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Ric Thorpe

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Desert escape, at the foothills of Superstition Mountains

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 29 nights


Gold Canyon House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 1664 Sq. Ft. Home With Mountain Vistas, Natural Arroyos

Situated at the base of Superstition Mountains, and surrounded by the Sonoran Desert, our home provides guests with a pristine desert experience. Our oasis delivers mountain vistas, natural arroyos, spectacular night skies and unique desert landscapes, including Saguaros, the “old men of the desert”.

Located 20 minutes from the Mesa Gateway Airport, and 40 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Habor International Airport, our special desert home is close enough to Phoenix and Tuscon, with convenient access to Hwy 60, but far enough away to allow you to experience the serenity and beauty of the High Sonoran Desert.

We bought our home because of its beautiful location, hiking trails and world class golf courses, but there is so much more to do.

Come and enjoy our fully furnished 4 bedroom/2 bathroom, 1664 sq. foot home, with a 2 car garage, in a gated community. The double lot backyard boasts a sparkling pebble tec pool and water feature. There is a covered patio, dining area and a 6 seat spa. Outdoor dining set for 8, lounge chairs, pool umbrella and propane BBQ are provided.

The house has been newly furnished with comfort in mind, and includes everything our guests would need during their stay. It has marble and solid cherry wood flooring, stainless steel appliances which include: stove with ceramic cook top, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer. The split floor plan is perfect for those travelling with family and friends. It comfortably sleeps 8, with a King bed in the Master, and Queen beds in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. There is also a Queen pullout in the 4th bedroom, which also doubles as an entertainment room, including a 50” flat screen television with satellite. A land line, with free long distance calling in the US and Canada, and WIFI, are also provided. The Master bedroom also has a 50” flat screen television, en-suite bathroom with double sink, and a walk in closet. The bay window overlooks the private backyard and pool.

By car, our guests are 4 minutes away from local shopping which includes, groceries, restaurants, espresso bar, banking, post office etc., or 10 minutes away from our outdoor mall, and all the major retailers. For those that like to golf we are just minutes away from world class golf courses; Dinosaur Mountain and Sidewinder, and there are 18 more courses in Gold Canyon and the surrounding area. Also consider making the scenic mountain trip to Tortilla Flats and Canyon Lake, with its waterfront trails and boat rentals.

There is so much to do when you visit Gold Canyon but nothing surpasses the mountain views, desert sunsets and clear starry nights. So come and enjoy the comforts of home while you are away.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Ric Thorpe (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Desert escape, at the foothills of Superstition Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

The décor was fantastic, the home very spacious, clean, well stocked with bedding, towels, kitchen items, everything you could need.

The hiking at Superstition Mountain was the greatest during the mornings, and star gazing in the backyard at night made the day complete. The hot tub was a wonderful thing to experience after a morning of hiking, or in the evening watching the stars.

Ric the owner was very accommodating and easy to get hold of if we needed anything or had a question about something.

We would recommend this place to one and all.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent home away!

  • 5 of 5

This house was fun to stay at! The backyard has a wonderful pool and spa and is very tranquil. The Owner

has the house very well wired for WIFI and good flat screen televisions. Very comfortable and enjoyable.

I would recommend this place to stay for any and all age groups.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and all the amenities were so clean and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this home to everyone, clean, comfortable, great location, helpful instructions, you couldn't find any better. would without a doubt rent this wonderful home again. Great experience!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retreat in Gold Canyon

  • 5 of 5

I live in AZ about an hour away from Gold Canyon I rented this home for a little stay-cation it was a fabulous house! Spotless! Comfy beds and extra bedding! Impeccable attention to detail! Fully upgraded! Smart TV's! Huge back yard with several seating areas! Pool/Hot tub clean and relaxing! Upon arrival there is a step by step detailed guide to every room and remotes for gate and garage! I will def rent this house again next year for my girls golf trip! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy Canadian

  • 5 of 5

We spent Nov. 2014 for our first rental. Everything was more than we expected. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed plus! The back yard was large and very comfortable.

The whole experience was so enjoyable my husband wants to go back. Ric could not have been more accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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crown point, ind, usa

beautiful secluded home in gold canyon

  • 5 of 5

just spent the month of july in this very beautiful, and comfortable home. ric, the owner was extremely helpful, and contacted me twice to see how my stay was going. the house is as pictured, with upscale furniture,and a must for my wife, very comfortable beds. the kitchen is stocked with very upscale cutlery, for the gourmet cook. the ownner left details for operating everything. we had no problems at all. the backyard is huge, and the pool a delight. we,ve been coming to arizona for about 20 years, and this house rates as one of the finest. we,ll be back. mike c.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apache Trail
"Great! Just remember to bring lots of water and sun screen."
Superstition mountains
"Amazing! Bring your hiking boots and camera."
Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dinosaur Mountain and Sidewinder
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 60
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gold Canyon House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $100

Please note: In addition to the seasonal rental fees that are posted, a security and cleaning deposit is requested in the amount of $250.00. $150.00 of which is returned with in 10 days of a quests departure, based on the condition of the home. The balance of $100.00 is retained to cover cleaning costs. Thank you.

50% of the agreed upon rental amount (not including security deposit) is required at booking, and is non-refundable. The balance due and deposit are required no later than 2 weeks prior to a guests scheduled arrival. Special arrangements regarding payment, and the refund policy, can be accommodated for longer term or returning guests. Thank you.

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Gold Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1664 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master En-suite bathroom, 3 pc. double sink and walk in closet Hall bathroom - 4 pc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , PULL OUT
  • Master - King Bedroom 2 - Queen Bedroom 3 - Queen Bedroom 4 - Pull-out Queen Queen air matress
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing

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