The Casita at Purradise
Kanab, Utah, United States 84741
Just minutes from Best Friends, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell Recreational Area & the Grand Canyon National Park!
The Casita features a complete and stocked kitchen with full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave and granite counter tops. The living room has a gas fireplace, sleeper sofa and flat screen TV with satellite service and DVD player. The bathroom features a full sized tub/shower with granite counter top vanity. A heated rack provides toasty warm towels as you step out of the shower. All shower and bath products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer) are included. A private bedroom has a full sized bed, closet and on-suite washer/dryer. There is free high-speed Wifi internet available. Safety features include a private entrance, fire/smoke/CO detectors and a commercial grade sprinkler system.
We are just minutes from a grand array of state and national parks, national monuments, national forests and many diverse wilderness areas. Because of the pleasant weather and the wide range of recreational activity found here, visitors often return and become permanent residents of our community. In addition to the many National Park and recreational options nearby, guests can hike trails right from their private porch ranging from flat to rolling and heart pumping, challenging climbs to the red rocked cliffs.
We are intensely committed to our environment and our planet and we recycle as much as possible (paper, glass, metal and plastic) and generate most of our energy via solar electric and thermal on-site. If you are interested in seeing any of the equipment, just ask and we are happy to demonstrate the systems.
The shared patio has seating for 6 and a propane fire pit which is available for your use weather permitting.
The private patio has its own wood burning fire pit that can be used whenever open fire restrictions are not in place. Please inquiry before using.
Please note that the entire Casita and property are strictly non-smoking.
We respect your privacy and expect that you've chosen to stay with us because of that. So, you can have as much or as little interaction with us as you'd like. Everyone is welcome. LGBTQ and straight friendly.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Kayak / Canoe
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$115 / night||$115 / night||$710 / week||$3000 / month||4 nights||N/A|
|Winter 2017Nov 01 2017 - Feb 28 2018||$95 / night||$95 / night||$585 / week||$2500 / month||3 nights||N/A|
We found the Casita very comfortable and clean, with an extremely well-equipped kitchen. The location is extraordinary, with a stunning view of red rocks cliffs and blooming cactus right out the back door. We loved the hiking trail that started right in the back yard, as well. Larry was an outstanding host, very accommodating and responsive. The nearby town of Kanab is sweet with plenty of good restaurants. Being near to Zion, the Grand Canyon, and Best Friends made this an ideal location.
Larry has thought of everything to make his visitors vacation stay peaceful, restful and in a beautiful location. The casita is spotless and has everything you'll need. The view from the Casita is magnificent. If you're planning a trip to the Kanab area I can highly recommend staying at the Casita. We would definitely stay at Larry's Casita again.
My wife and I stayed 9 nights at the casita. We hiked locally and visited Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. I mountain biked in Hurricane and Red Canyon. Kanab is a nice small town with many conveniences. Larry was a perfect host. He provided valuable information about restaurants and parks. The Casita was spotless and well supplied. We would highly recommend these accommodations to anyone wanting a central location with privacy. If we are fortunate enough to return to the area we will definitely stay here again.
Perfect Place, Perfect Host
We came to Kenab because of it's central location to so many National Parks. We fell in love with Kenab and it's history and spending time at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Larry is a fantastic Host and just a really great person. His furry children kept us entertained with their visits when we sat on the patio, enjoyed the view. Returning to Kenab is a must for us and when we do go back, we hope to stay at the Casita at Purradise once again
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Larry's beautiful Casita. It's in a great location situated up against gorgeous red cliffs. The view is amazing. And Larry is an excellent host giving us great info on everything from hikes in the area to places to eat. The Casita is a cool, comfortable and convenient place to stay during your time in the Kanab area.
The Casita is a super clean, quiet, well-equipped, well-managed vacation home in a great southern Utah location. We stayed at for one week. It was our "base of operations" for day-trips to attractions nearby, such as Zion and Bryce National Parks, Staircase-Escalante and Pipe Springs National Monuments, Glen Canyon Dam and Navajo Bridge, etc. By the way, at the Navajo Bridge we were able to view a mother Condor caring for her egg in a rock wall next to the bridge! We highly recommend this property.
Larry provides a home away from home with all the amenities. The Casita had everything one would need for an extended stay, including personal touches like the heated towel warmer, gas fireplace, and water & food bowls waiting for our dog to name a few. It is a beautiful location with a picturesque view right out the door. Our dog Misha, as well as us, enjoyed watching the jackrabbit that was there every morning while we had our coffee. You will not want to stay anywhere else while visiting Best Friends, Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. We will definitely book here again when we are back in the area.
