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Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $25.00
Large basically park-model setup with RVs tucked in where homes haven't been sold. Utilities at the rear of site, and I saw runs of sewer hose up to 40 feet. Wifi is unusable in season, water pressure good, paved roads and crushed stone lots with cement patio and space for parking next to unit. Tons of activities from lapidary to lap pools. Good location on far east end of Mesa. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $25.00
The park was the best over 55 park we have visited. The staff was excellent, especially the rangers who helped park us into a very narrow site due to a light pole on the site. The fitness center is "world class". The grounds are very clean. The bathrooms look to be remodeled and they are not only clean but very stylish. We will be going back to this park. Garbage cans along with recycle cans were provided, which helped encourage recycling. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
Good place to visit Phoenix. Clean and well kept. People and staff was friendly. My only problem with it was the streets and lots are very tight. It's made for park models so backing a 5th wheel into some sites is challenging. Also be sure to have an extra sewer hose since one 20 ft section will not reach... We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $23.00
Over the last 10 years I'e stay at Valle Del Oro multiple times and have always enjoyed my visits. My stay this year was for 5 weeks, 4 weeks at the monthly rate and the last week for $125, the Passport America rate. Electric, water, & garbage service was an additional $80 for the month, included in the weekly rate. I've always enjoy staying at this park, good location and near just about any store you could want. It's a combination of park models and RV sites, a rough estimate being about 60%-70% park models and the rest RV sites. The sites are fairly spacious and have space for the RV, a concrete patio, and a space to park the car parallel to the patio. The sites are gravel and a very few have a concrete driveway for the car. The vast majority of the sites are level but this year (for this first time) I needed some blocks to help with leveling. Most sites fit a 40' RV, some longer. The pet friendly sites are the first several rows around the perimeter of the park which somewhat limits where pet owners can be situated. There are fenced, grassed, dog runs situated throughout the park. There's a large multi-use swimming pool and a smaller lap pool along with the usual boccie ball and shuffle board courts. The fitness center was recently renovated with all new equipment, TV equipped elliptical trainers, treadmills, and recumbent bikes plus a variety of weight machines and free weights. All of the machines have TV's to which you can also connect external iPods and other electronic devices. The park has included Wi-Fi but it's very anemic, anemic defined as extremely marginal bandwidth. Doing some light e-mail and web browsing was so frustrating that I used my cell phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot. It's so bad it makes you wonder why they even bother to have it. While I provided feedback on the miserable state of this service to the front desk, I didn't pursue beyond that point. If you're a long(er) term visitor, Cable TV is available from the cable company. Satellite TV reception is good, when I've used a portable dish getting a signal was straightforward. However, I just use my antenna and get very good over the air reception with enough variety to satisfy me. There are several laundry facilities in the park which use a card key system. Several years ago the card cost me $5 and then you 'charge' it with money for the machines. I always wind up leaving anywhere from less than a dollar to several dollars on the card. The weakness of the Wi-Fi and lack of cable TV accounts for my rating. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $34.00
Rate reflects Passport America rate for the first week. First the bad: no cable and no wifi for short term people, laundry card is a rip off. The good more than outweighs the bad. We only stayed 2 weeks, but everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome. There are lots of activities, including pickleball. As in many resorts in the area, they are really set up for park models, and our electric cord wouldn't reach. They loaned us one for the duration of our stay. We liked the location for shopping, restaurants and tourism. We will return next year, and hope to stay longer. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $14.00
We spent four months here this past winter. The rate reflects the 4-month rate. Electricity, garbage, and sewer are all charged in addition (electricity was over $200 a couple of months). This resort is a large city with lots of activities and partying if that is your thing. We came because we had friends here, but will not stay at a park this large again. Traffic and parking are often an issue during events. The majority of the park is filled with park models whose owners tend to be a bit cliquish. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $26.00
Clean mega-activity mega-park. Showers tiny, but good. Strict separation of pet owners from non-pet owners. Beware: If you're only here a few days, laundry card costs $5, and that's ONLY for the card (you then add more $ for laundry credit). This means you say goodbye to um-used balance. Feels like an intentional rip-off. Other parks have better credit card options and/or coin options. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $30.00
