Plan an AZ Golf Trip This Fall

August 18, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Perfect weather, world-class golf courses with freshly overseeded greens, and some friends – sounds like the perfect Arizona golf trip to us! Arizona is known for moderate fall and winter weather with comfortable yet cool temperatures. While the rest of the country starts to feel the winter chill, it’s sunny and cool in Arizona, making it the perfect time to visit and hit the greens. And, with high-end shopping, excellent dining, and tons of sports and entertainment, you can fill up your AZ golf trip with non-stop fun and relaxation. With over 50 golf courses in Scottsdale and over one hundred more in surrounding areas, you will want to stay long enough to try out a few courses and see all that the area has to offer. 

AZ Golf Trip

First Things First – Where to Stay in Scottsdale

The best way to truly make the most of your AZ golf trip and enjoy all the comforts and space of a home is with a luxury home rental in Scottsdale. At HolidayRental.com, it is our firm belief that you shouldn’t have to stress about accommodations, amenities, figuring out the best Scottsdale golf courses, making tee times, making reservations, etc. That’s not a vacation, that is a trip that will leave you feeling drained.

A luxury Scottsdale mansion rental is the perfect accommodation for a golf getaway because it gives everyone plenty of room to spread out and have their own space, and tons of room to gather and spend time together. The difference between something like a Scottsdale AirBnB rental and a luxury home rental at one of HolidayRental.com’s properties is the luxury experience. We work with you during and after booking to make sure you have found the perfect rental home and have an itinerary full of things you want to do. And, you will have a personal concierge to make those arrangements for you so you don’t have to worry about booking tee times, making restaurant reservations, planning activities, arranging transportation, etc. Tell us what you want and need and we will make it happen!

Many of our luxury Scottsdale mansions have putting greens on their grounds for you to practice your golf game any time you want. And, with other amenities like sparkling pools, spas, basketball and tennis courts, and more – you and your friends will love having private and exclusive activities to enjoy right at your rental home. Want to unwind after a long day on the course? Let us arrange in-home massages, private yoga, or a personal chef so that you can truly unwind in the lap of luxury. 

AZ Golf Trip

Where to Golf in Scottsdale

With hundreds of golf courses, narrowing down the best courses for your trip may seem daunting. GolfPass has a comprehensive list of Arizona golf courses that can help you start narrowing down where you want to play but your personal concierge can offer you local insider information and help you choose courses that are optimal for your group. And, as aforementioned, not only can our team offer suggestions, they can arrange tee times, and can even get you into some of the most exclusive courses in the area! Beautiful fall Arizona weather is almost here and your perfect AZ golf trip starts with a luxury rental home in Scottsdale from HolidayRental.com.

3 Reasons You NEED to Stay in a Luxury Vacation Home for the Super Bowl

August 12, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Vacation Home for the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest and most exciting sports events of the year. The big game attracts so many people, including celebrities, famous athletes, and successful individuals, as well as corporate groups. The 2023 Super Bowl will take place in Glendale, AZ on February 12, 2023, and, in addition to the big game, there are other exciting sports and entertainment events in the Valley of the Sun, including the Waste Management Open. The Waste Management Open is one of the biggest golf events in the world and has been dubbed, “The Greatest Show on Grass.” In addition to fantastic golf and a one-of-a-kind experience, there are concerts and other great shows to enjoy. The Waste Management Open takes place February 6-12, 2023. Needless to say, high-end travelers, including celebrities, athletes, corporations, and other discerning travelers can have a truly luxurious trip that is FILLED with fun and entertainment. But, at HolidayRental.com, we know these travelers don’t just want a fun trip – they need a luxurious place to stay during the trip. Although there are high-end hotels in Scottsdale and Phoenix, there is no vacation experience that can compare to a luxury vacation home for the Super Bowl.