I just left from my 2nd annual stay in the Casita. It was amazing! The views and location are purrfect and Larry is a gracious host. The Casita was spotless and full of all of the gadgets and amenities that I needed for an extended stay. I made good use of the new shoe dryer; it was helpful after a long, wet hike in the snow. I am already planning my 2018 trip!
A view you can't get in town. Marvelous hike straight out the door up to fabulous petroglyphs. Very quiet and private. Owner attentive without being intrusive.
Thank you for your kind words and for staying with us. You are definitely the perfect guests and are welcome back anytime! Larry
We stayed at the Castita for three nights while exploring the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce and it was perfect. The gas fireplace kept us warm along with the in-floor heating. I'm going to be investing in a heated towel rack after experiencing hot towels out of the shower first thing in the morning. When we return to Kanab to explore Zion, our favorite park, we'll be booking the Castita again for sure.
Great little place only 5 minutes from all the restaurants and shops in Kanab! We drove up to this well-maintained property to our own little parking spot. Larry met us himself and gave us a tour of the casita. It was extremely clean and had great features like the fireplace, heated floors, heated towel rack and modern appliances. He really thought of everything. It was very well stocked - full kitchen with plates, cooking utensils, cleaning supplies, etc. and even shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower. We had camped for a couple days before reaching the casita, so it was nice to have a warm place to relax and even do our laundry (soap provided!). We didn't get to use the outdoor fire pit but the set up outside was spectacular too. Thank you Larry for your exceptional hospitality!
We had such a wonderful time at the casita. I forgot my laptop and had to write a paper for school, and Larry set me up an area to use his personal laptop so I could get my work done. The view of the mountains was exquisite and we loved the little cat sanctuary.
Thank you for your kind words and I am thrilled that you found our area part of the attraction! I hope you're able to visit in the future!
We had booked Larry's Casita to use as a launchpad to Zion, North Rim, Lake Powell BUT once we arrived in Kanab... We realized what an amazing location it was in itself and all there was to do right here! From the moment we arrived, Larry was more than helpful! He walked us into the Casita area on his property and explained the casita from AC to heat and then asked about our plans in the area. He then brought out the notebook and went through the best tour group to groceries to Best Friends to restaurants! Even where to buy the best cookies at the North Rim! The casita was such a retreat! Walk out the back door to beautiful red rock butte, a hike on Larry's property, stargazing at night and even a fire pit with wood in it! Inside it is just as the photos show a nice sized living/kitchen area with all the cooking utensils you need to even cook a main meal. TV and wifi were excellent which is not always the case in our Southern Utah travels so far. If you are headed to this beautiful area... Lucky you... And do not hesitate to reserve the Casita at Purradise! You won't regret it! PS We did see a huge jack rabbit each morning out our back door to add to the fun!
This is our second year staying at the Casita at Purradise We spent 5 nights this year. We were in Kanab to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (you MUST take a tour even if you are not there to volunteer. The place is amazing!) so the fact that Larry works there played a part in our choice. In fact, we scheduled our vacation around the availability of the Casita.There were 3 of us and the Casita was plenty big. We took the bedroom with the comfortable double bed and our daughter slept on the sofa bed, usually with our sleepover dog for the night. Larry does allow sleepover dogs from Best Friends at no additional charge. From the fully stocked kitchen, to the hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner and soap in the shower and a heated towel rack for nice warm towels, the Casita has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. It is well equipped, spotless, and private. The surrounding scenery is gorgeous and the area is quiet and peaceful. The stars are amazing at night. Larry is a wonderful host. He is there if you need him but he does not intrude. He even worried about us when we arrived at Best Friends late one day.The info book has menus from area restaurants but we ate mostly fast food in since we had sleepover dogs who were not approved for patio dining at the restaurants in town. The kitchen is fully equipped if you want to cook but after a day at Dogtown we were too tired. Also, the price is right. The Casita was cheaper than most of the motels in town that allow sleepover dogs and there was no traffic noise. We will definitely stay with him again next year and recommend him to anyone staying in this area. He also has a new cabin next door that is larger but it was booked for all of October.
The property is landscaped so beautifully. The house is designed to compliment the area from the exterior in its architecture and color palette as well as the interior. The best compliment I can bestow is if I could live in this area I would want a place like this one.
