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Age: 55-65

Member since March 2017

Retired Snowbirds that enjoy going North for the Summer and back to Az for the Winter

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I'm retired Military/Law Enforcement and She is retired from Banking and we enjoy all types of crafting, outdoor activities and our two small dogs “Breeze” and “Riley”.

Skills & Expertise to Share

She is very good with many craft skills and I am pretty handy at most computer or handyman functions

jpoorte's Pets

We have a cockapoo named Breeze and a Minature Aussie named Riley

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Utah, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, California, Nevada

jpoorte's Hometown

We are both originally from Utah, but have lived in Arizona for 30+ years.


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jpoorte's Guest Details

jpoorte's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

35 feet long

2018 Newmar 35’ motorhome that has one slide that is the length of the unit and one slide on the other side that is the bedroom.

jpoorte's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

jpoorte's References (41)

References from Hosts (1)

A former member

September 2017

Quick Stay

We found this couple to be engaging and very quiet campers. It was enjoyable to visit with them, our dog Charlie meet two more canine friends and we meet two former residents of Utah. Anyone who has the opportunity to host this couple will be happy to meet two good people.

References from Guests (40)


May 2019

Enjoyable Overnight

Very pleasant host! Plenty of room and a quiet place to stay. Highly recommend.


April 2019

Great Rural Location With Mountain Views

Gracious Host that allowed me to stay for 5 days and even offered for me to come back when I thought I needed to. Also enjoyed a nice couple of conversations.

Phil Medler

March 2019

Great Location and Gracious Host

Great quiet location to explore beautiful Surprise Az


March 2019


Enjoyed our stay. Hosts were friendly, although we were in town most of the time, so we didn't visit with them. Convenient location for activities and stores in Surprise, yet a few miles out of town. Nice and quiet.


March 2019

Nice stay!

We had a nice stay with jpoorte. Site is level with ample room for any size rig and provides a great mountain view. Location is in a rural setting but close enough to the metro Phoenix area to take in the city amenities. We especially enjoyed the coyote serenades at night.


March 2019

Beautiful spot

Enjoyed our stay here. Easy communications.


March 2019


Quick response to request, provided very detailed directions to the location. Quiet, secure location sharing the yard with other boondockers. Host came out and visited with us and introduced us to his dogs which were a delight. Located out of the city with a nice view of the mtns., but close enough to hit up grocery store and take in some spring training games. We would stay again.


March 2019

Very helpful

We really appreciated John accommodating our needs.


March 2019

Great views

We had a nice level space to park with great mountain views! Plenty of space to turn our trailer around without having to back into a space. This was a great place to stay near Phoenix without being in the city. We stayed to attend Spring Training which wasn’t far away. Great spot and friendly host, would definitely recommend staying here!


February 2019

Pleasant stay with Mountain Views

Our host was very gracious and welcoming. Location was gated, very spacious, and accommodating for generator operation. Definitely would stay here again while in the area.


February 2019

Nice place to stay

Nice quiet place to stay. Host is very personable and helpful. We would stay here again.


February 2019

Perfect stay😀!

The host's are wonderful, they greeted us when we arrived. We came and went as we wanted, it is a peaceful location. Thank you for the stay.


February 2019

Wonderful stress free visit

This is a wonderful spot to stay out of the hustle and bustle of the city and gorgeous view of the mountains. The spots are nice and level and it is very quiet. the host is very friendly and very easy-going. I will definitely be staying here again if I pass through here again.


February 2019

Wonderful option.

I had a wonderful experience with staying at this location. John was so kind and responsive. Beautiful sunrise and view. Quiet and level area. Excellent roads and access. Greatly appreciated Thank you !!


February 2019

Wonderful host

John is such a gracious, generous host and the property is perfect for any size rig. The location is around 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix and surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush golf courses.


February 2019

Gorgeous view!

Jpoorte was an incredible host, so helpful and welcoming. The property is absolutely stunning, with views of the white tanks and the clearest desert sky.


February 2019

Great Location

This was a beautiful and quiet place to stay! It was nice to take walks around the block with no traffic, plus it was close to three beautiful towns! John was super nice to let us stay an extra day and fun to talk with! And we loved his sweet dogs! We difently would love to stay again!


February 2019

It was wonderful!!

Our stay was great! We stayed 3 nights, the host family is very nice. The neighborhood and area is quiet. A nice place for a morning walk around the neighborhood. Close to what we wanted to do. Definitely will stay again.


February 2019

Quiet and relaxing...

Just a delight to visit... Our host met us at the gate, helped us get settled in and chatted a bit! He has a beautiful view of the mountains and we watched gorgeous red and pink sunsets both nights. Coyotes yipped at night and the stars sparkled. It was a perfect stay, and we are so grateful for our hosts' generosity!


