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Quiet Luxury: Heated Pool, Putting/Chipping Greens, Kiva, & Views! Golf close!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms/4 Full Bathrooms: Can Sleep 8-10

A true DESERT SANCTUARY just updated outside with new paint everywhere, copper covered vigas and pool heat in addition to the solar panels! (Any dates on the Availability Tab that are NOT in gray can be rented! A minimum of 3 nights though.)

This 4,000 sq. ft. custom-built luxury home is located on 1.25 acres of land in the foothills of the Tonto National Forest. The quiet setting has breathtaking views and perfect for incredible biking, hiking and horseback riding. Enjoy a peaceful, private setting and still maintain a close proximity to shopping, dining and some of the best golf the area has to offer.

Enter the property through the professionally landscaped courtyard past the trickling water fountain, blooming cacti and mountain views. The large cedar door opens into the Foyer and Formal Dining Room with dramatic 30-foot ceilings and large iron chandeliers. While this space is expansive it is still cozy with oak furnishings and plantation shutters. As you work your way through the home, the Den is furnished with a large club chair and ottoman to cozy up with a good book or keep up on world affairs behind the large, rustic desk with wireless WiFi and printer/scanner/copier. Walk on into the Great Room with high ceilings adorned with rustic red cedar beams. You’ll find this room is calling for you to sit down in front of the gas fireplace and watch a good movie. The Great Room flows right into the Kitchen Dining Area with enough room to seat eight people! Cooking for a big group is effortless in the large gourmet kitchen equipped with all stainless steel appliances, high-end stainless cookware, forged knives, cooking utensils, Kitchen Aide free-standing mixer, several slow cookers and place settings for 16. Plus so much more!

There is a space for everyone to socialize or get away from it all! Head up the open staircase with wrought iron railings to the Bar Loft/Man Cave. This is a great space to enjoy a sports event or movie on the 65-inch flat screen SmartTV while making drinks behind the granite wet bar with stainless steel mini-frig. Right off this room you can enjoy the balcony in the morning with the cup of coffee watching the sun rise over Four Peaks or in the evening sipping on a glass of wine watching the sun set behind Pinnacle Peak. This balcony also looks over the pool and putting/chipping greens. It’s a spectacular site at night with the professional landscape lighting.

After a long day retire in the Luxury Master Suite looking out the large windows enjoying the mountain views or out on the adjacent balcony with private access. The en suite features a spa-like experience with His & Hers vanities, Jacuzzi tub, large walk-in multi-head shower and a huge custom closet. Guests will also enjoy the other three fully furnished bedrooms with queen beds and baths with all the linens provided. Two of three bedrooms have shared access to another balcony with mountain views.

The large outdoor living space spans the whole back of the home with comfortable lounge seating and dining while enjoying the pool, waterfall or waiting for your meal to cook on the gas BBQ grill. Don’t worry if it is a little warm because the multiple ceiling fans help cool the area! On cool nights, gather around the gas kiva/fireplace to keep warm. Didn’t have time during the day to practice on the putting or chipping greens? Not to worry as there is a spot light so you can practice anytime! Within this walled area, you can enjoy the Arizona mountain views and weather all year round with secure privacy.

Housekeeping, Private Chef, Nanny & Personal Assistant/Concierge information available upon request.

Long-term stays are also available.

Please provide a phone number with your inquiry.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About LuAnn

We love the southwest--warmth and open spaces! Depending on the day we're farming, enjoying all types of horsepower, golfing, camping, cooking and gardening. When we have time--relaxing and enjoying the weather is #1!

Why LuAnn chose Rio Verde Foothills

We had visited relatives in the area many times. We loved the fact that we were in the country (what we're used to!) but only minutes away from great dining, bars, attractions with all the amenities. There is never 'nothing' to do!

What makes this house unique

We love the large acreage in the rural community which reminded us of home. The home yet made us feel we were staying at a resort. Quiet, peaceful with mountain views, the pool and wonderful people! We are always counting the days to the next time we walk through the door!


