Travel dates :: March 18 – 23, 2015
After a wonderful time in Tucson we headed north to Mesa, Arizona. As much as we loved our campground in Tucson we were so excited for FULL HOOK-UPS and a five-night stay at Monte Vista Village RV Resort in Mesa.
As soon as pulled in, I knew that staying here was going to be a TREAT. Located just five minutes from my grandma with easy access to freeways and a grocery store – the location was primo for what we needed during our stay. We were greeted by a nice employee at the front gate (which is staffed 24/7) and headed to the main office to check-in.
The Monte Vista Village RV Resort property is beautiful. It’s clean, well-maintained, gorgeous landscaping, easy to navigate and it really felt like a vacation resort. After checking in, we were escorted to our campsite on 4th avenue in between two nice mobile homes – it felt like we were on a regular neighborhood street.
We had a nice, level spot next to a large paved area. Plenty of room for us to move around.
We quickly made ourselves at home. Our neighbors stopped by as soon as we got settled and greeted us – welcoming us to the neighborhood – how sweet is that!?! And look at those blue skies. . . we love the weather here in the spring!
This is one of the NICEST mobile communities we’ve ever seen. On 80 acres of land the Monte Vista Village RV Resort has 832 homesites. The houses we saw were all VERY well kept with landscaping and decorations. Often people were sitting out on their patios visiting. The streets are spotless. We were so impressed. And this community is unique because although it has a thriving 55+ older community, it’s not officially age-qualified – which means families and younger folks can stay here, too. This is a rare find in the Mesa area where most of the parks are for 55+ and older. As a young family with kids we felt VERY welcome the entire time we were here – never feeling like we weren’t welcome because of our kids (which happens sometimes in communities with a lot of retirees).
I also love that it has a gated/monitored entrance and it’s just a block from Safeway! Often I find the nicer RV parks aren’t close to retail – but this felt secluded while still having the convenience of grocery shopping within a few minutes from the parks entrance!
The main activity buildings were bustling every day we were here. There were always golf carts and bicycles parked out front. It would seem they have something for everyone. . . for example, here’s a list of just some of the activities offered at the park: activities center, bingo/card playing, computer club, dancing (ballroom, line, swing), silversmithing, ceramics, wood carving, lawn bowling, pickle ball, craft classes, water aerobics, exercise classes and more.
I talked to one nice gentleman who has lived here 8+ years and he said, “It’s a wonderful community. It’s all about what you do, not what you’ve done!” I loved this. People coming together from all over the country with many backgrounds – all living life to it’s fullest here.
This was a beautiful tree blooming outside the main activity hall.
After being in Las Cruces and then in the mountains of Tucson we had a ton of laundry to catch up on and the Monte Vista Village RV Resort laundry facilities were top notch. Instead of worrying about quarters, you can pay with a credit card, which we find helpful because we rarely carry cash. We got caught up on all our laundry – even our sheets. And as an added feature you could download an app and be notified when a machine was open!
Our absolute favorite part of r the pool area. They have TWO beautiful pools. The one pictured above is for adults only.
This is the same pool as pictured above, but during the day – it was a popular place during the day with activities and water aerobics!
And just past the adult pool was a beautiful pool for the kids. I love that they have a separate pool area. Some RV parks we’ve been in have only one pool with specific hours for the kids to swim – but having a separate pool gives us more flexibility for when we can swim and we never feel guilty about splashing and playing in the pool.
photo credit: UpInTheAirstream
There were lots of young families enjoying the pool – it sounds like a lot of families were there on spring break while we were there – I can see why! We ended up meeting up with some good friends of ours who also travel full-time and the kids had a great time in the pool together one night.
The pool area is beautifully landscaped with waterfalls and rocks. The cabanas, lawn chairs and umbrellas are a recent upgrade (according to their website) and were really nice. They had grills located outside the pool area and one night there was a family grilling up steaks and eating dinner right there while the kids played in the pool – what a great idea!
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Jeremy and I took turns sneaking away to the hot tub – which was hot, bubbly and all kinds of awesome. Tucked back away from the pools it always seemed to be quiet and a great place to relax.
This was us nearly EVERY night. We kept saying that it felt like we were on a luxurious vacation – not staying in an RV park! Great weather, beautiful (clean!) facility, friendly people, a beautiful pool, perfect location – I would love to come back and stay longer sometime in the future.
Have you stayed at the Monte Vista Village RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona? Do you have a Encore/Thousand Trails membership? If so, what are your favorite properties!
Sponsored post :: Encore properties sponsored our 5-day stay at Monte Vista Village RV Resort so that we could review it and share our honest opinion with our readers. All photos are my own unless noted and all experiences/opinions are my own. This is the second Thousand Trails/Encore property we’ve had the privilege to review – check out our thoughts on the Thousand Trails Lake Conroe (Texas) location!