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Cozy Adobe with Hot Tub and Fabulous Views in Outdoor Paradise.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

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

Spacious, welcoming adobe home with secluded patio and wood burning stove. Open floor plan with windows on all sides to watch wildlife wandering by. The views around the home are spectacular and include Porcupine Rim and Castle Tower, a world class climbing destination. Great location for outdoor enthusiasts or if you are looking for a romantic get-away for two: Imagine having breakfast on the cozy patio; enjoying the sun set while soaking in the hot tub; having a drink by the wood burning stove; browning marshmallows over the coals on the outside fire pit; or watching the vibrant stars of the Milky Way while dozing off on the futon on the front porch. Available on a monthly basis only.

LOCATION: The Cozy Adobe is located on a 5 acre lot in scenic Castle Valley, a small residential area. The house is situated right along a dry arroyo, assuring privacy and a peaceful setting. Scenic route 128, which follow the river through a gorgeous, steep walled canyon, provides easy access to Moab (30 minutes) and the three National Parks in the area.

ACTIVITIES: The area around Castle Valley is an outdoor paradise with a variety of recreational opportunities. Nearby Porcupine Rim trail is famous among mountain bikers. Road bikers love the La Sal loop road, which winds its way through Castle Valley and up to the mountains. The La Sal mountains offer great hiking, snow shoeing and cross country skiing trails. Climbers like the challenging fins at nearby Fisher Towers, while hikers enjoy the wonderful hiking trails along the river road (route 128). The Colorado river, a five minute drive, offers multiple water sport activities like rafting, paddle boating, kayaking and swimming. Horseback riding, wine tasting and two excellent riverside restaurants are found nearby.

GREEN HOME: Decrease your impacts on the environment: The Cozy Adobe is equipped with water and energy efficient appliances. Outside solar hot water and solar PV panels (grid-tie) off-set 100% of energy needs. A recycling system is set up as well.

AMENITIES: 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. High speed internet and long distance phone (continental US) are included in the rent. 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. Air 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.

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

More Details

Willy Stokman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

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 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 Castle Valley

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 dry 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'.


Castle Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Cozy Adobe with Hot Tub and Fabulous Views in Outdoor Paradise.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Excellent place to rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5

we loved every minute of it

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Bear Lake, MN, USA

A Gem in Castle Valley!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay (Jan 26-Feb 22, 2017) at the Cozy Adobe. Willy has created a beautiful place for guests. We have used many VRBOs over that last many years, never disappointed with our selections and Willy's met and exceeded our expectations. The location of the Cozy Adobe was perfect for us...such solitude and beauty all around and just a 20-30 minute drive east of Moab via Scenic Byway 128...always a thrill and never got tired of this beautiful Colorado River/canyon drive. Our vistas from the adobe were spectacular....Porcupine Rim out the back and Castle Rock, the Priests and Nuns, the Red Hills, La Sal Mtns and more out the front, including early morning and evening visits from many mule deer :) The place was very well appointed and we found cooking at home, in such beautiful setting, to be great fun. We made good use of the slow-cooker and had some great meals waiting for us after a day of hiking and exploring in the Moab and Castle Valley area. Right away the Cozy Adobe felt like a second home to us. When we had questions Willy was quick to reply. There were the great reference materials and books provided, which we appreciated and used a lot. Willy's had some suggestions for hikes (Fisher Towers, Granstaff Canyon and Hidden Valley) - all five-star for us. We already miss the adobe - it is truly "cozy" with great access to so many daily adventures at nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse State Park, backroads, local trailheads and more. We hope to be back for another stay in the near future. Thank you Willy for sharing your lovely place with us!

Karen and Nino, White Bear Lake, MN

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park

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: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

Rent includes utilities, phone (continental US) and wireless internet.
$150 cleaning fee - fully refundable if you leave the home clean at departure
$200 reservation/security deposit - fully refundable
Full refund when cancelled 60 days or more prior to rental month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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