Affluence in Our North Scottsdale Vacation Rentals
While most of us aren’t able to live in one of these lovely houses for rent in Paradise Valley full time, you can at least pretend to while you’re on vacation! Paradise Valley is known for its proximity to top-notch golf courses, luxury shopping, and area resorts. While encompassing just a little over 15 square miles, this small community is one of the premier tourist destinations in the Southwest, and you can be a part of it!
You can be sure our houses for rent in North Scottsdale feature all the luxury amenities you expect from the wealthiest suburb in the state. And views of the surrounding mountains are just as beautiful as you have come to expect from the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Many of our rentals come with grills, heated pools and outdoor fireplaces, so you can enjoy desert and mountain views while you’re enjoying your vacation home away from home.
Paradise Valley is bordered by the Phoenix Mountains, and two of the highest peaks in the range can be seen from this lovely suburb – local landmark Camelback Mountain to the south and Piestewa Peak to the west. And of course, this valley community is partially built on Mummy Mountain (another local landmark with its Sphinx outline). With both Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak so close, you’ll want to take advantage of the many hiking trails along these peaks and the surrounding mountain and desert terrain. Climbing Camelback Mountain is one of those things you simply have to do when visiting the area.
There are almost 100 golf courses within 20 miles of Paradise Valley, making this suburb a golfer’s paradise. Camelback Golf Club, Talking Stick Golf Club, TPC Scottsdale, Papago Golf Course and We-Ko-Pa Golf Club are just a few of the award-winning courses where you can try your skill.
Paradise Valley Mall, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Wonderspaces Arizona, Scottsdale Marketplace, Marshall Way Arts District, and Kierland Commons are just some of the malls in the area. There are too many individual galleries and shops to name, but if you need more options, don’t forget that Old Town is just a few minutes away.
After all that hiking, golfing, and shopping, you’ll need a little pampering. Well, Paradise Valley is home to eight full-service resorts and spas! Try the SmokeTree Resort, the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Montelucia Resort & Spa, Mountain Shadows, and/or the Camelback Inn. Or, just stay in your pleasant Paradise Valley villa, enjoying your own private hot tub with your favorite drink in hand while you watch the sun go down over the Phoenix Mountains!
Art, Architecture & History
If you’re a fan of Soleri windbells, then a visit to Cosanti is a must. This five-acre site in Paradise Valley, settled by Paolo Soleri, is a one-of-a-kind architectural complex showcasing many of Soleri’s innovations. And you can visit the foundry where the world-famous windbells are made.
Less than ten miles away are two more sites you’ll want to visit: Taliesin West and the Pueblo Grande Museum. Taliesin West offers a glimpse into the mind of another innovative architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s winter home and school from 1937 until his death, the complex still operates as an architectural school today. The Pueblo Grande Museum is located on an ancient Hohokam archaeological site in Phoenix. A National Historic Landmark, a short trail takes visitors through the prehistoric archaeological village site. Besides the dig itself, the complex has galleries, a gift shop, workshops, lectures and more.
History buffs will want to take a few minutes to visit the Barry Goldwater Memorial Park. A cactus garden and an over-sized statue are the main attractions of this small park. The Goldwater Crypt is nearby, in the Memorial Garden of the Christ Church of the Ascension. And Goldwater’s extensive Kachina doll collection is in the nearby Heard Museum in Phoenix, one of many interesting exhibits there.
There are other historic sites in Paradise Valley too: Barry Goldwater’s house on Scorpion Hill, two Frank Lloyd Wright houses (the Harold C Price Sr House and the Norman Lykes House), the Paradise Valley Methodist Church, Bill Keane’s house (creator of The Family Circus comic) and the McCure Mansion/Hormel Mansion, which, at 52,000 square feet, is one of the largest privately owned homes in the country.
Originally an agricultural area, this area of luxury estates is one of those destinations most people just dream about. And with Parsons Villas, you can rent a luxury villa for your next vacation and be a part of it. Sure, you can go to Scottsdale or Phoenix, but why not stay in a quieter, more luxurious neighborhood in Central Scottsdale? It’s a totally different, upscale experience. Give it a try with your next trip to the southwest. Call us today to get things started!