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Book a Scottsdale Vacation Rental in the Heart of the Sonoran Desert
Often described as the desert alternative of Miami’s South Beach, Scottsdale offers much to the discerning traveler in terms of extensive galleries, fashionable shopping options and stately golf courses. The Old Town is a wonderful throwback to the Old West and the town's rich history.
Start your holiday with a comfortable, convenient Scottsdale vacation rental. Available accommodation options include beautiful apartments, houses, and condos. Many rentals offer features like a swimming pool, pet-friendly access, a fireplace, and scenic views of the desert and palm trees.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Scottsdale
Listed above are the most selected filters in Scottsdale and the number of properties that have them. Most of the accommodations in Scottsdale offer "Internet" or "Air conditioning," which makes it a wonderful vacation spot if you need internet access during your vacation or you never miss an episode of your favorite show. You can even compare and find properties if you need a crib for your baby (841 rentals include "Fenced" in Scottsdale) or if you want to sweat it out in a sauna (552 rentals in Scottsdale include "Smoking").
Price and Availability Index in Scottsdale
Vacation Rental Price Information in Scottsdale
This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in Scottsdale. The most expensive prices are in March (3/9 - 3/16). Prices reach an average of $534 per night. The week with the lowest average prices is in July (7/8 - 7/15).
Rental Availability Information in Scottsdale
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Scottsdalefor the next twelve months. Be careful if you plan to go to Scottsdale in March, as it comprises the busiest week of the next 12 months (3/25 - 4/1). August (8/26 - 9/2) has got the highest percentage of available rentals.
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Accommodations for your vacation in Scottsdale
In Scottsdale, more than half of the 12,140 vacation properties are house rental, which represent 58.66% of its listed properties. Interestingly, the average price of this type of property in particular is $776 a night, with an average area of 238 m². Moreover, this category of accommodation is optimal for large groups, as the majority of house rental can host 9 guests. You can also search and compare other accommodation types in Scottsdale. Apartment rental are, for example, another typical accommodation option there with 833 currently listed. The average size of apartment rental in Scottsdale is 79 m², and the average price is $233 per night.
Where to find the best food in Scottsdale?
Cuisine and Dining in Scottsdale
The Old Town of Scottsdale is home to award-winning restaurants that serve everything from grilled octopus to the trusty ol' beef steak. For your Southwestern, Mexican and Latin cuisine, consider the Mission restaurant that fuses elements of various cuisines wonderfully. Make sure to try the Arizona-crafted wine which is popular with travelers.
Café Monarch in the Old Town offers a romantic patio setting with lush fountains and ambient lighting. The chef's inventive seasonal menu is crafted from farm fresh ingredients. The English pub concept is popular in Scottsdale too, and visitors are delighted by the hearty gastropub cuisine, craft beers and classic cocktails available. Mexican food is popular in the city which loves its Mexican sweet bread, tacos and tortillas. Pack some to go and to dig into when you escape the sunshine and return to your Scottsdale vacation rental.
What is the weather like in Scottsdale?
When is a Good Time to Visit Scottsdale?
The summer months of June, July and August are best avoided if scorching heat is not your thing. The flip side is that Scottsdale vacation rentals will be much cheaper during this period, not to mention hefty discounts at spas. October to December is slightly unpredictable, however temperatures are definitely cooler. Scottsdale's peak season is between December and April — a splendid time to hit the outdoors too.
What are the top sights in Scottsdale?
Sights and Sounds of Scottsdale
The Old Town of Scottsdale possesses a certain kitschy charm that is quite reminiscent of the caricatured American West. The "Beverly Hills of the Desert" is alive with cafés, bars, discotheques and pool clubs that are open until the early hours. Go shopping in one of the biggest malls in the United States, the Fashion Square Mall in downtown Scottsdale. It's a perfect spot for people-watching too.
The town's canals are a splendid way to view the striking desert vistas, and also a good idea for those who enjoy their morning walks. Ride on the famous Scottsdale "trolley", a bus fashioned to resemble the legendary San Francisco cable cars. With more spas per capita than anywhere else in the United States, you're assured a rejuvenating stay in Scottsdale. Booking a comfy Scottsdale vacation rental is a great way to end an action-packed day.
The 3 Best Spas in Scottsdale
1. Phoenician Spa
The contemporary-style Phoenician Spa is located at The Phoenician Resort. It's a fantastic option for rejuvenating and de-stressing your body, with hot stone rituals, holistic massages, body treatments, and facials.
