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Charming Estate on 4 private park-like acres, close to freeway, shopping, dining

Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

9 bedroom, 5 bathroom, family/corporate friendly home, 4 private acres, 23 bed

Historical 7000 sq/ft estate on 4 acres of private land in north Utah County. 9 bedrooms, two dining tables, large common areas, children's playground, hot tub, outdoor playground, basketball and volleyball courts, year round running stream, free laundry facilities, and central location makes it ideal for large group gatherings and reunions. Only 40 min from the SLC airport, 20 min from BYU campus, 10 min from beautiful American Fork Canyon, 25 min from Sundance ski resort, 5 min from I-15, and just around the corner from retail/restaurants. Has been used in filming movies, YouTube videos, weddings, special events, and is perfect for your FAMILY REUNION or CORPORATE EVENT. Also great for spending the holidays, or hosting parties. The grounds are available for your use, but will be undergoing the building of new homes on the surrounding 4 acres, so we will not be reserving the property for events or weddings.

Property Manager
Francis Rode
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Francis Rode

I grew up in Orange County, California the eldest of eight children. I attended BYU and continue to be a big fan. We currently have a place in two of our favorite places on earth, Newport Beach, CA, and Alpine, UT which is our main home after our children grew up. We have 12 grandchildren from our 7 children so far... hoping to get more if we can get our single adult children married. We enjoy traveling, are very conservative politically, and love America.

Francis Rode purchased this house in 2001

Why Francis Rode chose American Fork

We fell in love with this home because of the yard. The year round stream and the huge walnut tree just spoke to me. At the time, the property was surrounded by horse pastures with very few homes. It has since developed quite a bit, including many of my favorite stores and restaurants close by. The home was built as the main farm house that owned all of the surrounding properties on which the neighboring houses now stand. My first child was born in American Fork, my ancestors helped to settle this quaint town, and it felt like coming home.

What makes this house unique

When we moved in, the back yard was mostly horse pasture. I took it as a challenge to work on the place a little each year to preserve the property and house for my children's inheritances. The natural year round stream was actually hidden by tall weeds. This has been a work of love for many years. My favorite thing to do is wander the paths and stop for a swing under the wisteria covered dome. Occasionally we will see a small trout in the stream. We are the last to see the stream before it goes underground to the lake. It sleeps 23 in beds, if you have a larger group, cots and air mattresses may be used. If you let us know in advance, we can have them out for you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A beautiful,peaceful place to refind your center. All the amenities of home. I love it.
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in American Fork in Utah County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom, vanity, two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Vanity separate from shower/toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs, newly remodeled
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basement
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • The Hydrangea Patch - 1 Large Double Bed , Large closet, dresser, great views
    The Patriot Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master #1, attached bathroom, lg walk-in closet, best view
    A Robin's Nest - 2 Single Bed , Large closet, dresser, great window view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Murphy Bed , Master bedroom #2, large, 2 closets, great views two sides
    The Sailor's Cove - 2 Double Bed , Large closet, great window views, dresser
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , Separated off the laundry room, best for kids, sleeps-5
    Stonewall Path - 1 Large Double Bed , Only main floor bedroom, great desk space and window views
    The Bridal Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Includes dresser, vanity, close to bathroom & jacuzzi
    The Paris Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Ottoman is pop-out twin bed, fireplace, day-light basement
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Unlike any other rental. Many use this property for their weddings and other important events. It has been used for film making, and YouTube videos as well. It's a nice, quiet neighborhood, with friendly neighbors. Walking distance to shopping centers and restaurants. The nicest walk in town is in the backyard.


