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Beautiful Victorian Castle and wedding Venue visit our website tuscanacres.com

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 4,532 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

An immaculate VINTAGE three story 1800's style Victorian Estate on 1-1/2 acres, we are a small private gated community with private driveways ...5 spacious bedrooms, a master bedroom balcony, two full and two half bathrooms, a wrap around porch and a large swimming pool with poolside tikibar. Other amenities include a large pavered sun-shaded backyard entertainment area. Estate also boasts a large eat in kitchen, large formal dining room seats 10, sitting parlor, family room, large wash room and pantry, and two car garage. Comfortably sleeps 12 in bedrooms, plus an extra bed for

2 small children in a

"family bedroom" also queen sized pull out couch for a total of 14 guests.... Please view the video because pictures don't do justice.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Desert View in Cave Creek

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4532 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
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  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , sink& toilet 3rd floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , sink & toilet 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Dual Sinks, clawfoot tub, separate shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Dual Sinks, clawfoot tub, separate duel head shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , murphy bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , pullout sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
assistance with some water activities at the lake is avail ....i.e. boating, Jet skiing , kayaking, cruises ,paddle boarding, Ect.... Inquire with owners


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful VINTAGE Victorian Castle visit our website tuscanacres.com
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Outstanding accommodations and beautiful atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Our youngest son was married to his beautiful bride this weekend. The wedding was beautiful and all of our guests (most from out of town South Bend, Indiana) were amazed by the beauty of the facilities. Kim and Dennis, owners, were simply amazing. Any reasonable request we asked about was handed immediately and without question or hesitation. They are truly professionals at what they do. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. If you are contemplating an event or a weekend/week getaway in Phoenix, Arizona, look no farther, this is the place to consider.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joseph and family for your wonderful review, !!!!! this past weekend was definitely one for the books!!! What a beautiful wedding and a phenomenal group of Family and friends!!! it truly is people like you, your family, and friends that makes running this business a privilege !!! Let's keep in touch and hopefully we'll see you again in the near future 😜�🤘� Dennis&Kim
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Excellent facility...excellent value

  • 5 of 5

We rented for 10+ days and enjoyed every minute. The home is very comfortable and the owners are super to work with. We entertained clients and everyone had their own room and we loved to hang out at the tiki hut or near the fire pit when the sun when down. We'll be back next year. Kevin

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin for your wonderful review!!! we are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself, we only regret we didn’t get a little bit more time to visit, hopefully we can do that next year 😉thank you again for Booking your vacation at Victoria Manor 😉👍 Dennis and Kim Packebush
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Perfect for families or large groups.

  • 5 of 5

The Victorian Manor was a fantastic place for our family's annual get together. Kim and Dennis were super easy to communicate and work with from booking to checking out.

Kim went above and beyond to prepare the house to help make our time there special. Dennis was available the entire time to make sure we settled in and answer any questions we had. Having family members coming together from four time zones meant that we couldn't bring a lot of our own things but Kim and Dennis made it feel like a home away from home.

The house is a very large, ornate, Victorian sale home including a grand staircase at the entry. The home is decorated with many antiques but Dennis and Kim were fine with us moving the breakables into less trafficked areas as we were concerned of the children in our group breaking them. We were in the home for a week and didn't have a single incident.

The house is very comfortable and easy for our large group to spend time together as a whole or in smaller groups in other areas. The large dining room was great for the adults' dinner and the oversized kitchen table served as a perfect place for most of the children's meals.

The outdoor space is exceptional. The back patio is a phenomenal area for congregating under the shade around the fire pit and grilling island. The back and side yards worked very well for our children to play. Having the entire yard areas fenced made all of the parents feel very comfortable allowing the small children to run around and play without worrying about them wandering off. The fenced pool, though not heated, was a beautiful setting for us to hang out in the sun as well. My brother brought a tv over and the wifi allowed us to easily watch a game poolside at the tiki bar which was a lot of fun.

The front patio/driveway/parking area was so large that the kids were able to play on scooters and bikes to their hearts' content. The older kids also took advantage of biking on the non-paved areas of the property. The property is technically on Lone Mountain rd but the long driveway and fencing around the property along the road made the kids riding around feel far more safe for the parents.

