We, 2 adults and 3 children (13,11,8) just returned from a week in Sedona. The property is a timeshare property owned by Diamond Resorts. It is located in the community of Oak Creek which is 8 miles south of Uptown Sedona. As for location, some of the best trails we did, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock and Templeton trails, were within 2 miles of the property. The communities of Oak Creek & Sedona are small enough that dining, supermarkets, outdoor activities are all within a maximum of 20 minute drive.
First the property, the units are either a one bedroom with pullout couch or a studio with pullout couch. They are surrounded by an 18 hole well attended golf course. Our unit faced north and had a beautiful view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. They do not offer two bedroom with single beds in the 2nd bedroom. You must get the one bedroom plus studio for a family of 5. This is the only drawback for families. The unit was clean and fairly well stocked. This unit had the basic needs. Refrigerator with ice maker, electric stove, microwave and enough pots and pans to make simple meals. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The desk reception was friendly and quick. On two occasions we had to call guest services and within 15 minutes the problems were resolved.
Timeshare properties are infamous for going with the hard sell even if you are already an owner. On check in we skipped the concierge desk, usually the first wave of attack, and never returned to pick up our arrival package. We were not contacted again regarding time share opportunities. Very pleased with that.
As for the area, if traveling with children, this is only for the outdoor adventure type. There are no arcades, mini-golf, go-karts etc. The entertainment is the outdoors. Aside from the numerous trails, there are bike rentals for on & off road, jeep tours and off road rentals, balloon and helicopter tours. We opted for two Jeep tours. One with Safari Jeep and the other with A day in the West. Both companies are the small, locally owned operations. We were pleased with both. The highly advertised Pink Jeep tours have the corporate backing and 80 spotless jeeps, but for my money I go with the Mom & Pop operations. We took the Diamond Back Extreme tour (think bouncy roller coaster with more dust) and the Mongollon Rim sunset tour. Both were a hit with kids and parents alike. We traveled during the high spring break season. We got out early to find parking on the popular trails. We worked up an appetite, ate lunch and then relaxed poolside while the kids splash about.
Sedona is 2 hours from the Grand Canyon. If I were to do it over again I would have stayed overnight in nearby Tusayan. There is too much to see in 6 hours.
We will return again in the future, it is that much fun.
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