Love travel, photography and meeting friendly people.
We had a great experience at the "Charming Cottage"!
Denny and his family were super nice and helpful every step of the way, they made a point to make us feel at home and truly welcome!
The neighborhood is great and truly easy to access public transportation - me and my 4 kids hopped on the bus and checked out the Children's Museum downtown Phoenix and had a wonderful time - thanks for the recommendation Denny! If you're thinking about booking a stay don't hesitate, you'll have a great time!
Totally comfortable, clean, quiet, and convenient! Plus, the cottage was provided with all sorts of thoughtful details and extras. Denny gave us recommendations for hikes & eats, and they were all swell. Wish we had had more time for more Squaw Peak hiking!
This cottage was in fact very charming. We arrived for Spring Training towards the last week and everything went smoothly. Denny was there to greet us, show us around and did offer recommendations for dining. The kitchenette was well stocked and that was very helpful. The bathroom was very clean and had basic toiletries. Everything in this cottage was very thoughtful! The location for Spring Training was very convenient- we used Uber and the tabs were pretty reasonable. Denny was very accommodating, welcoming and overall a great host.
Denny and Gina were wonderful hosts. The cottage was perfect for the 2 of us, very comfortable bed, the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and the fridge was stocked with all of the breakfast supplies we needed for our stay with a fresh fruit bowl on the counter. Denny asked if there was anything he could add to make us comfortable and the next day there was a new bedside table lamp. He couldn't have been more accommodating. We enjoyed the patio and time with Buddy and chatting with Jake and Reagan. We will highly recommend this "charming cottage", it truly lived up to it's name.
This was our second stay with Denny and Gina in their charming cottage in Phoenix. Everything we experienced was beyond our expectations. Quiet neighborhood, close to many areas of the Phoenix "arena" (Scottsdale, Mesa, Goodyear, Tempe, etc.). Denny and Gina are so helpful guiding us to points of interest, restaurants, scenic views, etc. We just felt at home, away from home... from the kitchen to the back yard (the grapefruit were ripe and delicious) to the safe neighborhood that we walked each morning (2 miles to walk off the supper from the previous evening). We wouldn't miss coming back for spring training baseball and travel around the state and staying with the Collins'.
It was a delight to stay in the Collins' cottage. It was clean and comfortable and in a quiet and pleasant community. The description on line is accurate. The cottage may have been a garage in a past life but it has been lovingly re-made into a very inviting space. It feels airy and cheery with a combination kitchen-family room, a separate bathroom and a full bath. The best part for us was the very well-stocked kitchen with more than enough options for breakfast--enough to fill in for several snacks, as well. It does not have a stove (does have hotplate) but this worked all right for us since we spent some of our time with our son who lives not too far away. Thank you for your careful preparation!
We rented Denny's casita for my wife's parents while they were I town. Although we didn't actually stay in it, the parents raced about how charming, well stocked and comfortable it is. They especially liked Denny and spoke of how welcoming he was. I can say its in one of the best neighborhoods in Phoenix. I highly recommend it !
Such a wonderful experience! I was in town for a conference not too far away, and having my own little quiet cottage was the perfect getaway for some rest and relaxation after a long day. Denny was a great host and made sure I had everything I needed during my stay, especially for breakfast (thanks for my fresh OJ!). Location worked out well- I didn't have a car, but I was able to take the bus (right around the corner!) during the day to my conference and taxis home at night. If you are coming to Phoenix and want to stay somewhere more personal (and cheaper) than a hotel, this is a place I would highly recommend!
Sweet little place, private and cosy. Nice little touches, plentiful snacks in the fridge, good parking, good communication, good value.
Really friendly and accommodating host! The cottage is great and we had a lovely stay. Highly recommend!
Denny and his family are always welcome to stay in our studio! We had the pleasure to go on a nice walk with them and we really enjoyed their company. Very nice and polite family. 100% recommended!