About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 14 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage (sleeps 6 – 8), Buckeye, AZ
Welcome to our 2,400 sf Spanish colonial-style retreat – located in the beautiful community of Verrado.
Our new vacation home is nestled in a quiet, park-like setting with expansive views of the White Tank Mountains.
The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. It is a desert oasis for the nature lover that provides the perfect spot for watching the sunrise and sunset, while listening to the birds and calming sounds of the Cosanti bells.
There are all new furnishings as of August 2012 and the floor plan is very open with lots of windows so you can enjoy all the natural beauty the desert has to offer. It backs onto a natural wash with heavily planted area (saguaros, palo verde and acacia trees) to provide for a very private stay.
Our home features a large master bedroom with king bed, private master bath, and large walk-in closet. There are three guest bedrooms located on the opposite side of the home to assure your privacy: 1 queen bed, 1 double/twin bunk bed with desk, 1 queen futon. The guest bathroom has a double sink and features a separate toilet/shower room.
The great room, kitchen, and dining area are conveniently located in the middle of the home. The upgraded kitchen includes a large island, wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances (electric stove/cooktop, built-in microwave, fridge with water/ice dispenser). It is fully stocked for all of your dining and entertaining needs. The dining area features a large farm-house style dining table that seats eight. The kitchen island includes three counter stools to provide additional seating.
The great room has a 65” HD Plasma (running DirectTV digital cable), a BluRay disc player and features an excellent home theater surround sound system. We also have Apple TV and Internet TV. There is a reclining sofa, recliner chair, reclining love seat, coffee table and two end tables.
Our front den functions as a home office, reading room, or game room. It has an office desk and chair, two reading chairs, wireless printer/fax, 46' HDTV, AppleTV and Wii.
Our home includes a wireless music distribution system (SONOS) that plays music in the great room, den, kitchen and outside patio. The music can played and controlled through a mobile phone or tablet as well as other sources. For your convenience, we provide a tablet at the house with the app already loaded on it for you to use.
Wifi internet access is also available and ceiling fans are located throughout the inside and outside of the house.
The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. It is beautifully landscaped and has two tables, 10 chairs and 2 chaise lounges. There is a Weber gas BBQ grill, water fountain, fire pit, chiminea, outdoor heater, and landscape lighting. Perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply enjoying sunrise and sunset over the mountains. Ceiling fans keep you cool all day long.
We have many books (take one, leave one), board games, basketball, wiffle ball, and skateboards. Also provided is a notebook of things to do in the community.
The Verrado community offers walkable, tree-lined streets, abundant neighborhood parks, beautiful community gathering spaces – including Main Street and the Verrado Golf Club (formerly Raven Golf Club which was ranked by Golf Digest as the #1 course in Phoenix in May 2008) – it’s sure to provide the perfect destination for your next holiday! In fact, Verrado was named one of the top places in the Valley to call home (Phoenix Magazine - August 2013).
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- Mar 24, 2018
About Traci Smith
We have vacationed in Arizona for years. It started when we were kids on yearly vacations during the Summer, but now we try to escape at least two to three times a year to visit family who live in the area.
Traci Smith purchased this House in 2012
Why Traci Smith chose Verrado Main Street District
When we moved away from our home state after college, we always dreamed of having a home close to family. And, knowing that someday we would retire to Arizona, Verrado provides the perfect escape!! It very much reminds us of the Wisconsin community my husband and I grew up in. We love the walkable, tree-lined streets, diverse landscaping, numerous walking/biking trails, and community gathering places. The downtown area is within walking distance and provides access to everything you could need. The home is also conveniently located to give you quick access to more abundant recreational and cultural activities in and around the Phoenix area.
What makes this House unique
Our home is nestled in a quiet, park-like setting. The backyard is exceptionally private and provides a panoramic, stunning view of the White Tank and Estrella Mountains. It is a desert oasis for the nature lover that provides the perfect spot for watching the sunrise and sunset, while listening to the birds and calming sounds of the Cosanti bells. For cooler nights, it also offers both a patio heater and chiminea. There are all new furnishings as of August 2012 and the home provides everything that the vacationeer could need.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our stay at the Smith's was great. Their home was beautiful and located in a nice friendly area.
There were stores, restaurants and shops near to accommodate our needs. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone visited the Buckeye, AZ area
Heaven on Earth
My family relocated from Michigan to Arizona and needed a long term place to stay while we transitioned to the new area. Traci welcomed my questions/concerns and helped me from the beginning to get settled. You will not meet anyone else on VRBO that has a big heart like her.
The house was perfect. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of pots/pans, dishes, and great appliances. Laundry onsite was a huge blessing! The desert backyard is fun to watch quails and lizards. The home has a beautiful TV in the living room that can be seen from the kitchen. The den is a nice spot to work or read in. The garage is large enough to park two cars in and keep them out of the sun. My family felt like it was our own home. So much to appreciate here.
The neighborhood is very quiet. We loved going out for sunrise walks everyday and enjoyed the shade in the evenings. Downtown is less than a minute away with great dining, entertainment, and convenient store. There is plenty of hiking and mountain biking in this area. You can jump on the highway quickly from this spot and get to any large metro destination.
