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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Michael and Brenda Phipps
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brenda and Mike have been amazing hosts on our outing. This may be our first visit, but won't be our last! I feel like this is a home away from home and not just a vacation rental. Be sure and enjoy the neighborhood.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

West Sedona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties or loud noise - 9 pm noise ordinance enforced due to quiet natural surroundings in neighborhood.
  • Please no feeding of animals which may wander onto property.
  • House runs on septic system - no grease in drains and only toilet paper in toilets.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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

Reviews

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Quiet Oasis with Beautiful Views, Steps Away From Oak Creek and Hiking Trails
average rating of 4.975 based on 42 reviews
5

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house and great location in Sedona!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over the Thanksgiving Holiday. This has been our family tradition recently as we have two our kids at ASU and this is by far the nicest VRBO rental we have stayed in. Very very comfortable beautiful house!! Super clean, very comfortable beds and furniture. All furnishings are excellent!! Brenda has thought of every small detail of what you would need or want and laid it out perfectly. 5 different outdoor seating areas to fit your mood or activity. Upper deck for looking at the stars, lower patio for coffee and lunch, backyard patio for wine before dinner while cooking on the grill. Location of the house is also excellent as it is in a small secluded neighborhood off the beaten path from the hustle and bustle of downtown Sedona but close enough to go to all the restaurants/activities with a 10min drive. Also walking distance to some great hiking trails, Oak Creek and amazing views. Brenda also provided a Park Pass that got us into the Parks for free. Just a fantastic trip and house!! Some highlights: ATV rental and tour was fun, Elote Mexican Restauramt was azaming but be prepared for a long wait, Schnebly Hill Rd views are amazing but rent a 4wd. ( we had a 2wd Tahoe and turned back about 2 miles in) Red Rock Park ( walking distance of the House) great trails and views along Oak Creek. ( and very easy hike)

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and daughter and I LOVED the Cathedral Home! The photos don't do it justice. Brenda and Michael left no stone unturned in their lovely, welcoming home. Comfortable furniture and beds, nicely stocked kitchen, beautifully decorated and room to "just be" inside and out. And it was clean! We used every space - all the decks and backyard, grill/table, over the 3 nights we were there. We all wish we could have stayed longer. My daughter played her guitar while we watched the sunset. We loved going down to Oak Creek. The drive up to the house is gorgeous and there is so much to see and do in Sedona and the surrounding areas.

Brenda was most responsive, answering questions and providing info about local things.

We so enjoyed "the nature show" when the javelinas visited :-) A "quiet oasis with beautiful views is a most accurate description." Thank you Brenda and Michael!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome home!!

  • 5 of 5

Brenda, want to thank you again for your allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. The location was great especially with those spectacular views of Cathedral Rock and the other rocks in and around Sedona. Thank you for all the information provided prior to us arriving, including the warning about mosquitos (which was not an issue) and specifically about the road closure/construction that we would experience on 89A. Want to thank you again for your "attention to detail" including the discount card to Safeway and the parking decal for the trails. Thank you Brenda!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Best VRBO place ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBO homes over the years and this one is hands down the best. The owners have included every detail, from cookware to bandaids-even a choices for coffee. The home is comfortable, organized and was perfect for our family. We loved the swimming hole and the hikes just out the front door. Watching the stars from the balcony was the best! We were lucky to have great weather and able to get in a day trip to the Grand Canyon - but there's plenty to do if you want to stay close by. We definitely look forward to coming back and staying at Cathedral Home again! Thank you for making this trip so easy and fun and for sharing your home with us. Best VRBO experience ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the quiet location and the comfort of the home. Decks and patio were great. Lot's of amenities including walking sticks, back packs, coolers. Lots of books on Sedona and hiking trails. About 10 minutes from town. We enjoyed having coffee on the deck and watching wildlife in the mornings. The bed was wonderful. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Sedona
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Phoenix Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Village of Oak Creek Country Club
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Flagstaff Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 89A
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.33%

Short Term Rentals are Subject an Additional 6.325% County Tax Rate in Addition to Rental Price.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.