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Creekfront Luxury nestled in Oak Creek Cyn, Sedona

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 250 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms

Nearly 400 feet of the creek runs through our property. Our beautiful home is warm and inviting. Encouraging relaxation and and a sense of serenity, it is perched over (literally) the flowing creek and nestled under the towering cottonwoods, sycamores and pines. Dramatic red rock canyon walls surround us.

There are three bedroom suites and each has its own private spacious deck and full bath. The living room is centered with an inviting wood stove. A pool table and flat screen TV are in the game room. WIFI accessible, as well as Dish TV. There are cathedral beamed ceilings, hard wood floors and a new open kitchen with top of the line appliances and granite counter tops.

The home was designed to bring the outdoors in with large windows and skylights and 5 decks/patios. A new spa awaits you in our screened gazebo overlooking the convergence of Munds and Oak Creeks.

You may never want to leave the comfy hammock on the deck but there's lots to do and see in the area.

The historic and intimate Indian Gardens neighborhood is gated, private and quiet.

More Details

Betsy Kauffman
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Betsy Kauffman

Our children were raised here on weekends and summers playing in the creek, fishing and hiking in the surrounding mountains. I love international travel, hiking with my goldendoodle and sheepadoodle, yoga and photography. AND most especially relaxing on my great uncle's rocker on the porch at our creekhouse. Pups at my feet.

Betsy Kauffman purchased this house in 2001

Why Betsy Kauffman chose Arizona

Our family was so fortunate to have found this rare, serene and beautiful spot in Oak Creek Canyon over 20 years ago. We feel is the best location in the canyon with the confluence of two year round beautiful creeks just below us, surrounding mountains and canopy of expansive cottonwoods, pines and stately sycamores keep the area so cool and refreshing. The quiet solitude is exceptional. We feel very privilege to be a part of this lovely spot. Just sitting there brings one a great sense of peace and well being. Living in the desert most the time, we crave the lush green of our creek home. We also particularly enjoyed having the little Indian Gardens Store just across the bridge to pick up coffee and a paper or a yummy sandwich.

What makes this house unique

Our beautiful home is warm and inviting. Encouraging relaxation and serenity, it is perched over (literally) the flowing creek and nestled under the cottonwoods, sycamores and pines. Dramatic red rock canyon walls surround us.

There are three large bedrooms suites each with a private spacious deck and full bath. The master bedroom has a king bed and 3 walls of windows. You can watch the sun rise strike the cliffs and gradually erase the shadows in the morning through the 3 skylights. The spacious master bath features a large shower, spa tub, separate toilet area, heated floor, an antique stained glass window and 2 sink and cabinet areas.

The living room is centered with an inviting wood stove backed by a stone hearth and mantel. A pool table and flat screened TV are in the game room along with a really great napping couch.

There are cathedral beamed ceilings, hard wood floors and a new open kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

The home was designed to bring the outdoors in with large windows and skylights and 5 decks/patios. A large, new spa welcomes you on our screened gazebo. There you can relax in the bubbles and melt away your tension, worries and tired muscles if you hike.

The main deck has a grill and dining area as well as comfy hammock which you may not want to leave…except there is so much to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Creekhouse

There are times when life's anxieties seem too much to bare.

There are times when one feels alone as if nobody cared.

From the binding chains of tension you struggle to be free.

Know there's a refuge all around you if you take the time to see.

Console yourself in those moments shared by the creek

Hear the music in its voice and listen when it speaks.

You'll be given the finest gift can nature bestow

A meditative lullaby which is soothing to the soul.

In all living things there's a unity, water at it’s core.

So take the time to listen, not making it a chore.

For in its touch you'll realize, that you are not alone.

The closer you are to water, the closer you are to home.

All of this in symphony with all that nature is

as the trees sing out their message orchestrated by the wind

They often speak in silence, sometimes in gentle tones.

Now and then they will shout at you to get their message known.

Then there is the majesty provided by the sands of time.

Red rock spires and silhouettes reaching for the sky

and all that surrounds you nourishes the soul.

A visit to the "Creek House" is a memory you will hold.

