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'Casa Elena', Home of Raven Golf Course;Courtyards & Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Private Courtyards, Pool

'Casa Elena' is a Spanish-Colonial styled house located in the beautiful community of Verrado, home of the renowned Raven Golf Course. The home includes private outside courtyards, which provide beautiful sun-rise and sunset views. The backyard has a private heated pool and propane gas BBQ. Two bicycles with helmets are stored in the garage opened by a garage-door-opener.

Casa Elena features high ceilings, numerous indoor archways, and nearly 1900 sq. ft. of indoor living space. From the moment you enter into the home through the rotunda, you'll know you've entered a beloved home. From the rotunda you enter into the Great Room which features a counter-height bar, comfortable dining for six and a den area with flat screen television and gas fireplace. Casa Elena also features central air and heat, and ceiling fans in almost every room, to make your stay individually and collectively comfortable.

Just off the kitchen area is a room dedicated to wine tasting. Feel free to enjoy one of the bottles provided or bring your favorite bottle with you. A great place for conversation and relaxing!

Casa Elena has three bedrooms each with flat screen televisions. Each room is decorated with your physical and visual comfort in mind. The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Ensuite master bathroom features a soaker tub, a separate shower, and a private water closet. The master suite comes complete with monogrammed soap and towels, as well as bathrobes for use during your stay. Flat-screen TV, VCR/DVD player with a small collection of VCR movies. The master bedroom has a wonderful view of the backyard pool area.

The second bedroom features a queen-sized, pillow-top bed. This room also has bathrobes available for use during your stay. Flat-screen TV. The second bedroom has a view of the park-like Verrado landscape from the front and side windows.

The third bedroom features twin beds. This third bedroom also houses a small library and various games. Flat-screen TV. This bedroom has a view of the front courtyard area.

The second bathroom is located near the second and third bedrooms, and has a shower/tub combination. This bathroom also features high-absorbancy, monogrammed bath towels.

The outdoor spaces are what make Casa Elena a truly wonderful vacation home. Your first introduction to the property is through the entry courtyard, which provides ample outdoor living space with wonderful views of Verrado and outdoor seating for a minimum of six people. From this vantage point you have a view Poet's Park, one of the numerous parks located in the Verrado development.

The backyard of Casa Elena contains a private heated pool (ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SAFETY DOORS FROM INSIDE THE HOME OUT INTO THE BACKYARD, THE POOL AREA IS NOT GATED. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN), outdoor dining space for six and lounging areas around the pool where you can just relax. It is from this backyard vantage point that you can most appreciate the sunrises. The backyard also contains a propane gas BarBQ grill for 'outdoor chefs.' An additional outdoor area is provided just off the 'wine room.' It is here that an intimate glass of wine can be enjoyed while watching the sun set, or where you can glimpse the humingbirds tasting the nector of blooming flowers.

Casa Elena is just minutes away from numerous outdoor activities, the most famous of which are the Spring Training Camps for major-league baseball teams and NASCAR tracks. In addition to two golf courses, there are walking, hiking and biking trails within the Verrado Community. Just minutes away are theatres, shopping, a zoo and acquarium. Professional sports arenas for football, hockey, and basketball are located nearby. The Botanical Gardens and the City of Scottsdale are less than an hour drive away from Casa Elena. The Cancer Treatment Center of America is 15 minutes away. For those wanting to get the very most from your vacation, Sedona and the Grand Canyon are 2 to 3 hours drive away, and both Los Angeles and San Diego are a mere 5 to 6 hours drive away. There is truly something for everyone in the Land of the Sun (Arizona) and at Casa Elena in Verrado!

Hablamos Espanol & Nous Parlons Francaise.

Keywords: Golf-Community, Spanish-Colonial vacation home with courtyards, heated pool, and amenities galore.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Spanish, French
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Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2017


Hi. I am a passionate decorator. Casa Elena has great structural bones. The house it truly a decorator's delight. I have traveled all over the world, and I have stayed in some very good hotels. It is my stay in these 'good' hotels that impels me to offer you the best possible accomodations at Casa Elena. It is my belief that a good vacation is made up of a combination of a good location and good accommodations. Verrado in Arizona provides the good location. Casa Elena provides good accommodations. I have done my best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Please let me know where I can improve. Thanks for considering my vacation home.

WANDA SAMPLE purchased this house in 2008

Why WANDA SAMPLE chose Buckeye

I chose the community of Verrado because it had the most diverse collection of homes I'd seen in the greater Phoenix area. Additionally, every effort was made to give residents the benefits of fine living with a hometown feel. You can get to know your neighbors while maintaining your private oasis.

