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Phoenix/Scottsdale Arizona Casita Retreat - Peace of the High Sonoran Desert

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Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Rio Verde Foothills - Phoenix/Scottsdale Casita Retr

Peaceful Casita Retreat in the High Sonoran Desert adjacent to the Nat'l Forest

Come Visit the Great Beauty of the High Sonoran Desert near Phoenix, North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Fountain Hills. This studio home is elegantly finished with Travertine floors, a gourmet chef's kitchen, a marble spa shower bathroom, and wonderful views overlooking the Rio Verde River Valley and out across the Tonto National Forest to the high mountains and Four Peaks. Located just 10 miles north from Fountain Hills, 10 miles from North Scottsdale and 25 miles from Phoenix. Very private home built in neo-territorial design inspired by avant garde architects of history. Built as a second story home on 1.25 acres, there is an eagle's eye view in all directions from two decks. Stars at night are close enough to count. Make friends with the families of Saguaro Cactus - the Angel Guardians of the desert. Easy access from Rio Verde Drive a major highway and only a few blocks from the main paved road. One block from the Tonto National Forest with miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horses! Two miles to the beautiful Rio Verde River! A quiet studio apartment/home yet it is still just 15 minutes to shopping in Fountain Hills or North Scottsdale, groceries, restaurants, services and more.

A one block walk from the deck and you are enfolded in the Peace of the Sonoran Desert, the Saguaro Cactus and the Tonto Nat'l forest.

This is a "Casita" or small house and it really is 1 large Studio room with Kitchen, Living, and Queen Bed (there is an Aerobed if specially needed), a marble bathroom, and a utiliy room and closet space. It is an elegant space and is kept immaculately clean and shiny.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Neil A. Kremer
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016

About Neil A. Kremer

Neil & Linda have worked in the Natural Health field for 30+ years. They also run MontanaCabinRetreats along the Yellowstone River just north of Yellowstone National Park.

Neil A. Kremer purchased this house in 2012

Why Neil A. Kremer chose Scottsdale

Neil & Linda have both come to love this special natural area of the unique high sonoran desert. It rings with a special tranquility and vitality and life.

What makes this house unique

Natural Beauty, Peace, Vistas, Stars, Sunrises & Sunsets. The most wonderful hikes right from the front door.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Wonderful! just a short walk to the Tonto National Forest. Birds singing all day long. The most beautiful sunsets and sun rises. The Casita was perfect! The most comfortable bed in the world! We spent most of our time enjoying the sights and sounds on the balcony. Neil was easy to reach and very helpful. Just a little piece of Eden.

April 2015
Apr 2015
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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Phoenix/Scottsdale Arizona Casita Retreat - Peace of the High Sonoran Desert
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews

Immaculately-Kept Casita with a Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

What a cool place... everything was modern and clean, and the desert views were gorgeous. Neil was very responsive and made sure we had what we needed. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Amanda it was great having you as our guests! I am glad that you enjoyed our Casita!
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Kansas City, USA

Excellent Lodging! Arizona Desert - Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

While on a business trip to Phoenix, I had the good fortune of booking my stay at this Casita. Owners Neil and Linda were kind and so helpful in every way. The Casita is of excellent quality and very comfortable. It was spotlessly clean. And the desert location is fantastic! From the second-story balcony of this Casita, one can enjoy endless views of the Arizona desert overlooking the Rio Verde river basin..... and views of mountain ranges in the distance. Peaceful and beautiful. I highly recommend this Casita!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Jack, we are also grateful for your visit and we are very glad that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to having you again sometime in the future! Thank you for taking such great care of our Casita! Sincerely, Neil & Linda
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Vancouver, BC

Beautiful casita at the edge of the Tonto Forest

  • 4 of 5

This is an elegant casita, very clean and with all the amenities.

Beautiful sunrise views over the Four Peaks.

Very private and somewhat remote. Great for hiking the natural preserves nearby.

Neil is very responsive - thank you for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
PHX Int'l. & Mesa Gateway
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tonto Verde
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Fountain Hills or North Scottsdale
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Rio Verde River
Car: necessary

Fountain Hills or Scottsdale - Golf, Restaurants, & Shopping.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Standard Cleaning Fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Tax Rate 7.27%

Please no shoes in the Casita, too many Cactus Spines around. Although we love pets we have chosen to have a no-pet policy so that we can try to provide an allergy-free space. No Smoking - The Casita is not a party house so we have an absolutely no drugs policy and request limiting Alcohol use - in moderation. We ask our Guests to Respect our Property and keep it at the excellent level that they found it at upon their arrival.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rio Verde Foothills in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Rock Climbing

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