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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 King bed and 2 queen + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!!! 2200 square foot 3 bed/2 bath rambler sleeps 6-8. King size bed in master and Queen beds in other 2 bedrooms plus futon, hide a bed (77x36) and even a pack and play (porta-crib) for your little one gives everyone plenty of room to spread out. Our home has an open floor plan with 3 Plasma TV's (50,42 and 18'), bbq, games, puzzles, internet connection or just peace and quiet--we've got it all.

Surprise Stadium, home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals is a short 1/2 mile from your home away from home, as is Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. Peoria Sports Complex, Goodyear Stadium, Glendale Arena, Westgate and Cardinal Stadium are only a short drive away. For the golf enthusiast there are a dozen local courses. Live theater, the zoo, hiking trails, fishing, movies, restaurants, shopping and much, much more are all in or near Surprise.

Keywords: Beautiful Home Close to Surprise Stadium.

More Details

Mitch and Mary
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Mitch and Mary

My wife and I are retired. We grew up in Dana Point, California. We are high school sweet hearts and have been married for 37 years. We have 3 wonderful children. We love Arizona, whether it's summer time or winter and enjoy baseball and the outdoors.

Mitch and Mary purchased this house in 2010

Why Mitch and Mary chose Royal Ranch

Baseball is our family's favorite sport and being walking distance from Surprise Stadium is the reason we bought this vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

Hiking, biking, walking, water sports, shopping, professional sporting events and sunshine make this vacation destination so desirable.


Royal Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Smoking in Home No Pets
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also {1} Hide a mat (77x36)
  • King size bed in master and other 2 bedrooms have Queen beds, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in den plus a hide a mat (77x36)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great location for baseball and football fans and players, golfers, and tennis players and fans and pickle ball players and fans.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Memorable memorial weekend in Surprise

  • 5 of 5

(This was our first experience with VRBO. We had used AirBnB in Europe, but we needed a little more variety this time).

The purpose of our trip to Arizona was to celebrate my aunt's memorial. Folks were flying in from all over the country. Instead of having the whole extended family stay in various motels, I suggested renting a house that would serve as our social basecamp. We chose this house due to its 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and large common areas. Turns out that was a smart choice. We entertained the entire extended family, eleven folks, at this house over 4 nights.

Five of us slept here, two couples and a bachelor. Three folks had work to do online during their stay and used the WiFi and three separate common areas to conduct their business. Each day the group went to the Surprise community center a mile away to get some exercise. We played some tennis, walked around the lake and even caught the KC Royals practicing at the stadium (this park is a destination in itself...just minutes away!)

This is what sets this property above other listings:

1. It is easy to get to...centrally located, just 7 blocks off the main road (no winding for miles into a gated community) and it's just 3 miles off the freeway.

2. It's on a quiet the end of a cul de sac. And there is a green belt a block away. There is no traffic noise. Driveway holds three cars (plus one in the garage)

3. It's convenient. Grocery stores, Starbucks, Trader Joe's, (even an urgent care) and every imaginable restaurant are within miles.

4. It's spacious. The three common areas are wide open and connected (yet the bedrooms are private). The ceilings are high.

5. The kitchen. The kitchen is open with a large granite island, perfect for entertaining. It is fully supplied with pots, pans, utensils, spices. There is a full sized oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, 3 burner gas BBQ. They have place settings for twelve (we served eleven comfortably by pushing the two tables together).

6. It's clean. It looks well maintained and sturdy (nothing's broken or shoddy). You feel comfortable living there. You can do laundry (full sized washer dryer with everything supplied).

7. The owners are honest, friendly people.

Other considerations:

1) Google maps may not take you to the correct address. Follow the owner's directions (they are simple).

2) Western Phoenix is home to Luke Air force base (home of the F-35's). So you will hear jets (outside).

We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert for your wonderful review of our home. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime. Mitch and Mary.
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Great space. Clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best houses we have stayed in. Very well maintained. Enough space for our large gathering of 8 people.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at Mitch and Mary's gorgeous home in Surprise. It was just as pictured - beautiful décor, spacious, immaculately clean, very comfortable, and close to...well...everything you can think of (any and all dining options, grocery, retailers, church, hospital, etc). We even had pretty flowers on the table! My parents lived in this area for 19 years. I brought my Mom to visit her older sister (85 and 87 respectively...or is it 88?) and we were lucky enough to time it with another relative who also came to visit. It was a great family reunion with good food and good conversation talking about the past.

Unfortunately, my husband ended up having to work most of the weekend. The accommodations had a perfect "office" for him to take care of business so he ended up being at the house more than we were.

