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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff

Darrel & Merrie Edmonds

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Darrel & Merrie Edmonds

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Calendar last updated:
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff

People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Williams - Grand Canyon Gateway Cottage

Home, 2 KING Bedrooms + Queen Sleeping loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-9)

Welcome to The Gateway Cottage! Our beautiful upscale 1765 sf 'cottage' is situated at above 7000' altitude in a natural setting on a peaceful acre of cool pines in Northern Arizona. We are located just minutes east of Williams, the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, where you will find plenty of shopping for any of your needs. It's an easy 45 minute drive to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and with Flagstaff 25 minutes and Sedona an hour away, this is a great central location!! The tastefully decorated interior includes 2 KING bedrooms and 2 full baths, a sleeping loft with a QUEEN bed, as well as a queen sleeper sofa and pack-n-play crib comfortably accommodates up to 9 guests. See the stars through the skylights from the king size bed in the master and the queen bed in the loft. The fully stocked kitchen includes everything you need, bring your groceries and make a simple or gourmet meal. The laundry room includes linens and towels. Outside relaxation on the deck or the front porch. Fun activities (winter and summer) are nearby, including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Grand Canyon Railway/Polar Express, Bearizona and the Deer Farm, as well as museums, observatories and outdoor recreation such as fishing, hiking, skiing, sledding and more. This home will not disappoint you! Sorry, we do not host pets.

Local attractions:

1. Grand Canyon National Park ph# 928 638 7888

http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

2. Grand Canyon Railway Train ph# 1 800 the train

http://www.thetrain.com/

3. Arizona Snow Bowl Ski Area ph# 928 779 1951

http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/

4. Bearizona Wildlife Park ph# 928 635 2289

http://www.bearizona.com/

5. Grand Canyon Caverns ph#928-422-3224

http://www.gccaverns.com

6. Mountain Ranch Stables ph#928-635-0706

http://www.mountainranchstables.com

7. Elk Ridge Ski/Recreation Area ph# 928-814-5038

http://www.elkridgeski.com/index_files/Page455.htm

8. Sedona Chamber ph# 1 800 288 7336

http://www.sedonachamber.com/

9. Oak Creek Canyon US Forest Service ph# 928 282 4119

http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/oak-creek-scenic.shtml

10. Out of Africa Wildlife Park ph# 928 567 2840

http://www.outofafricapark.com/

11. Sunset Crater ph# 928 526 0502

http://www.nps.gov/sucr/index.htm

12. Meteor Crater ph# 928 289 2362

http://www.meteorcrater.com/

13. Museum of Northern Arizona ph# 928 774 5213 http://www.musnaz.org/

14. Riordan Mansion Park ph# 928 779 4395

http://www.pr.state.az.us/parks/RIMA/index.html

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Darrel & Merrie Edmonds (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015

About Darrel & Merrie Edmonds

Our names are Darrel & Merrie, we met in Williams & have been married 41 years. We have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Merrie grew up in the area, and has always called it 'home', she loves the mountains, pines and the quiet pace of the location.

Darrel & Merrie Edmonds purchased this house in 2007

Why Darrel & Merrie Edmonds chose Williams

We purchased the acre in 2002 and dreamed of the day we would see our cabin there on the property. We drew the plans and sub-contracted the construction beginning in 2005, the home was, for the most part, completed in 2007. We have enjoyed the process, and have been doing some finishing touches since then. We are confident you will enjoy the property, and make many happy memories there.

What makes this house unique

There is a peacefulness you'll feel when staying at our home, and the proximity to the Grand Canyon, Williams, Bearizona, The Grand Canyon Railway, Flagstaff and Sedona makes our home perfect for daily outings taking in all the sites. We enjoy taking the family to the cabin to enjoy the cool weather in summer. The smell of the pines, relaxing around the fire pit and taking walks in the forest, along with the occasional sightings of the deer, elk and antelope in the area are a welcome change of pace. The Kaibab squirrels that live in the neighborhood enjoy the handouts and are very entertaining. Winters are beautiful with the fresh snow, sledding and holidays in front of the fireplace with the scent of cedar wood, freshly baked cookies, coffee and hot chocolate. Christmas in Williams is a sight to see, with the lighting of the huge Christmas tree, and boarding the Polar Express is a joy for the kiddies, young and old. Bearizona Wildlife Park and The Deer Farm are a must see, near Williams, only a few miles away. (Sorry, we do not host pets in consideration of those with allergies)

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a gorgeous Getaway. I definitely recommend this lovely chalet for your next trip to the Grand Canyon or the Flagstaff area. A cozy home in either winter or summer. We found it to have a lovely well-stocked kitchen...perfect for our family getaway. The living & dining areas are very spacious and our group of 8 was easily accommodated. Thanks for a lovely time....we'll definitely be returning.

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4.9
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 54 reviews
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing and great for our family of four adults from North Carolina. It is beautifully decorated, clean and has great amenities. It is about an hour drive to the Grand Canyon and Sedona but well worth the drive.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay at The Gateway Cottage, and were able to visit Sedona as well as the Grand Canyon. Oak Creek Canyon is my very favorite place in Arizona, I hope you drove through there on your way to Sedona. Thank you for sharing your experience.
5

First Grand Canyon Exploration

  • 5 of 5

This was our first Grand Canyon trip and our first time in Arizona - from Alabama. We wanted to stay in a home rather than hotel since we were traveling with our daughter and son in law. We love the outdoors and natural woods environment. We enjoyed seeing so many different forms of wildlife. We saw antelope, elk and very large jack rabbits!

