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!


Plan Your Spring 2021 Luxury Scottsdale Vacation

February 26, 2019 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Plan ahead for your springtime family vacation this year. With Spring break and Easter on the horizon, some of our most popular luxury properties are booking quickly. There’s no better way to spend your spring break than staying and playing together in your own private oasis. Scottsdale is an especially sought-out destination from January through May due to the fantastic weather and renowned recreational activities like Cactus League spring training, The Waste Management Open, Barrett Jackson, and so much more. Check out some of our most family-friendly Luxury properties in Scottsdale, Arizona for your spring getaway.


Paradise Valley Estate


This beautiful estate was designed for family fun. With a resort-style backyard that features a large sparkling pool and spa, lush lawn, gorgeous landscaping, ping pong table, and corn hole, you’ll spend hours relaxing and playing in the Arizona sun. Another great backyard feature includes a luxury patio with a large TV, comfortable seating, and fireplace for cool evenings. Bring the whole family along; there’s plenty of room for everyone. With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a sleek, open floorplan, you’ll have just as much fun inside as you will outdoors.


Scottsdale Hideaway


If you’re ready for family fun, this is the place! The backyard is truly a private oasis in the heart of Scottsdale. Enjoy swimming in the sparkling pool, lounging in the cabana, playing golf on the putting green, and sitting around the raised chimenea. When you’re ready to relax indoors, you’ll have your choice of playing billiards in the game room, watching movies in the theater room, working out in the gym, and so much more. With 8,500 square feet of space for entertainment and recreation, this estate is the ideal luxury family getaway.


Scottsdale Sanctuary


Scottsdale Sanctuary is a sleek and modern 2,000 square foot build with stunning architectural features and custom features. Take a luxury spa retreat with your friends at this peace inducing villa. This luxury vacation rental is comprised of a cool color scheme, which gives the home a calming upscale feel. The home features floor to ceiling windows in multiple rooms, which allow you and your guests to enjoy a beautiful view of the great outdoors. Scottsdale Sanctuary is bathed in natural lighting during the day and has extraordinary views of Camelback Mountain.


The minimalistic furnishings show off the home’s distinctive architecture and provide a beautiful environment for you and your guests to truly relax. Take a dip in the pool or bask in the Arizona Sun on the patio. Not only does Scottsdale Sanctuary provide a beautiful modern kitchen, it also features luxury appliances, a wine cooler, expansive granite counter tops, a spacious island, European-style cabinetry, glass tile backsplash, and a breakfast bar for you and your guests.


Book Your Spring Getaway with

Now is the perfect time to get in touch with us so we can help you find the perfect Scottsdale Luxury Vacation rental for your next getaway. Email us at You can browse pictures of these spectacular estates on our website or by visiting our Facebook page.


Why Book with Us?

  • Five Star Check-in and tour of the home by a Villa Ambassador
  • Fully Equipped Home with Luxury White Hotel Linens and Amenities
  • Unrivaled Cleanliness Standards
  • Options for Pre-stock Grocery, Private Chef, and Massage Therapy Services
  • Professionally Managed home with On-Call Guest Services
  • Basic Concierge Service Included with Additional Full-Service Concierge Available


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, 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 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’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 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 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 Makes Renting a Vacation Home Easy

June 13, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

Renting luxury vacation homes just got easier with 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. 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 Homes Can Be Booked Through

If your Scottsdale vacation travel plans include an easy way to rent a luxury home, try searching Holiday Rental’s collection through 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, 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, 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

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.

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

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

Our Top 10 List of Best Home Rentals in Scottsdale

April 11, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

Scottsdale is a perfect vacation destination any time of year. The arid climate, breathtaking scenery, and fun-filled activities ensure that visitors of all ages enjoy memorable trips. If you like golfing, swimming, hiking, biking, shopping, dining, or just sightseeing, you’ll find lots to do in Arizona. What makes travel even better? Pampering. You and your guests will enjoy plenty of pampering in one of the Luxury Vacation Homes from We have numerous properties from which to choose, each with unbelievable amenities and features that will take your vacation expectations up a notch or more. Here are our Top Ten Scottsdale Vacation Home Rentals.


