Create Your Own Phoenix Vacation Rental

Today will be a different experience for the family, as we head to an undisclosed location to enjoy a few days in a vacation rental. Why we have opted for hotels all this time when such properties were available, I’ve got no idea.

Vacation rentals are abundant in Phoenix but remain in high demand, especially during the winter months of February and March. In fact, demand is so high for these types of properties that most winter vacancies already are being filled now some 10 months in advance.

These rentals can cost a pretty penny, particularly in the month of March. And that, combined with favorable currency conversion rates and mortgage rates and still-low prices here in the Phoenix area, has led many to create their own vacation rental.

It’s not as difficult as it sounds. First, you need the right property – something on the water or on a golf course would be a huge plus. Second, you need to add furnishings. And third, you’ll likely want to get hooked up with a solid property manager (if you’re Canadian, this is a must – if you’re not, it’s only recommended.)

While I don’t handle vacation rentals myself, I’ve got some solid people I can recommend. Same goes for the furnishing concept. But as for the property, might I suggest something like this casita in Westbrook Village, a 40-plus community in Peoria? (For more details, call or e-mail me and I’ll be happy to help … next week, when my own vacation is done.)

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Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at