Says Rental Prices Soar as Basketball Fans Swarm to Scottsdale for the Final Four

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Scottsdale is seeing a large influx of travelers to take in the sights and sounds of the NCAA Men's Final Four. With big dollars being spent and hotel prices on the rise vacation rentals become a great cost saving option. Sites like offer up a great selection as well as savings through direct bookings absent of any booking fees.

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Pricing is high and availability is scarce for the packed weekend. However vacation rentals are the way to stretch your travel dollars and get the most our of your experience in town for the Final Four.

Another men’s college basketball season is coming to a close, and you know what that means – March Madness! In fact, the NCAA just released their ranking for the Top 16 seeds, which is topped by Villanova and filled out with perennial powerhouses and fan favorites like UNC, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, and Kentucky.

This year’s tourney will culminate with a Final Four held in Phoenix, and it’s Arizona’s first time to host the event. That means tens of thousands of basketball fans are flooding into the state capital from around the country.

The impressive University of Phoenix Stadium – which is hosting the three Final Four games – can accommodate up to 78,600 people, just to give you an idea of the type of crowd we’re talking about here. And that’s not even counting the media, players, and other associated personnel.

As you can imagine, hotels, motels, and vacation rentals are selling like hotcakes – and they’re going for a premium.

Many coming to town are looking for more than just your average accommodation and opting for vacation homes. Neighboring Scottsdale is likely where most of the concentration will be as it boasts the area’s best nightlife, restaurants and shopping. It’s the place travelers want to be and stay.

Basketball fans are forking out premium rates for the event but there are savings to be found. One way is booking through a site like, where travelers will find countless listings for rentals in Scottsdale.

The best thing about Tripz is that they connect renters with hosts directly, meaning travelers are not forced to communicate through a middleman – or pay them any fees either. It’s not only more convenient and more personal, it can save you hundreds of dollars on accommodation.

Just to give an example of what to expect, here are just a few of the properties you could choose from.

March Madness – and especially the Final Four – can get a little, well, mad. But for those moments when you’re ready to retreat from the swarms of screaming basketball fanatics and enjoy something a little more luxurious, this rental is just the place.

This luxury home sits high up on Camelback Mountain, which provides both blissful quiet and spectacular views. And you’ll be enjoying the scenery from your infinity pool – or would you prefer the jacuzzi? If that weren’t enough, there’s even a 16-person theater built into the mountain!

You’ll have no shortage of space either, since Scottsdale Manor boasts a whopping 8 bedrooms and bathrooms. You could almost fit a whole basketball team.

Compared to hotels in the area averaging $300 per night, this home is the best way to get people together as with availability in the area there is no way a traveler is getting eight rooms together.

But there are some even more high-end options available, if that’s how you like to roll.

We’re talking about Camelback Retreat, which is situated on the same mountain. And it even has a private trailhead, if you’re in the mood for a hike. Though you might prefer to just unwind in the infinity pool, spa, or open-air living room, where you’ll find a massive 80-inch flat screen.

When it’s time for bed, there’s 5 bedrooms – including 2 master suites – to choose from, along with 5 bathrooms. At $3,500 a night through Tripz, you won’t find a nicer luxury home rental at a better price.

Looking for something a little lighter on the wallet? This next rental might be right up your alley.

It’s a modern, single-family home located smack dab in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale, where you’ll find dozens of bars, restaurants, and even a baseball stadium, all within walking (or golf cart riding) distance. Or you can hang out in the spacious yard, where you’re find a full-sized swimming pool and outdoor grill.

With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms at your disposal, you’ll have plenty of room for you and the crew. And through Tripz, all of this will run you just $300 a night compared to the same cost per room at the hotel down the street.

Let the Madness Begin

While the Final Four promises to deliver edge-of-your-seat action, your search for a vacation rental doesn’t have to be as hectic.
Tens of thousands of basketball fans pouring into Scottsdale and Phoenix will certainly fill vacancies and drive up prices. But a rental site like can help you bypass the chaos and price inflation, connecting you directly with property owners and saving you a nice chunk of loot in the process.

The only thing left to do is settle in and wait for tip-off. You’ll be enjoying the crowds and competition of the Final Four during the day, then relaxing in your awesome and affordable rental at night.

Visit today and find the perfect accommodation for your trip to Scottsdale for the Final Four.

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