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,

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!

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.

Elevate Your Vacation Rental Stay: Scottsdale Vacation Guided Tours

March 10, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Scottsdale Vacation Guided Tours

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in and truly experience a new place is to take a tour guided by locals. Every city is unique and Scottsdale has so much to see both in the city and in the surrounding Sonoran desert. There are Scottsdale vacation guided tours that will allow you to see more of Arizona than you would on your own and there is something for every interest so you are sure to find one (or more!) that you will love! Below, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite guided tours you can take that will enhance your vacation and make it one you will never forget! Not sure which is best for you or just want help making the arrangements? When you stay at a HolidayRental.com luxury vacation rental, we offer a number of concierge services to enhance your stay and we would be happy to help you select and reserve the perfect Scottsdale vacation guided tour so you can make the most of your trip!

Scottsdale Vacation Guided Tours

Old Town Scottsdale Segway Tour

Explore historic Old Town Scottsdale from a unique vantage – a segway! This is a fun way to see more without wearing yourself out walking all over the place. 

Off-Road Segway Tour

Segways aren’t just for the city. Off-road segways have bigger tires and are designed to traverse the desert landscape, blending exciting modern technology with rustic desert landscape for a one-of-a-kind guided tour.

ATV & Jeep Tour

Want a thrill-ride in the gorgeous Arizona desert? Hop in an ATV or Jeep and go off-roading in various desert areas throughout the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. See the diverse desert landscape including canyons, washes, rivers, mountains, and all the flora and fauna unique to the Sonoran desert.

Hot Air Balloon Tour 

See the Valley of the Sun from an aerial vantage that will take your breath away. You will get to see more of the valley than you could any other way and if you want to enhance the experience, take a sunrise or sunset tour complete with champagne or even a meal!

Kayak Tour

When you think of the desert you may not think of rivers but Arizona is home to the Salt River which is about 200n miles long and is the largest tributary of the Gila River. A guided kayak tour of the Salt River is a great way to experience Arizona’s beautiful and unique landscape. 

Horseback Tour

Take a private ride, group ride, or even a moonlight ride in Arizona’s beautiful desert on horseback. Your peaceful and scenic ride will let you experience the Sonoran Desert the way the cowboys did. 

Wine Country Tour

Did you know that Arizona has its very own wine country and its located just a couple of hours away from Scottsdale? Get picked up in Old Town Scottsdale and let someone else do the driving while you head north to wine country. Once there, you will be treated to vineyard tours, delicious food, and of course, wine tastings!

3 Reasons to Vacation in Arizona This Year

March 3, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

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Looking for a vacation destination that has something for everyone, including beautiful weather, outdoor and indoor activities for all ages and interests, stunning landscape, great sightseeing, world-class dining and shopping, and more? A vacation in Arizona has all of that, and more! At HolidayRental.com, our selection of luxury vacation rental homes makes it easy for you to find the PERFECT place to stay while you are in Arizona so that you have all the luxuries and amenities of a hotel with the convenience and privacy of a home. Below, we take a closer look at exactly why you need to plan your next vacation at one of our stunning rental homes in Arizona!

3 Reasons to Vaction in Arizona This Year

1. Beautiful Weather

For the vast majority of the year, the weather is beautiful and optimal for spending as much time outside as you like! And, though the summers are hot, you can always hop in the pool and cool off. When you stay at one of our luxury vacation rentals, you will have your own private resort-like pool to enjoy whenever you want! Come any time of year and there will be plenty to do outside because Arizona’s weather is hard to beat almost any time of the year!

2. Outdoor Activities & Adventures

Aside from taking a tip in the pool, there are plenty of outdoor activities and adventures to enjoy while in Arizona. If you love to hike or bike, there are countless trailheads for all hiking abilities and many mountain biking trailheads as well. If you want a true “wild west” experience, there are many businesses that offer horseback riding excursions so you can take in the desert in true cowboy style. Or, if you want to explore the desert in a more unique way, there are jeep and other off-road vehicle tours available! Finally, if you like to be outside but don’t feel like going on a desert excursion, you can take in the beautiful landscape and weather from one of the many outstanding golf courses. 

3. World-Class Dining

Scottsdale and Phoenix both have exceptional dining options for even the most discerning palates. If fine dining is your preference, Binkley’s, FnB, Virtu, Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, and Elements are just a few exceptional options that have a longstanding reputation for excellence. If you are looking for some of the most highly rated hot new restaurants on the scene, consider a visit to Francine, Bacanora, Chula Seafood, and ShinBay. The list could go on and on, in addition to these, there are MANY other great restaurants to enjoy!

Visiting AZ: Best Hiking in AZ for All Experience Levels

February 3, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Best Hiking in AZ

When people picture Arizona, they may envision tumbleweeds rolling down an old dirt road in the vast desert. And, while that certainly exists – there is far more to Arizona landscape than that, including breathtaking mountains with a variety of hiking trails to take in the Sonoran Desert. For the majority of the year, Arizona weather is optimal for outdoor activities such as hiking and there are many different hiking trailheads perfectly suited to people of all ages, abilities, and hiking experience levels.  HolidayRental.com’s properties are conveniently located near (or even with direct access to) some of the best hiking in AZ so that you can conveniently enjoy a hike with a friend, your family, or as a teambuilding experience. 

Best Hiking in AZ for All Experience Levels

  • Camelback Mountain
    • Camelback Mountain is one of the most famous hiking destinations in Arizona. With two trailheads, Echo Canyon and Cholla, Camelback Mountain can be experienced from different vantages and can accommodate different hiking abilities. Hiking Camelback Mountain is challenging no matter which trailhead you choose, depending on the type of hiking experience you want but the views from the top make it all worth it – it is truly stunning! 
  • Piestewa Peak
    • This hike is considered steep (2,600-foot elevation) and can be challenging but hikers of all types enjoy this hiking destination that boasts outstanding views of the Valley of the Sun. This trailhead has been around for nearly a century and is a popular hiking destination for locals and visitors alike.
  • McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
    • The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is not one hiking destination but rather a collection of trailheads for hiking, biking, and horse riding that span the beautiful McDowell Mountains and surrounding desert. There are multiple trails for every ability type and age including Lost Dog Wash, Gateway Loop, Tom’s Thumb, and more!
  • Pinnacle Peak
    • Pinnacle Peak is an easy/moderate trail that is kid-friendly and manageable for many ability levels. Located in North Scottsdale, this hike immerses you in the local desert landscape and provides stunning valley views. Feeling adventurous or looking to make this hike a bit more challenging? Rock climbing is available at Pinnacle Peak!

Tips for Hiking in Arizona

Best Hiking in AZ

Many of these trailheads are great for beginners and kids but regardless of the hiking difficulty level you choose, there are some important tips all hikers should follow to make their experience fun and safe. 

  • Never hike alone – its more safe (and fun!) with a friend.
  • Always bring plenty of water – even in cool weather, your body can become dehydrated.
  • Bring sunscreen and light layers – the sun is strong and only gets stronger the higher you climb. Keep your skin safe with sunscreen and light layers like a hat and an extra shirt or lightweight jacket. 
  • Bring snacks or meals – depending on how long you plan to be out, your body will be working hard, so keep it fueled so you feel your best throughout your hike and after.

Memorial Day Deals to Kick Off the Summer

May 23, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Camelback Retreat

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

 

Scottsdale Adobe Grande

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

 

Old Town Scottsdale Chateau

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

 

Scottsdale Luxury Villa

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

 

See Why It’s Best to Book With Holiday Rental

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Take Advantage of Memorial Day Specials Today

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

Ready for Some Fun in the Arizona Sun?

May 16, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

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

 

Enjoy the Water

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

 

For Your Listening Pleasure

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

 

Major League Baseball Action

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

 

Take a Break Indoors

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

 

Find the Perfect Home for Your Scottsdale Vacation Travel

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

 

Paradise Palms

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

 

Scottsdale Luxury Villa

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

 

Scottsdale Sanctuary

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

 

Exclusive Offer From HolidayRental.com

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

 

Why Booking Direct With Us Is Best

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

 

Don’t Delay, Book Today

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

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.

 

Sedona

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.

 

Payson

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.

 

Flagstaff

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 HolidayRental.com 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.

Ring in The New Year at a Top Luxury Rental

December 27, 2017 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

It’s that time of the year, where we say goodbye to the last 365 days and hope the next ones will bring us all lots of blessings. When you’re planning your New Years this year, look to Scottsdale Arizona and spend more than just one day on the best getaway as you ring in the New Year in style. Whether you’re with friends or loved ones, finding the perfect luxury rentals Scottsdale AZ is known for, is easy, when you opt to go with Holiday Rental for all of your vacation needs. Spend your days laying around some of the cities most luxurious rentals when you toast to new beginnings. Here are just a few reasons why you should spend your New Years in Scottsdale.

Travel to Scottsdale Arizona for New Years

 

Why NYE in AZ?

You might be wondering, new years eve, in Scottsdale? Why would you opt to go there, when Mexico or the Caribbean are calling. Here’s why; the party scene in Scottsdale Arizona and the surrounding Phoenix area are unlike any other. Year round, you’ll find everything from rooftop soirées to calming lounges and every type of themed bar known to humanity. That means practically where ever you choose to go there is sure to be some bubbly waiting for you! Even if you’re not really in mood to enjoy a night out on the town this NYE, you can definitely have some fun back at your rental as many of our luxury rentals Scottsdale AZ is known for come equipped with lots of entertainment.

 

NYE Events

New Years in Scottsdale is a big event, and just about every resort is going to feature some phenomenal New Year’s Eve dinner. A lot of these menus will be prix-fixe where you choose between select options, and typically, you’ll find that many of these meals come in courses. You’ll also want to ensure that you’re dressed appropriately, as many restaurants in the area require specific resort attire, we recommend that whichever place you desire to dine, call ahead to make reservations and ask about any dress code.

 

If you plan on bringing the kids with you this season, celebrate the beginning of 2018 with an impressive trip to the Phoenix Zoo! The Noon Year’s Eve is a great way to enjoy the festivities while also seeing some pretty cool animals. With snow, games, and lots of music for dancing, this is where you’ll want to be with your children during the day, or check out the fantastic ZOO Lights at night. Then at night, book a sitter and hit the town for a magnificent time just for two!

 

NYE Sanctuary

Luxury Vacation Rental Scottsdale SanctuaryWe know that getting out on the town is no problem, especially with all the locations that are hosting fabulous NYE events this season. If you’re looking for something quieter book your vacation with Scottsdale Sanctuary, one of the top luxury rentals Scottsdale AZ, has to offer.  Perfect for a family or large group of friends, you’ll love hosting the best New Year’s party here. Featuring a lovely haven with upgraded bedrooms, a stunning kitchen, and lots of entertainment outdoors. Not only will you have access to your own full-size tennis court but you’ll have pool and water features to splash around, or play some hoops on the basketball court. Beyond the comforts of this high-end rental, you’ll be in close proximity to all that you want to do in and around the city!

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