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Ranked #1 by VRBO/HOMEAWAY Very Private, Diving Pool, Hot Tub, Pool Table

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This enchanting home with a FANTASTIC location and large private heated pool is nestled in the prestigous University Estates neighborhood noted for it's lush trees! Just Google the name of our neighborhood and you will get a birds eye view of how green our little oasis really is. Built in 1951, the home is remodeled with numerous artistic and recreational delights, but still holds the original old school charm. The Tempe Oasis House is the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, relaxation and entertainment that will make your visit one to remember! We love to see our guests experience the surrounding cities and venues because we have genuinely become a city where you can find something intriguing to do every day of the week. The property boasts activities like billiards, ping pong, darts, and soon will have an outdoor shuffle board. It is also likely that you will decide to hang out poolside or in our, always ready, hot tub.


* Popular Mill Avenue for nightlife, dining and entertainment.

* Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium.

* Gammage Auditorium

* Grocery and convenience stores

* Free Orbit Bus System


* Beautiful Arizona Lakes (less than 45min. away)

* Amazing golf courses

* Tempe Town Lake

* Tempe Beach Park

* Tempe Market Place

* Papago Park

* Phoenix Zoo

* Phoenix Botanical Gardens

* Performing Arts Centers

* Spring Training Facilities

* Tempe Improv Comedy Club

* Old Town Scottsdale

* Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe Art Museums

* 5 Local Casinos


* Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

* Chase Field

* US Airways Center


* Scottsdale Fashion Square

* Chandler Fashion Square

* Tempe Market Place

* Arizona Mills Outlet

* Mill Avenue Street shops and boutiques

* Biltmore Fashion Park


* Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University

* Chicago Cubs new training facility

* Diablo Stadium (Angels Spring Training)

* Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Athletics Spring Training)


* Fantastic Biking trails throughout the city

* Famous Hiking at nearby 'A' Mountain, Superstition Mountains, South Mountain, Camelback trails and Papago Buttes


* Rawhide Old Western Town (20 minutes)

* Rustler's Roost Rustic Dining with panoramic views (10 minutes)

* Downtown Old Scottsdale (15 minutes)

This Tempe Oasis House has four bedrooms. All four bedrooms have king size beds. Each room is decorated with an individual flare to provide a resort feel with classic comfort. The living room contains a queen size sofa sleeper if needed.

Looking for fun in the sun? Pamper yourself in the spacious backyard that includes a large private pool, diving board and tranquil waterfall. The covered patio provides shade and comfort while enjoying your morning coffee or evening dinner and cocktails in the private backyard.

Need to unwind after a long day of work, recreation or fun activities? Look no further than the relaxing hot tub and melt the day away under the therapeutic water jets.

The fully stocked kitchen opens to the family room for convenient and casual dining at home. A game room allows for comfortable group gatherings and entertaining and is fully equipped with a 55" LED television with a ROKU stick to allow guests to use their Netflicks account or any other streaming service through the WiFi connection with surround sound for movies or sporting events. Enjoy a fun game of pool or play your favorite tune on the vintage piano! An outdoor gas grill is available to barbecue your favorite meals. If you plan to eat outside you can enjoy your meal under the peaceful covered patio with it's own sound system and LED television. Sit around the outdoor fire pit for great conversation or roast a tasty marshmallow!

Enjoy your stay in a safe, quiet neighborhood surrounded by lush trees. The Tempe Oasis House is centrally located for those in town for a sporting event or activity, visiting ASU, or looking to relax in a very private pool!

Keywords: 4BD/3BA Vintage home built in 1951, remodeled with colorful flare, GREAT LOCATION, private boat, large pool, game room, stocked kitchen, located in the heart of Tempe, only three blocks from Arizona State University, is centrally located near Phoenix and other surrounding cities, easy access to all city activities and events!

More Details

Thomas Martin
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Thomas Martin

I moved to the Phoenix metro area in 1972. I moved to the Tempe area to attend Arizona State University in 1981. I have always been in the construction field my entire life and I spend my spare time active in sports. I teach beginner to intermediate tennis to guests and I can give the most advanced players a good practice session.

Thomas Martin purchased this house in 1984

Why Thomas Martin chose University Estates

This property is very unique, fun, and its biggest value is in its location. It has been mentioned by guests that next time they would not even bother renting a car due to the ease of getting to almost anywhere in the Phoenix Metro area. The property has everything one would need while on any type of vacation or business trip. It also accommodates large groups easily especially when families or friends want to vacation together. It is nestled in the center of Tempe and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area. The neighborhood is so peaceful you would no idea you are in the middle of a large metropolitan area. Golfers are minutes away from 50 or more golf courses and sports enthusiasts are minutes from all sporting venues.

What makes this house unique

Property has a boat and golf cart that Tom can chauffeur guests around, so ask for details if this interests you! The ambiance of the property is all about fun. From the lights that span the street in the front of the home to the pool area with all its color and lighting, this house makes you smile. Tom will also captain the boat for guests at Canyon Lake so please take advantage of that free service as well.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in University Estates in Tempe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Person booking the property must be present for walk through at arrival No parties without prior permission No undisclosed guests allowed on property
  • No candles allowed on premises No smoking allowed on premises No pets allowed on premises
  • Permission required for outside vendors Unattended children under 12 years of age around pool area is grounds for automatic removal from property.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (4), Sleep Sofa (1) and inflatable mattresses (4) for those who simply don't want to share a bed with a friend.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Property guests are welcome to take a boat excursion with a captain on Canyon Lake. The boat is a 23 foot cabin cruiser with a 300 H.P. motor. This boat can be used to water ski, for fishing, water toys, sightseeing, or to just plain relax and have a peaceful time on the lake. Just call for further details. This is a free service for guests only.


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Ranked #1 by VRBO/HOMEAWAY Very Private, Diving Pool, Hot Tub, Pool Table
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews

Loved it. !!!

  • 5 of 5

Great Place - clean house, comfy beds, lots of room, had a bunch of laughs playing ping pong and thank god for pools. Great location - close to everything!! Great owner he was easygoing, helpful and respectful. the boat ride awesome. Thanks Tom

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great house; close to ASU campus

  • 4 of 5

The house itself is spacious with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is a great deal of space in the family room and the kitchen has what you need. It is quirky in the way it is laid out and some of the finished, but we really enjoyed our time there. The pool area is very nice too, although it is not heated, so it feels very cold. The hot tub is good too. My only issue was one of communication with the home owner. He is highly responsive, but did not recall that I asked to check in early and that he gave us permission to host a party, which led to an uncomfortable situation. My recommendation is that you exchange phone numbers and communicate by text, because the VRBO emails are not as easily accessed. Also, if you want the feeling of it being your place while you are renting it, you may want to make another choice. Tom is around taking care of the pool, and his office is in a locked off part of the house.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to take this opportunity in my response to let all who are reading this review to know that this guest did not take the time to read her contract or her walk through paperwork. She would have known that the pool can be heated upon request if she would have read anything. In addition, and related to my first comment, I do not allow early arrivals for any reason other than to simply drop off bags because it interferes with our cleaning schedule. This guest may have asked for an early arrival, but I never agreed to an early arrival. Lastly, this guest is a very nice person and she did mention that I am highly responsive, but she has some trouble understanding house rules and the procedures that I am required to follow especially related to addition guests on my property as I will explain. I charge an event fee and require permission in any scenario where more than immediate family is planning to be on my property and not listed as guests. When I find out that 30 people are expected to be on my property without prior written notice one can expect me to make you feel uncomfortable because there is no way that I would have agreed to such an arrangement. I am insulted that I only got 4 stars from this guest because I bent over backwards to help them out. NOTE TO ALL: READ MY LISTING!!!!! I have been having guests for over 20 years at my property and only a handful have not given me the highest rating. Every single review that was not a 5 star rating has been a result of guests breaking my house rules or planning to break my house rules that I am required to enforce. So I do agree with this guest's suggestion to give me a call if there are any details that need to be clarified, but always communicate through the website to guarantee that I have agreed to your requests in writing, especially if the request deviates from my house rules, pricing, or policies. Simply requesting something is not enough, you need a clear written acceptance of your request through the website or there is a chance you will be giving me a bad review like this guest has done. P.S- I do have an office on the property, I was never there other than to take care of maintenance on the property. Why was this guest so worried about such things? It is a total separate space unrelated to the rental. I will let the reader of my response decide.
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La Habra, Ca.

Perfect house and a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! We came into town to celebrate our sons graduation from GCU and this was the perfect place to do it. The backyard with the patio, pool, hot tub, bbq and ping pong table was our favorite spot. But also the family room was great as well, with the pool table and plenty of comfy space on the big couches. The only thing I would suggest is to add a fan in the big family room to help circulate the air.. it's such a big room and the morning sun warms it up pretty quickly.

The rooms were perfect for us and their location in the house provided plenty of privacy for everyone. Tom is a very helpful and attentive host.. he made sure the pool and grounds were well kept throughout our stay.

We would definitely stay here again if ever in Tempe!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Tom was there to greet us and show us the property. He was always available to handle any questions we might have. The place is close to the Phoenix Zoo, hiking trails, shopping and dining. We spent oodles of time in the heated pool and hot tub. Thanks Tom for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was as expected

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 4 couples and spent a week at the property. All the amenities were as they were advertised, great location, 4 large beds, 3 full baths, multiple media spaces, wifi worked well, property was clean and stocked with everything we needed during our stay. Only odd thing was the seller was staying at an attached apartment behind the house and without notice would appear in our space during the week, it certainly made a few in our group uncomfortable. He loves his home and is a little too hands on in my opinion. I have used VRBO 6-7 times and also own my own vacation rental property and would never expect to see an owner multiple times during the week unannounced, it's an invasion of a renters privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Too hands on? Invasion of privacy? Sorry you felt that way. I seem to have lost a star in my review for taking care of my property. I am at a loss regarding Dan's statement that I invaded his rental space! I don't enter the rented portion of the property unless absolutely necessary or to satisfy a request by a guest. My chores are limited to the outside of the property only. I have no reason to invade the rented space without reason or notice. Dan says he owns a vacation rental and he should know it is very UNCOOL to make such a statement. I was on the property to work and take care of the pool, hot tub, plants, trash, and maintenance. I do this work personally so that I don't have random work crews showing up to disrupt my guests. It states in the "walk through" that I would be on the property in the mornings to do my chores and that if there are times that are inconvenient to let me know. I got no word from Dan that I was being inconvenient to his stay in any way. You would think this would be an important topic to communicate to your host! Communication is very important to me and I listen and communicate very well with no complications if others are listening as well. This is Arizona, so even skipping a day could mean death to my flowers and grass dependent on the weather. If that is too "hands on" then anyone reading this response to Dan's review should avoid renting my property because it requires some work to keep it nice especially in regards to the heated pool and hot tub with large groups. I can guarantee if I did not do my chores, the property would look bad very quickly, and I would have gotten a complaint about the condition of all the items mentioned previously. Therefore, this review given by Dan is a "no win" situation for me. This house is no different than any resort or hotel, it requires lots of maintenance especially due to its amenities, location, and unusual amount of foliage in the neighborhood. I have been a host for more than 20 years with 8 of them on this website and have never had a complaint regarding this topic. I will continue to do what is necessary to keep this property in good condition for all my guests. Lastly, Dan makes an impossible assumption that I was staying in the attached apartment in the back. It is private and completely separate from the rental in every way. Paranoid guests maybe? Something to hide? I will let the reader decide. SIMPLE COMMUNICATION COULD HAVE RESOLVED ALL CONCERNS, JUST ASK!
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Weston Nebraska

Awesome property, location and host!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Very roomy, accommodated our group of 3 couples and 2 children very well. Location is in a quite neighborhood, but still close to everything.

Tom is a great host and was quick to answer any questions and supply anything we needed.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome and I hope to see you all again.
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Our large, private pool has high perimeter walls creating the ultimate in privacy for personal use. The extensive covered patio allows shade for dining and relaxing. Absolutely no neighbor interference.

Don't miss out on experiencing Arizona's beautiful lakes on our 23 foot excursion boat available exclusively to our guests complete with a captain so all can enjoy!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in University Estates, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Ironman 2018
14 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring Training 2019
15 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £76 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £76 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45
Cleaning fee £152.54

Rates are subject to change until reservation funds have been confirmed. Rates are based on time of year and occupancy. Normal maximum occupancy for this property is 8 guests. Any requests for changes to the terms of the agreement must be in writing. Although the property is accommodating to large groups, we are required to limit guests on the property to those disclosed at the time of booking. Any changes may require an updated agreement, a fee, and permission from the surrounding neighbors. Although the pool can be heated at anytime, the price to heat it is only included in the rate during MLB Spring Training. All other times the pool is heated at a cost of approximately $1.20 per therm that is actually used to heat the pool during your stay. The heating of the pool is purely a service and not for profit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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