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Creekfront Luxury Nestled in Oak Creek Cyn, Sedona (Pet Friendly)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 deluxe private suites with large private decks

Nearly 400 feet of the creek runs through our property. Our beautiful home is warm and inviting. Encouraging relaxation and and a sense of serenity, it is perched over (literally) the flowing creek and nestled under the towering cottonwoods, sycamores and pines. Dramatic red rock canyon walls surround us. Lot's of privacy and walking distance to the gourmet Indian Gardens Cafe.

There are three bedroom suites and each has its own private spacious deck and full bath. The living room is centered with an inviting wood stove. A pool table and flat screen TV are in the game room. WIFI accessible, as well as Dish TV. There are cathedral beamed ceilings, hard wood floors and a new open kitchen with top of the line appliances and granite counter tops.

The home was designed to bring the outdoors in with large windows and skylights and 5 decks/patios. A spa awaits you in our screened gazebo overlooking the convergence of Munds and Oak Creeks.

You may never want to leave the comfy hammock on the deck but there's lots to do and see in the area.

The historic and intimate Indian Gardens neighborhood is gated, private and quiet.

More Details

Betsy Kauffman
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Betsy Kauffman

Our children were raised here on weekends and summers playing in the creek, fishing and hiking in the surrounding mountains. I love international travel, hiking with my goldendoodle and sheepadoodle, gardening, yoga and photography. AND most especially relaxing on my great uncle's rocker on the porch at our creek house with my pups at my feet.

I'm a small town girl from the laurel highlands of Western Pennsylvania and crave my time in nature under the trees along the creek.

Betsy Kauffman purchased this house in 2001

Why Betsy Kauffman chose Sedona

This must be the most beautiful and private location in Oak Creek Canyon at the confluence of 2 year-round beautiful creek. We were so lucky to find it 23 years ago.

Your jaw will drop like ours did when you walk out on the big deck which runs the length of the home and see the view of the creek, the towering red canyon walls and thick canopy of expansive cottonwoods, pines and stately sycamores. A true oasis.

The quiet solitude is exceptional. The road is gated and we live on a cul-de-sac so no traffic noise. Just sitting on the deck or laying on the hammock brings one a great sense of peace and well being. We feel very privilege and thankful to be a part of this lovely spot.

A real perk is the historic and delightful Indian Gardens Cafe which is just across the bridge. No need to drive into town. We stroll down our lane with our pups for fresh coffee and gourmet breakfasts and lunches. Their shaded back patio and garden is charming.

What makes this house unique

Most beautiful, unique and serene spot in Oak Creek Canyon. Our beautiful home is warm and inviting with a feeling of privacy. Encouraging relaxation and serenity, it is perched over (literally) the flowing creek and nestled under the cottonwoods, sycamores and pines. Dramatic red rock canyon walls surround us.

- 200 feet of Creek on property

- 3 large suites with private bathrooms and french doors opening to private decks.

-Large deck with grill for dining or time in the hammock perched over creek

- Screened gazebo with a big super comfy, bubbly spa

- Newly renovated home brings the outdoors in with generous windows, wood floors and beams through out the house and high end fixtures and appliances and an open kitchen

- Pool table and flat screen tv in game room

- Dogs welcome!

- No road noise

- Walk to Indian Gardens Cafe

- Only 4 miles from uptown Sedona's attractions

- Private gated road and cul-de-sac

- Easy access to Oak Creek Canyon trails

- Master bedroom is surrounded on 3 sides with windows and 3 skylights. (In the morning, you can watch the sunrise strike the cliffs and gradually erase the shadows. Then if you turn on your side and look out the side window you will see the creek itself. I actually tested that out when we did the renovation so the windows would be placed just so.)

- Living room is centered with an inviting wood stove backed by a stone hearth and mantel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Creekhouse

There are times when life's anxieties seem too much to bare.

There are times when one feels alone as if nobody cared.

From the binding chains of tension you struggle to be free.

Know there's a refuge all around you if you take the time to see.

Console yourself in those moments shared by the creek

Hear the music in its voice and listen when it speaks.

You'll be given the finest gift can nature bestow

A meditative lullaby which is soothing to the soul.

