Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Carefree, Arizona - Updated 2022

airbnb Carefree AZ

Carefree, Arizona, is a town just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. The area is in the desert and has a hot and dry climate that is characteristic of Arizona state. Carefree is home to the third largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere. The sundial points to the North Star. The Carefree Desert Gardens is a botanical garden with stroller-friendly walking paths, a splash pad, Carefree’s giant sundial, a fountain, and playground. Many shops and galleries are nearby the gardens. Frontier Town is a replica of an Old West town that has costumed performers, a restaurant, ice cream parlour, and lots of gift shops that sell soaps, candles, and souvenirs. Black Mountain Trail is outside of nearby Cave Creek. It is a rather difficult trail because of its rocky terrain. However, visitors that make it to the end of the trail will be treated to magnificent views of the area’s desert. Carefree may be a small town, but it has plenty of big-time fun! Reserve an Airbnb vacation rental to stay in Carefree, Arizona!

1. Private guesthouse (from USD 81)

This one bedroom, one bathroom guest house is within walking distance to restaurants, Starbucks, a grocery store, the Town Square, and much more. It’s close to Cave Creek, Frontier Town, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. Guests can use the host’s, pool, patio, yard, citrus trees to pick fresh fruit, and outdoor grill. Dogs are allowed at this rental with advance notice and discretionary approval by the host. The conveniences include Wi-Fi, TV, sheets/towels, bathroom essentials, air conditioning/heating, free parking, a small kitchen area, private entrance and living necessities.

Carefree Plus Vacation in Charming Guesthouse
Carefree, Arizona, United States
344 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and the view are awesome
the view from the pool area were outstanding
beautiful pool with a view of the mountain
nestled in a beautiful setting with stunning views from the pool
we were able to enjoy the beautiful patio and pool
very clean and nice small place
room was clean and very comfortable
this is a very clean and private casita
also it was very clean and fresh inside
very clean and had everything we could have needed during our stay
host was very responsive and unbelievably nice
the owners are pet people which we love
book it now great hosts welcoming accommodating really give you privacy
the host was so nice and thoughtful i cannot recommend this spot enough
amazing hosts great hospitality and an amazing little casita 10/10 would stay again and would recommend it
the location was great
great location and very cute
great location with close stores and restaurants
perfect location and super nice accommodation
so cute and comfortable with a very convenient location in the carefree area
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2. Southwest-style private room (from USD 92)

This private room is in a Southwest-style home that’s at the base of Black Mountain. It’s nearby the town of Cave Creek, bull riding at Buffalo Chip, line dancing at Harold’s, and the town of Carefree. Guests at this rental will have their own private entrance and bathroom. Wi-Fi, TV, towels/bed sheets, bathroom essentials, air conditioning/heating, free parking, and living necessities are available at the rental. Guests have access to a kitchen, washer/dryer, and indoor fireplace. Long-term stays are allowed at this rental.

Desert home in heart of Cave Creek
Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
238 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of amenities and comfortable accommodations
they are very thoughtful hosts leaving coffee and little breakfast snacks and such
steve was a great host(donna was out of town) and the room included everything we needed
the room is perfect
other amenities were also appreciated such as laundry facilities and provisions in my room
very quiet clean and private
their room is lovely clean and they have thought of all needs and necessities for your stay
the house was clean and we had essentially the right side of the house to ourselves
they were terrific hosts
they answered very quickly and are perfect hosts to make you feel at home
they are great hosts
and did i say lovely hosts?
they were very friendly and their home was lovely
walkable to interesting restaraunts
great location and a beautiful home
the location is beautiful as well
this is a wonderful location
great location great house and great price
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3. Room with desert views (from USD 110)

This private room is located just North of Cave Creek. The comfortable room has views of the mountains, the surrounding desert, and grazing horses. The rental gives guests a unique viewing experience in its rural setting. The room comes with a number of amenities such as TV, towels/bed sheets, bathroom essentials, air conditioning/heating, beach necessities, pocket Wi-Fi, free parking, shampoo, a hair dryer, and hangers. The ranch is within walking distance to Cave Creek. Hiking trails are close by.

