An unbelievable launch pad or just-stay-around-home pad for your exploration of Southern Utah, Lake Powell, and the Grand Canyon. Amazing views of Zion National Park from the south, Smithsonian Butte and Gooseberry Mesa from the west. Take day trips to some of earth's most majestic sites or stay home and enjoy the giant playroom, private tennis court, or gorgeous views. There is easy access to vast federal lands from this unparalleled property.
This house is eccentric and absolutely remarkable, and the views are breathtaking! The red adobe style gives it the perfect desert feel, but the solid log beams, wood room and ceilings give it a warm and rustic feeling on the inside. With four bathrooms, four dedicated bedrooms, and one semi-bedroom with a pull-out sofa, you can bring a few families or just a large group of friends. And even though some of earth's most exotic geological features are a short drive away, you may not want to leave this memorable vista.
The house offers a massive gameroom, complete with pool table, shuffleboard, foosball, and air hockey. Attached to this space is a carpeted TV room with an xbox for video games, complete with a pull-out sofa for extra bedding. But that's just the start of what makes this home an ideal western retreat.
Enjoy the well-lit private tennis court just above the house looking right at Smithsonian Butte which also has a two hoop basketball court. Enjoy the mesa top breezes from the covered front porch or patio area just outside the front entrance on our comfortable outdoor gathering furniture. Also, take the group or family out for a round of beach volleyball on the regulation size sand court.
But the location and the views may be the stand-out feature. From the front, you are looking at the south of Zion and the entrance to Zion Canyon, arguably the prettiest place on earth. Straight ahead is the majestic Smithsonian Butte, across a bit of ranch land and virtually unlimited federal land, dirt roads, campsites and trails. As the home sits on a rock mesa in the middle of the small community of Apple Valley, you can walk to any edge and see the valley and town below.
It's hard to imagine a more ideal hub for your exploration of southern Utah and northern Arizona, including a short jaunt to Zion National Park, and within 2 hours of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Anetlope Canyon, Bryce Canyon and just a bit further to Capital Reef National Park. Jacob's lake, just above Grand Canyon's North Rim is under an hour away, while the exotic waves of Snow Canyon Park is roughly a thirty minute drive. Pine Valley, Brian Head, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are just east of Kanab, an easy hour's drive. Hurricane and St. George are your closest full-service towns. This house is a real western retreat, comfortable yet rustic, with panoramic views and a central location to natural wonders.
You will have the entire 2.5 acres, fenced and gated, to yourself during your stay. This includes the home, detached playroom, tennis courts, covered space and two car garage with a third detached garage for overflow. There is space to park a trailer, RV, or boat on the property as well.
Interaction with guests
My wife and I are always available to help, advise, share insight on the area and assist in any way; however, if you are here we're in another state. Should there be any issues we have cleaning, maintenance and co-hosting services nearby for quick response.
There is a $75 pet deposit that needs to be payed through a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) account per pet if they will be joining you on vacation in the rental. $50 of that will be returned in events off no pet damage. $25 is kept to cover charge for extra cleaning. Thank you!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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I am an artist, graphic designer, hiker, writer and truth seeker who enjoys laughing, being creative, exploring the outdoors, meeting new people and having lively conversations with family and friends. I live with my best friend and husband, Steve, who is an extraordinary cook, scrapple hound, bean counter and hiking companion.
About the home
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