Top Holiday Events and Activities in Scottsdale, Arizona

December 1, 2020 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

 

Though 2020 has presented many challenges, there are plenty of safe activities and events in Scottsdale, Arizona to brighten your spirits for the holidays. See our list of events below that are sure to inspire Christmas cheer this year.

 

World of Illumination

 

Invite your favorite people along to cruise into the Christmas spirit. World of Illumination is a drive-thru animated light show extravaganza that’s set to everyone’s favorite holiday tunes. It’s the perfect socially distanced activity activity for date nights, a cruise with friends, or a family outing.

 

Christmas in the Rainforest

 

Featuring an abundance of butterflies from the rainforests of Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia, Christmas in the Rainforest promises a wonderland decked in festive décor at Butterfly Wonderland. Live music by violinist Jonathan Levingston adds to the festive ambience. After experience a lively rainforest packed with beautiful winged creatures and holiday merriment, you can stop by the Butterfly Treasures gift shop for unique holiday presents for the whole family.

 

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

 

Experience the simple beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden this season with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the landscape. Enjoy a festive drink while listening to beautiful holiday melodies. This annual event provides a peaceful, socially distanced holiday activity that’s sure to help you feel the holiday spirit.

 

 

“Tis the Season” at the Musical Instrument Museum

 

Celebrate musical traditions from around the world with festive performances and holiday-themed activities. Following mask and social distancing guidelines, Tis the Season at MIM offers a meaningful, safe, and fun experience from December 19 – 20.

 

 

A Christmas Story at Desert Stages Theatre

 

The classic Christmas dramedy is presented onstage for all to enjoy. Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. A Christmas Story at Desert Stages will be presented with social distancing guidelines in place.

 

 

Jim Brickman “Comfort and Joy”

 

A popular piano playing powerhouse is back to perform, touching the hearts of many who have seen him perform. He has revolutionized the popularity of piano music. Enjoy heart-warming holiday music by Jim Brickman at the Musical Instrument Museum this Christmas season.

 

 

 

 

Scottsdazzle Artwalk

 

The streets come alive with beautiful lighting, decorated windows, traditional southwest luminarias and festive food. The most popular attraction is sure to be the art, as galleries display lively exhibitions and pieces that are perfect for holiday gifts. The Scottsdazzle ArtWalk is part of the Gold Palette ArtWalk Series, produced by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with the City of Scottsdale.

 

 

Cruise Zoolights

 

For the first time in the history of the Phoenix Zoo, you can gaze at millions of sparkling lights and stunning animal sculptures from the comfort of your own care. Start your Cruise ZooLights adventure by waving at the many animals (including Jengo and Tortuga) at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater. Next, cruise the Outer Tropics Trail and partake of the festive scenes of Polar Paradise in the Forest of Uco. Lastly, cruise through the Africa Trail and check out the brand new Wildlife Lantern Safari, which features over 6o animals, including kangaroos, polar bears, koalas, and much more!

 

6 Benefits of Staying in a Luxury Home on Your Multi-family Vacation

November 3, 2020 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Have you ever gone on a multi-family vacation? Are there family members or friends that you love having along on your trips? More and more, vacationers are choosing to go on combined family vacations, both for the financial benefit and for the fun. Here are some great reasons for staying in a HolidayRental.com luxury home rather than a hotel or resort.
 

 

1) Cost Savings

One of the most appreciated benefits of booking a multi-family vacation is being able to split the cost of the reservation with another family. When compared to the price of a resort or hotel for multiple families in different rooms, renting a luxury vacation home often makes the most sense financially.

 

2) More Space

The spacious homes at HolidayRental.com provide the ideal getaway for more than one family. Each luxury home has plenty of space for more than one family to comfortably spread out and relax. With multiple bedrooms, each guest has a private place to rest, while still enjoying a common area to gather in. Multi-family guests also enjoy being able to prepare meals in a large, fully stocked kitchen, which they would not be able to do in a resort or hotel.  The cost of two or three families dining out for breakfast, lunch and dinner is extensive, so having a large, gourmet kitchen and duel sub-zero refrigerator is a great benefit.

 

3) Valuable Family Time

HolidayRental.com understands the importance of spending time together as a family. Making memories with your family and close friends is so important in today’s busy world. Spending quality time with your loved ones in one of our luxury rental homes makes for an unforgettable experience. Each of our homes have a pool, outdoor bars, barbecues, beautiful views, outdoor seating areas and backyard games for the children to enjoy. Another perk of luxury getaways is having separate areas for kids and adults. Kids and teens love to watch movies in the theater room and hang out in the game room while adults sit by the outdoor fire pit and enjoy the views with a glass of wine.
 

 

4) Increased Privacy

One of the most sought-after perks of staying in a luxury vacation home is privacy, especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our homes offer the utmost privacy for your family and friends while on vacation in Scottsdale. We also pride ourselves on offering complete discretion throughout the booking process and during your stay. Guests are placing far more value on not staying in a hotel or resort with hundreds of other families. Our luxury Scottsdale vacation rentals provide you with all the space and activities of a hotel or resort without the added inconvenience of sharing the space with hundreds of strangers.

 

5) Coordination Ease

When planning a multi-family vacation, it’s often hard to ensure that everyone is on the same page. When staying in a resort, families and friends are often separated from one another, which makes going out and about and coordinating mealtimes a hassle. When staying in a luxury home, everyone is together in one spacious home, which makes gathering much easier. The reservation process is also much simpler. Rather than having to make multiple room reservations, you can choose the perfect home for your needs and then go through one easy booking process.
 

 

6) Amenities and Services

When it comes to keeping the family happy, people often enjoy the room service, concierge services and amenities that come with staying in a resort or hotel. With HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rentals, our guests still get to enjoy all those services, but with the benefits of staying in a spacious home. Enjoy access to the area’s best concierge service providers, including amazing massage therapists, accredited childcare, top luxury tours, grocery services and renowned personal chefs. You’ll also be provided with top-of-the-line amenities, including clean quality linens, a well-stocked kitchen, toiletries, luxury extras and so much more. In short, you’ll get all of the amazing resort-style amenities with the privacy and space of a luxury home.

 

5 Things to Do in Scottsdale This Weekend

October 8, 2020 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Enjoy a wide selection of world class golf courses in the Scottsdale area.

 

Unfortunately, Covid-19 has put a damper on many Scottsdale-area activities. Pastimes like watching live sports, seeing a movie in a theater, and attending Phoenix Symphony concerts are still a no-go. Though many live events and recreational activities are temporarily closed, we’ve compiled five fun, stress-free and safe things to do in Scottsdale.

 

Hike Camelback Mountain 

 

Camelback Mountain is one of the highest peaks in Phoenix and certainly one of the most beautiful hiking spots in the city. The dramatic mountain offers spectacular views of Phoenix and has some lovely neighborhoods with beautiful surrounding homes. The 2,700 foot peak can be reached from Echo Canyon Trail, which is 1.2 miles long and is steep, but incredibly scenic. Cholla Trail on the eastside of Camelback Mountain offers a more gradual incline, but still boasts great views. If you’re searching for a more beginner-friendly trail, you’ll enjoy Bobby’s Rock Loop at Camelback’s base. During the summer months, due to the desert heat, it’s advised to enjoy the trails in the early morning or late evening. However, one of the benefits of Scottsdale in the spring time, fall, and winter is that the pleasant weather that allows for a hike any time of the day. Because of the stunning views and opportunity for fresh air and exercise, hiking up Camelback Mountain can really be a treat.

 

Beautiful Camelback Mountain provides amazing Phoenix valley views from the top.

Go Golfing

 

Scottsdale has always been recognized for its world class golf resorts. In fact, with difficulty levels ranging from beginner to expert, the Valley of the Sun is home to several hundred top-rated courses.

For an authentic Phoenician golf experience, head to the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. The club is part of the Arizona Biltmore Resort in downtown Phoenix. Movie stars, politicians and business-men/women have enjoyed this course for many years. It was constructed in 1928 and known as “the granddaddy” of Phoenix country clubs. The Arizona Biltmore boasts two 18-hole PGA Championship courses, a driving range, pro shop, putting green and full-service restaurant. Because of the popularity of this course, reserve your tee times a few days in advance online at the golf course’s website.

Another great course to visit is the Phoenician Golf Club at the base of Camelback Mountain. The Papago Golf Course is always a treat for the avid golfer. Nestled among the red buttes of Papago Park, this renowned course has a variety of unique holes which climb the mountain and back down again.

 

Phoenix Zoo features an amazing variety of animals and habitats that the entire family will enjoy.

Visit Phoenix Zoo

 

The Phoenix Zoo, which is open to the public currently, features hundreds of animals in their exhibits. The Tropics, African, Arizona, and Children’s trails provide a great way to observe the animals in various habitats. Don’t forget the encounters at Monkey Village, which is popular with family members of all ages. Other popular areas include The Giraffe Encounter, Stingray Bay, Camel Rides and the Red Barn Petting Zoo. Guests can also enjoy watching a movie at their 4-D Theater, riding through the park on the Safari Cruiser or picking their favorite animal on the Endangered Species Carousel.

 

Tour Cultural Attractions

 

Arizona has many venues with culture and art like Frank Lloyd Wright’s striking Taliesin West. The Taliesin West offers various guided tours that feature the architecture and history of the property. Their Insights Tour will lead you through Wright’s private quarters and living room, which is worth viewing if you have the spare time. The city offers a behind-the-scenes tour of Taliesin West’s “Garden Room,” the Music Pavilion, and the Drafting Studio. Architecture enthusiasts will enjoy the 3-hour tour, which is not recommended for children under the age of 13. However, if you are interested in Wright’s stunning designs, it is certainly an enjoyable tour.

 

Another favorite cultural attraction amongst visitors is the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, which features over 7,000 instruments from almost 200 countries. A popular current exhibit is the Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa, which displays over 150 masks, instruments and costumes in their authentic performance contexts.

 

Lastly, a visit to Desert Botanical Garden is always time well spent. Visitors enjoy strolling through 140 acres of plant and flower displays with garden trails and a wide variety of tours and exhibits. A visitor favorite is the current Wild Rising by Cracking Art, which is an installation of more than 1,000 animal sculptures made from colorful, recycled plastic. Wrap the day up with a bite to eat at Gertrude’s or find a gift for someone special in your life at the garden shop, which always has treats and unique items from the Botanical Museum.

 

Despite the pandemic, Scottsdale is a great place to visit and offers unique opportunities for recreation and adventure. If you’re looking to get out of the house and enjoy Scottsdale’s mild fall weather, the above activities will provide you with plenty to do and see!