Room With The Views
Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
345 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the room were fabulous
the views from the room were spectacular and her horses were very friendly
room with a view was incredibly cozy and extremely comfortable
the "room with a view" was even better in person
the views are fantastic and we were very comfortable
clean and very accommodating
everything was clean and comfortable
it is a nice clean place with a distinct personal touch in the decoration
the setting is beautiful the room was clean kris is very hospitable and gave us a few tips
it feels brand new and sparkling clean
the host is extremely friendly and the home is impeccably styled
everyone was very friendly and eager to provide suggestions if you needed any
wonderful place and a great host
most of all kris was a kind and gracious host who gave us great advice on activities
kris was a wonderful approachable and knowledgeable host
great place great location very peaceful
close to great hikes and the city
great location and hospitality
great location right next to cave creek
we enjoyed our morning walk on nearby trails
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4. Scottsdale condominium (from USD 129)

This one bedroom, one bathroom condominium is located in Scottsdale, which is one of Arizona’s most beautiful locations. It’s near the Sonoran Desert, where visitors to the area can view unique boulder formations, cacti, and wild animals. It is nearby restaurants and shopping in Scottsdale, Frontier Town, and Cave Creek with its many Western attractions and activities. Guests will have Wi-Fi, TV, towels/bed sheets, bathroom essentials, air conditioner/heating, a kitchenette area, and private entrance during their stay. Guests are allowed to use the pool, hot tub, and washer/dryer at the complex.

Carefree AZ-Gorgeous Condo to Enjoy the Southwest
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
22 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool area is beautiful and offers great views as well
our family of 5 fit comfortably in the two beds and the sofa bed
great desert getaway beautiful pool quiet and serene nice microwave and coffee maker glasses cups whatever you need
the home was immaculate quiet comfortable and had amazing views
easy check-in with quiet and comfortable accommodations
very clean comfortable easy
the room was quite spacious and clean
the place was spotlessly clean and well stocked on coffees
chas's suite is spacious clean comfortable and quiet
i particularly liked the pool area which was also spotlessly clean
chas and his mom were great hosts
great place and host recommended
chas is the perfect host
chas is a gracious and responsive host
we enjoyed the pool and everyone we met was really friendly
very close to all that carefree and cave creek have to offer
close to carefree and cave creek restaurants and shops
we thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at chas's place
nice place near cave creek and tonto national forest
it’s a beautiful and quiet neighborhood
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5. Private room at farm stay

This one bedroom, one bathroom rental is on a farm stay that is north of the town of Cave Creek. It’s close to Cave Creek’s downtown restaurants and nightlife. The nature around the rental encourages wildlife, so guests will see many desert animals like coyotes, snakes, deer, bobcats, and rabbits. The rental space has a bedroom, private bathroom, and a small kitchenette. Pets and horses are allowed at this rental for an additional fee. The rental includes cable TV, an iron, towels, bed sheets, bathroom essentials, air conditioning/heating and free parking.

Creeker Bunkhouse
Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
51 reviews
Farm stay 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

6. Suite in Carefree villas

This one bedroom, one bathroom guest suite is located in an upscale gated complex in the heart of Carefree. Hiking, biking, and walking opportunities are located right outside the complex gates. Guests will be able to use the laundry room, guest parking, pool, spa, and community room during their stay. Guests will enjoy having Wi-Fi, cable TV, linens/towels, air conditioning/heating, and free parking.

Carefree Villas Jr. Suite
Carefree, Arizona, United States
16 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

7. Classy Cave Creek condo

This two-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom condo rental offers privacy and luxury in an Arizona ranch setting. Guests of the rental may see horses, chickens, and other desert animals during their stay since the Sonoran Desert is right next door. Guests will be entirely comfortable with Wi-Fi, a TV, washer/dryer, bed sheets, towels, bathroom essentials, air conditioning/heating, a full kitchen, and laptop-friendly workspaces. Hiking trails start right from this rental, and the hosts will give a ride to Cave Creek if needed.

