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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 4 - 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:
February 23, 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 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

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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Rochester, MN


  • 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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  • 5 of 5

The casita was located on the edge of the city in a very nice location. The gated community made my husband and I feel very safe, even walking at night. Paul (caretaker) was extremely accommodating with regards to flights and booking dates, so that was very appreciated. The area was very quiet and made for a nice relaxing holiday. The pool was wonderful as was the hot tub. The towels were nice and soft, not that awful hotel scratchiness. We saw amazing sunsets and lots of wildlife right outside the house (coyotes, javelina, lizards, etc).

When visiting this casita I would recommend renting a vehicle as it is a bit of a distance from any restaurants/shopping and the majority of the road is uphill. Also a good thing to note would be that you cannot access the pool area directly from the casita. I was under the impression that the door opened up onto the back deck, but you actually have to walk around the side of the house to get there. Made for a bit of difficulty BBQing (but still very doable!).

They had upgraded the bed from a queen to a king and that was great. The bed was comfortable and it had everything we needed in the kitchen. Overall it was a fantastic visit and I would definitely recommend it to a friend. We would stay again if we are ever in the area!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You were quiet and respectful guests and we hardly knew you were there. We appreciate you for sharing your experience with a very kind review that your fellow travelers will find helpful. This really is a unique vacation home and you highlighted many of the fantastic features. We also appreciate your feedback about our listing. We have modified the listing to better represent the pool access. We have also included a picnic basket to help carry any items. The Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team thanks you for staying with us. You are welcome back anytime.
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The Only Place to Stay in Mesa!

  • 5 of 5

This casita is truly everything we anticipated and more! Immaculate, stylish, well appointed, and equipped with anything you might need, this is a home away from home. While the interior was fabulous in countless ways, so were the outdoor accommodations: patio, pool, grill, outdoor fireplaces and furnishings-all a part of the casita and something that most places do not offer. The casita is located towards the top of the Las Sendas Mountains in the gated Diamond Point neighborhood making it a serene location to watch sunsets in the evening and take quiet morning walks. The Hawk Loop trail head is a few minutes walk which is ideal for someone who wants a relatively easy hike without having to drive. From restaurant suggestions to accommodating laundry needs to lending us a stadium blanket for the Cubs game, Paul and Anna were beyond kind and gracious. They key to any fabulous place comes down to management and Paul and his staff are the icing on the cake when it comes to this casita. We have stayed in many places ,but none as fine as this. We look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you for the kind review of our vacation home. Our Team at Arizona Vacation Home Rentals also appreciates you as a great guest. It was a pleasure to spend some time with you during your stay here. This really is a special getaway and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay with us again and best wishes to you until then.
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Halifax, Canada

The site was very nice, good location,

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, great view, nice backyard and pool. Overall a great spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You were great guests and we really appreciate you treating our home so well. The Arizona Vacation Home Rentals Team appreciates you for the kind review. Please consider staying with us again.
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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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