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Best Location in St George! Unique Large Historic Home for Reunions & Retreats.

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Great for groups & families, 7 Bedroom, 6 Full Bath/2 half, in Historic Downtown

10 reasons you’ll absolutely love staying in the Whitehead Home:

1 - A Free Thank You Gift. As a thank you for staying an Insulated Grocery Bag will be waiting for you at the Whitehead Home. Take it home as a thank you for being our guest.

2- Location & Charm: This historic home is located in the St. George Historic district. Almost all of the local events end and begin here.

It was originally built in 1881, you'll enjoying seeing the original adobe brick walls, original doors, and window casing of the dear Whitehead Home. Plus plenty of parking.

3 – Explore: Walking distance to Ancestor Square, restaurants, shops, art galleries, antique stores, historic homes and museums.

4 - FUN: You'll have happy children, and a smile on your face too, with an easy walk to Town Square Park. It hosts a children's museum in the old historic schoolhouse, water splash pad and shallow lazy river for splashing and playing, an old fashioned carousel to ride, plus plenty of picnic tables and grass lounge on or play. Across the street you find Judd's Old Fashioned General Store where they sell treats, ice cream and lunch foods.

5 - Feed the Group: It's easy to host your large family/friend gatherings using this kitchen with double ovens, six burner stove, and many more kitchen amenities.

4 - Privacy: 6 full bathrooms (2 half baths) (We all like our own space).

5 – Comfort: 7 bedrooms with total of 14 beds that sleep 21.

6 - Togetherness: Dining room seats 12, kitchen stools seat 4, additional 6 ft. table and card table with 10 more chairs provided.

7 - Playtime: Large living and family room, with games, movies and corn hole outdoor game.

8 - Entertainment: 10 mins to Tuacahn Outdoor theater hosting spectacular musicals and famous artists and comedians.

9 - Scenery: Situated in the beautiful tree lined street, there are plenty of places to stroll, walk or hike. Either in the neighborhood or the beautiful Red Rocks of Southern Utah, you will be astounded by the beauty. Visit Snow Canyon State Park, Zion's National Park, or go just up the hill to Dixie Rock, Dixie Pioneer Park and Red Hills Desert Garden.

10 - Easy Access: We have a Handicapped accessible bedroom with it's own bathroom.


The Whitehead Home is a beautiful home built in 1881 located in the historic district of St George within walking distance of 10 restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, historic sites, museum, a charming park with splash pad and water fun for children, a children's museum, and just down the hill from famous Dixie Rock where you can stroll, hike, or visit the beautiful garden. 10 Minutes away is Tuacahn outdoor theater and Snow Canyon State Park. 30 minutes away is the breathtaking Zion's National Park.


-The home was recently been preserved and remodeled with all of the latest conveniences including new microwave, dishwasher, and double built in ovens.

-We have provided furniture and amenities to make an amazing family-friendly home.

-A Vivant alarm system and camera (installed on outside of the home, facing driveway) for your safety.

-There is a 12-piece dining set for the dining room, a 6 ft. folding table with 6 chairs, a card table with 4 chairs, a 7-piece outdoor patio set, and 4 barstools in the kitchen.

-The bedrooms include 1 new king semi firm mattress, 6 queen pillowtop mattresses and 5 twin mattresses.

-A total of 8 bathrooms (6 full and 2 half). 5 rooms have ensuite bathrooms and 1 bedroom has it connected to family room. 4 of the 6 bathrooms have a tub and shower. The other (Room #1 on main floor) is a handicap accessible shower.

-The main family room 62' LED flat screen TV, , a blue-ray player. There are also some DVDs and Blu-rays available. A second small family room is connected to one of the bedrooms that has a 50' flat screen with blu-ray player, and a Nintendo Wii Entertainment System.

-Every room also has internet, charging stations and a flat screen TV with cable TV.

-We are also proud to say that this is a legal vacation rental approved by the city of St. George with a conditional use permit.

Some of the great features of this property include:

• Central A/C and heat with 3 separate thermostats

• High-speed internet with Wifi, with google routers

• 7 flat screen TVs. Living room 62 inch, family room 50. Bedroom range from 32-50 inch.

• Kitchen is loaded with all cooking utensils, and small and large cooking appliances. Including crockpot, rice cooker, kitchen aid mixer, toaster coffee maker, 4 slice toaster etc.

• Beautiful appliances (double oven)

Location is key, and this property is in a prime spot.

• Located at the corner of 100 W and Diagonal, 1 block from Ancestor Square.

• 2 Blocks from the St George marathon course

• Located on the St George Ironman 70.3 course and Tour de St. George course, watch from the front porch!!

