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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Rio Verde Foothills House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
LuAnn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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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 Scottsdale

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!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Quiet Luxury: Heated Pool, Putting/Chipping Greens, Kiva, & Views! Golf close!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews
4

Relaxed Desert Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My family of five spent the Thanksgiving week at this beautifully appointed home. The layout of the house and the amenities were perfect. We were seeking quiet and out of the way. This property is located just far enough out that it feels remote but close enough that you are not in the middle of no where. My kids and I loved the pool (paid a little extra for it to be heated this time of year). The putting/chipping green added a nice touch. The fruit trees were nice. The reason this trip only received four stars is that while we spent Thanksgiving at this home, the dishwasher broke. The homeowner was very responsive and had a serviceman come out the same day but he was unable to fix or replace it a day prior to thanksgiving. Not a big deal and actually shows the care of the homeowner and the desire to make sure the guests have a great trip. I would recommend this house for a couples get away or a family retreat. We would book it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen Park, Michigan USA
5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in the desert. The property is meticulously maintained and very clean. We were a family of 9 ranging in ages from 2 to 85. Everyone enjoyed our stay. The kitchen is equipped with everything you may need to cook a fine meal. Plenty of room in the second refrigerator for refreshments. The pool and back deck were where we spent most of our time, grilling, eating, swimming and relaxing. A true vacation. And most of all, the beds were super comfy. LuAnn and Jeff were marvelous hosts keeping in touch with us and available to answer any questions. I highly recommend this home to anyone who likes to experience the finest!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your group had a great time relaxing, enjoying the backyard/pool and AZ wildlife! Please come back again!
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4

Masters Golf trip

  • 4 of 5

Great house and private back yard. Out a ways from Scottsdale but plenty of golf courses in the area. LuAnn was very responsive to a few glitches we encountered. Couldn't have been more helpful. Looking forward to another visit to this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Jolla, CA
4

Great Property, suited well for our needs.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house with a beautiful pool and everything necessary for comfort. Close enough to golf and restaurants. I feel that this property would be perfect with an outdoor spa. Also, the room downstairs with at least a sofa bed or twin would be an easy added bedroom. There is a walk in closet already and a bath. All in all, we were very happy. I loved sitting under the waterfall and letting the warm solar heated water pour over me before it hit the pool!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great house great owner

  • 5 of 5

I took 6 of my buddies on a golf trip in Feb 2016. We had a great time staying here. The pool and chipping green was a fun added benefit.

We would go back 100%!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, peaceful and quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Desert Sanctuary. The home was spacious and worked great for 4 couples. The kitchen was well stocked (better than my own) with every item we might need. The pool and yard were beautiful and the outdoor furniture was very comfortable. Luann was responsive to every need and provided much information about the house. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad everyone had a good time for the Superbowl! Go Broncos! The home has many spots for people to gather together or be by themselves. The large Man Cave TV makes any event enjoyable with a bar right at your fingertips so you don't miss a thing! Please come back again!
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Fountain Hills Park
"The "Ol' Faithful" of Fountain Hills! If you look hard out the balcony, you can see it from..."
Fort McDowell Casino
"Some place close for some night life and gambling."
Desert Botanical Gardens
"Be ready to spend some time and take lots of photos!"
Arizona Science Center
Arizona Diamondbacks
"If you're into sports you definitely need to take in a game!"
Chase Field
Camelback Mountain
Phoenix Art Museum
Heard Museum
Taliesin West
"Inspirational place of architecture, art and area. It really helps a person understand Fran..."
Castles-n-Coasters
Pinnacle Peak Park
Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area
Arizona Military Museum
Scottsdale Fashion Square
Pioneer Arizona Living History Museum
Sun Devil Stadium
Hot Air Expeditions
Children's Museum of Phoenix
Old Town Scottsdale
Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor
The Phoenix Zoo
Kierland Commons
Greasewood Flat
"REAL west at its best! An outside bar complete with a dance floor, fire pits, live entertai..."
El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe
The Town Dump
"Rustic items and gifts!"
AJ's Purveyor of Fine Foods
AJ's Fine Foods
Bartlett Lake Marina
Jerome
"Awesome winding roads and scenic views. Great small shops and at night even some Ghost Tours!"
Sedona
Prescott Brewing Co.
Sprinkles Cupcakes - Scottsdale Location
"If you go to their Facebook page, they usually have specials for the day! And yes....this i..."
Hideaway The
"A must if you are taking a motorcycle ride up to Cave Creek! Mostly an outside bar that man..."
Buffalo Chip Saloon
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Four Peaks Brewery
The Cafe at Pinnacle Peak General Store
"The original Post Office of the area. Sit down for a great brunch or burger inside with ant..."
Tom's Thumb Trail
Wind Cave Trail
Shaw Butte Trail
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
"For how large of airport this place is, it is simple to navigate to bag claims, buses and sh..."
Piestewa Peak
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale
"They will rent you a motorcycle and provide the gear you will need for an awesome experience!"
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Sky Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Legendary Greasewood Flats
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Troon/Golf Club Scottsdale/Estancia/Desert Highlan
Nearest Train
64 Miles
John Wayne Parkway, South Phoenix
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
East Rio Verde Drive
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Alma School Parkway or Pima
Nearest Ski
145 Miles
Flagstaff
Nearest Beach
260 Miles
Puerto Peñasco/México
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:

HORSE BOARDING, TRAINING & RIDING-

American West Quarter Horses

Thiago Sobral Performance Horses

Stonewall Farm Arabian Horses

GOLFING-

Golf Club of Scottsdale

Troon North Golf Club

Advantage Golf School

Estancia Club

Vista Verde Golf Club

Desert Highlands Golf Club

Legend Trail Golf Course

TO DO WITH KIDS-

Musical Instrument Museum

Desert Botanical Garden

Phoenix Zoo

Heard Museum

MacDonald's Ranch

Sugar Bowl - 1950's Soda Fountain Shop

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

K1 Speed

Golfland Sunsplash

Waterworld

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Rates & Availability

Rio Verde Foothills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$4,600
$18,400
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,900
$14,000
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,750
$11,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,500
$10,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,750
$11,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heating $200
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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.

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Amenities

Rio Verde Foothills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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 and Bar/Loft. 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 will be only as warm as the availability of sunshine and continued temperatures during the day & night by solar heat only.

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