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Jamie Lou Wamsley

Member since: 2013
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Williams Rustic Cabin With Quiet Nights And Stars A Bright!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Grand Canyon - Williams Rustic Retreat

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Log Cabin on 5 acres two miles from Historic Williams, AZ

This two story custom built 3500 sq. ft. log cabin features panoramic mountain views, quiet days, and incredible starry nights! With a short 2 mile drive from the cabin you and your guests have access to a scenic railway tour through the Grand Canyon Railway, Bearizona Wildlife Park, restaurants and shops on Route 66, and the extraordinary Grand Canyon, which is only an hour drive from our log home.

With over 3200 square ft of living space as your home base while visiting Williams, AZ, you will also have everything you need from A/C, Heat, slate & wood floors, to a kitchen with granite counter tops and viking appliances. The upstairs bedroom offers a queen bed, flat screen television, access to a semi-private deck, privacy drapes and a full bathroom with a walk in shower and double sinks. Downstairs in bedroom 2 you will find a king bed, walk in closet, access to the back porch, privacy drapes, and a full bathroom. Bedroom 3 downstairs also offers a king bed, ceiling fan, privacy shutters, with a full bathroom with a shower/tub. The 4th bedroom/den has a twin trundle bed. Downstairs in the bonus room you have access to an additional television and dvd player along with access to the back porch of the cabin.

Whether you open the windows and lie down for a short nap on the couch, or take your favorite novel outside to a back deck chair, you are sure to have a relaxing time at our cabin. If relaxation is not your thing, you have options: visit Elephant Rocks Golf Course, a Wild West Show in downtown Williams, take a drive through Bearizona, or window shop on Route 66. Let's not forget about the Grand Canyon railway, which will take you by train roundtrip to the Grand Canyon, one of the most powerful and inspiring landscapes!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jamie Lou Wamsley (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Jamie Lou Wamsley

As a native to Arizona, I was born at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital and have lived in Scottsdale, Arizona my entire life. My husband is from Nebraska, obviously a big cornhusker fan! We built this cabin in 2008, and after a few years of enjoyment, our children began their involved in sports and our free time in Williams dwindled. We decided to open our home two years ago to renters and share the Williams experience with others, and so far its been a delightful experience.

Jamie Lou Wamsley purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Jamie Lou Wamsley chose Grand Canyon

When we arrived in Williams, Arizona, we immediately fell in love! With a simple three hour drive from our home in Scottsdale, AZ, this gem of a town has become my home away from home. Only in Williams will you find a scenic railway tour, a drive-thru wildlife park, wild west entertainment, Route 66 and extraordinary way to enjoy the majestic Grand Canyon.

What makes this cabin unique

Visiting in the Spring or Summer? Take advantage of a beautiful golf course with stunning views, nearly one hundred hiking trails, mountain biking trails, off road terrain, camping, fishing, birding and more.


based on 51 holidaymaker reviews

Williams Rustic Cabin With Quiet Nights And Stars A Bright!
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 51 reviews

We had great time.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice. Great decor, and lots of room to spread out. I enjoyed using the kitchen for some of our meals, and the grill was great too. It was easy to find, and a great home base while we took day trips to visit the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. I also appreciated using the laundry facilities. We even took a day to just relax at the cabin while we were there, a great way to end our vacation! Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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March Visit 2016

  • 4 of 5

Overall the stay was great and were initially greeted with flowers and cookies!

Property: The property is gorgeous, flat and set back from the road. The only downside is that there are no trees. You can go for a short hike and get into the forest for the nature lovers. There is a great hill on the backside of the property that worked perfect for sledding if you are there with snow. Plenty of space outside for activities. 5 miles to town for grocery runs or lunch/dinner.

Space: There is a ton of common space upstairs and downstairs for large parties! There are some games available, bring your favorites. There is a gas fireplace, but it required patience to get it to work. There were 3 main bedrooms, all with an en suite and down comforters. There was also another loft bed setup with 2 beds, along with pullouts up/downstairs. If you are staying in colder months, you may want to bring an extra blanket for those staying on the pullouts as those do not have down comforters. Attached garage to park 1 car if wanted/needed to keep out of the snow. The kitchen worked well and had plenty of dishes for all, though there are not enough of the same dish for all.

Electronics: For those that "need" TV, there is satellite, though you may need a engineering degree to figure out the sophisticated remotes to work them. The downstairs TV did not work, though we were not there for the TV. There is no WIFI, but why are you renting a cabin in the first place. Washer and dryer is available for use.

Lighting: Most of the lighting worked great There was 1 bulb that was out, but there was a closet with spare bulbs so we took care of it ourselves. The exterior lights on the back deck did not seem to work, or we could not find the switch. This would have been nice for the fire when making smores, but again, we made it through with a little extra chocolate and marshmallows on our faces!

Cleanliness: Overall the place was clean. Not sure how frequently anything gets dusted, there is a pretty good layer on all light fixtures and the return air register. Popular kitchen dishes and utensils were clean, where less used items needed some attention.

