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

Rob Dutton

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English, un poco de Espanol
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Rob Dutton

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English, un poco de Espanol
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 December, 2014
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A MAGICAL PLACE TO STAY FOR VISITING THE GRAND CANYON AND MUCH MORE!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Grand Canyon - The Mountain Star

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) as well as a fire pan (an alternate form of an outdoor fireplace). Cut and split wood provided.

• Over one acre of fenced “backyard”

• Pet friendly (See rental agreement)

• Children welcome

• Large outdoor campfire pit stocked with wood

• Cellular internet present for most major carriers

• 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, cooking oils, spices.

• Well-equipped kitchen and pantry

• Several hiking day packs

• Several sets of hiking poles

• Propane barbecue

• 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 :) ***

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rob Dutton (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English, un poco de Espanol
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 December, 2014

About Rob Dutton

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.

Why Rob Dutton chose Grand Canyon

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Reviews

5
based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

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

Phenomenal home!

  • 5 out of 5
The owner/manager has thought of everything - the house is full of things to do, interesting books, musical instruments, guides for local attractions/hikes/activities, etc. etc.

When we arrived the house was immaculate. The owner/manager was very responsive to communication. When we were at the Grand Canyon, our kids wanted to go back to this house as it was more interesting to them than the GC itself!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Mountain Star was a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 out of 5
You are not more than an hour from the Grand Canyon and even closer to downtown Flagstaff,AZ. The house is amazing and extremely comfortable. Everything we wanted and more. The area is beautiful and peaceful and there are many hikes in the immediate area. Rob, the owner, is available if you need anything but not in your way if you want privacy. One of the best places we have rented on our many travels. Thank you! Lauren & Chris
  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3527546
Grand Canyon Arizona
5

Peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 out of 5
This is a wonderful place to stay. You can get an idea from the photos but the peaceful atmosphere and the scent of the mountain air can't be captured on a camera. The view of the sky and the mountains from the windows was glorious. Perhaps my favourite experience was sitting on the deck with a fire, watching the moon rise over the ponderosas. Driving to the Grand Canyon and flagstaff was easy. Rob was an attentive, friendly and helpful host. He gave us great tips for local walks and a way of seeing the Grand Canyon which avoided the crowds. We really loved our stay.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3527546
Grand Canyon Arizona
5

An amazing and unforgettable week!

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived at the Mountain Star to find a warm, welcoming home for the week, complete with champagne, incomparable views, stunning sunsets, and all the trappings that would make our stay both comfortable and unforgettable. Close to the Grand Canyon, terrific hiking trails, Red Mountain, and so many other amazing natural attractions, the Mountain Star was a perfect getaway. When we weren't enjoying the outdoors, we were settled in with book by the fire. We can't wait to come back!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3527546
Grand Canyon Arizona
5

Magical weekend at The Mountain Star

  • 5 out of 5
I'll start off by saying Rob, the renter, was absolutely the best "check in" experience I ever had at a vacation rental. From the moment you book the house, Rob provides you with a detailed email of helpful things to know (about the area, driving directions, different hikes, what to wear and bring, etc.) Goes to show how much thought and care he puts into ones stay!

The house itself is filled with charm and feels like home the moment you step in. Days were spent at the Grand Canyon (1 hour away) and Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend (2.5 hours away) but nights were when the house came to life. We cooked healthy and delicious meals every night using all of the gorgeous kitchen counter. (I am from NYC so we made sure to use the large kitchen we never would have access to back home!) We made a small camp fire on the deck and made smores outside while looking out at the endless black shimmering night. The master room bathtub provided a quiet sanctuary while washing the day's worth of sun, sweat and dirt away overlooking the peaks. Many wine glasses were had, of course.

You are guaranteed a wonderful experience in the nature and I would not experience Grand Canyon any other way than staying at The Mountain Star.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Amazing rental near Grand Canyon

  • 5 out 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!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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

Beautiful ponderosa pine and aspen forest easily accessible (unless closed for snow) by well-maintained forest service roads. Beauty all around!

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Rates & Availability

From $267 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Grand Canyon, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Xmax/New Years 2014-15
23 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,069
for 3 nights
From
$315
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,037
for 3 nights
From
$304
 
 
July 4th Weekend 2015
3 Jul 2015 - 6 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,037
for 3 nights
From
$304
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2015
4 Sep 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,037
for 3 nights
From
$304
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
25 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,037
for 3 nights
From
$304
 
 
Xmas/New Years 2015-16
23 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,069
for 3 nights
From
$315
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$658
for 2 nights
From
$267
$1,806
$6,527
 

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 $35 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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grand Canyon in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Sunset Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Powder Room - Toilet
    Mountain Master - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large tub, Italian tile surround, with forest viewing window
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Sunset Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Separate entry door and deck. Full, attached bathroom.
    The Mountain Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large soaking tub, remote controlled gas fireplace
    The Peak Room - 2 Double Bed , 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
Notes:
Although the house does not offer WIFI, cellular internet signal is within range for most carriers (especially Verizon and AT&T), so those with smart phones or cellular hotspots will have internet capability. 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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