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Spacious Home on Oak Creek with Spectacular Canyon Views from Private Deck

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom creek side home with canyon views 10 miles to Sedona

Step into "Call of the Canyon" and you will quickly realize you have found a special place. Generous windows give view to the peaceful stream and soaring canyon. Located in the Coconino National Forest, next to West Fork Oak Creek trail you will find plenty to explore in your own backyard. Walk down the steps to the creek and fish for trout or just relax and enjoy the scenery from the deck and try out the new Weber gas grill.


The house has 3 levels. The main level opens up to a fully equipped kitchen, living room and half bathroom. Within the kitchen is a dining table with seating for 4 plus 3 bar stools for counter-top eating. There is also a washer/dryer within a closet off the kitchen.

The living room has ample seating to enjoy views of the creek and soaring canyon. There is also a working fireplace within the living room.


Off the main level is the deck- a perfect place for morning coffee or an afternoon cocktail. The deck is accessed through a sliding screen door off the living room. We have two cocktail sized tables that can be put on the deck. There are 4 tall chairs and 2 bar stools that can be used on the deck as well. We also have a grill for your use.


The house has a total of three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

The Master Bedroom has a king bed with an en- suite bathroom and double vanity. There is also a private door entry to this bedroom. The master is located on the lower level and does have generous window views to the creek.

The Guest Bedroom has a queen bed with an en-suite bathroom and double vanity. There is also a private door entry to this bedroom. It too has generous windows with views to the creek. This bedroom is located on the lower level.

The Loft Bedroom is located on the upper level. Natural light fills the bedroom. The loft area does not have its own bathroom.


We do have wifi. We cannot guarantee that it will be perfect 100% of the time as the location/canyon signal is sometimes intermittent.

Please note that due to the location of this property and the environmental benefits gained we have opted to use Sun-Mar composting toilets. Operating the toilets is not difficult. You do not use water. Its a composting system in which you use peat moss and turn a drum.


Oak Creek Canyon is approximately 12 miles long and 2000 feet deep. Although private and out of town, Sedona is just 15 minutes away or 9.5 miles. A number of small shops are conveniently located to the home. Junipine Cafe and the Butterfly Garden serve food and are only minutes from the home. Slide Rock Park is just 4 miles south from the house. Here you can enjoy a day of fun swimming on the natural rocks. According to Rand McNally, the Oak Creek Scenic Drive is one of the Top 5 Most Scenic Drives in America.

More Details

John Moran
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Why John Moran chose Arizona

This property was built by family in 1997 on the footprint of a small cabin. The location makes this property unique.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sedona in Yavapai County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Floor .5 Bath - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom Lower Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private bathroom
    Second Bedroom Lower Level - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Bathroom
    Loft Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Upper Level- does not have private bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Spacious Home on Oak Creek with Spectacular Canyon Views from Private Deck
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. It's a beautiful house with an unbelievable view. We would definitely stay here again. Any issues we had with the house John quickly responded and handled.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Writers retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden in plain sight gem. We had a great time and I would book again, it was worth all the money to have such a special space. I had a writers retreat weekend with a friend and we took time to stay in the space and enjoy the quiet. The view is fantastic and a simple yet comfortable space to be BE. We have enough floor space in the main area to do yoga, play board games, or just unfold all of our papers. We pushed open the windows to hear the babble of the creek, and slept well. There is a loft that is fantastic to write in. Beds are comfy and appreciate the high quality bedding. Privacy in the bedrooms is comfortable and you can hide in them to be alone and feel "away". The depth of the mountain terrain is clearly felt and fun to be in the black night of the trees.

Other things to consider on this site: You will be at the foot of the entrance into the park and hidden under the main road. In the morning the cars will block you in the drive, and people are happy to move because they are waiting up to an hour to get a parking space in the park. not a problem- but needs fore-thought. You will be on a twisty road that is difficult to maneuver at night, and if you come with a big vehicle ( in any vehicle) please take your time. Night driving can be nerve wracking the first few times in from town. locals drive faster than tourists. The toileting is very nature friendly but not comfortable in the " easy home-feel way" and for those who have lived with indoor plumbing their whole life this may be a shocker. We cityfolk pooped away from the site as often as we could because the composting toilet, while we understood and agreed with the environmental portion of the toilet, WELL- it is definitely a memory we will talk about for YEARS. There are no dressers or hangers to speak of, so if you are planning a long trip- you will have to live out of your suitcase. Laundry is on site and can do a small load. The internet will not work outside of the main floor, so if you are trying to use iPad and such- know they will only work on the main floor, that is important if you are trying to stream music. The very nature of where this hideaway is makes phones impossible without internet. The basics are here, you can cook, normal water functions, plus the fridge can hold a week of groceries. Get groceries FIRST because nothing is near. This is lovely little escape and do not let my "stuff to know" dissuade you from booking. It is lovely.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love the openness of the living room and the kitchen and the tall windows.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed having the cabin access to the creek and the easy access to the west fork trail. The views were gorgeous from the living room and bedrooms. Listing to the water and birds from the deck was so relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat in the canyon

  • 5 of 5

Great spot perfectly located for trail hikes and within an easy drive of Sedona. The home was just as described. Loved the creek side location. We would definitely consider staying here again on our next visit to Sedona.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for our family of 5!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the house. My children loved playing in the creek. The accommodations were clean and spacious. The owner was on hand to answer questions as well.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for the best hiking/activities in the region.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Shady Lane! The house is clean, comfortable and really felt like home. The rushing creek in the back of the house is spectacular! As soon as we arrived, we dropped the luggage off and walked over to the trail at West Fork - located right next door. The cabin/house is a fantastic location for hiking in Sedona, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon. Close to everything. John was very responsive and gave us great information about the area. This was one of our favorite VRBO stays.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Junipine Cafe and Grill
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Oak Creek Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Junipine Cafe and Grill
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sedona, USA

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3 night minimum stay
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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