Living room and kitchen viewed from patio door -- a comfortable place to retire after your full day enjoying all that Sedona has to offer
Enjoy your stay in Sedona…..Stay longer….Avoid touristy areas….Relax in a peaceful home...285B Fairway Oaks Drive
Village of Oak Creek/Sedona. There is something to be said for Sanctuary and this home is it.
Sedona is known for its red rocks, beautiful scenery, and its spiritual and metaphysical experiences. Our wish for you is to have a Sedona experience that you will thoroughly enjoy. This condo can be your home away from home and we have discounted the cost based on duration to encourage you not to leave with the regret that you should have stayed longer.
3 Day Minimum - $125 per day
4-6 Days - $110 per day
7-10 Days - $100 per day
11-14 Days - $90 per day
The condo is spacious, comfortable, beautifully decorated, and aesthetically pleasing. Located 10 minutes south of Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek, this premier rental location caters to the hiking enthusiast – you’ll wake up to the majestic red rocks outside your front door.
This unit is a 1200 square foot, 2BR, 2BA fully furnished home with fully equipped kitchen. A major supermarket is 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk and there are many restaurants outside your front door that include Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and American. You will also have access to the golf course clubhouse that serves meals.
Your patio opens up to the 10th fairway of the golf course and you can walk the pathway or the course in early morning hours or enjoy the sunsets in the evening walking the lush grass carpet outside your door. Take off your shoes and experience the grass and the earth.
You have the convenience of parking your car in your own carport not have to leave it in the parking lot or parking garage, as yes, sometimes, it does rain in Sedona.
Lastly, many come to Sedona for a spiritual experience or healing. If you are interested in finding out more about options in the immediate area for spiritual guide work and experiences, click on Gene's name below the owl image. We hope you enjoy your stay in beautiful Sedona and you find what you are seeking.
Full sized kitchen stocked with cookware – IGA supermarket is a tow minute drive away.
Cable and High Speed Internet
Barbecue Available on Request
Linens and Towels provided
3 Guest Maximum
We also provide the VIP Sedona card good for discounts of 10-15% at over 50 businesses and restaurants in Sedona:
Barking Frog Grille
Black Cow Café
Blue Moon Café
Coffee Pot Restaurant
Cold Stone Creamery
Heart of Sedona Coffee
Lauberge de Sedona
Moon Dogs PizzaMocl
Olde Sedona Bar & Grill
Open Range Grill and Tavern
Sedona Sweet Arts
Shugrue's Hillside Grill
Steak & Sticks
Zainey's Frozen Yogurt
Angels of Enlightenment
Erickson Studio and Gallery
Exposures International Gallery
Grant Custom Jewelers
Joe Wilcox Indian Den
Los Abrigados Resort Shop
Sedona Photo Express
Village Gallery of Local Artists
Pistols & Petticoats Portraits
Sedona Fly Fishing Advdentures
Sedona Olive Oil Company
Sedona's New Day Spa
Sedona Wine and Beer
Bead Garden of Sedona
Toy Town Tlaquepaque
Dahliing It's You
Turiya BoutiqueUrban Gypsies Boutique
3 Guest Maximum - No Smoking Inside Unit
Gene welcomed us into our temporary home upon our arrival. He brought us through his peaceful and airy home which was ready with several comforts - including maps of the area and fun things to do. He also shared his favorites with us.
The home was clean and spacious and in a great location - sitting in a neighborhood at the base of Cathedral Rock. While Sedona is lovely with its many shops, restaurants and majestic peaks, I enjoyed living among local residents in Oak Creek more than tourists in Sedona. That said, Sedona was 5 minutes up a scenic road.
The home was perfect for us!
Mr. Oliver was a great host! We arrived at midnight and the late hour didn't seem to deter his warm and welcoming hospitality. The listing description was accurate and met our needs completely. A great full kitchen, convenient location, very comfy accommodations and lovely neighborhood.
Gene Oliver lives next door, greeted us and had lots of local information available for things to do in Sedona. He was very friendly, helpful and kind.
The property is located on the south end of Sedona inn the village of Oak Creek and Bell Rock is within walking distance. The property sits on a golf course. The home was clean but felt neglected. One could see repairs had been made to ceiling sky lights, but finishing such as replastering and painting had not been done. Because the house is on a golf course, at 6AM you are woken up by loud lawn mowers every day, so bring ear plugs. Other than that noise, the house was quiet the rest of the time we were there. The ceiling fan in master bedroom did not work, and there were cobwebs behind the tall boy dresser. The fitted bed sheet had tears. The bed is quite comfortable. The toilet in the master was slow to flush upon arrival, but, after plunging it because it backed up, it was fine. The disposal in the kitchen was not working, which really wasn't a problem, we just made sure to clean off the dishes before washing as best we could. However, despite that, the sink got completely plugged up and would not drain. The drain in the guest bathtub/shower was slow. If you are planning on cooking your meals, the knobs on the electric stove are not marked as the markings have rubbed off. A flashlight was provided and sitting on the kitchen counter, but it did not work. The outside light by the front entrance at the side of the house also did not work.
I informed Gene about these issues and he said he is going to remedy them.
