HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-917-8271
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-917-8271

The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff

People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
9
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Home, 2 KING Bedrooms + 1 Queen Sleeping loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-9)

NEW/LOWER RATES TO HELP OFFSET THE "SERVICE FEE"!! 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 most anything you need. It's an easy 45 minute/60 mile 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, plus a sleeping loft with a QUEEN bed and a TWIN bed, as well as a QUEEN sleeper sofa and pack-n-play crib comfortably accommodates up to 9 adult guests. See the stars through the skylights from the king size bed in the master and the queen bed in the loft. Both king bedrooms have a tv and dvd player. 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. There is a land line (phone) in house for local calls. 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, as a courtesy to guests with allergies, we do not host pets. Check in is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11:00 am.

Local attractions:

1. Grand Canyon National Park ph# 928 638 7888

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

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

4. Bearizona Wildlife Park ph# 928 635 2289

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

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

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

8. Sedona Chamber ph# 1 800 288 7336

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

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

11. Sunset Crater ph# 928 526 0502

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

Owner
Merrie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Merrie

Our names are Darrel & Merrie, we met in Williams & have been married 43 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.

Merrie purchased this house in 2007

Why Merrie chose Grand Canyon

We purchased the land 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.

reply
Aug 2011
  • 1 of 2

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Williams in Arizona

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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Sleeping loft
  • Sleeps 7 in beds, 2 on queen hide-a-bed in living room and 1 in portable crib, up to a total of 9.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • 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 ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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 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 can be found on the lot for the outdoor fire pit, and wood for the fireplace can be purchased in Williams at Safeway or Circle K. 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(86 traveller reviews)

The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 88 reviews
Las Vegas
5

Great retreat in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Rented this cabin getaway in the woods when we came to Williams to do the Polar Express over this last Christmas. What a great find! It was a little ways away from town, but well worth it, and we loved staying here. My little girl loved exploring the cabin, and my and hubby loved having a real wood burning fireplace! The beds were pretty comfortable, and the kitchen was very well equipped. We hadn't planned on making many meals here, but ended up doing so the first night since we didn't feel like driving back into town (rough start with a flat tire in the Grand Canyon!). If needed, there is a Safeway grocery store in town.

As noted by another reviewer, you can hear the train going by during the night. I heard it the first night but only because my little girl wasn't going to sleep right away. Second night, I don't remember it going by, but I'm sure it did.

If you're looking for a getaway from it all type of place, this is it! Great location, near enough to town if you don't want to cook or sightsee Williams or the Grand Canyon, but far enough away from traffic (people and cars). Would highly recommend this place. And we're thinking of coming back here next Christmas to stay and do the Polar Express again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A beautiful home in a beautiful part of Arizona.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed over new years and had an awesome time enjoying the wooded area. It was a perfect getaway. Hope to stay there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a 4 night stay. The house exceeded our expectations. Merrie, the owner, was very responsive to pre trip questions. Had 4 adults and 2 kids and we had plenty of room. Did not need sofa bed. Modern and beautiful place. There is a train that runs quite often a few miles away so if you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs. Still slept great but did hear it. Microwave was hard to use but overall, for the money, I would highly recommend this place and I would stay hear again. 1st time to Williams for us. Snowbowl ski area was great as was Deer Farm and Bearizona nearby. Great for kids. Had snow on ground and whole family had a great time and was a great trip!!! Thanks Merrie!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The Perfect Gateway Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect place for my family trip to Williams, AZ. For Christmas I purchased tickets to the Polar Express Train for my adult children and grandchildren. I wanted for us to spend as much time together since we aren't able to do so as often as I would like. The cabin was beautiful from the outside, with plenty of parking in the front. When I first opened the front door, I couldn't believe how beautifully decorated and clean the cottage was. I loved that the we could all sit around the table and enjoy our meals together. We also used the table to decorate cookies and play board games. The kitchen was big enough for us to cook/fix our meals and not be in each other's way. There were plenty of plates, cups, silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans. The living room was very comfortable to sit around and relax to watch a family movie and enjoy a fire in the fireplace. The house was equipped with everything that we needed for our weekend. Outside there was snow on the ground and it was very cold outside so we weren't able to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside but we are looking forward to returning in the summer so we can use the fire pit in the backyard and relax in the rocking chairs on the front porch. After spending time in Williams, it was nice to come back to a warm and cozy cottage to spend time with my family. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Merrie is such a lovely person and really just wants people to enjoy their time away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Thank you Merrie and Happy Holidays from my family to yours.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When I designed the house, the focus was on family time. During the build, I pictured Christmases with the kids and grandkids, baking cookies to have with hot chocolate and coffee. I saw my husband and I spending our summers there and winters here in Surprise. Plans changed, and I can honestly say, I'm happy it worked out this way, because it has given my husband and I the ability to spend more time with each other, and our family. Now, our guests have the opportunity to share those precious times with their family, making wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing some of those moments, and the lovely review.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is amazing. We were able to visit the Grand Canyon and go on the Polar Express all on the same day. The cabin is much more comfortable than staying at a hotel

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Langley, BC
5

Didn't want to leave!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family was most impressed that I could find such a beautiful home...stocked with everything you could possibly need and very clean! The view was so peaceful, the area unique. Close enough to the highway to make it simple to get around. Yes, there are trains. We live near a train track at home so this was comforting to us. Didn't bother my husband, who is the light sleeper. Merrie was easy to deal with, although there was no reason to contact her while there, as everything was very clearly layed out. We were pulling out at 11 and the very kind cleaning lady was coming in, right on time😉We had a nice conversation with her. This home has everything you need to make your stay wonderful. Thank you Merrie!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to host such great people, and to know they have truly enjoyed our home. There are so many choices between hotels and vacation rentals, and we are so happy you chose Gateway Cottage!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Sunset Crater Volcano
Flagstaff Historic Downtown
Grand Canyon Railway
Lowell Observatory
Pine Country Restaurant
Walnut Canyon
Williams
Arizona Pioneer Museum
La Fonda Mexican Restaurant
Flagstaff
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Sedona
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Havasupai Village
Oak Creek Canyon
Arizona Snowbowl
Wupatki National Monument
Grand Canyon South Rim
Museum of Northern Arizona
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.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Williams, Grand Canyon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
10 Jan 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£486
for 2 nights
From
£189
From
£198
Fri,Sat
£1,317
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£503
for 2 nights
From
£198
From
£206
Fri,Sat
£1,403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £101 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £241
Tax Rate 7.3%

~THE "SERVICE FEE" IS CHARGED BY AND PAYABLE TO AVRBO/HOMEAWAY, NOT THE OWNER~
No extra fees charged for Holidays.
Cleaning fee is $125 up to 9 guests
6.9% tax per stay, not included in rental rates
$10 per person/night water surcharge for more than 6 guests, max 9
$300 refundable damage/loss deposit
We no longer host pets due to guests with allergies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Available arrival
Available
Unavailable

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties