Private, gated, Casita sleeps up to 4. Horse Property. Quiet Country Charm

Waddell, Arizona

Casita Michaela sleeps up to 4 persons.1 bathroom w/shower . Our 2 acre private property includes mature orange, pink grapefruit trees. Imagine juicing fresh citrus picked right from the trees! We have newly planted lemon and Mandarin orange trees. There are Eucalyptus trees that line the pasture. We also have chickens, so when the girls are cooperating you have fresh farm eggs available to you. We have beautiful mountain views. Our property is fully fenced with an electronic security gate at the driveway, you will have a remote to access property. We have RV parking. For those with horses, there is a 1 acre pasture, 3 horse mare motel with automatic water. Our property is a unique vacation rental property because of its convenient location to all the amenities in the city, yet the best of quiet country living. Casita Michaela is warm and inviting and a very peaceful and quiet place to get away and relax. There is plenty of space to roam around and plenty of private space to enjoy the solitude. Numerous outdoor spaces to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. We have entertained many guests from all over the world and all have loved staying at Casa Michaela for rest and relaxation.
SPRING TRAINING Surprise Stadium, home to the Texas Rangers and KC Royals, is only 11 miles from our location. Easy drive to all other area Spring Training facilities.
Summer months ( MAY-SEPT), our private pool is available to our guests.


Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing

Leisure Activities

  • Walking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Photography


  • Necessary

Local Services And Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo
  • Health/beauty Spa

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library


  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio

Houses Rules

  • 02:00 PM
  • 10:30 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

35 Reviews

    wonderful memories

    5/5 Stayed Feb 13, 2021
    Submitted Feb 23, 2021

    We could not have asked for a better place to stay. It was clean, beautiful and just perfect. Lucy and Tom are wonderful.

    Lucy and David

    5/5 Stayed Feb 1, 2020
    Submitted Mar 1, 2020

    Great location. Extremely quiet and private. Great property. Loved the donkeys. Highly recommend the casita. Friendly, helpful owners.

    Simply amazing!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 16, 2020
    Submitted Jan 24, 2020

    I truly loved my short stay on such an amazing property while I got away from the bitter winters back home. Clean and calm at a simply amazing property! I especially loved the donkeys curiously looking at me while I read my book outside.

    Great Place to stay!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 12, 2019
    Submitted Dec 26, 2019

    Nice to be away from city, but close enough to visit. Great hosts! Will definitely want to stay there again.

    I rarely give 5 star reviews...

    5/5 Stayed Nov 5, 2019
    Submitted Nov 14, 2019

    I rarely give 5 star reviews, but this property was excellent! The owners were very kind, the casita was perfect, and the surroundings were very relaxing. (We also received a warm welcome from the two donkeys. 😊). It was a work trip, so it was very nice to have such a lovely, relaxing place to come back to in the evenings. They also have two beautiful little sitting areas outside that we really enjoyed! This is the best vacation rental I have stayed at here in the US!

    Adorable lil cottage

    5/5 Stayed Apr 4, 2019
    Submitted Apr 15, 2019

    Perfectly decorated and stocked with lots of thoughtful items. Kitchen with helpful appliances, and horses and chickens out back! We stayed here for over a week for our adoption process, and it was the perfect place to do so.

    Lucy and David cook were very cordial and respectful of the space for me as a renter.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 1, 2019
    Submitted Apr 3, 2019

    My experience at this property was very good, I always felt safe and respected as a renter. Everything in the casita and outside area was high end with much regard with the renter in mind. The horses on the property were wonderful to look at and very therapeutic for me. I couldn’t have been happier with my experience at this property.

    Wonderful, unique, rural like setting

    5/5 Stayed Nov 4, 2018
    Submitted Feb 6, 2019

    Lucy & David have an amazing vacation rental. What I loved, well to start off the sun shining in each morning through the patio doors, the chickens clucking, morning doves cooing, a couple of donkeys braying a few houses down, coyotes calling in the moonlight and if you listen closely you'll hear the magical call of the illusive owl. If you are a walker or a hiker this is a gem of a location. The neighborhood itself is a great stroll. For the hiker and lover of the outdoors for peace and tranquility, White Tanks Regional Park is very close by and Skyline Regional Park is just a tad farther. Lucy's place is impeccable. Her humble space she has set up for travelers is inviting, cozy and charming. The space if very clean and beautifully decorated. Everything you need for meals or a wonderful evening outside on the patio is at your fingertips. If there is something special you need, she is happy to accommodate. Oh, and fresh eggs from the chickens that YOU get to snatch up for a tasty breakfast!!! I will definitely be back to this gem.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 8, 2018
    Submitted Jul 26, 2018