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Charming Estate on 4 private park-like acres, close to freeway, shopping, dining
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Gilbert, AZ

Impressive property and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great time staying here. The house has lots of space for large groups with plenty of everything needed for a comfortable stay. The beds are comfortable which is unfortunately a rare thing in vacation rentals. The home was clean and warmed up for us when we arrived. The hot tub was an added bonus that everyone enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you were happy with your experience. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.
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Olympia, WA

Absolutely loved this house

  • 5 of 5

I had a group of 25 stay in the home! We loved it! It was perfect for Our group and it was an absolutely beautiful space and the property was gorgeous as well! We hope to stay there as a group again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and yard

  • 5 of 5

We had our daughter's wedding in the backyard. It was a beautiful day for all. She always dreamed of an outdoor wedding and this was the perfect spot. So many fun places in the yard for pictures of the happy couple. Big trees in the yard made for lots of shade. The home is beautiful. We were very happy with everything. We did wish there was a little more lighting outside but overall it was a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Pros: Very well kept house and grounds. It was like a private park. Gorgeous green grass to run around in. Comfortable beds. Easy to get a hold of management. Allowed us to check in early. Lots of seating including kids sized tables. Large kitchen. Very large hot tub (though it was July so use was minimal). Great location and easy to get around from. Tons of extra bed mats. Several board games to use.

Cons: All minor. The biggest disappointment were the outdoor kids activities. Trampoline had a large rip and was missing some springs so could not be used (They said they had ordered a new top, but it didn't come during our stay). 3 kids were stung by wasps on the playground within hours of arrival, so despite us spraying for them none would go near the playground equipment. Far side of the lawn was watered so much it was a muddy swamp, but the yard was so big we could avoid that area. Problems with the basement projector so we just used the living room.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable home and Beautifully landscaped property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience here for our family reunion. Lisa is an excellent host. Can't give this home a high enough recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impessive Utah County Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this spacious home over Memorial Day weekend. THIS HOUSE WAS AMAZING! When we seen that it would sleep 40 people we jumped all over it. We had 4 families with a total of 34 of us. There was plenty of room for everyon and the kids (all 20 of them) had a blast on the 4 acres of grass, playground, tree house, walking paths, running stream and hot tub. This home was clean and very well kept. There is a Costco, Wal-Mart and plenty of places to shop within a half mile. We want to stay here again on our next visit to Utah County.

Jesse Shipp

Santa Clara, Utah

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Provo, Allegiant Air
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Scorez Sports Bar, 571 W State Rd, Lehi, UT 84043
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Fox Hollow Golf Course, 1400 N 200 E, American For
Nearest Train
4 Miles
UT Front Runner Station 782 W 200 S American Fork
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Freeway, highway I15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thai Village, 208 W Main St, American Fork, UT 840
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Sundance Ski Resort, Provo Canyon
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Utah Valley Lake
Car: necessary

Close proximity to the American Fork Recreation Center with lap and children's pools, as well as exercise opportunities. I highly recommend Thanksgiving Point, which has many museums, theaters, restaurants, and beautiful gardens. For snow recreation, Sundance is not far. A nice Golf course is just up the street. Utah Lake is a big draw for water sports and boating, just minutes away. We are right off the freeway, which makes it easy to get to anywhere you need to go. Hogle Zoo is very popular for the family, as is Lagoon, and Seven Peaks Water Parks. Cowabunga Bay Water Park is also a great family spot. During the summer, each local city is having a birthday celebration, and if you are lucky you can catch their parades, fireworks, concerts, and fair grounds events, including the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City. We are only minutes from the canyon's mouth and the Alpine Scenic Loop, which I highly recommend for a beautiful drive. There are also some nice places to picnic along the way. Or go river rafting on the Provo River. Nearby Heber Valley's historic Railroad is a fun train ride for the group. The Factory Outlets in Traverse Mountain, Lehi, are a favorite place to shop, or the mall in Orem. Also the Riverwoods Center in Provo. They will often have concerts while you shop, sidewalk chalk art competitions, and are full of great shops and restaurants, near a theater. Some of my favorite restaurants nearby are Zupa's for soup, salad, and yummy sandwiches. The Paradise Bakery, Thai Village, Chinese buffet, Texas Steakhouse, IHOP, Cafe Rio, Applebys, Chile's, and our latest favorite, if you like Indian Food, Ganesh Indian Cuisine on State Street.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in American Fork, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Last minute
18 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Aug 2019 - 14 Nov 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Thanksgiving 2
15 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
winter 3
25 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Years
30 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £260.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £372.25
Property Damage Protection £43.93

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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