Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Gilbert, AZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $97 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Gilbert. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Desert dreaming in sun-struck Gilbert

Looking for a dreamy desert escape, surrounded by copper-colored hills and star-swept skies? Then book yourself in at one of Gilbert’s vacation rentals. Gilbert is a sun-blushed midsize town in Arizona’s Maricopa County – just southeast of the city of Phoenix. Gilbert’s vacation rentals range from luxury condos overlooking pristine artificial lakes to full size low-rise Prairie-style houses – many of which have refreshing outdoor pools. Downtown Gilbert celebrates a small-town vibe – rich with retro early 20th-century architecture – and is surrounded by a mix of rolling green golf courses and nature reserves.

Things to do

Futuristic architecture and Gilbert’s heritage

Architecture buffs can tour Gilbert’s churches and temples, including the gargantuan and futuristic white-stone Gilbert Arizona Temple, a modern building whose stonework glistens in the desert sun. Culture vultures can swing by the Gilbert Historical Museum to get a sense of Gilbert’s history – the exhibit showcases artefacts and photographs from the town’s early years, and even the museum building itself offers a glimpse into the past – it dates to 1913, and was formerly the Gilbert elementary school. If you’re traveling with the kids, take them to Freestone Park, a family-friendly green space with a play park and fishing.


Golfing, hiking, and exploring in and around Gilbert

Gilbert overflows with exciting outdoor activities. Sports fans can take a round of golf at one of the many 18-hole courses dotted in and around Gilbert, where perfectly maintained thoroughfares and glistening water features, paired with the infinite blue desert skies, make for a paradisal golfing experience. Gilbert also boasts its fair share of national nature reserves, all crisscrossed by hiking trails. Naturally, sometimes it will be too hot for outdoor desert adventures – luckily downtown Gilbert offers air-conditioned indoor activities like bowling and movie theaters.

Natural features

Gilbert grows into the desert hills

Gilbert was once a small agricultural town, but has in recent decades expanded at a rapid rate. Its grid-work boulevards and wide streets occasionally give way to new-build suburban community estates, often grouped around idyllic man-made lakes, and speckled with imported palms. Downtown Phoenix – Arizona’s capital city – is just a 30-minute drive away. To the south of Gilbert, you’ll find the rolling San Tan Mountains Regional Park, with its hiking and wildlife trials. A 15-minute drive north will take you to the vast Tonto National Forest, with its seemingly endless canyons and cactus-covered hills.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Gilbert

The nearest airport is in Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX), located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Phoenix - Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), which is 7.5 mi (12.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Gilbert?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Gilbert that's a match made in heaven. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Make the most of amenities including heating and towels at "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Located around 14 miles from Gilbert, this vacation rental has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Around 14 miles from the heart of Gilbert, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with a phone and a nearby laundromat.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Gilbert vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Gilbert?

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your cares. If you're chasing some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and around Gilbert promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Spend your whirlwind escape at "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views", which is around 20 miles to the northwest of Gilbert. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Try some cycling and fishing or just wander around the sights of Southern Ridge Golf Club and Cave Creek Museum.
  • Alternatively, switch into vacation mode at "4 Br, 2 1/2 Ba Private Luxury In La Cuesta - Mccormick Ranch". About 20 miles northwest of Gilbert, activities around here include tennis and golf. Rather visit some sights? Don't miss Rancho Manana Golf Club and Camelback Golf Club.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Gilbert?

Typically small in size, easy on the pocketbook and well located, it's difficult not to be impressed by a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these options and discover the culture of Gilbert up close:

  • Make "Private Phoenician Sanctuary - Villa De Paz" your home away from home. This quality vacation rental features amenities including internet services and a washing machine.
  • Another awesome option is "Very Private Casita For Today's Retreat From It All". Take advantage of an iron and ironing board, a nearby casino and other amenities during your stay.

There are lots of attractions around Gilbert you won't want to miss. Satisfy the culture vulture within and visit R. S. Dietz Museum of Geology and Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Gilbert?

Just because you only have a few short days up your sleeve doesn't mean you have to spend it in a lifeless hotel. Take off on vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Gilbert:

  • "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" is near the center of Gilbert, which means there are tons of things to keep you occupied. Visit cool sights like Footprint Center and Chase Field when you're not chilling in your cozy digs.
  • "4 Br, 2 1/2 Ba Private Luxury In La Cuesta - Mccormick Ranch" is another enticing option. Consider adding Arizona State Capitol and Phoenix Convention Center to your to-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Gilbert?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Gilbert that would make even old Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Put on some soft music and chill together at "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Around 14 miles from Gilbert, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend away, including a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu", around 14 miles from Gilbert. A fireplace and beauty services will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Gilbert?

We've got some lavish mansions for rent in and near Gilbert. If you're after somewhere with plenty of room as well as wow factor galore, these architectural stunners will be right up your alley:

  • Charm, style and oodles of character — "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" has it all with some to spare. Approximately 20 miles northwest of Gilbert and offering a sauna and a swimming pool, this place is hard to beat.
  • With a swimming pool, golf and a wealth of other awesome amenities, "Wow Gatsby Mansion Stellar Summer Rates" will get your squad's nod of approval. This plush retreat is roughly 11 miles to the north of Gilbert.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Gilbert?

Vacation with others and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with friends or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Gilbert:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views". Up to 20 people can be accommodated at this property which has 7 bedrooms, mountain views and a water park. You'll discover it around 20 miles to the northwest of Gilbert.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with the people you love, and "Hidden, Lush Treasure Close To Everything. . . Your Own Private Resort" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 11 miles to the northwest of Gilbert, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a fireplace are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Gilbert?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Gilbert and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your flamingo floatie:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu", where your top priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities such as a dishwasher and childrens activities help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "Acoma House" Resort Living/heated Pool" is the type of place you go to leave the everyday behind and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A living room and free toiletries are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Not sure how to pack your bags for your Gilbert getaway? This popular destination has a desert climate. In the summer months, you can expect average temperatures of between 80 ºF and 100 ºF. Check out our selection of Gilbert vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Gilbert?

Whether your ideal escape is high in the mountains or by the beach, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with people you love. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Gilbert and bring the entire crew along:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views", which has 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests. This retreat is around 20 miles to the northwest of Gilbert and comes with amenities such as a nearby laundromat and a DVD player.
  • "4 Br, 2 1/2 Ba Private Luxury In La Cuesta - Mccormick Ranch" is another popular option. It's about 20 miles to the northwest of Gilbert, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 9 guests. Handy amenities here include a TV and a toaster.

If you're chasing family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Phoenix Zoo, Tempe Beach Park and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix promise lots of fun for all the gang.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Gilbert?

Nothing says fancy-schmancy like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your favorite swimsuit and enjoy a dip in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Gilbert:

  • Unpack your bags at "Studio 1321 In Longhollow Point Inn" and look forward to lazy poolside days. This sprawling retreat has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests and a host of other impressive amenities. A kitchen and a water park are among them.
  • Another awesome property is "Spring Training 3b/2b Close To Everything". With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 7 guests, you can invite the whole gang to play, stay and swim. A swimming pool and off-street parking options are other amenities you'll find here.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Gilbert vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.