Once again, thanks to Traci for making our stay wonderful. We appreciate her checking in during our stay to make sure we were satisfied and had everything we needed. Our transition to Arizona was great because of this piece of heaven we temporarily called "home".
Now when we have family in town we will highly suggest they rent this place while in town. :)
Wow!! Hannah - thank you for such a wonderful review! It was a real pleasure having you and your family as our guest and look forward to connecting with you when we are in town next!! I hope the move to your new home has been a smooth transition for everyone and we'd welcome the opportunity to open up our home to family members in the future. Until next time.
Spacious, well-appointed, comfortable home in great community
The house was great place for us.We hope to come again.
We had a fun 2 weeks with our children and
grandchildren. We loved the porch ; we had
our breakfast there everyday.
Thank you for choosing our home again for your vacation and for the wonderful feedback. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future!
Sonoran experience at your fingertips :)
From the spacious backyard veranda we enjoyed our view of the White Tank Mts morning to evening, sunrise to sunset. A steady parade of local wildlife gives the feeling of being a part of the Sonoran Desert experience. An outdoor space heater and seating for 10 made the veranda a perfect setting for many activities. A water fountain attracts humming birds, and the fire pit and chimera were fun in the cool evenings.
The house is well-appointed with everything you'll need for a comfortable home away from home. We were very impressed with how perfectly the kitchen is outfitted, and equally impressed with how the Internet really does work as promised!! Believe me, we've stayed in many home rentals around the world, and this is by far our best kitchen and Internet experience.
Every day we walked in the neighborhood, especially enjoyed our walks along Main Street to Downtown. We rode the bikes and the young people Loved the community pool.
We give this property 5 out of 5 stars! Enjoy.
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and for the wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Traci and Steve
This was our second stay at this property, this time for an entire month. This house has a lot going for it including amazing short range views of the White Tank Mountains and distant mountain and nighttime city views to the east, not to mention the sunrises. The house itself is fairly new, very clean, and well maintained and appointed. The kitchen is well equipped. The yard is beautifully landscaped and the plants have matured since the pictures were taken. If you are a nature lover, you'll enjoy watching the Gambel's quail that come and go, along with rabbits and dove. The neighborhood is upscale and very quiet and safe.
The town of Verrado is unique. It is a master planned community that was started about 12 years ago. It is beautifully laid out and has more trees than just about anywhere in Arizona. There are lots of parks and greenbelts, a great golf course, three community pools, a workout facility, and more. There is a nice local supermarket, Basha's and a CVS two minutes away and supermarkets and shopping nearby. There are several good local restaurants including Grazie, The Vic, and Raven Golf Club. There are other golf courses within 20 minutes drive including Sundance and Falcon. Spring Training for MLB clubs abound including Camelback Ranch near Glendale (Dodgers/White Sox) which is a no-traffic easy 20 minute destination. Surprise, AZ hosts the Rangers and Royals, and Goodyear, AZ hosts the Reds and Indians. A total of 15 teams train in the area.
Traci is quick to respond to any question, although everything is documented and explained before you even get there and there is a binder that explains all the details of the electronics, WiFi, etc.
I would give this property the highest possible recommendation.
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests for a second time and are pleased to know you enjoyed your time at our home.
We very much look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
Warm regards, Traci and Steve
Verrado Town Center, located approximately 1 mile from our house, has a bank, major grocery store, drugstore, coffee shop, gastropub, pizzeria/wine bar and drycleaners. Additional restaurant at Raven Golf Club - the Verrado Grille - provides excellent food/live entertainment with a great atmosphere overlooking the golf course and stream with a lovely mountain view. Within Verrado are about 15 miles of paved walking/biking trails and 50 parks. For the more adventurous, there are mountain hiking & biking trails for the exclusive use of Verrado residents. A short drive provides access to additional mountain hiking and horseback riding facilities at the White Tank Mountains Regional Park. For long term rentals (one year or more), the community offers a large community work out facility (including lap pool and community pool) and fitness programs at very reasonable rates. This facility is not available for short term rentals. SPORTS: 15 minutes to Glendale Sport Center (Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes, concerts), 10 minutes to PIR (NASCAR), 10 minutes to Major League Spring Training Camps, 30 minutes to Phoenix Suns, AZ Diamondbacks, and ASU Sun Devils. CULTURE, ARTS AND SHOPPING: 20 minutes to Arizona's largest Wildlife Zoo, 30 minutes to museums (Heard, Contemporary Art), Botanical Gardens, Water Park, Phoenix Zoo, 45 minutes to exclusive shopping and dining experiences in Scottsdale (Biltmore Shopping Center, Kierland Commons). TRAVEL: 30 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, three hours from Las Vegas, and four hours from the Grand Canyon. Two hours South to Tucson, and from there another hour or so you'll be in Mexico. Staying longer? You're only 5 1/2 hours from Disneyland in Los Angeles or all the activities of San Diego.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
** Two-week stays are available during April. Please inquire with owner. A 10% discount is offered for long-term rentals (greater than one month). If your stay is more than a month, an additional cleaning fee ($185) will be charged for each additional month.