The Purradise casita was purrfect. I was impressed with the quality of everything, such as the hardwood floors, granite countertops. The casita has a washer and dryer, it was nice to be able to was my clothes. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The television gets direct tv so there was lots of channels to pick from. I can tell that Larry puts a lot of care and thought into making the casita comfortable for his guests. He seems to cover every detail, such as having a first aid kit available, a flashlight, spices and condiments for cooking, shampoo and body wash available, a binder full of information about the Kanab, etc. The property has beautiful views, a nice outdoor seating area with a grill and fireplace. My favorite part was the amazing catios, I loved seeing the kitties. If I travel to Kanab again I will definitely stay here.
I love staying at Larry's property and the Casita was perfect for me this trip. It had all I needed to be comfortable and it was great to be able to bring dogs for sleepovers from Best Friends. The dogs and I enjoyed walking on the path from the property onto BLM land loving the views. I wasn't feeling 100% well while there and I was SO comfortable getting extra rest in the comfortable bed and the evap cooler kept me perfectly comfortable. Wendy Wardlow
The Casita at Purradise was the best spot for our trip to the West! This was our first stay in Kanab, but I hope not the last! Larry was beyond in hospitality....he provided for all our needs. He quickly helped us with personal time to point out local places of interest, as opposed to leaving brochures or advertising papers. The accommodations were excellent. The décor, essentials for bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and living room were all focused to make our stay most comfortable. You even can hike directly from the patio area, or just sit and listen to the quiet. Plenty of wildlife to view in area. Its location is wonderful to use as a base to travel around. (Zion, Lake Powell etc.) There is a marvelous Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to visit. There are some adorable cats living next door. No matter what your interest this home and friendly town surely can provide or guide you to find it! If your into history be sure to visit the Heritage Museum at local library building, and walk down memory lane....Plenty of eats, good service, and welcome smiles. Now what else could you want in life?
The Casita is perfect! We were at the Casita for 6 nights. Those were the best 6 night's sleep that we both have had in years! The views from the patio are fabulous and visiting with Larry's furry children was one of my favorite highlights of the day. The location could not be more ideally located for day trips to the Grand Canyon, Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks. A visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is a must (We actually spent 2 afternoons there. Little Hollywood and the Heritage House in Kanab, Dinner is Sego's is not to be missed, nor is lunch at the Thunderbird in Mt Carmel or a stop at Forschers German Bakery in Orderville for pastries & sandwiches to take for picnics in the parks. And the tour of Pipe Springs National Monument is a fascinating history lesson. Larry is such a gracious host. He went above and beyond and the house is very clean and comfortable. Thank you for being a huge part of making our 30th Honeymoon the best trip yet!
My husband & I stayed at the Casita at Purradise in the middle of May 2016. Larry was an excellent host & the Casita was wonderful. Very nice finishes and the touches of home. Kanab was a very good central location for us to visit Mt. Zion, Bryce Canyon, Glen Canyon, & the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon. Perfect!!
I recently returned from a 5 night stay at this lovely casita. It was well appointed, very clean, comfortable and private. The casita had everything I could possibly need, and then some. I especially appreciated the washer and dryer (stocked with plenty of detergent, fabric softener, etc.) so I didn't have to return home with dirty clothes. Larry was a great host and I will definitely stay here again in the future. Thanks Larry!
Really enjoyed my stay at Casita. As a base of operation, it is well positioned for easy access to Zion, Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs areas. After a long day of hiking, it was nice being able to return to the comfortable accommodations and surroundings of the Casita. Larry is the perfect host and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area and strives to make sure all of your needs are met. Kitchen is well stocked and property is clean and well maintained. Looking forward to coming back for another visit soon.
The Casita was a great location for us to visit Zion and Bryce and also take road trips over the mountains and see Utah's terrific scenery. The accommodations were clean, the kitchen and bathroom well supplied. Great places to walk our dog. The views were wonderful and we loved the quiet.
I stayed for 5 weeks and the Casita was perfect for an extended vacation! Larry was tentative and willing to provide whatever I needed for my extended stay. The Casita is a short and beautiful drive to Best Friends and all other attractions in the area. When I returned after a long day of volunteering or exploring, it was nice to sit with a glass of wine with the great views right outside my door. Larry took great care to stock the Casita with anything you could possibly need for any length of stay! I have already made plans to return next year and can't wait! Thank you Larry!!
