About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)
This home with beautiful community pool & spa is located inside the gated award-winning Augusta Ranch Golf Community.
Golfers!!! Its central location and easy access to freeways makes it convenient to enjoy all that makes Phoenix so special to golf. You can golf here, or at one of 33 other courses within a 20 minute drive. There are the truly magnificent courses, for the scratch golfers. The medium courses, for mid handicappers. And the wide open fairways, very forgiving, inexpensive courses that I love. If you wish, grab your pull cart, walk out the front door. Take a left and walk 6 minutes to Augusta Ranch club house. From our front door we have access to a large outdoor mall within a 5 minute walk. Starbucks, McDonalds, Safeway, Albertsons, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Peter Piper Pizza, Pizza Hut, Uncle Bear's Pub (allows children) 2 hair studios, US bank (inside Safeway), gas station and numerous other shops and 2 other banks
Families!!! You can walk outside our doorway and within 45 seconds you are swimming or hot-tubbing. Pathway to the pool and spa is just 3 houses down! Take a 90 second ride or 10 minute walk down a quiet street to a perfect park. Huge jungle Gyms, basketball court, baseball diamonds, beach volleyball, soccer pitch, and large field with paths for bike riding, skateboarding, etc. Our home is very kid friendly! We have bunk beds, a playroom with toys, games & kids books, Playstation 2 (with games), and movies for all ages. We have most things for babies/toddlers that are hard to bring on the plane: playpen/crib, high chair, infant swing, diaper genie, bottle warmer, baby monitor, stroller, wagon, 4 bikes, small bike (with trainning wheels), another bike for 6 to 12 year old, small plastic mattress(for possible bed wetters)everything you'll need for the kids from infants to toddlers to pre-teens. No need to travel with anything.
We have added 2 adult bikes and a basketball net.
Area attractions include Sunsplash Water Park, Phoenix Zoo, MLB spring training, NASCAR, PGA & LPGA events, Barrett-Jackson car auction, the list goes on. Just minutes to great shopping and formal or casual dining. Open floor plan, large outdoor patio, double garage.
We have owned this home since May of 2008. Even though it's been 10 years, we still try to get better. We ask that if there is a problem, no matter how small, that our guests contact us so we may have the opportunity to rectify it. We truly want your stay to be great!!
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Chris Johnson
Our family loves to escape the long cold Alberta winters. Even the dog hates going home after 3 weeks of high 60s in Dec/Jan. Nice to know how cold it is back home while golfing.
Chris Johnson purchased this House in 2008
Why Chris Johnson chose Augusta Ranch
Phoenix is just 2 hour and 40 minutes from Calgary on a direct flight. Florida was just to far to travel with small girls. Lots of golf, no bugs, or the turbulent weather of South Florida.
What makes this House unique
If you are traveling with kids, your diaper bag will be smaller. Great for singles and large groups. We have a very large open area that spans from the kitchen, through the dining area and in to the living area
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
The home was great for our family’s stay in Mesa
We needed a home to accommodate us, our 2 daughters and their families. This house was it. It was in the location we desired and had all the amenities we were looking for - quiet gated community, Walking distance to grocery, pubs, and restaurants. Activities for children ranging from 2 to 15 both in the home and the community were a plus! The golf was enjoyable and reasonable. The community pool and spa were great, although the pool was not heated. Nice back yard with putting green, BBQ, and covered patio. A good home for families with children. The owner was easy to contact and responded immediately to my questions. Thanks Chris!
Mesa get away
The home was a perfect place for a family reunion with kids and grandchildren, wished there had been propane as we were not able to use the grill. It is in pretty tough shape.
