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Wayne Shippy

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Elegant Vacation Apt in Tempe. Quiet, Peaceful Hideaway.

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Tempe Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Studio Apartment, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) with full kitchen

Cozy, well-furnished non-smoking apartment adjacent to private home with separate entrance. Full kitchen, cable TV and 3/4 bath with tiled 36'' shower.

Pantry and refrigerator are stocked with limited provisions upon guest arrival.

Amenities include wireless internet, flat-screen TVs in sitting area and bedroom, breakfast table, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, stove with oven, dishes, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, queen bed, and closet. Hair dryer and iron provided. Washer & Dryer on site. All linens included.

Private entry with security door. Check-in 4:00 pm, check-out 11:00 am. Quiet, safe neighborhood and great for taking walks. Senior Center is within walking distance. Two miles from ASU, Mill Ave, Town Lake, and Light Rail.

Perfect for visiting your ASU student. Located in quiet residential neighborhood, walking distance to Starbucks, city bus stop, grocery, library, restaurants, and Walmart. 12 minutes from airport.

Close to freeways. Free neighborhood shuttle bus. 5 Starbucks within 1 mile radius.

Keywords: 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Wayne Shippy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Wayne Shippy

We are a semi-retired couple. Wayne drives a school bus and Nancy works part-time as a ministry assistant at our church nearby.

Wayne Shippy purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Wayne Shippy chose Tempe

We bought our home in 1988 because of the location and the quiet neighborhood. Churches, shopping & restaurants are nearby. In 2010 we remodeled our home to include this unique apartment with private entrance.

What makes this apartment unique

Private, efficiently organized space, quiet, cute, super clean & includes almost anything a traveler might need. Safe neighborhood & close to public transportation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After a long drive we arrived about 1 am and we were instantly delighted by what we found. SO MANY thoughtful touches, from the motion sensor lights, to the fan being on, the snacks, the adorable furnishing, and that was just the beginning. Each day we discovered other things that delighted us. During the day, we worked on my son's guest house that he will be staying at while he attends ASU. But at night, we had the pleasure of "coming home" to this beautiful place. Thank you so much for everything!

K & T G, Park Hills, Ky
Aug 2015
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Elegant Vacation Apt in Tempe. Quiet, Peaceful Hideaway.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect Little Unit

  • 5 of 5

This unit has been designed with efficiency in mind. Everything you need is here, all in a well designed very compact space. It is in a quiet cul de sac neighborhood with a separate entrance and was spotless. The towels were large and fluffy , the shower nicely tiled, the bed comfortable with nice bedding. The small kitchen was all we needed. Everything was well thought out for what guests might need- coffee, snacks, soap, shampoo, magazines, books. The fact that several guests return every year, renting it for more than a month speaks for itself. It was perfect for two. And a great value. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and all the nice bike trails in the Phoenix area! We trust you had a great time in Zion as well as all the other beautiful places on your itinerary. Waynen & Nancy
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Just the right size.

  • 5 of 5

We really liked our stay at the Shippey Chalet. It had all the housekeeping necessities, plus a few extras -- books, movies, snacks -- even fresh oranges off the tree. Groceries and transportation were handy, and the owner was always handy for assistance. Our relatives that visited were so impressed that they are going to recommend it to their other out-of-town guests -- unless we are using it again!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. It was fun having you here with us for a few days!
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Perfect location for short stay in Tempe

  • 5 of 5

We were more than pleased with our accommodation. It was accurately portrayed in the listing. The property is quiet and private with access to an outside area for soaking up a bit of the sun. We appreciated very much the cleanliness of the unit and enjoyed having everything from shampoo to tissues provided. We did not have to shop for anything. The owners are super friendly and helpful and always available. We highly recommend this property. We loved to bike down to the university area, tempe lake, climb Haydon Mtn. - and found many stores and coffee shops also in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect little gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

Found this little gem of a place when just looking for a short 3 night stay for the two of us. It was perfect, central and quiet. Read the amazing reviews and we were sold. Easy to book and easy to find. Thank you Wayne and Nancy who were very pleasant hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ, USA

Great little gem in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Shippy Challet was great. We were coming from out of town and stayed there for 2.5 months while looking for a place to live permanently. The place comes with everything you need to live, is in a quiet, nice neighborhood, in the middle of Tempe. It is close to ASU - 5 min walk to bus stop, then 10-15 min ride. If you have a car, the Challet is a block away from the freeway and you can be at the PHX airport within 15 mins.


Was the listing description accurate regarding the location? Yes it was.

Did the listing photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities? Yup.

Was the property clean and well-maintained? Yes, very clean and well maintained.

Was the owner helpful in answering your questions or concerns? Yes, very helpful. Any concerns we had were quickly addressed.

Would you recommend this property to a friend or relative? Definitely.

What nearby activities, attractions and restaurants would you recommend? There is a nice bar called Spokes on Southern about a block away, that has nice outdoor seating with a view of a pond/fountain with ducks and turtles. Also, Tempe Beach Park is a short drive up north along the river. If you're in the mood for mexican food, check out Someburros on Baseline, and for breakfast U.S. Egg in the same plaza too.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Grove, MN, USA

Roadtrip Mom

  • 5 of 5

Great Vacation Apartment!

Perfect for all my needs. Very clean and well decorated. Nice for outdoor runs. Close to everything...extremely nice owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you made it on to California and back to Minnesota. Lots of windshield! Thanks for your nice comments. Wayne & Nancy
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Phx Sky Harbor
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
SHALIMAR Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Light Rail
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 60
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sweet Tomato
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Tempe Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Pyle Senior Community Center
Car: not necessary

2 miles from ASU, Mill Ave., Town Lake, and light rail. Located in quiet residential neighborhood. Walking distance to Starbucks, bus-line, grocery, library, restaurants, and Wal-Mart. 12 minutes from airport. Close to freeways. 5 Starbucks within one mile. Free neighborhood shuttle bus. Private Laundry Room onsite.


Rates & Availability

Tempe Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
ASU Graduation
May 9 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Nov 16 2017 - Nov 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.0%

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival, there is no fee. For cancellations 60 days to 30 days prior to arrival there is a fee of $100.00. For cancellations 30 to 14 days prior to arrival there is a fee of $150. There are no refunds for cancellations less than 14 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Tempe Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Includes sink, toilet & shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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