our second time here, and it has been another wonderful holiday, we took lots of photos & video of hummingbirds, coyotes and javelinas, and of course the ever present desert quail.

Last year we were here in June and the heat was a bit excessive, up to 120 F. This time of a more bearable 95 F.

We used the outdoor patio & pool area everyday, and used the BBQ at least 5 times. I never realised I could cook steak so well.

We have already booked again for next year at this time, and are really looking forward to coming back.

Thank you Susan for letting us enjoy your amazing home for our holidays.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kevan. I am so happy you are happy staying at my home. Always welcome! Till next October. Cheers
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5

Most relaxing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Painted Carefree for a week and the week was perfect. Susan, the owner and Teri, the manager could not have been nicer or more helpful. The house is everything it is advertised to be and more. There were 4 of us and we relaxed for 7 days, floating in the pool, watching the wildlife, fixing meals in the kitchen with everything we needed and walking through the wash behind the house. We are planning to return in the spring. It's the closest thing to heaven that we have found in AZ.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You all were the perfect guest. Teri wants you back, I want you back and it is perfect when everyone is on the same page. Good health to your friends and see you all in spring.
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Englewood, CO
5

Beautiful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Susan for a wonderful few days! The house is very private and quiet. The desert setting was absolutely beautiful with gorgeous views. I highly recommend this property. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to your next visit. Take care and thank you for your review and staying a my great home.
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5

Fantastic home and location

  • 5 of 5

We expected a great place when we booked our stay, but this home was even better than expected. The photos don't do it justice. The interior is decorated in a personal and eclectic way, while remaining very tidy. There are plenty of books to peruse on your down time. The interior is great, but the outdoor space is even better. Our family, including our two year old, used the pool for hours everyday. The spa was great for post workout soaks. The grill area is really nice and we ended up grilling more than we thought we would. The surrounding area is gorgeous and quiet. When we did eat out, we had plenty of excellent close options. Susan and Teri were very kind and generous with their time and made everything easy. We plan on returning soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful folks you are!! Thanks for the really lovely review. You know my door is always open!! Take care
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Map

Tonto National Forest
"Wonderful place. Indian ruins everywhere. Drive east on Cave Creek Hwy. and go toward Seve..."
Tonto Bar & Grill
"Wonderful food, consistent food and uses local ingredients. Local meaning cactus blossoms, ..."
Buffalo Chip Saloon
"Bull riding on Wednesdays and Fridays. Very fun place. Must visit at least once, food is O..."
Golf at the Boulders
Binkley's Restaurant
"A very fine eating establishment. If you know food and wine, this is a great experience for..."
El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe
"Our local Mexican restaurant. It is fun and well worth a stop. "
AJ's Fine Foods - North Scottsdale Rd
Harold's Cave Creek Corral
"Live music, cowboy food, local yokels and great watering hole. Very eclectic crowd. Never k..."
The Spotted Donkey Cantina
Cafe Bink LLC
"A real bistro right in the heart of Carefree. Very nice place for lunch and or dinner. Wal..."
Brown's Ranch Trailhead
Black Mountain Cave Creek
The Boulders Golf Club
Big Earl's Greasy Eats
"Locals eating breakfast and lunch. "
Town Center of Carefree
Horny Toad
"Great Fried Chicken and fun for the kids. Been in town since the 70s. Food is consistent a..."
Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
"Real nice place to have cocktails and dinner."
Rancho Manana Golf Course
Heard Museum North Scottsdale -- CLOSED
"All about our local native Americans. Interesting and important."
Oak's Diner & Flapjacks
"Breakfast with the locals!"
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation
"Great place to walk and bike and ride a horse. Check Out MTM Ranch for horse back riding. "
The Good Egg
"Very good breakfast."
Carefree Bistro
"Walking distance from the house and excellent food"
Sundial Cafe
"Walking distance from the house and a very nice breakfast!"
MTM Ranch Horseback rides of Scottsdale AZ
"Absolutely the best place to ride a horse in our area, if not Arizona. She can customize ri..."
Brix Wine & Bistro
"Walking distance to a fine wine bar. "
Indigo Crow
"Very nice dinner establishment. Good food, good drinks!"
Oregano's Pizza Bistro
"Food OK, very kid friendly."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
There are bars and wine bars within steps!
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Flagstaff
Car: recommended

The Cave Creek, Carefree area is a eclectic western area that has fine dinning and funky western bars. Lots of hiking, biking and horse back riding trails. Golf is within minutes. Fishing, boating, a short beautiful drive away. Shopping around the conner. Art festivals on most weekends. Easy day trips to Arizona's best locations. Thirty minutes to spring training or Barrett car auction. Near perfect sunny weather all year long. Cave Creek was established in the early 1860's. It is part of the Military trail and has been home to Native Americans for centuries. Gold was discovered and people came to prosper. Then ranching and now an eclectic mix of everything. Movie stars on the hills, cowboys at the bars.

For you that have not been to Arizona here is a bit of information. If you are just traveling here to get out of the cold winter, of course, winter months are it! But if you are traveling to visit Arizona and see all the sights, mid September, October, mid April through May are the best. Kids are in school so not so many people at the parks, temperature is cool enough not to be uncomfortable hot, the "tourist" have basically gone home, no extra heating of the pool, the most fabulous warm nights and little to no rain. My home is very centrally located, far enough from the freeways to be out of the city and close enough to travel to various regions of the state. It is a perfect base for sight seeing. Hope to see you!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $0

Please fill free to book "Painted Carefree" by credit card. Credit card companies do charge a fee. A 3% credit card convenience fee will be taken from your security deposit at the end of your stay. You may pay by e-check to avoid a convenience charge.
Pet fees are based on breed of animal.
You are given a $30.00 allotment for gas usage for heating your pool or spa. ($80.00 for month stays). Any excess fee will be determined by our gas meter. Normally if pool covers are used and heating pool/spa when weather is permitting, a overage does not happen.
It is best to contact me and to work out any questions personally. paintedcarefree@gmail.com
We are ready and willing to work with you. Thank you so much for your interest.

Please do not use my Arizona address for mailing. There is no mail delivery in Carefree Arizona.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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