3 Reasons You NEED to Stay in a Luxury Vacation Home for the Super Bowl

  1. Luxury Vacation Rentals Give You Freedom
    • Even if you rent the most luxurious suite or private villa at a hotel, you do not really have total freedom over the property and your vacation. Feel like a late-night dip in the pool after the big game? After partying and enjoying the Waste Management Open or Super Bowl, do you want to walk around all day in a bathrobe – regardless of whether you are inside or outside? At a hotel, you might have to worry about these things because perhaps the pool is closed or you don’t want to worry about other people while you walk around a hotel property. When you rent a private luxury home in Scottsdale, the home and property are yours to enjoy at your discretion. No curious eyes or amenity restrictions will stand in the way of your freedom to enjoy your vacation  – any way you want!
  2. Vacation Villas Have Plenty of Room 
    • Whether you are traveling with a big group of friends, you are a large corporate group, or like many celebrities – you travel with an entourage – there is plenty of room in a private vacation villa for your whole group and all of the stuff you travel with. You will feel right at home because you are staying in the kind of luxurious home you are used to and everyone will enjoy having their own space while easily being able to come together and enjoy each other’s company. 
  3. Experience True Privacy in a Scottsdale Vacation Home
    • Celebrities and the rich and famous often prefer luxury vacation home rentals because it offers a higher level of privacy than any other type of travel accommodations. You don’t have to interact with hotel staff or walk the hotel grounds to get around. The entire home and property are all yours to enjoy privately. Should you need anything, you have a private concierge to assist you, including making arrangements for things like a private chef, in-home massage, private yoga, etc. When you rent with HolidayRental.com, the experience you will have is unparalleled and will give you a private oasis so that you can maximize your enjoyment of the 2023 Super Bowl and Waste Management Open!

Fun Fall Activities in Scottsdale

August 5, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Fall Activities in Scottsdale

School is back in session and we can see those cool fall days on the horizon – it’s almost Fall in Scottsdale! The weather is perfect to do just about anything you can imagine. The temperature is typically in the low 80s°F which means it’s still warm enough to enjoy time by the pool but cool enough to do things like golf, hike, explore the beautiful Sonoran desert, or enjoy the many different fall activities in Scottsdale! 

Fun Fall Activities in Scottsdale

Pumpkin Patches Near Scottsdale

Want to enjoy some fall festivities on your trip to Scottsdale? The temperature in October is beautiful for spending the day at one of the many local pumpkin patches near Scottsdale such as MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch (October 1st – 30th), Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party (October 1st – 30th), Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival (September 30th – October 30th), and Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze (September 26th – October 31st).

Arizona State Fair

The Arizona State Fair runs from September 23rd – October 30th and has plenty of fun, attractions, food, concerts, and games for everyone you are traveling with! Have a blast on the rides, overindulge in the delicious fair food, or rock out to some of the headliners playing in concert – either way, it’s a fun time for all!

AZ Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival

Check out 20+ hot air balloons in true fall style at the AZ Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival! Wear your costumes, trick or treat at each balloon, ride in a tethered hot air balloon, and much more at this fun local event. They also have a free kids zone with bounce houses, slides, rides, and more!

Hike

With countless hiking trails suitable for all experience and capability levels, Arizona is a hiker’s paradise. Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, and Pinnacle peak are just a few of the many scenic Arizona hiking trails to consider visiting on your next vacation.

Guided Outdoor Adventures

The Sonoran desert is the perfect setting for a multitude of guided outdoor adventures in Arizona including ATV tours, jeep tours, desert segway tours, hot air balloon tours, horseback tours, kayak tours, and much more! See Arizona like you’ve never seen it before and have a blast while doing it! 

Outdoor Dining with a View

Who doesn’t love dinner with a view? Scottsdale is home to many restaurants that have sweeping views of the Valley and gorgeous views of the desert. Sit back, relax, and enjoy delicious food on your vacation at one of many local restaurants with a view in Arizona!

Celebrate the 4th of July in Scottsdale

June 2, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

4th of July in Scottsdale

The summer months may be warm and sunny in Arizona, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of things to do! If you happen to be visiting over the 4th of July in Scottsdale and you want to watch a dazzling display of fireworks, be entertained, eat great food, play games, and have a great time celebrating America’s independence – we know just the place! The perfect way to enhance your stay at one of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rentals in July is with a great Independence Day celebration (and plenty of fun throughout your trip with all that Arizona has to offer)! 

Celebrate the 4th of July in Scottsdale While Staying with HolidayRental.com!

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale

Monday, July 4, 2022

5pm – 9pm 

Event Features:

  • Bull Riding
  • Mutton busting for children
  • Mayor Ortega presents “The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show” featured on America’s Got Talent
  • Live Performances of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the feature film Encanto and more!
  • Games such as the Cha-Cha Slide, chicken dance, & more!
  • Balloon Artists and face painters! 
  • Old-fashioned cake walks ​
  • Parade of Heroes honoring outstanding community leaders in the fields of Safety, Fire Safety, Veterans, Neighborhood, Healthcare, and Community
  • The largest fireworks display in Scottsdale begins at 9pm! 

Other Things to Do During Your Scottsdale Vacation in July

And, while we think our vacation homes have so many outstanding amenities including sparkling pools that you never need to leave the house for an epic vacation, if you are visiting in the summer you might be looking for other fun activities to do around the valley. Fortunately, we have some suggestions to fill your vacation with plenty of activities and fun!

