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Lovely Island Paradise in the Desert

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Bell West Ranch

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, Heatable Pool with Waterfall

We would like to invite you to enjoy our vacation home in sunny Surprise, AZ. (North West Phoenix)

If you find this booked, Please check out our second home in same block, Ranch Style #929444 Thank you (Swim w/Turtle..)

We have 3 bedrooms (all upstairs) and 3 baths.

Backyard has a pool with a waterfall that is wonderful to wake up to listen and have coffee under the tiki hut. Or take a morning dip if you choose to heat the pool. (Pool heat is extra)

There are many sites within a few hours to explore or just

relax in the back yard cook up something delicious on the gas BBQ. We have misters for the summer. Lots of seating in the sun and shade.

For those cooler winter eves, sit by the gas fire pit and stay warm under the stars.

Comfortable and clean home in a friendly and nice neighborhood.

Come for Golf, NASCAR, Spring Training, USTA, Horse Racing and just relaxing in the sun.

Convenient walking to Albertson's, Safeway, Dunkin Donuts, restaurants, and more within 4 blocks

There's a park down the street and others a few blocks away.

Surprise Park is 4 miles with lots of room to run and play for the kids and even a pond stocked with fish.

Property has well equipped kitchen. Separate dining room seats 6. Master bedroom has king bed with new bedding. 2 quest rooms with queen size and new bedding.

WE HAVE JUST PURCHASED ANOTHER HOME ON THE SAME BLOCK. We are working to make it special and have available for Vacation Rent October 2016 #929444

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

Mary and Bill
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016

About Mary and Bill

Bill and I have been married 35 years. We have started our new adventure with this vacation home and retirement. We have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. We have spent the last 32 years in Seattle, WA area but we are originally from CA. We are spending some time in CA and WA now and some time in AZ. We enjoy any form of water, ocean, rivers, lakes and our saltwater pool. We also like to bicycle and bike (motorcycle) ride. We love being outside walking and enjoying nature.

Mary and Bill purchased this house in 2012

Why Mary and Bill chose Surprise

The backyard had the "WOW" factor.

What makes this house unique

When we were looking for our vacation property in Surprise we fell in love with this backyard. Built in gas BBQ with bar seating, tiki hut with seating as well as shaded patio seating with great pool including seats under the waterfall. We have added our touches to the house and yard and feel it is truly a paradise in the desert.

Guestbook comments from the owner



Relaxing and convieniant retreat

January 6, 2014

We were very pleased with Bill & Mary's home, very well kept and the back yard resort was to die for. It was to chilly out to use the pool but other then that it was a great stay.

Owner's reply:

Hi Sheila,

It was really nice meeting you and Daryl and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay but sorry the weather wasn't warm enough to feel like swimming. We hope that you get a chance to come back and swim. :-)

Keep Smiling,

Mary and Bill

Dec 2013
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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Island Paradise in the Desert
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Peoria AZ

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 night stay. We spent all our time in the fantastic backyard. Words can not describe the peaceful relaxing long weekend we spent here. My daughter and grand-daughter are already asking when we can stay again. Thank you Mary!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lori, We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed our vacation home. 😀 Keep Smiling, Mary
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Annapolis Maryland

One Away

  • 5 of 5

We are huge NFL fans, and do one away game each year, this year we chose Phoenix. There were 3 couples traveling together, we stayed at this house for 4 days, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We were welcomed with a basket of snacks and each bedroom had bottled water. We spent a portion of each day in the pool, and each night around the fire pit. We had all the amenities of home, including a fully stocked kitchen with everything we needed. If there is one thing I would have liked to have, it would have been a dresser in the two smaller bedrooms. I would highly recommend this property, and will definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Larry for the nice review and especially for taking the time to do it. I appreciate your input on needing more drawers in the 2 smaller rooms and I will look into it. Thank you and your party for choosing our vacation home for your NFL away game of the year and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Mary and Bill
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Washington State

Perfect Spring Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here, thanks to Bill and Mary. They greeted us when we arrived to show us everything we needed to know about the house, from how to heat the pool to how to turn on the TV. They were also kind enough to leave a bottle of wine and snacks, which went over well after a long travel day.

We spent most of our time in the fantastic backyard, which has a beautiful pool and waterfall, tiki hut, barbeque, lounge chairs, fire pit, and shaded seating area. It is even better in real life than it is in the pictures!

The home itself had everything we needed for our stay. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and appliances. Bathrooms had soap, shampoo, and hair dryers. Bedrooms were comfortable and had spacious closets and drawers so that we could unpack our suitcases and make ourselves at home for the week. The home also included cable TV, Netflix access, and wifi, which came in handy when it got cool at night.

