Arizona is known for its stunning canyons, stretches of deserts, and all-around natural beauty. It is also home to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. From outdoor exploration like hiking, tours and horseback treks, to big city attractions like art galleries, luxury spas, and one-of-a-kind boutiques, there is much to see and do while in Arizona.
Families traveling with children will discover countless kid-friendly attractions and activities. Explore the trails, animals and events at the Phoenix Zoo, one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S. with more than 3,000 animals. Or venture to the Arizona Science Center, an interactive museum with over 350 hands-on exhibits. And these two local gems are just the tip of the iceberg.
To get the most from your family trip to Arizona, choose accommodations that are within close proximity to the area’s best attractions and sightseeing. Here’s a look at our top picks for kid-friendly Airbnbs in Phoenix metro, northern, western, and southern Arizona.
Kid-Friendly Phoenix Airbnbs
1. Spacious Home with Playhouses, Cars & Toys
“The Playhouse Retreat” is the ultimate kid-friendly rental. The newly renovated property recently received more than $1 million in upgrades to create a home that caters to adults and children alike. The backyard is equipped with a large covered patio with a dining table and seating for 12 people. There is also a large pool with resort-style chaise loungers and an eight-person spa. The spa and pool area are gated off for the safety of small children.
Small children will enjoy the new commercial playground in their own backyard, as well as tons of playhouses, cars, toys, and even a splash pad. Parents will love the daily housekeeping services, full concierge services, transportation coordination, in-home chefs, on-demand grocery delivery, and many other services designed to make your stay as stress-free as possible.
The five-bedroom, four bath home is also centrally located in Scottsdale near hiking, biking, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping venues, golf, and a wide range of activities and events. It is also near the largest aquarium in the southwest with more than 30,000 animals, the OdySea Aquarium.
2. Desert Retreat with Heated Pool & Putting Green
Children of all ages can appreciate the many amenities available at this first Airbnb located in North Phoenix. Kids can have fun splashing about in the heated pool or challenging one another to game of golf in the backyard. There is also outdoor cornhole, pool table, and foosball in the loft. The spacious patio provides ample space for lounging, allowing mom to watch the kids play as dad cooks on the gas barbecue.
This remarkable vacation destination is situated in a prime location. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and desert landscapes, the six-bedroom, three bath home is placed near parks, hiking trails, playgrounds, cafes, shops, and restaurants. Hop in the car and get on I-17 for easy access to Desert Ridge and Kierland Commons.
3. North Phoenix Home with Pool & Game Room
Located on the cusp of Paradise Valley and near Kierland Commons, this North Phoenix home has been decorated by a professional designer and features a large private backyard with covered patio, fire pit, and inground pool. When the family isn’t swimming in the pool, the kids can enjoy the game room – complete with pool table.
The comfy living room has a TV and fireplace and there is a full kitchen for prepping and cooking meals. The four-bedroom, two bath home is situated within walking distance of great restaurants, including kid as well as mom and dad friendly OHSO. The house is in a quiet neighborhood which is perfect for families with small children.
4. Newly-Remodeled Home in the Heart of Downtown Gilbert
This four-bedroom, two bath home in Downtown Gilbert is on a large lot that includes a heated pool, fire pit, giant outdoor chess game, ladder ball, and plenty of backyard space for fun with the kids. Inside, the four private bedrooms, living room, dining, remodeled kitchen, and game room provide ample space for hanging out and relaxing.
This family-friendly home is stocked with board games, bikes, and everything else you may need to keep your children entertained and having fun. The home is also only one mile from the dining district in downtown Gilbert with dozens of family friendly restaurants including our favorites Liberty Market and Zin Burger, and just 10 minutes from San Tan Village with attractions like Top Golf and Harkins Movie Theater.
5. Paradise Valley Home with Outdoor Gaming
For our lux option, spend your vacation listening to the sounds of a waterfall and see the koi fish swimming in the pond. At this Paradise Valley home, families can enjoy a tranquil vacation set in the beautiful desert. The home features a salt-water pool, running stream, catfish-filled lake, two waterfalls, and workout room.
