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Serenity on the Lake

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Beautiful condo in quiet gated community close to activities

Experience the warm weather and blue skies of Arizona as a Snowbird/Winter Guest as you enjoy the serenity of this lovely lakefront condo in sunny Tempe. Lush greenery and 6 miles of shoreline make this gated community feel like the tropics without the humidity. Our second floor 1200 sq. ft condo has been recently remodeled and completely refurnished. A private bedroom with built in closet and new queen bed is attached to the open floor plan dining/great room. Two sets of French doors open onto a picture perfect lakefront The great room has a Murphy bed surrounded by custom made cabinets and built-in bookshelves which creates added space while retaining the 'second bedroom'. Two sets of French doors open to a 180 degree vista of 'The Lakes'. Waking up with an incredible sunrise on the lake with ducks, turtles and fish swimming by and humming birds and an occasional owl in the trees will introduce you to another Arizona. Inside warm colors, leather furniture, a completely upgraded kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and large washer and dryer make your at-home time peaceful and accommodating. Tons of amenities on the property and across the street at the Clubhouse include swimming pools, sauna, tennis courts, fitness center, and game room. Green belts are great for walking through the safe, welcoming community. An excellent lakefront restaurant as well as a boutique coffee shop/café are within a 5 minute walk. Tempe has easy access to all freeways leading to Phoenix, the Superstition Mountains, Tucson and Flagstaff. The ASU campus is within 5 miles. Our condo is convenient to bus lines and the new light rail system. Movie theaters, art centers, museums and sports venues (pro and collegiate teams) are all located conveniently throughout the Valley of the Sun with Tempe the popular, busy hub of the East Valley. 150 golf courses make Phoenix a special destination for golfers. Spring training for professional baseball teams from all over the country have venues in 'The Valley of the Sun'. The Tempe Mill avenue shops, Tempe Town Lakes and Park are favorites of Tempe visitors, and the Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo, horseback riding and hiking trails are all with in 20 minutes. Gammage Center for the Performing Arts , Mesa Arts Center, Herberger and Orpheum theaters host Broadway plays and musicals as well as local popular events. For added adventure five casinos are located in the Valley. Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa have shopping (another adventure) available for all tastes and budgets. World class dining, ethnic foods of every culture are convenient throughout the Tempe area and the Valley. Various destinations and overnight trips to the Grand Canyon and other Arizona landmarks, and a 6 hour drive to the beaches of California make your stay in the beautiful Southwest memorable, whether you're here relaxing or exploring your adventurous side. So, leave your snow shovel at home and come and enjoy our sunny days, warm weather, and welcoming community.

Dr. Frank and Christine Scarpati
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Dr. Frank and Christine Scarpati

Owned by Dr Frank and Chris Scarpati who live close by and are available to make your stay enjoyable.

Dr. Frank and Christine Scarpati purchased this condo in 1998

Why Dr. Frank and Christine Scarpati chose The Lakes

Recently remodeled with all new appliances and furniture make this second floor condo beautiful, unique and functional for guest who wish to find a home away from home in the Phoenix area.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is a quiet oasis in the desert, in one of the few valley communities surrounding a lake. It's peaceful in the gated community with access to all the activities the Valley of the Sun has to offer.


The Lakes Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One private bedroom with bathroom. Additional Murphy bed as part of custom made wall unit in great room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Serenity on the Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Special comfort

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely condo in a quiet, private space that overlooks the water. It's location in Tempe is perfect for easy access to all that the Phoenix metropolitan area has to offer. The Scarpati's are kind and welcoming owners. This is a home away from home where comfort lives. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to sit and relax on the large patio overlooking the beautiful lake filled with an array of water fowl. This home if filled with classy comfortable furniture. Christine, our host came by to great us and to make sure all our needs were met. Christine was always available to give advise on where to visit, good restaurants, boating, etc. We are planning on another stay next spring. A true gem.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Great property, great location, great host!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely lakeside condo

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 months in this condo and am so glad I discovered it. It was beautifully furnished and had everything I needed, including a garage! The complex is gated and very quiet. The best part was the incredible views. French doors open up to the large balcony that overlooks the lake and a small island where wild fowl like to congregate. I saw osprey, great blue herons, white egrets, cormorants, green herons, and even a blacked crown night heron and a belted kingfisher! The sunrises and sunsets were stunning. I took so many pictures because the lake looks so varied depending on the weather, clouds, time of day, etc. It was so peaceful I didn't want to leave the condo, although the location was central to everything. I was there during the holidays and enjoyed the neighborhood Christmas festivities from my balcony. The island was decorated. Santa even arrived and the local children were boated over to see him. Another evening I enjoyed their annual lighted boat parade. It was a cold evening, so using the fireplace added to the magic of the experience. Chris, the owner, made sure everything was in working order and that I had everything I needed. My stay was so enjoyable and I highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Oasis on the Lake in Tempe

  • 5 of 5

I spent three months at this wonderful condo this summer while I worked my summer job. It is everything that is advertised: close to everything, private, quiet, and well furnished. You won't need anything but your clothes. The owners are nearby and very responsive to all requests. If I work in Tempe next summer, I will stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Many in the Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I10, S101, S60, S202
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Great selection of a variety of cuisines close
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $99

Senior adults preferred. Quiet primarily adult community.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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