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The Grand Canyon State. You've Got to See It! Make This Home Your First Stop.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Life's to short not to get out and enjoy the sun!

Welcome to your warm, comfortable and fully furnished home in the heart of Queen Creek and the San Tan Valley. Relax on the luxurious back patio with a glass of wine or enjoy a grilled steak or chicken dinner from the gas grill. Walk the friendly neighborhood, or explore the local restaurants with their Southwest fare or non-stop shopping at the Queen Creek Market Place, San Tan Village, and Superstition Springs Mall all a short 15-30 minute drive from our Arizona home.

Our home has three bedrooms, two with comfortable queen size beds and ample closet space for your belongings. The master bedroom and bathroom have a king size bed, convenient closet with extra storage and luggage racks, double vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. The forth bedroom is a den & sitting room with a convenient desk and internet connected computer within the master bedroom suite.

The kitchen has all the necessities for eating in! Keurig coffee maker, toaster, utensils, pots & pans, dishes, etc. Even wine glasses for a night watching the 45' HD television or Blu-Ray player, internet apps, including Netflix, Pandora, Vudu and more! The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen and leads to the family room and covered patio with barbecue a 5 burner Stainless Steel Grill.

You can conveniently park your car in the attached garage. A door opener is also available for your use. Upon arrival at your home away from home a welcome book will be available with additional information about the home, location and maps for finding your way around the desert beauty of the San Tan Valley.

The many restaurants, shops and parks are within a short driving distance. There are shopping plazas nearby including a variety of other service providers (automotive, hardware, medical, dental, ect) and Wal-Mart less than a mile away. Activities such as hiking or horseback riding in the San Tan Mountain Regional Park or a round of golf are all within minutes of our home. Other fun spots within a few miles include the Olive Mill, the Schnepf Farms fresh foods farmers market or the historic Casa Grande Ruins.

Please feel free to email or give call on any other questions about our home or the area. We are sure you will love the sunshine as as the comfort and convenience of our home and the beauty of the Queen Creek and San Tan Valley!

Keywords: Greater Phoenix area, 15 min from Mesa Gateway airport/60 min from Phoenix Sky Harbor - Ocotillo Landing community; community pool/spa, close proximity to golf courses, and shopping. San Tan Regional mountain Park is a short 10 minutes way. The Superstition Mountains, the Lost Dutchman Gold mine and Tortilla Flats are a brief 45 minutes away. Cross streets are Gary/Hunt Highway.

More Details

Douglas Hanon and Virginia Reed
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Douglas Hanon and Virginia Reed

Virginia & I live full time in Juneau, Alaska, and enjoy 3 or 4 months of "get-away-time" at our San Tan Valley Home. Alaskans often seek out the warmer climates for reality checks and vacation runaways. Virginia was born in Juneau and I hail from the Portland, Oregon area, although because of my father's 28 year career in the Air Force I've called Honolulu HI, San Antonio, TX, Charleston, SC, and Tacoma, WA, home as well.

In 1971 I traveled to Juneau, Alaska to visit friends for what started as a months visit and turned into a 45 year immersion into the Alaskan way of life. . .and along the way I found Virginia, the love of my life.

Both of us are retired from the State of Alaska, Virginia retired in December 1999, under an early retirement program and I retired in September 2008.

We both love to travel and visit Puerto Vallarta or Cabo San Lucas, MX, at least 2 or 3 times a year. We also love to spend time in Arizona where we both have family and friends. Having our home in the San Tan Valley also allows us to bring family and friends down to experience the wonderful Arizona weather, sights, and culture. Our children and grandchildren love the times they have spent here with us.

Douglas Hanon and Virginia Reed purchased this house in 2011

Why Douglas Hanon and Virginia Reed chose Queen Creek

Virginia & I have always loved the warm weather and we both have a special fondness for exploring new places. As Alaskans, the outdoors play a big role in our lives whether it's salmon or halibut fishing during the spring and summer or skiing at Juneau's Eaglecrest ski area in the winter. Arizona holds the same lure for us with spectacular outdoor recreation and natural wonders and historic archaeological sites to explore. The Grand Canyon, Casa Grande Ruins, the ancient ruins in Globe, and hundreds of other incredible historical sites and geography to wow even the most stoic visitor. It's all here and after almost 5 years we're still only just getting started exploring the Arizonan Outback.

What makes this house unique

Our San Tan Valley Home was a must have from the very beginning. The home was 1 of 4 model homes for the Phase II expansion. It had premium features including tile floors, finished backyard patio with French Doors exiting from the family room, and a small and intimate backyard with no homes on the back or sides with a view into our backyard. Directly out the front of the house and across the street is a nearly 2 acre grass park with a playground for the children in the neighborhood.

