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- Minimum stay:1-60 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom With All The Amenities! No weekend up charge for min 30 day
1200 sq. ft., 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo. Forced heating and air conditioning. New queen bed in master bedroom and 2 new twin beds in guest room. 'Shirley's Place' is fully appointed with your needs in mind. Linens, dishes, cookware are provided. Stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, electric flat top stove/oven, side by side refrigerator with ice/water in door) and microwave. Front load washer and dryer, attached garage, electric door opener. Back patio (partially covered) includes gas barbeque, orange trees and desert landscaping sporting a drip irrigation system. Patio furniture includes a glass top table, four chairs and center umbrella. Also on the patio is a two seat conversation group. French doors open up from the master bedroom onto the patio. Beyond the patio is a common green belt and close to the community pool. Wall mounted flat screen televisions in each room, including the living room. Cable and Wi-Fi is included. The condo is a small development with quiet neighbors. 'Shirley's Place' is centrally located to all of the baseball's Cactus Leagues spring training venues. Close to six of Phoenix area lakes which boast fishing and boating. Just a short drive from 'Shirley's Place' nature is ready to greet you. Close by are established trail heads for hiking, areas for on and off road bicycling, public golf courses, theaters, shopping, and Indian casinos. Make sure to visit Scottsdale only 12 miles away and take in Taliesin West, home to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Member since: 2014
- On floor 1
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Game Room
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
60 night min stay
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
60 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
60 night min stay
Jan 1 - May 1, 2018
60 night min stay
2018 Calente Days
May 2 - Sep 1, 2018
60 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning $100
- Pet Fee $100
20% discounted rates for Snow Birds. Minimum stay 60 days
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Near Tonto National Forest where you can boat, fish and hike. Numerous lakes in the area.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Maura, Shirley and I (Mary) purchased this property together. Shirley was retired and lived here full time. I would visit every other month or so. Each visit Shirley had made a list of 'honey do's' for me to complete. It wasn't a burden but a joy to do for her. Shirley would often sit nearby and watch whatever task I was tackling, with childlike amazement and curiosity. Shirley had varied and eclectic taste in decorating which is evident from her Oriental room divider in the green room (guest room) to Humphrey (her 4 foot tall camel which is standing in the master bedroom), to the 12 foot by 6 foot oil on canvas painting of the Canary Islands which she commissioned in 1994, depicting one of her favorite places she, and her husband Fred, would often visit. I love being at Shirley's Place. Shirley lived ever minute and lived those minutes in color. Come and enjoy 'Shirley's Place' as we have. Enjoy hours of effortless conversation while dining on the patio, swim in the clear blue water of the community pool (I was only able to get her in the pool once!) while being in the presence of color, joy and the love of life.
Why the Owner Chose Alta Mesa Community Association, Mesa, AZ, USA:
For the first five years we owned the property, Shirley's 'honey do' lists were so long that I never had the time to travel beyond the 'Home Depot.' But after finishing most of the projects, and not too long before she passed, Shirley and I took drives around this beautiful country. We discovered Tonto National Forest, Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake; we went to a couple of San Diego Padre spring training games in Peoria and even a couple of Diamondback's games. It was wonderful. Even at her age of 84, she had such wonderment of life which gave me so much pleasure to experience these things with her. She taught me to live in color and to rediscover that childlike wonderment.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Just beyond the patio on the common green belt area there are several large trees. Song birds populate the trees and put on a concert of song each night at dusk. At different times during the year, you can close your eyes and be transported to the middle of the jungle because of all of the different sounds! I think I love 'Shirley's Place' the most because of all the colors; green and white kitchen cabinets, blue and periwinkle in the master bedroom, green in the guest room and gray and Sedona orange in the guest bedroom. Color is life, and Shirley sure had that. Her niece Tina, an artist, painted a mural on an entry wall in the theme of the Cannery Island painting. The mural complements her painting so well. That mural greets you as you enter the front door and sets the mood of 'vacation' when you first enter her home. Enjoy!
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Entry with mural reflecting in mirror
View of kitchen from entry
Mural painted by Shirley's niece Tina
Dining room looking into kitchen
Opposite wall, 55' Samsung TV, patio through door on left
Master Bedroom; Sink area looking into the Commode and Shower/Bath Room
Looking out from master onto back patio
Guest (Green) Room
Patio Area, Uncovered Area with Glass Top Table and Seating for Four (Two Shown)
Community Pool Less Than 300 Feet from 'Shirley's Place'
Looking into the entry, dining and kitchen areas
View from kitchen to exterior entry
Kitchen, with view into dining/living room area
Utility room off kitchen, garage just beyond
One of two Oriental pots used as side tables in the living room
Living room, showing commissioned painting of the Canary Islands
Master vanity, Shirley loved this color
Master Bedroom, showing Humphrey ready to greet you
Master. This wall color is called periwinkle.
Patio area, Looking Towards Gate and Two Orange Trees
Back Patio, waiting for you!
My best friend, Shirley....and me
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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