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East of the Sun, West of the Moon Retreat; backs Kaibab National Forest

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Open floor plan: 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located on 12 acres that backs the Kaibab National forest, this gorgeous cabin is located in Parks, Arizona; which is between Flagstaff and Williams off of Interstate 40. It is the absolute perfect vacation and/or romantic get-away, for the outdoor enthusiast, high altitude trainer, artist/writer, family gathering, or just plain rest. Come relax and recharge! It is only 3 miles off OLD ROUTE 66!

It is very quiet and private with FULL panoramic views of the Peaks Or better known as, Mt Humprey's.

It is very private and quiet, and has a FULL panoramic view of The Peaks (San Francisco Peaks, or sometimes referred to as Humphreys Peaks), and other surrounding mountains and hills. The Kaibab national forest is 1.4 million acres and accessible right out the door. This allows for endless trails for hiking/walking, running, or perhaps also enjoy biking, and horseback riding. In the winter, sledding, snowmobiling and cross-country ski right out the door! This is a great home base for excursions to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff and Williams, all the outlying areas.

It is located one hour from the Grand Canyon, 25 min. to Flagstaff, about 50 min. to downtown Sedona (35 minutes. to top of Oak Creek where West Fork hiking trail is located). Only 20 minutes to the town of Williams, where you can catch the train to the Grand Canyon or for the Polar Express (winter season)!

It is the perfect family with an open floor plan. It is great for two or three couples with a couple of kiddos. If you have more people, consider renting our Guesthouse too, VRBO 840085 that is perfect for another couple.

The house is cleaned with a CHEMICAL FREE cleaning NORWEX products. http://louisacurley.norwex.biz/....This is a NON SMOKING home; however, there is a designated smoking area. Certain times of the year, there is NO smoking on the premises due to extreme fire danger. One would have to smoke in their car. Please inquire.

You will feel rested and recharged after staying here! There are mountain views from every window including the master shower, and plenty of windows and natural light.

The floor plan in the house is open - a large kitchen with a six-person farm table. We also have a card table with four chairs. It is very bright and sunny. Yes, we have internet and satellite TV!

The min age of age to rent the property is 25-years old.

Max. occupancy is eight; however, inquire for more. If you are looking for more space, inquire about my guesthouse availability (VRBO 840085) or my neighbor's VRBO house, for Large Family get togethers!

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 .

The sunroom has a queen hide a bed with memory foam. We also have a full size futon. We have privacy screens to create a separate space in the sunroom. We also have two cots and sleeping bags are available for the kiddos.

We also have a pack-n-play and a high chair. The master closet is often used as a bedroom for a baby.

Well-behaved dogs and horses by permission only; extra charge. Extra charge and deposit required. We have a small fenced yard.

Dogs are $50/Dogs are not allowed on furniture. Evidence of so will result in extra cleaning fee or loss of deposit. Dogs are never to be left alone in the house. Evidence of so will result in extra cleaning fee. I do require purchase of property damage insurance also for pets. ($59)

2100. sq. ft. house @ an altitude of 7,300. ft. Built 2005.

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!

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, spices etc.

The laundry room is available for stays 7 days or more only.

This is an 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, please inquire.

There is a guesthouse next door, which may or may not be occupied. See VRBO 840085.

ARIZONA SNOWBOWL - ONE OF THE OLDEST, CONTINUALLY RUN SKI AREAS IN THE U.S.

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

Nearest Lake is Scholtz Lake which is under 10 miles. Dogtown lake is 26.3 miles.

More Details

Owner
louisa curley
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About louisa curley

We purchased the land and built the house ... all the wood was milled on site. It is a true piece of craftsmanship.

louisa curley purchased this house in 2003

Why louisa curley chose Parks

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!

What makes this house unique

The best part about East of the Sun, 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, or hike right off the property.

If you have a portable stall, you may bring your horse!

Guestbook comments from the owner

LOVE this place!! You will never want to leave. It's the perfect place to stay if you want to explore Arizona because you are literally in between all the action. Louisa goes above and beyond for all the guests. She is the perfect host! The place is spacious with beautiful decor. The views are beautiful-especially at night. I's super cozy and comfortable and the perfect getaway, anniversary, or any special occasion. We'll definitely be back in the near future.
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Parks

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Master bedroom has a spacious (two people) antique claw-foot bath tub and two-head shower. One common full bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 large double bed , sunroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , king or two twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • 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. We also have a full size hide-a- bed with a air mattress for extra comfort. There extra air mattresses for the cots for the kids and sleeping bags. The walk in closet in the master can be used for a extra bedroom for a baby with a pack-n-play.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
We also have a pak n play! High chair too.

Reviews

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East of the Sun, West of the Moon Retreat; backs Kaibab National Forest
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 112 reviews
5

Excellent vacation place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and very peaceful place to recharge, owner is VERY RESPONSIVE.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, pictures don’t do it justice, had everything that we needed and had a wonderful time.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, perfect location, clean

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at this property. Highly recommend it! We were in driving distance to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona (Slide Rock), and Williams. Perfect location to experience what Arizona has to offer. We enjoyed seeing elk, deer, bunnies, birds and other wildlife right outside our windows. Louisa was helpful and responded to us when we needed anything. The place was clean and inviting. We will definitely be staying here again in the future when we return to AZ.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was a little more expensive than we wanted, but 100% worth it.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the weekend of our wedding. The house is spectacular, the view incredible and lended itself well to great ‘getting ready’ pictures before the wedding. The kitchen is fully stocked, though we didn’t really use it. We would highly recommend it to anyone staying the Flagstaff area.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wide open prairie views, with many large widows to enjoy nature; comfortable, clean, feels like home

  • 5 of 5

The views are amazing. The house was open, bright and comfortable. There are several open seating areas inside the house that offer views to the North, South and east, and they would allow larger groups some separation.

Wild birds feed hungrily at the feeders and are not disturbed by your presence on the decks. Elk and antelope frequent the grassy plains near and far. Cattle wander The kitchen is well stocked with spices and decent cookware. There are hiking trails, but I suggest the one around the hill behind the house, it is more shaded and offers more differing views, the other is very long and wide open.

This is a peaceful place, away from the hustle and bustle and commercialisation of bigger cities. I highly recommend it for people who need a detox from everyday life.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house with great location!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay while vacationing. Louisa was very attentive to our needs and very prompt in her response to my questions. The house was great with all that we needed. We did not cook, but we could have made just about anything, with all the spices, condiments and appliances that are there. All the linens, towels, pillows, throws that you need. You could go in the master closet, and choose any type of pillow you wanted. The deck is super and the views are spectacular. There is a fenced area off of the deck, if you bring your pet. Easy access to Grand Canyon and Sedona. Overall great experience and would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19.5 Miles
Flagstaff, Arizona
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Harley Davidson Roadhose
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Elephant Rock Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Williams, Arizona
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Harley Davidson Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
30.34 Miles
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.

Nearest lake under 10 miles

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Parks

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
thanksgiving
18 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$418
 
 
polar express
27 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$398
 
 
christmas/new years
14 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$438
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$363
From
AU$390
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$79.53
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$404.4
cleaning fee AU$168.5 + Tax

DEPOSIT ALTERNATIVE, if you would prefer to pay a larger deposit instead of paying insurance, contact owner. This is a non smoking house and a water conservation home. No guarantee of reservation until contract and rental funds received. Conditional refundable deposit varies from $300-$1,000. inquire please. Property damage insurance is required if I you have dogs.

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

Please inquire to review pet contract before booking with dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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