About the property
- House2845 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Modern, SW Home w/ Super 360' Views Of The Tonto Nat. Forrest & N. Scottsdale
Our property is modern, southwestern style home on 1.7 acres in the Tonto Hills subdivision. It offers a great 360 degree view of the adjacent Tonto National Forest, the surrounding mountains and the "valley of the sun". At an elevation approximately 2400 ft. above the valley floor, the daytime highs are 5--7 cooler than the valley and there is the rare lite dusting of snow, which is gone before noon, in the winter!
The 2700 sq. ft. main house has 2 full bathrooms, three bedrooms and large office which easily converts into a fourth bedroom. the master bedroom has a king bed. The two other bedrooms have queens and office has a day bed which pulls out into two twins. The 564 sq.ft pool house has another full bath, two twin beds and just a few steps from pool and and spa. The entire pool /pool house area is surrounded by a 5 ft. tall security fence.There are 3 roomy, comfortable covered flagstone patios framed with imported Castle Rock stone columns, and exposed wood beam ceilings.The main house has two indoor fireplaces and a beehive fireplace on the back patio. The pool house has another indoor fireplace.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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 halfway between our two sons -- one at the University of Arizona In Tuscon and the other at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff. I am retired hospital CEO. My wife still teaches at NAU.
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 Pool house 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 the mountains around the region. It also has a bee-hive fireplace. The pool and spa and pool house are located on the west side of the arroyo that runs thru the property to take full advantage of the view south. they are accessed from the main house via a unique concrete/stone bridge over a wash. The thick walls and tile floors keep the house cool -- along with the a/c. South west landscaping complements both the front and back patios.The swing on the front patio is a perfect place to read. The fresh herbs grow on the back patio.. 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.) At note abo
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Paradise in the mountains!
Absolutely one of the best family vacations we have had! Breathtaking views, great hiking nearby, horseback riding, minutes from a cool, little mountain town (Cave Creek) and wonderful heated pool and hot tub for all! Can't thank the owner enough either - his hospitality was outstanding!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The photos, though beautiful, don't even do the property justice! It's truly stunning. It feels really removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, and was just a great place for us to relax and unwind. We had 4 adults and 5 children staying at the house, and we had more than enough room for everyone to coexist comfortably. The highlight was definitely the pool/hot tub area, which is fantastic. Bigger than I expected with gorgeous views. Jeff is a fantastic host - so helpful, responsive and considerate. I would absolutely recommend this property for anyone looking for a memorable AZ getaway. We can't wait to go back!
Amazing property! Exceeded our expectations!
Jeff was an unbelievable host. Answered any and all questions we had in depth and quickly. I would highly recommend this home, what a beautiful getaway!
Solid place to stay!
Communication with the owner and the house were both great! It’s a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix/Scottsdale. Would definitely stay here again
Beautiful home, beautiful property, beautiful pool, and last but definitely not least, incredibly beautiful view, awe inspiring in fact. We had an amazing time staying here and close to the charming towns. There is plenty of hiking and nature to explore very close by. 10/10 would come again. The owner was very responsive whenever I had a question for him. Just a great experience.
Beautiful place, beautiful scenery, perfect getaway!
This place is serene and calming. It is near to main attractions, nature, food, etc, with beautiful views and comfy living conditions! The pool and hot tub setup is impressive, but cold, and any heat / gas is an added cost, probably worth it but time was of the essence for us and w didn’t want to mess with it, so had to forego the water hole this trip. The property owner is very responsive and helpful. Overall, very pleased with this home, tranquility of surroundings, and local charm!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.