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Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa

Nik Rashid

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Nik Rashid

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Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Apple Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Situated on 1.3 acres of land on top of a mesa in Apple Valley, Utah (4400 feet above sea level), the Gooseberry Mesa lodge is a private, comfortable and relaxing getaway with a view that will keep you coming back. The main house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 comfortably, while the detached studio apartment above the garage has a king size bed to accommodate 2 more.

The main house includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, a complete set of pots and pans and dishes. There is a counter, bar with stools so your guests may watch you cook while they sit and chat and a large dinner table that sits 6-8. Eat dinner with family and friends while enjoying the view of the mountains. After dinner sit in the living area while watching television, or unwind in front of the fireplace during a cold winter night, or get together with your family and friends for a board game night. Or if you prefer to barbeque outdoors on the porch and later gather around a 'campfire' for some story telling and toast marshmallows instead.

The laundry closet stores a full washer and dryer. All three rooms in the main house have sliding doors that lead out to the enclosed garden where you can relax and watch the kids play in the little playhouse.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nik Rashid (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Nik Rashid

We love to spend most of our 'free' time hiking, exploring and mountain biking. We frequently escape to our 'Utah' house with our two kids for peace and quiet, and to enjoy outdoor activities this area has to offer. We would love to share this experience with you too.

Nik Rashid purchased this house in 2011

Why Nik Rashid chose Apple Valley

We fell in love with the panoramic view of Zion NP and surrounding mountains during the day, and at night the sky is an endless blanket of stars.

What makes this house unique

Having lived in big cities all our lives, my husband and I love the peace and quiet this house offers and it's closeness to many National Parks.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 51 traveler reviews

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Panoramic view of Zion near Gooseberry Mesa
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
5

Great Zion area rental

  • 5 of 5

Great place to explore the Zion area, came with two families and the house was perfect for all of us.

If you're driving a 4WD vehicle highly recommend the back road into the national park, killer views.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

The perfect get away

  • of 5

Our family of 6 came for spring break. The cabin was perfect and well taken care of. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The owners even checked in with us to make sure everything was ok. Zion was close and there was plenty to do. The views were amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Sacramento Area, Orangevale, CA
5

Fantastic Family Vacation Venue

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us and the lodge was a warm and friendly environment with plenty of sleeping space. A location within easy access of Zion and a 4 wheel drive short cut surprise. We had a Toyota Sequoia so the short cut was a fun trip. We were first timers to the lodge and Utah. The Gooseberry Mesa Lodge exceeded all expectations. We even had a surprise snow storm on New Year's Eve. The neighbors are nice and we made friends with a neighborhood dog, some called her Snow Ball, others Aspen. She was quickly adopted by my group.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ogden, UT
5

Most Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want a fantastic place to call home for a few days, this is the place! Fully accommodating lodge atmosphere with AMAZING views of the mesas that surround. Breakfast on the patio at dawn, and evenings by the campfire watching the stars, the lodge did not disappoint. We will definitely be returning next year for more Gooseberry adventures!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oakland CA
5

A lovely well-appointed home with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family of 8 was completely comfortable and happy in this very clean, lovely, private house in the high desert. Between the four bedrooms and several outdoor lounging spots, we had plenty of space to hang out together as a group or get some space from the others. The spacious kitchen had everything we needed - down to a cupcake pan for the kids' birthay celebrations, and the a big grill had space to cook for everybody. The house feels very remote, but civilzation is close enough for a quick lunch and a grocery stop. Zion National Park was a 1/2 hour away (and so beautiful!) and Bryce Canyon is an easy venture away (and spectacular!) There's so much hiking and sight-seeing in the area, and the house is a wonderful home base. If we venture to Utah again, we would definitely make it a point to stay at the Gooseberry Lodge.

(We were a family of four, with a teen boy and a 9 yo girl, plus parents and aunt and uncle.)

We did have some issues with the internet when we arrived, but the caretaker was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of Zions out the Kitchen window and patio. Very well kept home with a playhouse for the kids and an awesome studio above the garage. We toured Zions National Park during the day and viewed some deep sky objects through an 18" telescope (my own) in the dark night skies. The Milky Way is beautiful. Hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Car: necessary

Gooseberry Mesa Lodge is a quiet, comfortable and relaxing getaway with panoramic views of Zion National Park, Gooseberry Mesa and the Smithsonian Butte. Far away from the crowd, you can watch wildlife from the porch, star gaze at night or build a fire and toast marshmallows with the kids.

This is a great location for family getaways and adventurers seeking a central base to explore the surrounding National Parks such as Zion, Bryce, North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, all within a day trip away. Many state parks and recreation areas are also close by. We are also within the immediate vicinity to world-class mountain biking trail systems such as Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa and the JEM/Hurricane Rim Trails.

For the adventurous soul, head down the Smithsonian Butte Country Byway in your 4WD. Smithsonian Butte Back Country Byway is only 1.5 miles from the lodge and travels for 9 miles between Apple Valley on State Route 59 to Rockville on State Route 9. As the route winds down into the Valley of the Virgin River, you'll experience views of Zion Canyon, Canaan Mountain, the Vermillion Cliffs, and Zion National Park just four miles west. As you reach the highest points on the Byway, Zion's fiery landscaping, filled with buttes and temples, lays in panoramic glory at your feet.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Apple Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter. The studio is closed!
Nov 1 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.2%
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Amenities

Apple Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , additional twin trundle
    Bedroom 4 (STUDIO) - 1 king , CLOSED BETWEEN NOV-FEB (WINTERIZED)
  • The main house has 3 bedrooms. Bedroom #1 and Bedroom #2 has queen beds in each and there are two twin or single beds in Bedroom #3. In addition there is a trundle with extra mattress, port-a-crib and full size futon in the living room with high grade mattress available. Bedroom #4 (studio) is above the garage separate from the main house and has a king size bed. THE STUDIO IS CLOSED BETWEEN NOV-FEB (WINTERIZED).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

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