 

Find the Perfect Place to Stay

 

If you’re from out of town and looking for a place to stay, check out our stunning selection of luxury Scottsdale vacation homes. Our luxury Scottsdale mansions, along with our specialized concierge services, provide the ultimate upscale vacation experience.

We’re Proud to Partner With Villas of Distinction

June 27, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

When it comes to Scottsdale vacation travel, discerning travelers know to turn to Holiday Rental for the ultimate in pampering. Our luxury vacation homes offer some of the most magnificent views while guests enjoy the opulence of numerous amenities found in these tastefully appointed estates. Now we’re teaming up with villasofdistinction.com, a worldwide vacation homes site, as their exclusive provider of Scottsdale vacation rentals.

This is a huge achievement for Holiday Rental, as Villas of Distinction is highly recognized for their full-service and high-caliber offerings in luxury homes. Only Holiday Rental’s portfolio will be featured on their esteemed platform. We are honored to have our properties featured among some of the most glamourous vacation rentals found worldwide.

Why Villas of Distinction Is Our Choice for Travel Outside of Scottsdale

At Holiday Rental, we pride ourselves on offering high-end Scottsdale luxury vacation homes that exceed guests’ expectations. Travelers who seek a first-class resort experience with the peace and privacy found only in a secluded residence work with us to plan their stays in Scottsdale.

When it comes to vacationing in other parts of the world, we’re pleased to recommend Villas of Distinction as a provider with an equally impressive collection of properties from which to choose. They make searching for the right vacation home easy, with categories like sports, events, lifestyles, and more. Find a breezy beachfront villa in Turks and Caicos or a ski-in, ski-out chalet in Deer Park, Utah. With access to homes in over 50 countries, you can travel around the world, knowing your stay will be up to your high standards of comfort and quality.

Villas of Distinction shares Holiday Rental’s values when it comes to delivering first-class service and a personalized touch with every experience. Each testimonial showcases the expert representation they offer to ensure their guests have the best vacation possible.

Why Consider Scottsdale for Your Next Vacation

There are so many places to visit in this big world of ours, and Scottsdale is by far one of the more unique destinations you’ll find. Located in the midst of the Sonora desert, surrounded by mountains, we offer year-round opportunities for fun in the sun. Visitors can enjoy nature, including our stunning rock formations, exquisite sunsets, and sweeping views from high atop Camelback Mountain. For shopping and dining pleasure, a visit to Old Town Scottsdale invites you to get a feel of our hybrid old-southwest and modern tastes. Active lifestyle gurus will find plenty of sports-oriented venues to view the latest match-up. Plus, there are hundreds of golf courses within minutes in any direction. All year long, there’s something to do here.

If you are looking for a high-end vacation home, take a look at a couple of our favorite properties:

Scottsdale Manor

This sleek-designed complex is nestled into Camelback Mountain and offers sweeping views of the cityscape and desert. With floor–to-ceiling windows throughout, you’ll be ensconced in nature from everywhere in the home. Multi-level decks offer unique vantage points as well. Unwind high above Scottsdale while swimming in the infinity pool or spa that overlooks the cliff. Enjoy the stars as you wrap up the day by the fire pit. Inside there’s plenty of room for everyone to gather, with eight bedroom suites that accommodate up to 20. A media room with loungers sets the stage for game-day events or a movie night. The bright blue and slate kitchen is large enough to whip up meals for a crowd. Learn more about the amenities featured in this airy home.

Luxury Retreat

If you dream of getting away from it all, this is where you want to go. This six-bedroom, 3.5-bath home has everything you need to enjoy a peaceful vacation. The interior décor is streamlined and white, creating an open, modern feel. Each bedroom is uniquely appointed, including a master suite with a walk-in shower. The outside is perfectly suited for those with a penchant for sports. There’s a tennis court, a heated swimming pool, and even putting greens to warm up before you head to the links. Surrounded by mountains and desert, you’ll enjoy privacy and luxury at the same time. This vacation home rental will be available beginning Summer 2018 and is sure to be one of our most popular properties in no time. Discover what it means to really escape from the ordinary on your next vacation when you stay here.

Are You Ready to Vacation in Style?

Get a jump-start on your vacation plans by booking direct with us at HolidayRental.com. Our specialists are here to help you with every detail, from selecting the perfect home, to assisting on your arrival, to ensuring everything is perfect during your stay. Your vacation rental comes with sumptuous linens, towels, toiletries, and daily housekeeping, as well as basic concierge services. We want you to enjoy the best of a first-class resort with the privacy of your own home. Find out why we’re Scottsdale’s leading provider of luxury vacation rentals. Call us today!

Unwind in Ultimate Comfort at Scottsdale Luxury Villa

June 20, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

Vacations should be about spoiling yourself, and there’s no better place to feel like a king or queen than at Scottsdale Luxury Villa. One of HolidayRental.com’s newest properties, this magnificent estate is replete with every amenity you can imagine. From the moment you walk through the grand front doors and into the opulence rivaled only by Caesar’s Palace Hotel, this home will be what makes your Scottsdale vacation travel exquisite in every way.

Let’s take a step into Scottsdale Luxury Villa and explore what’s waiting for you and your guests.

From the Marble Foyer Into the Grand Common Rooms

Open the ornate mahogany and glass doors, pass through the stunning marble foyer, and walk into true elegance. Every room in this stone-covered home is beautifully decorated with fine furnishings surrounded by impressive touches, such as Old World paintings. The formal living room features a baby grand piano and wet bar, while the larger great room has a large-screen TV and opens to the kitchen where everyone can be together. There’s a large formal dining room with seating for 16, and an informal dining area in the great room with plenty of places for people to eat and be together.

A Sublime Master Bedroom Suite

Who wouldn’t love to stay in this plush master bedroom that includes his-and-her bathrooms? Complete with a private sitting area that rivals many living rooms, and glass doors that lead out to a private deck, this room alone defines what it means to stay in one of our Scottsdale luxury vacation homes. One of the bathrooms features a generous walk-in shower while the other has a giant soaking tub just waiting for someone to unwind after a day of play in town.

Five Bedroom Suites

In addition to the lavish master suite, this home has four other bedrooms featuring en-suite baths. There’s also a guest casita with its own bedroom and kitchen area. The total sleeping accommodations allow for up to 16 guests to comfortably enjoy this villa.

A Kitchen Built for a Master Chef

Anyone who loves to play gourmet chef will be enthralled by this supersized kitchen featuring a double oven, gas range and grill area, large island, and plenty of counter space so everyone can pitch in. Would you rather grill outside? No problem. The villa features an outdoor grill, sink, and warming drawers.

Two Pools for Your Pleasure

This is one of our most impressive Scottsdale vacation rentals with pools. You’ll find swimming on vacation to be a pleasure with the large pool that offers various depths and a section for people to gather and share a drink. A second, long, narrow pool with fountains dancing over top is perfect for doing laps. Off to the side is a large whirlpool spa, big enough to accommodate quite a few guests. All around the pool area you’ll find plush covered seating by the house and a nearby gazebo, as well as many lounge chairs perfectly positioned to catch some of Arizona’s infinite sunshine.

Stay Active Inside and Out

Gym buffs will be in their glory with the private workout area and sauna inside the house. Outside, there are plenty of activities to keep anyone amused. In addition to the pool, there’s a putting green alongside the house for practice. Further back is an athlete’s paradise. There’s a court that’s ready for any tennis match, basketball pickup game, or pickleball. Next to the court is a golf green with a sand trap, and at the end of the property you’ll find a beach volleyball court.

Leisure for Everyone

Inside the house is a private theater with leveled seating and giant screen perfect for viewing favorite flicks or sporting events. A wine room/wet bar inspires an evening of wine tasting for the adults. There’s also a game room with a ping pong table.

Close to Fun

Scottsdale Luxury Villa is located just 8 miles from Old Town Scottsdale, home to fine dining, shopping, and exciting night life. Nearby is Talking Stick Casino, a favorite entertainment venue for gaming and concerts. Of course, Scottsdale has hundreds of golf courses to suit any player’s level. Further out, you’ll find places to enjoy nature, from parks to walks in the mountains and desert views.

Why It’s Great to Book With Holiday Rental

When you go on vacation, you want everything to be perfect. That’s what we do best at HolidayRental.com. Our people take care of the little details that ensure your stay is memorable and truly relaxing. From booking to check-out, you’ll discover why it’s a pleasure to work with our team.

  • Five-Star Check-In: We don’t just hand you the keys and send you on your way. When you arrive at your luxury vacation home rental, you’ll be greeted by one of our knowledgeable Villa Ambassadors who will take you on a tour of the property. He or she will show you how to operate the different amenities so you can make full use of the estate, and answer any questions you might have.
  • Towels and Linens Included: You won’t have to lug these essentials with you. Your beds and baths will be equipped with soft hotel-quality sheets and towels. We’ll also leave some indulgent toiletries for you.
  • Daily Housekeeping Service: Who wants to clean on vacation? We’ll send in our highly professional, non-intrusive crew to pick up, make beds, change out towels and toiletries, and leave your home away from home nice and clean for you to enjoy.
  • Professionally Managed With Full-Time Guest Services: We’re but a phone call away to assist you any time you need.
  • Basic Concierge Service: Would you like your fridge and pantry stocked before you arrive? How about luggage handling and transportation to and from the airport? Need help making dinner reservations, booking a masseuse, or bringing in a personal chef? We can help you with all of this as part of our service. If you need a full-service concierge, one can be arranged for a fee.

Best of all, there are no service booking fees charged like other third-party websites.

Get In Touch With Us Today

Enjoy your Scottsdale vacation living in the ultimate luxury. Email or call today to book your stay. 888.915.2712 or Contact@HolidayRental.com. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook or visit our website to learn more about this property and the other great places we have available.

How Tripz.com Makes Renting a Vacation Home Easy

June 13, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

Renting luxury vacation homes just got easier with Tripz.com. This worldwide vacation rental marketplace connects vacationers with homeowners so that they can communicate directly via email or phone. This allows potential vacationers to ask specific questions and select the right homes to suit their travel needs. By booking direct with owners, you can avoid the additional traveler service fees third-party sites might charge, which means you’ll have more money to spend on leisure and entertainment.

Tripz.com promises you:

  • Money saved by offering the best rates and direct booking
  • Open and unlimited access to your host
  • Plenty of terrific homes to choose from with a selection that keeps growing

HolidayRental.com Homes Can Be Booked Through Tripz.com

If your Scottsdale vacation travel plans include an easy way to rent a luxury home, try searching Holiday Rental’s collection through Tripz.com. Whether you plan to be close to the action by the city center, or want to escape into the mountains and cast your gaze over the city from high above, our expansive villas are simply a click away. Using this site, you’ll find a simple source for locating the best home to make your stay in the Scottsdale region absolutely perfect. With Tripz.com, the process is even more convenient than ever.