This place was great. Entirely peaceful, located in a beautiful area amidst the gorgeous red rock formations. The kitchen is stocked with all the cooking supplies you could need as well as some condiments and tea. The view outside the window on snowy days was beautiful. Great heater/fireplace. Larry was very helpful and accessible. This place is definitely a gem located about 10 minutes from the quaint town of Kanab and about 15 min from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
This place is so nice! So many extras, you'll feel like you're back at home: WIFI, washer/dryer, full kitchen, cozy fireplace, comfy bed, heated floors, etc. If I were to build my own custom home for two, it would look just like this casita. Larry is very friendly and helpful. But gives you complete privacy if that's what you're looking for. Great location if you're into hiking. There are several suggested trails and books in the casita. We spent our days hiking with this as our base. I'd come back in a minute and miss the beautiful Kanab night sky. So pretty!
Thank you for your kind review and feedback! You are welcome to visit anytime and hope we'll see you again!
A completely joyful stay! Quiet, endless bright stars in the night sky, stunning red rock cliffs all around, lots of trails that start literally right out the door and lead into the lovely desert, sparkling clean accommodations with everything a person could want/need, tasteful accouterments, cute fireplace (and effective!), wonderfully helpful and accommodating host (Larry)... 5-star experience!!!
The Casita was perfect for my husband, daughter and I while volunteering at Best Friends. All our sleepover dogs loved it too and thought the sleeper sofa was quite comfy. Larry was available to explain things and answer questions but did not intrude. He has provided everything you could want-shampoo, conditioner and soap for the shower, hairdryer, lots of tissues, dish-washing soap and detergent for the washer, plenty of hangers for clothes, coffee, tea, and condiments, and a flashlight by the door for late night dog walks. It is so quiet and peaceful here. I loved relaxing on the patio and watching the cats play in the catios after a long day of volunteering. The view is spectacular. The stars were so bright at night without competing lights from town. We look forward to returning next year. I would highly recommend Larry and his wonderful Casita for your stay in Kanab.
Thank you guys sooo much! You're wonderful to have and I am so happy that so many dog got to go on sleepovers! Hopefully, next year in the Cabin, if its possible to take a pair you can do that!
We had a wonderful visit at Casita Purradise. It was the perfect size for the two of us and had everything we needed. Larry was a great host, providing recommendations for places to go and things to see. Really enjoyed our last night there, grilling on the patio and enjoying the beautiful view from the sitting area and the peace and quiet.
Thank you for you kind review. You are the nicest couple and a joy to have here.
We really enjoyed our stay at the casita. Larry had provided everything we needed for a restful stay, he was friendly but did not intrude on our privacy. The view was stunning and the casita is modern and extremely clean. I would recommend the casita to anyone wanting peace and quiet along with a home from home. The perfect location for visiting the national parks in Utah.
Thank you for staying with me and for such kind words. You're a lovely couple and it was a pleasure to have you here. I hope your travels are wonderful and memorable!
Have nothing but positive things to say about our stay. Very quiet and private location but minutes from town. Was nice to have the cats greet us as we came and went.(Made me miss my fur babies a little less) The house was very clean and had all the basic needs for a week away from home. Will stay here again when we go back to do more hiking at Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon!
Thank you for your kind words and you are more than welcome back any time!!!
The Casita at Purradise is small but very well appointed and comfortable, just a few miles out of town in a very quiet location with beautiful views. Larry's a warm and gracious host with lots of good advice for local hiking etc. The only surprise was I thought the description of "sleeper sofa" meant it would be a fold-out sofa, but it wasn't (or if it was, we were too incompetent to figure out how to open it!). However it was plenty long enough to sleep on. Kitchen is extremely well equipped. It's about a 20-30 minute drive from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary if you're planning to visit or volunteer there. I would definitely stay here again on a future visit.
Thank you for staying with us and your kind review. I am so sorry about the sleeper sofa. While I have pictures of it in both positions in the information book, I will also add some instructions on using it. By pulling the back all the way forward you can either set it up as a bed or return it to the couch position.
Staying at the Casita at Purradise felt as if I was staying at home. Larry thought of everything one could possibly need and ensured it was available. The rental is only a couple miles outside of town, just a quick jaunt to the grocery store or gas station. There are walking/running trails right out the door. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. Just a wonderful place!
My mother and I stayed here while visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. After a day of volunteering, it was wonderful to come back to this rental, with all the amenities from home. Larry was very friendly and willing to give information on the local area. I look forward to my next stay!
