Discover a selection of 8,000 vacation rentals in Tempe, AZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $96 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Tempe. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Friendly Tempe will entice you

Enjoy the live music and other features of Tempe. This welcoming city is known for its sporting events, lake and university setting. Phoenix Zoo and Camelback Mountain are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Artistic escapades in Tempe

Temple vacation rentals let you soak up the local arts scene, and culture-vultures should pay a visit to the Tempe Center for the Arts. This sleek, contemporary landmark puts on a fascinating, ever-changing array of exhibitions throughout the year, as well as live performances. You can also take in big, dazzling shows – including Broadway musicals – at ASU Gammage. The area also has your retail needs covered, thanks to the outdoor mall known as Tempe Marketplace. Here you can shop one minute, and catch live music the next – it’s a whole day out in itself.


Snowbird season in Tempe

This part of the United States is blessed with radiant warmth throughout the year, though things can possibly get a bit too hot during the height of the summer. You can do as the snowbirds do, and book your Tempe vacation rental for winter. While others battle rain and snow elsewhere, you can be sunning yourself in Arizona in December and January. That said, spring is another fine time to make your trip to Tempe.

Natural features

Hilltops and exotic plants in Tempe

Some call it Tempe Butte, some call it Hayden Butte Preserve, and most locals just know it as A-Mountain. Whatever name you opt for, this volcanic outcrop is a must for anyone with a passion for hiking. Not only is it adorned with an iconic “A” for ASU, it also rewards hikers with panoramic views of Temple and the Papago Mountains. Look out as well for ancient rock carvings left here by the Hohokam people. If you want to explore the wider Arizona landscape, you can hop across the Salt River and experience the Desert Botanical Garden, where you can walk amid rare agave and cacti, and see colorful birds a-plenty.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Tempe

The nearest airport is in Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), which is 13.6 mi (21.9 km) away.

You can see more of Tempe by catching a ride on the metro at 6th Street Station, Mill Ave - Third Street Station or 5th St-Ash Ave Tram Stop.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Tempe?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Tempe:

  • "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu" is a popular choice. Around 1 mile from Tempe, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including a nearby zoo and cookware, dishware and utensils.
  • "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu" is another winner, offering 3 bedrooms, lowered locks, a kitchen and more. It's around 1 mile from Tempe.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Tempe vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Tempe?

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for fun. Stay in one of these weekend getaways in and near Tempe and make the most of all the amazing things to do nearby:

  • Located 25 miles to the west of the center of Tempe, "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa" is popular with adventurous types and nature buffs. Keep busy by exploring nearby attractions, such as Tempe Town Lake and Sunnyslope Mountain. Then, take the opportunity to try horse riding or cycling.
  • "Amazing 5 Star Home 4 Bed 3 Ba Heated Pool With Hot Tub Golf Course" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 30 miles west of Tempe, use it as a base to enjoy some mountain biking or golf. Papago Park and Arizona Historical Society Museum - Marley Center also have to be on your itinerary while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Tempe?

Generally compact, affordable and well located, it's difficult not to succumb to the charms of a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these vacation rentals and experience Tempe up close:

  • Toss your bags down and put your feet up at "Private Phoenician Sanctuary - Villa De Paz". Amenities including a living room and a private pool will make you feel at home here.
  • "Rural, Quiet And Private Casita With View Deck" is another great choice. Get cozy and take advantage of a living room, an iron and ironing board and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see more of Tempe. Cultural sights like Silver Star Playhouse and Herberger Theater Center will help you get a better feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Tempe?

From time to time, you just need to take a break from it all, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy a nice combination of adventure and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Tempe:

  • If you're eager to be near the action, "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" has your name on it. It's within reach of the center of Tempe and an excellent base to discover attractions like Footprint Center and Chase Field.
  • Wake up, whip up some breakfast and then plan what to explore around "4 Br, 2 1/2 Ba Private Luxury In La Cuesta - Mccormick Ranch". Arizona State Capitol and Phoenix Convention Center should be on your list if you choose to stay at this vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Tempe?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Tempe that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some mellow music and kick back together at "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Around 1 mile from Tempe, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend away, including a fireplace and shopping facilities.
  • "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu" is another retreat that's guaranteed to impress. It's about 1 mile from Tempe and has a fireplace and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Tempe?

Nothing screams "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Tempe:

  • Approximately 9 miles to the north of Tempe is "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views". Along with its magnificent design, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as massage services and concierge services.
  • Another top pick is "Hillside Luxury Mansion On Camelback Mountain". Approximately 6 miles to the north of Tempe, this luxe vacation rental gives you a taste of high-class living and comes with a swimming pool, a firepit and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Tempe?

Vacation with others and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with your best friends for a family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Tempe:

  • There's plenty of room to spread out at "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views". Around 9 miles north of Tempe, this impressive retreat has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 guests. Top amenities include a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your friends to "Big Family Friendly Home, Huge Gameroom" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the northwest of central Tempe. It's crammed with features to keep your group comfortable, including a garden and a swimming pool.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Tempe?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay, especially if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Tempe and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a kitchen and towels.
  • "Acoma House" Resort Living/heated Pool" is the sort of place you go to get away from everything and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Free toiletries and a garden are also on hand to make your visit a memorable one.

Tempe has a desert climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 100 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Tempe vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Tempe?

Every family get-together should be one to remember. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with the kids or a reunion with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Tempe offer a home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Around 25 miles to the west of Tempe, "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including outdoor furniture and a fridge.
  • "Amazing 5 Star Home 4 Bed 3 Ba Heated Pool With Hot Tub Golf Course" also has the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This property is around 30 miles to the west of Tempe, and accommodates 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen island will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

If you're after family-friendly attractions around the area, there's no shortage of choice. Phoenix Zoo, Tempe Beach Park and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix promise lots of fun for young and old.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Tempe?

Add some serious grandeur to your vacation by booking someplace with a private indoor pool. These large houses in or near Tempe have a swimming space that's your very own, along with ample room for whoever is lucky enough to be coming along:

  • Invite a few friends over for a refreshing paddle around at "The Scottsdale Haven Boho Getaway Heated Pool". This property has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. A water park and a swimming pool are other things your group will love about this place.
  • Another awesome option is "5 Bedroom Accommodation In Glesborg". With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests, you can invite all your friends to stay with you and swim. A swimming pool and mountain views are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

For even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Tempe vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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