Peaceful, Perfect Stay
Wonderful week long stay at Rita's home in Gold Canyon. All the previous reviews were spot on accurate. The house was perfect, neighborhood peaceful, safe and low-key.
What I didn't realize is how close the desert trails were to the house. Behind the house is miles of vacant desert leading up to the mountain. It was wonderful to go walking there in the morning and in the evening to take a towel and a beer out back and watch the sunset. Amazing wildlife was everywhere. NOTE *when hiking, stay away from those fluffy looking cactus plants... they are pure evil. At night, on the back patio, it was SO QUIET, even in the neighborhood. The sky was amazing. We sat there with our phone apps and located all the various constellations. The patio is enclosed with fence and wiring to keep out wildlife... which is very important as when we were visiting some friends who live in Apache Junction, I almost stepped on a rattlesnake in their yard. I felt very safe in Rita's. The location was perfect. We went hiking, boating at Canyon Lake and tubing down Salt River. Everything was very close.
I also found tremendous value-add in having all the special things available for us at the house, that you don't always find at a rental: ice cooler, floats for the pool, bikes, etc. I was pleased that the home isn't decorated in that "cheesy" way that some rentals are, with cheap decor. The furniture was beautiful, the linens great quality, the home beautifully decorated. It was so much nicer than staying in a hotel room/resort.
If I ever stay in the area again, I will look up Rita's home first. I was a little nervous about renting via vrbo without ensuring I knew what I was getting into, but found Rita, her home, and the experience very positive.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review-it sounds like you love it as much as I do.
Those evil cactus are called jumping cholla--and yes they are hideous.
I look forward to having your family come again.
thanks again for the wonderful review.
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