The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath ranch offers plenty of outdoor gaming activities for kids, including a bocce ball court, basketball court, and volleyball court. Families can also play on the pool table or watch the giant 60-inch TV.
Kid-Friendly Northern Arizona Airbnbs
6. Private Log Cabin with Kid’s Treehouse
This beautiful log cabin spans more than 2,400 square feet set on 2.5 acres. Located adjacent to a national forest, the three-bedroom, two bath home is the ultimate getaway destination for families with children. There is plenty of space for kids to run and they will love playing in the nearby treehouse.
The log cabin in the woods is fully-stocked with everything you need for a relaxing vacation, including kitchen essentials, linens, towels, paper products, and soaps. In the winter months, the area turns into a winter wonderland, making is a great holiday destination for families. Don’t forget to get tickets to the world famous Polar Express.
7. Cozy Cabin with Game Room & Outdoor Living Area
This remodeled three-bed, two-bath cabin is a charming Airbnb in Pine, Arizona. The home features a bunk room for the kids with an additional play area. The fenced-in back yard has a swing set and large deck where families can grill and dine.
There is also a front patio with plenty of seating and a gas fire pit. Inside, there is air conditioning and heating to keep the home cozy and comfortable. Nearby families can visit Fossil Springs Trail Head, Myra’s Art Gallery, Waterfall Trail, and The Honey Stand.
8. Centrally-Located Home in Disney-Inspired Sedona
Walt Disney had attributed much of his inspiration from beautiful Sedona. Now families can see the red rocks and beautiful landscaping for themselves while staying at this centrally-located Airbnb in Sedona. Sedona is so enchanting for families with kids of all ages. Oak Creek makes for a great adventure with swimming holes, wild life watching, and easy hikes. We highly recommend the Grasshopper Point area for families.
The four-bedroom, three bath home spans 1,852 square feet with incredible indoor and outdoor living spaces. Families can enjoy backyard features like two types of grill, patio furniture, and incredible views of the red rocks. The home is set up for families with small children and offer plastic dinnerware, bath tub, baby bath, toys, books, and more.
Kid-Friendly Lake Havasu City Airbnbs
9. Quaint Cabin Style Home on Lake Havasu
Bring the family for a week of rest and relaxation at this quiet cabin home located on the Colorado River . The tastefully-remodeled home features pallet wood walls, stained concrete floors, concrete counter tops, and a large covered patio.
The rustic cabin has three bedrooms and two baths, as well as a large fenced-in backyard for the kids. The home is located in a quiet area that is within close proximity to town for convenience. Kids will love the London Bridge and the English Village which has lots of little shops, dining, and bumper boats.
Kid-Friendly Tucson Airbnbs
10. Charming, Private Hideaway with Mini Donkeys
This lovely Tucson Airbnb has everything a family needs for a comfortable travel experience. The 5-acre estate features two private rooms, as well as a 560-square foot cowboy guest home. There is also a first-class equine therapy facility for horses and donkeys.
Families can also enjoy a stunning pool, patio, basketball court, walking paths, labyrinth, steam shower, high-speed wifi, HDTV, and dining and shopping within five minutes. Guests are free to observe the horses, donkeys, goats, and chickens from outside of the fence line. Those that want to interact with the animal can schedule this special visit with the homeowners.
11. Luxury Guesthouse with Heated Pool and Game Room
This two-bedroom, two-bath guest house is an excellent kid-friendly option for small families. The two-story home provides plenty of activities, including a four-hole putting green, six-to-eight-person sauna, high speed internet, heated pool, eight-to-ten-person hot tub, large game room, pool basketball, sand trap, and golf practice net.
Guests also have access to paved trails and bicycles. The game room is filled with plenty of fun games, including a PlayStation 4 with games, board games, electronic dart board, ping pong, foosball, and much more. The home is situated in a quiet subdivision and Rolling Hills Golf Club is just one minute away.
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