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#Special Weekly/Monthly Rates at Waterfront Villa with Boat and Resort Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Minutes to ASU, Scottsdale, Phoenix. Beautifully appointed 2bed/2bath home

Centrally located in the city of Tempe.

**Special rate on stays through August 2018 only. Must enter dates of stay to view discounted rate.

****Tax rate for stays longer than 29 days is adjusted to 1.8% by owner after inquiry and prior to payment.

**Less a mile from the main roads & freeways that circumnavigate the different cities in the valley, yet surrounded by trees and water for a calming & relaxing environment.

Drive, walk or bike to grocery stores (ie, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Fry's), restaurants, parks, retail shops, walking/biking paths and more.


Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Light Rail park & ride

ASU (Arizona State University), Mill Ave., and Tempe Town Lake

Old Town Scottsdale

Fashion Square Mall

Spring Training Ball Parks

Great Golf courses

Canal trails

Mountain biking


Unique property with quality features.

Unbelievable sunsets can be viewed from the lakeside patio's or on the boat while cruising the lake.

Beautiful property with direct water access (dock is on the lower deck) to the 5+ miles of lake shoreline. 6 person pontoon boat for use (at no charge to our guests)

**August Home entry system provides keyless access to the property

**Secure, wireless, up to 100mbs high-speed Internet

**Flat screen 4K SmartTV, Blue-ray player, Direct TV, Hulu & Netflix in both bedrooms. Living-room has a 55” 4K curved HDTV smart TV with streaming, Blur-ray player. Large DVD library

**Bathrooms with rain-showers, marble and granite countertops & top of the line fixtures

** Bedrooms furnished with queen size beds, dresser, and nightstands

** Down or down alternative comforters & pillows.

** High-quality sheets & Turkish cotton towels

**** Master suite opens onto the upper lakeside patio & has a water view and ensuite bath

****Second bedroom and bath are at opposite ends of the Villa, away from the Master Suite for complete privacy

**Living room has views of the lake


**Leather sofa & love-seat with game size coffee table in living room

**Gas fireplace in living room for cool winter evenings

**Huge kitchen with high-end appliances-including Vita-mix, Nespresso machine, toaster oven, Kitchen-aid mixer, quality dishes, pots, pans & utensils

**Large gather table with seating for 6

**Front-loading (he) washer/dryer- we provide eco-friendly detergent for your use

**Large stainless steel propane BBQ grill on the lakeside deck with full tank of propane provided

**Comfortable conversation chairs on the large upper deck

**Propane fire-pit with a full propane tank on arrival

**Bikes (2) available for guest to use

****Depending on the time of year you can find fun & interesting fruit, vegetables, edible flowers & herbs in & around the property. These are organically grown & they are yours to enjoy


Olympic size pool


Lighted outdoor tennis, basketball, volleyball and pickle-ball courts

Gym & Cardio room

Handball courts

Pool and pingpong table

We supply basic household needs:

Toilet paper, paper towels

Dishwasher and dishwashing soap

Hand soap

Laundry soap

Shampoo, conditioner and body wash

All linens and towels (including pool towels)

This is our home when the property is not rented, & there are many items not generally found in 'rental only' properties. Our furnishings are unique and of high quality.

*Property is not childproofed & the lake is directly off the back patio. There is no gate to protect children from water access. Feel free to contact us if you need further details.


**Renters have the use of the driveway, but the garage is not available to use.


*Owners maintains 'closed off' areas & cupboards which are marked & locked. We appreciate your understanding that these areas are for owners personal use only.

More Details

DiAnn Bottomley & Robert Gutierrez
Member since: 2015
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:
22 February, 2018

About DiAnn Bottomley & Robert Gutierrez

Having lived most of our lives in Washington State, Robert & I moved to Arizona in 2011. We are both retired from full time work, but keep busy with our hobbies, volunteering & traveling whenever & wherever we can. We use VRBO when traveling since we enjoy the more personal aspects of staying at a private residence rather than a hotel. Now that we find ourselves wanting to do more traveling we have decided to open our home to others that prefer private home rentals so we can go on more adventures. We are active adults & love being outdoors(one of the main reasons we chose Arizona). We both love to ride bikes-hybrid & road. We lead a relaxing lifestyle & are able to enjoy a glass(or 2) of wine, good food(albeit healthy) & much more time to explore & experience a variety of things.

I, DiAnn, love gardening & continue to build an edible landscape here in the desert. It is amazing to see what grows in a small space. Robert loves to watch interesting movies & TV series/shows. We both love to spend time with our grandchildren, and entertaining new friends to share our new zest for living life! When the property is not rented we call the Villa our home.

