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Malcolm Giles

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english

Get ready,The Snow is coming, book early. Don't forget about the polar express

65 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Parks holiday house

4 Bedrooms + Loft - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 14)

Set in 5 acres of tall timber, this Park's home offers rustic elegance, comfort and absolute tranquility. A visitor would never know they were only minutes away from Flagstaff, restaurants and city activities. Choose from the night-life of Flagstaff or the adventures of the Grand Canyon (that is only a 55 minute drive!) , mountain biking, skiing or any number of outdoor activities within minutes of this beautiful retreat.This 2500 square foot home features a master suite, 4 bedrooms, a loft and 2 bathrooms. A supplemental wood burning stove adds that cozy touch while a family, or group of friends are nestled in for a late night home movie in this beautifully appointed Casa. The loft is great for kids and the covered porch, just off the living room, is great for BBQ's, boisterous conversations, relaxing evenings....Or just watching the wildlife. You are in the woods! The property backs up against 500 acres of Coconino National forest, so the only unexpected guests will be the deer,elk and eagle.

Snow play park off of Route 66 : 5 minutes away is a state park for kids to play in the snow, they have small runs for sledding and sliding etc. Anything you can think of to do in the snow. Great time for the family. Tubing year round at Elk Ridge Ski area.

Tubing in Williams, AZ : 12 minutes away is Williams, AZ 'Gateway to the Grand Canyon' and it has a small ski slope but half of the ski slope is used for tubing (year round) and it is a blast.

Nearby Attractions: Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Deer Farm -

Grand Canyon Railway -

Grand Canyon White Water Rafting -

Elk Ridge Ski and Outdoor Recreation (tubing year round) -

Flagstaff Nordic Center -

Lowell Observatory Tours -

Meteor Crater Tours -

Flagstaff Mall -

The Arboretum at Flagstaff -

Museum of Northern Arizona -

Canyon De Chelly National Monument -

Wupatki National Monument -

Walnut Canyon National Monument -

Petrified Forest National Park (Painted Desert)

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Malcolm Giles (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Malcolm Giles

If you are a kind person I will give your family a discount. I take my job very serious and I want our guest to feel very comfortable. I will go out of my way to help them have an enjoyable visit. I love sharing my special place/home with guest. 99.9% love the experience.

Malcolm Giles purchased this house in 1999

Why Malcolm Giles chose Arizona

Wanted time away from the busy 'Valley of the Sun' time to relax and rejuvenate one soul and time to enjoy nature. Time to live in the now and be present to myself. The fun part now is I can share these moments with our wonderful guest.

What makes this house unique

No one is around, you are alone in the woods and you will not see anyone else while you are there. Why not get away from the crowds. I promise you will not want to leave.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came to vacation and get out of the valley. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We enjoyed rain storms, fresh air and relaxed. We didn't see any animals but it was nice stop between the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Williams. Which we were able to visit all due to the wonderful location of the cabin. Very peaceful, love the location, cabin had everything you could need. Plenty of water, lines, dishes and utensils, etc. Thank you for letting us use the garage to put ours in to keep animals away. We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay.
Jul 2011
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Reviews

4.7
based on 65 traveller reviews

Get ready,The Snow is coming, book early. Don't forget about the polar express
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 95 reviews
5

Ideal!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic stay! We came as a company of actors who needed a home for a weekend while doing a show in Flagstaff, and the cabin environment was so relaxing and invigorating. The property was beautiful and welcoming--highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice secluded property on 4 acres with lots of trees. Quiet, located next to a National Forest.

  • 5 of 5

Nice house on a 4 wooded acres with four sleeping areas. Close to restaurants, go carts, and other entertainment and attractions. Management very agreeable to work with. Would go again and recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very satisfied with everything over all.!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time I rented a place this big due to a couple of family members unexpected visit, and I have to say this places description is short from reality. The place over all is very nice and spacious the location is a must if you love out doors. I will be renting this place again very soon! We didn't get to explore as much as we would want to, but now we know what, where and how good it can be!

Thank You!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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In The Woods

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property. We were two couples, brothers and wives. The two brothers are a bit taller than average, so the living room furniture was a little on the low side, but for average height people (like me), everything was very comfortable. We enjoyed the location very much - the surroundings are beautiful. I was fascinated by the lava rocks all over! Mr. Giles advises to arrive before dark, which turns out to be very good advice! Due to our travel schedule, we got there after dark. Thankfully we had GPS in our rental car and cell phone flashlight apps so we were able to navigate on those dark back roads and see what we were doing once we arrived at the house. I did have to call Mr. Giles when we were having a little trouble with the lock box for the key, but it turns out the problem was with us, not the box. He was very helpful and said we could call him anytime we needed to. It was the perfect pivot point for our Grand Canyon excursions, going to Flagstaff for work needed on the rental car, and of course spending time in Williams. We rode the Grand Canyon Railway which we would recommend as a good relaxing introduction to the Canyon. Bearizona was also very good - we weren't sure what to expect, but we enjoyed seeing all the animals. We saw a herd of at least a dozen elk one night turning off the main road on the way to the house! The house was just the right size for the four of us (I can't imagine parties of 12 or 14 in there, with two bathrooms! - but we're older and probably need more space than "youngsters".) It was stocked with most things needed - we basically just went to the Safeway in Williams to buy food. Other reviewers have mentioned the condition of frying pans, etc., and yes, they are old and worn, but they work just fine - my sister-in-law had no trouble treating us to a couple of fine home-cooked meals using what was there. This country girl was impressed with the quietness (you can hear highway noise outside, and the occasional train in the distance), and the fact that just over the fence is a National Forest. There were a couple of areas that we felt needed attention, about which I will be emailing Mr. Giles, but they are minor home maintenance type things that we just felt he should know about. Overall, a good, relaxing, convenient place to spend some time in the woods in Arizona.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this cabin! Easy to get to with plenty of space. The property is spacious and secluded but very close to all the amenities of Flagstaff. This cabin is well maintained and had everything we were looking for. I would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being a great guest, families like yours really make my job very rewarding and wanting to keep sharing our home. kindness
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Happy Stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean cabin. Got to see elk in the evening. We had fun at the Deer Farm and enjoyed dinner in downtown Williams at the Italian Bistro. Would recommend this place to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Ranch Bar & Grill
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Grand Canyon Railway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Ranch Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Snow Bowl
Car: necessary

Downhill skiing or the Polar Express in the winter, horseback riding, the Grand Canyon Railway, or just walking in the woods...It is all accessible from this secluded retreat.

Your GPS may say to turn on Puddle Place, street now is called Silver St.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Parks, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$739
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$335
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A$335
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning SupplWood A$269
Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
Tax Rate 11.04%

Normal Rate: For the first 4 people then $10 a head thereafter
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Parks

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen
    Loft - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen
  • Living Room also has a sleep sofa-queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have added two new decks for your viewing pleasure, high up in the trees. Decks are on the second floor and you sit in the middle of ponderosa pines. Breathtaking. There is plenty of space to park an RV, boat or any tow-alongs. The spacious 2 car garage is available to all guests wishing to put vehicles in for the night. And of course....The full kitchen is equipped with everything a vacationer would need. The great room is large enough for some 'private space' and a fantastic gathering area to socialize and interact with family and friends.