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Highlights Tempe

  • Downtown Tempe
  • Botanical garden
  • Parks
  • Hiking

Best Vacation Rentals in Tempe

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Tempe, Maricopa County
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
Located in a Tempe a few miles south of phoenix, this quiet, two bedroom tuscan style ranch is a private home on a dead end street with a green belt walking path steps from your door. The home has been recently remodeled including beautiful new tile floors, carpeting, furnishings and refinished kitchen cabinetry. The house has its own private backyard patio with a barbecue and your own orange tree. A community swimming pool and spa are available a short walk away but neither are heated. The location is near world class golf courses and most of the spring training cactus league sites are clo...
from $308 / night
Tempe, Maricopa County
Vacation Rental • 1033 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(7 reviews)
Beautifully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located in a gated community just minutes from Arizona State University. Condo features fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room with 50 inch flat screen TV, satellite TV and wi-fi. Two large bedrooms with walk in closets and washer/dryer. There is a second floor balcony to enjoy the beautiful Arizona Sun. Community includes assigned parking, outdoor grills, community room, fitness room, heated outdoor pool and spa. Located just one block from the 101 which makes it easy to get to all of the Phoenix Metro area sites which include Phoenix...
from $138 / night
Tempe, Maricopa County
Vacation Rental • 969 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(16 reviews)
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 ba...
from $178 / night

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Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Tempe

$492for 4 Feb - 11 Feb
$396 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Tempe

46%for 4 Feb - 11 Feb
59% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Tempe

A peaceful desert getaway

Tempe is situated just to the east of Phoenix, Arizona. The idyllic, southwest desert town is known for its lively downtown district, sunny climate, and endless, unique outdoor offerings. It’s the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts, families, couples, and adventurous travelers. Stay in a rental near a desert park, or closer to the downtown district within walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shops. With so many vacation rentals to choose from throughout Tempe, you’ll be sure to find one that perfectly suits your travel needs.

A rental for every type of traveler

Tempe offers a wide variety of vacation rentals for all types of travelers. Based on your travel preferences, you can stay in a rental surrounded by nature, or a rental in a residential neighborhood. Many rentals in the area boast Southwestern design features, embodying the aesthetic of traditional adobe style homes. Families and large groups can stay in oversized rentals with enough space to sleep everyone. Smaller, cozy rentals are available for couples and small groups. All rentals come equipped with modern amenities and conveniences, such as high-speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and television. Book a rental with a private pool to cool off in during the hot summer months!

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The area and getting around

Arriving in Tempe

Tempe is conveniently set just four miles away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. You can travel from the airport to Tempe by tram, which takes around 45 minutes. Uber, Lyft, and taxis are also widely available around the city.

Getting around the city

Tempe offers a variety of public transport options for getting around the city, including light rail, bus, and streetcar. The downtown area is considered one of the most walkable and bikeable areas in the entire region. There are countless sidewalks and walking paths around the city so that you can navigate on foot with ease.

Travelers and activities

Tempe for outdoor enthusiasts

Tempe is the perfect place for anyone with a passion for the outdoors. Take a hike up “A” Mountain, officially named Hayden Butte. “A” mountain is one of the most popular destinations in Tempe with well-marked walking trails and the perfect place to see scenic views and historic rock drawings by the Hohokam people. Pima Canyon Trailhead is an excellent hiking trail that leads to a major canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Walk through the well-kept trails and enjoy the scenic natural surroundings.

Tempe for families

Tempe is a fantastic destination for families of all ages. Families with children should head to Phoenix Zoo, which is home to over 1,200 species of animals on over 125 acres of land. There is a couple of miles of walking trails, a petting zoo, and a variety of interactive exhibits. The SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium is an interactive aquarium in Tempe featuring thousands of sea creatures and interactive marine exhibits. Children can learn about a variety of sea creatures and see them up close in the towering glass aquarium enclosures.

Tempe is known for having an average of 330 days of sunshine each year, and an average temperature of 87 degrees year-round!

Top 5 travel tips in Tempe

1. Stroll the lively downtown district

Downtown Tempe is a charming, lovely district full of quaint cafés, top-rated eateries, craft breweries, art galleries, boutique shops, and picturesque outdoor seating areas. Spend an evening strolling through the streets, popping into eateries, and browsing all the shops.

2. Spend an afternoon at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake offers a variety of outdoor activities for travelers of all ages. Swimming isn’t permitted, but just about everything else is! Catch some sun rays by the lakeside, hike the trails, or rent a kayak to go out on the water. You can even put your yoga skills to the test by trying a paddleboard yoga class!

3. Visit Desert Botanical Garden

The Desert Botanical Garden is home to a sprawling collection of majestic desert sceneries, towering cacti plants, and fascinating desert flora and fauna species. Spend the day soaking up the idyllic desert surroundings. You can walk on various paths throughout the grounds to explore it all! Also, the gardens offer an incredible backdrop for photos.

4. Catch a show at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is a spectacular 3,000 seat auditorium designed by famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the only building designed by Lloyd in Tempe, and is considered to be the crown jewel of the ASU campus. The building is known for its immaculate acoustics and regular live events. Watch a show in this uniquely designed auditorium.

5. Hike around Papago Park

Papago Park is one of the most accessible desert areas in the Tempe area, and its trails are easy to follow. You can watch stellar sunsets here and rest at hole-in-the-rock, an unique photoshoot-worthy rock formation.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Tempe

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Tempe last year?

Considering the average cost of $336 per night, Tempe lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Tempe?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Tempe are July ($252 the average per night for accommodation), August ($265), and April ($286).

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Tempe?

Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Tempe was November, with an average price of $434 per night. This was followed by February, with an average of $423, and then March, with $408.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Tempe?

If you decide to put Tempe on your bucket list, we recommend planning your vacation ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 72% of rentals booked the previous year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

Last year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Tempe were May, July and August, with average availabilities of 53%, 44%, and 42%, respectively.

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

According to data from last year, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Tempe are, in order, February (with 8% of available rentals), March (8%), and November (14%). During this period, the availability is very low (10%). It is therefore recommended to book early.

Are there many rentals in Tempe?

In Tempe we have an extensive catalog of approximately 550 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 5 local and international providers.

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