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Western Casita @ base of Superstition Mountain on 1.25 acres

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Only 5 Lots West Of The Superstition Wilderness Boundry.

Welcome to a desert oasis. Quaint western casita/guest house, located on it's own 1.25 acres. This house features a full kitchen, 1 bath, with spiral staircase leading to a loft bedroom. Fantastic 2nd story views of Superstition Mountain and the big city lights off in the distance. Queen sized bed in loft and sofa sleeper in living room, sleeps 4. Quiet at night, only 1 street light within a 1/2 mile, great star gazing, close to Arizona's best riding trails, hiking, lakes, top rated golf courses and all the local attractions. We also have accommodations on site for up to 2 horses. Please contact owner for more specific information on bringing your horses.

****2 NIGHTS MIN, 2 WEEKS MAX STAY****

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We get a lot of inquiries for 1, 2 ,3 and even 4 month long stays from our winter visitors, asking for a discount for the extended stays. Due to the high demand during the winter months, we do not offer discounted monthly rates. We will rent the casita for as many days as you request, but our winter DAILY rate applies. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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Owner
Kerry or Kathy Vail
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

Why Kerry or Kathy Vail chose Arizona

Small town, beautiful property with privacy and awesome views.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether it is relaxing under the large mesquite tree in the back yard or hiking some of the most scenic trails in the west or a great day of golf, it's all right here in our back yard.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Western Casita @ base of Superstition Mountain on 1.25 acres
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
5

Full moon, darkness treasure

  • 5 of 5

Owners Kerry and Kathy are an integral part of the casita environment as are the four friendly horses I greeted every morning, the clucking chickens, the perpetual motion of cactus wrens, and the wonderful covey of quail who scurried around my front door. Kerry pointed out the Harris's Hawk on a telephone pole and the next day I saw it catch dinner and eat it from up there. Two juveniles flew around the area, also. I did not see the "resident" bobcat nor any javalina , but I was up during the full-moon night checking out the territory. Because of the way the loft windows are facing, you can do so from the bed, but I had to get myself outside to enjoy the almost complete darkness.

This treasure is its proximity to Superstition Mountain; I felt like I was not "in town" at all, yet it is an easy drive to many city amenities. For me, I was more interested in hiking trails east of Apache Junction: St. Cloud Trail, and Peralta trailhead, for example.

During this, my first stay in Arizona, I put hundreds of miles on my rental car as I scoped out areas for a return trip with my family. It was so comfortable right there that I almost hated to leave. Friends came over one evening and they, too, were impressed with the darkness, the wilderness feeling you get when you look at that foreboding mountain shadow in low-hanging clouds or...another day a soft red rock reflecting an orange/red sunset.

Other guests mentioned the spiral stairs, and if the muscles are tired after unaccustomed hikes, those skinny, curving steps can be a challenge. A couch turns into a bed, but your suitcase might still be upstairs. My advice: turn on light top and bottom and use the handrail, just to be extra safe.

If you have no need to speak to the owners, they disappear leaving you in your own little desert world to dream, think, enjoy and contemplate how lucky you are to be there.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Western themed home and a relaxed vibe

  • 4 of 5

This was the second time we rented this home - the best proof possible that we liked it a lot. It's on the eastern edge of Apache Junction with a really open, ranchlike feel and great views. The house is very easy to live in, with modern conveniences and a well equipped kitchen - a perfect base for hiking, which was our main activity, and easy to reach from Phoenix and its suburbs if you crave a city experience. The owners are easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paisley nr Glasgow UK
5

Very nice quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Had a very nice 2 week stay at this casita, the bed was very comfortable and the balcony gave nice view's of the sun setting over Phoenix. This was my second stay and I will return again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midland, Michigan
5

Great location, beautiful Casita

  • 5 of 5

The casita has a delightful western theme and comfortable design and is located very close to great hiking in the mountains. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

nothing like having coffee with the superstition mountain first thing in the morning. very nice casita. very relaxing and clean. lots of wildlife. met a lot of great people and will definitely stay again. great hosts and i would recommend this stay to anyone

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very quiet, beautiful casita!

  • 5 of 5

A little bit off the beaten path, but completely worth the drive! Very quiet in the evening, and woken up in the morning with the birds! Only issue might be the steep stairs up to the loft, but we had no problem.

I highly recommend, and hope to return again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Filly's Restaurant & Lounge. 1615 N Apache Trail
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Gold Canyon Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US60
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Filly's Restaurant & Lounge. 1615 N Apache Trail
Nearest Ski
184 Miles
Sunrise Ski Area
Nearest Beach
360 Miles
San Diego, CA
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Pet Fee £4
Tax Rate 2.2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Apache Junction, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 485 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Spacious bathroom w/Garden tub and large closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • * +1 Queen sofa sleeper in living area. Air mattress available as topper. Loft bedroom is semi-private with log railing overlooking living area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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