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Windy View Ranch: Amazing mountain views, backs forest, 150+ 5-star reviews!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

Experience a magical mountain getaway in one of the most beautifully-decorated and spacious vacation rentals in Flagstaff! The property is perfect for a romatic escape for two, or a memorable family vacation. We have more 5-star reviews than any other vacation rental home in Flagstaff so you won't be disappointed. And, we are only 1 hour from the Grand Canyon!


This 3,000 sf, 4 br 3 ½ bath single-level home on 2.5 acres is located in north Flagstaff. Built in 2006, the Ranch has a perfect, unobstructed view of the San Francisco Peaks out the large front picture window, and the property backs up to National Forest. Enjoy a more secluded feel here at Windy View Ranch, which unlike many other rentals on the market is not located in a densely-populated neighborhood with home after home next to each other. The home is immaculate with decorator furnishings, for those who are accustomed to and appreciate beautiful décor.

The home's courtyard which faces the forest is the perfect spot to relax and read a novel, share a great bottle of wine, play with the children, enjoy a cup of morning coffee, or host a family cookout with the available propane BBQ grill.


As you enter the massive great room, soaring windows showcase the forest on one side and the San Francisco Peaks directly out the front patio doors. Ceiling fans in the 25' ceiling cool the room while fixed seating for 8 people in the family room is positioned to take advantage of the great views, the stone-front gas fireplace, and the 42” plasma TV. Watch your favorite shows on High-Definition DirecTV on the big screen, featuring a state of the art sound system and a Blu-Ray player.

The perfect gathering spot for special family meals, a large table adjacent to the great room comfortably seats 10 people. Adjacent to the dining area is the beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops, knotty alder cabinets and stainless steel appliances - the windows above the sink offer a perfect view of the Peaks!


On the north side of the home, you’ll find the Master Bedroom Suite featuring perfect Peak views to the West, a massive pine KING-sized bed, and a large comfy sofa. The beautiful master bath has dual sinks, a large soaking spa tub with water jets, a large tile shower and a huge master closet.

With this home that features 4 bedrooms and a total of 2 KING and 2 QUEEN beds, you don’t have to rely on sofa sleepers, futons or trundles; you will enjoy sweet mountain dreams in full comfort! Also on the north side of the house is the second master suite, the Courtyard Bedroom. This next-largest bedroom has a QUEEN-sized bed, it’s own private bath with tub and shower, five windows looking out on the forest, an antique sofa, a color TV with its’ own receiver box, and a private entrance which opens onto the home’s back courtyard.

Also located in the Courtyard Room is an antique white desk with a hardwired Internet hookup, and the wireless router that provides wireless Internet access throughout the rest of the home. A doggie door in this room leads to a 10' x 10' securely-fenced dog run, which can also open up into a 1-acre fenced (5' high) yard.

On the opposite (south) side of the house, you’ll find two more large bedrooms which share a hall bathroom. The Forest Bedroom features a large, pine 4-poster KING-sized bed and a lovely view of the forest. Next door, the Mountain Bedroom’s QUEEN-sized bed and 3 windows with perfect views of the Peaks offer a lovely retreat; an oversize stuffed reading chair is nestled below the window. The shared bathroom in the hallway features double sinks, a tub and a shower, with beautiful tile floors and knotty alder cabinets. If additional sleeping accommodations are needed, two twin-size 6" plush memory foam folding mattresses, with bedding, are stored in the Mountain Bedroom and Forest Bedroom closets. While great for kids, they are HEAVEN to sleep on and will comfortably sleep most adults as well.


For your convenience, the home offers a laundry room with a full-sized washer and dryer – the laundry room leads to the 3-car garage, with one large space left available for parking your own vehicle. Just outside the garage is plenty of parking for additional vehicles.


Of course, the best part of Flagstaff is the great outdoors! Children, pets and families will love spending time in our large, acre-sized, wrap-around fenced yard. In the evenings, watch for elk who often stroll past the property near the forest as they come for a drink at our elk watering tank located just outside our back fence. Bring your ATVs, mountain bikes or dirt bikes; we are only 2 short miles to the Cinder Hills recreation area where miles and miles of dirt track await your exploration. Or, grab a backpack, plenty of water and hike for miles through the forest as the wind whistles through the trees.


Windy View Ranch also serves as the perfect “base camp” for exploring all the wonders of northern Arizona – from skiing at Snowbowl, to discovering mystical Sedona, to taking a ride to the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell, we’re located in the center of all the action. Or, simply drive 10 short miles into the heart of downtown Flagstaff where plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment choices await your arrival.


Although Windy View Ranch is pet-friendly, if you're looking for a pet-free weekend and are traveling from the greater Phoenix area, consider sending your pet on vacation at Second Home Pet Resort (602-997-6600)! This beautiful pet resort offers a 10% discount to customers of Windy View Ranch during non-major holidays - be sure to tell them you are referred by us!

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Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About The Owner

We live in Phoenix, Arizona; our two children are grown, and we share our home with two dogs. In 2006, after having enjoyed a summer home in Sedona for 3 years, we began looking for something larger (and with cooler temperatures) in Flagstaff.

We love to travel - here is a picture of us in Santorini, Greece. We hope you experience the magic of Windy View Ranch as much as we do; you'll enjoy a feeling of peace and relaxation as you escape the stresses of everyday life and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that make Flagstaff so special...

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Canyon Country & Northeast

Flagstaff is a short 2-hour drive from Phoenix, but the temperatures are typically 25 to 35 degrees cooler, making this the perfect mountain getaway! Flagstaff is a beautiful area with mountains, forests and wildlife, yet the city is large enough to have the shopping, dining and amenities that you'd find in a larger urban environment. It's the best of both worlds!

What makes this house unique

Secluded, rural environment; miles and miles of national forest right out the back door; the most perfect, unobstructed view of the San Francisco Peaks mountain range; yet only a 10-minute drive to the grocery store. The best of ALL worlds!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you are looking for a wonderfully amazing place to rent, look no further. My family and I stayed here and I would strongly recommend it to any and all. You won't find nicer accommodations anywhere. The great room and kitchen area are spacious and allow everyone to be a part of the happenings.

The furnishings are top-notch and very comfortable. The pictures online don't do this home justice. It exceeded our expectations and imaginations!

My nephews loved running their Matchbox cars on the floors and our dog loved the fenced yard. We even enjoyed a family snowball fight one night.

There isn't anything that you'll need that Cheryl hasn't already thought of and provided to make your stay more enjoyable. The Welcome Book clearly outlines nearby attractions, restaurants, etc. You're only about 10 minutes from Flagstaff Mall and Safeway and about two hours away from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

I am already looking for a reason to rent this property again. I've NEVER rented anywhere that was nicer or better thought out than this property. Don't miss out!
Dec 2009
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Flagstaff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Courtyard bedroom en suite bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom en suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , double sinks
    Hallway bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks - shared bathroom for mtn. and forest bedrooms
    Powder room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , w/ en suite bath
    Forest Bedroom - 1 king
    Mountain Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Courtyard Bedroom (secondary master) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private entrance, en suite bath, doggie door access
  • King size beds (2) One in the Master Suite, and One in the Forest Bedroom, plus Queen size Beds (2) One in the Second Master Suite (Courtyard Bedroom), One in the Mountain Bedroom. Two twin-sized, plush 6" memory foam mattresses (suitable for children or adults) are stored in the mountain and forest bedroom closets if additional sleeping accommodations are needed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
One-Acre Fenced Yard; Backs Directly Against National Forest; Perfect, Unobstructed Views of the San Francisco Peaks; Single-Level Home; Doggie Door with Adjacent Outdoor Fenced Dog Run.


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average rating of 4.987654 based on 163 reviews

Best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and well kept. All of the rooms are spacious and my family of seven had plenty of room to relax and enjoy our visit. The home is so well set up that you can enjoy plenty of space together or enjoy one of the large four bedrooms to have time to yourself. There is a covered porch at the back of the home to enjoy the morning before the sun comes over and there is a large patio area at the front to enjoy the evenings. They provide plenty of nice patio furniture and everyone had a place to sit and relax. We did not want to leave. This was the best vacation renal ever! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that you chose Windy View Ranch for your vacation and we are thrilled that you were so pleased with the accommodations! Please come back again soon, and thank you for being our guests!
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Large spacious well equipped house with a very homely atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 3 nights at Windy View Ranch with my family. There was 5 of us in total, including 3 teenagers and the house had loads of room to give us, especially the teens there own space. The views are lovely and there is loads to do in the area. Overall a great house which I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix AZ

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

This place had everything we could have wanted. Perfect for 2 family outings as the house is split with the common area in the middle. Great for the dogs. Very safe and secure. I was also very impressed with the available amenities. The kitchen was well stocked, plenty of yard furniture and even a few toys and bowls for the dogs.

Great family memories made.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing could be a greater compliment to us than making Windy View Ranch a part of a special memory for your family. Thank you and your family (furry, and otherwise!) for spending time here, and we hope you can return again in the future!
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Comstock Park Michigan

Amazing Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Windy View Ranch! We traveled with three couples and two children and the home was well-equipped and spacious for us to spread out. We loved having coffee in the mornings on the front patio looking at the mountains. We had every convenience required for cooking and a washer and dryer. This was our home base allowing for day trips to see the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and even a ride to Hoover Dam and Las Vegas for a day! There are many hiking trails around and some good restaurants in downtown Flagstaff as well. Host was great and we had all the information we needed for an awesome stay. I highly recommend this vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying your cool summer getaway in the mountains at our home. There is so much to do and see in northern Arizona, and I'm glad you were able to enjoy both your side trips, and also relaxation time at Windy View Ranch. Please come back again!
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West Point, VA

Perfect home for some much needed R&R between excursions!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful experience at Windy Ranch. Our arrival followed several different hotel stays between Las Vegas and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, so Windy Ranch was a welcomed breath of fresh air. We had a party of 9 - 4 adults and 5 teenagers. After being cramped in hotels rooms and our rental van, we were able to spread out and just be as soon as we arrived.

The house is roomy, well furnished, and perfect overall! The homeowners have labeled everything you could think of, making it easy to find and operate anything. It was especially nice to have access to the garage door opener. We went on different day trips each of our 3 days at Windy Ranch, and each evening upon our return the skies had opened up (as it was the monsoon season). It was ideal to be able to pull into the garage and avoid the downpour.

The kitchen was great as well. It is very well stocked. In fact, I would recommend that you visit the house first before heading to the grocery store (there are several close by options). You will not need to buy as much as you most likely expect. I also loved that you could leave items that you didn't consume for those in need rather than just having to throw them out. We flew from the east coast, so lugging home unused food was not an option.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy and provide all the comforts of home. Everyone got great sleep as the area is so quiet and peaceful. However, I was fortunate enough one night to hear some noises from the wildlife. To some, this might not be exciting but hearing prairie dogs and coyotes was a highlight for me!

I would highly recommend this property to anyone staying in the Flagstaff area. The location is ideal. We went to Page, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and enjoyed Flagstaff as well. And if you don't have set plans before you arrive the homeowners have a tub of useful up-to-date information and flyers for you to use. If you haven't thought of it, they probably already have. This house can turn a good vacation into a great one! Happy travels.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you and your guests had such a wonderful experience at Windy View Ranch! You visited all my favorite destinations and it is so handy being right in the middle of all of them. And being adjacent to the forest offers many wildlife encounters such as those you mentioned; I'm glad you were able to experience some of our "forest residents"! We hope you will be able to return again in the future.
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Amazing Views and a Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The Windy View Ranch has amazing mountain views on one side and a forest of pine trees on the other. The location is spectacular and the home is beautiful. When we arrived we were delighted how spacious it is for a group of 8 adults. The furnishings are very nice and comfortable, the house is clean and well kept. The kitchen was well equipped for

gourmet cooks and there is plenty of space without bumping into each other. Our dogs loved the large fenced yard and taking long walks around the area.

We will definitely return, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you chose Windy View Ranch for your vacation - thank you for the wonderful comments and please come back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Continental Country Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Horsemen Lodge
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Snowbowl Ski Resort
Car: necessary

ATV/Dirt Bike Riding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $450

Pets? Contact owner for policy
50% of total fees due at resv, final 50% due 30 days before arrival
Security Deposit of $450+ - refundable if no damage
Tax 6.737%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.