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The Casita at Purradise near Best Friends, Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell, Grand Canyo

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Private bedroom, full kitchen, fireplace, W/D, living room with sleeper sofa.

The Casita features a complete and stocked kitchen with full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave and granite counter tops. The living room has a gas fireplace, sleeper sofa and flat screen TV with satellite service and DVD player. The bathroom features a full sized tub/shower with granite counter top vanity. A heated rack provides toasty warm towels as you step out of the shower. All shower and bath products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer) are included. A private bedroom has a full sized bed, closet and on-suite washer/dryer. There is free high-speed Wifi internet available. Safety features include a private entrance, fire/smoke/CO detectors and a commercial grade sprinkler system.

We are just minutes from a grand array of state and national parks, national monuments, national forests and many diverse wilderness areas. Because of the pleasant weather and the wide range of recreational activity found here, visitors often return and become permanent residents of our community. In addition to the many National Park and recreational options nearby, guests can hike trails right from their private porch ranging from flat to rolling and heart pumping, challenging climbs to the red rocked cliffs.

We are intensely committed to our environment and our planet and we recycle as much as possible (paper, glass, metal and plastic) and generate most of our energy via solar electric and thermal on-site. If you are interested in seeing any of the equipment, just ask and we are happy to demonstrate the systems.

The shared patio has seating for 6 and a propane fire pit which is available for your use weather permitting.

The private patio has its own wood burning fire pit that can be used whenever open fire restrictions are not in place. Please inquiry before using.

Please note that the entire Casita and property are strictly non-smoking.

More Details

Larry Erdman
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Larry Erdman

Having grown up in New Orleans, I've lived most of my life in Texas before moving to Kanab to volunteer and then work for Best Friends Animal Society.

I am a strong animal advocate, vegetarian and quiet individual.

Larry Erdman purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Larry Erdman chose Kanab

We built our home and the Casita to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings while allowing for easy access to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, several national parks (Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon) and recreational areas (Lake Powell, Bryan Head Resort).

What makes this cottage unique

From the casita porch, guests can hike directly onto secluded BLM property, find Anasazi Indian artifacts, petroglyphs, wildlife and beautiful, expansive views.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Kanab

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom features a full sized tub/shower with granite counter top vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double bed with closet & washer/dryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Safety features include a private entrance, fire/smoke/CO detectors and a commercial grade sprinkler system.


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The Casita at Purradise near Best Friends, Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell, Grand Canyo
average rating of 4.955056 based on 89 reviews
SF Bay Area, USA

Making Memories for a Lifetime - Check!

  • 5 of 5

30 years ago already, my husband and I experienced Zion National Park for the first time. We camped, hiked, and splurged for dinner at the lodge before going back to our tiny tent. A picture of me in The Narrows has been one of my prized possessions ever since. Now, wanting to give that same experience of a lifetime for our two nearly grown daughters, our family of four stayed at Larry's Casita for four nights and I can honestly say, mission accomplished. The Casita was lovely, clean, and simple yet perfectly detailed. Larry is a gracious and thoughtful host and the level of care and commitment to this place is evident in every corner of his property. It is the cleanest VRBO we've ever stayed in, inside and out.

We greatly enjoyed morning coffee on the patio, listening to the coyote puppies in the early morning hours, and watching the antics of his kitty tribe at any moment. We did not even know of Best Friends Sanctuary before staying here, but ended up taking a tour (initially out of respect for Larry) and found ourselves fascinated by the whole place - conceptually, organizationally, and visually - very impressive.

Kenab in general was just right for us - great restaurants when we wanted them (Rocking V was awesome) and decent grocery stores when we didn't, thanks to the excellent appointed kitchen at the Casita. We could definitely see coming back for a week and doing a deeper dive into the town itself and surrounding area aside from Zion, Escalante, and the Grand Canyon. We hope Kenab does NOT turn into another Springdale or St. George and appreciate being able to visit such an authentic, functioning town so close to so many "main attractions". We went to Zion early (left at 6:30 am) and we went to Zion late (left at 4:00 pm) - both times were perfectly magical. Did the Narrows in the morning, and Angel's Landing in the late afternoon - neither were obnoxiously crowded - even in August. Even on the full tour buses, we enjoyed knowing that everyone there had made the decision to spend the time and money to see something natural and magnificent - how great is that? The Coral Pink Sand Dunes were an unexpected pleasure - just sayin'.

Thank you, Larry and kitties, for a new and equally lovely set of memories and we hope to see you again in WAY less than 30 years!

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I am truly humbled by your kind, gracious and generous words. I adored having your family here and thrilled to share this special place with you. I am so glad that your family had the chance to rekindle memories and make new ones and hope your delightful girls will cherish that and one day return with their own families. This is why I like hosting so much and I'm especially happy that you discovered Best Friends because of your stay here. I wish you the best and send you my sincere gratitude! Larry
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to explore the national parks and wow, what a great location. Our Casita was very private and was central to everything we wanted to do. Larry was great! He gave us a warm welcome and provided us with many useful travel tips for our stay. The Casita was clean, and had all of the comforts of home. We can't wait to go back, and have recommended this property to all of our friends who are planning a similar trip. Thank you for a great vacation, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful little casita. Perfect spot for visiting many canyons and Best Friends. Larry is great!

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate!! Casita is well maintained and provides all the essentials. A comfortable bed at the end of a busy day is a must and you won't be disappointed. And having a washer/dryer is fantastic, especially after volunteering at Best Friends!

I can't say enough about the owner, Larry. When the key lock box wouldn't open, I had to call him. Without hesitation he said he be there in a few minutes even though he was at a function. Larry was quick to attend to a couple of very minor issues and immediately did what was needed. He could not have been more accommodating. I look forward to visiting Kanab again and hope that I'll be able to stay The Casita at Purradise!

  • Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just right for Two

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week during our cross country trek to see the Southwest. The casita was just right for the two of us and a great place to come home to after visiting Bryce, Zion and the North Rim. Kanab had their annual Cowboy Round up while we were there... Real cowboys, vintage stage coaches in the parade and actual cowboys on horseback guiding a herd of longhorns right down main street to start the festivities. This is a Private setting with accurate pictures. Scenery right out the back door was beautiful while relaxing on the patio. Owner on site, but not intrusive. Washer dryer a plus.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. The property was immaculate! The owner, Larry, was very nice and helpful. Located in Kanab, Utah, it is in the center of all kinds of activities. It was a very peaceful and unique place to stay! Highly recommended!

Rob and Sue K

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place. Self-contained, quiet, relaxed and away from the city, but close enough to get supplies (five mins or so). The casita was clean, well-equipped, tidy and fitted-out to a high standard. The back yard stretches for miles, and was great for kids.

Larry, the owner, was friendly and there if we needed anything. Parking is fine and easy. Finding the place was no problem at all. The internet was fine, and fast enough. Washing facilities etc. were all easy enough to use. It really is a great place to stay. We were a family of four and there was plenty of space. The bbq is easy to use and the patio area is lovely.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
St. George, UT
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Buckskin Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Coral Cliff Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several choices in Kanab
Nearest Ski
78 Miles
Brian Head Resort
Nearest Beach
66 Miles
Lake Powell
Car: necessary

The Casita at Purradise is located on 5 acres of beautiful high desert pinyon pine and brush, adjacent to BLM land in beautiful Vermillion Cliff Estates 5 miles east of Kanab.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Kanab

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$31.9 + Tax
Cleaning C$95.71 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.52%

Cancellation Policy
Please note, my cancellation policy is to provide a 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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