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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

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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Madeleine Sinclair
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Dream Cottage on Golf Course with Mountain Views & Spacious Deck, Close to Town
average rating of 4.857143 based on 39 reviews
Lake Tahoe, NV

Great comfy place to stay while in Flagstaff.

  • 5 of 5

We were in Flagstaff for snowboarding events at Arizona Snowbowl and found Little Elk.

Not only was this property pet friendly in every way, the furnishings were very comfortable and cozy.

Two bedrooms with a bathroom for each was great!

We had everything we needed, including a washer/dryer.

The golf course was right outside the back slider, where we could watch the geese (watch where you step, lol) and the elk passing through every once in a while. Grocery store is a couple of blocks away.

Nice and quiet.

Will definiltey stay here again!


  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, quiet location with ample living space for two couples.

  • 5 of 5

Maddy is a delightful owner who went more than the extra mile to accommodate us. Arriving late in the afternoon we realized the cottage had not been cleaned, but her response was immediate and within an hour we were settled comfortably in front of the fireplace. Warm and cozy we Tucson weather weenies enjoyed the frosty night.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful clean and spacious TH on a quiet section of the golf course.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the time spent here. Very clean which is important to me, comfortable beds and lovely fireplace and views. We had to provide our own hair dryer and buy body wash but everything else was provided. Hair dryer is now there as Madeleine was nice enough to reimburse us the cost of it. Worth the money to rent this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Perfect place to stay in Flagstaff!

  • 5 of 5

This condo/cottage is exactly as depicted in its photos and description. It was the ideal set up for our girl's trip....each having our separate bedroom and bath. The open layout of living, dining and kitchen area allows for great sight lines direct to the deck and onto the golf course & beyond. Also the second bedroom opening out onto the deck is a big plus. We enjoyed nice enough weather in mid-November to sit on the deck for a while. This home has easy access to major roads and there's a nice restaurant right at the golf course. Big thank you to Lance as well as to Maddy, the owner/manager for all your "extra" assistance! Very much appreciated!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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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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.


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Additional information about rental rates

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