A few words from our guests…

Most Beautiful, Top Notch, 100% Excellence Personal Service, EVER!!!

I would like to start by saying my husband and I go, at minimum, on five vacations a year. Sun Cliff is by far our FAVORITE vacation spot EVER and we have traveled most of the world. The owners, Kate and Tom, spared no expense in making Sun Cliff the most luxurious romantic hide away with the most gorgeous views of Sedona’s red rock mountains/monuments the area could possibly offer in a perfectly decorated interior. Kate and Tom greeted us at the beautiful casita and gave us the grand tour with all the history and architectural information, we felt we were in a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. As you drive into the carport entrance, you are greeted by the beauty and glorious sound of a stone wall waterfall, the sound was music to our ears. Entering the dwelling you are surrounded by beautiful furnishings and artwork that compliment the casita without taking away from the Heavenly views seen through the perfectly placed windows in the entire residence. The detailed design work by Kate, Tom and their architect made use of every single space available to give you the explosive views of the surrounding red rock masterpieces. Every detail of the interior of the casita was made for one’s top notch expectations, no stone was left unturned. The exterior luxuries, besides the amazing views, provided a soaking tub, Jacuzzi, fireplaces, tables, grill, and all out romantic setting. Kate and Tom contacted us prior to our stay to ask if there was any special items we would like waiting for us when we arrived, they spared no expense to make sure every dream I could imagine for our 20th anniversary was met and more so. Even fresh flowers were provided to make sure you felt as special as special can be. This adventure has now topped our list of favorites!!! It took our 20th wedding anniversary to convince me that this kind of luxurious surprise for my husband was worthy of such luxury, now I am thinking that maybe we need to be spoiled like this every anniversary!!!! Kate and Tom gave us the most thoughtful 20th anniversary gift anyone could ever receive and we will be eternally grateful for all of their acts of kindness. Thank you Kate and Tom for sharing your beautiful piece of Heaven with us, it is a moment in time that will stay in our memories forever. God Bless you both!!!

V & D, Queen Creek, Arizona

Definitely amazing!!!

We started our stay with a thoughtful anniversary card and a bottle of wine. This place was absolutely amazing and the most relaxing place I have ever been to. We started with a nice warm bath with bath salts overlooking the beautiful red rocks and then we moved over to the jacuzzi with even more breathtaking views. I took a nice steam shower with essential oils. We slept with the blinds open so we could wake up to the sunrise behind Cathedral Rock and we slept with the window open so we could hear the creek down below. They are set up with everything you could possibly need. They made sure to find out what we liked and had it available for us. Definitely amazing!!!

B and L , Cottonwood, Arizona

Sun Cliff is by far the best decision we could have ever made

Sun Cliff is by far the best decision we could have ever made for our elopement. From the moment we stepped on the property, we were in heaven. Tom and Kate are the kindest couple who truly took the time to make sure we were happy and enjoying every moment. From making our reservation, to working out the details, and then ensuring our ceremony was perfect, they could not have done a better job. Be sure to take advantage of the adventures they offer whether it be pampering with a spa service, helicopter tours and jeep adventures, you don’t want to miss out. The chef’s dinner was outstanding, my flower arrangement was perfect, the views you can stare at all day, and the amenities…it was all worth it! I can’t wait to go back! Tom and Kate, THANK YOU for making our wedding trip an unforgettable experience!

Matt and Kara, Texas

Perfect in every way, awe inspiring location

Having travelled extensively and stayed in wonderful hotels, this beautiful home, with stunning views really cannot be beaten. The hosts Kate and Tom made us very welcome, every luxury was there, the attention to detail and the quality of the furnishings and facilities were first class. An outdoor tub so unique, and hot tub, wonderful open fire on the patio, with the most fantastic views of Cathedral Rock, totally private location in Red Rock Seeing is believing!

Ron B, United Kingdom

The most magical vacation we’ve taken!

We stayed at Sun Cliff for our wedding anniversary and it was honestly the most magical vacation we’ve taken! Kate and Tom provided incredible service and we couldn’t have asked for better. It was so secluded and private, yet had the most gorgeous view that literally took my breath away. (I loved it so much I had a picture enlarged and framed it above our bed!) It was such a refreshing few days, we can’t wait for the day we get to go back!

A & J, Salt Lake City, Utah

Magical, Luxurious, Rejuvenating!

We stayed at Sun Cliff for our wedding anniversary and it was honestly the most magical vacation we’ve taken! Kate and Tom provided incredible service and we couldn’t have asked for better. It was so secluded and private, yet had the most gorgeous view that literally took my breath away. (I loved it so much I had a picture enlarged and framed it above our bed!) It was such a refreshing few days, we can’t wait for the day we get to go back!

Adrienne B, Provo, Utah

The Most Luxurious Space in the Most Magical Place

(Staycation – my architect’s wife, they stayed for his birthday )

Being in this beautiful casita, surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona and the lush greenery of Oak Creek, made us feel like we wanted to stay forever. It was so comfortable, with so many features…the outdoor tub overlooking the creek, the steam shower, the heavenly deck with the cozy fire, every amenity and attention to detail you can imagine. The perfect place to make the perfect memory.

Diane H, Sedona, Arizona

Breathtaking & Magical!

Our stay at Sun Cliff Villa in Sedona was the most wonderful, luxurious and relaxing stay we have ever experienced home or abroad. Every detail from booking the casita online, to setting up gourmet, home cooked breakfast service, to the pristine location, to the amenities that didn’t seem to end, the Sun Cliff casita was unlike any place we’ve visited with all it offers. The hospitality of the owners and the beauty of the surroundings made it incredibly difficult to leave. It surpassed our every expectation and we can’t wait to return. The sounds of the creek, the glorious views, and the peaceful privacy make this a hidden gem that will not disappoint. The owners are delightful and ensured we were well cared for. Absolute perfection in every way!

Anna B, Charleston, South Carolina

Natural Special Wonder


We were blessed to have had the opportunity to experience this hidden beautiful natural wonder for our anniversary (which made it very memorable). Kate and Tom are very gracious and accommodating hosts who made us feel welcome. Sun Cliff is an amazing secluded special place with beautiful scenery, relaxing, quiet, comfortable and rejuvenating. The property and Casita are pristine from the top of the amenities, the beautiful interior and amazing exterior making everything prefect. Watching a breathtaking sunset from a jacuzzi tub outdoors, and glorious sunrise from big bedroom windows rising on the red rocks of Sedona. We feel very blessed to have experienced this spectacular natural wonder. Thank you Kate and Tom.

Luxury, Peaceful, Gorgeous

My wife and I booked the Casita for our Wedding Anniversary and it was breath taking. The views and amenities at the Casita were unbelievable. I found myself wanting to spend more time at the Casita rather than exploring Sedona because it was so enjoyable. Every morning I was able to watch the sunrise from bed. The steam shower is awesome. I really enjoyed the soaking tub on the patio while staring at the “million dollar” view of Red Rock. I typically book tropical vacations so I was a little hesitant to book a vacation in Arizona but I’m glad we did. This experience was better than any trip to Maui. Thank you Tom and Kate for the unforgettable experience.

Ryan L, Los Altos, CA


What a beautiful and special place! Everything was perfect: views/natural beauty, thoughtful hospitality, and top of the line amenities. Thanks for making our anniversary so memorable – can’t imagine a better place to stay in Sedona!

C. Ray, Seattle, Washington

Beautiful Private Setting, Concierge Level Service

The stunning photos of SunCliff are an accurate representation of the unique experience it offers. To be steeped in the level of luxury provided, you must typically share it with other resort guests – but Kate and Tom created a resort for two. They thought of all the big details that allow you to take advantage of the property’s beauty: 3 outdoor fireplaces, hot tub for 2 facing Cathedral Rock, bedroom situated to watch the sunrise with a click of a button raising the blinds,luxurious steam shower, towel warmer, and heated bathroom floors, as well as a well appointed kitchen, laundry, home office. They didn’t forget the little things either: a coat closet stocked with brand new umbrellas, day pack, hiking guides and maps, yoga mats, aromatherapy, you name it. What truly elevated our stay at SunCliff was the service Kate and Tom provide. They went to butler training- and were readily and happily available and on call to stock our fridge, arrange for massages at the casita upon our arrival, deliver dinner, re-stock our fridge mid week and answer any question we had about Sedona. They have a vast knowledge of the area and a network of first class contacts to help take advantage of all Sedona offers. Fabulous stay, I highly recommend!

