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The Wilshire House In Central Phoenix

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,876 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Charming Mix of Historical And New in this 1,876 Sf Single-Level House

Charming home built in 1929 completely remodeled, enlarged, and decorated in 2015 with all new furniture, appliances, windows, hard scape, and landscaping. This house can accommodate 8 people with the Master Suite, The Queen Room, the Twin Room, and two leather sleeper couches. A large wraparound front patio faces the protected cul-de-sac while the wood-ceilinged covered rear patio with new gas bar-b-que gets the southern sun. Plenty of parking (guests need to use the City street passes, which are on site, during weekday work hours) and virtually no traffic on Wilshire Drive in front of the house. Four flat screens TVs premium cable channels, and high-speed wireless internet included as well as land line telephone with free domestic long distance calling.

Phoenix's Light Rail is a five-minute walk away at The Heard "stop" and then you can ride downtown to the City of Phoenix Convention Center, the Phoenix Art Museum, Main City Library, Talking Stick Arena, the Chase Bank ballfield, the Herberger Theater, Comerica Theater, Orpheum Theater, Children's Museum, the Arizona Science Museum, Patriot's Square Park, Margaret T. Hance Deck Park, The Children's Hospital, Dignity Health and Barrows Neurological Center, Banner Health Medical Center, Abrazo Heart Hospital, and ASU's ever-expanding downtown campus (or event ride to the Tempe campus). Northward in the Central Corridor find the emerging chic and hip Uptown district with all its new restaurants and shops. Sky Harbor International Airport is 15 minutes away and the freeway system (I-10) only five minutes south on 7th Avenue.

The Wilshire House is smack dab in the middle of Greater Phoenix and accessible to the ballparks, the Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Botanical Gardens, scores of local golf courses, entertainment venues, and of course, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale.

Perfect for business trips with the family, Convention Center and sporting events, weekend getaways, short-term job contracts, nearby weddings, or just getting away for a long weekend. THERE IS NO GARAGE but plenty of parking in the long 85 foot driveway and on the street. City passes, which are supplied by owner, for use in weekday business hours as required by the City of Phoenix.

According to ALL past guests at The Wilshire House, once you have stayed here you will want to come back and tell all your friends and family!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

About Stanley

I am an independent real estate broker licensed in both Arizona and California as well as an investor in local real estate. Having been in this profession for more than 36 years, leasing, managing property, buying and selling as well as developing, I very much enjoy the challenge and joy of working with people and properties. My hobbies include reading, golf, and traveling and I also teach spinning at LA Fitness and the YMCA!

Stanley purchased this house in 1990

Why Stanley chose Willo

Ever since purchasing The Wilshire House in 1990, I have loved this home. It took 25 years for my daughter Nicole and me to remodel and enlarge it to its lovely condition today. The original portion of the house remains dedicated to its historic heritage while the addition is absolutely contemporary as you will see. Sharing Greater Phoenix and the historic Willo Neighborhood in Central Phoenix is a treat for me and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

What makes this house unique

Being geographically at the very center of Maricopa County and the greater Phoenix Metroplex is a bonus in terms of travel times. Phoenix has a new rent-a bicycle program too with stations nearby! Please take a look at everything that is all around this locale and the convenience of being literally in the heart of the City of Phoenix, too.

Walk to the Phoenix Light Rail (The Heard stop) on Central Avenue and travel all over The Valley of the Sun!

See the saved url's for best restaurants, light rail, and the Grid Bike program. There is so much to see and do in Greater Phoenix and The Wilshire House is in the middle of it all - literally!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It would be very difficult to find two more energetic and positive guests to be housed at The Wilshire House. From moment one Nicole and I knew how lucky we were to have the Bertas visit us! Despite the normally terrific winter weather in Phoenix turning colder and wet, these two people simply went about their intended exploration of the metro area and northern Arizona sights with vigor and enthusiasm.

