Destination guide

Make your base a stone’s throw from Phoenix

Located just to the west of Phoenix, Avondale may be a small and understated community, but that’s exactly what makes it such a great spot to make your own when visiting the area. There are many Avondale vacation rentals to choose from, including spacious, ranch-style homes with private pools. Book one of these, and you’ll soon be lying back in the garden, under the lazy leaves of palm trees, letting the rays of the Arizona sun prickle against your skin.

Things to do

Family-friendly pursuits near Avondale

It doesn’t matter which Avondale vacation rental you pick – the myriad attractions in Phoenix are all just a short drive away. This is where you’ll want to come for an exciting day or night out, and culture-seekers will particularly enjoy the Heard Museum. This is an important treasury of Native American art, where you can see Navajo jewelry, Southwestern ceramics, and vivid paintings that show this part of the States in a new light. The rugged beauty of Arizona is also emphasized in the Desert Botanical Garden, with its desert trails dotted with prickly formations of agave and cacti.


Taking things easy in Avondale

Avondale vacation rentals are just the thing if you’re looking for rest and relaxation rather than hustle and bustle. This part of Arizona has plenty of public parks to check out, including Dennis DeConcini Park and Dessie Lorenze Park, so you can happily while away hours of the afternoon just sitting or reclining with a good book. And if you want to combine the emerald outdoors with some competitive fun, you can always show off your swing at a local golf course. In need of some retail therapy? The local Avondale malls will do nicely.


Snowbird season in Avondale

When it comes to picking the right time to escape to Arizona, it’s worth knowing that – while Avondale is an all-year-round kind of place – the whole area is particularly popular from around November to April. This is when winter visitors, or snowbirds, flock here from the north, eager to escape the cold elsewhere. It’s worth booking far in advance if you’re visiting during this period. That said, if you don’t mind soaring temperatures, the summer is worth considering as well. After all, as the locals will remind you, it’s only a dry heat.

Natural features

A community surrounded by epic grandeur

Avondale is just under 20 miles west of Phoenix, and is nestled amid the epic landscape of Arizona. The waters of the Agua Fria River run through the community, leading to the craggy sweep of Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Here, you can explore a large wetland, go hiking or mountain biking along miles of trails, keeping an eye out for darting rock wrens and cunning lizards. If you’re feeling extra-adventurous, you can head out east to Camelback Mountain, whose dramatic, sandstone peak is a magnet for hikers.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Avondale

The nearest airport is in Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.), located 17.9 mi (28.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley), which is 21.6 mi (34.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Avondale?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 886 vacation rentals near Avondale. From 653 Houses to 135 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 Avondale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Avondale:

  • Coldwater Springs: 22 vacation rentals
  • Garden Lakes: 23 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Santa Fe: 16 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Gardens: 22 vacation rentals
  • Corte Sierra: 15 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 Avondale?

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

  • Phoenix International Raceway: 1,629 vacation rentals
  • Arizona Science Center: 6,373 vacation rentals
  • Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club: 370 vacation rentals
  • Phoenix Convention Center and Venues: 6,363 vacation rentals
  • Camelback Ranch: 1,034 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Avondale 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 Avondale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 653 Houses in Avondale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Avondale include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 135 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 20 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 40 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Avondale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 610 vacation rentals with pool available in Avondale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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