The Best, #1 Guest-Rated Home using "Guest Rating" sort w/ 71, 5-Star Reviews!
Todd Cislo, Owner/Operator
About Todd Cislo, Owner/Operator
38-year Flagstaff residents who have traveled extensively utilizing vacation rentals for the past 20 years has given Todd & Stacey acute insights into what makes for an awesome vacation home rental experience. Originally coming to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University and consequently immersing themselves in the great outdoors of Northern Arizona, the couple has extensive local knowledge of all things Northern Arizona and these great outdoors. Avid skiers, mountain runners, ski mountaineers and hikers, there are very few stones left untouched by the owners. Additionally, the owners enjoy the extensive activities, festivals and gastronomical choices of town on a regular basis, insuring recommendations specifically suited to your preferences and needs.
Todd Cislo, Owner/Operator purchased this House in 2014
Why Todd Cislo, Owner/Operator chose Swiss Manor
It's all about location, location, location. Matterhorn Place is centrally located with mountains right out the front door. Hike, bike, run, appreciate nature, and cross-country ski when conditions allow- all just a few short steps away. The open, inviting, expansive floor plan featuring a recent remodel will encourage quality family time. Cleanliness, cleanliness, cleanliness is of the utmost importance to the owners. Easy access to all things Flagstaff, downtown and Northern Arizona without all the traffic issues and noise will surely allow even the most diverse family complete flexibility and ease . Views out the front windows will leave most every guests mesmerized by the ever-changing weather and seasons of Mt. Elden. And, the expansive deck and Flagstone patio areas will be the center of all your entertaining, outdoors. The bunk house will become a favorite of the kids, both young and old, and the kitchen/family room area- able to accommodate 10 persons easily- will be where much of the quality "family" time will happen. After your travels all around the wonderful, scenic landscapes of Northern Arizona experiencing why this region is considered one of the best there is, Matterhorn Place will become the peaceful retreat you're family will look forward to that will make your holiday as special as it can be.
What makes this House unique
Location. An Inviting, expansive floor plan. Cleanliness. Mountains. You'll immediately feel right at home after arriving without hassle to Matterhorn Place, ready to start a most-memorable vacation from below the beautiful flanks of impressive Mt. Elden. Exceptionally peaceful views- right out the front windows. Close trail access- just right up the cul de sac and you're in the woods, 200 yards away! Comfortable beds. An expansive deck area with a Flagstone patio below that just begs chilling out. A family bunk house basement constantly being further populated with all the games and distractions needed for those times you'll spend relaxing on site. Organic seasonal veggies are grown on-site for your gastronomic enjoyment. Your extensively remodeled headquarters offer everything a top-notch vacation rental can.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Family Vacation!
Our family of 10 people (4 generations) from age 1to 76 had a great time in this vacation home. This house had all the necessities were in this house and made our stay here so comfortable after our long days exploring. Todd made great recommendations to us for places to eat. Had a wonderful time making s'mores with the firepit! We enjoyed hiking the trails right across from the house. Definitely would rent this home again!
What a wonderful 4-generation crew! And, I am so glad you took full advantage of all the home, and all the surrounding sites/attractions, had to offer. And, Thank You for taking such great care of our home. Much appreciated. It was our pleasure to host your home away from home. Please come back, anytime. All the best.
The great reviews are spot-on.... Matterhorn Place was just right for us!
My San Diego family just returned from our weeklong spring break vacation in Flagstaff, and what adventures we had! Flagstaff has SO much to do nearby, highlights for us were snowboarding at Snowbowl, Grand Canyon hiking, visiting Grand Falls, and renting a Jeep in Sedona. This time of year had perfect conditions for all of these.
Matterhorn Place was so comfortable, it truly felt like being at home. Todd, the owner, works hard to make sure there are lots of thoughtful touches, like soap/shampoo/toothbrushes/floss if you forget them, and coffee/tea, and spices/condiments, and dish soap, and local guides/maps... I can't name everything. Many vacation rentals are lacking in these areas, and you figure out what you need to shop for when you get there, but Matterhorn Place really does feel like you already live there. It's nicely decorated and furnished, much more like a home than many rentals.
The other great part about Matterhorn Place is Todd himself. He lives next door and meets you upon arrival for a quick welcome. Some renters might feel awkward being neighbors with the owner (if you are bringing the bros for a raging party weekend, this is not the rental for you), but we found it reassuring. We knew if we had issues during the week (we did not), we wouldn't have deal with strangers and handymen (this has happened to us at other rentals). As a longtime local, Todd gave us super-useful advice about timing our trips to Grand Canyon, Snowbowl, and Grand Falls, and even offered great driving strategeies for beating the crowds at GCNP (use the less popular east entrance and work west), and enjoying a more peaceful arrival in Sedona (entering from the south and watch the scenery build, rather than pop out of Oak Creek Canyon into a shopping district). The rest of the week, Todd was unobtrusive and respected our privacy.
