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Jim Humphrey

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Western Decorated Casita

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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This guest house is detached with a private entrance to a 2 bedroom, full kitchen, living room and dining room. Sleeps 4 (2 queens). Private deck off of one bedroom, with BBQ, Wi Fi , Direct TV and very comfortable. Expansive views of the Tonto National Forest and access right out the back of the property that backs up to the high Sonoran desert. Great hiking or biking to local petroglyphs, virgin cacti, and photography.

NEW - Recently added a hot tub

  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Jim Humphrey (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jim Humphrey

I am a retired custom home builder. We searched and searched for just the right location and there is none better for privacy and seclusion. We built the main house in 1994 and added the Casita approximately in 2004.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks so much for your hospitality during our stay at your guest casita. From the moment we drove in the driveway and saw it we were smitten and it felt like we were "home" when we walked in the door. The decor is charming and the outside living area is beautiful. We enjoyed watching (and feeding) the birds and our walks in the "forest". It has been more than perfect and we feel blessed to have experienced your beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for being such a gracious host during our stay.

God bless.
Oct 2014
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Western Decorated Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Vacation Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Casita for 10 glorious days. The views, amenities, and the owner were 1st rate. We could not have asked for a more perfect situation and will return someday.

Excellent and Recommend Highly!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Casita and Host

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the Casita for 5 days with a friend. The Casita is spacious and has all the amenities - from a fully stocked kitchen and washer/dryer to hot tub and gas grill in the private desert landscaped backyard. Enjoyed several wonderful hikes in the Tonto National Forest (accessible right from the back yard). One special hike took us to the location of a literal garden of petroglyphs - this is a must see for anyone who enjoys an interesting hike off the beaten path.

Our host at the Casita was as obliging as could be. Readily available when we had questions but otherwise respected our privacy. As a long-time local resident, he's a wealth of information about the area.

In short, you can't go wrong with this VRBO. I enjoyed a quick tour of the main residence and property - this is equally as lovely. The infinity pool associated with the main house looks very inviting. I'm hoping for a return visit (so much more to explore in the area) and can recommend this property and the host without reservation.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just outside of Toronto Ontario

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

Great spot, exactly as described by owner. Was perfect for our requirements.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gray, Maine, USA

Quiet but close to amenities -- great base for hiking vacation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for about a week in January and used it as a base for hiking day trips. There are quite a few regional parks and of course Tonto Nat'l Forest nearby, so it's a short distance to a wide assortment of trails. The casita is clean and attractive and the owner is very helpful. I loved the location, which is at the end of the road right by the national forest, but only a short drive to supermarkets. Cave Creek and Carefree are very attractive areas also only a short drive away. I hope to stay there again and would certainly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stafford, CT

A Man's Week

  • 5 of 5

I (the wife), found this beautiful casita for my husband & friend to stay at for a week. Now, my husband & I, have been married for 33 lonnnggg, wonderful years, and we both thought it would be a good time to travel. He & his friend, met up with our friend in Desert Hills. The guys, were nervous (well, my husband & I) whether this was the place. Needless to say, they loved it. My husband called and said, they couldn't believe the beauty on site and how CLEAN the Casita was. George's friend, loved the cleanliness of this place. He was called Felix by the end of the week.

I have to say, my experience, as the wife, dealing with Jim, the owner, is WAY over the top. We have rented homes throught the country, and this place is superior.

They had such a great stay that we (the family) are staying a few days, Christmas week and also reserved again, late June, after our youngest son, graduates.

If you are new at renting home on line or a "polished professional", you won't be disappointed. Just the beauty of the desert along, draws me, with that beautiful pool....

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Decorated Casita - This Guest House backs up to the Tonto National Forest. Private, Secluded and Quiet. Beautiful Saguaro cactus right out your door, Hiking to nearby Petroglyphs,

close to all the attractions in the Phoenix proper area

4 stall mare motel for your horses (some additional cost)

NEW - Just recently added a hot tub.


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New River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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