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Canyon Home- Panoramic Views, Hot Tub,Guest studio, walk to national park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Canyon House, 3 Bedrooms,panoramic views ,hot tub, walk to red rock state park


Come and enjoy a unique 3 bedroom Canyon home in the panoramic region of Sedona.

Located just a few minutes from Red Rock National state park .The views will take your breath away!

This listing is for the main house which comprises of 3 bedrooms .There is a seperate guest studio next to the house which can be rented seperately as a 4th bedroom with its own separate entrance .Perfect as an in law / teenager suite in addition to the main house.

Perched on the side of a canyon right next to RED ROCK NATIONAL STATE PARK , with breathtaking , unobstructed views of national monuments- this unique home has the finest views of Red Rock vista's including Cathedral Rock, The mogolian Rim, Sugarloaf , Seven Sister's and Pyramid rock.These famous rocks are so close to the house you feel as if you could reach out and touch them!

Oak creek canyon with its beautiful river is just a few minutes drive from the property .

Here you can enjoy picnics and bathing on the rocks in complete privacy.

These inspiring, dramatic and breath taking views and scenes of river creek wildlife are often seen in the work of well known International artists and photographers.


The House offers comfortable furnishings and a large spacious living room [ 30 x 30 feet ] with a big open fireplace. The large open living room with cathedral ceilings and slate tiled floor provides lots of comfortable seating to enjoy the red rock views. A special feature of the home are walls of glass in the living room , which lead to a large deck which overlooks spectacular scenery .


There is a large open plan kitchen with stainless appliances , commercial stove and grill, and granite counters with cherry wood cabinetry.It is truly a cooks delight, fully equipped with everything a home needs to entertain in style.

Stainless steel Refrigerator has ice and water dispenser .


The deck directly faces a vista of red rocks including Cathedral Rock.

With lots of comfortable seating the house deck spans the great room off the back of the home allowing plenty of space for everyone to relax.From this deck you will also enjoy seeing an array of natural wildlife that live in this region : Bob cats, humming birds, road runners, javalina's, mountain wildlife etc.

You will enjoy unobstructed views of sunsets, sunrises, star filled skies, and natural beauty that will take your breath away.These dramatic views can be appreciated from every room and from every angle within the home.


This property has 3 bedrooms.The bedroom arrangements are :

MASTER- king bed-sleeps 2.

SUNLIGHT BEDROOM- One queen and one twin bed-sleeps 3

RAINFOREST BEDROOM- Two Queen sized beds-sleeps 4.

OTHER SLEEPING OPTIONS- 2 airbeds- sleeps 2


The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a huge glass shower and a jacuzzi bathtub.

There is a second bathroom with bathtub and shower .

There is a half bath .

The total of bathrooms is 2 and a half.


The outdoors features extensive red rock masonry, driveway, walls and seating, swinging love seats and stunning views from every angle of the red rocks.The garden directly faces Cathedral rock . There are many additional areas for privacy and relaxation in the home's garden including hammocks .


It doesn't get any better than this for peace, quiet and outstanding views whilst being only 10 minus drive to the town centre . Located minutes away from Red Rock State Park and Red Rock Crossing, which are two of Sedona's most popular nature attractions. The local Golf course is 10 minutes away. Located on a road of custom “horse properties”, on a high desert mesa completely encircled by mountains, this one of a kind home offering an environment of total tranquility .

On the outskirts of Sedona, only 10 minutes from town, in the countryside of the highly desirable 'Turquoise Triangle' (Sedona-Jerome-Cottonwood) area of the Verde Valley. Two hours north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Close enough for a day trip to the Grand Canyon.


The neighborhood is beautiful for its views, wildlife, and the many pueblo style custom homes. It is upscale and very safe. All of the properties in the neighborhood are on 1.6 acre minimum lots and are mostly unfenced (except for horse corrals), giving it that wide-open Southwestern feeling. There are numerous hiking, biking, and ATV trails in the immediate surrounding area.

Other photos and films of the property are available upon request.The film in particular will give you a perfect insight into the interior style and layout.



