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Fabulous Vacation Home W/ Large Pool & Spa in Sunny Phoenix Az

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This beautiful four bedroom, two and a half bath home is part of a quiet, quaint and safe neighborhood, yet conveniently located near the community center and park. This newer home has had minimal use, leaving it in brand new condition.

A December '08 guest had this to say about their recent visit:

'WOW!, was our first impressions of this beautifully presented holiday home in Anthem. This place has everything a family could hope for (even a kettle for the British!!) we travelled from Liverpool in England with 2 teenagers and 2 toddlers and we couldn't of been happier with our choice of accommodation. The pool area is sublime, fun for the kids in the day and a place of sanctuary for the adults at night!! enjoying a glass of wine in the hot tub at midnight will be one of my most treasured memories. The bedrooms were great spacious and very clean, dining area and kitchen ALMOST tempting enough to want to throw a dinner party or two, and the TV area with the huge screen was a highlight for the teenagers. Everything was made for a fantastic holiday, we would recommend this property to all families of all ages. Thank you once again Kevin for a wonderful stay.'

The fabulous backyard is like having your own private resort... leaving you very litte reason to leave the property. Swim, Hot Tub, Sunbathe, play Grass Volleyball or Horseshoes, BBQ or just relax and read a book next to the Pool with the sounds of a waterfall soothing your day away. This home is truly unique to the area as it is one of the only homes in Anthem with a large grass area and both a built in a Pool and Hot Tub.

The home is completly furnished with modern furnishings. Each of the four bedrooms has a Queen size bed with fine linen and bedding. It is kid friendly, yet elegant for all your entertaining as well. It has a very large backyard with grass for the kids to play or for you to entertain.

The outstanding Anthem clubhouse and park offers first class amenities. The park offers day and night-lit Tennis courts, outdoor Basketball, outdoor Volleyball, Skate Park, Roller Hockey Rink, Catch & Release Bass Fishing, Walking Paths, Pavillions, Soccer Fields, Baseball Fields and a Train for the smaller kids. The State of the Art Fitness Facilities are available for extended stay guests and they include a state of the art Water Park, Pools, Indoor Rock Climbing Wall, Indoor Basketball and a state of the art fitness facilities.

The Del Webb Community of Anthem has been voted the #1 planned community in all of America. You come to Phoenix because of MLB and Spring Training, NBA and College Basketball, or maybe a College or NFL Football game. You can Golf at more that 25 golf courses that are within 30 minutes or take 15 minutes and drive to Lake Pleasant. Just off of I-17 you can take a short drive to Sedona, Prescott, Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. Shopping at the Outlet Mall is just minutes away or go to Scottsdale for some of the finest shopping in the Country. Anthem is just enough off of the beaten path to be quiet, quaint and relaxing yet close enough to everything you could ever want in Phoenix. There is something here for everyone!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted on August 25, 2009

This was my family's first experience with a vacation rental home and we were slightly apprehensive about what we'd find. We were more than satisfied with our stay in this lovely home. My husband and I, along with my daughter and 2 grandchildren fell in love with our vacation home away from home. The house was clean, well equipped and tastefully decorated. Shopping, family restaurants, cleaners and almost anything else you might think of was conveniently located within a miles radius. Having continuous access to our own private swimming pool made for great relaxation during the afternoons and evenings. Kevin was great and responded immediately to our questions and concerns. We were on a budget and this rental allowed all of us to enjoy beautiful accomodations for much less than we might have spent on hotel rooms. Access to I-17 made travel into and out of Phoenix and the surrounding areas simple and quick. What a wonderful experience! We'd certainly recommend this home to friends and relatives who plan to vacation in the area.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Aug 2009
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Rio Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) Four Bedrooms with a Queen Size Bed in Each!, Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Fabulous Vacation Home W/ Large Pool & Spa in Sunny Phoenix Az
average rating of 4.9 based on 25 reviews
Liberty Lake, WA

Family Vacation 11/2009

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home this is. The house was more than we expected. It was clean, well equipped and very nicely decorated. The shopping center, restaurants, golf course, etc. were conveniently located within walking distance. The swimming pool and Spa were in beautiful condition and made for wonderful refreshing plunges in the mornings and very relaxing afternoons and into the evenings. The kid safety features are excellent. You just need to take a few minutes when you 1st arrive to understand how they work, so you are not constantly setting them off accidently. The Master bedroom and bath are elegant and a perfect place to get away from the crowd. The Office has all the hookups necessary for high speed internet, Fax and printing. The freeway has easy access with many things to see in the area. We especially enjoyed Montezuma’s Castle and Well, 60 miles North on I-17. This was a wonderful vacation home for the whole family and Kevin was great to work with and honest and fair in all his dealings. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and relatives and be staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home / Excellent Service!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had unexpectedly sold our home sooner than our new build was ready to move in to, and we had to quickly find a place to stay on short notice! The owner Kevin responded immediately to our request and worked with us to get into the property on short notice. Although it wasn't "technically" a vacation for us, we really enjoyed the spa at the house, the large beautiful backyard, and the area around Anthem. The home was in very good condition and as advertised. Thanks Kevin for helping us out and making our stay at your place easy and enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Absolutely lovely & fun!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely lovely home! This was our first time to stay in this fabulous vacation spot and visiting in May were the perfect temperatures! The accomodations were excellent. The pictures are exactly what this home looks like. Beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was spacious and beautiful. We hiked during the day, went to a DBacks game, then relaxed by the pool the other days. The pool is tranquil and soothing with two waterfalls flowing and birds singing all around. Very peaceful and perfect! We bbq'd almost every night and enjoyed the large patio and backyard, then relaxed in the hotub. I never wanted to leave this lovely rental property. Kevin was very attentive to any questions we had and helped make our vacations one of the best! Trust me, you will not regret staying at this beautiful location!!! Thank you again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property Great Service!

