Introducing Terrapin Station – El Portal’s Newest Pet Friendly Vacation Rental

At El Portal, we are passionate about providing guests and their pets with luxurious places to stay as they experience all that Sedona has to offer. After years of operating our 12-suite hotel at 80% occupancy or higher, we decided that it was time to expand. However, there was no buildable space remaining on the hotel property, so when several buildings became available just up the road, we decided to purchase them. Channeling our love of architecture and design, we transformed these buildings into our vacation rental homes: Connie’s Place, Sarah’s Place, and our newest addition, Terrapin Station.

Named after the Grateful Dead album, Terrapin Station is located on a quiet, hidden street just steps from El Portal and within easy walking distance of the restaurants, boutiques and galleries of Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village. We are proud that the property now serves as the only ADA-compliant short-term rental in Sedona. This charming 1930s bungalow has been completely remodeled in a classic Monterey style, offering our guests modern comfort in a historic setting. Key features of Terrapin Station include:

  • Approximately 800 square feet of living space to accommodate up to four guests
  • Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, pots and pans, and other essentials
  • One bedroom with a king bed, as well as a queen-sized sleeper couch
  • Beautiful ADA-compliant bathroom
  • Pet-friendly—and just like at El Portal, there are no pet fees!
  • Fully enclosed private backyard with a barbecue and outdoor fireplace

Like El Portal, Terrapin Station is outfitted with items from owners Steve and Connie’s eclectic collection of furniture and art to create a unique, visually intriguing space. When renovating the bungalow, we worked with our trusted architects at Design Group to capture the charming Spanish Mission style of the 1930s, while providing guests (including those with mobility challenges) with all the modern comforts of home.

Located at 90 Brewer Road, Sedona, Ariz. 86336, Terrapin Station is now open for bookings. To learn more, visit or call us at 800-313-0017!