About this listing
Welcome to the Western Star! The cutest little bungalow in the West. We have created this one of a kind vacation rental home in Kanab with lots of fun and lots of character. Imagine returning home after a full day of exploring the Grand Canyon, Zions or Bryce, and having a long bubble bath soak in your deep vintage clawfoot tub, or a delicious hot shower in the large triple headed Anasazi Indian ruin shower!
All newly renovated, this delightful bungalow is sure to please!
The two Master suites, unique and very different from each other (as different as - well, as different as cowboys and indians….). Both rooms are equally fabulous - no more drawing straws with your travel companions over the master suite. The perfect solution for couples traveling together. These bedrooms each have delightful decor, en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds. You will love the quality mattresses, luxury linens and ample choice of pillows. Two bedrooms with queen beds plus a pull out queen sleeper sofa in the living room. Sleeps 6 total with two full bathrooms.
The darling kitchen opens to a cosy living room and makes a great place to cook, eat and just relax!
But one of our favorite things about Kanab is it’s unique movie making history! At one time more movies were made in Kanab Utah, than anywhere else in the United States outside of California! Wow, that’s a lot of movies and a lot of interesting history for this little town. Pop up some popcorn and spend your evenings relaxing in our cosy living room surrounded by photos of that fun filming history and watch some of our ever growing collection of vintage western movies made right here. Not into old Westerns? No problem. Stream all of your favorites directly through our brand new smart TV. Our new upgraded fiber optic network means no streaming down time!
Located within easy walking distance to several restaurants and a grocery store.
Wheelchair friendly by design! One level, no stairs and wide front entry door. We know it can be difficult to find accessible accommodations (especially if you want to bring your pet along). Now you have a choice in Kanab. Our Farmhouse bedroom has a 36” entry door with 52” sliding doors into the bathroom. The zero entry shower makes wheeling in easy, and conveniently placed grab bars are a big help when you need a little balance. Also available if needed are shower stool, toilet lift seat and bed side rail. Please contact me with your needs and how we can help!
Ask about our 7th night FREE deal!
I do have a basic short term rental contract that I will email after booking. You can see the details of that in advance under my 'House Rules".
I also have a $300 security deposit - This IS NOT charged or authorized by Airbnb unless there is a claim at the end of your stay.
NOTE: Update April 2017 - New stucco is almost complete on the outside. Pictures WILL be coming! Please be aware that the landscaping will not be complete until late spring! Thanks for understanding. (Enjoy our discounted rate for now until the exterior is done.)
Coming at the end of this summer - The studio apartment adjacent to The Western Star Bungalow will be complete! Watch for the unveiling of The Star Garage!
Man caving at it's finest. Room for two car enthusiasts. The Star Garage is attached to the side of the Western Star Bungalow, but each with it's own space - own parking, own amenities, own outdoor space.
Only two things in common:
1. We love them both!
2. The laundry room. The laundry is shared from an outdoor carport entrance.
We can't wait to show you!!
Interaction with guests
We are only a phone call or text away.
Our Neighborhood is a quiet residential part of Kanab. Yet we are still only a block away from the grocery store and restaurants. Safe and relaxing, you are sure to have a peaceful stay.
There is no public transport in southern Utah. Once you get here in your own car, you can rent a 4-wheel drive jeep or ATV's for some adventuring.
Other things to note
Why choose to stay in Kanab? Because Southern Utah offers the highest concentration of natural scenic wonders found anywhere on Earth! Kanab is in the heart of it all: with five national monuments, two state parks, two national forests, three national parks, and one of the largest national recreation areas in the country. All within a 90 minute scenic drive--and all with unspoiled terrain and gorgeous sights awaiting your arrival. Kanab makes the perfect “Base Camp” for exploring, hiking, photography and backcountry adventure!
Here’s what Fodor's Travel, (a leading name in travel recommendations for almost 80 years) has to say:
“And, for the first time, we’ve selected a #1 destination for 2016—it promises exceptional scenery, unforgettable adventures, and something for everyone—hikers, skiers, solo travelers, and families.
Fodor's #1 destination for 2016, OUR TOP PICK: UTAH
Hiking the red-rock canyons of southern Utah’s “Mighty Five” national parks—Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands—may change your life.”
I will email Each guest a basic contract to read, fill in blanks then sign digitally and return after your booking dates have been approved by me on the phone or email.
Here is the outline -
The Western Star Bungalow
John and Sherene McClellan, Owners
379 E. 400 S.
Kanab, Utah cell ( home
SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT
These Terms and Conditions clarify The Owner's obligations to The Guest, The Guest’s obligations to The Owner, and in the very unlikely event of any disputes, will be used as the basis for any resolution. Please read them carefully before confirming your booking. Thanks
Full name of the Lead Guest(URL HIDDEN)__________________________________________
(that’s you, the one who gets to fill out the paperwork and put the $ down)
Your mailing address __________________________________________________________
Your Email address ___________________________________________________________
Check-in date: _______________ after 4pm MST (No early check-in please unless approved beforehand)
Check-out date: ________________by 11am MST (No late check-out please unless approved beforehand)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
No refund 13 days or less before check-in.
The maximum number of guests is limited to 6 persons. 2 Pets.
