OCOTILLO GOLF RESORT VOTED BEST COMMUNITY IN ARIZONA! This Chandler, AZ Vacation Rental Home is a golfer's retreat! The backyard with large pool and waterfall is a richly landscaped tropical oasis with awesome views overlooking the 6th fairway of the prestigious 27-hole Troon Golf course. Step into this professionally decorated executive home with its custom furnishings, artwork and accessories and you will immediately feel its luxurious warmth and comfort. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom and is split from one another for complete privacy. The upstairs loft provides a great entertainment area with large flat screen HDTV and surround sound. There are panoramic views of the lushly landscaped backyard, golf course and waterways from either the upstairs covered veranda or downstairs covered patio. Adjoining the patio is a large commercial stainless BBQ grill and large natural gas flagstone fire pit entertainment area. The large Pebble Tec swimming pool and relaxing waterfall feature provides a true resort atmosphere. A great location on a quiet cul-de-sac, is close to excellent shops, restaurants and grocery stores. ***Added Bonus*** We provide you two new bicycles to tour the beautiful Ocotillo community.
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 6 adults + 2 children
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 13, 2018
About Joann Hauser
My husband and I celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary this year. We have two adult children, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren that bring so much joy to our lives. We enjoy traveling, riding our motorcycle, and gardening. I'm glad that we are able to share our beautiful Chandler vacation home with others and I get great satisfaction from the many positive comments we receive from our house guests.
Joann Hauser purchased this House in 2003
Why Joann Hauser chose Island at Ocotillo
We were so pleasantly surprised when we first visited the Ocotillo Golf Resort community in Chandler. We had looked at many homes for sale in Scottsdale and surrounding areas and when we drove around Ocotillo and saw the beautiful golf course, waterways, and lush green lawns year around, we knew we'd found our dream vacation location. My husband took one look at the tropical backyard landscaping, the pebbletec pool and views of the golf course from the veranda of this home and said, "This is it! No need to look further!" We got a surprise bonus when we realized that the location was perfect for us; so convenient to shopping, restaurants, and close proximity to freeways to get around the city.
What makes this House unique
Our beautiful upscale vacation home is located directly on the Ocotillo Golf Resort with fabulous views of our tropical landscaped backyard and pool overlooking the rolling hills of the award winning golf course and miles of waterways throughout the Ocotillo community. The views are beautiful and the location is so peaceful and relaxing, as we are located on a long quiet cul-de-sac with no homes across the street from us. Blue Herron Park is just a half block from our home. Enjoy sitting on our covered veranda off the master bedroom/bath or watch from the main level covered patio as golfers play right in front of you. Sip your cup of coffee in the morning from either of these locations or enjoy a glass of wine by the fire pit on cool AZ evenings. There are many of our favorite restaurants and shopping opportunities with 10 minutes or less from our vacation home. The area is a perfect place to walk or ride the bikes we provide to our house guests. It measures 4.3 miles to walk or ride around the entire 18 holes of the golf course. You will find the residents of the Ocotillo community to be especially friendly, as we find the 300 plus days of sunshine brings out the best in everyone around here. Enjoy this slice of heaven!
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This vacation was a dream come true. Let me start with the house. It was spectacular - right from the start it felt like home. The listing in VRBO was very accurate but it didn't do the house justice. Joann ensured that the essentials were in the house when we arrived which allowed us to unpack prior to rushing out to the grocery store. Joann provided a book with all the local activities, grocery stores and restaurants. During our 6 week stay we enjoyed the Ocotillo area and when we weren't out of the house the backyard was extremely relaxing. The surroundings were perfect, the grounds were professionally maintained and manicured. We enjoyed watching the golf course activity, the fire-pit and the peace and quiet at night. Any issue that we encountered (and there was only one) Joann replied immediately with the resolution. We have been on many vacations (domestic & international) and I have to say this was the best. Our friends that live in Arizona loved the house and enjoyed visiting as it was extremely comfortable and inviting. The rating system for this site only allows a 5 star rating - but in my opinion Joann's hospitality and magnificent home deserve 6 stars. We are looking forward to returning next year.
Thank you so much for writing such a complimentary review, Kathy, and thank you for rebooking again next year. It is such a pleasure to work with you!
Beautifully decorated home with a gorgeous, relaxing backyard! Close to restaurants and shopping. The two bikes provided were great fun! Hope to be back soon!
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a guest review after staying at our home. I'm so glad that you and your mom had such a relaxing stay, Becky. Our backyard has provided such enjoyment to our many house guests that stay for an extended period. Just let us know when you'll be returning to the Ocotillo area and we'll continue to take great of you!
Very nice home, location, and outdoor setting.
