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3-5 Bedroom Sanctuary on 5 Acres - Close to Town, Nat'l Parks, & Best Friends

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Large 3-5 Bedroom, 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 Bathroom One Story Home On 5 Private Acres

Located conveniently within the Grand Circle of Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks, this home is just 2 miles from downtown in the exclusive Ranchos subdivision. Our family friendly home is situated on 5 private acres, with expansive views of the red rock Vermilion Cliffs and the town of Kanab. You and your family will experience an open and inviting floor plan, with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths that can expand to 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths for an extended family. The main portion of the home includes: a large master suite with a king size bed and attached bathroom with a large tub and separate shower - a second bedroom with a queen size bed - and a third bedroom with two twin beds.

The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed to prepare and serve home cooked meals. Enjoy the beautiful vistas while relaxing on the covered deck. There is plenty of parking with a three car garage available, and two fenced in areas ready for sleepover dogs from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

The home can be expanded to include an in-law suite that consists of a living/dining area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms (each with a queen size bed), a living area with an air mattress (as needed), and a full bathroom. This unit can be rented for an additional fee ($75/night).

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Jody Amacher (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jody Amacher

Our intense love for animals brought us to Best Friends to volunteer and to see first hand what a very special place it is. Trained as wildlife biologists, we have always shared a passion for the environment. After our first trip to Southwestern Utah, we realized that this is where we were destined to retire to. Growing up in the Midwest, we met in the upper peninsula of Michigan while attending graduate school. From there, we spent 20 years in Maine building our equine, canine, and feline family! We currently live in South Carolina with our horses, donkeys, dogs, cat, and three very exuberant parrots!

Jody Amacher purchased this house in 2012

Why Jody Amacher chose Utah

We were immediately drawn to this home because of its relaxed, open feeling, and the serene beauty of the surrounding cliffs and trees. We knew that it would be a perfect future setting for our equine family.

What makes this house unique

What more could one ask for than to have the opportunity to enjoy the area's natural beauty and to explore the rugged Vermilion Cliffs from your backyard, and yet be minutes from Kanab's charming downtown.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so very much for sharing with us your beautifully situated home. So central and comfortable to every place we wanted to visit on this trip. We had an amazing time!!
Jul 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)
3-5 Bedroom Sanctuary on 5 Acres - Close to Town, Nat'l Parks, & Best Friends
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 49 reviews

We cannot say enough praises about the house, which is owned by Jody Amacher!! It is a SUPER house!

  • 5 of 5

The house in Kanab, Utah, owned by Jody Amacher, is absolutly the BEST!! We stayed there with six adults, June 21 to 26, 2016. The location of the house is perfect, complete privacy, wonderful surroundings with the mountains in the back yard. And it was great to have a very large garage, as well as the brand new washer and dryer. The house was perfect for us. We had actually planned to travel with nine adults, my relatives who came from former East Germany for a visit. My sister and my cousin in Germany got sick just before the trip. Therefore, they were not able to come, including the wife of my cousin. My other sister, who did come from Germany, is not able to walk very good, but we found the house was very easy for her to get around.

We found the house very very clean, very very comfortable, and everything we needed was there. Each morning we fixed our breakfast there, and had all the cooking items one would need. After breakfast we usually left for the day to take day trips: to the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Bryce and Zion Canyon and so on. In the evening we sometimes cooked dinner, or brought food home to eat in the house. We also went out to dinner to a brand new restaurant, which we found by accident, just on the Arizona boarder, called JUNIPER! It is a super nice restaurant, and the owner KURT himself built a beautiful building and back yard. It is only a few miles from Kanab. YOU MUST go there sometime. It had just opened not long before we were there.

We certainly recommend this house to anyone, because it is beautiful, well taken care off, very very clean, and very comfortable.

Thank you very much,

Gisela Gildemeister

P.S. I apologize for not writing sooner, but we traveled for four weeks out West, and when we came back home to Florida, our computer did not work.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing, there was so much space and beautiful scenery! I was perfect for our rather large family and lots of kids. The owners were wonderful and we only needed to call once AND it was completely unrelated to the property - we had everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind review and are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time in Kanab. We are particularly grateful for the time you spent volunteering at Best Friends. Thank you!
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Wonderful place to stay in Kanab

  • 5 of 5

We visited Kanab in June, 2016 and stayed here for 4 nights. We visited nearby national parks (Bryce canyon, Zion, Grand canyon). All these places are within 90 minutes from here. This house is about 1 mile from highway next to a mountain and that makes it unique. We even enjoyed the short drive from highway to this house. The house is well maintained and has enough room for a big family. Kitchen comes with lots of utensils. Master bedroom is pretty big and has a walk out to a nice big deck with nice view of mountain !!

Price was reasonable. Owner was fast in responding. If we visit Kanab, we will surely stay here again. We highly recommend this place for anyone visiting Kanab.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that our home worked well for you and your family. Thank you for your thoughtful review. It was a pleasure communicating and working with you.
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Large home great location

  • 5 of 5

Really nice large home minutes from downtown Kanab and easy drives to lots of attractions; Best Friends Grand Canyon Zion etc! Three couples stayed and we had ample room. Highly recommend home we will book again! Jody was super fast on correspondence!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were all comfortable at our home. We are very appreciative that you donated your time and effort to volunteering at Best Friends; it is a very special place! Hope to accommodate you again in the future.
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Almost as good as home!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for the third time with a group of friends volunteering at Best Friends. We love the comfort and hominess of the house. Everyone has plenty of room and the house has every convenience for a comfortable stay as well as convenient to the grocery stores and restaurants. And we had a sleepover dog every night - one of the things we enjoy most about volunteering at Best Friends. The weather is lovely this time of year so we enjoyed snacks and beverages on the deck every afternoon with some of the group trying to get pictures of the many rabbits running around the property - not an easy task. We look forward to staying again next year!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoy accommodating you each time you return. We are particularly grateful for the awesome volunteer work you do with Best Friends - Thank you! We look forward to hosting you again next year.
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Outstanding accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We rented both units and it was very roomy with 11 total in our group. The home is well maintained and we loved the family gatherings in the open dining/kitchen/family room. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
St. George, Utah
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kanab, Ut
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kanab, Ut
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Brianhead, Ut
Car: necessary

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is located approx. 4 miles north; tour and volunteer at this country's most beloved sanctuary. Gateway to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.


Rates & Availability

Kanab House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season (2016)
Mar 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season (2016-17)
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season (2017)
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.2%

10% discount on nightly rate to Best Friends volunteers.

Rates reflect renting the main portion of the house. An additional $75 per night will be charged if in-law suite is also rented.

Rates negotiable for longer stays.

Cleaning Fee: $80 when renting main portion of the house only. $100 when renting both main portion and in-law suite.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Utah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Attached to master suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in attached in-law suite.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located in main house.
  • There is an additional half bathroom in laundry area of home.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , In main portion of house, with TV, attached bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , In main portion of house.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , In main portion of the house.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Located in-law suite, with TV.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , In-law suite bedroom, with queen size bed, TV, DVD player
    In-law suite living room - 1 double , Additional queen size air mattress available for in-law suit
  • Main portion of the home includes 3 bedrooms. Home can be expanded to include an in-law suite with 2 additional bedrooms and an additional queen size air mattress (as needed).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
WiFi available free of charge.

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