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Solar powered newly built Guest House w/ NEW AC system!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Be at home with all the amenities, fireplace & views. Yet so close to town!

After entering through the front courtyard you emerge into the Great Room, an airy, open space perfect for sitting by the fireplace, napping in the day bed, or practicing yoga. A built in desk area is ideal for catching up on business-- WiFi included. The open and fully equipped kitchen includes a breakfast counter, as well as a cosy dinning nook. We just upgraded with a new LG mini split Air Conditioner in case our 60 degree nights aren't cool enough!

The bedroom has an expansive view of the wilderness, a walk in closet, and a brand new mattress. It, too, is elegantly decorated with contemporary art work and custom tile, as are the bathroom and shower.

The day bed in the great room serves as an extra sleeping area for one adult or 2 children. Pets are welcome- as long as they stay off the furniture and are not left unattended during short stays. We ask an additional fee per person/animal after the initial two guests.

The sun floods in through the glass patio doors in winter, and in summer a cool breeze will flow in through open doors. Private patios front and back with views of the National Forest to the north, and all the way to Mexico in the south. The roof is a solar array and the floor is heated for maximum comfort.

A Power House is an exciting collaboration between myself, Zoe Wolfe (artist) and my husband, Steven Shelendich (architect). Our daughter was also involved in the project, helping Steven with the construction and solar panel installation. We look forward to sharing this special place with you!

' A Power House is a lovely casita with all the amenities. We felt so at home -out in the wilderness, but so close to town.' - a guest

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018


We have been residing in Silver City for over 20 Years. As an artist and architect we like to combine our strengths and create beautiful spaces. As world travelers we are aware of the comfort needed for a respite. Thus 'A Power House' was designed and built for your comfort! purchased this house in 2014

Why chose Silver City

We love our building site; Views in every direction, Privacy, Access to the wilderness....And an easy short drive to town! Ideal for us who like to have it all!

What makes this house unique

When we don't have guests we ourselves enjoy spending time in 'A Power House'! It is truly comfortable, and the decor pleasurable. Interesting books, games, and a yoga mat are provided for extra entertainment. Usually we are content to sip a cup of tea and enjoy the space and views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Silver City

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Accessible bathroom is attractive with custom tile work, and shower; a shower seat is available upon request.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 'A Power House' has one large bedroom. The great room has a built in banco - with a full size mattress; comfortably accomodating two children, or a large adult.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
In a drawer you will find lots of information about restaurants and attractions....or feel free to ask us to recommend our favorites!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Solar powered newly built Guest House w/ NEW AC system!!!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Hilltop solar home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the artwork and how well the casita was designed and constructed. The stars were spectacular. One morning we watched a group of deer munching just outside the patio. Lovely space, nice experience in the country but close to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It was pleasure to host you.... welcome back anytime!
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Fantastic views with peace & quiet !

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Power House was such a pleasant surprise. Sweeping views were wonderful from both front/back patio & kitchen nook, the interior uncluttered, soothing, and comfortable. Greatly enjoyed being situated next to more than 100 acres of undeveloped land. No street noise whatsoever – just how I like it. The only sound was bird song, including my favorite quail & scrub jays, a coyote yipping in the distance on two occasions, and a gentle wind moving along the hills. Saw deer browsing every day during our week long stay, even around the property. Also came across a small band of javelina on one of our excursions – what a treat.

Plenty of activities to choose from in the area . . . Gila Cliff Dwellings, City of Rocks with nearby hot springs, Catwalk, historical downtown area shops & galleries, and more.

This is the place to stay if you’re looking for somewhere to decompress, clear the mind, and completely relax. Far, far exceeded my expectations!

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Peaceful, beautiful scenery, relaxing home.

  • 5 of 5

This solar powered home was an amazing place to get away and enjoy the scenery and the either relax and enjoy the home or hike the trails in the mountains close by. We loved our stay here and would absolutely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Uncluttered, clean and adequately furnished for a month long stay

  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located near Silver City in a quiet, rural setting surrounded by mountains. Owners are friendly and helpful in answering questions about the area.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango, Colorado and San Francisco, CA

Absolutely wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Power House to soak up some sun and solitude, escaping the winter doldrums in Colorado. It is an absolutely wonderful place to retreat and refresh! Zoe and Steven are delightful folks and really gracious hosts; they have thoughtfully stocked the casita with everything you need for a comfortable and peaceful stay. The design and layout, colorful artwork and tile, and loads of sunshine create the perfect ambience to work, rest, and revive the spirit. We found all the furnishings quite comfortable, and cooked up a storm in the excellent kitchen full of amenities.

The views from the casita are glorious, with sunrise and sunset being particularly spectacular. The charming town of Silver City is a short 5 minute drive away, as well as wonderful hikes and the entire Gila National Forest. It is all the peace and quiet you can hope for while still having all modern conveniences and without being in the middle of nowhere. We highly recommend the Power House and can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you wonderful guests!!!! And thanks for taking care of the place like it was your own- loved finding the bed stripped and the laundry done, etc etc. Welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house. Very quiet and away from the hubbub of a busy neighborhood. The solar aspect was fascinating. The views and the trails right out the front door were fabulous. We had originally booked for 4 nights, but were able to extend for an additional 2. The hosts were very gracious and accommodating. The kitchen and eating nook were just right for us to cook all out own meals. I do agree with one other reviewer that the living room chairs and the kitchen stools were not comfortable to sit in/on. The bed was great and the bathroom was dandy. Would go back again if in Silver City.

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback...we are always making improvements!
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Car: necessary

Silver City is becoming known for its wonderful cuisine, access to the wilderness, great art galleries, new yoga/movement/meditation center and basically friendly accessible attitude!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Silver City

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee AU$40.32
Property Damage Protection AU$79.29

$30 will be charged for each person/pet after the initial 2 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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