This is a 1,512 sq. ft. home in a quiet, tree shaded neighborhood of west Sedona that is close to parks, restaurants, hiking, biking (bike rentals close by), golf, spas and health facilities,, performing/arts, movie venues, a community park with clubhouse, tennis and swimming with an adjacent dog park and activities, and art and tourist shopping. In addition there are four grocery stores, two drug stores and two hardware stores for basic needs within close proximity when you want to stay in, cook and enjoy the well equipped kitchen. "Uptown Sedona" is just a short five minute drive from the house with more arts and tourism shopping and many more restaurants.
The home has a very large fenced backyard for star gazing at night and leaf filtered views of famous Thunder Mountain in the daytime. Old stories have it that Walt Disney vacationed in Sedona and one of his movies was inspired by Thunder Mountain. It's fun to have coffee in the morning or wine in the evening and watch the many birds, butterflies, squirrels and Sedona critters playing. or walk the infinity labyrinth to think or meditate.
The warm and comfortable home has large open rooms and is tastefully decorated with original artwork and some antique furniture pieces. The new appliances including a full size stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator and a utility room with large washer and dryer are available for guest convenience. Plenty of CDs, DVDs, books and games are provided and the dining/recreational room offers cable television and a DVD player for the large screen TV. The recreational room also offers a computer alcove for computer needs with high speed internet. This room has a separate entrance to the back yard and can be closed off for small group gatherings or entertaining or even a third bedroom using the 22" high air bed but it is not suitable for large parties or events.
The wood burning fireplace (Use Only With Insurance Mandated And Posted Safety Restrictions) and electric fireplace in the winter and ceiling fans in the summer add to the ambiance of the home in addition to the whole house heating and cooling.
The home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and each bedroom offers two single beds, pushed together to make a king sized bed in the master bedroom (they can be separated Upon Request) and the master bedroom opens to the front private deck and waterfall. The bathrooms have new marble countertops and shower heads that can be adjusted for height. In addition, there is a queen sized 22" high airbed. The fully equipped kitchen offers guests a perfect place for home cooked meals if going out for dinner to Sedona's many eclectic restaurants isn't desired.
Outside guests can relax and visit in the ivy covered courtyard in front with its bubbling waterfall and pebble pond or enjoy the shaded deck and rocking chairs out back. A fire pit (Use Only With Environmental Log and With Cover On) and reclining chairs for star gazing and table and chairs with a propane grill are enjoyable for breakfast or dinner or to just sit and watch the birds and critters or stars in the back yard. There is some unevenness between the upper and lower decks so please watch your footing between the back door landing and the upper and lower decks and also in the "Sedona rustic" back yard. The house sits in a small area of Sedona that is fed by an underground aquifer and it feeds the tall green trees of the area. There is uncovered parking in front of the house.
No smoking is allowed on the property either inside or outside and the house cleaning incorporates environmentally sensitive cleaning products. Recycling is encouraged and recycling bins are provided. Children over the age of 12 are welcome with their families and pets are welcome with certain restrictions; they must be well house trained and under 30 lbs. in weight. There is a pet fee of $45 per pet with a two pet limit. Pets are not allowed on the furniture without the washable dog pad, which is supplied, underneath them. They cannot be left alone in the house at any time (even the most well trained dogs can suffer separation anxiety in unfamiliar surroundings and become destructive, mark "their territory" or bark which disturbs the neighbors). Owners must clean up after pets both inside and outside and waste must be disposed of properly. If extra cleaning is required because of pet soiling, the pet owner will be expected to pay for the cleaning.
A nightly fee for an extra guests above four (up to five guests total) of $50/night per guest will be charged.
An important note: Check in time is between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and the manager will meet you and show you the house and tell you about the operation of appliances/TV/heating and cooling, etc. The cables for the TV/DVR, hoses for the washing machine and flue for the wood burning fireplace are set correctly as is and Must Not Be Changed. If they are moved, it can result in damage to, or unsafe operation of the equipment. If a repair is required, the visitor will be charged for it.
For those unfamiliar with Sedona, it is located within the middle of Arizona's northern vacation country. It is approximately 45 minutes from Flagstaff, 2 hours from the Grand Canyon, 20 minutes from Old Town Cottonwood, an hour from the mountain community of Jerome and 1 1/2 hour from Phoenix. At 4,326 ft. in altitude, Sedona offers a temperate year around climate and a topography that varies from high, arid desert to green forests along the Oak Creek that flows through its downtown and up the mountain to Flagstaff. This home is inviting and comfortable in all seasons and offers a wonderful base from which to enjoy all that Sedona and the surrounding area offer.
Sedona has always been voted one of the most beautiful places in the United States to visit and people from all over the world come for recreation, spiritual renewal, art enjoyment or just sight seeing and relaxation. It is one of only eight International Dark Sky communities and the star gazing is wonderful. Come visit; you will enjoy your stay!