Kim and Dennis obviously put a lot of love into this home when they built it and continue to keep it in great condition. I am so happy that we stayed here and would not hesitate to book it again if we meet up in Arizona again. Thank you Kim and Dennis for opening your home to us! This reunion was a huge success!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Justin and family for your wonderful review 👍?we are so very happy that your event went off without a hitch !!!! it is definitely our goal to make our guests feel like they are home, and we’re happy that it worked well for you and your whole family . we truly appreciate your concern for our breakables😜?👍? we try to make the Victorian as kid friendly as possible without compromising the beauty and elegance of the Victorian style and era , you obviously did a tremendous job if you were able to manage seven kids and not break anything LOL 😂?😂?😂?😂?😂? hope to see you all in the near future again here at Victorian Manor 💕?🙏? Dennis & Kim
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in march and we were so impressed with everything this house had to offer! The pictures don't do this house justice. It is so beautiful inside and out. All the bedrooms are big and spacious and the beds were so comfortable. There were 9 of us staying here and it was more than plenty room for us. The backyard was our favorite place to be with the pool and the grill. At night we all sat around the fire pit and had such a great time. The owners also were so accommodating and super friendly. My son was looking for a ball for the basket ball hoop in the pool...within 20 minutes they had gone to the store and bought him 2! So kind and generous. Just made our stay in this beautiful home even better. And location of this house is awesome. Cave creek town was really neat and everything else was a short drive away. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a great place to stay and we definitely plan on coming back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK-YOU ARRON,!!! Dennis and I were delighted with your family's enjoyment of our home, its wonderful to know that your family enjoyed the home as much as we did raising our children there over the years. We hope to see you and your family again very soon. thanks again, Dennis & Kim
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This place is simply amazing, beautiful, and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

First, the owner's, Kim and Dennis, are fantastic. So easy to work with, answered all our questions (we were first-timers using VRBO) quickly and thoroughly. They met us at the property to let us in, gave us a tour, and set us up for the week. During our stay they were available for us. I could not have asked for better! The location is perfect, positioned for access to all things Phoenix, yet close to the wonderful downtowns of Cave Creek, and Carefree. It is only a 3 1/2 hour drive to the Grand Canyon, and within minutes of excellent hiking options. You will do no better in location. The property itself is beautiful. A modern Victorian feel. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are spacious, the kitchen is open and stocked with the necessary pots and pans. And finally the pool...I utilized it everyday. I will return, and that should say it all. Thank you for a perfect vacation location Kim and Dennis

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you David for your kind words,!!! you and your family are wonderful people, it truly is people like you and your family that keeps us renting our home, we enjoyed meeting all of you, and are very happy you enjoyed all Arizona has to offer, we are looking forward to your next visit... I'll have your whiskey tumblers waiting for you;);););) Thanks again, Kim & Dennis
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South Riding

Great House and Great Location!! Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We visited the area 1/31/17-2/5/17 to attend the Phoenix Open and to play golf in the area. We had 7 guys and we each had our own bed. The house was very clean and the owners are very friendly and made sure we had anything we needed. I highly recommend this house! You will not be disappointed. The only small issue is that there are only 2 showers in the house. There are 2 extra 1/2 baths that do help when it is time to get ready to go out. Since it was just guys, it worked out fine, but if we had the wives with us it may have been a bit of an issue. However, I would still definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard Thank you for your wonderful review,😉we are very happy you all enjoyed yourselves, hope to see you again in the near future Thx Dennis and kim Packebush
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Kim Packebush
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Calendar last updated:
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About Kim Packebush

We are a Fire Fighter family, my husband and I have been married 32 years. We are owner/builders of Victorian Manor and Tuscan Acres. In 1990, we bought our property and set out on our mission to create the perfect gated community of old world custom homes. In 2008 my husband retired from the Phoenix Fire Department after 33 years of service, leaving myself, our eldest daughter (Kayleigh) and her husband(Forrest) to continue the fight in the fire service.

Today we have the pleasure of being able to continue our love and connection within the customer service industry, by using our beautiful homes as vacation rentals, We truly enjoy meeting people from all over the world, and have made lifetime friends because of it. Come and enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of our properties ... we look forward to meeting you!!!!

Kim Packebush purchased this castle in 1998


Nearest Airport
29.1 Miles
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
snow bowl
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £179.22
Pet Fee £71.69
Damage Insurance £70.97

Rates are subject to change until booking is complete,
events such as... parties, functions, wedding and or receptions
are a separate contract and fee.. inquire within

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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