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Family Friendly Passive Solar House With Attached Greenspace

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Four Bedroom, Three Baths , Sleeps 11 With Mountain Views

This secluded winter getaway is tucked back from the street ready for you and your family to enjoy in its own mini forest with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, sleeps 11, skylights, dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, multi-level, vaulted ceilings, attached green house, private yard, a two car garage, and two private decks to enjoy the view of the mountain landscape after a hard day at the slopes.

Donald Hadden
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2018

About Donald Hadden

I built this house when I was graduate student at the University of Utah School of Architecture. I raised my three kiis in this house and only recently tuned it into a ski rental property.

Donald Hadden purchased this house in 1981

Why Donald Hadden chose Sandy

This property is exceptional because it is both close to ski resorts and also close to city activities.

What makes this house unique

Property has a two car garage and sleeps 11 people with unique architectural features.


Sandy House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Family Friendly Passive Solar House With Attached Greenspace
average rating of 4.0588236 based on 17 reviews

This turned out to be great place for our group and we would definitely rent again.

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house as a group of 5 for our annual ski trip. It is very spacious and unique home with lots of light. The location couldn't be better for skiing Alta, Brighton, etc. Plus it's close to restaurants and shopping, with easy access to downtown and the airport. While it is located just off a busy road, it is set back a ways so traffic noise was not an issue. Thw owner met us when we arrived and was very nice and helpful. We would certainly rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of my property located in Sandy Utah. I appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again at some future time.
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A Pleasant Stay

  • 4 of 5

This house in Sandy was 'quirky' but well-equipped, clean and perfectly adequate for our party of 8. Conveniently located for access to both Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons and not far from the freeways. Getting in and out of the driveway onto the busy road was a little bit of an adventure but we managed!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not impressed with property

  • 1 of 5

Although the home was in good condition it was not clean with spider webs throughout and even a spider alive in the microwave the first time we used it. The AC is in the basement and does not cool the house during our stay in June. The swamp cooler did not cool the house well. Wifi didn't work either. Overall the home served our needs for a place to stay but we will not rent this home again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of space. Great price. Quick access to Little Cottonwood canyon.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with three families, a total of 8 people, and had a great time. There is enough room that we would have been comfortable with a few more people. The place was nice and clean, and very interesting architecturally (kept the engineers in the group discussing the passive solar design).

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for our ski trip!!

  • 4 of 5

Donald thank you for sharing your house in Sandy. The location was perfect for our ski trip. The house was a good size for our group of 5 men. The house was clean and comfortable for everyone. Very easy to find from the airport to the slopes. We will be back!! Thanks again


  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Home for Ski Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Overall the home is very nice. Very well stocked as far as detergent, paper towel and toilet paper. The major issue for us were the beds. The beds were Full size but the problem was not the size of the beds but the mattresses and bed frames. In one room on main floor the bed mattress was sinking in the middle. In basement the beds made loud noise anytime you moved on them since they were metal frame and sounded like they were going to fall apart. One of the upstairs rooms had no window to ventilate. The owner is very nice and resolves issues right away. Overall the stay was nice and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Salt Lake City International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Club 90 and Sandy Statioon
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Willow Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Utah Transit Authoriy
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-15 and I-215
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Black Bear Diner and La Caille Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Snowbird Ski Resort and Alta Ski Resort
Car: recommended

This house is located in its own mini forest just minutes away from numerous activities including skiing, hiking, and wild life observation. Additional activities include shopping, summer mountain festivals and city 24th of July Pioneer Festivals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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