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Historic Elegance on Route 66

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bed, 3 Bath On Historic Route 66

This beautiful historic home was originally built in 1893 and was completely restored and remodeled in 2013. All conveniences are modern, all charm is historic. Two king beds, one queen and one twin accommodate groups nicely. Full modern kitchen and laundry facility included. Large yard, grill and patios invite relaxing with family and friends. Location allows you to WALK almost everywhere. History buffs will enjoy photos and artifacts on display in the home. Stay in one of Williams' most iconic homes, which has been featured in Flagstaff Mountain Living Magazine, This Old House and The Williams News, as well as The AZ Daily Sun. Recipient of 2015 Governor's Historic Preservation Honor Award. This property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Secretary of the Interior. MAXIMUM occupancy is 8.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum renter age requirement 25 yrs...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This home is probably suited better to older children due to the staircases and historic artifacts....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in the garden is welcome. Absolutely NO SMOKING in the house please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small, well-behaved dogs with considerate owners are welcome....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Due to stairs, wheelchairs would not be well accommodated....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Downstairs master suite with full bath and fireplace...moreless

  • Upstairs Master: 1 king

    King bed, fireplace, reading chairs, en-suite bath....moreless

  • Upstairs King: 1 king

    King bed, large room, fireplace, shared hallway bath....moreless

  • Single Room: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Twin day bed and reading nook bed, shares hall bath...moreless

  • All bedrooms have high-quality beds, 800 thread count sheets and flat screen TVs with cable TV, unlimited Netflix and Wi-Fi, as well as iPod docks and radio alarm clocks. 3 of the 4 bedrooms have individual gas fireplaces....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Walk in closet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shares with two bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathrooms are completely new builds. Light, bright and sparkling clean....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All guests are greeted with fresh-cut flowers and personal introduction by the owner. This is truly a 'boutique' style rental that is sure to please....moreless


  • Books:

    A good collection of local and state history and travel books. Several magazine subscriptions as well....moreless

  • Games:

    A basket full of puzzles, board games, playing cards and brain games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    All TVs have MANY music only channels....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Each bedroom features iPod docks and radio alarm clocks. The living room has iPod dock , CD player and radio....moreless

  • Television:

    Bedrooms have flat screen TVs with Netflix & cable service....moreless

  • Video Library:

    All bedrooms have Netflix, cable TV and Wi-Fi for entertainment....moreless


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Sits on Historic Route 66 in Downtown Williams. Walk to Grand Canyon Railway, restaurants, galleries & shops. Next door to grocery store....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Bill Williams Mountain view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Awesome reclaimed barn wood farm table seats eight comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Four gas fireplaces....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostatic gas fireplaces....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi, Netflix, & Cable TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On street and off street parking provided....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone reception only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All new appliances, fully stocked with dishes etc. Gas stove, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer, silverware, glasses, serving pieces, tea pot...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Two separate patios and large yard with MANY trees and flowers....moreless

  • Golf:

    Elephant Rocks Golf Course nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscape is undergoing re-development. Everything is usable NOW, but improving as we go. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Snow Bowl Ski Resort in Flagstaff, 30 miles away....moreless

Pool / Spa



from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,000 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250


We offer that SAME rates all year, and do NOT charge a premium for holidays or special events.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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Williams has PLENTY to keep you busy! Walk to the famous Grand Canyon Railway station and take the train to the Grand Canyon. Visit Bearizona's Wildlife Park. Play golf at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. Shop for gifts and art along Historic Route 66. Listen to live music while you dine at one of the many restaurants within walking distance. The immediate area features 7 mountain lakes, hiking trails and scenic drives. Annual festivals include Classic Car Shows, Rodeo Events, Parades, Bar-B-Que Cook-offs and The H.O.G. Rally. Williams is home to the Grand Canyon Brewery and up-and-coming wineries. The beautiful red rocks of Sedona are just South. The ski resort in Flagstaff is 30 miles East. Known as 'the gateway to the Grand Canyon', Williams offers activities, scenery, history and clean mountain air. This is the closest vacation rental to Route 66. Next door to the grocery store and walkable to the train station... We promise you will hear a train! If you're lucky, it will be the historic steam engine. Very cool!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: John & Kerry-Lynn bought the Historic Yellow House in 2012 and gutted it to the studs. They were excited to save and restore this fantastic piece of Williams rich history. John is a retired Fire Fighter/ Paramedic, Kerry-Lynn is a professional musician. Kerry-Lynn is a 4th generation Arizona native and has been happy to spearhead the project while John enjoys working as a support member of the Williams Volunteer Fire Department.

Why the Owner Chose Williams, AZ, USA:
The Historic Yellow House was owned by the same family for 93 years! Before that, it served as the bunkhouse and supervisor's office for the Saginaw & Manistee Lumber Mill. The rich history of the home and the area were fascinating. After years of watching the beautiful property fall into disrepair, we decided we had to do something. We carefully dis-assembled the entire property and saved everything historic that we could. Re-claimed wood, original floors and amazing stonework still remain. The yard continues to improve and based on historic photos will be restored soon. Artifacts and photos abound in the home. Charm and comfort of a bygone era welcome guests. A perfect 'summer cottage' in a wonderful mountain community.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is historic but the creature comforts are all fully modern! 800 thread count sheets, quality beds, comfortable chairs and reading nooks, fantastic kitchen, bright clean laundry room, fireplaces, original art, good books, games, tvs, Wi-Fi, grill, patios, gardens, fruit trees, off-street parking and the most convenient location in the middle of everything.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • "perfectly charming..."

    "perfectly charming..."

  • Living room, looking towards kitchen.

    Living room, looking towards kitchen.

  • Living room with fireplace and writing desk

    Living room with fireplace and writing desk

  • Queen suite with bay window

    Queen suite with bay window

  • Downstairs bath.

    Downstairs bath.

  • King room with shared bath

    King room with shared bath

  • Twin room with historic display

    Twin room with historic display

  • King room with en-suite bath

    King room with en-suite bath

  • Upstairs King Suite

    Upstairs King Suite

  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Large yard with mountain views.

    Large yard with mountain views.

  • Roomy kitchen.  All modern amenities.

    Roomy kitchen. All modern amenities.

  • Original Maple Floors and Pine Staircase

    Original Maple Floors and Pine Staircase

  • Downstairs Queen Bedroom with en suite bath

    Downstairs Queen Bedroom with en suite bath

  • Downstairs bath

    Downstairs bath

  • Vintage touches everywhere!

    Vintage touches everywhere!

  • The reading/TV loft.  Every teen's favorite hideaway.

    The reading/TV loft. Every teen's favorite hideaway.

  • Upstairs shared bath.

    Upstairs shared bath.

  • Upstairs en-suite bath.

    Upstairs en-suite bath.

  • Beautiful old stone work.

    Beautiful old stone work.

  • Back of house.

    Back of house.

  • Holiday Decorations

    Holiday Decorations

  • Luminarias at Christmas

    Luminarias at Christmas

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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