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Enchanted Garden Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath sleeps 4

This property is located in a historic West Sedona area called Grasshopper Flats, where early settlers developed apple orchards and grew squash and other vegetables. With an abundance of underground water, it's one of the greenest zones you'll find in Sedona.

Lush gardens and twenty trees surround the cottage, including a few ancient apple trees, huge mulberry's, and one very precious, very old Japanese maple. All this attracts many birds and butterflies, making this delightful place all the more enchanting. You may even spot a fairy or two. Windows all around bring nature indoors, and provide red rocks views, too.

The front porch, back decks and furnished patio provide more views, and are the perfect places for quiet contemplation, lively conversation, Dark Sky star-gazing, and more. Comfy chaise lounges on the largest back deck are adjustable to lay flat - perfect for sleeping outside under the stars if you want to.

The cottage is walking distance to boutique shops, restaurants, Over the Edge bike shop, Verde Lynx bus stop, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, movie theatres, Starbucks, and more. Other services, major shopping hubs, the Sedona community pool, scores of art galleries, jeep-tour pick-up points, and many hiking trailheads are just 5 minutes away by car.

Birders and nature lovers, this is an exceptionally good location for you - only 5 minutes from Sedona Performing Arts Center for Sedona's annual Hummingbird Festival, 10 minutes to Red Rock State Park and only 15 minutes to two Important Bird Areas that attract over 200 bird species. The main hub for Sedona birding information, Jay's Bird Barn, is only a few minutes by car or bike.

If you're coming to Sedona for mountain biking, the cottage is a fantastic home-base for you, too. There are many trails you can easily ride to (5-10 minutes on the pavement to trailheads such as the Airport and Adobe Jack, and even more within a short distance by car). The cottage is only a 10 minute walk to Over the Edge bike shop, where you can rent bikes and other equipment, and get trail advice from the very helpful staff. Need to wash all that red dirt off your bike or do repairs? No problem. There's a hose and work space for you in the backyard.

A special bonus - the drinking water at this property is provided by deep wells that tap into pristine aquifers below. A private water company services this small section of Sedona - no chlorine or fluoride added - just wonderfully clean and tasty water. .

More Details

Owner
Michele Fitzgerald
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Michele Fitzgerald

I started visiting Sedona over 30 years ago for spiritual activities, my love of nature, and to explore nearby archaeological sites. My heart was captured on my first visit and I decided then that I would eventually move to the area--which I did in 1992. At the time of my move I owned a sales training company in the San Francisco Bay Area. I commuted to the Bay Area from Sedona for over 10 years. Eventually, I made a transition to the work I do today (in and from Sedona), which is helping people learn how to make practical use of their intuitive skills.

I love Sedona and enjoy sharing my knowledge of the area with others. I am happy to help with suggestions on things to do in the area while you are here, whether your interests relate to the spiritual/metaphysical aspects of Sedona, holistic healing services, the art community, hiking/nature, best restaurants (I'm a life-long foodie), and more.

Michele Fitzgerald purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Michele Fitzgerald chose West Sedona

I bought the property because of the trees. It's a little oasis in the desert.

What makes this cottage unique

The unique benefits of this property are its gardens and very green surroundings. This setting attracts many birds and butterflies, including orioles, cardinals, hawks and owls. Another unique feature is the fully furnished patio. This sizable outdoor space (400 sq. feet) hosts a wood burning fireplace and is an ideal place to experience the birds, the stars, romantic dinners, quiet meditation, or a glass of local wine and a good book. There are also two decks that open to the backyard - a wonderful spot to watch the sunsets or take an afternoon nap. Finally, the location is perfect. The property is nicely tucked away from the tourist hustle and bustle, yet it is still within easy reach of everything Sedona has to offer. Walk to natural food stores, coffee shops, movie theatres, thrift shops, art galleries, and boutique shops. Hop into your car and with a 3-4 minute drive, you have access to scores of additional restaurants, the main tourist hub, more art galleries, local parks, the Sedona community pool, day spas, and more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Sedona. The outdoor space is amazing .. even has fruit trees. Apples to pick and take along hiking. Will go back there for sure! Loved it!
Aug 2010
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Amenities

West Sedona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin trundle bed - sleeps two.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and loads of light from sizeable windows on two sides of the room. Furnishings include a king bed, chest of drawers, luggage racks, closet, delightful artwork, glow in the dark starscape, a reading chair, sitting bench, end table and lamps. The second bedroom also has vaulted ceilings and many windows for loads of light. This bedroom includes small kitchenette and is furnished with a twin trundle bed (sleeps two), wardrobe armoire, a desk and bench, hinged wooden kitchen table with two stools , uplifting artwork, coffee pot, coffee cups/glasses, and a French door that opens onto a private deck overlooking the backyard gardens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Enchanted Garden Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews
5

Absolute Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place, with all its nooks & crannies. Thoughtfulness shined in every detail. The kitchen was fully stocked & pertinent Sedona info was on the entrance table. Michelle even left out a money-saving annual Red Rock Parking Pass for her guests to use.

