3 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona

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When you think of Arizona, you immediately think of Phoenix. It’s only natural. It’s probably Arizona’s most popular city (a reputation well deserved) and of course, it’s the state capital. But if you’re new to the region, did you know that there’s a city worth checking out not far from Phoenix? Located just a short drive east from Downtown Phoenix, you’ll arrive at what is dubbed as “The West’s Most Western Town.” Welcome to Scottsdale!

Scottsdale has evolved from a drab desert outpost to a beautiful and affluent city, best known for its spas, golf courses, great shopping and dining, and close proximity to a wide variety of outdoor activities. In anticipation of your upcoming trip, we found the six most beautiful vacation rentals in the Scottsdale area. Read below to find out about the best Vrbo accommodations in Desert Mountain, Scottsdale, Arizona.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 13, 2023.

1. Mountain cottage in exclusive gated community (from USD 314)

The sky is the limit at this gorgeous cottage, nestled on the Sonoran Ridge, about 2,500 feet (762 meters) above the valley. It’s a rustic two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with breathtaking views of the Continental Mountains and the Tonto National Forest. Each bedroom has its own king bed and en-suite bathroom, walk-in closets, and a stone gas fireplace to keep everyone warm when the temperatures drop.

Head to the living room for some entertainment. There’s a 60-inch (142 cm) flat-screen TV as the centerpiece of the space, with adequate seating so you can get comfortable as you watch your favorite movies or Netflix shows. The living room then opens up to the dining room, wet bar, and finally, the heart of the home: the kitchen. It is fully stocked with everything you need and there’s even a bonus! The windows that adorn the kitchen let the outdoor in; you can enjoy gorgeous views of the mountain as you prepare food for your loved ones. Outside, there’s a wraparound patio where you can drink your coffee in peace while observing the grandeur of the mountains. Carefree and Cave Creek, along with several golf courses, are a short drive away.

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Scottsdale, AZ, US
19 reviews  
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very centrally located very comfortable nice amenities and kitchen fully loaded
rooms and house were a good size for one or two couples
it was also very well kept and clean and was exactly what we like
home was very clean and location perfect for golf and restaurant options were fantastic
owners were helpful and responsive
the owners are very attentive and had all the nice touches for your upscale vacation
great location in desert mountain
perfect location within dm with only a short walk to the main hub
it was perfect for our holiday and the location was just right for us
if you are seeking scenery solitude safety and comfort look no further this home and location is the place
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2. Luxurious and private desert retreat (from USD 625)

Let this gorgeous luxury home in Desert Mountain be your oasis in the desert. Located in the gated community of Desert Mountain, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was designed to provide the most comfortable Vrbo experience possible. There’s a large kitchen, a private patio, and outdoor living spaces scattered throughout the home. For ambiance, you can light up one (or all) of the three gas fireplaces. The owners installed a house-wide Bose stereo system, so if you want to stay in for a movie marathon, by all means, go!

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Scottsdale, AZ, US
22 reviews  
House 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans and dishes
very comfortable beds and well maintained kitchen appliances
the kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need or want
the casita is awesome to allow for our guests to have their own space and privacy
the landscaping is nicely cared for and over the outdoor barbecue is a view of the surrounding mountains and a sliver of one of the golf courses
exceptionally decorated and furnished, well appointed and supplied with everything you could possibly think of or need while away
in a beautiful and scenic gated community, very clean, private, and in a wonderful neighborhood
what a beautifully decorated house
just spent a fantastic week in this lovely, beautifully decorated home with three other couples
guest house is simply charming and offers beautiful furnishing, spacious bath and closet, fireplace, coffee maker and refrigerator
home is well appointed
home is well appointed and maintained
jason the home owner is very responsive
owner easy to work with
the owner, jordan is very accommodating and responsive
the pool and patio area were beautiful with lots of places to sit and relax
the location on desert mountain is ideal - easy in and out from the gate
he seemed very concerned that everything was perfect
close to cave creek/ carefree for great dining, just a short trek up through the community for access to wonderful hiking trails (not to mention awesome walking trails throughout the community), an...
leave the blinds up in the master if you desire a spectacular "painted sky" sunrise which we could not get enough of
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3. Spectacular mountain villa (from USD 500)

This one is another top recommendation for golf enthusiasts! This beautiful luxury home in Desert Mountain is right by the Signature Jack Nicklaus Par 3, one of the best golf courses in the Scottsdale area. And even if you’re not into golf, the verdant greens of the course is a nice contrast to the desert landscape. Talk about a feast for the eyes! There are three master suites and four bedrooms in the property and plenty of outdoor living space so you and your loved ones can enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

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Scottsdale, AZ, US
4 reviews  
villa 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The outdoor space was so easy
The appliances are all high-end and the kitchen is well equipped
The pool and hot tub are an ideal place to cool off after tennis or golf
We are seasoned rental travelers and most of our rentals have not lived up to the photos or our own expectations
use of the community and local amenities
The property was very clean and well maintained
The property was everything that was described Very nice clean and relaxing Great views of city lights golf course and pinnacle peak
It exceeded our expectations and the owners went well above and beyond to assist us with all kinds of personal requests
/needs restaurant recommendations
The owners are very helpful and friendly and responded immediately to any problems or concerns that we had
Magnificent home and property beautifully furnished located in Desert Mountain Property was immaculate and well maintained
We have stayed in three other homes in Desert Mountain
The view from the large patio is of a par 3 green with Pinnacle Peak in the background
Desert Mountains restaurant are very good and the fitness center and tennis facility are outstanding
We travel in a motorhome and it was also welcome and fit easily out of the way in the driveway
We had access to the golf facilities and restaurants at this beautiful resort area
butcher blocks espresso and coffee makers
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Create the ideal Scottsdale itinerary

Now that you’ve found the perfect accommodation for your upcoming trip to Scottsdale, check out our other Scottsdale travel resources so you can create the ideal itinerary.

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