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.
Minutes from both major freeways, this two-bedroom, two-bath condo is close to great restaurants and shops. Located in a gated community in the Grayhawk area of North Scottsdale, this condo features beautiful mountain views from the patio, plus a hiking trail right outside of the entry gate. It also has an office as well as an in-unit washer and dryer. Community amenities include a fitness center, which can be found next to the heated saltwater pool and spa.
Nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this mid-century modern home is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and bars. Scottsdale Stadium, where the San Francisco Giants have Spring Training starting in March, is less than a mile away, as are other popular Scottsdale attractions including Fashion Square Mall and Camelback Mountain.
Each of the three bedrooms has a queen-sized bed, while two of the bedrooms feature French doors that open up to a patio, where you can watch the sunrise as you sip your morning coffee. There isn’t a pool, but you do have weekday access to the pool at Hotel Valley Ho, which is within walking distance.
If you prefer to be further from the hustle and bustle of Scottsdale, this 4,000-square-foot resort home offers the perfect escape. Located in a quiet golf community, it features a private retreat-style backyard with a pool and patio that face south, so you can enjoy panoramic sunrise and sunset views. Located just 15 minutes from the 101 freeway, this Vrbo is close to everything from shopping and restaurants to golf and hiking.
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.
- Visit the vortexes
- Take a hot air balloon ride
- 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
- Experience the premier arts and restaurant district, Tlaquepaque
Famous for its sunrises and sunsets, this romantic getaway also has plenty of places to unwind. Plus, it’s 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, 1,160-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. 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 5 miles south of the business hub of Uptown Sedona. With queen beds 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” at 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 property features a wood-burning fireplace.
Lake Havasu City
This 1,271-square-foot three-bedroom, two-bathroom home features an amazing outdoor space with a pool, hot tub, palapa, TV, and cornhole, so you’ll never want to leave the backyard. It also boasts plenty of paved, gated parking if you want to bring your RV or boat. Boaters will appreciate that it’s less than 10 minutes from the boat launch.
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.