#1 Scottsdale Estate

This is the ultimate vacation home for large parties. Up to 18 people can sleep comfortably in this eight-bedroom, 10-bath home. Every room is exquisitely decorated. The entertainment options are endless inside and out, with a stunning pool and waterslide, BBQ and fire pit areas, tennis court, wine room, game room, and more. Plan a night watching movies in the 40-seat theater, complete with a stage, reclining leather chairs, and its own concession stand with popcorn maker and soda fountain. Envision the possibilities.


#2 Scottsdale Manor

When it comes to vacation rentals Scottsdale with pools, this home has one of the finest infinity pools around – not to mention a sweeping view of the city below. Nestled in the mountains, this modern multi-level home features eight bedrooms, including two decadent master suites, and 10 baths. Entertainment options consist of a 16-seat media room, billiards room, and outdoor fun. The sleek kitchen is large enough for multiple chefs to share. See for yourself what this home has to offer.


#3 Camelback Retreat

The impressive modern architecture of this five-bedroom home is only surpassed by the views from every angle. From city lights to mountain flora, you’ll feel like you’re outdoors even when inside this streamlined home. Techies will appreciate that this property is completely smart-home enabled. Picture why this is one of the Best Scottsdale Vacation Home Rentals.


#4 Ritz Scottsdale

One of the newest Scottsdale luxury vacation rentals, this seven-bedroom, seven-bath dazzler is designed to wow! The vicinity surrounding the pool includes a sunken area for lounge chairs, a BBQ center that rivals some kitchens, and plenty of seating on the large covered patio. The interior is spacious and airy. Learn more about this contemporary beauty.


#5 North Scottsdale Hacienda

The Old-World charm of this home never ceases to amaze. From hand-carved mahogany doors to beamed ceilings, it’s like staying in a historic setting. You’ll find much to do, with a 30×60 pool, a six-hole putting green, and four wet bars. Plan a night at the homes authentically designed Mexican bar or a dinner in the outdoor Ramada. Check out the view.


#6 Modern Entertainer

If it’s scenery you want, this home delivers with 270-degree open views of Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley. Take it all in from the infinity pool that overlooks the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to enjoy the panorama inside and out. Learn what else there is to love about this house.


#7 Paradise Palms

You’ll feel like you’re staying in your own private resort. This family friendly home features a basketball court, tennis court, and children’s playground, as well as a heated pool and hot tub. Chefs will be in heaven in the gourmet kitchen. With seven bedrooms and six baths, including a fully equipped guest house, there’s room for 18 people to enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer. Discover why this is one of our favorite Scottsdale vacation rentals.


#8 Mummy Mountain

This Tuscany charmer is located on over an acre of property. It’s close to everything, yet private enough to get away from it all. Take in the breathtaking Mummy Mountain from every room. Enjoy relaxing in the palatial outdoor area with plush seating. Soak in the sumptuous tub in the master bath. There’s so much to appreciate.


#9 City Views

The perfect vacation rental for the smaller party, this chic villa is located on the south side of Camelback Mountain. The airy layout includes an Epicurean kitchen that opens to a great room. With several decks, you can lounge and look over the city for hours. This could be your new favorite home away from home.


#10 Old Town Scottsdale Chateau

This Southern-style home evokes a feeling of being on a plantation with the lush greens. The light interior adds spacious atmosphere. Open the beautiful French doors that lead outside. Sip lemonade while resting in the porch swing on the covered patio. Take a dip in the pool or play a game of pickup basketball. There’s a bocce court, ping pong table, and more for the competitive members of your party. Learn why you won’t be disappointed with a stay here.


We Make Booking Direct Easy

Your vacation should be perfect in every way. At Holiday Rental, we’ll handle every detail so that your stay with us is delightful. From our five-star check in to dedicated guest services, you’ll enjoy the VIP treatment when you book with us. Get in touch today at or by phone at 888.973.0151.

Embark on an Amazing Sightseeing Adventure in Arizona

March 28, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

Springtime in Arizona is simply delightful. With daytime temps in the 80s that dip to moderate 60s come evening, the amazing Arizona weather and arid climate are perfect for any activity you might have planned. Even better, this state averages over 300 days of sunshine, so there’s very little chance it will rain on your vacation parade.


At Holiday Rental, we welcome people from all over to plan their stays at one of our Scottsdale luxury vacation homes. You’ll be close to plenty of activities and thriving districts with ample shopping, dining, and nightlife – including Old Town Scottsdale. Let’s envision your options for sightseeing in AZ.