This vacation home more than met our expectations. I searched extensively to find the perfect place online and our entire family was so pleased. The home was immaculate. Since we were traveling via air we were limited with what we could bring so it was so nice to find the pantry stocked with so many extras! I forgot to purchase coffee filters at the store and Merrie even had filters already there! No need to bring a hair dryer either. There were plenty of linens - extra blankets, pillows and towels.

The home was in a good location for traveling to the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Sedona. We also went to Page one day for a rafting trip through Glen Canyon. That was a bit longer drive, but well worth it!! The drive into Williams is only about 15 minutes and there are several shops and restaurants there. We only found one grocery store - Safeway, but they had everything we needed, even a pharmacy and Starbucks!

The owners were great to work with and responded promptly to each email. I would definitely recommend this home and we would absolutely stay here if we are ever in AZ again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my, thank you so much!! I have found that since we have been renting our nest in the woods, that this is definitely my calling. I absolutely love making our guests feel comfortable and welcome, and furnishing as much as possible to make their stay a pleasant and memorable experience. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit Arizona and stay in our home once again.
5

Fantastic stay at a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Gateway Cottage for a couple of days this spring and the house is just gorgeous. Beautifully decorated, the house has a real cabin in the woods feel with all modern amenities including a washer/dryer and wifi. The scenic woods surrounding the cottage adds to the sense of peace - the views from every window and patio are lovely. The house was well-stocked with all the required basics. We made day trips to the Grand Canyon which is about a 1 hour drive. Our entire family enjoyed every bit of our stay and very reluctantly left. If we travel to the Grand Canyon again, we hope to stay at this same location!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the wonderful review, and having such thoughtful and caring guests in our home. We consider it a privilege to share the peace and serenity of not only the house, but the forest location as well. We hope you have the opportunity to come back again.
5

Amazing Home! Great Esperience

  • 5 of 5

First off this home is amazing it is tucked away in a beautiful landscape and offered every amenity one could ask for. The house was well kept and furnished. My wife , I and 5 children had a blast it is located far enough out of the way to enjoy the wilderness but close enough to the town and any of it's attractions to make a quick trip to all. We has a fantastic time and could not ask for a better host!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you enjoyed our home, and had the opportunity to see some of the local areas of interest. We will be opening another rental home in town (Williams) within the next 2 months, it is on the hillside and has a fabulous view.
5

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for my family! Everyone was comfortable, and the home was perfect for our trips to the National Parks in the area. Peaceful, clean and cozy! My teenager and older parents stayed for Spring Break. Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert and Bearizona were the highlights of the trip. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your trip. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and that you were able to visit some of the most beautiful sites in Northern Arizona. It sounds like wonderful memories were made for everyone during visit.
Plano, TX
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Gateway Cottage. It was clean and everything described on the website. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your stay, and taking the time to review our home. We would love to have you come back again.

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Flagstaff Pulliam
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Williams
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Elephant Rocks
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Grand Canyon Railway
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I-40 & I-17
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Williams
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Elk Ridge
Car: necessary

Grand Canyon 1 hour / Flagstaff 23 miles / Williams11 miles;

Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway/Polar Express, Oak Hill Snow Play area/Sinkhole, Bearizona, Deer Farm, Grand Canyon Caverns, Snow Bowl Ski Area/Summer Lift Ride, Lowell Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Camp Verde area), Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater.

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Prices & Availability

From $241 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Williams, Grand Canyon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer/Fall 2015
1 May 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
2 night minimum stay
$625
for 2 nights
From
$241
From
$251
Fri,Sat
$1,748
$6,238
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $300.00
Addl cleaning fee +6 $25.00 + Tax
Cleaning fee up to 6 $100.00 + Tax
$10 each night/guest + 7 $10.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.9%
Notes Holiday ~ $235 + tax per nite, 2 nite min; Weekly holiday: $1700
Cleaning fee is $100 up to 6 guests / $125 up to 9 guests
6.9% tax per stay, not included in rental rates
$10 per person/night water surcharge for 7+ guests, max 9
$300 refundable damage/loss deposit
We no longer host pets due to guests with allergies.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Williams in Grand Canyon

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1765 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs tub/shower combo. Upstairs large soaking tub and roomy separate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Sleeps 6 in beds, 2 on queen hide-a-bed in living room and 1 in portable crib, up to a total of 9.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Our beautifully decorated 1765 sf home on an acre of pines offers 2 King bedrooms, a Queen bed in the loft, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room as well as a playpen/crib, air mattress and extra pillows. We provide all linens, kitchenware and utensils, some spices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and spiced cider. Spend time in Williams shopping the unique stores there, taking a walk in the cool pine scented air or relax on the porch. Pine wood is provided for the fire pit in the back yard, and cedar wood is provided seasonally for the indoor fireplace. In the back yard there is a large play set, and we are planning to add a horseshoe pit and additional shrubbery/landscaping next spring. Please come and enjoy yourselves here at The Gateway Cottage.

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