It was a pleasure having you and your mom stay! Thanks for staying with me!
Beautiful, clean and quiet, AND with a stunning view right out the casita's back window. I stayed a few days while volunteering at Best Friends with my kids, and Larry made sure to let us know he was always available if I needed anything at all. His personal attention to me and my children's well-being was greatly appreciated 1800 miles from home!
The place looks brand new. The kitchen has full fridge and stove with oven microwave and toasteroven. Some spices teas coffee food storage. Laundry soap provided. Bath soasps and schampoos are there too. The host (Larry) came in and welcomed us at arrival and gave us some area trip tips. I cannot say enough good things about the place. Locsted in the back of a neighborhood it has privacy it's quiet, but yet close to things to do. Highly revommend !!! ( We were 2 adults 2 teens we brought an air matteess but the couch turns in to a bed so two smaller children could have room on it. )
Larry's place is perfect! We are seasoned VRBO renters and Larry has one of the best properties out there. His attention to detail gets an A+++++. Like others have written, the views are amazing, his property is pristine and it's centrally located to all the best that UT and AZ has to offer. Providing the big stuff is easy but Larry goes the extra mile and provides the little things that will make your stay so comfortable. All the things you need in a kitchen including foil and saran wrap and storage containers. Need to do laundry? He provides the soap and fabric softener. He even provides shampoo and body wash and ample facial and toilet tissue. I really felt like I was at home! There wasn't a single thing that I was missing.
Beautiful views, quiet and relaxing. The owner lives on site and was very congenital and helpful. The Casita was clean and was stocked with anything you might need to cook, do laundry, and even a hairdryer.
Thanks for staying with us and your kind words. I hope you'll return to visit again!
We really enjoyed staying at The Casita for 8 days. It was a comfortable safe place for our little dog to spend time while we were exploring and hiking Zion, areas around Hwy 89 and Bryce. We appreciated the kitchen stocked with cooking pots and dishes. It meant we ate what we wanted and weren't at the mercy of restaurants. It it a cozy little home away from home. Larry was great giving us tips on places to visit and hike. Good value for what you get. We would come again.
Thank you for your kind review. You were a please to host and I hope you'll have the chance to stay with us again.
The Casita was a wonderful home-away-from home for my two kitties and I. The cats were especially fond of the gas fireplace and the heated floors. I was a fan of the kitchen area, which came stocked with all the cooking tools I needed--including a corkscrew! I also loved the on-site washer and dryer, and the roomy closet in the bedroom. We'll be back for sure!
You and your cats were a pleasure to have at the Casita and you are welcome back at any time!!
The Casita was a nice, secluded place to stay for our trip hiking in a couple of Utah's National Parks. It was a nice distance from Zion and the Buckskin Gulch (30 miles), but a little too far from Bryce (70 miles). The Casita itself was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Larry is a great host--very helpful getting guests settled in and a great source of information about the area. It's a huge improvement over a hotel and a comparable price--stay here!
I spent 10 days at the Casita at Purradise - absolutely great! Quiet and private, 7 minutes from Kanab, 20 minutes from Best Friends Animal Society (where I volunteered), hiking right out the casita door (my dogs loved it!) and very comfortable as well as reasonably priced. Larry was kind and informative, but not intrusive. I heard nothing but good things about him from people I know at Best Friends. Couldn't ask for more in a place to stay -- I definitely will return to Larry's Casita at Purradise!
Thank you so very much for your kind words and for visiting and volunteering with Best Friends! You and your pups are always welcome back!!
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at The Casita, and highly recommend it to couples and singles (it's a small one bedroom -- perfect for two people and a pet). The location was an easy drive into town and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (the reason for our visit), while mornings and evenings at the Casita were secluded, quiet and relaxing. The views from the patio are stunning -- love all that red rock. The kitchen had everything we needed, and Larry was very kind and helpful. We even got to bring back Bruno, the sweetest pit bull ever born, from Best Friends for a sleepover. He loved The Casita, too. I can't wait to return to Kenab, in part because it would mean a return to Larry's Casita!
Thank you for staying with us and more importantly, volunteering with Best Friends. I am sure Bruno had a great time! Please come back and see us again!
I just spent two weeks at this great place. It is very quiet. Larry was a perfect host and supplied everything that is needed to make this the best home away from home you could want. Thank You so much for letting us stay in your casita. Loki and I had a great time and will probably be returning next year if you will have us.
Thank you for your kind words and spending time with us here. You and Loki were the perfect guests and we would welcome you back at any time!
