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Verrado Home; large private backyard with mountain views and access to golf

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage (sleeps 6 – 8), Buckeye, AZ

Welcome to our 2,400 sf Spanish colonial-style retreat – located in the beautiful community of Verrado.

Our new vacation home is nestled in a quiet, park-like setting with expansive views of the White Tank Mountains.

The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. It is a desert oasis for the nature lover that provides the perfect spot for watching the sunrise and sunset, while listening to the birds and calming sounds of the Cosanti bells.

There are all new furnishings as of August 2012 and the floor plan is very open with lots of windows so you can enjoy all the natural beauty the desert has to offer. It backs onto a natural wash with heavily planted area (saguaros, palo verde and acacia trees) to provide for a very private stay.

Our home features a large master bedroom with king bed, private master bath, and large walk-in closet. There are three guest bedrooms located on the opposite side of the home to assure your privacy: 1 queen bed, 1 double/twin bunk bed with desk, 1 queen futon. The guest bathroom has a double sink and features a separate toilet/shower room.

The great room, kitchen, and dining area are conveniently located in the middle of the home. The upgraded kitchen includes a large island, wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances (electric stove/cooktop, built-in microwave, fridge with water/ice dispenser). It is fully stocked for all of your dining and entertaining needs. The dining area features a large farm-house style dining table that seats eight. The kitchen island includes three counter stools to provide additional seating.

The great room has a 65” HD Plasma (running DirectTV digital cable), a BluRay disc player and features an excellent home theater surround sound system. We also have Apple TV and Internet TV. There is a reclining sofa, recliner chair, reclining love seat, coffee table and two end tables.

Our front den functions as a home office, reading room, or game room. It has an office desk and chair, two reading chairs, wireless printer/fax, 46' HDTV, AppleTV and Wii.

Our home includes a wireless music distribution system (SONOS) that plays music in the great room, den, kitchen and outside patio. The music can played and controlled through a mobile phone or tablet as well as other sources. For your convenience, we provide a tablet at the house with the app already loaded on it for you to use.

Wifi internet access is also available and ceiling fans are located throughout the inside and outside of the house.

The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. It is beautifully landscaped and has two tables, 10 chairs and 2 chaise lounges. There is a Weber gas BBQ grill, water fountain, fire pit, chiminea, outdoor heater, and landscape lighting. Perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply enjoying sunrise and sunset over the mountains. Ceiling fans keep you cool all day long.

We have many books (take one, leave one), board games, basketball, wiffle ball, and skateboards. Also provided is a notebook of things to do in the community.

The Verrado community offers walkable, tree-lined streets, abundant neighborhood parks, beautiful community gathering spaces – including Main Street and the Verrado Golf Club (formerly Raven Golf Club which was ranked by Golf Digest as the #1 course in Phoenix in May 2008) – it’s sure to provide the perfect destination for your next holiday! In fact, Verrado was named one of the top places in the Valley to call home (Phoenix Magazine - August 2013).

More Details

Traci Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Traci Smith

We have vacationed in Arizona for years. It started when we were kids on yearly vacations during the Summer, but now we try to escape at least two to three times a year to visit family who live in the area.

Traci Smith purchased this house in 2012

Why Traci Smith chose Buckeye

When we moved away from our home state after college, we always dreamed of having a home close to family. And, knowing that someday we would retire to Arizona, Verrado provides the perfect escape!! It very much reminds us of the Wisconsin community my husband and I grew up in. We love the walkable, tree-lined streets, diverse landscaping, numerous walking/biking trails, and community gathering places. The downtown area is within walking distance and provides access to everything you could need. The home is also conveniently located to give you quick access to more abundant recreational and cultural activities in and around the Phoenix area.

What makes this house unique

Our home is nestled in a quiet, park-like setting. The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. It is a desert oasis for the nature lover that provides the perfect spot for watching the sunrise and sunset, while listening to the birds and calming sounds of the Cosanti bells. For cooler nights, it also offers both a patio heater and chiminea. There are all new furnishings as of August 2012 and the home provides everything that the vacationeer could need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed staying at your home - it is a wonderful vacation home! We truly enjoyed watching the birds in your backyard and the warm evenings. We love the kitchen and the furniture is very comfortable. People are so friendly here and there is so much to do. Verrado is an amazing and beautiful community. Thanks for sharing your home with us. We will certainly recommend it to our friends.
Nov 2012
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Verrado Main Street District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink with separate toilet/shower room.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Separate toilet room and large walk-in closet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Den - Sleep additional guests w/queen and child inflatable beds.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin top, full bottom.
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon opens to a queen bed.
  • King size bed Master Bedroom, Queen size bed Guest Bedroom #1, Queen size futon Guest Bedroom #3, Bunk Bed Guest Bedroom #2 (twin top and full bottom); for additional sleeping, there is also a Queen size inflatable guest bed and child size inflatable guest bed that can be placed in Den
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Verrado Home; large private backyard with mountain views and access to golf
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property, this time for an entire month. This house has a lot going for it including amazing short range views of the White Tank Mountains and distant mountain and nighttime city views to the east, not to mention the sunrises. The house itself is fairly new, very clean, and well maintained and appointed. The kitchen is well equipped. The yard is beautifully landscaped and the plants have matured since the pictures were taken. If you are a nature lover, you'll enjoy watching the Gambel's quail that come and go, along with rabbits and dove. The neighborhood is upscale and very quiet and safe.

The town of Verrado is unique. It is a master planned community that was started about 12 years ago. It is beautifully laid out and has more trees than just about anywhere in Arizona. There are lots of parks and greenbelts, a great golf course, three community pools, a workout facility, and more. There is a nice local supermarket, Basha's and a CVS two minutes away and supermarkets and shopping nearby. There are several good local restaurants including Grazie, The Vic, and Raven Golf Club. There are other golf courses within 20 minutes drive including Sundance and Falcon. Spring Training for MLB clubs abound including Camelback Ranch near Glendale (Dodgers/White Sox) which is a no-traffic easy 20 minute destination. Surprise, AZ hosts the Rangers and Royals, and Goodyear, AZ hosts the Reds and Indians. A total of 15 teams train in the area.

Traci is quick to respond to any question, although everything is documented and explained before you even get there and there is a binder that explains all the details of the electronics, WiFi, etc.

I would give this property the highest possible recommendation.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests for a second time and are pleased to know you enjoyed your time at our home. We very much look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Warm regards, Traci and Steve
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Mr Ricky Dykes

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect ,and Mrs Traci willing to work with us on our stay.we came in towork outage palo Verde nuke power plant ,our schedule keep changing but she was right there for us doing what it took for to be comfortable and not have to worry give her A+.....p.s only reason didn't get the last star mother nature got me scorpion stung me

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ricky - We are glad you enjoyed your stay. And, sorry to hear about the scorpion. Even with regular monthly maintenance, an occasional critter can still find its way into the yard with our property being up against a natural wash. We hope to have you as our guest again in the future.
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Perfect place for a getaway--thanks for an amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three young girls (7, 5, and 3) spent four weeks at this house, and it was perfect. We're clean/particular people, and this house even exceeded our expectations. It it in immaculate condition and has everything you'll need for a vacation in Arizona--it's even got a Wii (which our girls loved) and water bottles for walks!

Trust me, this is a great house in a great location. Verrado is amazing, it's like living in a resort, and this house is a 3-minute walk from Walton Park, which has huge lots, a great playground, baseball fields, and more. Verrado is just off I-10 and a 15-minute drive to Westgate (Cardinals stadium) and a 25-minute drive to downtown Phoenix.

Whether it's your first time or you're a seasoned renter, this is a great choice!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this vrbo met or exceeded expectations. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. The location is phenomenal. The backyard offers complete privacy, yet both short and long range mountain views and breathtaking sunrises. The east facing patio offers shaded evenings for grilling or just relaxing with a glass of wine. In the morning you can sip your coffee while watching a virtual private zoo with Gambel's quail, doves, rabbits, ground squirrels, and small lizards. Everything is very well organized and the owners are very responsive if you have any questions. The house was spotless.

Verrado is a wonderful community. The nearby Main Street area is truly unique. It has more trees than you will see in this part of Arizona. The clubhouse for the first class golf course is at the end of Main Street downtown. The community is not your typical commercialized tourist trap.

The location is near several spring training baseball sites and is a mere half hour drive to Chase Field and Sky Harbor airport.

I heartily recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry and Connie - Thank you for the very kind words and property review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our home and in the surrounding community. We look forward to hosting you again in March. Regards, Traci and Steve
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Snowbirds from Ohio

  • 5 of 5

We spent over three months (two separate trips) in this beautiful home. It was exactly what we hoped for in a vacation home. It was conveniently located, just a short walk to downtown Verrado, and close to the walking/biking paths. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, the White Tank Mountains in our view, and the nearby park. The home itself was beautiful, well equipped, and the owners easy to contact. It was our 'home away from home' and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean and Kyle - Thank you. We so enjoyed having you as our guest!! And, are very much looking forward to having you visit again this Fall. Warm regards
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Everything was very good. Would love to come again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy - Thank you for the kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your time at our home. We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future. Regards, Traci and Steve
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Rates & Availability

Verrado Main Street District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak (January - April)**
Jan 1 - Apr 30
30 night minimum stay
Low Peak (May)
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Value (June - Sept)
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder (October - December)
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $185
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 2.0%

** Two-week stays are available during April. Please inquire with owner.

A 10% discount is offered for long-term rentals (greater than one month). If your stay is more than a month, an additional cleaning fee ($185) will be charged for each additional month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sky Harbor, Phoenix AZ
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Verrado Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Verrado Grill
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Car: recommended

Verrado Town Center, located approximately 1 mile from our house, has a bank, major grocery store, drugstore, coffee shop, gastropub, pizzeria/wine bar and drycleaners. Additional restaurant at Raven Golf Club - the Verrado Grille - provides excellent food/live entertainment with a great atmosphere overlooking the golf course and stream with a lovely mountain view.

Within Verrado are about 15 miles of paved walking/biking trails and 50 parks. For the more adventurous, there are mountain hiking & biking trails for the exclusive use of Verrado residents. A short drive provides access to additional mountain hiking and horseback riding facilities at the White Tank Mountains Regional Park.

For long term rentals (one year or more), the community offers a large community work out facility (including lap pool and community pool) and fitness programs at very reasonable rates. This facility is not available for short term rentals.

SPORTS: 15 minutes to Glendale Sport Center (Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes, concerts), 10 minutes to PIR (NASCAR), 10 minutes to Major League Spring Training Camps, 30 minutes to Phoenix Suns, AZ Diamondbacks, and ASU Sun Devils.

CULTURE, ARTS AND SHOPPING: 20 minutes to Arizona's largest Wildlife Zoo, 30 minutes to museums (Heard, Contemporary Art), Botanical Gardens, Water Park, Phoenix Zoo, 45 minutes to exclusive shopping and dining experiences in Scottsdale (Biltmore Shopping Center, Kierland Commons).

TRAVEL: 30 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, three hours from Las Vegas, and four hours from the Grand Canyon. Two hours South to Tucson, and from there another hour or so you'll be in Mexico. Staying longer? You're only 5 1/2 hours from Disneyland in Los Angeles or all the activities of San Diego.


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