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North Scottsdale/Carefree 3BR, 3BA Luxury Home! Sleeps 6!

Bedrooms 3
Space 195 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Beautiful Private Home in a Gated Community!

You have found the best of the best in Carefree, Arizona! This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is situated in the heart of some of the best golfing, hiking, and tennis in the world. You may want to relax on the patio after a day of exploring and watch another world famous sunset with the mountains of the lovely Sonoran Desert as your backdrop.  

Our beautiful home has everything you need!  There are several flat screen TV 155 channels, to catch the the big game while you are enjoying your favorite creation from the wet bar. Our home is appointed in a unique and very tasteful aviation motif. You will find a bath for each of the bedrooms, with two king and one queen bed.  The kitchen is second to none. Everything you need to prepare a perfect meal is right here.  If you like real bar-b-que, you will find a top-of-the-line Weber charcoal grill on the patio.  Just fire up the chiminea for that true Sonoran Desert evening under the most spectacular starry display you have ever seen.

Do you love going to the pool? If you want to relax poolside, there's a private and beautiful community pool to gather around and hot tub to soak in.

Arizona equals golf, and our home is in the heart of several world class championship courses. You can find Starfire, Eagle Mountain, Gainey Ranch, Grayhawk, Kierland, McDowell Mountain, and ... on and on.  Just pick your course and play where the best golfers in the world play!

Are you into hiking, or desert excursions?  There are no better hiking and excursion tour locations anywhere.  All of this is within minutes of our home. Whether you find your way to Cave Creek Preserve, Pinnacle Peak, Spur Cross Ranch, or any of the hundreds of miles of hiking and Jeep trails, you will be stunned with the grandeur of this unique and undisturbed environment.  The rock and boulder formations alone, are unparalleled. 

The towns of Carefree and Cave Creek offer great dining and great shopping. You will find a vibrant art community.  Just check out El Pedrigal and explore its one-of-a-kind shops.  All, very fun!

The town of Carefree has a unique town square with shops, restaurants and a community park. Enjoy Farmer's markets each week and an occasional Art Fair. Cave Creek has lots of shopping and dining too with a cowboy flare and is connected to Carefree.

If you are planning to arrive by private aircraft, please let us know so that we may coordinate your arrival. Our home is located conveniently near Sky Ranch private airport. Your stay with us entitles you to use this beautiful aerodrome.

Come home to Carefree and find it all here!


-TPC Scottsdale - Jan 29, 2018 to Feb 4, 2018!


-Scottsdale Airport!

-Farmer's Market

-Art Show

-Hiking Trails!


-Mayo Clinic!


-Cable and BluRay

-3 Flat Screen TV's - 155 Channels.

-Gourmet Kitchen

-Desert and Mountain Views

More Details

Don Fenstermaker To ensure inquiries are received, always email and call us!
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Don Fenstermaker To ensure inquiries are received, always email and call us!

John and Gale and Don have been friends for nearly 43 years. We both served in the USAF John in F-4's and F-16's, Don in B-52's. We met in college and both graduated from The University of Illinois College of Engineering.

Don Fenstermaker To ensure inquiries are received, always email and call us! purchased this house in 2011

Why Don Fenstermaker To ensure inquiries are received, always email and call us! chose Skyranch At Carefree

You will love our home for all reasons we love it! It is situated in the foothills of the the high desert just to the North of Scottsdale. With a short and very scenic drive, you will be in some of the very best shopping and restaurants Scottsdale has to offer. While, at the same time, you are also located in the stunning beauty of Carefree. There really is no better place to be in Arizona.

What makes this house unique

Probably the most unique features of our home is its proximity to such a diverse offering of recreation, shopping, dining, major sporting events like the Phoenix Open, and the Super Bowl, one-of-a-kind special events like the Barrett-Jackson Classic Auto Auction and The Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the season-ending event on the Champions Tour, returns to Desert Mountain Club’s Cochise course. We have all of this, and are situated only minutes from the pristine high desert and mountains of the Tonto National Forest.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Skyranch At Carefree, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master with 2 sinks, toilet, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 sink, shower and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1 sink, combination tub/shower and toilet.
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , It is also an office with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King with bath next to it
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with master bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms. * Bedroom 1- 1 King, TV, Sitting area, Large closet * Bedroom 2- 1 King, bath next to it, Large closet * Bedroom 3- 1 Queen, Private bathroom, also an office
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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North Scottsdale/Carefree 3BR, 3BA Luxury Home! Sleeps 6!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Sioux Falls, SD

Wonderful place to stay....

  • 5 of 5

Two couples from South Dakota having fun in the desert. This home worked out perfectly for everything we wanted to do. Decorated nicely with the aviation theme and plenty of living space for relaxing and dining. We enjoyed the various aircraft that flew in and out of Sky Ranch during the day and the close location to the unique eateries in Cave Creek. Mari was quick to respond to any questions we had and wanted to make sure we were having an enjoyable experience in Arizona. 5 Stars for us!

  • Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rj Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking great care of the house. Hope to see you again for next year's Golf tournament. Mari
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house was everything they said it would be! Great location with a wonderful sense of community. The airplane take offs in the backyard was a lot of fun to watch. We would highly recommend the seamless customer service and all that went with it!

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'm staying.

  • 5 of 5

I like this area so much I decided to stay. Two small towns close by provide plenty of evening entertainment while the Sonoran Desert offers golf, hiking and many other recreational opportunities. The house is very nice - interesting architecture, clean and very well equipped. The owner responded quickly and was a pleasure to work with. Five stars.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steve, It was great that you chose the House to spend your long vacation away from the Winter. Hope to have you back next year. Thanks Mari
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Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

My husband, mother and I spent 5 nights at this lovely home. We didn't want for a thing - the home is very comfortable, beautifully furnished and extremely well-appointed. Although there were only three of us, there is ample room for three couples. We enjoyed sitting on the back patio watching the small planes take off and land at the nearby airport. We never heard a plane before 7:15 a.m. or after dark making the runway proximity a novelty, not a nuisance. Also, the third bedroom being off the master is not a problem - it has its own bathroom and can easily be accessed from the patio, so no need to walk through the master at all. The community pool and spa are very nice and not far away at all. The community is well-maintained and quiet. We enjoyed hiking at nearby Cave Creek Regional Park, Pinnacle Peak Park, The Boulders and also visiting the sundial and botanical display in downtown Carefree. It is about a 30 minute drive to Scottsdale and 45 minutes to Sky Harbor Airport. This is a wonderful home and we strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a quiet getaway where you really feel like you are in the desert, not just another city.

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patsy, Thank you for staying at the House for Thanksgiving. I will see you next year! Mari
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Very good experience

  • 5 of 5

Mari and Don couldn't have been nicer or more helpful to our family which included 6 adults of various ages and one baby. We attended wedding festivities in Cave Creek and Dessert Mountain and their lovely home was perfectly located. We like to cook some evenings and the kitchen was very well set up for this. The briquette bbq was an adventure but fun. We celebrated a birthday one night with smores roasted in the chiminea. Clean with comfortable beds and linens, and nice touches like boutique soaps. The third bedroom is easily accessed from the patio so no need to go through the master. The airstrip added to our enjoyment, no need to worry about noise. Beautiful community pool which we had to ourselves. We would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine & Family, Thank you for staying with us and for taking great care of the house. Come back next year! Mari
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Enjoyed by Three Generations

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, 5-year-old granddaughter and I stayed at the home 7 nights in February, 2016 and we all enjoyed staying there. We often prepared 2 meals each day at the home and the kitchen provided all necessary utensils. We each enjoyed watching the planes take off and land and were never bothered by the noise. The home is extremely clean and comfortable but I agree with a previous review that renters should know that the third bedroom is located off of the master. Our granddaughter loved sleeping near her grandparents but the arrangement may be awkward for unrelated adults. Don and Mari were excellent hosts and I would recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Toby, I loved to meet you at check in. Thank you for taking excellent care of the house and for your kind comments. We hope to see you next year or even this year again. Your family is always welcome anytime! Mari
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Nearest Airport
34.25 Miles
Sky Harbor International airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
There are several - all types, upscale.
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Desert Forrest Golf Club (there are MANY courses)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
AZ Loop 101, AZ 51, I-17
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Grotto Cafe & Restaurant (great food!)
Car: necessary

The two lovely towns of Cave Creek and Carefree offer great restaurants, boutiques, unique shops and artist studios and galleries. You can spend the day just exploring these unique communities. You willll also find trail rides and jeep tours. If you like very upscale, a short 20 min drive through breathtaking vistas will take you to the heart of Scottsdale. Here, you'll find everything - restaurants, shops, the finest stores, galleries, Musical Instrument Museum (an incredible concert venue), Mayo Clinic, many of the greatest golf courses in the world, and the warm sun of Arizona. (You won't find snow).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Skyranch At Carefree, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
FEB AND APR 2018!!
Feb 6 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
MAY 2018!!
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
JUN TO OCT 2018!!
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
NOV-DEC 2018!!
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2018 - Jan 2 2019
6 night minimum stay
JAN-FEB-MAR 2019!!
Jan 3 2019 - Apr 16 2019
3 night minimum stay
EASTER 2019!!
Apr 17 2019 - Apr 22 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$351.9
Damage Deposit C$377.04

For Rent of 30 nights all Utilities are included. (Internet,Water, Sewer and Trash. Electricity up to $120.00)
Refundable Security Damage deposit: From $300.00 to $500.00.
You may book online (VRBO booking fee, applies)
The Owner accepts: Visa, PayPal, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. (No additional booking fee). Just Click "Contact Owner"

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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