Why I Love VRBO
We have another winner from VRBO! This time, my husband and I were looking for a nice but economical rental near Sedona and we found this listing (in Cottonwood -- Sedona costs megabucks). The house is clean and spacious in a decent neighborhood with a well-stocked kitchen (who knew that the OXO plastic pizza cutter is such a great tool?) and two bedrooms; the backyard was quiet and private with a little putting green and a small dining set. I especially liked the solid furniture in the living room and the bedrooms -- in fact, we chose to sleep in the non-master bedroom because the bed was so nice-looking -- and the mirrors and artwork. The kitchen had salt & pepper, sugar, creamer, foil, plastic wrap, sandwich bags, good-quality instant coffee and cappucino and an excellent selection of teas. Seriously, I loved trying them all. The bathrooms had shampoo, body wash, and enough lotion even for me -- and I use vats of the stuff in a dry climate. I am also grateful for the opportunity to use the washer and dryer rather than coming home with stinky laundry. :-) Okay, so here's the part that really sells me on VRBO: I asked Mel for any hiking recommendations ... and received a comprehensive list of choices with descriptions, the loan of a hiking book, restaurant suggestions, ideas for other things to do. This was incredibly gracious and much appreciated. My husband always sleeps with a fan but the ceiling fan wasn't making him happy. We also discovered when we arrived that with Roku, we couldn't get network TV but I could use my Amazon Prime account or watch the DVDs in the credenza. This is not a big deal for me but my husband likes to relax with TV now and then. So it was back to Mel with questions. The next morning, Mel and Max delivered a floor fan from their home and the Roku PIN to allow me to register on Amazon. Two happy campers! The weather was iffy but the trip was great!
Walking Distance To Old Town Cottonwood, 20 Minutes to Sedona!