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Encounter the Beauty of the West! (ask about special offers for April-May)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 10, privacy and fabulous views

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If you either have flexible dates or are able to stay for a longer period of time, please e-mail us about specials we may have to offer you for available dates in Apr and May 2018.


We have designed this vacation home experience to be unforgettable for you. Being avid travelers ourselves, we know firsthand the central importance that a beautiful and unique home can play in making your vacation a resounding success.

This high-end desert retreat, situated on a one-acre lot in the quiet drama of the outdoors, provides access to the best Scottsdale has to offer. The three-tiered pavered back patio with view fence grants you unhindered views of majestic Four Peaks as it broods over the Superstition Mountains. You may very well observe wildlife from the patio, or witness the pitchy howls of roving coyotes (don't worry, you're all safe, including your pets)!

The home experiences very little traffic noise, yet it is close to Dynamite Rd. Beautiful mature landscaping, built-in BBQ, a fire pit for fun evenings, a shaded patio, and comfortable furniture means you can enjoy a meal in the beautiful outdoors, day or night. Like we said - unforgettable!

The private courtyard features a fountain and desert garden with furniture: perfect for sunbathing (with or without tan lines!), reading and relaxing.

GRAND PLAYER PIANO with a large range of discs, from classical to show tunes, jazz to the Beatles!

Full gourmet kitchen (650 square feet), office, spacious living room with bar, plush master quarters, and very relaxing bedrooms make for a delightful living experience. All mattresses are extremely comfortable. Hi-speed internet access, games, books, movie selection, HDTVs with Blue Ray means you'll enjoy your stay.

Rest assured that for this home, the reality is -better- than the pictures. We've received this comment a number of times from guests, though the photos were professionally done.

We are so proud of all there is to see and do in our part of Scottsdale! Make sure to zoom out on the map when you reach the "Location" portion of this listing to see some of the nearby attractions. The Tom's Thumb, Pemberton, Fraesfield or Pinnacle Peak hikes are all within ten minutes of the home and offer the best walking experiences that Scottsdale has to offer. There are golf courses nearby such as Troon North, as well as horseback riding (ask about free golf brochure).

Amazing Optional Amenity: Village Health Club Access (extra fee varies with length of stay and number of occupants). 17 minutes from the home (but nearby to other attractions and restaurants), gain access to Arizona's most exclusive fitness club: the Village at DC Ranch. This magnificent 81,000 square foot club provides all the fitness and sports amenities you desire, including two temperature controlled pools. The club also features a full-service day spa and hair salon, a separate wing for children which includes a junior basketball court, kid's club, nursery and outdoor play area, mountain biking featuring organized rides throughout the area, a member's business office and private meeting rooms, award-winning cafe and pro shop boutique. This club is one of the best things going in all of Scottsdale! We definitely recommend it, particularly if pool access is important.

So there you have it: create a get-away for you and your loved ones that is simply intense. If you have any questions about our home or the area, drop us a line or call us. Don't be a stranger - we're here to help! We're glad to serve you any way we can, and we hope that you choose our home for your stay in Scottsdale.

More Details

Adam or Lindsay Zingg
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Adam or Lindsay Zingg

We greatly enjoy the beauty of Arizona, and have many family members in the nearby town of Fountain Hills that also draws us to the area. We have found ourselves moving around quite a bit for work and further education during the last several years, yet have been able to spend a good bit of time in Scottsdale as well. We consider ourselves food and wine enthusiasts, excited to try cuisine from most any country. We also enjoy the outdoors, and manage to do a lot of camping in Arizona's mountains, or nearby California, Utah or Colorado.

Adam or Lindsay Zingg purchased this house in 2005

Why Adam or Lindsay Zingg chose Rio Verde Foothills

Our property is very unique in that it is extraordinarily peaceful, with its mountain views, and large expanses of open land, all within 15-25 minutes off all that North Scottsdale, Carefree, and CaveCreek have to offer. We are the original owners and fell in love with the luxury of the home, combined with its practicality and spaciousness.

What makes this house unique

While looking for our home in Arizona, were were primarily attracted to the peacefulness and quiet drama of the desert. We have enjoyeded many nights of grilling surf and turf, turning on our player piano, and sitting outdoors with a glass of wine under the bright stars. Our area of the desert is at a slightly higher elevation than the rest of the valley, and so we also loved that the temperatures can be up to 10 degrees cooler than most of Phoenix! In the summer, this means cooler nights, where you can still enjoy the outdoors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a group of six from Japan who were sent to Phoenix to film desert storms - "haboobs". What started for our crew as a ten day visit became almost a month as we waited.

We were very comfortable in Adam's home. He met us a couple times just to make sure we were okay. We had a lot of fun and played games, baked, read, hiked. We thought summer would be too hot, but it was not that bad actually.

We strongly recommend the place.
Jul 2016
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Rio Verde Foothills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Jack and Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , With master bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Office/Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room has closet, comfortable fold-out mattress sleeps 2.
  • HD / Blu Ray in Master. Beautiful views from Master. Office, great for working, relaxing, dreaming. AMAZING Migun massage bed in office. Pull out sofa in office. Additional queen blow-up bed available for set-up in second bedroom. Can (and have) accommodate as many as 12.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Ask about access to Arizona's most exclusive fitness club: the Village at DC Ranch available for an additional fee. This magnificent 81,000 square foot club provides all the fitness and sports amenities you desire, plus you'll find a full service day spa and hair salon, a separate wing for children which includes a junior basketball court, kid's club, nursery and outdoor play area, mountain biking featuring organized rides throughout area, a member's business office and private meeting rooms, award-winning cafe and pro shop boutique. This club is one of the best things going in Scottsdale! No smoking only inside house; we do have ashtrays in front and back.


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Encounter the Beauty of the West! (ask about special offers for April-May)
average rating of 4.967742 based on 36 reviews
winter park, FL

Desert retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for my family. Lots of room to visit, the outdoor area was fabulous. The house was equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Very impressed!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great spot at the edge of the city

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house, location and hospitality across our stay. We were there for 2 days of business meetings and 4 days of cycling, so I can say, whatever your needs, this space is great and Adam made it super easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ed - thank you so much for the review. It was wonderful having you as guests, and please reach out the next time you're in the Valley.
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Nice place in northern Scottsdael

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the home for two weeks and had a lovely time. The house, and the owners, are especially nice, and we would not hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brad, thank you so much for these kind words. You're a great guest to have, and we really hope that you visit us again.
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Spectacular place in a true desert community. Great hosts. We would definitely stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and the house itself was perfect for us. We felt totally at home.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bob and Sara - please come again. You were a treat to work with, and I'm glad you were able to make it to the Southwest. Enjoy Sedona!
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Excellent! So relaxing & peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Adam & Lindsay for a wonderful vacation in your beautiful home! Your home was so peaceful and the perfect setting for our family to gather over the Christmas holiday. We are so grateful for your hospitality and for accommodating us so nicely. Everything was perfect, from the size of the home, to the decor, the amazing outdoor setting/views, hiking trails, location...just everything! You made it so easy for our family to truly enjoy time together. Thanks again for helping us to spend the holidays together...was much needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, it was a real pleasure. Both you and your sister were great to deal with, and we love it when we know people have a great time at our place. Blessings, and a speedy return to the Valley!
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Very unique, in an entirely good way!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a very comfortable, relaxing and beautiful. The owners were super responsive and easy to work with. Don't know the next time we'll be in Scottsdale, but when we do we certainly will return here. The golf in the area was great.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Reatta Pass
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Pima/Princess Exit
Nearest Ski
155 Miles
Arizona SnowBowl
Car: necessary

We are located in the northeast corner of Scottsdale, which has plenty to see and do! This is a perfect address to experience the West in its astounding and natural glory. We live in a small neighborhood with homes that were built over the last ten years. The unencumbered views of the mountains to the East are unforgettable. We're about 1/3 of a mile south of Dynamite Road, so there is very little road noise. It is quiet and expansive. About four miles up are beautiful horse ranches. Our home is perfect for dining in the back patio, or hiking right out the gate in the back of our yard.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $95 + Tax
Cleaning&Damage Waiver $235 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 4.15%

Rates for access to The Village at DC Ranch range from $100 - $470 depending on number of guests and length of stay (one guest, one week, vs family, one month). Ask for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund