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Enjoy Scottsdale Luxury: From Rare Cars to Amazing Homes

For collectible car aficionados, this is the event of the year. The Barrett-Jackson car auction, known as The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction, will take place January 13-21, 2018 at the Westworld of Scottsdale. Now in its 47th year, this event attracts luxury car enthusiasts from around the world. 

Last year’s Barrett-Jackson car auction brought in over $102 million in sales of these expensive cars, with $2.2 million in car sales donated to charities. In addition to a chance to bid on over 1,500 vehicles or thousands of pieces of automobilia, you can peruse the marketplace featuring over 200 vendors and interactive exhibits. Enjoy fine dining at one of the dozens of options at the event venue. It’s even exciting to just watch the people who circulate through this amazing car show.


The event alone attracts over 150,000 people each year. Therefore, you’ll want to make your plans and reservations well in advance. Start by identifying the number of days you plan to attend the auction and who will be attending with you. It’s important to review the auction catalog to decide which cars you’re interested in bidding on versus viewing. If you are planning to bid, confirm that you have the required forms and documents completed so that you can obtain a bidder’s paddle. Before you bid, do verify that the vehicle has been thoroughly inspected and that all your questions have been asked and answered.


Tickets can go fast so purchase them in advance to receive discounted pricing. The prices may vary depending on the day and type of ticket. If you wish to enjoy this event as a VIP, there are numerous packages that include access to staging lanes, behind-the-scenes tours, and top-line food and beverages, as well as floor seating for the auction. Packages run from $1,299 per person for Silver VIP to $7,499 and up for the ultra-exclusive Craig Johnson Box, once only reserved for the top elite.


There are many hotels close to Westworld. However, if you truly want to enjoy this auction in style, consider booking a luxury home for your stay. Holiday Rental’s villa specialists can help you find the perfect vacation rental that provides you with a refuge from the auction’s crowds, yet still close to the action. Let’s explore some of the unforgettable properties our Holiday Rental team can book directly for you when you travel to Scottsdale for the Barrett-Jackson car show.


Alluring Oasis

The name says it all. Located in Paradise Valley, this six-bedroom, 4.5 bath home comfortably sleeps 14. You and your guests will enjoy a spa-like atmosphere as you take in the sweeping views from the pool and jacuzzi situated in the impeccably landscaped courtyard. Organize a pick-up game of bocce in your own court. Practice your swing on the private putting greens. The outdoor living space and state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen are perfect for a BBQ. Inside you’ll find plenty of rooms and seating to accommodate your party. The gourmet kitchen invites to prepare scrumptious meals. Each well-appointed bedroom offers ample room for guests to retreat and rest. Learn more about this spectacular home.


Scottsdale Ranch

This sprawling ranch awaits you and your guests’ arrival! With eight bedrooms and 5.5 baths at your disposal, this home can accommodate upwards of 18 people comfortably. There’s even a separate guest house with two bedrooms and two baths to spread out more. Take a dip in the fountain-adorned pool with easy beach access. The oversized kitchen boasts two of everything, perfect for preparing meals for this party atmosphere. The outdoor grill area is perfect for charring up steaks and burgers. Bedrooms offer generous space. Spa-like bathrooms with oversized showers and romantic tubs await you after a long day of wandering the auction. There is plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors for everyone. See what luxury awaits you.


Frank Lloyd Wright Escape

Designed by a student of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this historic home was the backdrop for JFK and Marilyn Monroe’s clandestine meetings. The 240-degree views from the 1,000-foot deck or from the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows include Paradise Valley, Mummy Mountain, Camelback Mountain and the Paradise Valley Country Club golf course. The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home comfortably sleeps 12. Swim to your heart’s content in the pool. Soak in the sun on one of the many decks. Feel like you’re at the spa with the spacious tubs and dual showers. This multi-level home is spacious enough to enjoy with friends while cozy enough for a romantic getaway. Check out this property for a listing of amenities.


Each of these homes and many more can be booked directly with our Holiday Rental villa specialists. Whether you’re coming into town for the Barrett-Jackson car auction or simply looking for the perfect winter getaway, we have the right rental homes to meet your unique needs. Most of our rentals come with daily housekeeping services. This ensures you’ll be able to rest and relax without chores. We’ll go the extra mile to make sure your stay is all that you expect and more. Contact Holiday Rental’s team today to book your vacation rental.

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