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

Rob Dutton

Member 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

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, un poco de Espanol
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2015
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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)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, un poco de Espanol
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2015

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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Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
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Reviews

5
based on 48 holidaymaker reviews

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A magical place to stay for visiting the Grand Canyon and much more!
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
5

Magical place

  • 5 of 5

The mountain star is in a wonderful location and provides very comfortable accommodation for the whole family. Every need is catered for and our whole party wished that they could stay longer than our three nights. Thank you Rob.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A gem in the Coconino National Forest!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations! Rob has created a beautiful getaway place for people looking for the peaceful tranquility of nature. Our family enjoys recharging from the hustle and bustle of busy work and school schedules and were blessed to spend our entire Spring Break here enjoying the fabulous view of the San Francisco Peaks. The location is fantastic. We were able to do day hikes in the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Page. We took two days and just explored and hiked in the surrounding areas near the house too. Rob has done an outstanding job of providing guests detailed information about the area and hikes. He makes himself available for guests and is very willing to answer any questions and share his knowledge. We have a no electronics policy during family vacations with our daughters ages 15 and 10. This wasn't a problem for them at the house because they found other things to occupy their minds. We played board games in the evenings, read, created art projects and fiddled with the instruments that were provided in the house. I enjoyed doing piyo outside on the deck with the yoga mats provided. Our 10 year old learned to play "Smoke on the water" during our stay....priceless. We cooked all our meals there as the kitchen is fully stocked with items needed, plus there were even luxury items such as tea, honey, mustard, salt/pepper, etc and the makings for smores. As a bonus, the house is full of art, photography, books, backpacks, hiking pools, firewood and so many other simple, yet beautiful things. It is obvious the Rob enjoys sharing his home and giving his guests much more than average lodging. He gives you all you need to let your mind, body and spirit relax. Just come with an open mind and the willingness to let yourself be part of it. PS. go visit the little church just south of the house, it's so sweet and such a beautiful idea.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

I have never gone on vacation and been just as excited about my accommodations as my vacation activities! The Mountain Star is warm, inviting, beautiful, luxurious, and just a wonderful place to be. Pack light...Rob has thought of everything you could possibly need. And you don't have to do a lot of pre-trip research because there is a plethora of information kept at the house. We really feel like we saw the best the area has to offer with the help of Rob's guide books and area literature. And there is so much to do in the area, we can go back and have a totally new vacation. Staying at the Mountain Star can feed your quest for adventure, your need for rest and relaxation, and your desire to connect with nature all in one place. I feel energized and spiritually refreshed. Thank you Rob for such a wonderful retreat!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful setting and wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

Really special place. Country setting is beautiful with mountains in the distance and large open field but you're only a half hour from Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. Rob, the owner, was the most helpful and informative owner I've ever met through VRBO or AirBNB. He had lots of useful tips and organized information on activities around the area already available. He would even check in with weather updates every now and then! Super nice guy as well. If you go, be sure to leave some new artwork for his art wall - spending an afternoon creating some art was one of the most fun things that I did during my stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an amazing place. We had no clue what we were to expect when we arrived. We were blown away. Rob is such a wonderful host. He is there to help you out in any way. He also told us of a place to visit in the Grand Canyon where only locals go. We had the entire Grand Canyon to ourself. It was breath taking. Bring a picnic lunch and stay. That tip made our trip. Drive up and do the Horseshoe Bend by boat. It is worth the drive. The Mountain Star is a great home base with amazing views. We want to come back every year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property is above amazing. We ended up extending our stay an extra night because we couldn't bear to leave! The grand canyon is close enough that we visited 2 times while we were there. We also loved Flagstaff which was an easy drive away for dinner, lunch or to visit all the breweries... We did all of the above. I only hope that we can come back again one day.

Rob (the owner) was also very helpful, accommodating with out dog and obviously passionate about the property and surrounding areas. It really showed. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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Prices & Availability

From $284 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Grand Canyon, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
July 4th Weekend 2015
3 Jul 2015 - 6 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2015
4 Sep 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
25 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Xmas/New Years 2015-16
23 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2016
27 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
July 4th Weekend 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 5 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2016
2 Sep 2016 - 6 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
Xmas/New Years 2016/17
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,072
for 3 nights
From
$316
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$692
for 2 nights
From
$284
$1,890
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes I have a 2-night minimum. My rate drops for 7 or more nights ($1650/week). 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).

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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:
  • city centre ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
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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