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Passive-Solar with Great Views in Escalante, Utah

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Passive solar home designed with Frank Llyod Wright principles. Big sky view of Kaiparowits plateau with Rattlesnake Butte in foreground.

Custom CKD kitchen with luxury appliances Wolf/Sub Zero/Asko. Washer & dryer. Hiking outside front door to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument with 1.9 million acres of wild lands.

Organic vegetable garden produce when in season. Local professional guides available for hiking, canyoneering, fishing and hunting.

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Ricki & Sandy Brown
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Ricki & Sandy Brown

Ricki & Sandy Brown, are deserts rats. We moved to Southern Utah to enjoy the canyons and mountains, hiking and biking being our passions. (We can direct you to secret spots.) We live next door to our vacation home in our own private place.

Ricki & Sandy Brown purchased this house in 2005

Why Ricki & Sandy Brown chose Utah

Escalante is the most remote village in the mainland USA and represents the New West. For us, it's a new life in close harmony with nature and all things wild.

What makes this house unique

The most talked about issues are the silence, the golden light, along with the clarity of the heavens. You'll want to experience the wild, quiet west as the weather turns.


Escalante House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Sun Flower shower head and hand-held shower head
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
'hike from doorstep' Photographer's dream. Quiet. Recycle glass and aluminum.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Passive-Solar with Great Views in Escalante, Utah
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Best place to stay in Escalante!

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to town. It's quiet, with beautiful views and has everything you need. The owners are extremely nice and informative about the area. Dining out is limited so we brought all our groceries and had home cooked meals every night, worked out perfectly.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with great views and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 11 nights in La Luz. Excellent base for exploring the Escalante area. Sandy and Ricky are very friendly hosts with outstanding knowledge of the area. Having come to Escalante for the past 16 years, we knew the area pretty well but Ricky suggested another 6 months worth of excellent hikes. Need to come back!!! The house is very comfortable and very nicely located on the edge of the town. Thank you Sandy and Ricky for a vet enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your family stay with us. Thank you for looking after the house so well, especially while we were gone. You're welcomed back anytime. Sandy and Ricki
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Perfect home away from home for touring Escalante

  • 5 of 5

Great base for hiking in Escalante. Ricki was a wonderful host who assisted us with hike and restaurant recommendations. Very nice home with modern Asian themed kitchen, lots of light and privacy.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time booking a VRBO property and we are so glad that we did. La Luz is the perfect home away from home! The house was very modern and chic, with extra touches of the local characteristics. The beds were very comfortable and everything was in perfect working order! The owners Ricki and Sandy do an excellent job of informing you about the house, as well as the area, and optional activities. Don't hesitate to reserve La Luz for your won't be disappointed! And if you have a larger family, rent La Luna as well! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and private oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, spacious and comfortable, we felt very much at home in this delightful rental! Ricky met us at the home and shared lots of information about the area. He is very knowledgeable regarding hiking. Sandy was on a trip but we met her a few days later and she was friendly and helpful as well. Although they live on the property (in a separate building) the stay was very private. We were extremely impressed by the gorgeous panoramic view from the entire front of the home. Inside the décor, functionality and amenities were very very good. We only had to run the cooling system for a few minutes in the evening to remove a bit of built-up heat of the day. The design of the house utilizes the evening/nighttime coolness of the desert to draw the refreshing air in and release the warmer air from the upper windows – natural a/c! The location of Escalante is terrific. Remote, yet with all needed businesses. Near to many attractions, but not TOO near. Our only comment on La Luz would be that the front door lock should be replaced. It was extremely difficult to lock/unlock, and although we understood that people in the area don’t lock their homes, that shouldn’t be a decision that is made for a traveler; a renter should have the option of choosing whether to lock up or not. We would stay here again, had an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect retreat in escalante

  • 5 of 5

I spent six days at La Luz and it was excellent. The home was fantastic and had everything I needed to enjoy my time there. Ricki and Sandy are great hosts and interesting people whose knowledge of the area was helpful in thinking about where to hike and enjoy the amazing landscape in and around Escalante. Highly Recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Escalante Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cowboy Blues
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Circle D
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wide Hollow Reservoir
Car: necessary

'canyoneering' , 'backpacking' , 'sky watching,' slot canyons, hiking, scenic drives, National Parks, Peek-a-Boo slot, Escalante National Monument, GSENM


Rates & Availability

Escalante House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.3%

30-day cancellation policy.
This is a 4 person rental additional persons above 4, $50.00 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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