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Casa Rio Rancho 2 bedroom suite
Hosted by Carmela
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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62 acre Eco-ranch located on the Tonto National Forest offering a Western ranch style experience close to Scottsdale. Private 2 bdrm suite with pool and outdoor kitchen. Walk out our gate & explore miles of trails in the amazingly scenic Sonoran desert. We strive to be sustainable and promote reduce, reuse and recycle practices.

The space

The Casa Rio Rancho at Rio Rancho Verde, offers an eco-experience at an authentic Arizona ranch. We're located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by mountain views and vistas, saguaros, sunsets and spectacular, breathtaking scenery. We're committed to supporting a sustainable environment - we reduce, reuse and recycle and hope you will too! We offer a secluded and serene getaway bordered by the Tonto National Forest. This relaxing alternative to the fast pace of city life is a welcome retreat in a rural, Western setting, complete with horses, barns and a boarding facility, as well as an organic garden - help yourself to seasonal veggies and herbs! We offer a private 2 bedroom suite (one room has a queen bed, the other has twin beds) with its own bathroom (attached to the house, but separate and private, divided by an insulated wall with no access to the house). Both rooms have their own private entrance and open to the pool and an outdoor kitchen which includes a bar area with frig, microwave, sink and outdoor BBQ island with cooktop, fireplace and plenty of seating, overlooking the pool and the desert beyond. Rate is $139 for both rooms, based on 2 people occupying one bedroom. Additional guests are welcome at a rate of $89 per night for the 2nd bedroom - maximum of 4 guests total. A continental breakfast is available upon request and is in addition, served poolside. Come out and hike, bike or ride a horse (yours are welcome, rentals available down the road) or just relax and watch the spectacular sunsets on the ridge overlooking the mountains and desert vistas. Bikes are available for rent, which can be delivered to the property. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the pool as the sun goes down, or sip your morning coffee in the barn as the horses wait for their breakfast. Suite is available with either one or two bedrooms, one bathroom total. This is truly a unique and very special place, we hope to share it with you!
Also, if the private suite is booked or for a more comprehensive look at our ranch, please check out our other listings, we have a Western casita available with full kitchen, bathroom, private courtyard, fireplace, big screen TV, king size bed, washer/dryer and all the amenities. We also have a brand new 2016 travel trailer, beautifully decorated, with a full kitchen, island, dining area, living room, big screen TV, fireplace, Barcaloungers, separate bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom with full shower, overlooking the Tonto National Forest. Please see (URL HIDDEN) for reviews, more pictures and an overview of life at Rio Rancho Verde!
Please note that Airbnb is responsible for collecting tax which will be charged to you as part of your reservation fee. If Airbnb has not charged the tax as part of your reservation you will be responsible for a 7.27% tax that will be due prior to departure. Pets are welcome (no cats please) and there is a $50 pet fee which will be payable upon arrival. All dogs must be current on shots and vaccinations.

Guest access

The pool, outdoor kitchen with sink, BBQ with one cooktop, microwave, frig and island counter, fireplace, back patio and pool deck are all yours to enjoy! This space is private just for your use. And feel free to explore the rest of the ranch at your leisure! Note: Pool is not heated.

Interaction with guests

We respect your privacy but are always available to help insure that your visit is wonderful! We have many guests who come back year after year and have become great friends, you'll love them as well!

Other things to note

We also board horses and offer space for those wishing to spend time exploring the Arizona desert. We're a small facility, and the private bedroom suite is available for those with and without horses! It's a true ranch experience, remotely located but offering all the conveniences of Scottsdale or the Wild West towns of Cave Creek and Carefree, just a short drive away. We've got incredible trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding right outside our gate.
Also, if the private bedroom casita is booked, please check out our other listing, we have an upscale Western bunkhouse and a luxury brand new travel trailer that also may be available. Please see (URL HIDDEN) for reviews and a better look at what we have to offer at Rio Rancho Verde!
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Please note: 2 night minimum stay Tax is in addition (7.27%) and will be collected at the end of your stay, if it is not charged by Airbnb. We will forward directions prior to your arrival. Please print these out and follow them, as Mapquest and your GPS will not give you the correct directions.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

By accepting this reservation, you agree to the following:
HOUSE RULES - Term of the Lease. The lease begins at 4PM p.m. on the “Check-in Date" and ends at 12 PM. on the “Checkout Date". Un-arranged late checkouts may result in extra charges at discretion of the homeowner. Early check-ins or late check-outs may be arranged in advance with the owner, depending upon availability. Late check-ins (after 9 p.m.) will be assessed a $25 late arrival fee. 2. Rental Party: The rental party shall consist of the “Guest" accompanied by additional guests as stated in the reservation request sent by the guest. Unauthorized guests are not allowed. A total of 4 guests maximum are allowed for the entire 2 bedroom suite. 3. Rental Rules: Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules below as Exhibit A at all times while at the property and shall cause all members of the rental party and anyone else Guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. 4. Access: Guest shall allow Homeowner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. Homeowner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. 5. Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase travelers insurance. Homeowner is not responsible for any incidents happened to guests, inside or outside the property.

