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SW 4 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 nights


About the property

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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Jeff Hamblen
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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


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 4 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

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