About two hours north of Phoenix, Sedona is known for its gorgeous red sandstone formations, earning it the moniker of Red Rock Country. But this desert destination has a lot more to offer, such as stellar sunrises and sunsets, must-see spots, and nearly 300 days of sunshine a year, which make for countless recreational opportunities.
Nearly three million tourists flock to this upscale resort town each year to hike or mountain bike its more than 89 named trails, bask in energy from the area’s world-famous vortexes, and dine in restaurants in spectacular settings. Sunny Sedona offers something for everyone, from Slide Rock State Park to Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, the small Arizona town’s premier arts and restaurant district. Fashioned after a traditional Mexican village, Tlaquepaque is the “art and soul of Sedona.”
After a day of hiking, shopping, or exploring Sedona area attractions, you’ll need a place to call home. That’s why we’ve combed through
Our top-rated picks are centered in residential West Sedona, which is full of restaurants, shops, and hiking trails; as well as Uptown Sedona. Between Sliding Rock State Park and Chapel of the Holy Cross, Uptown is Sedona’s charming downtown area that is dense with New Age shops, spas, and art galleries.
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Oak Creek Geo Dome
Not only is this unique dome home architecturally stunning, but it’s also surrounded by a naturally stunning setting. Expansive windows let in Instagram-worthy views of red rock spires. With two bedrooms and two baths, this private sanctuary can sleep up to six folks. Upstairs, the main bedroom features a queen-sized bed and luxury bath as well as an office with a pull-out sleeper. A spiral staircase leads up to the queen loft bedroom, which offers amazing views and a small entertainment area with a futon.
Intricate wood patterns decorate the spacious great room’s soaring ceilings. This vacation rental also comes with a washer and dryer. Outside, the wraparound wooden deck has a bistro table that’s the perfect place to watch the sun go down. You can also find statues, hiking trails, and an area for grilling. Surrounded by juniper and cacti, this secluded area hosts wildlife such as deer, javelina, coyotes, and roadrunners.
Country Club Townhome In Oak Creek
Attention, golfers — we found the perfect stay for you! Tucked away in a corner of the Village of Oak Creek, just eight miles south of Sedona, this townhome is within walking distance of the Canyon Mesa Country Club and its nine-hole course, which has the best public golf value in Sedona.
One bedroom has a king-sized bed, ensuite bath, and balcony, while the other has a queen-size bed. There are also two sofa sleepers to accommodate five to seven guests, and also a small office space.
Parking is provided in the attached garage. In addition to the links, enjoy access to golf club amenities, such as the pool and hot tub as well as the tennis and pickleball courts, which can all be found close to this unit.
Chapel Estates House
Located on Chapel Road, just a five-minute walk to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, this vacation home features stunning red rock views, including prominent views of Elephant Rock, Cathedral Rock, and Bell Rock. Not only is this safe neighborhood surrounded by natural beauty, but it also offers access to all Sedona has to offer.
At 2,100 square feet, the three-bedroom, two-bath home can accommodate up to six guests. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed, ensuite bath, and access to the sunroom, which opens up to the back patio. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed while the third has a full.
The living room also opens up to the sunroom and features a desk, a fireplace, and beautiful red rock views. Both the front and back patio offer stellar views. The back patio has a gas grill and an outdoor dining area as well. There’s no parking on Chapel Road, but the horseshoe-shaped driveway provides enough parking for a few vehicles.
Offering the best of both worlds, the neighborhood is close to the Red Rock State Park and Coconino National Forest and hiking trails as well as restaurants, and shops. The Chapel area is just a five-minute walk away, while the heart of Sedona and Village of Oak Creek are both just a five to 10-minute drive.
Vista Ridge Condo
Boasting awe-inspiring red rock scenery, this secluded and quiet condo is an end unit on the ground floor of the Vista Ridge Sedona luxury vacation rental complex. With two bedrooms and two baths, the condo can sleep four to five folks. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed, while the second bedroom has a queen and a twin and offers access to the private patio. A twin-size rollaway is available as well.
