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Creekfront Luxury nestled in Oak Creek Cyn, Sedona

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


About the property

3 private suites with large private decks

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. Lot's of privacy and walking distance to the gourmet Indian Gardens Cafe.

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 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.

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Betsy Kauffman
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 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, gardening, yoga and photography. AND most especially relaxing on my great uncle's rocker on the porch at our creek house with my pups at my feet.

I'm a small town girl from the laurel highlands of Western Pennsylvania and crave my time in nature under the trees along the creek.

Betsy Kauffman purchased this house in 2001

Why Betsy Kauffman chose Arizona

This must be the most beautiful and private location in Oak Creek Canyon at the confluence of 2 year round beautiful creek. We were so lucky to find it 23 years ago.

Your jaw will drop like ours did when you walk out on the big deck which runs the length of the home and see the view of the creek, the towering red canyon walls and thick canopy of expansive cottonwoods, pines and stately sycamores. A true oasis.

The quiet solitude is exceptional. The road is gated and we live on a cul-de-sac so no traffic noise. Just sitting on the deck or laying on the hammock brings one a great sense of peace and well being. We feel very privilege and thankful to be a part of this lovely spot.

A real perk is the historic and delightful Indian Gardens Cafe which is just across the bridge. No need to drive into town. We stroll down our lane with our pups for fresh coffee and gourmet breakfasts and lunches. Their shaded back patio and garden is charming.

What makes this house unique

Most beautiful, unique and serene spot in Oak Creek Canyon. Our beautiful home is warm and inviting with a feeling of privacy. 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.

- 200 feet of Creek on property

- 3 large suites with private bathrooms and french doors opening to private decks.

-Large deck with grill for dining or time in the hammock perched over creek

- Screened gazebo with a big super comfy, bubbly spa

- Newly renovated home brings the outdoors in with generous windows, wood floors and beams through out the house and high end fixtures and appliances and an open kitchen

- Pool table and flat screen tv in game room

- Dogs welcome!

- No road noise

- Walk to Indian Gardens Cafe

- Only 4 miles from uptown Sedona's attractions

- Private gated road and cul-de-sac

- Easy access to Oak Creek Canyon trails

- Master bedroom is surrounded on 3 sides with windows and 3 skylights. (In the morning, you can watch the sunrise strike the cliffs and gradually erase the shadows. Then if you turn on your side and look out the side window you will see the creek itself. I actually tested that out when we did the renovation so the windows would be placed just so.)

- Living room is centered with an inviting wood stove backed by a stone hearth and mantel.

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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 6
  • 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 4.9714284 based on 37 reviews
San Clemente, CA

Private Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this home more stars I would! We didn't want to leave this tranquil home. From the moment we opened the front door we we're in awe of the home itself and the magnificent creek. The home is fully stocked with everything your would need. The beds are very comfortable and the home has been nicely upgraded throughout.

There is so much space on the deck to view the creek that speaks to you. Also, the spa is perfectly located for privacy and viewing.

The owner and the property manager were great to work with and very accomodating.

Overall, we wanted to move in and stay forever. We will return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mike! You were a pleasure to have as guests. I am so happy you fully enjoyed your stay and appreciated the uniqueness and serenity of my home. I share your desire never to leave every time I have an opportunity to relax there. We are looking forward to your return, soon! 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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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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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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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
0.1 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
Nightly Rate
1 Mar 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
July 4
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$249.06
Pet Fee A$249.06
Damage Insurance A$73.47

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. when there are 6 people. Please keep this in mind when choosing Our Creek House. there is a $25 per person charge per 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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