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Quaint private courtyard cottage / casita with stunning views of red mountain.

Bedrooms 1
Space 41 m²
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private ground floor compact studio. Approx 400 sq feet with private bathroom

Quaint courtyard cottage is filled with eclectic furnishings and local art work . Located in the city of Ivins which is situated at the base of the majestic cliffs of Vermillion sandstone in Southwestern Utah. Ivins is very close to Snow Canyon State Park and has biking and hiking trails together with many golf courses in Washington County. You have a short drive to Gunlock Reservoir, Zion National Park and Pine Valley. A little further away is Bryce Canyon, Brian Head and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Downtown St George is just 5 miles away and if you feel the need for the bright lights of Las Vegas that is a little under 2 hours away. If you want peace and quiet together with breathtaking views then Ivins is for you.

The cottage is part of the owners home tastefully decorated sleeps a maximum of two (king bed) and is very private with its own entrance.

The accommodation consists of: bedroom and lounge area, full bath with tub and shower,kitchen area with sink, toaster , coffee maker, microwave, fridge and plenty of storage.Laundry facilities are available. There is a full size flat screen TV with cable. WiFi is available as a courtesy to our guests but please read about its limitations in the amenities section of the listing . Off road parking for one vehicle ( no trailer parking outside or on property ) is available and garage space for bikes or golf clubs if required. Front courtyard with patio furniture is available for guests.


More Details

Melanie Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Melanie Thompson

My husband and I moved to the St George area from England in 2004 looking to retire in the sun. We purchased our home here in Ivins in approx 2007 and after having many many european friends visit for vacations we thought it would be a great idea to let visitors experience what we experience every single day.

We share our home with our 2 very sociable rescue dogs , Mickey Finn and Harley Brown

Melanie Thompson purchased this guest house in 2007

Why Melanie Thompson chose Ivins

We chose this area for the views. , hiking and biking trails and its quiet rural setting.

What makes this guest house unique

The area is beautiful and close to many hiking / biking trails together with the many golf courses in the area. The studio is completly self contained and very private. If you want a comfortable place to stay at a great price but dont want to be in an apartment complex then this is the place for you.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Ivins

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 41 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We do not allow any additional heating, cooling or cooking appliances to be used other than provided by owner.
  • Please be aware
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Towels provided No toiletries provided .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) We sleep a max of 2 people We do not wish to offend so appreciate you not asking for this policy to be relaxed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Quaint private courtyard cottage / casita with stunning views of red mountain.
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 reviews

Great location and attentive hosts

  • 5 of 5

Read the reviews folks I really can't add anything that the reviews have not already stated. The Casita was cozy and comfortable. Location was very convenient. Communication with Melanie was a snap as she responded to our text messages within one minute. Both Melanie and Kelvin gave us good tips on dining. Super place to stay. If the Casita and the host don't please you you are probably high maintenance.

Great location for exploring Southern Utah Priced Right!!!!

Our hosts could probably adopt the slogan from the motel ad campaign.

"We'll leave the lights on".

Thanks again M & K

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review ! You were a pleasure to host and so glad we are doing things right !!! I just may adopt that slogan !! Come see us again soon . Melanie :)
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  • 5 of 5

Love staying at this casita . This will be our fourth visit and will be back.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This casita in an Ivins neighborhood was cozy, clean, quiet and a perfect base for the St. George area. Melanie was easy to work with and very helpful- would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lori You were such a pleasure to host and would love to see you again Melanie
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This casita was very clean and the king size bed was comfortable. It's conveniently located if you're going to Tuacahn, only about a 5-10 minute drive. Restaurants and stores are a little bit of a drive but not too bad. It's in a nice, safe, quiet neighborhood of homes. Basic appliances are provided, such as a small refrigerator, microwave, and toaster. The casita is attached to Kelvin and Melanie's home but we never heard a sound. It was nice and quiet and peaceful. The room was large with high ceilings and beautiful decor. Melanie was easy to communicate with and always answered my messages in a timely manner. This was our 2nd time staying here and we'll definitely be back again. Thanks Melanie.

  • Submitted: 7-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie and Phil Thank you for the glowing review . We are so pleased you chose to return to us and enjoyed your stay . You are more than welcome to come back soon . Warm regards Melanie Ps I hope you discover d the wonderful new Harmons grocery store we now have which is less than 5 mins away ?
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CCQ: Charming, Clean and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

I occasioned to stay at this VRBO location and enjoy its charm and solitude. The views are awesome and the neighborhood is walkable. Also, close to the new Harmon's, several offices where I have meetings, and the proximity of golf courses. Recommend this site highly....

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dennis - a pleasure to host ! Melanie and Kelvin
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Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice, quiet place to stay. Close to town and mountain bike trails! I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pleasure was all ours . Thank you :)
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
St George
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I - 15
Car: necessary

Ideally located for State and National Parks within the area

Great for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Ivins

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Policy :
30 days notice required ( prior to check in) for a refund . Payment can be held in credit if notice period not given

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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