Enjoy panoramic rock views from the patio that overlooks the bocce court, garden, and Uptown Sedona. The unit has its own washer and dryer and comes with a covered parking space and complimentary Red Rock passes. Do note that this pet-free, smoke-free condo requires a two-night minimum stay.
Located in a peaceful area of Sedona’s bustling Uptown district, this complex backs up to the Coconino National Forest, so it offers the best of both worlds. It’s just above Hillside Sedona, where you can find a collection of art galleries, eateries, and shops. But it’s also tucked along a hillside ridge of dedicated U.S. Forest Service land, which is home to wildlife such as deer, javelina, bobcats, coyotes, and eagles. Next door, the Marg’s Draw Trailhead offers a moderate-level hiking path that leads to a scenic maze of interweaving trails. At the banks of nearby Oak Creek, the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is bursting with specialty shops and outstanding restaurants. See the Vrbo listing for other available suites in Vista Ridge Sedona.
Uptown Home With Hot Tub
A quiet retreat in Uptown Sedona, this two-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental features a hot tub and stellar red rock views. With 1,864 square feet, it can sleep up to six guests, but be aware that the rates shown are for two people. Each additional person requires a fee of $20/day. Monthly rates are available — contact the host for details.
The main bedroom has a king-sized bed, ensuite bath, a lovely view, and sliding doors that open to the backyard, where the hot tub is just around the corner. Bedroom two has a queen-sized bed, while an office space has a desk and a trundle bed that can be a king or two twins.
In the living room, you’ll find a wood-burning fireplace, more excellent views, and slate flooring. The two-car garage provides covered parking and also houses the washer and dryer. Out back, the large, grassy, enclosed yard offers excellent red rock views, a patio with a dining area, a gas grill, and of course, the six-person hot tub. Two dogs are allowed for a daily fee and a refundable pet security deposit of $200. This quiet neighborhood’s park-like setting is within walking distance of nearby trailheads.
Uptown Sedona Cottage With Beautiful Views
Just a block from historic Uptown Sedona, this cute, cozy cottage is surrounded by beautiful views. With two bedrooms and one bath, the 1,100-square-foot house can accommodate up to four guests. Both bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Three patios offer outdoor space to relax and take in spectacular, breathtaking sights.
Dining, shopping, wine tasting, entertainment, tours, and hiking and biking trails are all just steps away, so there’s no need to drive. Oak Creek Canyon, a 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls that run between sheer rock walls, is less than two miles away. (If this house isn’t available for your preferred dates, check out this charming Uptown Sedona home that is quite similar.)
Secluded Sedona Sanctuary
Nestled on an acre and half within Sedona city limits, this wooded paradise offers plenty of space for a group indoors and out. The 3,000-square-foot vacation home has three bedrooms and three full baths to accommodate up to seven guests.
The main bedroom features a king bed with a large dressing/yoga room, an ensuite bath with a jacuzzi tub, and a private deck for sunning or stargazing. Both guest bedrooms have queen beds and one has an extra twin bed. The den doubles as a home theater and office with a desk.
Sip your coffee and birdwatch from the sunroom nook. Other highlights of this eco-solar powered home include custom carved wood pillars, antique doors, oak flooring, colorful tile, and three fireplaces. Originally built by a local chef, the home’s kitchen is equipped to turn out gourmet meals.
Outside, three decks offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Sedona sun, a lovely fenced garden area, and space for grilling and outdoor dining. Above the house, a private meditation patio boasts 180-degree views and stellar stargazing. Take the short, scenic stroll over Oak Creek bridge to Tlaquepaque’s outstanding restaurants and unique shops. World-famous hiking or biking trails can be found right out the back door, while several more are just a short drive away. A private concierge can help direct you to the best activities, bars and restaurants, and events — and can even arrange tours for your party.
Centrally Located Home In West Sedona
Offering easy access to everything Sedona has to offer, this West Sedona vacation home is no more than a few miles from everything. Both of the bedrooms have a king-sized bed and an attached bath. These digs accommodate up to four guests.
