2019 Vacation Rental Performance Report: Sedona

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From outdoor adventures to an abundance of arts and culture, Sedona has become one of the most popular spots for travelers and one of the most successful spots for vacation rental homeowners.

Vacation rental homeowners in Sedona do very well, especially if they put in the effort needed to outshine competition and provide a great experience for guests.

So what does vacation rental success look like in Sedona?

To answer that question, download our free Vacation Rental Performance Report for Sedona, Arizona. The report will give you insight into average rental income, occupancy rates, and booking windows.

Here are some of the key factors we’ve identified that contributed to the region’s tourism success:

  • Year-round warm weather
  • Outdoor attractions
  • Close proximity to Scottsdale and Phoenix

How Much Can You Earn With A Sedona Vacation Rental?

The exact amount you’ll make depends on factors such as location, property size, and amenities. Still,  our reports can give you a good idea of what to expect.

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Two-bedroom homes are booked, on average, 69% of the year, making them one of the most popular property sizes on the market for travelers.

A two-bedroom property that performs in the 50th percentile can make $35,672. But a property that goes above and beyond for guests and falls into the 75th percentile can make $46,209.

According to our report, one-bedroom homes are also the most popular for travelers in Sedona, with an average yearly occupancy of 73%.

One-bedroom homes that perform in the 50th percentile can make $23,712 a year. But for the owners who go the extra mile for guests and for their rental to get into the 75th percentile can make $32,004.

How to Succeed with a vacation rental in Sedona

While great customer service and a good strategy for setting rates are important to success,  there are many other things you can do as a homeowner to get bookings over your neighbors and earn the income you deserve.

Decorate Accordingly

Successful Sedona vacation rental listings match their environment. Many take a modern angle on the traditional cabin, include expansive windows of the views, and give guests a truly local look and feel. Other ideas include:

  • Decorating with local artwork
  • Using colors that complement the red rock mountains
  • Purchasing furniture that matches the outdoor surroundings
    • Rustic wood table
    • Southwest print accents

Include Access to a Pool

According to our data, over half the homes in the Evolve network that are located in Sedona have a private pool or access to a community pool.

Pools are a big ticket item for a place like Sedona, where all the attractions are located outside and the average summer temperature is well in the 90s.

If you don’t have the funds to invest in a private pool, look into getting access to a community pool. You’ll likely just have to pay a monthly visitor fee without having to worry about the extra expenses that come along with them.

Update Your Appliances

Updating your kitchen appliances and other technological conveniences can help you get ahead of the competition. Don’t miss out on bookings because your oven is out-of-date or your home only has one older TV.

Here are some amenities to consider updating to get more bookings:

  • Kitchen appliances
  • Televisions
  • Streaming services (Netflix, Hulu)
  • Speaker systems
  • Gaming consoles


There’s huge opportunity with vacation rental in Sedona, Arizona. Download the full report and learn what to expect when starting a vacation rental business here.

Download our free 2019 Vacation Rental Performance Report for Sedona to learn:

● Rental income potential by property size
● Average occupancy by property size
● Average daily rate by property size
● Average days booked in advance
● Average length of stay
● Vacation rental inventory by property size
● Occupancy rate by month

The Sedona Area
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