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'Casa Elena', Home of Raven Golf Course;Courtyards & Heated Pool

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Private Courtyards, Pool

'Casa Elena' is a Spanish-Colonial styled house located in the beautiful community of Verrado, home of the renowned Raven Golf Course. The home includes private outside courtyards, which provide beautiful sun-rise and sunset views. The backyard has a private heated pool and propane gas BBQ. Two bicycles with helmets are stored in the garage opened by a garage-door-opener.

Casa Elena features high ceilings, numerous indoor archways, and nearly 1900 sq. ft. of indoor living space. From the moment you enter into the home through the rotunda, you'll know you've entered a beloved home. From the rotunda you enter into the Great Room which features a counter-height bar, comfortable dining for six and a den area with flat screen television and gas fireplace. Casa Elena also features central air and heat, and ceiling fans in almost every room, to make your stay individually and collectively comfortable.

Just off the kitchen area is a room dedicated to wine tasting. Feel free to enjoy one of the bottles provided or bring your favorite bottle with you. A great place for conversation and relaxing!

Casa Elena has three bedrooms each with flat screen televisions. Each room is decorated with your physical and visual comfort in mind. The master bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress. Ensuite master bathroom features a soaker tub, a separate shower, and a private water closet. The master suite comes complete with monogrammed soap and towels, as well as bathrobes for use during your stay. Flat-screen TV, VCR/DVD player with a small collection of VCR movies. The master bedroom has a wonderful view of the backyard pool area.

The second bedroom features a queen-sized, pillow-top bed. This room also has bathrobes available for use during your stay. Flat-screen TV. The second bedroom has a view of the park-like Verrado landscape from the front and side windows.

The third bedroom features twin beds. This third bedroom also houses a small library and various games. Flat-screen TV. This bedroom has a view of the front courtyard area.

The second bathroom is located near the second and third bedrooms, and has a shower/tub combination. This bathroom also features high-absorbancy, monogrammed bath towels.

The outdoor spaces are what make Casa Elena a truly wonderful vacation home. Your first introduction to the property is through the entry courtyard, which provides ample outdoor living space with wonderful views of Verrado and outdoor seating for a minimum of six people. From this vantage point you have a view Poet's Park, one of the numerous parks located in the Verrado development.

The backyard of Casa Elena contains a private heated pool (ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SAFETY DOORS FROM INSIDE THE HOME OUT INTO THE BACKYARD, THE POOL AREA IS NOT GATED. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN), outdoor dining space for six and lounging areas around the pool where you can just relax. It is from this backyard vantage point that you can most appreciate the sunrises. The backyard also contains a propane gas BarBQ grill for 'outdoor chefs.' An additional outdoor area is provided just off the 'wine room.' It is here that an intimate glass of wine can be enjoyed while watching the sun set, or where you can glimpse the humingbirds tasting the nector of blooming flowers.

Casa Elena is just minutes away from numerous outdoor activities, the most famous of which are the Spring Training Camps for major-league baseball teams and NASCAR tracks. In addition to two golf courses, there are walking, hiking and biking trails within the Verrado Community. Just minutes away are theatres, shopping, a zoo and acquarium. Professional sports arenas for football, hockey, and basketball are located nearby. The Botanical Gardens and the City of Scottsdale are less than an hour drive away from Casa Elena. The Cancer Treatment Center of America is 15 minutes away. For those wanting to get the very most from your vacation, Sedona and the Grand Canyon are 2 to 3 hours drive away, and both Los Angeles and San Diego are a mere 5 to 6 hours drive away. There is truly something for everyone in the Land of the Sun (Arizona) and at Casa Elena in Verrado!

Hablamos Espanol & Nous Parlons Francaise.

Keywords: Golf-Community, Spanish-Colonial vacation home with courtyards, heated pool, and amenities galore.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Spanish, French
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1980 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Parents are responsible for the safety of their children in and around the pool....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Per the terms of the Rental Agreement: Violation of "no-smoking in the home" policy is grounds for termination of Rental Agreement and immediate eviction from the property, with loss of all sums paid unless the home is re-rented during the same period. Security Deposit will be returned in full unless irreparable damage caused by renter to the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Per the terms of the Rental Agreement: Due to allergies of homeowner and some guests, a strict "no pets" policy is in force. Violation of this policy will result in termination of the Rental Agreement, eviction from the property, with loss of all sums paid unless the home is re-rented during the same period. Security Deposit will be returned in full unless irreparable damage caused by renter to the property....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    See 'handicapped accessible.' Wide hallways and doorways. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Queen size Beds (2) One Tempur-Pedic in Master Bedroom;One Pillow-top in Second Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in third bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 cruiser bicycles and helmets; reverse osmosis water system (for soft, pleasant-tasting water), archways, high ceilings, ceiling fans, front courtyard, flatscreen TVs in all bedrooms, multiple outdoor patios, Tempur-Pedic mattress in master bedroom....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books on numerous topics located in guest room with twin beds....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD players in Master Bedroom & Great room. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Games located in guest room with twin beds....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Cable TV in Great Room and in each bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Located in Great room...moreless

  • Television:

    Televisions in each bedroom & Great room....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Casa Elena features 2 combination VCR/DVD players; one located in the Master Bedroom and the other located in the Great Room. Over 200 VCR videos are available in the master bedroom for your use....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large glass top set on a French antique iron base....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air & Heating...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Wi Fi...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    High-capacity dryer....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage will comfortably accommodate one large car. One garage door opener....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Located in Great Room. OPERATED BY WALL SWITCH....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are monogrammed with the 'Casa Elena' initials....moreless

  • Living Room:

