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Located Close To 3 National Parks

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

The family unit has an open floor plan with 2 Queen Beds and 2 Twin Bed, dining area, kitchen and full bathroom. We are situated close to 3 national parks; Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, and North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Also 3.5 hours from Las Vegas. Other nearby attractions include; Coral Pink Sand dunes, The Wave, Coyote Buttes, and our most famous attraction located just 2 miles behind the property, Red Cave Slot Canyon (totally free!). Camp fires to enjoy the evening air and starry night.

Mike and Carol
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Mike and Carol

Mike and Carol are international flight attendents by trade and have enjoyed vacationing in this part of the world so when the opportunity presented itself to purchase this property they jumped at the chance. With historical family ties to the area, it made the it even more special. Now they enjoy opening the house and apartment to guests from around the world.

Mike and Carol purchased this apartment in 1990


Mount Carmel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower, toilet, and single sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Located Close To 3 National Parks
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
Greenville, SC

Adequate lodging -- passive-aggressive owner

  • 2 of 5

Our family of 6 camps and stays in all sorts of places, meaning we're flexible and can roll with "whatever". Our motto has been: "It's an adventure!"

Having said that, it was difficult to just roll with this place.


*20-30 min. to Zion and 1 hour from Bryce. There are not many places to stay that are reasonable in this area.

*My children described it as "cozy". It was adequate for my family of six.

*The view beyond the property is beautiful (the property itself is pretty cluttered), and the setting is peaceful and quiet.

*The owner was responsive when we asked for a fan.


*When we entered the room (it's really only 1 room with a partition, plus a small -- very small -- bathroom), it was a sauna. For some inexplicable reason, there was a space heater running (it's June in the desert of Utah) and the temperature registered 86. No big deal. We'll just turn it off and ask for a fan from the owner, which she provided. However, when told of the space heater, she acted as though we had plugged it in! And when we requested a box fan to draw the warm air out and the cooler air in, she said, "Well, I guess you can have the one in my window." It was very disappointing to be made to feel guilty for this reasonable request.

*The "air conditioner" is actually a window unit that is way past its prime. It barely touched the heat, slightly cooling the kitchen side of the partition, but leaving the bedroom section extremely warm. As another reviewer said, the weather is lovely after about 9 p.m. But it's HOT until the sun goes down completely.

*One of the reasons we chose this property was the advertised washing machine. We had tent camped in Moab and were to do the same at Grand Canyon, so a washing machine was a necessity. The machine is tiny, so we had to do a number of loads, even though we only had 3 changes of clothes. The owner approached my wife and said, "I think you're pushing it", referring to the amount of wash. My wife is the easiest person on earth to get along with, and not easily offended, but this was unacceptable behavior. If an owner doesn't want the machine used, don't advertise.

*The home was not particularly clean: crumbs in the kitchen in corners, etc.

Bottom line: expectations. If you're expecting adequate lodging and don't mind manipulative comments from an owner at a fairly good price, this is your place. Otherwise, you might look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NIce, simple country place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This home was a simple, quiet place to stay. Everything was just as described, and the hosts were really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a campfire 2 of the 3 nights we stayed there. Grocery and gas were just 2 miles up the road. The rental is actually in the back yard of the hosts' own home. Our only complaint was that the house was stuffy when closed up in the day, (summertime) but then if we left the windows open it was way too cold at night. We just couldn't quite get the temperature comfortable inside, even it when it was nice outside. Lovely evening views from the house, and comfortably close to Zion and Bryce.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area within several national parks

  • 5 of 5

Rental was PERFECT for us. Mike was a fabulous host, made sure we had everything we needed and more! You have to plan a couple hours for Red Cave slot canyon, it's way more than we anticipated! Thank you for everything Mike, especially for having a fire for us at night!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace in the valley

  • 5 of 5

A great location near Zion. A quiet retreat with all amenities you need to relax after enjoying the park. Carol is a great hostess and I will certainly consider returning to this cabin retreat.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico

Clean and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

Very basic but comfy. Great location and a very kind, accommodating host.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, facilities and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this location because of it's proximity to Zion, Bryce, and the North Rim, and the opportunity to rent an apartment that could hold our family of 5 adults at a reasonable price. We could not have been happier with this choice. It was a great place to work out from, as we visited Zion, North Rim, Bryce, Rt. 12 (Escalante), Cedar Breaks, and other local sights during our 7-day stay. The hosts were terrific; Mike offered us many tips about what to see, and he personally enabled us to see the local "Red Cave", which was an unplanned, terrific sight-seeing trip. The price was quite reasonable, and we were able to prepare whatever meals we wanted in the apartment. A washer and dryer were conveniently located below the apartment, so keeping clean clothes was easy. There was a mid-size grocery store about 5 miles away, which took care of all of our needs with respect to supplies. Every night Mike built a fire in the fire pit out back, and we had several nice evenings of socializing. If you're a person who enjoys hiking and exploring the outdoors (especially national parks) and being away from the crowds, this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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