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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff

80 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

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, 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, 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


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

14. Riordan Mansion Park ph# 928 779 4395


More Details
  • 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

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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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.

Aug 2011
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
average rating of 4.9 based on 82 reviews
Burlington, Ontario

Great accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week and loved it! Pride of ownership is evident throughout! This house is bright, spotless and wonderfully decorated. It has a very well stocked kitchen. This house is in a quiet location (except for the train, which didn't really bother us at all). Merrie was very prompt in responses and booking was great! This house is in a perfect location to view the amazing sights nearby. We went to Sycamore canyon, Oak Creek Canyon/Sedona, Grand Canyon and Walnut Canyon. Each of these canyons has their own beauty. This was a trip of a lifetime for us and we enjoyed every moment of it. Williams has everything you need for your stay. We enjoyed dinner at the Red Raven! The only "negative" was that our cell phone reception was not great but when we stood outside we had enough service to call.

We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a girls' trip to northern AZ. We loved the location and the serene setting of this cottage, while sitting of the front porch and listening to the wind in the pines. It was so relaxing and accommodations were great. Love, love, love all furnishings and decorations. While visiting we saw Bearizonia, Williams, Petrified Forrest, Painted Desert, Meteor Crater, Winslow, Grand Canyon, Sedona and Montezuma Castle. Perfect for getting away from the crowds, yet close to get to sights. We will be back.

Pat McKenzie-AL

K, Lewis-GA

J. Buis & sister Peggy-Goodyear AZ

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

It's even better than the pictures!! We'd go back again in a second...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Location

  • 5 of 5

This home is very beautiful with everything you need and then some. Our family of 4 stayed here this past week on our last time off before school starts. The house is fully furnished, including all kitchen needs. We were able to travel to the Grand Canyon, and spend some time in Williams - and it was nice to come back to a real home where we could cook and eat together. We loved spending time around the big kitchen table playing family games at night and laughing. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed our home, it is a great place for families. Thank you for the great review, we hope you have the opportunity to stay the again one day.
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Beautiful home! Great getaway . . ..

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Darrel and Merrie for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Loved all the personal touches and how you have decorated the house and the spacious open layout of the rooms. Will definitely want to stay there again if we need a place to stay out that way.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home and sharing your thoughts. We do hope you have the chance to make a return visit.
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is located in a perfect setting, close enough to drive to town but in a quiet setting away from the crowds of tourists flocking to the Grand Canyon. The people complaining of the train must be very light sleepers. It was not an issue for my family. My husband & I spent the week here with our teenage sons. We went to Sedona, Grand Canyon, fishing in Page/Horseshoe Bend, and the Arizona Snow Bowl chair lift. We saw elk, prong horned deer & mule deer right down the road on the field entering into the cabin. It was an amazing vacation with memories of a lifetime!! Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! You really were able to do and see a lot during your stay, so glad you had the opportunity to do those things, they are some of my favorites. The wildlife is abundant this time of year, and it is always thrilling for me to see them as well.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Flagstaff Pulliam
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
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
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Williams, Grand Canyon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer/Fall 2016
1 May 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £102 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Tax Rate 7.3%

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 7+ 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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Williams in Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1765 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sleeps 6 in beds, 2 on queen hide-a-bed in living room and 1 in portable crib, up to a total of 9.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 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
  • 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
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 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.

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