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Best Location near Phoenix, mesa, 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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.


University Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties without prior permission No undisclosed guests allowed on property No outside vendors of any kind allowed on property without permission
  • No candles allowed on premises No smoking allowed on premises No pets allowed on premises
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / 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
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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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Best Location near Phoenix, mesa, Very Private, Diving Pool, Hot Tub, Pool Table
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
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.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: 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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Wonderful property with ALL the amenities. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased to find the property was exactly as advertised. Perfect for 8 people. Included everything we needed. Owner very responsive and friendly when we needed something extra. Quiet neighborhood and very nice patio area with pool, hot tub, grill, ping pong table and fire pit. Able to use patio in early December. Owner took us on boat ride through Canyon Lake -breathtaking!

Location was well suited to our needs and very close to downtown Tempe and ASU campus. 10-15 minutes away from the airport and Scottsdale.

Would not hesitate to rent it again and would highly recommend it to our friends. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worst VRBO experience ever!

  • 1 of 5

Property owner, Tom, is a dishonest and very unprofessional person. When we arrived on day one, the property was under renovations; doors were off hinges, ceiling fan and speakers removed, outlet covers and wall hangings were off, paint and sheetrock supplies were on patio tables, tools/fans/vacuum/ladder were scattered about, many leaves were in the pool which was not heated whatsoever and the kitchen oven was nonworking. VRBO gave Tom 24 hours to remedy all of the problems, and when we arrived on day two, he met us on the sidewalk telling us that there was currently no power to the house and that he was almost done. He then started in on excuses and explanations about how delays were beyond his control, that he couldn't control contractor's schedules, that he had work to get done and that he didn't even have to let us stay there. On day one, he had kept telling us the house was "livable", that the bedrooms were completely ready and that we could stay there that first night while he continued to get all of the issues completed. When we told him that wasn't acceptable, he offered us a refund. When we agreed that was what needed to be done, he changed his tone and would not talk about a refund from then on. From that point on, it has been many long phone calls and emails with VRBO trying to get a refund. Our holiday vacation was ruined (plus doubled in price) as the seven of us traveling had to stay in hotel rooms until we could find another rental house. It's turning out to be a lot of time and energy spent trying to get satisfaction from the "book with confidence guarantee".

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: RED FLAG!!!! Most of my reviews mention how great a host I am. Hmmm.....very interesting these people have the right to enter a review. They were fraudulently using somebody else's credit card. The actual owner of the card filed a dispute on the charge and got her money back! A big red flag for me was that these people were so verbally abusive to me that I knew something was terribly wrong. They never produced an ID, they never signed my contract, they never did a walk through, and they never stayed at my house! They deliberately attempted to strong arm me so I simply said NO! Therefore, I am going treat this review as a vindictive attempt to harm my rating. I think travelers can see that I got five star reviews before and after their alleged experience.
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Great place! Lots of room and privacy.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The place has a ton of room, even more than the photos make it look like. The pool area is outstanding and was a perfect place to beat the heat on the really hot days. And it really is private so no worries about being on display when in the pool area.

The location was great too and nearby most of what we did over the week. Close to ASU and many of the other sights like the zoo and botanical gardens. There are also many outstanding restaurants in the area, and grocery stores and shopping too.

The kitchen is functional and the bedrooms worked out fine. They are doing some upgrades and remodeling so when that is done it will be even nicer.

Thanks Tom for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walton, KY

Best place to stay in Tempe!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place to stay. Tom is a wonderful host who makes sure that there is fun everywhere you look. When he found out we had kids, he went out of his way to setup a basketball hoop by the pool so the kids could shoot. He took us to the 4th of July fireworks on his golf cart, he met us a Canyon Lake for an incredible day of tubing - he drove the boat and showed us a great time! The house is perfect for a family - four bedrooms with king sized beds and three full baths. The pool table is great and the ping-pong table added to the fun. My kids are all voting that we return next year. Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Location, Great Host!

  • 5 of 5

Great heated pool and hot tub in a private backyard with all the amenities. Nice neighborhood, close to Sloan Park, Portillos, ASU, highways, Scottsdale and the airport. Comfortable house with large sectional sofa, pool table and plenty of seating outside. Didn't want for anything. The host, Tom, made us very welcome and he had great customer service. He had the pool heated for our arrival and we used it almost every day. The pool cleaner wasn't working the day we arrived so he fixed it first thing. We would recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 compete with a captain so all can enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $200

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.