Issues: The foundation, yes, there is an issue...for the owner. It didn't cause any issues for our stay. The back deck lights, maybe the hidden switch could have a label on it. The cleanliness, while this did not ruin our stay, dusting needs to happen more often...again this is a cabin so it was not a deal breaker

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was unaware that you had any of these issues during your stay. I would have gladly walked you through solutions to most of your complaints. My house manager lives locally and her number is on hand if you should need anything, toilet paper, light bulbs, dusting, comforters, light switches turned on, etc...I would have been happy to walk you through the location of the items needed as well, I have done so for several renters in the past. The upstairs fireplaces working perfectly; however, I occasionally have renters in the who are unfamiliar with the workings of gas, which is understandable. Again, we would have been more than happy to help you with any of your issues, but I had no idea you were having any issues. The flood lights, light bulb and blanket issues could have been resolved easily. In addition, I do not advertise Wi-Fi on property, but a lot of renters assume there is Wi-Fi when they rent. Its a good thing to check in the list of amenities when booking if that is an important factor. I also have several renters who call and ask me about Wi-Fi before they book which saves them a lot of headache if they need to conduct business while renting. The cabin is not located in a dense forest, and I have tried to use photos in the listing that really portray the surrounds as not being dense with forest. As for the dust, my house manger cleans weekly; however, being that is is a log cabin surrounded by dirt roads and windy days, it is very difficult to keep the cabin spotless, especially with all of the critters that roam the outdoors. It is not surprising to see bugs, spiders, dust, cob webs, etc... at the cabin. We strive to keep it clean for our renters, but those spiders can build a web in a matter of hours, and the dust during storms can find ways in through the logs; however, we try to keep up with weekly dusting and mopping. I hope the issues you had will not keep you from visiting Williams again. Next time, please call, text or email me if you have any issues. I could have solved them for you in a 2 minute conversation. I had no idea things were so bad.
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Beautiful Home and Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this location. The home was very nice with a higher end feel. Very quiet, peaceful, and beautiful surroundings. The owner was also accommodating to our group and willing to work with us. We will certainly consider renting this location again when/if we decide to vacation in the Williams area again. Big thank you to the owners.

Craig - Surprise, AZ

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property to play in the snow and perfect for Williams proximity.

  • 4 of 5

Was a beautiful house but a lot of broken things. The tv with the only dvd player was not working which didn't let us watch polar express with the kids for our polar express trip. The fire place didn't work. One of the burners on stove was broken. The house was in terrible need of a humidifier too as the heater really dried out the air to where we were all hacking and coughing from the dry air after a couple days. And feel sorry for the owner as the houses foundation is dropping at such a slope that if it gets any worse they will need to put a sign in the living room to remind trucks to use lower gears for downhill . It was a beautiful house though on great property and with some better maintenance of the house the review would be a lot better.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was unfortunate that the one television with the DVD player quit on us the week you checked in. My Audio Video specialists live in Phoenix and it is very difficult for them to get to Williams during the holiday to replace the tv. It is so unfortunate that this DVD player ruined your stay. My cell phone number is on hand should you have had any issues, and I tried to respond to your emails as quickly as possible. The fireplace was not igniting for these guests as one of the electrical cords had been disconnected inside of the fireplace, most likely as a child proofing tactic from previous renters. My house manger was able to fix this upon check out when she had access to the property. I was unaware of any issues with the stove burners as everything is in working order before each check in per my house manager, otherwise, we would keep the previous renters deposit. My house manager was in the cabin today and the burners were in perfect working condition, but sometimes renters aren't used to using gas vs. electric and they are unable to figure out he gas stove, completely understandable. I'm so sorry that your Williams trip was not as you intended and I wish our cabin could have provided you the joy that is has to so many others in the past. Have a Merry Christmas!
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excellent property - great location

  • 5 of 5

well presented property Great interior and some interesting wall mounted decorations :-)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the BEST weekend staying at the cabin. It was absolutely gorgeous and far exceeded our expectations. They even went the extra mile and decorated for Christmas and all of the bedrooms had fresh flowers in them. We will definitely be back! Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Elephant Rock Golf Course
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Amtrak Station - FLG
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Williams, Arizona is an extraordinary way to enjoy the Grand Canyon! With only an hours travel time to the Grand Canyon- you can stop for breakfast in downtown Williams at a Route 66 corner café, grab your souvenirs, hop on a train, visit Bearizona wildlife park, take a hike, grab a pole and head out fishing, or simply stroll the streets before your drive to the Canyon. After you have seen one of the seven wonders- return to Williams and enjoy lunch, a homemade shake, shop for custom made leather goods, relax at a cozy lodging establishment, and plan for dinner that will give your taste buds a true western feel.

Williams, Arizona is a charming town nestled at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in the world. In a setting like this- it’s no wonder Williams is considered an outdoor paradise.

Only in Williams will you enjoy the beauty of a mountainside town, the best-preserved stretch of Route 66, outdoor adventure to suit every need, a railway to get you to the Canyon in style, an outdoor drive-thru wildlife park, a true western setting with cowboys swaggering through town, and a friendly atmosphere greeting you the moment you arrive and bidding you farewell when you depart.

Come stay with us in Williams, Arizona and we guarantee you’ll be making plans to return again and again.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Williams, Grand Canyon

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £341
Cleaning Fee (<5Nights) £102

Minimum Age: 25. This rental is available on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Please be aware that if there are multiple requests for the same dates, the 1st potential renter to make their payment will secure the booking.

PLEASE NOTE: The Cleaning Fee is $150 for 5 nights or less and $200 for 5 or more nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Grand Canyon in Arizona

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
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  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs with Bdrm 3, Walk In Shower, Toilet, Sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs with Bdrm 2, Tub/Shower, Separate Toilet, Sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Upstairs Powder Room, Sink & Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1, Walk in Shower, Double Sinks, Privacy Shutters
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstrs Bdrm, Drapes, Full Bath, Wlk In Clst, Deck, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs Bedroom, Drapes, Full Bath, Wlk In Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Downstairs Bdrm, Full Bath, Wood Shutters
    Den - 2 Single Bed , Den with Twin Trundle Bed (two twin mattresses)
    Great Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper Sofa Sectional Upstairs (Queen Mattress)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting

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