|Minimum Stay||31 nights|
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Snuggled in harmony with the majestic boulders at the top of the gated Las Piedras enclave, this resort styled Hacienda is the perfect vacation sanctuary. A unique fusion of Spanish and Asian styles and colors, this property is one of a kind. 2 bedrooms 3½ baths, 2 indoor fireplaces and a meditation room, the home was designed for both indoor and outdoor living. It offers city light views, spacious Mexican patios and verandas, a saltwater lagoon-pool with waterfall, a pool-side, open-aired casita with fireplace, ½ kitchen and bath, an outside exercise room and sauna, an outside shower, BBQ, a city-view deck and lots of nooks tucked away for relaxation, rejuvenation and contemplation. Miles of hiking and biking trails begin right out the front door.
The private community includes the “La Casa Serena” clubhouse replete with a fitness room, caterer’s kitchen, pool, spa and BBQ. A short walk to the nearby Summit Shopping Complex offers specialty retailers and fine and casual dining specifically tailored to the area’s affluent tastes.
*Subject to availability, a stay in this home entitles the guest to 3 nights free in owner’s penthouse in historic Jerome, Arizona. See this property on VRBO web-site: #482243
Note: The property is available for rent. However, owner prefers 2 to 3 month (or longer) home trade with property of like amenities and value. Spanish speaking country preferred but will consider all options.
As a life-long Arizona resident, owner Gil Gillenwater is an adventurer at heart having explored both far and wide. In addition to several trans-state hikes, bike rides and river floats here in the USA, Gil has launched numerous expeditions across the globe including several forays into the Himalayan “Hidden Lands” of Tibet. In addition, Gil is the Founder and President of the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, Inc., an IRS registered non-profit that he has operated on the USA/MX border for 30 years. Much of Gil’s time is spent in Mexico dealing with the poverty, in all its myriad forms, which exists on the border.
According to Gil, “Our goal is to trade or share our home with like-minded people who will enjoy and care for it as we would theirs.”
Izzy Hino purchased this house in 2004
With a globally influenced theme in mind, Gil purchased the lot. He visualized the future home surrounded by monument-sized boulders and the energy they inspire. “I knew this was a place I could escape the travails of work and travel and feed my spirit.” Consequently, the home, “Casa Cascada” was designed and built as a retreat, a place of sanctuary, rest, rejuvenation, celebration and exercise.
“The gigantic time sculpted boulders are located right out my front door. You can actually feel the revitalizing force of these massive stones. When in town I visit them daily. Likewise, I designed the Hacienda styled courtyards to take advantage of the views and privacy. I often relax outside on one of the many sleeping platforms or read a book in the oversized sofa bench on the city-view deck. And a dip in the salt-water pool is always fresh. A few weeks in “Casa Cascada” and my girlfriend, Izuru, and I are recharged and ready for our next adventure.”
With their keen interest in hiking, biking, Buddhism, meditation, and yoga “Casa Cascada’s” intriguing atmosphere and sequestered location is the perfect get-away.
In addition, a short walk downhill to the Summit Shopping Complex offers everything from restaurants and bars, dry cleaning, Starbucks, super Safeway and Target shopping centers, pharmacies, banks, office supply, post office, gas station, ice cream and several other boutique shops and stores.
“Las Piedras” is located just east of Scottsdale Road in far north Scottsdale, ½ mile south of Carefree. It sits central between the Boulders Waldorf Astoria Resort and the Whisper Rock Private Golf Community.
The 101 Freeway is 9-miles to the south and the historic western town of Cave Creek is a 5-mile drive north.
Bartlett Lake is a 23-mile drive to the northeast and Interstate 17 (to Sedona, Flagstaff & the Grand Canyon) is a 16-mile drive to the west.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 33 miles to the south (approx. 40 minute drive depending on traffic).
Located just 9 miles south of the 3 million acre Tonto National Forest, the property is surrounded by the following parks offering spectacular hiking and world-class mountain biking: the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, the Cave Creek Regional Park, the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve, the Cave Buttes Recreation Area, the Black Mountain Summit Park, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the Pinnacle Peak Reserve and the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.
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My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$5,000|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
RESERVATION/DAMAGE DEPOSIT – A reservation/damage deposit of $2,000us is required. This must be received in full sixty (60) days prior to occupancy. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within (14) days of departure. provided certain provisions are met as more full described in the Rules & Regulations Agreement for Renting "Casa Cascada".
RENTAL PAYMENT – Rent Payment in full is required 10 days before arrival. The RENTAL PAYMENT is not a damage deposit.
Heating the open-aired swimming pool is expensive. Should the guest wish to heat the pool there will be an additional $700 per month charge.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.