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Jan Daly

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Your Private 5 Star Dragonfly Sanctuary & Garden Please inquire 4 a special rate

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house

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Award Winning, 5 Stars, Designer House - 3 Bedrooms ) - 2.5 Baths - (Sleeps 6)

Please disregard any quotes listed by our listing number or any instant/automatic quotes you receive.The quotes are incorrect. Homeaway/ VRBO's new "Quotable Rates" application and "INSTANT QUOTE" places rates by owners properties that are inaccurate and automatically charging for a insurance plan that we do not charge for or require. We along with other homeowners apologize for this and look forward to being able to provide you with accurate information. Please contact us/inquire for accurate quotes. When we receive your inquiry, we will provide a custom quotes in the text part of our response specifically for you. These quotes will always be including cleaning fees and NEVER DAMAGE INSURANCE PROTECTION. We believe in refundable deposits for this and do not expect our guest to pay a non-refundable fee. Thank you so much for your understanding. Please continue reading for our Description of the Sedona Vacation Villa/Dragonfly Sanctuary. We look forward to being of service.

In mind, body, and spirit, you will be refreshed and renewed by a landscape that is among the most beautiful in the world. The Dragonfly Sanctuary is located on a magical acre in the heart of Sedona's mystical red rock formations. Set high up in the brow of a hill, just one mile south of uptown Sedona & powerfully aligned with vortexes, it’s perfect for meditation, yoga, dining, star gazing and camping. Your own private access to the vast Munds Mountain Wilderness Preserve. Within walking distance, are wonderful restaurants, galleries and shops. Designed by Sedona's most prestigious architects as an enchanting passive solar sanctuary. Surrounded by a luscious garden paradise featuring serpentine rock walls, bamboo hedges, flagstone patios, ponds, waterfall, porch, love seat swing, tables, chairs and BQ, plus hot tub, outdoor shower and gazebo, it is a truly unique Vacation Retreat. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO 'FURTHER DETAILS' SECTION TO SEE OUR VIRTUAL TOUR! CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS TOO.

Once inside the sanctuary, walls of glass bring the magnificent stone temples and intimate garden oasis into the immediate living space. The charming downstairs bedroom has an adjoining full bath and patio doors opening to the side garden. Overlooking the living and dining room is an expansive loft master suite with panoramic views of a red rock Eden. A detached third bedroom/studio with cozy interior, double bed, half bath and extensive library, has it's own rock enclosed patio and Cathedral views. Statues, water feature and artwork complement a harmonious, zen inspired, Asian blend of colors, patterns and furnishings. Changing effects of light and shadow further enhance the sanctuary's artistic aura. Both house and land evidence loving care and attention. Among the numerous spa amenities are yoga mats and videos, exercise balls, hand weights, and lotions, together with soul oriented books and music. Use of year round heated salt pool just a few minutes away. (Optional)

Anniversary, wedding, honeymoon and other special occasion couples, artists, writers, teachers, healers, leaders, coaches, photographers and nature lovers, just to name a few, find this place to be a haven of peace and regeneration. A Welcome Book with extensive information, guidebooks and a Red Rock Pass are provided, together with coordination of spa services. Create your own special memories...experience a Dragonfly Sanctuary retreat.

In the words of one couple, 'We journeyed to many sacred areas while in Sedona and the energy was powerful, but your hill top was the most inspiring. Thank you for sharing the beauty of this place.'

Our October guests wrote: 'What a fantastic place! Thank you so much for allowing us to share the beauty of your home and gardens. This is certainly on the top of our list of our favorite homes in the world and we will be telling our friends.

