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Solar-Powered Environmentally-Friendly Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

2 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 5-7

Opened October 2015 for vacation rental. Located on 3.3 acres in the Sonoran Desert with great views of TableTop Mountain and the surrounding area. Birdwatching, Stunning Sunsets and Stargazing happen often here. Experience living in a beautiful earth-friendly oasis with a relaxing, earthy atmosphere. Simply and eclectically decorated. Two foot thick walls help maintain a comfortable even temperature throughout the home. An open southern-facing courtyard is surrounded by native plants and citrus, fig and palm trees. Grape vines and various fruit trees too. Two furnished bedrooms and a fold down futon in the Great Room make living for 5 comfortable and cozy. (Double thick air mattress provides sleeping for 2 more) Full kitchen and great room provide lots of room for eating and relaxing. Stove is gas. Far Infra-Red Sauna is available for use by request (add fee). TV can do approximately 30 local channels. Home is solar-powered. There's no landline here, so make sure you bring your cell phone chargers. Smart phones can get internet access out here. No WI-FI or cable. Do expect to relax. Perfect as a retreat for writers. We are not high-tech here. ;-)

Want to bring your dogs? Please read our pet policy & contact us.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

We have lived out in the Hidden Valley area for almost 30 years.

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Arizona

Home was literally built by us. Lots of love & creativity went into it.

What makes this house unique

Solar power. Open southern facing with view of Table Top Mountain.

We live right next door and one of us are usually here to help you, should the need arise. Because we live close we personally check you in & out for your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Maricopa in Pinal County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , And sink.
  • Walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    guest bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • We also have a double thick cloth covered Queen-sized air mattress and a futon for additional sleepers.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
We do not have a microwave for a reason...they are extremely toxic to the body and we do not want that energy in our home. We also do not have a dish washer. We recommend that you bring your own drinking water. Ours is safe to drink, but is very hard well water. Ok to drink on a short term basis. We are finicky about ANY tap water, so that is why we recommend bringing your own. Please bring your own shampoo, conditioner & other toiletries.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Solar-Powered Environmentally-Friendly Retreat
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

A Place for Peace and Solitude

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the house, large rooms, well equipped, and walls so thick you could not hear a thing to disturb your sleep. Rita and Jim are wonderful hosts. I do not think you could find better. The property is very large with all sorts of vegetation including Saguaros and wildlife to view from the large living room window or the patio. We had a great time. Although remote, there is a large grocery and other shops about 14 miles away in Maricopa. And for a long or short day out there are plenty of national and state parks, forests, wilderness, ruins and monuments for hiking and other adventures. Phoenix is not so far away and has some fine art galleries and museums. This is a great place to stay for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We enjoyed having you and your husband here. You're welcome back anytime. Thanks again for choosing to stay at our place. :-)
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful quite area. Very nice people to work with. Very clean and plenty of room to relax and enjoy the desert of Arizona. Has everything you could need.

Thanks for the nice visit!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is very large with a nice kitchen! Everything was well stocked and clean. The temperature inside was always perfect. We had some pretty chilly temperatures outside but we were so comfortable and warm. We never had to turn the heater on. We enjoyed having such a large place to relax in away from the city. We did miss having the internet. The owners are super nice and care about your comfort.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You are welcome back anytime. It was a pleasure having you here and you left it so nice & clean! :-)
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Great place for a getaway from the busy city life,the.owner very friendly and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

We reached there @ 4 am. The owners were waiting to greet us and made us feel homely and comfortable,peaceful and cozy atmosphere.Very spacoius rooms.Great place to BBQ.Very close to the shopping areas and also to the Historical centre of the Casa Grande,excellent for walking in the evening.The owners have the house very clean and organized.Definetly would recommend any family to stay,very safe extremely clean accommodation and friendly people . Lawrence. J

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are happy you enjoyed your stay! :-)
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Wonderful experience in a welcoming atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

The owners, who live nearby, were so warm and friendly, welcoming us to this beautiful Shangri-La. The description was perfect, the house well appointed, the night sky glorious. Accommodations were as described, no surprises. After a long day at the National Pickleball Tournament the Sauna was awesome! Rita and Jim could not have been more gracious hosts offering information and help when needed.

You can't go wrong on this one........and I've rented quite often. If you are looking for a place to rest your tired body after a day of adventure, touring, shopping, gambling!, or Pickleball this is the place. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Rochella! We enjoyed having you here & would love to have you back.
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Cool in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for the desert experience and found it at this beautiful house. It was spacious, comfortable and relaxing. Rita and Jim were the perfect hosts. Everything we needed was there. We truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Sky Harbor, Phoenix, AZ
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Raceway Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
The Duke Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Station, Maricopa, AZ
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
The Duke- Silver Spur
Car: necessary

We are 40 minutes to Phoenix, 25 minutes to Casa Grande and 15 minutes from Maricopa. 14 miles south of Maricopa, about 3 miles west of Hwy 347. Hwy 8 access to Tucson, Yuma & San Diego is approximately 10 miles from us. We are on a gravel road about 1/8 mile off of Amarillo Valley Rd. (Amarillo Valley is tarred.) We are rural and away from it all. A car is essential. We are 15 minutes from Harrah's Casino and the new Ultra Star Theatre Complex. The newly opened Copper Sky Recreational Park is only 15 minutes from us. Horseback riding is available locally. Wildlife includes: coyote, quail, road runners, lizards, jackrabbit & various song birds.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Maricopa, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £32
Refundable Damage Deposit £119
Pet Fee £32
Tax Rate 6.7%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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