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Windy View Ranch: Amazing mountain views, backs forest, 160+ 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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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 Flagstaff

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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Windy View Ranch: Amazing mountain views, backs forest, 160+ 5-star reviews!
average rating of 4.988166 based on 170 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: June 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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Beautiful relaxing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We found the home to be very roomy for 3 couples and a child - very nice layout for bedrooms and lots of comfortable furniture in the open, picture-perfect family room. We used the large dining table for fun games and found everything we needed in the kitchen for evening meals. Our dogs loved running in the wide backyard in the crisp, but no snow weather! The location is easy to reach from Flagstaff and a quiet retreat with amazing sunrises to enjoy. The owner gives LOTS of instructions and leaves checklists, so you have no questions about where everything is or what to expect. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being our guests, and for the ultimate compliment of saying you will return again! Please do come back again with your family and pets very soon!
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Mars PA 16046

Spacious very clean house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay. Close to my great outdoor activities.We have stayed in many rentals. This one was notably cleaner than many in which we have stayed. All instructions for the house were very clear, and user friendly. The pictures of the house don’t really do justice to the interior. Main living area bigger than we expected.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for the great feedback about the cleanliness and spaciousness of the home; we were delighted to have you as our guests!
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Phoenix. AZ

Our second year celebrating an early Christmas at Windy View Ranch!

  • 5 of 5

It was once again a wonderful family holiday celebration! This home is perfectly appointed and has such a wonderful open concept- family room, kitchen, dining room! With the oversized windows with an outstanding view of the mountains and ponderosa pine forest, this home is one of our favorite VRBO tentals!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It’s always such an honor to host repeat guests - thank you for once again celebrating the holidays with us, and we hope to see you again next year!
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Spacious Relaxing Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our 3 small children really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of space, we’ll laid out with bedrooms on each side of the house. It was a great property for our family as we took the kids to both the Polar Express and North Pole Experience.

The property is a few miles north of Flagstaff, so it was important to plan regarding groceries, etc. Very peaceful and relaxing area with view of the mountains.

Would recommend this house and the owners responded quickly to our questions.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for spending your winter getaway at Windy View Ranch, and I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed all those fabulous holiday attractions while in northern Arizona! Hope to have you back again as our guests in the future.
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Get way to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Windy View Ranch! The views were amazing, the location is great,and it was very clean and comfortable. Perfect central location to get to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Page and other attractions and with easy access to downtown Flagstaff. It was our first experience using Home Away and was such a positive one , I doubt we ever use hotels again! Thanks Cheryl, you have a beautiful home and the whole process was so easy!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Converting you to a vacation-rental traveler rather than a hotel guest in the future is the ultimate compliment! Thanks for your lovely comments and we would love to have you return!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Continental Country Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
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Nearest Ski
20 Miles
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Car: necessary

ATV/Dirt Bike Riding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Pet Fee $75
Hskpg Fee $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

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.

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