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Malcolm Giles

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks English

July weekend just opened up July 29th - 31st - It's hot in Phoenix temp 75 flag

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Arizona - The Cedar House

4 Bedrooms + Loft - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 14)

Set in 5 acres of tall timber, this Park's home offers rustic elegance, comfort and absolute tranquility. A visitor would never know they were only minutes away from Flagstaff, restaurants and city activities. Choose from the night-life of Flagstaff or the adventures of the Grand Canyon (that is only a 55 minute drive!) , mountain biking, skiing or any number of outdoor activities within minutes of this beautiful retreat.This 2500 square foot home features a master suite, 4 bedrooms, a loft and 2 bathrooms. A supplemental wood burning stove adds that cozy touch while a family, or group of friends are nestled in for a late night home movie in this beautifully appointed Casa. The loft is great for kids and the covered porch, just off the living room, is great for BBQ's, boisterous conversations, relaxing evenings....Or just watching the wildlife. You are in the woods! The property backs up against 500 acres of Coconino National forest, so the only unexpected guests will be the deer,elk and eagle.

Snow play park off of Route 66 : 5 minutes away is a state park for kids to play in the snow, they have small runs for sledding and sliding etc. Anything you can think of to do in the snow. Great time for the family. Tubing year round at Elk Ridge Ski area.

Tubing in Williams, AZ : 12 minutes away is Williams, AZ 'Gateway to the Grand Canyon' and it has a small ski slope but half of the ski slope is used for tubing (year round) and it is a blast.

Nearby Attractions: Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Deer Farm -

Grand Canyon Railway -

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting -

Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation (tubing year round) -

Flagstaff Nordic Center -

Lowell Observatory Tours -

Meteor Crater Tours -

Flagstaff Mall -

The Arboretum at Flagstaff -

Museum of Northern Arizona -

Canyon De Chelly National Monument -

Wupatki National Monument -

Walnut Canyon National Monument -

Petrified Forest National Park (Painted Desert)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Malcolm Giles (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks English

About Malcolm Giles

If you are a kind person I will give your family a discount. I take my job very serious and I want our guest to feel very comfortable. I will go out of my way to help them have an enjoyable visit. I love sharing my special place/home with guest. 99.9% love the experience.

Malcolm Giles purchased this house in 1999

Why Malcolm Giles chose Arizona

Wanted time away from the busy 'Valley of the Sun' time to relax and rejuvenate one soul and time to enjoy nature. Time to live in the now and be present to myself. The fun part now is I can share these moments with our wonderful guest.

What makes this house unique

No one is around, you are alone in the woods and you will not see anyone else while you are there. Why not get away from the crowds. I promise you will not want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came to vacation and get out of the valley. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We enjoyed rain storms, fresh air and relaxed. We didn't see any animals but it was nice stop between the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Williams. Which we were able to visit all due to the wonderful location of the cabin. Very peaceful, love the location, cabin had everything you could need. Plenty of water, lines, dishes and utensils, etc. Thank you for letting us use the garage to put ours in to keep animals away. We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay.
Jul 2011
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based on 58 holidaymaker reviews

July weekend just opened up July 29th - 31st - It's hot in Phoenix temp 75 flag
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 88 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic stay! We came as a company of actors who needed a home for a weekend while doing a show in Flagstaff, and the cabin environment was so relaxing and invigorating. The property was beautiful and welcoming--highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

This was the ideal get away for our parents' 40th anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and all of it's rustic charm. It is literally in the middle of the Coconino woods so you may get lucky and see some deer or elk in the early morning. The house was spacious and comfortable with plenty of space for our family. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a nice getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Grand Canyon Rally Point

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cedar House on our bike trip out west, and use it as our rally point to visit the Grand Canyon. It was only an hour away, so your close enough to be there, and far enough away to get away from the touristy groups. The house was awesome, plenty of room for everyone, and enough space to just unwind and relax in the nothing. Very quiet and secluded, which is just what the doctor ordered. The owners were very welcoming, and answered all my questions, and were right on spot with anything I needed. I would suggest this spot to any of my friends and family. Thanks a ton Malcolm. We really enjoyed it. I'll try and send you the best pic of our vacation as it was of your place there, at night.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and I am so glad your family had a great time.
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Decent Cabin, Scary Neighbor, Rude Property Manager

