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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!

I do have a basic short term rental contract that I will email after booking. I also have a fully refundable (7days after departure) $300 security/damage deposit.

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

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

NOTE: Update Aug 2017 - Please be aware that the landscaping will not be complete until............ But there is still great outdoor patio space! Thanks for understanding.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 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.


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.


Kanab Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Close to Parks! Full of character and fun. Wheelchair and pet friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

We absolutely loved our stay! Comfortable, clean, and full of character!

  • 5 of 5

The home was the icing on the cake of a great vacation! From the moment we walked in it was apparent how much love and thought the owners have put in to every detail. So glad we chose this property and we will definitely be back the next time we visit the beautiful state of Utah!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and charming decor with everything you could need for a pleasant stay. Very clean and comfortable. Loved sitting outside and enjoying the porch swing.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ +

  • 5 of 5

Western (6+) Star exceeded our expectations! Why? It was partly because the 'red carpet treatment' of cleanliness, which would reach even my mothers meticulously high standards! It was partly because of the convient location for amazing day drips to Bryce, Kodachrome and Zion (and many others parks) along with prepared books of hand picked maps, brochures and notes accommodating our every whim. It was partly because the 'rancher' home was peaceful and the beds were extremely comfortable, the well equipped 'rodeo' kitchen, the charging docks for all our electronics, the relaxing outside patio and cozy swing, the friendly and generous neighbours and the helpful and quick response of Sherene! Yes, all of this would have easily measured up to a well deserved FIVE star accommodation... but wait! There's more...

The real clincher was the attention to every detail imaginable! Following the town of Kanab itself, or as it is affectionaly know, "Little Hollywood", Western Star is a unique Cowboy and Indian Hollywood exposition highlighting all the big movie characters that have passed through town. The theme flows through the whole property, from the movie theatre living room equipped with all the movies filmed there, a Navajo shower stall big enough to fit 5 people and equipped with 3 amazing shower heads all with great water pressure, the 'Cowboy' room's heel spurs, saloon shower doors and claw foot tub, to the information book set up in Acts as if we were a Hollywoodian in movie land. (...and there is plenty more... but I'm running out of 'remaining characters'.)

It just amazed us that not only have John and Sherene very creatively made their home exceptionally comfortable, functional and relaxing, but at the same time they have orchestrated a complete escape into movieland. We really hated to leave and hope and pray we can return 'reel' soon! 🎥�

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for visiting Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. Coming back to this home every evening was a joy. The decor is wonderful and the porch is a great place to unwind. LOVED THIS HOME!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Full of character is right!

  • 5 of 5

Sherene's rental home in Kanab was the perfect place for a friend and me to explore the area and volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary nearby. It is full of charm and distinctive details. There are many high end finishes in her home and we were very comfortable and happy to spend time there. Sherene was communicative and helpful. Highly recommend this darling home!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $300

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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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