On the positive side, the house is comfortable. It has a working TV with cable and a portable stereo which can play cd's and cassette tapes. A message chair is in the living room- a fun bonus. Patio table on the patio outside the LR faces the golf course and is very quiet and peaceful. A walking trail is also in front of the patio which leads to Bell Rock. Conveniences such as an IGA grocery store are nearby as well. The nearby golf course restaurant was recommended by Gene as well.
Gene met us at check-in and gave us a quick walk through. There are some repairs in the home to be made, but Gene is aware of this and probably has already tended to them. Nice layout and situated in the most beautiful setting. Sedona is just gorgeous.
This was our second stay at Gene's condo. Everything was just as remembered it! Gene was welcoming and always available if we had questions. The space itself was perfect for our annual visit to Sedona to visit my Grandmother who lives in assisted living nearby. Clean and comfortable for myself, my 2 year old daughter and father. Everything we could possible need was at our fingertips! Thank you Gene!
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Gene called to let us know he'd be out of town first 1-2 days we were there., & gave us instructions for entry. That was fine with us. He offered to come back early if needed.
The duplex is in a golf course community in Village of Oak Creek. Very quiet & relaxing. As you can see by photos, decor is very attractive & comfortable. Ambience is very peaceful. We were thrilled when we walked in the door! Now that we are home, we miss our special retreat. I come to Sedona 2-3 times a year for workshops. I'd stay here everytime, if possible. What a gem!
Thank you Gene for such a wonderful experience.
“Until you discover that you are the authority of your own life, you will continue to give that authority to others!” Gene Oliver
Author and Guide - “Life and the Art of Change”
Personal - Business – Relationships - Self-Realization - Life Coach
He has been a student of and integrated the understanding of the practices and teachings of Corporate America, Entrepreneurs, Tao, Buddhism, Zen, Bhagavad Gita, Sufi, Kabbalah, Mythology, Jung, Maslow, Gurdjieff, Meditation, Christian Mystics, the 12 Steps, Gnostic Gospels, and Philosophers for 50 years. He has been sharing that understanding with others for 28 years.
Gene has deep understanding of change and human behavior. His good fortune in 50 years spans the changes during epochal moments in three different industries. For many years he worked in the business community in sales, management, regional leadership, systems analysis and corporate. He also searched the disciplines of Mythology, Psychology, and World Spiritual Teachings seeking the common wisdom in each. The complexity of his work has been distilled into 7 Simple Principles that assist people in transcending the fears and emotions that control their lives. Since that time, he committed years of observation, self-reflection, study and practical application to personal growth, human behavior and how we deal with change. He has conducted seminars and workshops for over 10,000 people and 200 companies sharing simple principles. He continues to counsel individuals in their personal growth and careers on a one-to-one basis.
Gene is available for retreats of 4, 7, 10, and 14 days visits to Sedona.
Special Pricing is made for Guests who wish to incorporate their visit to Sedona and some work/counseling with him. You may inquire about this with your reservation request and pricing adjusted to your visit and what you may wish to do. If you choose to do some work with him, he limits it to 2 hours a day of counseling and discussion integrated with setting you up with local massage therapist and/or Native American Shaman who conducts Mystic Earth Tours, Astrology Readings, Energy Release Ceremony and Sweat Lodges as part of working with Gene.
(Gene is open to taking a 30 minute complimentary introductory call with you to answer any questions you may have about his work. However, phone numbers and emails cannot be exchanged until after you have made a reservation)
“Wow....I was, and am, so tired tonight. 1 + 1/2 hours sleep in 24 hours. I took the book to bed thinking I would begin, fall asleep and then finish tomorrow. Not really being able to comprehend much tonight. I couldn't put it down. Its "good" Gene. I want to say it's "great" but somehow that doesn't feel right because to me "great" usually has a beginning and end and is somehow "short lived", it rises quickly and ends just as quickly. "Good" is infinite. Good is what makes me feel like all is well and right and correct and in the order of nature or belonging with perfect rhythm. Good is innately unquestioned and you have accomplished this with your work with others, words and how you have made them flow.”
“I was stuck in the obsession of looking for support and never finding it. You helped me change gears and get back to reality! I was stuck. Now I am able to take responsibility and turn my life around.”
“His guidance fell in many areas from my personal to business to spiritual life. In every category, he paused to ensure that I understood the connectedness of each subject and how mastery in one, lead to mastery in all ultimately coalescing into consciousness.”
Ilya Elena Lerma, Esq., Northern Arizona University B.A., Philosophy, University of Arizona, J.D
“Working with Gene is an experience far beyond what I would have normally expected. His gentle, wise and crystal clear approach allowed me to feel seen and heard. His sessions sparked a natural insight on what was needed for me. This is a phenomenon I see in those who not only mastered their practice but who have the quality of being those with whom they work with the courage and insight to live a more authentic life.”
Angela Le BA, History and Asian Philosophy, MS Traditional Chinese Medicine
“Gene's unassuming appearance and personality can be deceiving, but don't be fooled. Typically, we expect our spiritual guides to appear unworldly, Merlin-like or Native American. Gene's Midwestern looks and charm bring modesty, business sense, hard work, generosity, and kindness to the process.”
