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Quiet oasis with beautiful views, steps away from Oak Creek and hiking trails

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 29 nights


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

Michael and Brenda Phipps
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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 Arizona

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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Sedona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Quiet oasis with beautiful views, steps away from Oak Creek and hiking trails
average rating of 4.96875 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful experience in Sedona

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Brenda and Michael's house in Sedona during March, 2017. The house and beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, and overall we lacked for nothing. The two decks are great for both early morning coffee and a late afternoon beverage. There is outstanding hiking and biking right outside your door, and the parade of animals through the neighborhood, particularly if you're an early riser, is a joy to experience.

Brenda and Michael are great hosts, always responsive but never intrusive. Sedona is a hiking and biking paradise, and we hope to return here many times in the future!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Lovely home. Tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home. Tastefully decorated, very comfortable beds. Superb location. Equipped with all you may need and hosts have great suggestions for hikes and excursions.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Winter haven

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this house was wonderful. We were nearly two weeks and enjoyed not only the house,we enjoyed seeing quite a bit of wildlife in not only in the area but also in the back and front. It goes without saying the house was very very clean and comfortable. My wife and I would recommend this spot to anyone. All positive in comfort. It was only two of us but it would of been fine for four. Three bedrooms would for six but the living room would been just a tiny bit small. We always travel as a couple so this was not our concern. Plenty of kitchen utensils and a nice space for dinning. Barbara and Mike had even left us a bottle of wine. We only got to meet Mike and enjoyed our short visit with him. He stopped by just to assure us if we needed anything he was there to assist us in any way.

From a scale of 1 to 10 we give the entire experience a solid 9+. We will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing, Desert Oasis Home.

  • 5 of 5

Less then 10 min drive from all of the amenities of West Sedona, yet privately located walking distance from Oak creek. Easy access (hiking, biking or driving, with included parking pass) to Oak Creek at Crescent Moon Ranch will have you at the foot of Cathedral Rock Trails and amazing summer time swimming holes. The house has everything you need, with a perfect back yard with lots of shaded space and decks on 2 levels. They even have solar panels on the roof, original native art work & table grapes growing in the back yard. After a months stay, everyone in the family felt like we were leaving home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Catheral House

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for our Arizona stay. Mike and Brenda provided lots of “ to do..” ideas and information. We took daily auto tours to see the Red Rocks in different lighting. There are great hiking trails everywhere. Stayed 30 days and still ran out of time before we ran out of thing to do.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Algonquin Highlands

Sublime Garden and Valley House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cathedral Vista Drive home for a month, and were warmly welcomed by the owners and given a wonderful rundown of the house and all the trails and beautiful spots to go too just steps away from the house! Tons of info at the house as well, in the form of hiking booklets, maps and phamphlets yours to peruse. Michael as well was a fountain of information, always willing to answer any questions!

We loved the back garden, listening to the birds, and nature, just a wonderful place to relax with a glass of wine after a day of hiking or sightseeing!

Near everything you want to explore, the Grand Canyon, the Antelope Slot Canyon, Jerome, Prescott, Scottsdale Art Galleries, Tombstone, Las Vegas, and of course the beautiful sights oh Sedona, and all the hiking you'll ever want. Or a peaceful trek to Oak Creek just 10 min. hike away and glorious vista of Cathederal Rock.

The house was everything you'd want, clean, convenient, with beautiful vistas, Two balconies to catch the morning sun, watch the early morning hot air balloons, and watch the Javelinas and Coyotes in the early morning!

The weather was perfect, mostly sunny, high 70's, couldn't ask for better!

Peaceful and idyllic, I don't think we could have asked for more!

We truly enjoyed our stay here for the month of March and would come back for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Sedona House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring Season
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 4 2017 - Jun 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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.
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