Self Isolate in the Heart of the Sonoran Desert!


Entire guest suite hosted by Carmela

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.


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Recognized as one of "10 Unbelievable Places to Celebrate Airbnb's 10th Anniversary" by MillionMile Magazine and LUX Magazine 2020 winner of "Most Serene Desert Accommodation/Horse Boarding Facility Southwest USA". 62 acre Ecoranch located on the National Forest offering a Western ranch experience close to Scottsdale in the midst of the scenic Sonoran Desert. Our remote location offers privacy, peace and serenity from the hustle/bustle of city life. Explore miles of trails out 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 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! We offer a secluded and serene getaway on the edge of 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 kid based on 2 people and includes both bedrooms. Additional guests are welcome at a rate of $89 per night for the 2nd bedroom - maximum of 4 guests total (all in the same party). Come out and hike, bike or ride a horse (ours are not available to ride but you can bring your own or make a reservation to ride at the stable down the road). rentals available down the road). Or, just relax and recharge while watching the spectacular sunsets on the ridge overlooking the mountains and desert vistas. Rental bikes are available in town and 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 2022 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! You should be able to view them on the map next to this location.
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 $75 pet fee. All dogs/horses must be current on shots and vaccinations. Sorry, not suitable for toddlers. And finally, if you’re looking for nightlife and a lively bar scene the only ones out here howling at the moon are the coyotes.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private outdoor pool - infinity, saltwater
Pets allowed
Paid washer – In building
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Scottsdale

Jun 11, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023

4.93 out of 5 stars from 205 reviews


Where you’ll be

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.

Hosted by Carmela

  1. Joined in September 2013
  • 314 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

We respect your privacy but are always available to help insure that your visit is wonderful! The house is connected to the bedroom suite but separated by a wall so it's not accessible from our side of the house. We don't use the backyard space (pool, deck etc.), it's only for you to enjoy on an exclusive basis.
We respect your privacy but are always available to help insure that your visit is wonderful! The house is connected to the bedroom suite but separated by a wall so it's not acces…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy