15 Awesome Vacation Homes, VRBOs, and Airbnbs in Scottsdale, Arizona for a Great Stay

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Headed to the great Southwest? If so, check out Airbnb in Scottsdale – they do not disappoint!

Nestled just next to Phoenix, Scottsdale is a true treasure. With world-class dining options, balmy weather year-round, and plenty of places to get your desert fix, Scottsdale makes for an epic vacation spot, especially paired with an unbelievable place to stay.

Keep reading to find your next home away from home in Scottsdale, Arizona!

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Quick Answer: Best Vacation Homes, VRBOs, and Airbnb in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Best Overall Vacation Rental in ScottsdaleCasita Saguaro - Private Guesthouse in Quiet
Neighborhood | Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Casita Saguaro - Private Guesthouse in Quiet Neighborhood
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Best Budget Vacation Rental in ScottsdaleColorful Scottsdale Condo with Amenities for
Every Lifestyle | Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Colorful Scottsdale Condo with Amenities for Every Lifestyle
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Best Luxury Vacation Rental in Scottsdale7 Bed/4.5 Bath - 2 Guest Houses |
Entire Home (7BR, 4.5B)
7 Bed/4.5 Bath - 2 Guest Houses
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Best Vacation Rental in Scottsdale for CouplesRelax at a Gorgeous and Luxe Desert Getaway |
Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Relax at a Gorgeous and Luxe Desert Getaway
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Best Vacation Rental in Scottsdale for GroupsSanta Fe Villa + Casita + Massive Pool + Sport Court
+ Views | Entire Home (4BR, 4B)
Santa Fe Villa + Casita + Massive Pool + Sport Court + Views
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15 Best Airbnbs in Scottsdale

Here’s a round-up of the 15 best vacation homes, VRBOS, and Airbnbs in Scottsdale. There are some truly remarkable homes listed. Check out these awesome picks! 

Separate Studio Apartment in Central Scottsdale

Separate Studio Apartment in Central Scottsdale

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: McDowell Ranchos

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

This funky vacation home in Scottsdale is truly the perfect place for a budget traveler. Not only is it in Central Scottsdale, but it’s decked out with five-star features that make it ideal for a short or long stay. 

The apartment has an open plan studio layout with a king-size bed, ultra-plush couch, and a TV complete with Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, and the rest of the good stuff. There’s a small kitchen area with the necessities so you can whip up basic meals during your stay and a private bathroom with a rain shower. 

But the real draw of this place is the graffitied walls done by a local Scottsdale artist… Pretty cool, right?

Why We Love It: Comfortable studio with graffitied walls.

What Past Guests Have Said: “Great value, nice clean space with kitchen and a super comfy bed!”

“Excellent location, plenty of closet space, full size fridge, oversized shower, and easy self check-in.”

“My stay at J’s place was amazing. Him and his family were so welcoming. Very easy check in, great communication, area/room was just wonderful. Thank you so much for accommodating me J! 100% recommend, If you stay here you will not be disappointed.”

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Colorful Scottsdale Condo with Amenities for Every Lifestyle

Colorful Scottsdale Condo with Amenities for Every Lifestyle

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Next to Scottsdale Fiesta

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

A charming one-bedroom condo, this Scottsdale vacation rental makes for a lovely home base while exploring the area. Since it’s located close to 101, you’ll have an easy time getting anywhere you hope to visit.

You’ll be able to rest well in the stylish bedroom which has a desk, in case you have work to get done. You also have access to your own balcony. This place has all the comforts of home, like a well-stocked kitchen and comfortable furniture where you kick back after a long day.

There’s lots to love about this vacation home in Scottsdale, but you’ll especially appreciate the small gift basket provided by your host and the porch with a BBQ and outdoor furniture. Past guests say this place is so well stocked that all they needed to purchase was food!

 Why We Love It: Well-equipped condo with balcony and patio.

What Past Guests Have Said: “This apartment was in a perfect area close to shops restaurants also a great area for walks, jogging and cycling. The people around the neighbourhood are very friendly and very welcoming at the swimming pool! The apartment had all the required amenities and cleanliness as expected. We would highly recommend the apartment and service provided to friends and family. Steve and his wife were very helpful and accommodating during our stay. Regards, Shane and Angela Ritchie”

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Resort-Style Condo in North Scottsdale

Resort Style Condo in North Scottsdale

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Cove Estates

Superhost: No

Price: $

Get away in style with this Scottsdale vacation home. One look and you’ll fall head over heels in love!

This place is decorated to the nines with no details overlooked. Everything meshes seamlessly from the rugs to the throws, to the artwork, and more. As a first floor unit, it has a bright and airy feel with plenty of space to enjoy.

If you were thinking about cooking, you’ll be impressed by the modern kitchen and will find it has everything you need. The bedroom is spacious with a closet and drawers, so go ahead and settle in. 

During your stay, be sure to make use of the complex’s amenities, namely the beautiful pool on those hot days and the tennis court if you fancy! 

Why We Love It: Modern condo with a shared pool and tennis courts.

What Past Guests Have Said: “My girlfriend and I stayed here for a month and loved the space. The place is very comfortable and in a good location to the greater Phoenix area. The host is incredibly responsive and went above and beyond during our stay.”

“Great place! Very clean and cozy. Jacob was great at communicating when needed. Would definitely recommend.”

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Perfect 2 Bed – Heart of Scottsdale

Perfect 2 Bed - Heart of Scottsdale

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Sun Canyon

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

Located in the middle of Scottsdale with quick access to the 101, this vacation home is a great choice for two couples or a family. 

There are lots of places to spend time together here, like the good-sized living room or around the dining table. Since the kitchen is top-notch, cooking meals will be (close to) effortless but if you feel like eating out, you’re just steps from some of the best restaurants around.

Both the bedrooms feature new appliances and the bathrooms have rain shower heads for ultimate luxury, which will come in handy as the apartment is next to an 18-mile walking trail. 

This complex is really something special with three pools, three hot tubs, a fitness center, tennis courts, fire pit, clubhouse, and more… Seriously, what else could you ask for on vacation? 

Why We Love It: Well-located apartment in a luxurious complex.

What Past Guests Have Said: “I loved how CLEAN this condo was. Frank was very accommodating to our arrival/departure times. The condo was very comfortable and it was extremely well stocked so we had everything we could want from a home away from home. Perfect accommodations for a week or longer, it fit all our needs. For November we were grateful to find one of the pools is still heated and the hot tub was amazing. I’d stay there again!”

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Relaxing Heated Pool, Fitness Center, Prime Area

Relaxing Heated Pool, Fitness Center, Prime Area

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Next to Palo Verde Square

Superhost: No

Price: $$

This two-bedroom vacation home in Scottsdale is in a resort-style community, with a few other apartments and shared amenities. The apartment is super private and perfect for a relaxing retreat.

You’ll find there’s plenty of room here with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living area is quite roomy as well, with cushy leather sofas and a fireplace to gather around. The kitchen features granite counters and modern appliances, with a formal dining room to enjoy your meals.

Aside from the apartment, you’ll love the shared spaces that include a heated pool, outdoor hot tub, media room, clubhouse, and multiple BBQs spread over the expansive grounds. 

Why We Love It: Resort-like stay with tons of amenities.

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Relax at a Gorgeous and Luxe Desert Getaway

Relax at a Gorgeous and Luxe Desert Getaway

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Next to Scottsdale Horizon Center

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

If you’re looking for a contemporary stay in Scottsdale without breaking the bank, this fits the bill! A modern space with designer-like accents, you’re sure to enjoy your stay at this posh Airbnb in Scottsdale. 

This condo has a really nice flow to it, with lots of open spaces and room to relax. It’s simple to tell how much care went into the decoration of this home, with striking pops of color and eye-catching accents throughout the space. 

Here you’ll find a bright bedroom with a king-size bed, a full bathroom with a walk-in shower, a kitchen stocked with the basic supplies, and a cozy living room with a dining table off to the side. A stay here also grants you access to the complex’s shared space which includes a pool, fire pit, gym, and clubhouse. 

And did I mention the place comes with your own private patio?

Why We Love It: Designer condo in luxe complex.

What Past Guests Have Said: “This is the best AirBnB property we’ve ever stated in. We had everything we needed and more. Immaculate in cleanliness and decor. Convenient to restaurants, stores, etc. Very easy check-in and check-out. Didn’t need to ask the owners for a thing. Loved the hot tub and amenities. Hope to be able to come back.”

“Very clean. Great location. Hosts were kind and responsive.”

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Scottsdale Great Escape

Scottsdale Great Escape

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Horizon Casitas

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

Escape in style at this up-to-date Scottsdale vacation home. This chic property is outfitted with all you’ll need for a lovely stay, both in terms of practicality and a bit of fun. 

You’ll have no problem kicking back in the uber comfortable living room with couches that are nothing short of inviting. Set around a fireplace, there’s a gorgeous ambience to enjoy here when you’re not out exploring the area. 

Aside from a full kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, this spot also has a family room with a pull-out couch in case you have other guests joining you. In addition, there’s a full backyard, laundry room, and garage for all of your needs. 

Past guests remark on how thoughtful the hosts are as they ensure the place is fully stocked with amenities and sweet treats. 

Why We Love It: Good size home with a backyard and thoughtful hosts.

What Past Guests Have Said: “The stay was amazing! When we first arrived we were greeted by amazing furniture, a hand written note next to a welcome basket of cupcakes. We actually bumped into Larry and he was very welcoming and we chatted for a little bit. Everything was great, including the location! I loved how easy checking in/out was, and definitely recommend this wonderful location!”

“Larry and Betsy were absolutely fabulous! They took great care to have everything we needed ! Would definitely stay again!”

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Luxury Scottsdale Home with Resort-Style Backyard

Luxury Scottsdale Home with Resort Style Backyard

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2B)

Location: Scottsdale Mission

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

Dreaming of a swanky stay? This Scottsdale vacation rental definitely does the trick with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a resort-style backyard.

You’ll find this place exudes luxury, with upscale furniture throughout the house and intricate details like exposed stone walls. There’s lots of room at this vacation rental in Scottsdale, with an open plan kitchen, dining, and living room.

The bedrooms are simple but fully stocked with extra towels and plenty of pillows. One of the rooms even has desk space, in case you need to sit down with your laptop.

The most exceptional aspect of this home is the glorious backyard with a pool, putting green, and lots of outdoor furniture. 

Why We Love It: Upscale home with a luxurious backyard.

What Past Guests Have Said: “Everything is as advertised—it’s a very comfortable and clean house. Very close to stores and restaurants and delightful and safe neighborhood. It’s well appointed with plenty of dishes, pots and pans and modern gas grill. Would highly recommend.”

“We had an excellent stay in this beautiful home. It is spacious, quiet, clean and close to the best part of Scottsdale. The home has everything you need to be comfortable and feel relaxed. You will love it! Shane was a great host. He responded quickly to my messages and questions. Thank you, Shane!”

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Insider Tip: Since things are pretty spread out in Scottsdale, having a car is essential to make the most of your trip. Click Here to check out rental car options and get ready to hit the road!

Central Scottsdale Detached Casita with Outdoor Ramada

Central Scottsdale Detached Casita with Outdoor Ramada

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Desert Hills

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

A ground-level suite with serious desert vibes, this vacation home in Scottsdale is an Instagrammable paradise in the heart of the city. Even if you don’t have a car, you’ll have an easy time getting around due to the awesome location and assortment of bikes provided by the property.

This suite is studio-style with a single room layout. At the foot of the bed, you’ll find two lazyboy recliners and a television to enjoy. There’s also a basic kitchenette with an induction cooktop, Keurig, microwave, and full fridge. 

The outdoor space here is really what makes this casita so special. 

There’s an entire open-air kitchen to use with a BBQ, pizza oven, and all you need for cooking. In this area, there’s also a shared pool and hot tub with lots of loungers. If you want some more privacy, be sure to make use of your individual patio. 

Why We Love It: Private casita with huge outdoor kitchen and shared pool.

What Past Guests Have Said: “Great stay! Susan was always available to answer our questions and let us check out later on our last day. She was very helpful and kind!”

“Trevor and Susan were extremely accommodating and there place was beautiful.”

“This is a gem of a place! Excellent location, close to everything. Quiet neighborhood and amazing outdoor spaces. The bed was really comfortable and Trevor and Susan had thought of everything. We loved our 3 weeks here and can’t wait to stay again!”

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Casita Saguaro – Private Guesthouse in Quiet Neighborhood

Casita Saguaro - Private Guesthouse in Quiet Neighborhood

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: La Tierra Estates

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

Some of the best vacation homes in Scottsdale are actually guesthouses that sit on massive properties. You can generally get a pretty good deal on them, like this pick, and you’ll find that they’re totally worth it as you have access to all of the grand amenities without sacrificing comfort.

This guesthouse is more like a full house, with a large living area with a couch and TV, full kitchen (yes, with an oven and all), two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The space throughout is decorated with modern accents and cactus-themed artwork, making this truly one of the best places to stay in Scottsdale.

Outside you’ll find hanging chairs to swing around in, lots of sun loungers, an outdoor dining area and, of course, a shared pool. This place feels like a serious oasis, surrounded by palm trees and a giant saguaro. Be sure to pick up some of the lawn games for a little bit of fun!

Why We Love It: Charming two-bedroom guest house on a sprawling property.

What Past Guests Have Said: “Casita Saguaro was the perfect place for us to escape winter for a few days and enjoy Arizona. The casita is set up so well with all you need to be comfortable in your “home away from home” and even has a very handy private entrance. The neighborhood is beautiful and Kristin is always available to answer questions and help you feel right at home.”

“This was our first experience with Airbnb and it set the bar so high. The Kaseeta was adorable clean and comfortable and it was perfectly located. Kristin was very friendly. Looking forward to our return trip!”

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Serene Desert Apartment with Mountain Vistas and Pool Patio

Serene Desert Apartment with Mountain Vistas and Pool Patio

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Desert Hills

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

Leave the hustle of the city behind with this serene vacation home in Scottsdale. Set in a large property with tons of privacy, you’re in for a tranquil stay with lots of stargazing and relaxation. 

This spot can accommodate up to four guests across the two bedrooms and two bathrooms. You’ll quickly find that the owners have skimped on nothing, with designer furniture and decorations, and top-of-the-line appliances.

If you feel like cooking, you’re in luck. This Scottsdale vacation rental has a good-size indoor kitchen and an outdoor kitchen too. You’ll find a huge pizza oven and a BBQ as well… whatever you need, you’re sure to find it here!

Outside, there’s also a large shared pool that’s heated in the winter, a hot tub, and heaps of loungers and places to sit. If you’re hoping for more alone time, you also have a private patio with a grill, heat lamp, and outdoor table. 

Why We Love It: Five-star apartment on a gorgeous property, with an outdoor kitchen and pool.

What Past Guests Have Said: “Great Place, Amazing Hosts, lots of attention to details– Highly recommend”

“Trevor and Susan are consummate hosts. There are too many thoughtful touches to list, but suffice to say, this was the best Airbnb experience we’ve ever had. Do yourself a favor, and stay in this glorious apartment.”

“Wonderful experience – clean, nicely updated, easy. Trevor & Susan are delightful hosts. Highly recommended!”

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Cozy Zen, Midcentury Retreat Space

scottsdale zen airbnb with pool and hot tub

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2B)

Location: Near DeFalco’s Italian Eatery

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

If you’re looking to kick back in style while in Scottsdale, this vacation home should do the trick. A total slice of paradise, this Midcentury gem is in a quiet neighborhood next to Old Town giving you the best of both worlds.

Impeccably decorated and stylish by anyone’s standards, this vacation rental in Scottsdale is sure to delight. The living room has a massive, bright blue sectional which perfectly matches the dining room chairs (set for six). Off to the side, you’ll also find a mesmerizing amethyst geode that was imported from Brazil – just one of the many funky accents throughout the home.

The kitchen is any cook’s fantasy and is well stocked with what you may need during your stay.

Each of the three bedrooms is decorated with hues of blue to match the theme in the house, and features memory foam mattresses on all of the beds.

While there’s plenty to love about this sleek space, the top feature in our books is the backyard with a pool, hot tub, and twinkly lights to set the mood.

Why We Love It: Extremely chic home with hot tub and pool. 

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5-Star Majestic Serene Family Retreat

5-Star Majestic Serene Family Retreat - Putting Grn

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Type: Entire Home (6BR, 5B)

Location: Cinco Soles

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

Headed to Scottsdale with tons of friends or family? This massive home can accommodate up to 16 people across six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Most of the bedrooms are rather large, with huge windows looking out across the green property. The bathrooms are equally as impressive with new finishings and the occasional soaking bathtub. Even with a full house, there’s plenty of room. The living area is truly massive, as is the world-class kitchen. 

You may find yourself never wanting to leave, especially after you see all that the outdoor space has to offer. 

There’s a gigantic outdoor fireplace, lovely pool, hot tub, sun loungers, putting green, and outdoor kitchen to take advantage of. If you require any extra services, the host is happy to arrange catering, cleaning, and more for an additional cost.

Why We Love It: True luxury property with an outdoor pool and putting green.

What Past Guests Have Said: “This is the perfect space for a large group or family get together! Settled in a great and quite neighborhood this very clean house has everything you need. From large private bedrooms and numerous full baths, this property allows for the perfect mixture of group and private spaces! The kitchen was amazing for cooking complete meals and the back yard is spectacular! The pool and hot tub were in wonderful condition and treated multiple times during the week by a pool service. The putting green and fire pit were great added touches! I 10/10 highly recommended this for anyone seeking a large home with tons of amenities!”

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Santa Fe Villa + Casita + Massive Pool + Sport Court + Views

Santa Fe Villa + Casita + Massive Pool + Sport Court + Views

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Type: Entire Home (4BR, 4B)

Location: Valley Ranchos

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

A stay at this vacation rental in Scottsdale is bound to make you feel like a millionaire. Built in Santa Fe villa-style, you can expect tons of extra bells and whistles throughout this home that makes it the special place it is. 

This ranch-style home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms but is able to sleep up to 15 guests. The interior of the house features soaring wood beams, a wooden clad kitchen, and lots of windows to enjoy the views from. The bathrooms are dripping in marble and the bedrooms will provide the best sleep of your life.

If you hope to spend most of your time outside, this is the house for you as there’s a huge pool, BBQ, fire pit, fireplace, dining table, and lots of loungers. There’s also plenty of green space for playing games like cornhole and horseshoe. 

The most remarkable aspect of this home? The basketball court for practicing those free throws.

Why We Love It: Absolutely beautiful luxury home, with pool and basketball court.

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7 Bed/4.5 Bath – 2 Guest Houses

7 Bed/4.5 Bath - 2 Guest Houses

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (7BR, 4.5B)

Location: Astoria

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$$

While the home above is millionaire status, this vacation home in Scottsdale is billionaire-worthy. It’s absolutely sprawling with seven bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and not one but two guest houses.

This house is posh beyond belief with slick leather and suede furnishings, immaculate detailing, and stunning features that will make you stop in your tracks.

The master bedroom is straight out of a dream, with access to the outside and the most extravagant bathroom you’ve ever seen (there’s a shower, bathtub, and a chandelier). While the other bedrooms are a bit smaller, they’re still stunning places to rest your head during a trip. 

Inside, you’ll also find a full-blown gym to get your sweat on and three (yes, three) laundry rooms. 

Both the main house and the guest houses have full kitchens and share the most amazing outdoor area. There are fire pits, an outdoor kitchen, and a pool with waterfalls to enjoy. If that’s not enough, there’s also an upper deck with turf, perfect for playing games or catching rays. 

If you’re looking for luxury, don’t miss out on this Scottsdale vacation rental!

Why We Love It: Remarkable home with sprawling outdoor space and two guest houses.

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Things to Do in Scottsdale, Arizona

Looking for ideas on what to do in Scottsdale during your time there? Check out some of these local Airbnb experiences in the area that we recommend.

  • Epic AZ Hike w/ Experienced GuidesHit the trails with some of Scottsdale’s most experienced guides. You’ll be able to choose the difficulty level of the hike and learn about the unparalleled desert surroundings in Phoenix Mountain Preserve.
  • Arizona Street Taco Cooking Class Nothing says Arizona like some scrumptious street tacos. This Airbnb experience allows you to learn how to make them from a pro and then feast on your creation!
  • Sunset Desert Jeep TourEnjoy a famous Arizona sunset while bumping through the desert in a jeep. This tour takes you and your friends all over the desert back roads to get some of the best views in the area (and some killer Instagram pics).  

For more Airbnb experiences in Scottsdale, click this link to see more options.

Packing for Your Trip

Before you take off for your trip, check out our travel gear page to make sure you don’t miss out on anything important.

Travel Must: At the risk of sounding like your parents, make sure you get travel insurance before hitting the road. Trust us, it’s one of those things you don’t want to leave home without. We recommend either World Nomads or Safety Wing, depending on the type of traveler you are.


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