New Luxury Travel Trailer on the edge of the Tonto Natl Forest, serene solitude
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About Carmela Lizzo
My husband and I love living in the desert and enjoy sharing this incredible space with our guests. We've made some amazing friends who return year after year and who love to ride their horses with us to discover new trails and places. We're both avid horseback riders, Joe's a roper, and we also like mountain biking and hiking on the trails outside our gates. We have an organic garden on site, we compost and are big on reduce, reuse, recycle and re-purpose! We like being sustainable, we're on a well so we're always mindful of water consumption, and the veggies in our garden could feed an army!
Carmela Lizzo purchased this Mobile Home in 1990
Why Carmela Lizzo chose Rio Verde Foothills
Why do we own this property? We wanted to live as far out in the desert as we possibly could, but still have the conveniences of town. We specifically looked in the Rio Verde Foothills area because we wanted to live on the National Forest and have neighbors who were close enough to become friends but far enough away to give us our space. (we have awesome neighbors!!). I was born and raised in Chicago and on every vacation we ever took, I would be the little girl in the car looking out the window at the wide open spaces and the cowboy riding the range and wish that was me. Rio Rancho Verde is our dream come true. Why should you select Rio Rancho Verde for your next trip? There's truly nothing else like it! When you see how beautiful our land is you'll know immediately that it's a very special place. We're incredibly blessed and grateful to call this home and we love to share it with guests who love the outdoors and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. It's an amazing place with 360 degree views that feature mountain vistas, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, skies full of stars and a peaceful serenity that gets right down in your soul. It's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city/corporate/daily life - we have a annual visitor who told us "I may reside in MO, but I LIVE here on the ranch".
What makes this Mobile Home unique
Enjoy country living 20 minutes from the city of Scottsdale. You'll feel like you're in the middle of nowhere (and you kind of are!) but fine dining, shopping, nightlife and Western adventures are a short drive away. Rio Rancho Verde offers the best of both worlds. It's serene and peaceful, the views are incredible, we get visited by the local wildlife, the scenery is spectacular - it's amazing! My daughter, when she comes to visit, says: "this is what quiet sounds like", and it's so true.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
No smoking except outside. Dogs are welcome and if they get along with others, no leashes are required. The trailer is brand new, so no dogs on the bed please and if possible, we would prefer them to be crated in your absence. Late check-ins after 9 p.m. are an additional $25.00. We have basic Wi-Fi, if you want to stream movies, download large files or conduct business, we can offer high speed internet for a $10 fee (total per stay or per month) If you cancel your reservation within 60 days of your arrival date you will forfeit your deposit and be charged for all remaining fees. We're big on sustainability, so reduce, reuse and recycle!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our second visit to the ranch and again we had a fantastic time!
The deluxe trailer was well-appointed and suited all of our needs. Gracious hosts, beautiful property, we look forward to returning.
Thanks so much, we appreciate your wonderful review! Please come back and see us again!
Wonderful pet friendly AZ experience!
Everything you need in this brand new trailer.
Owners are friendly and the location has a million dollar view!
Trailer well furnished with everything including wifi and big tv which we never used because looking at the view, hiking in the desert in bloom and the Milky Way at night was all we needed! We couldn't have been happier! We will try to return.
What a wonderful review, I love it! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to share in the beauty of our sutlrrpunding desert. Please come see us again!
This was my first experience in a trailer. I was a little doubtful before booking but it turned out to be a perfect four week stay for me. The mountain views from the trailer are phenomenal Plenty of room and privacy for visits from my grandchildren.
I wanted to get away from Michigan winter, the city, take long hikes and get lots of warm sun and fresh air, but I also wanted to be close to golf and tennis. Mission accomplished! Step out of the trailer and you're on the hiking trails (don't miss the hike around Granite Mountain). Golf and tennis is in Rio Verde or Scottsdale just a short drive away.
Carmela and Joe are great hosts. They made me feel like I was part of their family. Carmela's organic garden is great and Joe can fix anything! I'm not a "horse person" (I opted not to shovel) but I discovered that I enjoy being around people that enjoy horses. They are hardworking, happy and very friendly people. Any opportunity and the party is on: I got invited to a birthday party for a guest's one year old dog and a champagne breakfast for the grand opening of the ranches laundromat!
I'm looking forward to a return visit.
This generally peaceful place is marred by frequent recreational motorcycle use of the area on weekends--perhaps not a problem for those who are motorcyclists themselves. Far more regrettably--I might have returned anyway--my stay was spoiled by the owner's withholding my large damage deposit because a sink faucet became loose at the end of my two-week stay—as if the faulty faucet was my fault—and a plastic bowl that was left in the same scratched condition as I found it.
The nominal $100 deposit that I retained did not begin to cover the damages you caused. As I outlined in the description of the damages, you were not charged for the bowl because it was scratched, you were charged because you left your dog feces in it and I had to throw it away, which you failed to mention in your review. The RV is brand new and you broke the faucet, for which you were charged. You were not charged for using the counter as a cutting board, or for the stacks of garbage you left inside or for the carpets, bedding, throws and the entire trailer being cleaned repeatedly to remove the dog hair, dirt and mud that was left from your dog being contained in the trailer all day. We do have an occasional motorcycle out in the desert as we're on the border of the National Forest, but we also have hikers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, runners and people who truly appreciate the desert solitude and scenery.
You won't be disappointed..........
We had originally booked Arizona and the fifth wheel at Rio Verde as a vacation. Our vacation turned into our honeymoon and in our opinion we picked a perfect place! Each morning we were greeted with a beautiful sunrise from the bedroom window and each night we had wine as the sun set. Carmela and Joe's property is breathtaking as is the surrounding scenery. The trailer has all the comforts of home. If you are looking for a quiet getaway to relax, enjoy nature at its best and want to meet some great people, then this is the place for you.
We keep telling others about our honeymoon in a "trailer"with accompanying pictures. Our only regret is that we did not book a longer stay. We hope to make it back to Arizona soon and stay at Rio Verde again. Thank you Carmela, Joe and Gracie for welcoming us you your place and your gracious hospitality.
It was such a pleasure having you out to the Ranch! Thank you for honoring us by spending your honeymoon here, it was wonderful hosting you!
Great relaxing getaway
We spent 4 nights at Rio Rancho Verde and this was one of the best getaways we have had in a long time. The trailer was excellent, the owners super and the views of the desert were breathtaking! Anyone looking for a relaxing time, this is the place to go. Had a great time interacting with their horse, the other guests and the short 100 yard walk to the desert trails. Being at the very edge of town was very secluded and the night skies were beautiful. The owners make you feel like you are at home and have done an excellent job with making you as comfortable as possible. Highly recommend Rio Rancho Verde and will be back for another longer stay.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We so enjoyed having you out at Rio Rancho Verde and are delighted that you had a great time. Please come back and see us again!
We can provide most anything you need - if you would like us to stock the frig, or have special occasions you're celebrating, we're happy to make it a memorable one by fulfilling your special requests. We're on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding local activities, directions, etc. and appreciate you letting us know how we can improve your stay!