Guest Reviews

Wonderful!

The house is amazing and perfectly located. The owner was wonderful with suggestions and tips. We will be back.
– Jamie

Wonderful Property!

Western Star was one the nicest, most comfortable, clean and well organized properties that we have stay at on our worldwide travels. The owners were easy to communicate with and take great pride in their property. Every last detail was addressed in the home. The home came with many amenities to start your stay. Really no need to bring or buy anything for a short stay. From the kitchen to the laundry room to the linens and bath towels everything was top of the line. Kanab is small so everything you need is a short drive away.
– Karla

Loved!!!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Western Star. The home is located in the heart of Kanab and was centrally located to everywhere we visited during our stay. The home was just perfect, very cozy, and enjoyed looking at all the Western Hollywood memorabilia throughout the home. We will definitely stay in this house again when we return to Kanab.
-Laura

Charming, unique and perfect for our little family’s getaway. So many cute touches! We WILL be back!

Wonderful weekend away with the family and this darling home made it even better!
-Luanne

This place is a hidden gem with a lot of personality

This place is a hidden gem with a lot of personality and style to it. The theme of the place is consistent, classy, tasteful and pleasant – really takes you to a different world! It is in a residential area so the street is quiet and you don’t hear any road traffic (as you would if you stayed at the hotels there). At the same time, it is just one block away from the amenities – Grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations etc.
-Nitin

We knew we could contact Sherene with any questions

We spent part of our honeymoon at the Western Star, and we loved every minute! We used it as a base from which to explore Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, but we also chose to stay in Kanab for one day because it was such a sweet town. Sherene and John were so kind and helpful. Pre-stay communication was wonderful and responsive, the emailed directions/instructions and the printed “welcome book” provided all the information we needed. We knew we could contact Sherene with any questions, which helped, as well. The bungalow was fantastic! The pictures online give you a taste of what’s to come, but the feeling of “homeyness” can’t be adequately shared in photos. The bed (and pillows!) was super comfortable, the kitchen is fully stocked, and being able to do laundry is fantastic (especially after hiking/horseback riding/etc). We appreciated the quiet location and chose to spend an afternoon sitting on the porch and reading. On our last night, we watched one of the Western movies from the shelf that Sherene has available (for which she also points out where in the Kanab area each was filmed!) and ate popcorn. It was the best way to cap off our stay! We can hardly wait to go back 🙂
-DiAnna

Fully equipped kitchen was a super plus

Sherene and John’s Western Star was everything we could have hoped for. The place was clean, the bed was comfortable and the thematic decor was super fun! We were so lucky that they were in town and super generous with advice on planning our day trips to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion Park. The house is so welcoming and cool that it made it easy to look forward to going back home at the end of the day. Their fully equipped kitchen was a super plus. I highly recommend the Western Star and hope to come back again!
-Andrea

Great jumping off point to explore Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Sherene and John’s place was everything and more than we were expecting for our stay in Kanab. The location makes a great jumping off point to explore Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Staircase-Escalante. The home has tons of information about the local area and offers a lot of great suggestions for day trips to hikes and places we hadn’t heard of. The home is incredibly comfortable and has tons of little touches and details that really make it special. You can tell Sherene and John take a lot of pride in the home, and they should – they did a great job. It was the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking. The proximity to Honey’s Market and Escobar’s Mexican Restaurant didn’t hurt either!
-Frederick

Check in was very easy, and the house was beautiful

Sherene and John’s place was perfect! Check in was very easy, and the house was beautiful. We got to meet John and Sherene and they were very warm and hospitable.
-Gracie

The location was ideal for our trip since we spent most of the week volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

The house was everything that the owner advertised and she made everything easy for us. The arrival instructions, the in-house instructions and the checkout instructions were very well done, especially written as a script. The location was ideal for our trip since we spent most of the week volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and the visiting Zion and Bryce Canyons later in the week.
-Gerald

A great place to unwind after a day of hiking

Sherene & John’s Western Star Bungalow is a great place to unwind after a day of hiking and to prepare for the next day’s adventure. The Western Star Bungalow has so many thoughtful touches, including a charging station for electronic devices and guidebooks.
-Jess

Western ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ +

Western (6+) Star exceeded our expectations! Why? It was partly because the ‘red carpet treatment’ of cleanliness, which would reach even my mothers meticulously high standards! It was partly because of the convenient location for amazing day trips to Bryce, Kodachrome and Zion (and many others parks) along with prepared books of hand picked maps, brochures and notes accommodating our every whim. It was partly because the ‘rancher’ home was peaceful and the beds were extremely comfortable, the well equipped ‘rodeo’ kitchen, the charging docks for all our electronics, the relaxing outside patio and cozy swing, the friendly and generous neighbors and the helpful and quick response of Sherene! Yes, all of this would have easily measured up to a well deserved FIVE star accommodation… but wait! There’s more… The real clincher was the attention to every detail imaginable! Following the town of Kanab itself, or as it is affectionately know, “Little Hollywood”, Western Star is a unique Cowboy and Indian Hollywood exposition highlighting all the big movie characters that have passed through town. The theme flows through the whole property, from the movie theatre living room equipped with all the movies filmed there, a Navajo shower stall big enough to fit 5 people and equipped with 3 amazing shower heads all with great water pressure, the ‘Cowboy’ room’s heel spurs, saloon shower doors and claw foot tub, to the information book set up in Acts as if we were a Hollywoodian in movie land. (…and there is plenty more… but I’m running out of ‘remaining characters’.) It just amazed us that not only have John and Sherene very creatively made their home exceptionally comfortable, functional and relaxing, but at the same time they have orchestrated a complete escape into movieland. We really hated to leave and hope and pray we can return ‘reel’ soon! 🎥�
– Brenda

Nothing has been overlooked. The patio is a lovely spot for meals.

Western Star Bungalow is as fantastic as the pictures show. This renovated home is extremely comfortable, clean, outfitted beautifully, and thoughtfully designed for the traveller. The linens and towels are luxurious, as are the showers and tub. Everything you need is there, from the fully equipped kitchen, to the laundry, to the bath products, to the movies and DVDs. Nothing has been overlooked. The patio is a lovely spot for meals, the porch swing a great spot to start or end the day. The location of Western Star Bungalow is ideal for visiting Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell and many local attractions. The proximity to town is great, everything within walking distance. So, if you want to have a great Utah vacation, this is THE place to stay. The owners are very attentive and wonderful people.
-Lee

We absolutely loved our stay! Comfortable, clean, and full of character!

The home was the icing on the cake of a great vacation! From the moment we walked in it was apparent how much love and thought the owners have put into every detail. So glad we chose this property and we will definitely be back the next time we visit the beautiful state of Utah!

-Kristen

Exactly as described.

Beautiful and charming decor with everything you could need for a pleasant stay. Very clean and comfortable. Loved sitting outside and enjoying the porch swing.

-Gail

We are all speechless

My family of four, and my little dog stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Zion, Bryce and Page Arizona.

We are all speechless; I have stayed in over 20 Airbnbs while traveling around the Pacific NorthWest the past two years and the Western Star blew them all away. We would move in if we had the chance; Sherene and John have put so much work and love into their home it is beyond impressive.

If you are looking for a place to stay in the area, look no further. We absolutely loved it!

 -Emily

They made our stay at Kanab most enjoyable

This is a beautifully decorated and furnished house with fantastic bathrooms.

The hosts are super-nice and helpful. After we won a lottery to “The Wave” they asked their friend who is a guide to help us plan the trip and show us how to get to lesser known but equally awesome parts of North Coyote Buttes. They made our stay at Kanab most enjoyable.

-Pitor

Wish we had more time there

We enjoyed our stay there. Love the themes in the house, reflected the town and history of movies made there .

Wish we had more time there as the Western Star aka (the cozy cottage) is central to the big item tourist destinations.

We were very fortunate to have picked your place out for our travels. Happy with everything. PS The Rocking V was very good too.

-Warren

Absolutely perfect!

This home is perfect for visiting Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. Coming back to this home every evening was a joy.

The decor is wonderful and the porch is a great place to unwind. LOVED THIS HOME!!!!!!!!!

-Lisa

Full of character is right!

Sherene’s rental home in Kanab was the perfect place for a friend and me to explore the area and volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary nearby.

It is full of charm and distinctive details. There are many high end finishes in her home and we were very comfortable and happy to spend time there. Sherene was communicative and helpful. Highly recommend this darling home!

-Kimberly

We loved the scenery, the small shops in the downtown area, and the friendly locals

The Western Star was conveniently located in the quaint town of Kanab. We loved the scenery, the small shops in the downtown area, and the friendly locals. It was an even greater location for our trips to Best Friends, Zion, and Antelope Canyon. All were a short drive from the home.

The decor was first class. We opted to eat in a few nights, so it was great to be able to walk to the grocery store, and the kitchen was well appointed. We found the porch to be nice, however traffic seemed busy for such a side street. We also tried to look at the starry sky, and the traffic and ambient light from the neighbors made it difficult.

Overall, it was a very comfortable space. The showers and beds were great

-Nancy

We loved the great location, so close to all the parks we wanted to visit

What a find! Sherene and John have thought of every detail in this place. The rooms are so comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped.

We loved the great location, so close to all the parks we wanted to visit. They were great hosts– they even left some dog treats for our dogs. Hope we get the chance to return in the future.

-Sara

Décoration au top !

Tout etait parfait, Sherene et John étaient présents et disponibles si besoin ! Décoration au top !