    In addition to living area in Great room, a separate room is available for relaxing and wine tasting....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway outside of garage will accommodate two cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Available for local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels & Pool towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High-capacity, water-saving washer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi information provided at check-in....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, skillets, pirex baking pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two sets of dishes. Multiple glasses for water, juice, wine, champaigne....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    In addition to the usual amenities, a Panini Grill, Waffle maker and George Forman Grill are available....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, sugar, coffeemate, salt & pepper....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 bicycles and helmets are available for use. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The front entry has a courtyard with seating for six. The back yard has a dining area for six and lounging areas around the pool. There is also a private outdoor bistro area just off the 'wine room. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    The Verrado Community has a renowned golf course....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Located in back patio area....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large communal pool is available at Community Center. An access card is provided for guests....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Pool features a Heat Pump system & heat is maitained at 83 Degrees; higher termperatures will incurr additional cost based on actual use....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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Nov 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$205
$1,395 $4,595
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $185
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

Reservations are secured by a $500 Reservation Deposit due at the time of booking. Vrbo/Homeaway.com will add their own "Service Fee" which is due at the time of the booking. Unless guests intend to occupy the property in 30 days or less, payments are divided into 2 or 3 total payments. Guests reserve right to pay larger amounts. Please, No cash or checks for your own protection.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

32 Miles
Nearest Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor Internation Airport (PHX)
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Verrado Grille
1.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Raven Golf Course at Verrado
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
1.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Verrado Grille

Car: Recommended

Golfing, Verrado seasonal events including free concerts. Verrado Grill is suitable for wedding receptions, grounds at Verrado provide numerous areas for spectacular wedding photos. Restaurant (Verrado Grille), Pizzeria (Grazie's), Coffee shoppe, full grocery store (Basha's Supermarket) all available within the Verrado Development complex and approximately 1.3 miles away from rental property. Nearby: Spring Training camps for major baseball teams; NASCAR racing; 2014 Superbowl 30 minutes away from Casa Elena.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Hi. I am a passionate decorator. Casa Elena has great structural bones. The house it truly a decorator's delight. I have traveled all over the world, and I have stayed in some very good hotels. It is my stay in these 'good' hotels that impels me to offer you the best possible accomodations at Casa Elena. It is my belief that a good vacation is made up of a combination of a good location and good accommodations. Verrado in Arizona provides the good location. Casa Elena provides good accommodations. I have done my best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Please let me know where I can improve. Thanks for considering my vacation home.

Why the Owner Chose Verrado Heritage District, Buckeye, AZ, USA:
I chose the community of Verrado because it had the most diverse collection of homes I'd seen in the greater Phoenix area. Additionally, every effort was made to give residents the benefits of fine living with a hometown feel. You can get to know your neighbors while maintaining your private oasis.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I really love the community of Verrado. Although this is a planned residential neighborhood, it offers so much more. For example, there is a 'Main Street' in Verrado that has a bank, grocery store, drug store, pizzeria, coffee/juice bar, gym; just over a 1 mile radius from Casa Elena. This makes living and vacationing here very convenient - you never have to leave unless you just want to. Additionally, the grounds are absolutely beautiful! Mountain views, sunrises and sunsets, with big sky views, add to the appeal. The neighbors are also wonderful; especially my neighbors across the street. Very welcoming community. There is a renowned golf course right on the property. I don't play golf but I have many friends who do. Personally, I enjoy the simple act of drinking my first cup of coffee in the front courtyard or on the back patio while watching the sun rise. After all, it is the simple things in life that make life worth living!


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

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  • Casa Elena - Welcome, Bienvenue, Bienvenidos!

    Casa Elena - Welcome, Bienvenue, Bienvenidos!

  • Casa Elena - Or, rest up a bit before entering.

    Casa Elena - Or, rest up a bit before entering.

  • Casa Elena - Entry Rotunda with 20' high ceiling

    Casa Elena - Entry Rotunda with 20' high ceiling

  • Casa Elena - Dining area & Great Room

    Casa Elena - Dining area & Great Room

  • Casa Elena - Great Room, Get comfortable

    Casa Elena - Great Room, Get comfortable

  • Casa Elena - Wine Room, have a bottle

    Casa Elena - Wine Room, have a bottle

  • Casa Elena - Master Bedroom, sleep in comfort on a Tempur-Pedic bed

    Casa Elena - Master Bedroom, sleep in comfort on a Tempur-Pedic bed

  • Casa Elena - Guest Bedroom

    Casa Elena - Guest Bedroom

  • Casa Elena - Take a swim, then take a nap

    Casa Elena - Take a swim, then take a nap

  • Casa Elena - Outside pool area

    Casa Elena - Outside pool area

  • Casa Elena - Entry Courtyard, come on in

    Casa Elena - Entry Courtyard, come on in

  • Casa Elena - Begin your exploration

    Casa Elena - Begin your exploration

  • Casa Elena - Dinner in 10 minutes

    Casa Elena - Dinner in 10 minutes

  • Casa Elena - Kitchen & Dining area

    Casa Elena - Kitchen & Dining area

  • Casa Elena - Great Room, entertainment area

    Casa Elena - Great Room, entertainment area

  • Casa Elena - Bistro Area Courtyard, outside Wine Room

    Casa Elena - Bistro Area Courtyard, outside Wine Room

  • Casa Elena - Master Bathroom

    Casa Elena - Master Bathroom

  • Casa Elena - 3rd Bedroom

    Casa Elena - 3rd Bedroom

  • Casa Elena - BBQ, Dine, relax

    Casa Elena - BBQ, Dine, relax

  • Casa Elena - Hope you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again. Ciao

    Casa Elena - Hope you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again. Ciao

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 16, 2017

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