About this listing
Our beautiful exceptionally clean and comfortable quality custom home is private and offers expansive *views* and access across Nation Monument and Wilderness lands. Yet, we are on the edge of small community located centrally to area adventures!
Our lovely custom newer vacation home sits atop Wikiup Mesa and overlooks miles of Sinagua Ancient lands rich with petroglyphs, Native ruins... Easy Hiking access for an authentic Arizona Experience. We are located an easy 17 miles from bustling Sedona and 45 miles from Cool Flagstaff Mountains. Phoenix airport a short 90 minute ride on I-17.
Our sweet community of Lake Montezuma is a peaceful hide out, yet is central to many Verde Valley/Sedona attractions. A good hike down the hill will get you to local historic restaurant, golf course, market, etc. Yavapai/Apache Casino and world famous Wildlife Park just 15 minute ez drive, too.
Home is tastefully designed for simple, yet quality living. Private, Very Clean. Non smoking house. No Pets. Granite, travertine, Hickory...pride and love built into our sweet dream home. Back Deck to PANORAMA VIEW and spectacular S*T*A*R*S!
Private use of home: MASTER BED/BATH, entry to East facing deck (Covered and uncovered areas). Open style living room/kitchen/dining. Sweet and comfy for just two, OR:
Reserve 1-3 bedrooms 1-2 baths (Depends on number of guests/rate) Respectful groups of up to eight in main house at $25.00 each additional person per day after 2 people.
*Lower level Spacious Rec. Room for fun (Piano, TV, Foos Ball) and extra accommodations available to large groups with ADDITIONAL FEE. Separate Bathhouse included. Sleeps another six guests! (Inquire if interested)
Sacred Mountain, Apache Maid, brilliant stars, invigorating storms, and rainbows --as well as migrating bluebirds typically welcome observant guests. A unique place and space! Possibly selling, so book soon :-)
High speed internet/wifi, satellite TV. Owners (Teacher, Carpenter/Builder) Available to you as expert guides to extraordinary local sites and general area! (When house is reserved, we occupy separate studio --no shared spaces)
Weekly/monthly rates too.
No Pets, but retired vet tech pet sitter available next door at good rate! No smoking: Firm.
Please use garbage and recycle cans on side of house by driveway.
FOUR BICYCLES! Enjoy leisurely rides on mesa top along BLM Lands with views and access to off road biking too. ( Guests responsible for use and safety of self and of bicycles. )
Interaction with Guests
We love our guests and enjoy sharing the incredible local and surrounding country. Proud, Third generation Arizonans with experience and knowledge of back country and cultural opportunities. Teacher and Herpetologist/Builder.
Often hosts are at Forested/Creek home in Walton, Oregon (Listed on AIRBNB too). But sister and brother across street will check you in and are very helpful when needed. When we are in AZ --Home is not listed or available or sometimes we take the separate studio. House vacation rental is private, no shared spaces!
Sweet community On edge of open country (*VIEWS* to *Forever*) Easy 3 miles OFF I-17, efficient --and scenic short drive to surrounding communities and attractions. We (and our happy guests) like our convenient hide-out :-)
Need own vehicle.
Other Things to Note
We have one vehicle parked near house in driveway. Guests may use driveway (room for two more cars --and a couple across street.)
Enter at main door (Not garage entry door nearest parking) From driveway parking, take a short walk down slope to the five steps to small front deck entry.
Refundable $150 security/cleaning deposit.
Careful with carpet and floors: Shoes Off at entry --desert stickers/red dirt get into carpets and on floors.
Granite in kitchen and baths. No chlorine or abrasive cleansers, please. (Same for glass stove top) I offer appropriate supplies.
If week or longer reservation, may use washer/dryer in utility room --ONLY with great care. No overloading! Clean dryer filter every load. Use 1/2 recommended soap: Septic system and protection of desert soils. (Be VERY thoughtful of what goes in toilets too, young women (website hidden) only ;-)
Low light area. Stars viewing, so please keep outside lights off when not needed.
Washer/dryer Not for guest use (without specific permission). Please strip beds and pile with used towels on bedroom floor. Very much appreciate dishes washed (dishwasher). There is a vacuum and broom inside entry closet. THANKS!