We are sorry you were inconvenienced, we know outdoor cooking is part of the enjoyment of staying in Arizona. While we do our best to anticipate all our guests’ needs, we were simply unaware it had been emptied by the previous guest, and apologize for the oversight. In a decade of hosting, this is the first time this has happened. Being a good host above all else means making yourself accessible, on the occasion something unforeseen happens. It is why we make ourselves available to contact any time, for any reason. There is a propane exchange just around the corner, a quick call or text and we could have taken care of it promptly for you. We had used the BBQ ourselves in late January, and feedback from other guests confirm it is in good working order. We will strive to ensure this does not happen in future, and continue to remind all our guests that we are only a phone call away if anything unexpected happens.
old run down not clean
old rundown not clean
We were very confused by this review? The golf community of Augusta Ranch was built in 2001, that’s no secret, we put a picture in our listing in case anyone is interested in researching the neighbourhood. HOAs in the area are extremely strict, we couldn’t let it run down even if we wanted to! In the past couple of years, we have installed new flooring, fresh exterior paint, new window coverings, replaced Hot Water tank and AC compressor. There are 3 new stainless steel appliances and hardware throughout the house. This past January we upgraded the backyard with brand new turf and a putting green for our guests (an authentic desert cactus is on its way this spring!). We are having difficulty understanding the “old run down” comments? We painted the entire interior just 8 years ago, and this past winter made plans to do again in spring 2018 as we are starting to notice the wear and tear on the baseboards (no surprise when you rent to as many families as we do). That is the only thing we can think of?
As for “not clean”, that also surprised us very much, as we have been with the same cleaning service for several years with no issue, and were totally unaware you had experienced a problem? The only thing we could think of, is that we sometimes do have a “tight turnaround” in between guests this time of year, and perhaps the regular Hotel Clean was not done to it’s usual standard? As with ANY unexpected problem, we implore our guests to contact us so we may rectify the issue asap. If the cleanliness was not to your standards, we apologize, and ask for your help in providing details so we may take it up with our Cleaning Service. Whether they did not have enough time, or were employing new staff, whatever the issue we will get to the bottom of it.
We take pride in our home and strive to make our guests happy and comfortable. In this case, we can only refer to our record and previous positive reviews, and reiterate that we are available to our guests at any time and value all feedback. If we learn anything whatsoever is wrong, we make it our priority to resolve it and ensure our guests are pleased. For a guest to say nothing during their stay, offer 4 stars and then leave a disparaging review is more than a little unfair.
Loved the home and the location!!!
Loved the home. It was very well stocked with everything you would need. The location was great. We are try to plan our vacation for next year and we will be staying at this house again. Just hope next year the weather will be a little warmer. Thanks for everything Chris!!!!
Thanks for the kind words! We would be thirilled to host you again.
We understand there are numerous homes to stay at and appreciate you staying with us.
Great Family Friendly Place
This is a great place to stay for anyone with children..my sister's family as well as ours which included a total of 4 adults and 5 children stayed comfortably here..plenty of bed arrangements for even more people and the beds were super comfy at that!! Had everything u would need for a child from pack n play, crib, wagon, potty seat, toys and a game room for the older ones!! Chris was beyond accommodating, very curtious and quick to respond. Would definitely rent this house again on our next vacation to AZ!! Thanks for the memories:)
Perfect Place to Stay with Kids!
This home was a perfect place for my family. We had two infants, a three year old, and six adults. There was plenty of room for all of us to sleep at night and relax during the day. I especially appreciated having baby items in the home for us to use. We personally used the pack 'n' play, high chair, wagon, toys and kids cups & dishes, but there were several other items available including a baby monitor, gate, and swing. We even found the leaf for the table and folding chairs in the garage, so we could all easily eat at the dinner table. The house was fully stocked with towels, extra sheets, pillows, toilet paper, Kleenex, soap, paper towels, and lots of food (that others had left behind). It was SO helpful not having to purchase condiments, spices, and the odds 'n' ends items you need for cooking.
The location of the home was great! It was in a gated community and we felt very safe. Restaurants and grocery stores were right around the corner (and a Starbucks too!). It was easy to travel to any place in the Phoenix area.
The owner, Chris, provided excellent communication prior, during, and after our trip. He responded quickly to an texts or phone calls. Plus, he is super friendly and genuinely cared about making sure our time at his home was a positive experience. I was extremely impressed!
I would highly recommend this home to any family with children. When we return to Mesa, we will definitely be staying here again!
Wow Heidi, thanks for the kinds words! You make it very easy to be a great host when communication between host and guest is as good as it was with us. You asked all the important questions prior to booking. Ummmm, all I have to say is many thanks and we hope to host your family again if given the chance.