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East of the Sun, West of the Moon: Panoramic Mountain Views

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Parks House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

East of the Sun/West of the Moon is located in Parks, Arizona which is between Flagstaff and Williams off of Interstate 40.( 4 miles off) 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 and relaxation. It is only 3 miles off OLD ROUTE 66!

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. It is located on 12 acres, of prairie flat land, that backs/or is adjacent to the Kaibab National Forest (1.4 million acres).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 your 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 a perfect house for two-three couples, with a couple of kids, but please inquire. The main house has 2,100 sq. ft.; a very large open floor plan, and a large antique wood burning stove for heating. The house was custom built, all the wood in the house was hand-milled on site; white oak floor throughout the house.

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! 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 OR two twins.

The sunroom has a queen hide a bed with air mattress for extra comfort. We also have a full size hide-a-bed with a air mattress. We have privacy screens to create a separate space in the sunroom. 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 fenced kennel.

Dogs are $25 per night, per dog. 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.


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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

louisa curley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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October 20, 2016

About louisa curley

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 Arizona

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 this place 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, 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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East of the Sun, West of the Moon: Panoramic Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9577465 based on 73 reviews

Light, bright and open home with gorgeous views and nearby hikes

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at East of the Sun for Labor Day weekend to escape the Phoenix heat, and it was just what we needed! The setting is beautiful and the house is light, bright and open with plenty of space to move around in the living areas. Everything is very clean and well-stocked, and Louisa made sure to check in with us upon arrival to give us some local tips. We especially enjoyed walking through the prairie on the trail she told us about - so beautiful!

She does have a lot of house rules, the biggest being to restrict water usage. But ultimately it didn't end up being as big a deal as we thought it might. We brought in lots of our own water for drinking and just took really short showers and didn't ever leave water running to wash dishes or brush teeth.

The one thing that was just a little disappointing for us is that the second bedroom is teeny tiny and stuffy while the master is enormous and beautiful with vaulted ceilings and french doors opening to a private patio. When traveling with two couples who are sharing the cost evenly, we clearly had very different accommodations.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obviously this guest did not read my description or look at the photos before renting with her friends. . It clearly states and shows in photos there is a large master bedroom, the second bedroom is not "tiny", it has a king size bed and dresser, plus a pocket door to the adjacent bedroom to create a private quarter. In the seven years of hosting vacation rentals, this is the first time I have every heard anybody mention this about the bedroom. In terms of water conservation there is a common perception that it is stringent, but in reality most find it is very doable.
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What a special place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to the Flagstaff area from Tucson to enjoy cool weather, and we wanted to be out in the countryside rather than in town. This was the perfect spot to take in the beauty of Northern Arizona. The San Francisco peaks were framed in the living room's high picture windows and glorious mountain and meadow views filled all the rooms. The covered porch was perfect for relaxing with a libation while enjoying the sunset. Kitchen and dining areas were fully stocked with many spices and utensils, a nice selection of cookware and a lovely dining table (with great views once again!). The bathrooms were immaculate and the king size bed in the master bedroom was one of the most comfortable we've enjoyed in a rental. The weather was pleasant so we didn't need the wood-burning stove, but it would be fun to use in the winter. Although somewhat remote, the ranch is in easy driving distance of the Grand Canyon and other area attractions. All in all, it was the ideal get-away!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. Clean and beautiful. The air was brisk at night and the days were stunning, along with the stars at night. Highly recommend this for a group getaway or a romantic weekend. We have two pugs who loved the enclosed outdoor space as well.

This home has everything you need to enjoy a home away from home, we'll be back soon.

Can't wait to see what it looks like in the winter!

Jim R.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with lovely scenery!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful home and such warm hospitality from our hostess, Louisa.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend here. A short drive to Williams, the house was perfectly suited for our family--4 young children and 1 big dog, who we were showing in the AKC dog show in Williams that weekend. Blue ribbons for the house, the hostess, and--oh, yes-- the dog! We will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, plenty of room and set up well

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet place with a great view, this is it.

We had a great time here. Escape from the heat too.

A great place to call home base, that you can get to other ourdoor activities, but come back to away from the crowed.

Near the middle of Williams and Flagstaff, and just over an hour away from Sedona for a day trip for wine and great views.

The deck area is a great place to enjoy the view, have a cocktail and just relax.

The owner is easy to work with and provided all the information we needed beforehand, so we were able to better prepare.

Great as a place for a couple, or a family.

Hope to come back with our adult children some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 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


Rates & Availability

Parks House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
polar express
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.9%

THis is a non smoking house, any evidence will be taken out of the deposit. This is also a water conservation home, overuse of water will be taken out of the deposit also. No guarantee of reservation until contract and rental funds received. Conditional refundable deposit varies from $500-$1,000. inquire please.
Dogs are $25 per dog, per night. A signed pet contract is required. Also, damage insurance is required, $59.

Kids under three stay for free.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, $25 per night, per dog and a larger deposit/insurance. Pets are not allowed on furniture. Any evidence of dogs on furniture will be deducted from deposit. Horses welcome too, inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Parks House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Master bedroom has a spacious (two people) antique claw-foot bath tub and two-head shower. One common full bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 queen , sunroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , king or two twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
We also have a pak n play! High chair too.

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