Rate based on 3 week stay at $250 per week with our first week at half price under Passport America. Escort to site aided in backing into site around palm tree. Only negative relates to limited space to park dually between palm tree and raised concrete patio. Well maintained park with more than enough to keep one busy daily and nightly. Wi-Fi worked well. Will stay here again. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $39.00
We stayed Jan through March. This park is friendly and has lots of activities to offer. They have new Bocce Ball courts and Pickle Ball courts. You can walk your dog around the perimeter of the park, but otherwise their are restrictions. This is a large park and have heavy usage for the pool area. My issue is that they only clean the shower areas once per day and by 3 PM they get pretty mucky. The pool decks were not hosed down daily and the same bugs or sand, bandages were left around the side of the pool often when I went to the early morning pool exercises. Manager was not open to resolving concerns as her comment was that they have done things this way for years and in her opinion why change. They have obviously cut corners with cleanliness to fund things that attract people to the park. Wi-Fi is terrible. The computer room is pay per use. There is an area to set up and use your computer for free but it is very tiny and allows only about five people at a time and no printing access. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $40.00
This is a large park that is very nice with wide streets and spaces with plenty of room for a long RV and parking for 2 vehicles. It is a 55+ park so kids are limited to short visits. The club house has many activities and a theater that has big name entertainment occasionally. There are also tennis courts and rooms for woodworking and other hobbies. Many restaurants are within a short driving distance. For those wanting to stay a short time, they are a Passport America park. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $45.00
I just noticed previous reviewers' rates! Wow. I guess I should have paid attention earlier and negotiated up front, however we were going there to visit some snowbird relatives anyway. Great place and area to stay. Several pages of small-print rules in the park's phone book. I guess when you have that many people there, you'd better have some discipline. Nice large sites nestled between park models. Everyone very friendly. VDO could use more grassy spots for the mutts (I know, I know - more water needed). Quiet, except for that inevitable rude departure of a pusher at 6am - for shame - you know who you are - I think I heard you in Pahrump, too. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $15.00
Our first experience in a huge, 55+ park. 85% park models. Very well kept and clean park. Friendly, helpful staff as well as residents. Loads of activities (attended a 'welcome back' meet and greet and a Veterans Day Special evening). We had a very good time and made some friends. Spaces were generously sized. We would definitely return again. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $20.00
Have stayed here for the past 2 winters (Oct-Apr) and really enjoy the park people and activities. We started playing tennis here which has organized league play and social tennis - big draw for this park. They also have 8 softball teams that are in league play. There are way too many activities to do here in one winter season and it is very difficult to get bored during that time (Nov-Mar). They have 3 happy hours per week at the large pool area along with shows, dinners, weekly market day (Thurs), etc. They are adding 2 more tennis courts (8 total) and 6 pickle ball courts over the summer. This is a PPA park also for 7 days. We will return next fall for our 3rd season. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $26.00
A giant park with lots of amenities and activities. It's our favorite of the CalAm resorts and we will go back: if we can get reservations! We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $20.00
This is a winter destination snowbird park. Our rate reflects the monthly charge. You pay extra for electricity and trash and sewer. When they park you, it is assumed you will be staying for months on end, so they are very precise to get you aligned with everyone else. They are also careful to not allow you to run over the utilities which are located at the back of the lots. You may need cord and hose extensions, if you are not situated with your hookups on the left rear corner of your rig. As a winter destination park, they have all activities customarily available at these kinds of parks. Some of these activities do have small fees. This park has the nicest wood shop I have ever seen in any RV park. My wife enjoyed the sewing and quilt group as well. The park has gate guards that do check what your purpose is in the park, and restrict traffic after the late hours at night. We seemed secure for our 3 month stay. The park has its own post office that seems to be staffed with volunteers. The hours are somewhat restrictive as you can't pick up packages until the mail is put out in the boxes, about 11 AM. The office closes at 3 PM. Our site number was not our post office box number, but if you received UPS or FedEx, it had to have the site number on it. This was hard to explain to our relatives and vendors that were sending us things. All in all we enjoyed our stay here and have made specific site reservations for next year by putting down a $250 deposit. We have to reserve a pet area site as we have a small dog, and if you walk into areas that don't allow dogs, you will have a resident yell at you quite quickly. This is normal at all the parks we have stayed at here in Mesa in the past. While this park will work for an overnight stay, it is geared to the longer term folks in the winter. We camped at Valle del Oro (55+ park) in a Motorhome.Undo
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