on March 12, 2007
I fell in love with "The Baja Room" at this lovely five-room B&B when I saw a picture of it online. The decor was understated, cozy Southwestern (no cowboy gear or other hokey stuff). At almost $200 a night, it wasn't the most economical choice, yet I couldn't picture myself anywhere else. It did not disappoint. The B&B is in the Village of Oak Creek, which is just south of Sedona proper (about 15 minutes to uptown Sedona), and has views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. The house is comfortable, very clean, and quiet. The overall vibe is peaceful and relaxed.The five rooms all have walls of windows looking out the back of the property. I had a nice view of Bell Rock from my bed. The view is slightly disrupted by netting that's up to protect the property from the abutting golf course. It's not ideal, but I got over it. My room was extremely clean and spacious for a single person. The bed was firm and comfortable with nice sheets, though the pillows were too foamy and hard for me. The bathroom was nearly as big as the bedroom and had a large, sunken Jacuzzi tub that I loved after long days hiking. There was no desk and the seating wasn't as plush as some of the other rooms, neither of which I cared about. Free Internet and free long distance were useful and appreciated. A small refrigerator and free bottled water and soda were also convenient. I was somewhat disappointed that the fireplace was electric, but I decided to be thankful I didn't have to mess with wood and smoke. Breakfast was outstanding and overly ample every day. Weather permitting, it was served outdoors on a very pleasant back patio. The dining room inside was also nice, but I preferred being outside. The coffee was good and ready early. It helps if you let the owners know ahead of time if you're vegetarian or if you want soy milk. I appreciated that the owners were helpful and accommodating but also respectful of privacy not chatty for the sake of being chatty. There was a full house when I was there, and the other guests were mature, polite, quiet, and friendly. Overall, it was a near perfect B&B experience.
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