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Lakefront home on Dawn Lake with fishing, boating, swimming, & amenities

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Minimum Stay
30 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4 on Dawn Lake

Enjoy outdoor lakeside relaxation and living year-round in sunny and safe Sun City, Arizona. Pick fresh oranges from the fruit trees and enjoy their fresh-squeezed juice and breakfast on the screened outdoor patio while you watch our lake's 5 swans swim up to the dock.

Pick fresh clementines, oranges & lemons from the yard and enjoy breakfast in the spacious screen porch on the shore of private Dawn Lake. South-facing home has expansive lake view and a private dock for relaxing, fishing & swimming. All appliances are provided, including ice maker, washer & dryer, gas grill, juicer, patio furniture.

Sun City, Arizona is an active adult (min age 55) community offering eight nearby golf courses and seven recreational centers with heated indoor and outdoor pools, hottubs, weights & fitness centers, tennis, miniature golf, bowling, ping pong, library, crafts, woodworking & metalshop, etc. Low golf fees. Located in NW Phoenix metropolitan area 20 minutes from Whitetank Mountains, 15 miles from Lake Pleasant, & near multiple Spring Training facilities. This home on privately-owned Dawn Lake is just 30 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport.. Enjoy outdoor living! Horseback rides, balloon rides, and other aerial adventures abound in the Valley of the Sun.

. 2 Bedrooms--1 with King and 1 with twin beds

· 2 Bathrooms--raised countertops

· Washer & Dryer

· Dishwasher, Microwave

. Automatic ice cube maker

· Outdoor Barbeques, both gas and charcoal

. Toaster, Juicer, Crock Pot, Electric Fry Pan

· Turn-key Furnishings

. Cable TV and Internet

. Sony Bravia HD TV in living room

· TV’s in each bedroom

. Compact CD/Player/Radio

· New Carpet & Paint.

· All electric Central Air / Heat

· Ceiling Fans in bedrooms and living room

· Private Boat Dock

· Fruit Trees and Fruit Picker

· Rose Bushes

· Large Outdoor Patio & Patio Furniture/Umbrella

· Close To Shopping & Restaurants

Within walking and biking distance to nearby grocery, shops, and restaurants. Located within two hours' drive from Sedona or Tucson.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael or Sarah Mardell
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2016

About Michael or Sarah Mardell

We have owned our own home on Dawn Lake since 1997, and to us living on Dawn Lake is like living in a Paradise. Each morning I wake up and look at the palm trees, the Estrella Mountains, the blue lake and blue sky, and think how blessed I am to be in this Paradise. Dawn Lake is the only private lake in Sun City, and our homeowners association keeps it very clean and well stocked with bass and tilapia as well as minnows and other fish. Since we are now retired and year-round residents who live one block from our rental home, we are available if needed.

Michael or Sarah Mardell purchased this house in 2001

Why Michael or Sarah Mardell chose Arizona

There is no experience like living on a palm-studded lake shore in the Valley of the Sun, and it's in the very vibrant Phoenix suburb of Sun City. Sun City is a very active community and there are clubs and groups for nearly every interest, activity, and sport. Every one here is a transplant, and there are many friendly people in Sun City. Free outdoor concerts are given at Sun City's Sun Bowl Sunday evenings many months of the year. Our home's location is close enough to a major freeway (101) to enable ready access to anywhere in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

What makes this house unique

The south-facing expansive view of two arms of Dawn Lake, the Estrella Mountains to the south, the many tall Royal Palm trees, the clear blue lake, and the sunny skies are what attracted us to buy on Dawn Lake.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Lakefront home on Dawn Lake with fishing, boating, swimming, & amenities
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Urbandale, Iowa

Experience a Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our experiences at the Dawn Lake Lakefront home have been very positive. This was our second visit to this property. We ordinarily don't repeat visits to locations, as there is so much we haven't seen in our travels, but our first stay in 2013 was such a plus that we wanted to return. The first two visits were for one month each, but in 2015 we plan to stay for two months.

