This casita (cottage) is a separate building across a foot bridge from the main house.Aerial view of casita (cottage) and pool across the driveway from the main house.
Casita Hideaway / Sonoran Desert
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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This private casita (cottage) is nestled into the desert across the driveway and a footbridge from the main house. Perfect for a family of four or two couples.

The space

Quiet and tranquil here ... no city noises! Listen to the quail and doves call to each other in the evening. This totally private, stand-alone 2 bedroom casita is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert. The upper bedroom has a king bed that converts into two twin beds. The lower level has a couch that coverts into a queen-size bed. Private bath and kitchenette, 60" smart TV (with Netflix & Amazon Prime), fast WiFi, patio for soaking up the sun and shared pool. Deer, bobcat, quail, rabbits, and many birds cross the property.

Two levels (4 steps): Upper Level has walk-in closet, a king bed (or can be converted to two twin beds) and a dresser. The lower level has a sitting area with a convertible sofa sleeper (queen size bed), desk and kitchenette (sink, refrigerator, toaster oven. microwave oven, coffee maker, dishes and silverware). There is no range or dishwasher but a barbecue with grille and gas burner are a few steps away on the west patio.

The commode in the bathroom is separated from the shower and vanity area by a sliding door. Includes a tiled circular shower stall and a 6' wide vanity with sink.

Guest access

Private patio on the west side is perfect for watching spectacular Arizona sunsets. Pool and spa are part of the main house but are sharable with residents of the casita. Simply walk across the foot bridge and enter via the side gate.

Washer and dryer are available in the main house on request. A bottle of wine and fruit upon arrival.

Access to the property is through an attended security gate and requires approval prior to admission.

Ample free parking is available on site.

Interaction with guests

You'll be home alone most of the time. The owners are usually in California.

Other things to note

Living area of the casita is 767 SF (71 m2). Covered porch area at the casita is 342 SF (32 m2). Average high temperature is 102F (39C) in July and 63F (17C) in December. Average low temperature is 75F (24C) in July and 41F (5C) in December. Average annual rainfall is 13 inches (33CM).

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Cleaning Fee $129 AUD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $291 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Smoking outside only, please. No pets. Early check-in and late checkout OK if confirmed. DMMA (HOA) rule 1.2.2 applies.


Safety features
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Beth User Profile
April 2017
This house was perfect for our family of 4! Our kids loved the pool and the hosts were more than accommodating! They were kind and generous and we had a great time meeting them! The location was safe and quiet but it was a few minute drive to tons of restaurants and activities.
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
We are delighted that your stay was what you had hoped for and hopefully even more. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with you. Thanks so much for the thoughtful and lovely comments both here and those you left in the casita.
April 2017

Teresa User Profile
April 2017
Nice casita in beautiful Desert Mountain community. Convenient to Carefree and Cave Creek, and the DM trails and golf courses.
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
So glad you were able to enjoy our casita and that it was so convenient to your parents. Thank you for your care in tidying up the casita before your departure. So very appreciated!
April 2017

Sharon User Profile
March 2017
We so enjoyed our stay in this bright, spacious, beautiful casita located in a most scenic location in Carefree. The casita and main property are in a most beautiful setting surrounded by mountains, beautiful homes and wildlife....two havalinas visited right outside our window! The pool area is lovely with dramatic views of the surrounding desert. And the casita is very spacious with a living room on one level and a very large bedroom and bath a few steps above. Everything you need is provided, and Gary and Sandy are wonderful and warm hosts who will go out of their way to assist.

Stephanie User Profile
March 2017
The casita is located in lovely desert neighborhood with a very secure entry into the residential area. While there are not sidewalks in the immediate neighborhood, there is little traffic so walking/running easy. There is an extensive paved walking/running trail nearby. Car required to get to restaurants and shopping. Good location for reaching numerous hiking areas. Casita has basic furnishings, large screen TV, bar sink & mini frig (so don't over-shop before arriving!). There were lots of towels available for showers and pool. Breakfast items provided for first morning. We shared pool and spa with other guests renting main house so be sure you are comfortable with that situation. Hosts were easy to reach by phone or text.
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
Thank you for your very gracious comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our casita. Since the community is so private, walking/running down the middle of the one-mile circle road is often done without very little or no traffic at all. In other words, you have the road all to yourself. We too are sorry we did get to meet you in person. We really appreciate the comments you left in the casita and have already enhanced the casita based on your recommendations. Thanks for your thoughtful observations and sharing. Over the years the comments from our guests have been constructive and extremely helpful to us in making our casita that much more enjoyable by our guests. The website very clearly points out that the pool is "shared" with house guests, if any. And I point that out again at least a week before your arrival in the information I send out. We regret if it caused any distress.
March 2017

Renee User Profile
March 2017
Gary and Sandy's Casita was so comfortable, so convenient, so well thought out, and the location was just beautiful... we had a wonderful weekend away from the cold Chicago winter. We loved the cute quails outside, and the nighttime stars were amazing, the pool was gorgeous, the hot tub felt great, and we especially appreciated all the thoughtfulness that was put into making us comfortable and able to have an easy, stressfree stay. A great little hideaway to appreciate the beautiful surroundings and have a wonderful time!
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
Thank you you for your kind and thoughtful comments. Very much appreciated. We are very pleased that you made good use of our casita, the local hiking and all the other things you did. Yes, the quail do provide hours of pleasure, don't they? We are so happy that the weather was perfect for your stay, as well.
March 2017

Susan User Profile
March 2017
A wonderful peaceful casita. Grab your beverage of choice and watch the sunset from the patio. Hike the many beautiful trails....Or just relax!
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you had a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
March 2017

Christy User Profile
February 2017
The pictures and description of the casita do not do it justice. The casita is just beautiful and immaculately clean. It was an open and airy space with plenty of windows to look out on the serene and remarkable surroundings. Our hosts Gary and Sandy were the most kind and accommodating people we have met through Air B &B. They were available for any questions but allowed us privacy. They were also kind enough to invite us up to the roof of their home to enjoy a sunset. This was an outstanding experience.
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We enjoyed meeting you and our conversations with you. Hopefully we added a little in helping to make your 37th anniversary trip just a little more special. You were perfect guests!
February 2017

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Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.

I am a semi-retired California attorney and live in California when not relaxing in Arizona. I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities especially hiking, and gardening. I run 2 miles a day and play racket ball several times a week. I enjoy most of my meals made from scratch (the old fashioned way) using quality produce and avoid fast food restaurants and eating out at run-of-the-mill restaurants. I am happy and content and because I enjoy my home, I take good care of it. I trust that you will also enjoy the home if you decide to choose it for your get-away.

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