My time at the Casita was magical. It had everything I desired... and so much more. Meticulously clean full kitchen (with high-end cookware and dinnerware), washer/dryer, cute living room with gas fireplace and satellite flat screen TV, comfy bed, beautiful patio set-up with upscale furniture, stunning fire pit (flames come shooting out of gorgeous blue rocks)... and did I mention how peaceful and quiet it was??? The stars came out nearly every night since there's no "light pollution." Larry, the owner, is the kindest, most conscientious and accommodating person and cares so much about the people who stay at his Casita. Absolutely marvelous experience!!! Thank you, Larry... :-)
My wife & I stayed here for 4 nights in the beginning of November. This is a separate area off the rear of the owners house - so it is very private! It has beautiful views out the back towards the red mountains. Place is equipped with everything you need ... from a fireplace, to a towel rack warmer, to a wine opener. You just need to show up. Larry, the owner, was gracious enough to take my wife and I on a hike behind the house, up the mountain, to see Anasazi sites & petroglyphs on his day off. Highly recommend this place!!
Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting with me. I enjoyed our hike together and hope you'll come back again!
I do travel a lot and I always rent from vacation owners after I read all the reviews first. That's why I am an honest believer in genuine reviews. I just came back from this piece of heaven with my lovely furry companion and friend Maya.She loved this place as much as me. Amazing vacation spot for nature and animal lovers. Beautiful and clean casita provided with love and care and all the necessesities. The hot rack towel is a nice touch. Wonderful , kind and caring host, ready to help if in need. Amazing Red cliffs views from the patio, you can just hike out the door, exploring the surroundings, finding Anazasi pottery or pertoglyphs, or you can go on nearby hikes. The Milky Way rising over the Casita and a nice warm firepit on the patio is a nice end to your day. Very safe to walk at twilight and take stunning pictures of the sunsets descending over the quite city of Kanab .Very close driving distance to Best Friends Sanctuary , Mt. Carmel and Zion. If you want tranquility, privacy and a safe, cozy ,quite place then this casita is your Purrfect Purradise.Me and my furry companion will miss it a lot! Much love to my favorite cats Tadpole and Jack.. I loved socializing with them each morning...Thank you so much The Casita at Purradise for having us...I shall recommend this place to all my loving friends... we shall be back soon!
We had an exceptionally nice stay at the Casita at Purradise. The Casita is very nice and most accommodating. The owners were especially nice folks too and that really was the icing on the cake. We highly recommend the Casida to anyone who may be interested. It is central to everything that we wanted to do and more!!! We would surely do a repeat visit at any time. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have stayed there. It made our trip the best. Thanks!!! Meg & Tony
Purradise is an excellent adjective to describe this little casita. Situated in the most beautiful area of Kanab where the cliffs in all directions are outstanding.it is small but has everything one would need a comfortable bed, free wifi ,a full kitchen and the seating outside to relax.Larry has beautiful areas for his cats and a I was able to go over and talk to them! Larry was very helpful with any questions and knowledgable about the area. Just lovely.
The Casita at Purradise was a purrfect fit for us during our recent trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary where we spent a week volunteering. Larry was a gracious host and the casita was a good value in a great location. The view of the vermillion cliffs from the patio was awesome and the propane fire pit added a nice touch of atmosphere in the evening. The casita had EVERYTHING we needed and it was great for overnight sleepovers with kitties from the Sanctuary. We will definitely consider staying here again on our next trip to Kanab.
Thank you for your kind words, staying with us and most of all, volunteering with Best Friends and helping the cats! I look forward to seeing you next year!
We had a great stay at the Casita! We usually do hotels or a travel trailer so this was a little different experience for us. I was so pleased with the decision. It felt like we were staying with a close friend even though we had never met the owner before. There where a few hiccups but everything was taken care of right away. On our last day we were suprised with a gift card for ice cream for any inconvence we may have experienced. Perfect base camp for lots of adventure!
Thank you for staying with us, dealing with the faulty smoke detector and being wonderful guests!
The Casita was perfect for us. It was centrally located to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon for our daily excursions to hiking. At the end of the day, we could relax and watch the sun set on the red cliffs of the back yard. The kitchen was fine for two people and we cooked most meals in. The owner was very helpful in suggestions and in any problems we encountered. He even loaned a power cord I had forgotten. I highly recommend this location.
Thank you for your kind review and for visiting with us. You were both a pleasure to have and hopefully you'll be able to visit for more starry nights in the future!
