Known as Arizona’s luxury watering hole, Scottsdale has long outgrown its Wild West facade, becoming a posh oasis offering breathtaking views, endless outdoor activities, and a lively food scene. All this makes for easy packing and endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure.
Every successful real estate investment begins with the right location. With the growing popularity of short-term rentals across the U.S., many cities are creating tighter rules and prohibiting Airbnb rentals altogether. However, Arizona has gone in another direction by signing a law in 2016 that prevents cities in the state from banning Short term rentals, making Scottsdale the perfect place for investors.
Another reason for the Scottsdale Airbnb boom: 15 Major League Baseball teams, including the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers, come to this town for spring training every year. These coaches, players, and their families often prefer renting an entire Scottsdale home on Airbnb versus being holed up in a hotel room for two months, says Sue Flucke, president of Phoenix REALTORS®. And there are plenty of fans eager to rub shoulders with their favorite stars in a low-key setting.
Other well-off vacationers can stay in sprawling, five-bedroom homes with gyms and outdoor patios for $999 per night. Meanwhile, snowbirds of more modest means can opt for three-bedroom homes with private pools. The budget-minded can score a relative bargain here when prices drop in the summer.
Check out these five amazing desert Airbnb escapes below before booking a hotel on your next trip out to the Valley of the Sun!
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In the mood to relax? Located in North Scottsdale, this inspired Southwestern modern oasis is designed for you to settle into the desert way of life and leave your worries at the door. From the fun decor, thoughtful toiletries, and lush expansive backyard, you may have to think twice about leaving. In each one of the 4 bedrooms you can expect to find a memory foam mattress, Keurig coffee stations complete with biodegradable coffee pods and assorted teas, as well as lucious bathroom toiletries sourced locally from Arizona makers. Outside, enjoy your favorite book under the pergola or beat your friends in a game of corn hole. Whether you're bringing the family, celebrating with friends or just needing some alone time, The Ollie has that warm desert embrace you seek for a relaxing getaway.
"The Ollie is a 10 all around. Everything that you could possibly need in the house is already thought of. The house is in a quiet cul-de-sac lot. Grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping are all just a quick drive away. Very nice private backyard with an amazing pool." -Lili, 2019
Brand new remodel in Old Town Scottsdale! This vacation home sleeps 16 people with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2 master suites! Everything in this home is brand new as of January 2019! Enjoy the large backyard while catching some rays on the outdoor lounge chairs by the pool. Feel right at home in the fully stocked kitchen which features a large island offering plenty of room for entertaining.
"This place is beautifully finished with stylish touches and a great kitchen for cooking for our large group. Plenty of cute dishes and soft towels for everyone. The pool was a perfect place to cool off and enjoy the sun." -Teresa, 2019
This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath complete remodel in Old Town Scottsdale is perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties or a family reunion! Complete with a private pool and remodeled backyard, this home is tastefully decorated to make for the perfect home away from home. On top of all that, this home is in a great location with quick access to freeways, spring training facilities, OdySea Aquarium, popular hiking trails, and many more activities!
"We loved this house! The location was great and the home was clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Highly recommend!" -Kate, 2019
Vacation in style at this newly remodeled Scottsdale home, minutes away from Old Town Scottsdale. Designed for traverlers in mind, families and groups will love the large living room offering plenty of seating and the 7+ beds to sleep in. After spending your day walking around downtown, come back home to enjoy some sunshine by the pool while dining Al Fresco on the large shaded patio!
"Perfect location for my colleague and I to stay on our business trip. We were within a quick Uber/Lyft ride to some great dining/drink options." - John-Paul, 2019
You know you have arrived at The Brexley when you see its well known steel pipe "cage" entry. This was handmade with 7500 steel pipe pieces. This property has over 2600 square feet of living space with organic/modern decor/furnishings that keep your comfort and enjoyment in mind. "The Brexley Den" is located near the great room and is a great place to enjoy vintage records on the Crosley record player, play games or simple read a book. Guests enjoy gathering around the 14' white concrete kitchen island. Each bedroom includes 2 cozy branded robes to enjoy during your stay, plus extra towels and a blow dryer. This home is great for guests who are wanting to relax, renew and refresh.
"We traveled from the cold Midwest to enjoy the Scottsdale sunshine and couldn’t have been happier than to stay at the Brexley. Enjoyed some time at the pool during the day, then had drinks by the fire pit after the sunset. A stunning and well appointed home" -Alison M., 2019