A MAGICAL PLACE TO STAY FOR VISITING THE GRAND CANYON AND MUCH MORE!

Rob Dutton

Speaks english, un poco de Espanol
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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A MAGICAL PLACE TO STAY FOR VISITING THE GRAND CANYON AND MUCH MORE!

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3 Bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Mountain Getaway with spectacular views

The Mountain Star is located in the heart of the Coconino National Forest along the San Francisco Peaks scenic corridor between the mountain town of Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. This spectacular and convenient location sets The Mountain Star apart from Williams and other rural locations. It can be rented for as little as 2 days, but is ideal for longer stays.

The Mountain Star is less than one hour’s drive from the Grand Canyon’s main entrance, and if you don’t want to drive yourself, a local tour company van will pick you up directly from this property. So enjoy the Grand Canyon and then leave the heat and crowds behind to enjoy your very own mountain retreat!

The Mountain Star, located at an elevation of 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) on 5 beautiful acres and backed by National Forest land, offers breath-taking natural beauty, expansive views, direct and easy access to nature, boundless outdoor activities (nature walks and hikes, biking, climbing, etc.) and a spectacular night sky. It is a sanctuary for inspiration, relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation, as well as being perfectly situated for outdoor fun and adventure. Its spacious, 2nd-story wrap-around deck with picnic table, chairs and chiminea (outdoor fireplace) provides for unparalleled enjoyment of the mountain air and scenery.

Experience seeing the sun breach the horizon every morning and evening, moon rises and moon-sets too. When is the last time you let a mountain breeze, the expansive play of earth light and shadow, nature’s panorama and the rich senses of the moment guide your day of thoughts and activity? The Mountain Star offers this to you and your loved ones on a daily basis.

The Mountain Star is completely wind and sun powered (with an automatic propane generator backup system). During the warmer months, the home is 'air conditioned' with refreshing mountain air using the operable windows that are in every room of the house, ceiling fans throughout and the operable window blinds throughout...and nights are always refreshingly cool in the warmest of summertime. During the colder months, the Mountain Star stays warm with 3 radiant heaters, a gas 'fire place' and a very efficient, living room pellet stove.

All outdoor photographs on this site were taken directly from the living room or leisure deck of The Mountain Star.

In addition to all the usual, full home amenities, this resort home offers:

• Spacious, 2nd-story wrap-around deck with picnic table, chairs and chiminea (outdoor fireplace)

• Over one acre of fenced “backyard”

• Pet friendly (See rental agrrement)

• Children welcome

• Large outdoor campfire pit stocked with wood

• Music and exercise fun loft equipped with a full drum set, congas and an acoustic guitar! Also: an elliptical trainer and dumbbells.

• Spectacular star and moon viewing

• Living room pellet stove

• Outdoor Horseshoes game

• Whole house audio system including the outside deck

• Easy hookup of your smart phone or ipod to the home’s central sound system

• Satellite Radio

• Well-stocked DVD library

• Craft and hobby room

• Remote controlled living room skylight

• Large flat screen tv with Kinect Xbox 360. •

• A book library including Spiritual, Self-help, Poetry and Daily Inspirational readings, as well as fiction, local hiking and wildlife guides.

• A remote-controlled “Mountain Master” bedroom fireplace

• A large soaking tub with National Forest view

• Board games and inspirational card decks

• Yoga Mats

• Mountain drinking water

• Incense

• Coffee, Teas.

• Well-equipped kitchen and pantry

• Mountain days and nights!

Some local attractions (approximate drive times)

• Grand Canyon - 1 Hour

• Flagstaff – 25 minutes

• Arizona Snowbowl - 20 Minutes (scenic sky rides and access to high mountain trails)

• Bearizona - 45 Minutes

• Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course - 30 Minutes

• Lake Mary - 45 Minutes

• Lava River Cave - 15 minutes

• Walnut Canyon National Monument - 45 Minutes

• Oak Creek Canyon - 45 Minutes

• Wupatki National Monument - 45 Minutes

• Sedona - 1 Hour

• Meteor Crater - 1 Hour

• Sunset Crater National Monument - 1 Hour

• Monument Valley - 3 Hours

• Vertical Relief Rock Climbing - 25 minutes

• Lake Powell – 2.5 hours

• Red Mountain – 10 minutes

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have, including such things as packing tips, activity ideas, planning help, etc. I will share my phone number via email. I am happy to provide you website links that describe the attractions listed above. Also, I can provide you with recommended website links for the following:

• Grand Canyon tours and hiking excursions

• Mountain bike rental and guided tours (very nearby)

• Wedding and honeymoon planning

• Local Yoga lessons/classes

• Hiking in Northern Arizona

• Scenic Drives in Northern Arizona

I have lived in the Flagstaff area for over 25 years and know the area well. I warmheartedly invite you to experience the joy, convenience and inspiration of The Mountain Star Resort!

*** Responsible and loving adults only…with or without their children :) ***

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Rob Dutton

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, un poco de Espanol

Hi, my name is 'Flagstaff' Rob Dutton. I am a photographer and musician formerly masquerading as a computer system's analyst. I enjoy meeting people from around the world and have always been an internationalist by nature and upbringing. I am enthusiastic about life and wholeheartedly believe that nature and natural beauty nurture the soul and aid creative and spiritual growth. My enthusiasm for life is directly fueled by my vision and creation of “The Mountain Star”. I designed her and completed construction in 2009. I enlisted a true craftsman to help me build. 'Inspired living' was my guiding principle for the location and design. She was built with lots of love and perseverance, and it excites me to share with others what “The Mountain Star” has to offer.