Thank you Larry! You thought of everything and we felt so welcome. The casita was fabulous. We really enjoyed sitting outside taking in the beautiful view after a busy day of hiking. We hope to visit again next year.
Thank you for visiting us and staying in the Casita. We were happy to have you as the perfect guests!
My friend and I stayed here for 10 days in May. The unit is well-appointed and a great value. Having a kitchen allowed us to save $$ on food and the washer/dryer came in very handy. The casita's view is BLM land and provides nice hiking or star gazing opportunities. It is a bit outside of Kanab and about a 30 min drive to Best Friends (with construction). I would absolutely stay here again.
Thank you so much for your review, staying with us and most of all, for volunteering with Best Friends!
we arrived at the casita for a 10 day stay to a warm welcome from Larry, and the perfect home away from home. the accommodations were just what we needed and the heated towel rack was a lovely bonus on those cool utah evenings! :) on our next round of volunteering at best friends we'll be back for sure!
Thank you for your feedback, staying with us and most of all, volunteering with Best Friends! We hope you'll return in the future and choose to stay with us again!
I had a great time at this house, and will never forget my stay there. It is small, and I can't imagine fitting three adults in there comfortably (you will get in each others' space and possibly on their nerves!) but for a couple, or one or two people plus kids, this is perfect. By stocking up on groceries and cooking in, I think I saved enough money on eating out to pay for the rental! Larry is kind and knowledgeable and happy to give you tips and share his experience/expertise if you ask. He keeps the rental immaculately clean, and I know this without a doubt because I was able to stay there with someone EXTREMELY allergic to cats without any reactions (he has several cats in his own home, and rents to people who are adopting from Best Friends, there have definitely been cats coming through :)) I can't stress enough what a wonderful host Larry is, and he's got a very special place in a wonderful location. It's so relaxing and beautiful, and do yourself a favor and use his outdoor fire once before you go - it's quite the experience! This is a hour away or less to Bryce and Zion, and the drive is pleasant and goes by quick. Thanks Larry. Hope our paths cross again someday.
Thank you so much for your kind words and I am glad you had a relaxing and allergy free experience! We look forward to hopefully to hosting any return trip you may have in the future!
Staying at the Casita at Purradise was better than I could have imagined. The owner was very nice and helpful getting us situated upon our arrival. Afterwards, the entire stay at the Casita was in privacy. With access to a fire pit just outside our door, a great set up of the Casita and beautiful weather it all made for an amazing stay and a memorable honeymoon. The Casita was comfortable and just outside of the town of Kanab. It is also conveniently placed near several outdoor attractions. Within one to two hours you can find yourself in one of several National Parks, like Zion, Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. There are plenty of things to do in the area and coming back to the Casita after a day outdoors was very relaxing. The owner was very personable and made our stay comfortable and easy, even giving ideas on things to do in the area. Southern Utah is a beautiful area; one week was not nearly enough to explore!We appreciate the hospitality we were given and look forward to visiting again in the future!
Thank you so much for staying with us for your honeymoon! You were wonderful guests and we wish you both many, many happy years!
We had a great time staying here during our visit to Kanab, UT and Volunteering at Best Friends. Definitely a 2 person space but it has gorgeous views, easy to find and the owner is just great!
Thank you so much for staying with us and most importantly, volunteering with Best Friends!
This review is of the booking process and communication with the owner, but not of the casita itself, since we had to cancel our trip to Kanab and our intended stay at the Casita at Purradise. From the initial inquiry, reservation and payment of deposit, to cancellation and refund of deposit, the process was rapid, uncomplicated and essentially flawless. Larry's responses were immediate and he was always anxious to accommodate - an ideal host. Thank you, Larry. We certainly hope to visit in the future.
We are sorry you weren't able to visit and I'm happy we were able to handle your transaction as you needed.
We were here to relax and just enjoy the area! What a treat the Casita was! Thank you Larry, for the best place for our vacation. It was so clean and beautiful. We so enjoyed just looking out the window and seeing the beautiful red cliffs behind, and hiking right out the back yard into the paths there, and we were so lucky to see a herd of Doe's walk right past the window, what an awesome treat. We loved the privacy we found there. It was so nice to have a kitchen to make our own romantic meals. Wish we could have stayed longer, for we still have lots to do in the area. Larry is a great host, Thank you!!!
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and I am so glad you had a relaxing time! And, Happy Anniversary! I wish I had known while you were here. I wish you many, many more years of happiness.
