Front of house from driveway entrance.Guest Bedroom (view taken from the bed).
Luxury room in a rural setting.
Hosted by Mike
Mike is the host.Mike is a superhost.
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Your accommodations consist of a large, private, guest bedroom w/queen bed, couch, stuffed chairs, private deck, lots of books, a 60" 4K resolution TV & private bath. You're welcome to use the kitchen, rear patio and BBQ.

The home borders Forest Service land w/miles of hiking & biking trails. There are large trees all around the house. The Grand Canyon is a 50 minute drive away. You'll experience comfort, quality, relaxation. Many guests comment that their stay was the highlight of their trip.

The space

This is an extremely large and well appointed room (24 x30ft) with a top quality queen-size mattress, down comforter and feather pillows. (A queen air mattress --w/sheepskin padding-- is prepared when a 3rd guest is present.) The room has a small private deck with great viewing of the Elk on summer evenings. You have a private bathroom (with a powerful Jacuzzi tub and mood-lighting), and there's a small make-up room for additional privacy within the guest bedroom. The room has lots of books, comfortable stuffed chairs, motorized reclining couch and 65 inch 4K resolution TV. There's even satellite programming and nearly 100 stored movies. Internet and Verizon's cell phone service is quite good (unless it's snowing!!).

The home is 20 miles west of Flagstaff, about 1.5 miles north of the Interstate-40 and borders the National Forest with marked hiking and mtn-bike trails directly behind my home. Additional trails for hiking or 4-wheeling are within 2 miles by car.

Visitors always comment about the room's comfort and sense of peacefulness they experience during their stay. When the weather's warm, many guests postpone their itinerary just to sip coffee on the deck and marvel at the birds, squirrels and (sometimes) the elk that walk through the yard. In the winter I keep the house quite warm with a wood stove. Great coffee and teas are available for your enjoyment anytime.

As a guest, you'll have full use of the home except for the basement and master bedroom. Your room is very private and sound proofed (I designed and built this house myself). You can cook, store food, use all the spices or olive oils, dishes, top-quality pans and outdoor gas grill as you wish (please place everything in the dishwasher and cleanup when done). The rear of the house has a 300sq' deck with a large umbrella, table and very comfortable chairs. There's a country store that sells breakfast and lunch via a 1-mile trail directly behind my home, or you can drive. Nice restaurants are 12 miles to Williams or 20 miles to Flagstaff by Interstate.

Guest access

Please text me with your likely arrival time so I can plan my day and be here to greet you. If you'd like to arrive early I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Interaction with guests

I'll always try to be here to greet you and show you around when you first arrive. After that, you may not see me since I'm either not home or I tend to stay in my master bedroom's office. Essentially, you'll have full run of the house.

Other things to note

This is rural living at it's best with luxuries, conveniences, marked trails, wildlife and peacefulness. Beside proximity to the Grand Canyon, there are other National and State Parks within 40 minutes from my home that are quite impressive (Sunset Crater, Walnut Canyon). And many guests enjoy a day in Sedona (a truly remarkable area 50 minutes south of my home).

Wireless Internet
Hot Tub

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

Enjoy yourself. If I can help you with questions, directions or special requests, I will. Check-in is at 2:00PM (though if you need to arrive earlier please message me and I'll try to accommodate you). Checkout-out is officially at noon. But, if the room is NOT booked on the day you leave, NP... you're welcome to stay longer. While smoking inside is not permitted, your room has a private deck and you can smoke there. Quiet hour begins at 9:00PM. Typically, no young children, since my home is not child-proofed. No pets... though I do make exceptions for small dogs (prior permission is required and you're asked to have recently bathed your pet and to provide a blanket for them to rest on). I typically have several Netflix movies available for your enjoyment and lots of great coffee (and teas).

Please note that your WIFI is limited 500mB/day usage (I use the Internet a lot and use less than 50mB/day). Verizon charges me $15per gigabyte in this rural area, so if you reach or exceed that, I must pass that cost to you. Please avoid this by NOT downloading movies and by turning-off your phone's background Apps: YouTube, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), NetFlix, news updates, social media and Maps, etc... those apps can easily consume 1gB of data per day. Email and lots of browsing is fine.


142 Reviews

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Charis User Profile
October 2016
Mike was a lovely host. The souroundings were stunning. The house has plenty of space and is clean and tidy. I am looking to come back here again for a retreat. Would highly recommend

Anna User Profile
June 2016
Beautiful house, absolutely perfect for a relaxing few days. Mike was very welcoming, helpful and a great guy to chat to. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Michell User Profile
October 2017
Great host, AMAZING HOUSE..

Mary User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay- we enjoyed the views

Holly User Profile
October 2017
Mike was very accommodating and his house is beautiful.. the area is quiet, relaxing, and scenic. The room itself is more than you could need! Mike offered us lots of great suggestions, but was not at all intrusive. Overall, a great stay!

Rick User ProfileRick is a superhost.
October 2017
Large spacious room with well-thought-out amenities. Great large screen TV and sitting area are right in the room. Cute balcony right off the bedroom, and no city lights for miles, allowed for great views of the stars through the pines. Bathroom facilities are across the hall. We didn’t get to interact with Mike much, but he was friendly and welcoming.

Phil User Profile
September 2017
My wife and I stayed 4 nights at Mike's Place in late September. The accommodations were everything Mike indicated on his listing and I would not hesitate to stay again. The quiet rural setting was what we wanted away from Flagstaff and Williams, but still afforded an easy one hour drive to the Grand Canyon. Mike always had a pot of good coffee available for us and offered the use of his kitchen for our needs. I can only echo what other satisfied guests have said. Super A1 place to stay.

Flagstaff, Arizona, United StatesJoined in May 2015
Mike User ProfileMike is a superhost.
I'm a semi-retired professional. I've been widowed for 4 years. I own a small web-support company that maintains large commercial websites. I like to travel occasionally. I'm very quiet, tend to read a lot and try to be thoughtful of others. I seldom watch TV pr play loud mus…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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