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Quiet Oasis with Beautiful Views, Steps Away From Oak Creek and Hiking Trails

West Sedona, Sedona, AZ, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 nights

Quiet home near Red Rock Crossing with view of Brins Mountain and Cathedral Rock

You have discovered one of the best locations in Sedona!!

Experience peaceful, relaxing countryside living in Sedona. Our home is a newer stucco construction, tastefully decorated with Southwest decor from room to room. There are beautiful red rock views from the house from both balconies, as well as the greenery of the surrounding high desert forest. Most importantly, our home is just a few steps to beautiful Oak Creek's Crescent Moon Ranch, home of Red Rock Crossing, and several wonderful hiking trails. Every season here is STUNNING! Red Rock Crossing is one of the most photographed sites in all of Arizona, and you will be able to enjoy its winding trails on a daily basis. If you'd rather hang out in the city for the day, our home is also a very short drive away to the heart of Sedona with all that it has to offer. Local grocery stores (including many organic and gluten free options), a variety of restaurants, boutiques, shops, art galleries and cultural entertainment venues are just a few minutes drive away.

This comfortable, well equipped 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is located in a peaceful, quiet neighborhood, just outside the city of Sedona. Wake up rested and refreshed on very comfortable beds. There is one king bed on the lower level, with its own armoire and 26 inch combination TV/DVD. There are two queen sized beds upstairs. One upstairs bedroom has a large walk-in closet and a personal balcony with panoramic views of Cathedral Rock and Brins Mesa. There are full bathrooms on each floor, completely stocked with towels and a first aid kit.

Sip your favorite beverage on the lower balcony and relax as you watch for wildlife and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the area. This outdoor space is equipped with seating up to six, and is a nice area to eat dinner or socialize with friends.

The flagstone patio in the backyard looks out to Pyramid Rock and has a barbecue grill with seating for outdoor dining.

The home is also equipped with a washer and dryer and a fully stocked kitchen including everything you need to cook that special meal - a gas oven, cooking utensils, crockpot, blender and a few extra surprises like popcorn, coffee and tea to enjoy in our sunny kitchen. There is an oak kitchen table which can be expanded for seating up to six.

The inviting rustic yet modern living room is equipped with leather couches, a reclining lounge chair, oak furniture and a 43 inch television with all cable stations provided. Since our home is in a valley, some may find that there can be spotty cell phone reception, therefor we provide a landline for free local and long distance calls within the US. Wi Fi is available for your internet needs.

Since the home is located next to a state park, it is likely that you will observe occasional sightings of the local wildlife. Guests have seen a variety of animals, including javelina, coyotes, bobcats, deer, rabbits and a multitude of birds. In fact, many refer to our home as a virtual bird sanctuary when sitting on the balconies relaxing to the sound of the bird songs. At night you will enjoy a dark and quiet setting, as Sedona has been recognized as an international dark sky city. Many of our guests comment that our sky is the best they've ever encountered when it comes to stargazing.

One of the greatest attractions to this home is the ability to walk just 10 minutes to Red Rock Crossing at Crescent Moon Ranch State Park. This is one of the best locations in Sedona, hidden away in a valley right next to your accomodations. Early morning and evening walks along Oak Creek can hardly be described - your senses will be overcome by the beauty of the Cathedral Rock views, the smells of the lush vegetation and the sounds of the running creek. Access to hiking, biking and swimming are available by stepping right out the front door.

If you wish to be adventurous, balloon rides, helicopter excursions and pink jeep tours await you only a few minutes away.



Michael and Brenda Phipps

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About Michael and Brenda Phipps

Brenda and Michael both grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, met at Northern Arizona University, and have lived in Flagstaff for 38 years. They have loved exploring neighboring Sedona all these years, and now make it their second home. Brenda has been helping mothers and babies as a lactation consultant since 1991. Michael is a retired middle school math and science teacher, an occupation he enjoyed for 23 years.

Michael and Brenda Phipps purchased this House in 2013

Why Michael and Brenda Phipps chose West Sedona

We chose this property because of its beautiful, secluded location. This rural location is a walk back in time, to the way Sedona used to be before the city life came along. It truly is a magical place, and the drive down into the valley to reach the home is a scenic trip in and of itself. From the minute we took ownership of this home, we realized how lucky we were! It is in one of the most relaxing, treasured spots in all of Sedona. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, this is it. You will feel refreshed and in tune with all the natural wonder Sedona has to offer. Michael's dream has always been to have a home near the water, and his dream was realized when we found this home only a short walk away from the most beautiful part of oak creek. We love it here, and we want to share this beautiful and special location with others.

