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Gordon Harkness

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$395-495, 4400 sqft, 6bd, 4 ba, jacuzzi, theater, game rm, 34'x18' POOL fenced

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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4400 sqft, 6 bd, 4 bath, game rm, theater, jacuzzi ,34'x18' POOL (fence/cover)

Casa de Zion provides a luxurious, yet comfortable, relaxing vacation escape situated on a bluff with panoramic views from our backyard of Zion National Park, Pine Valley Mountain, Gooseberry Mesa and Hurricane Valley spread out before you. This is a great location for family getaways, adventurers and corporate retreats seeking a central base to explore the surrounding National Parks of Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon North Rim and Lake Powell.

Casa de Zion comfortably sleeps 20 on brand new Serta beds. The master bedroom has a king bed with sitting room and en suite with two sink vanity, over size tub and huge walk-in tile shower. Upstairs there is a 2nd king bedroom with bunks, a double queen bedroom, single queen bedroom and two other queen bedrooms with bunk beds in each. There are 4 full-size bathrooms.

The gourmet kitchen is the center piece of the house. It was specifically designed for families and groups to enjoy meals together with enough seating for 10 at the dining table, 6 at the counter plus more seating for 8 at the bar and table in the adjacent casita. With gorgeous granite counter tops, beautiful cabinets and unique tile floors, the kitchen is fully stocked with high quality appliances including stainless steel refrigerator, gas stove, double oven, dishwasher and microwave as well as blender, crockpot, griddle, toaster, coffeemaker, etc. to help supplement your cooking experience. Dishes, cups, glasses, wine glasses, and silverware are supplied for 24. There is a full bath adjacent to the kitchen as well.

The covered back patio space is a fabulous extension of the family room and kitchen with a large stainless steel natural gas grill to cook your favorite meals and 2 outdoor tables for dining or just relaxing and visiting.

With 4400 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to spread out. Casa de Zion features a great room off the kitchen with a 48” flat-screen TV & Blue-ray, a getaway sitting room for reading and conversation, casita/theater room with a flat screen 65” Smart HDTV, Blu-ray player and game room with ping pong and king size foosball. Of course, high speed internet and satellite TV is provided. After a fun day of outdoor activities, you can relax in our 34’x18’ pool ($75 a day to heat if needed during late Fall, Winter, early Spring) encircled with plenty of chairs and chaise lounges. Since our pool is located on the East side of our home, afternoon shade is a welcomed relief. Our pool and hot tub offer breathtaking views of the majestic surrounding mountains.

The safety of our guests at Casa de Zion is of upmost importance. We have recently retrofitted our home with a whole house sprinkler system. There is a smoke alarm in every room and a fire extinguisher on each floor. The pool area is surrounded by a 6’ wrought iron fence and block wall. The gates leading to the pool area are key locked and cannot be easily opened by a child. In addition, the pool has a cover that is key locked. Our Jacuzzi spa has a cover as well as a cable across the top that has a secure key lock. Our home is located on a bluff overlooking the Hurricane Valley and has a 4’ wrought iron fence to protect young children.

We are within the immediate vicinity of world-class mountain biking trail systems such as Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa and the JEM/Hurricane Rim Trails. Canyoneering, overland 4 x 4 driving tours, hiking, rock climbing and river tubing are other possibilities. In addition, close by are over a dozen golf courses, horseback riding, snow skiing, and Sand Hollow and Quail Creek reservoirs that feature boating, water sports, fishing and more!

Day trips to Zion National Park are just 25 minutes away. Hike Angel's Landing, the Narrows, the Subway, Weeping Rock, Emerald Pools, West Rim Trail, Court of the Patriarchs, slot canyons – so much to see and do in Zion! We are 100 miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (1 hr 45 min), 130 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park (2 hr 10 min), 138 miles from Las Vegas (2 hr 7 min), just 19 miles from St. George (Snow Canyon State Park, Tuacahn Outdoor Amphitheatre) and 40 miles from Cedar City (World Famous Summer long Shakespeare Festival.)

Springs are beautiful with desert flowers in bloom. Summers are warm with low humidity. Autumn is magnificent with its colors. Winters are mild with average daytime temperatures in the 50s to 60s. So, anytime is the perfect time to visit this unique part of Southern Utah!

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gordon Harkness (Owner)
Member since: 2015
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Speaks english

About Gordon Harkness

My wife (Bridget) is from North Wales and I (Gordon) grew up in Southern California. We moved to Utah 34 years ago raising a family of five children. Zion National Park has been a favorite vacation destination along with beautiful Lake Powell.

We have managed a vacation home in the Park City, Utah area for over ten years. Recently, we sold that property and feel fortunate to have found the perfect home, centrally located, to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Southern Utah - particularly Zion National Park and the many diverse sites in the surrounding area.

Gordon Harkness purchased this villa in 2015

Why Gordon Harkness chose Utah

We made numerous trips to this area looking for a comfortable home that our children and grandchildren would want to visit and that we could share with travelers eager to experience what we have enjoyed through the years. We chose to name it Casa de Zion (House of Zion). We promise that we will do everything we can to make your visit a most pleasant and memorable vacation!

What makes this villa unique

This home is just 9 years old and has all of the amenities you would expect to find in an upscale vacation home. We are located on a bluff overlooking Hurricane Valley with the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area across the street from our home. So, you are above and away from the city and yet you have the convenience of restaurants, parks, a first class community pool, groceries stores, etc. within minutes. With our 10 years of experience in the vacation rental business, we feel we have anticipated all of the features and services you would desire in a home away from home.


based on 17 traveller reviews

$395-495, 4400 sqft, 6bd, 4 ba, jacuzzi, theater, game rm, 34'x18' POOL fenced
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

5 star vacation home, beautiful views, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Bridget and Gordon's house was the perfect vacation spot for my family. The pictures didn't prepare us for how spacious and beautiful the property is! The kitchen is fully stocked, pool was a great temperature even in October, and the beds are comfortable. The house is very organized and clean. Great location! Close to the grocery store and many restaurants. Comfortable drive to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. My family and I wished we had booked the house for several more days. We all had a great stay. Thanks Bridget and Gordon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gordon and Bridget Harkness have an incredibly beautiful home and are phenomenal people! My now husband and I rented this home for our wedding weekend to house our family and it could not have been more perfect! Any questions I had from the minute we walked in, to the moment we were leaving, the Harkness' contacted us back right away! If visiting Utah, especially Zion National Park, Casa de Zion is the home to rent. Thank you again, this was our first Homeaway experience and we couldn't be happier!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great and enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

A group of us (8 adults and one infant) stayed in Bridget and Gordon's place for 3 nights in Sept. 2016.

We all really enjoyed their beautiful and spacious home. enjoyed the use of the pool, jacuzzi , game room and the theater room. It was kept clean and most every thing needed was available. communication was great.

couple of us would have liked the mattresses to be a little firmer.

And it would be useful to remind the guests to leave the cover of the jacuzzi and pool off a few hours before use, to get the strong smell of chlorine out.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures dont do justice in how beutiful the house is

  • 5 of 5

This house is alot beutiful than the pictures show. It has all the amenities that you will need we love the house nothing to complain about everything was perfect all my family love it

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, Antionio. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to have you back next time you visit Southern Utah.
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 had an amazing time at this beautiful home near Zion National Park! The pool was perfect for those hot summer afternoons and we had more than enough space for everyone to sleep. It was such a beautiful home and location; thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing our home. We are so glad you had a great vacation. Please come back!
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We loved this home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family reunion! We had our four children, spouses, and grandchildren and there was plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. The home is beautiful and the pool is perfectly sized for families. The kitchen is spacious, with plenty of room for many to be helping with the meal prep. The only downside for us was the temperature of the bedroom that is beyond the game room. As previous reviewers have mentioned, it is difficult to keep that room cool in the summer. Two members of our party had to find other locations in the house to sleep comfortably. The other thing to be aware of is, unlike all other vrbo properties we have rented, this house does not provide any shower supplies (shampoo, soap, etc.). Be sure to bring your own. Also, bring paper towels for the kitchen. None are provided. Still, this was one of our favorite reunions. This house and great times inside Zion National Park made for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacy, we appreciate your detailed review! This is the first summer we have owned the home and are glad you mentioned the need for additional air conditioning in that one bedroom. We have installed a dedicated air conditioner in that room to supplement the whole house air conditioners. We appreciate our guests helping us to improve the experience for our future guests!!
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Nearest Airport
144 Miles
McCarran International Airport - Las Vegas
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sand Hollow Resort
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
JB's Restaurant, Sonny Boy's BQ & China Buffet


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Hurricane, Utah

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$78
Cleaning Fee A$263 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.6%

Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 11am
November 1 - May 1 ($75 a day to heat)

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Hurricane

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing