Scottsdale, Arizona (The Rocks – 105)
Your secluded, luxury vacation home in North Scottsdale, Arizona awaits. Imagine, the Sonoran Desert at your doorstep and within a short radius, access to several of the best golf courses in Arizona.
Known worldwide as one of the best golf destinations and recently named “America’s Best Place to Live for Golf” by the Robb Report, Scottsdale is home to almost 200 golf courses. Whether you’re a serious golfer, an aficionado of the game or just beginning to familiarize yourself with the game, there is something for everyone.
Your three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa awaits, complete with your own private patio and plunge pool. Enough room for the whole family, a boys’ trip, or a getaway with the girls — whoever you’re with, you’ll appreciate the golf lifestyle coupled with the extravagance and luxury of five star living.
Known worldwide for its exquisite golf courses, Scottsdale is the golf destination for all golf lovers. Choose from almost 200 courses, with Troon North and Talking Stick at the top of your list.
The Sonoran Desert:
More than 30,000 acres of diverse environment comprises Scottsdale’s “backyard”. Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve has six trailheads and more than 100 miles of trails to explore. Hike each of the six trailheads or take a guided tour (via hike, rock clubbing or off-roading).
A few must-sees include Heard Museum, where you can explore the Southwestern American Indian cultures and the Musical Instrument Museum, where you can learn about all the cultures of the world through music. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is where you’ll scope the latest in cutting-edge contempo-art. And last but not least, check out America’s largest butterfly pavilion at Butterfly Wonderland.
Old Town Scottsdale:
Take in a bit of Scottsdale history and visit Old Town Scottsdale, the heart of the city. Much of the architecture dates from the 1920s and houses the storefronts and specialty shops today. There’s a free local trolley service with stops around downtown.
If you love architecture, you’ll want to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece — Taliesin West, located in northeastern Scottsdale. This was Wright’s winter home, studio and architectural campus. Take a public tour and learn about the architectural master’s personal life and his architectural insight.
Located in downtown Scottsdale, Fifth Avenue is a popular shopping destination for tourists, locals and fashionistas alike. Lined with dozens of specialty boutiques, jewelry shops and restaurants, 5th Avenue is the place to be (and also one of the most photographed spots around town).