This beautiful city is surrounded by mountains and desert. It’s why people come to our desert oasis. Well, it’s why most people come. Others come for the art galleries, golf, spas and delicious dining. There really is something for everyone here!
Hike, bike or horseback ride through the desert, winding your way through towering Saguaro cactus and huge boulders. A guided tour is a perfect way to experience the desert without having to worry about getting lost—no worries while you enjoy your trek.
If your group is new to hiking and the desert, you may want to start with the Desert Botanical Gardens. Just a short drive away in nearby Phoenix, the desert gardens showcase over 50,000 species of native plants spread over 140 acres with five different loop trails. It’s a great way to learn more about the desert while you enjoy amazing scenery. Hike to the top of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding mountains and desert, or meander through the Center for Desert Living Trail and submerse yourself in the colors and fragrances that only a desert habitat can produce. And, the Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail focuses on how desert plants were used by native people. The Garden also has lectures, workshops and special events for even more desert fun.
The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve has over 120 miles of desert trails through over 30,000 acres of desert and mountain preserve. Hike, bike, or ride horseback through towering saguaro cacti, desert terrain and mountains. Trails vary in length, difficulty and terrain so there is a trail for every visitor. And there are accessible trails too, as well as designated rock-climbing areas. This desert preserve is packed with desert wildlife including hawks, roadrunners, snakes and lizards, mule deer and javelina. Or do the Scottsdale thing and hike to the top of Pinnacle Peak for a spectacular panoramic view of the city and the surrounding area.
Maybe something more civilized is your group’s idea of fun; we’ve got that too! Old Town Scottsdale has world class art galleries, wonderful little boutiques and a wide variety of nightlife and dining choices.
We have rentals that are right in Old Town; just step out your door and into the night. And, after a wild night on the town, grab the girls and spend the day at one of the resort spas in the area. Everyone needs a little down time, even on vacation. A deep muscle massage or Hot Stone Massage will definitely do the trick.
Maybe your group just wants to focus on eating and drinking during their stay. It’s ok! Scottsdale loves to eat, drink and socialize. You can enjoy award-winning resort style dining while enjoying the amazing scenery at the same time. Or go low key and learn about the local cuisine with a foodie tour. And make sure to book tour of a nearby winery or stay in town and hit a local brew pub.
Each of our 8-bedroom villas has all the amenities you’ve come to expect in luxury holiday rentals in Scottsdale: soft, sumptuous linens, generously sized flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and cable, and fully equipped kitchens. Most of our larger luxury villas also have game rooms, pools, spas, and grills to make your stay here memorable.
Make sure to rent one of our villas with a fireplace, grill or outdoor kitchen so the grill masters in your group can do their thing. Al fresco dining doesn’t get better than grass-fed, sustainable local meats grilled out by the pool while you’re surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Treat your group with a bison steak or two! And everyone will want to make s’mores at the firepit under the bright desert stars.
Another thing that makes our rental properties in Scottsdale special is the locations in which they sit; all of our rentals enjoy views of our beautiful southwestern scenery, and our larger villas have plenty of outdoor living spaces to enjoy those views. Imagine sipping that first cup of coffee while sitting out on the patio and admiring the sunrise over the surrounding mountains or sitting around the fire pit or pool with that last evening cocktail and watching the stars in the brilliant desert sky.
Choosing Holiday Rentals in Scottsdale with Parsons Villas
Whatever your group’s reasons for coming to this picturesque city, Parsons Villas has the resources and properties to make your visit the best it can be. We have villas in the city and on the quiet desert’s edge. So, whether your group is here for the galleries and nightlife or for the desert experience, Parsons Villas has a home for you. Our experienced staff can make suggestions for that perfect night out, or for the perfect desert day trip. Give us a call today!