on October 17, 2006
Arroyo Roble sits on Highway 89A, the main route between Sedona and Flagstaff on the banks of Oak Creek. Unfortunately, it sits down in a valley where one cannot see the Red Rocks except along the driveway. Very few units are actually on Oak Creek. Despite those limitations, the resort is very nice.We were in Unit 1222, a townhouse in the middle of a group of eight. Parking is not convenient to it so you have to use a 10 minute unloading space in the driveway. The unit is two floors. It is rather dark at all times since the windows are only in the front and back and there are shade trees all around the unit.You walk into a foyer which leads to the living room. You need to take two steps down into it. The furniture is rather sparse. There is a pullout couch, a table, 2 chairs, a TV on a huge entertainment center and a dining room table with 6 chairs. There is a gas fireplace which we did not use. Off the living room is one of three decks to the townhouse. The deck has a patio table and four chairs. They are just vinyl, no pads.Off the foyer to the left are two steps down into the very small kitchen. For us, it was sufficient, but if there were 6 people in this place, I wouldn’t want to be doing any cooking. There is a stove, refrigerator, sink and disposal, and a dishwasher. In a closet off the kitchen there is a washer and dryer. Also, off the foyer on the left is a half bath. Up the stairs (narrow and steep) from the foyer are the two bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, two nightstands, a TV sitting area with a TV, two chairs, and a small table. There is also a gas fireplace in this room and another deck with two vinyl chairs, footrest and a small table. Off the master bedroom is a very nice bath with a marble whirlpool tub, a separate shower, toilet, and two sinks.The other bedroom has two twin beds and a deck with two vinyl chairs. There is also a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. The absolute best part of the place is the three decks looking out to the courtyards and the parking lots. The units on the creek look out on to the creek. Ours, of course, did not. There is a clubhouse where the indoor/outdoor pool is located. There are also billiard tables and nautilus equipment rooms. On the creek, there is a patio with several barbecue grills and a wooden swing that faces the creek. They need more swings because that was everyone’s favorite thing to do.The resort provides you a card which will get you 10% discount at several restaurants and shops throughout Sedona. This is great and we took advantage of it many times throughout our stay.
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