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Entire Family Home by National Parks - wifi & media streaming

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Orderville - 3 bed 2 bath by Zion & Bryce

3+ Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain Views and Additional Sleeping Space

Open floor plan, beautiful view in peaceful small town in the heart of Utah's most beautiful country. 20 minutes to Zion, less than an hour to skiing and Bryce National Park; 1.5 hours to Lake Powell, 3.5 hours to Grand Canyon. Free wireless internet with media streaming device (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc) using your own account, and screen mirroring of anything you can play on your mobile device (Miracast).

Separate master suite, bonus family room with separate entrance that sleeps 2-4 extra on a foam pull-out bed and couches - airbeds may be available by request to accommodate even more. Could also put up tents in the back yard if you have them and want to see the stars.

Washer and dryer may be available if there is enough interest.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Phillip Richins
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2016
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About Phillip Richins

I am a small business owner who was tired of life in the big city and moved to rural southern Utah 20 years ago for a slower pace.

Phillip Richins purchased this house in 1995

Why Phillip Richins chose Utah

This was the family home we built and lived in for 20 years while we raised our kids. We chose a house with a master suite away from the kids' rooms for some quiet, and put an addition on the back for more play room and better views of the mountains.

What makes this house unique

Porches front and back for enjoying the evenings, and a large second family room in the addition for movies and visiting. Great central location for visiting multiple parks.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Entire Family Home by National Parks - wifi & media streaming
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Comfortable home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week here. We were conveniently located between Zion and Bryce. Our son was married in Zion and in the days following the wedding we visited Bryce and many other sites in the area. The house is comfortable and roomy and it was great to be able to wash clothes. It is located in a small cozy neighborhood. Plenty of room for the whole family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prefect location for anyone looking to spend time in both Zion and Bryce!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I , along with oldest daughter and her friend spent five days day hiking Zion and Bryce. This home was a perfect location as a base for both parks--drive time is about an hour to either Bryce NP or the south entrance to Zion( where the shuttle service operates).

The house was clean and spacious. There is a small grocery store nearby(1/4 mile). The home is easy to find and close to the main roads leading to either Zion or Bryce. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice accomodations but lacking a little

  • 4 of 5

I am giving this review 4 stars and here is why. We got to the home late Monday night. We found it ok, but the driveway is very narrow and rocky. Once inside, the owner left us a bowl of fruit. Very nice. One couple stayed in the queen bedroom and they said it was like sleeping on the floor. The mattress was very hard. Other than that the inside was very nice. Outside the next day we saw the nice view of the mountains. What you don't see is an abandoned school bus in the neighbors yard. Kind of detracts from the whole picture. Overall, it was nice. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, sorry your friends didn't get a good night's sleep. I chose medium firmness mattresses instead of pillowtops etc because everyone likes something different, but this is the first time in over a year in a half I've heard anyone say it was "hard" or even that they didn't like it. Had you asked or mentioned it to me, there are foam pads on site that can be used as mattress toppers. About the exterior things you mentioned: yes, the driveway is a bit narrow - most people just park on the street, which has lots of space. The school bus is a new addition, and I'm just as annoyed with it as any of my guests, but zoning laws etc mean I can't make them move it, though I will be simply asking them to move it and seeing how that goes. Fortunately it is far from the house (100+ yards), but sadly still visible as you look at the mountains. I will be putting up a solid fence or a hedge on that side to block it from view if it is going to be there long term.
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Small town, nice property

  • 3 of 5

If you are looking for lots of things to do right from your home, this is not it. However, directions were not very clear to find home, local grocery store helped us to navigate our way. Beautiful cherry tree in front of home, but not as beautiful a view. Is located 1/2 between Bryce and Zion, so it fit our needs for our family vacation with teens. Quiet neighborhood.Very large home could accommodate 6-8 if needed. Refrigerator needs some attention-freezer not working properly, but many kitchen amenities made it easy for us, coffee maker with coffee, laundry a plus. Owner left water and fruit available upon arrival and came in personally to help with air conditioning. Plenty of bathroom and cleaning resources available, no need to bring, beds are very comfortable. Outdoor property not good for small children at this time.

There is a local German Bakery, but we discovered too late, with a variety of breads, rolls, sweets and sandwiches. Wish we would have known about on day 1 of stay so we could work with their limited hours and enjoy. Allow 1 hour to get into Zion or Bryce from this home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patty, sorry to hear you had trouble finding the place initially - wish you would have called the cell number I provided or messaged me through the site so I could help. I guess most people have just looked up directions beforehand or put the address in GPS; there's only 4-5 streets in town (all numbered in a grid system) so it's usually very easy to find. Sorry too to hear that you would have wanted more information on local venues and activities - there are lots of things nearby that I'm sure your teenagers would have loved. I have been more than happy to provide such information in the past if anyone mentions it or responds to my welcome emails. I provide internet so people can look up activities etc even after they get there, but perhaps it's time for me to compile a guest book to keep on site. Other issues you mentioned (fridge, AC) have already been resolved. Hope future guests will feel comfortable contacting me before or during their stay if they have any questions or would like any information about anything to help them enjoy the area.
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Clean, Spacious, Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This home was clean, spacious, and comfortable. The owner met us and had even purchased fruit and dinner for our family! It was a great home base for our exploration of Zion!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally Located for Bryce, Zion & N. Rim Grand Canyon

  • 4 of 5

Clean & quiet home. Zion is only 20 minutes away. Drive to Bryce is less than an hour. We made it to the Grand Canyon in 2 hours. When we first arrived, the house was just as the previous renters left it. However, once we were able to track down the owner, Phillip, he quickly resolved the problem. The TV room with the sectional was a great hang out place for us after hiking. The Wifi & streaming worked perfectly. The house is located in a small town with one small grocery store that sells everything, but the selection is limited. Dining out options in Orderville are very limited. We dined in Kanab after hiking the North Rim, which is 20-30 miles from the house. The star gazing was amazing. Although, we were disappointed that the view from the back yard was not the same as the photo represents, I would recommend staying at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, Thanks for the kind review! As we discussed, the cleaning issue when you first came was the first cleaning miscommunication we've had since we started renting the house early this year. I drove over immediately to take care of it personally; I hope the significant discount we gave you for that poor check-in experience was satisfactory. I'm also sorry to hear that the view didn't quite meet your expectations. The scenery picture on the profile was taken from the rear of the property, several hundred feet behind the house, but I will probably remove it if it is perceived as misleading. I have recently taken new pictures of the house and included some taken sitting on the back porch (you can see the chairs and porch rails); hopefully these will help people better visualize the view.
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Thunderbird Golf Course
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Brian Head Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Orderville, Utah

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £59 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Tax Rate 12.2%

You will have the house to yourself - we usually only come by when you check out to get ready for the next group. Please let us know immediately if there is anything missing or damaged when you check in so we can take care of it.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Orderville, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Tub is extra-wide for soaking, but no jets
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be moved together and used as a single king-size bed
    Bonus Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen pullout bed with good mattress, plus queen air bed
  • We also provide a Pack & Play crib, air mattresses, and extra blankets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please see the listing info for nearby activities.

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