Surprise Villa - An Arizona vacation rental for small group and family getaways
Things to do...
Surprise, AZ is located 40 minutes from downtown Phoenix. No matter the time of year, there is much to do in and around Surprise and the greater Phoenix area!


Hiking and Mountain biking: 
The White Tank Mountains are a 10 minute drive from the house and offer miles of gorgeous hiking, biking, and picnicing opportunities.  Check out the website for more information:

Lake and Pool Activities: 
Lake Pleasant is 45 minutes away and offers swimming, fishing, boat rentals, parasailing and other water activities in a beautiful desert mountain setting. Check out the website for more information:
Surprise has its own aquatic center if you need a bigger pool than the one in the back yard!  Also, Phoenix offers Wet N Wild, a fabulous waterpark all will enjoy.  Check out their website for more information:

Sporting Events:
Whether you are a sports participant or sports spectator you will find many opportunities in the area.  Surprise and neighboring Goodyear host professional baseball spring training to the Royals, Rangers, Padres, and Mariners. Tennis lovers will enjoy the Surprise Tennis Complex which offers 25 courts for year-round play and hosts professional tennis tournaments.  The Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Suns, and Coyotes all play within 30 minutes of the house.

There is no shortage of golfing opportunities in and around Surprise!  There are 8 golf courses within 10 miles of the house.  See a map and listing below:

Horseback Riding:
There are several options for horseback riding in the area. Check out these websites for more information:

Shopping, spas, movies, restaurants:
A wide variety of restaurants, spas, shopping opportunities and a 14 theatre movie comples are 5-10 minutes from the house. 

Check out the City of Surprise's website for more ideas:

Day Trips
There are several wonderful options for day trips.  Sedona, Flagstaff, and Prescott are 2 hours away.  The Grand Canyon is 3.5 hours away.

Mark and Judy Halmrast
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