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

Bedrooms 2
Space 195 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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, relax, and recharge! It is only 3 miles off OLD ROUTE 66!

It is very quiet and private with FULL panoramic views of the Peak, Or 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 is 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 the perfect family open with an open floor plan. 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. 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 memory foam. We also have a full size hide-a-bed with a memory foam. 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 $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.


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

louisa curley
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Parks

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
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
  • 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
  • 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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High desert paradise

  • 5 of 5

A serene and wonderful place to unwind and rejuvenate. Well appointed and very comfortable.

Amazing vistas. No better place to watch the sun and moon rise. Will definitely be back for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Loved it, you have beautiful views and the house is laid out perfect

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay there if we are ever back in that area. The House was perfect and n a great location

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for seeing sites in Sedona or the Grand Canyon!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house. The structure was amazing. Huge timber support beams, skylight windows in the master, bed heated blankets, and the furnace in the living room! The location is great! In a field surrounded by the mountains. Close to Flagstaff and only an hour away from Sedona or the Grand Canyon. Was a great find!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and tranquil!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as part of our trip to the Grand Canyon. The house was stocked with everything you need (including the kitchen - spices and condiments galore!). It was spacious and lovely! And the views were fantastic! Louisa, the owner, was in the guest house during our stay and was so gracious! She had the fire lit and the mattress warmers on for us every night! We had a wonderful time and highly recommend. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and majestic!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful place to stay not only did it have everything we needed, from sunrise to sunset the views were amazing. Thank you for such great memories, such a peaceful and breathtaking getaway.

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Finding Solace Somewhere East of the Sun and West of the Moon

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a thoughtfully prepared vacation rental that looks to put you into nature with the creature comforts you enjoy, this is the place to go in the Flagstaff area. The views are impressive. The owner is readily accessible and helpful. There are many nice attributes to the house that I would just as soon you discover on your own.

The kitchen is well stocked as advertised. I have a pet peeve of arriving to a vacation home with zero seasonings, etc. That was not the case here. Just an incredible value all around.

The setting is majestic and natural. Even in August, we were able to keep the place cool by following the owner's instructions. In fact, my wife and my mother had to use blankets for most of the day to stay warm as they remained cozy in their respective chairs reading the days away.

From this location, you are about 20-25 minutes into Flagstaff or Williams. Both have good dining choices. The road into and out of the valley passes by a school and the speed limit really slows things down, but you are on vacation, so what difference does it make??

Stargazers equipped with their gear will find this a great place to study the heavens as there is little light pollution. A variety of birds flitted around in an area that I was not expecting to see so many winged warriors.

Daytime heating and moisture from the Pacific combined to provide beautiful thundershowers that were enjoyable from the oversized living room window.

You do need to be advised that the internet is extremely slow which is compounded by the cell signal that apparently is even slower. When we inquired at a local gas station about the cellular broadband signal, apparently local politics prevented a new tower being installed in the area.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Parks

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
Mar 27 2018 - Mar 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$627.9
cleaning fee C$156.98 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%

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 $500-$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 canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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