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

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Parkwood Ranch House Rental Photos and Description

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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stella & Alan Ginsberg
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

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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A Little Piece of Home in E Mesa with Views of the Mountains
average rating of 4.968254 based on 64 reviews

Very nice home. Handled 4 adults and 3 children with no problem. Very nice location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home. It had all the amenities that were listed. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property in great location. Owners are wonderful to work with!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in terrific condition. The layout allows for entertaining and plenty of room for everyone. The pool is very clean and the backyard is fenced so we had plenty of privacy and safety for the little ones. The grill was ready to go with a full tank of propane and another to spare. The kitchen is well stocked and the bedrooms all well appointed. The location is great and very close access to major roads, shopping and grocery stores.

Cant say enough good things about the owners. They are prompt with responses and more than accommodating. Our flight was cancelled and they made it very easy for us to stay the additional day to make our extended stay stress free. Thank you!

We consider this our new home away from home whenever we visit the area!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tony, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed the house and all the amenities. Our goal is to make guests feel at home, and we're so glad that you decided to make it your home away from home when you're in the area visiting family. We were also more than happy to be able to accommodate you and extend your stay. We look forward to having you back. Regards to all, Stella & Alan
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Great rental property!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this home for a long weekend getaway. It is located in a great residential area and the neighborhood was very quiet. This house had everything! And it was nice and clean. The pool was our main attraction so we spent many hours relaxing and barbequing outside. We have stayed at many HomeAway/VRBO rentals but this is one of our favorites. The owners were extremely easy to work with and we hope to do business with them again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kerry and Family, We are happy that you all enjoyed the long weekend getaway, and that you relaxed in the pool. The cleaning service was impressed at how neat and clean you left everything. You were great guests. We look forward to having you back again. Regards, Stella & Alan
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Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Parkwood Ranch home with 3 adults and 3 children. The home was clean and spacious. We were treated with a touch of home around every corner from the library of best selling novelists to the Weber grill that we used extensively. One of the biggest hits with the family was the swimming pool. It was clean and the perfect way to spend the hot summer days. I have never stayed in a vacation home with as many towels for the pool. Little things like that made the stay perfect.The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful with residents always ready with a smile and welcoming nod. A park was within walking distance and any amenity was within a couple minutes drive. The home's owner had a folder full of brochures about local attractions that made planning our time in Arizona fun and full of memories. This is a home I'd love to stay in again. My thanks to the owners for providing a wonderful place for my family to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert and family It was a pleasure having you. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay and made wonderful memories. We look forward to having you back on your next vacation in the Mesa area. Best regards, Stella & Alan
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A wonderful home in mesa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this awesome property. We had to arrange this from overseas and found the property owners very helpful and communicated straight away. The property is very well located close to main highway but very quiet which suited our purposes really well. It is a very spacious home with everything there that we required. We accommodated 7 people and had plenty of room.The pool was an added bonus which we all enjoyed. We really enjoyed our vacation at this property and would highly recommend We will have great memories of our trip

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alfons & Heather, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our home and that you made wonderful memories with your family. It was nice dealing with you as well. You were great guests. We hope you will come back and visit again. Best regards, Stella & Alan
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Clean, beautiful home in Mesa

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time in this home and once again were very happy with the cleanliness and conveniences provided by this property owner. The only drawback is that the pool is not heated and we were not able to go swimming again this year. Home is very conveniently located and in a very nice, quiet, clean neighborhood. Would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tammy, Thank you for the nice review. It was great having you back. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry that you were disappointed at not being able to go swimming. We do make sure folks are aware of the fact that the pool is not heated, and those who stay during the cooler months, don't have an issue with that. If we know that the pool is very important to a guest, we recommend that they book a home with a heated pool. There is a great big public pool a few blocks away by Skyline Park. We will look into it for future reference, as we're not sure if they stay open year-round. If they are, perhaps that would be a good option for guests staying with us. Best regards, Stella & Alan
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Parkwood Ranch House Rental Rates

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Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

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

Tax rate is 8% on rentals over 30 days, 14.02% on rentals less than 30 days.
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Parkwood Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1836 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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