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Solar powered newly built Guest House

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.

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:
April 18, 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 Amenities for this vacation 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:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: 6-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback...we are always making improvements!
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Spring Lake, Michigan

Quiet & spacious

  • 4 of 5

A Power House was a relaxing place to stay. Beautiful views and unique, artistic decor make this a delightful place. Stephen & Zoe were fantastic hosts. With all the space, it would be nice to have more comfortable seating - living room chairs are all reclining, bar stools were too tall for the bar and the only straight chair that could be moved is at the desk. A nice couch (for snuggling or reading) would have been nice. Otherwise a fantastic place!

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Power House guests have told us that they appreciate the diversity of furniture- especially loving the day bed with numerous pillows, and comfy dinette, for intimate moments.
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Beautiful simplicity under the stars

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this casita for so many reasons. It was filled with sunlight, original art, color and a stunning vista. The ample, well-supplied kitchen and washer/dryer were also a plus. But the very best part was the awe-inspiring stars out the back patio every night. Zoe was a wonderful host. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!! It always warms our hearts when guests fully appreciate the total ambience we have strived to provide. Welcome back any time!
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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 vacation house rental in Silver City

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee C$37.88
Property Damage Protection C$74.5

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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