The Mountain Star sits in a rare and amazing location. It has the beauty and openness of a remote mountain location yet is only 20 miles from the key regional center and resort town of Flagstaff. It is easily accessed via a well-maintained and beautiful, undivided 2-lane highway (AZ 180) that exists almost exclusively to provide thoroughfare to the Grand Canyon. The Mountain Star’s five acres are part of an area known as Kendrick Park, a 180-acre private land “island” in the middle of the Coconino National Forest (the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in North America). The home itself is directly backed by the national forest.

I believe this home offers the most beautiful and panoramic views available in Northern Arizona. The home’s extensive windowing was designed specifically for the views. The home directly faces the beautiful San Francisco Peaks to the south, Kendrick Mountain to the west, Saddle Mountain to the east and forested hills to the north. Though easily accessed, it is completely ”off-the-grid” and is powered by the sun and the wind. At 2,438 meters (8,000 feet) of elevation, the night sky is glorious.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
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5

Amazing rental near Grand Canyon

  • 5 of 5
Mountain Star has so much to offer for those seeking to experience not only the Grand Canyon, but the diversity of Arizona itself. While only a short driving distance from Flagstaff and Sedona, Mountain Star is located beyond the commotion of city life. Surrounded by outstanding mountain views, and the opportunity to see a magnificent night sky, Mountain Star truly was the heart of our trip. We enjoyed: cooking meals in the kitchen while taking in that incredible view of Humphrey's Peak, roasting marshmallows outside under the stars by a warm fire, playing card games on a rainy day, and watching movies. When we ventured out, our destinations were all within driving distance, and always provided for great scenic drives. The owner, Rob, provides extensive recommendations for activities to fill your days. He has placed much effort and love into this rental, so that we did in fact feel at home during our stay. I highly recommend this rental and I am grateful to have experienced it myself!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
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Grand Canyon Arizona
5

A beautiful property in an idyllic setting.

  • 5 of 5
The home and amenities were unique and beautiful. Rob is an amazing host. He has created a tranquil space that is perfect after a log day of hiking or instead of a long day of hiking. Book a week. Nothing else compares after a couple of days here.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
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Grand Canyon Arizona
5

You won't want to leave

You won't want to leave
  • 5 of 5
Pleasantly nestled in the Coconino National Forest, this “off the grid” cabin has a fabulous view of the San Francisco Peaks. All the amenities you can expect are here, and more. We loved the personalized welcoming board, and Champagne. The cabin is filled with Rob’s beautiful photography, and personalized touch. There is a fire pit ready for that late evening family gathering; where you can watch the elk appear at dusk. Just out the back gate; you can wander into the national forest.
We picked this location because of the convenient placement between Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon. Rob gave us advice on some great trails, and an off the beaten path location within the Grand Canyon.
We didn’t want to leave, and plan on coming back for a longer stay. If you want to have that home away from home feel, away from a tourist camps, this is the place.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
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Grand Canyon Arizona
5

Awesome vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5
There is absolutely NOTHING negative about this rental! From the time we decided on renting and the responses I got from Rob we knew we had selected the right house. He has put so much thought into every detail of his house and there was not one thing that we ever needed while we were there! We traveled with our 4 daughters, ages 16 down to 3 and they LOVED it! Even made sure we were stocked with S'mores ingredients! I was a little worried with the no local TV but with the library of movies our girls watched some great movies like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and of course Forrest Gump. During our stay we visited Bearizona, and also did the Grand Canyon Railway. Both of those I highly recommend too. I would definitely recommend this rental. It is a little slice of heaven here on Earth.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Grand Canyon Arizona
5

Best location by the Grand Canyon!

  • 5 of 5
Cabin was at a great location by the Grand Canyon, well maintained and completely furnished all the way to butter in the fridge and s'more components ready for us! Highly recommend and will be staying again.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
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Grand Canyon Arizona
5

Best part of our trip

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely fantastic, magical place. Staying at the Mountain Star was the highlight of our recent vacation. The property is stunning, and Rob was a delight. So organized and the cabin is so cozy, clean and well-equipped for enjoyment. We came to see the Grand Canyon but were torn because we really just wanted to stay in and spend time at this great place. We've been talking about the Mountain Star a lot since we left and are definitely planning on returning, Highly highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Flagstaff Train Station
Car: recommended
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Photos

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Grand Canyon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day Weekend 2014
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Xmax/New Years 2014-15
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
July 4th Weekend 2015
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Xmas/New Years 2015-16
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.7%
Notes I have a 2-night minimum. My rate drops to $225 for 7 or more nights. There is a $25 charge per person per day for over 6 guests provided that the larger party size has been approved. There is a $15 charge/day for approved pets(s) (see rental agreement). My monthly rate (28 day min) is $6,000.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Grand Canyon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Sunset Master - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Mountain Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large tub, Italian tile surround, with forest viewing window
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Sunset Master - 1 queen , Separate entry door and deck. Full, attached bathroom.
    The Mountain Master - 1 king , large soaking tub, remote controlled gas fireplace
    The Peak Room - 2 double , Third-floor cozy. Accessed via a loft ladder.
  • All bedrooms include ceiling fans. The Mountain Master and Sunset Master are connected to the home's central music sound system and have independent volume controls.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
Notes:
Please see property overview for a richer list of amenities and other area attractions and provisions. More than 6 guests will be considered on a case by case basis and if accepted does require extra fee payment.
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