What makes this House unique

We think you will find that this home is uniquely located to meet your vacation needs. It is located a 15 minute drive away to Uptown Sedona, Tlaquepaque and the art gallery district, yet tucked away in a beautiful valley surrounded by forest, hills, red rocks and wildlife. If you choose to stop at the Pink Jeep Tour office in uptown, you can take other trips into the red rocks that afford fantastic views. Uptown Sedona is also the entryway to Oak Creek Canyon, a 12-mile piece of paradise in which you can easily spend an entire day exploring. Boynton Canyon is another scenic area located very close to our home, and offers many fantastic hiking opportunities. Our home is only a 10-minute drive to Page Springs Winery tours and other fun activities in the Verde Valley. And finally, our home is right where the action is when it comes to cultural activities, with the Sedona Center for Performing Arts and Sedona Cultural Center a 5-minute drive up the road. We also think you will discover that this area is in the best part of Oak Creek near Crescent Moon State Park - less crowded and extremely beautiful. A bird watcher's paradise! And if you like swimming holes, you are in for a treat, as there are several of them located along the trail.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Euro mattress with fiber bed covering for extreme comfort.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Private balcony with mountain/ red rock views
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Beautiful view of Cathedral Rock from bedroom window
      • King bed is located on the lower level. This bedroom has an armoire with a 27 inch combination TV/DVD and cable channels, closet, dresser with mirror, and two side tables with lamps. Window looks out to the balcony and views of the forest surroundings. Both queen beds are located on the upper level. The first bedroom at the top of the stairs has a walk in closet, comfortable leather recliner chair with view to Cathedral Rock, and it's own private balcony with views of the surrounding countryside. The a second queen room has a closet, reading chair and lamp, and a fabulous view of Cathedral Rock from the picture window above the bed. All beds have top of the line mattresses and Candace Olson down alternative fiber bed coverings, providing exceptional comfort. Both upstairs bedrooms are equipped with top of the line blackout blinds for sound sleeping.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Both bathrooms have tiled floors, new granite countertops and enclosed showers.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Uptown Sedona with its shopping and Art Galleries is just a short 10-15 minute drive away.
        • Monument View
          Cathedral Rock visible from several points in the home.
        • Mountain View
          Partial to full views of Brins Mesa and Cathedral Rock from both balconies.
        • Rural
          Our home is out of city limits, in the Red Rock Crossing valley. Away from it all, but close to the town of Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek and the Verde Valley.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Quality bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases provided.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating
                    • Internet
                      Suddenlink Wi Fi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Open living space seats six, with two comfortable leather couches and one leather recliner. Direct access to outdoor balcony through sliding doors.
                    • Parking
                      Parking is located off street under covered carport. Please limit cars to two total.
                    • Telephone
                      Landline available with free local and long distance calls within the continental US.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels. Limited number of beach towels. Kitchen towels also provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Water saver washing machine available in house. Detergent supplied.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee grinder, sugar and creamer. Also have a stove water kettle.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plates, bowls and utensils - serving for six. Salad bowl, wine glasses, coffee cups, etc.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Tiled kitchen with View of Cathedral Rock from picture window. Newer cabinetry and marble countertops. Back door leads to flagstone patio in backyard.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Gas oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, condiments, paper goods, variety of teas.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining area is open to living room space and balcony window. Bright and sunny. Oak table may expand to seat six.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Several books and magazines related to Arizona, Sedona, the Southwest, and local attractions.Special books and maps to help guide you in your choice of hiking spots in Sedona.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Located in living room and King bedroom
                                • Games
                                  A nice variety of board games for all ages.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Suddenlink cable with movie, sports and all cable channels.
                                • Stereo
                                  Under the counter I-Home stereo system located in kitchen area for I Phone and Shuffle music.
                                • Television
                                  43 inch samsung TV with HDTV
                                • Video Library
                                  A variety of DVDs available on site for adults and kids


                                    • Balcony
                                      Lower balcony stretching the length of the house with views of surrounding countryside and red rock views. Table and bench seating for 6. Upper level bedroom balcony with seating for 2-4.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two separate areas for backyard patio seating
                                    • Golf
                                      Several local golf courses to choose from.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Backyard garden and trees with view of Pyramid Rock. Flagstone patio seating area with grill and patio furniture seating 4-6.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Arizona Snowbowl is located in Flagstaff, approximately 40-50 miles away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          45 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great Hiking and Spectacular Views within walking distance

                                                          Darin K.

