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FREE Wireless/FULL Cable, Age/Mobility Friendly 1 Level, Private Landscaped Yard

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Rancher, 2Bedrooms+Den, 2 FULL Bathrooms double glass shower&soaker tub,Garage

$4000/month Jan/Feb/March, $2400 December&April, $2000/month Off-Peak Season

ALL 1 LEVEL RANCHER, QUIET SAFE Easy 45 min South of Phoenix Skyharbour Airport is our NEWLY EXPANDED 1400sf INDOOR LIVING SPACE AND 700SF OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE RANCHER HOUSE & PRIVATE DOUBLE CAR GARAGE. 1 mile from PGA Poston Butte Golf Course and olympic pool, diveboards and waterslides and 45,000sf Recreation Centre. All you need to do is drive into the DOUBLE CAR GARAGE and you're home. 2 bedroom + den, 2 full bathrooms. Full DELUX DIRECTV CABLE PACKAGE, 3 flat screen tv's, HIGH SPEED WIRELESS THROUGHOUT HOME AND PROPERTY, unlimited calling in Canada & USA (put your cel phone away!). The master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in closet and also 32' TV with satelite. The entire home is tastefully decorated southwestern style for your enjoyment. The enclosed backyard is fully landscaped (desert and floral style) with complete privacy where you can retire for the evening beside an outdoor fire pit, BBQ, fine arizona wine or refreshment in hand and gaze at our beautiful star studded Arizona sky or enjoy the world famous sonoran desert sunset or sunrise. Miles and miles of new paved walking and cycling paths to explore!

Keywords: all inclusive booking, Rancher, 1-Level, age and mobility friendly, Quite, Safe, Near New Hospital, House, home, vacation house, private house, vacation rental, vacation home, vacation property, escape, relax, golf, black friday special, hot winter vacation, cabin fever escape, snowbird vacation, getaways, snowbird retreat, 55+, valley of the sun & Country Thunder, 3 casino's within 45 minute drive!

**some restrictions apply - call for details

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Russian, Polish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2018

About The Owner

We are a professional couple from Alberta and BC and over the years have grown to dislike the long winters. We currently reside in Victoria, BC. We still cannot get enough sun and would love to bring 'sunshine' to others as we are unable to be in Arizona year round.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Anthem at Merrill Ranch

This particular property was chosen for its 300 days of sunshine that we so miss being in BC. Outstanding Fitness Facility, Pool & Safest city in Arizona!!! There are also less than 3' of rain annually. There are 50 golf courses within 25 miles, so being advid golfers, we are bound to get our handicap down to a respectable number. The property is also located 1 mile away from the world class PGA Poston Butte golf course where we love to play...it's an amazing course!!!

What makes this house unique

Many of the benefits everyone can enjoy while staying here are every outdoor activity imaginable from world class golf, professional sports, shopping, dining, theatres, hiking, cycling, motorbiking, fishing, lakes, kayaking and boating within a couple hours. From the vacation house you are just steps away from the brand new 45,000 sq ft recreation facility where you can enjoy a swim in the pool while watching the kids unwind at the water slides and kid park. Largest Outdoor Patio Restaurant with live entertainment in AZ is only 20 minutes away called San Tan Flats. A 15 minute drive is hiking at the San Tan Flats regional park for additional hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts. If you're thinking about visiting neighboring cities Tucson is only a 45 minute drive and halfway to the Mexican border.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the quick response. House sitters will see that all will be taken care of and here tomorrow.

Hi! Got requested items this AM and am delighted with them. Onsite house sitters are very nice to work with. Future tenants will be happy to have them also. All good so far, even weather getting warmer.
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom with WALK IN DOUBLE GLASS DOOR shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , private ensuite with glass double shower and walk in closet
    Den - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , inflatable queen airbed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , separate bathroom, private closet and private TV with cable
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have very comfortable queen size beds and closets. The master bedroom also has a large walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom and 32' TV with Direct TV., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is actually a queen size inflatable bed that can be pulled out and used in the open den if extra guests should find themselves needing a place to sleep.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Outdoor BBQ, Outdoor fire pit/stove, gas bbq, mountain bikes/bicycles (2), fishing gear FOR Stocked POND (across from Fitness Center) & miles of new paved walking & hiking paths and PICKELBALL!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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FREE Wireless/FULL Cable, Age/Mobility Friendly 1 Level, Private Landscaped Yard
average rating of 4.894737 based on 30 reviews

Perfect winter escape

  • 5 of 5

Mike and I rented this property from December 1, 2016 - January 28, 2017. Its is an immaculate home, well equipped, and beautiful outside patio with grill.

All the essentials included for meal prep, laundry, and housekeeping.

The den was a perfect home office for us that included a printer.

Plenty of linens for the bedrooms and baths, master bath with walk in shower was a delight.

Would highly recommend this property for short or extended stays. Owners very responsive to any questions or requests. Judy

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and so glad you enjoyed the outdoor grill and recently upgraded pavers in the backyard! We look forward to having you stay again when it works. Best, Tamara & James
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clean, well maintained, would stay here again.

