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Western Home with Wraparound Deck, Miles of Scenic Views!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms / One King and one Queen, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Aloha and Welcome to our Kanab home!

Gaze out at the 180 degree view of red cliffs and plateaus stretching for miles to the northern rim of the Grand Canyon, breathe deeply and get ready to RELAX! Enjoy the view from the rocking chairs or benches on the wraparound deck, or in the living room with its 6 large paned windows, or through the French doors in the dining room, or the bay window in the kitchen breakfast nook. This is a home with rockin' views!

The living room is newly furnished in Southwest style with warm, bright colors and handcrafted barn wood end tables and custom cedar coffee table. Brand new flat screen TV, cd/stereo with ipod dock, and dvd player, a small collection of dvds, and board games will keep you entertained.

A dining room with French doors and deck access seats 6 and a warm, inviting, sunlight-filled, spacious country kitchen makes it a pleasure to cook. A laundry room with new washer and dryer are adjacent for convenience.

The large master bedroom is newly furnished with a top quality king size bed and Western style dresser, nightstands and chest and includes a large walk in closet and master bathroom.

The roomy 2nd bedroom has a new top quality queen size bed and skylight. The bathroom is directly across the hall.

There is central air conditioning, ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms and central heating during cooler months for your comfort during your stay.

How convenient! Each bedroom has its own private entry from the wraparound deck for easy arrival and departure. The hall bathroom has a walk in shower with handicap accessories for safety.

For the hikers many trailheads are accessible within five minutes of the back door. Bring your bicycle and pedal from the house or take your ATV or Jeep and in five minutes you are on your own. Hog Canyon is just minutes away and Coral Pink Sand Dunes is just over the hill. The Escalante National Monument could keep you busy for years taking a different trail every day. Easy day trips are a favorite by going to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef National Park, Lake Powell, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Scenic Highway 12, too numerous to mention Scenic Byways and back roads to fishing lakes, horseback trips or guided canyon tours. Take an overnighter to Moab, Canyonlands and Arches National Park. Rest up for a week after rafting the Grand Canyon with Grand Canyon Expeditions, headquartered in Kanab.

For a small town Kanab has very good restaurants and some include great selections of vegetarian and other healthy menu items. Two well-stocked local grocery stores will keep the pantry full.

For the shoppers, St. George, Utah is a quick and scenic 75 mile adventure drive along the Arizona Strip, Kaibab Plateau and Vermillion Cliffs area.

Something for everyone!!

Keywords: Southern Utah, custom home, Southwest decor, red cliff views, RV & private parking, 180 degree views, near National Parks

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Gay and Chuck Porter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Gay and Chuck Porter

My husband and I live on the Hamakua Coast on the Island of Hawaii where we are active in the retail tire and property/casualty insurance businesses. We love to travel in the Southwest and have a menagerie of pets: 3 dogs, 3 rescued cats, 1 pet wild boar named Winston, and 3 horses. We look forward to spending more time in Kanab hiking, exploring new off-road trails, and making more friends.

Gay and Chuck Porter purchased this house in 2010

Why Gay and Chuck Porter chose Utah

We have vacationed in the Southwest for many years in beautiful places like Sedona, Taos, Santa Fe....but we actually give credit to VRBO website and Dru and Bob Hepler, owners of the Grand Canyon Cabin for our decision to buy a home in Kanab. Long story short, almost a year ago, their TV caught fire in the middle of the night, they credited us with a free night and we've been fast and good friends ever since. Their friendship and others we have met, Kanab's down-to-earth beauty, charm, proximity to national parks and sights, clear blue skies and fresh air...need we say more? We sincerely wish you the best that Kanab offers and that you truly enjoy your stay!

What makes this house unique

We can't say enough about the views from our home. Most days are blue sky and sunny with cool evenings. Kanab is so central to one of the most beautiful areas in North America that every day offers a new adventure.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

Western Home with Wraparound Deck, Miles of Scenic Views!!!
average rating of 4.965909 based on 88 reviews
Phoenix, AZ

Great location and home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Kanab. The Porter's were awesome to work with. The home was gorgeous, clean, organized and had everything we needed! We loved the big wraparound porch and the views from every room. We would definitely recommend this place to family and friends. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA

Great Place In Southwestern Utah

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting vacation homes for 7 years and without a doubt this is the most fantastic home in which we have stayed. Kanab is the perfect location to enjoy the National Parks of southwestern Utah, Zion, Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks. The home is fabulous. The home is extremely well equiped with all the ammenties. The porch is amazing to enjoy the surrounding area, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

FIRST of all, the owners Chuck and Gay, were very easy to work with and quick to respond. SECOND, the location of this place put us about as central as you could be for Grand Canyon-North Rim, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, Cedar Breaks and so much more. It was convenient to 'main street's restaurants, groceries & gas. THIRD, the place itself was ROOMY, COMFORTABLE, CLEAN, and well stocked - - and best of all views! Huge deck was great for watching sunrises. I would HIGHLY recommend booking this place (we have used VRBO places many times and I think this ranks as one of the top places we've stayed at).

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home form home - everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

Gay and Chuck's pride in providing a lovely home from home certainly shines through. the quality of the furnishings, the excellent amenities in the house, and stunning aspect of the location left us needing nothing and wanting to stay longer. We can't recommend this place enough and will certainly look to return some time in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to add my accolades to Roger's review. The home was spacious and comfortable, well decorated, and had everything on hand that one would need for the stay. And it was spotlessly clean! My bed in the second bedroom was extremely comfortable, including the pillows.

While a big reason for coming to southern Utah was to visit the parks and get out doing things, this house was such a pleasant venue that spending some time just relaxing there "at home", whether inside with all the windows and views, or out on the porch, was a special treat as well.

Lastly, its location is convenient to the parks, and the town of Kanab is a very likable town with useful amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised, and even nicer than what the pictures show ...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this location from Sun, May 22 to Sun, May 29. We have nothing but good things to say about the home, and about the location. The pictures give you a good idea but you have to see it to really appreciate it. It is set up high and has wonderful, 360 degree views. The wrap-around deck is a very pleasant place to spend some early evening hours.

Kanab is really a great location as a base for visiting sites in the area. We didn’t do as much travelling to sites as we had hoped, since we were unfortunately not feeling all that well during much of our stay. However, we did see the big 3 – Zion, Bryce and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Of the three, the north rim was our favorite. I have visited the south rim on a number of occasions and the crowds are a definite issue. Not only was the north rim way less overrun with people, even on Memorial Day weekend, but the vistas you see are easily as good, if not better, than what you see from the south rim. We highly recommend taking the easy drive down to the north rim. Although we only saw mule deer along the way, we saw by far the most wildlife on that drive down to the north rim as well.

While there, make it a point to not just visit the Visitor’s Center area, but also make the 15 mile or so drive over to the Cape Royal lookout area as well. It will be well worth the drive.

We also recommend that you visit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary during your stay in Kanab. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. They do a phenomenal job. There are multiple, 1-2 hour free tours available. You just have to call or go online to register the day before.

We did not do it but, be aware, that if you want to try and hike to the famous “Wave” located in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, you need to go early to the local Visitor’s Center in Kahab and sign up for the morning lottery. They only allow a certain number of hikers each day and you have to win the lottery to do so. We asked about it and were told that over 100 people per day often sign up for that lottery, and only a dozen or so receive passes to hike.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kanab House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.2%

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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Kanab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
180 degree panoramic view from huge living room windows, French doors, kitchen bay window, handicap accessible shower, each bedroom has separate entry, expansive wraparound deck for relaxation & entertaining, private RV road for easy access,

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