Best Luxury Spas in Scottsdale for Your Next Vacation

May 26, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

spas in Scottsdale

One of the best parts of any vacation is getting a little rest, relaxation, and PAMPERING. A visit to Scottsdale wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a bit of self-care at one of the many luxury spas in the area. Scottsdale, and its surrounding areas, are well-known for having some of the most luxurious spas that have not only outstanding and unique services but also have delicious food and gorgeous pools to perfectly round your spa day. Every spa is unique and has special features and services that make them ideally suited to the type of spa day you want to have. So, below we take a closer look at luxury spas in Scottsdale and highlight some of their unique attributes to help you determine which spa (or multiple spas!) you want to experience on your next vacation in Scottsdale. 

Best Luxury Spas in Scottsdale for Your Next Vacation

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Spa

There are a lot of reasons to love the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Spa. First and foremost, we love that one of the premier spas in Scottsdale is located so close to many of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rental homes. Enjoy an Asian-inspired journey of rejuvenation with luxurious treatments, lavish spa amenities, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a tranquil Zen meditation garden, a soothing reflection pond, and the views of the gorgeous valley from the spa are unparalleled.

Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

The Well & Being Spa focuses on blending spa services with wellness for a completely rejuvenating and unique experience. Their description of their luxury spa experience says it best, “From the exhilaration of Aerial Yoga to the tranquility of a customized aromatherapy massage and the motivating kickstart of a new, evidence-based approach to nutrition and exercise, you’ll always go home feeling energized, enlightened and empowered…ready to Live It Well.”

Joya Spa at Omni Montelucia

Your spa day at Joya Spa will be anything but ordinary. Get ready for an extraordinary spa experience in a luxury setting. Immerse yourself in the sounds, smells, and feelings of wellness while you enjoy all of the many amenities that Joya has to offer. This is the perfect place to escape into a world of pampering while you enjoy healthy indulgences that will nurture your body and replenish your soul like never before. 

The Phoenician Spa

Unwind in luxury, nurture your spirit, and balance your wellness at The Phoenician Spa. Indulge in an exclusive collection of services and amenities to enjoy and enjoy the rooftop pool with stunning sweeping views of the valley.

Phoenix and Scottsdale Art & Culture

May 19, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Every city in the world has its own unique identity and culture. When you travel, you get the unique opportunity to not just visit a place but learn and experience art and culture in a new way that you may not otherwise get to. Sure, Scottsdale and Phoenix have great weather, beautiful golf courses, amazing restaurants, and more – but that’s not all there is to enjoy while visiting. The Phoenix and Scottsdale art and culture scene is robust and should not be missed when you are visiting. Not only are there new and exciting art and cultural experiences but there are also many steeped in the tradition of indigenous people and the history of the Southwest. 

Scottsdale Art

Phoenix and Scottsdale Art & Culture

Phoenix Art Museum

Considered the largest art museum in the southwestern United States, the Phoenix Art Museum showcases an expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present.

Heard Museum

The Heard Museum has existed for nearly a century and is dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. In collaboration with American Indian artists and tribal communities, Heard Museum strives to provide visitors with a distinctive perspective on the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Science Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. With immersive experiences, tons of fascinating permanent exhibits, and many exhibitions throughout the year, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

MIM Musical Instrument Museum

Enjoy seeing, hearing, and truly experiencing music in a unique way at the MIM. With a collection of more than 8,000 instruments from more than 200 world countries, the galleries reflect the rich diversity and history of many world cultures.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Explore, imagine, play, create, and learn at one of the top three children’s museums in the nation. Kids of all ages will love the exhibits and experiences that abound at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

Taliesen West

Taliesin West was world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home. Though it is no longer occupied as a home, it has been preserved and is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark. It is open to the public for one-of-a-kind tours and experiences.

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is filled with more than great restaurants and nightlife, it is also home to a number of art galleries that showcase the art of the southwest as well as Native American art.

A Guide to Arizona Wine Country

May 12, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Arizona wine country

A Guide to Arizona’s Flourishing Wine Country

There are few vacations more fun, relaxing, educational, and delicious than a visit to wine country. But you don’t have to go to Italy, France, or even Napa for an incredible wine country visit – Arizona has a burgeoning and beautiful wine country with some truly incredible experiences to be enjoyed. When planning a trip to Scottsdale, a great day trip to Arizona wine country is just a short car ride (or if you really want a luxury experience – a private helicopter ride!) away.  Need help arranging transportation or vineyard tours? When you book with HolidayRental.com, our concierge can assist you with arranging any accommodations you might need.

