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Beautiful Sonoran Desert

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

850 Square Ft Guest House

One bedroom guest house very private. Travel with pet or horses this is a great property for you, amazing night skies, ride, cycle or hike directly off the property. Hundreds of saguaro cactus in warm sunny climate. Interior freshly remodeled.

Mina Mathies
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Mina Mathies

Sales manager, military brat, college in the south and have lived in AZ for 29 years. Have lived in Cave Creek for 14 years

Mina Mathies purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Mina Mathies chose Cave Creek

This property has all amentities, satelite TV, wi fi, full kitchen, bath with shower (no tub) washer/dryer. Completely remodeled January 2013. Horse corrals and arena if you travel with your horses. Private with amazing views.

What makes this cottage unique

Horse property, if your don't have horses you will love the feel of a small ranch. Lots of wildlife, deer, rabbits, javelina and coyotes. Ocassionally a bobcat, many hawks, owls and other desert birds.


Cave Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • One Brdroom, large closet and bath attached
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful Sonoran Desert
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Seattle, WA, USA

A Truly Magical and Charming Desert Hide Away!

  • 5 of 5

WOW, so many wonderful things to say about this absolutely charming and comfy casita and the serene and quiet desert setting that my husband and I were privileged to be a part of! We came here for our 15th wedding anniversary and Mina was such a caring, friendly and wonderful host and was always just a call away if we needed her. Such a warm and welcome feeling being at this casita, tucked away into its own little corner of the desert!

This location had a very laid back, comfortable and casual atmosphere to it that was perfect for us. The casita was adorable, with everything we needed...a perfect cottage for a couple! We have such fond memories of quietly watching the desert cottontail bunnies and Harris squirrels scampering around the horse corral area every morning and evening from our front patio, as well as watching the birds perching on the Saguaro cactuses and the families of quail and their babies running back and forth. Such a fantastic place for those who love animals like we do!

This is a very quiet, peaceful and serene hideaway that feels SO remote, but is only a few minutes away by car to the local amenities in Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale. Just the perfect place for us and we miss it so much already! We cannot wait to come back!

Thank you so very much Mina, for a perfect desert vacation and for sharing your wonderful casita! This will definitely be our future home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil setting in the Beautiful Sonoran Desert !

  • 4 of 5

Very private and quiet location just 5 minutes to the Western Town of Cave Creek, AZ. This Casita has everything you will need for a very comfortable stay. My husband and I enjoyed our stay and will recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, California

What a Great Find

  • 5 of 5

We had to change our plans with the fires in Sedona in May this year and found this wonderfully appointed casita. Everything was spotlessly clean and really so comfortable with terrific bed and sink-into big chairs. Mina was charming and so easy to work with. She is a very interesting and talented lady who has done all the upholstery work of the chairs and ottomans herself. The casita is very tastefully furnished, with great walk-in closet and an enormous amount of coat hangers and space for everything. Large laundry room is off the living room and there is a very efficient galley kitchen. The tall ceilings and plenty of natural light give it a very spacious feel. Spending time outside on the patio gave us a sighting of a very large javalina doing the rounds by the horse coral. We just loved the wonderful light in both the mornings and evenings. The saguaro cactus were just beginning to bloom and we always enjoy the bright, feathery greens of the palo verde trees. The Sonoran Desert is a very magical place and we just keep coming back to Cave Creek and the surrounding area. Thanks Mina, we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at this casita in Cave Creek and loved the location as well as the owner. She was available for any concerns or issues, and went out of her way to help us numerous times. Our dog got into a cholla cactus and had over a hundred stickers...and Mina helped us get him home and spent over an hour pulling out stickers with us. She is a delightful person, and the property is beautifully located in a box canyon. The casita is very clean with high ceilings and is decorated well. Everything is there that one could need or want, including a brand new washing machine and dryer. We enjoyed the quiet, and had wildlife sightings of coyotes, javalenas and numerous birds. Loved it. I even started horseback riding again, and went 3 times with a local person. Highly recommended from two academic professionals.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fountain Hills, Arizona

Perfect Getaway and tons of Charm

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I had the privilege of staying here for one week before our house became available. It is absolutely perfect!! You get the feeling of being out in the country yet have the luxury of all the nice and updated amenities. We had wifi, laundry and dish tv. The closet, kitchen and bathroom were recently updated and they were done very well! The queen bed was VERY comfortable and Mina did everything in her power to make us feel comfortable during our stay. I was pretty sad when we had to say goodbye as it truly was everything we were looking for. Quiet, serene landscape but close enough to the frontier town of cave creek to have a fun afternoon/evening. Our dog Bentley also enjoyed his stay and I can't wait until friends and family want to come visit so I can recommend them staying at this cottage. We miss it already and hope to go back for a visit soon.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, Waashington

Sonoran Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

We just finished a two month stay at this very quiet/private cottage/casita. The owner is wonderful! She has a vast knowledge of the area- both local and state wide. If we needed anything she knew quickly where to direct us. She also made sure we had everything we needed in the casita for our stay.

The cottage was very comfortable in all kinds of weather. We had some freezing and snowy weather as well as 90 degree plus days. It is nicely decorated and all of the furnishings are very comfortable. Pets are welcome here and there are great accommodations for horses.

We liked the privacy of the location, yet it was in short driving distance to all kinds of shopping, parks, trails, museums, etc. You can also just enjoy the quiet of the area and the wildlife that resides in the area. The natural desert setting is gorgeous and the night skies are amazing.

It is definitely a place we recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Phoenix International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Guesthouse in the beautiful Sonoran desert. Hike, cycle and horseback ride directly from property. Shopping, spas, resturants, bars, golfing, musems and many additional acivities waiting for your pleasure in a sunny warm climate.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Send half of rental upon signing of contract, fully refundable if canceled within 60 days, payment sent in form of cashiers check. Full payment with fees upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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