Why Go the Vacation Home Route?

Gone are the days when the only vacation accommodation option meant packing everyone into a single room with two beds and one bathroom. No more standing in line at the reception desk to check in or searching amongst a sea of other vacationers for open lounge chairs by the pool. Forget having to choose between eating out or getting room service. And never mind the hassles of traveling with a big group, that meant finding enough space for everyone to gather.

Fortunately, vacation home rentals have become an affordable alternative to a cramped hotel room or suite. If you’ve never considered luxury vacation homes as an option, here are some reasons why they’re worth exploring.

Space to Move Around: Everyone can have their own bedrooms and baths, with common areas in which everyone can gather. With HolidayRental.com, most homes have ample space for upwards of 18 to 20 people, which makes them a perfect choice for a large family reunion or group event. Often we have special amenities like billiards rooms or gyms or even wet bars and movie theaters so you and your guests can relax and have fun without venturing outside the estate. Our homes routinely feature generous outdoor space and sports areas as well, so your party can sprawl out even further and take full advantage of Scottsdale’s beautiful climate on the deck or on the court.

Eating In Is an Option: One of the biggest expenses associated with hotel stays is eating out, because there’s usually no place to cook. Going out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can get very tiresome, especially when you have to coordinate a big family. When you rent a home, you’ll have the option to whip up meals in a kitchen area or in an upscale outdoor cooking area. Most of our estates feature chef-level kitchens and outdoor BBQ zones with grills, sinks, and even fridges.

Your Own Private Pool and Spa: Nothing says luxury quite like staying in a vacation home that has its own pool area in which you and your guests can soak and peacefully float to your heart’s content. If you want to have a pick-up game of water volleyball or Marco Polo, you won’t have to worry about disturbing others not in your party.

Tastefully Appointed Accommodations: From exquisite marble entrances to opulent master bedrooms and bath suites, you’ll feel like you’re living the lifestyles of the rich and famous in a Holiday Rental villa. Our vacation homes are tailored to different styles and decors, from Old World Charm to modern architecture with streamlined designs.

Access to Washing Machines: Pack less and do up a load of laundry without having to stand guard over the machines. Most vacation rentals have full-sized washers and dryers, as well as access to ironing boards and irons.

Peace and Quiet: In your own vacation home, you’re not subject to disruptions from noisy guests in other rooms or in the hall. In fact, almost all of our Holiday Rental homes are set far away from roads and behind gates, adding to the feeling of total privacy.

Benefits of Home With Perks of a First-Class Resort: When you book a home with Holiday Rental, we supply the linens, toiletries, and two hours of daily housekeeping so that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Our concierge services will help you book other amenities, like having a chef prepare your meals, a masseuse who can provide pool-side pampering, and even transportation and luggage handling.

Book Today Through Tripz.com

Find your perfect Holiday Rental vacation home for your upcoming trip. You’ll discover that the benefits of staying in a house rather than a hotel are truly worth it. And best yet, you’ll be able to talk directly to the owner and get the full scoop so that you’re certain this home will be the right fit for your dream vacation.

Memorial Day Deals to Kick Off the Summer

May 23, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer. Here in Scottsdale, the festivities extend across the region as people fire up their barbeques and hop in their pools.

 

A typical Arizona Memorial Day is a mixture of patriotic celebrations and diverse activities that are found nowhere else in the country. If you’re an outdoors fanatic, pack a picnic and venture up Camelback Mountain for extraordinary views of the city and Sonora Desert. Adventurists can soar even higher with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company, which floats them over the countryside and urban centers. If the waterways beckon you, hop aboard the comfortable Desert Belle and cruise Saguaro Lake in style. Urban dwellers can still enjoy fresh air too. Meander through the Desert Botanical Garden to observe some remarkable floral and foliage displays. You might also tour central Phoenix by bike, thanks to the Grid Bike Share program. It features kiosks throughout the city from which you can rent lime green bikes and pedal your way to exciting destinations.

 

This weekend is also the date for Phoenix’s Caribbean Carnival and Parade. The city comes alive with colorful stilt walkers, steel-drum bands, and all the sights and sounds you’d find on the islands themselves. There’s plenty of tasty Caribbean foods in the carnival village, including jerk chicken and frosty beverages (umbrellas optional).

 

This final weekend in May is among the most amazing times of year to enjoy Arizona’s pleasant weather. Why not indulge yourself and stay in one of our HolidayRental.com Scottsdale Luxury Vacation Homes? We have last minute Specials for anyone Booking Direct. Call 888.811.2516 and mention the “Memorial Day Bonus Special.” We will apply an exclusive discount to the dates.

 

Here are just a few of our Holiday Rental Luxury Vacation Homes that are perfect for this long holiday weekend:

 

Camelback Retreat

The sleek, open architecture of this home will allow you to take in the breathtaking views from all angles. You’ll be surrounded by nature in the airy private abode with endless windows. On one side, you’ll be up close with the famous Camelback Mountain into which the home is nestled. On the other side, you’ll see the cityscape below. You can even look out over the amazing landscape from the five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Cool off in the infinity pool or lounge in the comfy seating that fills the home. Get a better look at this stunning home.

