Scottsdale is a fantastic city that is adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. The New York Times has called it a desert version of Miami’s South Beach due to it having a lot of late night partying available, and a thriving hotel scene.
Scottsdale is home to a lot of luxury homes and home rentals, and people looking to rent a luxury home can choose to rent it out either short term or long term. If you are not committed to buying a mansion just yet, you might want to consider renting it for a short amount of time just to get a taste. This will allow you to see if you want to purchase one yourself later on.
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. The properties are usually fully furnished and the advertised rate includes all the utilities (water, electricity, etc.) Prices vary starting from $10,000 a week to a staggering $98,000 a week, depending on how luxurious you want the property to be. A security deposit/damage deposit is usually required and refunded after your stay.
To get an idea on how luxurious these houses are, take a quick look at this one listing in the area and you will understand why it is priced that way:
Here are some highlights – Gated Community, Primary Residence (three floors/6 bedrooms), Guest House (two floors/3 bedroom suites), Totaling 9 Bedrooms, 17 bathrooms.
Two Story Exercise Bldg with Racquetball Court, Large in home theater with theater seating, Spa Facility (Steam/Sauna/Massage Room), Gazebo/Outdoor Kitchen at Main house pool, gazebo/outdoor kitchen at guest house pool, Olympic sized pool at main house, Therapy pool at guest house (heated), 3 Jacuzzis, Pizza Oven, Walk in Refrigerator and Walk in Freezer.
Three Formal Bars plus eight additional wet bars through, 2 Game Rooms, Tennis Court/Basketball court with lighting, Multi-hole putting Green, 11 Fireplaces, Firepots, Misting System, Children’s Play Area (Play house, underground trampoline, large play structure including slide and swings).
There are also amenities that are available onsite should you require it which includes a chauffeur, a masseuse, a private chef, and a car. These are all available for a specific price, of course.
So if you are interested in living like a king for a day or for a few weeks, but not ready to commit yet to a long term relationship with a property, rent the property for a few days and see if living like a king is something that you can get used to.