Verde Valley Wine Trail Tour

If your idea of a glorious vacation includes indulging in the fruit of the vines, you’ll want to spend a day on the Verde Valley Wine Trail. Stop at one of the amazing wineries along the trail to sample some buttery Chardonnay or robust Cabernet. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or a novice to wine tasting, you’ll be enchanted by the offerings. Multiple wineries can be found in Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Page Springs, and Sedona. Plan a wine-tasting adventure to suit your palate and get ready to sip away.



Famous for its red-rock formations, Sedona is rapidly becoming recognized as a vacation destination. The best part is that it’s only two hours north of Scottsdale and the modern vacation homes located there. In addition to the natural wonders this region offers, you’ll want to reserve time to explore the 89A shopping district with everything from unique boutiques to art galleries – not to mention exquisite restaurants where you can grab a bite and experience local cuisine. Stop by Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, known for Native American art and wearables, or rent a jeep for off-road exploration.


Grand Canyon

Would a trip to Arizona be complete without a tour of the expansive Grand Canyon? We think not. The South Rim is a short distance from Phoenix and Scottsdale, with numerous overlooks to take in the breathtaking depth of this natural wonder. If you’re up for a hike, there are plenty of trails to suit any ability. Hermit Road offers a scenic drive if you’d prefer to peruse the area from your vehicle. Of course, there are multiple helicopter tours if you desire a more daring overview. People looking to learn about the region will appreciate the Geological Museum at Grand Canyon National Park. You might even take in a film on the canyon at the IMAX theater located in the park.



Have a break from the arid heat and visit Payson, located in Central Arizona, at the base of Mongollon Rim. Experience two different climates 30 miles in either direction. The tall Ponderosa Pine forests will delight you from 7,500 feet at Mongollon Rim, just north of Payson. Visit Tonto National Forest and take a dip in the crystal clear mountain lakes. Head south and you’ll be in the midst of the desert. Boaters will love Roosevelt Lake, which is just south of the Payson area as well. The unique forest-meets-desert experience is not the only attraction in this adorable town. Visit the historic district lined with antique shops, art galleries, and dining options galore.



History buffs! Gather your troops and head north to Flagstaff, where you’ll witness the Walnut Canyon National Monument and Wupatki National Monument, as well as other notable sites. Be amazed by the 900-year-old cinder cone found at the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. The wide-open desert sky allows stargazers to pick out their favorite celestial bodies at the Lowell Observatory. Hikers will not be disappointed with the trail options around the area, including those found at Coconino National Forest. Don’t forget to stop along Route 66, where Flagstaff’s historic district is located. Pop in to Monte Vista, a haunted hotel, if you dare, and check into Room 305 for a paranormal experience.


Why Booking Direct With Is the Way to Go

By now, you understand why Arizona is the place to visit this spring. We make it even easier to come stay with us. Our villa ambassadors will help you find the ideal vacation home rental to fit your needs and party size. With our five-star check-in service, we won’t just hand you the keys and let you fend for yourself. You’ll get a full tour of your home and learn how to use the many wonderful amenities available to make your trip unforgettable. Your professionally managed vacation rental comes with daily housekeeping services. For two hours each day, our attendants will make your beds with lavish, white, 500-thread-count sheets. They’ll restock your plush towel supply and luxury toiletries and clean up around the house.


In addition to our full guest services, you’ll have access to basic concierge services. We’ll help you book a private chef or a masseuse. We also offer services to pre-stock groceries before your arrival, as well as transportation options to and from the property. The best part of booking with Holiday Rental is that we won’t charge you a service fee for these additional benefits, which is what third party booking sites would do.


Let Holiday Rental Make Your Vacation a Dream

Now is the time to escape to Arizona for a springtime sightseeing excursion. Book your vacation rental with us to ensure that your Scottsdale vacation travel needs are met. We’ll help you find the right property so that you can fully enjoy this wonderful time of year here in Arizona.

Make Your Stay at Modern Entertainer a Trip to Cherish

March 21, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

Scottsdale is quickly becoming one of the hottest vacation destinations in the country. The charm of the Old West, with upscale opportunities to shop and dine, are difficult to resist. The weather in the spring is positively delightful. The only question is where to stay when visiting Scottsdale. May we suggest one of Holiday Rental’s most amazing luxury vacation homes, Modern Entertainer?