Cancellations: FULL REFUND is given minus a 10% admin. fee when cancellation notice is given thirty days before arrival date.

In the event that cancellation notice arrives with less than 30 days notice a full refund minus a 10% admin fee will be given only if we are able to re-book those dates.

We are happy to send you a short film of our vacation home so you can see exactly what to expect when you arrive.

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More Details

Property Manager
Rachel- please email first
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Rachel- please email first

I was raised in Europe and have been fortunate to travel extensively .I can truly say that Sedona is one of the most beautiful and stunning places in the world.It was a fantastic

part of the world to experience my childhood years.

Rachel- please email first purchased this house in 2005

Why Rachel- please email first chose Sedona

My family chose this vacation home because of it's stunning location, close proximity to town and of course it's breathtaking views.We love the stunning natural surroundings, peaceful neighborhood and it's situation in a low light zone- which provides night time skies and star visibility an amazing experience.

What makes this house unique

Everything is unique about our vacation home.Amongst my favorites are the relaxing evenings with friends soaking in Hotspa under the stars, walking down to the canyon and sunbathing on the rocks, dining with my family on our deck enjoying the spectacular views, sitting around the fireplace in the winter and watching movies and spending time in uptown Sedona where there are fabulous restaurants and events.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My cousin went to stay in this home in sedona .Everytime we talked she insisted i come to visit her where she was staying... close to the red rock state park. I have always wanted to visit sedona- it has always been one of those places i almost got to- but never quite arrived. So, i saw this as a special opportunity to fulfill one of my long term desires .

My cousin is an artist and she was in her element here. The scenes of red rocks and particulary cathedral rock- are indescribable from the back deck. Its the kind of spot you sit down in- and dont want to move. Truly mesmorising.Although this home is perfect for an artist- it is also a great home to relax and re juvenate in. We used the hot spa every night- just sitting under the stars and soaking- you can feel the built up stress and strains of life dissolving.I felt like a million dollars after my visit. I love sedona - if you love natural beauty, shopping [ unique boutiques and cafes], hiking, adventures- this area is paradise. i am now planning a family reunion here in sedona- hopefully at this house- thats how impressive it is. Thanks for a wonderful house to stay in! I wont forget it! Annie
Apr 2012
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West Sedona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Bathrooms: 1. master bathroom with glass shower, jacuzzi tub. 2.Family bathroom with shower, tub. 3. Half bathroom off living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master bedroom is very spacious and has a super king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , The rainforest bedroom has 2 queen beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 1.Master bedroom has an Eastern king sized bed 2.Sunlight bedroom has queen and twin 3.Rainforest bedroom has 2 queens
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The enterance to the home is via a red rock courtyard with fountain and native plants.


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Canyon Home- Panoramic Views, Hot Tub,Guest studio, walk to national park
average rating of 4.6875 based on 50 reviews

Amazing vacation .Stunning views .Fabulous host

  • 5 of 5

If we could give more than 5 stars we would. We had an amazing time in sedona and are so pleased we chose this house. The views are absolutely stunning from everywhere - inside and out. Loved the neighbourhood - close to town but you feel as if you are away from it all.

Super comfortable beds and special touches throughout the home made our stay even more enjoyable than anticipated. Very helpful and pleasant host who went out of her way to recommend activities for our children and they were all spot in. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review.It made my day ! It was a pleasure to assist your family with arrangements . I am happy your children had a memorable time.
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Houston, Texas

Highly Recommend. Would Stay Again.

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic!

Having just bought a house earlier this year and seeing so many nice looking pictures online and the houses that didn't live up to them, we arrived with tempered expectations. The 'House of the Smiling Sun' surpassed what we expected by a wide margin. Every room is bigger than it appears to be in the online photos, especially the kitchen and master. The master shower had to be 4' x 4', maybe bigger. The dining table in the photo shows 5 chairs around it. We pulled three more chairs in from the desk and living area to seat 8 and could have easily fit 2 more. We are big people, too. All 4 of the guys are over 6' 2" and the ladies near 6' (we only had 6 people staying, but a friend joined us from Phoenix for a day).

