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Green Vacation Rental with Stunning Views of San Francisco P

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4-5 bedroom, 3 bathroom bordering national forest with stunning mountain views

Experience living in a sustainable house on 5 acres, in a custom home (built in 2010) designed to use natural lighting, heating and cooling, solar electricity, and water harvesting. Winter heating is passive solar supplemented with wood stoves (one on each floor, firewood provided). Homestead with greenhouse (produce as available); owner-builder happy to discuss ideas for your own home.

Peaceful rural location 12 miles northeast of downtown Flagstaff, at the end of a cul-de-sac, bordering thousands of acres of national forest, for hiking, biking, horseback riding etc. Outdoor patio with Weber barbeque and chiminea. Hardwood and tile floors throughout. Wifi, flat-screen for Netflix (no TV). Plenty of off-road parking. Pets and children welcome, with enclosed back yard (1/8 acre).

Four bedrooms (sleep 8) plus children's loft with two additional twin beds (sleeps 2). First floor has a king bedroom, bathroom with shower, and very large open-plan living room/kitchen/dining area (great for large groups), with fully equipped kitchen, wifi, and TV screen for Netflix. Second floor has a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, two queen bedrooms with a shared jack-and-jill bathroom, and a children's loft, accessed by a spiral staircase, with two twin beds (68" ceiling). All three second-floor bedrooms have balconies with stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks Sunset Crater, Mt. Elden, and the national forest. Second floor has an additional living room, with wifi, and TV screen for Netflix.

Watch the sunset and moonset over the San Francisco peaks. Dark night skies make viewing of the Milky Way a nightly event. Wildlife include deer and elk, prairie dogs, coyotes, birds (including occasional bald eagles).

More Details

Alison and Tom
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Alison and Tom

Tom is an organic farmer and soil scientist, and Alison is an acupuncturist and biologist. They share a passion for sustainable living, and enjoy the homesteading life-style. They previously lived in Tucson and England, and have been in Flagstaff for the past 11 years.

Alison and Tom purchased this house in 2007

Why Alison and Tom chose Canyon Country & Northeast

We chose this property because of it's beautiful location - bordering on thousands of acres of National Forest, with outstanding views of the San Francisco Peaks. It is also a short drive to Flagstaff, with all its cultural events, restaurants, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

They left everything beautiful, were easy to deal with and were highly appreciative. Somehow we accidentally gave them a 1-star rating instead of a 5-star rating - huge apologies. We'd welcome them back anytime.
May 2017
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Flagstaff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • One bathroom is part of the master bedroom on the second floor, one is a jack-and-jill bathroom between the two queen bedrooms on the second floor (with access from the main living area). An additional bathroom is on the ground floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

Green Vacation Rental with Stunning Views of San Francisco P
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Excellent place for a family get together - very large great room

  • 5 of 5

Big family / great room excellent for family get togethers - we had 13 for dinner and the large butter block table for us all! Good fire pit area in the back with plenty of fire wood. A little rustic, but part helped to give he house character. No isses ; ) We had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat !

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast staying here. It so quiet, so comfortable with absolutely everything you need and more. The owners are just awesome!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherwood, OR

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay in Flagstaff. The kids and I were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the home and surroundings were. We were close enough to town to visit the college, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon. The evening thunderstorms were beautiful, and the stars were amazing as well. We were not around much, but when we were we enjoyed hiking the trails behind the house. A return is definitely in our future.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, Colorado

Lovely, quiet retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this lovely place for 6 wonderful nights. The home is exactly as advertised. It sits about 10 minutes outside of downtown Flagstaff in a very quiet area. The stars at night were phenomenal. The rooms were comfortable. The loft isn't for tall people though! It was nice being able to cook a few meals instead of always going out to eat. We didn't spend too much time there during the day as we were out visiting the sites; Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, Lowell. Observatory, Sunset Crater, Wutapki National Monument, and even Sedona. There are still things ewe didn't get to visit, next time I guess! Tom was very friendly, he even offered us fresh eggs and produce!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale AZ

Spectacular sunsets, the sun is cradled in the SF Peaks!

  • 5 of 5

This relaxing retreat, a short drive from downtown, is a work of love that will bring a smile to your face and a sense of adventure to you and your family. Tom and Alison are great to deal with, quiet, welcoming and very low key.

The home is nestled between the edge of a small community and a national forest delivering hiking and adventure for those who are so inclined.

We took a day trip to the Grand Canyon, Bearizona, sunset crater volcano national monument and Wupatki National Monument, all were fun for the family.

I hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did. If you choose to stay, go say hi to Tom in the garden, he won’t bother you… but if you go talk to him you will profit from his easy demeanor and open spirit.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Car: necessary

Superb walks in the national forest bordering the property, and also into Lockett Meadows and the Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks. Just a few minutes drive to Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater and Walnut Canyon. About a 1-hour drive to the south rim of the Grand Canyon and also to Sedona.


Rates & Availability

Flagstaff House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $299

Refundable $200 deposit (for damage or excess cleaning) will be returned within a week of departure, all being well with the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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