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 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 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, 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

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

Embark on an Amazing Sightseeing Adventure in Arizona

March 28, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

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


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


Verde Valley Wine Trail Tour

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



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


Grand Canyon

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



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



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


Why Booking Direct With Is the Way to Go

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


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


Let Holiday Rental Make Your Vacation a Dream

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

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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Top 3 Family Vacation Rentals To Check Out This Winter

December 17, 2017 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

When planning your family vacation to Scottsdale AZ, there are lots of places to choose from in regards to rental opportunities. Here at Holiday Rental, we have lots of vacation holiday rentals for you to decide from that fit flawlessly with a family setting or a large group. We’ve compiled three of our top family rentals, so bundle up and sit tight, because we’ve got some fantastic holiday cheer and incredible winter rentals that you’ll want to reserve this season!


Alluring Oasis

Top Scottsdale Vacation RentalGrab the kids because your entire family is going to love this Paradise Valley home when you book our Alluring Oasis! Your children will not only enjoy the comfy bedrooms but the great outdoors will be at their beck and call. The backyard of this stunning luxury villa hosts a bocce ball court, an excellent putting green so you can practice your mini-golfing skills, and a large pool and spa area for the kiddos to splash around. While summer is arguably a warmer climate for swimming, when it’s nice outside during the winter, you can enjoy a sunny day by the water. On top of all the activities, you’ll enjoy being able to cook a fantastic meal in the gourmet kitchen or grill up something tasty at the outdoor BBQ station. With so much waiting for you at Alluring Oasis, you’ll want to jump right in and book this fabulous winter getaway with your family!


Paradise Palms

Luxury Rental Home Paradise PalmsIf you’re planning your family vacation, look no further than this spot right here in the heart of Scottsdale; we know that you’ll enjoy all that there is to do when you opt for Paradise Palms. This immaculate home boasts a stunning private resort style yard featuring the likes of basketball, pickleball, tennis, and even a pool and hot tub to relax in after a day wandering around town. Not only will your children enjoy all the recreational fun outdoors, but you’ll appreciate the fact that you won’t have to search high and low for a park! This home comes with its very own private children’s playground, which is excellent for keeping an eye on your kids while you catch some sunny rays. Beyond the large and spacious bedrooms, an enormous chefs kitchen, you’ll love the Casita or guest house that is nearby, which means you can enjoy spending time with additional family but also like the separate quarters for sleeping.


Scottsdale Ranch

Top luxury home rental in Arizona, Scottsdale RanchIf you’re looking for one of the best vacation holiday rentals for a family, make sure you view our Scottsdale Ranch, as it’s honestly the ultimate family getaway. With enough room to fit 18 people comfortable, you’ll love this sprawling and expansive estate. From the main house to the guest house and everything in between you’ll find this ranch stay to be one for the books. This lovely home features more than just a great backyard; you’ll find a citrus orchard and a horse corral on site as well as a fantastic pool and spa area. Plus, with lots of green space, you’ll feel right at home as you relax in the beautiful outdoor seating areas.


When it comes to family, whether it’s just you, your sweetheart and your kids, or it’s the entire family we’ve got fantastic vacation holiday rentals to satisfy every need this winter season. When you reserve with Holiday Rental, we’ll make sure to find you the perfect option fit for the whole family, a place where everyone will feel right at home and find something to do onsite. Once you’ve enjoyed spending some time at our properties, get out and explore the local area of Scottsdale. With delicious fine dining, high-end shopping, and the beautiful desert setting, there is indeed something for everyone here in Arizona!

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Winter In Scottsdale: What You Should Expect

December 1, 2017 Vacation Rental Insider Travelers

Winter has come to many states throughout the country, and as we’re gearing up for colder temps, you should head south for a fantastic winter getaway to Scottsdale AZ. While it’s typical that the climate changes this season, it’s surprisingly warmer than many believe, often making it the best travel destination from December through February. We know that summertime means heatwaves, and as the heat can be intense, it can also be a deterrent to many who want to visit Arizona. Thus, winter brings a different side to our little desert community, whether you’re looking for festive activities or spending time at the perfect holiday vacation rentals when you book with Holiday Rental. Our vacation homes will get you to enjoy a cozy winter retreat while experiencing the city of Scottsdale.


What to Bring

Summer induces the urge to wear swimsuits all day long, but when winter rolls through our western town, you’re not going to want to spend as much time in swimwear. While you’re going to want to ditch the beachwear, you can still keep warm with light sweaters, pants, and long dresses. Layering your clothing is essential when you come to Arizona, no matter the season. With our temperatures drastically changing from day to night, and even day to day, you’ll want to ensure you have the proper attire before you’re too cold or too hot on your trip.


We know that even though temps hover in the 60s to 70s, you’re going to want to look like you fit in with the culture of Scottsdale during winter. We can tell you; most Scottsdalians won’t be wearing their summer attire in the winter months. If you’re traveling from somewhere much colder, you might want to break out the shorts and flip-flops because it’s warm. While it might be tempting, we recommend you stay away from that, unless you’re okay with looking like you’re from out of town. Whether it’s light cardigans, cropped pants, or long dresses and skirts, you’re sure to fit in with the crowd here when you pack your bags for the ultimate winter vacation!

Luxury Vacation Rental Scottsdale Hacienda


What Rental to Choose

Holiday Rental offers an extensive list of stunning vacation homes fit for every season. This winter come and enjoy your time at our North Scottsdale Hacienda. Perfect for the whole family, this sizeable Hispanic style home features a gated entryway, spacious rooms for everyone, and so much more. You’ll love being a guest in this Hacienda which has enough space to accommodate up to 14 visitors. What sets this rental apart in the winter is that the outside is a feature to talk about in and of itself. With a lighted bocce ball court, you’ll be able to get your game on and don’t forget the immaculate six-hole golf course to enjoy. Beyond the toys, you’ll find a lovely pool and spa as well as multiple wet bars and one more giant themed bar. The entertainment in this rental goes on for days, so we’re sure you’ll keep yourself busy on those chillier afternoons.

Scottsdale vacation rental, Scottsdale Escape

If you’re looking for something a bit cozier, check out our Scottsdale Escape. This townhouse is perfect for a couple looking to get away for a few days or an entire month. Featuring two bedrooms, lots of space, and a cozy fireplace, you’ll love cooking up a delicious meal and hunkering down for a relaxing evening in.


Whether you venture out to explore all the festive events taking place around the city or you want to relax with a comfy night in, our holiday vacation rentals will be the perfect fit for you and yours this season. Make your way west this winter, and be merry and bright when you book your stay with Holiday Rental.

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