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Stunning Views of Vermillion Cliffs

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Private ground floor compact studio. Approx 400 sq feet with private bathroom


Accommodation is situated in the city of Ivins which is located at the base of the majestic cliffs of Vermillion sandstone in Southwestern Utah. Ivins is very close to Snow Canyon State Park and has biking and hiking trails together with many golf courses in Washington County. You have a short drive to Gunlock Reservoir, Zion National Park and Pine Valley. A little further away is Bryce Canyon, Brian Head and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Downtown St George is just 5 miles away and if you feel the need for the bright lights of Las Vegas that is a little under 2 hours away. If you want peace and quiet together with breathtaking views then Ivins is for you.

The suite is part of the owners home tastefully decorated sleeps a maximum of two (king bed) and is very private with its own entrance.

The accommodation consists of: bedroom and lounge area, full bath with tub and shower,kitchen area with sink, toaster , coffee maker, microwave, fridge and plenty of storage.Laundry facilities are available. There is a full size flat screen TV with cable. Off road parking for one vehicle ( no trailer parking outside or on property ) is available and garage space for bikes or golf clubs if required. Front courtyard with patio furniture is available for guests

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Melanie Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Melanie Thompson

My husband and I moved to the St George area from England in 2004 looking to retire in the sun. We purchased our home here in Ivins in approx 2007 and after having many many european friends visit for vacations we thought it would be a great idea to let visitors experience what we experience every single day.

We share our home with our 2 very sociable rescue dogs , Mickey Finn and Harley Brown

Melanie Thompson purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Melanie Thompson chose Utah

We chose this area for the views. , hiking and biking trails and its quiet rural setting.

What makes this cottage unique

The area is beautiful and close to many hiking / biking trails together with the many golf courses in the area. The studio is completly self contained and very private. If you want a comfortable place to stay at a great price but dont want to be in an apartment complex then this is the place for you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Stunning Views of Vermillion Cliffs
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great location and attentive hosts

  • 5 of 5

Read the reviews folks I really can't add anything that the reviews have not already stated. The Casita was cozy and comfortable. Location was very convenient. Communication with Melanie was a snap as she responded to our text messages within one minute. Both Melanie and Kelvin gave us good tips on dining. Super place to stay. If the Casita and the host don't please you you are probably high maintenance.

Great location for exploring Southern Utah Priced Right!!!!

Our hosts could probably adopt the slogan from the motel ad campaign.

"We'll leave the lights on".

Thanks again M & K

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review ! You were a pleasure to host and so glad we are doing things right !!! I just may adopt that slogan !! Come see us again soon . Melanie :)
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Quiet, Comfortable, Private

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed this artsy and unique casita very much. It was clean, quiet, and very private. The decor is charming/artsy, the king-sized bed was uber comfortable, and I loved having a kitchenette for simple meal prep. It includes countertop, sink, microwave, coffee maker, and smallish freezer/refrigerator (not tiny -- just right). The neighborhood was lovely -- I spoke to a couple walking their dog, and they were friendly as could be. And the stars! Oh my, the stars! The house is far enough out from St. George that the skies are truly dark. The bathroom is a nice size and has anything you might need. I was so happy to find a hair dryer because I forgot mine. Thank you, Melanie, for a wonderful three nights! (Nov. 23, 24, 25)

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome ! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you in the near future . Thank you for being a great guest . Kind regards Melanie
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Best ever

  • 5 of 5

Great time

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests ! Thank you 😊
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This little casita is on a quiet residential street, close to Snow Canyon and away from the traffic and noise of St. George. The bed is very comfortable and the place is completely clean. We found the location to be perfect -- lovely road-bike trips in the area, down to Santa Clara and up to Kayenta as well as through Snow Canyon. It was easy to get food from the local Harmon's grocery, and we LOVED the French restaurant in Santa Clara (The Granary). If you want peace and quiet as well as a homey place to stay and lots of outdoor recreation, we recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you in he near future. Thank you. Kelvin and Melanie
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Wonderful home-away-from-home feel...Inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful casita in a tranquil setting. Easy access and well appointed for a comfortable, no hassle stay. Definitely lives up to its billing! Thank you Melanie!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure was all ours!! Thank you for the wonderful review. Melanie
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Splendid retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time in St. George lots to do and see. All this was enhanced by the perfect accommodations. Not only was the casit cozy and comfortable, the decor was superior which made being there so enjoyable. Melanie and her husband were so kind and helpful in every way. Do not hesitate to book this rental. We hope to return.Charles andTeresa

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
St George
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I - 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Ideally located for State and National Parks within the area

Great for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities


Rates & Availability

Ivins Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Policy :
30 days notice required ( prior to check in) for a refund . Payment can be held in credit if notice period not given

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ivins Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Towels provided No toiletries provided .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) We sleep a max of 2 people We do not wish to offend so appreciate you not asking for this policy to be relaxed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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