Month: November 2019

Cute and Convenient!

Cute and Convenient! This 3 bedroom single level with soaring vaulted ceilings, offers gorgeous, updated laminate/wood flooring, white cabinets with updated counters and fresh interior and exterior paint. Double French doors in both the eat-in kitchen and the master bedroom add to the charm. The floor plan is well laid out with the guest bathroom separating the master from the two guest bedrooms. There is plenty of storage with double closets in the master, walk-in closet in one of the guest bedrooms, deep coat closet and linen closet as well.

There is plenty of space for outdoor living with the kids and the family dog with two covered patios, one in the front and one in the back along with grassy area and private block wall. The double RV gate enclosed carport is secure and great for your 2nd car or extra outdoor living space.

This popular Mesa location, minutes from the freeway is close to the 60, the Shoppes at Gilbert Commons, plenty of shopping and restaurants, just a few miles from charming, historic Downtown Mesa and Golfland Sunsplash!

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Owned Solar System, Basement and Pool

This castle is fit for a king, a large family or a blended family!! There’s absolutely no shortage of space with 6 bedrooms, formal dining, formal living, family room, a basement and a THREE car garage. Spacious kitchen offers gas cook stove, a HUGE kitchen island and oodles of cabinets and counter space. The family chef will enjoy cooking again with upgraded counters, stacked stone backsplash and gorgeous views of the back patio and yard.

The family room is large enough for a projector and screen but still cozy and full of natural light with a stacked stone gas fireplace for ambiance and comfort and huge sliding glass doors to the back patio. New, wood-look tile, neutral carpeting, neutral tile and dark laminate wood flooring along with 2″ wood blinds in espresso and brushed nickel hardware throughout.

Work from home or looking for a perfect man cave? That experience just got better with a spacious basement that is right down the stairs from the bathroom. There are also two larger bedrooms with closets and new carpet on the first level, right off the family room.

Large, private master boasts a double door entry, a balcony, full master bath with separate tub and shower, double sinks and large walk-in Elfa custom closet with pull out shoe organizers. Across from the master, enjoy a “Jr master” sized bedroom which is perfect for an additional living room, art studio or hobby space with a closet that has adjustable organizers. Two more spacious bedrooms on the 2nd floor with closet organizers and a conveniently located guest bath.

Energy efficiency is key here in AZ!! Stop paying electricity bills with this massive, OWNED solar system. No lease payments here! System information can be found in the document section and it has a transferrable warranty. The sun screens also help offering maximum comfort.

Enjoy all seasons in this beautifully adorned yard. It’s clean and spacious and offers a long covered patio, a balcony for morning coffee or cozy evenings, artificial grass (low maintenance), mature, green landscaping, a gazebo, crystal blue play pool, rough travertine pavers and a pool fence between the house and the pool.

This popular Goodyear location is just minutes from the I10 and the 303 and just a few miles from the 101. Located right next door to golf courses, just down the street from shopping and restaurants, Luke Air Force Base and 15 minutes from Westgate and the Cardinals Stadium.

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Quick Freeway Access and Mountain Views

Gorgeous, updated Northeast Mesa home perfectly placed with north / south exposure and mountain views! This awesome floor plan, at just under 1900 square feet, has a loft, formal living room, kitchen with peninsula and separate dining area and family room. Recently updated neutral carpet and wood-look tile throughout. Finally a space for everyone and everything! The recently updated kitchen includes gorgeous granite counters, upgraded cabinets, stainless appliances and a pantry. The over-sized laundry room adds additional storage and is the perfect place to keep shoes, jackets and bags tidy and out of the way.

The master bedroom is located on the opposite side of bedroom 2 and 3, in the back of the home, adding peaceful privacy with beautiful mountain views. Spacious master bath offers double sinks, garden tub and large walk-in closet.

The covered patio, with exterior fan, has an extended slab perfect for a fire pit or your bbq grill set up. The gorgeous green grass is well kept and perfectly adorned with a paver bordered garden area filled with mature plants and palm trees. Enjoy views of the Superstitions from your back patio.

Located just minutes from the 202 and Red Mountain Park. Enjoy hiking, biking and our beautiful Arizona lakes without having to drive too far!

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A treasure in The Islands

Welcome to paradise! Conveniently located in popular Gilbert, The Lakes community has 80 acres of lakes between the north, mid and south lake. Enjoy the basketball court, volley ball court, playground, community dock and exercise track or relax under a ramada with picnic tables and charcoal grills. At just under 2,400 square feet, this gorgeous single level, with soaring ceilings and all the formals, offers low maintenance living with style and character. The spacious floor plan is perfect for entertaining with formal dining and living room, open kitchen with oversized island, extra half bath and stylish French doors leading to the extended covered patio and crystal blue play pool.

The kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space with pantry, kitchen island with plenty of seating, undermount sink, upgraded counters, updated appliances and recessed lighting. The breakfast nook is surrounded by windows with poolside views and plenty of natural light.

Arched windows, plant shelves and a majestic wood burning fireplace adorn the family room. Stylish wood look tile in the entry, dining room and kitchen with energy efficient plantation shutters found throughout are practical and charming.

The three bedrooms are larger with vaulted ceilings and neutral carpet. The den is large enough to add a closet creating an instant fourth bedroom. The guest bathroom has double sinks and a walk-in shower. The master has a double door entry, private exit to the patio, bay window, arched doorways and plant shelves. The recently updated master bathroom has a huge walk-in closet, double sinks, garden corner tub and walk-in shower with glass and tile surround.

The extended covered patio offers plenty of shady space and is perfect for outdoor AZ living. The play pool is the perfect size for entertaining or spending a relaxing evening enjoying our 300 days of sunshine.

Close to Espee park and approx 3 miles from both the 60 and the 202. Minutes from the restaurants and night life in charming Downtown Gilbert and shopping at Gilbert Commons and San Tan Village.

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Stunning Custom Home with No HOA

Welcome to the beautiful and prestigious Estates Groves! Conveniently located at Brown and Val Vista this gorgeous custom home sits perfectly appointed on a 21,000+ square foot lot with NO HOA! The inviting curb appeal and breathtaking entry opens to a functional and versatile floor plan, with formal living room and dining room, open eat-in kitchen with soaring ceilings and an over-sized family room that is perfect for entertaining. The formal living room is comfortable and stylish with the arched doorway and pillars, fireplace with granite slab, travertine flooring and that perfect shade of custom paint. Loaded with windows, the bright and spacious formal dining area offers views of the sprawling grounds lined with mature citrus trees.

The family cook will feel spoiled in this gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, gorgeous, custom cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, enormous walk-in pantry, island with room for stools and beautiful upgraded counters. Plenty of windows offering beautiful views of the back yard and natural light.

The owners retreat, with large master bathroom, is private and romantic with double door entry, fireplace, sitting room and private exit to the patio. The giant master bathroom has his and hers sinks, a vanity, walk-in closet, majestic soaking tub and a large, walk-in shower with glass doors and body jets.

This enormous lot offers an abundance of privacy and space for family and pets plus an extended covered patio with built-in BBQ, diving pool, plenty of mature trees including citrus.

This area of north Mesa is close to golf courses, grocery stores, shopping and restaurants and isn’t too far from charming Downtown Mesa, spring training ball fields, Mesa Riverview, hiking, and popular lakes and rivers.

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Poolside Bungalow

You can’t beat this AWESOME location at Recker and Williams Field Road! Welcome to resort style, low maintenance living. Just steps from the community pool, this perfectly appointed, tastefully upgraded home faces the greenbelt offering plenty of space for hours of outdoor fun and activities right outside the front door (BONUS, you don’t have to maintain it!). From the cute, covered front porch to the custom touches found inside, this one is sure to please even the most discerning buyer. Beautiful wood-look tile throughout the 1st level which offers a convenient and spacious half bath, a media nook with built-in desk, 2 large sliding doors to the relaxing and shady covered patio, living room with white shiplap accent wall and light and bright dining area.

The kitchen is sure to excite the family cook with the large kitchen island with sink, beautiful espresso staggered cabinets with crown molding, gas cook top and wall mounted oven and microwave. The sleek granite counters and neutral subway tile backsplash is functional and stunningly beautiful.

You won’t believe the space in this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with loft! The custom touches continue upstairs with a large, gorgeous barn door to the master bathroom and dark shiplap accent wall in the master bedroom. The HUGE master bathroom offers an oversized walk-in shower with rain shower head, glass doors and white tile surround, double sinks and large walk-in closet.

You’ll find the laundry room on the second level to be very convenient and right beside the gorgeous guest bathroom with double sinks and tub / shower combo. The loft is perfect for additional living space, a play room for the kids or the highly popular “man cave”.

The Bungalows at Cooley Station in Gilbert features a community pool, parks with tot tot lots, a splash pad, ramadas and greenbelts with convenient access to the San Tan 202 Freeway. Cooley Station is located just minutes from restaurants, entertainment, San Tan Village Mall, and bustling Downtown Gilbert.