We cooked our dinners in and there were enough dishes to have one set in the washer while using another. We found all the utensils we needed, as well as cookware. We used the oven, gas range top and the gas grill on the patio. All worked well. The back right burner did not light on it's own, but worked fine with an extended lighter.

The house is nestled in the valley that leads to Cathedral Rock and the view from the patio and hot tub is just amazing. You can walk to Oak Creek or take a 5-10 minute drive to a park to see the view from the creek. It's tough to put into words and no picture can capture it all.

The routine during our stay was to do a shorter hike in the morning and hit down town Sedona for lunch. We would then head back to the house for a short rest and to clean up, and then back out for a longer hike. The house is west of Sedona's shopping and restaurants, about a 10 minute drive. The drive to Cathedral Rock trails was about 20-25 minutes. The trails are on the east side and the house faces the more scenic west side.

With 3 married, 30 something couples staying there, we never felt in each others way...even during the morning rush for coffee, showers and breakfast. Between the table, the large patio with ample seating, and the 65" TV showing the morning news in front of a massive couch, we had plenty of room to get comfy and stay out of each others way while we woke up. The large entry way held all our hiking gear without having to step over it or move it.

I hate to sound like I'm related to the owner, but I honestly have no complaints and the house exceeded our expectations. When we come back to Sedona, we will book this house without hesitation. We paid full price and would again.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a great pleasure when our "home away from home" has been a positive experience which provides happy vacation memories. We welcome reviews because they give us an opportunity to increase the quality of our customers enjoyment during their stay. It is also a great pleasure to note that travellers are as awe inspired as we are in the House of the Smiling Sun and in the surrounding areas, as it is indeed a location/ region that has an abundance of exquisite natural beauty. Travellers that return to visit us automatically recieve a 10 % discount on subsequent visits. That is our way of appreciating your appreciation of our home.
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Perfect place for a very special ocassion

  • 5 of 5

Where to start. The place was incredible. Your own private oasis in the desert!! We loved everything about it and cant wait to return for the next special occasion.Our daughter married in sedona and we had been searching for hotel suites and then found this ideal 4 bedroom property in the panoramic region .

There is a 3 bedroom main house with an enormous living room [ cathedral ceilings , huge fireplace and spectacular views of red rocks] plus a guest studio with its own bathroom and mini kitchen- perfect for our daughter and son in law].

All this less than half the price of any comparable hotel accommodation. I would never stay any other place. Rachel and housekeeping went above and beyond to ensure our stay was beyond expectation.They were available but never intrusive. If you have a chance to stay here stop looking and book!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The house is stunning and the location is incredible- it was the perfect trip! The renter was extremely nice and communication was easy throughout the booking & planning process. We arrived to find everything set up and exactly as described. It was an invigorating combination of aesthetic and comfort. Attention to detail was incredible: any questions were easily answered with on-site reference material. Everything you could possibly need was provided for cooking, cleaning, leisure, local recommendations, and even considerate things like some sundries you might've forgotten to pack, a sound bar to listen to your music & separate towels for the hot tub & bathrooms.

The views from the house & surrounding area are literally picture perfect! The location was remote enough to have unhindered views & a sense of natural beauty but convenient enough that the grocery store in town was maybe 10mins away... but how could you keep track of time driving through Red Rocks park? The cell reception at the house was great for Verizon but the rest of us had to plan ahead for things like using the GPS on our phones- which wasn't an imposition since a house phone was available in case of emergencies and of course they had maps for you to look at!