The spacious kitchen will make you want to cook, while the inviting dining room’s gorgeous views will beckon you to sit down and eat. Lovely Southwestern decor, a laundry room, and a spacious stone patio with a fire pit nicely round out the features of this home. The patio also has an outdoor dining area and lounge chairs.
Bonus: A Red Rock Pass is included, which is required when parking at certain area day-use sites.
Thunder Mountain House In West Sedona
After a long day of hiking, slip into the spa and marvel at the Milky Way stretching across the tips of Thunder Mountain in the moonlight at this peaceful oasis. Nestled between Coconino National Forrest and undeveloped land, this vacation home sits at the foot of Thunder Mountain and is surrounded by beautiful red rock vistas as well as stunning views of the sunrise and sunset. It’s just a few houses down from the Andante Trail, which offers access to a variety of easy-to-moderate hikes while being just minutes from all the conveniences of Sedona.
With three bedrooms and two baths, this modern, mid-century-style home sleeps up to eight guests. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with sliders that provide great views and easy access to the seven-person hot tub. On the other side of the house, a queen room offers more gorgeous red rock views. The third bedroom has two twin beds, and the sitting room has a sleeper sofa.
You’ll see everything from hummingbirds to javelinas while sitting by the smokeless fire pit on the back porch. A circular drive and basement garage provide plenty of parking.
West Sedona Bungalow By Teacup Trailhead
Steps from Red Rock National Park in West Sedona, this quiet retreat is a stroll from Teacup Trailhead, which branches off to several other trails while still being close to close restaurants and stores. Although there are only two bedrooms and one bathroom, this vacation home can accommodate up to five guests. The main bedroom has a California king bed while the second bedroom has two full beds and the living area has a queen sleeper sofa. Other features include blackout curtains in every room and a wood fireplace in the living room.
The deck offers a gas grill and a partial view of red rock icons such as Thunder Mountain and Sugar Loaf. Watch the javelinas make their nightly walk through the front lawn. Both the front and back porches offer stellar views of shooting stars and the Milky Way.
Teacup Trail is less than two minutes away, offering access to Thunder Mountain Trail, Sugar Loaf Summit Loop, Soldiers Pass Trail, and tons of other trails. Mountain bikes can be stored behind the high chain-link fence that separates the yard from the carport, or indoors. Do note that checkout is not allowed on Saturday or Sunday.
Cozy Casa With A View
Nestled in West Sedona, Cozy Casa offers a quiet getaway for small families, couples, and solo travelers. This pet-friendly place also has a private fenced-in backyard (perfect for Fido) with a small seating area and impeccable red rock views. A larger short-term rental home is attached and shares the fence, but it has separate parking and its own yard.
The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed and ensuite bath, while the living room has a sleeper sofa. There’s also a washer/dryer.
The neighborhood has fabulous sunrises and sunsets. There’s hardly any traffic, but shops can be found just down the road. It also offers access to scenic red rocks hiking trails.
West Sedona Architectural Gem With Pool
Conveniently located on a cul-de-sac in West Sedona, this three-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental features a heated pool and fantastic red rock views. Need more space? Rent the separate casita as well. The hosts are offering 20 percent off on July, August, and September 2022 rates.
The main bedroom has a king-sized bed and opens to a patio that leads to the main patio and pool. A room with a double bed also has a patio that leads around to the courtyard. These two bedrooms are connected by a large bathroom. The other bedroom has a queen-sized bed.
A natural stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the great room, which leads out to the seating area on the shaded patio. Other highlights include a grill, washer and dryer, and flagstone flooring heated by geothermal wells.
A stairway in the courtyard leads to a large lookout area above the garage where guests can take in 360-degree views of the stunning red rock and catch the sunset. On the north side of the house is a private courtyard that leads to the casita. This guesthouse has a separate entrance and can be rented separately. Casita guests have limited access to the pool.
Everything you need is nearby. Shopping, numerous restaurants, and grocery stores can be found within a mile, while miles of hiking, biking, and vortexes lie just outside the door.