$3,580,000
7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
MLS# 5993430
3 beds  |  2 baths  |  2800 sqft


7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 A noted architect has identified 5 or 6 view homesites as you travel up the mountain. This view toward the West is from the property! Loaded with water, patented mineral claims, a famous gold mine, and gated absolute privacy, The Golden Star Ranch had been held in private ownership and protected for decades, but now is available. There is no property as unique that few people have ever seen. Just used as the location for a Hollywood movie. 38 acres of patented land. Unspoiled views into wilderness, preserve and BLM land. This is from the front porch of this lush ranch, with an abundance of water. Is this really the desert, you will ask. This lush 38 patented acre find is gated, hidden and super quiet and serene, held in private ownership for decades. This a retreat few would imagine exists! Includes surface water rights as well. Its estimated a daily flow of 11,000 gallons of fresh water come onto the property, enough to fill a small swimming pool every day! Tucked in a hidden and gated canyon, this property is for the buyer who wants their own natural world to enjoy! 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Like nothing in Arizona you would imagine. The ranch is a premiere water source with two artesian wells! 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 You'll enjoy looking at the mountains surrounding the Golden Star. This porch view looks out at the homestead cabin and Mattie Creek. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 The miners had constructed a network of 14 tram towers in the area to bring the ore down to the stamp mill. Two of them were taken from the Golden Star Ranch and reconstructed as part of the mining exhibit at the Cave Creek Museum. The stamp mill at the Cave Creek Museum was restored by hundreds of volulnteers and is demonstrated to visitors on a regular basis. It took over 9,000 volunteer hours and years to reconstruct the mill. Workers had to move over 80,000 lbs of iron pieces!. A marvel of engineering now preserved forever. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 See the close-up of an old mining chain in the next photo, added to stabilize the tree a century ago. A closer look at this mammoth cedar tree reveals a huge mining chain, strapped around the two trunks of a cedar tree to hold it together, over a century old. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 This bunkhouse has been transformed into a popular guest casita. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 The bunkhouse is configured to a charming and rustic ranch casita with big views, privacy and a large front porch. Your guests will enjoy the sound of nature, its the only sound in the area. You'll enjoy vviews of the unspoiled wilderness to the North from this porch on the bunkhouse/casita Authentic touches inside the bunkhouse/casita include this metal water pan used as a sink! Rustic touches to the bunkhouse 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 One noted architect who has hiked the area, found 6 or 7 suitable homesites on the hills with dramatic views. They are reached by the old mining road. One noted architect found 6 or 7 homesites for larger luxury homes, many with stunning views at a higher elevation. This home is perfect for a ranch manager or caretakers home or could be occupied while a larger luxury hone is built. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Easy to spot the ranch location with all the vegetation nurtured by thousands of gallons of water. There is a 3 acre homestead on one end of the property. Cabin built back in the 1950s sits above Mattie Creek 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 The road drops down in the canyon on its way to the Golden Star Ranch 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Perhaps this one photo of the patio by the home shows the richness in vegetation. Surrounded by flowering plans, ivy, and centuries-old cedar trees with flagstone deck. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 William Hellings Golden Reef mine is on the property. You can see the tailings across the canyon. All the land is patented and includes all mineral rights This lower parcel number is 202-17-029, and is above Mattie Creek This parcel contains the home, AN # 20299-008H This parcel is 202-99-008G, and is over 35 patented acres. Hiking up your land, you'll look down at an astonishing array of natural saguaros. There's a preserve near the property as well. The instrusion of th schist in the granite is what diverts so much water onto the property. An estimated 11,000 gallons a day flows out. Ifyou 're lucky enough to get tickets to th annual Miner's Dinner at the Museum, you will see this priceless artifact from Arizona history actually work! There are millions of dollars worth of mature plants and vegetation on the Golden Star Ranch 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 This upper water tank no longer holds water from the upper well, but is bypassed. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 You'll discover a true Garden of Eden with the variety of plants nurturing by the clear water. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 The glory hole for the Golden Reef was ontop of the mountain and there are numerous tunnels that bored into the vein. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 You'll find remants of the early mining and pioneering days everywhere. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Like the early explorers, and many Arizonans today, the cactus are tough, and can grow in seemingly impossible locations, like this rock. With so much water flowing out of the wells, it all can't be used, and runs down a trough into Mattie Creek! 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Some historians belive William Hellings, who discovered gold in the canyon, had his homestead where this residence is now. 7718 E GOLDEN REEF Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Property Description
SAFE HAVEN, Hidden and rare. A PREMIERE WATER SOURCE with artesian wells, ALL PATENTED LAND (mineral rights) Held in private ownership for decades, with 38 acres w/11,000 gallons of fresh water flowing out of the mountain daily, nurturing a bountiful Eden of over 50 fruit & nut trees, terraced gardens w/ paths lined by rose bushes and ivy. This ranch, minutes N. of Cave Creek, is steeped in history, where the Golden Reef Mine was located. The charming and rustic land, surrounded by preserve and gov't land, was just used as a location for a motion picture! Gated & private, and a number of luxury homesites have been identified, in addition to the quaint residence there now. Includes stables, and climate-controlled bunkhouse used as a casita. Be sure to see the video tour

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Contract Information
Status Change Date: 2019-11-01
List Price: $3,580,000
Status: Active
Current Price: $3,580,000
List Date: 2019-10-18
Ownership: Fee Simple
Location, Tax & Legal
Map Code/Grid: E37
House Number: 7718
Compass: E
Street Name: GOLDEN REEF
St Suffix: Road
City/Town Code: Cave Creek
State/Province: AZ
Zip Code: 85331
Country: USA
County Code: Maricopa
Assessor Number: 202-99-008-H
Subdivision: Hidden and Secret Ranch of Patented Land, loaded with water!