DiAnn Bottomley & Robert Gutierrez purchased this villa in 2011

Why DiAnn Bottomley & Robert Gutierrez chose The Lakes

We were lucky to find this little place in paradise and it reminds us a bit of where we lived in Washington(water, tree's). Having the clubhouse was the icing on the cake as it has so many amenities that we are never at a loss of things to do. The community hosts many events throughout the year....Christmas boat parade & lighting contest, Polar Ice plunge at the pool in winter, Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July, Fall Pot-luck, Community wide garage sale, and many more fun get togethers.

What makes this villa unique

Honestly... central to the entire Valley make it amazingly easy to get around to many of the fun venues and tourist attractions in the area. One of the best things about this property is being directly on the water. We enjoy spending time cruising the shoreline In our pontoon boat, having dinner on our deck, watching the sunsets while enjoying our gas fire pit, and just relaxing to music or reading a good book. Having views of the water from the decks, living room & master bedroom are constant reminders that we chose a great place to call home. We have had a great deal of fun furnishing our home & continue to update, change & develop our property. As our guest, we hope that you will appreciate our hard work to make this special place your home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful experience. The hosts we're amazing. Great details in comfort, privacy, very relaxing. Immaculate. They went above and beyond our expectations when our trip had some unexpected changes. We wound love to come back again. Thank you so much DiAnn and Robert!

Brenda and Richard

My Response

We are so glad that we were able to accommodate your schedule change & of course so excited on your new Grand-baby! We enjoyed chatting about like interests & could not have asked for better guests. Next visit we will for sure get you out on the boat for a cruise on the lake!!! Hope to see you again soon. DiAnn & Robert
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in The Lakes in Tempe

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cooking of foods with strong odor's or oils (as in deep frying) be done on the Gas BBQ (it has a gas burner for this use).
  • We understand damages can happen. Please report damage to us, in writing, prior to your departure so we can submit the information to our insurance.
  • If you move or change something, return it to where you found it before departure. Most of all, have a fun and relaxing time while you are here.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathrooms have been recently updated. The master has 2 sinks, toilet & walk-in shower. The second bathroom is just outside the 2nd bedroom door & has a single vanity, toilet & tub with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have queen size beds with high quality sheets, down or down alternative comforters & several pillow choices. Bedrooms are at opposite ends of the villa, so each is cozy & quiet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The community has beautiful parks through out, with access to other parts of the lake. Most of the homes in the community are not on the water directly & these park accesses allow them to enjoy the lake. The clubhouse also has a boat that goes out 1 Friday a month or you can rent it by the hour for a private ride around the lake & they will supply the Captain. This allows you to relax & enjoy the surrounding should you feel uncomfortable taking our boat out.


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews
Petoskey, Michigan

Fantastic Lake Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Having rented VRBO’s in the US and abroad, I can say without reservation that this was one of the very best experiences ever. Robert and DiAnn were so accommodating and the home was both comfortable and well equipped. Having the use of bikes and the boat really enhanced the experience. We give this 5 Stars!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Villa. So glad you enjoyed the Nespresso espresso pods and the fire pit. The weather was perfect for taking the bikes out and enjoying a cruise around the lake on the pontoon boat. Dinner out with you was an extra special treat. We look forward to your next visit! PS...Thank you for all of your London visitor tips! We are sure to have a great time, thanks in part to your suggestions & help. Robert & DiAnn
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A great week in Tempe

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying at this home. The pictures are spot on. The house is right on the water and the ability to use the pontoon boat was a nice bonus. The house was spotless when we arrived. All of the appliances are brand new and high-end. It was nice to have a washer and dryer to use instead of taking home a suitcase full of dirty clothes. The beds were very comfortable (and we are hard to please about that). Robert and DiAnn were very easy to work with. Robert spoke with us when we arrived at the house to go through details and explain how everything worked. We enjoyed having use of the clubhouse and all of its amenities. The house is in a great location and easy to get around the city. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being wonderful guests! We loved that you got to spend time on the boat and enjoyed the Clubhouse’s facilities (we are glad to be able to offer them to our guests). We appreciate you leaving the property in such great shape and would welcome you to stay again next time you visit Arizona. Have a wonderful 2018!
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Perfect getaway for relaxation and fun.