• Walk to 10 Restaurants within 4 blocks

• 1 Block from the Brigham Young home

• Just down the hill from the Dixie Rock

• 3 Walking blocks to downtown park with splash pad, picnic tables, small wading lazy river, children's museum, carousel, and Judd's Historic Store with sweets, ice cream and lunch items.

• many many more places to visit, see, and experience.

Need a smaller home with pools? Check out Red Rock Oasis at Paradise Village located just steps from huge pools! 3 bedroom, 3 bath.

More Details

Rosana Sorensen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Rosana Sorensen

My husband and I grew up in the beautiful Napa Valley in northern California and moved to Utah in 1991. We fell in love with renovating old homes after we purchased a run down bungalow on the Provo river and spent a couple years completely renovating it into the charming "Springside Cottage (which can also be rented exclusively on VRBO). Now as owners of the historic Whitehead Home in St. George we look forward to making it a memorable place for others to enjoy. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!

Rosana Sorensen purchased this house in 2014

Why Rosana Sorensen chose St. George

Don't you just love the charm of old homes? This home has just undergone a remodel with over $90k being invested, but we are keeping the historical integrity while adding new and modern conveniences. In fact we just installed, new double ovens, microwave and dishwasher.

St. George has so much to offer, yet still has the feeling of a smaller town. And this historic home has the best location possible for a traveler. This is in the 'Town Square' of St George. Within 4 blocks you can find 10 restaurants, galleries, historic sights, antique shops, 4 banks, ATMs, parks, museums, hair salons, library, and plenty of shopping. So much to explore just in the neighborhood, but you can also travel a close distance to Zion's National Park, Snow Canyon, Tuacahn Outdoor Theater, 12 golf courses in the area, swimming parks and so much more. The Whitehead Home is also on the St George ironman 70.3 course, Tour de St. George course, and is 2 blocks from the marathon course.