Taxes: 2376
General Property Description
Dwelling Type: Single Family - Detached
Dwelling Styles: Detached
Exterior Stories: 2
# of Interior Levels: 2
# Bedrooms: 3
# Bathrooms: 2
Approx SQFT: 2800
Price/SqFt: 1278.57
Approx SqFt Range: 2,751 - 3,000
Horses: Y
Builder Name: unknown
Year Built: 1972
Approx Lot SqFt: 260820
Apx Lot Size Range: 10+ Acres
Pool: None
Elementary School: Black Mountain Elementary School
Jr. High School: Cactus Shadows High School
High School: Cactus Shadows High School
Elem School Dist #: 093 - Cave Creek Unified District
High School Dist #: 093 - Cave Creek Unified District
Remarks & Misc
Geo Lat: 33.885573
Geo Lon: -111.913423
Legal Info
Township: 6N
Range: 4E
Section: 11
Association & Fees
HOA Y/N: N
PAD Fee Y/N: N
Cap Impv/Impt Fee$/%: %
Cap Impv/ImptFee2$/%: %
Land Lease Fee Y/N: N
Rec Center Fee Y/N: N
Rec Center Fee 2 Y/N: N
Basement
Basement Y/N: N
Separate Den/Office
Sep Den/Office Y/N: Y
Items Updated
Floor Yr Updated: 1993
Wiring Yr Updated: 1993
Plmbg Yr Updated: 1993
Ht/Cool Yr Updated: 1993
Roof Yr Updated: 1993
Kitchen Yr Updated: 1993
Bath(s) Yr Updated: 1993
Rm Adtn Yr Updated: 1993
Parking Spaces
Carport Spaces: 2
Total Covered Spaces: 2
Showing Instructions
Permission Required to Show: Yes
To Schedule Showing: Contact Via Text, Phone or Email
Primary Showing Contact: Listing Agent
ARMLS Lockbox: No
Non-ARMLS Lockbox: No
Property Features
Special Listing Cond: N/A
Architecture: Ranch
Master Bathroom: Separate Shwr & Tub; Double Sinks; Tub with Jets
Master Bedroom: Split
Additional Bedroom: Mstr Bdr Walkin Clst
Fireplace: 1 Fireplace; Fireplace Living Rm
Pool - Private: No Pool
Spa: None
Community Features: Gated Community; Horse Facility
Dining Area: Dining in LR/GR
Kitchen Features: Disposal; Dishwasher; Refrigerator
Laundry: Inside Laundry
Other Rooms: Exercise/Sauna Room
Features: Other (See Remarks)
Technology: 3+ Exist Tele Lines; HighSpd Intrnt Aval
Exterior Features: Patio; Private Street(s)
Construction: Frame - Wood
Const - Finish: Painted
Roofing: Comp Shingle
Cooling: Both Refrig & Evap; Ceiling Fan(s)
Heating: Electric Heat
Utilities: APS; City Electric
Water: Well - Pvtly Owned
Sewer: Septic; Septic in & Cnctd
Fencing: None
Property Description: Hillside Lot; Mountain View(s); Street(s) Not Paved
Landscaping: Desert Front; Desert Back
Horse Features: Corral; Stall; Barn; Tack Room; Bridle Path Access; Other (See Remarks)
Possession: By Agreement; Close of Escrow
Association Fee Incl: No Fees
Assoc Rules/Info: None
Existing 1st Loan: Treat as Free&Clear
New Financing: Cash; Conventional
Disclosures: Seller Discl Avail; Agency Discl Req; Other (See Remarks)
Supplements
Purchase includes the parcel with the home, APN # 202-99008H, land parcels 202-99-008G, and 202-17-029. The bunkhouse, used for a casita, is air conditioned and heated also