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East of the Sun, West of the Moon: Panoramic Mountain Views

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

East of the Sun/West of the Moon is the perfect vacation for the outdoor enthusiast or artist. It is very private and quiet. It has a FULL panoramic view of the Peaks. It is located on 12 acres. This is a great home base for the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff and Williams. This is a NON SMoKING home.

Our property is located in Parks, which is between Flagstaff and Williams. It is located one hour from the Grand Canyon, 25 min. to Flagstaff, about 50 min. from downtown Sedona (35 minutes. to top of Oak Creek). Only 20 minutes to the town of Williams, where you can catch the train to the Grand Canyon!
It is a perfect house for two-three couples, with a couple of kids.
2,100 sq. ft.; a very large open floor plan.

The house was custom built, all the wood in the house was hand-milled on site; white oak floor throughout the house.
Located on 12 acres and backs National Forest Service, which leads to endless trails for hiking. Enjoy biking, sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country ski right out your door! Or if you have a horse, there are endless trails right out the door.

You will feel rested and recharged after staying here! Yes, we have internet and satellite t.v.!
Mountain views from every window including the master shower!

Plenty of windows and natural light.

The floor plan in the house is open - a large kitchen with a six-person farm table. It is very bright and sunny.
This is a non-smoking house and a min age of 25 years old to rent the property.

Max. occupancy is eight.

The great room has an antique yet very efficient wood-burning stove; you'll be plenty warm enough!

The master bedroom has French doors that lead out to a separate deck for privacy. The master bath has a large claw-foot cast iron tub, with a separate shower (views of the mountain from the shower too!)

The second bedroom has a king bed. OR two twins.
The sunroom has a queen hide a bed with air mattress for extra comfort. One extra Queen air mattress is also available. We have privacy screens to create a separate space. Two sleeping bags available for kids.

We also have a pack-n-play and a high chair.
This is a non-smoking property; well-behaved supervised children are welcome.
Well-behaved dogs and horses by permission only;extra charge. Extra charge and deposit required. We have a fenced kennel.
Dogs are $25 per night, per dog. DOgs are not allowed on furniture. Evidence of so will result in extra cleaning fee.
2100. sq. ft. house @ an altitude of 7,300. ft. Built 2007.
Located four miles north of interstate 40, on a paved road, with year-round access.

House is located on a paved road that is plowed first thing in the morning in winter. In winter, we suggest, but is not necessary, for a four wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles.
FOUR Seasons: We are located at 7,300 ft. We have snowy winters normally although the last few years have been mild with spurts of storms and great hiking weather in between. The summers are high 70's-mid 80's with monsoons in the afternoon. Night temps drop into the 50's. Fall is fantastic, low 70's with temperatures dropping at night. The trees start to turn and it is a secret getaway for fall colors!

Keywords: Peaceful, quiet, 12 acres, full view, retreat, PEAKS Parks, AZ Flagstaff, AZ Williams, AZ, Grand Canyon, AZ, Sedona, AZ, Grand Canyon, Snowbowl Resort, hiking, cycling, skiing, snowboarder's snowboarding, snowmobiling, high-altitude training, horse back riding.

Located on the majestic San Francisco Peaks, the Arizona Snowbowl lies 14 miles outside of Flagstaff, 2 hours from Phoenix, and 70 miles from the Grand Canyon. The resort opened in 1938 and operates from 9 AM to 4 PM daily.

At A Glance...
• Base elevation — 9,200 feet
• Summit elevation — 11,500 feet
• Vertical drop — 2,300 feet
• Skiable acres — 777
• Runs — 40 (37% beginner, 42% intermediate, 21% advanced); longest is 2 miles
• Chair lifts — 6 (four aerial and two surface conveyors)
• Average season — mid-December to mid-April
• Average snowfall — 260 inches

A large walk in closet is often used as a small bedroom for a child.

The kitchen is open and very large with a wrap-around porch and large BBQ. It is well stocked with gourmet kitchen utensils. We even have staples: flour, sugar, coffee, spices etc.

We also have a couple sleeping bags for the kiddos.

The laundry room is available for stays 7 days or more only.
THis is a energy saving house, it requires being mindful of water, as we haul water. If you would like to bring your own linens, please let me know.

The deposit depends on how many are staying, and if there are pets or not. inquire please.
There is a guesthouse next door, which may or may not be occupied.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 year min....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the residence; however, convenient designated smoking areas are provided....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please ask about pets. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, no cats. $25 per pet, per night. Horses also welcome, but you must provide portable stall. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • : 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    king or two twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • King size bed in master bedroom. Second bedroom has one has twins that can be converted to a king. Sunroom has a queen size sofa sleeper, plus a blow up queen air mattress. Two sleeping bags for the kiddos. We also have a pack-n-play!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub


  • Master bedroom has a spacious (two people) antique claw-foot bath tub and two-head shower. One common full bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We also have a pak n play! High chair too.