                                                          This property was just what we were looking for. It is nestled about 10 minutes outside Sedona, but great hiking and spectacular views are just a short walk from the door. The property has 2 nice balconies and backyard patio area to enjoy sitting outdoors. Everything inside was very clean and modern. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                          Really like home

                                                          Annie S.Cape Cod

                                                          Thank you for the wonderful time. This is one of the most well equipped and thoughtful properties we have rented. While some rental homes are completely stripped of all basic things we take for granted (olive oil, coffee filters, spices, sandwich bags etc.) it was great to not have to scramble to make the first day smooth. The information in book in the house is very helpful too. I highly recommend taking a trip up to Jerome AZ while you’re in town! We mountain biked every day right from the house. The trails here are no joke, some truly hard core folks out here! It’s up up up to get out but all down hill coming home! If you will be arriving after dark I will say it is DARK out here and the house numbers are not visible. There is no cell service so have your exact directions and photo of the house saved somewhere so you can tell you’re in the right place, you won’t be able to look it up on the fly. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

                                                          Great house & Location

                                                          Bill A.EASTHAM, MA

                                                          Beautiful house in a great location with easy access to Sedona and trails. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. The owners checked in with us several times to make sure all was ok. Great view of Cathedral Rock, especially from the upstairs bedrooms. There were several trailheads within easy walking distance. We particularly like the ridge trail, which has the best vistas of any trail, & the short walk down the road to Crescent Moon Rec. Area & the hike along Oak Creek. Most of the wildlife we saw was around the house. There were visits by Javelina almost every day, quit Gambol’s Quail, & lots of birds at the feeders. Our stay couldn’t have been better.

                                                          Location & house were perfect

                                                          Janet M.

                                                          The location felt a million miles from nowhere, yet was an easy 10-minute drive to town. It was so quiet at night you could hear the coyotes. There was abundant wildlife during the day, als, including javelinas. Wonderful hikes right out the front door. The house was also ideal: comfortable, roomy and super clean. Really appreciated that Michael and Brenda don’t used fragranced products.

                                                          Relaxing and peaceful home in Red Rock area of Sedona

                                                          Mark B.

                                                          My wife and I were very lucky to stumble onto this property when trying to find a place to stay for 1 month in the Sedona area. It is in a wonderful setting that is quiet, peaceful and relaxing with loads of wildlife. The house is well outfitted, as the owners, Michael and Brenda, have done an excellent job of maintaining the home and making it a very welcoming place to stay. They think of the "little things" that make a big difference, such as a beautiful flower arrangement and note upon our arrival, a well appointed kitchen, a small Christmas tree, games, hiking poles, and a welcome book with plenty of detailed information on the area, restaurants and activities, They have an active bird feeder where, over the month, we identified over 30 different types of birds. We had javelinas, coyotes, and quail on most days, walking thru the yard or within sight of the windows or decks, And we hiked just about every day on the local trails that you can access directly from the house. We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our month long stay at this home. Many thanks to Micheal and Brenda for their prep and ongoing work and communications that helped make it so enjoyable.

                                                          As described by the owners, the Cathedral House is in a quiet oasis with incredible views!

                                                          Rebecca F.

                                                          The house is welcoming and well stocked, the area is beyond gorgeous, and there were quail and javalinas providing live entertainment! The five of us were extremely comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.


                                                          West Sedona, Sedona, AZ, USA

                                                          Our home is located in the quiet, rural valley of Red Rock Crossing and Crescent Moon State Park, less than 1 mile southwest of Sedona city limits. This 286 acre park is just an 8-minute leisurely walk from the front door of our home. Cathedral Rock is the famous landmark here, and is the most photographed spot in Sedona, if not all of Arizona. Arizona's famous Oak Creek meanders through this scenic park, abounding with plants and wildlife. There are bird watching activities on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the park. There are well-marked forest service trails just minutes away. They lead to areas of native vegetation, red rock hills and stunning scenery. Sedona is also a unique spot for Hot Air Balloons, Pink Jeep Tours, and airplane/helicopter rides that take you past rock monuments and to ancient ruins inaccessible to hikers. Our home is uniquely situated near the Verde Valley as well, and all of its activities. These include the Page Spring winery tours just a 15 minute drive away, and other fun places such as historic Jerome ghost town, Montezuma’s Castle, Verde River Railway, Out of Africa Wild Animal Park and Tuzigoot Indian Ruins.

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                                                          Short Term Rentals are Subject an Additional 6.325% County Tax Rate in Addition to Rental Price. Rentals over 30 days are exempt from taxation. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment in full is requested at time of reservation if booking within 30 days of travel. Cancellations: for reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival, no refund will be made for the reserved period. No refunds will be made for early departures.

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