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SW 3 Bed+Casita, Pool+Spa on 1.7 AC in Tonto Hills @ 3600' Elev Views for Miles

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,845 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Modern, SW Home w/ Super 360' Views Of The Tonto Nat. Forrest & N. Scottsdale

Modern, southwestern architecture with unbeatable 360 degree views of the adjacent Tonto National Forest, North Scottsdale, the “Outlaw” course at Desert Mountain Golf Club and in the distance, Pinnacle Peak and the beautiful McDowell Mountains.

Beautiful bedroom house with 2 full bathrooms and large office in the main house, plus an all-inclusive Guest Casita next to the negative edge pool and large spa situated on 1.7 acres provides a peaceful, private retreat in the magnificent high Sonoran Desert!

Located in the desirable Tonto Hills subdivision adjacent to Desert Mountain, this home has the best of both worlds: A rural and rustic southwest setting, with easy access to the Loop 101 freeway (18 miles) and all of Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro area. Or 10 minutes away from the affluent and charming western style towns of Cave Creek and Carefree. This mountainside home is located approximately 3300feet above the valley floor which takes as much as 10 degrees off summer days highs and allows an occasionally light dusting of snow, gone before noon, in the winter!

There are over $175,000 in recent upgrades including new windows, wood floors, remodeled master and guest bathroom, a garage addition, new HVAC units, split-rail fencing and premium Astro-Turf lawns. There are 3 roomy, comfortable covered flagstone patios framed with imported Castle Rock stone columns and exposed wood beam ceilings for cozy outdoor living and entertaining.

The main house and guest casita offer 3 indoor fireplaces. The back patio also has a large beehive fireplace. The master bedroom features a largewalk-in closet, patio access and wood shutters.

The Guest Casita is accessed via a unique 30 ft. cast-in-place concrete, flagstone and Castle Rock stone bridge over a drainage wash that traverses the property. wash. It features a kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, sink and dishwasher; a large stone fireplace; a bathroom with double-sink marble counter tops; a large glass block shower and separate toilet area. The entire Casita and pool area are surrounded by beautiful custom iron fence.

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Jeff Hamblen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Jeff Hamblen

I grew up in Maryland and moved west in 1971 -- Colorado first, then New Mexico, and finally on to Arizona. I met my wife in California and moved her from the Bay Area to the Navajo reservation!! We now live in Flagstaff. Cave Creek is our second/winter home, but we are happy to share. It's also half- way between our two sons -- one at the U of A and the other at NAU. I am retired, and my wife works at NAU, so we are close by.

Jeff Hamblen purchased this house in 2014

Why Jeff Hamblen chose Cave Creek

Why not!!?? We bought it because of the quiet location, great views, and proximity to every kind of outdoor activity (I'm an aging rock climber) as well as Phoenix events. Love the casita and pool.

What makes this house unique

This home has approximately 1,500 SF of outdoor flagstone patios and walkways. The back patio has a view of miles of mountains with a bee-hive fireplace. The infinity edge pool and spa by the detached casita are accessible via a unique concrete bridge over a wash. The thick walls and tile floors keep the house cool -- along with the a/c. Landscaping is lovely; you can cut your own rosemary. The swing in the front garden is a perfect place to read.

The development/ immediate area is a great place to run, hike, bike ride or walk alone or with your best friend.

Because of our homes 3400' elevation, the average monthly high and low temperatures are typically 4-5 degrees lower than Scottsdale. For example, Cave Creek monthly average highs in Dec, Jan, Feb and March are 64, 64, 67 and 73 respectively.

While Scottsdale's are 65, 66, 69 and 73 for the same months. ( I bumped up the difference 2 degrees because the home is about 1000 feet above Cave Creek.)

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Cave Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2845 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Dual vanity sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 @ Casita - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , Large, spacious w\wood floors, fireplace & separate entry.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Den\Office - Air bed can be provided
    Bedroom 5 @ Casita - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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SW 3 Bed+Casita, Pool+Spa on 1.7 AC in Tonto Hills @ 3600' Elev Views for Miles
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

We would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable! Wonderful views! Feeling of solitude without being remote. Owner was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub and relaxing on the patio. Would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Privacy in a picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect. So private and pleasant. Everything you need is there. Lots of instructions for any situation you encounter. Great house layout for more than one family. The house has beautiful views and feels extremely private. Jeff was so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. A perfect spot we hope to enjoy again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was just as we expected and BETTER! We arrived much later than planned due to flight delays, but Jeff had everything ready and waiting - including a dozen FRESH eggs from his chickens. This home is clean, comfortable, casual, spacious, and well maintained = a real winner. We were traveling with 2 teen grandchildren and their parents, but this property had plenty of fun for everyone. The ping pong table was a big hit as was the pool basketball, while others enjoyed the peace of the patio. We wanted to be away from the urban feel of Phoenix and enjoy the desert landscape - and this property delivered BIG TIME! We hope to repeat this trip with two more families in future years and would make this home our first choice again. The owner is great to communicate with and very responsive - SUPER STAY!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

great curb appeal, very cozy home!

  • 4 of 5

Jeff, the owner was helpful and easy to work with! Our stay was great and we will be back! Hot Tub was great at night and only about a short 40 minute ride to airport!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Glad the place worked for you and your friends! Go Flyers! Jeff
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Fargo, ND

Just as desribed...

  • 5 of 5

Jeff was a great host. The home was just as he described. The home was fully appointed and was extremely comfortable. the outdoor fireplace was a nice gathering spot following an afternoon of golf. My son and i stayed in the guest house. Very fun!! Jeff called a few times to make sure all was good and even supplied more firewood. This was a nice 4 day get away and would stay here again. Jim

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Bit of Desert Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Tonto Hills is a special place and this home fit our family of 12 perfectly. The owner is remarkably attentive to every need--even chasing down caterers--and quickly makes right any problems which arise. The home's desert landscaping is spread out with multiple flagstone walkways and the back yard right off the family room is completely fenced which made it a perfect play area for our small kiddos. The outdoor fireplace was used and appreciated during the four, cool November nights we stayed at the home and there was more than enough firewood provided. Thanks Jim for being an excellent host!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, I am glad you and your family enjoyed our home. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. Your are welcome back anytime. Happy Holidays! Jeff Hamblen
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Sky Harbor International
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Numerous in Downtown Cave Creek & Carefree
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Legend Trails Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Loop 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Numerous in Downtown Cave Creek & Carefree
Nearest Ski
Sunrise Ski Park 225 mi Arizona Snow Bowl 145 mi
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property damage insuranc $99 + Tax
Propane for Pool/Spa TBD $0
Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

Because the need/desire to heat the pool/ spa varies from traveler to traveler and season to season, propane to fuel the for spa and poll heaters is NOT included in the rental, but can be provided. There are 2-110 gallon tanks. The traveler can choose to have none, one or both filled. Typically one full tank will easily heat the spa for a 4-5 day stay.

A deposit of 33% is due at booking. The remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival. No refunds @ <60 days

Rates/terms subject to change prior to executed agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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