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A Luxury Private Home on 7 Acres

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bath - Sleeps 13

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Come to the tall cool pines to unwind with your family and friends. Experience Northern Arizona and all it has to offer in our magnificent, 3400 square foot custom home we call Tranquility Ranch. Seclusion and privacy are all yours on 7 acres.

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Tranquility Ranch is located within minutes from the Grand Canyon Railway and the Polar Express. A short 60 mile drive to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, and Flagstaff is 30 miles. The home is located four miles outside of Williams, and only one mile from Bearizona, a great attraction for the entire family.

The home sleeps 13 people in 5 bedrooms plus a twin trundle day bed in the upstairs retreat area with great views off the upper deck. The kids will enjoy the kids loft with 3 twin beds. The master bedroom located downstairs, features a fireplace and soaking tub for those romantic evenings. Upstairs, two queen size bedrooms, with one featuring a fireplace, and a queen guestroom downstairs.

Day trip destinations: 60 miles to the Grand Canyon, 5 miles to Williams where you will be in the heart of old Historic Route 66, 30 miles to Flagstaff, NAU, and the Arizona Snowbowl, where you can Ski or snowboard on 32 runs during the winter months or ride up the mountain on the scenic Skyride, enjoy hiking trails, disc golf and guided ranger tours during the summer. 35 miles to Sycamore Canyon, 150 miles to the Petrified National Forest, 50 miles to Meteor Crater, 30 miles to Lowell Observatory, 100 miles to Jerome Ghost Town, 80 miles to Oak Creek and Sedona. In Williams you will find a Safeway grocery store and shopping along Historic Route 66. In Flagstaff, you will find Harkins Theatre along with other larger named shopping stores. Nearby Williams offers great dining options.

Take a day excursion on The Grand Canyon Railway where you will depart at 9 am and return around 5:30 in the evening. During the winter months of November and December you can enjoy the Polar Express train ride fun for the entire family.

Outdoor activities nearby: Golfing at Elephant Rocks, hiking, walking, biking, and fishing at several area lakes. Bearizona is a short 1 mile from Tranquility Ranch a definite must see for all ages.

More Details

Frank & Janine Rotter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Frank & Janine Rotter

Allow us to be your hosts for an unforgettable vacation with the family, or just a romantic getaway. We have lived in the Williams area for over 40 years.

Frank has extensive knowledge of the Grand Canyon area having lived there for over 18 years and can give you great insight of exactly what to see and do while visiting the Grand Canyon. Janine has lived in the Williams area all her life and can help you plan your family outings and sight seeing journeys. Local lakes, Bearizona, and Sedona are all favorites of ours, from where to dine, sites to see, and places to go, let us help make your stay amazing.

Frank & Janine Rotter purchased this house in 2012

Why Frank & Janine Rotter chose Williams

We are dedicated to providing our guests with more than just a place to lay their heads at night. Whether you are visiting the Grand Canyon, or just want a place to get away from it all, we provide all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay in Northern Arizona.

What makes this house unique

Tranquility Ranch is just that, tranquil. If you are seeking peace and quiet amongst the tall cool Ponderosa pines, look no further.

We enjoy making our guests feel like family.

Come get away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for opening you home to us on Thanksgiving! We had a very fun & relaxing weekend and made wonderful memories for our children!

Thanks again!
Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Elephant Rocks Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Flagstaff Snowbowl
Car: necessary

Tranquility Ranch is located in the heart of all the spectacular Northern Arizona attractions: The POLAR EXPRESS, The Grand Canyon Railway and the Grand Canyon are minutes away. Bearizona is located only 1 mile from our home and is one of our families absolute favorite! Sedona, a short one hour drive, has wonderful shopping and dining experiences, one our favorite restaurant being Dahl & Diluca. Williams and Historic RT 66, or the Mother Road, is a favorite and wonderful tourist attraction. Local shops and dining with great parades during Memorial Weekend and July 4th. Flagstaff, where you can ski Arizona Snowbowl in the winter or take a ride up the lift in the summer, is also home to the great NAU.