The website listing description was totally accurate. The property is adequately furnished, including furnishings for the patio and screened-in porch. The home is completely equipped, and was clean and well-maintained. A good amount of remodeling was done between our first and second stays, and this included interior painting (popcorn ceilings were removed) and all new carpeting.

The property owners only live a block away and a simple phone call or email was always enough to reach them if needed. They were very attentive.

If we couldn't recommend this property to friends or relatives, we wouldn't be writing this review. We have had friends and relatives visit during our two stays, and they were very impressed.

Because the property is in Sun City, visitors can purchase a monthly recreation pass to use at all of the seven (7) recreation centers. We have been involved in activities such as Bocce Ball, Mini Golf, Shuffleboard, Swimming and Aerobics. The property has a dock and visitors can fish the lake for channel catfish, sunfish, bass, tilapia and carp. On our recent visit, we caught a 12 pound carp a sunfish and several catfish (all caught and released). The property also has both a gas and charcoal grill, so outdoor cooking was fun. Fruit trees are plentiful on the property, including three varieties of oranges (including Clementines) and a lemon tree with very large fruit.

We are looking forward to our stay next year. We feel that it would be very difficult for one to find another place comparable to this property and location. It has been for us "A Slice of Paradise."

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed 6 weeks here in the Fall. Lovely view of the lake from a screened pateo where we ate breakfast every morning. In the evening a lighted fountain in the lake "highlighted" our outdoor dinners. Swans and ducks, rabbits and quail were frequent visitors. The furniture could use an update, but that's secondary.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Phoenix Coyotes
"Hockey Fans love watching hockey games here."
Peoria Sports Complex
"There's lots of baseball Spring Training games played here."
Royal Cafe
"Great Burgers and fries!"
University of Phoenix Stadium
"Home of the Arizona Cardinals! This stadium also has other events year-round."
Arizona Broadway Theatre
"Wonderful dinner theater close to Sun City!"
Dominics Bistro Italiano
"Delicious Italian food and also live music on weekend nights."
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Sky Harbor Airport (Sun City Shuttle is available)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Sunset Gyros, Little Bite of Italy
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Verdi River ferry
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Lakes West & East, Riverview, S.C.North & South
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
60(Grand Ave); Loop 101, then I-10 or I-17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sunset Gyros, Royal Cafe, Little Bite of Italy
Nearest Ski
175 Miles
Snow Bowl near Flagstaff; Sunrise near Pine Top
Car: recommended

Sun City is known for its many recreational opportunities and active residents as well as for its safe, sunny, relaxing environment! Although situated in a desert climate in the Valley of the Sun, our Sun City rental is located on beautiful private Dawn Lake--fed by well water, stocked with Bass and Tilapia, great for fishing and kayaking, and clean enough for swimming. How wonderful to relax in a chaise reading a book on the shore of Dawn Lake and glance up at the ring a Royal Palm trees on the shore of the Lake. Fabulous mountain views abound! The White Tank Mts are 15 minutes west and Thunderbird Mt is 18 minutes away. It's within 5-10 min from 8 golf courses and numerous exercise/fitness centers and indoor and outdoor pools. Sundial, Bell, and Lakeview Rec Centers with their pools (including an indoor rehabilitation pool), many hobby clubs and computer club, bowling alleys, library, and other amenities are a few minutes drive in the heart of Sun City. Biking trails abound as well as a cycling club. Many well-known restaurants and theaters as well as live theater are within a 10-minute drive. Local restaurants and bars are closer yet within Sun City--Italian, Chinese, Thai, American, and Mexican. Golf carts are legal to drive on the streets of Sun City, and many residents regularly drive these off the golf courses as well as on them.

Sun City provides free outdoor concerts in the Sun Bowl--bring a lawn chair and enjoy the shows! Dancers love line dancing, country western dancing, freestyle, and ballroom dancing in both the Bell Recreation Center Social Hall and the Sundial Recreation Center Ballroom. Some local restaurants have bands and dancing as well.

Four baseball teams have Spring training within 10 minutes drive--Rangers, Royals, Padres, and Mariners. About 11 teams have Spring training throughout the Phoenix area. Skiers need only drive north to Flagstaff to ski Snow Bowl and Pine Top area to ski Sunrise or drive south to ski Tucson's Mt. Lemon. Sedona is a 1 1/2 hour drive and has additional breathtaking hikes and phenomenal vistas in and around it and nearby Oak Creek Canyon.

Fabulous vistas exist in Arizona. Every season exists in Arizona--Fall colors in the wooded Pine forests up north, Winter snows on the mountains and higher altitutes, Spring blossoms on the trees throughout the state, and Desert blooms in the Spring/early Summer. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is 4 hours from Sun City, shorter if one takes a guided helicopter tour of both the South Rim and the North Rim--that flight is a thrill of a lifetime! An Aerial Adventures (like parasailing/gliding) is 25 minutes north of our rental home.

GRANDPARENTS--Rent for a month in the Summer and bring your GRANDCHILDREN--for at least part of the time!! Get a monthly Privilege Card and have access to all Recreation Center facilities--pools, fitness, golf, etc. They can not only fish, but also swim and kayak in Dawn Lake. Picnicing and hiking in nearby White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a fun adventure with its waterfall and petroglyphs. Taking the grandkids to Sedona or the mining town of Jerome is a great day trip. A fabulous waterpark is not far away as well. Bike trails along the Agua Fria provide a nice bike ride. The Wildlife Zoo is 15 minutes away as well. Better yet, your own children can bring theirs and use this Dawn Lake is their Home Base for day trips. Finish the day off with an outdoor BBQ on the outdoor patio on the shore of the lake and enjoy the lake's fountains,jumping fish, and swans. Dawn Lake is a wonderful extended FAMILY GETAWAY during the children's Summer break from school.


Rates & Availability

Sun City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200

$2000 to $3400 /month
Minimum 1-month rental
Winter Rates incl Utilities, cable TV, internet
1 Month - Jan, Feb, March $3,400
1 Month - Nov, Dec , April $2,500
4-mo rental - Dec - March $11,300
6-mo rental - Nov -April $15,000
1 Month - May - Oct- $2,000

Rates subject to change without prior notice.
Payment in full before occupancy is required plus separate $200 security/cleaning deposit. Security/cleaning deposit refundable based on approved cleaned check-out condition and no outstanding expenses. No smoking, no pets. Rec center monthly privilege card and guest passes are available for purchase.

Once a Lease is signed, If a reservation is canceled and the house is not rented to another renter for that rental period, monies received shall be forfeited to the extent that it is not re-rented. If re-rented during reserved time, some prorated monies may be refunded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Sun City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Countertops in both bathrooms are the elevated, comfort height. Safety grab bars exist in both showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Each bedroom has its own TV. Master bedroom faces the lake and has an ensuite bathroom with a private door to the screened porch facing the shroe of Dawn Lake.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cable TV, Internet, and basic utilities are included in rent. Living room flat-screen TV has a built-in DVD player that's easy to use. There' are CD players in the kitchen and the living room. Good lighting is provided throughout the home. Fishing in private Dawn Lake is excellent--particularly Bass and Tilapia, but other fish as well. Our lake homeowners association stocks the lake regularly. Ourdoor patio furniture includes two tables, the smaller of which often is placed on the dock with acolorful sun umbrella providing shade for the fisherman. Both a gas grill and charcoal grill are provided for outdoor cooking. A large crock pot in the kitchen makes meal preparation easy so that the many other activities in Sun City and the surrounding area can be enjoyed. There is swimming in private Dawn Lake which is clean and fed by a deep well. Nearby Rec Centers have indoor and outdoor pools, hot Tubs, and fitness centers. Enjoy picking fresh oranges, lemons, and clementines!

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