Discover a selection of 8,000 vacation rentals in Mesa, 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 $50 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Mesa. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Mesa from vacation home rentals

Located 20 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa is a sprawling city famous for the Mesa Grande, the crumbling ruins of an old Hohokam community. Get your Arizona getaway off on the right foot by booking a Mesa vacation rental in the heart of Downtown. You'll be well placed to catch a show at the state-of-the-art Mesa Arts Center, or dig around the old dinosaur bones in the Arizona Museum of Natural History. And if the Arizona heat gets too much? Cool off in the Big Surf Water Park.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Mesa vacation homes

For kids, families, and dinosaur lovers alike, the Arizona Museum of Natural History is a real highlight of any visit to the city. Watch the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic era come to life at Dinosaur Mountain, or dig for fossils at the Paleo Dig Pit, where it's easy spend an entire day. If you want to venture out and unfold more of Mesa's ancient history, head out to the Mesa Grande Cultural Park and explore the crumbling ruins of an old Hohokam community, which dates back to the 11th century.


Things to do near Mesa vacation rentals

A Mesa vacation attracts everyone from outdoor enthusiasts and shopaholics, to history buffs. The city sits on the southern banks of the Salt River, which is a popular spot for tubing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. If you'd rather keep your toes dry, book a Mesa vacation rental close to Downtown and have the city's wealth of boutiques, galleries, and gift stores right on your doorstep. After dark, check out Mesa's eclectic mix of nightlife, from honky-tonk bars to line dancing clubs —there's something for all tastes.


Local weather for the trip to Mesa vacation rentals

Part of the area known as the Valley of the Sun, Mesa is blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. The busiest time to visit is between November and April, when the snowbirds hit town in search of winter sun. Average temperatures are a delicious 70-80 degrees. Come May, the mercury starts to rise again, often smashing the 100 degree mark in July and August. Unlike other parts of the US, the summer is regarded as low season, when you'll often find a wider choice of Mesa vacation rentals on offer.

Natural features

Caves and cacti, Mesa's crammed with natural attraction

Part of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area, Mesa lies 20 miles east of downtown Phoenix. At the far eastern fringes of the city is the Usery Mountain Regional Park, usually the first stop when sun-beaten locals want some time out. This 3600-acre park is famous for its wind caves, and offers more almost 30 miles of rugged hiking trails. One of the most popular is the Maricopa Trail, which is lined with swathes of beautiful wildflowers and cacti. There's also a visitors' center which offers scenic guided tours and stargazing expeditions.

How to get there

How to get to and around Mesa

The nearest airport is in Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX), located 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal), which is 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away.

It's easy to get around Mesa by jumping on the metro at Center Street / Main Street Station, Country Club / Main Street Station or Mesa Drive / Main Street Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Mesa vacation homes

Mesa boasts numerous kid-friendly attractions to explore on a family trip. Vacation homes are available near places like Papago Park, a vast park with hiking trails, geological formations, and the Phoenix Zoo, an animal park with global species and educational encounters. Kids will also like Golfland Sunsplash, an amusement chain with mini-golf courses, arcades, laser tag, and water rides.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Mesa

Couples looking for a romantic retreat will love the attractions in Mesa. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, a scenic park with ponds, hiking trails, an observatory, and beautiful views, and the Mesa Arts Center, a unique complex with theaters, art galleries, and studios. You'll also like Superstition Mountain – Lost Dutchman Museum, a spot with regional artifacts and folklore exhibits.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mesa?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your bags and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Mesa:

  • Make the most of conveniences like coffee and tea making facilities and a stovetop at "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Situated around 7 miles from Mesa, this unique property has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Another enticing choice is "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu", which is around 7 miles from Mesa. Offering 3 bedrooms, a heated pool and a free nearby fitness center, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

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

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

Nothing's better than a quick break to perk you up. Pack your carry-on bag and take five at one of these appealing weekend getaways in and near Mesa:

  • Located 30 miles to the west of central Mesa, "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa" is popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers. Get out and see nearby outdoor attractions, including Catch-and-Release Fishing Lake and Coronado Golf Course. Then, take the opportunity to try golf or horse riding.
  • "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" is another great property to consider. Around 12 miles northwest of Mesa, use it as a base to enjoy some skiing or hiking and biking. Troon North - Pinnacle Course and Troon North - Monument Course also have to be on your to-do list while you're here.

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

Usually small, reasonably priced and conveniently located, it's difficult not to be charmed by a studio apartment. Escape to one of these options and experience the vibe of Mesa up close:

  • Make "Private Phoenician Sanctuary - Villa De Paz" your temporary home. This wonderful property features amenities including an iron and ironing board and a barbecue grill.
  • Another popular choice is "Rural, Quiet And Private Casita With View Deck". Make the most of off-street parking options, a nearby laundromat and other handy amenities during your vacation.

There are loads of highlights around Mesa to add to your itinerary. Nourish your inner culture lover by visiting Stagebrush Theatre and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mesa?

Just because you only have a couple of days to spare doesn't mean you have to spend it in a lifeless hotel room. Go on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Mesa:

  • If you'd love to be near the action, "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" will be just the thing. It's within easy reach of the heart of Mesa and an excellent base to discover sights like Footprint Center and Chase Field.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "4 Br, 2 1/2 Ba Private Luxury In La Cuesta - Mccormick Ranch", another enticing option. Arizona State Capitol and Phoenix Convention Center should be on your must-do list when it's time to go sightseeing.

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

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Mesa:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled nights at "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Approximately 7 miles from Mesa, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including a fireplace and a dining table.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Located around 7 miles from Mesa, beauty services and a fireplace add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Mesa?

You'll find some awesome mansions for rent in and near Mesa. If you're in search of somewhere spacious with a big dollop of wow factor, these stunners will not disappoint:

  • Located around 12 miles to the northwest of Mesa, "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" is the ideal place to relax in total luxury. Amenities on offer here include massage services and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation up a notch with a stay at "Wow Gatsby Mansion Stellar Summer Rates". It's located 4 miles to the northeast of Mesa and comes with golf, a fireplace and more.

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

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Mesa where you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list:

  • A wide array of amenities including mountain views and a chef make "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" a favorite with groups. This generous retreat has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 people. From the center of Mesa, it's around 12 miles away to the northwest.
  • Nothing's more important than hanging out with loved ones, and "Big Family Friendly Home, Huge Gameroom" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 30 miles to the northwest of Mesa, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a swimming pool are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

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

Now and then you just need to get away from it all … with, oh, 30 or more of your bosom buddies. Whether you're looking for someplace to stay with the extended family or you're organizing a big celebration, we have large vacation rentals in and around Mesa that'll fit your whole party:

  • "Pool, Soda, Arcade 8 Bed 5 Bath. Bring The Whole Family": With 8 bedrooms accommodating as many as 30 people, space is no issue at this appealing option. A swimming pool and a kitchen are just a taste of its amenities.
  • "8b/5b Centrally Located Home": This impressive retreat was made for big groups and includes an electric car charging station and mountain views. It offers 8 bedrooms and accommodates up to 34 guests.

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

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Dust off your flamingo floatie and browse these houses in or near Mesa that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable stay at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". There's a lot to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as free toiletries and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Acoma House" Resort Living/heated Pool". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of a microwave oven and childrens activities.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Mesa break? This leading destination has a desert climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 100 ºF. Browse our selection of Mesa vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

Every family catch-up should be a memorable one. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, our large family vacation rentals in or near Mesa offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Located around 30 miles to the west of Mesa, "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a TV and a stair gate.
  • "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" also has the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This option is around 12 miles to the northwest of central Mesa and accommodates as many as 20 guests in its 7 bedrooms. A porch and a kitchen will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

When you want to explore, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Phoenix Zoo, Tempe Beach Park and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix should be at the top of your agenda.