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Secluded Desert Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom with mountain and desert views

Charming and unique cottage at the base of Black Mountain in Cave Creek. Natural and private desert landscape with two private patios - one with a natural gas fireplace for cool evenings when you want to stay outside to gaze at the stars. Minutes away from the town of Cave Creek, a small western town with big hospitality and a fantastic selection of restaurants, shops, golf courses, and uniquely western activities such as bull riding and stagecoach rides.

The cottage is nicely updated and appointed, but maintains its original charm with a modern flair. The open floor plan of the great room is perfect for gathering, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are located at the other end of the house for privacy. Updated kitchen with new appliances. Two sets of double doors from the kitchen/great room extend the living space to the outdoors. Updated bathrooms and comfortable beds. Beautiful saltillo tile throughout the home.

A favorite spot is the enclosed patio with built in gas fireplace and grill, plenty of Arizona sunshine, and a large round table to accommodate dinner gatherings.

Just a few blocks off Cave Creek Rd with easy access to major highways. The large lot has plenty of room for your toys or RV. Bring your boat for an excursion on Lake Pleasant or Bartlett Lake which are a short 20-30 minute drive away.

We welcome you to Cave Creek and look forward to seeing you soon!

More Details

Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Cave Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional cleaning fees may apply for stays longer than 14 days
  • Stays longer than 14 days require pre-approval
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private en suite bathroom to master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Additional double high portable twin mattress
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
Near fantastic golf courses and hiking trails as well as world class restaurants. Sedona is an easy day trip as are the baseball Spring training parks


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Secluded Desert Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Galveston, Texas

One of the best, if not the best, VRBO's properties we have stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tangerine house. Even though we did not meet Carol, her nephew was there waiting for us when we arrived and they were very attentive to all our needs. We loved the décor and the fully equipped kitchen with all the modern appliances. The Tempur-Pedic bed was quite a treat. We loved it. Even though we did not spend a lot of time in the house during the day, it was nice to come home to such a peaceful and restful environment. Definitely will stay again and will recommend it to our friends who go to Carefree to attend the Golf Schools. Cave Creek and Carefree both have lots of things to offer and makes it a wonderful place to spend a vacation with friends or family.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Isabel! We loved having you and Herman as our guests, and we hope you will visit us again! My best, Carol
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Fabulous in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is even more quaint in person than the photos show. It is very comfortable and charming indoors with everything you need to spend a weekend or a week. The beds are extremely comfortable with lovely linens.

The natural landscape is so calming and relaxing. There are art installations in the garden and several outdoor spaces to enjoy. We loved the enclosed court yard with it's fireplace and bar. The owners are very easy to communicate with and the neighbor is the most helpful man.

The cottage is an easy drive to Phoenix. You'll want to check out Cave Creek and Carefree. Excellent local shopping and dining. The locals are so nice, we were constantly taken back by how engaging and helpful everyone was.

We were there for a girls weekend and intend to make it an annual event.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim! We loved having your group as our guests and look forward to seeing you again next year! All the best, Carol
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Phoenix, AZ

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, in a great location (super close to old town Cave Creek!). The house was clean, comfy, and really cute. We loved our weekend here. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sophie, we loved having your group as our guests. We hope you will visit us again! All the best, Carol
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Lovely Desert Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in our Tangerine cottage. Wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again! All the best, Carol
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Tremendous Times Await

  • 5 of 5

First of all, you cannot beat this location. It is only 30 minutes from Phoenix and Scottsdale, so it is easy to travel to Cave Creek. The house itself is nestled just close enough to the main drag in town so that you can leisurely walk in to town. When you are relaxing back at the house, you would never know that you are so close however! It is so peaceful on this property, and the landscape is dotted with saguaros, succulents, and other local flora. Bunnies are out in the yard every morning, and you can see them from your bedroom because the double doors have glass for you to peer through as you wake up. The house is decorated gorgeously, my personal favorite is the authentic poncho. The owner provides all modern necessities and creature comforts, which is so nice of her. The seating inside and outside is comfortable, the leather throne upholstered with cowhide and horsehair is a personal favorite reading spot. This is a perfect place to unwind and live in the sunshine. If you are trying to get work done, there is a big desk for you to focus. Also, there are a few coffeeshops walking distance that are conducive to working as well. All in all, I would highly recommend this place. The price is right too!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Carol made Tangerine cactus a home away from home. We loved it and cave creek! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kendra - I'm so glad that you felt at home in our cottage, we loved having your family as our guests. My best, Carol
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.