Overall, this home was the perfect place for us to get away and relax. Bill and Mary were delightful to work with and we definitely hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Island park Idaho

Winter in the "Islands"!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful months in this beautiful "island themed" home. First of all let me say, if the pictures appeal to you then you certainly won't be disappointed! It's all that and more. Bill and Mary met us with chips and "an adult beverage" which we enjoyed as we got to know them and get the information on the home. They have excellent instruction on TVs (without grandkids we were concerned) pool and anything else we may need. We had plans to golf a lot and take some day trips and ended up spending most of our time at the beautiful pool! We had some family and friends come for a short time and no one wanted to leave! The back yard is so perfect for entertaining with plenty of seating and ambience! My only warning is MAKE SURE you dry your feet before you go in! I took a bad spill on my head which could have been terrible not to mention ruin my trip. Mary and Bill also made sure the weather was above normal for our enjoyment. The beds were great and we each had a recliner to relax in when we were through relaxing in the yard, Key word relax is what this time was all about. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to hear about your fall and glad your are ok. We will post a sign on the patio door to remind future quests to be careful when coming in wet. Thank you for your wonderful review, we are happy that you enjoyed our vacation home. We hope you can come again. Sincerely, Bill and Mary
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Murfreesboro, TN

National USTA Tennis Tournament

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to enjoy when you choose to stay in Surprise, Arizona. A perfect home for a girls week.

The home was beautiful and the pool, the outdoor living space was perfect. The owners met us at the door and showed us through the house which included wonderful surprise gifts. Well equipped home with everything we needed. We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane, It was very nice meeting you and the girls and we are pleased that you enjoyed our home. We look forward to having you come again. Keep Smiling, Mary and Bill
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult son and 3 year old granddaughter stayed here from July 4th to July 11th. We were in the area to visit my son who is stationed at Luke AFB.

Upon arrival we were greeted by the home owners who were gracious enough to show us around and made sure we knew everything we needed to know about the home. We were also surprised with some very thoughtful welcome gifts.

The home was spotless, very well stocked and my husband and I found the Master Bed to be very comfortable. We slept better there than we do at home which is opposite of the norm.

We very much enjoyed the toys, books, games and Netflix subscription however the best amenity of all is the backyard. I can't sing enough praises here. The saltwater pool was just heavenly. We brought along a “Puddle Jumper” for my 3 year old granddaughter and she was swimming in no time. The waterfall feature made it feel like a tropical oasis and there was enough shade on one end of the pool that we were able to get out of the monster day time sun.

We had no complaints whatsoever. The only suggestion I have would be a small table of some sort, even if it was just a foldable card table for the open Kitchen & Living Room area. There is a huge Dining Room table just off the Kitchen however with a 3 year old it would have been a little easier to have her eat right where I could keep an eye on her while I was preparing food so she could watch TV and be entertained while she was eating. Don't let this deter you however because you will definitely miss out if you do.

I definitely recommend this home especially if you are interested in a pool. I would most certainly stay here again if we are ever back in the area. Five star for this puppy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lisa, thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We enjoyed meeting you we are happy that you and your family had a fun and comfortable time at our vacation home. I had been looking around for the right small table behind the couch and I appreciate your suggestion that it would be used, so will definitely look harder to get one in place. We do hope you come again. Keep Smiling, Mary and Bill
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sun City Grand and Happy Trails
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Amouse Bouche and Golden Wei, Pizza Hut take out
Car: recommended

USTA April and Oct. 4 miles Lessons also available at state of the art courts.

In same area is a public pool heated year around with lap time and exercise classes.

Spring Training: February and March

Surprise Stadium is less than 4 miles. Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals share as home teams for Spring Training.

Peoria Stadium host Seattle Mariners, 10 miles

We are surrounded by golf courses, 2 within 2 miles.

Wildlife World Zoo is 7 miles.

Lake Pleasant is 26 mi. for boating and swimming.

Sedona and Red Rock Canyon are just 2 hours away with lots to see and do. Including Jerome with it's Haunted Hamburger restaurant, most delicious and a great view from the outdoor deck.

The spectacular South Rim of the Grand Canyon is only 4 hours away and can be done in one day. Take off early and get there in time to do a walk with a Ranger. Then take the shuttle buses to the different look outs and you'll have a wonderful memory of one of the 7 wonders of the world.

Going South, Tucson is 21/2 hours with Pima Air and Space Museum, the third largest in the nation and well worth the drive if you love planes. The shuttle bus through the Bone Yard only runs Mon - Friday, a must see.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bell West Ranch, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Cleaning £135
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 2.2%

Pool Heating is extra.
Guest has choice of refundable $500 security deposit
OR non refundable $59 renters insurance (3rd party)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bell West Ranch in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate shower
  • Master has in room bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master has king bed with dresser and walk in closet. Newer bedding and towels. 2 bedrooms have a queen bed, also with newer linens and towels.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
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