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The Waterfront Oasis

965 E. Lamplighter Ln , Tempe, AZ 85283 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$120 - $120
per night

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This extraordinarily beautiful contemporary home with a European flair on a lovely lake is a perfect setting for a bed and breakfast. Enjoy breakfast on a delightful redwood deck overlooking the lake. Refreshments are served in the evening on a sunset boat ride. It is 15 minutes away from Sky Harbor Airport and 10 minutes away from Arizona State University and charming downtown Tempe with a wonderful variety of shopping, dining, and parks by Tempe Town Lake. Bus Stop is within walking distance. Very close to the light rail.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Great place to stay for Arizona State softball games

5 on March 10, 2014

Doris is an elegant hostess! She welcomed my husband and me into her lovely home and truly made us feel like family. We made wonderful memories sitting with Doris on her sunny deck and talking. She has a remarkable and inspirational story to share. We have stayed in several B&Bs, but none quite as beautiful as this. Breakfasts were such a treat. Creme Brule French toast was amazing. Thank you, Doris, for your flexibility and understanding with our busy Longwood softball schedule and flight cancellation/rescheduling. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and hope we can visit again. Phil and Darlene

Waterfront Oasis B & B in Tempe, Arizona

5 on March 05, 2014

This very lovely B & B located on the lake in Tempe is a wonderful place to just sit on the deck and relax. Doris is a great hostess, very accommodating and has always made us feel right at home since we have been visiting her B & B for 11-12 years. She always has recommendations for places to explore. This location is so convenient to the light rail that takes you downtown Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa and even Sky Harbor Airport. Breakfast is wonderful! We have enjoyed every year and will continue to come back.

Waterfront Oasis B & B in Tempe, AZ

5 on February 13, 2014

This was our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. Doris is the ultimate Innkeeper. We flew in from Massachusetts to visit our son who lived nearby. She not only welcomed us but our son also. Her B&B is immaculate and beautifully decorated. Doris is very accommodating and surprised us every morning with a wonderful breakfast on the deck, by the lake in the warm sunshine. New to the area she helped us with local sighteseeing and even let us know which time of day was best to see everything. By the end of our visit we felt like family. We feel very lucky to find this gem and will definitely return to her B&B. This B&B is highly recommended to anyone visiting the area.

Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on February 03, 2014

What a fantastic gem of a place to find on our trip to the Phoenix area. Coming from Minnesota this place was a treasure spot. The beautiful deck by the water and the morning sun was a delight to have breakfast. The food was exceptional. We asked for some gluten free items and received a gourmet breakfast that we could not have received art the finest restaurant. Doris is a wonderful host and made us feel right at home. We had a fantastic visit.


5 on February 01, 2014

Mrs. Nicora provides a lovely home and accomodation for her guests which she makes to feel like family. The home is immaculate & beautifully decorated. She provides a nicely prepared and wholesome breakfast. She serves the meal on a comfortable deck right adjacent to the lake. We frequently stay in B & B's and have never stayed in one nicer.

Excellent B&B

5 on January 05, 2014

I would highly recommend Waterfront Oasis to anyone looking to stay at a B&B in Tempe. The room was comfortable, the view of the lake was great and Doris was a wonderful hostess. We will definitely stay again!!!

A perfect relaxation spot

4.6 on October 30, 2011

This was a very pleasant surprise in Tempe and close to everything including the airport. Doris, the innkeeper is a treasure herself...quite the hostess. She was always quick to assist in anything from directions to suggestions of places to go to explore and restaurants to please (she even called at the last minute to get us a reservation at a great Italian place). Loved the deck on the lake and our afternoon cruise on the pontoon.

Waterfront Oasis Pleasant Stay

4.2 on September 15, 2011

We have been staying at Waterfront Oasis for the past eight to nine years and Doris is the most wonderful hostess we have ever had at a B&B. Her B&B is so nicely decorated and warm and it is on the lake, which is so refreshing since we visit Arizona every February. She also provides a very yummy breakfast that keeps you going all day. We love it and highly recommend a stay at Waterfront Oasis!

Truly a wonderful gem of an oasis!

4.2 on May 30, 2011

It was truly a treat to spend our weekend at this hidden gem of an oasis. The unique waterfront location in a charming neighbourhood is a wonderful escape in the heart of the city. Doris is a gracious hostess who added to our enjoyment with her pleasant conversation and helpful knowledge of the Phoenix area. We loved starting and ending our day on a quiet deck overlooking the water. Jayne and Bruce, Calgary Alberta

Excellent experience

5 on March 04, 2011

Waterfront is an experience not just a B&B. Doris is the epitome of elegance as a hostess. We are frequent guests of B&B's and have never been more welcome, more comfortable or more pampered and her breakfast is unsurpassed.

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Location Type



Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wheelchair access , Breakfast is served on deck (weather permitting), Queen Size Bed w/sleep number matress, Use of Family Room, Living Room, & Deck

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total stay, requested at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation notice must be received 14 or more days prior to arrival date. All cancellations are subject to a $25 service charge.



Doris Nicora

Languages spoken

English, Japanese, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location:

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Creme Brulee French Toast

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Innkeepers: Doris Nicora


  • Nightly Rate $120 - $120
  • Reviews (10) 4.8
  • Rooms 2
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-4804915524 1-4804915524
965 E. Lamplighter Ln , Tempe, AZ 85283 USA (Show map)

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