What makes this house unique

This home was built in 1881 and has a sweet & sad little love story at it's beginning, yet it has been a home that has created many happy and wonderful memories for families across the decades. It has all the modern convenances to help you and your group continue to make memories. You'll be cooking for a large group and the kitchen has a stainless steel kitchenaid 6-burner cooktop and hood fan, new double wall ovens, microwave and dishwasher and other small kitchen appliances to help do the job. We've continue to update, decorate and add furniture and other items to make your stay easy, comfortable, and special. This property oozes character and is a great gathering place for up to 21 people. Perfect for family reunions, corporate retreats, sporting events, theater events, or home base as you discover the beautiful hiking & biking, golfing, day spas and shopping in St. George. It's located within tree lined walking distance of wonderful restaurants, antique shops, galleries, historic sights, summer outdoor market, and a splashed and park for the children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Tom Barnes family, of Gilbert, AZ enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Whitehead home in St George, UT! The home has some wonderful "old bones" and they tell a story rich in local history. The home is situated very well in St George, close to the historical district and boutique shops. The home has been modernized very well but at the same time it keeps its historical charm. The rooms were plenty and comfortable. Eating accommodations were wonderful! Plenty of space to eat and converse. The children's toy basket was a hit for our grandchildren who stayed with us. We truly loved the house and our stay. Rosana goes out of her way to make sure your stay is fantastic! Great communication and directions. While in St George we took in some local hiking, bike trails, Zion National Park, local shopping, and even a dinosaur museum! A great home base for your family during your stay in southern Utah!
May 2017
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St. George House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Treat neighborhood, home, furniture & decor with respect. If items moved, return to spot. NO Jumping/standing on beds & furniture. Report broken items
  • Do not move charging stations, remotes or google routers from assigned rooms. Do not unplug wifi/cable inlet in Rm#6, you will loose all connection.
  • After games and toys are used, put back in proper bins & boxes. Home has security system. DO NOT TOUCH panel in foyer. Cameras monitor outside home.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom in bedroom #1 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair shower with bars, bars by toilet. Long mirror.
    Bathroom in bedroom #2 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate tub &shower. Two separate vanities. Off familyroom
    Half Bath in From Foyer - toilet , Located to right in foyer. Vanity and extra storage area.
    Half Bath by Kitchen and Laundry - toilet , Also has vanity, located just past kitchen, in small hall.
    Bathroom in Room #7 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Vanity/sink and Full length mirror.
    Bathroom in bedroom #3 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub. Vanity/sink. Full length mirror.
    Bathroom in bedroom #4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large tub. Vanity/sink, full length mirror. Shares with #5.
    Bathroom in bedroom #6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large tub. Vanity/sink. Full length mirror.
  • AMENITIES NOTE: We leave complimentary starter amenities. Half baths have small refillable bottle of hand soap and two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom. In full baths we leave two rolls of toilet paper, one shower cap, a few disposable cups, 1 small packet of makeup wipes, 1 small bar of soap, 1 small lotion, 1 small chapstick. To use while you stay we also have small refillable bottle of hand soap. In shower are full size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, makeup mirror and make-up towel. In kitchen we leave 1regular refillable bottle of dish soap, dishwasher tabs & hand soap. In laundry we leave some laundry soap pods, stain remover, & dryer sheets. If you need more you can purchase at nearby grocery store. Also provided are bath towels, hand towel, wash cloths, bath mat, toilet paper, tissue, & plunger. Child step stools are provided for the bathrooms and in half bath by kitchen and bathrooms #3 & 4 we have installed special toilet seats to accommodate children.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom #1 - Main floor ensuite handicapped accessible room - 1 queen , Intimate room on main floor can be accessed via wheelchair
    Bedroom #2 - Main floor ensuite w/private family room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom, private bath, and private sitting room
    Bedroom #4 - 2nd floor ensuite that sleeps 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Perfect for a family of 5 when using adjacent room with lock
    Bedroom #5 - 1 queen , Small bedroom, queen bed and lockable door to room 4.
    Bedroom #6 - 2nd floor ensuite with high ceilings - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Spacious room with extra child bed
    Bedroom #7 - Private ensuite - 1 king , Private room on 2nd floor with it's own staircase
    Bedroom #3 - 2nd floor ensuite - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , Perfect for a family of 5. Kids room and parents room.
  • Each bedroom has charging stations for phone, laptops, etc. The charging station has two plugs and 3 to 5 usb ports. You will need to bring your own cords. Bedrooms 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 have TV's. Bedroom 2 is connected to family room where TV is located. Bedroom 5 does not have a TV. We also have two 2 pack n plays with sheets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Plenty of Parking. Also home monitored by Vivant Alarm Systems.Safety cameras (installed on outside of home, facing driveway) for your safety. Heating/cooling, out going doors, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors & front door locks controlled by Vivant Systems. Check out Instructions: Upon Check out, please do the following: **Place all used towels on floor in bathrooms. ** Leave used bed unmade; please do not remove bed linens. If sofa sleeper was used leave pulled out. **If furniture. pillows, blankets are moved, please return them to original spot/room. **Turn off all lights. ** Clean up Kids Nook if used. **Place dirty dishes in dishwasher and start. **Replace all remote controls. **If Check out is on Tuesday please take large garbage can to the curb. Garbage day is Wednesday. ** Don't forget your personal items. **Lock & Check All Entry/Exit Doors.


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Best Location in St George! Unique Large Historic Home for Reunions & Retreats.
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Met all our needs

  • 5 of 5

This location met the needs of everyone! We loved the large dining table for games and computers and doing projects... and eating. The living room had ample seating for us and was cozy. Having it open to the kitchen made it perfect. We all liked how the kitchen was open and easy to work in and accessible. Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms gave us privacy. We also liked the location for easy access to many shops and restaurants by foot as well as great scenic walks. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely maintained. Spacious. Nice location.

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our stay at the Whitehead House. It is comfortable with plenty of space for our party of 14.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The house has a cozy look and is well furnished for all age groups.

  • 4 of 5

The home and premises seem to be well kept and in good repair. I would recommend the bathrooms have some type of rug that can insulate against the cold, especially in winter. Two Wii games would not work probably due to wear and tear (Wii sports and Wii play), also instructions for using the kitchen heater/ac would be helpful...all other heaters seemed to be easy to figure out.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to make our guests visits wonderful. To respond to your points. We had purchased a rug but it was not the right size and had to return it. We were not able to replace it before your arrival. We are sorry the Wii games were not in working order, we will look at them and fix or replace them. We appreciate this information. The kitchen thermostat is the exact same model as the others in the home, a phone call to us would have solved the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your feedback.
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Amazing place to gather the family. Made our Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to gather our family. We had Thanksgiving at the Whitehead House with extended family. The entire family loved the atmosphere and decor of this charming historical home. Very clean and had everything you need down to toys for the kiddos. Thanks Sorensen's you have done a great job with this property. Look forward to using it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place in St George.

