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Business Travelers Book Here! Walk to the Light Rail & ASU

Bedrooms 2
Space 978 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Tempe Condo Sleeps 4 People With Pool & Private Balcony

Call owners, Sarah & Justin Finnerty - Welcome to our condo, officially named "The Lemon St Tempe Retreat"! Great WALKING access to the Valley Metro Light Rail, Orbit (a FREE service) Bus Stop and the several other city bus stops. ASU campus is only a 5 minute WALK away (0.4 miles)! Nearby Coffee Shop located 0.4 miles away. Five miles away is The Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Desert Botanical Garden or the Phoenix Zoo.

24 hour self check-in available to travelers.

Sleeps 4 adults in 2 bedrooms. Each bedroom has a queen bed, full bath and walk in closet. Granite countertops in kitchen and baths. All kitchen supplies, linens, pool towels, coffee maker, blow dryer provided. laptop friendly desk in living room with super-fast internet service available through Wifi. Two flat screen TVs with local cable channels & HBO. Two story condo with condo entrance located on second floor of complex. Please note, both bedrooms and both bathrooms are located upstairs inside the condo. All appliances provided (microwave, dishwasher, fridge, range/oven, new front-loading washer and dryer). Sliding glass door off of living room opens to a large private (11 ft X 7 ft) balcony w/ patio furniture. Assigned parking with one designated covered parking spot. Community has picnic pavilion with BBQ area and community pool (not heated) only a short walk from your door.

All utilities including wifi access provided.

Ask me about our other ASU/Tempe area vacation rental condo "The Tempe Oasis": 1 bedroom, 1 bath located on the ground floor in a gated complex with the pool, spa & fitness center --- VRBO Listing 675156

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More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Tempe in Maricopa County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 978 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet/tub/shower area is in separate room from sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Toilet/tub/shower is in separate room from sink
  • Master bedroom has full bathroom contained behind bedroom door. Second bedroom has full bathroom directly outside of bedroom door. Both bathrooms are located upstairs inside of condo. Bath towels provided. Limited supply of body soap, shampoo/conditioner.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Comfy foam mattress, high thread count sheets, new pillows
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , pillow top mattress, high thread count sheets, new pillows
  • Queen size pillow-top mattress in master bedroom. High thread count sheets, new pillows, Black out curtains, alarm clock, 40' LED TV (w/ DVD player), walk in closet, dresser, ceiling fan and private bathroom. Located on upper floor of condo. White-noise sound machine. Second bedroom has queen size foam mattress, high thread count sheets, new pillows, black out curtains, full length mirror, clothing storage, alarm clock, two lamps, ceiling fan with full bathroom and walk in closet located directly outside of bedroom door located on upper floor of condo.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A limited supply of various cleaning chemicals and a full-size vacuum are always available in the condo for use as needed/desired. Ask owner for information regarding local grocery delivery from Safeway.


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(25 traveller reviews)

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Business Travelers Book Here! Walk to the Light Rail & ASU
average rating of 4.88 based on 28 reviews

The whole experience was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, there was wonderful communication with Sarah. She responded immediately to any questions or concerns. Her condo was in a perfect location in the Valley! Very central to everywhere we wanted to be. Great brewery, with fabulous food (Four Peaks) a short walk away! So CLEAN! Nicely stocked kitchen and a nice large-screen TV where we watched our Eagles win the Super Bowl! We’d definitely stay again, when back in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location Location Location!

  • 5 of 5

Sooo close to light rail! Park your car and take the light rail everywhere! I was even able to walk to the starting line of the Rock n Roll Arizona Half Marathon ! The day after the half I walked to Mill Ave and explored all of the great shops and restaurants. The steps in the unit were a bit challenging to my almost 80 year old parents but we made the best of it! We even rented Grid Bikes right down the street for a trip to Tempe Town Lake! Great place Great loca8!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ASU grad trip

  • 5 of 5

Lemon Street retreat was a great spot to spend our time in Tempe while our son graduated from ASU. The condo is very clean, beds were very comfortable and the location is very close to campus, mill ave restaurant and bars, the airport. Walking distance to a great neighborhood brewery(Four Peaks Brewing co). We definitely recommend! And Sarah is very easy to work with! Thank you for sharing your property with us.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great. Clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very comfortable. The kitchen was clean and well stocked with cutlery and gadgets. The only suggestion we could make is to add a pressure cooker. The living room had a very nice TV and a sofa set. The upstairs had two bedrooms and these were well furnished. There was a TV in the master bedroom. Over all the stay was very comfortable and pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home, quiet place to find rest and relaxation after a day at ASU Karsten Golf Course

