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Secluded Casita, Solar/Green, Hiking, Biking, Zen-Views.

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Last updated: 02/17/2014

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cave Creek cottage description

Welcome to pure old AZ relaxation in the high Sonoran desert. Green/solar, very private casita; small, elegant, romantic, getaway for two. Everywhere you look you see the startling vastness of the Tonto National Forest. Literally, walk out your door and hike, bike; gaze into the Milky Way from your bed. Borders 2200 acre Spur Cross Ranch Conservation area (please google); wade in Cave Creek's waters, explore Indian ruins, petroglyphs and trails. Wood burning fireplace, gas heat, AZ room, stone patio, vaulted wood ceilings. Internet access and absolutely NO smoking as you are surrounded by Desert forest. Rural road, but not remote. 13 minutes from the Western style town of Cave Creek, shopping, restaurants, and night life-- Google Chamber of Commerce-- Friendly dogs on the property. Universal cell phone antenna has worked for 95% of guests cell phones, No TV, just DVD, WIFI available A casita is a small house on the property of a larger home (casa grande)

Keywords: Private oasis, light filled casita, vaulted wood ceilings, elegant, romantic, pure, green, solar, natural water of last free flowing creek in Maricopa county a short hike away, petroglyphs, many trails in Spur Cross Conservation Area (Google) and Tonto National Forest.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            .May not be left alone in casita, must move around with guests...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • high ceilings with clerestory windows that open, shower

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            completely equipped for entertaining, wheeled chopping block countertop made for this space...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            French press, organic coffee roaster in Cave Creek...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            organic salt and pepper, olive oil...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            cast iron, Cuisinart pots and pans...moreless

          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 5 people


          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            private studio in casa grande available for both private Restorative Exercise (TM) and Gyrotonic (R) lessons...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            If your staying for a week or longer, prefer that one line dries as this a very green rental ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            two large comfortable arm chairs and an upholstered, built in, deep seated banco...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            beautiful natural soaps and line dried plus IRONED bed linens, mostly organic ...moreless

          • Parking:

            covered beamed parking with sensor lite that does not shine in your eyes...moreless

          • Heating:

            propane radiant heat, very, very efficient...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            washed in natural soaps and line dried...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            If your staying for a week or longer...moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Covered Parking

          Other Amenities

              • Everyone says this is a hikers paradise, very private


              • CD Player


              • Telephone:

                universal antenna for your cell phone, it has worked for all but one of my guests, 11 out of 12 people...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

                the entire house is a balcony perched on the edge of a canyon looking into the Tonto Forest...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large stones patio with comfortable sofa and table...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                We call them AZ rooms here and, yes, there is one...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                landscaping like a desert botanical garden...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Magnificent views of Tonto Forest, Skull and New River Mesa and Skull Mesa/ see the Milky Way at night....moreless

              • Rural


              • Museums
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Rock Climbing
              • Groceries
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Mountaineering
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Fitness Center
              • Sight Seeing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Ruins
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater
              • ATM/Bank
              • Restaurants
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Water Skiing


              Write a review 4.5
              from 6 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • nonrefundable cleaning, $80
              • Taxes Included


              NONREFUNDABLE deposits, usually equal to half the length of reserved stay .Balance due upon arrival.

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              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 7 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



              Car: Necessary

              Tonto National Forest 300 yards away; conservation easement abuts property and Spur Cross Conservation area--2200 ACRES--abuts easement.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1985

              About the owner: My ancestors arrived here in the 1880's and settled many areas of the Arizona territory; the authentic casita, passive-solar, green home was designed by me and is inspired by this background.

              Why the Owner Chose Cave Creek:
              'There is no other place like it,' my guests say. Solar, green, well built home and casita designed and built 30 years ago by current owner. Native botanical garden- like landscaping, trails into Forest. You can hike into the Tonto, the canyon just at your feet, or stretch out on the sofa of the absolutely private stone patio and stare into two tall mesas covered with giant Saguaro and their shadows.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              What a romantic place to bond with your loved one. The Casa Pequena is perched on the edge of a steep wide canyon. It is a good place to take a morning/evening walk, watch sunset/ sunrise, experience the pungent smell of desert plants and the sing/song of native birds, all of which literally surround you. The Milky Way is still visible here and stars and moonlight shine over the canyon at night.

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              Speaks: english



              • Front Entry into 'Arizona Room'

                Front Entry into 'Arizona Room'

              • Bedroom with Walk-out Patio

                Bedroom with Walk-out Patio

              • Living Area with Fireplace

                Living Area with Fireplace

              • Kitchen


              • View of the Sonoran Desert from the front door

                View of the Sonoran Desert from the front door

              • Stone Patio

                Stone Patio

              VRBO #402223

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Monday, February 17, 2014

              $130 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

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