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Roger Velez

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Grand Canyon Village House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Roger Velez (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)
Grand Canyon Solar Powered Vacation Home, 25mi to Park Entrance
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews
5

Great place in desert

  • 5 of 5

When you like a quite place in the desert with al the comfort and with sustainable character nearby the Grand Canyon, this is the house; we - parents with 4 teenager kids - enjoyed very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Safe Travels!!
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5

Beautiful little solar home underneath the starry sky

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our 7 member family, plenty of room, well appointed, clean. Due to overcast skies needed to use the generator once and it was a breeze. Place is large enough for a big family, and still feels cozy. Owner sent all info well in advance and was hyper responsive, recommend highly. Very close to Grand Canyon and private enough to get away from crowds.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great memories

  • 5 of 5

Getting to the house took us a bit longer since we didn't have 4WD and encountered many ruts along the way. Once we got there, we were in for a treat! The house had everything that we needed. Normally when we vacation, we stay off the computer and television so this was a perfect fit for us. My children liked the game room and enjoyed playing checkers. They also enjoyed exploring outdoors.

We learned quickly the first night that we consumed more electricity than was available. There after, we did fine with the power. It was a good learning experience for all of us.

There are beautiful views of the sunset from the house. In the evenings, we sat on the porch and looked at the stars. I don't think I ever heard silence like I did at the house. If you get up early enough, you can sit outside on the front porch with a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise.

When we stayed, the temperatures were in the mid 80's during the day. Since we were out sightseeing at that time, we put the ceiling fans on when we got back to the house and opened up the windows. There was no need for air conditioning. There was a nice cool breeze going through the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!! Safe travels in the future. Roger
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4

Beautiful place. Underwhelmed with the "Solar experience"

  • 4 of 5

We were late making plans to visit the Grand Canyon and could not find anything "on site"

I was thrilled to find this place, which is a short ~30' drive away

Pluses: beautiful and well equipped.

Very clean and neat.

Owner was available by email when needed.

The Master Bed and the Bunk (which had a large bottom mattress) was quite comfortable.

Nice location if you can't stay at the Grand canyon and/or want nicer accommodations than a typical hotel

Issues:

We found the two futons (living room and guest room) to be uncomfortable,

The location was great, as noted above, but there was a bumpy 2-mi dirt road to get to the main road

We were intrigued by being "off the grid" and staying in a solar powered home.

Thankfully it had a gasoline generator because we used it every night and every morning.

This is probably due to our daily plans - we spent the entire day at the Grand Canyon each day, so we missed the peak sunshine.

But even though there was plenty of sunlight, every night when we got home, the power died within an hour

I am not sure if the problem was with the battery, or with our usage, but it was disappointing

That said, the generator worked great and we did not suffer a bit for lack of electricity.

I was just disappointed we could not be more "green"

Would I recommend this place again? Tough call. We really did find the home beautiful, but did not enjoy the dirt road, or having to use the gas generator.

If I had a choice, I would stay closer to the Grand Canyon, but if you are a procrastinator like me, you might be happier staying at a nice place like this rather than a hotel / motel.

I am giving this four stars because I was mostly happy, but there were some issues. Apart from addressing the solar issues, my only other suggestion to the owner would be to put a true Queen bed in the extra bedroom, so it could -comfortably- sleep as many as advertised.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate, secluded, beautiful, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this place!! It was absolutely immaculate, and the location was ideal for visiting Grand Canyon. The house is stocked with games and videos for the family, and our children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the property. They discovered fossils and wildlife, including lizards, pronghorns, and even a porcupine!! We arrived in the late afternoon and the house was a little warm, but once we opened the windows and got a breeze flowing through it was very comfortable. The power went off once during our stay, and all my husband had to do was flip a switch in the shed and it reset. Seeing how the solar power and generator were hooked up was very interesting and inspired us to look into ways to be more self-sufficient and energy conscious--not something we expected to gain an interest in while on vacation, haha! Also, when we had to make a change with the dates we booked, Roger was very easy to work with. Definitely recommend this place and it's owner!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. The night time stars are quite amazing! Safe travels Roger
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Bella Vista, AR
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay "off-the-grid." The home was wonderfully equipped with everything we needed. The five of us had no problems and did not need to run the generator. Just as other reviews have stated, the pictures on VRBO did not do the home justice. The home was very clean, and directions there were clear. I would recommend this home to family and friends. We shopped at Safeway in Williams; I had a Safeway card, so the groceries were cheaper. There's no description of the stars at night! Beautiful! If we ever visit the area again, we will definitely plan on staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! Safe travels Roger
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Grand Canyon Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Grand Canyon Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
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
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting

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