Best Airbnbs for Families in Arizona

It’s no secret that we love exploring Arizona, and we’ve stayed at some of the best Airbnbs for families in Arizona! Most of these places gave us complimentary stays, but our opinions are honest and we truly recommend what is listed!

If you’re looking for activities to do near these accommodations, browse these blog posts for inspiration!

Munds Park

This 3 bedroom/2 bathroom room has a spacious and comfortable living room, and a full kitchen with everything needed to make meals. There are some toys for littles, board games (we introduced the kids to Stratego!), plus movie and TV options. There’s also a small guest house out back with a queen bed, and sofa.

The real beauty of Big Sky? There are two patios, one in front with rocking chairs, and a half-covered back patio! We. Loved. The. Patios. It just drew us outdoors, for the kids to play in the backyard or just to relax and chat. At night we had s’mores around the firepit (firewood included) too. Trees surround the backyard, and they were just turning colors when we visited.

More fun continues in the backyard game shed! With foosball, pool, darts, and a retro video game console with dozens of options, the kids declared this the Kids Clubhouse! They even spied sleds for the winter months.

More details and pricing can be found here.

Munds Park

Looking for a family-friendly AirBnB up north? Here’s a fun option in Munds Park that includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a great room, a large patio and play area for the kids. There was a corner of toys for kids, a closet of games and puzzles for all ages, sleds for winter and so much more!

The cabin is located about 20 min from Flagstaff and about 40 minutes from Sedona. It’s typically at least 20 degrees cooler there than in the valley according to locals! There are nearby trails to hike, a playground, and restaurants

Want a great place to escape the heat and relax and take in all the beautiful nature the city has to offer? More details and pricing can be found here


Show Low

This three-bedroom home offers so many amenities – we definitely could have stayed for a week! The kids bedroom is an epic six-bunk bed setup, and has toys and books to enjoy. We probably spent the most time in the game room, which had foosball, ping pong , and basketball setup in the garage. (Bonus: you couldn’t hear the kid noise from the living room.) Don’t forget the swing out back, and the lawn games on the patio!

More than just fun, this modern and cozy home offered a place for our family to relax, recharge, and drink in nature. We had evening s’mores around the fire pit, and then snuggled in the family room in the morning, watching the fireplace glow. We ate out (there are some great restaurants in Show Low!), and also ate at the house, thanks to a well-equipped kitchen.

This place would be perfect for a vacation with the grandparents, or another family. There’s plenty of room to share, and plenty of room to have your own space. This is also a great home base to explore Eastern Arizona any time of the year. Think sledding and skiing in the winter, and hiking and heat respite in the summer. We can’t wait to go back!

The Boho Show Low is located just 3 hours east of Phoenix in beautiful Show Low, AZ. More details and pricing can be found here.


Payson is just 1.5 hours from Phoenix and this Airbnb is a great place to call home while your family explores the area! Heart of Payson offers a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a spacious kitchen/dining area and a cozy living room to chill. Also included was a pack n play and some toys for littles, and a few games.

We had everything we needed to make breakfasts in the morning, and found the beds very comfortable. The backyard was our favorite spot! With a hammock, patio chairs/table, a grill, and a firepit, it was so nice to just relax and enjoy family time.

The house is also in a small cul-de-sac, perfect for riding bikes or scooters. Or take a walk around the neighborhood, and down to nearby Ramsey Park. We saw a huge herd of elk one beautiful sunset evening too!

More details and pricing can be found here.


We started 2023 with a getaway to the White Mountains and shared it with friends!

The Woodvale AZ cabin offers a three-story home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a full kitchen with two seating areas, and two cozy lounge areas. There is a spiral staircase going from the basement to the main level to the loft, but our kids did fine and there is a detractable gate on the main level + extra gates to setup.

Even with six kids and four adults, the home didn’t feel crowded at all! Some toys and games are provided, there are multiple TV’s (we brought our Switch from home for Mario Kart competitions) and we had the extra bonus of a huge snowfall the day before our arrival. The yard was perfect for snow play! And then we could easily come inside to warm up and have hot chocolate.

This Airbnb is located just minutes from some great restaurants and activities in Pinetop, or drive 30 min towards Greer and enjoy Sunrise Ski Resort! But you may just feel drawn, like we did, to stay put and relax. The home would also make a fabulous summer getaway, with a big deck, a grill, and a quiet neighborhood for evening walks.

More pricing and details can be found here.

Best Airbnbs for Families in Arizona


This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Tucson was such a lovely spot for a short getaway!

The patio and patio was probably our favorite! With provided toys and floaties, the kids were entertained and this mama was happy to chill and watch. So many comfy chairs around the backyard, especially for an early morning cup of coffee.

The kitchen was well stocked, and the beds were comfortable, with each room having its own unique decor style. One bedroom and bathroom is separate from the other bedrooms and bathrooms; this setup would work well for a family with kids + grandparents, or two small families to share! A small basket of toys and books kept our toddler happily entertained.

Another plus of this Airbnb location? You can walk 5 min to a neighborhood playground, and places like Reid Park Zoo and We Rock the Spectrum, or Little Anthony’s Diner and Flora’s Market Run are 5-10 min away! Check out Cowbird Houses the next time you need an overnight spot in Tucson.

More details and pricing can be found here.


  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

5 Responses

  1. Hi, I have some friends coming into the Mesa area in October . . . your article showed other areas of AZ; might you have some suggestions for the Mesa area? THX, Lonnie 480.315.0351 (text)

  2. Hi! We haven’t stayed in any airbnbs in Mesa, so sorry. Hopefully we will have some to add at some point!

  3. Looking for a nice play to stay up close to Snowbowl for the end of March for 3-4 days. 2 adults and 2 children under 10. Going up to ski. Any ideas for me?

  4. The Snowbowl has little cabins at the base of the mountain, we stayed there this past summer and were very comfortable. Look up Basecamp at Snowbowl!

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