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Spectacular Casita; Wildlife Viewing, Hiking/Biking; Option to Heat Pool/Spa

Bedrooms 1
Space 525 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1BR, 1bath, mountain view, private entrance; access to infinity edge pool & spa

African experience in Mesa, Arizona? You bet! Upscale, amenity-rich casita with African safari theme on property of multi-million dollar home will have you dreaming of deserts and wildlife both near and far.

Home is situated in exclusive, quiet neighborhood with opportunities to view both native and migrating wildlife. Javelinas, Roadrunners, owls, quail, bobcats and more have been sighted on and near property. Bird watchers and wildlife photographers will appreciate the many opportunities to observe hummingbirds, woodpeckers, Great Horned Owls, rabbits and more in natural desert and mountain habitats. Brilliant sunsets, mountains and city views create extraordinary landscapes while reclining by resort-style infinity-edge pool. Hikers and bikers can walk out the door and connect to trails of various levels with sensational vistas.

Safari-themed casita is adjacent to luxury home and has private front entrance. Casita features professionally decorated and ultra-comfortable accommodations suitable for one or two people. Vaulted ceilings, tile floors, granite counter tops and more are all attractive features that add to casita's incredible ambiance. Stretch out on a deluxe king bed to dream of day and night escapades. Concoct your favorite foods and beverages in completely stocked kitchen and serve them at charming table for two. Full bath with dual vessel sinks and tub/shower combination along with walk-in closet are additional features that enhance comfort.

Take a walk around the home to the back patio to enjoy the larger home's lovely gardens, walking paths and landscapes. Outdoor amenities available to guests include negative edge pool with swim-up bar that can be heated for additional fee, waterfalls, hot tub and expansive stone porch with fireplace, lounge chairs, grill and propane heaters for the occasional chilly evening. Outside features are gorgeous and meticulously maintained!

Although casita is located in secluded and gated community, adventures in Mesa and beyond are minutes away. Fine dining, shopping, golf, Cubs spring training hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and horseback riding are just a few of the leisure activities to enjoy. Riverview Park, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Usery Mountain Regional Park and Salt River are nearby destinations with something for everyone.

No matter how you choose to spend your days and nights, you will find this is the ideal place for guests who long for sumptuous resort living in private and exquisite location. This is the African safari adventure in Arizona you will not want to miss!

All reservations that exceed a 2 week stay during the months of May through September will pay an electric utility fee. This fee is dependent on the size of the home and amenities. You must contact the team at Arizona Vacation Home Rentals for more information.

More Details

Property Manager
Arizona Vacation Home Rentals LLC
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Arizona Vacation Home Rentals LLC

Arizona Vacation Home Rentals is an experienced and reliable vacation home marketing company representing owners with beautiful homes in the greater Phoenix area. Our hand selected properties are immaculate, well maintained, completely stocked and rated 5 stars by our guests.

To ensure your stay is perfect from beginning to end, upon arrival we furnish you with telephone and email contact information for 24.7 ground support. Our team is local and our response time for questions or problems will impress you.


Mesa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Custom design rich with details
  • Beautiful custom vanity with dual sinks in bath. Zebra wood cabinets and unique custom designed vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV, deluxe king bed, fan, walk in closet, luxury
  • Bedroom has a Queen-sized canopy bed, plenty of drawer space and walk-in closet. Flat LCD HDTV viewable from bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Guests have full access to house pool and spa. Pool and porch have many seating areas for your comfort and privacy.


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Spectacular Casita; Wildlife Viewing, Hiking/Biking; Option to Heat Pool/Spa
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Everything over the top Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Sunset breathtaking, Very peaceful and relaxing, can't wait to return. Thank you Paul, David and Vicki

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for the wonderful review and being perfect guests! This is our favorite African retreat in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. We're glad to know you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to return. We appreciate the personal shout out to Paul. He and the rest of the Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team were happy to serve you! Please do come back and make it soon! Returning guests are some of our favorite guests and we will be especially happy to see you again!
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Superb Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our renting. of the Safari Casita in Las Sendas proved to be the highlight of our two week stay in Arizona. The casita was very clean, comfortable , well equipped and beautifully furnished. The owners, Paul and Tristan, were very friendly, accommodating and engaging! Hiking, restaurants, ballparks, shopping and outdoor excursions were all in close proximity. We had a wonderful stay and felt so welcomed by everyone we met. Besides being a lovely casita, the evening sunset viewing from this location was spectacular!! I would highly recommend this rental! 5 star plus!!!!!!!! John and Gloria

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted with your review and appreciate the many compliments and 5 star plus recommendation. Thank you for highlighting some of the especially pleasing features of the casita and local area. It's great to know that you were welcomed by everyone you met and had a wonderful visit. We really enjoyed meeting you and having you stay at the casita.The sunset viewing is spectacular and so are guests like you! Please come back and stay with us again soon!
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Exceptional Property and Excellent Service

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with Arizona Vacation Home Rentals within the Safari Casita in the Las Sendas Mountain neighborhood. Since our last experience was five star, we weren't sure how this year's stay could be any better. But, somehow, it was. It's unfortunate the rating structure extends only through 5 stars as our week long stay was off the charts! The safari casita property had been recently repainted with the addition of new decor and furniture----this is after last year's property was already, in my always particular opinion, impeccably perfect. After meeting other vacationers during this trip and touring their properties, we quickly learned this was the case with all homes, large or small, managed by Arizona Vacation Home Rentals. Not one detail is not thought of when working with Paul, Tristan, Jane, Deanna and the rest of their outstanding staff. From check in to check out, they are thorough, informative, kind and caring. This is why you only want to stay in one of their properties. Any question, call or text is quickly replied to and a solution (if even needed) offered. They go out of their way to take care of their guests and provide services that aren't even typical amenities offered by other vacation rentals we have used in the past. We highly recommend staying in one of their fabulous homes. Once you have, you will be quick to book your next vacation with them!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your "off the charts" review has made us extremely happy and we are grinning from ear to ear! The vacation experience you described is what we want to happen for all of our guests and we appreciate you sharing the details with others. It's especially exciting because this is your second stay with Arizona Vacation Home Rentals and you found the casita with its new paint and decor to be impeccably perfect once again. Our entire team thanks you for the wonderful review and kind words about our work. We look forward to future visits from you. You are the best of guests and it's always a pleasure to have you stay with us!
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Beautiful place to stay and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Overall, it was a wonderful experience staying at the casita. To start, the casita is in a gorgeous area that allows you to enjoy the beautiful desert landscape. The casita itself was very comfortable and clean, and allowed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The property managers, Paul and Tristan and company, were all amazingly great to work with -- they were always quick to respond to questions and ensured that the stay was perfect.

The casita is located in a fantastic area, which allows for incredible views of the mountains and Phoenix Valley. There are many nice places to walk nearby, including a desert trail that takes off just at the end of the road and winds up through the beautiful Sonoran desert landscape. There are many birds and other wildlife that are frequent visitors to the area, which are always fun to see. Although nature is at your backdoor, places to eat and shop are just a few minutes drive away. And its a quick and easy drive to major highways that take you into downtown Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and other surrounding communities.

Inside the casita, it has everything that you need to have a comfortable visit. Nice bed and clean bedroom. Cute kitchen with all modern appliances. Clean and pretty bathroom. I was fortunate to stay at the casita for about three months and was very comfortable the entire visit.

Paul and Tristan and company are excellent property managers. They are very nice people and extremely prompt in answering questions and addressing anything that comes up. It was a breath of fresh air to work with them.

I would highly recommend staying here. I could actually go on a lot longer about the place -- didn't even get to the gorgeous pool in the back and the amazing Arizona sunsets! Had a lovely time at the casita. Am very fortunate to have stayed here and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Your review highlighted so many appealing qualities of the Safari Casita! It is a pretty and comfortable place to stay for one or two people and the setting is magnificent. As you noted, you can see and do a lot just by walking out the door. And although it is a hidden jewel, it is easy as you also said, to get to conveniences such as restaurants and shopping, or local attractions and events. We enjoyed having you as a guest and we're happy that your extended stay worked out well for you and us. Tristan, Paul and the team appreciate the many compliments in your review - it was a pleasure to work with you as well! Please keep the Safari Casita in mind if you are returning to the area. We would be excited to have you stay with us again and extended visits are always a possibility.
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Spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

Property and casita were incredibly clean and perfect for a week-long stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you found the Safari Casita clean and ideal for your week-long stay. The Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team takes great pride in maintaining the highest of standards in cleanliness, comfort and appealing accommodations for our guests. We want your stay to be a positive experience and hope you will return often. Thank you for writing a review that informs others of our sincere commitment to high quality service. And, we absolutely agree with you…the view is spectacular!
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  • 5 of 5

wonderful. be aware you are sharing pool and back deck- no problem for us. as good or better than pics. great value. super location if you want to hike.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team thanks you for your five star review and we’re very happy to know that your experience was wonderful. The close proximity of trails does make the location ideal for hikers and mountain bikers. We appreciate your reminder to future guests about sharing the pool and back deck because we do not want our guests to be unpleasantly surprised or disappointed. We thank you for being exceptional guests and hope you will return again soon.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Sky Harbor International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Light Rail, Mesa Station
Nearest Motorway
AZ 202
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Ski
176 Miles
Snow Bowl Flagstaff
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Saguaro Lake
Car: necessary

Perfect location. Private, quiet luxury close to great restaurants, shopping, sight-seeing and freeways.

Golf: The casita has a multitude of top golf courses within minutes. Las Sendas, Red Mountain, Long Bow, Painted Mountain are within 3 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Until confirmed, rates subject to change.

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