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Tempe Little Casita TLC - 1 BD 1 BA Apt-- Modern, Quiet & Peaceful Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 365 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment- sleeps up to 4 guests

Welcome to the TLC- Tempe Little Casita!

In a quiet Central Tempe neighborhood this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom casita is attached to an existing residence with its own private entrance and patio area. Cozy, Clean & Charming Apartment filled with lots of natural light and the décor has a southwestern modern and industrial vibe. Fresh and comfortable with all the amenities you may want or need for a comfortable stay. Fast wireless internet, 32"Internet Cable TV & Blu ray DVD player, a well -equipped kitchenette, laundry facilities and is able to sleep up to 4,( although the bathroom is off the bedroom). Queen bed in Bedroom and Full size sofa bed in living room lounge area...plush towels, quality linens. Near many restaurants, hiking, biking trails.

The Bedroom has queen bed, the mattress is hotel grade, comfortable (pillow-top firm).

Pretty much all that you'll need is provided: towels, soaps, shampoo and even a hair dryer and clothes iron. A walk-in shower in the bathroom and convenient washer and dryer.

The compact Kitchenette is well equipped and has most essentials for easy light cooking: an Induction cook top, and an electric cook top, microwave, a 3.2 cu refrigerator with freezer, toaster oven and Keurig coffee maker with starter pack of coffee and teas. Basic spices included. The kitchenette has utensils, cutlery, plates, cups, glasses and a set of pots and pans: get creative or just warm up food in the microwave or toaster oven.

The living area is cozy and comfy where you can nap, read a book, chat or watch a movie. A full size sofa bed can adjust to recliner mode to watch movies and also lays flat to sleep.

If you're here in the winter it may be just in time to enjoy some oranges, lemons or limes from one of the citrus trees.

Extra linens are in the armoire closet and toiletries are in the bathroom closet.

Access to the casita is through a security code. This is easy to use and allows you to get in whenever you arrive. It is convenient, though we are next door if you want to meet. It's your choice.

We are pretty laid back and enjoy meeting and visiting with interesting people. If you prefer privacy we will respectfully leave you to your solitude.

Our neighborhood is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The "Orbit" is a small neighborhood shuttle that has a stop a block away. Climb on for a free ride to downtown or the hub that connects to other mass transit options.

Perfect for visiting your ASU student. (2 miles to ASU Campus) Within walking distance to Starbucks, city bus stop, grocery and farmers market grocer, library and restaurants, 12 minutes from airport. 6 miles to Scottsdale. Close to freeways.

We attempt to exceed your expectations, and look forward to hosting you!

More Details

Lisa Van Laanen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Lisa Van Laanen

Moved from WI many years ago and fell in love with the desert and the sunshine. We have enjoyed the fun and exciting vibe of Tempe for over 20 years. In 2015 decided to build the addition and are so pleased to be able to share it with others. Interests vary and change but headlines are ... traveler, grateful community server, avid hiker, lapsed golfer and minority owner of an NFL team.

Why Lisa Van Laanen chose Rural-Geneva

Located just 2 miles from AZ State University the area has a great college town vibe. The neighborhoods 1960's ranch style homes create a peaceful oasis of friendly neighbors some of whom been here for decades. Centrally located and easy to get to the fun activities of downtown. Tempe is a wonderful urban city with a community feel.

What makes this apartment unique

The privacy of the casita is perfect for those looking to enjoy the area but have a comfortable efficient organized home base. Located in a quiet safe neighborhood that is close to public transportation and numerous shopping and eating venues.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rural-Geneva in Tempe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 365 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Kohler walk in Shower with shampoo, conditioner and soap provided. Vanity with storage, hair dryer and small 1st aid kit. Stackable Washer and Dryer, Starter detergent provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bed, linens provided, closet and pegs for hanging. Small iron board with iron, luggage rack.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Tempe Little Casita TLC - 1 BD 1 BA Apt-- Modern, Quiet & Peaceful Retreat
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Super vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

We feel very lucky to have found the Tempe Casita. The location is perfect for anyone wishing to attend Spring Training games. The closeness to Tempe and Scottsdale are also important.

The one great feature that Tempe Casita can offer and other locations can't match is the hospitality of Lisa. She made us feel welcome and we look forward to returning in the future.

Lisa---take care of yourself.

Larry & Dottie

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, thanks so much for your kind words. Looking forward to your return!!
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A Gem in Tempe

  • 5 of 5

TLC has an excellent location and a very quiet neighborhood. Lisa is very accommodating and wants to please her renters. She does a great job in providing excellent customer support. TLC is very clean and efficient.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plymouth, MN USA

Great get-a-way for a couple

  • 4 of 5

Had everything we needed for our 4 night stay, found everything as stated/shown on web site, plus more. Had great welcoming basket, with fruit & snacks. Very quite neighborhood & easy walking access to groceries & restaurants. Would stay again & recommend to others. Lisa was a great host.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need... Great Attention to Detail!

  • 5 of 5

You will find everything you need at this VRBO plus some great extras! We really enjoyed the cookies and fruit. Slept great and really enjoyed the Kitchen which had everything we needed. It was close to a number of restaurants / coffee shops and easy to get to the Hwy. We recommend staying at the TLC. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained property in a safe neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at Tempe Little Casita. It was great to come "home" after a day of site seeing to a comfortable place. Having laundry available for our use was a great convenience. We really enjoyed being able to walk in a safe and quiet neighborhood. Lisa provided information on area attractions and was very helpful answering our questions. We'll miss our two new furry friends, Ella and Frankie!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinarily perfect little Casita!!

  • 5 of 5

Lisa, the owner, has made our experience so wonderful. The Casita was lovely, very clean, decorated perfectly, and in a quiet neighborhood. So comfortable!!!

This was our second time here and we will continue to return to this Casita!! Loved it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So appreciate your kind words and description, looking forward to hosting you again!!
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Los Reyes De La Torta
Tasty Mexico City authentic nearby eatery.
Xtreme Bean Coffee Co.
YUM, with drive thru too!
Sprouts Farmers Markets
farmers market grocery within walking distance
Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.9 Miles
ASU Karsten GC
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Sweet Tomatoes
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £17.86

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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