I was with two friends, a mother and daughter, who enjoyed their big bedroom while I got to have the other room, which felt like a separate suite (close to the second bathroom). It had its own kitchenette & deck where I could carve out alonetime, especially for my morning ritual of meditation, coffee and reading. The common areas easily brought us together again as a family.

Communication was extraordinary. Upon booking, I was greeted by Michelle. Afterwards, we wrote many emails back & forth, just connecting as kindred spirits. Prior to the trip we were contacted & assured. Upon arrival, I found a text from Brian, her point-person, and then an email from Michelle welcoming us all the way from Ireland! Even a neighbor came over while we were unloading, to see if we needed anything & to let us know we could call on him for help. After that, we were left alone in sweet, undistrubed peace.

What else is there to say? This enchanted place was nicely appointed to begin with; however, between our booking and our time there, Michelle informed us that she had made further improvements & sent us a link to view them. This spacious but cozy place was beautifully appointed. It was surrounded by gardens with three separate magical sitting areas & bounded on one side by a fanciful mural. The environment, inside & out, was sprinkled with reminders that we were in the presence of fairies.

The cottage is very conveniently located in West Sedona, near great restaurants & a red stone’s throw from the center of Sedona, but off on a quiet tree-lined street. The best thing about the location is its proximity to Airport Mesa Vortex! Googling the distance from the cottage to this votex, I found it is 6 minutes by car. But as a crow, you would fly through backyards & be at the epicenter of this vortex energy in half the time! Of course, energy travels much faster than a crow & vortex energy (especially from one of Sedona’s 4 Biggies) has a wide range & influence. While all of Sedona is a vortex, I felt the energy waves of serenity & oneness streaming from Airport Mesa.

I highly recommend & plan to book again when next I visit Sedona!

Sarah Watkins,

Teacher & Energy Practitioner,

San Francisco

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, I'm so glad to hear that you and Saeda, and Amina loved staying at my Sedona cottage. I look forward to your next visit! Michele
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5

Tranquil and Serene Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in your home. As a plant lover, it was so tranquil to sit outside and eat our meals. The house was very well equipped and nicely decorated. I would highly recommend this tranquil place.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very lovely place to stay: clean and new furnishings, pretty yard and outside areas.

  • 4 of 5

Very good and totally to be recommended. The only problem was that we did not get instructions about how to gain entry, and had a scary hour before we could get a reply from the local agent.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed staying at my Sedona cottage. So sorry about the mix-up with the entry instructions. We've added some double-checks to our pre-stay procedures for all future guests, so a situation like this will not happen again. Michele Fitzgerald
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5

Pictures can't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

If this cottage is available for your travel dates don't wait - book it immediately!! The cottage is charming, comfortable, and roomy. You will find everything you need in the kitchen. Michele greeted us like old friends. There are hiking books to help you decide which trails to try out, and hiking sticks, coolers, and backpacks for day trips. The patio and outside fireplace are delightful! We enjoyed sitting there every evening. There is no tv, but lots of dvds and cds to use - and books!! It so peaceful that we hated to leave. Thanks for everything Michel! We will be back and have already recommended your cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Middletown, Orange County, New York
5

Amazing and relaxing getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

this cottage went beyond our expectations! the beautiful decorating and outside lush gardens were gorgeous. Michelle (our host) was there to greet us even though we ran much later than planned with fruite and flowers waiting on the tables. The interior is tasteful and spacious. The outside Pergola and fireplace are breathtaking at night under the stars. Walks thru the garden in the morning with coffee in hand, sitting on the front porch reading and gathering in the comfy living room with a movie at night made our vacation stay complete. There is a grill available and all the kitchen items we needed were on hand, along with soaps and paper items that were already stocked. Thank you to our hostess Michelle and if you miss out on renting this beautiful jewel of a cottage it will be your loss!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carmel, Indiana
4

Return trip to the cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at the cottage and it remains very quiet and comfortable. The yard is heavily landscaped with a lovely outdoor patio and fireplace, very private and lots of bird activity. The home is a nice size for two people and has lots of windows and natural light. The Owner is very welcoming, accessible and responsive to any needs. The location is excellent - right off 89A but far enough off the road such that the home stays very quiet. We like the West Sedona location alot - very close to restaurants, grocery stores and trail heads. We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Phoenix Airport
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145 + Tax

Cancellation Policy: All fees paid are non-refundable once paid, regardless of reason for cancellation.

Best rates (quoted above) apply to party sizes of 1-2 people. Additional fee may apply for extra guests. Check with owner. Maximum occupancy at this property is 4.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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