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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

Roger Velez
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why Roger Velez chose Grand Canyon Village

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.


Grand Canyon Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Grand Canyon Solar Powered Vacation Home, 25mi to Park Entrance
average rating of 4.756757 based on 74 reviews

A Spectacular Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in 3 months. We stayed three nights, leaving Thanksgiving morning. We were there for a hiking trip with our nephew, a young man of few emotions, who said "wow" rather enthusiastically when we pulled up to the home. That's a strong indicator of the beauty of the house and surroundings. This home is exceptional : large and clean, with abundant blankets, pillows, and dishes. It is a spotlessly clean. The home's owner, Roger, is always available and rapidly responds to texts, emails, and calls. The home is off the grid, but there is no sense of austerity. It was cold the day we arrived, but the pellet stove and dinner in the oven quickly warmed the place up. Water pressure in showers is great with plenty of hot water. Above all is the location. Being off the grid gives this home an unparalleled isolation and tranquility. The night sky is jeweled with stars. Coyotes talk at night. Silence has a specific and comforting sound. I can not recommend this place more. Thank you Roger for a spectacularly memorable Thanksgiving vacation.

My last review discussed having to run the generator two of three mornings. We subsequently learned our Norwegian guest was using an electric hair dryer every morning, in addition to running the dishwasher and washing machine. We had no power issues during this stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine!
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Positively peaceful and beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this property will not disappoint. Beautiful inside and out. We stayed for 3 nights during our visit to the Grand Canyon. The drive to the Canyon took around 30 minutes. It was a nice drive with plenty of pretty views. You will enjoy beautiful sunsets and sunrises and millions of stars!!! We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! Safe travels. Roger
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The house was great. We had absolutely no problems whatsoever.

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house out in the country was exactly what we wanted. The star gazing was terrific. And it was also great that it was located so close to the Grand Canyon.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill Safe Travels ! Roger
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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.


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.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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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Elma WA

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John Safe Travels !
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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