Sunday, January 12, 2014

Oak Creek Valley Rental--Great for an Artist in Beautiful Oak Creek Valley

I have added a few exterior shots to the bottom of this post....  If you want a specific shot, please contact me at trina.stephenson@gmail.com.  Interior shots available after mutual interest established.  No junk mail please, just communications from honest home caretakers.

We have decided to stay and renovate the carport into a spacious studio/garage in Fall 2014 so our home is for rent during the period April 17th to October 17th, 2014.  It is very close to Sedona and renovated(2010) and affordable.  The Oak Creek Valley community has lots of common land with amenities like a community pool and hiking trails along Oak Creek and Spring Creek!  Contact me for information, showings, and any other questions. This is a gated community so please contact us by email if interested.  Do not drop by as you will find a locked gate!

The rental gives you use of a furnished house including 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, carport, ktichen, den area, and living area.  For $700 per month, you get all utilities also including cable internet, electricity, sewage, water, garbage, and propane.  These cost us at least $250 per month, so the house rental is actually only $450 which is an incredible deal if you value your privacy and do not wish to have roommates.  We prefer one person, but will consider a committed couple.  We ask that you maintain the landscaping as part of the agreement.

The post below has some information about the community facilities in Oak Creek Valley.  We are surrounded by public lands(State Trust and National Forest) in Oak Creek Valley and there are only a few more than 150 homes here.  The Community is convenient to Cottonwood or Sedona or anywhere in the Verde Valley.

 Front Side Walk with the Beginning of the Mulberry Leaves in Late November
Fall is late here!!!
 Side Porch and part of side yard.  Gate to Back Yard down the Path

 Rear Side Patio off Bedroom and Part of Fenced in Rear Yard
 Back of House with View of Some of the Bamboo Growing and tall Pines in Back Yard!
 View of Part of other Side Yard Looking  towards Car Port


Part of Side Yard with Car Port in View


 
View of House from Near Bottom Lot Line Near Water Meter


Some of our neighborhood quail from our side porch on our fence separating the front and back yards


a picture of part of the backyard beyond the patio with some of the shrubs the quail hang out in

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Community Facilities Pictures for Oak Creek Valley


I have had lots of questions about what we get for our $84 per month association fee.  We get a huge amount, including over a mile of frontage with trails on Oak and Spring Creeks which are owned by us!

We also have a sewage system, shared garbage collection costs, and great artesian wells owned by the community which are reasonable priced at about $100 per month in addition to the HOA fee, but our billed together monthly.  The internal roads are well maintained, we have a clubhouse for meetings, a gatehouse and a working gate, a small library, a pool, tennis and basketball court, 3 employees who do a great job maintaining our systems and common lands.  We also own a pueblo which was the first one excavated since Tuzigoot in the 1930's by professional archeologists.  Below are a few pictures of some of these facilities.  

Remember the community backs up to National Forest or the creeks so we have lots of great wild animals.  I watched a jackrabbit hop up the trail to one of our pocket parks at the top of Oak Creek Trail the other day! The people who would be happiest in this community are those who value quiet and the natural scenery.  However, both Sedona and Cottonwood are only a quick 15 minute drive.

 I see ducks and blue herons here every day!
 one of our trails which are well maintained by our volunteer greenbelt committee
 we have several parks with amenities such as picnic areas, benches, grills, views etc.
our waterfall on Spring Creek with trails into the National Forest and the mesa top with views of the red rocks of Sedona

the following are a series of photos I took in December 2012 during a walk along the Spring Creek Trail:







one of the marked species along the trail
the irrigation ditch gate
the end of the trail is at the National Forest!



the footbridge across the Creek
the footpath above the creek


Saba heartily approves of this particular hike



our weird black and white rocks