Hope to be back someday soon!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jan Daly (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Dragonfly Sanctuary - Everything I Expected and More!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday for a stay in September 2015 NEW

My husband and I planned this Sedona trip for our 25th wedding anniversary. We feel so fortunate to have found Dragonfly Sanctuary as our place to stay for this bucket list trip. The house, the property, the views!! Everything we expected and more. We loved everything about it from my first communications with Jan to the follow up I received from Devara after the trip. I loved the fact that I could hike up the steps to the Stairway to Heaven and right out into the wilderness and onto marked trails without getting into my car to drive to a spot. We definitely did other hikes, but having this right out the back door was a bonus! We are not hot tub people, but were grateful for it after a couple of days of tough hikes and a trip to the Grand Canyon. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the green swing to watch the stars and moon fade (we were early to bed and early to rise, never really getting used to time change) and took full advantage of having the kitchen, grill and all amenities. The proximity to town yet the complete private setting of this home is also a huge plus for this property. We would definitely go back if traveling to Sedona again.

5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property

5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition

5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality

5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities

5 of 5 starsService

Liked best: The privacy, proximity to everything and so much to explore on the property

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:

Friends getaway Large groups

The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifi/internet access. My security deposit was returned on time.
Aug 2015
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Your Private 5 Star Dragonfly Sanctuary & Garden Please inquire 4 a special rate
average rating of 4.869565 based on 57 reviews

Serene & visually stimulating

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Dragonfly Sanctuary & Garden. The location is great and the house is lovely. The special viewing up on the hill on the back of the property was a treat. The only complaint that I can give is that the bed in the master bedroom was lumpy and the fitted sheet was worn out and would not stay on the bed properly. We did not get a chance to try out the bed in the 2nd bedroom but we did have someone stay in the guest house and they enjoyed having their own little private area. The house is tastefully decorated as well as the property itself. We would recommend this property to our friends if they visit Sedona. The owner was quick to refund us our security deposit after our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings and thank you so much for you review. I apologize for the lumpy mattress. The mattress is a luxury support mattress (less than 1 year old). We just purchased a new pillow top cover for it before your arrival. My Steward has just contacted me to inform me that it is making the bed lumpy and she recommends removing it. Because of it's thickness, it caused the fitted sheet(just purchased 4 weeks ago) to not fit properly. We have already contacted the company that sold it to us to make arrangements for it's return. I wish you would have mentioned this to us immediately as we would have removed the pillow top. We strive for our guests to have a wonderful experience at Dragonfly. That includes superb comfort in all bedrooms. Looking forward to having you as our guests in the future.
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Dragonfly Extended Stay

  • 3 of 5

We recently spent 3 weeks at the Dragonfly. Location was excellent, layout was fine. Amenities were haphazard at best, with cooking items not being a priority here.

My biggest problem with this location was the cleanliness or lack thereof, of the property. I understand that they have a contracted maintenance company clean the property, but they do a poor job. The bed linens are very old and pilled and my wife washed everything in the master bedroom, including the comforter and it was not a pretty sight to see the dirt that came off that comforter. Bed pillows were discolored from use and not pleasant.

The second bedroom is small and not advertised as a Murphy Bed. It was comfortable, but the cleanliness issue with the sheets and comforter was equal to the MBR.

The living room section was broken, with the rods holding the section together stripped out. The couch was so dirty that we covered it totally with our own covers and tried to ignore the 30 degree lean caused by the unattached sectional. Couch was supposed to be beige, but it resembled darker browns along the cushions and seating. Dust bunnies on the ceilings and beams showed that the cleaning crew needs some additional guidance.

Outdoor seating and amenities were fine. Basic hot tub and a lovely seating area outdoors for your morning coffee amidst the splendor of Sedona.

We made do with the location but would not recommend it to friends or relatives.

