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Phoenix is not only the capital and largest city in Arizona, with a population of 1.6 million people, it is the largest city in the American Southwest and the de facto capital of the region. The metro area is the 12th-largest in the United States, having a total population of 4.3 million. Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert where the Salt River meets the Gila River. Phoenix is known primarily for hot, arid climate, which continues to attract new residents and winter vacationers. To support the ever-growing number of snowbirds and those just seeking a timeout from the cold and snow back home, hundreds of vacation rentals in Phoenix, Arizona are available.

Staying in vacation rentals in Phoenix, Arizona has several advantages over other types of accommodations. There is absolutely no reason to stay in a hotel or any place that cannot provide you the benefits and comforts of home while allowing you to enjoy the weather and local attractions. Here are some of the chief benefits of vacation rental homes in Phoenix:
Long-term rates – Vacation rentals offer weekly or monthly rates that can save you money versus daily rates. Rates can be as low as $300/week for studio cottages or as much as $6,000/week for luxury homes with all of the amenities.
Privacy – Vacation rentals in Phoenix, Arizona offer more privacy than hotel rooms. If you are renting a home, the next-nearest home could dozens or even hundreds of feet away. This means you never have to worry about disturbing your neighbors and vice versa. It sure beats sharing a wall with someone.
Size – Vacation rental homes are much larger than anything except presidential suites, and why get a presidential suite when you can get a full luxury home for less. Some vacation rental homes are specially designed for large groups and are bigger than any suite cold ever be. It is not uncommon for vacation rentals in Phoenix, Arizona to have five or more bedrooms.
Amenities – Rental homes will have plenty of amenities, many of which are not available with any other accommodation. Amenities can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Private pools and hot tubs
  • Large, private outdoor areas with patios or gazebos for relaxing or entertaining
  • Full kitchens, living rooms, and other common rooms
  • Large bedrooms and/or multiple master bedrooms
  • Home theaters with big-screen TVs, DVD or Blu-ray players, and full stereo systems
  • Game rooms with billiards or other table games, full-size video games, or game consoles
  • Children’s rooms

Location is very important when choosing vacation rentals in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is a big city and has varied neighborhoods, some of which do make good locations for vacation rentals. Inside Phoenix proper are the following areas:

  • Downtown – This is the business district of the city where some of the tallest skyscrapers in the state stand. Any vacation rentals here will be high-rise condo units.
  • Midtown/Uptown – This area contains the historic neighborhoods of the city. There are also a variety of cultural attractions and entertainment venues, including sports stadiums.
  • West Phoenix – This area is in a state of decline and is generally to be avoided. Crime is high.
  • North Phoenix – This area is larger than all of the other areas combined. Most of the attractions in this area are nature-related, as the Phoenix Mountains are here.
  • South Phoenix – This region is home to the South Mountain Regional Park, the largest city park in the United States. Even so, it is not ideal for vacation rentals. Some areas are unsafe.
  • Ahwatukee – This is the southern tip of Phoenix, bordered by Tempe and Chandler. Neighborhoods here are in the South Mountain foothills and are very upscale.
  • Camelback East – This is an upscale neighborhood just east of midtown and downtown. It is the resort area of Phoenix. All of the top resorts are here as well as Phoenix Zoo, and upscale shopping.
  • Scottsdale – The most popular area for vacation homes is not part of Phoenix. It is a northeastern suburb of Scottsdale. This suburb caters to tourists and is sometimes called the South Beach of the desert, due to its many resorts and late night party scene.
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