One downside was we didn't have enough time for all of the activities, most of which are readily available & accessible from the house. The hiking, fire pit, hot tub & nearby vineyards (to name a few) offered something for everyone... It's a very special place.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Zealand

Fantastic Location, Terrible Experience

  • 1 of 5

Arriving at the "House of the Smiling Sun" at the requested time and expecting to be greeted by the host as instructed, we were surprised to find no one there. We found instead instructions on how to enter the house, only to be surprised to discover it was a mess -- over 90 degrees, kitchen full of dirty dishes, beds unmade, smelling like it had been in this state for some time. We cleaned the house and settled in. After finally reaching the manager by phone in the evening, she claimed to be surprised the house had not been cleaned after the previous occupants left (an obligatory cleaning fee was included). The place was not as large as we had anticipated from the web page ("sleeps 12"), and with eight adults and two infants, it was uncomfortably crowded. The manager offered to rent us a second unit in the same house at full price. We declined.

I wrote to her with a carefully worded e-mail note indicating unhappiness with her offer and pointing out the inconvenience it had created for us. Carefully truthful but straightforward about our disappointment, I mentioned that it would be difficult to write a good Yelp review. She responded to my note (who wrote all those 5-star reviews anyway?) by asking us to leave -- within 20 hours of arrival -- claiming that a member of the cleaning crew "was seriously injured in a car crash today." Indicating she lives two hours away (original directions: meet her at the house), she nevertheless claimed she would have been happy to come clean the house for us. Despite the empty second unit she had offered to rent us, she reasoned that "i will now need to stay in the studio myself so that i can visit with this family as opposed to the cost of staying at a hotel."

Wishing no further dealings with her, we moved out. That night the ten of us had a very pleasant stay at a nice local motel (different review) for less than the cost of one night at the Smiling Sun. After a good bit of haggling and payment promised, with checks supposedly mailed but never arriving, we finally received (in two parts a month later) a refund for the second night.

While the house has a spectacular view, and would be adequate for six paired adults, I would only consider renting it again -- for a smaller group -- if there was a change in management.

Like another recent 1-star review, we were initially accused of having broken a vase, but after asking for a photo and mentioning that we had photographed most of the house, we were told "not important."

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Fransisco California

A great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect getaway for anyone:). Me, my wife and three kids could not have asked for a better place. The view is still fresh in my mind! My wife and I needed a nice getaway to relax and enjoy some family time and that's exactly what we got. Between the hot tub, fire pit and hiking trails they're is no way this home will not pass your expectations!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flagstaff Historic Downtown
Oak Creek Canyon
Slide Rock State Park
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Flagstaff or Phoenix skyharbor [ International]
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
martini bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
many to choose from
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
89 a
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
many to choose from
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
red rock national state park
Nearest Point of Interest
red rock loop
Car: necessary

This Canyon home is literally minutes from the gateway to Redrock National State park.Sliderock park, a favorite for children where they can splash about and play on the rocks is also close by.

There are so many outstanding attractions in sedona for all ages - that we keep a folder in our home for visitors to the sedona/ grand canyon area.

If you would like a list of places to explore before you arrive please just let us know and we can email a comprehensive list of Sedona's magical attractions, restaurants, galleries and seasonal celebrations before you arrive.



Diamond Back Extreme

Mongollon Rim Run

Rim Run Extreme

The Vortex Tour

Archeology Tour

The Outlaw Trail Extreme

The Seven Canyons Jeep Tour

Outlaw Jeep Tour & Horseback Ride

Wine Tour

Wildlife Safari Tour

Native American Tours

Hopi Reservation Tour

Ancient Landscapes

(Petrified Forest, Painted Desert & Meteor Crater)

Ancient Peoples

(Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, & Wupatki National Monuments)

Antelope Canyon Tour


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Departure CLEAN/laundry $199
Tax Rate 12.83%

This property INCLUDES an additional guest studio with its own private entrance which gives you an extra kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and private deck. The studio has one king bed. The main house has the following sleeping accommodation:
The Bed situation for the entire property [ main house and guest studio] is:

MASTER: One king bed
SUNLIGHT BEDROOM: One queen and one twin bed
RAIN FORREST BEDROOM: 2 Queen sized beds

ALTERNATIVES: There are several twin and queen air beds which gusts can use for extra separate sleeping places

If your group is smaller and does not need 4 bedrooms - teh price will be reduced by 100 per night and teh guest studio will be rented separately.

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.

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