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Come In Out Of The Cold -- Spend Your Winter In Arizona

Bedrooms 2
Space 920 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

NOTE: Stays of 30 days or longer are subject to 1.5% sales tax; shorter-term stays are taxed at 11.67%. VRBO refuses to add the 2-tier tax system and only shows the higher rate. I will adjust it accordingly when you book. I am so sorry for the inconvenience!!

Our Little House is located in the SunBird Golf Resort in south Chandler, and you will have access to all the amenities of the community. The charming little house is newly renovated with new exterior paint, expanded covered patio and dual pane low-e windows throughout. The home is fully furnished and equipped with everything except your clothes and golf clubs. We even provide a toothbrush in case you forgot your own. The kitchen has a glass-top electric range, built-in microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice-maker and a pantry. We provide all the basic cookware, plates, glasses, utensils, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock-pot, as well as towels and bed linens and stacked washer/dryer. The cozy living room has 2 La-Z-Boy recliners, a sofa with reclining seats at either end, a 54-inch 4K TV. The master bedroom has a memory foam queen bed, bureau, 32-inch smart HDTV, large walk-in closet, en-suite bath with walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a queen-size bed, high-boy dresser and walk-in closet. The guest bathroom has a shower over the tub. The patio on the east side of the house has a BBQ, dining table and chairs, and is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee, afternoon beverages and outdoor dining. There is a chaise lounge for soaking up the sun. The carport accommodates a car and a golf cart. There is a small storage area for luggage, etc. We pay all utilities, including electric, Dish Network basic plan, local TV channels, and NetFlix, and we provide secured wireless hi-speed Internet service. (If you have Dish Network service at home, you can bring your set-top box with you.) The streets of SunBird are perfect for jogging, walking, bike riding. One of the 2 SunBird heated swimming pools is only a block from our house. The on-site Post Office and the Clubhouse with everything it has to offer are within walking distance. In addition to the golf course, the resort includes tennis, shuffle board, horseshoes, bocci ball, pickleball, basketball facilities, as well as a fully-equipped fitness center, billiard tables and a library. Check out the SunBird HOA website for the list of activities that can keep you from being bored on your vacation. There are 3 grocery stores within 3 miles of SunBird. Travel 8 miles to Downtown Chandler and 13 miles to the Chandler Fashion Center. Plan for day trips to all Tucson, Flagstaff, the various lakes and historic and cultural destinations that are easy traveling distance from SunBird. High temperatures in the winter months range from the mid-60s to 80s, and low temperatures generally range in the 40s. There may be an occasional rain shower, but you certainly will not need a snow shovel!

Patti Poe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Patti Poe

We live in a wonderful development about 1/2 mile from Our Little House. I (Patti) grew up on a farm in northeastern Colorado. I worked as an attorney in Southern California for many years. Barry was born in Phoenix and grew up in Southern California. We moved to Chandler in 2003 in order for our children to grow up in the family friendly environment Chandler offers and to be educated in the amazing Chandler Schools. We are grateful every day that we have the privilege of living and being a part of the Chandler community. I am a Realtor, and Barry is a self-employed computer consultant. We have always been actively involved in our children's schools and extracurricular activities. We purchased our first rental home in SunBird in 2004 and rented it until we had an opportunity to sell it at a good profit in 2011. We soon discovered that we missed having a connection to SunBird, so we purchased Our Little House in September 2012 and look forward to sharing it with you.

Patti Poe purchased this house in 2012

Why Patti Poe chose Chandler

The residents of SunBird, both full-time residents and winter visitors, are the friendliest people you will find anywhere. The streets are alive with neighbors walking, biking, chatting or heading off to golf together. Every evening, people carry food and wine to a neighbor's house to have dinner together. Laughter is always ringing from the pools. The clubhouse, post office, pro shop and restaurant are filled with people happy to see each other. It is a small town comprised of people from all over who share a common goal of avoiding snow.

What makes this house unique

Our Little House has a very livable floor plan and made us feel at home. We knew that we could make it into a cozy, comfortable home away from home for visitors escaping the cold. Additionally, many of the homes in the community back to another property and do not afford much privacy. Our Little House backs to a street that is not very busy. There is considerably more privacy and not much street noise. Although the homes directly on the golf course are considered premium properties, we appreciate that Our Little House does not have as many dents and cracks from stray golf balls.


