WELCOME to Our Little HEAVEN on EARTH 1 bedroom condo on second floor or resort style Red Rox complete with heated pool and spa, fitness room, and putting green. California King in bedroom, queen sofa sleeper, and double air mattress. (sleeps 6) Free WiFi, Free Wireless Internet. The Kitchen is open to the living room and dining area. The small laundry room is off the kitchen. The dining area/ living room and master both have exits to the one balcony. There is an Advanced TV Pack with over 400 channels including high definition channels. Sports, Discovery, National Geographic, etc. Lots to choose from.
There are two pools;
The main one at the front of the complex is heated and has a hot tub.
There are four propane barbecues around the pool for use anytime.
There is a second pool behind the building adjacent from ours. It is quieter and also has washrooms and outside showers.
Children are not allowed to be left unattended as there are no life guards. Swim at your own risk.
The fitness center is available for use from 5:30 am until midnight every day. Older children (10 to 14 years) who wish to exercise may do so when accompanied by a parent/adult but should not be left alone to use the equipment.
Things to See and Do
Besides enjoying the Condo with our outside pools, Hot Tub and Barbecues, and putting green, there are many attractions in the area. Right across the street the trails for Papago Park begin. The Phoenix Zoo is less than a kilometer (turn right on East Van Buren and then left onto Galvin Pkwy)
Desert Botanical Gardens is just past the zoo.
There are brochures and maps on the book shelves. Also feel free to read and make entries of your discoveries in the brown guest book on the shelf.
The closest place to buy groceries is Fry's on 44 Street. To get there, turn left out of the complex, drive 10 blocks and turn right onto 44 street. Drive about 10 blocks and you will find a shopping centre on the right which has Fry's (Costco, Target, Ross's, IHOP, Applebee's and Five Guys burgers).
There is a Fry's discount card on the key rope; make sure to take it with you because you can get great discounts.
There are two malls in close proximity:
1. Tempe Marketplace. You can get there by turning right onto E Van Buren, drive across Mill Ave bridge and turn left onto Rio Salado pkwy. Drive about 3 miles, Tempe Marketplace is on the left. It has a movie theatre, Barnes and Noble with Starbucks, Target, Ross's and much more.
2. Arizona Mills: Turn right onto E Van Buren, drive 4 blocks and turn right onto Priest Ave, drive about 6 miles and you will see the mall complex on the right.
Mill Avenue in Tempe is a great place to visit; turn right on E.Van Buren, keep driving and it becomes Mill Ave. Our favourite eating place, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, is on Mill Ave and 5th street. (eExcellent lunch specials)
If you would like to go cycling, there is one bicycle for use which is in the storage room off the balcony. The key to the lock is hanging with the helmet in the front coat closet.
There is also a set of golf clubs there for your use. (Check out the new putting green).
There is a Coleman cooler on wheels which you can take to the poolside BBQ's. There are plastic and paper plates and cups in the pantry. (BBQ'ing is not allowed on the balconies)
There are extra sheets for the king size bed in the walk in closet. There are also queen size sheets and extra comforters for the futon and air mattress.