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Solar-Powered Environmentally-Friendly Retreat

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Maricopa

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

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.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Solar-Powered Environmentally-Friendly Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

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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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The property is so peaceful and private. Close enough to town that it isn't a pain to drive for groceries and gas, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle.The bed was comfortable and clean, and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, including 2 gallons of drinking water and a bag of ice! Jim and Rita went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was perfect. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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As Represented

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with friends and our two dogs at this property for two weeks in March.

Rita and Jim are awesome people and live next door. The house is large and open.

You do need to bring your own drinking water and all of your own groceries.

Maricopa is a fair drive to get supplies if you are not prepared. This property is very

rural so consider your length of drive and drive time if you are wanting to sight see or

go into Phoenix for anything. Would have liked to have had more shade on the patio.

(eg. table umbrella).

Thanks Rita and Jim for sending us off with the rare cactus bloom!

Bonnie and Jay

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Relaxing and Close enough to Phoenix to enjoy any of the sites or ballgames.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an affordable get away for our family driving distance from Las Vegas. This was above and beyond safe, pleasant, and relaxing. We went to the Butterfly Wonderland fully worth the time if you have elementary age children. We also enjoyed the option of cooking on sight, the kitchen is well set up to prepare meals on site.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as Represented.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for family members from out of state visiting here for a few days. The house was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We will

be looking forward to renting it again. The only complaint was no wifi.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ken! We're happy our home worked out for your family event. Hope we can help you out in the future. :-)
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Great rural property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property 25 days. Rita and Jim are such incredibly nice people and exceptional hosts. They proved themselves available for any questions or concerns (they live right next door). They were also quickly responsive to the very few problems that we encountered. One evening, when the refrigerator went on the blink, they arranged to have repair people arrive the next morning and it was promptly fixed. When the can opener broke, a replacement was provided immediately.

The house itself is a wonderful place to get away from it all. The large south-facing windows give the large great room a marvelous desert view including the grand Table Top Mountain. The hosts have stocked everything you need (except microwave - we brought our own). The house is secluded and rural, so it's a peaceful and quiet setting.

There were some initial challenges for us, but they were easily overcome. The water is from a well and cisterns (from rain) and so not suitable for drinking according to the hosts, so we bought five one gallon spring waters from Walmart, then used the empty jugs to fill water at the Circle K in Maricopa for 15 cents per gallon. There is no wifi at the house, so we used our iPhones as hotspots to use our iPads. We found a small park within a five minute drive so we could take walks on the days we didn't go out sightseeing. There is sometimes a foul odor outdoors from nearby cattle yards, but it occurs very infrequently. It would not be sufficient to be a deal-breaker.

There are many things to see in the area, but most do require a substantial drive due to the rural nature of this property. With the right planning and timing, you can sightsee and avoid the high traffic in the Phoenix metro area. We brought a small car, but would have been able to see more if we had a high clearance vehicle for driving rough roads that lead to trailheads. Most of the interesting sites require more driving. But the house is so pleasant, it's great to just hang out and enjoy the patio and front yard. Here are some nearby points of interest:

Jim Korsten West Pinal County Park on Hwy 84: very close and easy to walk 1.5 mile loop on park road

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge

Coolidge Historical Museum

Tabletop Wilderness Trail in Sonoran Desert National Monument

Gila Bend Visitor Center and Museum

Painted rock petroglyphs site: 12.5 miles west of Gila Bend

Ak-Chin Him-Dak EcoMuseum

Casa Grande Mountain Park

The Museum of Casa Grande

Huhugam Heritag

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks R & K for the great & honest review! We loved having you here...and you left our place in fabulous condition! Hope to see you again! :-)
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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, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £33
Refundable Damage Deposit £123
Pet Fee £33
Tax Rate 6.7%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Maricopa, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
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.

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