Monday, 28 August 2017

The Mountain Star, the Kendrick Park, the Coconino National Forest, Arizona

About one hour drive from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Mountain Star is a holiday let in a very picturesque spot off the 180 Highway, at an altitude of 8,000 feet. A three bedroom property with a vast balcony, enormous windows and plenty of living space, the Mountain Star is one of a small cluster of houses in an open field with distant views of the San Francisco Peaks. However, the sense of space comes at a price - reaching the top floor bedroom, which isn't en-suite, involves scaling a ladder. The Mountain Star can also feel a little cluttered, but the contents are quirky and often useful. In fact, this charismatic property is equipped with telescopes for viewing the star-studded night sky, scores of DVDs, plenty of kitchenware and reasonable WiFi. An off-grid development made mostly of wood, the Mountain Star employs solar panels for power and water is delivered in tanks. Even so, it is a comfortable place to stay and the owner has plenty of good tips for making the most of your time at the Grand Canyon. A memorable rental property in a very memorable location. 8/10