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Close to Parks! Full of character and fun. Wheelchair and pet friendly.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Unique 2 bedroom bungalow in Kanab town, close to National Parks

Welcome to the Western Star! The cutest little bungalow in the West. We have created this one of a kind vacation rental home in Kanab (south western Utah), with lots of fun and lots of character. Imagine returning home after a full day of exploring the Grand Canyon, Zions or Bryce, and having a long bubble bath soak in your deep vintage clawfoot tub, or a delicious hot shower in the large triple headed Anasazi Indian ruin shower!

All newly renovated, this home away from home is absolutely sure to please everyone in your party! Two bedrooms with queen beds plus a pull out queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Sleeps 6 total with two full bathrooms.

The two Master suites, unique and very different from each other (as different as - well, as different as cowboys and indians….). Both rooms are equally fabulous - no more drawing straws with your travel companions over the master suite. The perfect solution for couples traveling together. These bedrooms each have delightful decor, en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds. You will love our quality mattresses, luxury linens and ample choice of pillows.

The darling kitchen opens to a cosy living room and makes a great place to cook, eat and just relax!

Pack light, Full laundry facilities, shampoo, conditioner and hairdryers on site.

Kanab and her surrounding areas have so much to offer,

-with five national monuments

-two state parks

-two national forests

-and three national parks

All within 90 minutes. The Golden circle.

But one of our favorite things about Kanab is it’s unique movie making history! At one time more movies were made in Kanab Utah, than anywhere else in the United States outside of California! Wow, that’s a lot of movies and a lot of interesting history for this little town. Pop up some popcorn and spend your evenings relaxing in our cosy living room surrounded by photos of that fun filming history and watch some of our ever growing collection of vintage western movies made right here. Not into old Westerns? No problem. Stream all of your favorites directly through our brand new smart TV. Our new upgraded fiber optic network means no streaming down time!

Located within easy walking distance to several restaurants and a grocery store.

Wheelchair friendly by design! One level, no stairs and wide front entry door. We know it can be difficult to find accessible accommodations (especially if you want to bring your pet along). Now you have a choice in Kanab. Our Farmhouse bedroom has a 36” entry door with 52” sliding doors into the bathroom. The zero entry shower makes wheeling in easy, and conveniently placed grab bars are a big help when you need a little balance. Also available if needed are shower stool, toilet lift seat and bed side rail. Please contact me with your needs and how we can help!

Stay 6 nights, get the 7th FREE! YeeHaw!

Call about last minute or special pricing. 435-262-6119

NOTE: Update June 2017 - Please be aware that the landscaping will not be complete until mid summer! Thanks for understanding. (Enjoy our discounted rate for now until the exterior is done.)

Coming at the end of this summer - The studio apartment adjacent to The Western Star Bungalow will be complete! Watch for the unveiling of The Star Garage!

Man caving at it's finest. Room for two car enthusiasts. The Star Garage is attached to the side of the Western Star Bungalow, but each with it's own space - own parking, own amenities, own outdoor space.

Only two things in common:

1. We love them both!

2. The laundry room. The laundry is shared from an outdoor carport entrance.

We can't wait to show you!!

Kanab City License #3976

More Details

Sherene McClellan
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2017

About Sherene McClellan

When we married 34 years ago John told me “We may never be rich, but I promise you we will never be bored!”. That was understatement. Once in awhile, I confess, I just want to be a little bored. Life is always an adventure in our family. Recreating this home has been no exception.

John loves to travel, and got me hooked. So even though we are both native Utahns, we try and see some part of the world every chance we get.

John also loves to create stuff. An artist at heart! So building the Western Star has been a combination of loves. Attempting to see travel through your eyes as we have created the bungalow has been almost as fun as going somewhere new ourselves.

If you have a hankerin’ to talk about old cars or Rat Fink, give John a call. If you’d rather talk about creating costumes or quilts, Sherene is your gal. We both enjoy ATV riding, back country hiking and old movies.

We live in the small town of Mt. Pleasant, four hours North of Kanab. We have always loved this southern part of the state, done lots of backpacking here, and were thrilled when we had the chance to purchase this home in Kanab at the end of 2015.

We have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Life is good!

We are excited to have you come and share some of the great sites that southern Utah has to offer.

