About this listing
The House of the Smiling Sun is a 3 bedroom home with outstanding views of the red rocks.
It sleeps up to 8 guests. If you have a larger group there is an additional guest studio or 4th bedroom available. You will enjoy hot spa, large viewing deck.
WELCOME TO SEDONA!
The "House of the smiling sun" is a 3 bedroom luxury home which also offers a self contained guest house [ or fourth optional bedroom ]if needed.
Perched on the side of a canyon surrounded by the most stunning views of Cathedral Rock, Seven sisters,The Mongolian Rim, Pyramid Rock and other red rock vista's-this amazing home offers the best of both worlds....Incredible panoramic views and just 15 minutes from the center of town.
Sedona- famous for it's spectacular and dramatic views of nature, mountains , vista's ,creeks and wildlife-is the perfect destination for visitors seeking tranquility,inspiration and re cuperation from the faster pace of big city life. It is a place that artists, photographer's, author's,film maker's hikers, adventurer's,tourists love to go and never forget.
The house of the smiling sun offers a unique retreat with all the comforts of a true home away from home.
This comfortable, stylish vacation home is designed for total relaxation.
It has an 8 seat therapeutic jacuzzi with powerful jets, swinging love seats, a trail from the back garden leading to Oak Creek Canyon and a huge deck with full on views of scenes that are so beautiful that they take your breath away.
The living room has a t.v, luxurious chenille sofa's, a large wood burning fireplace, slate floors, large rugs, walls of glass facing the magnificent views .
There are views of stunning rock formations from every room, in every direction, from every angle.
There are 3 bedrooms- all beautifully appointed and decorated.
The master bedroom has a pillow top king sized bed.
The Sunlight bedroom has a queen and a single bed.
The nature bedroom has 2 full sized beds.
Special features include: A gourmet kitchen with commercial sized viking stainless steal appliances, fireplace in Master, jacuzzi bath in master, 2 seperate decks and artistic creative touches throughout.
The main house accommodates 8 guests comfortably. The guest studio accommodates a further 2 guests comfortably.
We invite you to take a look at the photo's of the house - You will see how truly spectacular the views and surrounding area are. Heavenly!
Theraputic Hot Spa for 8 guests, High speed internet, Large viewing deck with outdoor dining , Breath taking unobstructed views , walking trails, oak creek river just 20 minutes walk,firepit, hammocks,woodland area .
Interaction with Guests
Some guests prefer a lot of interaction and others enjoy total privacy - i respect both and go with the flow
This neighborhood is peaceful and (website hidden) is known as the panoramic region of sedona because of the stunning views and red rock vistas. You will have unobstructed views of cathedral rock, pyramid rock and 7 sisters.
The town is just a short 15 minute drive away so you will have the best of both worlds at this location.
You must have a car to stay at this location.
Other Things to Note
The house is located in the panoramic region where there is no parking on the road.Therefore we permit a total of 2 cars at the property which can park on the driveway.
If you rent the entire property including the studio there is a max of 3 cars permitted.
The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood and respect for neighbors is paramount. No loud music after 10 pm.
We keep a full set of house rules , including check out proceedures, inside the home.
Rachel was great - very responsive with quick replies, easy to get a hold of via email, and the house was exactly as listed.
From the moment we enquired about the house, Rachel was extremely prompt with her responses. Once we booked it, she gave us all the information we needed and was more than willing to answer any further questions we had. We absolutely LOVED this house, and felt so comfortable here. It was exactly as depicted in photos and descriptions online, and it was SO quiet here, we just loved it! We wanted to get away from people, lights, noise, crowds, and we definitely got that!! We even saw wild coyotes, rabbits and road runners! Absolutely wonderful relaxing experience for us, as this was our honeymoon, we really just wanted a place to relax and get away from it all. The house itself is very well equipped with everything you will need. The bathrooms are well stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shower gel, which a lot of these types of properties don't have. The kitchen is VERY well stocked with utensils, pots and pans, everything you can think of, it's there. VERY impressed with this, as I've stayed at other places that didn't even have a kettle, but Rachel has pretty much thought of everything with this house.
I would definitely stay here again, and will thoroughly recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit Sedona but not stay in the hustle and bustle of it all. Rachel is a great host and will answer any questions very quickly. Thanks for an unforgettable honeymoon!!
My college roommates and I spent a long weekend at the Sedona home. It was centrally located yet tucked out of the way from the bustling tourists in town. The deck was gorgeous to sit out under the stars drinking wine as well as watching hot air balloons soar peacefully over in the morning. The kitchen is off the hook- every utensil you could want- tons of glassware, pans, panini maker, ninja blender etc. There was also tons of supplies leftover ( spices - staples etc) so I would encourage you to check it out before buying anything ( we brought laundry soap toilet paper etc- unnecessary)! The hot tub was great. And Rachel even had left a stack of wood and the fire was an extra treat during one cool evening. Lots of fun was had!
