THE GATEWAY COTTAGE ~ WILLIAMS / GRAND CANYON / FLAGSTAFF

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 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 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. 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!

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:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Darrel & Merrie Edmonds (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Darrel & Merrie Edmonds

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

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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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 42 reviews
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
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+1 6236956708
Williams Grand Canyon
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.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Gateway Cottage ~ Williams / Grand Canyon / Flagstaff
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988496
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Williams Grand Canyon
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had such a great time! I hope the kids enjoyed the swing set, my inner kid chose that one. Please come and stay again if you are bck this way.
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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.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p988496
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Williams Grand Canyon
5

Extremely clean, beautifully furnished! A1 rating!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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."
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Map

Map

Sunset Crater Volcano
Flagstaff Historic Downtown
Grand Canyon Railway
Lowell Observatory
Pine Country Restaurant
Walnut Canyon
Williams AZ.
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 National Park South Rim
Museum of Northern Arizona
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

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Williams House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
Off Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
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 2015
May 1 2015 - Jan 4 2016
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

Additional information about rental rates

Addl cleaning fee +6 $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Per night pet fee $5 + Tax
Cleaning fee up to 6 $100 + Tax
$10 each night/guest + 7 $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.74%
Notes Holiday ~ $250 + tax per nite, 2 nite min; Weekly holiday: $1700
Cleaning fee is $100 up to 6 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
Please contact owner for more detail

Cancellation Policy

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

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