  • 5 of 5

DiAnn and Robert were the most gracious hosts. We traveled with our 1 year old and 2 year old and DiAnn went out of her way to secure some baby items and toys for us. Everything was in order and it was very clean. Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful rental.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed your stay at our home as well as cruising the lake on the pontoon boat. Thank you as well for leaving our home in such nice order. We look forward to having you and the family return for any future visits!
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The perfect and convenient vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Diann and Robert were very accommodating and extremely nice. They went out of their way to make our experience a memorable one. We will definitely stay here when we come back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time in Arizona and got to try out the boat while here. Great to meet the kids, too! Thank you for taking such good care of our home. Hoping Dawn is doing better & we look forward to meeting her on your next visit with us. Robert and DiAnn
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Visiting my Arizona family who left me alone in Minnesota. LOL

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is a lovely! 5 star! They provide everything ! The Pontoon was awesome and the ambience can't be beat! It is a very upscale property! Water fountains and night lights while sitting out by the Fire Pit. We enjoyed our stay very much while visiting AZ family. The Villa is close to many Grocery stores. The Owner's want to make sure you are happy and satisfied. They are lovely people! The beds are so comfortable!! The plants and gardens Dianne provides are something to see. It was a very enjoyable experience! We will be back! Thank you Robert and Dianne

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave and Tami were the perfect guests! Thank you for being so considerate of our home and leaving it in such pristine condition! It is such a pleasure to meet guests who appreciate our efforts to make their stay as pleasant as possible. We very much enjoyed our conversation with you as we showed you around our home. So glad you were able to enjoy the evenings on the deck and hopefully were able to see some great sunsets. Hopefully, you were able to do some fishing in the lake while on the boat Dave. We would love to have you stay at the Villa again! Robert and DiAnn
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. The hosts we're amazing. Great details in comfort, privacy, very relaxing. Immaculate. They went above and beyond our expectations when our trip had some unexpected changes. We wound love to come back again.

Thank you so much DiAnn and Robert!

Brenda and Richard, CT

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that we were able to accommodate your schedule change & of course so excited on your new Grand-baby! We enjoyed chatting about like interests & could not have asked for better guests. Next visit we will for sure get you out on the boat for a cruise on the lake!!! Hope to see you again soon. DiAnn & Robert
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Watershed or Pier 54
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Lightrail runs East to West & to ASU & PHOENIX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstates & highways: 101, 10, 202, 17, 60
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Watershed or Pier 54
Car: recommended

The Lakes community is centrally located to the Phoenix, Scottsdale & surrounding valley. ASU (Arizona State University), Mill Avenue & Tempe Town Lake is a short 10-minute drive or a 20-minute bike ride. The Lakes is home to many birds, turtles & fish (catch & release only). Our Villa offers quiet, safe & relaxing atmosphere with access to our private community clubhouse, large pool, spa, tennis, basketball and racquetball courts, cardio & weight room, & game room. Two lakeside restaurants with outdoor patios & a hair salon are two blocks from the villa.

The property is walking distance to many parks, shops, bike/walking paths & more. Great hiking trails & mountain bike trails are a ten-minute drive from the property. Close to freeways and mass transit allows easy access to the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area! Of course Uber & Lyft are an easy way to get around should you not want to rent a vehicle.

Places visitors like to go in & around greater Phoenix, Scottsdale & surrounding area are all within an hour drive or less (many are accessible via our public transportation systems):

Spring Training Stadium Ball Parks

ASU Campus

Golf-public & private

Mill Avenue

Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Beach Park

South Mountain

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

Saguaro Lake

Salt River Tubing

Old Town Scottsdale

Historic Districts in Phoenix

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Botanical Gardens

Papago Park

Camelback Mountain

Arizona Science Center

South Mountain Park

Taliesin West(Franky Lloyd Wrights winter home)

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Heard Museum

Scottsdale's 5th Ave Shopping mall

Miniature Golf


Art Walks in Old Town

Approximate distance from Tempe:

Tucson-2 hours by car

Bisbee: 3 hours by car

Tombstone: 2 1/2 hours by car

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Saguaro National Park

Oak Creek Canyon

Slide Rock State Park

Grand Canyon-4 hours by car

Sedona, Flaggstaf, Jerome, Cottonwood, 2 hours by car

Wupatki National Monument

Meteor Crater

Lake Powell

Prescott-3 hours by car

We have many brochures that you can look through if you are interested in some of these areas. There is just so much to do here that it is difficult to include everything for everybody.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £143.22
Damage Insurance £70.89

Weekly & monthly rates have been discounted. Cancellation Information/Policy: 100% of your payment will be refund(excluding VRBO/credit card fee's to us) if cancellation is made 60 days or more before your scheduled reservation date.
Trip insurance is available for purchased and is highly recommended if this is a concern. Please ask for further information or contact your preferred insurer. This is a NON-Smoking property(inside & out).

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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