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The home at the heart of your adventures!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bd, 1 bath Casita with cozy kitchenette, views of Kaibab & Vermillion Cliffs.

A stay at the Kaibab Casita will give you excellent views of the Kaibab Plateau and the Vermillion Cliffs, including the Island in the Sky--a short two hour hike to some incredible, ancient rock art. Located at the heart of a dozen national parks, national forests, national monuments, and state parks, you will have millions of unparalleled adventures to choose from.

The casita is an immaculate one bedroom, one bath property that sleeps four. Brand new furniture and tasteful decorations create a cozy get-a-away. The kitchenette has a refrigerator, stove top, toaster oven, mircowave, blender, and coffee machine. Bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed with a new memory foam mattress. The living room has a cozy gas fireplace and a TV, as well as a couch that pulls out to an additional queen sized bed.

Several outdoor patios surround the native landscape property for dining al fresco. Enjoy the colorful native plants, soulful birds, lazy lizards, friendly rabbits, and chattering chipmunks that frequently visit.

More Details

Megan Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Megan Smith

We are Latimer and Megan Smith. We both grew up in Southern Utah and have been residents of Kanab since our high school days. Latimer is the assistant manager for a river rafting company and a Grand Canyon river guide, and Megan, a former backcountry ranger, now runs the rental and works part-time for a non-profit education foundation while staying at home to care for our two children, our friendly dog, Blue, and our turtle, John Keats. We live on the property, so if you'd like, feel free to come over and say hello.

Megan Smith purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Megan Smith chose Utah

We bought this property because of the amazing views and the quiet neighborhood. We are an outdoor family, and we love the fact that we can be on a trail within minutes of leaving our home. We think you will enjoy it too. We are close to all the local trails and surrounded by national parks and monuments. Come stay!

What makes this cabin unique

We drawn to this home because of its big views. The front of the house looks out toward the Kaibab Plateau where the Grand Canyon lies below. The back of the house affords a magnificent view of what locals call "The Island in the Sky", a small throne of white sandstone among the dark vermilion cliffs. An hour or so of hiking will get you to the Island, also known as Mansard, where a panel of ancient petroglyphs await.


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
St. George, UT
Car: recommended

Within a two hour drive or less of the Kaibab Casita, you can visit Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powell), Vermillion Cliffs, Grand Staircase-Escalante and Pipe Springs National Monuments, Kaibab and Dixie National Forests, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Cedar Breaks, and Kodachrome Basin State Parks, and millions of acres of public land. You will find yourself in the heart of outdoor adventures. A fifteen minute drive takes you to location of Best Friends Animal Society, the largest animal sanctuary in the United States.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kanab in Kane County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom has been recently painted. Plush towels and hairdryer are available for your use.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom has been recently painted and is furnished with a new bed and new mattress. Enjoy a collection of books, comfortable bedding, and beautiful artwork.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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The home at the heart of your adventures!
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 55 reviews
Joliet, IL

Secure and comfortable base camp for exploring this amazing area!

  • 5 of 5

I am a solo traveler and stayed at the Kaibab Casita in late September. It is a great location to use as a home base while exploring the surrounding National Parks and Monuments. About a half hour southeast of the East Rim area of Zion, an hour and a half north of Grand Canyon's North Rim, and about an hour west of some great hiking in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as well as Vermillion Cliffs. I enjoyed being just outside of Kanab for the added solitude while having easy access to the stores and restaurants in town. Megan and Latimer were very welcoming. They gave great advice on hikes in the area. They were easy to reach for questions but definitely respected my privacy. Yes, the Casita is attached to their home, but it still felt very private and secluded. The unit itself was very clean, bigger than it appears in the pictures, and has most everything you need for a short stay. I would definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting , near all the hikes and parks. Very comfortable. Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting looking at red mesa's and beautiful landscape and endless blue sky. Close to incredible hiking and comfortable and clean Casita.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Lovely Family hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We love this place and are returning guests. We hope to continue this tradition! The hosts are so welcoming, and every square inch if this Casita is beautiful and prepared for guests with love and care. The bed is very comfortable and everything you could possibly need for a smooth stay is present, including anything kids may need. The setting is gorgeous and we've been very impressed with Kanab for it's proximity to national parks but also the pool, park, best friends animal sanctuary, library, amazing bakery and great restaurants! We highly recommend this Casita whether you're traveling with or without kids.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Independence, Missouri

Great home base for amazing Utah adventures

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was beautifully decorated and gave the two of us just the right amount of space to relax in the evening after our long days in the national parks. The only less-than-optimal situation was the temperature in the cabin. Granted we were visiting in July during a heat wave, but we struggled to stay comfortable for the little time we spent there in the evenings. An addition to the cabin instructions that opening the windows at night is necessary could help, as well as something to help circulate the cool air from the swamp cooler vent. Lat was very responsive to our needs during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville Beach, FL

Peaceful getaway with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the charming Casita for an entire month, and I loved it. While there, I volunteered at Best Friends and visited some national parks (this is the perfect "base camp" for many different areas). I agree with previous reviews that state the photos do not do the Casita justice. I loved all the artwork on the walls, the many books to read, and the abundant maps and information provided about the local area. The decor was tasteful and the furniture was comfy. It felt like home. I could easily unpack a month's worth of clothes with room to spare in the closet. It was the perfect size to have a friend visit and sleep on the fold-out couch. I adore Megan and her family and could go to them for questions large and small, from everything ranging from hiking areas (Megan and Lat are super knowledgeable) to how to turn on the coffee machine. Megan went out of her way to show me some trails nearby. It's clear they want visitors to enjoy their time in the Casita and are very responsive to any requests. They take care to provide privacy while still being available. I particularly like the setup of the Casita separated from the "big house" by the garage. It was close enough that I did not feel isolated staying there alone, but far enough that I did not feel I was invading their space, or vice versa. The Casita is at the base of red rock cliffs, outside of downtown Kanab, but only by about 10 minutes. That 10 minutes is enough to make the Casita feel removed and tranquil. I walked my dog around the neighborhood nearly every evening and enjoyed the many rabbits running around, the neighbor's inquisitive horse, and the serenity of gazing at the cliffs behind the home. The area is far from any city lights and you can see layers of stars upon stars in the night sky. I dream of going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location provided a perfect central location for visiting the north Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce. The house was very clean and the bed was more comfortable than a $200+ per night hotel in Salt Lake City. Megan (the owner) was extremely helpful and available to answer questions. I would stay here again on a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Kanab, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Peak
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.91 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Cleaning Fee £30.33 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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