Known for its rough terrains, the USA’s Arizona is a paradise for travelers seeking the thrill of exploring gritty geological formations across dry lands. After a long day of hiking to catch the sunset, find yourself comfortably back at home with 5 of our handpicked Airbnb vacation rentals near the popular rocky trails:
Don’t underestimate how fabulous this coach is … though it may look unassuming from the outside, it offers all the luxuries of home! Be prepared to be greeted by the full blast of the cool air-conditioning upon entering, and the comfy sofa is a huge hit, especially with the kids, to rest on after a long road trip.
The queen-sized bed assures a great night’s sleep, and you can take turns sleeping on the sofa bed if you have a crowd. Accommodating up to 4 people, embark on a movie marathon with your best buddies with a good selection of DVDs and a surround sound system, creating an immersive environment for you to fall asleep in.
Situated just 8 miles (12.9 kilometres) from Kartchner Caverns State Park, it is just a short 10-minute drive on the highway; it’s easily accessible for those who get carsick easily. Grab a McDonald’s meal on the way back, or drive to town, 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) away, and shop for groceries at the local Walmart for a smoking hot barbecue session outdoors with the equipment provided.
Cozy Luxury Motorhome
Area: Benson, Arizona
Price: from 115 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Located in the central part of Phoenix, this contemporary condominium is minutes away from your favourite geo-spots. Built beside the airport, enjoy the convenience without the noise. Rent a room for 2 here, and take your pick of terrific activities in the locale. From a lovely morning hike by the red rocks, to visiting the scenic Papago Park just across the street after a filling dinner, there’s always something to do.
With an outdoor fountain and pool space, spend the swelteringly hot summer days jumping into the private pool, or read a book under the shades of the palm trees, sipping on an ice cold margarita.
Soak in a warm bubble bath to soothe your tired muscles after a long day of outdoor activities in the spacious bathtub.
Cook up a feast in the kitchen with the utensils provided, and relax on the couch with your significant other. End your day in laughter with your favourite sitcoms, or fall asleep to a classic romance movie with the wide range of cable TV channels to choose from.
Modern, Impeccable, and Convenient
Area: Phoenix, Arizona
Price: from 59 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Experience the true lifestyle of a Navajo by staying in this historic log cabin. One of the core beliefs of the Navajos is being connected back to Earth, and this simple way of living is one way for them to express their way of life.
The interior resembles a simple hut that can accommodate up to 4 people. Comfortable double beds are provided. Although there is a lack of air-conditioning, it does not get too hot even if the temperature is boiling outside, and the heater can be turned on during the colder months to keep you snug and cosy inside.
Horseback tours are available upon request, and you can ride around the Corkscrew Canyon, basked in sunlight, with the warm hosts, Jennifer and Mark. Alternatively, drive up to the welcome centre of Monument Valley to register for scenic drives around if you wish to cover more ground.
Enjoy the end of a fulfilling day with traditional Navajo tacos outside the house, immersed in darkness as you watch the stars and Milky Way envelope the looming mountains.
Area: Oljato Monument Valley, Arizona
Price: from 75 USD
Number of Guests: 4
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the hectic pace of your schedule, seek refuge here in this calming cabin away from the hustle of the city. Surrounded by nature, the renowned Petrified Forest is just 20 miles (32 kilometres) south, and you can pass by the Grand Canyon on the way back.
The art and decor hanging around the house reflect the local native American culture and the laid-back way of life here. Snuggle up by the fireplace when the weather is cold outside, and enjoy a warm plate of home-cooked food out on the securely gated porch, falling asleep to the twinkling of the stars.
Shiloh Ranch Guest House in the White Mountains
Area: Concho, Arizona
Price: from 58 USD
Number of Guests: 2
If you don’t keep a keen lookout, you may easily miss this lush home by the Tanque Verde Valley. Spacious and modern with lingering touches of the desert, this house can accommodate up to 7 people, suitable for a family exploration.
Upon checking in, you will find a welcome basket filled with snacks and a home manual for the facillities found indoors, as well as an area guidebook if you’re interested in touring the rocky roads nearby.
With a comfortable king-sized memory foam mattress on the main bed and bunk beds for the kids to clamber into, everyone is sure to get plenty of rest. You can even put your sand-filled clothes in the full-sized washer and dryer, and hang them out the next morning on the outdoor patio.
Take in the spectacular views of rugged mountains against the clear blue skies before heading out to the Saguaro National park, just a 10-minute drive away.
Tranquil Desert Hideaway
Area: Tucson, Arizona
Price: from 115 USD
Number of Guests: 7
Have a comfortable adventure in Arizona!
Airbnb is a unique vacation host and rental platform that offers more than just a place for you to stay; it really is about the bond you develop with the host and the stories you can never find in history or geography textbooks.
Since you are already taking an adventure into the wild unknown, why not book your next stay in one of these fantastic vacation homes? You are bound to go back home having had a much more fulfilling experience and, who knows, maybe you’ll make a new friend here!
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