Phoenix is the nation’s fastest growing big city, a fact that speaks to its increasing appeal to people of all stripes. And yet Phoenix still doesn’t feel like an overly crowded place despite its tremendous growth. It is a sprawling metropolitan region, to be sure, but an abundance of undeveloped mountain sides, large parks, and nature preserves give the city a wilder feel compared to comparatively large cities. The nearness of the open desert beyond the ever-expanding urban limits helps as well.
Spending a few months in Phoenix can be a bridge to unforgettable experiences. The city itself has a great number of attractions in the form of museums, events, and restaurants. For those keen on the outdoors, there are excellent opportunities for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. But one of the best reasons to stay in Phoenix is the city’s position as a gateway to the unparalleled beauty of the American Southwest.
There are countless opportunities for day trips but the city is also a great place from which to launch a longer trip to see some of the region’s stunning national parks. The Grand Canyon is just one of many!
Time is running out for snowbirds to secure lodgings in Phoenix for the upcoming winter. To facilitate your journey to this sunny city, here is a list of 10 properties available for month-long rentals this winter season.
Enjoy the sun, scrub, and sand from this secluded home in the desert outside Scottsdale. It is a beautiful Spanish home amidst a sea of cacti criss-crossed by dirt roads. The owner of the property lives nearby but the area feels quite remote. That said, the Mayo Clinic is just a 10-minute drive away. Every corner of the house is stunning, from the exposed timber frames to the carpets and tile floors. The home has two bedrooms, mountain bikes, a ping pong table, propane grill, and, most importantly, peace and quiet. Come for an unforgettable winter in a desert wonderland.
Enjoy a quiet desert sanctuary in the form of this beautiful adobe home. Casita Del Sol is a roomy 1.25-acre property in North Phoenix. There are lots of reasons people choose to winter in Phoenix and the unique charms of desert life are surely some of the biggest. Experience these directly from this home, which abuts the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, a 1,000-acre hilly expanse of desert terrain rich in hiking trails and local wildlife. Complete with a private pool, the home really is an oasis in the desert. Guests remark on the pervasive sense of peace and privacy.
Located on the southern edge of Phoenix, sandwiched between South Mountain and the desert, this one-bedroom condo is part of a friendly community. Small and comfortable, it is ideal for a couple that values location over grand size. Guests say that everything you could want is within 20 minutes of the home. This includes plentiful shopping, nature trails, airports, a casino, and more. The rooms are bright and easy to get around. The community has two heated pools, a fitness studio, and also organizes regular activities for residents and guests. A comfortable air mattress is available for extra guests.
Everything about this home brings forward its status as an excellent temporary winter home. From the neighborhood’s leafy streets and ideal location to the private homey backyard, the house has every amenity you’ll need to feel comfortable, safe, and satisfied. There are a good number of restaurants, stores, and even a couple of museums within walking distance. The beautiful Hance Park, with its pleasant walkways, regular events, and Japanese garden, is just two blocks away. This home is great for a couple looking for a comfortable home in the heart of the city.
Renovated in 2021, this home is once again ready to give guests a novel experience. The kitchen has modern appliances and sufficient workspace to prepare any meal, from basic to extravagant. Don’t forget to bring the dogs, as this home is pet-friendly and has a very spacious fenced-in backyard with room for everyone to relax, play, and take care of their business. There’s plenty of privacy, at home and in the neighborhood in general, but nothing feels too far away from this suburban home — except for your worries, that is.
This centrally-located condo is a great place from which to enjoy a month or two in sunny Phoenix. It is on the building’s second floor but is accessible by an elevator. The lake, visible from the windows, is a great place to walk or go bird watching. The decor is stylish, from the leather sofas to the cabinets and countertops in the roomy kitchen. Both of the bedrooms have king beds so guests will be just as comfortable as you are. Enjoy the sun and its warmth from the lakefront balcony. Shower in safety in the walk-in lined with non-stick stones. The development has a spacious pool as well.
Located in the stark and scenic Rio Verde foothills and bordering the expansive Tonto National Forest, this quaint adobe home is a great way to escape both the cold and the hustle and bustle during the winter months. On that rare day when the cold hands of the north touch even Scottsdale, Arizona, there is a hot tub to warm up in. There’s also a beautiful pool area and fire pit. The home itself is a fully-furnished two-bedroom guesthouse. It is well outside the city of Phoenix proper, on the edge of the greater metropolitan area. This gives it a definite rural flavor, although downtown Scottsdale is just 25 miles away.
This two-bedroom Glendale townhouse is a comfortable getaway for a couple keen on hosting guests during the winter months. Each bedroom has an attached bathroom. The stairs and bedrooms are covered in lush carpets for comfort and safety. The outdoor space is quite open and comfortably seats six. The development is surrounded by a verdant desert green belt and has a spacious pool area for residents and guests. It’s very easy to get on the 101 Loop which girdles the city and the delights of the Westgate shopping and entertainment district.
This recently redone single-story home is full of new furnishings to give you a new experience of homey warmth this winter. The highlight of your stay will probably be the saltwater pool located just a few feet outside the backdoor. The low-maintenance outdoor area has a fire pit and is perfectly designed for the Phoenix desert ecosystem. Northeast of downtown, it is in a good location to get to museums, the airport, and many of central Phoenix’s other attractions and necessary amenities.
Less than half a mile from The Biltmore, Phoenix’s famous country club, this condo is a godsend for avid golfers. The Biltmore boasts two exclusive golf courses but has a lot to offer anyone, regardless of their handicap. The patio at this home has great views of the golf courses, mountains, and much else. Stunningly furnished with a mix of mid-century and contemporary design styles, there is beauty to be found inside the house as well. The gated community of which the condo is a part has a swimming pool and tennis courts to keep residents active. This property has two bedrooms so don’t forget to invite guests.
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