The only negative did not detract from our enjoyment, but might matter to renters choosing their Flagstaff home. If you plan to watch movies or a game, the TV watching in the main living area isn't great. The TV is small and there is only one sofa and a wood rocking chair, so more than 4 people can't get comfy. There is a much nicer, larger TV downstairs, with a large sectional sofa that would probably fit 6-8, and you can pull more chairs around. But this room is kind of a basement, it's was chilly in March and we needed to pre-heat it with a space heater.
Overall we loved Matterhorn Place and heartily recommend it!
Thank You Garrett for your thoughts.
We are so happy the local knowledge was helpful and Matterhorn Place provided you with all that was needed for your time in Flagstaff and surrounding areas.
We also value your appreciation of us being close at hand. We KNOW it affords our guests the best possible experience for their money. Like you, they have told us exactly that! We make it a point to be available/ in contact only to answer any questions or to respond to anything that needs attending. We are adamant not to infringe on our guests time at Matterhorn Place. We are here simply to assure a seamless vacation experience.
The TV in the family room isn't huge and the seating is a bit limited, but the space itself is not able to accommodate more without it feeling crowded. Believe me we have tried! But, many guests have told us they enjoyed its close proximity to the kitchen and breakfast nook (an additional 5 seats), which every family can agree is the space where all things "family" take place. Many guests have mentioned they use that TV for their Apple content/music or background ambiance while chilling with the fam.
Yes, the complete, comfortable "entertainment" is in the basement bunkhouse. While we are aware of it being cool down there in March (which can be a great thing in summer), please be assured in our ongoing effort to make the house as great as it can be, we will be installing several high efficiency local heaters before next winter. This newest upgrade will surely make that space as comfortable as it can be during the cooler months.
Thank You for your feedback. Please know we continue to strive to be the "top guest-rated" property out of over 900 available in Flagstaff.
We look forward to your return. Thank You.
Great house and great location for our trip to the Grand Canyon & Sedona.
We had a great time at the house! I brought our family of 6 (4 teenage daughters) to Flagtstaff for a spring break vacation. Todd was super helpful and his house seemed to come with everything you might need during a 5 day stay. Easy to see why he has such great reviews! If you’re planing a trip to Flagstaff then this is a perfect house for you!
What a great family! And Thank You for taking such considerate care of our home. I am happy the house lived up to expectations and and that my suggestions were helpful in making your stay, perfect. Please come back and see us anytime.
very nice and accommodation awesome
The home and the accommodations were great and the
The home was as advertised and the host was awesome with suggestions of things to do and places to eat
Excellent! All the best.
Everything was clean and the small details were thought of! Plus, Todd took care of clearing the snow from our driveway for us!!
Thank You Sarah for being such distinguished guests. We really appreciate when folks recognize how clean and well kept the property, is. We go out of our way to offer the best in a vacation rental experience and am glad you experienced such, at Matterhorn Place. We look forward to your return, anytime.
It's all about location, location, location. Swiss Manor neighborhood and specifically Matterhorn Place allows easy access and enjoyment of all of Flagstaff, and the surrounding natural beauty of Northern Arizona, like few other areas of town can. Being perched upon the flanks of MT. Elden provides immediate access/ viewing of all things "mountain". "Mountain Watching" from the couch or hanging on the front porch may become a favorite pastime. And the huge deck and backyard area will allow for endless fun and "chill" time- an important aspect of any fulfilling holiday. Hiking, running, mountain biking, and skiing, etc., in the forests of Northern Arizona are world-renowned, attracting Olympic and world-caliber athletes from all corners of the world. Northern Arizona University injects Flagstaff with all things "University", from first-class facilities to activities and entertainment only a vibrant student population can attract. The centrality of the Matterhorn Place allows for all this to be enjoyed easily without getting caught up in all the traffic and noise that can be so prevalent in other parts of town. Matterhorn Place is a peaceful escape after experiencing all Northern Arizona has to offer.
Highways to everywhere are 2 miles
Golf is only 3 miles away
Downtown is only 4 miles away
Award-winning local restaurants are minutes away
Public Natatorium is 2 miles away
Skiing is 30 minutes away featuring no in-town traffic congestion to waste precious time on the slopes
Flagstaff area attractions include Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest, and National Forests. Other places of note include the star-gazing at Lowell Observatory, Route 66, Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona, and Northern Arizona State University, One hour to the red rocks of Sedona, the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the Hopi and Navajo Reservations, the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Montezuma Castle, and Montezuma Well. Two Hours to funky Jerome, Monument Valley, Canyon DE Chelley, Glen Canyon Dam and beautiful Lake Powell.
Flagstaff also offers an extensive Music and Festival schedule in addition to the many Micro-brew pubs, award-winning dining and regionally-specific museums.
If you want to see cowboys and dance some country swing, the historic Museum club is just down the road.
If you prefer gambling, several Indian casinos are in close proximity to Flagstaff.
All-in-all, Matterhorn Place and it's central location will help make for the most memorable vacation you could expect.