|An inviting entry|
Described on the website as “an urban California Spanish style bed and breakfast inn which includes the main Manor house and the adjacent transitional ranch style Dos Casas with its casita'' the original Manor house was built in 1928. A succeeding owner purchased the adjoining home in 1970 and it became a bed and breakfast in 1989. The current owners, Joan and Scott Eveland, hail from
|A rambling home away from home|
Joan let me in and showed me to my spacious suite. The inn has six rooms – all suites, each with private bath and private entrance. The bed was a king, the bathroom huge, the furnishings charming.
|Chess? Coffee? What an amazing collection of National Geographic magazines!|
|A discreet knock on the door to let me know breakfast has arrived - in a basket|
|Yum. No need to eat the rest of the day|
|A welcome sight in January for sure|
As soon as I finished my first breakfast – well, what I could of it anyway – I dressed and opened the curtains. Patio doors opened to a deck overlooking a grassy lawn dotted with Palm trees and orange trees. I stepped into the morning Arizona sunshine and tiptoed past the other rooms to check out the pool.
|A waterfall flows into the pool|
By now you can probably tell I was very happy with my choice of accommodations. During the week I spent there I found out just how conveniently located this place is. A hop skip and a jump to the Concours, easy drive to the freeway, museum just up the road, and no problem getting to the airport when, sadly, it was time to leave.
Maricopa Manor – remember the name. If you are ever in the
area, it comes
highly recommended. It truly is a little gem. Phoenix
Breakfast held me through most of the day, but by dinner time, I was usually starving. My friend Rick drove down from Payson to do some sightseeing with me and take me out to dinner. His choice of restaurant was outstanding. The Top Of the Rock has stunning views, particularly at night when all the lights of
Phoenix and lay spread out below. Impressive, stunning,
classy. There was a full moon that night, the food was excellent, my date
enjoyable, and we had a bottle of champagne cooling in that fridge back at my
suite. I could get used to this. Tempe
|A gorgeous view and a full moon - can't beat that|
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