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Creek Front Cottage in Oak Creek Canyon!

Barbara Pancrazio

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Barbara Pancrazio

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Creek Front Cottage in Oak Creek Canyon!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Sedona Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1-3/4 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Our home is located right on the water in Oak Creek Canyon and is just 4 miles from up town Sedona! The creek is stocked with Rainbow Trout if fishing is your thing....and the deck has a grill and eating area if you want to grill it! Not into cooking, a great deli/store that also serves breakfast is located right across the road. Enjoy long strolls on the forest service road that is right outside your door. Hiking of all levels is abundant in the canyon and swimming/tubing in the creek during warmer months is a wonderful way to spend your day! And, Slide Rock is just a few miles down the road. If shopping, golfing, gambling, dining, four-wheeling or sight-seeing is your thing, you are only minutes away to everything Sedona and Northern Arizona has to offer including the wild animal park, Bearizona and Indian ruins. And, if you've never been or want to go again, we are close enough for a day-trip to the Grand Canyon too!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara Pancrazio (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Barbara Pancrazio

We, Angelo and Barbara, are partners in life (married 30 years) as well as partners in business. At one time, we owned and operated a Food Service Brokerage business in the Phoenix area. But 'wised up' and moved to beautiful Sedona where we now are licensed realtors with Coldwell Banker First Affiliate.

Barbara Pancrazio purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Barbara Pancrazio chose Sedona

Having lived up high on a hill in the canyon many years, we longed to live on the creek. So in 2004, we found what we consider to be the best spot in Arizona and loving it ever since, our Cottage on Oak Creek! Barbara's parents developed and opened Rainbow Trout Farm in the early 1960's which is located just south of the cottage so this is home! Angelo was a 'city boy', originally from Chicago, but now you can't get him out of his jeans and the country lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

Mother Nature provides many pleasures for us to enjoy year around in Oak Creek Canyon. The snow fall in the winter is just enough to satisfy our need to see it fall and then it melts within a day or so. We must admit, however, that when spring comes, we can hardly wait to have cocktail hour on the back deck overlooking Oak Creek. Wild life is everywhere and we have been privileged to see eagles, blue heron flying overhead, deer on the back road and even a skunk swimming in the creek. And yet, a great deli is just across the street and uptown Sedona is only 4 miles away! What's not to love!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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based on 19 traveler reviews

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Creek Front Cottage in Oak Creek Canyon!
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful spot, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with beautiful views of Oak Creek and the canyon - the rear porch is worth staying here alone :) Barbara was very helpful and all her directions and descriptions were spot on. Definitely plan on returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that you and your guests enjoyed Oak Creek in another beautiful time of year........December!
Overland Park KS

A Relaxing Week!

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing week at the cottage on Oak Creek! The location is great, just a short drive to uptown Sedona. We spent as much time as possible on the deck overlooking the creek, very enjoyable. Barbara was so easy to work with and a great host. Appreciated the bottle of wine we found upon our arrival. It was so pleasant to have the windows open at night, falling asleep to the sound of the creek. The deli at Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market, which is just across the street, is outstanding! We will stay here again on a return trip. Thank you Barbara for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Cottage on Oak Creek.....hope to see you again! Barbara
Vienna, VA

Gem on a creek

  • 5 of 5

The deck on the house backs to the creek and is a gem. If you like to hear the smooth sounds of a babbling brook this is the property for you. The property is located a short drive from downtown (3-4 miles). The listing description was accurate and the property was well maintained. Owner was very easy to deal with and had very useful information about places to see and eat. The beds were very comfortable which help us in getting a good nice sleep each night. We did not use the kitchen, nevertheless, it was well equipped for all cooking needs. Parking was easy because it is located in the driveway.

When you rent this property you get the entire house to our self. We hope the property will be available for our next trip to Sedona because we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This location is great year around......thank you for trying it in the autumn when the change of color is at its peak!

Sheer Bliss in the Canyon

  • 5 of 5

It was a magical weekend for my family on our visit to Sedona because of the incredible location of the house, the amenities the house has to offer and the attention to details of the owners.

After walking the amazing hiking trails of Sedona, it was sheer bliss to arrive back at the cottage and sit out on the deck above the creek. The buzz of insects in the trees, the water gurgling past the house and the breeze rustling the leaves made it a peaceful sanctuary.

We cooked all our meals at the house because the kitchen is extremely inviting and well stocked with every kind of cookware. We ate every meal on the deck, to enjoy each part of the day next to the creek.

The owners were so helpful and responsive from the time I made the reservation. Everything was well organized and smooth. Their hospitality shows in many small ways (maps of hiking trails, magazines, etc.) and in larger ways (parking pass to many sites).

I am looking at my calendar to see when I can take my next trip to the Oak Creek Cottage. I want to visit it as often as I can and during different seasons.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed again that another family found the peace and relaxation they were looking for at Cottage on Oak Creek! Thank you!!!! Barbara & Angelo

Relaxing Creekside Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at the cabin. Even though Oak Creek was closed due to high levels of bacteria, we were able to access nearby Munds Creek which is very popular with the neighbors - our kids played, splashed, and swam for hours. And we could still enjoy dinner on the patio overlooking Oak Creek. The walk along the forest road offered some quiet exercise, and lots of blackberry bushes. We even came home with a basket of plums we picked from the tree across the street - all the neighbors we met were very welcoming. The deli across the creek has fantastic sandwiches and pastries, a good selection of wines and beers, and a lush back garden for dining.

