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Elegant Vacation Apt in Tempe. Quiet, Peaceful Hideaway.

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Studio Apartment, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3) 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. Couch opens to twin bed for 3rd person.

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.

Covered parking in our carport.......about 10 steps from your door.

Keywords: 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment.

More Details

Wayne Shippy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Wayne Shippy

We are a semi-retired couple. Wayne drives UBER car and Nancy is Systems Manager 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.

Covered parking in our carport.......about 10 steps from your door.

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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Rural-Geneva Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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
  • Internet
  • 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 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Note: Living Room sofa is a twin size hide-a-bed for 3rd guest
  • 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
  • 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
UBER & LYFT are ideal for the trip from the airport to our house. Many guests choose not to rent a car because RIDESHARE is so available and so popular and so inexpensive.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Elegant Vacation Apt in Tempe. Quiet, Peaceful Hideaway.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Jeffersonville, IN

Nothing better than the Shippy chalet.

  • 5 of 5

Whether it's for a short vacation or an extended stay you can't find anything better than the Shippy Chalet. This cozy little apartment is connected to the back of a private residence in a quiet, peaceful, and safe location in Tempe. It is just a short walk to a major grocery store, a Starbucks, and other shopping, and just a short drive to many restaurants and attractions that a large university town provides. The owners (Wayne and Nancy) have thought of everything-- pots, pans ,all kitchen utensils you could possibly need, and towels, linen, soaps, etc. for the bath and bedroom. You even have your own private laundromat facilities. When you arrive you can expect to find fruit, a variety of snack bars, and food condiments waiting on you. My wife and I have stayed there for 5 consecutive years and we have never even considered looking elsewhere. For us it is our home in Arizona. Thanks, Wayne and Nancy, for your hospitality and all you do to make your apartment the ideal place to stay in metro Phoenix.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We sure hope the Cubs will repeat last year's phenomenon! We look forward to your 'Spring Training Visit' every year. Wayne & Nancy
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Tempe Shippy Chalet

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The property was well appointed and maintained. There were a number of extras which made the stay more convenient and accommodating. I would recommend this property highly. The location was wonderful for easy access to shopping and places of interest. I have booked it again for later.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay at Wayne and Nancy's place. It felt like "home away from home" almost immediately. Their little apartment had everything we needed, it was peaceful and close to everywhere we needed to go. It was truly perfect! Thank you Wayne and Nancy, we'll be back! All our best, Tom and Suzanne Allen

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to seeing you off and on for the next 4 years :) Wayne
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Young couple

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I enjoyed our stay. We felt at home as we had everything available to us upon arrival - from kitchen and bathroom items to a comfortable and cozy house. I would recommend this to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU!
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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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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.

UBER & LYFT are ideal for the trip from the airport to our house. Many guests choose not to rent a car because RIDESHARE is so available and so popular and so inexpensive.

Covered parking in our carport.......about 10 steps from your door.


Rates & Availability

Rural-Geneva Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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