The outside gate to the trail that is advertised is reached by climbing 3 flights of shale steps, that are cracking and noted "slippery when wet". Definitely not for the faint of heart of those with knee issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that this guest did not enjoy his stay. We are the only Guest home that offers a no charge personal Steward with 24 hour contact in the event of anything needing repair or any complaint so that we may immediately rectify it. Our cleaning company would have immediately been come back to rectify any cleaning that was not satisfactory within 1 hour of guest arrival. They have been with us for 6 years and we have never received this type of complaint or review. The downstairs bedroom although has an option for a Murphy bed, has NEVER been used as such. It is a queen size bed with luxury Postropedic mattress as indicated in our ad. All bedding sets are replaced with newly purchased bedding every 6 weeks. We do keep quilts longer than that as spares in the closets. Our couch is not beige. It is Microfiber white/grey and depending on which way you brush it, will appear darker in certain areas. Was professionally cleaned 4 weeks before this guest arrived. As for it coming apart. That actually did happen and was not reported until the day of departure. Our repair staff immediately came to the house and located the problem which was a missing screw that was sitting on the floor below the couch. It was fixed in 15 minutes. We could have rectified this too if the guest had told us before their departure date. We have an Inspection company that comes in and checks the house when the cleaning company has completed their job to make sure that everything on the checklist has been done and meets excellent standards. Beams etc were all done in the detailed cleaning before arrival. Since the house is made up of multiple glass walls, the house will get dusty if the doors are left open like this guest did. Additionally we have been advised that this guest brought 3 dogs on the property so our cleaning crew had to send 3 hours after their departure cleaning up fur everywhere. Although our contract allows us to deduct this from the guest deposit, we did not as a courtesy to them for any inconvenience they may have had because of the couch they reported as broken the day of their departure. Perhaps the dust bunny's were from their dogs-.Dust doggies. We are sorry that they didn't like their stay but in all fairness we knew nothing about these complaints. we were told everything was fine and they had a really nice time. We wish them well and hope they find a perfect place they will love next time.
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Grand Blanc, Michigan

A memorable stay in a truly magical place

  • 5 of 5

Having seen past reviews and Jan's great pictures, we still weren't fully prepared for the beauty of this place. It truly is a sanctuary - with beauty and artistic touches inside and out, a feeling of calm settled over us as we explored all the nooks and crannies of the multiple patios and gardens as well as the view that was nothing short of spectacular. We'd never been to Arizona, let alone, Sedona so it was just luck or fate that made us choose this place. The location was perfect, private yet close to what soon became our favorite part of Sedona. Many really great restaurants in close proximity and so easy to navigate to day trips in Jerome, Cottonwood and Old Town Historic Cottonwood, Camp Verde, village of Oak Creek and Oak Creek Canyon. Jan supplied yoga mats, I brought my own blocks and was able to do yoga in the master bedroom loft, full of windows with views of the red rocks at every turn. Every convenience was provided. There was a note regarding the garden tub in the master bath that stated they'd disconnected the jets for health concerns but that was fine as it was still lovely to soak in and relax each day, plus the hot tub was heavenly and provided views of the moon and stars when used in the evening. We saw wildlife in the valley below and even one morning, after a thunderstorm, a rainbow appeared in the valley - below us - so we were literally "over the rainbow". We stayed through 10/3 and felt so at home here. Sedona is such a beautiful gem of a place and this home is a gift. Jan was great on communication at every turn. Thank you and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Laura, Thank you so much for this much appreciated review. We really loved having you as our guests and hope to have the honor of a repeat visit in the not to distant future. You brought a beautiful energy to our home and this means so much to us. We feel blessed. Namaste' My friends Jan
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A True Blessing

  • 5 of 5

Dragonfly is a precious jewel, and Jan's open-hearted sharing of this sacred place is a gift she shares with those of us fortunate enough to be called into Dragonfly's loving embrace during our time in Sedona.

This rental offering is so far beyond the usual.....

If you feel drawn here, know you can trust that.

My two month stay has worked it's magic, leading me to return in 2015 for three months.

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to steep myself in Dragonfly's nurturing energy and I am so very grateful for Jan's warm welcome.

Thank You Jan !