E Scarborough, Richmond, Virginia


We stayed here for 6 nights and everything was absolutely amazing! Arrived late (due to a traffic jam) and Tom and Kate warmly greeted us and oriented us to the casita. Upon our arrival there was a bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries to welcome us (we were celebrating our belated anniversary). I can’t say enough about the casita and every amenity and detail that was provided. Slippers, robes, choice of pillows, wonderful linens, top of the line gourmet kitchen, fresh flowers, outstanding outdoor living areas with a jacuzzi, soaking tub, fireplaces, etc. Tom and Kate made us dinner reservations one night and recommended other restaurants to try. They provided us with amazing chocolate cookies and gelato on Valentines Day since we stayed in and cooked our own dinner. Oh and did I mention that view? WOW! Amazing sunrises and sunsets. We never got tired of gazing at the amazing rocks of Sedona! With our stay, they also provided us with a Jeep for off road travel from MYE Jeeps. Had a great time with that. Hawk from MYE Jeeps has a class operation going on there! Overall, everything was just amazing. Tom and Kate certainly have outdone themselves with this casita and all it has to offer. I highly, highly recommend a visit. Wish I was still there!

Lynn G, Seville, Ohio

Outstanding property in beautiful surroundings

My wife and I recently stayed at this amazing property. The Joy’s are gracious hosts who made us feel welcome the minute we arrived. Sun Cliff is a spectacular property, quiet, comfortable and meticulously well cared for. Breath taking views and a private setting make this a special place to stay. We can’t wait to return for a longer visit next time.

M.Hill, Santa Fe, New Mexico, M.Hill, Santa Fe, New Mexico


We were lucky to stay 2 nights at the Casita. Wow!! My husband and I travel throughout the world and have finest resorts. Sun cliff is one of the best places we’ve stayed. Sedona is not far from home, but being at Sun Cliff felt like we were worlds away! Kate and Tom are gracious hosts. Truly care about accommodating every need and want. They pay special attention to detail. And the view is beyond breathtaking. This was our first time and definitely not out last to Sun Cliff! Thank you Tom and Kate!

Natasha K, Phoenix, Arizona


My husband and I stayed at the Sun Cliff resort for our honeymoon just a few weeks ago. Everything was like a fairy tale – the only thing I wish I could have changed would be to give myself unlimited vacation time so I could stay at the Casita forever! From the minute we arrived Kate and Tom were incredibly accommodating and helped us with quite literally anything and everything we needed. After showing us around, they let us get settled in before we had private massages at the Casita (a la carte menu item during the stay – WELL worth it!). From there, everything remained seamless, beautiful, and well thought out. The Casita itself has stunning Native American artwork and artifacts throughout, not to mention a breathtaking view of Cathedral Rock (and the better version of Snoopy Rock!) from every single room. They did an incredible job with updates (bathroom, kitchen, outdoors, etc) to the Casita while still allowing the feel of the original home to shine through. 5-star quality on all aspects of the Casita! The outdoor living spaces at the Casita are just as spectacular as the inside – from the views at every angle, to the perfectly placed fire places, and the hot tub & soaking tub….well, all I can say is when it’s my time to move into the next life, I sure hope my “Heaven” is set up just like the Casita. There was not a single thing that could have been done to make our visit any more memorable. If you are thinking about booking – DO IT! You will not be disappointed on any level. My husband and I are already getting started on scheduling for a return trip next year!

Katie N

A slice of heaven

My wife and I had the privilege of spending our 24th wedding anniversary at the Sun Cliff Ranch in Sedona, Arizona. Kate and Tom Joy have created a “slice of heaven” in the in the red rock desert that should be experienced by all. The “Casita” is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the amazing views. Since we have never been to Sedona, our intent was to get out and about, and see the area, but we had a hard time leaving the Casita. It was private and secluded, and had just amazing views. The sunsets and sunrises were truly amazing. The casita offered amenities, such as a huge steam shower, an outdoor Jacuzzi and soaking tub (both with spectacular views) and 3 outdoor fireplaces. And to top off the evening, Kate and Tom arranged for an evening couples massage, outside on the patio, under the stars, which was amazing. Following the massage, Kate and Tom surprised us with a bottle of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries. A truly romantic end to a wonderful night. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend our anniversary. Tom and Kate, thanks for sharing your your little slice of heaven with us. Mark and Annette

M Laranjo, Morgan Hill, California

Comfortable, romantic, peaceful and stunning views!

Absolutely blown away by the experience my girlfriend and I had at Sun Cliff. It was extremely comfortable, romantic and peaceful! Oh and did I mention the views? It doesn’t get better than this for a Sedona getaway! The only regret I had was that we didn’t stay longer!


if you are looking for a very unique and beautiful getaway, Sun Cliff is it. Every amenity you can imagine. Minutes from town yet in a private and secure location overlooking Oak Creek and the valley- the best view in Sedona. Sun Cliff is located adjacent the former Jack Fry- Vanderbilt (founder of TWA) ranch- 800 acre valley frequently visited by Howard Hughes, president Roosevelt and Hollywood actors. Highly recommended.

John M, Sedona, Arizona