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The 'Gateway to the Grand Canyon'.

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Williams House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bath close to Grand Canyon, golf, fishing and city of Williams.

Conveniently located close to downtown Williams and near all local amenities, including golf, skiing, shopping, fishing and hiking. The Grand Canyon Railway (Polar Express) is minutes away.

Approximately a 40 minute drive to the Grand Canyon park entrance and 30 minutes to downtown Flagstaff. Bearizona and the Deer Park are an easy drive from our home.

You will be surrounded by magnificent pines at 6,800 feet in the beautiful Elephant Rocks golf community. Golf course views from the front of the house with a private back yard overlooking Bill Williams Mountain. This immaculate home hosts a fireplace, covered patio and separate deck with BBQ.

The fully equipped kitchen seats eight and offers everything you need to make your family at home. Clean linens and towels are provided for your comfort along with extra blankets for cozy nights.

The master bedroom features a king bed, spacious walk-in closet and private bath with garden tub, shower and double-sinks. The second and third bedrooms have queen beds and a twin roll-away bed and crib is available for your use. Each bedroom is equipped with satellite TV.


Two mountain bikes and two children’s bikes along with a game table, board games, cards, books, magazines and DVDs are available for your enjoyment.

A full-size washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.

Maximum occupancy is 7 - no exceptions.

Ponderosa Playce

Member, Williams Chamber of Commerce

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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Why April chose Grand Canyon

We were looking for a place to escape the heat in Phoenix. After searching several locations throughout northern Arizona, we selected Williams for it's charm and beauty. Plus, we loved the lush greenery of the golf course area and the nearby lakes and hiking trails. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. You will be welcomed by the locals and greeted in a warm fashion. The town is very safe. Ponderosa Playce is a member of the Williams Chamber of Commerce.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your kind note and prompt return of our deposit. We really enjoyed your home and neighborhood. We hope to return and stay again! It is great that you maintain such a lovely home and offer it to visitors to beautiful Williams AZ! The kitchen amenities and "staples" (salt, pepper, oil and the like) made our stay even more homey.
Apr 2015
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The 'Gateway to the Grand Canyon'.
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 103 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipped, clean and nicely furnished. Spacious and thoughtfully stocked for guests. Pretty neighborhood and convenient to grocery store and restaurants. We'll stay here again if we have the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Ponderosa Playce Outstanding!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Ponderosa Playce. The home all the amenities that you will need or could imagine needing when you visit. The location was great and enabled us to visit all the great sites in Northern Arizona like the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Williams, and Page(Horseshoe bend, a must see). I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a place in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Relaxing vacation in the pines. Wonderfully stocked with all you need for a family getaway. What a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home; Great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. It was the perfect location and we spent the last day of our vacation relaxing at this beautiful home. We highly recommend it to everyone planning to stay in the Williams area.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Filled Family Time at Ponderosa Playce

  • 5 of 5

Better than the photos, the Ponderosa Playce was the perfect setting for us with our two teenage grandsons. It was VERY clean, well stocked, and organized making us feel like we were home as soon as we walked in. In addition to visiting the Grand Canyon, we enjoyed numerous visits to nearby Williams for dinner, , visiting Bearizona, and playing golf at Elephant Rocks. Morning coffee on the patio was a real treat taking in the sights and sounds of nature (including deer) with great views of the Ponderosa Pines.

Thank you April for letting us use your home which has so many thoughtful touches creating an atmosphere of relaxation and fun. We also appreciated your phone call during the visit and your exceptional service.


Hank & Connie Coviello

Temecula, CA

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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grand canyon and southern utah vacation

  • 5 of 5

We visited for two nights on a family vacation to the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon. The house was just as advertised. Very clean and very comfortable. Williams is a great place to stay for a visit to the Grand Canyon. We drove in to the park twice (about an hour trip). Your home was MUCH better than staying at a hotel. I would definitely recommend it to future travelers.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Flagstaff, AZ
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Elephant Rock
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Grand Canyon Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 40
Car: necessary

Area attractions include the Grand Canyon (approximately 40 minutes away by car), or enjoy the historic Grand Canyon Railroad from downtown Williams (2 miles away). For a more secluded yet fantastic canyon viewing and hiking experience, visit Sycamore Canyon, the second largest canyon in Arizona. Sycamore Canyon is approximately 15 miles south south of Williams.

Nearby attractions Flagstaff (30 minute drive), Bearizona! (5 minute drive), Deer Farm and Petting Zoo (20 minute drive) and the beautiful red rocks of Sedona are within a one hour and a half drive.

Historic downtown Williams and Route 66 is located 2 miles from the house with a full service Safeway grocery store. In Williams, enjoy a carriage ride, rent an ATV for the day or watch one of the daily “cowboy shoot outs” on the street. The Rodeo may be in town while you’re visiting, and nearby trail rides are available.

In Flagstaff, experience Lowell Observatory, Riordan Mansion, the Arboretum, Sunset Crater and Heritage Square.

Ski at Elk Ridge (15 minute drive), or try the bigger Snow Bowl ski experience located in Flagstaff.

Enjoy golf for a reasonable fee at Elephant Rocks Golf Course, an 18-hole course with many memorable holes and spectacular views. The original 9-holes were built in the 1930's.

Spend some time fishing at Cataract Lake, Dog Town Lake or Whitehorse Lake, all within a short drive from this home.

Located in the middle of Kaibab National Forest with many hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.


Rates & Availability

Williams House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Polar Express
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

We do not accept bookings within 30 days of the rental period.
A $100 cleaning fee is added to all rental rates.
The $300 security deposit reserves your dates and will be refunded to you within 7 days of your departure.
Convenient online payment through VRBO or PayPal, or you may pay with a personal check made out to Ponderosa Playce.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Williams House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath has double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath has single sink
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin Rollaway bed located in 3rd bedroom closet
    Baby Crib - 1 baby crib , Crib with mattress and sheets
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin Rollaway Bed (1), Folding Crib (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • 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
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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