Shopping is easy as well with a Walmart grocery & department store less than 1 mile away. Within 5 miles is a Safeway, a Fry's (Krogers) Grocery Store, the Queen Creek Market Place Shopping Mall, a 14 theatre Hawkins Theatre, and a Denny's, Olive Garden, McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, and numerous other restaurants and fast food establishments. My favorite restaurant is the San Tan Flats Steakhouse located just 3 miles down the Hunt Hwy at the intersection with South Ellsworth Road. . .awesome Ribeye and Flat Iron Steaks, including outdoor live music several nights of the week.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Skyline Ranch in Queen Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom with double sink vanity.
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bathroom
  • Two bathrooms including a spacious master bathroom with soak er tub, separate shower, and double sink vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Master bedroom with bathroom and walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest bedroom # 1 with closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest bedroom #2 with closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

The Grand Canyon State. You've Got to See It! Make This Home Your First Stop.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a great area. We stayed here awaiting our new home to close. Directly across the street is a park which was wonderful for my son. Great as well for business travel as there is an office. Overall I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weeks Stay for a Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay and this is a very lovely home. it is a very quiet setting an accessible to local shopping and sites.

thank you to our host for a pleasant stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, Mn.

John and Deb from MN.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lovely rental in San Tan Valley January 2016. Very well supplied-even a Keurig! Nice parks to walk our little dog Bandit. Many books and DVDs available in rental. Stores a mile away, Wal-Mart, Asian Buffet, Burger King, Star Bucks, nail salon. San Tan Flats Steakhouse a must place to go.(great food and live music) We trailered our Honda trike and enjoyed many warm rides. Its a nice comfy house and neighbors are friendly.(Mia and Bandit are pals!)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Tan Living

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the rental home and the convenience to San Tan Valley. It was a single floor home in a quiet neighborhood. We were in the process of buying a new home in a Taylor Morrison community and had a list of pre-move-in tasks to complete before closing on the new home. The rental home provided us with very nice accommodations while we transitioned from Kansas to Arizona. Having a wifi connection to the internet was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken & Jill, Thank you for the kind review. Virginia & I appreciate your comments and suggestions. Wayne and Mary spoke very highly of the both of you. I hope all is well with the both of you and your move into the new home has been a success. Again, thank you for the comments, Douglas & Virginia
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Single floor home with plenty of room for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

A very nice home in far southeast suburbs of Phoenix. Easy access to the 202 loop and US 60 highway to allow you to access the metro easily. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood. My friends and I stayed in this location 3 1/2 years ago when it was pretty new. Since then, they have built up around it making this a great place to stay. Right around the corner from a Quik Trip and WalMart. The house is located only 15 minutes away from Queen Creek business district which gives you more options for shopping and eating. The master bedroom is spacious and very open to the bathroom area. The other 2 bedrooms are decent sized and both are located very close to the 2nd bathroom. The 2 living room areas are both rather large with very comfortable furniture. The patio area is very nice. Since we visited in early September, was a little warm to spend time out there. The 3 of us were there for a week together and were able to move about any time of day without disturbing anyone else who might be sleeping in one of the bedrooms. You couldn't ask for a nicer house to relax in during a vacation. When we return to the Phoenix metro, we will definitely see if this house is available again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, thanks so much for the kind review. Virginia & I appreciate your review and your comments and suggestions. We hope you think of us when you visit this area in the future. Douglas & Virginia
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One of the best vacation homes in the valley!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this house from March 1st-31st of 2015. I cannot say enough good things about this home. We travel all over the world with vrbo and this is one of the nicest gems we have found. Our house is in Chandler and being remodeled from a fire and we needed to stay in a place while this was happening. This place has all of the essentials you need to make it feel like home for you on your get away. The master bedroom was top notch from the bed to all of the decor and separate computer room with a printer just off master bedroom. It was just my wife and I but they had two other bedrooms (which we had a couple guests stay for the weekend) that were extremely comfortable.

The backyard is to die for. It is very spacious with a ton of patio seating and a very top notch grill for your eatery needs. Close to the house within a mile was a Walmart, a great bar and grill, gas station, and pizza/ food eateries. Within a few miles were grocery stores, a new movie theater, a strip mall with Target and etc.

The owners of this place Doug and his wife Virginia were always accessible for our phone calls if we had any questions about the house. Doug actually flew down to meet us from Alaska. A great guy who made our stay even better. If you are in the valley don't miss out on staying here on your vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you ever so much for the wonderful review! Virginia and I put a lot of effort and time to make our Arizona home into a special place that we both always looked forward to spending time during the Alaskan winters. It's so rewarding to hear from others that echo our same thoughts about this getaway retreat. Thank you again, and we look forward to visiting with you on our next trip down the Phoenix area.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Golf Club at Johnson Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
4.4 Miles
San Tan Flats
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Skyline Ranch, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Rates
1 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Special #2
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
31 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £58.68
Property Damage Protection £77.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £391.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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