Scottsdale is a city in Maricopa Country, Arizona adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. It has been dubbed by the New York Times as a desert version of Miami’s South Beach having plenty of late night partying and a thriving hotel scene. The city’s slogan is “ The West’s Most Western Town”.
If you are are interested in renting houses in Scottsdale, whether you are interested in a long term or short term rental, you can either enlist the help of a real estate agent to do the job for you, or if feel like doing it yourself, you can surf the internet and browse through the different websites that have house listings. If you prefer to go down this route, be prepared to buckle down for a few hours in front of the internet.
Short term rentals are usually houses that are rented from a few days to a few months, usually with the intent of using the property as a vacation house. There are a myriad of choices available – from condominiums, to townhouses, to houses, and more. The properties are usually fully furnished and the advertised rate includes all the utilities ( water, electricity, etc.) Prices vary starting from about $90 a day to $3500 a day depending on how luxurious you want the property to be. Prices also fluctuate depending on if it is low or high season, so it is a good idea to look at which month you want to rent to see if you can get a bargain. A security deposit/damage deposit is usually required and refunded after your stay.
Long term rentals are houses rented for a number of months at a time. Scottsdale offers a variety of houses that can suit every budget. These houses are usually not furnished so you can decorate it any way you want to. The price range on these varies from $900 up to $10000 or more a month, depending on how luxurious you want it to be. Prices do not include utilities. Usually a deposit is required, and the lease term is usually annual. The neighborhood description is usually included in the listing, and it is a good idea to read that description as this can usually give you a pretty good picture if the neighborhood is something that you want to live in.