 

Scottsdale Adobe Grande

This Frank Lloyd-inspired home features everything you need to celebrate with your group while staying close to the city’s activities. You’ll be walking distance from Old Town Scottsdale. Perfect for parties of up to 20, this luxury vacation rental features eight bedrooms and 10 baths between the main house and guest house. Spend hours in the refreshing pool, play games on the lush green lawn, or simply unwind in one of the house’s ample seating areas. Look closer at the details of this modern estate.

 

Old Town Scottsdale Chateau

This Old South-style charmer will harken you back to summers past. The light and airy walls and décor are offset by dark wood, adding to the plantation feel. The home is surrounded by vibrant green trees and a soft grass turf. Out back, you’ll find an inground pool, outdoor kitchen and fire pit, as well as a basketball court for pick-up games. Picture yourself curled up in the swing on the covered porch, enjoying the breeze with a mason jar of lemonade. It’s yours to discover.

 

Scottsdale Luxury Villa

Imagine you’re in a Tuscan palace in this beautiful estate, which has room for 16. From the stonework that covers this house to the fountains throughout, this property has all you need to get the party started. The outdoor kitchen is ideal for BBQs. There’s a chipping green with sand traps to practice your stroke before you head to one of the many area courses. If tennis is more your sport, the pro court is where you’ll want to hang out. Inside, you’ll discover a theater, wine room, and other features that make this the perfect rental for entertaining a few friends.

 

See Why It’s Best to Book With Holiday Rental

We do more than just book your home. We help you make the most of your Scottsdale Vacation Travel.

 

  • Upon your arrival, one of our Villa Ambassadors will welcome you onsite to make sure everything is to your liking. They’ll give you a tour of your vacation home rental, demonstrate the various features available, and answer your questions.

 

  • Our rental program comes with a Daily Housekeeping Service at no additional charge. We’ll clean for up to two hours daily, without disturbing you or your guests. We’ll make your bed, re-stock your towels and toiletries (all hotel-quality linens and products, including 500-thread count sheets), and take out the trash.

 

  • With our Basic Concierges Services, you’ll have professionals at your fingertips to hire private chefs, book a massage at your location, have your kitchen stocked before your arrival, and more.

 

The best part is there’s no third-party fees when you book with us.

 

Take Advantage of Memorial Day Specials Today

Start your summer in style. Contact our villa experts today and book your Holiday Rental.com vacation home rental for the Memorial Day weekend. We have last-minute specials that are worthy of their own celebrations.

Ready for Some Fun in the Arizona Sun?

May 16, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

Summer in Arizona is a time for spectacular activities that beckon people of all ages to participate. There are concerts to see, parks to visit, and water attractions for cool fun. Throughout the season, the festivities abound indoors and outdoors, allowing everyone to participate. Let’s review some of the many Summer Activities in Scottsdale that make this a perfect vacation destination.

 

Enjoy the Water

The lower Salt River to the east of Scottsdale offers a gentle waterway for rafting, tubing, and kayaking. You might even catch a glimpse of amazing wildlife, including horses that stroll along the banks. If summertime conjures up images of an old-fashioned swimming hole, why not take a side-trip two hours north to Valley Verde, where fresh streams create water paradises to take a refreshing dip. If your idea of an adrenaline rush is racing down a waterslide, there are a number of waterparks in Scottdale and Phoenix that will satisfy your need for slippery speed. For a real close encounter with intelligent aquatic mammals, visit Dolphinaris Arizona at OdySea of the Desert, where you can swim with dolphins.

 

For Your Listening Pleasure

Outdoor concerts are among the favorite Scottsdale Summer Events that draw locals and guests alike. Railroad Park features a weekly concert series from April 29 to July 1 with tribute bands covering Neil Diamond, Journey, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and more. The Kierland Commons features cover bands as well from April 21 to May 19. Big name entertainers take to the stage at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Talking Stick Casino.

 

Major League Baseball Action

Take your guests out to the ballgame to see the Arizona Diamondbacks in action at Chase Field. You’ll be able to watch in air-conditioned comfort, with a retractable roof to prevent rainouts from getting you damp. Diehard MLB fans will delight in a tour of the facility, considered to be one of the most impressive in the league.

 

Take a Break Indoors

There’s plenty to do inside as well. Visiting museums is a great way to spend an afternoon and the Greater Phoenix area has many with free or low-cost admission. The Arizona State University Art Museum offers an impressive multi-media collection sure to amaze fine arts connoisseurs. The Children’s Museum of Phoenix has free Fridays from 5 pm to 9 pm. It’s perfect for kids who want to express their creative sides while the entire family has fun. There are several more museums to tour, featuring everything from art, to history, to sports memorabilia, and more. Lego fanatics will like the Legoland Discovery Center in Tempe, ripe with opportunities to build with the iconic blocks. If nature suits your style, the Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale will allow you to get up close with the gentle creatures. It’s located in the OdySea of the Desert, which is worthy of a day visit itself.

 

Find the Perfect Home for Your Scottsdale Vacation Travel

Summer in Arizona is filled with great adventures for everyone. To make your trip even more memorable, HolidayRental.com has Luxury Vacation Homes available to rent. Here are just a few of our favorites:

 

Paradise Palms

This resort affords the best of indoor and outdoor living with a glass window system that opens the main living area to the outside, creating one giant space. A large pool with spa makes for a refreshing place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. The outdoor kitchen features all you’ll need to create a complete meal, including a grill, sink, and stovetop. This house is built to fit up to 20 guests, with six ensuite bedrooms in the main house – plus a casita on property with a full kitchen, bath, and bedroom. Discover more about this estate.

