Destination guide

Out and about in peaceful Chandler

The bustling suburban city of Chandler is a dreamy desert paradise, seamlessly merging sleepy residential neighborhoods, palm-studded public gardens, sweeping golf courses, and historic heritage, with the buzzing bars, casinos, and high-end restaurants of downtown Phoenix just a few miles away. With the wide array of Chandler vacation rentals on offer, you’re sure to find the perfect home for your sun-kissed Arizona travels – whether it’s a luxury condo, a spacious townhouse, or a family-sized bungalow with a turquoise-blue outdoor swimming pool.

Things to do

Railroad history and pueblo architecture

History buffs can visit the Arizona Railway Museum, a heritage center showcasing perfectly preserved locomotives from across the state’s history, from late 19th century coach cars to retro 1950s dining cars with glamorous lounge rooms. Architecture enthusiasts will find plenty of well-maintained old-world buildings in Chandler, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the colonnade-fronted High School – built in 1900 – and the low-rise stucco San Marcos Hotel, built in 1913. A top historic building is the McCullough-Price House, a 1938 pueblo revival home, which also hosts the Chandler Museum.

Activities

Sports and sun in Chandler’s outdoors

Start your day with a rejuvenating dip in your Chandler vacation rental pool, before heading out for an early afternoon round of golf at one of the city’s many high-quality clubs. Chandler’s paradisal golf clubs and resorts boast sweeping greens – dotted with shady palms – and regal clubhouses serving fine cuisine. If you’re traveling with sporty teens, let them run wild in the Chandler Skate Park – a huge outdoor complex of smooth concrete ramps and bowls – or at the Paseo Vista Recreation Area, a scrubland park offering archery, disc golf, and walking trails.

Weather

Sublime spring sunshine in Chandler

As a desert city in the heart of Arizona, Chandler enjoys year-round sunshine, very little rainfall, and scorching hot summers. The height of summer – June through August – regularly sees temperatures hit the low 100s, which can make outdoor excursions uncomfortable. Spring and fall – March and November respectively – offer pleasant and balmy temperatures in the mid 70s, perfect weather to get out and about on the town, or to sit and sunbathe in your Chandler vacation rental garden. If you visit in March, don’t miss the quirky annual Ostrich Festival, which welcomes parades, carnival rides, live music, and ostrich racing.

Natural features

Chandler’s desert hills and fascinating wildlife

Chandler is located 25 miles southeast of the city of Phoenix – Arizona’s capital and most populous city. While Chandler is its own city, it acts as a suburb of Phoenix. To the north, Chandler is surrounded by other charming and residential suburban cities – like Gilbert and Mesa – while to the south, Chandler borders the protected Gila River Indian Community reservation. South Mountain Park, 20 miles to the west, is a rocky, vast and rugged municipal urban park with hills, hiking trails, and canyons containing coyotes, jackrabbits, and large chuckwalla lizards with carrot-colored tails.

How to get there

How to get to and around Chandler

The nearest airport is in Chandler, AZ (CHD-Chandler Municipal), located 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Mesa, AZ (AZA-Phoenix - Mesa Gateway), which is 9.9 mi (16 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Chandler Fashion Center Transit Center to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Chandler?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,445 vacation rentals near Chandler. From 1,115 Houses to 881 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chandler for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Chandler?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chandler:

  • Fox Crossing: 25 vacation rentals
  • Provinces Master Community: 15 vacation rentals
  • Palo Verde: 22 vacation rentals
  • Fulton Ranch: 22 vacation rentals
  • Springfield: 23 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chandler?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chandler. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ocotillo Golf Resort: 3,971 vacation rentals
  • Rawhide Western Town: 4,162 vacation rentals
  • Chandler Fashion Center: 4,731 vacation rentals
  • Bear Creek Golf Course: 2,702 vacation rentals
  • Phoenix Premium Outlets: 4,380 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chandler listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chandler?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,115 Houses in Chandler. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chandler include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 881 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 157 rentals available
  • Villas: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chandler?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,936 vacation rentals with pool available in Chandler. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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