In all living things there's a unity, water at it’s core.

So take the time to listen, not making it a chore.

For in its touch you'll realize, that you are not alone.

The closer you are to water, the closer you are to home.

All of this in symphony with all that nature is

as the trees sing out their message orchestrated by the wind

They often speak in silence, sometimes in gentle tones.

Now and then they will shout at you to get their message known.

Then there is the majesty provided by the sands of time.

Red rock spires and silhouettes reaching for the sky

and all that surrounds you nourishes the soul.

A visit to the "Creek House" is a memory you will hold.

A fortunate visitor to this magical place,


May 2016
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sedona in Coconino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Game room powder room - Toilet
    Sycamore Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Treehouse bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Heated floors, double shower, marble counter tops and tile,
  • We have lovely luxurious bathrooms but keep in mind that because we are located in this pristine, unique canyon our waste water use is very restricted. Short showers, no wasting water down the drain, limited number of people using facilities. The system is easily over taxed. Fortunately there is a scrumptious spa overlooking the canyon for long warm relaxing soaks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Tree House Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Private full bath and large deck
    Sycamore - 1 Large Double Bed , Private full bath and deck
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large luxurious master bath, deck and over hangs creek
  • All the bedrooms were designed to surround you with sense of nature and the sound of the creek for a truly restorative sleep. Also each bedroom has its own full bath and an expansive private deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Creekfront Luxury Nestled in Oak Creek Cyn, Sedona (Pet Friendly)
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 44 reviews

Stunning Setting! Serene, Spiritual Vibe!

  • 5 of 5

Crossing the threshold, you feel the love and serenity that went into the creation of this home. We don't know Betsy but we felt her spirit everywhere we wandered. Quality abounds! Architectural gem! So many cozy places to unwind. After 22 years with Homeaway, Creekside rises to the top. We were 4 long-time friends, gathering for our annual trip, but grieving the loss of a mother, a father, an aunt and a dear friend, and your incredible location on the creek fostered our healing. There's nothing quite like the sound of the rushing waters to lull you to sleep...scrumptious linens, comfy mattresses, great bathrooms, everything you could imagine has been provided! The home was immaculate and fresh upon arrival. The kitchen was a delight for the professional foodie in our group and the dining niche facing the creek and trees cultivated many meaningful hours of healing, love and joy. Driving through the security gates allows one to leave the hectic world behind...lovely community and serene setting in the cul de sac! To Betsy we say a sincere thank you for sharing this exceptional home with us....we will be back! To the darling, Sheila....what a lovely soul she is and so readily available to answer any questions!! The country store and restaurant across the road was a delight...great coffee and breakfast!! While we did venture out for some vigorous hikes and a bit of shopping, we savored the solitude and serenity of the home..the deck...the hammock with the acorns gently falling and ofcourse, the star of Creekside, the rushing creek!! This home is truly a star in the Sedona sky!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Joan (Dayton,OH), Lanie (Sacramento,CA), Caroline (Seattle,WA)and Carolyn (Cincinnati,OH). God bless Betsy, Sheila and all who enter this gem of Sedona.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very happy that you ladies all enjoyed the unique beauty and healing qualities of the Creekhouse. Your appreciation gives me joy and Sheila and I are blushing at your generous compliments.Thankyou for your detailed, thoughtful and kind review. We look forward to your return!!!! Betsy
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Summit, NJ

This house is amazing. It was the perfect home base for our family trip to Sedona.

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect trip to Sedona and the Grand Canyon and this house was jusf magical for our family. The sound of the roaring creek from the bedroom and the views out the windows were such a lovely treat and the perfect antidote to a day filled with hiking and adventure. There were books on hiking trails and things to do in the area and a great binder with key local information. The beds were very comfortable and each room had its own bathroom and deck area. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the tools we needed for cooking dinner and everything was new and in great working order.

Check in was easy and we always felt we could call if we needed anything, but we never did!

The kids loved climbing on the rocks on the stream and we even sunned ourselves in the bigger rocks. The pool table and hot tub were great to enjoy after outdoor activities.

We walked to the local market/cafe for outdoor breakfast and loved it!