RENTAL RULES - Exhibit A 1. Smoking is allowed outside the house only. No uncontained fires (BBQ is fine) 2. People other than those in the Guest party set forth in the reservation may not stay overnight in the property. Unauthorized guests may result in the cancellation of your reservatio.
Permission is required by the owner for additional guests to visit the property.
Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. 3.Pool is available for guests of the bedroom suite only. No diving into the pool, no lifeguard is on duty, no running on the deck. Swim at your own risk. 4. The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise. 4. Pets are allowed only with consent from the homeowner prior to making the reservation and paying applicable Pet fee. All pets/animals must be current on shots and vaccinations. We ask that all dogs be crated in your absence unless previously discussed with the owner. You assume the liability for your own pet. Owner assumes no liability and will be held harmless by the guest for any pets/livestock located on the property. If you pet is aggressive or does not get along with other pets, it must be leashed or contained at all times. 7. There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included. 8. Basic Wifi service is available at no charge. If you intend to conduct business, download files or stream movies, our connection may be too slow for you. A higher speed internet is available for a flat fee of $10.00. Please advise ahead of time if you would like this service. 9. Continental breakfast is available at a rate of $9.00 per person per day. Please let us know in advance. 10. Please leave the unit as you found it - empty the trash, strip all sheets and place with linens in the bathroom. Leftovers will not go to waste, if you wish to leave them.

ADDITIONAL – We live in the desert where wild animals share our space. Be aware of your surroundings, do not leave doors open, keep your pet food inside, watch where you step. Owner will not be held liable for any accidents, injuries or illnesses that occur from any animals, wildlife, livestock, etc. that may inhabit the space in which we live.

TAX - Tax is in addition (7.27%) and should be included in the fees that AirBnB charges you. If the tax is not charged by AirBnB, you will be responsible for paying it to the owner prior to departure.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are approximately 6 stairs to enter the backyard where the suite is located
Pet(s) live on property - We have horses and dogs on site


39 Reviews

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Margaret User Profile
April 2017
The quiet, vastness and loveliness of the desert here is restorative. Carmela was an easygoing host and made us feel welcome. We came for the space, sunsets, birdsong, and desert walks: it was all wonderful. No car noise, no airplane noise, no sirens-- just doves calling and horses' sounds of contentment: perfect!

Brent User Profile
March 2017
It was a ways out of town, but we didn't really have many plans and was an excellent desert location. The space was great with the two rooms and the bathrooms and the outdoor area was beautiful. We brought our dog along and he loved the fenced in outdoor area where he could do his own thing while we relaxed. We would stay here again!

Elli User Profile
March 2017
One word - paradise. Carmela and Joe's space is one of the most beautiful homes, nestled in the most incredible landscape. Every detail has been lovingly addressed, both inside and out. I think what we appreciated most was having the opportunity to experience and learn about a lifestyle that is so unique and wonderful, but so different than our own. We will want to go back again and again!

Alyson User Profile
March 2017
A beautifully decorated 2-BR suite; step outside & you're in an amazing outdoor space with kitchen/pool/dining area. Words can't capture the views! We were able to roll out of bed & start our morning hike into the Tonto National Forest from the property. Our daughter enjoyed swimming & pulling carrots from Carmela's garden & feeding the horses. The stars, the birds, the cacti, the coyotes...if you love nature, this is the place for you. Carmela, a warm & available host, readily provided help when needed. Highly recommended!

Michelle User Profile
February 2017
Ok ... you need to come stay here ... if I could give 10 stars I would ... Carmella is the greateat ... the guest house is so beautifully done and the pool area is ridulous ... it's the most magical scenery ... but still close enough to town. You will not regret staying here. Promise.

Jessie User Profile
February 2017
GORGEOUS!! A place to truly get away from it all. Quiet, clean, well appointed...the internet was great, but this is NOT a place you go to stay connected to it (URL HIDDEN) a place to GET AWAY and enjoy the quiet beauty of it all. SO close to trails and outdoor adventures. We went on a hike, and went jeeping and we hardly had to leave their backyard to get to the trail-heads. LOVED IT! (and the hosts and awesome!!!!!!)

T User Profile
November 2016
I was simply overwhelmed how beautiful the location is. Quiet and remote (but easily accessible to shopping in 20-30 minutes), I loved my stay! Twice we had water issues, but they were addressed quickly, and I wouldn't hesitate to book again. The only way to make the stay more lovely would be if the pool was heated, but again, I'm hoping I'll have the opportunity to stay again sometime. Meeting the hosts and their Colorado friends was a special treat; they provided excellent suggestions where to hike. Delightful watching the sunrise/set and hearing the horses from the barn.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Carmela User ProfileCarmela is a superhost.
My husband and I live in the most beautiful place in AZ! We love sharing our space with guests who are looking for a unique and upscale site in which to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. We ride horses, hike, have an organic garden and a host dog named Gracie…
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