The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Tucson, Arizona

Easy Living 4 BR by Casago offers a taste of traditional Arizona life
Easy Living 4 BR by Casago offers a taste of traditional Arizona life | Courtesy of Easy Living 4 BR by Casago / Expedia
Nick Dauk

The spirit of the southwest will embrace you the moment you arrive in Tucson. Almost every day of the year this Arizona city is showered by the sun, lighting the way across its network of hiking trails. The Sonoran Desert will captivate you with its spectacular sunsets and imposing cacti. Spend time in the sun, far from the beach yet always close to a cold margarita, when you stay at one of these vacation rentals in Tucson, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Mi Linda Casita

Homestay

Mi Linda Casita room with bird artwork, wooden bed frames and nightstand
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This casita is a low-key, laid-back, and quiet retreat – well, two out of the three if you’ve got kids with you. The little ones will love this Tucson vacation home and not just because it has a private pool. They’ll have their own rooms which means no fighting over the remote controls. Groves Lincoln Park is right in your backyard if the kids need to burn off more energy – or if you need a few months of relaxation.

2. Heart of Tucson 3 BR by Casago

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Heart of Tucson 3 BR by Casago exterior in traditional Arizona style
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Vacation homes for rent in Tucson don’t come better than this three-bedroom condo in the heart of the city. With the Rillito River Walk right outside your door, you’ll waste no time getting acquainted with the city. Feeling a little shy? Admire it from the solitude of your private balcony, accessible from the stunning master suite. When you’re warming up to the welcome, head out on the Diamond St Loop and see where the day takes you.

3. Catalina Haven 3 BR by Casago

Homestay

Outdoor pool with seating area at Catalina Haven 3 BR by Casago
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Hidden away in the northern part of the Catalina Mountains, this vacation rental near Tucson is a haven for hikers. Share the two bedrooms and one bathroom with your favorite hiking buddies; you can claim the one-one casita all to yourself. Spend your first-day mapping out trails by the pool in the summer or loading your pack by the fire bowl in the winter. Head out into the Santa Catalina Natural Area every day to wander into the wild for hours on end.

4. Easy Living 4 BR by Casago

Homestay

Easy Living 4 BR by Casago exterior with traditional Arizona-style construction
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Dive into the eastside of Tucson at this laid-back four-bedroom vacation home. A refreshing swimming pool is ready to help you beat the heat at the drop of a cannonball. A siesta is absolutely necessary after an afternoon in the sun. Wake up to your choice of card or board games to help while away the time until dinner. You could wander out into the 49er Country Club a few minutes away, but it’d be wrong to leave your cocktail sweating alone by the poolside.

5. Desert Retreat Casita 2 BR by Casago

Homestay

Desert Retreat Casita 2 BR by Casago room with traditional blanket, ceiling fan and artwork on the walls
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Your own private casita awaits in Tucson, retaining its original parquet wooden floors from the 1950s. This two-bedroom rental is in the Sam Hughes neighborhood, around the corner from the University of Arizona. Wildcat fan or otherwise, you’ll be taken with the southwestern decor throughout the house. Dance or dine under the Sonoran skies in your private back patio or spend the day visiting other non-natives like you at the Reid Park Zoo.

6. Star Dazzle 3 BR by Casago

Homestay

Exterior of Star Dazzle 3 BR by Casago in traditional Arizona style
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Sparkling like the night’s sky, this Star Pass home is a stunning spot to watch the fiery Tucson sunsets submit to the stars. While the daylight burns through the Arizona air, find retreat in the master suite. A large walk-in shower and garden tub will give you a cool place to relax without breaking a sweat. Sit under the skylights in the vaulted ceilings, eating meals at the breakfast bar until you see the skies begin to change. The covered back patio is waiting to provide you an audience with the Tucson Mountains and Star Pass transforming in the evening light.

7. Tucson Getaway 3 BR by Casago

Homestay

Tucson Getaway 3 BR by Casago room with wooden bed frame, carpets and armchair
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Planted just north of the Garden District, this Tucson vacation rental is fully equipped for every stay imaginable. Heaven forbid you need to log in while on holiday, the office space has a monitor, keyboard, printer, and scanner ready to pair with your cell phone. Log out as quickly as possible and beeline it to the covered patio in the backyard – making a quick stop off at the wine fridge first.

8. Saguaro Serenity 3 BR by Casago

Homestay

Saguaro Serenity 3 BR by Casago exterior in desert style
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A dirt road leads to this charmer on the Old Spanish Trail, as at home with the Sonoran Desert as a sunset. It’s a three-bedroom adobe-style abode less than a mile from the entrance to Saguaro National Park East. Wood beam ceilings, Saltillo tiles, and a beehive fireplace are two of the many brilliant design touches waiting behind the mission revival-style front doors. Hike to your heart’s delight or stay inside and treasure the beauty between these four walls.

9. Stylish Southwest 2 BR by Casago

Homestay

Stylish Southwest 2 BR by Casago room with bright walls, wood floors, ceiling fan and wooden bed frame
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Embrace the Arizona climate in this stylish two-bedroom home rental in Tucson. You’ll have reservations for al fresco dining every night in the backyard. An electric grill and casual seating create your own private dining experience, complete with entertainment via the outdoor television. You’ll sip and savor beneath the stars, enjoying the quiet streets on Tucson’s unbothered outskirts. With the Rio Vista Natural Resource Park in your backyard, don’t be surprised if you hear critters come alive as the sun fades.

10. Sonoran Spirit 3 BR by Casago

Homestay

Fire pit outdoors at Sonoran Spirit 3 BR by Casago with seating and barbecues behind
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Surround yourself with the beauty of the southwest in this ranch home rental outside of downtown Tucson. Mica Mountain and Mount Lemmon will watch over you as you hang out beside the fire pit. The breakfast nook, flanked with windows, lets you start every morning with the desert spirits. A piano and guitar sit in the living space if you want to create your own soundscapes or you can just as easily venture out into the Coronado National Forest in search of the region’s magic rhythms.

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