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. You are such a loving and kind soul.We can't wait for your return. Namaste' My friend
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Dragonfly is absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

It is no surprise this place was selected for Sweet Retreats. The views are second to none. The Zen gardens are thriving and beautiful. Sitting on the back patio next to the waterfall in the backyard was heavenly, and the service and personal attention given to us made sure we had a great time. Our stay was so much more than expected. An incredible energy is present on this property and it is very private, noise free and very romantic. Even though it is high on a hill it is still very close to everything, Wish I could live her year round. Also, for anyone who wants a pool, there is a beautiful year round heated salt water pool that is within walking distance and it is very inexpensive for a grounds pass daily, weekly or monthly. Hands down, the best Vacation Rental Home in Sedona. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. We will be back for sure next year. Thank you Jan and Devora for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Horacio for this lovely review. We feel so blessed to have had you as our guest. You gave our home such TLC. We are looking forward to your return. Will be waiting with open arms to greet you. Namaste' My Friend
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Peaceful, private yet close to Uptown Sedona

  • 5 of 5

This Sanctuary was better than described. Great energy spots. I consider this place sacred. Extremely serene, exclusively private, Great layout, amenities as described, clean spotless and Beautifully maintained and Designed, state of the art rooms, Fully Equipped Eat-in Kitchen with Gas Appliances. efficient service/response if you have questions. divine meditation access spaces outside, well lit at night for star and sunset gazing. when you climb up to the top of the designed private yard, the views are beyond words and the greatest asset of all Devara, the manager. wish i could give this place 10 stars

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Grace, Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so happy that you came to Dragonfly and enjoyed everything she has to offer. We also want to thank you for the loving care you provided. You have a wonderful energy and we are very blessed to have had you share it with her. Missing you already Can't wait for your return Namaste' My Friend Jan and Devara
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Car: recommended

The Dragonfly Sanctuary is located in the exclusive Gallery/Creek District. Sitting high on the hill, away from the noise, we overlook Uptown and Hillside Sedona. Although very private, with beautiful views, we are within walking distance of Tlaquepaque and main attractions. We have an exclusive private entry to the Munds Wildreness and Trails directly from our property.

Other Activities: Shopping, Rock Climbing, Fitness Center/Gym, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature golf, Hot Air Ballooning


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Pet Fee $300
cleaning $200

Sedona rental ordinance prohibits less than 30 day occupancy. Please inquire for further information
Jan-Dec $3600-4800/monthly discounts. Rates vary by number of guests, season and holidays. Days and weeks do NOT have to from beginning to end of a month.
All time period inquiries welcome. We also due multi - month rentals at discounted rates. Please contact us for details. Friends and family may share a time slot. If you have other family members and friends that will arrive later than you and stay longer than you, they can be added on to your reservation to take advantage of longer term discounts. We must however limit occupancy to 6 at a time.
$ 175.00 to $250.00 Cleaning Charge; Cleanings may be scheduled bimonthly or more for our monthly guests at additional discounted rates $500 Reservation/Security Deposit which is fully refundable following departure after completed full term reservation and according to terms and conditions of reservation...

If more frequent cleanings are requested, please ask about discounted rates.

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Arizona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink also in 3rd bathroom. Outdoor shower by Jacuzzi too
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • * King Bed: Simmons Beautyrest Mattress one step above Westin Heavenly Bed in master loft * Queen Bed in downstairs garden room * Double Bed in detached 3rd bedroom/sitting room
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Possible Pets Allowed: special requests considered. Young children must be closely supervised as we are surrounded by red rocks and have a private entrance to the forest.: property has loft master bedroom with low walls, many breakables, ponds and steep rock trail to hilltop.Full time, off site Steward and Shaman is available to our guests. Sanctuary is a no smoking property. Wood Stove: In place of wood stove, there is a more eco-friendly pellet stove with visible flame in addition to forced air heating. Cable/Satellite TV: Direct TV with XM Music; DVR recorder on main television. Private Sundance Hot Tub. Gazebo. Mountain View: Wrap around views of rock formations and mountains. Private recreational hilltop with table, chairs, fire pit, exercise platform, bed and swing; gate opens to Forest/Wilderness area. Spa amenities including hot tub, outdoor shower, yoga mats and videos, exercise balls, hand weights, lotions and soul soothing music and books

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