Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Scottsdale, 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 $80 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Scottsdale. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore the sights of Scottsdale from vacation home rentals

Known as the Miami Beach of the desert, Scottsdale is famous for its hip art scene and lively nightlife. Get your Arizona getaway off to the right start by booking a Scottsdale vacation rental in the heart of the action. Famous as the winter home of architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, you can visit his studio, Taliesin West. Visit the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, or take a wander down Scottsdale Art Walk in the Gallery District of Downtown. After dark, venture into Downtown to sample Scottsdale's lively bar and clubbing scene.

History

Historic sites near vacation homes in Scottsdale

History buffs will love the historic sites and specialty museums in Scottsdale. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Penske Racing Museum, a museum dedicated to the Penske race team cars, memorabilia, and medals, and the AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park, a showcase for Arizona history. You'll also enjoy Scottsdale Museum of the West, a museum celebrating the history of the American West with paintings and artifacts.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Scottsdale vacation rentals

Famous as the former home of iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, you can visit his winter home and studio, Taliesin West. Today, his house and studio are open for guided tours and is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. If you favour modern art over modern architecture, then opt for a tour of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, which houses a vast collection of artworks and design. Bringing the kids? Then don't miss a visit to the OdySea Aquarium, the largest in the Southwest, where you can meet mermaids, otters, and penguins.

Activities

Things to do near Scottsdale vacation homes

From wine tasting and art walks, to golf courses and spas, there's something for everyone in Scottsdale. The city has access to some 200 golf courses—now that's a lot of birdies! If you'd rather pick up a bargain or two than score a hole-in-one, then head to the Scottsdale Quarter and the Scottsdale Fashion Square, where you'll find dozens of cool, independent boutiques, as well as big-name brands. Don't miss sampling some of Downtown's buzzy honky-tonk bars, hip clubs, and stylish restaurants. You'll see why Scottsdale's called the South Beach of the desert.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Scottsdale vacation homes

Scottsdale has an array of beautiful outdoor spaces for adventures. Vacation homes give you access to hiking, climbing, and biking at places like Camelback Mountain and Papago Park, stargazing at Hole in the Rock sandstone formations, and wildlife viewing at the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. You can also swim with dolphins at Dolphinaris Arizona, a marine habitat with open-air pools and viewing tanks.

Weather

Local weather for the trip to Scottsdale vacation homes

Known as the Valley of the Sun, Scottsdale is famous for having over 300 days of sunshine each year. The best time to visit is between November and April, when when blue skies and balmy 70 degree temperatures dominate. The summer can get blisteringly hot, and regularly tops the 100 degree mark in August. Although, if you can bear it, you'll often find the widest choice of Scottsdale vacation rentals. December to March is the busiest time, when the city attracts the snowbirds looking for some winter warmth, and rentals can get snapped up quickly.

Natural features

Let's get Pinnacle —Scottsdale's hiking trails

Covering the northeastern reaches of Greater Phoenix, Scottsdale borders the Tonto National Forest and the vast Sonoran Desert. Surrounded by some of the Southwest's finest wilderness and vast desert plains, the Sonoran Desert region is remarkably popular with the hiking set. The Pinnacle Peak Trail in Pinnacle Peak Park is a good starting point for beginners. The 4-mile trail is lined with wildflowers and cacti, and leads to some scenic views across the plains. There are also guided hikes on offer from the visitor's center on selected days of the week.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Scottsdale

The nearest airport is in Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (PHX), located 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), which is 8.8 mi (14.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Scottsdale?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Scottsdale:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like an iron and ironing board and a restaurant dining guide at "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Situated around 6 miles from Scottsdale, this property has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Located around 6 miles from the heart of Scottsdale, it has 3 bedrooms and features shopping and an ice maker.

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

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

Clock off on Friday and then forget about your worries. If you're in the mood for some fun and relaxation, these properties in and around Scottsdale promise the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Enjoy a refreshing change of scenery at "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa", which is around 25 miles to the west of central Scottsdale. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you happy here. Try cycling and basketball or just enjoy the sights of Phoenix Zoo and Anthem Community Park.
  • Alternatively, leave your stresses behind at "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views". Stay in with your feet up, or be adventurous and try golf and fishing. When you're ready to discover some nearby attractions, visit Short Course at Mountain Shadows and OdySea Aquarium. This popular vacation rental is around 5 miles northwest of Scottsdale.

