Spend the winter soaking up the sun in Arizona’s warm desert climate. Snowbirds flock to Scottsdale, Sedona, Prescott, and Lake Havasu City every year to escape the cold. Many of these locations are also popular with retirees. Here are some fabulous
Outdoor adventures, a strong art community, excellent restaurants, craft breweries, and wineries make Scottsdale perfect for snowbirds.
Located in Old Town Scottsdale, this beautifully remodeled home features its very own heated pool. Its three bedrooms and two bathrooms can accommodate six guests. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, while the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the third bedroom has two twin beds. The outdoor patio serves as an entertaining space where you can grill dinner and enjoy it alfresco.
Located in a gated community, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse sleeps four. It features a private patio and community pool access. There’s also an in-unit washer and dryer. No smoking is allowed, and the host asks that interested parties inquire about the pet policy and fees. Rest assured that CDC cleaning protocol is used at this Vrbo.
Nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this second-floor condo features a heated pool and spa. The two-bedroom, two-bath condo has two master suites — one with a king-sized bed and the other, a queen. It also has a covered balcony with outdoor dining.
In addition to the heated pool and spa, community amenities include BBQ grills, a clubhouse with a pool table, a fitness room, and covered parking. Unfortunately, this unit does not have a washer/dryer, although there is one just steps away in the complex that can be used for an additional cost. This conveniently located condo is just a short walk to Sprouts, restaurants, and Old Town Scottsdale. Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale Fashion Square mall, and golf are just minutes away.
Perfect for the snowbird who wants to stay active, “The Old Town Oasis” is located directly along the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. Part of Sunscape Villas, the single-level, second-floor condo sleeps four in two queen size beds. It features expansive golf course views, as well as views of Camelback Mountain and Schrader’s Pond.
Take advantage of two resort-style swimming pools, two spas, and the fitness center. Enjoy 11-plus miles of paved biking/running trails on the Scottsdale Greenbelt. Its central location is just minutes from Old Town Scottsdale and there’s a convenient grocery store right across the street.
Located about two hours north of Phoenix, Sedona is a magnet for retirees. Red rock views, countless recreational opportunities, and other must-see spots make it a great place for snowbirds, too. Visit the vortexes, take a hot air balloon ride, and explore Slide Rock State Park. Hike or bike its more than 89 named trails, dine out at its restaurants with great views, explore the charming downtown area of Uptown Sedona and its premier arts and restaurant district, Tlaquepaque. Famous for its sunrises and sunsets, this romantic getaway also has plenty of places to unwind. Plus, its one of the best Arizona cities to visit during the Christmas season!
In the heart of West Sedona, the “Sedona Zen Den” is a two-story, 1160 square-foot condo. With two bedrooms and one and a half baths, it can sleep up to four guests. Both bedrooms have king-sized memory foam mattresses. The master bedroom has an upper deck, while the lower level has a patio off of the living room. Behind the property, there’s a beautiful lawn with willow trees. No pets are allowed. Hiking trails, shops, and eateries are all within walking distance.
“Sedona Casa Pinon” is in West Sedona, near the shops and restaurants of Highway 89A, as well as hiking trails. This two-level townhome’s 1,485 square feet are surrounded by views of red rocks. Six guests can sleep in its three bedrooms. The main level deck features outdoor dining furniture, patio seating, and stunning views. Other nearby attractions include Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Chapel of the Holy Cross, and Sedona Heritage Museum.
This quiet condo serves as a peaceful retreat in the sedate Sedona Village of Oak Creek, a laid-back community five miles south of the business hub of Uptown Sedona. With a queen bed in both bedrooms and a queen-sized pull-out sofa, this two-bedroom condo can sleep six.
It offers the best of both worlds: nature and culture. Iconic Cathedral Rock and Courthouse Butte hikes are within a mile, while restaurants, coffee, and ice cream shops are all within walking distance. You can also find golfing and shopping nearby. The good news: A Red Rock parking pass is included. The bad news: The pool is only open from March to October.
Surrounded by the 1.25-million-acre Prescott National Forest, the north-central Arizona city of Prescott is known for its mountain/forest scenery, hometown atmosphere, and charming downtown. Recreational opportunities include over 100 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as kayaking and canoeing on area lakes. Offering the best of small-town Arizona, its historic downtown is anchored by the Whiskey Row commercial area and the adjacent Courthouse Plaza. If you happen to be in “Arizona’s Christmas City” in the beginning of December, you can catch the Annual Courthouse Lighting celebration.
This clean and modern second-floor condo is just half a mile away from Whiskey Row and the Courthouse Plaza. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this 1,200 square-foot condo sleeps four. Its king-sized bed and queen-sized bed both have Tuft & Needle mattresses. In addition to a washer/dryer, this smoke-free, pet-free property features a wood-burning fireplace.
Located next to the London Bridge, this remodeled condo boasts a lakefront view. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo has two queen beds. The master suite and living room both open up to the covered back patio, where you can relax on a lounger and grill and eat dinner. It also has a washer/dryer.
For those who want to be a little further from the action, or require more space, this two-story, 3,097 square-foot house offers plenty of room to spread out in a quieter part of town. Plus, there’s a pool and a hot tub!
A two-bay garage also has plenty of room for your toys. One side is deep enough to fit a boat or RV. The oversized master suite has a king-sized bed, while the two guest rooms have queens. Upstairs, an outdoor balcony overlooks the pool and the lake. Sip on some wine and watch the desert sun go down.
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