  • Books:

    A few novels and other reading materials....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    In living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Small compliment of DVDs available....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Full view of the San Francisco Peaks, Sitgreaves and Kendrick mountain. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Ski-In

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    farm table the that sits six. Also have three bar stools in the kitchen. outdoor teak table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dryer is available for stays of one week or longer, or by prior arrangement. Water and energy conservation are a consideration....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating; however, prefer the wood stove be utilized as the primary source of heat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large spacious living room with seating for about nine people....moreless

  • Parking:

    Large spacious parking area....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large spacious driveway and parking is available....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No line line; however, cell phone provided for emergency calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is available for stays of one week or longer, or by prior arrangement. Water and energy conservation are a consideration....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    Ask owner for recommendations....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    A nice complement of utensils, pots and pans are available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Large complement of dishes, utensils, and glassware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Prefer that dishwasher is used to conserve water....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large spacious kitchen with service counter and/or bar, and great views. Stocked with staples. We have a slow cooker. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Dual fuel oven and convection...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some complimentary pantry items and staples are available; however, you should plan on bringing your own items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large spacious unit....moreless

  • Stove:

    Modern stove/oven unit with five heating elements....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Lake Mary in Flagstaff...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around-deck with a great view of the Peaks. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Elephant Rock in Williams. 15-20 min drive. Very fun course. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Very large grill with one burner....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross-country ski out the door, or ski downhill at Snowbowl in Flagstaff! ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
labor day
Sep 4 - Sep 8, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
thanksgiving holiday
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
polar express
Dec 1 - Dec 16, 2015
2 night min stay
christmas/new years
Dec 17 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6.9%


THis is a non smoking house, any evidence will be taken out of the deposit. This is also a water conservation home, overuse of water will be taken out of the deposit also. No guarantee of reservation until contract and rental funds received. Conditional refundable deposit varies from $500-$1,000. inquire please.

Dogs are $25 per dog, per night. A sign pet contract is required. Also, damage insurance is required, $59.

Kids under three stay for free.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, $25 per night, per dog and a larger deposit/insurance. Pets are not allowed on furniture. Any evidence of dogs on furniture will be deducted from deposit. Horses welcome too, inquire.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Flagstaff, Arizona
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Harley Davidson Roadhose
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
Elephant Rock Golf Course
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Williams, Arizona
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 40
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harley Davidson Roadhouse
30.34 Miles
Nearest Ski
Arizona Snow Bowl (about 40 mins)

Car: Necessary

Grand Canyon Railway, Polar Express (winter), Bearizona, Deer Park petting zoo, (15 min drive)

Grand Canyon ( 1hr), Sedona Red Rocks (45 min) Lake Powell (2 hrs)

Petroglyphs nearby, one mile hike.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Brian and Louisa after a snowmobile ride! Brian milled all the wood for the house, a true piece of craftsmanship.

Why the Owner Chose Flagstaff:
This area is beautiful and the feeling that you have the whole planet to yourself is right out the door. You can watch the sun and moon rise and set. Are you into astronomy? This is the place for you!!! Do you need to retreat and recharge? This is the place for you! Are you an artist looking for a great lighting experience? If you like to paint or photograph, this is the place! This is the place for you!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best part about this place are the views! Watching the sunrise, moonrise, and sunsets are fantastic. A common statement from our guest's is, ''your photos don't do our house/property justice." The wildlife here is equally as grand. On any given day you may see elk, antelope, eagles, blue herons, hawk, coyotes, and fox. Because it adjoins forest service land you can cross country ski, snowmobile, hike right off the property. If you have a portable stall, you may bring your horse!

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Speaks: english


  • View of the Peaks off the property

    View of the Peaks off the property

  • Sunset from the property.

    Sunset from the property.

  • summer


  • master bath-big claw foot tub, two person shower with view of mountains

    master bath-big claw foot tub, two person shower with view of mountains

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • living room

    living room

  • dining room

    dining room

  • second bedroom, can be twins or king, (sheepskin turns it into a king)

    second bedroom, can be twins or king, (sheepskin turns it into a king)

  • Endless hiking trails right off the property!

    Endless hiking trails right off the property!

  • view from the porch

    view from the porch

  • view looking  north west off the porch

    view looking north west off the porch

  • master bedroom with vaulted ceilings too!

    master bedroom with vaulted ceilings too!

  • summertime


  • view from the great room facing east. Dining room set on the porch too.

    view from the great room facing east. Dining room set on the porch too.

  • master shower view

    master shower view

  • living room

    living room

  • View from the hill behind the house.

    View from the hill behind the house.

  • sunroom with queen hide-a-bed

    sunroom with queen hide-a-bed

  • It is just hard to capture the big sky here, but trying my best!

    It is just hard to capture the big sky here, but trying my best!

  • second bathroom

    second bathroom

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