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Top rated rentals — Arizona
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Explore Arizona from vacation home rentals

The vast landscapes of Arizona welcome nature lovers to explore deep canyons, sweeping deserts, river gorges and multitudes of national parks, forests, monuments and historic sites. Whether you head straight for the Grand Canyon to hike landmark trails, or spend some time in big cities like Phoenix and Tucson checking out intriguing museums and tasty regional cuisine, you're sure to find a piece of the state that calls to you. With everything from suburban houses and quiet cottages to casitas with refreshing pools and mountain views, there's an Arizona vacation rental to suit all styles.

History

Historic sites near Arizona vacation homes

The rich history of Arizona is showcased in heritage sites and museums throughout the state. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Canyon de Chelly National Monument, an ancient site with Native American ruins and guided tours, and Montezuma Castle National Monument, a cliff dwelling of the Sinagua people that dates back to the 12th century. You'll also like the Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, an ancient meteorite impact site with an interpretive center.

Things to do

Attractions near Arizona vacation homes

The Grand Canyon is by far the most popular attraction in Arizona, with millions of visitors heading to the national park each year. You can admire the wonder from scenic lookouts and miles of hiking trails, or take to the skies on helicopter tours and hot air balloon rides for incredible aerial views. Nearby, the same Colorado River that traces through the canyon forms other geological wonders, including the dramatic Horseshoe Bend. A number of Arizona vacation rentals are available in nearby gateway cities like Flagstaff and Williams, where you can hop on a train and take a ride to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Activities

Touring the big cities of Arizona

While the amazing natural attractions are the highlight of Arizona, cities here have a lot to offer as well. Sightseeing in the state's 2 largest hubs will introduce you to a wealth of museums, galleries and cultural attractions, as well as the unique Sonoran Desert landscape. In Phoenix, a botanical garden is dedicated to desert plants, while Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum boasts a zoo and aquarium, art exhibits and trails that run through desert habitats. The cities are only a couple of hours away from each other, so selecting an Arizona vacation rental in either one will allow you to take daytrips to the other as well.

Weather

Scorching summers in Arizona

Summers in Arizona can be scorching hot, especially in the Sonora desert and southern cities like Tucson and Phoenix, which see average highs at or above 100 degrees. Outdoor activities like hiking and golfing in this region are best reserved for late fall through early spring, when temperatures peak in the 60s and 70s. In the northern part of the state, around Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, average highs and lows can be 20 degrees cooler than their southern neighbors at any given point, meaning winter lows drop below freezing, while the months on either end of summer hang out in the sunny 70s.

Natural features

The incredible landscapes of Arizona

From the red rocks of Sedona to the cactus-filled desert in Tonto National Forest, there are endless geologic and natural wonders to explore in Arizona. The Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in the western part of the state is a great place to see giant cacti and desert mammals like bighorn sheep and mule deer. The Grand Canyon area is ideal for birding, with more than 400 species, including rare owls and condors. No matter which park, preserve or forest you head to, you're sure to encounter incredible wildlife and interesting plants along the lakes, rivers, canyons and deserts that beautify the state.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in Arizona

Arizona reflects the culinary traditions of the Southwest and the rustic cooking of the region. Recipes in Arizona are a fusion of recipes from Spanish colonial settlers, cowboys, Native Americans, and Mexicans. Menudo, nachos, quesadillas, chile con carne, and other traditional dishes are commonly found in restaurants near your vacation rental.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Arizona?

Walk out of work on Friday and leave behind all those deadlines and spreadsheets. Treat yourself to a few days of R&R — with some adventure on the side — at one of these wonderful weekend getaways in Arizona:

  • Settle into "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa" in Palm Valley and make use of all its comforts. But of course a weekend getaway isn't only about kicking back. Venture out and explore cool natural attractions such as Dobson Ranch Golf Course and Tempe History Museum. Horse riding and hiking and biking are some fun activities you can enjoy in the area too.
  • "Amazing 5 Star Home 4 Bed 3 Ba Heated Pool With Hot Tub Golf Course" in Goodyear is also ideal for a fast-paced break. Stay in and relax or get out and try tennis and basketball. If you plan to explore some nature attractions, Aguila Golf Course and SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium should be on your itinerary.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Arizona?

Typically well located and with a price tag that won't hurt your bank account, studio apartments offer privacy and style with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Arizona and use it as a base to discover the sights around you:

  • "Private Phoenician Sanctuary - Villa De Paz" in Paradise Valley Village puts you close to some of the area's popular cultural sights, including Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass and Arizona Opera. A washing machine and a porch are a couple of handy amenities here.
  • Alternatively, get comfy at "Rural, Quiet And Private Casita With View Deck" which comes with an in-room safe, an iron and ironing board and more. Located in North Scottsdale, sights like Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park and Deer Valley Rock Art Center will appeal to your inner culture buff.