Enter Into Modern Luxury

When you arrive at this stunning property, one of our premium Scottsdale luxury vacation homes, you’ll be greeted by a mesmerizing waterfall right inside the vestibule. From there, you’ll want to tour this spacious beauty with multiple levels. Rooms on both floors feature walls of windows, offering 270 degrees of scenery, including breathtaking Camelback Mountain views and shining city lights below.


Streamlined Beauty Indoors

Our Scottsdale accommodations are known for their exquisite style. The sleek décor lends itself beautifully to open air space. The large kitchen is part of the great room, a perfect design for the gourmet chef who wants be part of the excitement while creating delectable cuisine for his or her guests. There is comfortable seating galore, so everyone can relax together in one room.


Unbelievable Outdoor Living Experience

Who wants to be indoors when you stay at a Scottsdale vacation rental with pools like this one? The infinity pool takes you and your guests to the edge for a relaxing dip surrounded by nature. Soak your cares away in the spa. There are plush lounge chairs awaiting on the deck for sun worshippers to occupy. Those who just want to partake in the fresh air will find plenty of outdoor places on both the upper and lower decks to curl up for quiet reading sessions. There you can listen to the gentle waterfall from the pool area, or gather around the fire table as the daytime heat transitions to cooler evening temps. There’s even an outdoor kitchen that beckons you to grill up some favorites while you keep your frosty beverages available for grabs. It’s truly a most serene atmosphere.


It’s Not Called Modern Entertainer for Nothing

In addition to the great room on the top level, you and your guests will find many ways to enjoy each other’s company in the family friendly entertainment space on the lower level. Watch a feature film in the media room. Spark some friendly competition with a rousing game of billiards or ping pong. There are also cards and board games available for your enjoyment.


Airy Bedrooms That Beckon a Good Night’s Rest

Modern Entertainer features four bedrooms, a den, three full baths, and a half bath. The bedrooms each open to the top floor deck, a lovely feature for those who can’t get enough of the delightful views. Two of the bedrooms as well as the den have in-suite baths. With all the sleeping areas combined, there’s room for 14 people to join in your festivities. There’s also a baby package, which includes a pack-and-play and high chair, so young families are welcome.


Close to Everything, Yet Still Your Secluded Retreat

You might never want to leave your luxury rental with all the amazing features at your disposal. If you and your guests want a truly unique Scottsdale vacation travel experience, however, Modern Entertainer is the perfect property for you. This vacation home rental is conveniently located 15 miles from the Phoenix International Airport. One of the best Old Town Scottsdale places to stay, you’ll be a mere six miles from the region’s exceptional shopping, dining, and nightlife options. If you’re in the mood to hit the tables, you’ll find Talking Stick Casino just seven miles away. Golfers will be in their glory with 10 courses located within five miles, while fitness buffs and tennis fans are just a mile from the nearest gym and tennis court.


Let’s Get Your Vacation Home Reserved

Booking direct with is the easiest way to access this affordable vacation home rental or one of our other professionally managed properties. Our villa ambassadors will help you find the right home to suit the needs of you and your guests. When you arrive, we’ll be there to greet you with our five-star, white-glove service. Together, we’ll tour your luxury vacation rental to point out the amenities and features that will make your stay as perfect as you imagined. You won’t have to worry about bringing your own sheets or towels, because we supply each home with plush white hotel linens as well as top-line toiletries. No one likes to clean on vacation, which is why we include daily housekeeping services. To continue your private resort experience to the fullest, we’ve included basic concierge service along with access to full-time guest services. If you desire, an additional full-service concierge is available for a fee. The best part of booking direct with Holiday Rental is that we won’t charge you the way third-party booking websites do.


Contact Us Today

At Holiday Rental, we want your stay in Scottsdale to be outstanding. Call us today or check out our property listings to learn more about the extraordinary vacation home rentals that await your party. You’ll be glad you did.

It’s Not Too Late to Book an Easter Trip to Scottsdale

March 14, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

Easter falls on April 1 this year, which means the clock is ticking – you need to book your getaway soon! Whether you’re planning an all-family gathering or simply looking for a place to escape chillier climates, Scottsdale has something for everyone. The weather is delightful in early spring. There are warm temps, plenty of sun, and lots of activities. is where you’ll find the right place to stay.


We still have some excellent last-minute home rental options. These luxury vacation homes have everything you need. Here are a few places to consider if you plan to spend Easter in Scottsdale.