Scottsdale is the perfect central hub for wine country excursions because it is located in between Arizona’s two main wine country locations. A short drive (1-2 hours) north or south will transport you to two unique but beautiful wine countries with some exciting and unique wine varietals exclusive to Arizona, as well as traditional varietals that are locally produced.  There is a vineyard and wine, as well as delicious food and fascinating tours, for everyone to enjoy. 

Arizona wine country

Southern Arizona Wine Country

Arizona’s southern wine country is south of Tucson in the Sonoita, Elgin, and Willcox regions of Arizona. There are many vineyards to explore as well as tasting rooms and other unique experiences exclusive to the southern Arizona wine region. 

Sonoita Vineyard was the first commercial vineyard in Arizona. The vineyard was established in the early 80s and today they still produce unique, small-batch, hand-bottled wine and they also host many events as well as vineyard tours and wine tastings. 

Los Milics Vineyards is another notable vineyard worth a visit. Los Milics Vineyards produces delicious wine varietals that have been awarded various accolades over the years. Enjoy tastings and tours as well as various land art installations on the property.

Twisted Union Wine Co. is newer on the scene but has delicious wine tasting and you can even stay right on the property in one of their beautiful suites.

Callaghan Vineyards has been producing award-winning wine since 1990. Though they originally set out to focus on Bordeaux wine, they have since added many popular varietals and blends that even the most discerning wine critics enjoy!

Pillsbury Wine has garnered much favor among foodies, wine-lovers, and the Arizona restaurant scene with its unique and delicious wine. Their vineyard is located in Willcox but they also have a tasting room in Northern Arizona wine country.

Northern Arizona Wine Country

The Verde Valley of Arizona (about 1.5 hours north of Scottsdale) is home to many great wineries, cooler temperatures, and some gorgeous scenery.

Page Springs Cellars is one of the most well-known wineries in northern Arizona. They make great small-batch wine that you can enjoy in their tasting room or bistro and you can also take a guided tour of their beautiful vineyard and even see how the bottling process works up closes.

AZ Stronghold Vineyards is another popular Northern Arizona vineyard that you should visit if you get the chance. With a focus on representing the Arizona terrain, their wines will not disappoint!

Javelina Leap Cellars is a family-owned boutique winery that produces many great varietals as well as unique blends. Visit and tour the winery, sip and learn in the tasting room, and enjoy delicious food with your wine in the bistro!


Alcantara Vineyards is a scenic, family-owned vineyard and winery that produces over 17 different varietals. Take a tour and sip and savor in the wine tasting room or bistro for a great experience,

Phoenix & Scottsdale Restaurants with a View

May 5, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

scottsdale restaurants

Who doesn’t love to feast on a delicious meal while enjoying a stunning view? Dining at top-rated restaurants is a great way to experience local culture and when you get the opportunity to dine at a restaurant with a scenic view – even better! Arizona has quickly become a foodie paradise with some of the country’s best restaurants right here in Scottsdale and Phoenix. There are countless restaurants to visit but some have the added incentive of dining with a great view. Looking for the best Phoenix and Scottsdale restaurants with a view? We’ve got you covered! Check out the list below and also learn more about how you can get the fine dining experience, complete with an epic view while staying at one of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rental homes.

Phoenix & Scottsdale Restaurants with a View

Elements

Farm-fresh American Cuisine with Asian accents. Seasonal menus incorporate local, organic produce and sustainable seafood.

Talavera

A traditional and modern take on Spanish classics, emphasizing prime cuts of meat from boutique purveyors. Also, a wide variety of seafood and vegetable tapas, hand-crafted paellas, and local produce from surrounding Arizona farms. 

Kai

A menu rich that features Native American culture and incorporates the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes and locally farmed ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community to create unforgettable culinary masterpieces.

Different Pointe of View

Breathtaking views of the Valley landscape, magnificent worldly flavors, and skilled staff create a fine dining experience like no other.

Compass Arizona Grill

Treat yourself to regionally and Southern-inspired cuisine, complemented by breathtaking 360° views of the Valley of the Sun. Experience seasonal menus that invite adventurous diners to return for the most current coupling of entrées and wines.

Experience Fine Dining with a View at a Private Vacation Rental in Scottsdale

Scottsdale restaurants


Many of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rentals have unparalleled (and quite frankly, unbeatable) views of the valley and its beautiful features such as Camelback Mountain. If you feel like staying in while visiting Scottsdale but still want to enjoy fine dining with a great view, one of our guest coordinators would be happy to assist you in hiring a private chef that will come to your vacation rental and prepare an upscale food experience for you. You will be able to eat delicious food prepared by a chef but in the privacy of a luxury home with a stunning view all to yourself!

