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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 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:
March 22, 2017

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 Utah

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Passive Solar House With Attached Greenspace
average rating of 4.285714 based on 14 reviews

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: Mar 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: Feb 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: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely eccentric home!

  • 4 of 5

Great accommodations for 8 of us. Very close to our seminar location which made it convenient, even with the 6" of snow we woke up to Saturday morning! Snow shovels readily available and having the garage entrance was a plus. Sound does carry in this house through vents and the openness of design. Overall, very comfortable stay in Sandy, Utah.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall great experience

  • 5 of 5

Five guys, five bedrooms. Clean, comfortable and convenient. Great value and Don was very responsive

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The property was centrally located & easy to find. The home itself is beautiful. It was neither over or under accommodating. The yard is landscaped with green grass & ivy surrounded by mature trees that seem to block out the rest of the world. It was like our own little bit of heaven. Donald was easy to work with & I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • 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

Sandy House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Tax Rate 13.1%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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