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Marcia Carey Caldwell

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Sedona cabin ,Cathedral Rock View; Walk to Oak Creek, Toxin-free, Pet Friendly

32 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Arizona Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms/1 bath sleeps 6. Retreat in privacy and comfort on 1/3 acre with VIEW

This cabin can sleep six: one bedroom with NEW firm mattress with European top queen bed, a carpeted loft with queen bed and stair access, and a futon (double bed, thick mattress) in great room. It comes with complete kitchen and bath, all linens and towels included, clothes washer and dryer, fireplace, firewood (I supply), as well as barbecue grill and patio set in backyard. Since the end of August 2015 it has been upgraded and remodeled so fantastically that I think you will fall in love with it! New lighting throughout and ceiling fan in the master bedroom; new laundry room with pantry and hot water (formerly the cabin had been in a screened patio so hot water could not be used); new dining room with custom alligator juniper breakfast bar pass through and magical lighting; new sleek refrigerator, 7' leather sofa; shelving and desk custom made of alligator juniper as is the breakfast bar and opening surrounds, new operable windows with views of Cathedral Rock and the native trees and wildlife, and more. The views at this 1/3 acre property are absolutely awesome, and you will also be provided the Grand Annual Red Rock Pass. You can walk to Crescent Moon Ranch Recreation Area to access Oak Creek from the cabin -- Google it for amazing images, esp. in the fall!

At the cabin there are games, c.d. player, books, and great hikes. We also have TV and DVD; hi-speed wireless internet, and free phone service all 50 states. I supply the Grand Annual Red Rock pass for free parking on trailheads and admission to Crescent Moon Recreation Area, the West Fork of Oak Creek (Zane Grey wrote about it in Call of the Canyon)! Check out the books detailing the hiking and biking trails and spend those gorgeous Sedona days in outdoor activities which you will never forget. Here is a piece that I wrote to a guest summer 2016, when asked about the "presence" she and guest who have commented in the guest book were aware of:

"I purchased this cabin in 1998 from the original builder/owner from 1960. He had been superintendent of schools in Glendale, AZ, and his family decided to sell it at the end of his life. He was not ill and did not die in the cabin. In fact, I spoke to my 97.5 year old neighbor who knew him and family, and she said she was sure noone had ever died there. That said, there was no evidence of a presence until 2006 when the cabin had work, esp. roof work, done, leaving it empty for a month. When next I returned, the former minor wind sounds became creaks and animal noises. I had my contractor go through the entire structure and seal or screen any openings.

Personally I have experienced a calming, friendly presence. Most of my guests have enjoyed good feelings and ease with that has been described as possibly a mother and young son. I don't know how to attribute the sometimes nearly alarming cracking sounds, except that she may be forcing out any spriits that would not be well intentioned. It seems their presence is beneficent; when new addition was built last summer and all electrical, etc. was brought up to code, I asked our spirits to please find other dwellings if ever they could not bring light and good ambience to the cabin's guests. In response I received a loving ray of sunshine across my body. And that's my experience.

Guests have been more involved, with New Year's family 2 years in a row knowing that the female allowed her lingerie robe to brush against them and the boy touching the foot of the youngster staying there. He woke mom up to ask if she knew the boy who did that! More recently I had guests who are paranormal/metaphysical spiritists and they had great feelings and experiences with them! May there ever be friendly exchanges and even protections from those whose "lives" intertwine at the cabin at 50 Zane Grey Lane!"

The back of property drops down to a dry creek wash where javelinas, quail and coyote often visit. With rains it becomes a creek which you will thrill to sit on our bank beside. Recently a guest specified three pages in my guest book of all the birds she spotted on the property!! It is a very short walk or drive to Crescent Moon Ranch Park with access to Oak Creek, an area open to hiking and creek access. Need I mention again that the cabin is incredibly scenic (full view of Cathedral Rock) and wooded as well Since the cabin is in a small neighborhood surrounded by National Forest, you can hike or mountain bike from our door.

Guest Comments: Marcia, we came home to find your nice note letting me know that we were back online with e-mail and telephone. Thank you so much for taking care of this problem for us. As you know, it was critical that I be able to communicate to my daughter.

We have enjoyed your cabin so very much along with the beautiful area of Sedona. You also have lovely neighbors. David and I look forward to seeing you on Whidbey Island or here in Sedona. Corinne 4/2009

Guest comments: Barbara and Victor

We're from California (Marina County) so all my 'new age' friends will love that Cathedral Rock was majestically sitting at our front door! ...all that 'vortex' myth and magic.

Most magic for us were our 2 times daily hikes into the Oak Creek area. I have always wanted to walk forever in a creek bed and to then plunge into swimming holes! How glorious to find this dream right here! so much stream…so many swimming holes magically showing up along the walks...so little time! Though we did have a wonderful week, and so many quiet areas of delicious sanctuary where we just sat for hours falling into each moment. Thanks for this great spot!

