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Quiet Tranquility on Private 2.2 acres with Mountain View

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private Enclosed Courtyard With Pool And 6000sf Indoors

Approximately 10,000sf under roof on 2.2 acres in the Sonoran Desert. The interior courtyard has a pool, fire pit and artificial turf is a perfect place to relax and entertain guests as well as protect you from the diverse wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy sweeping views in all directions from 2 balconies and several patios. Guest house features game room and living quarters. Indoor basketball and Glow In the Dark Mini Golf attached to Casita. Casual open floor plan includes all the fine upgrades you would expect. BBQ and enjoy a large covered area in the courtyard where you can watch TV and eat.

Also enjoy the hiking trails of Sonoran Preserve and the off-road paradise of Tonto National Forest both less than 1 mile. Many other trails and golf close.

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More Details

David Welch / Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About David Welch / Owner

Family oriented Husband, Father and avid Golfer. Self employed and wanting to establish repeat clients for this home. Problem solver who wants you to have the best experience possible and available 24/7

David Welch / Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why David Welch / Owner chose Rio Verde Foothills

Purchase May 1 2013 because the Arizona climate and life style is where I plan to retire someday. I lived in the area 14 years ago and simply loved it.

I thought others would enjoy the property.

What makes this house unique

This home is secluded and quiet. I wanted the high end indoor features and yet be close to nature and the Scottsdale amenities.


Rio Verde Foothills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Up stairs in Casita
    Bedroom 5 - 8 twin/ single , Theate /Bunkhouse, 4 daybed/4 trundles with real mattresses
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


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Quiet Tranquility on Private 2.2 acres with Mountain View
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Peace & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Guys golf weekend get-away - very nice house & courtyard to relax. Very peaceful and quiet in a fairly remote setting which we really enjoyed. There are a few horse ranches nearby that offer desert trail rides, excellent restaurants & shopping w/in a 30 min drive.

David was extremely responsive to any and all questions - really grt. Only oppty for improvement would be to update bed linens. Very good rental & home owner - definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a guys trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights on a guys golf trip and the place was fantastic. All the things needed to lounge, gamble, and tell stories of the day. Its a bit of a drive, but we played courses in and around Scottsdale, so it worked out well. Great place, great amenities, would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing, spacious and fun!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a HUGE house with a gorgeous view of the mountains and privacy, this is the house for you!

We rented this house for a family gathering for 6 adults and 4 kids. There is a ton of space, spread out bedrooms and beautiful kitchen. The kids loved sleeping in the theater that had daybeds for comfort. The mini golf was played everyday and the kids loved to play basketball.

The kitchen is stocked with all your cooking needs and had enough space for multiple chefs to cook at the same time.

Bathrooms are beautiful and there were no issues with water supply or pressure.

Fabulous courtyard where there was a large amount of seating and we were able to spend time together. The pool is the perfect size for adults and children to enjoy.

The views of the mountains were breathtaking-especially sunrise and sunset. Great pictures!!

David is a terrific property owner. Always available and responds promptly to any question or concern.

We highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything it said it was!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for Thanksgiving week and had a fantastic time. It was a great time to get away from the hustle and bustle of town and just enjoy family. Working with David was great! He was always available and answered back in a very timely manner with any questions/concerns we had. We had 5 families come in from all over the U.S., and it worked out great. We will hopefully be back and definitely be looking up David for a return. Thank you David for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This truly was like having a resort all to yourselves! There was plenty of room for everyone and the casita was a separate living quarters for my daughter, son-in-law and baby granddaughter - which worked perfectly for everyone!! Everything was top notch!

The communication and instructions provided by David made all of the planning simple!

Everyone in our family has already asked when we are going back - and we just stayed last week!!! We will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Live like a King

  • 5 of 5

This house is AMAZING!! The owner David was very helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. We came to Phoenix for a graduation with 3 other families and had an amazing time. There is plenty to do at the home. Both kids and adults enjoyed the villa. It was like having our own vacation resort. You don't even have to leave the house!! There are many TV's scattered throughout the house and the kitchen has everything you need. There is also plenty to do in the area. We laid out some bird seed in the trees on the east side of the house and watched the birds, squirrels, and rabbits come to enjoy the buffet. I highly recommend taking a hike along one of the many trails in the area. Just bring some water and sunscreen. We also went to a range where they have a large selection of weapons to choose from and it was reasonably priced. For food, there is a safeway very close to the house and a costco a few miles down the road. We made one trip to Costco to start the week and then hit the safeway during the week. Also there is a walgreens on the main road leading to the home. We loved it so much we are planning on renting for another week this summer. I HIGHLY recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
PHX 45
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Not best, but most asked about 'Old Town' 40 mins
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Troon North Golf 15 min, Tevagah Golf 15 min
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
25 mins to the 101 shopping,food,bars,movies etc.
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Rare Earth or Rosati's Pizza
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner online booking fee $250 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $500 + Tax
Prepaid Propane / Damage $1,000
Tax Rate 7.27%

Cleaning Fee $500
Additional Guest Rate is $50 per night over 8 guest.
Minimum Rental is $2500 for any rental
Prepaid Propane / Damage $1000 Unused prepaid returned by check within 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.