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Best Bargain Home Apache Junction, East Phoenix, AZ, 3bed/2bath, Sleeps 10, wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Best Bargain Home Apache Junction, East Phoenix, AZ 3bed/2 bath, Sleeps 10, wifi

Perfect Winter Retreat, 3bed/2bath home, fully-stocked kitchen, 8-chair dinning, 3 TVs, Extensive DVD & VHS collection, Video Games, Beds for 10, Laundry, 2-car garage, Backyard deck & BBQ grill. Gated-community club house, park & pool. Minutes to Goldfield Ghost Town, Shopping Malls, Superstition, Usery, Peralta & Silly Mountain parks & trails. Barlene's AZ Opry, Rock-n-R Ranch, Renaissance Festival, Movie Theaters, Sun Splash, and Golf. Close to the I-60, CACC & EMCC campuses.

Valaree (Jodi) Flake
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Valaree (Jodi) Flake

Keith is a 4th generation, Arizona rancher and is the founder and president of Rodeo Video. The Flakes are Wild Arizona Ranchers and are starting their new Vlog - FLAKES - sharing their unique experiences as Arizona Cattle Ranchers and they film rodeos, ropings and NFR champion interviews. Jodi has a 4-generation music performance background and teaches 6th Grade at Snowflake Intermediate. Jodi has written and produced 6 musicals - 2 of which are Outdoor Historic Dramas. Jodi plans to present 'Arizona Centennial - The Sounds of Statehood' in the East Valley in the near future. Keith and Jodi have a large blended family, comprising 14 children (plus spouses) and 34 grandkids.

Valaree (Jodi) Flake purchased this house in 2007

Why Valaree (Jodi) Flake chose Jacobs Ranch

Keith bought the AJ House in 2007 since it's in the middle of our Desert Ranch, and he needed a place to stay, while he works cattle in Apache Junction. We have a home, ranch and office in Snowflake too. Jodi teaches school in Snowflake and commuted to the AJ Home for 2 years, while she finished her Masters in Music at ASU in 2010. Keith and I and our kids only use the home about a third of the year, so we wanted to share it with other families, needing a place to stay in the East Phoenix area.

What makes this house unique

We love the open, comfortable floor plan, where we can sleep 10 in our home and the accessibility to most activities and attractions in the East Phoenix valley. We enjoy the gated-community club house, parks and pool and getting out of the snow and cold in Snowflake, during the winter and spring months. It's a great vacation - get-a-way home for a weekend.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This lovely home was exactly what we needed for our family to visit Arizona for 5 weeks. The home was clean and in a quiet neighborhood.
Feb 2015
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Jacobs Ranch House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 2 full bathrooms, each with a large tub, tall shower heads and marble counter tops. Clean and functional. 8 large towels, hand towels and wash clothes in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master Suite, large walk-in closet, 2 Queens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Comfy King pole bed, large closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Full/twin bunk with pull out twin matress - sleeps 4
  • 3 bedrooms: Master suite; Sleeps 4, with 2 queens, a love seat, Cable TV with an extensive DVD/VHS collection and player, and a large walk-in closet. Middle bedroom; Sleeps 4, with a Full/Twin bunk and extra-pull-out mattress under the full. Large closet, dresser, Cable TV with DVD/VHS player. Front bedroom; Sleeps 2 on the Large King pole bed, with a large closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
We charge a $60 cleaning fee, to cover the costs to provide a professionally clean home,


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Best Bargain Home Apache Junction, East Phoenix, AZ, 3bed/2bath, Sleeps 10, wifi
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 22 reviews

Impressive property

  • 5 of 5

This is the best bargain vacation rental in the Phoenix area; it is in a newer subdivision nestled close to the Superstition Mountains.

From the elegant entry to the walled backyard, to the generous supplies of household necessities, you will be pleased with this choice.

Pleased enough to stay in some of the time instead of rushing out the door every day.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, Colorado

Welcoming home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed over Christmas so we could celebrate with my parents who live in an RV Park in Apache Junction. The house was decorated for Christmas with lights and a tree! The beds were mostly comfortable, my daughter wasn’t fond of the bunk beds though (she’s tall). There were some minor issues I shared with the owner but overall we were quite happy staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our needs. Thank you.

  • 4 of 5

We were in and out of the house due to a family gathering. It was perfect for our needs. The Christmas decorations was a nice touch.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home in gated community

  • 3 of 5

This home is perfect for those looking for a home base in the area. It worked well for us since it was near everything we were visiting. It has easy access to the freeway, and is in a gated community if that matters to you. There a ton of houses right on top of each other, so it is close quarters. The back yard is pretty small, with a tiny patio. The pool is several blocks away from the house, but a good size next to a playground. If you plan on doing a lot of cooking, the kitchen is minimally stocked. They have china which cannot go in the microwave, which made reheating things challenging. As far as the beds go, don't count on the top bunk of the bunk bed when planning sleeping arrangements. It has no rails and is pretty shaky and we decided it was not very safe. There are several couches and chairs through out the house, and a nice big dining room table so plenty of seating which is nice. The only instructions given relate to the wifi, air conditioning, gate access, and keys. It would have been nice to have instructions on check out procedures and trash service in the house to refer to since we did not want to be calling the homeowner with every question we had while on vacation. Overall, it worked out just fine for our family and is one of the more affordable rentals in the valley.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evergreen, CO

Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Place suited us just fine. Back patio area could have been been better maintained (weed and debris removal). Neighbors in back are very close just so you know if you prefer privacy. Also, it would have been nice to have a garage remote because entrance door wouldn't lock with the key. We notified owner right away and she was always great at getting back to me. We only stayed 2 nights so I'm sure she has addressed the minor issues. Beds and pillows were comfy, which is always important to us!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for my family to stay when we came down to surprise my mom for her 80th birthday. There was plenty of space and we loved the pool. The atmosphere of the community was welcoming and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Phoenix/Mesa Gateway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $50

Cleaning Fee: $60.00 per stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.