  • 5 of 5

The Whitehead Home has been set up with true hospitality in mind. All details have been thought of. Honestly, the best equipped VRBO I have been in.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Lovely reunion

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have gathered for an adult family reunion from Florida to California and various places in between. Whitehead house makes possible eating and visiting continually for the three days we are there. It's a unique gathering place because we can always be a part of the action or escape to corner for a nap or alone time. We have loved it. And the weather is perfect in October. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
15.7 Miles
St George municipal airport
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
The One and Only
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Dixie Red Hills Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pizza Factory, George's, Benja Thai, &Painted Pony
Nearest Ski
84.9 Miles
Brian Head resort
Nearest Beach
18.2 Miles
Sand Hollow State Park
Car: necessary

St. George and surrounding area is full of outdoor activities, places to explore and visit, and entertainment. "The unique setting translate to family adventures, luxury spas, extensive shopping, championship golf and nearby outdoor recreation assets unlike anywhere else. In other words, fishing, climbing, canyoneering, biking, hiking, ATV and more — all in the unbeatable climate of beautiful St. George, Utah. Many of the annual events (St. George Marathon, Ironman, Tour de St. George Bike race) come right past the Whitehead Home. And St. George area can boast of 11 wonderful golf courses.

Down the Street: The Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square (two walking blocks from Whitehead) is a free event, held every Saturday, from 8am to 12 noon in the parking lot at Ancestor Square, located at St. George Blvd. and Main Street in Historic Downtown St. George. The event is held every Saturday starting the second Saturday in May through the end of October. Also in Ancestor Square are wonderful restaurants (George's, Painted Pony, Pizza, Thai food.) and the Mystery House. You can reserve a spot and try your skills in escaping from the room by solving the mystery. Great group fun. Need something to do with the children, easy 4 block walk to the Town Square. Town Square is more than just a park. It's a wonderful place to come alone and read a book or bring the family and play around. Have a nice picnic in the park on one of the picnic tables. Splash around in the splash pad and winding river. Ride the carousel, take a stroll along the walking path. Experience the culture of the flag memorial along with the art of the bronze exhibit, and visit the St. George Children’s Museum. The museum encourages its guests to touch, feel, play, and explore in the ten exhibit rooms. The rooms are designed to encourage interaction between adults and children. It is housed in an historic school. Then cross the street to Judd's General Store, for lunch, ice cream or pick out a bag full of your favorite treats you remember as a kid. Judd's is proud to be the oldest business in town...104 years and counting. It has been a favorite place of every kid in town since 1911. Also on Main is the Art Museum and during the summer you can buy tickets for a guided tour of old Saint George. These tickets will also get you into the Museum.

Down the Road: In the nearby town of Santa Clara you'll find Tuacahn the outdoor theater. Usually 4 musicals to choose from along with guest musical and comedic entertainers. Tuacahn is so popular you may want to book an event before you arrive. Santa Clara has a quaint old down town with some good restaurants and antique shops.

Adventure: In the same area is Snow Canyon State Park with beautiful visits and hikes.

A short drive east you can visit Zion's national park, with it's breathtaking beauty. Zion's has a variety of hikes, from a leisurely stroll to challenging downright scary. North and West you'll find amazing hikes with waterfalls. A few are Gunlock Waterfall and Pools, Toquerville Falls, Red Reef hike in Red Cliffs park, and Kanarra Creek Trail.

There are so many of sites (Historic and fun) that you just can't see and do everything in St. George in one trip. You'll want to come back, again and again.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.9%

House Rules:
*Make yourself at home.
*Guests are expected to treat home and neighborhood with respect.
*If necessary to move furniture, pillows, etc it should be moved back before departure.
*If games and toys are used we ask that toys be put back in the toy box and games put back together and stored in original place, and kids nook items put away, so the next guests will have them available. (Cleaners do not have time to put games and pieces back along with the cleaning of such a large home)
*Absolutely no jumping on beds, couches or other furniture. We love have children in the home but ask that you have them be respectful of the property.
*Do not move charging stations from their appointed rooms.
*There is Cable and Wifi. It is an old home with adobe walls and so sometimes wifi reception can fail. We have added Google routers to help with receptions. Do not more the Google routers. They are placed in certain areas and positions to make your wifi reception the very best possible.
*Do not unplug the wifi/cable inlet in Room #6. You will loose all internet and cable.
*Please report if items are broken or missing. Especially if they are found that way when you arrive. We pride ourselves in having a clean, neat and working home for our guests.
*Have a great time and make great memories.

Also as a reminder. for insurance purposes the home is monitored by Vivant Alarm Systems including safety cameras (installed on outside of the home, facing driveway). Doors, windows, thermostats, and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors are also on Vivant monitoring system.

Plenty of Parking, in front of the home (3-4 cars). West side of home 3 cars or large trailer, street parking on west side is also allowed.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.