Celebrate the 4th of July in Scottsdale

June 2, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

4th of July in Scottsdale

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

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

Scottsdale 4th of July Celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale

Monday, July 4, 2022

5pm – 9pm 

Event Features:

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

Other Things to Do During Your Scottsdale Vacation in July

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

Phoenix and Scottsdale Art & Culture

May 19, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

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

Scottsdale Art

Phoenix and Scottsdale Art & Culture

Phoenix Art Museum

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

Heard Museum

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

Arizona Science Center

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

MIM Musical Instrument Museum

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

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

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

Taliesen West

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

Old Town Scottsdale

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

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

luxury vacation rental homes

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

luxury vacation rental homes

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

luxury vacation rental homes

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.

Luxury Vacation Rental Concierge Services

March 17, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

vacation rental concierge services

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! 

vacation rental concierge services

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)

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

vacation in Arizona

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!

Best Arizona Day Trips for Your Next Scottsdale Vacation

February 24, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

No matter what time of year you visit Arizona, there is plenty of activities, sightseeing, and other fun things to do. When on a luxury vacation in Scottsdale, you could easily fill your days with things to do and see within a few miles radius of your rental home. And, when you stay at a HolidayRental.com vacation rental home, we would understand if you never want to leave the property! But, if you are looking for a bit of adventure, there are many convenient Arizona day trips that are just a short drive from your Scottsdale vacation rental.

Convenient Arizona Day Trips from Your Scottsdale Vacation Rental


Arizona Day Trips

A short two-hour drive will transport you to the land of stunning red rock formations, unlike anything your eyes have ever seen before. Cooler weather and gorgeous scenery await you in a place known for its spiritual healing, exciting hiking, delicious food, shopping, and proximity to Arizona’s burgeoning wine country where you can enjoy wine tasting and vineyard tours. 

Grand Canyon

Arizona Day Trips

The Grand Canyon is one of the longer day trips from Scottsdale – approximately 4 hours – but seeing this natural wonder is a bucket list experience that is well worth the drive. The Grand Canyon is as huge as you have seen in pictures (and trust us, its size will amaze you in person) and because of this, there are many different areas of the Grand Canyon to visit. Plan ahead to determine where you want to go and what you want to see on your trip to maximize your time there and truly enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Lake Powell

Arizona Day Trips

Lake Powell is an enormous manmade reservoir that straddles the Arizona and Colorado border and has dozens of canyons, gorgeous shorelines, and plenty of room for any water sports you enjoy. Not only can you play all day on the water or fish to your heart’s content but you can also simply relax in serene surroundings and enjoy the beauty of the variety of landscapes that can be found in Arizona.

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Arizona Day Trips

Many people may not realize that Arizona is filled with history and Montezuma Castle is one of the most fascinating pieces of history that you can visit with a short drive from your Scottsdale vacation rental. Montezuma Castle is a national monument that is dedicated to preserving Native American history and culture. It is a 20 room high-rise apartment built into the side of a towering limestone cliff. It displays building ingenuity and there are many things to do in the area including hiking and visiting Montezuma Well on this fun and informative day trip.

3 Kid-Friendly Activities for Your Scottsdale Vacation

February 17, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Kid-Friendly Activities

Scottsdale is one of the best places to visit with a family because the weather is beautiful there are tons of kid-friendly activities to enjoy. The first way to ensure your family vacation in Scottsdale is great is to rent a luxury vacation rental home instead of a hotel. When you stay at a hotel, you are confined to your room or you must share hotel amenities with other people and are restricted to the hotel hours of operation and amenity availability but at a vacation rental, it is all yours to enjoy however and whenever you want

At HolidayRental.com’s properties, your family will not only have a gorgeous home to enjoy but the property’s features as well, including lush landscape and top-tier amenities like a sparkling pool and spa, outdoor kitchen/grill, putting green, home theater, game room, gourmet kitchen, home gym, and more! You never have to leave the property to enjoy an incredible vacation, but if you are looking for family-friendly activities, Scottsdale and Phoenix have tons to offer!

3 Kid-Friendly Activities in Scottsdale

  • OdySea Aquarium
    • The OdySea Aquarium is an excellent option to enjoy any time of year in Arizona. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest aquarium in Arizona and has more than 65 exhibits and 370 species on display to see and experience. There is something for all ages to enjoy and if you want a truly one-of-a-kind experience they have a special experience called SeaTREK Underwater Helmet Diving where you get to put on an OdySea Aquarium wetsuit and SeaTREK helmet and walk underwater among the fish, stingrays, and sharks. 
  • Butterfly Wonderland
    • Butterfly Wonderland is located right next to OdySea Aquarium so it can be fun to do both in one day but is a fun experience all on its own. Visit the largest butterfly conservatory in America where you learn about conservation and enjoy a truly immersive experience where you not only see but are surrounded by thousands of butterflies of various types as well as other insects and birds. 
  • Phoenix Zoo
    • Spanning 125 acres and boasting approximately 1,200 animals on display, there is plenty to do and see at the Phoenix Zoo. Whether you simply want to walk around and see all of the animals, feed a giraffe, ride a camel, or walk amongst the monkeys, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There is also a splash pad for kids to enjoy when it is hot out and tons of food and drinks to keep everyone full and happy!
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