 

Scottsdale Luxury Villa

This home evokes a sense of grandeur from the moment you enter its vestibule. One of our most stunning Scottsdale Luxury Vacation Homes, there is an inviting pool in the back as well as fountains throughout that add to the palatial feel. The home features five bedrooms, including a grand master suite with an oversized tub and separate shower. A chipping green, theater, private gym, and sauna are just a few of the splendid features that await.

 

Scottsdale Sanctuary

Up to 13 people can relax in elegance in this peaceful estate. There are six bedrooms, each with a private bath. Revive in the gorgeous pool or partake in a game of tennis or basketball on the full-size courts. There’s ample seating for everyone inside and out in this tastefully appointed home. See for yourself what real luxury looks like.

 

Exclusive Offer From HolidayRental.com

Now is the time to take advantage of our terrific summer special – Buy four nights, get the fifth night FREE. This offer, subject to availability, extends to stays between June 1 and September 30, 2018. Enter the code EXPSCOTT2018 to secure your free night.

 

Why Booking Direct With Us Is Best

Your vacation should be complete with exceptional service, which we aim to deliver. From the moment you meet our Villa Ambassador onsite at your arrival, until the time you depart, you’ll discover an approach to vacation home rentals that is second to none. You will receive daily housekeeping care, sumptuous linens and toiletries like those used at the finest resorts, and basic concierge and guest services to ensure that your every desire is met. Best of all, we don’t charge a service fee like other third-party booking sites.

 

Don’t Delay, Book Today

Scottsdale is the place to be this summer and we have the right homes to make your stay all that you can imagine. See more by visiting https://www.holidayrental.com/search-vacation-rentals/

Discover the NEW Ritz in Scottsdale: A Private Paradise

May 7, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

As a hotel brand, the Ritz Carlton name is synonymous with elegance and the finest in service. Not far from where this latest world-class resort is being built in Scottsdale, another Ritz is opening that is perfect for the most discerning traveler: The Ritz Scottsdale. Ritz Carlton is a registered trademark and has no association with this property.

 

In July 2018, this modern estate will welcome travelers to enjoy its many amenities. If you appreciate the splendors of a high-quality resort, but prefer the exclusivity of a private home, you’ll want to stay here. Let’s take a tour of what awaits you from one of Holiday Rental’s properties.

Modern Estate

Behind the gated entrance you’ll find this newly built stunner with clean lines, floor-to-ceiling windows, and all you need for a sumptuous getaway. Among our Scottsdale Luxury Vacation Homes, this one features some of the airiest architectural features imagined, because it’s truly designed for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Huge glass doors open to allow fresh air and sunlight to envelope the main living area, which has ample space for everyone. The rooftop porch offers great mountain views. Inside and out, the furnishings are streamlined yet comfortable, adding to the fresh feel.

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Enjoy Indoor Amenities Outside

Arizona is known for its arid climate, so it’s an ideal location to be outdoors. Like many of our Luxury Vacation Homes, this estate makes it easy to sit back and relax in fresh air. The covered patio features a two-way glass fireplace which lends an upscale feel. Grill masters are in their glory with the large BBQ kitchen, complete with a grill, warming drawers, fridge, and full sink, as well as ample counterspace for prep. You and your guests will be able to whip up any meal while staying close to the party. After dinner, you can saunter down to the sunken area by the pool and toast marshmallows over the firepit.

 

Great for Active Lifestyles

If you and your guests have energy to burn, this home features a huge backyard meant for athletes to get their games on. Soccer fans can bend it like Beckham with the full field of FIFA-quality grass. The opposite side of the house features a court for sports like pickleball. Beanbag tosses and bocce balls will keep your party entertained as well. There’s even a putting green where you can warm up before you head to the links. Off property, you’ll find plenty to do, from hiking and boating to bicycling in town. If you’d rather be a spectator, you’ll be close to all the professional sporting action, including Arizona’s Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Coyotes, and Suns.

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About the Pool

If lounging in the water is your idea of fun, this is one of our Scottsdale Vacation Rentals with pools that won’t disappoint. Swim and splash to your heart’s content, unwind in the spa, or stretch out on one of the many lawn chairs that surround the area. A fountain gently bubbles from the wall at the back of the pool, adding to the peaceful ambience.

 

Sweet Dreams Start With Holiday Rental

You and up to 17 of your friends can stay comfortably in this estate. The house features seven bedrooms and seven baths; five of the bedrooms have ensuite baths for added privacy and most have floor-to-ceiling windows to let the light in. There are 10 beds in all, along with two Queen pull-outs to sleep 14. Additional roll-away beds can be rented to increase your occupancy to 18.

 

Take in the entire picture with a video tour.

 

What It Means to Book With HolidayRental.com

When you stay at our Ritz, you’ll be pampered from the moment you arrive until you depart. Here are just of few of the ways we offer outstanding service to our guests:

 

Five-Star Check-In: We won’t just hand you the keys and send you off with a smile. Our Villa Ambassadors will meet you at your rental property and give you a complete tour. They’ll demonstrate how to operate the different features and point out the many options available to make your stay exquisite. They’ll be happy to answer any question you have. If you need something after you arrive, our full-time guest services team will be delighted to assist you.

