First off, I agree with most other reviewers that this is a real gem in a timeshare resort. For the first time in more than 30 years of vacationing, I was not pressured with an RCI pitch. How refreshing! This is three resorts in one (Villas at Poco Diablo, Villas of Sedona, and Sedona Springs Resort). The main clubhouse and activity center is located in Villas of Sedona, where we stayed. The check-in desk is located at Sedona Springs Resort. Confused? Don't be ... it's easy. Visualize a round lollipop on a short stick. The drive up the rectangular shape is the short stick entrance, which is the Sedona Springs Resort and the residences line the left and right side of the street. You stop on the left, check in, and proceed to the round side of the lollipop where the Villas of Sedona residences are arranged in a circle. The very center of the circle is the clubhouse and activities, the residences surround them, and then the drive and parking area go all the way around. More confused? It's really pretty simple, actually. Maybe I've made it more complicated by my explanation. Sorry about that.
The villa. It was a two story with a loft. 2 BR/2 BA. Bottom floor is a bedroom with two twin beds, a bathroom, the separate kitchen, separate dining room, and separate living room with a fireplace and big LCD TV. Couch pulls out into a sleeper. Like another reviewer mentioned, it's a bit dated so the couch is soft (we solved this by putting some of the harder bed pillows under the couch cushions). Up the stairs to the second floor, there is a murphy/futon bed that pulls out of the wall. This is in the "foyer/entry" area of the loft, so it's open to below with but a wrought iron rail. Thus, if guests were to use this bed, they'd be the last ones to sleep. The master bedroom and master bathroom are on the 2nd floor with a balcony and sitting area.
Well appointed. Lots of towels, linens, pillows, kitchen ware. Starter kit with amenities like shampoo, soap, and lotion plus dishwasher detergent and the little bottle of dishwashing liquid. We loved the house brand that smells like oranges, and the shampoo was surprisingly nice,
Activities are the norm with painting, crafting, artsy, movies, etc. for the kids. There is both an indoor (heated) and outdoor (unheated) swimming pool. There is a jacuzzi next to the pool which is comfortable but not as hot as some. Inside the clubhouse reside the obligatory pool table, table tennis, air hockey, and games & DVD rental. There's a small laundry room here as well. Took a few water exercise classes in the mornings. Also liked the fitness center albeit small with a few treadmills, eliptical, free weights, and weight machines. The fitness center is on the "sister" property - Sedona Springs Resort, and you can use it any time. We went virtually every morning to kick start our day. Free wifi throughout with plenty of reliable service was a blessing for those of us who travel with our tech.
We spent most our days out exploring the gorgeous area. Hiking and biking trails are everywhere for the most inexperienced or the most advanced rock climber. It snowed our first day and the result was glorious, gorgeous scenery.
Food? Abounds! With several natural foods stores within easy walking distance, several varied types of restaurants also within easy walking distance, and a gamut of virtually anything you need within a short drive. Troia Italian restaurant is at the back entrance of the property and is very good. Natural grocers is across the street and has a good selection of natural and organic food if that's what you like, or there's a grocery a block away and a Safeway less than a mile away. Seriously, you will not want for anything here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in a spectacular red rock landscape, the Villas of Sedona can put you right in the action or get you away from it all. Relax the day away in your luxury townhouse with private patio, or take a short drive to the heart of Sedona, where exquisite shops, galleries and southwestern cuisine await. Sports enthusiasts will feel right at home with a fully equipped fitness center and an indoor pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Of Sedona Hotel Sedona
- Villas Sedona
- Villas Of Sedona Arizona