There is an old saying,

"God created the Grand Canyon, but he lives in Sedona."

One trip to Sedona and you know it has to be true.

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Sedona & Jerome Full HD Video

This great video was made by BluZasta for a handicapped friend of his and luckily, we are all able to jump in the car with him and go on this tour with him. It's raw and authentic but you will really enjoy this video of not only Sedona, Arizona but also the quirky little mountain town of  Jerome, Arizona.  The video is shot in HD and is almost 1 hr long. Enjoy! 

Annual and Vacation Rentals in Sedona, Arizona

We have had many people contact us regarding places to find both annual rentals and vacation rentals in Sedona, Arizona and the surrounding areas so I thought we would post a few places that you could check out first.
Locally for long term annual Sedona rentals I would take a look at these two companies; 
Both of them are local and would know the area well. If you are considering relocating or retiring in Sedona, Arizona, then renting might be a good option for you.
Putting your things in storage back home and renting a home for 6 months or a year would be a good way for you to get your feet wet before taking the plunge and moving your household goods and buying a home in Sedona.
Also, some of you have expressed interest in renting a home as a vacation rental. The two above property management companies might be able to help you with that as well but my "go to" place to find vacation rentals is;
You will be able browse the ads that are directly from the owner and compare prices and look at the interior/exterior pictures as well as look at their calendar.
Contact information should be listed for each owner.
Whether you are coming for vacation or planning a testing the waters and renting long term, you will not be disappointed with any of these sites. I have personally used all the sites myself and easily would like to recommend them to you.

Want to Retire in Sedona, Arizona But Have A Limited Budget?

I have had many people write and ask about retiring in Sedona, Arizona but thought it was out of their reach.
Well, don't cross out that idea just yet. You might want to consider taking a look at Sunset Village in Sedona, Arizona. It sits right in the heart of Sedona and is only minutes to the Sedona Airport.
Before I go any further, I just want you to know, I do not work for Sunset Village, nor were we paid by them for advertising.  This is just the information we have been able to gather for you.
This wonderful, affordable 55+ Manufactured Home Park is home to 194 homes. The entire community covers 32 acres and features a community center, heated pool, fitness center with  treadmills,etc. and beautiful Sedona views. When the pool is open, they offer water aerobic classes on M-W-F.
Also, they just completed a major renovation  of almost $100,000 to redo all the roads. So the community is not only beautiful and well maintained, but has brand new roads!
Sunset Village does not allow any subleasing which is great. That way they can control who lives in the community. You won't have to worry about your neighbor moving out and some shady characters moving in. The management can protect it's community better by doing it this way.
They do allow cats. You are allowed 2 cats or one dog.  Dogs are welcomed as long as they are no bigger than a Cocker Spaniel.
Also, it is age restricted at 55 but if a spouse or a care giver is 41 or over, they are allowed to live there too. The owner of the home has to be 55 yrs old.
The lot fees are $495.(trash included)  I asked about utilities,etc. and Gene, the assistant manager told me that all the utilities,etc. and the lot rent ended up costing approximately $774 a month total. (that includes the lot rent). So, even if you are on a fixed income, Sedona Village makes living in  Sedona, Arizona affordable for you.
Gene was such a nice guy and was so helpful. He answered all my questions and wasn't trying to rush me off the phone.
Feel free to give him a call if you have any other questions I didn't give you the answers for.

You can see in the map below where Sunset Village is located in Sedona.
Sunset Village is located at 205 South Sunset Dr. Sedona, Arizona 86336
Phone: 928-282-4593

Here is a link to a few homes in Sedona Village that are for sale.

Sedona, Arizona Selected As One Of The Top 20 Towns In The US

Smithsonian Magazine has selected Sedona Arizona as one of the top 20 small towns in the US. It came in a respectable 8th place, which I would beg to differ on that ranking but still it made the cut!
For some reason, the first thing they mentioned the psychics and healers first and even mention talked about one "healer" who has his patients lay down under his piano while  he plays.....Hmmm? 
Eventually the  article did go on to talk about the one thing we all love about Sedona and that is the beautiful scenery with all the amazing red rock formations, buttes, mesas, canyons, caves, spires, and the amazing art, hiking, shopping and great dining.
You can check out the article here and see who were the other towns that also were selected: