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A Little Piece of Home in E Mesa with Views of the Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,836 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

After a day of fun in the sun, relax in this beautiful Spanish style home in a quiet East Mesa neighborhood. This home away from home features an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, living room/dining room, large eat-in kitchen, spacious family room, and laundry room.

All bedrooms are upstairs and are equipped with flat screen TVs with DirecTV service. The Master suite includes a king size bed, club chair, two dressers, full bath and walk-in closet. There is also a terrace with a bistro set off of the Master suite.

In the second bedroom, there is a queen size bed, dresser and walk-in closet.

The third bedroom includes two twin beds, dresser and closet. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.

There is a second, full bathroom in the hall upstairs. There are hairdryers in both upstairs baths as well as body wash, shampoo and conditioner.

The family room is 2 steps down right off the kitchen, and includes a La-Z-Boy queen size sofa bed, a recliner, a club chair, a 42' HD flat screen TV, a Playstation II with games, as well as a DVD player and movies. There is a desk to use with your own laptop computer, along with a WiFi printer to print boarding passes and such. High speed wireless Internet service is included. We recently added an Schwinn Aerodyne exercise bike. You will also find a 1/2 bathroom off the family room.

The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances (coffee pot, blender, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, stove), cookware and serve ware, rice cooker and slow cooker.

Iron and ironing board are located in the master bedroom closet. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets are provided in the laundry room.

The backyard is very private, with block fencing. There is a Weber propane gas grill available for your use. The pool has a new, self-close fence to keep the little ones safe. Pool towels are available in the laundry room. Pool is *NOT* heated.

We hope all your needs are met. We will continue to add items we may have missed and appreciate your suggestions.

Keywords: Two story, 1,830 square ft., Spanish style home, gated, child-safe pool, quiet neighborhood, close to shopping and freeways, 25 mins. from Sky Harbor Airport, near freeways, close to Spring Training, ASU, Scottsdale, Superstition Mountains

More Details

Stella & Alan Ginsberg
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Stella & Alan Ginsberg

We have been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986 when we relocated from New York for Alan's job. He is the general manager of a lighting wholesale company.

I am a 'stay-at-home daughter,' and have been my mother's caregiver since 2008.

We have two beautiful adult daughters, Melissa & Jennifer, who often travel with us. The youngest still lives at home and will be applying to grad schools. Alan and I will be married 34 years in August!


It has been 3 years since we bought the house. Our guests have been wonderful. They have enjoyed their stay in our home and taken very good care of it. The experience has been very rewarding. We continue to add items, some folks have done so too and we appreciate it. We have also made some improvements such as painting, refinishing the patio floor and the upstairs balcony.

On a more personal note, Alan and I will be married 37 years in August! Our oldest daughter, Melissa, got married July 2013. The youngest, Jennifer, is now in DPT school. She is on her first internship at a hospital in Las Vegas. We just visited her last weekend.

Stella & Alan Ginsberg purchased this house in 2012

Why Stella & Alan Ginsberg chose Mesa

We have friends in the area (Chandler, Gilbert, Peoria), and have been visiting frequently. It's both a short plane ride, and a driveable distance from our home in California.

We just purchased this home in March 2012, and went back to get it ready. We were surrounded by handymen, installers and painters for a week, and had to do a lot of shopping. It was tiring but also lots of fun.

We are thinking of eventually retiring here. In the meantime, we will use the home as a vacation home. When we're not enjoying it, we would like to make it available for others to enjoy as if they were at home.

What makes this house unique

We love the desert landscape, the beautiful weather, the views of Superstition Mountains and the fact that spring training is nearby. There are also lots of golf courses, shopping and nature. The neighborhood has a children's (tot) playground, walking trails, and a park with picnic area, basketball courts, and large playground. It is close to the 202 and 60 freeways.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On a recent visit to check things out at the house, I found a sweet little note written by a child. It was in the nightstand of the twin room. There were young children staying in April and in May, so I am not sure who left it, but I wanted to share it. It says:

Have fun here.

It is awesome.

Thank you, whoever wrote the note. We are glad you thought our home was awesome. Hope you had a lot of fun!

Please come back again! Stella & Alan
May 2012
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Parkwood Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1836 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
WiFi printer, hard water softener system


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A Little Piece of Home in E Mesa with Views of the Mountains
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 73 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely,spacious,and well laid out. My family attended The Party of the Centery, my mother-in-law turned 100 in Mesa! We enjoyed starting our day together at the house. There are lots of places to gather. My favorite was coffee in the morning by the pool listening to the morning birds. We also gathered out there for a glass of wine in the evening after the days events. The beds were comfy and kitchen spacious for cooking. I would stay there again, The owners were so nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

You walk in the front door and immediately you're greeted by a lovely home. Every part of this property welcomes you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. The pool in the backyard was incredible on the warm Arizona days. This home is surrounded by a quiet neighborhood. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome Alex! So glad you enjoyed yourselves. It was a pleasure dealing with you, and we hope you will return. Regards, Stella & Alan
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Wonderful House and Amazing Owners!!

  • 5 of 5

5 Stars doesn't seem to cover it! To begin with, the owners; from my first email correspondence to the last day at the airport texts, Stella was a diamond! She answered all inquires very quickly and the whole renting process was smooth and easy.

The house! Oh, the house! It was everything that is described and more. We have rented houses in the area before, however, with 2 grandchildren that are little more mobile we decided that the gated pool area should take top priority. The pool is not heated, however we visited in July, where the average temperature was about 39C, so the pool wasn't COLD but refreshingly cool and lovely even for a 6am swim.

All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated (as soon as I got home, I put in an order for a duvet exactly like the ones in the 2 main bedrooms! I LOVE THEM!!!), with spare linens in each closet. Plenty of bath towels and pool towels to spare. Liquid bath soap, shampoo and conditioner were provided in the main bathroom and the ensuite, along with hand soap in all bathrooms.

Full sized washer and dryer and well stocked laundry supplies provided.

The kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials needed. Plenty of crockery and different sized glasses and coffee mugs alongside unbreakable dishes, 'glasses' and much to my excitement....margarita glasses!! Pots, pans, frying pans, baking trays, you name it, it's there! Large refrigerator and freezer, full sized dishwasher and garbage disposal (oh how I miss garbage disposals since moving to the UK!).

Again, there is not a single fault that I can name. This property and the owners are more than 5 star in our book. We travel to Mesa at least once a year and this will be my first choice every time.

Thank you so much Stella & Alan for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, thank you so much for the wonderful review. We're pleased that a world traveler such as yourself found nothing lacking. That's what we strive for in our home away from home. You were wonderful guests, and we hope you will return. Best regards, Stella & Alan
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A first timer​ renter

  • 5 of 5

A place that brought laughs and tears with family and friends

Comfortable and content.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aww, that's great, Martha! So happy that you enjoyed yourselves :-) We'd love to have you back the next time you're in the Mesa area. Best, Stella & Alan
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Great home loved everything about it!! Owners were awesome, very easy to work with. I went around looking for stuff to see if they'd have it AND they had IT ALL. I couldn't think of ANYTHING that was missing. It was a family reunion week for us. We lived in the pool, loved the safety fence, we had little ones. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joan. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed our home and all its amenities. You were great to deal with, and we will be happy to welcome you back anytime. Best regards, Stella & Alan
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Property is great, the owners are even better!

  • 5 of 5

We had plans to attend the Fiesta Bowl and had reservations for a house via AirBNB. Well, that didn't work out so well as the owner cancelled our reservation 32 hours before our flights to Phoenix. We were very upset! I ditched AirBNB and found this house on VRBO. We were able to quickly secure this house in East Mesa thanks to the Ginsberg's quick communications. The Ginsbergs were extremely easy to deal with and very professional. If we had any questions they quickly replied. A few examples: 1. Wifi wasn't allowing us to access the internet. After a few texts and emails my son had it up and running. 2. When I was out grocery shopping the day before the bowl game, I had forgotten to check to see if there was a cooler in the house for tailgating. I texted the owners and they replied while I was still in the store. Cooler in the garage, so there was no need for me to buy one.

About the house: The house is great and is in a decent location. We had quick access to the freeway. We were about a mile or so to the nearest grocery store, Frys, which is affiliated with Kroger. I hadn't heard of Frys before. Get their grocery card or use one that is available in the kitchen drawer to save about 20 to 30% on your groceries and to get a gas discount from their pumps. The weather was too cool at end of December/beginning of January to even try the pool, but it looked like a lot of fun for warmer seasons. They have plenty of pool towels. As a matter of fact, they have lots of regular towels and linens too. Well stocked on linens! I grilled once and the gas grill fired right up. There are lots of grilling utensils in the kitchen under the island.

Kitchen has all the appliances, dishes, utensils, pots, pans, small appliances, and stuff we needed. They even had filters for the coffee machine. Everything worked too. No ice maker in the freezer, but that was not a problem. Suggest only using the dishwasher when out and about. It is really pretty loud, but it cleaned well. They had plenty of soap, shampoo, and paper products to carry us through our 5 day stay. Washer /dryer worked fine.

I was able to add a temp. access code to the front door that made it easy to remember.

One drawback was the neighbors really liked celebrating New Year's with fireworks, but that only is once a year.

The house was clean, the beds comfortable, the garage held our rented minivan and had a garage door opener.

Full deposit returned.

Go Tigers!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable cleaning $170 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.02%

Tax rate is 8% on rentals over 30 days, 14.02% on rentals less than 30 days.
Until confirmed, rates subject to change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.