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Self Isolate in the Heart of the Sonoran Desert!

SuperhostScottsdale, Arizona, United States
Entire guest suite hosted by Carmela
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Awarded "10 Unbelievable Places to Celebrate Airbnb's 10th Anniversary" in 2018 by MillionMile Secrets Magazine! 62 acre Eco-ranch located on the Tonto National Forest offering a Western ranch style experience close to Scottsdale in the midst of the spectacular Sonoran Desert. This remote location offers plenty of privacy, peace and serenity from the hustle and bustle of city life. Explore miles of trails from our back gate.

The space
Social distancing at it's best! The Casa Rio Rancho at Rio Rancho Verde, offers an eco-experience on 62 secluded acres at an authentic Arizona ranch surrounded by serene and spectacular scenery. Private 2 bedroom suite with pool, outdoor kitchen and separate entrance. VRBO selected us (one of 5 out of 3500 vacation rentals in Scottsdale) to film a YouTube social media promotion and Hulu and Amazon Prime have also shot here on location for a Western and and cooking series! 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! Enjoy fresh seasonal veggies from our organic garden! 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, convection oven and outdoor BBQ island with cooktop, fireplace and plenty of seating (seats 55 people), overlooking the pool and the desert beyond. Please note, the kitchen and seating space is completely outdoors, the suite itself consists of the 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a hallway and a small desk area. All other spaces (seating, kitchen, lounging space) are completely outside. The dining area, lounge area and part of the kitchen are under a patio cover. Rate is $149 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. 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 our other properties for reviews, more pictures and an overview of life at Rio Rancho Verde! https://airbnb.com/h/ecoranch-bunkhouse-casita-heart-of-sonoran-desert
https://airbnb.com/h/luxury-trailer-ecoranch-on-edge-of-sonoran-desert
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/horses must be current on shots and vaccinations. Sorry, not suitable for toddlers.

Guest access
The pool, outdoor kitchen with sink, BBQ with one cooktop, convection oven, microwave, frig and island counter, fireplace, back patio and pool deck are all yours to enjoy! The frig is a small one, so if you need additional space just let us know, as we have a spare. 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. And, no TV!

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:
https://airbnb.com/h/ecoranch-bunkhouse-casita-heart-of-sonoran-desert
https://airbnb.com/h/luxury-trailer-ecoranch-on-edge-of-sonoran-desert
for reviews and a better look at what we have to offer at Rio Rancho Verde!
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Sorry, no cats. Dog are welcome, a $50 fee is in addition. Not suitable for toddlers.
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 may not give you the correct directions. Please note that the last 2 miles of our road is a well maintained and graded dirt road.
Awarded "10 Unbelievable Places to Celebrate Airbnb's 10th Anniversary" in 2018 by MillionMile Secrets Magazine! 62 acre Eco-ranch located on the Tonto National Forest offering a Western ranch style experience close to Scottsdale in the midst of the spectacular Sonoran Desert. This remote location offers plenty of privacy, peace and serenity from the hustle and bustle of city life. Explore miles of trails from…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
Hair dryer
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Our neighborhood really isn't! We live in a rural area, and our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away - since we're on the National Forest, our views are unobstructed by homes, traffic, etc. We're on a well maintained dirt road, and easily accessible, just far enough away from the city to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but only 20 minutes from fine dining and shopping!
We truly live in paradise and get to enjoy the best of both city living and rural relaxation.
Our neighborhood really isn't! We live in a rural area, and our closest neighbor is 1/4 mile away - since we're on the National Forest, our views are unobstructed by homes, traffic, etc. We're on a well maint…

Hosted by Carmela

Joined in September 2013
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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. Our guests love the peace and tranquility of our ranch, which offers a great base to explore the Southwest or Scottsdale! We're so grateful to be able to live amongst such incredible surroundings and we know you'll love it too!
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 beaut…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Heights without rails or protection
Smoke alarm