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Just Perfect Private Home, Super Views, Pool/Spa, Very Private.

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Stunning 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths Home Exceptional privacy and views! Perfect retreat

My home is conveniently located in Carefree, AZ, surrounded by 20 acres of land preserve. Totally private! This is a private house, not a villa or condo. Easy walking to shopping, dining and entertainment in the village of Carefree. Just minuets from historic downtown Cave Creek and not far from the Boulders Resort. Carefree is located due north of Scottsdale.
My home is bright and airy and in great condition. It is comfortable and "user friendly", the privacy amazing. Outdoor living at its very best, cannot be more comfortable and private. My home is very easy to maintain. Neighbors call it the HAPPY HOUSE. Viewed from our private back patio are, javalina, quail, coyote, bobcats, desert fox, road runners, jack rabbits and mule deer are seen regularly at our natural watering hole or frolicking in Galloway wash. A mountain lion has been seen as well. (Wish there was a photograph). There is a 360 degrees of Mountain views and the very best Arizona sunsets. The home is located in the heart of Carefree, but one feels like they are way out in the desert because of being surrounded by 20 acres of land trust.
The house is situated on 2+ acres with a privacy wall that surrounds the pool and outdoor living area that can be enjoyed day or night. I am very proud of my home and keep it clean, organized and personal.
There is a Living room / dining area / TV room and workable, well equipped kitchen. Master bedroom has king sized bed, master bath, walk in closet and a private bedroom patio. The mattress is foam.
A comfortable King bed in the guest room can be separated into twin beds.
Enjoy romantic, starry Arizona nights from the pool, patio or around the outside bee hive fireplace. Great outside dining area. Well landscaped, most enjoyable. Wonderful for entertaining. Wonderful for relaxing. Wonderful for private sunbathing.
Enjoy horseback riding, spring baseball training, golf, hiking, all are within close proximity . We are located in the north end of the Valley of the Sun, anything that Phoenix or Scottsdale has to offer is no further than an hour away or less. Sedona Az. is a good hour north. Tonto National Forest, Bartlett Lake 15-30 minutes east. A great location for city access and real desert living and exploring. Great hikes to indian ruins and parks (Spur Cross, Tonto National Park, Browns Ranch). All very close. Within walking distance is the post office, grocery store, farmers market, very fine dining, cowboy dining, wine bars, shops and local live music.
Just a Gem! You won't go wrong! And we will make every effort to make sure you are happy.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish, We will work out any language barrier .
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We love children, but the house was built before Arizona pool laws. Pool is not enclosed with a fence from the house doors, nor does the doors have child proof locks. We accept children for sure! But you must be aware of the limitations and watch your sweet child diligently....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Not allowed inside the home, but smoking whatever outside the home is up to you....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    By special arrangements. Pet fee is required and determined by breed of dog. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The house is one story and can be maneuvered by scooter or wheelchair, maybe a bit tight. The house is not a perfect handicapped accessible home, but has been used by guest with disabilites without issue....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    The Master Bedroom is comfortable and inviting. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can be turned into a king, has nice bathroom and is private....moreless

  • In the master bedroom we have a king size bed. In the guest room there is either twins or the twins made into a comfortable king. Both rooms have a private bath and are well separated form each other for privacy. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    We have double sinks and a lot of light. Hair dryer too!...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Nice complete bathroom. Has a hair dryer!...moreless

  • Full master bath with jetted tub, walk in shower, double sinks.

Other Amenities

  • My rental is a home. It is not a stark rental by all means. It is full of personality and warmth. Outdoor living at its finest. The house is well maintained and clean. I take extreme pride in my home. It pleases me to please you and hear all the fine comments that my renters have shared with me. I plan to live here someday, so looking after the house and caring for its surroundings is extremely important to me. We will cater to your needs and will provide to the best of our ability. If you need the home stocked with some of your favorite things we can make that happen. Just please ask us. You really cannot go wrong in staying here. The home is comfortable and easy to maintain. Thanks for considering 'Painted Carefree'...moreless


  • Books:

    There are paper backs and Arizona history books. Plenty to read....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV and DVR/DVD...moreless

  • Stereo:

    An real stereo system with surround sound, ready to hook up your cell phone and listen to your music choice, or choose from some of our CD's. Outdoor speakers as well....moreless

  • Television:

    42' HD flat screen....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few pool toys....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    360 degrees of beautiful Mt.views. Continental Mts. to the west and North. Black Mt. to the South. Tonto National Park ....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The views from my home are awesome. We are surrounded with beautiful views and super sunsets. You will be looking at Black Mountain and the Continental Mountains. And Tonto National Forrest....moreless

  • Rural:

    Considered a rural setting in the comforts of Carefree proper....moreless

  • Town:

    Carefee is in short walking distance, Cave Creek just around the corner. There are many bars and restaurants from 5 star to "good eats". Cowboy bars, to fancy wine bars, all in walking distance....moreless

  • Village:

    Carefree is considered a village and is within short walking distance. Cave Creek is right around the corner and has funky bars and eating establishments. Easy walking to most everything. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Inside dining area and outside dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    You bet!...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes and an outdoor line as it takes seconds to dry your clothes in Arizona....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Gas inside, wood outside....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage:

    The garage is not roomy, but a good garage which leads into the kitchen....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    In our living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Of course....moreless

  • Internet:

    of course!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Mattress Pad and pillow covers are always washed/changed between rentals. Outdoor towels provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable with views everywhere. There is a separate cozy den for watching TV....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    In the driveway....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath towels and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes sir!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beehive fire place located on our serene patio area....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, a couple different kinds....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of nice colorful dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Of course!...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is totally workable. My husband was French and he made plenty of fine meals. It is well equipped, however, not laid out as well as I would have laid it out if I had built this home....moreless


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Lake Bartlett is 30 mins. away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor living at its very best....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    Many golf course in the area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lakes and rivers very close by where you may rent these items. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flowers are my hobby. Depending what time of year you visit the gardens are full of beautiful flowers and herbs for your picking....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Natural Gas Grill. No running out of propane....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Spa that seats 6. Perfect warm place to be on a beautiful Arizona starry night!...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Lovely, extremely private pool. Perfect for sun bathing sin ropa! I call it a margarita pool. Different options for having pool heated during your stay. Has a neat waterfall. ...moreless

  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    In Master Bath....moreless



from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Off Season
May 18 - Sep 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Great Season
Sep 20 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $300
  • Pet Fee $0
  • Taxes Not included


Please fill free to book "Painted Carefree" by credit card. Credit card companies do charge a fee. A 2.9% credit card convenience fee will be taken from your security deposit at the end of your stay. You may pay by e-check to avoid a convenience charge.

Please note that cleaning fees, pet fees can change according to your circumstances and length of stay. Pet fees are based on breed of animal.

You are given a $30.00 allotment for gas usage for heating your pool or spa. ($80.00 for month stays). Any excess fee will be taken from your $500.00 refundable security fee. Normally if pool covers are used and heating pool/spa when weather is permitting, a overage does not happen. Your deposit will be returned to you within 15 days.

It is best to contact me and to work out any questions personally.

We are ready and willing to work with you. Thank you so much for your interest.

Please do not use my Arizona address for mailing. There is no mail delivery in Carefree Arizona.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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    "Very good breakfast."

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    "Walking distance from the house and excellent food"

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    "Walking distance from the house and a very nice breakfast!"

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    "Food OK, very kid friendly."

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sky Harbor
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
There are bars and wine bars within steps!
100 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Recommended

The Cave Creek, Carefree area is a eclectic western area that has fine dinning and funky western bars. Lots of hiking, biking and horse back riding trails. Golf is within minutes. Fishing, boating, a short beautiful drive away. Shopping around the conner. Art festivals on most weekends. Easy day trips to Arizona's best locations. Thirty minutes to spring training or Barrett car auction. Near perfect sunny weather all year long. Cave Creek was established in the early 1860's. It is part of the Military trail and has been home to Native Americans for centuries. Gold was discovered and people came to prosper. Then ranching and now an eclectic mix of everything. Movie stars on the hills, cowboys at the bars.

For you that have not been to Arizona here is a bit of information. If you are just traveling here to get out of the cold winter, of course, winter months are it! But if you are traveling to visit Arizona and see all the sights, mid September, October, mid April through May are the best. Kids are in school so not so many people at the parks, temperature is cool enough not to be uncomfortable hot, the "tourist" have basically gone home, no extra heating of the pool, the most fabulous warm nights and little to no rain. My home is very centrally located, far enough from the freeways to be out of the city and close enough to travel to various regions of the state. It is a perfect base for sight seeing. Hope to see you!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am a outdoor type person. Love animals, love to garden, love great food, love to have fun. You will recognize all these passions at my lovely home! My home in Carefree is very special to me. I take the best care of it that I can. I want your vacation to be personal. I want you to feel free to contact me for your needs and for anything that makes you as content as possible. Teri, my friend and manager, is wonderful and helpful. We aim to please you and to make this a fun, relaxing great experience for you. And it is clean. We are very serious about the beds and linens. Have fun!

Why the Owner Chose Carefree, AZ, USA:
This home has been purchased in Carefree as our retirement home. It is perfect. Perfect location, perfect layout, perfect views. The house is a perfect size for a couple or two. While in the home you feel like it is really big, but it is not. You can easily manage it without feeling over whelmed. It truly is perfect. I am not ready to retire and are letting others enjoy it till our time comes. This is a home not just a rental! Please take care of my home!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy! Privacy! Privacy! Views! Views! Views! Plus amazing wild life. Superior Resort Living within the privacy of a home. Check out our awesome reviews. Outdoor living at its very best. We are centrally located for easy access to major roads that connect you to the beautiful parks and attractions of Arizona. Far enough away from the highways to be in a rural community, yet close enough to go to other wonderful Arizona places with ease. Being north of Scottsdale puts you in a more rural community without the hustle and bustle of the city, yet with a simple drive the city is accessible. The access to hiking and outdoor activities is right there without traffic. Our Carefree/Cave Creek location is in town, which, means most everything is in walking distance. You may walk to dinner, wine bars and walk home. You can walk to the grocery store or post office. But when you are at the home you would think that town is a zillion miles away and that is because we are sounded by 20 acres of Land Trust. Your going to love it, just like I do!

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Speaks: english, spanish, We will work out any language barrier .
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Wonderful Painted Carefree!

    Wonderful Painted Carefree!

  • Front Gate Leading to Front Door!

    Front Gate Leading to Front Door!

  • Back entry to our home.

    Back entry to our home.

  • Our outdoor Dining Area!

    Our outdoor Dining Area!

  • The living room.

    The living room.

  • Our TV Room! Flatscreen with Direct TV

    Our TV Room! Flatscreen with Direct TV

  • Our kitchen with hats for you.

    Our kitchen with hats for you.

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Southwest View of Black Mountain, from the pool!

    Southwest View of Black Mountain, from the pool!

  • Sunset 2015.

    Sunset 2015.

  • The watering hole!

    The watering hole!

  • Teri! Riding and walking trails within minutes.  MTM Ranch

minutes of my home.

    Teri! Riding and walking trails within minutes. MTM Ranch minutes of my home.

  • The pool has a new surface and new tile. So refreshing.

    The pool has a new surface and new tile. So refreshing.

  • The front entry.

    The front entry.

  • Our outside living room!

    Our outside living room!

  • Our garden in April.

    Our garden in April.

  • Dining Area and Gas Fireplace.

    Dining Area and Gas Fireplace.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Kitchen and sitting area.

    Kitchen and sitting area.

  • Sunset Dinners!

    Sunset Dinners!

  • Our View of the Continental Mountains. The beige in the trees, cloeset neighbor

    Our View of the Continental Mountains. The beige in the trees, cloeset neighbor

  • Bob visited the water hole!

    Bob visited the water hole!

  • Our resident Mr. Coyote coming to our watering hole!

    Our resident Mr. Coyote coming to our watering hole!

  • Don't call me Pig!

    Don't call me Pig!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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