Find your desert oasis at a Scottsdale, AZ vacation villa

A poolside lounge chair shaded by palm trees, painted sunsets spread out over a wide horizon, and, of course, cactus landscaping everywhere you turn—you’ve arrived in sunny Scottsdale. Many of our Arizona homes add a touch of luxury to your typical Sonoran Desert stay. Peruse these Scottsdale desert vacation villas to see what we mean.

1. Villa Tranquila

Night swims are one of the biggest perks of desert living, and at Villa Tranquila you’ll have nightly opportunities for poolside stargazing. If you’re craving a nightly cool-down in the Sonoran desert, this villa is calling your name.

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2. Cactus Cottage

This home’s backyard is the little desert vignette of your daydreams. Cacti tower over a colorful hammock in the yard’s corner, where a path leads out to a sparkling pool. This supremely relaxing space is BYOB (bring your own book).

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3. Pleasant Run Villa

Steal away to this corner of the desert hills for a Scottsdale vacation that’s all your own. Why stay at a resort when you can have a beautifully remodeled townhome, complete with a chef's kitchen, stylish furnishings, community pool, and private back patio? Plus, Scottsdale's best shopping and dining is just a short drive away.

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4. Windsor Retreat

This home’s bright backyard—with a private pool, hot tub, grill, and abundant lounge chairs—creates the perfect desert vacation snapshot. Your whole family will love this home! The sleek kitchen and the game room with a pool table are icing on the cake.

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5. Legends Retreat

There’s nothing more emblematic of Arizona than the saguaro cactus, and this property boasts multiple full-sized saguaros (which can take decades to mature!). With such classic desert scenery out your windows, this Scottsdale getaway feels far from ordinary.

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6. Desert Escape

Experience the secluded desert magic of North Scottsdale at this incredibly positioned home with mountain and valley views! You'll have a breathtaking patio and yard with a private hot tub, a Pebble Tec infinity pool, an outdoor kitchen with a fireplace, and a roof deck for nightly stargazing sessions.

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7. Spanish Bella

This beautiful and spacious 3500 square foot and dog-friendly home is perfect for large groups or families! It's been newly remodeled and furnished to meet all your vacation needs, including a private heated pool.

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8. McDowell Mountain Ranch

Desert and mountains go together like coyotes and roadrunners, and this ranch villa beautifully showcases the nearby McDowell Mountain Range. Catch a different angle of the area inside the home, where you’ll experience the luxury of all-new appliances, furniture, and gorgeous artwork.

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