  • 1 of 5

I'm giving this property one star based solely on my and my family's interactions with the people involved. The cabin itself was very nice and secluded, with beautiful woods surrounding it. The location was good for our visit, due to its promixity to the Grand Canyon and Sedona. However, the property manager/owner, from first contact, was short, impatient and unnecessarily rude. Even so, we decided to rent anyway because of the positives stated above. During our stay, we had a disturbing encounter with a neighbor. We were heading out for the day to visit the Grand Canyon in two cars filled with kids, when we were forced to stop at a homemade roadblock. The neighbor had piled huge rocks across the dirt road leading off the property preventing us from passing. When we stopped, the neighbor angrily approached our cars and began to scream and curse at us, shouting that he was "sick of out-of-town folks coming in and out all the time." When we asked what we had done or could do differently, he cursed at us again saying that if we "wanted to leave, we'd have to remove the roadblock ourselves." We did get out and work to remove the rocks, all under the angry glare of the neighbor. It was a very scary and confusing situation for the adults, not to mention our kids. I can only assume that this man has had some bad experience with VRBO renters and we were just there at the wrong time. Still, I would consider this man very unreasonable and dangerous. I would give serious consideration to the safety of my family if renting here. We made mention of this encounter to the property manager, so it's possible he has spoken with the man. After our stay, we had to contact the property manager 4 times to get our deposit back. The first time, he stated that he would be happy to give it back but implied he would wait until we gave him a 5 star review. We felt this to be a bit underhanded, so we did not leave the review and this led to us having to contact him three more times in an effort to get our deposit back. Each time we called, the property manager became more irritated, rude and insulting. He did eventually refund us our deposit, but it took over a month and 4 needless, upsetting phone calls. He really made the experience unnecessarily problematic and I would not recommend this property for that reason.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Secluded Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This property was a rustic country cabin feel and was great for our family vacation. We were within a few minutes to Flagstaff and Williams (both great little towns), within an hour to Sedona and Grand Canyon. The house was clean and provided all we needed, with the exception that the Sofa Bed was broken, and that one bedroom was above the garage. But we made the best of it and was very pleased with our stay. Had plenty of cookware, and necessary items for our stay. Thank you for all you help and the ease in making this first rental a pleasurable one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you guys as guest and happy it was home away from home for a short vacation. By the way we did buy a new sofa bed thanks for informing us.
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Clearwater, FL

Great location! Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Actually our stay was in Oct 2013, but I forgot to add our review. We've stayed at this wonderful home a few times over a period of 3 years and absolutely loved it each time. We love the location, the property, the home, the rental rates, and working with the owner. It's a great place for a family vacation or group outing!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All I can say is thank you and I am so happy to have your family as guest...
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Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Ranch Bar & Grill
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Grand Canyon Railway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Ranch Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

Downhill skiing or the Polar Express in the winter, horseback riding, the Grand Canyon Railway, or just walking in the woods...It is all accessible from this secluded retreat.

Your GPS may say to turn on Puddle Place, street now is called Silver St.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Flagstaff, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning SupplWood £152
Refundable Damage Deposit £76
Tax Rate 11.04%

Normal Rate: For the first 4 people then $10 a head thereafter
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arizona, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen
  • Living Room also has a sleep sofa-queen
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
We have added two new decks for your viewing pleasure, high up in the trees. Decks are on the second floor and you sit in the middle of ponderosa pines. Breathtaking. There is plenty of space to park an RV, boat or any tow-alongs. The spacious 2 car garage is available to all guests wishing to put vehicles in for the night. And of course....The full kitchen is equipped with everything a vacationer would need. The great room is large enough for some 'private space' and a fantastic gathering area to socialize and interact with family and friends.

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