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sarah for your warm hospitality at the "Lemon Street Retreat". My son and I enjoyed our stay; I appreciate your attention to details far above what a hotel can offer. We travel often for my son's golf tournaments and he needs a comfortable place to rest and unwind during long days. ASU Karsten Golf Course is just minutes away. Rather than eat out every morning, having a kitchen allowed me to cook homemade breakfast before early tee times. Thank you for your prompt and great service too!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the condo and its amenities! It was a pleasure to have you as a guest. Hope to have you return sometime! Thank you!
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Great Location, Condo is Better than Shown, Excellent Owner, Excellent Ammenities

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a nice, clean, modern home away from home while in the Phoenix Area, especially for ASU parental stays, close to Sky Harbor airport (but not under the flight path) with access to the greater Phoenix, Tempe and surrounding areas including - Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Tucson, Mogollon Rim, Mexico, Sedona, Sonoran Desert - even a jaunt to Southern California, YOU WOULD BE MISSING-OUT IF YOU DO NOT TO consider this great place to stay in a great location, with an excellent, helpful owner - only if you want/need it of course. Issue free, hassle free, a great VRBO/Home-Away condo rental experience and would definitely stay here again. If you are traveling with Family (up to 4 or even 6 if smaller) this is a 'must consider' property. The property and support from the owner exceeded any expectations I had using VRBO for the 1st time. Two Story Condo with Two full bedrooms/baths, 1 in bathroom in the Master, covered parking, this has privacy for adults while not being too far (or close) to the kids / or other couple. Updated/Modern appliances throughout and close access to ASU office areas if needed. A really nice, clean, condo right in Tempe close to everything!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarah Finnerty
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Sarah Finnerty

My husband, our children and I have lived in the Phoenix area for several years. I grew up and started my own family in a small Midwest farm town in Illinois. I have always had a great appreciation for the warmth of the desert climate, the beautiful mountains, lakes, sunsets and year round golfing this area provides, not to mention, the vast entertainment choices, incredible shopping and high-energy atmosphere available in the city. We entertain our out-of-state family & friends often in our home and enjoy exploring Arizona with them. We want you to love Arizona as much as we do!

Sarah Finnerty purchased this condo in 2013

Why Sarah Finnerty chose Tempe

This is a great central location to access all the wonderful activities the Phoenix area has to offer. Our condo is near The Mill Avenue District, Tempe Town Lake and ASU events. Great dining, beautiful golf courses and multiple forms of public transportation are easily accessible all around you.

What makes this condo unique

We are a half mile from the ASU campus! My husband worked at ASU for over 13 years. We also have a daughter who is a junior at ASU - Tempe campus. We know a lot about the current events happening on and around campus. We bought this condo with the idea that it would be an awesome location, and a safe and very comfortable living space for our own children in the future. Traveling over the years as a family of six, we put a lot of thought into the furnishings and little extras here so that everyone has an affordable and relaxing stay. See our other ASU/Tempe vacation rental property: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath located on the ground floor in a gated complex next to the pool, spa & fitness center VRBO Listing 675156.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay. My Dad enjoyed running every morning along the water [at Tempe Town Lake].
Mar 2014
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Four Peaks Brewery Company
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
ASU Karsten Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
202 Loop & North Scottdale Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Four Peaks Brewery Company
Car: recommended

A Great location for Cactus League Baseball Spring Training Games. Four of the spring training stadiums are located within a few miles of the condo. The Chicago Cubs are training at the new Mesa complex beginning in 2014 which is a short 8 minute drive from the condo (less that 3 miles). Five minute walk to the ASU campus. Only a 1 mile walk to Sun Devil Stadium, a hike at 'A' mountain, or the energetic atmosphere of Mill Avenue. Five minute walk to the nearest Valley Metro Light Rail stop. Ride the Light Rail downtown to Chase Field to catch a Diamondbacks game or watch the Phoenix Suns take the court at the US Airways Center. Hit the links at one of the local golf courses, such as ASU Karsten Golf Course, Rolling Hills Golf Course, Papago Golf Course or Shalimar Country Club.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.47
Damage Deposit £214.41

Owner/Property Manager: Sarah Finnerty 480-452-6503

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.