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Private Studio Apartment in Tempe. Quiet, Peaceful Hideaway.

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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. Salt, garlic salt, pepper, sugar, oil, coffee, tea, creamer, hot cocoa, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, Italian dressing, butter, bottled water, granola bars, seasonal fresh fruit, ramen noodles, soup, mac n cheese, some canned goods, cereal, milk, juice, spices, sodas, jam/jelly, peanut butter, crackers & pancake mix are some of the things usually available to our guests. 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. Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer and iron provided. Washer & Dryer on site (not shared). All linens included. Private entry with security door. Lockbox with key allows for late check in if desired. Check-in after 4:00 pm, check-out before 11:00 am unless previously arranged. 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, churches, 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 studio apartment.

More Details

Wayne Shippy
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO 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:
September 20, 2018

About Wayne Shippy

We are a semi-retired couple. Wayne drives for UBER and Nancy is Systems Manager at our church nearby.

Wayne Shippy purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Wayne Shippy chose Rural-Geneva

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 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 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 ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • 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 onsite usually in less than 4 minutes.


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Private Studio Apartment in Tempe. Quiet, Peaceful Hideaway.
average rating of 4.939394 based on 42 reviews
Kennydale, Wa.


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again. BTW your key in the mail ☺
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Shippy Chalet was just perfect for my business trip.

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean, quiet and private. The hosts even had some complementary food items that were perfect for a tired traveler not ready to go out grocery shopping right away for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shippy Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment studio. Perfect for a couple. Good location. Great hosts

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shippy chalet is perfect for us. The location is great and the Shippy’s are wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property for a couple. The location is great and it is very well maintained. We are repeat guests and plan to come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quiet and budget stay

  • 5 of 5

Wayne is an excellent host. We arrived early in the morning and was able to drop off out luggages at Wayne’s place until we came back in the evening. checked in was smooth and wayne left us some fresh fruits, snacks and water. It’s convenience and very quite location and we love it.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and quiet little apt.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I got out of my car upon arrival I heard kids laughing and playing on their bikes and I loved it from there on. The last place I rented was in the inner city area and very sketchy so this place was welcomed. Small but has everything you need and close to coffee and food. Two thumbs up!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed it. See you next year! Wayne & Nancy
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Phx Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Mill Ave
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 UBER & LYFT are onsite within 4 minutes or less.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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