Popular with snowbirds and desert explorers alike, Mesa, Arizona, is an excellent place to stay. Whether you’re a sun seeker looking for some quiet time this winter or an avid hiker keen to explore some of America’s most iconic landscapes, Mesa is not to be overlooked when planning your next trip.
Mesa is a community spread across the mountains and deserts east of Phoenix. Like other municipalities in the area, it has a multitude of golf courses, a large trail network (great for walkers, equestrians, and cyclists), and steady streams of sunshine that leave visitors hankering for a swim.
Due to its location, a stay in Mesa allows guests to check out the wider area’s many worthwhile destinations. Enjoy the shopping in nearby Gilbert, spend some quality time outdoors, or catch a glimpse of the wild horses as they roam across their vast home in the Salt River Valley. If you’re a baseball fan, you’ll surely want to check out the MLB’s spring training campuses and catch your favorite team as they prepare for the season.
To help you on your way, here are 11 Vrbo rentals in Mesa, Arizona. Some are great for couples, others for larger groups, but each is comfortable and equipped with a private pool.
Cozy, Pet-Friendly Home$172/nightly avg
Treat your dogs as well as yourself by checking out this two-bedroom home in Casa Mesa. Low on frills and high on practicality, it is well-suited for couples who are keen to explore the desert and aren’t fussy about having a fancy home. That said, this house is a great place to relax after a day out in the sun. The backyard pool is fitted with a diving board and accompanied by a small patch of grass your dog will appreciate (the front yard has a few trees and sturdy plants, a true desert garden). The kitchen, like the home as a whole, is simple but well-supplied. It is an excellent home away from home for visitors.
Mesa Oasis At Red Mountain$162/nightly avg
Make the most of the Southwestern climate from the comfort of this lovely three-bedroom home near the edge of town. It is near golf courses and hiking trails, because a relaxing trip needn’t be a couch-bound one. Beat the heat by spending time in the pool or taking in some shade in the walled-in backyard. The home has three large bedrooms and an open-plan living space. It is decorated in a Western style and is enhanced by a number of atmospherically appropriate artworks.
Five-Bedroom Home Near The Edge Of Town$150/nightly avg
Just a couple of miles from the point where development makes way for desert, this large home is a great base for those drawn by the thrill of open roads and mountains. Large and comfortable, it is a home that anyone would be happy to own. The walled backyard, with its sparse vegetation, pool, and rock garden, is the picture of a desert oasis. The interior is decorated in a pleasant but restrained manner. Fit for large groups, the home has five bedrooms (three queens, a king, and one single).
Casita By The Park$189/nightly avg
The only classic pueblo-style house on this list, this casita is great for couples who like to live comfortably. It is a guest house on a 1-acre property, but it’s a standalone building with its own entrance and outdoor areas. Despite the traditional facade, a pull on the front door reveals a thoroughly modern home with new appliances and solid fixtures. The bedroom has a queen bed, and there’s a foldout sofa in the living room. In addition to the pool, the yard has desert flora, including a large cactus which loves to pose for photographs.
African Safari Oasis$183/nightly avg
Couples and small groups will doubtless enjoy this splendid and centrally located home in Mesa. A short walk from a light rail stop, this home is great for those who want a comfortable living space and are also keen on exploring the greater Phoenix area in between naps in the hammock. Decorated according to an African theme, the home has wildlife photos and traditional artworks as well as an inflatable giraffe for the pool. Bedroom-wise, there is a king and two queens.
Modern Four-Bedroom Home$253/nightly avg
Seen from the street, this vacation house looks like a respectable suburban home with a few subtle but pleasing and unique touches; walk inside and you’ll see that the stylishness isn’t limited to the facade. The home features sleek bathrooms (the ensuite attached to the master is something anyone would be happy to have in their own home), a large kitchen with contemporary amenities, and gorgeous furniture (including a pool table). The backyard has a patch of grass (for cornhole, obviously) and a pool. There are covered and uncovered sitting areas as well.
Renovated Home In Reed Park$246/nightly avg
With two master suites and rooms as open as the high desert, this rental home in Reed Park is an excellent place to spend time with friends. It has a number of lovely touches, the sort of things to make even those who are not fussy about design give an approving nod. These include the glazed splashback, a beautiful sliding door of rough wood panels, and a stone fireplace. The pool is a large one, and the home also has a basketball hoop. In addition to the two suites, there is also a queen bedroom and a kids’ room fitted with a pair of bunk beds.
Mesa Retreat$163/nightly avg
The perfect place to indulge in some pampering, this fine home has three bedrooms, a hot tub, and a practically unlimited capacity to please. The house is located at the Mesa Country Club, a topographically dynamic tract of land with an excellent golf course. It’s also just a great place to grill, swim, and enjoy the sun. The home is more sparsely decorated than many — it lacks the heaps of kitschy objects and pointless bits of cheap window dressing that fill up far too many rental properties. Instead, the owners have opted for a limited selection of premium furniture and high-quality stone and woodwork (this is particularly apparent in the kitchen and master bathroom).
Spanish Home By The Golf Course$231/nightly avg
Cozy and luxurious, this Spanish-style home offers the promise of an excellent vacation. It has a view of hole number three at Dobson Ranch, the local public golf course. If you can’t find an opening on the green or somehow tire of relaxing by the pool or on the veranda, you’ll find competitive relief in the form of the pool table. The office serves well as a workspace but doubles as a bedroom thanks to a Murphy bed. On top of that, the home has two bedrooms with kings and a lovely den with leather sofas.
Your Private Resort In Mesa Grande$400/nightly avg
If it’s your time to enjoy a well-earned treat, book a stay at this large rental homein the heart of the valley. Earn the favor of up to 11 of your favorite humans by choosing this as your next destination.
Fully renovated in 2012, the home boasts a large heated pool, a covered veranda, and gardens. From the beds to the kitchen cabinets, no expense was spared in updating the woodwork. The open-plan kitchen is definitely a highlight; it has a large island, excellent appliances, and beautiful stonework to match the carpentry. The plush breakfast nook is the perfect place to take your morning coffee, and the great room has high ceilings, leather sofas, and a top-notch pool table.
Beach Vibes In Mesa$327/nightly avg
Make the most of Mesa by staying in this lovely suburban home. It has four bedrooms and, with the help of two air mattresses provided, can sleep up to 16 guests. The home has many nice touches which, taken together, make it an enviable piece of design. These include mid-century art objects and fixtures, wave paintings on the outdoor walls that provide privacy for swimmers and backyard loungers, and brilliant turquoise walls. Thanks to a host of games and activities (including a putting green, shuffleboard, billiards, darts, and more), it is perfect for groups that like to play together and enjoy quality time at home just as much as going out.