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Golf! Relaxation!! Shopping!!! and more!!!! ~ Beautiful Sonoran Desert Home!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,654 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

Enjoy ALL Phoenix has to offer, relax in a beautiful home off the beaten path!

Enjoy a relaxing vacation while staying in a beautiful 3 bedroom 1654 square foot house in the Sonoran Desert, and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This home is located South of Mesa and is annexed with the historic Town of Florence, located in the resort community of Anthem Parkside at Merrill Ranch. It is a 30 minute drive from the Mesa-Gateway airport for those of you that fly the popular discount airline Allegiant, or a 50 minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbour airport. What makes this a great place for vacationers to relax and unwind after a full day of sightseeing and activities is it's location in a peaceful and quiet setting.

The home is completely furnished and the kitchen is loaded with all the cooking utensils and dinnerware you would want, just pop in to the local Safeway for fresh food as needed! Outside on the patio you will find a stainless steel gas grill and patio table with chairs. Lawn chairs also available for those that want to relax and read a book while sun tanning! Also available for use are a washer and dryer for your laundry needs.

Bedrooms and sleeping arrangements as follows:

Master bedroom: KING BED c/w full ensuite bathroom and walk in closet.

Bedroom #2: QUEEN BED smaller walk in closet.

Bedroom #3: One DOUBLE and one TWIN size beds.

There is also available one DOUBLE size air bed mattresses for additional sleeping requirements.

Now that the basic necessities are covered we can talk about the extras that will enhance your stay. Attached to the house is a large double garage for easy parking and entry to the home. For entertainment there is Cox Cable TV, WIFI Internet, TV and DVD player in the master bedroom with a few dvd movies to watch(can rent dvd's at Safeway).

For those sports fans, check out a game:

NHL Phoenix Coyotes

NBA Phoenix Suns

NFL Arizona Cardinals

MLB Arizona Diamondbacks

WNBA Phoenix Mercury

AFL Arizona Rattlers

PGA Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale

LPGA at Superstition Mountain

Nascar and Indy races

Barrett Jackson

For the golf enthusiast:

In the metro Phoenix area there are 185 golf courses to choose from, and a total of 421 golf courses in Arizona! Pick a few to try on each visit and cross them off the master list as you play them.

For the shoppers in the family:

Check out the variety of shopping malls and outlets, and there are even some outdoor malls. Plenty of malls to choose from within a one hour drive away. See Pass in Chandler for a fantastic outdoor shopping experience. Or closer to the home is SanTan Village that is a 40 minute drive from the house, located in Gilbert, and is also an outdoor mall.

Fun for Kids!:

Visit one of the waterparks for a fun filled day of adventure. This is a huge theme park that has miniature golf, arcade, laser tag, go karts, bumper boats, water slides, and splash pad for the little kids at the Golfland portion of the park, and the Sunsplash Waterpark has 8 massive waterslides, a wave pool, and a river float. Try tubing down the river on a hot day in the Salt River.

Community Centre and Pool Information: Lap pool is open year round, but not heated December-January-February. Kids Big Splash Waterpark is open May 24-September 1. Guests can purchase a 1 month access pass for $25, for up to 4 adults and 6 children.

In the 'valley of the sun' there is a limitless amount of activities for people of all ages to enjoy that can make for a memorable family vacation. Preplan your activities by browsing websites and booking or reserving your tickets online. Relax and unwind at the end of your fun filled days at our fantastic house that is incredibly comfortable, takes away the days worries, and allows you to fill your days with the things you want to do.

More Details

Dan Kain
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Dan Kain

We have owned and enjoyed this property for ten years and now its time to share this wonderful little piece of heaven with some new friends. We hope you will fall in love with visiting this part of the country, and look forward each and every time you plan a return visit, just as we have. Anthem at Merrill Ranch is a community with a diverse cultural background, including a large component of Canadian home owners. We currently reside in Canada and make this a frequent vacation spot for relaxation, we have come to know many of the residents and have made a large number of friends here. We are three owners who are all great friends.

The person you see in the photo is me, Dan, and personally I have owned and managed rental properties for the last 30 years and have enjoyed the opportunity to be able to meet and know each and every tenant over the years. I look forward for the opportunity to get to know a little about you and help with planning a great vacation for your group. I am happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Please enjoy our place and treat it with the love that we have done, and have a great relaxing vacation!

Dan Kain purchased this house in 2008

Why Dan Kain chose Anthem at Merrill Ranch

The home is located in the master planned Del Webb community of Anthem at Merrill Ranch Parkside, annexed with the town of Florence, Arizona. This property was chosen for a variety of reasons, the biggest reason being the warm Arizona Sun, we love the heat! Within the community is the 45,000 square foot state of the art community centre that houses basketball courts, fully equipped gym, climbing wall, outdoor pool and kids big splash waterpark like no other you've ever seen, outdoor tennis courts, and kids spray park and catch and release fishing lake. All of these amenities are within a couple minutes walking distance! Recently built is the new Florence Hospital with full emergency room and medical facilities, the Anthem Marketplace with a Safeway, McDonalds, Gas Bar, Bank, Restaurants, and other services that are a 15 minute walk, or short drive by car. Fire Department only a few blocks away, and the community is home to a large number of people that work in law enforcement. The community has provided us a sense of belonging, and a very safe and welcome place to visit and live in.

What makes this house unique

This place is a little off the beaten path and that makes for a very relaxing and peaceful vacation. There is a multitude of activities available that range from day trips to the Grand Canyon, to the Aircraft Museum in Tucson, and right on down to the community activities that range from evening gatherings to weekend festivals. Bring your imagination with you and you can enjoy outdoor activities to your hearts content, the weather usually cooperates and delivers the most enjoyable experiences imaginable.

Arizona is a haven for the golf enthusiast, which is also one of the main reasons that lead us to choose this place. There are over 50 top notch golf courses within a half hour drive from this house, the closest being right in the community managed by world renowned Troon Golf at Poston Butte Golf Club, designed by Gary Panks!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Anthem at Merrill Ranch, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1654 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Mater Ensuite - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • One double(full) size air bed mattress is available for use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Contact us with any questions you have about this peaceful desert getaway.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Carmel, IN

The property was clean, well equipped, and safe.

  • 5 of 5

The masterbed was very comfortable (we didn't use other beds). I used the walking path outside our door everyday for a morning and evening walk. The community center was wonderful! I swam nearly everyday in the heated pool, attended aquatics exercise class, and met many friendly people. The pickleball courts were excellent and I was able to take part in a pickleball tournament which was fun. I highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great winter escape

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this home , it had great beds and all the amentities we required for our stay.. the bicycle was an added bonus .. it is close to the rec centre and walking path is just outside our door .. we would love to return to the area with the golf coarse and the restaurants near by all add to the stay .. we will be back .

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay in Florence, AZ.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great winter vacation in Florence, AZ. The house is perfect; nicely furnished, clean, and well maintained both inside and out. We had friends stop by who also rented elsewhere in AZ.

and they were equally impressed. The caretaker and owner are very responsive to our needs and requests. There are so many things to do in the area we ran out of time to do them all. It was a most pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anthem at Merrill Ranch, property 552730

  • 5 of 5

This is a great vacation rental which was spacious, functional, clean and well maintained. Open through the entryway, family room, dining room and kitchen;

with space and furnishings for relaxing, watching TV, dining, playing cards or other games and preparing meals. Step out to a nice sized patio and wonderful grill. It was clean throughout and if there were minor problems they were attended to immediately. The owner even provided information on places to dine, golf, as well as activities for individuals. We will be back next year.Warren Nelson

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta

Love Yhis Place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this lovely home twice and have enjoyed everything about our accommodations! The spaciousness allowed for all of us to do our own thing: playing games at the dining room table, cooking in the roomy and well equipped kitchen, relaxing on the patio or watching tv on the great sectional in the livingroom. Each bedroom allowed us plenty of room to organize ourselves and the beds were very comfortable, allowing for a great rest after a busy day. The home was very clean and well decorated and we truly felt like we were at our own 'home away from home'. We loved getting out for some great morning walks, enjoying the native plants along the way. Golf was a two minute drive away and the fabulous community center with pool and tennis courts made us feel like guests at an amazing resort. A small shopping mall very close by provided for all the necessities and getting into Phoenix for shopping and dinners out was a convenient drive. We also visited the town of Casa Grande which was even closer and provided many other amenities. We loved the whole Merrill Ranch community and would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This home welcomes back many visitors for repeat vacations since it has a great combination of location, amenities, and activities for all to enjoy. We take great pride in the vacation home, and strive to provide a home that is relaxing and comfortable, to help ensure that you have an enjoyable vacation. Thanks Steve and Karen for visiting a second time!
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Amazing Stay in Arizona

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this property twice now and it is beyond fabulous!! Love the peaceful location and wonderful layout of this home; the furniture and décor are stunning, the home is super clean, and the kitchen is truly a dream to cook in. The owner's are a pleasure to work with - communication with them is very prompt and informative.

There are many activities to do in the area and are only a short drive away! We went horseback riding, went on a boat tour - the Desert Belle, toured the Queen Creek Olive Mill, visited the Tonto National Forest, went to San Tan Flats and took in a Phoenix Coyotes game. The area is also a golfer's paradise for sure!

We will be back for some more Arizona sun very soon; thanks to the owners for sharing!

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cindy and Randy for the wonderful comments about our place, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We welcome great people like you back to stay at our house again!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Gym Grill and Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Poston Butte Golf(Troon Course)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hunt Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Anthem Grille(Golf Course), Valentinos Eatery
Car: necessary

The location of the house is Anthem Parkside at Merrill Ranch and belongs to the Town of Florence, in Pinal County. Queen Creek, Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler are the nearest suburbs to the house, and most activities that are well planned can be experienced in these places. The location of the house is a little off the beaten path, and located in a beautiful master planned community, one of the nicest and cleanest in the area. There is no place that your rental car cannot take you from here to enjoy the day's activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Anthem at Merrill Ranch, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Escape Winter 2019
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$679.65
HouseCleaning AU$203.9

BOOKING DEPOSIT 50% is due upon signing the Vacation Rental Agreement. The remaining 50% is due 60 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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