  • 5 of 5

The listing is very accurate and the property is great. The house was large and provided lots of space for 6 people. The pool is beautiful and the yard is huge. Every morning the backyard was visited by several critters (bunnies, humming bird and a gecko)

One of the most positive parts of the whole experience was dealing with Kevin. He was fabulous, available and there if you needed to discuss anything. He provided great advice on keeping pool heat costs down. It was a pleasure!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, Illinois, United States

Had a blast!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loves this rental home! This is our second time renting this amazing house. We first rented this house in 2009 and just rented again in July of 2013. Both times we stayed for a week and both times it was wonderful! We are a family of four, with our children 13 and 9, visiting Arizona from Illinois to see family. We entertained all week with family and it was truly fantastic! Adults and children alike will enjoy staying here! The home itself is beautiful. Spacious living areas; kitchen is large and great for entertaining (as well as stocked with so many convenient items). The open concept with the kitchen and family room is a huge plus in this home. The four bedrooms are great, with the master bedroom having a large bathroom with a soaking tub and glass shower, with a fantastic walk-in closet! The master bedroom is also away from the other bedrooms which gives great privacy (the other bedrooms are more private as well with their own hallway). There are many ways to entertain in this home; eat meals at the large kitchen table, sit up on the island for snacks for the kids; or use the beautiful dining room area for more formal dining. The home is actually more impressive once you are there, pictures do not do it justice! The pool area is phenomenal! The pool, water falls/spa are such a great feature of this home. The pool has a tanning/wading area that is great to just lie in or also wonderful for small children to play in (the pool umbrellas give you that needed break from the sun)! The pool floor is pebbled, which isn't an "average" type pool by any means. There is a basketball hoop as well in the pool! The spa is wonderful, we stayed in July so we did not use heat; but it was still amazing to sit in at night and watch the stars (which the view at night is incredible!) The outdoor furniture, pool umbrellas, grill, all are great! There is multiple seating choices outside! There is even a large outdoor dining table! Entertaining family in this home is a breeze. The grocery store and other conveniences are just a minute away! Easy access to I-17, making it very simple to go just about anywhere in the area! The good things about this home seem endless! Dealing with the owner, Kevin, was a pleasure! Very helpful with everything from start to finish (both times we stayed). I would recommend this rental to anyone (and I have !). Cannot wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK

2nd Stay, Great house, Wonderful Pool

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this wonderful home in Anthem. Previously we stayed in June 2011. Kevin was great to work with each time. We have used VRBO several times and definitely prefer renting from home owners as opposed to companies- much easier to work with. Listing is accurate and owner has added another TV, more lounge chairs outside, table/chairs on patio.

Kitchen is fully stocked with everything that you will need. Recipe books, take out menu's, spices, extra batteries, etc. On our previous stay we had 6 people and the house was very comfortable and plenty of privacy. On this stay there was only 3 of us and we were just spoiled. House definitely feels like home. The pool is great. Tons of pool floats, balls, water guns and toys (kept in garage). Love that this year there were new lounge chairs and a table on the patio area. And the umbrellas. Love being able to use them near the chairs or in the pool. We loved having the backyard area for our 6 year old to run around. And the privacy of the house is amazing. There are never any neighbors outside. But with the tall walls all around it wouldn't matter if they were. And the lot size is huge so it doesn't matter. Starbucks, Safeway, CVS, Q to U BBQ, Wendy's, McDonalds, Taco Bell all just right around the block. We love Ocho Locos Mexican restaurant (right by Safeway). There are tons of restaurants right down the road at Carefree Hwy or Happy Valley Road- about 10-15 minutes away. The Outlets at Anthem and Walmart are just across I-17. Also, wanted to mention that Kevin has added a small TV in the Master bedroom. Our 6 yr old loved being able to go in there and watch a little TV before bed. The Living room with the big red chair/sofa is perfect for a little afternoon reading. I really like being able to park my car in the garage- especially in the AZ summer.

As the property is on the north side of PHX, it makes for a great day trip to Sedona. Honestly, the best thing to do is drive north of Sedona and hope on South bound 89A and drive into Sedona from the north. Incredible drive and scenery! Highly recommend. Wonderful Robert Trent Jones golf course in Village of Oak Creek, just south of Sedona.

Can't say enough nice things about the house and Kevin, the owner. We can't wait to go back and relax again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is in a quiet, quaint and safe neighborhood, yet conveniently located only minutes off the freeway exit. It is two years old and has had very minimal use, so it is in brand new condition. Modern Furnishings. It is kid friendly, yet is set up for elegant entertaining as well. It has a very large backyard with a large pool and hot tub for the kids to play or for you to entertain. The community offers something for everyone. It is minutes from golf, an outlet mall, tennis, skateboard park, sand volleyball, bass fishing ponds, day spa, Starbucks and much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning $175

Applicable tax rates will be added to rental fee total at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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