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Arizona Oasis, Pet Friendly, Quiet Neighborhood, Private Pool & Beautiful Yard

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,803 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Your Arizona oasis awaits you w/many benefits and features at an affordable rate.

Comfortable, yet modern style home w/all the basic needs. 2 bedrooms both w/queen sized beds, plus a den w/full sized futon sofa sleeper. 2 bathrooms. Master bath has a soaker tub & stand up shower. Fully equipped kitchen w/all the basic needs. Desk/working area in 2nd bedroom. Cable TV/Wireless Internet. AC/Heat. Non-heated private pool. Dog friendly (allowed in the pool). Fully fenced yard w/dog run area. Beautiful, landscaped backyard w/citrus trees. Gas grill & propane fire pit. Garage. Quiet neighborhood (in Cul de Sac), near many attractions. Spring training at Surprise Stadium. Park nearby.

This is a quiet residential neighborhood (especially after dark), so we ask that you have respect for the surrounding neighbors. This is not suitable for loud parties, unattended excessive barking dogs or any other excessive noise outside of the normal.

Please note that we are located in the fly-over zone for the Luke Air Force Base and do hear the jets on a regular basis. Though the sound of the jets are music to our ears, it may not be suitable for some. Please consider this before booking, as refunds will not be offered for complaints about the jet noise.

We also do not recommended this property for anyone with severe pet allergies. Although we have an exceptional cleaning service, this home is pet friendly.

Within a close drive you have beautiful places to sightsee (Lake Pleasant, Sedona and even the Grand Canyon). We are only a few hours away from Las Vegas & California. A car is necessary for this area.

There are plenty of great restaurants, lots of shopping and hiking trails to explore. Also great for golfers. We are just a few minutes from the Surprise Stadium for spring training. Come explore the many benefits of beautiful Surprise AZ and its surrounding areas.

More Details

Michael Catena
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Michael Catena

Arizona is our 2nd home and someday will be our permanent home. Until then, we open our home for you to enjoy it as much as we do. Since our pets are our family, we allow you to bring your pets (dogs only) with to enjoy the stay as well.

Michael Catena purchased this house in 2016

Why Michael Catena chose Surprise

We chose this area for the peaceful neighborhood setting it offers. Yet it's close to everything we enjoy to do. Hiking, great restaurants, great shopping and it's close to many beautiful sight seeing places (Sedona, Canyon Lake, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and even California is within 5-7 hours drive time). A beautiful mountain setting surrounds the Phoenix area. It's a home away from home.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, pet friendly, private pool and furnished with all the basic needs.


Litchfield Manor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1803 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 , tub , shower , Master private bath has a soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located near the 2nd bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Desk working area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Arizona Oasis, Pet Friendly, Quiet Neighborhood, Private Pool & Beautiful Yard
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
Port Sanilac, Michigan

Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The pool was wonderful. We golfed by day and enjoyed the house in the evening. We hope to rent again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay & you are welcome back anytime!
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Basic lodging nothing more.

  • 2 of 5

I must first say the owner was accessible and the property was clean, and conveniently located, and everything worked. Do not think an unheated pool is swimmable, January - April in AZ. Pool ambiance was nice.

This is probably the 10th property we have rented from VRBO around the world, and we have to rate this property as the most disappointing. We felt as if we were in grade school as there were notes taped everywhere giving directions on what "NOT" to do, i.e. "Do Not put hot items / curling irons on vanity tops, Do not put chairs to close to windows, Do not put larger items in toilets, ..... There was 1 small TV in the Great room maybe 32 " and the only thing we could get was basic cable, and No TV in the Master BR. There were no lights on the bed side cabinets in the Master BR for reading, and the only light was from the ceiling fan. No lights other than the ceiling fan in the living area, and second bedroom. All furniture looked nice, was low end at best and minimal. The thermostat was locked at a specific temperature and could not be changed.

If you are looking for the "NO FRILLS" of home lodging this will work.

We will not be going back to this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck, we are sorry to hear that the home did not meet your needs, however you are the first & only renter to express disappointment. The listing clearly states the pool is not heated, shows accurate pictures of the furniture provided & clearly states that there is only 1 TV in the home w/basic cable. The notes left around the home are to help people find what they need during their stay & to help them avoid any damage that could result in them losing their security deposit. There are only a few general notes around the home, so I have no idea why you would be offended by that. This is our home & we ask for people to respect that with helpful reminders. As far as the lighting goes, we told you there were no reading lamps when you asked prior to renting the home. Yes, we require temperature control (also stated in the rental agreement), as we have no choice but to regulate how low the temperature can be in the summer. Arizona is extremely hot & could result in very high electric bills if not regulated. The electric company recommends to set it at 76, but we allow up to 75. You will find that in any rental home in Arizona. So if a heated pool, reading lamps & luxury furniture w/a high end TV system was what you were looking for, then you should have not rented this home. There are many other listings available that would have been a much better fit for your needs. We offer a basic home with comfortable furnishings that are pet friendly & this is all clearly stated in the listing. Our past renters have expressed total appreciation that we offer our home to them for close to what they would pay for a hotel room. So if you are looking for a clean, comfortable & pet friendly home w/all the basic needs, this is the right rental for you.
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Great Place, Great Time & Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was fantastic! The neighborhood was quite and the owner is "Pet Friendly," allowing our dog access to the pool.

This was our first time being in the area to take in Spring Training and we really enjoyed the house and Cody (our lab) enjoyed playing in the pool.

We quickly found that most of the restaurants, grocery stores, drug stores, etc were within 15 minutes of where we stayed.

The house was clean and the owner Mike kept in contact with us to make sure there were no problems and we were enjoying ourselves.

We definitely would go back next year.

We have used Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO) and Homeaway approximately 6 times in our travels around the US and have never been disappointed. I would highly recommend this Arizona Oasis for your next stay in the Surprise, AZ area.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bernard for the wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Glad we helped to make your experience in Surprise a pleasant one. You are welcome back anytime & Cody is always welcome too!
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Wonderful stay with our dogs

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Litchfield Manor for two months while relocating to the Phoenix area. It's difficult to find a nice place to stay for an extended period with pets. We were fortunate to find this property. It was well maintained, clean and had more than enough space as we didn't even use the other bedroom. We really enjoyed the pool and the pool guy showed up every Tuesday morning like clockwork to keep the pool in great shape. The pool guy entered through a side gate and never bothered us at all. An extra bonus was a two car garage that easily fit my half ton extended cab pickup. The neighborhood was very quiet, clean and modern. I would highly recommend this property for your stay in Surprise. Thank you Mike for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brett for choosing our home for your rental needs & the helpful review. It was a pleasure having you & the dogs. We are glad to hear it was a pleasant stay & you were able to enjoy the pool & surrounding community. Welcome to the Arizona area. Best wishes to you!
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Car: necessary

Driving distance to Lake Pleasant, Canyon Lake, Sedona, Grand Canyon and many more tourist attractions. Great hiking.


Rates & Availability

Litchfield Manor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Discount
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please see the attached rental agreement for the cancellation policy, pet rules and house rules. We do require a Refundable Damage Deposit & Property Damage Protection. Contact us with any unanswered questions prior to your booking.

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.
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