Can I find short term rentals in Arizona?

If you have itchy feet but you're strapped for time, there are plenty of short-term rentals in Arizona where you can spend a few days or so enjoying the sights. Here are two getaways that'll help you scratch that travel itch:

  • "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa" in Palm Valley is a convenient place to base yourself if you're all about sightseeing. Stay here and you'll be within easy reach of awesome sights including Camelback Ranch.
  • "Amazing 5 Star Home 4 Bed 3 Ba Heated Pool With Hot Tub Golf Course" is also a favorite with guests planning a quick adventure. Book a stay at this vacation rental in Goodyear for quick access to North Lake and other cool attractions.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Arizona?

If you want to surprise your someone special, then stay somewhere special! Plan a romantic weekend getaway in Arizona at one of these escapes and let the sparks fly:

  • Catch up on quality time and sweet snuggles at "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu" in Mitchell Park West. A fireplace and air conditioning are among the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, plan a weekend of canoodling at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Beauty services and a fireplace add to the ambiance of this property in Mitchell Park West.

Are there mansions for rent in Arizona?

Forget waiting in turn at the hotel breakfast buffet or searching for a deck chair around the pool during your vacation. Round up your favorite people and give your getaway a serious upgrade with one of these mansions for rent in Arizona:

  • Settle in, unwind and take advantage of all the awesome things on offer at "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" in Phoenix. Top amenities here include a swimming pool and golf.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation to the next level by reserving a stay at "The One: 9400 Sf Mega Mansion W" in Phoenix. A fireplace and a swimming pool are among the many highlights of this palatial pad.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Arizona?

When it comes to who you go on vacation with, the more people the merrier. If you're looking for a property with space to fit the entire family, one of these large group vacation rentals in Arizona will be just the ticket:

  • "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views": With 7 bedrooms, this large vacation rental in Phoenix has lots of room for you and all your friends and family. Amenities like a sauna and a water park are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Big Family Friendly Home, Huge Gameroom": This retreat in Peoria has 5 bedrooms, so don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list. A garden and a kitchen are among its many highlights.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Arizona?

Organizing a vacation in Arizona with your extended family and friends doesn't have to mean crowding everyone into a confined space. If you're looking for someplace comfy where you and your guests can spread out and unwind, one of these large vacation rentals might be the answer:

  • "Large Resort Style Home - "where Summer Loves To Linger And Winter Never Comes": This property in Gilbert has 7 bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 30 people. As well as enough space, it comes with a garden and a swimming pool.
  • "Chic Airstream On A 1 Acre Lot On The Golf Course In Scottsdale": Situated in Phoenix, this option features a swimming pool and a kitchen. It has 1 bedroom and can comfortably sleep up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Arizona?

In Arizona, there's no shortage of house rentals where you can make every day a pool day. Having a splashing great time will be your highest priority at one of these quality getaways:

  • The pool at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu" is guaranteed to add another dimension of fun to your escape. Located in Mitchell Park West, this rental house also comes with towels and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Acoma House" Resort Living/heated Pool" in Paradise Valley Village is also a hit with guests. There's so much to love about this place apart from its pool, such as cable/satellite TV services and towels.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Arizona?

There's nothing like a getaway to bring your family together, but first, you need to find a space where magic moments can come to life. These family vacation rentals in Arizona come with lots of room to connect with your loved ones:

  • "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa" in Palm Valley will make your family adventure one you'll never forget. It has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people and a range of amenities, including a nearby laundromat and a porch.
  • Alternatively, book your family trip at "Amazing 5 Star Home 4 Bed 3 Ba Heated Pool With Hot Tub Golf Course". This Goodyear property has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Make use of a fenced yard and nearby birdwatching activities during your stay here.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Arizona?

Pure heaven for grown-ups and entertainment on tap for kids, an indoor pool will add extra pizazz to your vacation. If you're seeking someplace with lots of room where you and your team can go for a splash, check out these gorgeous large houses in Arizona:

  • With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests, "Stunning Villa+waterslide+golf+pingpong+pooltable+htdpool Included+chef+massage" in Red Mountain Ranch is the perfect spot to connect with the ones you love. As well as a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a kitchen and a swimming pool.
  • What's better than a pool? A private pool right inside your house, just like at "Stunning Estate With 3 Masters". This property in Central Scottsdale has 5 bedrooms and caters for up to 10 people. It also comes with a bunch of other features your guests will love, including a firepit and a swimming pool.

If you want more inspiration and ideas, make use of the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our full range of Arizona vacation rentals.

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