Laid-back, casual, and surrounded by relaxation, the city of Carefree, AZ lives up to its name. Framed by Arizona's majestic desert landscape of towering natural rock towers, sun-kissed flowers, and a seemingly endless array of outdoor activities, your trip to Carefree promises to be as fun as it will be relaxing.
The perfect spot to come explore the wandering trails through the picturesque red rock canyons, enjoy the seasonal music and arts festivals, or taste the city's James Beard Award-winning culinary scene, our Carefree vacation rentals offer something for every curious traveler.
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Yes, 10 of our Carefree homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).Browse dog-friendly homes >
Yes. 27 of our Carefree vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.Browse homes with internet access >
Absolutely. Our local Carefree team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.Learn more about Vacasa Premium Clean >
Nestled on the southwestern edge of the Coconino National Forest and a little under 40 miles north of the culturally rich streets of Phoenix, Carefree makes it easy to get out for day trips and desert adventures. When it's football season you can drive to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale to watch the team play. Carefree's ideal location puts you close to attractions lie Bartlett Lake Marina and Mazatzal Peak, both just short drives from your vacation home.
Wake up in your stunning vacation rental and walk down to the famed Sundial in the middle of the scenic Carefree Desert Gardens for a free morning yoga session, then grab a quick breakfast before your next adventure. Play a round of golf at one of the expertly-manicured courses nearby, then treat yourself to an indulgent treatment at a world-class spa.
Take a day to explore the postcard-perfect sights along the trails that weave along Mazatzal Peak, or spend the day out on the lake with a rented kayak or watercraft at Bartlett Lake. You won't want to miss treating your palette to a true fine dining meal at the James Beard Award-winning restaurant Café Bink.
Escape the grind of the urban jungle and trade it in for gorgeous sunsets, stunning style, and a trip you'll never forget when you come to our Carefree vacation rentals to recharge.