-Audrey

The bathrooms are spectacular

Loved the Western Bungalow! Perfect location, great amenities and beautiful decor. The place is bigger than shows on pictures.

The bathrooms are spectacular and beds are comfy (even provide lots of extra pillows), a lot of TLC went in designing and preparing this home for guests.

The hosts are terrific! easy communication and everything was explained prior to check-in. Can’t wait to return to this marvelous place.

-Vicky

The beds are really comfortable, the showers are great, and the towels are the BEST.

I can’t say enough good things about John and Sherene’s lovely home. No detail has been overlooked. The location is fantastic-we visited both Bryce and Zion during our three day stay.

Sherene was a breeze to deal with- and responded promptly to any questions we had. We stayed in for dinner every night except the last night. We were and also able to catch up on laundry.

We loved the convenience of being able to hook up our laptops to watch movies in the evenings. Also took advantage of watching a couple of the films they had available explaining the local parks. The beds are really comfortable, the showers are great, and the towels are the BEST.

The neighborhood is incredibly quiet. I enjoyed sipping coffee outside listening to the birds and taking in the view. I would recommend this property without hesitation and I hope to return again one day.

-Amy

Many fun and artful touches you’ll enjoy

Sherene and John were very kind and attentive. The place is absolutely beautiful, fully and tastefully equipped with travelers in mind. Many fun and artful touches you’ll enjoy.

-Jeanne

Great for out side dinners

A beautiful bungalow, and just what we were looking for during a trip to see Zion and Bryce. Cute home (great for out side dinners) and a wonderful town.

-Byron

Adorable bungalow on a very quiet residential street

Adorable bungalow on a very quiet residential street. Conveniently located near Zion, Bryce, and many other Canyons and National Parks. Excellent hosts; communication was great. No issues during our stay.

-Michael

The Western Star is THE place to stay if you’re planning on visiting some of the best national parks in the US

The Western Star is THE place to stay if you’re planning on visiting some of the best national parks in the US. 1h30m to Bryce, 30m to Zion, 1h30m to Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell. You cannot beat the convenient location.

More than that, the house is cozy and clean, with personal accents and super comfortable beds and linens. There’s 2 grocery stores nearby for easy shopping after a long day’s hike. The kitchen is also very well equipped for cooking in.

John and Sherene were super communicative and John was there for a bit to offer us great recommendations. We CANNOT recommendation this place enough. Thank you SO much John and Sherene, we will be back!

-Elizabeth

Gorgeous property, very comfortable

I really loved this place and the hosts seem to have thought of everything. Honestly, there is not one improvement I could even suggest. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you could want and the outdoor area was very comfortable as well. Highly recommend.

-Teresa

No detail left undone

From the moment you enter the Western Star bungalow you’re transported to “LITTLE HOLLYWOOD” The decor and amenities are top rate! No detail is left undone, from the manuscript guiding you thru check in, check out and all the info you need in between, including a guide to the amazing photo collection… and the kind little notes to assist your stay… this bungalow is as interior decoraters dream!!!

Pin a final note, Sherene and John are as nice as they are creative… DON’T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAY HERE… The location served us very well for separate day trips to Bryce and Zion 😉

-Trisha

The house was immaculately clean

Sherene and John were excellent hosts. The house itself was amazing, beautifully designed and decorated, and fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. The house was immaculately clean, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was stocked with a plethora of cooking equipment. Having the added bonus of access to a washer/dryer on site was fantastic.

We chose this location due to its proximity to Zion, Bryce Canyon, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ. The commute to all locations was more than manageable, and I highly recommend anyone planning a similar trip to make Kanab (specifically, the Western Start) their home-base.

-Leigh

You will probably wished you had stayed longer….we did.

A real find. Attention to detail in every way makes this a treat for any guests. The house was gorgeous. Beds were super comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped for self catering. Each bedroom had their own bathroom and they were luxuriously fitted out, including the softest towels ever. The living room is cosy and had an interesting supply of dvd’s filmed in the local area.

We enjoyed watching an old Western whilst munching on the supplied popcorn. Good internet with a station for easy recharging and charging ports next to the bed allowed for easy connection to the outside world. A stocked laundry allowed us to wash and dry clothes easily and there was an outside area to enjoy the evening sun.

Check-in/out was a breeze and our hosts were very quick with responding to all communication. We would highly recommend staying here. You will probably wished you had stayed longer….we did.

-Lisa

Kanab Oasis

The Western Star was the perfect place to call home while we explored the Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

This home was perfect for two couples traveling together, with two separate suites, each with its own theme. The home is charming and inviting overall and we couldn’t have felt more comfortable staying here. The decor included carefully curated items associated with local history and western culture.

Sherene and John have obviously spent considerable time and love creating this space for others to enjoy. They thought of everything, from cell phone charging stations to a classic western movie collection to board games.

The washer and dryer were crucial in helping us pack lightly. The property is conveniently located a block from the local grocery store and several eateries. Sherene and John are continuing outdoor upgrades this Spring (which we knew wouldn’t quite be finished by the time of our rental) that will only make the Western Star even more amazing.

We happened to have had the pleasure of meeting Sherene and John while staying at the Western Star and their love for Kanab was as apparent in person as it is in this rental. I cannot recommend this property enough for a stay in Kanab and I will definitely be coming back and staying here again.

-Heidi

Western living at its finest!

This property was fantastic! Attention to detail was phenomenal! Extra towels and blankets to USB chargers for iPhones and Androids.

The western theme stole our hearts and the matching red kitchen appliances went so well. It is centrally located to the popular tourist destinations (Zion, Bryce, pink sand dunes, etc.) yet you get the down-home feel of the Kanab way of living.

Sherene and John were very accommodating and available to answer any questions or refer you to wonderful restaurants and destinations! 5 stars all around!

-Lisa

Had everything you need

Beautiful place to stay. Had everything you need and close to many beautiful locations!

-Stephanie

Meticulously designed and provisioned

John and Sherene’s home was a perfect fit for us! Meticulously designed and provisioned, we were very comfortable at their home as we visited Bryce and Zion National Parks.

-Liz

John and Sherene are some of the best hosts I have had

This place is great! John and Sherene are some of the best hosts I have had. They respond immediately to any communication and have outdone themselves outfitting the bungalow!

The bungalow is perfectly located to explore all of southern Utah and northern Arizona. Kanab is a cute town. Be sure to eat at the Rockin V Cafe. I had a great 50th birthday dinner there! I will be sure to come back and stay with Sherene and John.

Thanks for a great stay! The attention you paid to every little detail was amazing! I am going to try and bring my sisters here. They will love it!

-Pauline

I loved the comfortable beds. Even the sofa bed is exceptionally comfortable!

I was amazed at this cute little bungalow! It has so much personality and is very detailed, even down to the elegant antique dish by the beds to put your jewelry/change in at night. It is well thought out and well stocked for all your needs. Movies, and even games for the kids!

I loved the comfortable beds. Even the sofa bed is exceptionally comfortable! The linens are great quality, the towels are divine and fluffy! The bathrooms are so fun and unique. The showers and Claw foot tub are great! It was very clean and decorated just right to fit the area and Kanab’s history!

We had a fabulous time and plan on staying here every time we return to Kanab!!

-Renee

I like to cook and can’t say enough good things about all the cookware, appliances and such.

Great home. The attention to details are everywhere. I like to cook and can’t say enough good things about all the cookware, appliances and such. Loved all aspects of the home.

-Chris

Everyone in my party agreed it was a great stay!

This was a great little home for four adults and one dog. We were able to cook most of our own meals with the full kitchen and there was a grocery in walking distance. The house made a great base for our vacation.

Communication with Sherene was easy peasy, check in was seamless, and the house was great. The house has had a good remodel done; the showers were awesome. Everyone in my party agreed it was a great stay!

-Jonathon

I would recommend this wonderful place to any of my friends visiting the national parks!

The Western Star Bungalow was a delight to stay at – comfy, well equipped, steps away from Kanab’s grocery stores and restaurants, and a short drive to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.

Sherene and John were thoughtful, wonderful hosts – communication was super easy and they made sure we had everything we needed and more during our stay (like breakfast waiting for us in the fridge, a DVD collection and an amazing fire place).

Coming back from a long day hiking, the Bungalow truly was our home away from home and I would recommend this wonderful place to any of my friends visiting the national parks!

-Eva-Maria

Would come back again and again!!

What an awesome place, the interior is so neat and clean. They put so much detail into the rooms, the showers are great, the beds way cozy, the kitchen is very functional.

Great experience, does not lack anything, they have all the amenities to make it a comfortable worry free experience.

Would come back again and again!!

-Kelby

Perfect stay!

It’s a honor to be the first guest of the house! This place is awesome! It looks exactly like the picture (even better) and everything is brand new!

It’s two master bedrooms with its own bath, location is great it’s in the middle to all the national parks, kitchen is well equipped and Sherene even prepared breakfasts for us, it’s also dog friendly there is doggie bed/bowls:). Let alone the cute bath tub we like it a lot.

You can see all the detail in the house and you can tell how they take good care of the house, we enjoyed a lot if you’re planning a Utah trip this is the perfect place for you and the family.

-Raven

Truly Unique

Having been a guest at this property, I can tell you that it is truly unique. The designers have a flair for fun and creativity ! Very open, comfortable and inviting.

There is so much to do nearby, that three days will not be enough. We enjoyed Zion, Bryce, Petrified Forest, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Lake Powell. I highly recommend this property.

-Murphy