City Views

With unsurpassed views from this modern vacation home, you’ll be determined to return here frequently. This villa is located on the south side of Camelback Mountain. The main home features floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows so you can take in the views of the city and amazing sunsets from inside and out. The open floor plan includes a chef’s dream kitchen complete with Viking appliances on which you can whip up your Easter feast. There are plenty of options for sleeping in the three-bedroom, three-bath main house. A smaller guest house offers additional space with one bedroom, one den, and one bath. Gather your clan on the spacious deck for a refreshing dip in the tiled pool or soak in the city lights from your private spa. This will undeniably be a vacation to remember. Take a pictorial tour.


North Scottsdale Hacienda

From the moment you enter this majestic home, you’ll be transported back in time. Hand-carved mahogany doors, beamed ceilings, and a classic wine cellar all add to the Old World experience in this Scottsdale vacation rental. While the historic beauty and authenticity have been preserved, the modern amenities magnify the opulence. This home has been completely remodeled and restored. State-of-the art features include a sumptuous walk-in shower in the master bathroom, one of eight baths available in the house. Five bedrooms plus a den offer sleeping accommodations for up to 12. Invite your family and friends to join you at this party central. There are four wet bars, including a Mexican cantina that recreates an authentic south-of-the-border feel. The resort backyard includes a lighted bocce court, six-hole putting green, and an outdoor kitchen and BBQ. Did we mention this is as one of our many available vacation rental Scottsdale with pools? Spend Easter week floating in a private 30 x 60 pool with spa. Don’t pass up this beauty.


Payson Heights

Bigger reunions are what this lodge-like estate was made to host. With 5,000 square feet on five acres, you can send invitations to up to 20 of your favorite people to enjoy all the amenities, including a private tennis court and horse corral. There are seven bedrooms and four baths to accommodate your group. There is also a well-appointed guest house that can be rented for an additional fee. The main area features three entertainment rooms, including one with ping pong tables and foosball, and another with a pool table. This vacation home rental is located atop a hill, so you can unwind as you observe the Mongollon Rim scenery. The temperate climate is cooler than the valley, perfect for sitting around the fire or just enjoying the fresh mountain air. Check out this family-friendly home just 75 minutes from Phoenix.


Scottsdale Ranch

Children of all ages will spend hours looking for Easter eggs hidden throughout this spacious ranch. With 20-foot-wide pocket doors that extend from the inside living area to the back patio, this is a perfect location for a family reunion near Old Town Scottsdale. The outdoor area has multiple seating options, including one situated with a big-screen TV. There is a spacious main kitchen, as well as an outdoor kitchen perfect for creating grilled delights. The pool has an easy beach entry and features water fountains along with a glorious spa area. Horse lovers will appreciate the corral on premises, while juice lovers will be in their glory in the property’s citrus grove. The main house has five bedrooms plus three and one half baths, while the guest house has two bedrooms and two baths. Up to 17 people can enjoy the comforts of this and many other Scottsdale luxury vacation rentals we have to offer.


Scottsdale Manor

Relish in the splendors of one of most stunning Old Town Scottsdale places to stay. With expansive views from the infinity pool and spa overlooking the Valley of the Sun, this home, located on Camelback Mountain, will not disappoint. Architecture aficionados will savor the modern lines. For entertaining, this vacation home offers a spectacular game room and theater room that seats 16, and multiple places inside and out to gather and share laughs. The bold blue/slate kitchen features stainless steel appliances that every chef adores. There are two master suites, each with opulent bathrooms. Six additional bedrooms and eight baths allow up to 18 people to celebrate Easter together. Envision yourself in the lap of luxury.


Why We Make Booking Direct Easy at

When you book with Holiday Rental, we’ll do more than help you choose from one of our many perfect Scottsdale vacation rentals for your Easter trip. When you arrive, you’ll experience our five-star check-in process. A Villa Ambassador will meet you and provide you with a tour of the home. Your rental includes amenities like lavish white hotel linens, toiletries, and daily housekeeping services. With our full-time guest services, you’ll have access to whatever is necessary to make your stay more pleasant at our fully managed properties. We even have a basic concierge available, as well as a full-service concierge for an additional fee. The best part of booking direct with us is that we save you from the added fees a third-party booking site might charge. Instead, we provide you with top-notch service.


Contact Us Today for Your Getaway

There’s still time to book one of our Scottsdale house rentals for your Easter vacation. Call us at 888.973.0151 or visit us at You’ll quickly discover why Holiday Rental makes planning the perfect trip a breeze.

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