I agree with others who mention the possibility of a faulty was late and we were tired...we ended up in a different community in the dark, so pay attention to Mitch and Mary's directions!

Both Mitch and Mary are wonderful and sweet people. They are a very responsive team! Thank you Mitch for coming out to take care of the garage door situation right away. Everything worked just fine afterwards.

Hoping to come back to visit family and would book this home in a heartbeat! God Bless and Merry Christmas!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, kind and helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mitch and Mary's lovely home at the very end of a two week adventure to Arizona. We were tired and feeling a little sad because our vacation was coming to a close; this home was the perfect place for us. We got a little lost getting to the home late in the day, but Mary calmly and kindly talked us through getting to there when we were at our most frustrated and exhausted.

We were traveling with two small children (4 & 2), and Mary had put up all the kitchen chemicals and knives knowing they were coming. And even though we were only staying 2 nights, they treated us like premier guests: signs and notes welcoming us to their home, etc. And lastly, as we prepared for our flight home, I asked them how they'd like us to clean the house. The response? "Don't worry about it...just get your family ready for the trip home." That was just what this tired and stressed Momma needed to hear at that moment. Thank you for all you did to make our last days in Arizona so pleasant. Your home was so beautiful; we will remember it for longer stays in the future! :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 Generation memories made

  • 5 of 5

We gathered 4 generations of family, age 2 months to 80 years, in this wonderful home and can't wait to do it again!! The homeowners are phenomenal to work with. The house is beautiful and spacious and stocked with all of the conveniences of home. The personal touches by the homeowners made us feel welcomed. This is truly a gem!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A must stay...owners are wonderful! The house was perfect...great location and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Mitch and Mary

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. Our week in surprise has been a wonderful experience all around. We especially appreciate the special touches that you placed around the house. It added to the much-needed rest away from the field on our path to the 15u AABC National Championship game! We look forward to having the opportunity to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
162 Miles
Arizona Snow Bowl in Flagstaff Arizona
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Surprise lake
Car: recommended

Activities and Attractions:

FOOTBALL - Just minutes away from University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the Cardinals) (Fiesta Bowl)

HOCKEY - Jobbing Arena - Phoenix Coyotoes

BASEBALL - Chase Field - home of the Diamondbacks

BASKETBALL - US Airway Center - home of the Phoenix Suns

BASEBALL - Surprise Stadium - home to Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers spring camp (just minutes away) 6 miles away - Peoria - home to Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres spring camp

BOWLING - Uptown Alley - just a few minutes walk - includes Laser Tag, Restaurant, Party Rooms, 40 lanes of bowling, two high energy bars, sports theater, billiards and over 80 video and prize games. The Approach - ultra lounge experience.

TENNIS - large bright courts at the Surprise Recreation Centre - minutes away

THEATRES - 14 Cinemas within Walking distance at UltraStar Theatres in Surprise

SWIMMING - Surprise Recreation Center - has a Aquatic Centre with slides - minutes away

CASINOS - Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Harrah's in Maricopa, Gila. River Casino in Chandler

GOLF - Four Professional Golf Courses and tons of other courses

MUSEUMS - West Valley Art Museum & Heard Museum West - in Surprise, AZ

HIKING - White Tank Regional Park - hiking trails close

Friends and Relatives Closeby?: Surprise is in Northwest Phoenix

Sun City is 4 miles away,

Sun City West is 2 miles,

Glendale - 8

Miles, Peoria - 6 Miles,

Avondale - 13 Miles,

Goodyear 20 miles,

Tempe 38 miles,

Mesa 44 miles,

Maricopa 60 miles,

Scottsdale 35 miles

Chandler 50 miles.

Short Trips you can Take: 30 Minutes to the Airport

4.0 Hours to the Grand Canyon - (must see)

2.5 Hours to Flagstaff, Arizona

1.5 Hours to Sedona (beautiful red rock tourist town)

2.0 Hours to Jerome, AZ (Mile High Town between Prescott and Flagstaff)

2.5 Hours to Tucson

4.0 Hours to Las Vegas

4.0 Hours to Mexico

3.0 Hours to Yuma

5.0 Hours to San Diego

Shopping - just minutes away from Frys, Safeway, 24 Hour Super WalMart, Home Depot, Ross, Target

Stores and many others



January : Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction

January : PRO BOWL @ UOP Stadium

January -February : Waste Management Open

LATE FEB THRU MARCH : 15 Major League teams come together in the legendary Cactus League!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

No Pets
Additional Charge Applies if detected in home

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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