Rio Verde Foothills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shared Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower , XLG walk-in shower & toilet separate from dual vanity.
    Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , His & Hers Vanities, Jacuzzi Tub, Walk-in dual head shower.
  • All bathrooms have travertine tile floors and granite counters.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 13' x 10' room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Balcony access, 12' x 12' room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Balcony access, 12' x 12' room
    Bar/Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable, full size sleep sofa.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Dual Chamber Sleep Number Cal. King, 17' x 18' room
  • Alarm clocks in all bedrooms.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The home gives a group lots of room to live: Master 17' x 18; Bedroom 2 13' x 10; Bedroom 3 12' x 12'; Bedroom 4 12' x 12'; Den 9' x 14'; Great Room 23' x 17', Kitchen 15' x 15'; Dining Room 14' x 18'; Laundry 14' x 8'. The kitchen amenities feature stainless cookware, KitchenAide Stand Mixer, large crock pot, Cuisinart 4-slice Toaster & Blender. The stove is a smooth surface cooktop. Complete reverse osmosis system. Stereo System has MP3 player hookup with speakers indoors and out. DirecTV in Great Room/Living Room, Master Suite, Bar/Loft and outside patio. Master Suite and Bar/Loft televisions are internet accessible also. Bar Loft/Man Cave has a wet bar and mini refrigerator. Pool floaties/rafts and some pool toys provided. It is big enough to swim short laps. PLEASE NOTE: If the weather is cloudy, rainy or cold, the pool could be cold. The pool heat fee is well worth a dependable temp.


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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews

Super perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location and perfect fit for our family. We enjoyed the solitude And appreciated all the extras this house had.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff and I are so glad the group had a great time enjoying the home and pool! We hope you can come back again!
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Beautiful home with wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Adults and kids had a wonderful time, enjoying the pool, hiking and biking in the neighborhood. The floor plan was such that the kids were able to enjoy hanging out in the loft as the adults were downstairs socializing, cooking and listening to music.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spring getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quiet, great pool for the whole family! Hiking and biking within a five mile drive! Loved it and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that your family had a great time! There is truly something for everybody whether it is at our vacation home or activities in the area! It makes it really hard to leave! Please come back soon!
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Great house, unique setting

  • 5 of 5

2nd year we've rented from LuAnn and will be doing it again. Well equipped kitchen, many TV's for watching the Masters, and great private back yard. thx LuAnn for the new TV set-up outside.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff & I are glad your group had another great visit! (We have really enjoyed the patio TV also!) Safe travels!
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My golf group enjoyed a great trip over a long weekend recently. The weather in March was perfect and this house offered a great deal of comfort and a perfect base for our golf journey (baseball too!). The pool warm, the location great and there were even lots of essentials in the pantry. I added some Mike's Hard Lemonade!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the weather cooperated with the golf! Glad your group enjoyed our vacation home once again and please come back any time!
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Beautiful home in the Desert!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely amazing! The house is beautiful, with an amazing backyard and pool. Perfect for a group getaway because its so spacious! Highly recommend, and the owners were extremely helpful in answering all our questions. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff & I are so glad your group enjoyed our vacation home! The weather is perfect this time of year! I hope you or anyone of your group stay with us again!
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Car: necessary

The home sits on a large 1.23 acre lot. Large landscaped yard is walled in featuring a solar heated pool, water feature, kiva and putting/chipping green. The large outdoor living area has dining sitting for 6, built in gas grill, lounge seating for 6, 3 poolside chaise lounges and seating for 8 around the kiva. The mountain views can be enjoyed from all sides of the property. One balcony is accessible from two bedrooms. The other covered balcony is accessible from the Bar Loft/'Man Cave' and Master Suite which overlooks the pool and putting green. The 'Man Cave' features seating for 10 with a wet bar, mini refrigerator, DirecTV and 65' flatscreen SmartTV. The sofa in this area is also a full-size hide-a-bed for extra sleeping. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities for a gourmet cook with granite counters, breakfast bar and plenty of space/storage. The in-kitchen dining features a large table that can seat 8. With easy access to the kitchen, the large formal dining room comfortably seats 6. The spacious Great Room features ample, plush leather seating to watch your favorite TV shows and movies or listen to music. The stereo receiver (MP3 compatible) also provides the outside living area with music. All within minutes:


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heating $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.27%

The Renter (primary signer) on the rental agreement must be 25 years of age (ID verified) and staying at the property. By making a reservation you are agreeing and accepting all legal items listed in agreement and hereby certify that you are at least 25 years of age. If found to be younger than this age that signs as primary is subject to termination of agreement without refund and/or eviction.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.