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Western Decorated Casita

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This adorable guest house is detached with a private parking and private entrance to a 2 bedroom, full kitchen, living room and dining room. Sleeps 4 (2 queens). Private deck off of one bedroom, another private patio in the enclosed back yard with hot tub, BBQ, Wi Fi , Direct TV and very comfortable. Expansive views of the Tonto National Forest and access right out the back of the property that backs up to the high Sonoran desert. Great hiking or biking to local petroglyphs, virgin cacti, and photography.

More Details

Jim Humphrey
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jim Humphrey

I am a retired custom home builder. We searched and searched for just the right location and there is none better for privacy and seclusion. We built the main house in 1994 and added the Casita approximately in 2004.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Since there are 4 of us here, I thought I'd throw in my personal entry.

This is my 5th time here and it just keeps getting better. Nice knowing where everything is. The weather was incredible. Seven days of blue sky and 80 degrees. I finally got to bring out my rifle and managed to hit targets at 1000 yds. We drove out north of Camp Wood. Great time by all. Thanks for everything.
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in New River

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The casita is not handicapped accessible. There is 3 steps going up to the main floor and 1 step going down to the raised patio.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Western Decorated Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Quiet beautiful paradise

  • 5 of 5

Property and Casita is well cared for with flowering yard and views. Casita had every amenity. Jim was also kind enough to let us stay an extra day. Area information about trails was also provided. Comfortable and pleasant stay!

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A desert escape

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. The view from the back yard is just breathtaking. The sunrise and sunsets are unreal. It was alive with quail, coyotes, hummingbirds, and all sorts of desert creatures. The saguaro cacti are enormous. The house is beautifully decorated, and very clean. Jim is the best! The petroglyphs, which are in the backyard, are a must see! We rented a utv and had the best time. We saw a ghost town and some Indian ruins. We also drove up to the Grand Canyon. That was a nice day trip. Sedona isn’t far away from here either. It’s amazing there! This little town now has a peice of my heart. Thank you Jim for your hospitality. This place really is a gem! Love from Franklin, Tennessee❤️

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, KS

So nice, this was our second year

  • 5 of 5

We have many favorites - the quiet, the good beds, the well stocked kitchen, the friendly host, but the absolute best is the enjoyed the peace of the Tonto National Forest. There is nothing between you and the forest - good for bird-watching, book reading, and quiet. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbridge, VA

The best kept secret casita in Arizona!

  • 5 of 5

Jim Is most accommodating host providing the guests with a very well equipped kitchen and lovely furnishings in the southwestern style. The backyard is walled and backs up to the mountains in the Tonto National Forest. The views can not be more spectacular. On top of that, you can sit in the backyard jacuzzi and watch the moon come out and listen to the beautiful singing coyotes. You can hike a long trail directly behind the house that leads to the mountains. New River is a great location since you are in the center of the state and can access many places. There is nothing better than staying in your home from home casita in order the fully experience the desert. A hotel would never compare to this luxury. Once you get bit, you will keep coming. Plenty of room for 4 people and gives lots of privacy. I have stayed in many casitas over the years and this one is TOPS. 5+ stars for this paradise.

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property. Very friendly helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th time here. Quiet. Fabulous view of desert. Great hikes right out the door. We hope to return!!

  • Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Decorated Casita - This Guest House backs up to the Tonto National Forest. Private, Secluded and Quiet. Beautiful Saguaro cactus right out your door, Hiking to nearby Petroglyphs,

close to all the attractions in the Phoenix proper area

4 stall mare motel for your horses (some additional cost)

NEW - Just recently added a hot tub.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in New River

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Jan 1 2019 - Dec 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.65
Cleaning fee C$76.96

$130.00 nightly + $5.00 per night for each guest thereafter

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.
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