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. 

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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

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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!

Check Out Our 3 Newest Luxury Vacation Rental Homes!

April 15, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

The word vacation may seem like it has a universal definition but there are many ways to take a “vacation.” At HolidayRental.com, we believe every vacation should be EXTRAORDINARY. Our luxury vacation rental homes have been carefully selected for their stunning properties, outstanding homes, and high-end amenities that are unique to the experience luxury vacation rental home. Further, unlike hotels, we are able to provide our guests with one-of-a-kind personalized service. We focus on your needs first to help you find the perfect vacation home to not just meet your needs but give you an unparalleled and unforgettable experience. In our quest to ensure all of our guests have an extraordinary vacation, we continually search for new homes to add to our portfolio. 

Our 3 Newest Luxury Vacation Rental Homes!

We recently added 3 NEW HOMES to the HolidayRental.com portfolio and we think you will love them! Below, we take a closer look at our new properties to help you determine if one of these luxury vacation rental homes in Scottsdale is perfect for your next vacation.

Camelback Mountain Estate

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This gorgeous 7 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom luxury estate is a private paradise in one of the most desirable and exclusive neighborhoods in Scottsdale. And, with amazing amenities including private tennis and basketball courts, a full-featured game room, movie theater, home gym, gourmet kitchen, beautiful backyard, and stunning Camelback Mountain views – it is hard to imagine a more perfect place to stay on your next vacation!

Phoenician Villa

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Our Phoenician Villa property is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood making it the perfect oasis for a relaxing, sunny escape. This luxury vacation rental home has 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, as well as an incredible, massive crystal blue pool and vast backyard, complete with a lovely garden for you to enjoy. You’ll feel like you stepped into a magazine in the gourmet kitchen featuring fully-renovated modern appliances. 

Arcadia Oasis

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Vacation in the lap of luxury in this stunning 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom home. Our Arcadia Oasis property features an incredible backyard with a pool & spa, tennis court, and is just minutes from Old Town Scottsdale. And, you do not even have to leave the home to enjoy high-end, exclusive amenities including a full-featured game room and spacious movie theater! If you want a gorgeous home with stunning, unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain, look no further – this is your perfect desert oasis!  

Your Next Multi-Family Vacation Needs a Vacation Rental Home

April 7, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

Multi-Family Vacation

A multi-family vacation can be one of the most fun trips to take. Whether traveling with relatives or friends, there are wonderful memories to be made but careful planning and finding the right place to stay makes the trip a lot easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Hotels can be a tricky option because you are limited on space and don’t really have a private area where you can all gather together to hang out. When you want the perfect blend of togetherness and privacy with the same luxury and amenities as a hotel, renting a luxury vacation rental home is the perfect solution.

Luxury Vacation Rental Homes Have More Space for a Multi-Family Vacation

HolidayRental.com’s luxury vacation rental homes have as many as 10 bedrooms and sleep as many as 22 people so there is plenty of room for multiple families of various sizes. This is nice because having to house multiple families throughout many hotels rooms is not only inconvenient but hotel rooms are cramped and don’t have much room for gathering together with friends. In a luxury vacation rental home, there is not only plenty of space for everyone to sleep but the entire house and property to enjoy together.

Vacation Rental Homes Provide Privacy in a Luxury Setting

During your multi-family vacation, you will want to spend time together. When you stay at a hotel, you are limited as to where you can spend time hanging out and most options provide little privacy. Many of HolidayRental.com’s vacation rental homes are perfectly suited for multi-family vacations because they have things like a resort-like swimming pool and spa, putting greens, sport court, home theater, gourmet kitchen, home gym, and more. There is something for everyone to enjoy and you don’t have to share the fun and memory-making with strangers – it’s all yours to enjoy with your friends and family any time you want throughout your stay.

Sharing a Vacation Rental Home Is Often Less Expensive for a Multi-Family Vacation

The cost of individual hotel rooms has risen considerably and when you pair that with various resort and parking fees – suddenly a multi-family vacation is very expensive and inconvenient. Often, a vacation rental home is a cost-effective alternative to a hotel with far more space to enjoy. And, when you consider the aforementioned added benefits of staying in a luxury vacation rental along with it being a cost-effective alternative to a hotel for families, it is clear to see that luxury vacation rental homes are ideal for multi-family vacations.

Planning Your Scottsdale Foodie Trip

March 30, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Scottsdale foodie

Arizona has always been home to some extremely delicious food but the food scene has exploded in recent years. Scottsdale is a veritable culinary oasis with diverse flavors and extraordinary restaurants that every foodie should experience. There are longstanding must-visit restaurants that have been delivering outstanding culinary experiences for decades as well as many new hotspots that are garnering tremendous attention locally as well as nationally for their innovation and quality. Though there are many reasons to visit Arizona, if you love food it is time to plan your Scottsdale foodie trip so you could fill your days adventuring around the valley and experiencing all that the burgeoning food scene has to offer. 

There has never been a better time to plan a Scottsdale foodie trip with friends or family. Grab your friends or family for a foodie trip and enjoy the gorgeous, sunny weather from the comfort and privacy of a luxury vacation rental. Luxury vacation rentals offer tons of space, gorgeous private property with stunning views, and many other luxury property amenities such as a private pool and spa, basketball/tennis court, putting green, home theater, home gym, gourmet kitchen, and much more. And, if you really want to enhance your foodie trip, you can even hire a private chef to come to prepare a meal (or all your meals!) right in your private rental home. 

