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Cozy Adobe with Hot Tub/Fabulous View in Outdoor Paradise

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 27 - 29 nights

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Minimum Stay
27 - 29 nights

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Spacious, nicely furnished adobe home with private hot tub, secluded patio and wood burning stove. Open floor plan with windows on all sides to view any wildlife passing by. Great location for outdoor enthusiasts or if you are looking for a romantic get-away for two.

The Cozy Adobe is located in scenic Castle Valley, a small residential area where all homes are built on 5 acre lots. The house is situated right along a dry arroyo, assuring privacy and a peaceful setting. The views from the home are spectacular and include Porcupine Rim and Castle Tower, a world-famous climbing destination.

The area around Castle Valley is an outdoor paradise with a variety of recreational opportunities. There are several great hiking trails, like those found at Fisher Towers and Negro Bill Canyon. Road bikers love the La Sal loop road, which winds its way right through Castle Valley and up the mountains. Nearby Porcupine Rim trail offers great views and is famous among mountain bikers. Another option is to leave the desert landscape behind and take the loop road up to the La Sal mountains for a cool hike or bike ride along mountain lakes and alpine meadows.

The Colorado river is a five minute drive from the Cozy Adobe and offers multiple water sport activities like rafting, paddle boating, kayaking and swimming. Horseback riding, wine tasting and two excellent riverside restaurants are found nearby. Scenic route 128, which follows the Colorado river through a gorgeous, steep walled canyon, provides easy access to Moab (30 minutes) and the three National Parks in the area.

The Cozy Adobe is a green home with water and energy efficient appliances. Outside solar hot water and solar PV panels (grid-tie) off-set 100% of energy needs. High speed internet and long distance phone (continental US) are included in the rent.

Home amenities include a flat screen TV for watching movies, DVD/VCR, and a top notch stereo system with a plug-in for your Ipod. The bathroom has a shower, full bath and a washing machine. The bedroom features a queen size bed with Serta mattress and hotel quality linens. Aero beds provide room for up to two additional guests. The cozy patio on the side of the house provides seating for four, while the porch in front of the home has a futon to lounge on and an outdoor fire pit. The garage houses a portable gas grill and can be used to safely store bikes and other recreational toys. The attached carport protects your vehicle in the winter and keeps it cool during the summer months.

Savor this home's many wonderful features. Imagine having breakfast on the cozy patio; viewing wildlife from your windows; relaxing in the hot tub while watching the sun set on red rock formations; having a drink by the wood burning stove; browning marshmallows over the coals in the outside fire pit, or enjoying the vibrant stars of the Milky Way while dozing off on the futon on the front porch.

Keywords: House, Mountain view, Sunset view, Private, Hot Tub, Romantic getaway, Central location, Perfect base for outdoor adventure.

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Willy Stokman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Willy Stokman

My husband and I bought the Cozy Adobe from a friend in 2008. My husband is a biomedical engineer with his own consulting company, and I am a physical therapist. We have a teenage daughter, who shares our love of Castle Valley with its beautiful red rock and gorgeous views. We hope to live in our home ourselves sometime in the future. In the meantime, we like to share it with those with a passion for the outdoors.

Willy Stokman purchased this house in 2008

Why Willy Stokman chose Utah

For years we visited Moab several times each year to camp, bike, boat, hike and visit our friend, who built the Cozy Adobe in 1993. Each time we saw her, we admired her home because of the views, the location and the way it blends in with the landscape. When we had the opportunity to buy it we could not pass it up.

What makes this house unique

The home is nestled next to a to a small arroyo, which gives it privacy and a cozy feeling, while maintaining its fantastic view of Castle Tower. We added our own interior touches to make it feel warm, bright and welcoming. To minimize impact on the environment, we installed a solar hot water and solar PV system (grid tie). As a result, we are able to offset 100% of our energy needs, which makes it a great place to stay for those who are interested in living 'green'.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Cozy Adobe with Hot Tub/Fabulous View in Outdoor Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic month at the Cozy Adobe! The house was comfortable as was the bed. Scenery was amazing with the Red Hills at one end of the valley, snow capped LaSal Mountains at the other, Porcupine Ridge behind and Castle Rock and Priest & Nuns directly across!! Driving anywhere included the beautiful drive on Route 128 along the Colorado River! Saw mule deer and foxes right outside the house. Arches, Canyonlands, LaSal Mountain Loop Road, horseback riding, hiking and golf were just a few of the activities we enjoyed in the area. Relaxing (including the hot tub), private, romantic, revitalalizing are a few of the words that come to mind :) We miss it already😢. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Wildwood, Mo

