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Dream Cottage on Golf Course with Mountain Views & Spacious Deck, Close to Town

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


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Popular townhome, cottage style decor, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, deck, views & wifi

A delightful vacation rental on the ninth fairway of the Continental Country Club Golf Course. Little Elk Cottage is a stone's throw from the Continental Country Club pool and clubhouse. Guests at Little Elk enjoy discounted golf rates and access to the seasonal pool, spa, tennis and fitness center. Be away from it all in just minutes in the forest trails surrounding the Country Club.

The spacious deck affords unobstructed views of Mount Elden and the fairway. Watch the sunset from the rocking chairs, or dine on the cedar dining set for six. Our summer guests report sitting and listening to the breeze through the Aspen that shade one half of the deck as a highlight. For winter guests the wildlife visitors and tranquility of the snow-blanketed golf course are often noted in the guest book. Not to mention the sledding minutes away. Guests love the ambience of our retro cottage style decor. Designed by the same team that created the phenomenal Lone Elk Lodge, (VRBO #84122) this golf course retreat, attached to one other unit, offers comfortable furnishings, soaring vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplace, air-conditioning/heating and all new appliances. Your well behaved, house-trained pets are welcome with prior approval.Enjoy stunning views and setting just minutes from the galleries and eateries of Historic Downtown Flagstaff. The Continental Country Club is edged by mature forest on three sides. Our guests explore the National Forest trails of the Campbell Mesa Recreation area and hike nearby Mount Elden or head west to AZ Snowbowl. All this and wireless internet, free digital phone (Calls within US) and cable TV. Quite simply the best two bedroom/two bathroom rental in town with an unbeatable location that allows the guest to experience both the beauty of the mountains, and the fun of Downtown as well as excursions to the top tourist attractions in the South West.

Keywords: Town House/Cottage

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Madeleine Sinclair
Member since: 2006
Speaks: french
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Calendar last updated:
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About Madeleine Sinclair

Hi, I am the owner/manager. Originally from England, I am knocked out by the scenery in and around Flagstaff. I also appreciate the arts and love the quirky college town feel of Flag. We've now moved to CA, but still enjoy the cottage we can. In summer we enjoy sitting on the deck looking up at Mount Elden, shaded by the quaking Aspen, and watching the golf balls drop into the duck pond. When my dogs were younger I ran with them through the forest surrounding the Country Club. Later as older dogs they watched the world go by from the deck. And a squirrel climbing a nearby tree was all they needed to make their day. Now they have gone, we still allow pets at the cottage and find our pet owning renters to be wonderful and respectful of the beautiful retreat we have created. In fall you can't beat the changing colors and crisp air. The Country Club has more mature deciduous trees turning color than any other part of Flagstaff. In winter the golf course becomes a serene winter wonderland with the Canadian geese visiting by day and the elk sleeping there at night. There's no place in Flagstaff like the Country Club for Spring blossoms. It's wonderful to be so near the trails in the National Forest at Campbell Mesa. As a runner I set off from the cottage and head for the trails. This is hikers and doggy paradise. I am blessed and grateful to share this retreat with my renters, many of whom return year after year. I'd like to thank all our guests for their heart warming comments in the guest book.

Madeleine Sinclair purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Madeleine Sinclair chose Arizona

There are many large vacation rentals in Flagstaff but few that are small and desirable. Often couples or small families are forced to pay more for rooms they don't need. If you don't need more than two beds and two baths, you won't find a nicer rental!

What makes this cottage unique

In summer, the use of the pool and the discounted golf is such a bonus. The tennis and fitness center are popular and now there is a great refurbished restaurant at the clubhouse with awesome views from inside or out. Kids love the Bear Paw Activity Center with it's pool, spa and activities. The large view deck brings our summer guests back for a return visit, some to paint with watercolors. While winter guests savor the quiet, the bird visitors, geese and elk, the fireplace and the armchair with the Ottoman. The golf course becomes a winter wonderland for sledding. Doggy guests love being four steps from Paradise. All out guests compliment us on the decor and furnishings. The cottage is a place to adopt as your second home and revisit in your memory when you're back at work. It's so popular, I wish I didn't have to turn so many callers away. Book early for summer. And sorry, no monthly discounts in peak season.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a wonderful time at Little Elk - took our kids to The Canyon and into the mountains for some hiking. It was so nice to be outside when it was over 90 degrees back in Phoenix. Little Elk was the perfect place for us - beautiful inside and out! Hope to come back soon...
Oct 2009
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Dream Cottage on Golf Course with Mountain Views & Spacious Deck, Close to Town
average rating of 4.83871 based on 35 reviews

Enjoyed our stay at Little Elk. Clean, wonderful home with great views on golf course. Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Was a delight to come home after sightseeing in Flagstaff area to a warm, pretty home. Grand Canyon a couple hours away and Sedona 45 minutes. Adequate kitchen supplies, linens and towels provided were just right. Very comfortable beds. Did not use fireplace for time there but perfect for chilly nights. Would love to come again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Very quiet and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great owner to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 5 day stay at the Little Elk Cottage. It was everything we hoped it would be! The cottage was very clean, cozy and well equipped. The golf course view from the deck is lovely. The interior furnishings are very comfortable and just as pictured with plenty of seating for our group of 4 adults. The area is quiet and peaceful (we felt very safe) yet convenient to all of the activities in and around Flagstaff. The owner, Maddy Sinclair, is easy to communicate with and prompt in answering questions. Our rating of 5 stars is completely deserved.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Nice Condo

  • 4 of 5

We used the cottage as our base in Flagstaff to tour the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Sedona and the Arizona wine country around Sedona. It was the perfect location. It's in a golf course community that is beautiful, far enough out of town to avoid the hustle and bustle but close enough to get to restaurants and shopping in minutes. The cottage lived up to its VRBO description. Comfortable bed, nice kitchen and nice living area to kick back and relax after a day of touring. We especially liked the restaurant at the golf club. Great food and only five minutes from the cottage! We're from Texas, so we especially enjoyed the cool, crisp mornings on the deck watching the sun come up over the San Francisco peaks. The owner was very attentive and even though out of the country, quickly cleared up some minor issues that we had on arrival. We would certainly recommend this to anyone coming to Flagstaff as a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Little Elk Cottage. The views from the deck are beautiful. We golfed almost every day and thoroughly enjoyed the golf course. The cottage accommodated 4 adults and our dog quite comfortably. We didn't spend a lot of time inside since it was so nice outside but the beds were comfortable and the kitchen had enough amenities for us ( we ate most meals out or on the deck). We would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great time highly recommend. Quiet and clean and beautiful view. What more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Continental Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1-40 and Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
Jake's (Country Club)
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
AZ Snowbowl
Car: recommended

Located on Flagstaff's only public golf course in the Continental Country Club and within walking distance of National Forest trails, yet only 7 mins drive to NAU and Historic Downtown Flagstaff with all its unique eateries, boutique shops, galleries and coffee shops. Within the city of Flagstaff, the continental Country club is close to both downtown and NAU, but Surrounded by serene forest on three sides. The Country Club provides easy access to hinking/biking trails and sledding on the Campbell Mesa National Forest Recreation Area. For skiers, AZ Snowbowl is just 25 minutes away. Grand Canyon 90 minutes. Sedona 40 minutes.

Flagstaff Environs: There are more national monuments around Flagstaff than I can mention here, let alone state parks, scenic byways, museums and unique destinations such as the Lowell Observatory. Within easy reach is the Red Rock Country of Sedona, 40 mins. You may have tine to explore the beautiful and little known Rim Country. Or head out to the unique town of Jerome. Luckily, to help plan your schedule, the Flagstaff Visitor Center in Downtown (Old train station) on Route 66 is amply staffed and equipped with everything you'll need from maps and insider tips to the latest weather forecasts for road conditions to the Grand Canyon.


Rates & Availability

Flagstaff Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall Specials
Oct 18 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.95%

For guests with pets: Non refundable pet fee: $10 per pet, per night. Fully refundable dog deposit: $200
SUMMER GUESTS: We provide free access to the pool and other Country Club amenities for guests who stay 7 nights or more (2 adults and up to 4 dependent children) For guests staying less than 7 nights, day passes are available. $10 per person over 4 years of age.
ALSO: We do not offer a monthly discount in June, July, August or Sept and there is a different cancellation policy for guests who rent more than 30 nights. No tax is charged for stay of 30 nights or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Flagstaff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both full bathrooms offer a tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed in master (1), Queen size Bed in guest room (1), Twin Beds (2) Generous, hotel quality, folded in closets: can be wheeled into bedrooms or living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
For summer activities including golf, tennis, children's activities, pool and restaurant dining at the clubhouse, check out the Continental Country Club website. Country Club amenities including seasonal pools, hot tub, fitness center, tennis Bear Paw Activities Center and golf discounts are included for stays of 7 nights or more. (Two adults and up to four dependent children) For shorter stays, day passes available. Fees apply.The cottage has the much sought after Air conditioning for summer guests. Winter guests enjoy tranquility and wildlife watching next to the cosy clean gas fireplace. Get away from it all but feel connected with wireless internet, digital phone (Free) and cable TV. The gourmet chef will be able to cook any meal in the Little Elk Kitchen, even on the Holidays.

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