Scottsdale: A guide to short-term rentals

Scottsdale is a paradise of fairways — but there's much more than golf and desert landscapes. A short-term rental is the best way to explore all the city offers.

Kasa's short-term rentals in Scottsdale

With short-term rentals in the city's most exciting neighborhoods, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient accommodations no matter what brings you to Scottsdale or where you need to go.

Discover Scottsdale

After booking your short-term rental in Scottsdale, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

With cool pools and desert views, Scottsdale is an oasis nestled north of Phoenix. But how did Scottsdale get its swank as a Western cultural capital? Before putting greens and ritzy resorts, Scottsdale's storied past depicts one of humble beginnings. The Hohokam people first inhabited what would be Scottsdale and were credited with developing irrigation canals along the Gila and Salt Rivers of Arizona. Modern-day Scottsdale began as an agricultural township. Winfield Scott, a well-to-do U.S. Army Chaplain, saw potential and purchased more than 600 acres in 1888 and — you guessed it — is how this Arizona city got its name. First touted as an agrarian oasis for its temperate weather and fertile soil, Scottsdale began to grow. The early settlers of Scottsdale prized education and established the town's first public school system in 1896. In fact, Scottsdale's historic "Little Red Schoolhouse" is considered a city landmark.  

Scottsdale's reliable water supply from the construction of Granite Reef Dam and Roosevelt Dam brought an initial population boost. After a period of prosperity, the Depression ushered in a boom of talent where artists and writers gathered to capture the beauty of the Great American West, helping to build the foundations of Scottsdale as an educational and cultural hub in Arizona. 

In 1947, the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce wanted Scottsdale's western identity to be its calling card for tourists, dubbing it "The West's Most Western Town." As Scottsdale continued to bolster its local economy with the opening of the Motorola Plant, industry success enticed travelers to see what this little Western town was all about

Scottsdale is also home to some of the first "modern-day resorts" of American hospitality. A host of acclaimed events and festivals continue to support tourism and attract thousands to the desert.