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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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

A truly delightful vacation rental on the ninth fairway of the Continental Country Club Golf Course. A short walk to pool, clubhouse and tennis, you can have it all the serenity you need at Little Elk and yet be Downtown in just minutes! Hikers and bikers will love 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 as a highlight of their stay, sitting and listening to the breeze through the Aspen that shade one half of the deck. For winter guests, the wildlife visitors including elk and Canada Geese and tranquility of the snow-blanketed golf course are often noted by families who come to play in the snow. 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 identical 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. (Fees deposits apply) Enjoy stunning views and setting just seven minutes from the breweries, galleries, eateries, coffee shops, live music venues, boutique stores and more of Historic Downtown Flagstaff. The Continental Country Club is edged by mature forest on three sides. When they're not exploring Sedona or The Grand Canyon, or other state parks and National Monuments, our guests are a minute by car from the National Forest trails of the Campbell Mesa Recreation area. They also hike/bike nearby Mount Elden/Buffalo Park, discover Locket Meadow and the cave dwellings of Walnut Canyon State Park to the East or head West to the San Francisco Peaks and AZ Snowbowl. In town they visit Lowell Observatory and Riordan Mansion State Park. 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.

SUMMER GUESTS: Little Elk Cottage is a stone's throw from the Continental Country Club pool and clubhouse and tennis/pickle ball courts. Guests at Little Elk who stay 7 nights or more enjoy discounted golf rates and access to the seasonal pool, spa, tennis and fitness center for a small fee. (Restrictions apply) Day passes available for shorter stays. (Fees apply, ask owner for details )

Keywords: Town House/Cottage

More Details

Madeleine Sinclair
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

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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Flagstaff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Dream Cottage on Golf Course with Mountain Views & Spacious Deck, Close to Town
average rating of 4.826087 based on 50 reviews

Quiet, Comfortable, Quaint

  • 4 of 5

Our three person family and small dog enjoyed our stay at Little Elk Cottage. Very comfortable beds, great water pressure, peaceful and quiet. Hiking trails less than a mile away. Had two great meals at the Toasted Owl and pizza at Fratelli's...yum. Great for a short stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean and comfy unit

  • 5 of 5

This unit met all our needs for our 4 day stay in Flagstaff. It was clean, quiet, comfy and a great location for us to get to the Grand Canyon and to Sodona. The kitchen was well appointed, beds were super, bathrooms were clean, the dining area was comfortable and the living room had a nice comfy couch and chairs. Since we were gone most of the day and the weather was cool, we were not able to enjoy the delightful deck over looking the golf area. Thank you helping us have a delightful stay in Flagstaff. From , Seattle couple

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall very quiet area, location was good. Enjoyed the fireplace and patio!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place, quiet and a good location. Enjoyed being on the golf course. For anyone tall the bathroom shower is better suited for shorter individuals.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Comfortable Stay in A Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here as a gateway to the Grand Canyon. This place had everything we needed for a pleasant stay: clean, comfortable beds, fully-stocked kitchen, and a nice view from the porch. This included deer walking right by as well as many ducks playing in and around the water traps on the golf course. Also there's a Country Club restaurant just a few steps away that has a nice selection on the menu. I only wish we had a little more time to explore Flagstaff. A good place to stay if you're in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage in a country club setting. Close to Flagstaff Mall, & downtown. Perfect location. Comfortable beds, fireplace, great little deck, bbq, equipped kitchen, & washer/dryer. Hoping to go back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy stay in a nice home

  • 5 of 5

We had a good time in this comfy house. Would happily return, thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 4 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer Peak
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Pre-Holiday Breaks
Dec 14 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.95%

For guests with pets: Non refundable pet fee: $70 per pet, stay. (second pet is additional $70) PLUS Fully refundable pet deposit: $200
SUMMER GUESTS: We transfer Country Club membership to allow guest access to pool, Country Club amenities and golf discounts 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. Or a 6 punch pass for $50. See reception on Oakmont Dr.
ALSO: Although we often take monthly bookings, 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. (120 days) 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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