Number of adults: ____ Number of children (12 yrs and under): ____ Pets: ____
Names of persons:
The Legals - Party Members, All persons listed on the Rental Agreement or added subsequently by The Guest will be bound by the terms of this agreement. Occupancy of the property is restricted to those names listed on the Agreement or added subsequently by The Guest. The Rental Applicant is considered to be the Lead Guest and will assume full responsibility for all members of the Rental Group throughout the rental period. Information or instructions relating to this rental will be communicated to the Rental Applicant only and not to any third-party member of the Rental Group.
Exceeding the number of stated and agreed persons will result in immediate eviction without refund, or a $100 per extra person per night charge at the discretion of The Owner. (We must be strict on this due to City business license and insurance restrictions.)
Condition of property
We do everything we can to make sure the Western Star and its property are prepared and ready for your best vacation ever. However, unexpected things do happen. We promise to do our very best to rectify any problems as quickly as possible. Please do let us know if any problems arise.
The Legals - The Property will have been inspected prior to occupation and therefore The Guest undertakes to: • Notify The Owner immediately with regard to any damage and/or maintenance issues that require attention. • Keep the Property and all furniture, fixtures, fittings, and effects in or about the Property in the same state of repair and condition as found at the commencement of the Rental. • The Guest shall follow the departure instructions provided by The Owner.
System Failure: In case of failure of a system or amenity during your stay, including but not limited to, water, sewer, heating, air-conditioning, electrical, mechanical, ventilating, structural systems, major appliances, or WIFI and entertainment equipment, We shall promptly repair them. You agree to permit access to the House to make repairs. We shall not be liable to You in damages, and NO REBATE OR REFUND will be given for such temporary failure, provided We are repairing the system or amenity in a reasonable manner after having received notice from you that repairs are needed, however, there are limited service contractors in The Kanab area.
AMENITIES OFFERED: Equipment and facilities are provided at the discretion of The Owner and whilst every attempt is made to ensure that such equipment is in working order for the duration of the rental period, should a breakdown or some other situation occur that renders non-essential element unusable, the Owner does not take responsibility for replacing or refunding The Guest for the lack of use of these equipment or facilities. The equipment and facilities referred to include (but are not exclusive to) such items as televisions, VCRs/DVDs, small kitchen appliances etc.
Nope. None. Zilch. No smoking inside.
The Legals - New Kanab City regulations also designate “No smoking outside anywhere within 30 ft of adjacent property”.
Be a good neighbor
We have great neighbors. (Shan and Gib, over the back fence go to bed early!) Please be considerate of them and they will be gracious and helpful. Kanab has had a little push back from a couple of disgruntled neighbors lately. Please keep us one of the “Good Guys”!
The Legals - Guests should not create excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors; Code-enforced neighborhood quiet hours are from 10:00p.m. – 7:00a.m. Kanab City public nuisance laws are strictly enforced by Kanab City police. (Includes unhappy, noisy pets)
Up to two pets are permitted, Just let me know upfront so we can prepare. I would love to know their names ______________________________________________________________
The Legals - On approval of a pet, you will receive a separate Pet Addendum. All evidence of pet occupation must be removed from the Property and grounds at the end of the rental period. Pets are not permitted on any item of furniture, including beds, and evidence of pet hair on furniture and bedding may incur additional cleaning charges
We do not charge an upfront damage deposit. In the unlikely event there is damage to the property, we will invoice or charge the credit card of the lead guest who made the booking- (signature below). Charges will be made only for reasonable replacements or repairs(URL HIDDEN) OR - You may want to consider separate Travelers Insurance like that offered by VRBO/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). A basic policy is available for around $60 Check out their link (URL HIDDEN)
If you choose insurance, please enter insurance policy #Here____________________
The Legals - The Guest accepts full responsibility for the use of the Property and any equipment and agree to pay for any damage of said house, amenities, equipment, and property other than for normal wear and tear.(URL HIDDEN)LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Guest represents, warrants, acknowledges and agrees with The Owner that he/she will use the Property and its facilities in accordance with The Terms and Conditions above and the Information provided and that he/she does so at his/her own risk and that he/she indemnifies and saves The Owner harmless from any personal injury, sickness or death, loss or damage, however caused, to person or property of The Guest, his/her family, or guests, before during or after the time of occupancy. Further, he/she accepts full responsibility for the use of the Property and any equipment and agree to pay for any damage of said equipment, other than for normal wear and tear.
The parties agree to the terms of this Short Term Rental Agreement, as evidenced by the signatures set forth below.
Please note: Your dates will remain tentative on my calendar until I receive this agreement back from you. Thanks so much!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
When we married 34 years ago John told me “We may never be rich, but I promise you we will never be bored!”. That was understatement. Once in awhile, I confess, I just want to be a little bored. Life is always an adventure in our family. Recreating this home has been no exception.
John loves to travel, and got me hooked. So even though we are both native Utahns, we try and see some part of the world every chance we get.
John also loves to create stuff. An artist at heart! So building the Western Star has been a combination of loves. Attempting to see travel through your eyes as we have created the bungalow has been almost as fun as going somewhere new ourselves.
If you have a hankerin’ to talk about old cars or Rat Fink, give John a call. If you’d rather talk about creating costumes or quilts, Sherene is your gal. We both enjoy ATV riding, back country hiking and old movies.
We live in the small town of Mt. Pleasant, four hours North of Kanab. We have always loved this southern part of the state, have done lots of backpacking here, and were thrilled when we had the chance to purchase this home in Kanab at the end of 2015.
We have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Life is good!
We are excited to have you come and share some of the great sites that southern Utah has to offer.