About this listing
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.
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 ;-)