2. Spa Avania
For a total spa immersion, visit Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort. This spa employs a holistic approach to its treatments, including mineral water therapy, diet consultation, and synchronized music styling.
3. Joya Spa
Enhance your well-being at the Omni Scottsdale Resort's Joya Spa. Here you'll have a hammam-inspired experience that includes brisk body brushing with herbal black soap to strengthen the immune system and increase circulation.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Scottsdale?
Desert Art and Culture in Scottsdale
Located in downtown Scottsdale, the Museum of the West is an ode to the pioneer spirit of the old Wild West with its art exhibitions and rare historical artifacts such as the gleaming spurs, Texas Ranger badges, and hand-tooled saddles. For an insight into the Native American cultures of the Southwest, visit the Heard Museum — watch out for a replica of a traditional Navajo hogan. A whopping 5,000 instruments including those played by stalwarts Eric Clapton, Santana and John Lennon await at the Musical Instrument Museum.
The Phoenix Art Museum houses 17,000 American, Asian, European, Latin American and Western American artworks. It also regularly hosts screenings, discussions, and events. The Pueblo Grande Museum is a must for archaeology lovers, while the Airbase Arizona Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum might interest those who'd enjoy looking at the 30 historic air crafts. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is a great stop for stand-up comedy and storytelling, along with its art exhibitions. Consider taking the Scottsdale Art Walk on Thursday nights to enjoy some art, snacks, drinks, and conversation.
Where are the unique attractions in Scottsdale?
Excursion Destinations and Getaways
Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale abounds in interesting trails and hiking routes where you'll come across oddly shaped cacti, desert plants and wild flowers. Keep those cameras ready. If you plan to spend a night out in the desert, you might just be rewarded with a star-studded sky. There are plenty of organized desert tours that let you witness the desert by night. Hikers can also try the Piestewa Peak area, a lush and vast mountainous area close to downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale.
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What are the best events and festivals in Scottsdale?
Big Annual Events in Scottsdale
1. The Scottsdale Culinary Festival
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is held every April, with food exhibitions, wineries, brewers, and spirit distillers. Visitors have been coming since 1978 to enjoy offerings at the oldest festival of its type. Proceeds support local arts organizations.
2. Arizona Restaurants Week
Arizona Restaurants Week is a bi-annual regional dining event held during the spring and fall. Various local restaurants showcase their culinary masterpieces with set-price three-course meals. It's a great opportunity to sample the work of some of the best local chefs for an excellent value.
3. Railroad Park Summer Concerts
Railroad Park hosts a free summer concert series every Sunday, featuring local cover bands. Groove to the rhythms of R&B, country, or 90s hits. There's also steam train and carousel rides for the kids.
What are the must-see attractions in Scottsdale?
5 Must-See Attractions in Scottsdale
1. Old Town Scottsdale
The original townsite of Scottsdale pleases visitors with its shopping and dining options, art galleries and nightlife. Don't miss Thursday evening's Scottsdale Artwalk.
2. Pinnacle Peak Park
A Scottsdale staple, Pinnacle Peak Park affords fantastic views of the mountains around Phoenix, the desert area and native homes below. Athletes are often spotted training here.
3. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
This impressive 40-acre railroad features a gauge railroad, a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive and a museum. Kids particularly love the 1950s carousel ride and model trains.
4. McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Encompassing nearly 12300 hectares, the preserve is the largest urban park in the United States. Come for mountain biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. Open from sunrise to sunset, there is no entry or parking fee.
5. Taliesin West
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, Taliesin West offers informative tours explaining his taste in shapes, colors, textures and materials. Visitors can even sit in original Wright chairs in his living room.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the nightly price for a vacation home in Scottsdale?
The average accommodation in Scottsdale is priced at $65 per night. If you are looking for a house rental, the nightly price is $776 on average. A apartment rental Scottsdale will cost $233 per night on average.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Scottsdale?
There are 12,140 vacation homes in Scottsdale to choose from and rent for your trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation homes in Scottsdale?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental in Scottsdale, others search for accommodation with Air conditioning, Internet and TV.
How many vacation rentals with a pool are in Scottsdale?
Scottsdale offers 9,815 Hotel rooms and Condo on offer to book.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Scottsdale?
If traveling with a pet in Scottsdale, 26% of vacation homes allow pets.
What are the best months to travel to Scottsdale?
June and July are typically the warmest months in Scottsdale with temperatures around 102 °F. The coldest months in Scottsdale are January and December, with 41 °F on average.
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