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Suite available for Easter! 1bedroom 2 queen beds, sitting room , full bath

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Alternative to hotel stay with more room for less money and convient parking.

Carefree is a small town of less than 4000. It has unique shopping and great dinning. If you are a golfer, there are 10 courses within 10 miles. If you love private airplanes, you will enjoy the views of take offs and lands from the villa. Located close to freeways(101,51,17)for easy assess to Scottsdale, Phoenix, Sedona or Flagstaff.

Carefree resort villas is a gated community of 160 units on 33 acres. The villa is less than a mile from the town of Carefree and approximately 2 miles from it's sister town Cave Creek.

This is approximately 600 sq. ft. lower level unit that is a perfect alternative to a hotel complex. A spacious Jr.Suite includes large bedroom with 2 queen beds, designer bedding, TV, cable, Internet, large sitting room with TV, and cable. Both bedroom and sitting room opens to covered patio. Close by parking and available washer and dryer.Small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Tenants provide own meals.

Just bring your clothes and you'll be ready for vacation!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Linda Downie
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Linda Downie

My husband and I bought our first vacation rental property 2004. It has been a good experience so we bought our second property in 2009. Since our retirement, we have spent the winters in AZ and our summers in Michigan. The perfect combination!

Linda Downie purchased this condo in 2009

Why Linda Downie chose Carefree

We have been visiting the Phoenix area for the last 27 years and knew that someday we wanted a home in the valley. Three years ago we started looking for an investment property and we found the unique area at the Village at Carefree. The lay out for a rental is perfect. You can have a guest or be a guest without being obtrusive because of the lockout unit. The property and pool are beautiful. You can rent for less than you pay at a resort. Try it you'll like it!

What makes this condo unique

If you love to golf, there are 10 courses within 10 miles. There are hiking trails, horseback riding, tennis, fishing and shopping all within miles. You are also conviently located near major freeways that will take you to anywhere in the valley or to Sedona, Flagstaff, Tuscon, or Las Vegas. Love flying? The villas are located on a private airport...Skyranch, where you can fly in and tie down. How about spring baseball? You will be withing minutes of several fields.


Adjacent to Private Skyranch airport. Tie down and parking. Visit website


Carefree Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Separate toilet, tub and shower combination and 2 sinks.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
For aviation enthusiasts, view of Skyranch runway.


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Suite available for Easter! 1bedroom 2 queen beds, sitting room , full bath
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Nightmare from hell

  • 1 of 5

First off, let me say that I can't imagine who left the good reviews, but this place is about a football field away from the airport, meaning you get to hear LOUD planes take off starting around 5 a.m., up until about 8 or 9 then they return later. Nice way to start the day.

But even worse, is how i was treated by the owner of this place. I made it very clear to the owner that i have allergies/sensitivities to many cleaning products. she assured me (as a nurse) that she fully understands that. She was so helpful she even asked for a list of products that are okay. So, I trusted her. I walked through and didn't notice any overwhelming smells. But later I noticed all the windows and the arcadia door were open. Within half an hour of shutting all the windows, I started getting ahorrible headache and dizziness. My boyfriend and i searched around and found scented candles (one of the things she swore she would remove), dryer sheets (another great allergen) were hidden all over, and she had sprayed the furniture with floral scented spray (another major allergen). Upon investigation we found these products (again, which she assured me she would not use and would not be on the premises) hidden in a closet. My boyfriend bagged it all up, and helped me clean the place. Normally i would have just left, but it was evening, I had driven for hours, unpacked, and was exhausted, and had just given her $2100 cash. I woke up later that night with a rash, swelling and huge welts all over. The next morning I could hardly move. My boyfriend called to confront Linda. She said if I leave immediately, she'll SEND me the money. Why? I just gave her cash. My boyfriend explained I was too sick and exhausted to move and he's taking me to my doctor, who recommended an emergency visit with him. She said the only thing wrong with me is I'm too sensitive. My Dr., after seeing me, was shocked. He said it looked like i went three rounds with Rocky Balboa. He advised that I stay and rest (since all the smelly things were cleaned up and bagged). He gave me steroids to help my reaction. This all also resulted in a flare up of an autoimmune disorder i have, meaning I can look forward to being sick for about two more months while we now get that under control, too. On top of ALL that, all of the walls are paper thin. You can literally hear the people next to you cough and the people above you walk around.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have waited some time to response because I did not want to have my emotions involved. This tenant came to the unit 2 weeks before move in to "smell it". She looked under the sinks, smelled pillows looked in all closets etc. I gave her one week to make a deposit. She came back to the condo and gave me a deposit. The reason she gave me cash was because I would not let her move in without being paid. She paid me cash on the day she moved in. On moving in, she had me remove numberous items that she could "smell". Four hours after she moved in she called me and told me my place was"toxic " and she was going to sue me. I strongly suggested she move out immediately and I would meet her the next day and return her money. She informed me she was to "sick". She had a 4 month lease. On the second day of her second month, she refused to pay rent. We started eviction. I have a $2600 court judgement. And a warrant out for her arrest for vandalism. She totally trashed the place. She is sick!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks much for the clean and quiet condo, right across from the pool. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Hope you stay with us again on your next visit to the Carefree area. Have a Carefree Day! Linda Downie
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Beautiful Desert Area

  • 5 of 5

The condo was spotless and welcoming from the get go. Large bathroom with 2 vanity sink areas was wonderful. Patio was lovely! The pool was fabulous. Carefree is stunning! Serene, relaxing, comfortable and cute!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Hope you come back soon. Downy's Nest Mike and Linda Downie Owners
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wonderful unit

  • 5 of 5

wonderful unit, very well furnished. We would recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carefree Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at this great Carefree, AZ condo. We stayed over a long weekend in February and it was the perfect location for our cycling adventures. The complex where the condo is located is very clean and the pool is great. The unit itself is clean, cozy and has a great private patio out back. Nice to have access to laundry facilities also. We highly recommend this rental. Hope to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Hope to see you next year. Downy's Nest Mike and Linda Downie Owner
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were there for the Month of March and had our grandchildren com out for a week. We have been coming to the Phoenix area for 10 years and stayed in Phoenix. First time Carefree. Carefree Villa was our favorite. The area is beautiful and the Villa was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. We loved it and hope to return again next March

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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