About the property
- House2220 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, private back yard.
Relax in our newly renovated 2200 SF home that features a luxurious king-size mattress in the master bedroom and plush pillow-top queens in each of the other bedrooms. The master suite boasts a deep 2 person jet tub for a soak after a busy day, his and hers vanities and a spacious glassed in shower with travertine tile throughout. The main bath has been totally re-done in travertine tile and features a glass and tile walk-in shower, marble countertop and twin sinks.
The yard has a southern exposure that is quiet and very private with a sunny new deck for those that want to sunbathe and a great pool for that quick cool down in summer but is also heated for winter dips and best of all: WE PAY FOR THE POOL HEAT! There are no extra charges.
Freshly planted palm and yucca compliment the mature fruit trees - grapefruit, orange and pomegranate in the yard - great for breakfast and fresh juice. We've included a patio table and 4 padded chairs with a 9ft umbrella on the main pool deck, a covered patio with outdoor fans and bistro table/chairs for those that prefer to sit and relax in the shade or just keep the sun at bay.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has a newly installed reverse osmosis water system for sparkling clear water and ice; it's a cozy environment that incorporates a table and chair set looking out at the pool and a granite topped island and 2 chairs for socializing, a quick bite or just hanging out with the cook. We've installed a water softener for our guests comfort as the water in Phoenix is very hard, this makes showering, dishes and laundry much more pleasant.
The dining room and table provides a more formal setting as well as additional seating.
We have recently added 550 SF of beautiful travertine to the dining/living room and 350 SF of new porcelain tile to the master bedroom and office that really adds to the entire home.
The family room has a 46' HD TV with blu-ray player and a reclining leather couch and loveseat for movie nights.
The den with its 40' HD TV and blu-ray doubles as the 4th bedroom and features a super comfortable convertible couch with queen size fold out couch.
DirecTV w/DVR and over 220 channels, HBO, Showtime and Cinemax are included.
The office has a beautiful oak desk and comfortable chair with both wired and wireless internet connections.
For the golfer the Ocotillo golf course is a 2 min drive from door to club house and we are within 5 minutes of 5 other courses.
MLB baseball, NFL football, NBA basketball, NHL hockey and Nascar are all within 30 minutes of the house. MLB Cactus League Baseball spring training facilities surround the valley and are all within easy driving distance.
For day-trippers beautiful Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Tucson and the Mexican border are all under 3 hours away.
And we are only a 4.5 hr drive from the house to the Las Vegas Strip!
Both Sky Harbor and the Phoenix-Mesa airports are within 20 minutes. Easy access to all major roadways including I-10, the 202, 101 and highway 60 allow you to move around quickly.
The Chandler Fashion mall with 180 stores is 5 minutes away and the Santan Village (15 min) in nearby Gilbert features over 100 restaurants and shops including Total Wine which will soon become one of your favorite stops. For those that like to shop for bargains the brand new Premium Outlets is 5 min away at Wild Horse Pass; the popular Arizona Mills Outlet Mall and its 200 shops is only 20 minutes away.
The Intel Corp. Ocotillo campus and Orbital Sciences facilities are only 2 min away.
We are truly in the middle of it all.
Keywords: Ocotillo, Ranch style, bungalow, house, Intel, Orbital, heated pool, 3 bedroom, pool, HBO, DirecTV, DVR, Golf course, swimming pool, Wells Fargo, Price corridor.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We love to golf, walk and attend sporting events of all kinds. We've chosen Chandler as our future winter home, but until then we decided to share it with others.
Rick purchased this House in 2011
Why Rick chose Ocotillo
After spending time in different areas of Phoenix, we fell in love with the Ocotillo neighborhood for it's natural beauty, proximity to major sporting events, restaurants and shopping. We have used VRBO many times ourselves and found it to be a wonderful way to travel, hopefully we can provide that same experience to others.
What makes this House unique
The neighborhood lakes and greenspaces are great for walking, biking and jogging and provide a great backdrop for a morning or evening stroll. The 27 hole Ocotillo Golf and Country Club is a neighborhood treasure for golfers and non-golfers alike.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic property in Ocotillo
Great home with all comforts. Wonderful outdoor patio and pool make this the perfect vacation home away from home. Look forward to returning for sure!
We appreciate the nice review. Even in the cooler December temperatures it's still nice to sit outside and enjoy the backyard - I hope you had time for a dip in the heated pool. We hope to see you back again soon, you'll always be welcome anytime.
Always enjoy our stay and can hardly wait for March 2019!
This is a perfect location in Chandler. Close to shopping, baseball, golf courses and the 101, 202 and I10 are moments away for easy movement. Great restaurants and amenities. The house has a well stocked kitchen with spices, dishes and cooking utensils. Thanks Rick for your excellent communication and support.