Williams House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , private fireplace and soaking tub
    Upstairs Queen Fireplace - 1 queen , Private fireplace
    Upstairs Queen Guestroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Queen Guestroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Kids loft
  • There is also a twin trundle day bed that sleeps 2 in the upstairs retreat area with great views off the upper deck.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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A Luxury Private Home on 7 Acres
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 51 reviews

Luxury and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Myself and four of my former Marine Corps brothers had the opprotunity to stay in this absolutely beautiful home for the memorial day weekend. When we arrived we were taken back by the beautiful setting and the fact that the home was exactly how it is represented in the listing. The house is very comfortable and does not miss any of the comforts of home. The layout is nice and provides a great open area to include the livingroom, diningroom, and large kitchen, but the real beauty was the large private bedrooms with comfortable beds.

We found communication with the owners was very easy and quick. They were respectful and attentive, which really allowed us to just enjoy our get away. On a side note we want to thank them again for allowing us to use their home because we were declined several times while looking for something that weekend. I guess I can't blame the other owners for not wanting 5 marines in their homes, but I feel fortunate that it lead us to this beutiful house.

The town of Williams was very close, but far enough away to let us enjoy the pines and the quite forest we were searching for. The roads to the house are very well maintained and there is more than enough parking.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a great pleasure to have you stay with us. Secondly thank you, and your four brothers in arms for your service. Our housekeeper said she was amazed at how clean the home was after you and your friends left. I hope you will come back on a future visit. You and your friends are always welcome. It was truly an honor, especially over the Memorial Holiday to have you stay with us.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights at this Beautiful home.Enjoyed riding razr,s in the hills with Family and friends,returning after an exhilarating time in the Tall pines.Returning to this home that has it all Plenty of room Open floor plan,amenities to Please all,wifi PLUS TV PLUS,we were 9 adults never feeling enclosed large floor plan.If there was an issue,it was the Bedroom ground floor next to entrance had no dresser or storage for our friends luggage.Not a big deal in the big picture.What a blast to spend time with friends in a beautiful home in the tall pines.We plan on returning must be awesome with snow on the ground.MUST SEE EXPERIENCE THIS WAS AWESOME Thank you again Frank&Janinne

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Todd for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure accomodating you and your family.
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit over the holiday weekend. The house was spacious enough for our entire family. Williams is a great place to visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe, thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you and your family again soon!
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Perfect home for a great family vacation thank you Mr and Mrs Rotter for your hospitality .

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for a great family vacation thank you Mr and Mrs Rotter for your hospitality . My family and I really enjoyed your home. And have to say great design. God bless Venegas Family San Antonio Tx

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed the home and your stay. Thank you for your wonderful review.
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No totally what I was expecting but it was nice.

  • 3 of 5

Was disappointed when we first arrived because of a mix up on what had been agreed upon. Other than that we had a very enjoyable time. Maybe not as well stocked with paper goods as was needed but we made do.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large home that suited our group well.

  • 3 of 5

We had a total of 13 people at the property over the long 4th of July holiday and there was plenty of room for everyone. As is noted in the reviews and information, there is not central A/C, so it does get warm in certain parts of the house in the afternoon and early evening when temps are in the 80s or higher, but there are 2 bedroom A/Cs available that keep other areas perfectly comfortable. We did find ourselves wishing for windows that we could open for a breeze, and the ceiling fans in the main room were not working.

The kitchen was as advertised – spacious and easy for a group of our size to prepare large meals, which included use of the gas grill outside. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio for dinner and it was comfortable once the sun went down.

We did have a couple of challenges during our stay tied to power, water supply and wifi (all of which were out of the owner’s control), but Frank was very responsive and assisted in getting these matters addressed for us, sometimes late in the evening. Part of living out in that rural area and understandable that these things happen from time to time.

The location is perfect for visits in to Williams, Bearizona, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm, and the go cart track right down the street. This would certainly be an ideal location for fall/winter/spring visits with large groups or families.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. We did have some challenges, power outage, water, and wifi. But as you said we are in a rural area, and I try very hard to make sure that everyone who stays with us is as enjoyable as the next. Thank you again for the very nice review, and thank you so much for being so understanding. Frank
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.4%

Please note- your reservation is not confirmed until your deposit and rental agreement has been received and agreed upon.

If your guest number should exceed 8, there is a $39.00 per person, per night additional fee that will be added in addition to the rates quoted.

Tranquility Ranch is a non-smoking house. Smoking will result in a loss of your deposit plus added fees.

Want to stay longer? Monthly rates are available for 60 days or longer.

Our home is not handicap accessible.

Make sure to watch our video showcasing our home at https:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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