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Enjoyed the lifestyle!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house had everything we needed. We especially liked the short walk to the community centre where we worked out in the gym, swam lengths in the heated outdoor pool, and participated in the aquafit classes. You can pick up the monthly event calendar at the community centre. We participated in a number of the events. Everyone involved was very friendly and welcoming. The golf course was great and had excellent practice facilities and outdoor patio. We also enjoyed the food and atmosphere at the River Bottom Grill, a short drive from the Anthem Parkside community. Hiking at Saguaro National Park was another highlight. However, we so enjoyed the Parkside community and the amenities there that we rarely left. Thanks to Tamara and James for making the renting process so easy.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All went well

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay for the month of June, while waiting for our own house to be completed. The house was clean and well furnished and supplied. We appreciated spending summer mornings on the furnished patio, and having the community pool and facilities available. We have already recommended this VRBO to friends of ours who are considering coming here.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and welcome to this lovely and wonderful community.
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Stay here to enjoy the Arizona Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

First impressions are always important, and yes we found this home to be modern, beautifully landscaped, clean, comfortable, and well organized. Many hours were spent on the back patio, relaxing, barbequing, and enjoying the activity at the bird feeder. We really enjoyed the quietness of the neighborhood, and the walking distance to the classy Community Center/Pool/Fitness Center (which we used a lot). Because the home is located near Florence, be prepared for a little extra driving if you are keen in exploring Mesa/Phoenix, and surrounding communities. However, upon discovery of Felix Road we found ourselves exploring new roadways and shortcuts, allowing us to bypass busy roadways and traffic lights. Similarly, going southward/west via Attaway Road towards Coolidge, Eloy, Casa Grande, Arizona City, and Maricopa, using highways 87, 287, etc., resulted in exploring the sights and sounds of this immence valley. We hiked, cycled, dined, explored, visited friends, played card games, watched a lot of home movies, and golfed 20 days; all during our 45 day stay in this beautiful home at West Pleasant Oakway. We recommend checking-out The Grill at the Poston Butte Golf Course, which is reasonably priced; and the view is breathtaking. We golfed at 15 different courses, and the selection is endless.

We were also very fortunate in meeting the owners, James and Tamara, prior to our trip; and want to thank them for their kindness, all advance information, and subsequent quick responses to our few questions. We would not hesitate to stay here again, and highly recommend it to others!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. We're so pleased you were able to explore a multitude of courses and places on your way down and back! We hope to do the same one day too! Happy travels and hope to see you back again. James & Tamara
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Amazing home.....awesome area for relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and comfortable and the back yard was beautiful for relaxing. We made many trips to the community center and used the walking paths for riding bicycles and walking to the store. The community was extremely clean and everyone very friendly. We will definitely stay here again! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Mesa-Gatway International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Poston Butte PGA
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
N Hunt Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chens Chinese Bistro
Car: recommended

If golfing is your passion, then you're in golf heaven. There are approximately 50 golf courses within 25 miles of the house to help lower and improve that nagging handicap. The most popular of these is the PGA famous Poston Butte Golf Course which is less than a mile away. Remember to bring your clubs and enjoy the vast diversity with the multitude of courses to choose from. Be sure to check out the Casa Grand Outlet Shopping, Florence Windmill Winery Tasting Room & Tours, Casa Grand Ruins National Monument, Olive Factory Tour, San Tan Flats Regional Trails for biking and hiking, San Tan Flats Outdoor Patio & Restaurant - BIGGEST OUTDOOR PATIO IN ARIZONA, Tubing down the Salt River, COUNTRY THUNDER MUSIC FESTIVAL or sit & relax.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Anthem at Merrill Ranch, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April Swing Season
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning $100-when leave £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £351.95

$150USD admin fee on cancellations.
ESCAPE2ARIZONA@GMAIL.COM RENTAL TERMS: Rec Centre Access fee added for weekly bookings
Section A: 1. CHECK-IN TIME 4 P.M. MST CHECK-OUT 11 A.M. MST. NO Early/late Check-inout without permission.
2. This is a NON SMOKING unit. 3. Pets are not permitted in rental under any conditions. 4. Renters under 25 years of age must be accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. 5. DAMAGE DEPOSIT-Required prior to arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met. a. No damage is done to house or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or smoking, all not permitted. c. All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in dumpster, and soiled dishes are cleaned and put away (ie. Toss ALL PERISHABLES). Dirty sheets and towels (bedroom linens) are placed in washing machine or on top in hamper. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE UNATTENDED WITH THE WASHER/DRYER GOING. Laundry will be done by the Cleaner. d. All keys are return to the key safe and the house is left locked. e. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure. f. No linens are lost or damaged. g. Email escape2arizona@gmail.com at least 24 hrs. prior to departure so the house sitter and cleaner may be notified. h. The renter(s) are not evicted by the owner(or representative), law enforcement or a security company. Section B 1.PAYMENT-50% of full amount is required to book and balance of payment (with damage deposit due 90 days prior to check in. 2.CANCELLATIONS-Ninety(90) or more days prior receive 100% refund*. 3.Cancellations made with less than (90) days notice are not refundable (other than the damage deposit) however you may send other guests in your place, subject to landlord approval 4. Utilities included to $250/month then billed at cost. 4. Rates for 2 guests (add $25/guest/night, max 4) 5. Rates include 1x towel setup.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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