**NO Smoking. Anywhere on grounds. Prefer non Smokers, only. NO Pets**
Allergies and fairness to all guests: respectfully require no burning of incense or heavy scents in home. We ALL Really Appreciate That :-)
Pet Sitter/accommodations next door) No incense, Please! Guests treasure our fresh air and clean space this home offers :-)
Be good neighbor and serenely marvel at day and night skies (Porch light off when not needed). This is a precious, nurturing space. A great take-off point for outside adventure!
Keys on counter and call/check with us at arrival and departure. PLEASE advise (e-mail or phone call) of anticipated arrival/departure times.
Linda was extremely communicative, friendly and her sister Sybil was really kind and welcoming when I arrived at the place. The house is extremely clean, spacious with amazing views of the stars at night since it is located in a remote, quite neighborhood. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat with an easy drive to all the beautiful sites around Sedona.
This is amazing place. Large, private rooms with beautiful view. Linda was very helpful, place was very well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very convenient to cover both Sedona and Canyon as well. I would definitely come back Linda, this time with family :)
We had a wonderful stay at Linda's home in our first visit to Sedona. Linda was very informative and helpful in coordinating our visit. We brought our beagle Monroe with us and she has a great time staying with Linda's sister Sybil who was very warm and welcoming. The home was comfortable, clean, and great to return to after a long day hiking and exploring the town. One huge plus was the beautiful deck that was perfect for a morning cup of tea and enjoying the views. Would highly recommend a stay here. We'd love to visit again, as Sedona was so beautiful and worth another trip to explore further.
Linda and Steve were the perfect hosts. They were in communication with us prior to our arrival and were flexible with our arrival time when we were running a tad late. They also had fantastic suggestions for local hikes/points of interest. Their home is also a lovely place to relax and enjoy the sunrises and sunsets.
Great accommodations! Was very easy to check in and out, Linda was very kind and available for any needs.
The view and surrounding area are wonderful.
Thank you for having us!
Fantastic host and property! I would definitely recommend this property.
Prior to our arrival, Linda was very organized in coordinating our check in and sent us loads of information about the area. Although we did not get to meet Linda in person, he sister was able to check our family into the property and show us around.
The property had a lovely deck and comfortable living space for a family of 6.
Linda, the owner was very accessible and welcoming as we planned our last minute trip to the Sedona area. She found a way for us to overlap and stay in the lower level for a night which we appreciated. Linda's sister, Sybil and family were next door and were gracious local hosts -- available for questions about the area and about the home.
Not having been to the Sedona area before, this home gave us the opportunity to capitalize on the more surrounding areas such as Jerome, wine country, Montezuma Well and Castle in the area where this lovely home is located. The challenge for our group (two couples) was that since walking to sites was not an option, we negotiated transportation and sites as four people.
The home is comfortable, clean with a back deck for great views - both sunrise and sunset. It is located in a less populated area allowing for spectacular star gazing and great walks into park area. We loved Sedona area and would definitely consider returning to this home in Rimrock.
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About the Host, Linda
Hi! I am a Retired Eugene 4jTeacher and current UO instructor. My husband, Steve, is a builder/carpenter. We are both naturalists and trained in outdoor education and connections with the natural world. For the last decade, through our own school, Campsight, we have shared instructional experiences and inspiring adventure at our precious lands here in Walton on Chickahominy Creek. We are continued students of the wilderness that surrounds us daily in this incredible Coast Range environment. It is our passion to share it's wonders, beauty, and the revitalizing magic. It is our hope that those who find us via the Bed and Breakfast option, will (re)discover the simple joys of earth-time and nature immersion!
*ARIZONA Addition! Our Rimrock canyon county home is now offered only on AIR BNB! Linda is an Arizona Native and Steve is a former NAU Student who conducted research for Museum of (website hidden) in extensive Grand Canyon Studies. Too, he has been a river guide on the Colorado River. Linda is a 4th generation Arizonan. We deeply honor and respect the sacredness of this natural WONDERland!! OH! And Steve, along with help of Linda's talented family built this home with Much Love, Skill, and lots of labor! It shows ;-)