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Grand Canyon Solar Powered Vacation Home, 25mi to Park Entrance

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer

Overview

About the property

Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-8)

This unique Solar Powered Vacation Home has 3 Bedroom/2 Bath on 12 acres that is perfectly situated for you to enjoy Northern Arizona's spectacular sites and raw Western ambiance.

You can explore the Grand Canyon's raw beauty, Williams Western ambiance, Historic Route 66, Hidden Native American treasures, Flagstaff's historic and modern amenities, high country pines and aspen trees.

This unique Vacation Home also offers a totally Off the Grid experience that will allow you to witness the possibilities of a more self sufficient home. The home is primarily powered by a 1.1 kw Solar System, back-up generator, self contained water and waste system, propane, plus energy efficient home components.

Of course you need to be a bit more proactive and become conscious of how you utilize each Home system, but this will give you the chance to see the possibilities of your self-efficient lifestyle.

This 3 Bedroom and 2 Bath home is Beautifully put together Utilize our ability in efficiency.

Your Vacation Cabin has:

Full Kitchen supplies, No microwave

Linens, Towels

1.1 Kilowatt Solar System with back up generator.

All energy efficient lighting.

All room Ceiling Fans for cooling efficiency.

Pellet Stove Fire place.

Utilizes propane.

5000 gallons of Water in two 2500 gallon water tanks.

Septic system is state of the art Alternate Septic System that can provide grey water for vegetation.

The Log Cabin was constructed utilizing a Cabin Kit that reduced construction material waste significantly.

Logs are supported by 2 x 6 framing to provide excellent insulation value.

Cabin Location:

The Vacation Cabin is located 20 miles (25 minutes) South of the South Rim entrance to the Grand Canyon.

More Details

Owner
Roger Velez
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

Why Roger Velez chose Grand Canyon

This is one of the Seven Wonders of the World that people should visit sometime in their life.

What makes this house unique

A clear night sky will allow you to see more stars than is imaginable.

Freedom from the grid will give you an experience of going back in time also.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grand Canyon Village in Coconino County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Decking
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Grand Canyon Solar Powered Vacation Home, 25mi to Park Entrance
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 52 reviews
Nederland, Texas
5

Beautiful house, wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying in the cabin. It is beautiful and we liked learning about living in a solar powered house. We spent three nights there and traveled daily to the Grand Canyon. The first two nights it was cold enough to use the wood-burning stove, which we enjoyed learning about and it really puts out wonderful heat. We are birders and there were many birds around the house and down the road. During our trip, we had at least 50 bird species at the area of the house plus the Grand Canyon. While in Henderson, we had 50 other bird species, so we were very pleased to see over 100 species in 6 days. The California Condor at the Grand Canyon was really good to see. The area around the cabin is peaceful. Thank you to the homeowners for having everything perfect for us to have such a great time. I would rent again anytime I am in that area.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! Safe travels Roger
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Birmingham, AL
5

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

Roger's place was absolutely beautiful. We loved staying there and looking out at the view. It's only about 30-40 minutes away from Grand Canyon South Rim. We booked our GC trip a little too late to get a room at one of the hotel/lodges inside the park but honestly I think we'd prefer to stay at Rogers than the lodge. Very roomy and comfortable, and with the kitchen, we could have some freedom in what we wanted to eat, etc. (The food inside the park has a certain reputation for being very bad.) It was also really cool to experience an off-the-grid kind of living. The only thing that wasn't perfect was that the dishwasher was out of order, but it wasn't a big deal. If we're back to the GC, we'd definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and safe travels !!
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5

Check out of the City and Into This Place!

  • 5 of 5

First I will give you the caveats. There is only data signal twice a day when the satellite is overhead in the early morning and bed time. No wi-fi etc on any other times of day. I personally felt this to be a good thing. I had phone and text capabilities but couldn't spend my vacation watching the world through my phone. The scenery here is stunning enough to make you forget that you can't post, snap, or tweet. Plus as an added bonus no "emergency" work emails :). If you have Sprint though, you won't have any signal whatsoever so keep that in mind. The power did go out once but it only required a switch flip to fix. Its a good idea to read the instructions before you go. Also get your groceries from Williams on the way in.

With all of the negative you may be wondering how I gave it 5 stars. Simply put, this was the most beautiful vacation spot I've been to. It has its own scenery but it is also one easy 20 minute drive to the Canyon. The view was stunning every day. The critters roaming about were fascinating. It was clean and well appointed. The owner responds swiftly to inquiries, and I felt safe. I can't really describe to you just how nice this place is, or how removed from city insanity, so I will post pics. If you need a mental health break or are trying to reconnect with your families/friends, this is the spot.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Safe travels.
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5

Awesome spacious cabin! The perfect quiet spot to relax during your Grand Canyon adventures

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was more than we expected. Very well done - I would definitely recommend it. And the fact that it is solar powered makes it that much more fun and unique. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and safe travels.
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5

Lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Crystal clear skies give you a beautiful view of the stars. With the exception of the lack of a real bed in the 3rd room (it's a futon), three of us were comfortable. The electricity was no problem - we did not run out. The place was spotless and extremely quiet as it is very secluded.

Would have loved to have some accommodations like coffee and mini soaps/shampoos since the place is pretty far from any real grocery stores or coffee houses, but this is VRBO so we come prepared!

Would love to come back again when there is more time to chill out in the house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Experience and so close to Grand Canyon!

  • 5 of 5

I took my children for a month long cross country trip (NJ to CA and back again) and we stayed in a lot of nice places - and this was our FAVORITE! We got in late the first night and were greeted with the most amazing display of stars. Coming in late at night, I was a little nervous, but there was no need - the roads in were dirt roads but not really a problem for my mini van, and it was easy to get right into the house and settle in. I will note that my GPS said we arrived when we got to the neighbors place - we had to just go a little further down the road to find the right house. (Fault of my GPS, not the homeowner!)

We had one sunny day and then the rest of our stay was cloudy - so we needed the generator a little at the end, but there were directions that were easy to follow. We were very comfortable - Five people (including 2 college aged kids, another teen and a 9 year old) - there was enough space for everyone and everything we needed in the kitchen. We have food allergies so we used the kitchen a lot. We also used the washer and dryer, and watched Netflix and movies - there was a great selection of music and movies at the cabin. My 9 year old liked the swing set in back, and I loved that we were close to the Grand Canyon but not right in the built up area. For anyone with teenagers who are worried about being "off the grid" - we did have a signal on our phones and were able to set up a hotspot for wifi so tell them not to panic! :)

Everything was clean and up to date. Coffee on the deck in the morning was so peaceful. I'm already plotting a way to come back and stay here again. I wish there was a way to submit photos to my review because the place was so amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Safe travels !!
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Location

Nearest Airport
220 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, East Sky
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
HWY 64
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Arizona Snowbowl
Car: necessary

25m/40km South of Grand Canyon South Rim Entrance.

Grocery Stores:

Williams 30 miles

Flagstaff 60 miles

Grand Canyon Village 25 miles

Convenient/Gas Store 5 miles

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£529
for 2 nights
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£1,224
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning Fee £96.63

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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