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

Studio apartments are tough to beat when it comes to convenience and location. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Scottsdale and enjoy a taste of the local energy and vibe:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Private Phoenician Sanctuary - Villa De Paz". This property is a fantastic base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including air conditioning and a firepit.
  • "Rural, Quiet And Private Casita With View Deck" is another good choice. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of a nearby laundromat, a kitchen and more.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and sightsee, there's loads to keep you occupied around Scottsdale. Enjoy cultural attractions? Plan a visit to Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology and Mesa Arts Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Scottsdale?

Now and then, you just need to take a break from it all, even if it's only for a couple of days. Experience a delightful mix of relaxation and adventure at one of these short-term rentals in or around Scottsdale:

  • "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" is close to the heart of Scottsdale, so you'll have tons of things to do and see. Find your way to well-known sights like Footprint Center and Chase Field when you're not hanging out in your cozy pad.
  • "4 Br, 2 1/2 Ba Private Luxury In La Cuesta - Mccormick Ranch" is another fabulous option. We suggest adding Arizona State Capitol and Phoenix Convention Center to your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

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

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

  • Around 6 miles from Scottsdale, "El Norte - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu" is a perfect place for doting lovebirds. A fireplace and a swimming pool are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can spend a few magical days together is "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". Located 6 miles from Scottsdale, a fireplace and beauty services add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Scottsdale?

You'll find some incredible mansions for rent in and around Scottsdale. If you want somewhere with lots of room as well as loads of wow factor, these stunners will tick all your boxes:

  • Charm, elegance and oodles of character — "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" has it all with some to spare. Approximately 5 miles northwest of Scottsdale and offering a swimming pool and golf, this showstopper is hard to beat.
  • With a swimming pool, beauty services and a host of other first-class amenities, "Celebrity Hilltop Mansion - Multi" will dazzle you and your guests. This plush retreat is roughly 1 mile to the northwest of Scottsdale.

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

Vacation with others and double the fun. Whether you're organizing an action-packed escape with friends or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Scottsdale:

  • You'll have plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views". Around 5 miles northwest of Scottsdale, this generously sized property has 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a sauna and a swimming pool.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with the people you love, and "Big Family Friendly Home, Huge Gameroom" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 20 miles to the northwest of Scottsdale, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among the numerous amenities on offer here.

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

Now and again you just want to escape from it all ... With, you know, 30 or more of your loved ones. Whether you're searching for somewhere to stay with the extended family or you're planning a shindig, we have large vacation rentals in and around Scottsdale that'll fit your whole party:

  • "Chic Airstream On A 1 Acre Lot On The Golf Course In Scottsdale": With 1 bedroom accommodating up to 30 people, space won't be a worry at this sprawling stunner. A kitchen and a swimming pool are among its amenities.
  • "1 Bedroom Accommodation In Prora": This outstanding retreat is also perfect for big groups and features a swimming pool and a firepit. It contains 8 bedrooms and accommodates up to 32 people.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when choosing where to spend your vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Scottsdale and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make a booking at "Pool House - Heated Pool, Walk To Asu". There are also lots of other great amenities here, including a toaster and a smart TV.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing about or just kicking back by the water at "Acoma House" Resort Living/heated Pool". This property is another top choice and comes with cable/satellite TV services, childrens activities and more.

Unsure what to pack for your Scottsdale getaway? This impressive destination has a desert climate. During summer, expect average temperatures of between 80 ºF and 100 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the hills or by the ocean, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with people you love. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Scottsdale and bring the entire crew along:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Gorgeous Three Full Guest Suites In Palm Valley With Heated Pool And Spa", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests. This escape is located 25 miles to the west of Scottsdale and features amenities such as a separate dining area and on-site watersports.
  • "Mansion On The Mountain Spectacular Views" also offers the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This rental is around 5 miles to the northwest of Scottsdale, and accommodates as many as 20 guests in its 7 bedrooms. Childrens activities and cable/satellite TV services will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

When it's time to explore your surroundings, 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 top of your list.

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