Chandler House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Hallway bath has skylight and tub/shower. Master bath has walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has a queen-size bed and a bureau dresser. Large walk-in closet behind double sliding mirrored doors. Built-ins for extra drawer space and library. Wall-mounted flat-screen smart TV. Guest bedroom has queen-size bed, high-boy dresser and walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
NOTE: Stays of 30 days or longer are subject to 1.5% sales tax; shorter-term stays are taxed at 11.67%. VRBO refuses to add the 2-tier tax system and only shows the higher rate. I will adjust it accordingly when you book. I am so sorry for the inconvenience!!


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Come In Out Of The Cold -- Spend Your Winter In Arizona
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews
Princeton, Illinois 61356

Location A+

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the month of January 2018 at Sun Bird Golf Resort. Our accommodations were fine. The home was perfect for the two of us. We were close to good shopping. We enjoyed the 2 bedroom 2 bath home very much. Our landlords, Patti and Barry were very helpful and attentive. We would certainly consider renting this home again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you as our guests, and we do hope to see you again soon!
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Everything a person needs, House was great

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We really enjoyed meeting your entire family, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Love SunBird Resort!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had the best time at SunBird. The home was close to the club house, clean well furnished and very comfortable. Thanks Patti for showing us around.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toano, VA, USA

Charming cottage which is nicely furnished with everything we needed for our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Unit was very well setup with everything necessary for a pleasant visit. The owners were very helpful and always available. The resort's clubhouse facilities are very well maintained and were pleasant to use. The location is great for access to local attractions. Overall, our stay was great and we plan to be returning for more visits.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again soon!
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Not Bad!!!

  • 4 of 5

Place is nice,could be alittle cleaner,internet and dish tv are a joke,dish has like eight stations?

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that our vacation rental did not meet your expectations. Please know that between guests, we thoroughly clean the home and inspect for any issues that need attention or repairs. We accepted your last-minute request to start your stay a day earlier than your original reservation with the clear understanding that check-in was at 4:00 PM. When you arrived at the house 4 hours before the stated check-in time, I was still cleaning. I am certain that you would have been very pleased with the home’s condition had I been able to complete the cleaning and preparation process. We responded immediately to each of your complaints that you were unable to view satellite TV and to connect to the internet, but each time you had left for an appointment and were unable to demonstrate the problems you were experiencing. All of our devices connect to the internet without issue, and no guests before or after you have had problems with the internet. We provide internet, NetFlix and a Dish Network package of at least 50 channels, in addition to the 46 channels of over-the-air TV. In our experience, that is a far greater selection than most 4- and 5- star hotels offer. Again, we apologize that your stay was not what you expected. We strive very hard to provide the best vacation experience possible, but apparently, we sometimes miss.
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Super in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here and it does not not get under 10/10. The villa has everything you need for a great relaxing stay - superbly furnished and oh so comfortable. Lovely patio at rear for enjoying morning coffee or evening wine. Resort is top class - 2 heated pools, club house, golf if you play, tennis, bar and restaurant. Close to supermarkets/shops/parks and easy access to Interstate10. Owners were great and very attentive - top marks. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sky Harbor
Nearest Golf
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
10 Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
Car: recommended

SunBird Golf Resort is an Active Adult community (age 55+) that includes an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, restaurant, on-site post office, laundry facilities, 2 heated swimming pools, fitness center, tennis courts, billiard tables, endless clubs & activities. There are many other golf courses in the area, including the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Historic Downtown Chandler which is the home of Arizona's first golf course. Short distance to Cactus League Baseball Spring Training venues, restaurants, museums, hiking, casinos, shopping centers, including outlet malls. Enjoy Bashas' Gallery of Western American and Native American Art, Historic Downtown Chandler's Tumbleweed Christmas Tree, Chandler Center for the Arts, Santan Flat Grill & Saloon, Rawhide Western Town, Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Zoo, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Major airports are Sky Harbor (25 miles) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (15 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.67%

NOTE: Stays of 30 days or longer are subject to 1.5% sales tax; shorter-term stays are taxed at 11.67%. VRBO refuses to add the 2-tier tax system and only shows the higher rate. I will adjust it accordingly when you book. I am so sorry for the inconvenience!!

You can reserve and pay using "Book It Now" and paying by credit card or free e-check, or by emailing us at and making arrangements to pay by cashier's check or PayPal.

Cancellation/refund policy:
100% refund if cancelled > 60 days before Check-in Date
50% refund if cancelled between 60 & 30 days before Check-in Date
Forfeited if cancelled < 30 days of Check-in Date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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