When you book with HolidayRental.com, your dedicated property manager can assist you with coordinating reservations, arranging a private chef, arranging transportation, and any restaurant recommendations (or other recommendations) you might need. We are sure you are ready to start booking your Scottsdale Foodie Trip. To help you get started with your planning, we have gathered just a few of the most highly-rated, delicious, and desirable restaurants in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Scottsdale Foodie Trip Must-Visit Restaurants

Mexican/Latin

Bacanora

The Mission

Vecina

Italian

Fat Ox

Tratto

Mora

Pizza

Pizzeria Bianco

Pizzeria Virtu

Japanese

Nobuo at Teeter House

Shinbay

Multi-Course, Seasonal Culinary Experience

FnB

Virtu

Binkley’s

Authentic Native American

Kai at Wild Horse Pass

Brunch

Hash Kitchen

Valentine

Thai

Glai Baan

Plan the Perfect Arizona Golf Trip

March 24, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Arizona golf trip

Arizona is home to some of the best golf courses in the world which makes it the perfect destination for a golf trip.  In the state of Arizona, there are more than 300 golf courses and over 200 within a short drive of the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Needless to say, there is more than enough golf to keep you entertained on an Arizona golf trip. Scottsdale (and the surrounding areas) is nestled in the Sonoran desert which has a beautiful and diverse landscape to enjoy while you hit the greens. 

Where Should You Stay During Your Arizona Golf Trip?

Before you start playing golf, though, you need somewhere to stay on your trip. An Arizona golf trip with your buddies is all about great golf and spending time together having fun and the perfect setting for that is a private vacation rental. A luxury vacation rental is the perfect home base for your golf trip, but it is also so much more than that. It is a place to unwind in luxury and make the most of your trip with unparalleled amenities. 

HolidayRental.com offers many different luxury private home rentals that give you the hotel experience but with more privacy, flexibility, space, and more. And, many of our luxury homes have putting greens right on the property to help you keep your golf game on point! Our private mansion rentals are located within minutes (or right on!) some of Scottsdale’s best golf courses for ultimate convenience.

When Should You Plan Your Arizona Golf Trip?

Peak golf season in Arizona spans from Winter into Spring because the weather is beautiful but make no mistake, you can golf all year long here! The weather is optimal for golf between October – April and those also happen to be the months when three is the most events and things to do in Arizona.

Arizona golf trip

Additional Ways to Enjoy Golf on Your Trip

Even the most seasoned and passionate golfers can only golf so many holes in a day. And, you and your buddies may want to experience all that Arizona has to offer both on and off the course during your trip. Fortunately, there are other fun golf-related activities to enjoy. If you visit Arizona in February, you and your buddies can attend the Waste Management Phoenix Open, also known as The Greatest Show on Grass. It is the most heavily attended golf even in the world and is something every golf lover should experience at least once. Another fun and relaxing way to enjoy golf in a different way is to visit Top Golf. Top Golf has stunning views, multiple levels of climate-controlled hitting bays, delicious food and drinks, and tons of fun for everyone to enjoy.

Where to Golf

With so many outstanding golf options, it is hard to narrow down the list since every golf group has different preferences, abilities, budgets, etc. Fortunately, GolfPass has a comprehensive list of Arizona golf courses that will help you choose where to play. And, if you need help narrowing things down, when you rent with HolidayRental.com, our team can help you coordinate any concierge services you may want or need including transportation, tee times, restaurant reservations, and more so that all you have to do is show up and have an unforgettable Arizona golf trip.

Luxury Vacation Rental Concierge Services

March 17, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

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When planning a vacation and choosing where to stay, you have a lot of great options. Where you stay is about more than a comfortable bed or nice property (though those are still VERY important). So, what sets one option apart from the rest and completely elevates your vacation experience? Exclusive vacation rental concierge services. If you have ever planned a vacation before, you know how stressful it can be to anticipate all of the things you will need including transportation, food, etc. as well as the things you will want to do and see. Finding the best services, tours, and other vacation essentials is hard but it can be made MUCH easier with concierge services. 

Whether you are traveling for vacation with family or with a group for a corporate retreat, you want the best of the best and you simply want to enjoy that, without having to research, plan, and coordinate all of the details. At HolidayRental.com, our team of locals is knowledgeable about the area and highly experienced in providing bespoke concierge services that have been uniquely tailored to your needs and preferences. 

Allow the HolidayRental.com team to plan and coordinate on your behalf so that all you have to do is show up. Whatever you need – we can handle it. Provide us a list of groceries and we will shop and fully stock your refrigerator with the food and beverages of your choice. Need to organize transportation for your group? No problem. Want a private chef to cook for you once or throughout your stay? We’ll hire the best. Private in-home massages? Get ready to relax and unwind! 

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If you need it, it is likely that our exclusive property manager can coordinate the vacation rental concierge service you need. We have spent years cultivating relationships with trusted vendors and services to ensure our guests not only have everything they need but that the services are of the highest quality. Once you book, someone from our team will reach out to you to discuss your needs and desired services and if needs arise during your stay, your dedicated property manager is at your beck and call. Allow us to ensure everything is in order for your trip so that you can kick back and truly enjoy your vacation.

HolidayRental.com Vacation Rental Concierge Services 

(NOTE: Concierge service pricing vary by services rendered)
  • Premium car rentals and luxury ground transportation
  • Grocery/alcohol shopping, delivery and stocking
  • Golf course recommendations, tee times & golf club shipment
  • Restaurant & fine dining recommendations & reservations
  • Full and ½ day sightseeing trips & activities
  • Vacation photography services
  • Special occasion floral arrangements, cakes & decorating
  • Private aircraft charters
  • Don’t see what you need? Just ask and we will work to accommodate you)
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