7 Beautiful Scottsdale Airbnb Rentals for Every Budget

Posted by
D.T. Christensen
November 24, 2020
Updated January 28, 2024

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Scottsdale’s marriage of arts, shopping and distinct Western flair make it one of the most popular vacation spots in Arizona for a reason.

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, 200 golf courses, and hundreds of art galleries, Scottsdale is a haven of desert leisure with few rivals. The West’s Most Western Town has come a long way since its 19th century agricultural roots, but it still retains its early charm as a favorable part of the Valley to explore.

One of the best ways to experience Scottsdale is to ditch the hotel for a locally-inspired Airbnb, where you’ll get a better taste of how city and desert converge in a setting that’s traditional and modern all at once.

Here are 12 of the best Airbnb rentals in Scottsdale, from secluded desert studios to designer homes within walking distance of Old Town’s best shopping and nightlife.

1. The Pink Cactus

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Why you should stay: One of the best Scottsdale bachelorette Airbnbs you’ll find.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 night
  • Rates from: $350/night

Instagrammable backdrops, hip décor and bright spaces make The Pink Cactus the perfect bachelorette party pad for the weekend. Throw in a beauty bar, outdoor bar and plenty of spaces to lounge and you’ll see why this is quickly becoming one of Scottsdale’s premier group vacation rentals.

Host Nicole knows the area well and lives down the block, so if your group needs recommendations – or concierge services at the house — she has you covered.

The Pink Cactus is every girls dream! I couldn’t imagine a better place to have my bachelorette party! 

Katelynn, Clare, MI
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2. The Zona Rosa

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Why you should stay: Stylish South Scottsdale home redesigned by local home designers.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $200/night

One of the best places to catch sunset at The Zona Roza is its two hanging patio chairs from Restoration Hardware. Across the way, you’ll also see the backyard’s vintage trailer, set up as an extra space to read or take moody Instagram selfies.

The patio’s a tranquil extension of the home’s interior, where you’ll find more designer touches orchestrated to make the home feel warm and comfortable. The home’s located south of Old Town and not far from popular draws like The Phoenix Zoo, Tempe Town Lake and Mill Ave. If you’re exploring the East Valley beyond Scottsdale, The Zona Rosa’s a great base for hitting it all.

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3. Resort-Style Home

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Why you should stay: Sprawling vintage-southwest style villa with a heated pool.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Rates from: $425/night

This inviting 2,000-square-foot home near Old Town could just as easily exist in 1970s Palm Springs, which is the vibe Christina and Kele aimed for in the renovated adobe. The home – featured in Sunset Magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden — takes cues from music and a desert leisure aesthetic to create a one-of-a-kind feel that’s hard to forget.

You may need some extra motivation to leave the backyard’s loungers, pool and bocce ball court, but if you do make it out, you’re just a few minutes from Old Town shops and Scottsdale Stadium, where the Giants play during Spring Training.

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4. Gorgeous Getaway

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Why you should stay: Spacious, family-friendly home with room for SO MANY ACTIVITIES.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $258/night

This beautiful Scottsdale home works well for travelers hitting the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Barrett-Jackson auctions, or Spring Training. Its location near Kierland offers easy access to those events and nearby shopping and dining, while not being far from downtown Scottsdale.

Entertainment’s the name of the game here, with a half-acre backyard that includes a pool, built-in grill, basketball court, horseshoes, grassy area and more. Guests with kids will enjoy the property’s amenities and open-layout living room, and the quiet cul-de-sac keeps the family-friendliness to a maximum.

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5. Scottsdale Casa

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Why you should stay: Versatile Scottsdale home just two miles east of Old Town.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $255/night

This Airbnb south of Indian School is designed to accommodate the unpredictability of travel during the pandemic. It’s open for short or long-term rentals, and practical living spaces make it ideal for those traveling with kids or dealing with remote work.

Even as a weekend getaway, it’s a casual family-friendly option with above-average amenities, from the pool, hot tub and grassy area out back to the fully stocked kitchen. It’s a quick 5-minute drive to Old Town’s best shops and restaurants, a priceless convenience during peak travel season in spring.

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6. Schreiber House

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Why you should stay: Mid-century gem with history, modern amenities, and close proximity to Old Town.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $575/night

When Phoenix experienced rapid growth back in the 1960s, brothers and architects Chic and Art Schreiber designed a number of homes known for balancing function and form in a way that was affordable and practical to scale around the Valley.

Today, the brothers’ mid-century homes are still in demand, weathering the decades with grace. This Schreiber home just east of Old Town’s been updated with modern conveniences, but the character’s essentially the same: the low-slung roof and high windows make the space feel expansive and damn near outdoors, and exposed beams and symmetrical spaces place an emphasis on the home’s beautiful construction.

Owner Nathalie does a wonderful job meshing old and new in a way that feels fresh and inviting. The mid-century décor and furniture fit the home like a glove, but this doesn’t feel like a museum. It’s livable, and the perfect retro basecamp for exploring the area.

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7. Family-Friendly Home

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Why you should stay: Roomy, stylish home within walking distance of Old Town.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $399/night

This open-layout Airbnb lies just south of the Arizona Canal, an urban waterway you can walk along that leads directly into Old Town. When it’s too hot to explore, opt for respite in the large backyard, where a pool, putting green and built-in BBQ await.

The space and amenities make this an ideal home for families or big groups, and hosts Brandon and Kelsey go out of their way to make the desert-farmhouse vibe comfortable for all who enter.

Absolutely amazing stay, house is beautifully designed, decorated and cared for. We felt like we were at a mini resort as they had EVERY amenity we possible needed. 

Anabely, Los Angeles, CA
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Plan Your Scottsdale Getaway

Even with the heat, Scottsdale’s a year-round destination with plenty to do in every season. Here’s a rundown of what to plan while you’re in town.

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