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Scottsdale/Cave Creek/North Phoenix - Luxury Sonoran destination

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, gourmet kitchen and close to adventures

This 3,400 sqf Santa Fe style luxury home offers a sumptuous arrival with a large circular driveway, 10 to 18 feet ceilings and turrets. Within 15 minutes you will reach the eclectic town of Cave Creek, world class golfing at Troon North, big outdoor mall shopping at Desert Ridge Mall and much more. Our home is the perfect base for golfing, riding, hiking, fishing and exploring north Scottsdale, Cave Creek and the north Phoenix Valley.

Håkan Söderbom
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hakan and Kaye are indeed ideal hosts – attentive, anticipating our needs and very willing to accommodate any requests. My wife and I stayed in their adorable casita for 5 nights. We relished the made-to-order breakfasts with fresh squeezed orange juice and took breathtaking hikes in the nearby desert preserves suggested by Hakan. The casita was tastefully appointed and the bed oh-so-comfy. There was plenty of space in the closet and bathroom to put things away, so we didn’t have to live out of our suitcases. We are madly scanning our calendars looking for our opportunity to return. [Originally posted on another site. Guests accommodation was Bed & Breakfast]
Mar 2015
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Desert View Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Powder room - toilet
    Jack and Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4/Casita - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4/Casita - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing


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Scottsdale/Cave Creek/North Phoenix - Luxury Sonoran destination
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this house and Kay and Hakan have truly thought of everything that you need while you are here. Pool was fantastic as was the desert views. We saw plenty of wildlife which was amazing and we made use of the bikes for our cycle rides when it was a little cooler. We loved the Cave Creek area. Would totally recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house and outside area. The owner was very helpful when we first arrived. Since we didn't have any issues which is a good thing we didn't have any more contact. The kitchen was the best stocked of any we've encountered in the past. The pool and the outside areas were second to none. The inside was very upscale, a cause of concern because we had two small children but we didn't cause any damage to this lovely home. It's location was superb close to restaurants etc but yet private.

Great vacation spot

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Hakan and Kay for the use of your property. We had fabulous time in the area. House is very well supplied. There is abundance of everything from plates and utensils to towels. Excellent supply of consumables including soaps etc. Just show up with your clothes! House is located in a very quiet neighborhood but has easy access to all amenities grocery stores restaurants 5 to 10 minutes away. Lots to do in the area and many more activities can be assessed with a 30 minutes to 45 minute drive. For the kids pool is heated and we'll maintained with a good wifi connection, every kids wish. Patio area is relaxing and it's own little paradise. This was our first VRBO experience and we have absolutely no regrets. This is definitely in our plans for the future. Hakan and Kay were easily accessible and responded very quickly to our questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a serene and beautiful place to stay. Lots of comfort and upscale touches all over. And most especially the hosts were fantastic and accommodating, without ever being in the way. We highly recommend Araminta House. We both loved it and will surely make this a yearly tradition at the minimum.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was awesome. Excellently equipped and furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Great property and beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicest Spring Training Stay

  • 5 of 5

Araminta house is beautifully done, and the location was perfect for us. We had all our meals outside on the patio. And for people who like to cook, it is hard to imagine a better equipped kitchen. The large lot meant the neighbors weren't too close. And the pool is a nice shape for lap swimming. We hope to book this house again next spring.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Boulders
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Pima Fwy 101
Car: necessary

Araminta House is located where North Scottsdale and Phoenix meet Cave Creek and Carefree which means you get the best of Sonoran desert experience for hiking, biking and riding combined with closeness to urban conveniences like grocery stores, restaurants and bars. Our neighborhood is very safe with mainly large homes on even larger (1 acre+) lots. Going south we are about 40 minutes from the Sky Harbor Phoenix airport. Continuing south there is another 1.5h to Tucson or 2h to the Mexican border. Going north there is just under 2 hours to Sedona and then another 1.5h to the Grand Canyon south rim. If you have never been to Las Vegas, then it is only 5h away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Move out cleaning $380
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and initial payment has been received.
Pool target temperature is 84 degrees and is dependent on pool cover being applied. When night time temperatures drop below 60 degrees the pool temperature cannot be guaranteed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.