Our last day -- Gentle wind chimes birdsong scent of Juniper, warm breeze fluttering, yellow and white butterflies

Our little family of quails scooting by (above the table is a rocky mountain juniper - can live up to 1500 years). Don't forget to sit out late with the stars...8/17/08

...and the full moon! Sandy

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marcia Carey Caldwell (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Marcia Carey Caldwell

Moving from Puget Sound to the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ) in 1989, left my family longing for a cool, wooded getaway. I bought and renovated this cabin (built in 1960), in 1997 and have had hundreds of truly happy guests stay here, leaving us the occasional available weekend! I love sitting by a cool evening fireside with my dachshunds -- you will too!

Marcia Carey Caldwell purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Marcia Carey Caldwell chose Arizona

We adored Sedona and the hikes, the creek, the activities and the year round great climate. We hike right from our background either into a box canyon leading to hills with magnificent views or to Crescent Moon Recreation Area where we can swim in Oak Creek, visit Stupas, photograph some of the best views and ecosystems Sedona offers. We also benefit from the VORTEX energy!

What makes this cabin unique

Direct vortex path from stunning Cathedral Rock and short walking distance to Oak Creek certainly affects energy and consciousness. I love sharing this amongst the other benefits of a genuine cabin on wooded acreage and a view that leaves me breathless. Here is a piece that I wrote to a 2016 guest, when asked about the "presence" she was aware of:

"I purchased this cabin in 1998 from the original builder/owner from 1960. He had been superintendent of schools in Glendale, AZ, and his family decided to sell it at the end of his life. He was not ill and did not die in the cabin. In fact, I spoke to my 97.5 year old neighbor who knew him and family, and she said she was sure noone had ever died there. That said, there was no evidence of a presence until 2006 when the cabin had roof work done, leaving it empty for a month. When next I returned, the former minor wind sounds became creaks etc.so my contractor went through the entire structure screening any openings.

I have experienced a calming, friendly presence. Most of my guests have enjoyed good feelings and ease with that has been described as possibly a mother and young son. I don't know how to attribute the sometimes nearly alarming cracking sounds; she may be forcing out any bad intentioned spriits. It seems their presence is beneficent; when new addition was built last summer and all was brought up to code, I asked our spirits to please find other dwellings if ever they could not bring good ambience to the guests. In response I received a loving ray of sunshine.

A New Year's family 2 years in a row felt the female's robe brush against them and the boy touching the foot of the youngster staying there. He woke mom up to ask if she the boy who did that! More recently I had guests who are metaphysical spiritists and they had great feelings and experiences with them! May there ever be friendly exchanges and even protections from those whose "lives" intertwine at 50 Zane Gray Lane in Sedona!"

Guestbook comments from the owner

The stay was fantastic. Secluded and quiet with plenty of room. Thank you so much. When we had back to Sedona next year, we'll look you up. Thanks again.
Sep 2013
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4.6
based on 32 traveler reviews

Sedona cabin ,Cathedral Rock View; Walk to Oak Creek, Toxin-free, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.625 based on 35 reviews
San Martin, CA
5

Cozy cabin perfect for exploring Red Rock country, great for kids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely cabin the last week of 2012. It was perfect for our family with 3 kids - 7, 5, 2. The ample outside space allowed the kids to practice their soccer skills every day. The kitchen was well-stocked and the heater worked very well. We loved the breakfast table with the great view of Cathedral Rock. We saw a rather large coyote on our drive back to the cabin one evening. The owner Marcia recommended the Heartline Cafe where we had a delicious four course Christmas dinner. On the last day it snowed and was absolutely gorgeous. Nice selection of reading material and games. Sedona is a lovely town and a great base for exploring the area. We did several nearby hikes and went to the mining town of Jerome for a day. We also visited Walnut Canyon, Tuzigoot and Montezuma castle national monuments all of which have ancient Indian dwellings. The older kids were proud of the Junior Ranger park badges they earned. We never turned on the TV or used the iPad the whole week! We stayed in a few hotels following our stay in Sedona and we really missed the extra space and privacy the cabin provided.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, beautiful cabin with an incredible view

  • 5 of 5

My grandchildren and I stayed 4 nights on this wonderful property. Each day I was surprised with a deer, momma birds feeding their babies in the nest on one of the rafters, bunny rabbits, bats and lizards. It rained each afternoon (which we had prayed for) and on Wednesday afternoon we had a wonderful monsoon and an enormous amount of rain. I kept my eye on the wash that is right behind the cabin and within an hour it was raging! A wonderful sight to show my grandchildren and an opportunity to teach them about "dry" washes and how quickly they can fill with rushing rain water. We tried to not even drive into Sedona and every day we went to Crescent Moon Ranch and hiked, waded and crossed the creek back and forth using logs and rocks. Very relaxing and exactly what we all needed being that we live in the Valley area.

The cabin is stocked with just about everything you need. The only problem I had was the first morning I tried to make coffee and the coffee maker would not work. Not a big deal but being a morning coffee lover I ran to Safeway to buy some instant coffee.

The cabin "creaks" quite a bit at night and the first night we all only slept about 2 hours because of the creaking noises. At one point I was certain one of the grandkids had gone up to the loft (none of us were sleeping up there) because as I laid there it was definitely footsteps. In the morning I felt a bit uneasy which is unusual for me because Sedona has always had the opposite effect ( I am an Arizona native, born in Flagstaff). Then it suddenly stopped. Just a few normal creaks here and there but nothing like the first night. If there is a "spirit" it is not a bad one and I could feel a presence, possibly female.

Hated to leave and come back to the City but hopefully I will make the 2 hour drive more often and this cabin would be my first choice.

Thank you Marcia for providing a wonderful place to make our home for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful respite with a VIEW!!

  • 5 of 5

Our drive from Flagstaff into Sedona was spectacular! The views of Sedona's beautiful red rocks increased our excitement about our 5-day stay in this wonderous place! We arrived late in the afternoon and we were immediately drawn to the quiet, gravel-paved Zane Grey Lane and the beautiful, eclectic homes that line it. As we pulled into the driveway, we were greeted by an incredible view of Cathedral Rock - towering over the trees off the front porch.

This was a wonderful retreat for our family of four to unwind and reflect on our day's adventures as we went out to explore the area each day. We loved having our morning coffee on the porch as the sun rose over Cathedral Rock. Having a space to grill out was a plus!

Temperatures topped out at 110 during our stay, which made it difficult for us to participate in many mid-afternoon outdoor activities. However, during these hot times, we enjoyed exploring downtown Sedona (a very short drive away) and coming home, throwing our bathing suits on and hiking down to Oak Creek to cool off. Oak Creek afforded us another spectacular view and floating in the water and taking it all in is something that we will never forget!

We were lucky to have found this place - away from the tourist-congested downtown area (but still convenient to) and surrounded by all the wonderful things that make Sedona a special place.

Also notable about 50 Zane Grey Lane is the wildlife! My wife refilled the hummingbird feeder and we were visited by numerous hummingbirds (three different kinds!!). Do yourself a favor and boil 4 parts water and 1 part sugar, let it cool, and fill the feeder ... and sit back and enjoy the show!

Marcia was one of the most accommodating hostesses we have had in a VRBO/Airbnb situation. After we packed up and departed, about 100 miles into our trip, we realized that we had left behind three pairs of brand new hiking boots. This was going to be a problem, as there were many more hikes to be had in our travels back to our home state of NC! We contacted Marcia, who left us a reassuring message that our boots were not lost! Marcia packed them up and shipped them to our next VRBO in Taos, NM! When we arrived in Taos, our boots were waiting for us to slip into for more adventures! We cannot thank Marcia enough for going above and beyond!

Do yourself a favor and check this beautiful retreat out!

We look forward to our next visit to 50 Zane Grey Lane!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Marcia's Sedona cabin was a delight! It is cozy and charming, and the location is perfect. The view of Cathedral Rock is amazing, and great hikes right out the front door. We could not have asked for anything more for our stay - highly recommended! :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sedona gem

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, quiet and simple. A great base for our Sedona adventures. Everything was as advertised, no surprises or disappointments. If we have the opportunity to return to Sedona, we would not hesitate to rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin with a view

  • 5 of 5

This location was just perfect. It was a great location to hikes and drives. The view was amazing especially if you saw it at early morning light or dusk. The weather was perfect. It had everything we needed and more. The neighboring houses didn't feel right on top of you. We will be going back again. Such a wonderful gem :)

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Car: recommended

The stunning natural beauty of the area combined with its relaxed atmosphere, spiritual center, and vortex energy has drawn many artists and naturalists to the area. Art galleries are numerous, offering many varieties of art in all price ranges. Sedona is located 120 miles north of Phoenix in Arizona's central mountains. It is 30 miles south of Flagstaff.

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Rates & Availability

Sedona Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 12 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$165
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$2,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$168
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$3,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$180
From
$190
Fri,Sat
$1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$230
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$168
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$3,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$168
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,095
$3,075
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

$25 Holiday surcharge. Cleaning fee $75 less than 1 week. 1 week or more, $100.
Pet fee $25 each (species/size information requested)
Security deposit $100 refundable, unless HomeAway renter protection is purchased. No refund if outdoor fires are evident.

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Amenities

Arizona Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly remodeled bathtub, surround, shower with huge shower head which detaches, and natural light from window in shower! Plenty of towels, botanical personal products, hair dryer and room heater!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , great room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , carpeted loft has qn mattress w/3' topper + kid sleep bag
  • Everyone, especially kids, loves the loft, but the master bedroom has privacy and is next to the bathroom on lower level.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Smoking only outdoors. Second dining patio and furniture to sit under juniper tree and enjoy Gambel's quail, cardinals, orioles, fabulous views and privacy. Our water system is superb -- no need for bottled water!

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