 

Vacation Home Rental With Resort-Quality Service

You won’t have to worry about cleaning during your vacation. Daily housekeeping services are available, including two hours of non-intrusive tidying, taking out trash, restocking fresh towels and toiletries, and making beds. All our homes feature white hotel-quality linens and towels, including 500-count sheets for the softest sleep.

 

Concierge at Your Finger Tips

No luxurious resort would be complete without basic concierge services. These individuals will assist you with securing a chef, booking a poolside massage, scheduling transportation, stocking your kitchen pre-arrival, transporting luggage, and other frequent requests. If you need additional services, our full-service concierge is available for an additional fee.

 

The best part: Unlike other third-party booking websites, we charge no service fees.

 

Book With Holiday Rental Today

Be among the first to stay at this glamorous private resort and experience Scottsdale Vacation Travel at its finest. To book the Ritz Scottsdale, email or call today – 888.915.2712 or Contact@HolidayRental.com.

Best Time to Take Advantage of Discounted Rates

April 25, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

Every true golf enthusiast knows that Arizona has some of the best courses in the world, so it’s no wonder Scottsdale is the destination for people who consider this sport one of their favorite pastimes. The perpetually sunny weather equals less rain delays. Rank beginners to PGA-level players will find courses and terrains that suit their abilities. There are dozens of options near the Valley of Sun, ranging from traditional, tree-lined link courses, to desert target-style land, and even alpine fairways. If you enjoy playing a round (or several!), a Scottsdale Golfing Trip is just what you need.

 

Take Advantage of Discounted Golf Seasons

September and early October form the over-seeding season for Arizona courses. This is the time of year in which the turf is transitioned from Bermuda to rye grass that looks and plays like northern grasses. Generally, courses close during this time. When they reopen, there are discounted rates to compensate for the wet courses and mud balls players might encounter in the highly watered growing grass. While this might not seem like an ideal time to hit the links, the grass – especially in the rough – is actually in near-perfect condition for scoring. Even better, the daytime temperatures are generally in the 70s, which makes it one of the best times to Golf in Arizona. At HolidayRental.com, we make this savings period in September, October, and November even sweeter by offering discounts on our Scottsdale Luxury Vacation Homes.

 

Stay at One of Our Luxury Vacation Homes

Sure, you can stay in one of Scottsdale’s hotels. However, if you crave privacy, room to spread out, and opportunities to enjoy your company away from the hustle of a crowded resort, our vacation home rentals offer the best of everything. When you book one of our private estates, the following experiences await:

 

  • Each home is exquisitely appointed in décor and amenities. You’ll feel like you’re living the life of the rich and famous in these lavish homes.
  • The interiors have multiple locations for large gatherings as well as quiet spaces to curl up with a book.
  • While the city offers abundant places for dining to accommodate any palate, your home will be equipped with a chef’s dream kitchen for cooking till your heart’s content.
  • Grill masters will be delighted with the outdoor kitchens and BBQs.
  • The number of bathrooms and bedrooms is different for each home, but most villas accommodate upwards of 10 to 20 people.
  • Many of these manors feature glorious master suites, including generous walk-in showers, soaking tubs, dual vanities, and more. You’ll feel like you’re staying in your own private spa!
  • If entertaining at home is one of your favorite activities, there are several estates that feature wet bars, wine cellars, and more (including one with its own Mexican cantina). Some even have in-house theaters for private viewings or to watch the pros play on the big screen. If you’d prefer to shoot pool, there are options that include game rooms.
  • Imagine returning from a day on the links and taking a refreshing dip in your own private pool. Most of these homes have large pool/spa combinations, ranging from infinity pools that overlook lavish mountain scenery to those with soothing waterfalls.
  • The great outdoors is yours to discover and our rentals offer plenty of vantage points to look over the big desert skies. Whether you like mountain views or cityscapes, there are many options to choose from with Holiday Rental.
  • While you’re taking in the fresh air, you can warm up on your own putting green, or practice some hoops or tennis. Each home’s recreational offerings are diverse and wonderful.

 

What You Get When Booking Direct With HolidayRental.com

We want your Scottsdale Vacation Travel to be all that you imagine. When you book with us, you’ll enjoy supreme service from top-notch professionals. Picture this as your vacation home rental experience:

 

  • Enjoy a Five-Star Check-In. You’ll be greeted by one of our knowledgeable Villa Ambassadors, who will give you a tour of the home, demonstrate the various features available, and answer any of your questions so that you can enjoy your luxury vacation home rental to the fullest.
  • Envelope yourself in the sumptuous hotel quality linens with 500 thread count.
  • You won’t have to worry about cleaning your spacious home because daily housekeeping service is included at no additional cost. This two-hour service is non-intrusive. Each day, cleaning pros make beds, re-stock fresh towels and toiletries, take out trash, and make sure everything is neat and clean for you.
  • Would you like help with booking other services in town? Our basic concierge services include setting up poolside massages, hiring chefs, and coordinating grocery services so that your fridge is stocked when you arrive. Need transportation or luggage drop off/pick up? We’ll secure those services, too.
  • There are no service fees charged like other third-party booking websites

 

Learn more about what we offer at https://www.holidayrental.com/about-us/.

 

Call Us Now to Book Your Vacation

Are you ready to take advantage of our discounted vacation home rental rates this Fall? Whether you’re coming for golf or just to enjoy Scottsdale, HolidayRental.com has a place for you. Contact us to book your fall golf getaway, https://www.holidayrental.com/search-vacation-rentals/.

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