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THE GATEWAY COTTAGE ~ WILLIAMS / GRAND CANYON / FLAGSTAFF

Darrel & Merrie Edmonds

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

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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 6-10)

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 and a BIG twin fold out chair, as well as a queen sleeper sofa comfortably accommodating 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)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 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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Reviews

4.9
based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
average rating of 4.888889 based on 47 reviews
San Tan Valley
5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying in this beautiful home for Christmas. It was very warm and welcoming. I loved all the details in every room. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you would need. We had three families (including 6 kids) together for Christmas. There was plenty of space and fun for the kids. Christmas Eve, we took the kids to the Polar Express which was only a fifteen minute drive. Christmas day, it snowed! The kids enjoyed playing outside and roasting marshmallows by the campfire. We had so much fun, nobody wanted to leave. We would love to make it a new family tradition. Merrie is great! After the stay, I contacted her to find out if my daughter left her favorite stuffed animal there, she did, Merrie saved it and sent it back! I definitely rate this place and customer service with five stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful!

  • of 5

This place was lovely, clean and well equipped. It was a little drive from Grand Canyon Railway (the purpose of our trip) but an easy drive with pretty scenery-- saw a heard of antelope! Would love to frequent this cabin on a regular basis.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Sun City West, AZ
5

Ahhhhhmazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a joy it was to stay in your home!! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. The pictures do NOT do it justice. Not only is it comfortable, everything we needed (except for our food of course!) was provided. The house was exceptionally clean and is well cared for….it is obvious a lot of love has gone into your home. It is close enough to Williams to allow ease of shopping for anything you need, and located in a wonderfully kept country neighborhood. It was so quiet and peaceful. The beautiful porches were perfect for sitting out to have our morning coffee, and in the afternoon, watching the storms roll in – I think we almost wore out the rocking chairs!

We have stayed at vacation homes across the country, and by far, this home is THE BEST! We will definitely be back, for a much longer stay! Merrie, you are an amazing owner. Thank you for opening your home to us.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Home Away from Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was wonderful! Everything you need on a vacation!! Very close to all the sites you plan to visit. Very clean and refreshing. Very easy booking process and this will be a future vacation spot again. Thanks for making the vacation seamless. Weather was a bit chilly and we had snow which was a surprise. Of course Merrie did not order the snow, but the view of the trees with the snow was very beautiful to see. Thanks Again for a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Cabin, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the cottage. Our kids (ages 17, 12, 12, 9, 5) all loved it and wanted to move in to stay!! We used the fire pit outside and had a great time roasting s'mores. We prepared 2 dinners in the kitchen, and it worked great! There was plenty of room for us all to eat together--- I wish my dining room table at home could fit us all so well! I loved the natural light, and the private setting. Great communication with Merrie as well. All in all, it was a wonderful stay. My best VRBO experience yet!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Willowbrook, IL
5

This is a great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! This house was perfect for our family of 5. It was beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, with quality furnishings and very clean. The beds were very comfortable and we had everything we needed. If you like trees, you will see them from almost every window. Convenient location for visiting the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Highly recommend this house for peace and quiet. It's my favorite vacation house we've rented so far.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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 $213 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Williams, Grand Canyon

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Off Season
6 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
$570
for 2 nights
From
$213
From
$234
Fri,Sat
$1,427
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
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 7 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $300
$10 each night/guest + 7 $10 + Tax
Addl cleaning fee +6 $25 + Tax
Cleaning fee up to 6 $100 + 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 8 + guests, max 9
$300 refundable damage/loss deposit
We no longer host pets due to guests with allergies.

Cancellation Policy

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, 1 on twin hide-a-bed in loft, 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 and a twin sleeper chair in the loft, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room as well as a playpen/crib 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 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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