We wish we could have stayed longer. The wifi was good, the kitchen as well-stocked, and sound of the creek was wonderful. The only minor downside was that the cabin was a little warm in the evening, but we were there at the height of the summer and even then it cooled down overnight.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How warm our hearts feel when we receive a review that contains a reference to the neighborhood of Cottage on Oak Creek! The neighbors are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. We are blessed for this as well as the wonderful guests we have!

Sorry to say ....

  • 1 of 5

While Barbara was very nice and seemed to want to do anything to make our stay as pleasant as it could be, we paid for three nights and headed home after the second night. We have stayed at several places in Oak Creek and this is not worth the price point. It is just not a vacation quality cottage. While it is on the creek, the home was not designed for the lot or as a vacation rental. You can't see the creek from the house, from the yard, from the front patio from the side yard. You have to go through the master bedroom to the back patio to enjoy what is a very nice view. But that is all you can do, there is no access to the creek. You can't get to the creek from the property? No fishing, no dipping your toes into the water, no sitting on the rocks next to the creek.

I feel that I should also warn people that this is not a resort or even cabin level structure. It is a double wide prefab home, the shower is RV sized. And while it is well decorated, it is not well maintained. There is duct tape on many of the light switches and the ceiling fan in the master bedroom does not work. The wood walls let the daytime heat in and there is no a/c or cooling!

On the first night we planned to grill dinner on the back patio until a mouse burst from his home in the grill. Unfortunately this was not our only mouse encounter. I am sure mice are common in the area, but the traps in the kitchen just added to our discomfort.

And finally, I think VRBO should distinguish listings that are actually "vacation rentals" and permanent residences. Barbara and her family live full-time in this home, their stuff was in the closets and their adult son spent an afternoon working on his Harley in the carport. I am very supportive of the new "sharing economy" if it is fully disclosed. And this was not.

There are so many nice places to stay in the area at much better rates. Real businesses like Garlands, Junepine, Butterfly Inn to mention just a few of the places we have stayed at and would recommend.

Again, Barbara was very nice but this is not a vacation cottage. It is her home and unfortunately it is not worth the asking price.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: POW! Now, take this... POW POW!! First mean-spirited review ever; doesn't feel good! Thank God we live in America where there is freedom of speech for reviewer as well as for the other 360 guests(plus 31 furry ones)we rented to in the past couple of years.Yes, we stay at the Cottage when not rented,we love it which is why we purchased it 10 years ago and then put more money into it.Totally replaced kitchen,1 bath installing large soaking tub/shower,upgraded other bath except small shower, still works great. Guest can use either bathroom. Home has a/c in living area,portable cooler can be moved,ceiling fans.Home is fully equipped,professionally cleaned inside/outside same day as guests arrive. When the economy took a dive we lost everything; job market not promising for a 74 & 88 year old.So rather than file bankruptcy, we decided to use our 1 remaining asset to earn a living..OUR HOME! Homeaway and VRBO made that possible for us to use as a vacation rental! Ideally vacation rental owners have 2 homes.We have 1 so when we rent, we "move out" and stay with family in Phoenix.Our first guests who were seasoned VRBO renters shared with us what others in our same situation do to make it work.When leaving personal items like clothing make sure the space has plenty of hanging area and empty drawers for guests,place signs to thank them for respecting owner's personal property.This we do.Among information left are 2 phone numbers to call if problems arise: owners' and property manager 2 doors down.The call we got was when guests called to inform us that they were leaving early because " the bedroom was hot, you couldn't see the creek from inside the house and it was not what they expected." The following are what we think are gross misrepresentations: *Master fan DOES WORK! Use rheostat control on wall.*Walls are not wood but sheet rock & textured plaster.*Tape on outlets to prevent guest inadvertently turning off elec to TV etc.not for maintenance reasons.*Creek IS accessible on both sides of home,no stairs,go down the old-fashIoned way. Steep,hiking sticks help,are available to use. *Mouse doesn't live in grill! Own 2 mouse traps mostly used in outdoor shed.TRAPS NOT found in kitchen as stated. *On 8/15 son worked for neighbor next door, parked far right in double gravel driveway connected to neighbors gravel drive. DID NOT work on bike in the home's single carport. We are so grateful for our home & being able to share it. Check photos Thank you!


Car: necessary

Oak Creek Canyon , where our home is located, is just outside of Sedona which has been named as one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Outdoor activities include Slide Rock which is a natural water rock 'slide' created through eons of years by the running waters of Oak Creek as well as a plethora of hiking trails. Sedona features many restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities and natural red rock scenery. This area is known for the Native American wares available as well as its Fine Arts. A short drive will take you to Jerome, a ghost town and historic copper mining community, that is now a fun-filled sight-seeing destination. So much to do!


Rates & Availability

From $289 Per night

Sedona Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125.00
Notes Holiday Rates for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's may apply, Please call.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sedona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Smoking on outside deck or side yard only.

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