    We absolutely loved our stay at the casita! Lucy and David were great host, always quick to respond with any questions we had and informed us of several places to visit. Very quiet neighborhood and an all around great place to relax. We fell in love with the horses, such sweethearts! Will for sure stay here again, highly recommend!

    A great place to stay!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 30, 2018
    Submitted Apr 4, 2018

    I spent four nights in this quiet neighborhood with my two little boys. The Casita was very neat and clean and had everything we needed for our vacation. We had a great time hiking nearby, and enjoyed the drive into Phoenix for many other activities. I definitely recommend this property!


    5/5 Stayed Mar 1, 2018
    Submitted Mar 30, 2018

    Lucy and Dave were fantastic.. great setting and wonderful hosts .

    Very nice getaway.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 7, 2018
    Submitted Mar 5, 2018

    Lucy and David are great hosts and have thought of all needs for a home away. Enjoyed waking each morning and seeing the sun coming up and watching the horses in the pasture. Had fresh eggs also from their own chickens. Location was what I wanted as I spent most time in Surprise. Easy access to loop and all the major streets. Quiet location, comfortable bed, warm shower with a small but convenient kitchen. Wanted to relax and get away from snow up north and this was ideal for my needs. Lucy was great letting me know when there would be people on the property servicing the yard or other outdoor routine maintenance. Highly recommend this location for a winter getaway.

    Great little getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jan 24, 2018
    Submitted Feb 7, 2018

    This Casita is very private and welcoming. Lucy and Dave are awesome people and went out of thier way to make sure everything was taken care of. I feel like we've made new friends! Loved the fresh orange and grapefruit juice every morning, and seeing the chickens and horses first thing in the morning. We would definetly come back on our next trip to Arizona!

    Clean, well kept, relaxing.

    5/5 Stayed Jan 17, 2018
    Submitted Jan 27, 2018

    We stayed here for a week. The place was everything we imagined and more. The bed was vary comfortable. There was coffee and snacks in the kitchen. A dozen fresh eggs in the refrigerator. I went out each morning and picked an orange or tangerine, there was grapefruit also available. You can sit out on the patio and watch the sunrise and horses, while enjoying your coffee. Later in the day you watch the jets from the Airforce Base train. In the afternoon the horses come to the fence for water, pick up some carrots to feed them. Next time we go to Phoenix this will be my first choice to stay. Thank you Lucy for providing the best experience.

    Great accomodations - as advertised! Everything you need is here. Highly recommend!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 29, 2017
    Submitted Jan 10, 2018

    Beautiful property. I will miss sitting on the patio listening to the chickens and watching the horses. Everything was perfect! Felt totally at home at Casa Lucia. Will definitely return. The hosts thought of every detail! If you stay here, be sure to check out Dillon's KC Bar-b-que restaurant at the Wildlife Zoo at Northern/303. Great place!


    5/5 Stayed Dec 21, 2017
    Submitted Jan 3, 2018

    Just as advertised

    Peaceful and Relaxing

    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2017
    Submitted Dec 8, 2017

    Staying at the property was a wonderful experience. It was immaculate and the owners were friendly and helpful. I will always remember getting up early in the morning and sitting outside with a cup of coffee while watching the horses and chickens.

    Excellent property with all you need to enjoy!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 1, 2017
    Submitted Apr 3, 2017

    The patio with the dining area, pool and hot tub were excellent and was the place we spent all our time when not enjoying the area. We actually only spent two days eating our supper inside it was that nice. The home was wonderful and comfortable inside and the owner, Lucy was always available if we needed anything or had a question. The Casita in the back was also a treat and fully stocked which provided our visitors with a nice place to stay and enjoy their space. If I had to say anything negative is that the pool is not heated but it was so hot we did use it although sparingly and nobody down here seems to use the solar blankets for the pools. Thanks Lucy for a thoroughly enjoyable stay!

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    5/5 Stayed Jan 30, 2017
    Submitted Mar 3, 2017

    It was a very comfortable home and Lucy was quick to respond to any of my questions. We really enjoyed the beautiful master bedroom and the outdoor patio. Kitchen was Devine. Great place to stay and would recommend it to anyone.

    A Home away from Home

    5/5 Stayed Jan 26, 2017
    Submitted Feb 12, 2017

    Everything was as described .... there was a feel of home throughout....very relaxing and comfortable...thanks for allowing us to enjoy ourselves at your home!!

    Christmas 2016

    4/5 Stayed Dec 17, 2016
    Submitted Jan 24, 2017

    Cindy M. Our stay had a few bumps but Lucy was great at getting things worked out. I will really miss having fresh orange and grapefruit juice every morning. We had our family join us for Christmas and my grandkids loved going out and picking the fruit. Nothing like the smell of fresh fruit. The home is warm and inviting. The sunsets are amazing. It is very easy to get around the area. Wonderful family memories made. We rented the house for a month. Thank you, .

    Beautiful vacation home!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2016
    Submitted Nov 28, 2016

    We had the most wonderful time at this beautiful, well appointed vacation home! From the gorgeous antiques to nice comfortable furniture, this is by far one of the best homes we've ever stayed in. We occupied both the house and casita for our family and everyone was happy with their accommodations. This house is extremely clean! The beds are very nice and comfortable so with the quiet atmosphere and clean air you get the best rest ever. The kitchen is extremely nice with stainless appliances and an island. The pictures (although good) do not do this house justice. There is everything you could ask for: plenty of glassware, plates, bowls, utensils and cookware. Lucy and David were so kind and pleasant to work with and their home reflects this. You immediately feel at home when you enter the house. The yards are beautiful with plenty of room to walk around and for kids to run around without having to worry they will ruin something. We didn't use the pool but the lighting was gorgeous to enjoy. The backyard has a nice swing and furniture grouping to visit or just enjoy being outside. Would highly recommend the Safeway home delivery service - we ordered our entire food supply online before we left San Antonio and it was delivered the day after we arrived - what a great service and we didn't have to spend time grocery shopping! We found some cute restaurants and made this vacation truly relaxing with no stress!!! We would highly recommend this home for your next vacation! Thank you so much Lucy and David! We appreciate you allowing us to use your home for the Thanksgiving Week! The experience will bring us many happy memories in the future!

    Awesome place!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 30, 2016
    Submitted Apr 13, 2016

    Perfect for a large family or group. Has everything you need and more.

    A great country getaway

    5/5 Stayed Feb 17, 2016
    Submitted Mar 7, 2016

    We stayed at this property about 3 weeks ago and it was wonderful. The owners of the property were just as great. We stayed for 3 nights and the home is wonderfully appointed. The property is well stocked with all the comforts of home. We barbecued every night to enjoy the outdoors and the hot tub was perfect for lounging. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet, but we were just a short drive from Phoenix and Scottsdale. The house is beautiful, but we really loved the outside porch area. We sat there in the evenings, enjoying the sunsets. The beds were super comfy and it felt like our home away from home. My wife left behind some items and the owners promptly sent them with no issue. We will definitely be back

    Beautiful rental that was comfortable, peaceful and relaxing.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 11, 2016
    Submitted Feb 18, 2016

    We have rented through VRBO many times and this is one of the first rentals that exceeded our expectations. The property is immaculately kept up, is extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. The owner was responsive and accommodating and the process of securing the rental and checking out went very smoothly. Since everything was so well organized and perfect at the rental, we did not have any need to make any requests during our stay. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

    Beautiful property and house.

    5/5 Stayed Jan 31, 2016
    Submitted Feb 11, 2016

    The house and amenities were perfect for our group.we would not shy away from renting this place again.

    Ranch resort living equals perfect rest and relaxation!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 25, 2015
    Submitted Jan 10, 2016

    Our family (total of 8) was completely impressed with Casa Lucita - 5 out of 5 stars, for sure! Although the pictures and description of this amazing property are accurate, they do not come close to communicating how the cozy layout, meticulous landscaping, spacious grounds, and high end finishings combine to create an idyllic environment to truly rest and recover. The kitchen is more than adequately stocked with all the essentials, to include an assortment of Starbucks coffee to get you started in the right direction the first morning after arriving. The bedrooms, to include the adorable Casita, have comfortable, hotel style pillow top mattresses that absorb your tired muscles, giving you some serious deep sleep after full days of family fun. The home itself is perfect for entertaining too, with a generally open floor plan that has the kitchen spill into the family room, which opens to an outdoor living space that more than doubles seating and eating areas. Our kids (9, 6, and 4) were in and out of the hot tub about every 30 minutes - withhold your bad parenting opinions, please - with the remaining balance of the time spent running around in the pasture, playing with the neighbor's goat, exploring the horse stables, and walking with the family to the local General Store for ice cream. My wife and I were slightly concerned about our little ones' safety with how much space they had to roam, but our minds were put at ease the moment we arrived and walked the completely enclosed property. The only negative of the property and our experience was that the pool was not heated. This barely impacted the family, other than the kids saying on day 1: I wished the pool was warmer. Of all our family vacations over the years, this was by far the best, which was primarily due to having such an amazing house to be our home away from home.

    Perfect Place for our Christmas Vacation!!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 19, 2015
    Submitted Jan 8, 2016

    Every Christmas we gather in AZ to spend time with my grandparents and with our growing family this is getting harder to find accommodations that work well.This place was perfect! There are three bedrooms in the main house and then another casita out back that has the fourth room and a living room. At first we didn't realize this was the set-up and we were kind of bummed to be separated. Little did we know this was the best thing for our family. We had a place to nap kids and put them to bed early without having to tell the rest of the family to keep quiet. The living space in the house was really practical. There is a very comfortable living room where we gathered most of the time, a formal dining room where our coloring projects were set up and then a kitchen with a breakfast nook and a smaller dining room table. This fit us well as we could seat many people for meals because as always when you have a meal everyone ends up in the kitchen. This kitchen was beautiful and well stocked and it allowed a lot of people to be in and around the island as food was being prepared. We hosted our extended family for a couple of meals and were able feel very comfortable hanging out at this house. The backyard is nice and relaxing, if the AZ weather would have agreed more with us then we would have been out there more. We were able to use the comfy hot tub for adults and as it was cooling down we allowed the kids to join in on the fun. The backyard was spacious and we could play games with our kids out back so they could run off energy. When the adults needed exercise we would just go running through the neighborhood enjoying looking at all the horse properties. Working with Lucy was fantastic. She was very accommodating and responded promptly to my texts and emails. We had a few questions while we were there and she was quick to help us figure out a solution. The whole family really loved this place and the flexibility it gave us. I would recommend this place to anyone! Thanks for the treat stay!!

    Cozy and Secluded

    5/5 Stayed Oct 23, 2015
    Submitted Dec 29, 2015

    This property is located in Waddell, Arizona. It is so cute and cozy! The house is situated on 2 acres of horse property with lots of trees, thick vegetation and private walls. You feel secluded, no noisy neighbors. The house looks like it was remodeled recently. The inside is charming, filled with antiques and personal touches which make it homey. It had new appliances, granite countertops and a beautiful patio and swimming pool. We have 4 kids and the two older ones stayed in the separate bunk house out back. They loved that!!!!! The owners are really sweet and they provided us with excellent customer care. The house was clean and the property well groomed. We would definitely recommend this to our family and friends. The only thing missing was a horse, just kidding. However, if it had come with a horse, the kids would have never wanted to leave. We would definitely to stay there again. Sincerely, Deborah & Pat P.S. Try out Jim’s Burgers and Eggs. They have really good food. They offer breakfast all day, chicken-fried steak, burgers and country cooking. It’s on 17019 W. Greenway Rd, North on the I-303 and West on Greenway Rd to the Prasada Shopping Center. We ate there several times. Oh yea, visit the General Store on Glendale and Cotton, and also the WildLife World Zoo.

    Casa Lucia

    5/5 Stayed Mar 28, 2015
    Submitted Apr 11, 2015

    Near trails, perfect for trailing your horse, and keeping with you on the property. This home is clean and fully fenced in. I would recommend group of friends and your horses! It is also set up for a quiet family getaway with a nice pool, and plenty of room to spread out.