We would love to talk to you about your dates and our special deal running now, until we complete the exterior and landscaping this spring. Please call me at 435-262-6119 or email me your number at

Thanks so much! Sherene

Sherene McClellan purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Sherene McClellan chose Utah

We love Kanab and the surrounding areas. So much to see! And the climate is great. Still a change of seasons, but temps. seldom stay as cold as our home in Central Utah.

What makes this bungalow unique

John is a creator and builder! The home is truly unique. It has been so much fun to see the fruition of our imaginations come to reality. We wanted to create the type of place we would like to stay with our good friends when we travel together. The two master suites have each succeeded in becoming a memorable place to be.


Kanab Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Close to Parks! Full of character and fun. Wheelchair and pet friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Gorgeous property, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I really loved this place and the hosts seem to have thought of everything. Honestly, there is not one improvement I could even suggest. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you could want and the outdoor area was very comfortable as well. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, Az

No detail left undone

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you enter the Western Star bungalow you're transported to "LITTLE HOLLYWOOD" The decor and amenities are top rate! No detail is left undone, from the manuscript guiding you thru check in, check out and all the info you need in between, including a guide to the amazing photo collection... and the kind little notes to assist your stay... this bungalow is as interior decoraters dream!!! Pin a final note, Sherene and John are as nice as they are creative... DON'T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAY HERE... The location served us very well for separate day trips to Bryce and Zion ;)

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western living at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic! Attention to detail was phenomenal! Extra towels and blankets to USB chargers for iPhones and Androids. The western theme stole our hearts and the matching red kitchen appliances went so well. It is centrally located to the popular tourist destinations (Zion, Bryce, pink sand dunes, etc.) yet you get the down-home feel of the Kanab way of living. Sherene and John were very accommodating and available to answer any questions or refer you to wonderful restaurants and destinations! 5 stars all around!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kanab Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The Western Star was the perfect place to call home while we explored the Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. This home was perfect for two couples traveling together, with two separate suites, each with its own theme. The home is charming and inviting overall and we couldn't have felt more comfortable staying here. The decor included carefully curated items associated with local history and western culture. Sherene and John have obviously spent considerable time and love creating this space for others to enjoy. They thought of everything, from cell phone charging stations to a classic western movie collection to board games. The washer and dryer were crucial in helping us pack lightly. The property is conveniently located a block from the local grocery store and several eateries.

Sherene and John are continuing outdoor upgrades this Spring (which we knew wouldn't quite be finished by the time of our rental) that will only make the Western Star even more amazing. We happened to have had the pleasure of meeting Sherene and John while staying at the Western Star and their love for Kanab was as apparent in person as it is in this rental. I cannot recommend this property enough for a stay in Kanab and I will definitely be coming back and staying here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi and DJ - Thank you so much for coming!! We had such a great time with you all! I keep wondering if Kevin got all the sand out of his ear yet....? well, and other parts for that matter... Thanks for the horseshoes. Can't wait until you get to come back!
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

It's a honor to be the first guest of the house! This place is awesome! It looks exactly like the picture (even better) and everything is brand new! It's two master bedrooms with its own bath, location is great it's in the middle to all the national parks, kitchen is well equipped and Sherene even prepared breakfasts for us, it's also dog friendly there is doggie bed/bowls:). Let along the cute bath tube we like it a lot. You can see all the detail in the house and you can tell how they take good care of the house, we enjoyed a lot if you're planning a Utah trip this is the perfect place for you and the family.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was amazed at this cute little bungalow! It has so much personality and is very detailed, even down to the elegant antique dish by the beds to put your jewelry/change in at night. It is well thought out and well stocked for all your needs. Movies, and even games for the kids! I loved the comfortable beds. Even the sofa bed is exceptionally comfortable! The linens are great quality, the towels are divine and fluffy! The bathrooms are so fun and unique. The showers and Claw foot tub are great! It was very clean and decorated just right to fit the area and Kanab's history! We had a fabulous time and plan on staying here every time we return to Kanab!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Kanab is in the center the Grand Circle. Not more than 90 min. drive to Grand Canyon Nat. Park, Lake Powell, Zions Canyon Nat. Park, Pink Coral and dunes, Bryce Canyon Nat. Park and Grand staircase Nat. Monument.


Rates & Availability

Kanab Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $35
stay 6 nts get 7th free $0
Tax Rate 13.2%

We do have a basic Short Term rental contract that we will email to have guest fill in in email back to us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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