Creek & Countryside Vacation Homes

By Jessica MacLean

  Are you craving a quiet countryside or a pool by the creek? These Camp Verde vacation homes are gorgeous retreats that won’t break the bank. Either way you’ll have boutique wineries and flowing water right in the neighborhood. Surprise yourself by discovering a side of Arizona that most people never see.

Unique Creekside Home

The soothing babble of Clear Creek and towering sycamore trees greet me as I enter the grounds of this tranquil property. An inviting dome-shaped living room makes me instinctively look up for once instead of the all-too-familiar down at a screen. Despite the readily available wi-fi information, I can’t imagine spending much time online while at this beautiful vacation home.

I’d rather relax to the sights and sounds of West Clear Creek while floating in the pool or soaking in the hot tub. Then take advantage of the wood-fired oven and descend a stone staircase for direct creek access. There’s even a soothing infrared sauna to end days spent hiking, kayaking, or simply wining and dining. But don’t take it from me; let’s hear from the guests.

“Kenny is my favorite Airbnb host so far. I loved my time at his place and so did my dogs. There is a lovely and magical creek just behind the house. I left feeling amazing and well-rested.”

“We sure enjoyed stargazing from the loungers by the pool.” Other guests simply think, “It feels more like a resort.”

Rent a room individually or if they’re available on the same nights, you can even book all three. For a picture window view of the creek and an in-room fireplace, go with the Master Suite. You won’t believe the reasonable rates!

Master Suite:

Lovely Room:

Garden Room:

Soon you can also book a newly-available studio pool house with a king bed. Contact Kenny through one of the links above to find out how to be one of the first guests to rent this private space on the property.

Kenny is a skilled chef, preparing fresh, healthy, delectable breakfast and dinner if requested in advance. He can even help arrange an incredible massage overlooking the creek. They’re worth it for the quality and convenience of additional options available right on the property. Try one of Kenny’s flavorful meals and you’ll get it; you can thank me later.

Ranch House Retreat

As I near the Ranch House Retreat, the beauty of this historic farming community almost takes my breath away. White picket fences, green pastures, pecan orchards, and stunning quarter horse ranches. Not to mention the impressive homes.

Although I live in town, I’ve yet to explore this peaceful corner of quite possibly the most beautiful neighborhood in Camp Verde. The two-acre retreat near the Verde River feels more like a dream come true than a place to sleep. I could soak in the expansive mountain, mature tree, and pristine farm views from the horseshoe and picnic area or back patio all day.

Access the exquisite two-person guest quarters through a separate entrance up a private, exterior staircase. Perfect for couples, the full studio even features a kitchenette, bistro table, living area, and cable TV. Guest reviews say it all.

“We highly recommend staying at the Ranch House! It is spacious, immaculate, beautifully decorated, comfortable, and perfectly stocked with anything you might need. The views from the windows are stunning… Best of all is Jenny’s hospitality, which can’t be beat. Most days we received totally unexpected delicious little treats…”

“We used it as a base to visit many attractions in the area, from Montezuma’s Castle and Well… to Sedona, Jerome, Oak Creek Canyon, Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, and more. On the other hand, if you just want a quiet place to get away from it all, this is the perfect spot. It is located… on a quiet country road, but takes only a few minutes to drive into town….”

“Everything about this place was a dream! The location is beautiful, with great view of the stars at night and sunset over the mountains.”

Even though many reviews mention the tremendous value, you can get extra bang for your buck with June 2018 discounts! Use either link below to book your stay.
Both the Unique Creekside Home and Ranch House Retreat hosts are two of the most kind and welcoming people I’ve had the pleasure to meet since moving to this small, friendly town a few years ago. And the properties blew me away. If you’re looking for a vacation home that feels like home—only better—escape to Camp Verde.

This article originally appeared in Heart of Camp Verde. It is reprinted here with permission of the author.