The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Phoenix, Arizona

Go for a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool at Everett Street Retreat
Go for a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool at Everett Street Retreat | Courtesy of Everett Street Retreat / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Looking for a hot holiday home? The Arizona desert is calling your name. Phoenix is on fire when it comes to vacation rentals. Watch the mirage you envision come to life: a secluded oasis in the foothills, a cool condo near Downtown or a huge house where you and your friends can practice your synchronized swimming routine. Whatever your vision, do it with the full spirit of the southwest via these luxe vacation rentals in Phoenix, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Vista Retreat Vacation Home


Outdoor pool at the Vista Retreat Vacation Home
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Would you believe that the Streets of New York is a nine-minute drive from this three-bedroom vacation home? Granted, it’s merely a restaurant, but instant access to pizza is just one of the many perks of this rental. Nom on your slices poolside, hoping that the little ones don’t send a tidal wave to soak your toppings. You could always dine in the kitchen, but we think that the mountain views are best gazed upon from the picnic benches by the playground.

2. La Casa Que Canta


La Casa Que Canta with an outdoor pool
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Share nothing of this one-bedroom casita if you so desire. The outdoor pool is yours to float around in, unsplashed by rogue cannonballs or mistakenly tagged when a Marco fails to find a Polo. Sit beneath the covered patio, and stare out at the desert hills with nothing except a beer to keep you company. The wifi speed and the TV channels – everything is yours to selfishly horde, but take it from us, this vacation rental in Phoenix is best shared with the one you love, be it a human or dog.

3. North Phoenix 6-Bedroom With Guesthouse and Heated Pool


Heated outdoor pool in front of the North Phoenix 6 Bedroom Guest House
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Get a jump on your drive to the Grand Canyon when you stay at this holiday home in North Phoenix. Round up your rafting crew, and fill the six bedrooms with well-rested rowers. Two of the bedrooms are in the guesthouse, which is only a problem for those who can’t resist a dive in the pool before entering the main house. You’ll appreciate the vaulted ceilings, particularly because they’ll be the last pieces of drywall you’ll see before sleeping under the stars in the national parks.

4. Everett Street Retreat


Living room at the Everett Street Retreat, with a beige sofa and a blue armchair
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Forget laying down in this four-bedroom home; you’ll be too busy copping a squat all over this property. Will you sit at the bar in the kitchen or beside the outdoor grill and ping-pong table? Should you park it beside the pool, watching the kids splash in the shallow end, or will you relax your rump in front of the fireplace and flat-screen TV? We’re calling fives on the sofa near the outdoor fireplace and the lounger with full views of the sunset over the mountains.

5. Encanto Vistas, A Golf Property in Central Phoenix


Billiard room with blue walls at the Vista Retreat Vacation Home
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Savor the southwestern sun however you please from this home rental in Phoenix. Three-bedrooms are plenty for you to have your own space – or, more accurately, for your kids to have a space of their own. An arcade room and library will keep them busy if you want to sneak out and play a round of golf in Encanto Park. If they ask where you’ve been all day, just tell them you were snagging tickets for the Enchanted Island Amusement Park.

6. Oasis Overlook at Shadow Mountain


Oasis Overlook at Shadow Mountain
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It’s always game on at this oasis in the Paradise Valley Village. Families with kids or just the young at heart will have a ball with all of the amenities included in this five-bedroom Phoenix holiday home. Some of the goodies include a pool, a hot tub, a bocce ball court and a poker table. So, be prepared for some gaming sessions from sunup until the last flame of the fire pit burns out.

7. Desert Hills Paradise 5-Bedroom by Casago


Outdoor pool at the Desert Hills Paradise 5 BR by Casago
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We’re not saying that this five-bedroom home rental in Phoenix’s Northern Foothills is a resort, but it sure feels like it. Tucked behind a private gate, you’ll snap one photo of the outdoor entertaining area, and your followers will swear you’re at an all-inclusive resort. The pool sparkles in the sun, surrounded by a hot tub, sun loungers, an outdoor kitchen and a bar. There’s plenty more under the sun – or should we say, under the roof of the patio. Fans, LED lighting, a stereo system, a misting system and space to hang half a dozen hammocks will make you forget that this house has an inside as well.

8. Sonoran Sunset Condo 3-Bedroom by Casago


Palm-lined outdoor pool at the Sonoran Sunset Condo 3 BR by Casago
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With the South Mountain Park and Preserve as your backyard, you’ll have ample opportunity to photograph a perfect Sonoran sunset. This three-bedroom condo rental in Phoenix is in a gated community near the Chandler Designer Outlet Mall in case you need to snag more photo-friendly hiking attire. A wrought-iron dining table on the patio brings al fresco dining to your itinerary. The two guest bedrooms share a North-facing sundeck – but calling dibs on the master suite means you get a sunset patio all to yourself.

9. Phoenix Palms 2-Bedroom by Casago


Warmly decorated apartment at the Phoenix Palms 2 BR by Casago
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Kids and adults can find a place to roost in this two-bedroom vacation rental in Phoenix Midtown. You and your partner will sleep in the master bedroom, of course, but we think you’ll spend every moment until bedtime staring out at Downtown from your balcony. Meanwhile, the little ones will crawl up to the loft and likely build a fort decreeing “no adults allowed”. Don’t take it personally; this crash pad does have its own TV for supreme cartoon viewing.

10. Luxury Dream House Sleeps 16 – On Golf Course


Outdoor view of the Luxury Dream House
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You may think that considering vacation rentals in Phoenix that sleep sixteen is a little egregious – but have you thought it through completely? You’ll need at least one or two of your aspiring Bobby Flay buddies to put the huge chef’s kitchen to use. This property is right on the golf course, so you’ll want at least seven of your golf buddies to join so you can have a mini-tournament. Three of the ensuite bathrooms have spacious spa-style soaking tubs, which means bathing for two in each one. All this plus you equals sixteen people indulging in a fantastic holiday.

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