My husband and I stayed in this home with our two young boys (ages 2 1/2 and 4) for two weeks during Spring Training. The house is lovely, comfortable and clean. It was equipped with everything we needed to feel at home during our stay. Sandy even brought over tons of toys for our boys to play with! The backyard isn't huge, but was perfect for barbecuing and was a great place for our kids to play. There is a neighborhood pool one block from the house, but it isn't heated and was too cold to use in March. There is a heated community pool about 2 miles from the house. It is a huge pool with lots of seating and lounging areas. We swam there quite a bit and it was never crowded. There is a great playground/park just a few blocks from the house. There are also walking/jogging paths nearby.
The city of Ahwatukee is a fantastic place to stay. I've heard from more than one person that it is known as the family cul-de-sac of Phoenix. It is a newer area with lots of shopping and restaurants.
We had a fantastic vacation and I would highly recommend this rental, particularly for a family with children.