We rely on our guests' suggestions for improving TWH experience and those sent to us by Kathleen were taken to heart and immediately acted upon. Now there are bikes, helmets, and a great big lock for our guests! Having guests like the Bertas makes hosting a genuine pleasure and reminds Nicole and me about having the Golden Rule guide us towards being the best that we can be. Thank you!
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Willo in Encanto

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1876 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Suite with double vanity and separate toilet room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Redone in an historical overtone
  • Full tub/shower in the hallway bathroom and beautiful new shower in master bath. We have emergency toothbrushes, shampoo, and lotion just in case!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Storage drawers at the foot of the bed!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Leather sleeper couches in both The Sun Room and the Living Room. Obviously couples can easily sleep in the king and queen beds as well as the two sleeper couches. The twins can be pushed together to accommodate another couple too! Children can certainly double up in on the sleeper couches too!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Phoenix Light Rail just a block away at the Heard Station on Central Avenue! Downtown Arizona State University campus 1.5 miles south along light rail route. Also try logging on to this site for the local paper to see about the latest Things to Do! info@direct.azcentral.com


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(27 traveller reviews)

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The Wilshire House In Central Phoenix
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Delightful place. Immaculate and loved the bedding. Would return.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you in The Wilshire House and can only hope you, your friends, and your family choose to come stay in TWH in the future! Thanks for being such lovely guests and for making those kind comments.... Stanley and Nicole
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Personal touches make all the difference!

  • 5 of 5

The Wilshire House is truly a gem with those personal touches that make such a difference; from the moment you walk in you know that Stanley & Nicole want you to feel at home. From the helpful notes, to the bikes on the patio, to the extra toothbrushes, they thought of everything. The house is so tastefully furnished with an easy flow that just invites you to relax. Stanley and Nicole were great to work with too! I have found my “go-to-spot” in Phoenix!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delight, Therese, to have you stay in The Wilshire House! We feel so fortunate to have guests like you and your party come to Phoenix and choose TWH as their “spot” from which to conduct their activities when visiting. Your comments were so very kind and we want you to know how much we appreciate when guests feel that we have made a home for them away from their own. Thank you again and it is our hope that we can again host you and your family and friends at The Wilshire House!
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Safford, Arizona

Beautiful house in a quiet and central Phoenix location

  • 5 of 5

Stanley and Nicole have provided a very comfortable home away from home. The house is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. The neighborhood is very central yet quiet and charming. Communication was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole and I continue to be very fortunate in hosting wonderful and considerate quests at The Wilshire House here in Phoenix. Here's hoping that many more people are able to share the same experiences that Claire and her party di this past week! Thanks, Stanley and Nicole
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Knoxville TN

Fantastic home and owners.

  • 5 of 5

The Wilshire House is everything described and more. It is conveniently located on a quiet street and everywhere we went was a short drive. I was there on business but I wouldn't hesitate to stay there if I was on vacation. My managers that were with me even commented on it and gave me a pat on my back for finding this gem. Stanley and Nicole had wonderful communication for anything I needed and checked in with us during the stay. The house was well stocked and even had some snacks for us to enjoy. It was very clean and well kept. Sitting on the patio in the mornings and evenings was awesome! I have used VRBO/HomeAway many times in multiple cities for business and pleasure and this house and particularly its owners are at the top of the list. I hope this home is available the next time I have to be in the Phoenix area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix at its best

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a fantastic, Old Phoenix neighborhood. We had everything we needed to make our stay relaxing and easy. I wouldn't hesitate to book this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you for such kind words! We appreciate your comments and will continue to strive to exceed our guests expectations each and every time they visit The Wilshire House! Please do come back and tell your friends and family that we are waiting for all of you! Take care, Stanley and Nicole
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Everything we wanted and more

  • 5 of 5

Wilshire House was everything we wanted and more. We were in Phoenix for our daughter's wedding in March and this house was close to the venue and very close to the Fairfield Inn where all of our out of town guests were which was so convenient for us. Nicole and Stanley were wonderful !! Nicole was sweet enough to even lend us a cooler to use when we invited some of the out of towners over for dessert and drinks. The house location is great for walking to the Heard and Art Museums both which are wonderful and are a recommendation for every visitor to see. The house is very clean and looks even better than the pictures. You have everything you need in the cabinets from oil and sugar to every spice you can think of. The house is really a home and makes you feel like you don't want to leave. Nicole, Grace and Stanley are terrific hosts and Stanley was even kind enough to give us recommendations of what to see and go to eat in San Diego where we were headed next. We would highly recommend Wilshire House and hope to come back there when we come back to visit Phoenix again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Sky Harbor International AIrport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Encanto Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
International House of Pancakes
Car: recommended

Located in central Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center, the new ASU campus as well as the US Airways Arena and Chase Field are all downtown just 1.5 miles south along Central Avenue. Phoenix Art and the Heard Museums are within 1/2 mile also along Central Avenue all of which are easily accessible via the Phoenix Light Rail.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Willo, 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
Winter B 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £356.2
Cleaning Fee £67.68
Tax Rate 5.0%

Pets are NOT allowed nor is smoking in the house. Check in at 3:00 PM and check out is 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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