Fountain Hills is a resort town in Arizona’s Maricopa County, set within a mountainous landscape in a beautiful desert environment. On holiday at a vacation rental in Fountain Hills, you’ll have all kinds of opportunities for recreation close by, with golf courses, lakes, regional parks and river all in the area.
One of the distinctive features of the town around Fountain Hills self-catering accommodation is the fountain itself, which shoots a jet of water 100 metres in height every hour. Still, the main reason people come to this town is to enjoy the wonderful natural scenery. The McDowell Mountains are a great destination for activities like hiking and mountain biking. Mountain Bikers will find three trails, varying in length and suiting riders of all levels. If you visit the park on foot then together with the breathtaking views you’ll be able to find a number of ancient petroglyphs carved into the rock faces. A fantastic way to enjoy the park is to go on horseback, and with this mode of travel you could make for the Dixie Mine, which is a historic and long abandoned gold and silver mine.
If you’re a golf enthusiast then you’ll find a number of courses to enjoy close to Fountain Hills vacation accommodation – in fact there are more courses per square mile than in any other location in Arizona. Among the highlights are Eagle Mountain, We-Ko-Pa, Sunridge and Sonoran Desert Golf Trail. As you might expect all courses boast spectacular views. In the summer months you could make for the water sources in the area – Saguaro Lake is enclosed by rugged hills and offers water sports, boating, swimming and paddleboat cruises.
There are a number of interesting places within easy reach of Fountain Hills self-catering vacation rentals. Scottsdale is a resort noted for its golf courses and nightlife. There’s also fabulous shopping to be found here, with the Scottsdale Fashion Square considered the place to go for upscale brands.
Fountain Hills self-catering accommodation is found in a region known for its hot arid climate. Temperatures don’t often fall far below 20 degrees at the coldest time of year, although occasional dustings of snow on the highest peaks of the McDowell range nearby. From May to September daytime highs are well of=ver 35 degrees.
Fountain Hills vacation rentals are little more than half an hour in the car from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). You can get to this destination from the UK by flying with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR).