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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

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 few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 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.

Location

Nearest Airport
220 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, East Sky
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
HWY 64
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

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
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(71 traveller reviews)

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Grand Canyon Solar Powered Vacation Home, 25mi to Park Entrance
average rating of 4.746479 based on 71 reviews
4

Misleading but Fantastic

  • 4 of 5

Air Conditioning : There is none, also no internet. Whether it is practical to expect AC in a solar powered home or not, my property search was conducted with air conditioning as a filter. This property appeared in the search. The home is described as having AC and internet on the HomeAway App. I only discovered there was no air conditioning in the home after my final payment was received and my ability to cancel for a refund had passed. We were traveling with European guests who had concerns about heat. The revelation of no AC was a substantial worry, and we bought fans as a contingency. This is false advertising and not right. HomeAway and the home owner should remedy this issue immediately. HOWEVER, we did not need AC. We stayed in the home in the end of August and experienced 80's highs/50's lows. Everyone was comfortable.

Power : We followed the house manual and ran appliances in the day. At night, we ate, watched stars, and slept. We ran out of power two of three mornings. We ran the generator twice, it was easy to start, well described by the owner, push button start. But the tranquility of the location is dramatically reduced by generator noise.

Location: On the HomeAway App map, the home's location appears about 3 miles northeast of Tusayan. It is in fact about 21 miles south of Tusayan. This is my only rental experience where the actual location deviated so greatly from the dot display on the HomeAway App map. It is misleading and prevents fair comparison of this home's location to other rentals.

FANTASTIC

The pictures do not accurately show how beautiful, clean, and spacious this home is. We were two couples, and all were taken by the home, space, indoor/outdoor privacy, and beauty of the location. The stars are spectacular. The beds comfortable. Towels, dishes, bedding, silverware were all clean and sufficient. Our guests labeled the home Little House on the Prairie and told us their only regret in the trip was not spending more time there. They loved the Master Bedroom and its opulent bath. There is a fire pit. We were out in the country, no people, no cars. This home gave us a chance to experience Creation in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. I would absolutely rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thanks for the informationI, the listing has been updated correctly. Safe Travels Roger
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4

Solar Power means be prepared

  • 4 of 5

Great place, spacious, near south rim grand canyon, BUT requires planning since it is solar powered. We lost power but went thru the process to turn back on, all went well BUT be prepared, it doesn't always happen when you expect it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well appointed off the beaten path cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights during a late August trip to the Grand Canyon. For around the price of rooms at one of the hotels (if you book far enough in advance to get them!), we had a whole house to ourselves and could save money preparing our own meals. For the two of us, the solar power and battery backup was more than enough for our needs. We both had Verizon cell service at the cabin and so could remain connected to our friends, posting pictures from our daytime adventures.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John Safe Travels !
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Milwaukee, WI
4

Nice quiet cabin, close to Grand Canyon

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is exactly as described/pictured. Our family enjoyed the ability to spread out (3 bedrooms), but also come together for meals, entertainment, and exploring. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the cooking tools you need to prepare meals (including toaster, blender, coffee maker; note there is no microwave) and a grill is available on the front porch. The lack of air conditioning was no trouble at all. We were gone most days exploring (hiking & biking in the Grand Canyon, off road expedition in Sedona, swimming/playing at Slide Rock State Park, and taking a rafting trip down the mighty Colorado). In the evenings, the temperature dropped to the 50s, rapidly cooling down the cabin. In fact, some nights we were cold & had to get extra blankets! The land is typical Arizona desert. We did see lots of wild life, including antelope, one badger, lots of deer, and of course, plenty of cows. Watch out for the cow pies! There was plenty of entertainment available at the cabin, including a great collection of movies (we watched Big, Mrs. Doubtfire, National Treasure, and The Incredibles) and plenty of board & card games (e.g., Uno, Monopoly, cards, dominoes). Every night we went outside & enjoyed the beautiful weather & the amazing stargazing. We saw the Milky Way, shooting stars, and learned a bunch of new constellations. The solar powered nature of the house was easy to handle. I didn't dry my hair or wear make up (because if you're not doing your hair, why bother with makeup?) all week & it felt refreshing! We ran the dishwasher & washing machine during the day when the sun was out. We ran out of power once, the morning following a cloudy day, & used the generator. The directions were easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone with a family, looking for a peaceful place to stay close to the Grand Canyon.

Note: if you stop by the grocery store in Williams (Safeway) on your way to the cabin, you will want to pick up water bottles (or jugs of water) and all the condiments you might need (only salt/pepper available at the cabin).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
5

Private home close to Grand Canyon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the house 7/28-31, 2017, with our kids, aged 18 and 22. We loved the quiet surroundings of the house after the crowds at the Grand Canyon. We made easy trips to Flagstaff and Williams and enjoyed a scenic drive from the airport in Phoenix. It was great staying in a solar house. We ran the generator a few times, but the instructions were very clear. We did not need air conditioning, since it was in the 50's at night and we were away during the day. I was able to stream workout videos using my phone service, and the kids accessed the internet using their phones. We watched some of the great selection of movies during the evenings. The house is new, roomy, and immaculate, and we recommend it for a quiet stay while visiting nearby sites.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you much. Safe Travels !
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5

perfect hide out close to grand canyon

  • 5 of 5

we, family of 3, really enjoyed this spacious off the grid house (which inspired us to start thinking about creating more off the grid options in our own house. the beautifull scenery, 'in the middle of nowhere'-experienced, helped us to unwind from Las Vegas 'madness'. the house is very well stocked and taking care of, 20 minute drive from the south rim

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Safe travels!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£507
for 2 nights
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£1,173
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £92.6
Damage Insurance £43.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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