Our stay was relatively short (4 nights). The home was very clean and nicely decorated. The upstairs master bedroom and second bedroom upstairs make the home an easy choice for two couples. The additional office space on the lower level also doubles as another bedroom although it's a bit small. Would recommend that additional wash clothes be placed in each bathroom. Backyard was very nice with beautiful view of the golf course. Was disappointed that we could not get the waterfall for the pool turned on. Great location for us as family also stayed close by.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed our beautiful backyard views and found our home to be very clean and nicely decorated. I was equally as disappointed that I could not walk you through the problem in getting the waterfall turned on, as it has never happened in the years that we've owned our vacation home. I found out after I had our pool service owner respond that the pump for the waterfall had lost prime (he had no idea why) and that is what caused the inability to turn the waterfall on. He stated that he is not aware that it has ever happened before and has no reason to believe it should happen again. I know it doesn't make up for your loss of enjoyment to sit by the pool and listen to the relaxing sound of the water flowing over the boulders. I would have been disappointed, as well. Should you return to the Ocotillo area again, I will provide you a $200 credit towards a longer stay so you can enjoy our beautiful backyard, waterfall, and gorgeous views. Kind regards, Joann
Beautiful home, great location, ideal for retirees/older families
We stayed at this lovely home for Spring break this year. We have 3 young kids (under 7) and after staying there, I wouldn't say it's the ideal home for a super young family. The house is decorated nicely and the pool area is great, but with young kids, we spent most of our time making sure they didn't break anything or hurt themselves. Overall, here are the pros and cons from my perspective:
*location is nice, right across from playground, cul-de-sac so not a lot of traffic, close to shopping, spring training, most anything you want to get to within 25 mins
*Beautiful backyard and clean house
*Owners are super responsive, sweet and accommodating (let us check in about 30 mins early)
*Well equipped house/kitchen
*Not ideal for my young family with decor and backyard pool not fenced
*We did kill 2 scorpions while there (one inside which was unsettling) and my young son kept grabbing and picking up scorpion traps in the house
*The pool WAS NOT HEATED. We did not know this (and should have read more closely) before booking. It was VERY cold and we didn't really get to use it all week. NO HOT TUB.
*The third bedroom is right off the kitchen/living and has french doors and only a day bed with a trundle. Wasn't an issue for us, but pictures don't show that so I thought I would mention.
*The neighbors were loud, but upon reaching out to the owner, she seemed to take care of 95% of the issue.
Overall, we had a lovely time and the house is nice and if warmer and pool fully usable and not small kids, would highly recommend.
Thank you for your detailed feedback, Amber. I also enjoyed working with you throughout the rental process and wish I had been more proactive in asking prior to your arrival if you'd like us to remove some of the temptations for your young children. We get so many compliments how nicely furnished our vacation home is with our upscale artwork and I failed to take your situation into consideration. I will certainly offer the option in the future knowing that this affected your stay. Kind regards, Joann
Amazing home and view - Outstanding Hospitality!
We have stayed in many different vacation homes in several mainland states and Hawaii and I would rate this as our best experience ever! The upscale decor of this home and the view of the backyard and golf course is incredible. It provided the most enjoyable relaxing extended vacation we have ever had! The place was spotless and well maintained when we arrived. It was such a pleasure working with the owner and obvious that Joann takes her role in providing a high level of service very seriously. The home is so well appointed and stocked that there wasn't a thing that we would have asked for.
It was evident that their landscaper does a meticulous job keeping the yard in perfect condition. We spent our days relaxing around the pool, playing golf at the outstanding Ocotillo golf course, and riding the two bicycles that are provided. It was such a lovely scenic ride around the residential areas surrounding the golf resort and waterways that intertwine through the community. This is definitely an area that we will return to. Additionally, Joann provides an informative Guest Services Directory that had all the area favorite restaurants that helped us immensely choose the right places to eat. There are so many choices to try for lunch, dinner, and Happy Hour. Easy access to several interstates made it convenient to get around and enjoy the many sights we wanted to see. Beautiful home, amazing views and convenient location to everything makes this such a winner!
Joann, we will definitely be back and we want to thank you again for being such a great host to make this such a memorable vacation. You and your staff are to be commended for providing such a wonderful experience! Warm regards, Janet
Thank you so much, Janet, for the awesome review! You highlighted some of our favorite things about our vacation home and the reason we originally purchased it. The views are unbeatable and I'm so glad you and David had such a wonderful time during your stay in Ocotillo. It is such a beautiful area and convenient to many great restaurants and activities. Your texts made me laugh as you kept me updated on the beautiful weather, your sightseeing outings, and frequent golf games at the club. You truly made the most of your vacation by staying active but also added relaxing in our lovely backyard as one of your priorities. I look forward to having you and David return soon and hope to stay in touch. Warm regards, Joann
This beautiful property was perfect for our family vacation.
The house was exceptionally clean, with a lovely decor. Relaxing in the backyard by the pool was great.
Thanks so much for your gracious review, Peggy. I am grateful that you found our home to be the perfect location and ideal place for your family vacation. We hope that we can accommodate you all again. Joann
The Ocotillo Golf Resort planned community in Chandler, AZ is rated as the #1 place to live in all of Arizona! It's no wonder why its listed as one of the favorite vacation spots, along with its award winning golf course and miles of waterways. Chandler boasts world-class golf facilities, Arizona resorts, fabulous restaurants of every cuisine, premier shopping and tons of fun activities. Plus, we are graced with near perfect weather - more than 330 sunny days a year! Just 25 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the same distance to Scottsdale, this location is one of the best in the entire Phoenix area.
Additional information about rental rates
We offer discounted monthly rates April through December, plus January. Please inquire with owner. Our deeply discounted monthly rates (May - October) include all utilities except electricity and premium cable. There is a 2.5% charge for credit card payments. Rates are subject to change.