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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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).

More Details

Jody Amacher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

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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Kanab House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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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3-5 Bedroom Sanctuary on 5 Acres - Close to Town, Nat'l Parks, & Best Friends
average rating of 4.935484 based on 65 reviews
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Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed four nights in this wonderful, spacious and well equipped house. The bedrooms are nicely appointed and the living room/dining room is huge! But the best part is the large covered deck across the back of the house which is completely private and looks out onto red rock cliffs. We spent hours out there from morning to night. It has two dining tables and some lounge chairs and a couch. We did have a wifi problem and the owners were extremely responsive and they clearly care very much about their guests' comfort. We plan on staying at the house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we could not believe the view all the way into Kanab ... then we saw the back yard ... magnificent.

The inside of the home was immaculate and very well appointed. We rented the in-law suite so we had plenty of beds. The TVs were large screen flat TVs, with plenty of channels. We had two kitchens, but we ended up using only the main one (we did use both refrigerators).

What else can I say? We highly recommend this sanctuary!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you all had an enjoyable time. Thank you for your kind remarks. We appreciate your respect for our property and wonderful communication.
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Spacious for a very large family & accessible for family members with physical limitations!

  • 5 of 5

The house was large, clean, well supplied & lovely! It is in a beautiful part of town on scenic acreage. Don't hesitate to book this property! I hope I get the opportunity to come back in future years!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, quiet and comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

In a quiet location yet close to town for restaurants and grocery store. With the inlaw suite it is large enough for our party of 10. Kitchen has all the necessary utensils and garage is big enough for 3 cars. Wifi is sometimes slow when multiple devices are being used. Bathrooms are clean. The AC is cool in the main house but not sufficient in the in law suite. Luckily the temperature outside goes down in the evening. We saw deer , a road runner and a humming bird on the property.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we greatly appreciate your feedback.
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Perfect location and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We are six longtime friends who rented this unit w/ the inlaw suite for 5 days to explore the North Rim as well as Zion and Bryce Parks. We all loved it. It was very spacious and clean. Had plenty of nice towels as well as dishware and utensils. The sheets and pillows were all comfortable. The location was awesome for exploring the local National Parks. We also rented the in law unit as it gave us all some space to relax after being gone all day. Hot water and water pressure was a non issue even with 2 people showering at the same time. We would absolutely rent this place again if we are ever out this way in the future.


  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We love this house. It's our home of choice whenever we stay in Kanab. There's plenty of room so you don't feel cramped. The great room has plenty of comfortable seating. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils and a few pantry items. The beds are comfortable too. The neighborhood is safe and fun to walk through and look at all the different houses and ranches. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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