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Charming Estate on 4 private park-like acres, close to freeway, shopping, dining

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

9 bedroom, 5 bathroom, family/corporate friendly home, 4 private acres, 23 bed

Historical 7000 sq/ft estate on 4 acres of private land in north Utah County. 9 bedrooms, two dining tables, large common areas, children's playground, hot tub, outdoor playground, basketball and volleyball courts, year round running stream, free laundry facilities, and central location makes it ideal for large group gatherings and reunions. Only 40 min from the SLC airport, 20 min from BYU campus, 10 min from beautiful American Fork Canyon, 25 min from Sundance ski resort, 5 min from I-15, and just around the corner from retail/restaurants. Has been used in filming movies, YouTube videos, weddings, special events, and is perfect for your FAMILY REUNION or CORPORATE EVENT. Also great for spending the holidays, or hosting parties. The grounds are available for your use, but will be undergoing the building of new homes on the surrounding 4 acres, so we will not be reserving the property for events or weddings.

Property Manager
Francis Rode
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Francis Rode

I grew up in Orange County, California the eldest of eight children. I attended BYU and continue to be a big fan. We currently have a place in two of our favorite places on earth, Newport Beach, CA, and Alpine, UT which is our main home after our children grew up. We have 12 grandchildren from our 7 children so far... hoping to get more if we can get our single adult children married. We enjoy traveling, are very conservative politically, and love America.

Francis Rode purchased this house in 2001

Why Francis Rode chose American Fork

We fell in love with this home because of the yard. The year round stream and the huge walnut tree just spoke to me. At the time, the property was surrounded by horse pastures with very few homes. It has since developed quite a bit, including many of my favorite stores and restaurants close by. The home was built as the main farm house that owned all of the surrounding properties on which the neighboring houses now stand. My first child was born in American Fork, my ancestors helped to settle this quaint town, and it felt like coming home.

What makes this house unique

When we moved in, the back yard was mostly horse pasture. I took it as a challenge to work on the place a little each year to preserve the property and house for my children's inheritances. The natural year round stream was actually hidden by tall weeds. This has been a work of love for many years. My favorite thing to do is wander the paths and stop for a swing under the wisteria covered dome. Occasionally we will see a small trout in the stream. We are the last to see the stream before it goes underground to the lake. It sleeps 23 in beds, if you have a larger group, cots and air mattresses may be used. If you let us know in advance, we can have them out for you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A beautiful,peaceful place to refind your center. All the amenities of home. I love it.
Oct 2016
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American Fork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bathroom, vanity, two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity separate from shower/toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs, newly remodeled
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Stonewall Path - 1 queen , Only main floor bedroom, great desk space and window views
    The Hydrangea Patch - 1 queen , Top floor, Large closet, dresser, great views
    A Robin's Nest - 2 twin/ single , Top floor, Large closet, dresser, desk, great window view
    The Patriot Suite - 1 king , Upstairs, Master #1, w/bathroom, lg. walk-in closet, views
    La Cabana - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Upstairs, Master bedroom #2, 2 closets, great views 2 sides
    The Sailor's Cove - 2 double , Upstairs, Large closet, great window views, dresser
    Porter Rockwell Hideaway - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs, off the laundry room, best for kids, sleeps 5
    The Bridal Suite - 1 queen , Basement, Includes dresser, closet, close to bathroom
    The Paris Suite - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , Basement, Ottoman is pop-out twin bed, fireplace, desk
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Unlike any other rental. Many use this property for their important events. It has been used for film making, and YouTube videos as well. It's a nice, quiet neighborhood, with friendly neighbors. Walking distance to shopping centers and restaurants. The nicest walk in town is in the backyard. Often used for family portraits or photo shoots.