The Casita was a private and peaceful escape. The property is in a beautiful location and is convenient for day trips to parks and natural wonders. Larry was welcoming and helpful - a great host. I recommend visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - it makes a great day trip if you volunteer with the animals. Zion National Park was spectacular and only an hour's drive from the Casita passing through beautiful scenery on the way. We enjoyed dinner at The Rocking V restaurant in Kanab. Breakfast at Nedra's Too was good.
Thank you for staying with us and thank you very much for volunteering with Best Friends!! I am glad you enjoyed your time with us; you were the perfect guests! I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit again and if so, look forward to hosting your visit.
The Casita was very clean and well layed out. Excellent location, close to the major state and federal parks. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is my travelling companion who slept on the fold out couch said it was very uncomfortable.
Thank you for staying with us and the helpful feedback. We will look into options to increase the sleeping comfort on the convertible sofa and I apologize that your travel companion was not comfortable.
What a lovely property. Absolutely spotless and new. And the view!!!! I was pressed for time but had a lovely run each morning with my dogs just by using the subdivision roads. The casita feels very private and the property itself is set on several acres and feels remote while being a couple minutes to town. We would love to come back in warmer weather when we could stay and just sit on the back patio and soak in the view in the evening. It is cozy but has every amenity you could ever need. So happy with this choice.
Thank you for staying with us and we are so happy you enjoyed the beauty of the area. We look forward to having you return in the future!
My husband I stayed at the casita for 6 nights with our dog. It was a wonderful place to base out of for our week of hiking in the Kanab area. The casita was clean, comfortable, very quiet and private. For us, backing up to BLM land was a huge plus as we were able to walk our dog every day right out the door. In fact one of our favorite hikes that week was a hike Larry took us on to some petroglyphs. I would highly recommend this place and we plan to return when we are in the Kanab area in the future.
It was a pleasure hosting you both and your wonderful pup. I enjoyed sharing this beautiful environment with you and look forward to having you back in the future.
A vacation to SW Utah, including our stay at the Casita at Purradise, was the perfect way for my husband and I to start the new year! We loved the casita! It was comfortable, warm, neat, and clean, with attention to every detail in construction as well as furnishings. The casita is very private, peaceful and quiet, nestled into the natural surroundings of SW Utah, and convenient to the many natural wonders in the area, including hiking out the back door onto BLM land and the coral cliffs. Staying at the casita at Purradise was part of an awesome first-time experiencing the beauty of SW Utah. Thank you, Larry!
Thank you for staying with us and I am happy you enjoyed your visit. You were both wonderful guest and I would be thrilled to have you return at any time.
The area was breathtaking, and the accommodations were excellent. It was clean and chic while being very comfortable. The "Casita" is perfectly situated to get to everything while still feeling very private and peaceful. I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for staying with us and letting us know you had a positive experience. I hope if your travel takes you back to Kanab, we'll get a chance to host for you again.
We had a great time at the casita! It was clean and comfy, and it was a great joy to wake up to such breathtaking scenery out our back windows each morning!! Larry was an excellent host, and even stayed on the phone with me all the way until I got to his home after taking a turn down the wrong road in the dark! I will be recommending his casita to anyone I hear of planning a trip out that way.
Thanks for staying with us and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you also for volunteering with Best Friends Animal Society - your kindness for the animals is greatly appreciated.
After leaving a week of heaven on earth on our houseboat on Lake Powell we stayed at the Casita 2 glorious nights so we could visit Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on our way home. We didn't expect heaven on earth to continue! But we had just that as we had beautiful views and gorgeous hiking right out our door! The Casita is fabulous and the hosts have thought of everything to make the stay perfect! And to top it off they are animal lovers and allowed our canine crew to stay as well! Thank you! We hope to be back!
Thank you for staying with us and being such excellent guests - your whole family is welcome back at any time!
If you have just a slight consideration of visiting this area, stop what your doing right now and stay here. The hosts are wonderful and informative and the place is very peaceful and comfortable. There are countless things to do here including visiting the many national parks, Best Friends (pet) sanctuary,hiking etc. Our stay was for only 3 days and if it were 33 we would still tell you it wasn't enough. We will be back. It just won't be soon enough for us.
Thank you for your comments about the Casita and our area. We were very pleased to have you stay with us and hope you'll have the opportunity to return and spend more time. We'd love to take you hiking and show you even more of our beautiful surroundings.