2 - Story Classy Cave Creek Guest House
Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
49 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and pillows were so comfortable and the view from the master bedroom was spectacular
the living room couches are beyond comfy for tv and conversations with friends
the wifi worked great - my teenage son even played xbox with no issues
the living area has comfortable couches - perfect for hanging out with family
there's a great room downstairs with a full kitchen and seating for six around the tv
very clean and comfy
clean and large 2 bedroom
spectacularly clean and comfortable
the house is beautiful:sparkling clean large and “feels like home
amazing value for a beautiful super clean and very hospitable location
carie is a wonderful host
carie is a wonderful host and her home was beautiful
our stay in this guest home was wonderful and our host was warm and provided excellent accomdations
carie is a wonderful host and made us feel welcomed during our stay
carie is a welcoming and friendly host available and conscientious
in a great location and close to town with many hiking trails near by
excellent house close to pristine hiking
the location was perfect for shopping hiking and good restaurants
the location is prime - i loved walks around the neighborhood and nearby desert
it is a great location for golfers like us
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8. Beautiful and private studio

This beautiful private studio suite is just minutes away from hiking trails, restaurants, and bars. The studio has a living space, kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, and private entrance. Amenities like a queen size bed, cable TV, Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, and water are included with the rental. This clean and quiet space offers guests Wi-Fi, TV, towels/bed sheets, bathroom essentials, air conditioning/heating, and free parking with a booking.

North Scottsdale, Beautiful Private Studio/Casita
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
29 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very spacious casita with comfortable lounge to add to the bedroom and kitchen space
it was easy to adjust the temperature in the room and the blinds for privacy and lighting
very clean safe neighborhood and a very comfortable bed
it was clean offers everything that you need comfortable and great communication with the host
the casita was very comfortable and clean
this place is a very lovely clean safe and modern airbnb for a reasonable price
very very nice private spacious clean easy in and out
moreover the hosts were very hospitable and helpful
greg and nancy were wonderful hosts
excellent value greg and nancy were great hosts and very prompt in answering any questions we had
great place at an even better value the hosts are fun and friendly
excellent accommodation modern facility great location welcoming hosts
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9. Cozy suite surrounded by nature

This guest suite is right in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. The rental has wall-to-wall windows, so it is an ideal place to sit back and take in the beauty of the desert, including animals in their natural habitats. The rental is just a short drive from Cave Creek, where there are many restaurants, shops, and activities. The suite has a patio that guests can use for dining and relaxing on. Conveniences at the suite include Wi-Fi, TV, sheets/towels, bathroom essentials, air conditioning/heating, free parking, a kitchen area, and private entrance.

Flax Gulch - cozy and open to nature
Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
100 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room with a great view
she even had robes for us all the amenities we needed and the bed was super comfortable
however if you like complete privacy there is a curtain between the room and the bathroom
lavonne's place is a beautiful space well equipped and very comfortable with amazing all around views
beautiful views comfortable bed and a friendly and accommodating hostess
the space was very clean and so cute
beautiful surroundings in a clean and quiet place
her place was very clean and had everything we needed
the guest house is clean tidy and comfortable
very clean and cozy with amazing views
host is a charming quillt artist
lavonne was a thoughtful host
lavonne is a lovely host
lavonne was a delightful unobtrusive host
lavonne your host is wonderful
great location private yet very close to town
beautiful vistas to relax with and trails and shopping so close
it is a perfect location
lavonne’s place is located in the gorgeous senoran desert near cave creek
lavonne's studio has a good location
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10. Private room in pet-friendly home

This private bedroom rental is in a ranch-style house. Pets are allowed to stay here also. The room is next to golf courses, restaurants, and boutiques. Guests of the rental will be able to use Wi-Fi, cable TV, washer/dryer, air conditioning/heating, towels, bed sheets, bathroom essentials, a full kitchen, a hair dryer, and hangers during their stay.

Carefree, Arizona, United States
46 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
her pets made the experience even cozier would definitely stay again
the bathroom across the hall has a great shower
the room was comfortable and had a private fridge which was very useful
my room was quiet and relaxing
comfortable room quiet area but only 3 minutes from all the fun in cave creek
i had warm water for my shower a clean bathroom and bedroom plus friendly little doggies to boot
remy is a wonderful host
remy is a great host
remy was very accommodating and friendly
remy is a very friendly and helpful host
remy was an absolutely great host she was kind personable and made sure we were comfortable
this location is conveniently located near many restaurants in carefree az
house was in a great location for what we needed
located in a great area next to many places to shop and hike
a great location for me while working at the festival in carefree
the location of her home is beautiful and close to a ton of fun in carefree
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Being carefree in Carefree

Carefree is a town that showcases desert beauty at its finest. The beautiful scenery, art galleries, boutiques, and southwest architecture all come together to form the beauty of Carefree. Reserve your Airbnb vacation rental to stay in Carefree, Arizona!

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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