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Charming & cozy detached guest house on 2 acre pasture, convenient to Stadium!

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 30 nights


Waddell House Rental Photos and Description

Charming & cozy detached guest house on 2 acre pasture, convenient to Stadium!

Charming & cozy detached guest house on 2 acre pasture/orchard in a quiet country setting, across from the white tank mountains! Convenient to the University of Phoenix Stadium (under 15 miles/25 minutes to the stadium), Luke Airforce Base (roughly 6 miles), NASCAR (twice per year in Goodyear) & spring training. The guest house is separated by a breezeway from the main house (which is owner occupied/off use); with plenty of outdoor seating. Enjoy beautiful, unobstructed sunset views of the natural preserve & White Tank Mtns directly across from the home. The White Tank Mtns offer wonderful hiking/horseback riding trails, along with a beautiful museum/conservatory. Features include new wood flooring, travetine tiled bathroom w/ new shower, queen bed+ 2 built in bunk beds (sleeps up to 2 adults, 2 children) + kitchen area w/ fridge, new electric stove w/ 4 burners + 4 seat bistro/bar table. The property’s sits on 2 acres with a small barn & stable, with 2 quarter horses. Enjoy fresh lemons, pecans, peaches from the orchard of fresh fruit trees!

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  • children welcome

Keri Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Charming & cozy detached guest house on 2 acre pasture, convenient to Stadium!
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

second time back....

  • 5 of 5

This was our second, month long stay with Bruce and Shirley. Bruce even saved my husband's home made walking stick since our last stay and it was waiting for our return. We took three side trips to Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Tucson during our stay. Every day, we walked through the neighborhoods of Waddell and just relaxed in this inviting setting. White Tank State Park is nearby and we enjoyed our hikes through it. The room was most comfortable and a computer area was added since last year, which my husband loved....especially during March Madness. We cooked most our meals in but were offered a grilling area if we wanted. Laundry facilities are also offered at no cost which is important on a month long stay in addition to the convenience of having these facilities a few steps away. We enjoyed picking and using the fresh lemons from the back yard. I have already recommended this property to a couple back home. It is well maintained, clean, and most comfortable. Suggestions to improve upon your stay are always welcomed by the owners. I love Waddell and Bruce and Shirlee.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not for Seniors

  • 2 of 5

We arrived greeted by owner and her three dogs, we got out of our truck with our Yorkie,

and the owner said (oh I didn't know you had a dog). we paid a pet deposit, so you would assume we had a pet. This is basically a converted two car garage. The closet is a entertainment center with a cloths pole added. The table is a tall. table with four tall backless bar stools. No garbage disposal,, no dish washer, no oven, single sink. Very nice

pans sure they were new. The toaster oven was a toaster, with a little drawer that pulled out

and you could bake a couple of bread sticks or two large pieces of bread (see pictures). There is a crockpot that we used a great deal of the time. When cooking the kitchen gets extremely warm as there aren't any windows. The is a window air-conditioner and heater combination .

The bed was confortable , however the two small sofa chairs were terrible ( we bought two

small wicker chairs) when you sat down, we had difficulty getting back up. If you should have children visiting there were built in bunk beds. If you are planning on having company

it should be on a beautiful warm day so you could sit outside. There is a washer and dryer that is in a hallway between the owners residence and the guest house. We were there six weeks, time went fast, but we were gone everyday, if you are someone that enjoys laying in

bed reading or watching TV. this is your kind of place. When you go out the front there is a

road with a view of the White Tank Mountains about a mile a cross, no hiking trails, just desert. the pool is nice however it is just to sit by not anything you would want to get in. The couple that we rental from were very nice, but unit was not at all what we expected.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The majority of the owner’s guests have been seniors, the majority of which have been very happy & found the space to be very comfortable. The guest house is cozy & comfortable, with no real stairs- as well as a shower with a low step, ideal for seniors, which are the majority of the owner’s guests & return guests. While there is not a full kitchen, there is stove top, toaster oven, fridge- the kitchen is fully equipped for light cooking- as advertised…it is a space that is very comfortable for 1 or 2 persons, with adorable bunk beds for occasional visitors….perhaps it was not the right fit for these particular guests, however, they did not make the owners aware of this during their stay. The guests did mention the chairs were uncomfortable- however, when attempting to rectify, the guests told the owners not to worry, that they purchased their own chairs, which they would use in their home. Still, the owners have since replaced/upgraded the chairs, based upon feedback- they are continually making improvements, additions, as it is important to them that guests are happy! The owners were especially generous hosts to the guests, often going out of their way- and therefore were very surprised to hear- and particularly, when not made aware during the stay that they were unhappy for any reason. Furthermore, the guests asked the owners to waive the pet clean during their stay & were resistant to walking thru the guest house upon departure- where the owners found it in less than satisfactory condition, requiring extra cleaning. While the owners are enthusiastic hosts, who have appreciated all of their guests, for several reasons, they would not welcome this particular guest back.
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Great Location, Great Rental, Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one month on this property and we were more than comfortable. Two weeks into our stay, we liked it so well we booked for 2016. We enjoyed the rural setting yet we were close to Phoenix and all it has to offer. While there, we went to spring training games, a hockey game, two zoos, two state/local parks and the botanical garden. Bruce and Shirlee (the owners) were gracious hosts and we enjoyed our many chats with them. Because we live in a rural area, Phoenix traffic on I-10 and the loops around Phoenix were a challenge but we learned the street grid system and could avoid the hectic traffic if time was not an issue. The nearby town of Surprise has grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. We weren't even home yet and were missing the great weather. We look forward to our next year's visit with Bruce and Shirlee.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winterset, IA USA

Absolutely Great

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in this comfortable little guest house, had everything needed for our month visit. Situated on beautiful property with easy access to points of interest around Phoenix. Owners are so very gracious and helpful, they made our stay an experience to remember. We'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a jewel hidden in a pasture. What an amazing experience. Newly renovated, great location! Owners are friendly and accommodating without being intrusive. We plan to come back again. It's going to be our "happy place" from now on!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Skyharbor/Phoenix Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Coyote Alley
Nearest Golf
4.4 Miles
Falcon Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
Frazier Enterprises
Car: recommended

20 minutes to Cardinal Stadium

15 minute to NASCAR/Phoenix International Raceway

Across from White Tank Mountain Regional Park

10 min from Luke Air Force Base

30 mins from Palo Alto Nuclear Station


Rates & Availability

Waddell House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $125
Security deposit (ref) $500

Move in funds are due upon reservation- we accept & offer different payment options/terms & look forward to assisting further!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Waddell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , enough to sleep 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

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