January 2019

Quiet friendly place

John was a great host. Came out when we arrived to meet us. Very friendly. Great location in the country but close to town. Would stay here again. Thanks John.


January 2019


Really amazing people. Great land!!! Very good time here. Loved the scenery. Made for a really nice experience of Arizona. Thanks. Blessings to you both.


January 2019

Super Host

The host was Super Nice with our family. My children played with his dog all day. He was helpful and let us stay one more day since my family got food poisoning or something the night before. There is a lot of groceries less than 15 minutes away... just don't get the ground beef at Safeway LOL!!! Have a good day John. We already recommended your place to friends we met on our new campground.


December 2018

Very nice spot !

John is a great host! He took time to help me setup and was available for my questions when needed. I would go back there with great pleasure!


December 2018

Nice Stop

Plenty of room and very nice hosts!


April 2018

Peaceful, expansive views, great star gazing

Lovely property far from traffic noise. Rural setting, and lots of stars on a clear night. Very nice couple.


March 2018

Wonderful Stay

John and Darla were so kind. They let us add an extra day to our stay. Three great days in Surprise Arizona.
Thanks for the suggestion to see the zoo it was such fun. We highly recommend this stay for the great views and lovely sunsets. We also appreciated the peace and quiet yet we were close to anything we needed(Scottsdale/Phoenix etc)!!! It was our first Boondocker's experience and can't say enough about it!!


March 2018

Beautiful and Friendly!

What a lovely place, quiet and full of small wild life. John and Darla are delightful and very flexible too. I highly recommend if you are in the area.


March 2018

Wonderful location! Great experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! This was our first “Boondockers Welcome” experience, and John and Darla made it a pleasant and memorable one. They have such a beautiful property! Sunsets were grand. Location was quiet and picturesque. We would love to stay with them again when passing through this part of Arizona.


March 2018

Very nice couple

A nice quite place not to far from town with beautiful views of the mountains. We stayed here for 5 days and 5 nights while working spring training. They were gracious in letting us stay an extra night.


March 2018

Very friendly, helpful host

When we arrived the host very generously offered to use his own vehicle to park my covered trailer which was so helpful. I pull an 18’ covered trailer with 37’ m/home. Lots of yard space and great view of White Tank Mtns. Walked lots out in the county property nearby as well close to town. Would definitely stay again. Thanks


March 2018

Surprise, Surprise!

Arriving in the afternoon, we simply followed our hosts' directions and got set up easily, just in time for a surprise rainstorm that lasted off and on for the night.

In the morning, the smell of rain filled our noses and we welcomed the cool weather.
In the afternoon, our hosts went around and welcomed their guests. We had a lovely chat in the afternoon sun and went on our way.

Overall, a lovely couple with a nice piece of property for all sizes of RVs. Oh, and the road in front of their place is perfect for longboarding, something 3 of us had in common!


March 2018

Stunning views, quiet location

This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay and I must say, it was even better than I'd imagined. The hosts were out when we arrived, but they gave us instructions and we found a perfect place to set up for the night. The views are stunning and the location was quiet and peaceful.

I almost hate to leave.


March 2018


We needed a place to stay on our way to Quartzsite. This was ideal! Wonderful hosts!


March 2018

Couldn't have been any better!

Quiet rural setting with easy access to town. Wonderful hosts that made us feel very welcome. There was plenty of space for our 39' 5th Wheel. We would definitely stay here again.


March 2018

Quite country location

Paved road, easy to find, scenic views, and level space to park in a quiet country acreage community. This was a convenient stop on our way back from for our visit to the Sun City Festival community. The host greeted us and was very generous to offer us water to top up our water supply.


February 2018

Blazerunner catalina

Very hospitable. Would highly recommend .A+


February 2018

Wonderful Hosts

It was such a delight to stay here, property and views outstanding. The hosts are very nice people. Would definitely love to stay again in the future. Thanks again, if you ever get our way please look us up.


February 2018

Once Again... Neat People!

(Apparently this didn't stick the first time, so once again with feeling...)

Very nice hosts! They keep to themselves by default, but are lovely people to talk to with if you want to chat. Very respectful of boondockers' privacy, and the location is just perfectly peaceful - ideal for getting away from the noise and bustle of the city. The view is also superb!


February 2018

Cool place, cool hosts!

They keep to themselves mostly, and they're very nice people with wonderful dogs. Very accommodating/helpful, know their stuff about RVs, great hosts when you're looking to get away from it all!


January 2018

Fantastic time

We had an amazing experience with John and Darla. We are brand new to the RV experience and truly appreciated their kindness and wisdom. We look forward to seeing them again.

Chad and Jill