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Serene Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A peaceful home located away from city lights and city noise!

"Acienda" is in a "dry" county. It is best if you get your alcohol before you arrive. It is much cheaper in LasVegas.

We have the best of two world's. We are located half way between St. George (less than 20 miles) and Zion National Park (a little more than 20 miles). Acienda is located near the quaint town of Hurricane. St. George has shopping, restaurants, antique stores, and live theatres. Zion has hiking, biking along with great art galleries.

Our home is located in an exclusive subdivision with 30 other southwestern homes. We are located on 1.6 acres. The custom adobe home has acid etched floors through out the house with log pole ceilings. It is detailed with southwestern artifacts.

It has four bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms have queen size beds. The living room has a hide-a-bed couch that makes into a queen size bed. The fourth room has a trundle bed with two twin size beds.

There is a full bathroom between the Jack and Jill bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own bathroom with two sinks, a walkout shower and a large master closet. There is an additional half bath located close to the living area.

The kitchen is spacious and is next to the dining room that seats 6 people. There is a bar that seats 4 additional people.

There is a patio that goes the full length of the house. The dining area, living room and master suite all have French doors to access the patio. The outdoor area has a picnic table, fire pit, barbeque, chairs and a chaise lounge to enjoy the beautiful views.

There is a long front porch that is adorned with an 8' church pew and a sunken garden. Enjoy your morning coffee or your evening wine on the private patios with beautiful mountain views and spectular starry nights.

The rates are $195.00 for 6 or less people. The limit is 8 people with an additinal fee of $25 per night per person for the additional people. There is a non-refundable "Pet Fee" of $100.00 for one dog and $50.00 for each additional dog. No cats are allowed.

More Details

Property Manager
Captain John Whitton
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Captain John Whitton

John and I chose to move to Utah because of the beautiful red rocks and the mountains. We moved from California. We both enjoy the outdoors and Zion National Park. We live next door to our vacation home so we are readily available to answer any questions you may have. We respect your privacy and will not interfere.

Captain John Whitton purchased this house in 2009

Why Captain John Whitton chose Hurricane

Romantic Get Away; starry nights-gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, living room and master suite with fire place, massage upon request, large sauna with robes.

Pet Friendly; front yard enclosed, bare floors, $100

nonrefundable fee, $50 for each additional pet.

"Kids room" with T.V., D.V.D. player, kids books, and puzzels.

What makes this house unique

The benefits are that you are only a 35 minute drive to Zion for hiking etc. You are also in an ideal spot for biking with Gooseberry Mesa only a short distance away. There is also an outdoor live theater in a box canyon called Tuacahn. Many retail stores, restaurants etc near by in St. George.


Hurricane House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • . Dogs are required to be leashed when walked. Cats are not allowed. There is a nonrefundable fee of 100 addtnl -50
  • There is a trundle bed with 2 twin mattresses that will sleep adults or children.
  • Smoking permitted outside only !
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1/Master - toilet , shower , Sauna room is attached to Master bathroom. Double sink.
    Bathroom 2/Jack & Jill - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is a hair dryer in each bathroom. Spacious
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , There is a hair dryer in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a chair, a night stand with a lamp, and a dresser with a mirror. There are also luggage racks in each room and a large closet with hangers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Serene Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.814815 based on 54 reviews

Beautiful house and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect in location, ambiance, décor, and yard for some Wyomingites and their dogs trying to get away from the Wyoming cold for a month. The hosts, John and Kathryn, were wonderful and available if needed. They acted as guides on a couple of outings, but were unobtrusive other times. Although the stay and contact was short, we consider them friends. The house is just north of the start of a myriad of ATV trails, but close to Hurricane and within just a few miles of St. George. We very much enjoyed our time there and with John and Kathryn. We give it our highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and Games in Canyon Country

  • 4 of 5

Idyllic setting and ideal location to explore the local beauty.

The Captain and Kathryn were gracious hosts, and very helpful.

Cute owl sleeping in the tree out front. Happy bunnies in the backyard.

And gurgling quails foraging in the foliage.

We missed the sauna though, it would have helped those sore hiking muscles.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ian thank you for coming. We enjoyed taking with you. Sorry about the sauna. Unfortunately a guest broke it and it was on order for a long time. It has just arrived so it will be working when you come back!. Sincerely, Kathryn
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Absolutely Beautiful! Just a jump from Zion Park and Kolob Canyon

  • 4 of 5

House is beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained. Plenty of room and stuff to do if you have children. The kitchen is equipped for almost any meal and the back patio has a butcher's block if grilling is your thing. Quiet residential development with a great view and located near two really cute towns. If we were not hiking at Zion, Bryce or Kolob we were at River Rock coffee shop enjoying beautiful views and awesome food & drink! Will consider staying here again when we return in two years!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Zion Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a great property if you're planning a trip to Zion and surrounding parks and sites. John and Kathryn were wonderful hosts ensuring that all the comforts of home were at hand when we arrived. From coffee in the morning to fires in the late evening under the stars the house was the perfect setting for our family vacation. Kathryn provided some great suggestions for enjoying areas we would have never considered.

We're hoping to take advantage of this great property when we visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious place with a few quirks

  • 4 of 5

This house is a special place to stay, some ways away from the town. We four older adults loved the quiet and the views of desert and rock formations, as well as the sky at night, where we could see the Milky Way and various constellations.The attractively gardened front patio area as well as the larger, more open back area were great places to sit outside, to watch a sunset or changing light on the mountains. The house is comfortable and beautifully decorated, mostly Southwest style, with an excellent, well-equipped kitchen, lots of counter space, and good dining space for 6. The livingroom is delightful, though short on good reading lamps. The beds varied, but two out of three were fine for us. Everything worked well, except the sauna and the front gate latch. We met the owners on our last evening there. We really appreciated their sharing their former home with its appealing and tasteful colors, art, and textiles. It was a fairly pleasant,easy and interesting drive to Zion from there. We made that trip several times, and also enjoyed a day trip to the north rim of the Grand Canyon from there.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you for your review. I appreciate your comments. Sorry to say but the guests that stayed over Labor Day broke the bed frame in one of the rooms. I since have bought a new bed and will replace it soon. I also went and bought a table lamp to go in the den next to the recliner to have as a reading lamp. I do listen to the reviews and try to accomdate my guests. Thank you for your suggestions. Sincerely, Kathryn
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Great times

  • 5 of 5

The house is accessible to Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon National Parks. Coming from a big city, it was very nice to spend a week away from city noise, lights, and to see starry nights and Milky Way. The house was very comfortable which contributed greatly to our very enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St George International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sand Hollow Resort
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Las Vegas
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Brian Head Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sand Hollow Reservoir
Car: necessary

very private exclusive scenic. entertainment for all ages. peace and quiet


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

One dog is a $100 fee and each additional dog is $50.

Rates are based on 6 guests;

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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