Private Home! Views, Pool/Spa, Privacy, Just Perfect! Book Now for the Fall!

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This private house is conveniently located in Carefree, AZ, surrounded by 20 acres of land preserve. Totally private! This is a home, not a villa or condo. Easy walking to shopping, dining and entertainment. Just minuets from historic downtown Cave Creek and the Boulders Resort. The town of Carefree is located due north of Scottsdale.
This home is bright and airy and in great condition. It is comfortable and 'user friendly', the privacy amazing. My home is very easy to maintain. Neighbors call it the HAPPY HOUSE. Viewed from the private back patio, Javalina, quail, coyote, bob cats, desert fox, road runners, Jack rabbits and mule deer are seen regularly at our natural watering hole or frolicking in Galloway wash. 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 would never know it.
The house is situated on 2+ acres with a privacy wall that surrounds the pool and outdoor living area that are enjoyed day or night. I am very proud of my home and keep it clean, organized and personal.
There is a Living room / dining room / TV room and workable, well equipped kitchen. Master bedroom has king sized bed, master bath and a private bedroom Patio. 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, are all here. 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 greatl location for city access and real desert living and exploring. Great hikes to indian ruins and parks (Spur Cross, Tonto National Park) are close by. 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!

Keywords: Single family desert home, super views, 2+ acres, surrounded by 20 acres nature reserve.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    27 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Special arrangements and additional cost could apply. We do not comply with Arizona's pool regulations. Pool is not fenced from exterior doors....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 and additional costs do apply....moreless

  • 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


  • Bedroom 2


  • Den


  • 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

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • 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. 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 if asked will provide to the best of our ability. You really cannot go wrong in staying here. The home is comfortable and easy to maintain. Thanks for considering 'Painted Carefree'...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio


  • 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
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • 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
  • 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....moreless

  • Village:

    Carefree is considered a village and is within short walking distance. Cave Creek is right here and has funky bars and eating establishments. Shops. Taste of the west!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • 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:

    King and twin sheets. Blankets, comforters and plenty of pillows. Mattress Pad and pillow covers are washed well between rentals....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

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath towels and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Water Cooler
  • 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
  • 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....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    works just fine!...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    All your paper needs and soaps are in the pantry. You don't need to shop for household supplies!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by Side. Ice maker, water dispenser. ...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Yes, a toaster!...moreless

  • Wet Bar


  • 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....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 with water fall into pool....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Lovely, extremely private play pool. Perfect for sun bathing. I call it a margarita pool. Different options for having pool heated during your stay. ...moreless

  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    In Master Bath....moreless



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from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Off Season
May 16 - Sep 16, 2016
3 night min stay
Great Season
Sep 17 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter High Season
Jan 1 - May 17, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $250
  • Cleaning fee monthly $300
  • Cleaning fee weekly $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


We welcome monthly stays. Please contact to review arragements!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sky Harbor
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Town is right around the corner.
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 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!

Why the Owner Chose Wachs Carefree Desert Condominium, Carefree, AZ, USA:
This home has been purchased as our retirement home. It is perfect. Perfect location, perfect layout, perfect views. Not ready to retire and are letting others enjoy it till our time comes. This is a home not just a rental!

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. Out door 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • My beautiful desert home!

    My beautiful desert home!

  • 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.

  • Kitchen and sitting area.

    Kitchen and sitting area.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • 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

  • The back yard! Just a Really Fun, Private Place!

    The back yard! Just a Really Fun, Private Place!

  • The watering hole!

    The watering hole!

  • Don't call me pig.  Visiting the bird feeder.

    Don't call me pig. Visiting the bird feeder.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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