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property to "get away from it all". The Cozy Adobe is on the slope up Porcupine Rim, facing Castle Valley, with awesome views of Castle Rock, Priest and Nuns, and LaSal Mountains. It's perfect for a couple. Another couple joined us for a weekend and it worked just fine, but is really suited for 2 persons (one bathroom, no bedroom wall). The house is really cared for and nicely furnished and decorated. There are many fantastic hiking trails within a short drive, such as Fisher Tower and Amphitheater trails. We really enjoyed the Chiminea and fire pit. The fire pit was a great grill for burgers, salsiccia, and steaks. We really enjoyed our visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Fantastic holidays in an extraordinary location

  • 5 of 5

Everything we hoped for when renting this location was even better in reality. The Cozy Adobe is such a marvelous place to stay. The home is extraordinary beautiful, all details fit - and the surrounding landscape is really a wonderful dream! We enjoyed every day of our fantastic holidays in cozy adobe with so many opportunities of great outdoor activities. Usually I do not write any reviews, but this time it is to thank you, Willy, for letting us stay in your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, better than photos inside

  • 5 of 5

We have rented quite a few homes over the years, and this is truly special. Whether the owner is an interior decorator or just has good taste, every detail, every artwork, every plant is thoughtfully placed. Fixtures, furnishings, and kitchenware are high quality and well chosen. And each window holds gorgeous views while retaining complete privacy.

There are great spaces inside and out to relax, contemplate, or socialize. The home is roomier inside than the photos suggest - very spacious for a couple (which we are), but manageable with a family or close friends. There is a regard for the environment throughout, from the top-shelf solar systems (PV and hot water) to the lighting, heating, and water systems. And the hot tub was sleeping at 85 when we arrived - only a couple hours from full temp.

There really is nothing else like it that I could find in Moab - and I have to say I was a bit reluctant to add another glowing review for fear that it will not be available next time. But this house and the owner deserve it.

Enjoy! We certainly have, and are looking forward to a longer stay next time. Thank you Willy!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison WI

fantastic home in Castle Valley

  • 5 of 5

our 2nd stay at the Cozy Adobe was all we had hoped and remembered - and more! Wonderful setting with relaxing views, and yet close to lots of outdoor activities. Can't wait for the next time we can stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Cozy Adobe is a warm, welcoming, comfortable abode that truly is a "home-away-from-home". It's owners have taken every measure to ensure that it is well equipped and that its occupants lack for nothing. The setting high up on 5 natural rugged acres, overlooks the green pastures of Castle Valley,encompassed by red cliffs and blue skies. Three sets of double glass doors & 13 large windows provide amazing views and vistas in all directions. The outdoor hot tub was ideal for tired bodies, and for star gazing in the cool/cold evening darkness.

South-east Utah and the Moab area is an outdoor recreation Mecca, offering a myriad of recreational activities in a spectacular setting. Our October stay combined daytime activity with evening rest & relaxation. The October weather (sunny & pleasant) was perfectly suited to hiking, biking, golfing, horseback riding, river rafting, jet boating and scenic drives. The town of Moab offered numerous festivals and community cultural events for week-end and evening entertainment. The Moab/Castle Valley libraries provided access to books & DVD's for evening viewing.

The frequent drive from Moab to Castle Valley on SR128, followed alongside the Colorado River, through a red cliff canyon, with spectacular scenery that never ceased to amaze.

Our expectations heading into this visit were high...the reality surpassed those expectations. Thanks for a wonderful month in a marvelous setting, and for the opportunity to experience and enjoy this piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Rates & Availability

Castle Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016/17 - low season
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
27 night minimum stay
2017 - high season
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
2017/18 - low season
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
27 night minimum stay
2018 - high season
Mar 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Rent includes utilities, phone (continental US) and wireless internet. No additional taxes or other charges.
$100 cleaning fee - waived if you leave the home clean at departure.
$200 reservation/security deposit - fully refundable.
$50 cancellation fee.
Personal checks, direct bank transfers, electronic checks and Visa/Master cards accepted.

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Castle Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed with high quality Serta mattress. Two Aero beds (one twin, one queen) can accommodate additional guests. On nice days from spring to fall you can also sleep underneath the stars on the queen size futon on the front porch. Maximum occupancy of four, including children.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Green home with sustainability features including water and energy conserving appliances, solar hot water, and a grid tie solar PV system.

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