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Great rates Sept & Oct, Johnson Ranch; golf, swim, hike.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 - 28 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in San Tan Valley - Johnson Ranch, Arizona

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This is your Home Away from Home. Located in a very quiet neighborhood with quiet, permanent neighbors.

This house is within reach of all amenities to Phoenix but without having to deal with daily traffic. It's walking distance to the public golf course where you can enjoy a round of golf then have drinks overlooking the course; many restaurants including the local treasure The Olive Mill: where you can take in the farmers market or an olive grove tour before savoring their local cuisine or breakfast (Voted #1 breakfast spot in AZ); conveniently located to grocery stores, banks, and other shopping centers.

The large, open-concept 1600 square foot rancher has all new interior with premium beds and new furniture. There are 3 bedrooms (king, queen, 2 singles) which are separate from each other so it makes for a quiet layout. Two full-bathrooms: master bath has double sinks, soaker tub, and shower. The home also has a covered patio with a table, 6 chairs, and a BBQ to enjoy your morning coffee or dinner under the stars; and an attached two car garage. There is a large walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Laundry is onsite, and cable and high speed internet are included.

The open-concept provides an inviting space with lots of room to entertain friends, have family visit, or simply relax and watch your favorite movie on TV. You can also enjoy the big city with all of its amenities, entertainment and activities including the Arizona Cardinals or the Diamondbacks, and you're close to great outdoor spaces where you can hike in areas such as Lost Dutchman Park.

Johnson Ranch is just south of Mesa and Apache Junction in San Tan Valley. If golf is your game there are courses only minutes away in any direction, including the Johnson Ranch Golf course 4 blocks away. If you enjoy hiking, the San Tan Mountains flow down into the northern edge of Johnson Ranch and the Superstition Mountains are 20 minutes to the north. Enjoy fishing at the local catch and release pond in Johnson Ranch. If you are not familiar with the greater Phoenix area, then you should know that it is a major metropolitan area and with that comes professional sports, great entertainment and great shopping. The Superstition Mall is less than 30 minutes away and there are many smaller malls within 10-15 minutes of my home.

From May 1 to Sept 30, you can rent our home for US$900/month plus the actual costs of all utilities. We will rent our home by the week for April to December only.

Keywords: house, bungalow, rancher, public golf course, shopping, restaurants.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016

About Melanie

I have a passion for travel and adventure and made many trips to AZ before purchasing a house in the San Tan Valley. I love the AZ desert, dry sunny days and the winter escape. On the side I invest in real estate and enjoy hiking, cycling, and trying new restaurants. I use VRBO to introduce my property to new guests.

Going to be in Toronto, Canada? Check out my other property, vrbo 454238

Melanie purchased this house in 2011

Why Melanie chose Arizona

I chose this area because of the convenience to outdoor activities and for the peaceful, quiet neighborhood. I also love how many stars you can see at night - it's magical!

What makes this house unique

I recently completed a renovation of the house, including new floors, fresh paint, a new dishwasher and stove, and more. This property is a home away from home and you'll enjoy the tranquility of the area. The house is kid friendly while at the same time providing a great experience for the adults. I hope to be able to host your family gathering, friends retreat, anniversary or milestone birthday celebration, book club weekend, or romantic getaway!


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Great rates Sept & Oct, Johnson Ranch; golf, swim, hike.
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We needed extra beds for our visiting family during the holidays. Melanie's well-maintained home was the perfect solution for us. Children and grandchildren were happy and comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad the house was just what you needed and you enjoyed the time with your family. Happy New Year!
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Nice Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

House was very nice and was just what we needed for our stay in San Tan Valley. Owner was very nice and easy to work with. Would definitely rent again if needed and would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Doug, it was a pleasure working with you and I'm glad you liked the house. Enjoy your new home!
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All you need, and more...

  • 4 of 5

This house met all our basic needs and more. Comfortable beds and furniture. Close to shopping, banking, and restaurants. We liked the open area of the kitchen/living room. It was great for conversation or catching the nightly news while preparing meals. The grill worked flawlessly. Being from the Midwest, we liked this rental had a grass backyard and the community in general had lots of trees. Other than Johnson Ranch Blvd, the streets are quite and have sidewalks for our daily walks. The community pool was heated, which was nice.

One of the odd and wonderful things was that the grass in the backyard is bioluminescent. It glowed when walked on! No kidding. About a half hour after the late night sprinklers turned off (11pm?), everywhere we walked seemed to leave glowing footprints. The handyman confirmed it. If anyone figures out what it is, let us know!

Now, the not-so-good news. A previous renter had a pet who left some little "surprises" after their stay. It took a couple weeks, a couple visits by the yard man, and then my personal attention to detail to get the yard fully cleaned up. Not fun. Also, the garage door "code" inexplicably got wiped out. Since we used the garage for entry, and not the front door, we were charged to have the handyman let us in. We should have put the door key back in the lockbox (yup, our fault).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and that it was a comfortable one, and thanks for solving the 'glowing grass' mystery! We do our utmost to take care of the house inside and out, including having pet owners take care of 'surprises' that their loved furry family members leave. We really appreciate that you took the time to give it the magic touch after the gardener responded to your request within a day of notifying us. We like to be on top of any concerns as soon as we're alerted to them but again, we do appreciate your keen eye. And we're sorry to hear that you were locked out! Never fun. It’s worth noting that our policy is never to give out the garage door code. Instead, we provide two house keys to our guests in the hopes that at least one is taken with them at all times. In this unfortunate case, both keys got locked inside. Something that we had not experienced before. Our handyman charged $25 for his time to come unlock the door, which we understand he did immediately. In the end, we’re just happy to hear that you got back in quickly (and without the need to pay $250 for a locksmith!) For future guests, please take a moment to review our listing and instructions prior to check in as they outline these and other important details that will make your stay smooth and enjoyable! Thanks again for your feedback. We're glad everything was resolved and that you had a nice stay in our home and in JR. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Howard, Colorado

Wonderful rental house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in San Tan Valley in this very comfortable rental house. The neighborhood was very quiet and it felt very safe. There was a nice private backyard that we enjoyed along with our two little dogs. The King bed and other furnishings were very comfortable. It has a nice open layout concept. It is handy to grocery stores and restaurants as well. The owner is very accommodating and great to work with. It is one of the best rentals we have had through VRBO. I would recommend this house for anyone who wants to stay in this area of the valley!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your time in JR. It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to your next visit.
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St. Peter, MN

San Tan Valley home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great month in this home in an area called Johnson Ranch. The house was bigger than the two of us needed with our little dog. Would have been nice if some of our family could have joined us. Had all the conveniences of home. It is in a very nice neighborhood. Located near shopping and restaurants. Also not far from just about any kind of entertainment or sight seeing anyone would want to do. Great place to come to get away from cold winter weather!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Falls, Montana

Everything we hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described, we enjoyed our vacation in this very clean and well equipped home. The owner was at all times very friendly and helpful. This is a nice and well kept community, we even recommended it to our friends. Beautiful pool and hot tub a short walking distance away. A 45 minute drive to the Superstition Mountain Range where we hiked several times. Close to all amenities. We plan to come back. Thank you !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the house and were able to take advantage of the sites in the area!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
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Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store, Restaurants and Bank

catch and release pond


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in San Tan Valley, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall, 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
January, Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Feb/March Winter, 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £107
Pet Fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £410

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in San Tan Valley, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • tennis

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