Nicole Rousseau BS, PSY/ECON - Smith University;MBA International Marketing/Finance - NYU; Coaching Certification - Columbia University
“Gene Oliver has been business associate, advisor and personal friend over the last 30 years. His unique and well-disciplined mind has been a very useful resource to me, not only in business but personal discussions and growth of my company. His exemplary character, both in business and personal life are beyond reproach.”
Cliff Piscitelli - Executive Vice President, Downey Savings and Loan (Retired)
If you are stuck, get unstuck!
Moments arise in all lives when beliefs seem to fail. What beliefs are working and which ones no longer serve you? You can discover and remove the power that negative emotions have over your life.
• Discover and let go of fears instilled in you from the past.
• Learn to welcome and embrace all experiences.
• Experience life more consciously and fully.
• Enjoy more openness and spontaneity.
Intent and Sanctuary
Intent is the causal force to all action. Self-reflection is the capacity to experience oneself, embrace, take action and resolve the conflict within. Self-reflection and resolve are the keys to growth which is what gives one a meaningful life. It you have that capacity or desire to change your life, there is much here for you. If you do not, there is probably not much for you. You should move on in your surfing, as all that is here will only frustrate, bore you or not have much meaning.
If you do have that desire, then enter Life and the Art of Change to experience the Hero Journey, Return to Personal Identity , and Realization of Authentic Self.
Beliefs, motives and values are what drive our lives. In everyone’s life moments arise when we begin to wonder about those beliefs. For some reason they don’t seem to be as fulfilling as before. It can be called temporary ego collapse or midlife transition and it happens to everyone, usually between the ages of 35 to 50. It can also come when a pivotal event occurs that throws our world upside down.
In the terms of many teachings, these moments may be called ‘epiphany’, or ‘aha’ moments of self-realization. In other traditions, they may be known as the Call of the Hero Journey, or in Mythology the Phoenix Myth. They are moments of awakening and the search begins to learn what it is that is missing.
This is not intellectual. It is the intent here to assist those in their journey by providing a bridge or tools for you to return to that original self that you have forgotten. We have an understanding of this with bridges and tools to help one transition from where they are to where they want to be. If you connect with what is said here, you have found the place you are looking for. If they have any meaning for you, it will also tell you that you have found the right place. It is a process that moves across a bridge. That bridge is transcending Fear thru Hope,Trust ,Action to Faith.
The journey to return to yourself is called “The Journey to the Land of AAH’S” .
Accept, Acknowledge and Hear Yourself.
That is our purpose.
Welcome to “The Land of AAH’s”
You have found the right place.....
Extended words from one who has walked this path with me....
Gene's unassuming appearance and personality can be deceiving, but don't be fooled. Typically, we expect our spiritual guides to appear unworldly, Merlin-like or especially in Arizona even Native American. Gene's Midwestern looks and charm brings modesty, business sense, hard work, generosity, and kindness to the process. He offered me copies of his books to review and became my guide. We spent many mornings and afternoons sitting on his patio in the Sedona sun doing 'the work'. I did not even realize it was ‘the work’, but soon came to understand what ‘the work’ is and assuredly, it is work.
The books immediately spoke to me, but it was Gene's voice that brought it to life. Through our in-depth conversations and use of the tools and principles in the books, we began to break through some of my key issues effortlessly, but not easily as one does not 'melt the ice' without processing the pain. I was able to objectively examine old beliefs, quiet the mind, and begin to hear my own wisdom that had been calling for so many years. Gene is a tough, but compassionate guide and did not allow my ego to regain control as we examined some of my deep seated fears and hidden beliefs. As he calls it, he does battle with the 'ego dragon' and mine sure did put up a fight. Having done this for 22 years, you soon realize, Gene will not back down from the tricks your ego will perform.
As Gene explained to me, the Guide-Student relationship is one of respect for the Path. It is not about the guide, it is about the journey. Each person is different and what is needed at the time is what he will use. Working with Gene is like riding in a car with an expert driver. The road and the passenger determine tools needed at any moment. He will shift from Tao to Maslow to Jung, to Mythology, to poems, stories, music and movies - whatever is needed. I was in awe of how skillfully he listens and then brings forth the tool needed for the moment. This process with its bends and turns is truly an awakening into the controlling patterns of your life that dominate all thought, reaction and emotion.
After I left Sedona, we continued our guide-student relationship over the phone and email. The transition was seamless and the work still powerful as I was able to continue to have breakthroughs even when back in my old surroundings, responsibilities, and community. At times when I became overly distracted with my everyday life, Gene was able to spontaneously incorporate new concepts into the work, tailored just for me, that complemented our conversations and readings in the books.
Enjoy your journey with Gene, as it is worth it. Having been stuck in what Gene calls 'bibliotherapy' and 'motivational flu' for years, he finally helped me make sense of it all. He does not seek to sell DVD's, or tapes, wealth or notoriety. He is committed to the one on one work as he understands there is the value. As he says 'the legacy and wealth of his life is in the doors and wisdom that open for others'....and in turn, their ability to help others in their journey....