Open House Sunday: Arizona Vacation Rentals, Desert Desserts

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Open House 101: Arrange furniture to showcase your home’s best assets.

In this case, we can’t decide whether those are the shiny wood floors or the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the patio.

Regardless, owners of Arizona vacation rentals should take a cue from this property, a home worthy of its Open House Sunday status.

Spacewise, the Gilbert vacation rental makes good use of six bedrooms with ooh-la-la touches like tray ceilings, arched doorways and sexy curves, from the jacuzzi tub to the sweet wet bar. Mesa-style accents, including tile floors and knotty wood doors, also lend rustic luxury to this desert oasis.

If you look at other features, there’s a sense that the home’s designer thought of both families and playboys. The living area is huge–more than 6,000 square feet–and there’s a nursery (or small bedroom) for the kids. For “overflow” guests (grandma and grandpa or the neighbors), an 800-square foot home stands in the rear, complete with its own kitchen, living room and bedroom. A super wide driveway, gated for security, boasts enough room for an RV and six cars in a side garage.

On party day (which is everyday, right?), kick back in the home theater or by the billiards table before retiring to the lagoon-style pool.

With all this, that $3,000 weekly rate you paid will seem like the best money you spent all year.

Posted in All-season rentals, Family vacation spots, Romantic getaways

About Valerie

Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.

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