2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Maximum guest party of 4 (including kids)
No pet fees! Central Air Conditioning! You want to get away from it all? Look no further for the right property to visit! The Dog House is a dog-friendly 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home (maximum of 4 human guests, regardless of age) with a large wrap-around deck and a fenced in yard (4' chain link). You will see and enjoy the views from the deck - beautiful trees and ridges to see and the sky is usually amazing as well.
We are just 1/2 mile from the East Verde River if you want to go and play in the cool water. Otherwise, there are plenty of hiking trails around and the national forest right out our back yard! You won't see your neighbors, except the wildlife.
The house has a large great room complete with comfy furniture, and windows galore! The room is overlooked by the loft, which we've set up to use as a reading nook or game room. We've assembled a fairly good collection of board games to enjoy on a rainy afternoon or cold winter's night.
The kitchen is complete with all appliances, including coffee maker, microwave and dishwasher. We've stocked some basic spices as well as coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
Wildlife sightings so far: bobcat, elk, white tail deer, raccoons, coyotes, rabbit. We've seen bear prints, but no bear yet!
We are licensed by and pay taxes to the State of Arizona for this business. We also donate 5% of our gross income to a local animal shelter.
Holidays require longer stays.
Please note: there are three steps from the living room to the rest of the house, and five steps from the back yard or front yard to the deck/front door. This may be difficult for senior pets or pets with walking problems. We added a ramp (Sept, 2014) from the master bedroom to the back porch to provide older pets an alternative to stairs.
About the Owner
After vacationing with our dogs in several VRBO homes over the last 8 years, we decided it was time to purchase our own vacation home! We searched for over a year for the perfect vacation setting in Payson, Arizona. We live in Scottsdale and love to travel to the Payson area and up into rim country. We moved to Arizona from Ohio (with a couple of stops in Florida and Oregon as well!) and although we miss Ohio State University, we enjoy the state of Arizona and all it has to offer. The diversity is amazing. We have been using VRBO as guests for the last 5 years, so we like to think we know a thing or two about what our guests might want. That's why it was such a hard search for this home. We are huge pet lovers - Tom is a pet photographer in fact. We never travel if we can't take our pets, so that's why our focus on dog-friendly accommodations.
Guestbook comments from the owner
THANK YOU so much for the wonderful stay at your Payson home. I've rented dozens of homes on VRBO over the years (mostly out of state) and I have you say - yours - is one of the cleanest! Everything was so nice. As a dog owner I know how much dirt and dust dogs and bring into the house. The house was perfect size, so much room, loved the windows, the porch and the yard. The wall hangings, to the pictures, blankets and dog beds- so unique. The location of the house- AWESOME as it was set back a bit by itself. You felt as if you were truly in the forest.
4.8 based on 28 traveler reviews
Privacy in the beautiful Payson valley!
Thanks for a great time.
Read contract carefully and expect to perform household chores
in addition, there is no meaningful emergency contact information particularly in light of the remote location and limited or no cell phone availability. owner response is slow and there should be a prompt response emergency contact phone number
Amazing...Home away from home
Thank you for providing such a great place; we will be back soon.
A Dog Lover's DreamA Dog Lover's Dream
From the Owner
“This property is private and has a beautiful deck you can sit and enjoy the cool breezes and wildlife from! And with this home you don't have to rough it - it has all the amenities as you would expect, so you'll be comfortable enough to relax.”
Activity and Interests
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Discounted Winter Rate
Oct 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $45
- Refundable damage deposit $275
- Pet Fee $0
- Tax Rate 6.6%
Guest will pay a refundable deposit.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Holidays require longer stays. Fire bans may be in effect during your stay, so we cannot guarantee the use of the outdoor fire ring. Fireworks and shooting are prohibited.
From the Owner
“This lot is as near perfect as we could get! It backs to the Tonto National Forest and the other sides of the home are well protected from the trees and space so you can forget there are other people living nearby!”
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning ...
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining Area
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Mountain View
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- 2100 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, 1st floor bathroom
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, 2nd floor bathroom
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, Additional 1st floor bathroom
- Both bathrooms have a hair dryer for your use. We supply shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Towels are supplied.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 2nd floor bedroom
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1st floor bedroom - KING size bed coming April, 2015
- Linens and extra pillows are provided. Both bedrooms have recently been tiled. Dog beds are also provided!
- Deck / Patio ...
- Lawn / Garden ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Whispering Pines community is about 13 miles to the City of Payson with all of its amenities. We are available to help you with special arrangements for birthdays, anniversaries or engagements. Ask us and we can work with you and explain any extra fees that may apply.