Rachel was attentive and made sure to check up on us during our stay. As described, the house was beautiful and the views were absolutely stunning. My family was able to cook together, drink wine together on the deck and watch the stars at night. We enjoyed every minute. It was a wonderful trip.
We reserved this rental for a girls weekend in Sedona. The home is large, beautiful and the views are even more amazing! The home owner Rachel, was accommodating and provided air mattresses for our larger group which was very nice and allowed everyone their own sleeping space. With that said, if you are seeking a rental that allows for you to have guest visitors while staying there, be aware that this is NOT acceptable at this rental. We had planned to cook a nice dinner at the rental one night and wanted to invite a few more of our girlfriends over for the dinner. We were told that this could not happen and we should cancel our reservation, which would result in us losing 50% of the deposit (over $1000!). Luckily, with the help of an Airbnb case manager, we were able to come to a resolution allowing us to carry-out the dinner at the rental with all 15 girls as planned. Additionally, if you do have a larger group, you should also be aware that this rental only allows for 2 vehicles to be parked there at anytime. We had several girls that had to drive to Sedona separately due to various work schedules, kids etc. The limited parking rule meant most of the girls had to leave their vehicles in the Safeway parking lot, about a 15 minute drive from the property, during the entirety of our stay. Those who were able to park at the property were then responsible for shuttling girls and luggage back and forth. This was not a big deal once we were settled in, but was a huge inconvenience for unloading and loading up all of our things into the vehicles as we had to make several trips to Safeway and back. Finally, although a beautiful rental, there are several things that should be addressed by the owner not only for the benefit of future renters, but also to justify the high cost to rent this place. I believe some of these issues have already been mentioned in previous reviews, but here are a few things we ran into during our stay. • Hot Tub does not work. We followed the owners manual that was left for us to turn the hot tub on and adjust the temp. However, the water never heated up and we were unable to use the hot tub during our stay. This was probably the biggest disappointment because we rented this property specifically because it had a hot tub for us to use on the cold evenings in Sedona. • The fridge was leaking water all over the floor as well as inside on our food and drinks. • Almost all of the dining room chairs have one or more loose/broken legs. One of the girls actually had to get out a screw-driver and tighten up the chair leg because she felt that it was going to break when she sat on it. • The garden hose is...
This home is in the panoramic region of sedona.The positive aspect of the location is outstanding , unobstructed views. The less positive is that are not permitted to park on the roads in this region. The home listing specifies 8 guests and 2 cars for the main house [ 3 bedrooms ] and 10 guests / 3 cars if you rent the guest studio as well. You rented the main house [ 8 guests] and told me just prior to arrival that you had invited a further 7 guests to stay making a total of 15 ...and many more cars.If you had told me wen you made the inquiry i would have suggested you look for a larger home outside of the panoramic region. No one enjoys regulations but they are usually there for a good reason which benefits and considers the whole community as opposed to one group . The roads are narrow in our region and we are surrounded by beautiful tree's and wilderness...
There have been forest fires in the past and its crucial that fire trucks can have total access to the roads. I am very glad that you finally came forward with your intention to host many guests at the property. I feel its very important that you share your plans up front and much sooner rather than hide plans that breech regulations leading to fines and last minute upsets /surprises. So far as the hot tub- you have to turn the switch on that heats the (email hidden)me with freezer, turn the switch to on and no issues.Lastly , a 3 bedroom home for 8 in a residential area should not be assumed is fine to hold an event in without any inquiry. Some homes don't have insurance for large groups and this puts your guests at risk so its not a good idea to conceal plans until the last minute.
Beautiful scenery is the best way to remember this house in Sedona. The location is so perfect, nestled next to the Red Rock State Park, it has amazing views of the red rocks. The house is spacious enough for our two families plus grandparents. We cooked everyday and the kitchen is well-stocked. Star-gazing, watching the moon rise, and making smores on the fire-pit were the highlights from our memories of the house. Sedona has a lot to offer - we enjoyed our four days there but could have stayed much longer!
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About the Host, Rachel
Welcome to my Airbnb profile!
I work part time as a vacation rental manager while studying full time.
I represent a select few homes in Arizona and in London, England. All of my listings belong to family and friends- and much pride is taken in the care of each home for the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.
I have extensive information on all of the best places to go and things to do in Arizona and Europe and am happy to answer any questions you may have- so feel free to ask.
In each home i have compiled a folder of the best places to visit, restaurants, golf, sports , art galleries, beauty spa's , children's activities etc - so that your vacation is the best it can be.
I love working with people and families and can arrange most things you may need- babysitting, pet sitting ,massage therapists, extra cleaning , discounted shopping and entertainment services.We also offer a minivan and airport collection so that we can take you straight to your destination.
Inquiries are welcome in English, french, Spanish and Dutch.
I look forward to your inquiry,