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The Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale AZ

by: Jen Duncan

We went to the brand new Great Wolf Lodge location in Scottsdale, Arizona over Fall break. When we arrived, it was only their 4th day open! They were so nice to put our luggage on a big cart and take it up to our room. At check in, we received a wristband for each person in the room. The bands were super cool because you leave them on and it acts as your room key and access to the water park. There was also an option of linking your wristband to the room account so you can easily scan your bracelet at the stores and restaurants to charge things to the room. Don’t worry though, you can make sure the kid’s bracelets don’t have room charge access! The hotel does allow you early access to the waterpark on check-in day and you can stay all day after checkout. 

Rooms

The room was great and we loved being able to scan our wristband instead of digging around for room keys. We chose to do the basic birthday package for our daughter where they put a birthday poster on your wall, leave balloons and a card in the room with an arcade gift card and certificate for ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. There was also a great size mini fridge in the room which was great for the items we brought with us. The coolest room feature which was small, but meaningful, is they had USB and Outlet ports right on the front of the nightstand so you didn’t have to break your back trying to find the outlet behind the bed. When you leave your room, all Paw Prints lead to the elevators so you can easily find your way!

Waterpark/Pool

The Waterpark was a huge hit! From what I’ve heard, it’s not as big as some locations, but our 6 year old had a blast. We brought water shoes but you don’t really need them! There is a huge play structure with lots of splash features and smaller waterslides. My husband even had a blast on the mini slides and said it was the first ever waterslide he’s been on! They were great too because there wasn’t as many stairs to go up like the huge slides. There was a big wave pool and I loved that they had a lot of life vests and Puddle Jumpers for kids to wear. My daughter can swim, but we had her wear a Puddle Jumper in the wave pool just incase. I’m pretty sure they had a gym in the hotel but you won’t need it if you are in the wave pool. You’ll definitely get your squats in jumping the waves! There was a lazy river and a pool with the ropes and lily pads. There was even a small gated toddler pool with cute little slides and splash activities. The big slides were a ton of fun! Our daughter had SO much fun! One of the best parts about the indoor waterpark is no sunscreen is needed! If you want to catch some rays, there is also a huge outdoor pool and hot tub as well. If you’re planning to use the waterpark early on check-in day or after check-out, they do have large changing rooms with showers and one of those little machines that sucks all the water out of your suit. One tip, bring a wet bag for your wet stuff! They do allow you to check out one towel per room member and you can exchange them for fresh ones at any time and take them back to your room as long as they are returned by check-out.

Food

The food wasn’t very impressive to be honest but was convenient at times. The ropes course was right in the middle of the eating areas and was quite loud at times. We did purchase the refillable cups which was very convenient throughout our stay. The cups were $9.99 if you buy it with a combo meal or $14.99 on their own. They are microchipped and the machines know when your cup expires. Ours were fillable for a week. The machines are smart though and the refills are timed. It seemed to be that you can refill your drink every 5 minutes. It was worth it to me and I even used it for cold water as well. Knowing what I do now, we don’t really need to bring a cooler next time, we’ll just get cups. There are many places nearby the hotel to eat if you prefer to go out somewhere. It is located right next to the Scottsdale Pavilions which has almost any kind of food you’d want to eat. If you’re staying over the weekend, be sure to check out the long running McDonald’s car show at the Pavilions! 

Extras

I wasn’t prepared for how many extra things they had! We ended up purchasing a Wolf Pass which gave us access to all the extras. They have different levels such as a Pup Pass that is great for the littles and includes a Build a Bear, a Paw Pass which includes the MagicQuest game and a few more activities, and a Wolf Pass which includes almost everything. MagicQuest is their signature game at the hotel. You get a wand and some accessories that do different things. There are portals throughout the hotel with different quests. The kids have a blast bringing the wands around and waving them at all the MagicQuest things. There are other activities like rock climbing, a ropes course, mini golf, bowling, the Moonstone Mine mirror maze and more. There is a perfectly placed Build a Bear, Candy Store, Dunkin’ Donuts and Ben & Jerry’s that you’ll pass a million times! Prices may vary on the extras so be sure to check when you arrive. 

Events

There were lots of cute events for kids. Story time at 8:15pm is a huge hit! Kids gather in the main lobby in their PJ’s for story time wearing their Wolf Ears. They also had a dance party at 9pm which was Halloween themed. Bubble wands are a huge hit during the dance party,  so if you want to save money, bring one with you. Just make sure to put batteries in before you arrive unless you carry a mini screwdriver with you.

Overall we had a blast at the Great Wolf Lodge. There were of course some things to work on, but it was brand new. Our daughter already can’t wait to plan our next trip.

My best tips:

  1. A 2 or 3 night stay is perfect!

  2. Bring a wet bag

  3. Bring your own bubble blaster

  4. Be prepared for the extras (consider buying a pass to save money)

  5. Be prepared to walk a lot!

  6. Buy a refillable cup

  7. You don’t really need water shoes