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Spend Your Carefree Holiday at the Luxurious Carefree Casita

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Steve & Joanna welcome you to the Carefree Casita located in Carefree, on the northern border of Scottsdale, Arizona. Carefree is the 'Home of Cowboys and Caviar, Where the Old West Meets the New'. You will encounter the vast Sonoran Desert with forests of saguaro cacti, beautiful mountain vistas of the Tonto National Forest, and giant boulder formations.

The Carefree Casita is located adjacent to the grounds of the Carefree Resort and Conference Center. While not directly affiliated with the Resort, the Carefree Casita shares the same lovely location with the amenities of the area. The Carefree Casita is a convenient launching point to golfing, hiking, biking, photography, horseback riding, and so much more. Not to mention the weather, with our semiarid climate the air is generally dry and clear, with low relative humidity and a high percentage of sunshine.

Joanna & Steve take pride in providing you with all that the Carefree Casita has to offer. You will find a very comfortable venue with all the amenities that you would have in your own home. You will have lots of room to stretch out and make yourselves comfortable. The villa has a master suite and an adjoining master bath with walk-in closet. The junior suite, available for an additional charge, features its own bathroom with walk-in closet, terrace and separate den.

Ideally suited for the couple that wants a private getaway, the two couples that want to travel together, or the family of up to six members, all will be comfortable at the Carefree Casita. Please remember we welcome you and your family members over the age of eight. Unfortunately we are not set up to accept pets at the Carefree Casita.

Keywords: Villa, Casita, Condo, Resort, Luxury

More Details

Steve & Joanna
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Steve & Joanna

We relocated to Carefree in 2009 and love the area, most notably the weather. Due to the wide open spaces, wildlife abounds. Please join us at the Carefree Casita to see why we have fallen in love with Carefree and the Sonoran Desert which is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest.

Steve & Joanna purchased this villa in 2010

Why Steve & Joanna chose Carefree

Living in a modest home in the area, we needed a place for family and friends to stay. Why not at a luxury resort/villa setting? As we will not have family and friends staying all the time, we wanted to make it available to the discerning traveler who appreciates the comfort of their own home. Join us for few nights, a week or even a month. You will most certainly enjoy this property.

What makes this villa unique

The Carefree Casita is located in a unique situation, overlooking the SkyRanch at Carefree Airport (18AZ) on property near the Carefree Resort. SkyRanch is a private airport and if you are a pilot, you too can fly in and have access to all that Carefree has to offer. If you are not a pilot, don't worry, there are only a few daily operations and it is fun to watch the airplanes come and go.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Steve and Joanna,

We enjoyed our stay in Carefree and look forward to the next time that we are able to sign this book!

The Casita was a perfect place for a mini family reunion. We were all completely relaxed the moment we crossed your threshold due to the decor, furnishing and wonderful little touches. Sadly we leave tomorrow - with some wonderful memories and a bit of Sonoran dust between our toes!
Nov 2015
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Carefree Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We welcome you children over 8 years of age.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Along with a walk-in closet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Pilots dream location, fly in to SkyRanch at Carefree (18AZ)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spend Your Carefree Holiday at the Luxurious Carefree Casita
average rating of 4.888889 based on 38 reviews

Swimmers from NYC

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place- clean, spacious and lovely environment. Owners were extremely helpful with hiking and restaurant recommendations. We had a wonderful stay! Unit was very well appointed and very aesthetic.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments. We trust you found a good "swimming hole" in the area. My favorite is the YMCA for its proximity to the Carefree Casita. For the serious swimmer, the Cactus pool has all you will need. Thanks again and we look forward to your return. Steve & Joanna
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I throughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect and we found it to be very comfortable and loved calling it home for our short stay. Everything we needed was made available and the kitchen was well stocked. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you, please let us know when you plan to be back. The Carefree Casita will be awaiting your arrival. Steve & Joanna
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Pine, CO

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts...My wife and I were town for an annual conference and chose to stay at the Carefree Casita for the second year, instead of the conference center to make it feel more vacation-like. We've tried other places in the area but have now stopped looking. This one is just perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carol & Don

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in this Casita and we enjoyed it very much! We found it to be clean, comfortable, spacious and would highly recommend it for a perfect stay in Carefree Arizona. Our son and daughter-in-law and their two adult children joined us in the adjoining junior casita. We all had plenty of room for a most pleasant vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we enjoyed having you. Thank you again for leaving the Carefree Casita in perfect condition for our future guests. Steve & Joanna
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

We loved the kitchen and deck The pool was spectacular. Too bad we only had a week. Saw great birds and a bobcat off the deck. Close to great shopping, food and the bicycling is superb. Steve and Johanna were responsive and great to work with. The property was just what we desired. We plan to be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, Illinois


  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth stay in this rental. It's become our "home" at Carefree thanks to Steve and Johanna. Very nice, clean, well furnished and equipped for a perfect stay. Cave Creek / Carefree area is great for relaxing, dining, shopping, desert hiking and, if you want, a very short drive to Scottsdale / Phoenix. Another cool day trip is a drive up to Sedona which is spectacular. We like hiking a lot and recommend Spur Cross Preserve which is just a few minutes away. Short, or longer hikes and wonderful desert scenery. For more adventuresome, the Black Mountain Trail to the summit of Black Mountain is wonderful (but strenuous) too! We'll be back again... and, again :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments, we look forward to having you back next year in your "home" away from home. Just let us know if there is anything we can make your stay even better. Steve & Joanna
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Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
SkyRanch Airport at Carefree
Nearest Point of Interest
Carefree Sundial
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Bink
Nearest Point of Interest
Binkley's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Carefree Station Grill & Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Janey's Coffeehouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Spirit of the West Boot Co.
Nearest Point of Interest
El Encanto Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Tonto Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Nearest Point of Interest
Pinnacle Peak Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $125

Above rates are for the Master Suite, please inquire about the Junior Suite and the applicable charges for its use.
Preferred payment is via check.

While we would rather not participate in VRBOs online booking, they have forced their hand and require it. We feel their fee of 6% just adds to your cost with no additional benefit to you or us.

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.

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