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Located Close To 3 National Parks

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

The family unit has an open floor plan with 2 Queen Beds and 2 Twin Bed, dining area, kitchen and full bathroom. We are situated close to 3 national parks; Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, and North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Also 3.5 hours from Las Vegas. Other nearby attractions include; Coral Pink Sand dunes, The Wave, Coyote Buttes, and our most famous attraction located just 2 miles behind the property, Red Cave Slot Canyon (totally free!). Camp fires to enjoy the evening air and starry night.


Owner
Mike and Carol
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Mike and Carol

Mike and Carol are international flight attendents by trade and have enjoyed vacationing in this part of the world so when the opportunity presented itself to purchase this property they jumped at the chance. With historical family ties to the area, it made the it even more special. Now they enjoy opening the house and apartment to guests from around the world.

Mike and Carol purchased this apartment in 1990

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mount Carmel in Orderville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • shower, toilet, and single sink
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Located Close To 3 National Parks
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
Amarillo, TX
5

Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mike and Carol's. Convenient to Zion, Bryce, North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Cedar Breaks. As an extra treat Mike showed us the way to Red Cave a local slot cave that was beyond terrific and a highlight of our entire trip. Mike provided an outdoor fire 3 of the 5 nights, the remaining 2 nights were way to windy for a fire. We enjoyed conversation with our hosts and other guests staying at the same location. Everything we needed was provided. Cabin was nice and neat, bathroom was small but adequate. Weather during our stay was lovely, warm in the day and cool in the evenings. The two heaters provided kept us nice and toasty. Wifi available and worked well. We used the laundry which was located below the cabin. Thanks again to Mike and Carol for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This cozy cabin was just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

The Mt. Carmel cabin has the appeal of home away from home, with new friends to boot! Mike and Carol made us welcome from the start. We had a fire each evening, with good conversation, hotdog roasting and marshmellows. It was a great place for star gazing, and canyon explorations. We even took a walk down to the creek out back. Of course we had days filled with National Park excursions and even had time for an ATV ride at the Lossee Canyon near Bryce. I am telling friends and family about our time in S. UT. Thanks to the Rogers for a very special visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poulsbo, Washington
4

Wonderful location, reasonably priced

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a very reasonably priced alternative to the "strips" of lodging and restaurants located at the doorways of the national parks, this is a great choice. It is very simple and basic in accommodations; the laundry is downstairs in a shed, and as an upstairs unit seeking relief from heat takes some planning. My husband and I stayed for three nights, and found that between the window AC, the ceiling fans, and two other fans provided, we were able to be quite comfortable. There are also lots of screened windows that we left open at night and closed and shaded during the day. The hosts were hospitable and available, and it was a pleasure to get out into the country after a day in a park. The setting behind the house is beautiful, although the pretty back porch over a nice green lawn requires a lot of mosquito repellant! They must enjoy the cooler setting as much as we do. Most importantly, the bed was very comfortable, and the water was hot and plentiful. A nice extra touch was the amount of ice cube trays provided in the freezer to fill our bottles before leaving for the day. The tap water is not cold so that was very appreciated. There is a nice little grill which we used every evening, and a great place to enjoy a meal outside; a little later is advised when the temperatures cool down. Worked very well with our long days in the park. The only challenge is in finding the place. Cell phones and gps struggle here, so communicate with Carol before arrival day and get good directions.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC
2

Adequate lodging -- passive-aggressive owner

  • 2 of 5

Our family of 6 camps and stays in all sorts of places, meaning we're flexible and can roll with "whatever". Our motto has been: "It's an adventure!"

Having said that, it was difficult to just roll with this place.

Pros:

*20-30 min. to Zion and 1 hour from Bryce. There are not many places to stay that are reasonable in this area.

*My children described it as "cozy". It was adequate for my family of six.

*The view beyond the property is beautiful (the property itself is pretty cluttered), and the setting is peaceful and quiet.

*The owner was responsive when we asked for a fan.

Cons:

*When we entered the room (it's really only 1 room with a partition, plus a small -- very small -- bathroom), it was a sauna. For some inexplicable reason, there was a space heater running (it's June in the desert of Utah) and the temperature registered 86. No big deal. We'll just turn it off and ask for a fan from the owner, which she provided. However, when told of the space heater, she acted as though we had plugged it in! And when we requested a box fan to draw the warm air out and the cooler air in, she said, "Well, I guess you can have the one in my window." It was very disappointing to be made to feel guilty for this reasonable request.

*The "air conditioner" is actually a window unit that is way past its prime. It barely touched the heat, slightly cooling the kitchen side of the partition, but leaving the bedroom section extremely warm. As another reviewer said, the weather is lovely after about 9 p.m. But it's HOT until the sun goes down completely.

*One of the reasons we chose this property was the advertised washing machine. We had tent camped in Moab and were to do the same at Grand Canyon, so a washing machine was a necessity. The machine is tiny, so we had to do a number of loads, even though we only had 3 changes of clothes. The owner approached my wife and said, "I think you're pushing it", referring to the amount of wash. My wife is the easiest person on earth to get along with, and not easily offended, but this was unacceptable behavior. If an owner doesn't want the machine used, don't advertise.

*The home was not particularly clean: crumbs in the kitchen in corners, etc.

Bottom line: expectations. If you're expecting adequate lodging and don't mind manipulative comments from an owner at a fairly good price, this is your place. Otherwise, you might look elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Summer of 2017 was the hottest on record for Utah. We seldom experience temperatures of 100* at 5000 ft. It was difficult to stay cool anywhere. In an effort to make this guest comfortable I offered him the closest fans available. We offer the use of a washing machine for the convenience of our guests to use for a reasonable amount of washing. It is not an industrial size..just a normal household size.This guest did 12 loads of wash including starting 2 loads one hour before check out. We do our best to help our guests enjoy their stay. It is not always possible to get 100*/*
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4

NIce, simple country place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This home was a simple, quiet place to stay. Everything was just as described, and the hosts were really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a campfire 2 of the 3 nights we stayed there. Grocery and gas were just 2 miles up the road. The rental is actually in the back yard of the hosts' own home. Our only complaint was that the house was stuffy when closed up in the day, (summertime) but then if we left the windows open it was way too cold at night. We just couldn't quite get the temperature comfortable inside, even it when it was nice outside. Lovely evening views from the house, and comfortably close to Zion and Bryce.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful area within several national parks

  • 5 of 5

Rental was PERFECT for us. Mike was a fabulous host, made sure we had everything we needed and more! You have to plan a couple hours for Red Cave slot canyon, it's way more than we anticipated! Thank you for everything Mike, especially for having a fire for us at night!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices for this holiday apartment in Mount Carmel, USA

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