    5/5 Stayed Feb 27, 2015
    Submitted Apr 10, 2015

    My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Lucia for a whole month. We have rented homes in many states but none of them has been as lovely, well equipped and elegant yet comfortable. Each week we had different friends and family members visit. We celebrated birthdays and anniversaries and retirements. At one time we had 7 other guests yet each person was comfortable yet felt pampered by this homes beauty. The flow of the home is absolutely brilliant and makes it lovely to entertain guests as well as have a relaxed and an exceptional vacation. We drove for 3 days to get to Casa Lucia and arrived too late to stop at the grocery store. A lovely bag of Starbucks Coffee awaited us in the morning along with several choices of creams to go with it. We were then able to go outside and pick our oranges and grapefruits (every morning) for breakfast. Included in the kitchen was everything a cook would need. Electric juicer, crockpot, cuisinart pots and pans. The dishes were lovely. All of the appliances were top of the line. We did not want for anything. The living room was lovely and comfortable as was the dining room. But, we spent most of our time outside in the lovely covered patio with a dining room set as well as another sitting area where we read, ate meals, played cards and visited with old friends. WE had plans to explore many things in the Phoenix area, but none of us ever wanted to leave the house. We were all so comfortable and relaxed, we just made our meals on the great Weber grill and enjoyed the luxury of having quality time with each other. There were roses everywhere and we awoke to morning doves every morning. The grounds were pristine and were tended to every week. And then there were the owners. If we had a question about anything, they were there. If we needed a recommendation for something, they were there. And everyone they recommended to us was just as warm and lovely as they were. All of our friends and family are thrilled we are renting again next year. All of us are going through withdrawal and can't wait to reunite at Casa Lucia. Many thanks David and Lucy for making our stay as perfect as a vacation could ever be.


    5/5 Stayed Jan 18, 2015
    Submitted Jan 29, 2015

    Had a great stay & have already signed up for our second stay!! Very nice well kept safe property! I recommend this place to everyone!

    Vacation Horse Property DELUXE

    5/5 Stayed Dec 29, 2014
    Submitted Mar 4, 2015

    If this house is in the area you're looking for a vacation rental, then RESERVE IT NOW! The house is amazing- it is set up with everything you could ever want or need, has beautiful, comfy furnishings and overall, feels like home. We spent a ton of our time outside in the back yard. With a pool, hot tub, and nice couches, it feels very luxurious (and the white twinkle lights and chandelier overhead just add to the resort-feel)... My parents visited for a while and stayed in the casita outside. It's very cute, and they said the bed was very comfortable. But here's where this house gets even better... If you're traveling with horses, like we were, this horse set up is the coolest thing ever. Three covered stalls, with automatic waters, an adjoining one acre pasture, mature trees for shade... I can't begin to tell you how comforting it is to know that even thousands of miles from home, your horses are happy and settled in their home away from home. We stayed in this house for three weeks and will be back every year. The owners are wonderful to rent from, the house is even better than the pictures, and we loved every minute of it all.

    Beautifully decorated, family friendly home

    5/5 Stayed Mar 22, 2014
    Submitted Apr 1, 2014

    My family and I stayed here for a week in March. We all loved the beautiful yard with flowers, fruit trees and a gorgeous backyard patio with hot tub, pool, sitting area and a large grassy area for the kids to play on. The interior of the home is so nice, with beautiful antiques and a designers special touch. It was very welcoming, modern and nostalgic all at the same time. We found all of the beds to be very comfortable and the private Casita in the backyard was the icing on the cake. The owners are great to communicate with and always very responsive to questions. A wonderful, relaxing place for anyone looking for a rental in the Goodyear, West Phoenix, Waddell area.

    Fantastic Phoenix getaway

    5/5 Stayed Mar 14, 2014
    Submitted Apr 5, 2014

    Our family enjoyed a pleasant weekend at Casa Lucia. The home is extremely well-appointed. It has a open layout, with a homey, comfortable feel. The house had everything you could need and was very clean. We were able to cook an amazing dinner in their expansive kitchen. The next day we lounged around the pool in the quiet, secluded backyard and we're delighted to see a flock of wild quail sitting on the wall in the garden. The attention to detail was apparent and the owners were responsive and helpful with a minor TV remote situation. We'd highly recommend Casa Lucia for anyone seeking a nice, relaxing retreat that is still close enough to downtown Phoenix to make everything accessible.


      Waddell, Arizona

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