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Charming Estate on 4 private park-like acres, close to freeway, shopping, dining
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Gilbert, AZ

Impressive property and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great time staying here. The house has lots of space for large groups with plenty of everything needed for a comfortable stay. The beds are comfortable which is unfortunately a rare thing in vacation rentals. The home was clean and warmed up for us when we arrived. The hot tub was an added bonus that everyone enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you were happy with your experience. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.
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Mesa, Arizona

Perfect for our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had 38 people sleep at the house for the reunion and it was wonderful. We put young family upstairs, 4 boys in the bunk bed room and teenage girls and Grandma and Grandpa in the basement. The four acres around the home are like your own private park. The location was perfect. It was near Costco and Walmart for many quick runs to the store. The major activities which we did were not too far away. We went to the Provo Rec Center, rented tubes and rafts to go down the Provo River, went to Lagoon and hiked to Timp Caves. It was a reunion we will never forget and having this wonderful home in the right location made it possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Backyard "park" provided endless fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 34 really enjoyed our 3-day reunion at Lisa's Spring Creek Mansion. There was room for all of us to comfortably fit in the spacious home with places to gather and yet enough privacy for individual families and napping children. Our favorite feature of the property was the yard, with space and fun for all ages. None of the children ever got bored, with the trampoline, playground area, gazebo, swings, bridges, creek, and large grassy areas for hide-n-seek and other outdoor games. A great place for a large family gathering!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we were able to get this house. We had 13 adults and 21 kids and you would never have known there were that many people in the house. It was centralized with everything that we had planned, clean and ready for us when we got there. The yard not only has a play set for the kids but it has a trampoline that was in the ground, so level with the grass. I would rent this place again. LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family reunion...

  • 5 of 5

We were able to make so many wonderful memories. Thanks so much.

We were able to make the house into a home.

There was plenty of room for all our children and grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Jordan, UT

Morgan Familiy Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing. We had a large reunion there and the kids loved the tree house, swings, trampoline, etc. It was great to have the chairs and tables available and the large gathering places were wonderful. We had a talent show on the back lawn along with exercise classes in the morning run by different members of the family. When things went wrong, Lisa was right there to help fix the problem. When we went previous to the reunion, we noticed the tire swing was almost on the ground. We requested it to be fixed and it was raised so that the kids had a wonderful time on it. You cannot find landlords who are more helpful. After the Reunion, Lisa was VERY helpful to help us find missing items after we left. We recommend this home above all others we were able to find. AN AMAZING home which made it possible to have a great family bonding time. We even had members of the family that just loved walking along the stream and feeling the peace that was there. Thank you Lisa and Fran!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Provo, Allegiant Air
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Scorez Sports Bar, 571 W State Rd, Lehi, UT 84043
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Fox Hollow Golf Course, 1400 N 200 E, American For
Nearest Train
4 Miles
UT Front Runner Station 782 W 200 S American Fork
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Freeway, highway I15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai Village, 208 W Main St, American Fork, UT 840
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Sundance Ski Resort, Provo Canyon
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Utah Valley Lake
Car: necessary

Close proximity to the American Fork Recreation Center with lap and children's pools, as well as exercise opportunities. I highly recommend Thanksgiving Point, which has many museums, theaters, restaurants, and beautiful gardens. For snow recreation, Sundance is not far. A nice Golf course is just up the street. Utah Lake is a big draw for water sports and boating, just minutes away. We are right off the freeway, which makes it easy to get to anywhere you need to go. Hogle Zoo is very popular for the family, as is Lagoon, and Seven Peaks Water Parks. Cowabunga Bay Water Park is also a great family spot. During the summer, each local city is having a birthday celebration, and if you are lucky you can catch their parades, fireworks, concerts, and fair grounds events, including the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City. We are only minutes from the canyon's mouth and the Alpine Scenic Loop, which I highly recommend for a beautiful drive. There are also some nice places to picnic along the way. Or go river rafting on the Provo River. Nearby Heber Valley's historic Railroad is a fun train ride for the group. The Factory Outlets in Traverse Mountain, Lehi, are a favorite place to shop, or the mall in Orem. Also the Riverwoods Center in Provo. They will often have concerts while you shop, sidewalk chalk art competitions, and are full of great shops and restaurants, near a theater. Some of my favorite restaurants nearby are Zupa's for soup, salad, and yummy sandwiches. The Paradise Bakery, Thai Village, Chinese buffet, Texas Steakhouse, IHOP, Cafe Rio, Applebys, Chile's, and our latest favorite, if you like Indian Food, Ganesh Indian Cuisine on State Street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.