Here's an affordable way to experience scenic Rio Verde with its mountain and desert views, and easy access to dozens of golf courses, dining, shopping and all the great attractions of the American Southwest.
Enjoy outdoor cooking, dining and TV watching in this quaint southwestern style guest casita. The indoor space features one bedroom, a sitting area with TV and a full bath in 350 sf. Outdoors you can relax in the 350 sf covered patio area which houses the living/ dining space, a TV, and a well equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave/ convection oven, dual hotplate, barbecue, blender, coffee maker and toaster. This well sheltered patio area is attached to the casita and has walls on two sides. It is heated by propane patio heaters and is adjacent to the pool and hot tub. New upgrades for the fall of 2014 include a 48 in. LED TV in the outdoor area, a larger refrigerator, and a new pillowtop mattress.
The Rio Verde Golf & Country Club offers a one week golf membership at $250 per person for unlimited golf on their two Tom Lehman designed courses. (Check out their website for more details.) Tonto Verde and Vista Verde offer three public courses within 2 miles, and there are dozens of courses within a 15 - 45 minute drive. Heated pools, a hot tub, a workout room and tennis courts are available at the community center.
Wifi and telephone are provided, including unlimited local calls and up to $20 of long distance calls to the US and Canada. Laundry service is provided for sheets and towels and guests may access washer/dryer facilities in the main house if necessary. Small, friendly dogs are permitted with advance notice and a pet deposit.
There's nothing better than enjoying a drink in the hot tub while checking out the stars.
Keywords: casita, guest house, golf community, Phoenix
Ken and Pat are Canucks from southwestern Ontario who have lived in the Valley of the Sun since 2001. Ken is a computer programmer/geek, an avid golfer and a mountain bike enthusiast. Ken & Pat share their home with 3 Shelties, 5 indoor cats, and a changing cast of foster pets for local animal rescues. We designed and built the house ourselves in 2006-2007.
The Owner purchased this studio in 2007
Guests in Rio Verde can purchase a one week golf package from the Rio Verde Golf & Country Club for $250 per person for as much golf as you care to play.
I had the pleasure to start off my retirement (March 3-16) with a wonderful stay at the casita that Ken and Pat own in Rio Verde. They were wonderful hosts and provided all the necessities that one needs to enjoy a sunny warm Arizona vacation. The casita is large, roomy, and spotless on the inside and the outdoor kitchen and living area allow you to eat meals and enjoy the wonderful fresh air (and incredible nightime stars). It's fun to watch t.v. outside and then when it gets a little chillier later at night, you can go into the casita and watch t.v. in there. I traveled with my father-in-law and we had a wonderful time! There are two Tom Lehman designed golf courses a mile (2km) away that were in fantastic condition and two more courses within a 10 minute drive, that were in wonderful condition, as well. Fountain Hills is a ten minute drive away and this is where you would do your grocery shopping. There are some nice restaurants there and some boutique shops, as well. If cycling is your choice of activity, the roads are well-designed to accommodate cyclists and there is off-road cycling in the desert. The desert views throughout this area are wonderful. Scottsdale is an easy 25 minute drive away and the shopping is great there. If you're looking for a nice quiet vacation spot and love the outdoors, this is the place for your next vacation!
My wife and I stayed here for a week of sun, away from the Minnesota winter and found it to be very relaxing. Ken and Pat were very nice and made our stay comfortable and welcoming. The outdoor living room and kitchen were just what we wanted after being trapped indoors all winter at home. Nice big couches to lay on, hot tube and pool right there also. The kitchen was well stocked and everything was clean and ready to go. The location is a bit of a drive to any services (8mi.) but it is pretty, quiet, and wild (owls hooting). We would recomend this place to anyone who is seeking more of a getaway from the big city type vacation. Fountain Hills and Cave Creek both have great places to eat and explore.
I booked this place to get in some warm weather cycling and it was perfect. Pat and Ken were very nice and very accommodating. The Casita was very comfortable, clean and fully equipped, I liked the outdoor kitchen and TV area. The road cycling was great with access to Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, and surrounding areas. Riding in McDowell mountain park was superb with the park just minutes away. An annual trip for me in the future.
The casita was exactly as advertised. Very comfortable. Excellent patio cooking and dining area. Nice hot tub. Very comfortable, clean and well maintained accommodations in a tranquil location -- which is a bit out of the way, but it worked well in our case, being in central Arizona. The hosts, Pat and Ken, were very hospitable and helpful. And the price was more than fair. I highly recommend this place.
The casita was perfect for two people. Well decorated, clean, convenient to the rio verde country club and fountain hills. The outdoor kitchen and living area complimented the ambiance and simplicity of the property. The outdoor pool and hot tub were very enjoyable. The owners live in the house adjacent to the casita and were very accommodating. I recommend renters be flexible, tough and understanding that weather conditions and desert animals may affect their experience. We loved the casita effect!
We spent a month in the casita and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Pat and Ken are very accommodating and helpful. The scenery is awesome and the trails for biking are excellent. The casita was well equiped and very clean. It was a good as we expected and would return to the casita if in the area again.
My wife and I just returned from a 2 week stay at this lovely Casita accomadation. We had an absolutely fabulous 2 week stay, the owners Ken and Pat were very helpful with local knowledge of golf courses/deals, local hiking and biking trails, etc, etc. It was like having our own courtyard with pool and hot tub as we rarely seen the owners throughout our visit. The accomadation is set up very well with a comfortable indoor bedroom and sitting area, complete with flat screen TV and an amazing cable package. A large attached tiled bathroom with a huge tub and shower and for us the best part of all was the outdoor covered kithen and living room c/w another TV mounted above the kithen area, 2 eating tables with 4 chairs, an awesome Jennair gas grill (my favorite kithen feature) 2 comfy couches and a coffee table to enjoy the morning sun with your coffee before heading out for that morning Tee time. The outdoor kithen and living area is equipped with 2 large space heaters for those cooler evenings (we never needed them as the weather was awesome for our 2 weeks) The indoor bedroom/sitting room and bathroom are air conditioned for those hot afternoons when you need a break from the pool deck lounge chairs and the afternoon Arizona sun. The hot tub has a Shiatsu neck massage feature that my wife (a registered Shiatsu therapist) found very useful after numerous rounds of golf during our stay. Overall we rate this accomadation very highly and if you have not explored the North East portion of the valley, give Rio Verde a try, the golf courses are challenging, yet affordable, the Parks and trails are spectacular and if you want shopping/restaurant options, Fountain Hills is only 15 mins South and North Scottsdale 15 mins West from Rio Verde.
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