What makes this house unique

I really love the community of Verrado. Although this is a planned residential neighborhood, it offers so much more. For example, there is a 'Main Street' in Verrado that has a bank, grocery store, drug store, pizzeria, coffee/juice bar, gym; just over a 1 mile radius from Casa Elena. This makes living and vacationing here very convenient - you never have to leave unless you just want to. Additionally, the grounds are absolutely beautiful! Mountain views, sunrises and sunsets, with big sky views, add to the appeal. The neighbors are also wonderful; especially my neighbors across the street. Very welcoming community. There is a renowned golf course right on the property. I don't play golf but I have many friends who do. Personally, I enjoy the simple act of drinking my first cup of coffee in the front courtyard or on the back patio while watching the sun rise. After all, it is the simple things in life that make life worth living!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I recently stayed at Casa Elena. As a person who travels every weekend I stay in many locations with varying degrees of the house reflecting the description and pictures. Casa Elena is one of the nicest homes I have stayed in. Everything was above and beyond what was on the website. You will not be disappointed in staying here. Great home, quiet neighborhood, easy walk/drive to downtown Verrado and perfect location to golf. Enjoy your stay."
Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Verrado Heritage District in Buckeye

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1980 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One Tempur-Pedic in Master Bedroom;One Pillow-top in Second Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in third bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
2 cruiser bicycles and helmets; reverse osmosis water system (for soft, pleasant-tasting water), archways, high ceilings, ceiling fans, front courtyard, flatscreen TVs in all bedrooms, multiple outdoor patios, Tempur-Pedic mattress in master bedroom.


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(19 traveller reviews)

'Casa Elena', Home of Raven Golf Course;Courtyards & Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Great Family Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Elena for eight wonderful days. The pool is fantastic as well as the house. Everything that you could need is provided, from pool toys to a waffle maker. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the well maintained pool and property. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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you won't go wrong

  • 5 of 5

this is a great home to stay in, very comfortable and absolutely SPOTLESS! and for all those "I forgot" to pack (q-tips and laundry soap) I found in the house, which was so nice to not have to get back in the car after arriving to run to the store, very appreciative of that. we didn't try the pool but it was very well taken care of. everything you might need is in the neighborhood - CVS, nail salon, park, fire dept, restaurant, golf course....you name it, it's close.

thank you Wanda for sharing your beautiful home with us :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ajax, Ontario

Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully furnished, immaculately clean vacation home that is extremely well situated - close to the I-10 and within minutes to grocery stores, restaurants and golf. There are hiking and biking trails nearby and the home is everything the photos depict and more. Extremely well maintained, beautiful backyard with heated swimming pool and gorgeous decor. Wanda, in few words, is absolutely wonderful - we cannot say enough good things about Casa Elana or our experience. We can't wait to return - a five star experience from start to finish!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exquisite vacation home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! We so enjoyed our stay at Casa Elena. Everything was very clean and had everything we could possibly need for a fun vacation. Thank you for the personalized welcome message and congratulations on our daughter's wedding. It was a great place to stay while preparing for her wedding in Verrado. Hope to be able to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis, MO

First Time Visit

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where to start. Casa Elena was everything we wanted and more. The kitchen was fully stocked to prepare a gourmet meal. The wine room is beautiful and a romantic place to share a glass of wine with your hubby! We spent a lot of time in the pool and was surprised that even when it was 106 degrees the pool still felt wonderful and the water never felt hot.

I would recommend this home and when visiting Phoenix again I will definatley stay at Casa Elena.

Thank you Wanda for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we had hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Elena is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and impeccably maintained. From the moment we drove into the palm and eucalyptus tree-lined streets of Verrado, we knew we were in a special place. The community itself features sidewalks, parks, hiking trails and a quaint and picturesque Main Street area complete with restaurants, a grocery store, spa, fitness center and more. We have found nothing like this in any other part of Phoenix! We can highly recommend the Verrado Grill patio for it's lovely view of the Raven Golf course. We also enjoyed pizza at Grazie and a great dinner at the Tempo Urban Bistro.

As for Casa Elena, it is completely true to the pictures and description, though better in person! The pool area is beautiful and we ate dinner out there frequently. The house is nicely designed so that the master suite is in one end of the house and the other two bedrooms are down a hall at the other end; maximum privacy for all. The kitchen is well-equipped with all you might need for cooking. The decor is lovely throughout the house and outdoor areas. This house is truly a gem, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Verrado Heritage District, Arizona

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £399
Cleaning Fee £148
Tax Rate 3.0%

Reservations are secured by a $500 Reservation Deposit due at the time of booking. Vrbo/Homeaway.com will add their own "Service Fee" which is due at the time of the booking. Unless guests intend to occupy the property in 30 days or less, payments are divided into 2 or 3 total payments. Guests reserve right to pay larger amounts. Please, No cash or checks for your own protection.

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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor Internation Airport (PHX)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Verrado Grille
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Raven Golf Course at Verrado
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Verrado Grille
Car: recommended

Golfing, Verrado seasonal events including free concerts. Verrado Grill is suitable for wedding receptions, grounds at Verrado provide numerous areas for spectacular wedding photos. Restaurant (Verrado Grille), Pizzeria (Grazie's), Coffee shoppe, full grocery store (Basha's Supermarket) all available within the Verrado Development complex and approximately 1.3 miles away from rental property. Nearby: Spring Training camps for major baseball teams; NASCAR racing; 2014 Superbowl 30 minutes away from Casa Elena.


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