Choose a Scottsdale Vacation Rental for 2023 Super Bowl

April 28, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

2023 Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Everyone loves watching the Super Bowl and if you get the opportunity to attend the big event, you are one of the lucky few that gets to enjoy an unforgettable sports and entertainment experience. The 2023 Super Bowl will take place in Phoenix, AZ during one of the most perfect times to visit because the weather is perfect and there are tons of things to do! While you may be planning a trip to Arizona for the 2023 Super Bowl, the best way to make the most of your trip is to stay at a luxury vacation rental.

Make the Most of Your Trip- Stay in a Vacation Rental for the 2023 Super Bowl 2023

Attending the big game will be the thrill of a lifetime – no doubt – but your time in Arizona could include more than just going to the game. You could live like royalty at one of HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rentals. One of the easiest and most fun ways to enhance your trip to Arizona for the 2023 Super Bowl is to extend your stay and also attend another huge sporting event – the Waste Management Phoenix Open. If you’ve ever attended the greatest show on grass, it is a MUST. The tournament happens to take place the same weekend as the Super Bowl and is filled with great golf, great food and drinks, gorgeous weather, live concerts, outstanding people-watching, and more! 

Choosing a Scottsdale Super Bowl Vacation Rental

While there may be many vacation rental options in Scottsdale, during the Super Bowl and Waste Management Open, hotels and private rentals all fill up fast. When planning your trip, the last thing you want is to be stuck staying somewhere that doesn’t have the things you want and need for a great vacation. Your perfect luxury vacation rental should not only be reserved in advance but you should choose one that meets all of your needs and fulfills your desires for a truly luxurious experience including a gorgeous property, gourmet kitchen, swimming pool, spa, and other high-end amenities.

At HolidayRental.com, we have carefully curated a selection of the finest luxury vacation homes for you to choose from. Each property is unique and while all of our properties have everything aforementioned, many also have things like putting greens, sport courts/tennis courts, water slides into the pool, outdoor kitchens, access to hiking trails, waterfalls, and more to elevate your trip to a vacation that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

What to Expect from The Luxury Vacation Rental Experience

April 21, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

luxury vacation rental experience

When it comes to travel and choosing where you will stay, we know there are a lot of options. The beauty of the modern vacation rental market is that you have choices. While there may be options to choose from, not all vacation rentals are created equal. And, we are not just talking about how nice the house is, or how comfortable the beds are, or even how nice the property is (although these are certainly important too!). There is a big difference between staying at a vacation rental and having a luxury vacation rental experience.

When you opt for a luxury vacation rental experience from HolidayRental.com, you will have the trip of a lifetime – and not just because our properties are some of the most beautiful you have ever seen! We provide you with an unparalleled luxury vacation experience with outstanding concierge services and personalized service that make it easy to relax and enjoy your trip while being treated like the VIP guest that you are!

At HolidayRental.com, we believe it is important that your vacation is more than just a trip – it is a luxury experience. Our homes boast unrivaled features, amenities, and services for you to enjoy that you will not find at other vacation rentals. If you are wondering what that looks like on a practical level, we mean that everything from your booking experience, to trip preparation, to your stay, and beyond will be a 5-star luxury experience uniquely tailored to your needs. 

The Luxury Vacation Rental Experience – Planning and Booking Your Trip

When you contact us to book a vacation rental, we respond in a timely manner to answer any and all of your questions. We can help you determine which of our luxury vacation rentals will be best for your trip based on your needs and desires. We work with you to book a luxury vacation home that is the perfect fit for your trip. 

luxury vacation rental experience

If so desired, we will discuss your plans for your trip and if you would like to plan ahead and book any of our concierge services for your stay. You can also book our concierge services from our exclusive and vetted list of vendors throughout your stay. These services include in-home massage therapists, personal chefs, tour guides, car services, restaurant recommendations and reservations, grocery and alcohol shopping and delivery/stocking prior to your arrival or during your stay, golf course recommendations and tee time reservations, vacation photography services, private aircraft accommodations, and much more. 

What to Expect from Your Stay at a Luxury Vacation Rental – Your Stay

Now is time for the fun part – enjoying your luxury vacation rental experience. Before and upon check-in, a direct point of contact will be assigned to you for the duration of your stay. They will be able to assist you with anything you need throughout your stay. Upon arrival, you will be given a tour of the home and shown how everything operates – from turning on the TV to adjusting the thermostat to any other unique features of the home, for ease of use throughout your stay. We provide fresh linens and housekeeping services so that your private home is always clean.

If you need anything during your stay, we are simply a phone call or a text away. We take the stress out of planning and executing a vacation so that all you have to do is simply show up and ENJOY!

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