THE GATEWAY COTTAGE ~ WILLIAMS / GRAND CANYON / FLAGSTAFF

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Darrel & Merrie Edmonds

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE GATEWAY COTTAGE ~ WILLIAMS / GRAND CANYON / FLAGSTAFF

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Home, 2 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 on a peaceful acre of cool pines in Northern Arizona. It's an easy 45 minute drive to the south rim of the Grand Canyon and 10 minutes east of Williams and the Grand Canyon Railway. Few rental homes are in close proximity to the Grand Canyon, so with Flagstaff 25 minutes and Sedona an hour away, this is a great 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 at least 9 guests, and up to a maximum of 10. 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. 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!

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Darrel & Merrie Edmonds

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We are Darrel & Merrie, we met in Williams & have been married 40 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

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 hate to leave when visiting, as this home is so much nicer than our home in the valley. We are confident you will enjoy the property, and make many happy memories there.

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 wild animal park is a must see, near Williams, only 8 miles away.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
average rating of 4.875 based on 42 reviews
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
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Williams Grand Canyon
Willowbrook, IL
5

This is a great house!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your positive experience, we owe so much to our very special friend who takes such wonderful care of our home. Please come back and stay again if you have the opportunity.
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
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Williams Grand Canyon
5

Extremely clean, beautifully furnished! A1 rating!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Stayed here with spouse, four children and inlaws very comfortably.

When we arrived everything was extremely clean! Bedding and towels were all fresh! Kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans etc., everything you need and more! Firewood was split and stacked on the porch, was not expecting that, thanks. Overall a beautiful quite retreat in very nice, quiet neighbourhood. Very central to Flagstaff, Williams, Sedona, Grand Canyon, all within a hour drive.

Last but not least, the service and booking was easy and fast. Owners were readily available and very warm and kind to deal with. Would highly recommend!
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share your experience, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. Our intention is to provide a warm, comfortable and worry free home for your vacation.
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
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Williams Grand Canyon
Peoria, Arizona
5

Best family Christmas ever!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
I don't even know where to begin! Pulling up to the cabin covered in snow was a breath taking experience! Our children and their children could not wait to make snow angels. The cabin is beautifully decorated and just enough to not feel like you are invading someones home, but that the owners made it feel like a "home away from home' We truly enjoyed cooking every night in the well accomodated kitchen and did not have any needs not met! Our trip to the Polar Express made the trip even more exciting for our little ones, the drive to the train was only about 10 minutes through the beautiful countryside covered in snow. Thank you for sharing your home with us and we look forward to returning every year to celebrate our family Christmas. It truly was a wonderful experience.
Owner's Response: You are welcome to come back every year! The Polar Express is so much fun for all ages, and Williams is a great place to spend time shopping and just enjoying the small town feel on Route 66. We are here now making some changes, doing maintenance and just enjoying our home, it is such a blessing to us. You, our guests, make it possible for us...thank you!
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
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Williams Grand Canyon
Riverside
5

"Thanksgiving Vacation"

"Thanksgiving Vacation"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
I am "thankful" for people like Merrie and Darrel who graciously offer their home to renters like my husband and I who enjoy traveling with our children & grandchildren! We spent 4 nights/5 days @ The Gateway Cottage during the Thanksgiving holiday. This home is cozy, clean & beautifully decorated. The kitchen is so well stocked that I had absolutely no difficulty preparing our traditional Thanksgiving feast. Everything I needed was present. I even found a meat thermometer in a drawer. I was puzzled by a comment made in one review about the lack of linens/pillows. There were linens and pillows galore. I brought a few extra blankets from home just in case.... but did not use them. We have rented many vacation homes over the years & this beautiful home is by far better stocked than most. We had 7 adults & 5 children (under the age of 6) in our party. Each of us had a bed to sleep on & 2 babies were in pac-n-plays. Although we had quite a few people in our party we were very comfortable with our accommodations. We truly had an amazing time at "The Gateway." The weather was cool & crisp. It had snowed the week before leaving patches of snow for our little ones to make snowballs. This was our first time away from home on Thanksgiving and it was a great experience! Having lived in So. Calif. & Hawaii all our lives it was such a treat to experience true chilly Thanksgiving weather. We used the fireplace the entire time we were there. The sole purpose of this trip was to take our grandchildren to the "Polar Express." We all went on the train, wearing matching pajamas, to the North Pole. There were many wonderful memories made on this vacation. We appreciate the use of your home to provide an opportunity for "family bonding." I would definitely recommend this home to anyone visiting the Grand Canyon area. I communicated with Merrie by email. She was quick to respond to any questions asked. I hope that we have an opportunity to once again visit "The Gateway Cottage" or as our grandchildren call it, "our cabin."
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ahhh, thank you for such an awesome review! We are continually blessed by the guests that have come and gone through our home, and happy to share with each of them.
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
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Williams Grand Canyon
5

Rural. Secluded. Private. Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
A great place to unwind without the cares of normal everyday life. We loved the privacy, seclusion, and rural location. Being able to cook daily and spread the family out rather than cram into a motel and live off fast food was wonderful. We were close enough to sites and cities that we could get what we needed and explore and then go back for much needed down time. Well worth the drive to Arizona. Beautiful country home, very tastefully arranged and decorated. Perfect environment for decompressing. Great people to rent from. Perfect family vacation.
Owner's Response: I feel the same, never ready to go home after spending time there. It is so inspiring to hear such great comments about your stay in our home, please come back and stay again!
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Map

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

Williams House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Jan 6 2014 - Apr 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fourth of July
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 6 2014
3 night minimum stay
$700
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$940
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

$10 each night/guest + 7 $10.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $5.00 + Tax
Per night pet fee $5.00 + Tax
Addl cleaning fee + 7 $25.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 6.74%
Notes Holiday ~ $250 + tax per nite, 2 nite min; Weekly holiday: $1700
Cleaning fee is $100 up to 7 guests / $125 up to 10 guests
6.74% tax per stay, not included in rental rates
$10 per person/night water surcharge for 8 + guests, max 10
Pet fee $5 per night per pet.
$300 refundable damage/loss deposit OR a $49 non-refundable fee for $1500 damage/loss coverage
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Williams House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1765 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Downstairs tub/shower combo. Upstairs large soaking tub and large shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • volcano
  • playground
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • churches
  • library
  • pond
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • forests
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • water tubing
  • water skiing
  • spelunking
  • mountain climbing
  • hunting big game
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • freshwater fishing
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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