We wish we lived closer and could go back to the Creekhouse again soon!

Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Creekside beautifully decorated home!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home sits on a creek with running water. So soothing and relaxing. The home is decorated in a upscale rustic style. The hot tub was enjoyed by all! There is a view of the creek from every room. My only suggestion is to have propane heaters on the back porch for chilly nights and mornings. I have already sent this listing to 2 friends and highly recommend it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trish, Thanks for the nice review and referring your friends. I’m very happy you enjoyed your stay. The propane heaters are a nice idea. It would extend my hammock time on the deck into the cooler months, too! I look forward to having you back again soon! Betsy
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Lubbock, TX

Peaceful and Beutiful VRBO

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully crafted right on the river. You can hear the river from every room and nature is everywhere around the stream, the surrounding mountains with red rocks... it is truly stunning! Betsy is a wonderful hostess and the house is stocked with everything you could ever need! We walked to the coffee shop/deli across the street everyday! It is perfectly located in between the Grand Canyon and Sedona! This will be a new traditional stay for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation home EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a magical Christmas week! Of all the houses we've rented over the years, this is by far the most amazing. This is not just a rental house, it is truly a vacation home. Betsy has thought of every detail. She even arranged for a Christmas tree so our kids could enjoy Christmas with their grandparents this year. We can't thank you enough!

The pictures do not do the Creekhouse justice. Every room is renovated, spacious, warm, and welcoming. All 3 en suite bedrooms have great privacy and such comfortable beds. The pool table in the game room is fun for everyone. The decks bring the outdoors in. Our favorite "room" was the hot tub overlooking the creek. There was nothing more relaxing after a day of hiking than soaking in the jacuzzi, listening to the flowing creek.

Communication was easy throughout and Betsy provided helpful tips on sights, restaurants, and activities. We only wish we could give you more stars!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Clemente, CA

We had to return with the entire family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home in August just myself and my wife. It was a magical experience. The house sits on the creek. Literally! It is so relaxing and such a treat to wake up in the morning hearing the creek. We had to come back! So we spent Thanksgiving there with my son and his family and they were in awe like us. The house will not disappoint. It has 3 separate bedrooms, each with a full bath and a deck overlooking the creek. It is so private for each guest. It tucked into oak canyon, away from the crowds but very close to town!

We cooked our Thanksgiving dinner in the house and it had everything we needed.

Nobody wanted to leave after 5 days... We love this house so we will return again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
In Sedona
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Many beautiful golf courses Sedona, Flagstaff
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
89-A and I17
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Indian Garden Store and deli
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Snow Bowl, Flagstaff
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Creek out side your door!
Car: recommended

Cooler by 5 -15 degrees in the summer than Sedona yet only 4 miles away from uptown. The protective canyon walls, the cooling effect of the creek and the deep shade of the towering sycamores.

Stroll to the historical Indian Gardens Deli for breakfast on lunch. They offer fresh, delicious breakfasts and lunch as well as gourmet baked goods, and beer and wine on their patio. A real plus for our home.

The location has easy access to many trails, national monuments and parks, indian ruins, historical sites, horseback riding,biplane and helicopter tours, jeep tours, trout fishing (right under the deck!,) swimming holes, hot air ballooning, camping, spiritual awakening opportunities, great restaurants.

Birders find Oak Creek Canyon draws a wide variety of birds.

For the young ones there is the Trout Farm a quarter mile away where they can catch your supper.

We are centrally located only with a 2 hr drive to the Grand Canyon and 4 hrs to Las Vegas.

The funky, arty, reborn copper mining town of Jerome, perched on Mingus mountain is 28 miles away.

Or you could be like us and simply enjoy rocking on the front porch reading a good book or swaying in the hammock and just relaxing.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £143.54
Additional Guest Fee £17.94 per person per night
Pet Fee £143.54
Damage Insurance £42.34

We also charge $200.00 for Cleaning fee.

Because of our pristine location in Oak Creek Canyon the waste water system capacity must be limited. Very short showers etc. when there are 6 people. Please keep this in mind when choosing Our Creek House. there is a $25 per person charge per night for guests 5 and 6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.