Great to have you guys back, you really are one of our favorite guests and we look forward to having you stay every year.
The perfect house.
We stayed at this house January and February. When we arrived the house was clean and the property was exactly as described. The kitchen was supplied with plenty of dishes, cookware and utensils. The beds were very comfortable and the house is located in a very nice neighborhood. A big plus to this property is Rick and Viv. They are easily accessible and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you both, we will be returning.
We're happy you guys enjoyed the house and look forward to next year. The last two months seemed to fly by and you were very easy guests; you'll always be welcome in our home.
Great Chandler Experience
The property is clean, comfortable, well equipped and centrally located. Lot's of malls within 10 minutes of driving. Groceries are minutes away.The owners are very caring and responsive to any inquiries. We have rented it again in the Spring as our stay was excellent. Highly recommend the property!
Nice words Bruce . . . we enjoyed having you and Anne stay and are certainly looking forward to your spring visit. Also, thanks for leaving the house in such great shape. The house really is in the middle of some great shopping and restaurants and it sounded like you guys got out and about.
Excellent stay - great owner.
We stayed 2 weeks at Rick and Viv's in Ocotillo and loved it! The house was spotless clean and the kitchen was very well equipped - including every spice I ever needed. The pool was lovely and the back yard was beautiful although the fruit wasn't in season yet so we didn't get to try the grapefruit, hopefully next time. The neighborhood was great for walks and we used the bikes that were provided to ride around, we felt very safe in this area. We will be back.
Thanks Emil, you guys were great guests. I'm glad it was hot so you had a chance to use the pool, some late season great weather is always nice. We try to provide as many things as people require and a well stocked kitchen is a must. I hope to see you again in the future.
Not a great experience
The main reason I'm writing this review is the fact that the owner withheld a portion of our security deposit and, in my opinion, was completely unjustified in doing so. He claimed we were responsible for some minor damage to the kitchen sink. We explained that the damage was clearly present when we checked in but he withheld the funds anyway (I can only conclude he believes we were lying). Add to this the facts that we rented the property for two full months and had already paid a pretty considerable amount of money and took very good care of the property.
This property itself is so-so. We had scorpions in the house the first few days after checking in, the pest control company came and we only saw one more after that although we had to put up with ugly bug traps at all the outside doorways for the remainder of our stay. The owner has the closet in the Master Bdrm locked off and, because we stayed for 2 full months, this was a major pain having to live out of two bedrooms the entire time. The Master Bath is also a strange layout, no door to the bathroom, no door to the john.
If you enjoy sitting outside the backyard will disappoint, dead grass, dirty trees, and very old lawn furniture.
On the plus side, the house was clean and the kitchen was pretty well stocked. I have to say that other than the withheld funds the owner was OK to work with. I just do not understand his position on keeping the deposit funds.
6 years and 36 - 5 star reviews should tell the true story. Despite constant attempts at contact to ensure things were going well during their stay, we received almost no response from these guests. I certainly hope future landlords have better luck with these tenants than we did. They were extremely hard to communicate with and not very clean, we spent considerable time bringing the house back to standards afterward. The damaged Corian counter top was reported by the maid on their departure, they denied the damage but the maid was adamant it was not there after the previous guests departed so I made a judgement call - I only charged them $75 for the repair - hardly an outrageous sum and only the second time a renter has ever been charged for anything. Other claims are just sour grapes, as our other guests and reviewers have reported nothing but good experiences. I wish a more mature response would have been attempted or a phone call to discuss the issues, but again, nothing was said. This really is a case of a disgruntled person that was only disgruntled after a minor dispute. You can't please everyone it seems.
Ocotillo area 2 Min from Intel, Orbital, Wells Fargo head office and Ocotillo Golf Course. Perfect place to stay for convenient access to Price Rd. Corridor, Phoenix's silicon valley area. Our home is situated in a residential golf course community and is surrounded by lakes as part of the Ocotillo residential golf community. This is a very safe and desirable neighborhood that's great for biking, jogging and walking. The phoenix area is fantastic for all major sports and recreation and are within 30 minutes of our home. Although this is a desert area, downhill skiing is within 2 hours and great boating and fishing are an easy 1 hour drive. Intel Corp and Orbital are within walking distance as well. Shopping centers, Outlet Malls, bars and restaurants abound and are in close proximity. Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is an easy 20 min drive from our home. Mesa Gateway airport is even closer at 15 minutes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee $175, Tax included. No extra charge for pool heat. Refund policy: 100% within 90 days for monthly rentals, 60 days for weekly rentals. Cancellation fees will apply outside those times.