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- Private room
Private room in a house in the heart of Gilbert, Arizona. Bathroom is shared with me and my 6-year-old. Room is super simple with bedside tables, a king bed, and two lamps. That's it! *TV, fridge, and microwave are soon to come.* Only a few miles away from Downtown Gilbert and lots of other restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. This house is our home and one other room is rented out through AirBNB. The kitchen is not available for use.
- Private room
This is the best place to stay! Whether you're traveling on a vacation, a traveling nurse or doctor, work; this AirBnB stay is the perfect choice! We are very close to Downtown Mesa where you will get lots of dining options and new experiences. This bedroom includes a closet and a half closet for essentials. There is a wall rack for coats as well. In this bedroom you'll also enjoy a king size comfy bed, smart tv, bathroom and yard access. A microwave and mini fridge are included inside the room.
- Entire guesthouse
Welcome to our delightful, hidden oasis in the Valley of the Sun! •A 10-minute walk from the light rail station for convenient access to the downtowns of Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa, Sky Harbor Airport, ASU, and Mill Ave •Kingsdown luxury mattress with adjustable base •Fast 1-Gbps WiFi & Chromecast TV for use with your streaming accounts •Refreshing 9' deep diving pool •Enjoy some R&R lounging in the hammock, sipping drinks in a lounge chair, or watching the dusk fade to dark around the fire pit
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Your guide to Mesa
All About Mesa
Saguaro cactus reaching to the sky, expanses of terracotta-tiled roofs, and the constant presence of the arid, imposing Superstition Mountains characterize this south-central Arizona city. While Mesa may technically be a suburb of Phoenix, it certainly doesn’t take a back seat. As Arizona’s third-largest municipality, Mesa has more than its fair share of cultural offerings, recreational activities, and entertainment options. Mesa is home to stylish cafes, a thriving nightlife, and talented chefs exploring the intersection of Mexican, indiginous Southwest, and European cuisines. The Mesa Arts Center is the largest art park in the Southwest, with over 200 sculptures, theaters, and galleries.
The city’s proximity to the Sonoran Desert and accompanying nature reserves provide plenty of opportunities to explore the area’s world-renowned red rock formations. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities here, with easy access to hundreds of miles of trail systems snaking through the deserts. For a reprieve from the heat, you can always head onto the Salt River or one of several nearby lakes, joining the other paddle boarders, kayakers, and swimmers cooling off in the water.
How do I get around Mesa?
The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is only 15 minutes away from the center of Mesa. The two cities share an extensive public transportation system that will shuttle travelers between Phoenix and various districts of Mesa, where the commercial strips and downtown are easy to explore on foot. That said, renting a vehicle at the airport is the best option for getting around the city, as many of the area’s most spectacular attractions lie in distant parts of town or outside Mesa altogether. Furthermore, due to the extreme heat that persists through much of the year, motoring about in a vehicle with air conditioning will help keep you comfortable under the sweltering Arizona sun.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mesa?
Mesa boasts over 300 days of annual sunshine, with accompanying desert conditions, but the temperature does shift from season to season: from sunny and warm during the winter to scorching (and sunny) in the summer. Because of the extreme heat, winter and the shoulder seasons may be the ideal times to look for vacation rentals in Mesa — especially if you’re planning on hiking and mountain biking. Regardless of the time of year, it is important to be prepared for the heat and sun when visiting Mesa. Be sure you always have access to cool clothing, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water when you’re outdoors (many locals also keep water in the car in case of emergencies).
What are the top things to do in Mesa?
Lost Dutchman Museum
Set on a 15-acre plot of land at the foot of Superstition Mountain, this museum highlights the history and folklore of southern Arizona. Geological displays will help you look at the ancient rock formations in a new light, and an exhibition on the region’s Native American roots traces the history of human habitation here back more than 12,000 years. Adjacent to the museum are the remnants of the Apacheland Movie Ranch; during its heyday, the facades of storefronts and streets you’ll wander around were used to film several now-famous Westerns.
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Arizona’s arid climate conditions have preserved the area’s geological, anthropological, and ecological history extraordinarily well. The Arizona Museum of Natural History showcases the wide-ranging varieties of fossils archeologists have found in this region, including those belonging to dinosaurs and long-extinct North American megafauna.
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Half an hour outside town, this nearly 4,000-acre nature park lies at the mouth of the Sonoran Desert. Hiking, biking, and horse riding trails lead you through terrain as varied as rugged mountaintops and vast stands of saguaros. If you’re up for a late-night drive, park’s desert air also provides some of the most pristine stargazing opportunities in the country.