A fortunate visitor to this magical place,


May 2016
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Sedona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Game room powder room - toilet
    Sycamore Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Treehouse bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Master - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Heated floors, double shower, marble counter tops and tile,
  • We have lovely luxurious bathrooms but keep in mind that because we are located in this pristine, unique canyon our waste water use is very restricted. Short showers, no wasting water down the drain, limited number of people using facilities. The system is easily over taxed. Fortunately there is a scrumptious spa overlooking the canyon for long warm relaxing soaks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Tree House Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Private full bath and large deck
    Sycamore - 1 large double bed , Private full bath and deck
    Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Large luxurious master bath, deck and over hangs creek
  • All the bedrooms were designed to surround you with sense of nature and the sound of the creek for a truly restorative sleep. Also each bedroom has its own full bath and an expansive private deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Creekfront Luxury nestled in Oak Creek Cyn, Sedona
average rating of 4.970588 based on 36 reviews
Guntersville, AL


  • 5 of 5

It is a rare thing, indeed, to find the perfect rental, but this is it. Beautiful town, exceptional home, lovely setting, wonderful owner and manager. Stay here...the pictures are great but they do not do it justice.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Creekhouse in this magical setting. Thank you for you're lovely review. Betsy and Sheila
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Santa Monica


  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a week of relaxation by the creek. Loved everything about this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crown Point, Indiana

Special family memories

  • 5 of 5

Great location. We were able to get everywhere that we wanted with ease. Beautiful setting with the creek and mountains right there. The house was very comfortable and everyone was able to have their own space. Each bedroom had its own bathroom which made for easygoing ion early morning starts. We enjoyed ending our adventurous days relaxing in the hot tub after some lovely but long hikes during the day. Overall we loved Sedona. When planning our visit we considered staying in Phoenix versus Sedona. We are very glad we choose Sedona. We made great memories and we have many gorgeous pictures of some very special family times.


The Bartletts

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gwenn, Thanks for the nice review. We are pleased you had a wonderful time and hope sometime in the future your family will be able to join us again in this magical place. Betsy and Sheila
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Wow what an amazing stay we had!

  • 5 of 5

Just an unbelievable house to stay in for our week in Sedona. The photos of the house were outstanding --- seeing it in person did not disappoint! If we ever find our back to Sedona, we will be booking your house again. Thank you for a memorable place for us to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheila, We are so pleased you loved the Creekhouse. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to return again! Betsy K and Sheila E
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Very clean and comfortable. Perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty Sedona has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I can not thank Betsy enough for allowing us to rent this beautiful home. It was well worth it and we plan on coming back again some time in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house just outside Town. Close enough to explore but far enough to relax. The house is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Right on the water so the sounds of the river fill the house. We stayed for thanksgiving and cooked a giant feast. Shiela the manager who lives just down the street was very helpful and sweet! Our dog Carl also loved his stay and exploring the river!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
In Sedona
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Many beautiful golf courses Sedona, Flagstaff
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
89-A and I17
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Indian Garden Store and deli
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Snow Bowl, Flagstaff
Car: recommended

Cooler by 5 -15 degrees in the summer than Sedona yet only 4 miles away from uptown. The protective canyon walls, the cooling effect of the creek and the deep shade of the towering sycamores.

Stroll to the historical Indian Gardens Deli for breakfast on lunch. They offer fresh, delicious breakfasts and lunch as well as gourmet baked goods, and beer and wine on their patio. A real plus for our home.

The location has easy access to many trails, national monuments and parks, indian ruins, historical sites, horseback riding,biplane and helicopter tours, jeep tours, trout fishing (right under the deck!,) swimming holes, hot air ballooning, camping, spiritual awakening opportunities, great restaurants.

Birders find Oak Creek Canyon draws a wide variety of birds.

For the young ones there is the Trout Farm a quarter mile away where they can catch your supper.

We are centrally located only with a 2 hr drive to the Grand Canyon and 4 hrs to Las Vegas.

The funky, arty, reborn copper mining town of Jerome, perched on Mingus mountain is 28 miles away.

Or you could be like us and simply enjoy rocking on the front porch reading a good book or swaying in the hammock and just relaxing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Sedona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
5 Jul 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas,New Years 2017-18
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$124.49
Pet Fee A$251.5
Cleaning Fee A$251.5
Tax Rate 6.9%

We also charge $200.00 for Cleaning fee.

Because of our pristine location in Oak Creek Canyon the waste water system capacity must be limited. Very short showers etc. Please keep this in mind when choosing our Creek House. Because of this we limit the number of guests to 4. We can make exceptions up to 6 with recognition of the waste water system limitations and a charge of $50 per person a night for guests 5 and 6.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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