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Monte Vista RV Resort – Mesa, Ariz.

Exquisite adult-oriented RV resort
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
$63
  • 90%


Summary:

This is a large Encore resort with 95 percent single-wide vacation mobile homes, and a few RV sites. The park has the best buildings, activities, pools and sports courts of any RV resort I have ever been to.

The resort has two large pool with waterfalls, a spa with a waterfall, brand new tennis and pickle ball courts, baseball and bocce ball courts. In the winter, the park offers daily woodworking shop, ceramics, jewelry making, and weekly quilting and painting classes. Many people spend all winter here.

The staff has been very friendly and helpful. The park allows kids, but doesn’t encourage them and advertises the property as "adult oriented." The monthly rates (around $500) are very reasonable in November and December, but go up to $1,000 a month from January to March.

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Pros

  • Really deserves the “resort” designation. It’s like being on a stationary cruise ship.
  • All around beautiful park. The buildings and landscaping looks new.
  • More activities in the winter than anyone could do, including woodshop, ceramics, painting, cards, trips, etc.
  • Two large pools and a spa, all with connecting waterfalls
  • More sports courts than I could count, all looking new
  • Tables and shaded areas all over outside, espcially near the pools and tennis courts
  • Grass lawns, which is very rare in the Phoenix area
  • Full hookup sites with large cement patios
  • Great prices in April, May, November and December, which is about the same as any park without the resort designation

Cons

  • RV sites are clean, but have no plants or picnic table
  • Sewer pipe is placed under the RV
  • Cost from January to March is more than $1,000 per month
  • Not many RV sites, mostly manufactured homes and park models
  • All kids, even teens, must be with their parents at all time when outside their RV
  • Everyone must wear a nametag when outside of their RV

About Athena Pantekoek

Athena Pantekoek and her husband, Darin, are parents of two teens . They have been traveling the country since 2010 in their Holiday Rambler Class A – “The Rolling Shoebox.” They have visited 44 states, learning America is so much more fascinating than they ever knew. They also have visited more than 40 of the Thousand Trails Campgrounds. Follow their adventures at www.rollingshoebox.com.

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