When selecting our luxury vacation homes for the Wander catalog, location is a crucial factor. The goal is to have our guests immersed in settings that boast the most spectacular views and give off an otherworldly vibe, all while providing convenience in the form of world-class amenities.
Why You Should Wander Off to Arizona:
Arizona has a unique history that dates back centuries. The state was founded in 1912 as the 48th state to join the Union, however, it is much older than its official founding. Indigenous people have called Arizona home for thousands of years, with many different tribes inhabiting various areas in the state. Arizona State features majestic mountains, red-hued deserts, and stunning starry nights, making it one of those places that provide an ideal backdrop for a Wander vacation experience.
The city of Scottsdale was established in 1888 and served as a health resort due to its warm winters. Scottsdale has since grown into an affluent city that offers some of the most luxurious vacation rentals that provide a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else in the world.
These luxury vacation rentals are designed for guests to indulge in the highest levels of comfort, with amenities like plush bedding, gourmet kitchens, spas, and many other features. From charming haciendas to modern villas, as well as a variety of attractions like historic sites, golfing, and art galleries-there is something for everyone to enjoy!
The Best Luxury Vacation Rental near Scottsdale
Just 30 minutes outside of Scottsdale lies the beautiful town of Cave Creek, a haven of beauty and adventure. The historically Western town lies in the shadow of Black Mountain and Elephant Butte and offers stunning views of the desert at every turn. In addition to its natural beauty, Cave Creek offers exciting activities such as horseback riding, ATV tours, and even hot air balloon rides and is home to Wander Cave Creek.
Wander Cave Creek
Location: Cave Creek, Arizona
Beds/Baths: 3 Beds/2.5 Baths
Occupancy: Up to 6
Square Footage: 2,500 sqft
For those looking for a serene getaway Wander Cave Creek is most definitely the perfect spot. This luxury vacation rental is surrounded by saguaro cacti and features majestic mountain views. Guests have the option of booking a spa day just 15 minutes away at The Boulders and don't have to leave home to find tranquility because there's a private meditation room in the house. They also have the option of playing a round of golf at Troon North (25 minutes away), then relaxing in one of the property's three outdoor patio areas. Don't feel like cooking during your stay? Text Concierge and they will recommend a private chef to do that for you.
Things To Do in Scottsdale
1. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA):
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, the museum is dedicated to exhibiting modern works of art, design, and architecture. The space houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art pieces.
Go for a shopping spree at the Scottsdale Promenade outdoor mall with its many designer stores, restaurants, and specialty shops.
3. Scottsdale Civic Center Park:
Get out into the fresh air and explore Scottsdale’s lush green space that features an outdoor amphitheater, lovely gardens, fountains, a beautiful lake, and places to eat & drink.
Enjoy a taste of Scottsdale’s old western history and get transported back to a different time with its collection of historic stores, galleries, and restaurants.
Browse the Scottsdale Quarter’s open-air retail center. Known to be one of Scottsdale's best shopping destinations, boasting breathtaking landscapes, highly sought retailers, unique dining experiences, and top-of-the-line beauty services.
Take a leisurely stroll along Scottsdale’s waterfront path to explore its parks, restaurants, and beautiful fountains.
7. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts:
Enjoy a night of music, drama, or dance at Scottsdale’s premier staple performing arts venue. This 853-seat theater is a staple for artistic performances in a wide range of genres.
8. Lower Salt River Kayaking Tour:
Paddle along lush green riverbanks and towering red cliffs and be on the lookout for sightings of wild horses and bald eagles. This is a very mild float, there are no rapids.
Since February 15, 1970, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has been an opportunity for visual and performing artists from all over the world to showcase their contribution to the arts community.
Tour architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved winter home studio in the desert that he designed for himself and his students. Today it is the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and is open to the public for tours.
11. Scottsdale Museum of the West:
Visit Scottsdale’s two-story, 43,000-square-foot museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the culture and history of the American West, Western Canada, and Mexico.
12. Scottsdale Farmers Market:
Head to one of Scottsdale’s many farmers' markets to pick up some fresh produce, artisanal food, and locally made goods.
13. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park:
Take a ride on Scottsdale’s historic train and explore the 30-acre railroad park’s playground, carousel, and mini-railroad. The park features a Magma Arizona Railroad locomotive, a railroad museum, three model railroad clubs, and a 7+1⁄2 in gauge live steam railroad.
14. Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show:
The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show features some of the best Arabian horses in the world. The horse show has been at the forefront of the Arabian horse world since 1955. The first show was held at the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and has over the years gained a reputation for being a first-class show.
Located in the middle of historic Old Town, Scottsdale Stadium was built in 1955 and updated throughout the years. You can watch the Scottsdale Scorpions play at Scottsdale Stadium during Arizona’s spring training baseball season.
With a number of luxury resorts in its pocket, it's no wonder Scottsdale has over 180 golf courses. Scottsdale is known as the world’s finest golfing destination. You can test your skills at one of Scottsdale’s many championship golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale and Troon North.
17. Scottsdale Historical Museum:
The museum serves as the principal curator of historical records and artifacts. Explore Scottsdale’s history with its collection of documents and photographs from Scottsdale’s past.
18. Scottsdale: Guided City Tour by Jeep:
There's nothing quite like a guided city tour in a jeep ride to over 50 miles of historical and cultural attractions. You'll get to see key sights like the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the site where German soldiers dug tunnels to escape from WWII prisoner-of-war camps, the Soleri Bridge, and more.
Take advantage of Arizona's abundance of sunshine by exploring the beautiful city of Scottsdale by electric bike. The tour takes you along paved bike paths, roads, and canals.
There's plenty of wildlife to see including rabbits and quail. Learn about the region’s native flora and fauna, as well as the animals that live here.
20. Scottsdale Fashion Square:
Shop 'til you drop at Scottsdale’s largest shopping mall, a premier fashion destination featuring over 200 retailers including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard's, Macy's, and Apple. Shoppers can also dine at top restaurants such as Nobu, Ocean 44, and Francine.
The Wander Experience:
At Wander, we offer our guests more than just world-class accommodations and facilities — we provide an experience. Our vacation rentals are designed to provide our guests with exceptional service and amenities, as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing they are being taken care of by experienced professionals.
We strive to make sure that each guest feels like they are getting the ultimate luxury experience. From the concierge services to the personalized attention, and top-tier amenities, this is sure to be a trip won’t forget.
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