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Scottsdale/Cave Creek/North Phoenix - Luxury Sonoran destination

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, gourmet kitchen and close to adventures

This 3,400 sqf Santa Fe style luxury home offers a sumptuous arrival with a large circular driveway, 10 to 18 feet ceilings and turrets. Within 15 minutes you will reach the eclectic town of Cave Creek, world class golfing at Troon North, big outdoor mall shopping at Desert Ridge Mall and much more. Our home is the perfect base for golfing, riding, hiking, fishing and exploring north Scottsdale, Cave Creek and the north Phoenix Valley.


Owner
Håkan Söderbom
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Swedish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hakan and Kaye are indeed ideal hosts – attentive, anticipating our needs and very willing to accommodate any requests. My wife and I stayed in their adorable casita for 5 nights. We relished the made-to-order breakfasts with fresh squeezed orange juice and took breathtaking hikes in the nearby desert preserves suggested by Hakan. The casita was tastefully appointed and the bed oh-so-comfy. There was plenty of space in the closet and bathroom to put things away, so we didn’t have to live out of our suitcases. We are madly scanning our calendars looking for our opportunity to return. [Originally posted on another site. Guests accommodation was Bed & Breakfast]
Mar 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Desert View in Phoenix

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Powder room - Toilet
    Jack and Jill - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4/Casita - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4/Casita - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Scottsdale/Cave Creek/North Phoenix - Luxury Sonoran destination
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Hakan and Kay for the use of your property. We had fabulous time in the area. House is very well supplied. There is abundance of everything from plates and utensils to towels. Excellent supply of consumables including soaps etc. Just show up with your clothes! House is located in a very quiet neighborhood but has easy access to all amenities grocery stores restaurants 5 to 10 minutes away. Lots to do in the area and many more activities can be assessed with a 30 minutes to 45 minute drive. For the kids pool is heated and we'll maintained with a good wifi connection, every kids wish. Patio area is relaxing and it's own little paradise. This was our first VRBO experience and we have absolutely no regrets. This is definitely in our plans for the future. Hakan and Kay were easily accessible and responded very quickly to our questions.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kirkland, wa
5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a serene and beautiful place to stay. Lots of comfort and upscale touches all over. And most especially the hosts were fantastic and accommodating, without ever being in the way. We highly recommend Araminta House. We both loved it and will surely make this a yearly tradition at the minimum.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was awesome. Excellently equipped and furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nicest Spring Training Stay

  • 5 of 5

Araminta house is beautifully done, and the location was perfect for us. We had all our meals outside on the patio. And for people who like to cook, it is hard to imagine a better equipped kitchen. The large lot meant the neighbors weren't too close. And the pool is a nice shape for lap swimming. We hope to book this house again next spring.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laguna Beach, CA
5

Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the best Spring time retreat in Scottsdale in this amazing home. The house was very large and extremely well maintained. We loved staying at this big house. Located in the Sonora desert, with spring in full bloom it we feel in love with this home. Everything was perfect and we were completely blown away by the experience of a flowering desert with yellow, red, blue, purple and green everywhere. The home owners were very helpful in planning our trip and ensuring our stay was perfect. We plan to come back next spring again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, MA
5

Desert in bloom

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to north Scottsdale but my first visit in April. Now I can fully understand why the Sonoran desert is called a green desert. It is beautiful! Kay and Hakan's house is wonderfully situated just south of Cave Creek with plenty of access to hiking and biking trails. Shopping is just around the corner and for more Outlet style shopping the Desert Ridge Mall is just 10 minutes away. The home itself is very luxurious with space age appliances, flat screen TVs and a whole wall that opens up to the backyard. We didn't spend a lot of time at the house (we were in Scottsdale for a wedding) however the setting with natural desert on three sides of the house allowed us to see coyotes, quails, rabbits, hawks and much more of the wildlife. Much appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

AMC Desert Ridge 18
"Reserved and reclining seats combined with bar services elevate the cinema experience and ma..."
Starbucks
"Coffee Heaven (note that Starbucks moved 500ft to the East), now with drive through."
Buffalo Chip Saloon
"Hang out with the locals. This is a real cowboy bar, friendly and fun with rodeo twice a week."
Rancho Manana Golf Course
"A favorite golf course for visitors to North Phoenix."
Black Mountain Cave Creek
"Great sunrise hike. About an hour round trip for the moderately fit person. Set out about 45..."
Tonto Bar & Grill
"The best outdoor seating with a beautiful cactus garden."
Desert Foothills Gardens Nursery Inc
The Spotted Donkey Cantina
"One of the more popular restaurants in North Scottsdale. Good selection of food, great staff..."
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
"High end eating. Period. If you just want to experience the atmosphere, why not drop in for ..."
Boulders Resort & Club
"Old world luxury and an amazing rock waterfall into the pool. Worth a stop if only for a dri..."
Cave Creek Regional Park
"Lots to explore at the regional park. Great for hiking and mountain biking with several loop..."
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Scottsdale
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Boulders
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Pima Fwy 101
Car: necessary

Araminta House is located where North Scottsdale and Phoenix meet Cave Creek and Carefree which means you get the best of Sonoran desert experience for hiking, biking and riding combined with closeness to urban conveniences like grocery stores, restaurants and bars. Our neighborhood is very safe with mainly large homes on even larger (1 acre+) lots. Going south we are about 40 minutes from the Sky Harbor Phoenix airport. Continuing south there is another 1.5h to Tucson or 2h to the Mexican border. Going north there is just under 2 hours to Sedona and then another 1.5h to the Grand Canyon south rim. If you have never been to Las Vegas, then it is only 5h away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Desert View, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring Peak 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,115
for 4 nights
From
£443
£3,161
£10,318
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,688
for 7 nights
£2,688
£8,649
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
£3,656
for 14 nights
£2,000
£6,209
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
14 night minimum stay
£4,865
for 14 nights
£2,604
£8,353
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter High 2018
16 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
£5,457
for 14 nights
£2,900
£9,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Peak 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,302
for 7 nights
£3,302
£10,823
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
14 night minimum stay
£5,267
for 14 nights
£2,805
£9,063
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
£3,820
for 14 nights
£2,082
£6,502
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,647
for 7 nights
From
£186
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £391.17
Property Damage Protection £46.16
Move out cleaning £297.29

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and initial payment has been received.
Pool temperature is dependent on pool cover being applied. When night time temperatures drop below 55 degrees the pool temperature cannot be guaranteed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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